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Old 06-15-2017, 12:21 PM   #61
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One trend that fortunately died off very quickly was "let's split one book into two movies" . Harry Potter did it and Hunger Games did it, and I think Divergent did it too. Only difference is that no one saw Divergent Pt. 1, so they never made a Pt. 2.
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:35 PM   #62
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One trend that fortunately died off very quickly was "let's split one book into two movies" . Harry Potter did it and Hunger Games did it, and I think Divergent did it too. Only difference is that no one saw Divergent Pt. 1, so they never made a Pt. 2.
A little bit different there. They released Divergent, which did OK. Then they released Insurgent, which also did OK. Then they were going to break Allegiant into two movies titled Part 1 and Part 2, but at the last minute decided to just call Part 1 "Allegiant." Then it flopped and they were talking about making Part 2 (which they were calling "Ascendant") a TV movie, or TV mini-series... but none of it went anywhere. Now it's going to be a graphic novel or something, lol... it got "Dawn of the Ninja"ed.

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Old 06-15-2017, 12:37 PM   #63
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One trend that fortunately died off very quickly was "let's split one book into two movies" . Harry Potter did it and Hunger Games did it, and I think Divergent did it too. Only difference is that no one saw Divergent Pt. 1, so they never made a Pt. 2.
It died off quickly? Really? I disagree.

Harry Potter, Divergent, Twilight, Hunger Games, Hobbit, and that's just off the top of my head... um, what else... Batman The Dark Knight Returns...

It will be two parts, but it really needs to be... that's a dense book... in my opinion, The Hobbit needed to be split into multiple movies as well.

Although perhaps it is simply that YA adaptations are dying off, not splitting into two movies. I dunno, now I feel like I'm arguing semantics.
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:56 PM   #64
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Eh, Hobbit is a little different since LotR set precedent.
I've noticed too that there's been a wonderful lull of movies based off of YA novels, but then again I haven't heard of anything relatively recently that's caught people's attention almost universally the same way HP or Hunger Games did.
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Eh, Hobbit is a little different since LotR set precedent.
I've noticed too that there's been a wonderful lull of movies based off of YA novels, but then again I haven't heard of anything relatively recently that's caught people's attention almost universally the same way HP or Hunger Games did.
Also the fact that the Hobbit didn't have enough material in itself to make it as a full-length feature film.
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:36 PM   #66
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Stop watching bad movies then. In recent years we've gotten excellent non-superhero films like Mad Max Fury Road, the new Planet of the Apes, John Wick 1 and 2, Creed, Mel Gibson's "Blood father," and the various Quentin Tarantino films like The Hateful Eight and Django Unchained.

I guess it's easy to forget non-superhero films still exist.
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Stop watching bad movies then. In recent years we've gotten excellent non-superhero films like Mad Max Fury Road, the new Planet of the Apes, John Wick 1 and 2, Creed, Mel Gibson's "Blood father," and the various Quentin Tarantino films like The Hateful Eight and Django Unchained.

I guess it's easy to forget non-superhero films still exist.
Blood Father was bland and bad. It's almost like a cheaper version of his other movie, Edge of Darkness. Now that was a movie.
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Blood Father was bland and bad. It's almost like a cheaper version of his other movie, Edge of Darkness. Now that was a movie.
It wasn't great, but I like seeing Mel Gibson act crazy and go on a bloodlust. Payback which was made back in 1999 I think...was one of Mel Gibson's best gangster movie roles.
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It wasn't great, but I like seeing Mel Gibson act crazy and go on a bloodlust.
We got that in Edge of Darkness, and it was way better done. It really makes you root for him at the end.

Interesting factoid: it actually filmed in Northampton.
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Stop watching bad movies then. In recent years we've gotten excellent non-superhero films like Mad Max Fury Road, the new Planet of the Apes, John Wick 1 and 2, Creed, Mel Gibson's "Blood father," and the various Quentin Tarantino films like The Hateful Eight and Django Unchained.

I guess it's easy to forget non-superhero films still exist.
All good except I've never heard of the Mel Gibson movie.

Man, you are going to end up talking me into watching those new "Apes" movies.
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The new Apes movies are much more action oriented than the classic movies, so you might enjoy them more.
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All good except I've never heard of the Mel Gibson movie.

Man, you are going to end up talking me into watching those new "Apes" movies.
The two new Apes movies are really good. They're also tonally very different from one another. Part 3 looks like it's going to be about like 2, but just on a bigger scale.
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The new Apes movies are much more action oriented than the classic movies, so you might enjoy them more.
Yeah, you should give those films a chance Cylons. They're pretty good. They have good stories, plenty of ape vs human action, and even some deeper themes if you're into that kind of stuff.
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Yeah, you should give those films a chance Cylons. They're pretty good. They have good stories, plenty of ape vs human action, and even some deeper themes if you're into that kind of stuff.
Geez, okay, okay... you guys convinced me. I've placed hold requests at my library, and should be seeing them in the next week or two.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:08 AM   #75
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Look like Venom and all new Sony spider-man movies will take place in the MCU.

I think this could be awesome, in b4 "buy mah holy mcu will be tainted by teh evil sony"
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:25 AM   #76
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Once again Amy Pascal just throwing **** against the wall. Feige didn't look like he agreed with what she was saying. He's also said the exact opposite multiple times recently.

Sure, Sony could throw Tom Holland into these side movies if they sign him to a new contract but they aren't really part of the MCU if Marvel Studios isn't involved.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:33 AM   #77
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Feige's face in the thumbnail says it all.


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'wtf is this idiot talking about'

It's almost like Pascal thinks that Sony still 'owns' Spidey as far as public perception is concerned.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:37 AM   #78
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This is a complete 180 from less than a week ago. Sony was trying to its own rhing yet now Marvel is putting it together. I wonder if Disney approached Sony and threatened to end its involvement if it was not.
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This is a complete 180 from less than a week ago. Sony was trying to its own rhing yet now Marvel is putting it together. I wonder if Disney approached Sony and threatened to end its involvement if it was not.
Marvel isn't putting these together. They have zero involvement.
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Amy is the Dixie Carter of superhero movies
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