Posts Tagged ‘Terrance Howard

22
Oct
10

Screw You, Marvel

This is exactly what Marvel is doing to their properties.

All of Marvel’s upcoming movies are going to be trash.

A decade ago, movie adaptations of comic books were a joke. With the exception of the 1989 Batman and 1978 Superman films, they were laughable at best, and huge steaming piles of shit at worst. The problem was that nobody took it seriously, not even the creators. They made them campy and hokey, and self-referentially stupid. They were the lowest common denominator of movies. They became a self-fulfilling prophecy of crappy movie-making. After all, if the filmmakers themselves treated the properties like shit, then the movies would inevitably turn out to be shit. The industry chugged along, and churned out turd after turd with the occasional, anomalous decent movie like Blade in 1998.

Fast forward to 2002, and the release of Spider-Man. Suddenly, we had a GOOD live action version of a comic book movie. How did it turn out good, you ask? Well, let me answer that for you. The simple reason was that the director, Sam Raimi, had been a longtime fan of the comic book series. He wanted to stay as true to the character as possible while adapting him for the more difficult live action film environment. Naturally, certain things needed to be changed, but they were done with as much care as possible. The characters and situations were taken seriously, and given the right amount of gravity with occasional moments of levity thrown in to keep things fun. The script was solid, the actors were well cast and talented, and everything flowed together seamlessly. It just worked. Worldwide, that movie grossed over $800 million. People were screaming about how awesome the movie was, and all of a sudden it wasn’t nerdy to like comics any more.

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05
Jul
10

Sexman Monday: Iron Man 2

“Sexman’s Back! Tell a friend!”

Film connoisseur and perennial genius Sexman has graced us with another one of his brilliant reviews, this time of Iron Man 2. I’ve got to say that for once in my life I disagree with him. You totally do notice that Don Cheadle isn’t Terrance Howard. It was an annoying recast, and it was a terrible idea. It’s like the Hollywood executives thought, “We’ll just replace one black guy with another, the public won’t notice it since they think all black people look the same.”

Plus, who the fuck did they get to write that movie, anyway? It’s like whoever wrote it didn’t bother to watch the first movie. They changed a bunch of the rules set up in the first movie, and added a bunch of retarded crap like the entire Avengers sub-plot. “LOL! Tony Stark’s dad made Captain America’s shield! LOL!” (*dismissive wank*) But I digress. Anyway, on to Sexman’s review of Iron Man 2, featuring bonus mini-reviews of The Mummy 3 and Dora the Explorer.

On the other hand, who am I to disagree with this site’s official film critic? By the way, did anyone notice how fucking PUMPED Sexman was in this video? That alone makes this one of his greatest reviews ever.




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