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FAX
04-30-2008, 09:27 PM
I have a bunch of friends who have called and want to go see IronMan. Plus, the beautiful and witty Mrs. FAX wants to see it, as well. Unfortunately, the calls kept coming in and they all want to go at different times. I'm willing to see the movie ... maybe 3 times, but not 6 or 7 in the same weekend. Therefore, a quandry results. How do I decide who to go see IronMan with and who I regrettably turn down? At this point, I've said "yes" to everybody.

Any advice?

Thanks in advance for your assistance with this matter and Go IronMan!!!

FAX

Disclaimers: Sorry if re-post. Sorry if anti-matter post thrust too powerful.

Tribal Warfare
04-30-2008, 09:29 PM
Get your tickets early ( a day before it premieres), and for the hardcore fans get their 3 to 4 hours before the movie starts to avoid lines. This is what I did for Transformers and I was like the 9th person to enter the theater

Rausch
04-30-2008, 09:36 PM
Everythink I've heard (Mancow loved it, Late night douches on Fox News loved it, good reviews, teen at the school, etc) all gave positives.

The big thing I've heard so far is that the built in "cheese factor" of all comix movies isn't there. And honestly, that's the reason most people who pan them do. There's just too much corny stuff.

I have high hopes...

FAX
04-30-2008, 09:37 PM
That's good advice, Mr. Tribal Warfare. My problem is that, if I go with everybody who wants to go, I'll wind up going 6 or 7 times in one weekend. That's like a whole day of IronMan and, even though this is the one superhero I wanted them to make a good movie about, that's too much IronMan for one person at one time.

Maybe I can come up with 5 trivia questions about IronMan and only go with those people who can answer them correctly. Of course, that will eliminate the beautiful and witty Mrs. FAX, but what the hey?

Thanks again for the advice. I have some work to do, so I'll hang up and listen offline.

FAX

Mosbonian
04-30-2008, 09:37 PM
Mr FAX:

I am astounded.....if given all the choices, you would rather go with one of 7 friends and not Mrs. FAX? (j/k)

To avoid hurt feelings maybe you should just say that being a Billionaire recluse you prefer only close company when attending public functions and take the Mrs.

or

You could just be happy with all of your popularity and tell all 7 friends that if they want the honor of the company of Mr & Mrs FAX they should meet you at the theater at a designated time.

mmaddog
*******

veist
04-30-2008, 10:08 PM
Just got back from seeing it, really good flick.

Rausch
04-30-2008, 10:31 PM
Just got back from seeing it, really good flick.

Is the comic book cheese to a minimum?...

Chiefmanwillcatch
04-30-2008, 10:41 PM
gaming crowd loves the cgi.

I hate cgi comic book movies.

Count Alex's Losses
04-30-2008, 10:47 PM
I heard it has tons of hard rock and metal.

So there.

Mr. Kotter
04-30-2008, 11:18 PM
You guys are....weird. :spock:


Really weird. :eek:

Simply Red
04-30-2008, 11:22 PM
I have a bunch of friends who have called and want to go see IronMan. Plus, the beautiful and witty Mrs. FAX wants to see it, as well. Unfortunately, the calls kept coming in and they all want to go at different times. I'm willing to see the movie ... maybe 3 times, but not 6 or 7 in the same weekend. Therefore, a quandry results. How do I decide who to go see IronMan with and who I regrettably turn down? At this point, I've said "yes" to everybody.

Any advice?

Thanks in advance for your assistance with this matter and Go IronMan!!!


FAX

Disclaimers: Sorry if re-post. Sorry if anti-matter post thrust too powerful.


Yeah, move to the `Chat` and you'll only have 3-friends ever!!

Wa-Z
05-01-2008, 12:27 AM
I love this resurgence of action flicks...they all seemed to suck in the 90s and early 2000's.

Mr. Kotter
05-01-2008, 12:51 AM
I love this resurgence of action flicks...they all seemed to suck in the 90s and early 2000's.

The "lost" decade....no doubt. :shake:

buddha
05-01-2008, 06:28 AM
The trailers look terrific. RD Jr., when he isn't laying face down on Sunset Blvd., is the type of actor that can pull this kind of roll off and turn it into a franchise for multiple flix (as opposed to what Ben Affleck did or didn't do with Daredevil). I hope this is the start of something big.

big nasty kcnut
05-01-2008, 06:55 AM
Mr. Fax i say take the mrs. And enjoy yourself but batman or hellboy will be much better then drunk iron man he sucks.



Ps my fav hero is back barry allen the second flash whoop whoop!

FAX
05-01-2008, 07:29 AM
Mr. Fax i say take the mrs. And enjoy yourself but batman or hellboy will be much better then drunk iron man he sucks.

Ps my fav hero is back barry allen the second flash whoop whoop!

Most certainly good advice, Mr. big nasty kcnut. Unfortunately, this really is a predicament since I've agreed to go with too many people at too many times at too many locations. I'm considering being sick this weekend.

As for Barry Allen - the Flash, I like him, too. As well as Batman and Hellboy. They're great, of course. And so is Thor. But you're wrong about IronMan. He is one of the greatest literary characters of all times. There's something about him that appeals to the alcoholic billionaire industrialist in all of us.

FAX

Mr. Kotter
05-01-2008, 08:31 AM
Is this a new version of the 1970s "Ultraman?"

veist
05-01-2008, 02:37 PM
Is the comic book cheese to a minimum?... Its like "A day in the life of Robert Downey Jr, if he had a really badass suit".

Deberg_1990
05-01-2008, 02:42 PM
I love this resurgence of action flicks...they all seemed to suck in the 90s and early 2000's.

Actually the modern day action flick has changed quite a bit from the 80's and early 90's.

Tobey McGuire and Robert Downey Jr. as action heros instead of Schwarzennegar/Stallone/Van Damme types???



Although, Downey is an inspired choice for Stark. Glad to see he has finally conquered his demons and become a leading man.

scooter
05-01-2008, 03:54 PM
Actually the modern day action flick has changed quite a bit from the 80's and early 90's.

Tobey McGuire and Robert Downey Jr. as action heros instead of Schwarzennegar/Stallone/Van Damme types???


With superhero flicks it seems that one of the keys is to focus on casting the best person for the alter ego/secret identity. Once it is time to kick ass as the hero, the special effects take over most of the time. You want someone that can handle all of the acting once it is time to build the character of the Clark Kent/Peter Parker, etc.

Would the original Superman been as good if the title role was played by other hit actors of the time...John Travolta...Chuck Norris (no offense intended Mr. Norris)...Richard Gere?

Dicky McElephant
05-01-2008, 03:59 PM
Just got back from seeing it, really good flick.

Uggh I thought it didn't come out till tomorrow?

Deberg_1990
05-01-2008, 05:22 PM
Would the original Superman been as good if the title role was played by other hit actors of the time...John Travolta...Chuck Norris (no offense intended Mr. Norris)...Richard Gere?

haha....no way.

I still say Christopher Reeves performance as Superman/Clark is the best super hero performance ever. He was perfect.

QuikSsurfer
05-01-2008, 05:25 PM
haha....no way.

I still say Christopher Reeves performance as Superman/Clark is the best super hero performance ever. He was perfect.

without a doubt.

memyselfI
05-01-2008, 05:30 PM
Unless your friends can bring fireworks at just the right moment then take your wife. Perhaps fireworks will follow the movie.:doh!:

memyselfI
05-01-2008, 05:31 PM
haha....no way.

