Until Jon Favreau actually makes a bad film, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that at lease the first one will be good.
Feb 13 - 11:41 AM
[b]Paltrow....Goddammit[/b]And thus ended any hope I had of enjoying this frachise. You know she'll be sooo damn motivated doing a superhero movie for American fanboys. Prepare for maximum condescension mode.
Feb 13 - 03:37 PM
Hustle&Flow WAR MACHINE. They might be making a mistake. Howards might be Starks weapons buddy from the comic.
Feb 15 - 06:35 PM
What has come out so far about this film NOT to be impressed with? Given they probably shouldn't be planning sequals until the first one is a success, but so far I haven't seen anything to lead me to believe it's not going to be. If the movies good it won't need the built in fan base that Spiderman, Superman and Batman have. Look at V for Vendetta or Hellboy. Both movies didn't have huge fanbases, but the movies were good and people went to watch them. I think as long as Downey Jr. can avoid a 57th strike there's no reason why this shouldn't become a successful franchise.
Feb 18 - 06:50 AM
I thought Hellboy was quite boring, V for Vendetta was alright but nothing compared to Batman Begins or either of the Spiderman films. I'm not impressed with the cast, it's a well known fact that putting well known actors in a lead superhero role does not pan out, do I need to name names? Halle Berry, Ben Affleck, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, now Nicolas Cage, and we can now add Robert Downey Jr. to the list. The fact is all the successful franchises have been built on nobody's or not well recognized actors playing the lead roles, Spiderman, Batman, Superman and even Wolverine from X-men are prime examples of this. I just don't see anything great about this right now and Paltrow being in the film is just another reason for me to stay away, she doesn't belong in this type of film.
Feb 18 - 12:59 PM
V for Vendetta was just as good as Batman Begins on half the money and minus the instant hype. The movies associated with the lead actors you mentioned didn't fail because they had those actors in the roles. They failed because the writing was crap and they were doomed from conception mostly by Joel Shumachers insane love of the campy 60's Batman. Plus Affleck in particular wasn't bad at all in Daredevil. He pretty much nailed the character. The movie just had the misfortune of coming out when it was very envogue to bash Ben Affleck. Oh and btw Micheal Keaton, Tobey Maguire and Christian Bale were hardly unknowns when they took up their respective roles.
As for not liking the cast, as much as I hate Robert Downey Jr and think he's gotten away with way too much in his life, the guy can act and what better role for him than a recovering alcoholic and don't get me started on how good Terrence Howard is as an actor. Couldn't have picked anyone better for Jim Rhodes in my estimation. You may have a point with Paltrow, but I think that will entirely depend on how they write her.
Feb 18 - 04:09 PM
Well I never heard of Tobey Maguire or Christian Bale prior to Spider-man or Batman Begins and neither of them were huge stars at the time or in the past so to most people they were relatively unknown. As for bashing Ben Affleck, being en vogue it's almost a given he's based his whole career on making bad films people still bash him and that will never change because he isn't a great actor.
I agree that those films with the big stars behind them usually falter because of bad writing, but I think the feeling is the writing doesn't have to be as good with a big name behind it because they'll still sell tickets, where as with someone more unknown they have something to prove and the story has to sell itself. I hope Iron Man is good don't get me wrong, I just see more talk about the "all-star" cast and nothing showing me this film might actually be good. So until then I'm lumping it with the bad superhero films, because this is usually how the hype starts out.
Feb 18 - 05:05 PM
War machine was one of tonys best friends not a villiain why do movie adaptions always have to mess up a good comic book
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