Marvel Comics on Film

Discussions of specific films and franchises.
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
barryconvex
billy..biff..scooter....tommy
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:08 pm
Location: NYC

Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#351 Post by barryconvex » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:45 am

Maybe someone at a Disney board meeting will say, "look everybody, we've made so much damn money out of this property already, why don't we let an artist try and get us some credibility back with that part of our audience that respects quality filmmaking. Who's with me?" (sound of crickets)

User avatar
tenia
Ask Me About My Bassoon
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:13 am

Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#352 Post by tenia » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:39 am

The day shareholders all died and growth returns doesn't matter anymore, yeah, sure.

User avatar
jazzo
Joined: Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:02 am

Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#353 Post by jazzo » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:30 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:13 am
I didn't see it and probably never will but Dumbo looked way better than any of the other live action Disney remakes (though I'm guessing the crows didn't make it)
It wasn't. Even my kids were asking to leave three-quarters of the way through.

User avatar
TheKieslowskiHaze
Joined: Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:37 am

Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#354 Post by TheKieslowskiHaze » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:07 pm

DarkImbecile wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:55 pm
An excerpt from a 2016 interview with Alan Moore on superheroes is getting the Internet riled up today.
He's back at it, but media outlets seem to be misreading (intentionally for clickbait?) his claims. He says the popularity of superhero movies and the rise of Trump are symptoms of the same problem, which is not the same as saying superhero movies caused Trump.

“This may be entirely coincidence, but in 2016 when the American people elected a National Socialist satsuma and the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, six of the top 12 highest-grossing films were superhero movies. Not to say that one causes the other, but I think they’re both symptoms of the same thing — a denial of reality and an urge for simplistic and sensational solutions.” -Moore

User avatar
soundchaser
Leave Her to Beaver
Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:32 am

Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#355 Post by soundchaser » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:32 pm

Most movies are denials of reality and often provide sensational solutions. Did Astaire/Rogers musicals cause FDR to get re-elected?

And more importantly, it was the replacement of the Lime Skittle with Green Apple that caused Trump.

User avatar
therewillbeblus
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:40 pm

Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#356 Post by therewillbeblus » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:36 am

I thought they learned their lesson in the early aughts when the Lime->Green Apple outrage sparked the restoration back to Lime, but apparently they reverted back in '13?! Shoulda seen the social apocalypse coming then- or more importantly, Alan Moore should have

User avatar
swo17
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:25 am
Location: SLC, UT

Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#357 Post by swo17 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:50 am

Yet another development The Social Network failed to predict

User avatar
domino harvey
Dot Com Dom
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:42 pm

Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#358 Post by domino harvey » Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:05 am

I prefer them to the lime Skittles. Mod Approved Green Apple #maga

User avatar
R0lf
Joined: Tue May 19, 2009 7:25 am

Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#359 Post by R0lf » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:38 am

soundchaser wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:32 pm
Most movies are denials of reality and often provide sensational solutions. Did Astaire/Rogers musicals cause FDR to get re-elected?

And more importantly, it was the replacement of the Lime Skittle with Green Apple that caused Trump.
Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, and Spider-Man are all, literally, avatars for the American flag. From their creation the characters have always been about American jingoism. And the movies have always been about soft selling the military industrial complex to kids.

RIP Film
Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:53 pm

Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#360 Post by RIP Film » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:24 am

Doesn't seem very controversial or anything new. Marc Maron makes similar points on his podcast, most articulately in the episode with Dale Behran, author of "It Came from Something Awful". Certainly you can see correlatives in the increased seriousness of comic culture with an avoidance of reality, if not seeing reality as something malleable altogether (Qanon and growing conspiracy culture). Superhero stuff might normalize our disengagement but I don't think it can be credited for it, and I don't think Moore believes that either; his argument appears more to be that the medium has changed and its role is no longer what it once was.

Post Reply