I still say Christopher Reeves performance as Superman/Clark is the best super hero performance ever. He was perfect.

I loved Christopher Reeves as Superman but I thought Michael Keaton as Batman was better. He was not your classically good looking man like Reeves was and yet he made Batman soooo sexy and cool beyond belief.

Sure-Oz
05-01-2008, 06:45 PM
rotten tomatoes it has a 95% 99 positive 5 negative, wow

I am probably going to see it saturday night...

Sure-Oz
05-01-2008, 06:46 PM
without a doubt.

I think Tom Welling is great in Smallville as Clark, he is probably my favorite next to the orig. superman

keg in kc
05-01-2008, 07:02 PM
I'll probably juggle my workday around tomorrow so I can see it early in the day.

veist
05-01-2008, 11:29 PM
Uggh I thought it didn't come out till tomorrow?

Sears/K-Mart had an advance screening. (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c233/veistran/0430081720.jpg)

Valiant
05-01-2008, 11:36 PM
Just got done early from seeing it at 8pm at Dickinson..

Probably one of the best if not the best superhero movie yet..

Wa-Z
05-01-2008, 11:46 PM
I just got back from seeing this. It was a freaking blast. Downey is a complete badass as Tony Stark.

ottawa_chiefs_fan
05-02-2008, 05:18 AM
Unfortunately. Mr. FAX, the problem runs much deeper - you have too many friends - a problem you should have dealt with when you were MUCH younger, by being antisocial, arrogant and annoying - and those are only the "A"'s. Perhaps one of the benefits of sites like this will be that they will provide ample opportunity for young men to learn the correct behaviours to ensure that they never experience the embarrasing problem of having too many friends.

Mr. Kotter
05-02-2008, 08:08 AM
I'm surprised Robert Downey Jr. stayed sober/clean long enough to make a movie.... :hmmm:

Deberg_1990
05-02-2008, 12:37 PM
I'm surprised Robert Downey Jr. stayed sober/clean long enough to make a movie.... :hmmm:

Hes been clean now for about 5 years (alledgedly)

I hope he stays clean. Hes been a damn good actor for the past 20+ years now. Nice to see hes finally gotten his life in order.

irishjayhawk
05-02-2008, 06:56 PM
It's probably the second best comic book movie after Batman Begins, but damn near unseated it.

And 2 is due out in 2010, fyi.

Sure-Oz
05-02-2008, 07:06 PM
It's probably the second best comic book movie after Batman Begins, but damn near unseated it.

And 2 is due out in 2010, fyi.

I like the 94% on rottentomatoes.com

gave me a feeling this movie is worth seeing

irishjayhawk
05-02-2008, 07:36 PM
I like the 94% on rottentomatoes.com

gave me a feeling this movie is worth seeing

Deserves it. It's got the fanboy punch, the layman's punch, a political punch and it's wrapped in a nice action movie with slick props and CGI. What's not to like.

For what it's worth, here's how I'd rank the top 5 comic adaptations thus far:

1) Batman Begins
2) Iron Man
3) Spider-Man 2 and X2
5) Spider-Man

Sure-Oz
05-02-2008, 08:24 PM
Deserves it. It's got the fanboy punch, the layman's punch, a political punch and it's wrapped in a nice action movie with slick props and CGI. What's not to like.

For what it's worth, here's how I'd rank the top 5 comic adaptations thus far:

1) Batman Begins
2) Iron Man
3) Spider-Man 2 and X2
5) Spider-Man

Excellent...i can't wait to go see it tomorrow
Batman Begins got a 84% back in 05...too

Fairplay
05-02-2008, 08:33 PM
Robert Downey Jr. is a great actor, i've always thought he did a fantastic job.

I loved the premiers for this movie. He sells this movie no question.

Originally when he was cast for it i thought WTF?

I hope GTA4 doesn't take to much of the audience from seeing it. lol

Swanman
05-02-2008, 09:02 PM
Saw it this afternoon. It was a great movie. Downey Jr was perfect as Stark, and Jeff Bridges was great in his role.

There were some kickass trailers before the movie as well. Brand new trailers for Dark Knight, Indiana Jones and The Incredible Hulk. There were also trailers for the new Sandler movie, new Mike Myers movie and M Night Shamylan's new one, which doesn't look too bad.

Tribal Warfare
05-02-2008, 09:53 PM
Robert Downey Jr. rocked this part out!!!!!!!! F*CK Spiderman

keg in kc
05-02-2008, 10:04 PM
I was planning to see it this morning, but my dumb ass didn't wake up until 11 am. I might not be able to see it before Wednesday.

[/grumble]

Deberg_1990
05-02-2008, 10:08 PM
Who would have ever thought the guy at :25 would become a a Super Hero??

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irishjayhawk
05-02-2008, 10:09 PM
Saw it this afternoon. It was a great movie. Downey Jr was perfect as Stark, and Jeff Bridges was great in his role.

There were some kickass trailers before the movie as well. Brand new trailers for Dark Knight, Indiana Jones and The Incredible Hulk. There were also trailers for the new Sandler movie, new Mike Myers movie and M Night Shamylan's new one, which doesn't look too bad.

I was pissed. We didn't get the new DK trailer. So now I'll have to download the HD version on Sunday. However, I did already catch the bootleg so I wasn't too disappointed.

And once again, the IJ trailer just sucked all life from it again. If only the fanboys could wake up and realize it's money for money's sake.....the nostalgia is gone.

Deberg_1990
05-02-2008, 10:11 PM
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And once again, the IJ trailer just sucked all life from it again. If only the fanboys could wake up and realize it's money for money's sake.....the nostalgia is gone.

Oh come on....its a money grab for sure, but it looks decent.

Of course its not going to be "Raiders" but Harrison still looks like he can kick some a**!

Sure-Oz
05-02-2008, 10:14 PM
I was pissed. We didn't get the new DK trailer. So now I'll have to download the HD version on Sunday. However, I did already catch the bootleg so I wasn't too disappointed.

And once again, the IJ trailer just sucked all life from it again. If only the fanboys could wake up and realize it's money for money's sake.....the nostalgia is gone.

It doesn't look bad, im sure ill go see it just to relive the indy story, hopefully it doesn't take a shit on the movie series like Rocky 5 or T3

irishjayhawk
05-02-2008, 11:10 PM
Oh come on....its a money grab for sure, but it looks decent.

Of course its not going to be "Raiders" but Harrison still looks like he can kick some a**!

I disagree and to make up for it they're going with more humor. Color me unsurprised. It's just not going to be a good film, I think.

dirk digler
05-02-2008, 11:25 PM
Went to see Iron Man tonight and I would say it was an average movie or slightly better. It wasn't as good as I thought it would be.

I did enjoy the trailers for Batman and IJ. I think both movies are going to be very good.

HolmeZz
05-03-2008, 01:03 AM
Just saw it. Liked it a lot. Downey Jr. was excellent and I'm not sure how well the movie would've worked without him.

irishjayhawk
05-03-2008, 01:06 AM
Just saw it. Liked it a lot. Downey Jr. was excellent and I'm not sure how well the movie would've worked without him.

Yep.

Did you stay for the end of the credits?

