Will Superhero Movies Soon Leave General Audiences in the Dust? - High-Def Digest Forums
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-05-2009, 09:54 AM
Lee Stewart's Avatar
Formerly "HDTV Addict"
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 18,405
Arrow Will Superhero Movies Soon Leave General Audiences in the Dust?

Will Superhero Movies Soon Leave General Audiences in the Dust?

Quote:
BY: Brad Brevet | February 5th 2009 at 2:39 AM

Today it was announced by Variety that GoldenEye, Mask of Zorro and Casino Royale helmer Martin Campbell is in negotiations to direct Green Lantern, a live-action film based on the DC Comics hero. Apparently this is a sign that Warner Bros. fully intends to make Lantern a top priority as its next hopeful superhero franchise. However, I can’t help but feel like I am in the dark on this one and may be on all subsequent superhero movies from here on out. After all, I have never read a single comic book in my life outside of reading “Watchmen” once as well as Book One of Frank Miller’s “Sin City” series, “The Hard Goodbye.” So, when people start talking about Green Lanterns, Green Arrows and all the recent mumbo jumbo saying Mickey Rourke is not the Crimson Dynamo in Iron Man 2 I get this blank stare plastered on my face as all of it washes over me with no idea as to what anyone is talking about and I can’t help but wonder if general audiences are with me on this.
*SNIP*

http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/article...es-in-the-dust
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-05-2009, 10:45 AM
Favelle's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 18,154
Default

......what?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-05-2009, 10:52 AM
crazzeto's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 14,885
Default

So basically because this dude had a deprived childhood he thinks general audiences are going to some how get sick of super hero movies? Considering how long, and consitantly super hero's have been appearing on film, something tells me this guy smoked crack instead of reading comics. Tragic, very tragic.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-05-2009, 10:54 AM
Motorheadache's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,506
Default

Who the hell doesn't know who Green Lantern is? Give me a break.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-05-2009, 11:07 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 126
Default

Sounds cool. I wonder if they will focus on Hal Jordan or some of the other Green Lanterns, like John Stewart and Guy Gardner?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-05-2009, 11:11 AM
Former Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 21,462
Default

the writer is a buffoon. congrats on openly admitting it!

who the hell hadn't heard of Green Lantern. seriously. audiences weren't all familiar with Blade, look how good that did.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-05-2009, 12:42 PM
DaveS1138's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 13,223
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Motorheadache View Post
Who the hell doesn't know who Green Lantern is? Give me a break.
Actually me

For some reason I thought it was the guy that turns up at the end of Dark Knight Returns and shoots Superman with the kryptonite arrow.......Guess not now that I just looked it up.

However, To the authors point so what.......the fact that I dont know a character doesnt stop me from enjoying the movie. I had never come across the bad guys in Superman II before seeing the movie.....I have no idea if they are part of Superman lore from the comics or were just made up for the movie......I didnt need to know I enjoyed them because they were well written characters within the movie.

I knew about Scarecrow in Batman Begins since that is about the only comic book I ever read growing up......But I hadnt come across Ra's al Ghul in any of the comics I had read......didnt stop me from enjoying him.

Whether or not I watch green lantern is going to have everything to do with how the film looks when it is finished and not if I knew the character before it was made.

Last edited by DaveS1138; 02-05-2009 at 01:17 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-05-2009, 02:21 PM
zombiequest's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,712
Default

I think the worry that SuperHero movies has would be a watering-down of the Genre if too many are made at any given time.. and many being bad. Same problem happened with the spoof movies... spoofing everything they can. They're running out of spoof ideas and each one is worse then the last. Same for "Reality" tv shows, and CSI shows.. too much of anything waters-down the good ones.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-05-2009, 02:31 PM
Dr_Teeth's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,809
Default

There has been talk of burning out audiences on superhero movies for years. the companies just need to know how to tier them release/budget wise. Hellboy is a perfect example, it wasnt a huge book and it didnt get a huge budget. It went on to be a great little movie which attracted a following. That is the model for success right there.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-05-2009, 05:02 PM
crazzeto's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 14,885
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr_Teeth View Post
There has been talk of burning out audiences on superhero movies for years. the companies just need to know how to tier them release/budget wise. Hellboy is a perfect example, it wasnt a huge book and it didnt get a huge budget. It went on to be a great little movie which attracted a following. That is the model for success right there.
Well I think part of this is that screen writers have gotten better at using super hero themes as an engine to power truely compelling stories... Take batman alone as the perfect example, it progresses from pure camp all the way up to TDK which provides an interesting perspective of society under threat. In short, super hero movies have done a good job growing up with the times...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is 'Logan' The End of Superhero Movies? (Or the Beginning of Phase Two)? scohen Film Forum 2 06-05-2017 05:21 PM
As Movie Ticket Prices Rise Audiences Shrink: Charging a Premium for Movies at a Cost Kosty High Definition Smackdown 27 08-04-2011 12:46 AM
Uncharted Soon To Be Left in the Dust! SlaughterX Gaming Smackdown 9 06-25-2011 02:07 PM
Marvel Comics superhero movies: the best, and the worst project-blu Film Forum 27 06-02-2008 01:06 PM
A list of every comic book/superhero movie released on HDM venk General Discussion: Both Formats 18 01-19-2008 02:31 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off