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4 Superheros that can save the genre.

Postby thatindianguy » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:51 pm

http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-superhero ... -genre_p2/

You know what sucks is that i could actually really enjoy these, 'Off beat superhero movies' articles, if they all didn't insist that superhero films are a soulless dying husk.
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Re: 4 Superheros that can save the genre.

Postby AdricDePsycho » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:18 pm

The "Marvel will fail" articles don't beat a dead horse, they rape, burn, shoot, mutilate, devour, stuff, mount, and throw jello on the dead horse, and repeat the process with 100 more dead horses.

But I kinda liked this article, so I'm conflicted.
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Re: 4 Superheros that can save the genre.

Postby thatindianguy » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:21 pm

Again, the idea of some of these is good (not the sentry though), particularly the Phantom. He was really big with Indians of my dad's generation and I know plenty of people here at least would like to see a Phantom film, what kills my buzz is the fact that every 'this movie is good' point correlates to a 'all the current one's suck point'.
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Re: 4 Superheros that can save the genre.

Postby AdricDePsycho » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:46 pm

If they had edited those mentions out (because I'm somewhat convinced they were thrown in during editorial, to be honest), the article probably would have been better.
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Re: 4 Superheros that can save the genre.

Postby Ceiling_Squid » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:56 pm

"Save the genre", oh lord.

Shameless. And presumptuous.

I'm all for more interesting and varied fare out there, and its great that people have suggestions to make. But the genre is currently quite healthy and enjoyable, even if its currently on the crowded side. Variation is needed to be keep the genre from getting stale and make it grow creatively, not to rescucitate a corpse.

You don't need to tear down an existing genre or push the same "dying and doomed" narrative in order to advocate for improvement. Thats a false dichotomy.

I hate editorial narrative.
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Re: 4 Superheros that can save the genre.

Postby Jack Road » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:24 pm

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Re: 4 Superheros that can save the genre.

Postby AdricDePsycho » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:57 pm

I don't even know see how it will die until, at the very least, after Infinity War comes out. Last I checked, the reviews for Ant Man have approached a 75% on Rotten Tomatoes, and I feel that it might get a bit higher. Age of Ultron was not as good as the first Avengers, granted, but it was still enjoyable regardless (it helps that a part of me knew it wouldn't live up to the hype, because they hardly ever do). Honestly, if you want diversity in superhero films, then make a fucking sequel to Unbreakable already.
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Re: 4 Superheros that can save the genre.

Postby FieldMarshalFry » Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:09 am

or Dredd!

though Del Toro is working on a Justice League Dark (supernatural Justice League) film for DC, and much to my delight word is he is planning to cast Matt Ryan as John Constantine. Oh and DC are doing a Sandman film, so there's that
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Re: 4 Superheros that can save the genre.

Postby AdricDePsycho » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:04 am

Also, they need to do a GOOD Spawn movie.

But if they make a Youngbloods movie, than I'm leaving this damn planet and moving to Pluto.
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Re: 4 Superheros that can save the genre.

Postby DanteHoratio » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:09 pm

I think it would be awesome if they would make a Deathstroke or Lobo movie. Or maybe even a Nightwing or Red Hood movie. I would also be fine with a Wonder Woman or Supergirl or Superboy movie. A Teen Titans movie could be cool.

Both DC and Marvel have alot of characters who could be great movies if done right.
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Re: 4 Superheros that can save the genre.

Postby AdricDePsycho » Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:18 pm

I don't know about a Teen Titans movie...they are working on a TV series for TNT, however.
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Re: 4 Superheros that can save the genre.

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:23 pm

The MCU/MTU could stand to use some Jennifer Walters or Angela Del Toro.
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Re: 4 Superheros that can save the genre.

Postby DanteHoratio » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:43 pm

AdricDePsycho wrote:I don't know about a Teen Titans movie...they are working on a TV series for TNT, however.

I believe I had heard that they were working on a Teen Titans Tv series. I might watch it, I dunno.
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Re: 4 Superheros that can save the genre.

Postby AdricDePsycho » Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:31 am

It's not gonna beat the cartoon, in my opinion. Tara Strong IS Raven and Hynden Welch IS Starfire, nuff said.
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Re: 4 Superheros that can save the genre.

Postby DanteHoratio » Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:20 am

AdricDePsycho wrote:It's not gonna beat the cartoon, in my opinion. Tara Strong IS Raven and Hynden Welch IS Starfire, nuff said.

Agreed, the original Teen Titans Cartoon was awesome.
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