HolmeZz
05-03-2008, 01:20 AM
Yeah, I caught Sammy.

Guru
05-03-2008, 01:26 AM
I think Tom Welling is great in Smallville as Clark, he is probably my favorite next to the orig. superman

He was a great pick for that role. Did you see this weeks ep yet?

Anyong Bluth
05-03-2008, 01:41 AM
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Oh come on....its a money grab for sure, but it looks decent.

Of course its not going to be "Raiders" but Harrison still looks like he can kick some a**!
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I disagree and to make up for it they're going with more humor. Color me unsurprised. It's just not going to be a good film, I think.

I could totally agree, but word has it that people have screened the rough cut of the film from what I've seen have had really really positive reviews. IIRC, a few of them have said they think it's the best one since the original. NOT MY WORDS- Just relaying the rumors and buzz I've seen.

IMO, it has to be better than TLC, and Shia LeBouf is a welcomed addition to the series. I've always liked the kid since he won Project Greenlight way back in the day. I think the plan is to have him takeover the franchise. He seems to have a general appeal for movie audiences, and is actually a pretty talented actor. He fits in with today's action hero, in the sense that he can actually act and doesn't look like Sly or Arnold, thanks to CGI taking care of action scenes.

irishjayhawk
05-03-2008, 01:42 AM
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Oh come on....its a money grab for sure, but it looks decent.

Of course its not going to be "Raiders" but Harrison still looks like he can kick some a**!
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I could totally agree, but word has it that people have screened the rough cut of the film from what I've seen have had really really positive reviews. IIRC, a few of them have said they think it's the best one since the original. NOT MY WORDS- Just relaying the rumors and buzz I've seen.

IMO, it has to be better than TLC, and Shia LeBouf is a welcomed addition to the series. I've always liked the kid since he won Project Greenlight way back in the day. I think the plan is to have him takeover the franchise. He seems to have a general appeal for movie audiences, and is actually a pretty talented actor. He fits in with today's action hero, in the sense that he can actually act and doesn't look like Sly or Arnold, thanks to CGI taking care of action scenes.

I will probably see it. But I won't be surprised if it tanks.


Also, for what it's worth, Jonah Hill is rumored to be in Transformers 2.

Anyong Bluth
05-03-2008, 01:44 AM
I will probably see it. But I won't be surprised if it tanks.


Also, for what it's worth, Jonah Hill is rumored to be in Transformers 2.

It's confirmed. Check out DarkHorizons.com if you're interested in movie / entertainment news. He plays Shia's college room mate that is a government conspiracy nut and runs a website about it and news of the weird. TRANSLATION: "I totally knew there were robots from other planets among us" moment.

Guru
05-03-2008, 01:47 AM
I will probably see it. But I won't be surprised if it tanks.


Also, for what it's worth, Jonah Hill is rumored to be in Transformers 2.
Not another one. I didn't like the first one.

Anyong Bluth
05-03-2008, 01:54 AM
Not another one. I didn't like the first one.



Really? Maybe because Michael Bay directed it I had VERY low expectations, but I thought the 1st 2/3rds of the film was extremely solid, and only lacked in dragging a bit too long and the end not being all that spectacular. I thought it relied too much on visuals at the end, and Bay hasn't quite figured out that everyone isn't going to be blown away by CG filler anymore. Maybe that worked back in the day for The Abyss, Independence Day, or Armageddon, but now you have to know how to blend both visual effects and actually have a solid script and actors to wow people. IMO, principal casting went a long way to making the film much more appealable then simply relying off visual effects.

SBK
05-03-2008, 02:36 AM
Iron Man rocked, stop talking about other movies.

Chiefs Pantalones
05-03-2008, 02:49 AM
Is Megan Fox going to be in Transformers 2? Sign me up if so.

Deberg_1990
05-03-2008, 08:24 AM
I will probably see it. But I won't be surprised if it tanks.


.


Its not going to tank. Even if its horrible (it wont be) it will make 200 mil minimum.

Braincase
05-03-2008, 08:35 AM
Saw it last night. Pretty good flick... also, they snuck something into the movie.

When Gwyneth Paltrow is copying files onto the USB drive, watch the files... one file that lingers on screen a moment longer than others has the name "Lebowski" prominently displayed.

Chiefs=Good
05-03-2008, 09:40 AM
Just saw it. Very cool movie. Not too long, was a bonus...

Sure-Oz
05-03-2008, 10:35 AM
He was a great pick for that role. Did you see this weeks ep yet?

Actually i am running behind on seasons, i am currently on this season but just saw the 1st episode online (so dont spoil it) :p I think i have like 12 or so eps to catchup to the newest

Good thing for the net to catch up, but i did dvr this past episode and continue to on a few till i fully get caught up!

he was perfect for it, got all the dvd sets and its one of my favorites

KcMizzou
05-03-2008, 10:39 AM
Saw it last night. Pretty good flick... also, they snuck something into the movie.

When Gwyneth Paltrow is copying files onto the USB drive, watch the files... one file that lingers on screen a moment longer than others has the name "Lebowski" prominently displayed.Sweet. Love little easter eggs like that.

Did you stay till after the credits? I keep hearing there's one last scene that's great. (Haven't seen it yet... I'm taking my son for his birthday next week.)

Mosbonian
05-03-2008, 10:55 AM
IMO, it has to be better than TLC, and Shia LeBouf is a welcomed addition to the series. I've always liked the kid since he won Project Greenlight way back in the day. I think the plan is to have him takeover the franchise. He seems to have a general appeal for movie audiences, and is actually a pretty talented actor. He fits in with today's action hero, in the sense that he can actually act and doesn't look like Sly or Arnold, thanks to CGI taking care of action scenes.

Short of the annoying kid character that he played in the Disney series Even Stevens, I have like almost every movie he has done. Holes, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Transformers, all had characters where he slipped into the role perfectly.

mmaddog
*******

irishjayhawk
05-03-2008, 11:55 AM
Its not going to tank. Even if its horrible (it wont be) it will make 200 mil minimum.

Wrong word choice on my part. I meant sucks. I know full well it will make all its money, which is why they made it. If you need other examples of pure money grabs see Star Wars 1-3 and Pirates 2 & 3. With the exception of maybe an hours worth of entertainment between those 5 movies, they all sucked and sucked hard.

irishjayhawk
05-03-2008, 11:59 AM
Sweet. Love little easter eggs like that.

Did you stay till after the credits? I keep hearing there's one last scene that's great. (Haven't seen it yet... I'm taking my son for his birthday next week.)

Yeah. It's a huge fanboy moment, it sets up 2, and it's funny because of who they cast. Funny in a good way.

Short of the annoying kid character that he played in the Disney series Even Stevens, I have like almost every movie he has done. Holes, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Transformers, all had characters where he slipped into the role perfectly.

mmaddog
*******

Yep. I've said this all along. And everyone else tells me that he's type cast as Even Stevens for life. I guess they just ignore everything else. To me, though, his true break out performance was Disturbia. Holes and The Greatest Game Ever Played were mediocre Disney feel good movies that really didn't change much of what he'd already played. Disturbia, I thought, really tested his abilities.

dred
05-03-2008, 12:44 PM
Iron man movie kicked total ass!

Don't be a pussy... go watch it now!

Best Marvel film to date IMO.

Can't wait for the sequals to start.

