Just a warning - Iron Man and Hulk casting spoilers ahead.

Don't get me wrong, I'm still more of a DC girl than a Marvel girl, but I do have to admit that Marvel is going about his superheroes team movie better than DC is.

Let's, for the purpose of this little essay, take this two team formations - both are just assumptions/suggestions made by me and not really canon-accurate:

Justice League: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Flash (and perhaps Ajax and/or Hawkgirl)

Avengers: Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor (wishful thinking: Spider-Man and/or Wolverine)

What is DC doing?

We had four Superman and four Batman movies in the 80s and 90s respectively. They had few qualities, but they also quite a few problems. Then, in the last few years, they decided to ressurect - or rather reinvent - this characters. We had Batman Begins which is an AWESOME Batman movie with a previously not so well know actor, Christian Bale, who had a lot of actor expertise. And we had Superman Returns, with Brandon Routh, who is hot but, frankly...not so good an actor, and unexperienced. *runs from the Brandon Fans Mob (TM)*

And now they want to do a Justice League movie with NEW actors in the roles of Superman and Batman, and with Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the rest of them UNINTRODUCED, without previous movies dedicated solely to them and their storyline set up.

Now, what is Marvel doing?

We had three X-Men movies. The first two were TOTALLY AWESOME and were responsible for the trend of Marvel - and why not say also DC? - superhero movies made to be blockbusters every other year. Then we had the three Spider-Man movies, which were also awesome.

Ok, we had two Fantastic Four and one Daredevil, movies that were not that great, and an Elektra movie I'm not even going to count - let's cross it together and throw it in the trash with Catwoman, shall we? - but we had great Marvel movies. And Hulk 2003...well, it had Eric Bana as an eyecandy, and that was it.

But, BUT! Now we have an AWESOME Iron Man movie, and a new Hulk movie coming out. Iron Man featured Robert Downey Jr, who I always thought was a GREAT actor - I LOVED him in Chaplin! I know he took some wrong steps in his personal life but now he put that behind and just made the GREATEST COMEBACK EVER! AND we have a new Hulk movie coming out, with Edward Norton, another GREAT actor, with great acting abilities - LOVED him in American History X!

Two great actors, perhaps not Big Names - and therefore with not so large a cache - but with great acting abilities. OMG, just to imagine Robert and Edward acting in the SAME movie, in the SAME screen...AND we would have Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury! I SO WANT TO SEE THIS MOVIE! XD

Also, Marvel intends to make movies for the other Avengers members before an Avenger movie, setting up each one's storyline.

So, I'm sure they are going to go the same way and choose nice GOOD actors to do Captain America and Thor - heh, I personally would like to see someone like Dennis Quaid as Captain America, but that's wishful thinking. And yes, he is a nice actor, I like him. :P

Man, the day this Avengers movie comes out... I might fall to the Marvel side of the Force! :P

Yeah, I know I rambled...but I just wanted to put that to the paper, so to speak.

On three unrelated notes:



3) In 15 minutes it's going to be Valentines Day here in Brazil, so...[livejournal.com profile] rjann I LOVE YOU! Let's see if I'm going to eat chocolate the day after tomorrow or not...Miss you, see you tomorrow! ;)
Busy weekend - worked on saturday and sunday mornings, so, I started the week already tired!

I watched X3 on saturday, and let me say just one thing: I've always said that when Brian Singer left for Superman Returns, he had ruined two movies: both X3 and SR.

The first part of my assertion was correct - X3 was really really bad. Let's see if the second part is also right - I don't want to, but I'm afraid it will be.

I would write a loooooooong review about X3, but I'm really not in the mood right now. Perhaps later in the week.

As for SR...new and AMAZING trailer and official website updated.

At last but not least, an interview with Greg Pak about the BSG comic books that sums up exactly what the tv series is all about - at least to me.

It combines big science fiction ideas with compelling characters and an incredibly high stakes plot. It deals with thorny questions about power and paranoia and racial and sexual politics in a subtle and dramatically compelling way. It's brilliantly written, shot, edited, scored, and acted. And the Cylons are pretty darn cool. - Greg Pak
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( Mar. 7th, 2006 01:03 am)
I have to say that, even though there are quite a few - actually, more than a few - thrilling scenes, I was a bit worried about some characters.

Spoilers under cut )

If you haven't watched it, you can watch it over here.

Why do I have this nagging feeling, AGAIN, that I will hate X3 and Superman Returns? WHY did Brian Singer had to leave X-Men to rotten in the hands of Brett Ratner just to go and ruin Superman as well? *sigh*


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