Deberg_1990
05-03-2008, 01:34 PM
If you need other examples of pure money grabs see Star Wars 1-3 and Pirates 2 & 3.

I dont hate on Star Wars 1-3 as much as most fanboys.

There are things in those flicks i love and things in there i dont like, but all in all, they are pretty entertaining.

IMO, "The Empire Strikes Back" is still the glue that holds the whole franchise together.

As for the Pirate flicks, i agree. Loved the first one, 2 and 3 were convoluted and way overblown.

irishjayhawk
05-03-2008, 03:18 PM
I dont hate on Star Wars 1-3 as much as most fanboys.

There are things in those flicks i love and things in there i dont like, but all in all, they are pretty entertaining.

IMO, "The Empire Strikes Back" is still the glue that holds the whole franchise together.

As for the Pirate flicks, i agree. Loved the first one, 2 and 3 were convoluted and way overblown.

I hope you took Star Wars 1-3 to be the recent ones....

Guru
05-03-2008, 03:19 PM
I hope you took Star Wars 1-3 to be the recent ones....
He did.

Deberg_1990
05-03-2008, 03:28 PM
I hope you took Star Wars 1-3 to be the recent ones....

Yes i did.

siberian khatru
05-03-2008, 04:57 PM
Just got back from seeing it with the kids.

It was terrific.

And the very end of the credits is WELL WORTH THE WAIT! I was applauding in the theater.

keg in kc
05-03-2008, 05:01 PM
Did you stay till after the credits? I keep hearing there's one last scene that's great. Yes and yes.

It was good, but it wasn't the be-all-end-off of comic films, IMO. Still, magnitudes better than I ever expected an Iron Man film to be (that's a hard character to pull of, practically speaking)....

Direct lead-in to a sequel, without any kind of cliffhanger. And that sequel's a lock, based on the early weekend totals (should be one of the top 10 openings all time).

Good start for Marvel, in any case. They did the right thing when they chose to start doing their properties themselves, regardless of what happens with Incredible Hulk (which still looks pretty bad to me based on the trailer - we'll see, I'll go see it anyway).

Apparently the script for Thor is phenomenal, the trick is, they need to find a giant muscular dude with acting chops to pull it off - good luck with that...

Deberg_1990
05-03-2008, 05:03 PM
Just got back from seeing it with the kids.

It was terrific.

And the very end of the credits is WELL WORTH THE WAIT! I was applauding in the theater.


How old are your kids? I have a 4 year old who wants to see it, but im thinking he might be a little too young??

keg in kc
05-03-2008, 05:04 PM
How old are your kids? I have a 4 year old who wants to see it, but im thinking he might be a little too young??It's suprisingly violent, in terms of body count. Not graphic, just obvious they're kills, the way people are smacked around...

Other than that, nothing very 'adult' in terms of language or sexuality, and nothing struck me as overtly potentially frightening.

siberian khatru
05-03-2008, 05:08 PM
How old are your kids? I have a 4 year old who wants to see it, but im thinking he might be a little too young??

13 and 9.

Not bloody, and one brief scene with Stark and a woman rolling around (and off) the bed. One bad word, IIRC -- "prick" -- but it's during a battle and kids may miss it (or not know what it means).

keg in kc
05-03-2008, 05:10 PM
one brief scene with Stark and a woman rolling around (and off) the bed.I'd completely forgotten about that.

She was pretty hot laying there, too.

Jesus, I'm getting old.

Goddamnit.

Deberg_1990
05-03-2008, 05:13 PM
Thanks guys.


My kid is also dying to see "Speed racer" next week. hahah

Honestly, i think it looks pretty original.

keg in kc
05-03-2008, 05:15 PM
Thanks guys.


My kid is also dying to see "Speed racer" next week. hahah

Honestly, i think it looks pretty original.Early word on Speed Racer has been good, as far as I can tell. We'll see.

Deberg_1990
05-03-2008, 05:16 PM
Early word on Speed Racer has been good, as far as I can tell. We'll see.


If nothing else, the visual look of the thing looks dynamite.

keg in kc
05-03-2008, 05:19 PM
If nothing else, the visual look of the thing looks dynamite.I think that'll hurt it at the box office. It looks...weird, for lack of a better word. Hopefully, if it's any good, word-of-mouth will help make up for that.

Joe Vanilla General Public doesn't generally go for anything that could possibly be construed as "artistic" in any way. Not that I'm calling it an art film, of course, but as you mention, its look is very stylized...

mcan
05-03-2008, 05:25 PM
The movie is really fantastic. I got a chance to see it Thursday. It's well shot, well written, and the acting is actually Oscar worthy at times. That's pretty bold for a comic book movie, which usually has crappy and camply acting then justifies it by saying, "but it's just a comic book movie." Well, not this one. It takes itself just seriously enough that you can watch it critically, but it never takes itself so seriously that you think you're watching a drama. I think it's a perfect blend.

For the record, I'm not a comic book fan and I don't know crap about Iron Man... I'm the furthest thing from a "fanboy" you can get. I just like the movie a lot.

Deberg_1990
05-03-2008, 05:27 PM
I think that'll hurt it at the box office. It looks...weird, for lack of a better word. Hopefully, if it's any good, word-of-mouth will help make up for that.

Joe Vanilla General Public doesn't generally go for anything that could possibly be construed as "artistic" in any way. Not that I'm calling it an art film, of course, but as you mention, its look is very stylized...


Well its Wachowski Bros. and they are obviously weird but talented.

It looks like a big budget artsy kids flick. That may not play too well in mainstream america.

Valiant
05-03-2008, 07:14 PM
Well its Wachowski Bros. and they are obviously weird but talented.

It looks like a big budget artsy kids flick. That may not play too well in mainstream america.

They are just the Wachoski's I believe now since one got a sex change operation.. If they do not steal the script it is crap, generally..

Valiant
05-03-2008, 07:15 PM
Early word on Speed Racer has been good, as far as I can tell. We'll see.

Really?? Looks like complete crap to me.. A cross between Hot Wheels and MTV made movie..

keg in kc
05-03-2008, 07:26 PM
Really?? Looks like complete crap to me.. A cross between Hot Wheels and MTV made movie..Doesn't look all that great to me either. But I've seen some positive early reviews (which could of course be studio plants...).

I'm not planning on seeing anything until Indy 4.

KcMizzou
05-03-2008, 09:29 PM
Doesn't look all that great to me either. But I've seen some positive early reviews (which could of course be studio plants...).
I think my main problem with Speed Racer is that I was never a fan of the cartoon. The nostalgia factor is lost on me.

Same reason I'm not really interested in GI Joe.

Deberg_1990
05-03-2008, 09:33 PM
I think my main problem with Speed Racer is that I was never a fan of the cartoon. The nostalgia factor is lost on me.

Same reason I'm not really interested in GI Joe.

Which brings up a good point. Its obvious the film is intended for kids younger than 16 or so. But those kids have no idea what "Speed Racer" is. I see Box Office problems...

KcMizzou
05-03-2008, 09:35 PM
Which brings up a good point. Its obvious the film is intended for kids younger than 16 or so. But those kids have no idea what "Speed Racer" is. I see Box Office problems...I agree.

milkman
05-03-2008, 09:36 PM
Which brings up a good point. Its obvious the film is intended for kids younger than 16 or so. But those kids have no idea what "Speed Racer" is. I see Box Office problems...

Yep, that does seem like a problem.

I grew up watching Speed Racer, and I have no interest in the movie whatsoever.

siberian khatru
05-03-2008, 09:42 PM
Yep, that does seem like a problem.

I grew up watching Speed Racer, and I have no interest in the movie whatsoever.

Same here. I loved the toon, but the movie looks like "Spy Kids" or "Thunderbirds" (another childhood love that they absolutely destroyed on screen).

Friendo
05-03-2008, 09:43 PM
Just got back from seeing it with the kids.

It was terrific.

And the very end of the credits is WELL WORTH THE WAIT! I was applauding in the theater.


just got back from seeing it w/my 11 & 14 yr olds--enjoyed by all--highly recommend! loved the hologram(s), and the "we throw in one of these with each 500 million order", lol. Downey was droll in the beginning, almost to a fault, but the SE more than made up for any shortcomings!

milkman
05-03-2008, 09:53 PM
Same here. I loved the toon, but the movie looks like "Spy Kids" or "Thunderbirds" (another childhood love that they absolutely destroyed on screen).

I have to say, though, that John Goodman (rip) as Pops is inspired.

Beyond that, I have no interest.

I might watch it when it hits network programming.

Sure-Oz
05-04-2008, 01:18 AM
Iron Man owned....def. worth the price of admission...

Saw the "digital" showing of it, amazing...

The new Dark Knight trailer kicked my ass as well

Buck
05-04-2008, 03:20 AM
Iron Man owned....def. worth the price of admission...

Saw the "digital" showing of it, amazing...

The new Dark Knight trailer kicked my ass as well

WTF is the Digital showing of it?

I am going back tomorrow to watch it again.

Virtua Chief
05-04-2008, 04:27 AM
WTF is the Digital showing of it?

It is a digital projection of the movie. Instead of using film reels, I believe the movie is on a hard drive of some sort. I saw it digital, actually DLP. Its the goods. The movie cut off right at the very end when the credits started and the guy just rewound it like it was a video file.

irishjayhawk
05-04-2008, 11:38 AM
It is a digital projection of the movie. Instead of using film reels, I believe the movie is on a hard drive of some sort. I saw it digital, actually DLP. Its the goods. The movie cut off right at the very end when the credits started and the guy just rewound it like it was a video file.

That's not cool at all. I don't know why he would have done that because it never needs rewinding. You missed the stuff at the end of the credits too.

Digital is sweet, let me tell you. However, it's got is fair share of problems. Power outages right now are it's number one nemisis. And by power outages I don't mean wide spread but just like little blips of on-off-on-off power stoppages it starts itself over.

Sure-Oz
05-04-2008, 11:39 AM
WTF is the Digital showing of it?

I am going back tomorrow to watch it again.

Like watching it in high definition in some sorts...it had a real clean look to the movie as well, supposedly they are higher resolution. There were only 3 showings at the theater we went to and it was the biggest screen.

Sure-Oz
05-04-2008, 11:40 AM
That's not cool at all. I don't know why he would have done that because it never needs rewinding. You missed the stuff at the end of the credits too.

Digital is sweet, let me tell you. However, it's got is fair share of problems. Power outages right now are it's number one nemisis. And by power outages I don't mean wide spread but just like little blips of on-off-on-off power stoppages it starts itself over.


Our show went flawlessly including the end credits :)

I loved the movie and may see it again, love the dark knight trailer

irishjayhawk
05-04-2008, 11:46 AM
Our show went flawlessly including the end credits :)

I loved the movie and may see it again, love the dark knight trailer

It comes out in HD today online.


EDIT: http://www.whysoserious.com/happytrails/trailer.htm

The Pedestrian
05-04-2008, 12:32 PM
AMAZING MOVIE!!! :clap: :clap:

I need to see it again, though...I didn't see the scene that came after the credits. :doh!:

Sure-Oz
05-04-2008, 12:39 PM
It comes out in HD today online.


EDIT: http://www.whysoserious.com/happytrails/trailer.htm

Excellent!!1

REP

Bowser
05-04-2008, 12:51 PM
On my way to see it tonight at 6:15 in glorious digital. :clap:

Count Alex's Losses
05-04-2008, 12:52 PM
On my way to see it tonight at 6:15 in glorious digital. :clap:

Going in an hour.

Indiana Jones! SQUEE!

Sure-Oz
05-04-2008, 12:58 PM
On my way to see it tonight at 6:15 in glorious digital. :clap:


It owned last night in digital :)

Virtua Chief
05-04-2008, 01:36 PM
That's not cool at all. I don't know why he would have done that because it never needs rewinding. You missed the stuff at the end of the credits too.

Digital is sweet, let me tell you. However, it's got is fair share of problems. Power outages right now are it's number one nemisis. And by power outages I don't mean wide spread but just like little blips of on-off-on-off power stoppages it starts itself over.


It was ok. He just rewound it to a little before the end. So we saw Tony Stark's press conference twice. Saw all the post-credit goodness.

Hydrae
05-04-2008, 02:06 PM
I just want to know how FAX dealt with his dilema. I certainly hope the beautiful and witty (so I have read somewhere) Mrs. FAX was able to see this stupendous film epic. :)

irishjayhawk
05-04-2008, 02:08 PM
It was ok. He just rewound it to a little before the end. So we saw Tony Stark's press conference twice. Saw all the post-credit goodness.

Oh, I took rewound to mean backwards. So you didn't see the end. :)

Bearcat
05-04-2008, 02:10 PM
AMAZING MOVIE!!! :clap: :clap:

I need to see it again, though...I didn't see the scene that came after the credits. :doh!:

Your rep bar is considerably shorter than everyone else's... not that it makes you less of a man or anything.



Ah, just like the old days. :evil:

Bowser
05-04-2008, 02:55 PM
Your rep bar is considerably shorter than everyone else's... not that it makes you less of a man or anything.



Ah, just like the old days. :evil:

LMAO

Count Alex's Losses
05-04-2008, 05:43 PM
I don't think a minute of celluloid was wasted. Epic.

And Indiana Jones makes me squeal with delight.

keg in kc
05-04-2008, 05:47 PM
And Indiana Jones makes me squeal with delight.There's a mental image we could have all done without.

Excuse me while I remove my mind's eye with a rusty spoon.

Count Alex's Losses
05-04-2008, 05:54 PM
There's a mental image we could have all done without.

Excuse me while I remove my mind's eye with a rusty spoon.

I love it when he says "trust me."

Chiefmanwillcatch
05-04-2008, 06:17 PM
Funny how you all love Downey in the movie yet he's a known druggy but we can't draft WR's that have used drugs like Mario Manningham.

Amnorix
05-06-2008, 07:36 AM
Saw the movie last weekend and it ruled. Took my 2 little ones to see it (7 and 4) and they handled it fine. Covered their eyes during the short sex scene). :)

I missed what happened after the end credits. Can someone post or PM me a short synopsis of what it was. :banghead:

Javabean
05-06-2008, 08:14 AM
Here's the clip from youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TLNu4G6XQg&eurl=http://showhype.com/video/iron_man_end_credits_extra_scene_nick_fury_cameo/

IA_Chiefs_fan
05-06-2008, 04:46 PM
http://www.theonion.com/content/video/wildly_popular_iron_man_trailer

Amnorix
05-06-2008, 04:54 PM
Love the Onion newsflash. :D

Tribal Warfare
05-06-2008, 06:40 PM
The Avengers (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=44654)


Only for individuals who saw the movie from beginning to the end credits

Thig Lyfe
05-06-2008, 06:45 PM
LOVED it.

Robert Downey, Jr. was absolutely the perfect choice for the role.

beach tribe
05-06-2008, 06:57 PM
I wonder if they will ever be able to pull off a huge Marvel war.

I read comics when I was a kid, and was captivated by villans who could only be confronted by the entire Marvel universe.

Anyone ever heard of Thanos? How about the Infinity Gauntlet?

KcMizzou
05-06-2008, 07:03 PM
I wonder if they will ever be able to pull off a huge Marvel war.

I read comics when I was a kid, and was captivated by villans who could only be confronted by the entire Marvel universe.
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beach tribe
05-06-2008, 07:08 PM
.

Thanos made Galactus his bitch on many occasions. Unless that is the cosmic cube in his hand, and not a planet, you will have to try harder.

Hell, the Surfer took it to Galactus.

Thanos found ways to omnipotence a few times.

alnorth
05-06-2008, 07:09 PM
.

Thats the comic version of GAH LAK TUS.

In the movies, he's some gay-looking misty cloud.

beach tribe
05-06-2008, 07:11 PM
The badest of the bad.

KcMizzou
05-06-2008, 07:11 PM
Thanos made Galactus his bitch on many occasions. Unless that is the cosmic cube in his hand, and not a planet, you will have to try harder.

Hell, the Surfer took it to Galactus.

Thanos found ways to omnipotence a few times.Damnit. I've been out-geeked.

I was just trying to think of a villian on that scale.

I'm not familiar with Thanos.

beach tribe
05-06-2008, 07:14 PM
Damnit. I've been out-geeked.

I was just trying to think of a villian on that scale.

I'm not familiar with Thanos.


There isn't one.

KcMizzou
05-06-2008, 07:15 PM
Thats the comic version of GAH LAK TUS.

In the movies, he's some gay-looking misty cloud.Yeah. I wasn't really a fan of either of the Fantastic Four movies.

Pretty excited about Ironman and TDK, though.

Oh Snap
05-06-2008, 07:15 PM
just a heads up...hers the link to the movie incase anyone wants to see it.

http://www.free-tv-video-online.info/internet/movies/(2008)_iron_man.html

actually just click the second 1-4 parts, it has better picture.

beach tribe
05-06-2008, 07:18 PM
Except for the Magus, but that is the glove that Thanos created. The equivelent to God in the Marvel universe. If you haven't read these books check them out.

I loved them.......when I about 12.

beach tribe
05-06-2008, 07:22 PM
The entire universe in a movie would be killer. Maybe 2020.

KcMizzou
05-06-2008, 07:27 PM
The entire universe in a movie would be killer. Maybe 2020.I can't imagine how that'd work. It'd have to a LOTR style epic trilogy. Otherwise each character would be on screen for like 15 seconds... lol

alnorth
05-06-2008, 07:31 PM
The entire universe in a movie would be killer. Maybe 2020.

It wouldnt work in a movie. Maybe a 4-season series, but a movie? No way. Too much stuff going on, and if they cram it in, it will look rushed with no acting and no story, just non-stop action.

I have a hypothesis that superhero groups dont seem to be as good in the movies (X-Men, Fantastic 4) for this reason. It works in the books because you have many, many pages to develop characters ad infinitum. In the movies, you have 120-180 minutes to fully develop and tell compelling stories involving a ton of characters. Can't be done, at least not well. A lead or two with a few supporting cast members can work, but anything more than that and it has to be on TV.

beach tribe
05-06-2008, 07:32 PM
I can't imagine how that'd work. It'd have to a LOTR style epic trilogy. Otherwise each character would be on screen for like 15 seconds... lol

Yup. That would be about the only way. The books are noty very long, and by that time there will probably be a movie or two about almost everyone, so digging to deep into individual characters would not be necassary.

beach tribe
05-06-2008, 07:36 PM
The movie would have to be about an event. Like the assembly of the Infinity Guantlet. Only the Main villan would need to be put at the very forefront.

FAX
05-07-2008, 02:31 PM
Awesome movie. Downey has created a very solid and highly memorable cinematic character. I couldn't be happier for the guy. His first blockbuster role and he pulled it off perfectly. This movie surpassed my expectations. I've heard that they're already in pre-production for IM2. Also, I heard a rumor that Downey's doing a cameo in the Hulk. True?

My only wish was that they had added one more IronMan action scene before the final fight ... maybe one more terrorist intervention.

FAX

kaplin42
05-07-2008, 02:43 PM
A few thoughts (questions).



Possible SPOILER......DON'T READ BELOW


































1. What is the Avenger iniative? Was never a comic book kid until all the recent movies so I am in the dark on this one.


2. As far as the marvel universe goes, you know they are doing a Justice League movie right? I know that is DC, but still, same concept.


3. Not that it will ever be made, but I would love to see a Marvel Zombie Wars movie. I havent read the books, but I have read the quick synopsis on wikipedia. Sounded great. Whats not to love about super heroes and Zombies.

Pitt Gorilla
05-07-2008, 02:47 PM
I haven't ever read the comic or seen the movie, but I was curious why IM's eyes emit light. Does he have a 100 watt bulb in his helmet? I know he has all sorts of gadgetry, but I can't imagine the advantage of light escaping through the ocular sockets.

FAX
05-07-2008, 02:54 PM
I haven't ever read the comic or seen the movie, but I was curious why IM's eyes emit light. Does he have a 100 watt bulb in his helmet? I know he has all sorts of gadgetry, but I can't imagine the advantage of light escaping through the ocular sockets.

I suppose it's because his eyes aren't just holes he looks through. They're more akin to super-powerful-awesome-computerized sensors that detect stuff and transfer the input to a screen display in the helmet. I mean, that's how I would do it if I had billions of dollars and a cool workshop.

FAX

Pitt Gorilla
05-07-2008, 03:00 PM
I suppose it's because his eyes aren't just holes he looks through. They're more akin to super-powerful-awesome-computerized sensors that detect stuff and transfer the input to a screen display in the helmet. I mean, that's how I would do it if I had billions of dollars and a cool workshop.

FAXI figured as much, but I still don't see an advantage to the outward light emission. I mean, the high-tech goggles our military uses don't glow to that extent (it would be a disadvantage if they did). I don't get it.

FAX
05-07-2008, 03:10 PM
I figured as much, but I still don't see an advantage to the outward light emission. I mean, the high-tech goggles our military uses don't glow to that extent (it would be a disadvantage if they did). I don't get it.

Superior technology, no doubt. The light emission is probably a form of laseresque device designed to bounce off targets and stuff like that.

Or it could be there just to scare the crap out of terrorists. It looks kind of menacing.

FAX

Valiant
05-07-2008, 03:33 PM
It wouldnt work in a movie. Maybe a 4-season series, but a movie? No way. Too much stuff going on, and if they cram it in, it will look rushed with no acting and no story, just non-stop action.

I have a hypothesis that superhero groups dont seem to be as good in the movies (X-Men, Fantastic 4) for this reason. It works in the books because you have many, many pages to develop characters ad infinitum. In the movies, you have 120-180 minutes to fully develop and tell compelling stories involving a ton of characters. Can't be done, at least not well. A lead or two with a few supporting cast members can work, but anything more than that and it has to be on TV.

They could do it with a Final Fantasy CGI movie.. Personally I would like to see Xmen 4 and 5 done in all CGI ala Final Fantasy.. Have the theatre movies be 3hours and the dvd versions be 4hours..

4.. Have the actors voice the characters, Would be able to bring back Cyclops and Jean easily with CGI.. Also the other mutants all get their powers back.. Have a Sentinel outbreak and the disappearance of Angel.. Have the xmen break up into two groups Blue and Gold.. One to battle the Sentinels the other to go find missing mutants.. Have the Sentinels get their ass kicked by some outside mutants that no one knows who it is(xmen or brotherhood).. End the end of four have an all out battle with Sentinels and the head Sentinel when Apocalypse and his four horsemen show up..

5. finishes off the Sentinel battle and the horseman leave.. The rest of the movie is Apocalypse trying to gain more power and teh xmen having to stop him and the horsemen..

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If they are doing a huge crossover I wish they would do the Civil War..

Valiant
05-07-2008, 03:37 PM
A few thoughts (questions).

1. What is the Avenger iniative? Was never a comic book kid until all the recent movies so I am in the dark on this one.


2. As far as the marvel universe goes, you know they are doing a Justice League movie right? I know that is DC, but still, same concept.


3. Not that it will ever be made, but I would love to see a Marvel Zombie Wars movie. I havent read the books, but I have read the quick synopsis on wikipedia. Sounded great. Whats not to love about super heroes and Zombies.

1. group of govt. sanctioned superheroes.. They have a civil war last year between mutants and Capt. American dies..

2. Same but not govt. sanctioned.. The cartoon is awesome.. The JL movie looks to suck if they make it.. It will need to be CGI characters not to suck..

3. There is actually a homemade marvel zombie movie being made..

Valiant
05-07-2008, 03:38 PM
marvel zombies... like Ironman watch the end credits..

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beach tribe
05-07-2008, 03:46 PM
They could do it with a Final Fantasy CGI movie.. Personally I would like to see Xmen 4 and 5 done in all CGI ala Final Fantasy.. Have the theatre movies be 3hours and the dvd versions be 4hours..

4.. Have the actors voice the characters, Would be able to bring back Cyclops and Jean easily with CGI.. Also the other mutants all get their powers back.. Have a Sentinel outbreak and the disappearance of Angel.. Have the xmen break up into two groups Blue and Gold.. One to battle the Sentinels the other to go find missing mutants.. Have the Sentinels get their ass kicked by some outside mutants that no one knows who it is(xmen or brotherhood).. End the end of four have an all out battle with Sentinels and the head Sentinel when Apocalypse and his four horsemen show up..

5. finishes off the Sentinel battle and the horseman leave.. The rest of the movie is Apocalypse trying to gain more power and teh xmen having to stop him and the horsemen..

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If they are doing a huge crossover I wish they would do the Civil War..

Sounds like a good Idea, and to each his own, but I HATE CGI characters.

FAX
05-07-2008, 03:47 PM
With all respect, Mr. Valiant. I strongly disagree that we should desire an all-CGI movie. I much prefer a LOTR-style approach to this problem. Several giant, high-budget films that include many of the characters would suit me just fine. Pass the popcorn.

FAX

beach tribe
05-07-2008, 03:48 PM
With all respect, Mr. Valiant. I strongly disagree that we should desire an all-CGI movie. I much prefer a LOTR-style approach to this problem. Several giant, high-budget films that include many of the characters would suit me just fine. Pass the popcorn.

FAX

:thumb:

Dicky McElephant
05-07-2008, 03:57 PM
marvel zombies... like Ironman watch the end credits..

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Mary Jane's got a fat ass. :clap:

kaplin42
05-07-2008, 04:13 PM
Mary Jane's got a fat ass. :clap:

I thought the preview was awesome. For homemade, it looks great, better than a lot of other zombie movies.

JBucc
05-07-2008, 04:14 PM
I saw it. Agree that it's awesome. I used to watch the Iron Man cartoon (the 1994 one) when it was on. It was short lived and not as good as the Batman animated series, but I just thought Iron Man was cool.

Valiant
05-07-2008, 04:20 PM
With all respect, Mr. Valiant. I strongly disagree that we should desire an all-CGI movie. I much prefer a LOTR-style approach to this problem. Several giant, high-budget films that include many of the characters would suit me just fine. Pass the popcorn.

FAX

Thats fine.. But it will be the future..

And if done correctly you will not notice it is CGI.. The thing I do not like about CGI is when they try and mesh it too much with live actors.. Either all CGI or very little is my taste..


You can just do soo much more with a CGI movie with character effects and their powers..

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FAX
05-07-2008, 04:24 PM
I saw it. Agree that it's awesome. I used to watch the Iron Man cartoon (the 1994 one) when it was on. It was short lived and not as good as the Batman animated series, but I just thought Iron Man was cool.

The thing I always liked about IronMan was that the entire concept is, in a way, feasible, Mr. JBucc. I mean, if you had billions of dollars, the will, and the advanced technology at your disposal, you really could build a suit that could do some crazy stuff. It's far more believable than being zapped with gamma rays and turning into a rock man or nipped by a radioactive spider or something.

FAX

keg in kc
05-07-2008, 04:26 PM
It's far more believable than being zapped with gamma rays and turning into a rock manI caught the second Fantastic Four on HBO late last night. Jesus, what a crappy movie.

FAX
05-07-2008, 04:27 PM
Thats fine.. But it will be the future..

And if done correctly you will not notice it is CGI.. The thing I do not like about CGI is when they try and mesh it too much with live actors.. Either all CGI or very little is my taste..


You can just do soo much more with a CGI movie with character effects and their powers..

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I don't really disagree with the general idea you're presenting, Mr. Valiant. My problem with an all-CGI approach is that it makes it just that much more difficult to suspend reality and allow the film to take over. That's really my argument for live actors and action. When you really boil it down, the application of the CGI is key ... when and how it's used to move the story forward.

Let me ask you this ... how did you like the LOTR trilogy?

FAX

FAX
05-07-2008, 04:30 PM
I caught the second Fantastic Four on HBO late last night. Jesus, what a crappy movie.

They ruined that entire opportunity, Mr. keg in kc. Both films were an embarrassment. A slap in the face of Marvel and Marvel lovers everywhere. I hated that goofy-ass guy playing Reed Richards, for starters.

Maybe somebody will come along and correct the situation ... a la "Batman Begins".

FAX

buddha
05-07-2008, 04:57 PM
Concur FAX. When you compare the two FF movies to the X-Men flicks, it really stands out just how bad the FF movies are. As much as I like to look at Jessica Alba, does she ever make you suspend your disbelief in her being Sue Storm? The dork who played Reed Richards couldn't find his own a$$ with two hands, let alone pass himself off as a genius. The party boy nonsense for Johnny Storm was way too over played. It's a great franchise and Marvel let it get away in every respect.

BTW, what the hell did they do to Galactus? He's a big angry space cloud? Really? What a joke.

I'm anxious to see Ironman...all good reviews and Favreau wouldn't do it half way.

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
05-07-2008, 05:08 PM
The Avengers didn't start out as a government sanctioned group. That happened well into their storyline.

Iron Man was one of the five founding members of the Avengers (Iron Man, Thor, Ant Man, The Wasp and the Hulk), and their headquarters was in Stark Mansion in downtown Manhatten (just off Central Park). The Hulk split in Avengers #2 and Captain America joined in Avengers #4. By Avengers #13, the originals split leaving Cap with Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch as his team.

I think the Avengers have a current and past roster of well over 100 members. At one time, I recall Iron Man was teamed up with The Black Widow, Hawkeye, the Black Knight and the Swordsman (all former enemies). I have a feeling he slept with one eye open, just in case.

<-- Comic geek and Hulk author

FAX
05-07-2008, 05:17 PM
Casting Thor is going to be a pain.

FAX

kaplin42
05-07-2008, 05:24 PM
Casting Thor is going to be a pain.

FAX

What do you mean? Slap a blond wig on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson or on Vin Diesel and there you go.


Sarcasm is the word of the day here.

kaplin42
05-07-2008, 05:28 PM
And back on the side topic of the marvel zombie wars. No one would happen to have a digital version of them that they would be willing to share would they?

I can bribe you with rate ups, or sell you that NY58 character as a whipping boy.

Valiant
05-07-2008, 06:28 PM
I don't really disagree with the general idea you're presenting, Mr. Valiant. My problem with an all-CGI approach is that it makes it just that much more difficult to suspend reality and allow the film to take over. That's really my argument for live actors and action. When you really boil it down, the application of the CGI is key ... when and how it's used to move the story forward.

Let me ask you this ... how did you like the LOTR trilogy?

FAX

I loved the trilogy.. Of course I loved the cartoon also.. I also love anime shows and if done correctly you do not even notice that they are not real people.. It is all about story..

I did not like Fantastic Four or Ghost Rider because of the way CGI and humans were meshed..

Valiant
05-07-2008, 06:31 PM
What do you mean? Slap a blond wig on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson or on Vin Diesel and there you go.


Sarcasm is the word of the day here.

I think the main viking from 13 warriors that died could pull it off quite well.. Or some of those hulking Norse or north western Euro strongest man competition guys..

KcMizzou
05-07-2008, 06:36 PM
I think the main viking from 13 warriors that died could pull it off quite well.. Or some of those hulking Norse or north western Euro strongest man competition guys..How about this guy?


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Tribal Warfare
05-07-2008, 08:06 PM
I think the main viking from 13 warriors that died could pull it off quite well.



That's the same dude that got hella-pissed when Willis killed his brother in the beginning

FAX
05-07-2008, 08:49 PM
I think the main viking from 13 warriors that died could pull it off quite well.. Or some of those hulking Norse or north western Euro strongest man competition guys..

That's a great idea. I hadn't thought of him. He might be too old by now, though. You're talking about the viking prince guy who died at the end, right?

FAX

FAX
05-07-2008, 08:52 PM
That's the same dude that got hella-pissed when Willis killed his brother in the beginning

Ummmm. I don't think so, Mr. Tribal Warfare. It's a different Swede person, I believe.

FAX

beach tribe
05-07-2008, 10:43 PM
Zakk wylde as THOR.

beach tribe
05-07-2008, 10:44 PM
"You guys ready to crush some ****in skulls with a hammer??!!!!!"

keg in kc
05-07-2008, 10:47 PM
What do you mean? Slap a blond wig on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson or on Vin Diesel and there you go.


Sarcasm is the word of the day here.I kid you not, a few months ago, it was all but set in stone that Paul Levesque was going to be Thor.

KcMizzou
05-07-2008, 10:54 PM
Zakk wylde as THOR.I'll counter that with Keith Jardine. :D

beach tribe
05-07-2008, 10:56 PM
I'll counter that with Keith Jardine. :D

He's gonna need some serious horse hide to pull it off.

Valiant
05-08-2008, 02:13 AM
Zakk wylde as THOR.

Or since Thor is not the brightest or most civil just have a body builder play him..

Jay Cutler, Mr. Olympia..

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y143/MADMAX6/DSC_3890_wm.jpg

Rausch
05-08-2008, 02:18 AM
Wow.

No comix cheese. At all.

Any geex moments were well disguised or saved for the after-credits. This is not a comix flick, it's an action flick with male-ego overtones.

****'n loved it.

I'd go back but I'm working on blowing up my first 3rd world country and a chilled bottle of McAllen scotch...

keg in kc
05-08-2008, 02:54 AM
Took about 35 mins.. but I am a MS paint king..You sure are. I've never seen a better red x. Well done!

Valiant
05-08-2008, 02:59 AM
x

Valiant
05-08-2008, 03:02 AM
?, Bout ****ing time.. spent more time trying to figure out how to upload a picture then I did in MS paint.. Now I am going to ****ing bed..

FAX
05-13-2008, 06:08 PM
Well, it turned out that I saw IronMan three times. The last time was with the beautiful and witty Mrs. FAX who enjoyed the movie very much and afterwards asked me a question for which I had no immediate or informed answer.

How feasible would it be to build an IronManesque suit at this point in time? With the advent of nanotechnologies, super-light and -strong alloys, ultra-tiny microchips, and the recent amazing advancements the Japanese have made in little doggie robots, it seems kind of possible.

With the exception of Mr. NY48, what do you guys think?

FAX

Fairplay
05-13-2008, 06:28 PM
Great movie, entertaining.

Robert Downey Jr. sold the movie without question. He is perfect for the part. The writing seemed to fit his persona to the tee.

Valiant
05-13-2008, 08:59 PM
Well, it turned out that I saw IronMan three times. The last time was with the beautiful and witty Mrs. FAX who enjoyed the movie very much and afterwards asked me a question for which I had no immediate or informed answer.

How feasible would it be to build an IronManesque suit at this point in time? With the advent of nanotechnologies, super-light and -strong alloys, ultra-tiny microchips, and the recent amazing advancements the Japanese have made in little doggie robots, it seems kind of possible.

With the exception of Mr. NY48, what do you guys think?

FAX

Well if a private entrapenuer can do this.. Then no telling..


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FAX
05-13-2008, 09:55 PM
Well if a private entrapenuer can do this.. Then no telling..

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Wow. That's amazing, Mr. Valiant. He's very close. If he can add some weaponry and the flying ability, he's almost there.

I wonder if the U.S. Military has any kind of repulsor ray, yet.

EDIT: Someone was also telling me about a Japanese exo-suit that increased the strength of the wearer by a factor of 10. This guy should hook up with those Japanese inventors.

FAX

Tribal Warfare
05-15-2008, 12:49 AM
I wonder if the U.S. Military has any kind of repulsor ray, yet.

FAX


http://209.85.215.104/search?q=cache:oSS4VYvVC6QJ:www.dtic.mil/ndia/2004armaments/DayII/SessionI/01_Cilli_EM_Gun.pdf+EM+Guns&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us&client=firefox-a

Yes they have full functioning rel gun

Valiant
05-15-2008, 02:42 AM
Personally I would love for them to be able to have a hand held EMP gun.. Or space based EMP weapon, it would be a great first attack weapon that hopefully strong enough to knock out cities, nuclear weapons sites, subs and knock out anything else electronic..



Just not sure if a weapon that powerful would mess up the earths electromagnetic field or not..