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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Movie
« on: May 27, 2012, 02:09 PM »
What kills me is that Battleship caused this.  Show of hands- who is surprised that this was stillborn at the box office?  Sheesh. 

The Original Trilogy / Re: Tantive IV crew
« on: May 15, 2012, 02:58 PM »
Perhaps Vader is hoping Luke doesn't have the guidance to know that Vader is the one causing his friends pain.  Remember, he is using them to lure Luke in, and of course he'd keep them alive until Luke is in his clutches.  What if he hears Luke is coming in, he kills the others rebels, and Luke decides to turn around and leave?  Vader would have wasted a resource that was proven to have drawn Luke in.  Vader doesn't know that Yoda is alive and is training Luke to be a Jedi.  Maybe he assumes that Luke will just respond to his feelings.  You don't pull away the bait until the fish is snared.

Also, once Vader has his moment with Luke on the gantry, he does not kill a single person after.  He doesn't murder Piett after the Falcon escapes, he doesn't do anything to Jerjerrod, and they even cut out a scene where he attacks one of Palpatine's security officers.  I think his confrontation with Luke changed him.

Great reporting Pete!

Someone just HAS to hook this dude up with at least that right leg he's missing for his dedication!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« on: May 10, 2012, 12:43 PM »
Quite true.

Don't forget to add admission to the park into your tally.  Currently $90.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 9, 2012, 11:02 AM »
Bob Iger:
"The Avengers isn't just a film. It's a franchise from our perspective. Obviously, it was helped a lot by the success of the 'Iron Man' movies and of 'Thor' and 'Captain America'. From 'The Avengers' we get a chance to make 'Thor 2' and 'Captain America 2' and 'Iron Man 3' and hopefully another 'Avengers' movie. So this one film that is immensely successful... is going to get a number of other films and franchises...We have an ability to leverage what was a very fun film done by a great group of filmmakers into something much bigger for the company," he continues, "and the effect will be prolonged and that's very, very exciting for us."

This isn't to say there won't be a Hulk 2 (3?), but I doubt we'll see it before Avengers 2.  It seems like they have things planned out for the next few years.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 9, 2012, 10:55 AM »
And there's also a new Hulk movie in development with Mark Ruffalo signed for the role.  With that kind of schedule, you've got to think that Avengers 2 could be about 3 years out at the very least.
This isn't 100% accurate...  Ruffalo was signed to reprise the role of Banner in 6 films, but that does not mean a Hulk film.  He could show up in IM3 and he'll surely be in Avengers 2.  I see many making the leap that there will be a new Hulk movie, but past box office performance makes that a very risky proposition.

Many times, a studio will lock in an actor for several films "just in case" so that if they need him, he is obligated to perform.  They could just as easily tear up the contract.  I believe Norton was signed for multiple films as well, but we all know how that turned out.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 9, 2012, 10:47 AM »
Also keep in mind that Hawkeye and Widow are not really too FX-heavy to present on film (comparatively speaking).  With IM and Hulk being completely CG, I am sure that the idea of adding two more characters with a lot of FX budget played into the decision. 

PLUS, Hawkeye and especially Widow represent the "everyman" in this story.  They are highly skilled at what they do, but the other Avengers are on such a higher level than they are.  See Widow's reaction to nearly being trampled.  She fears Banner.

They could easily do Ultron as Jarvis going out of control or have Banner and Stark accidentally create him.  I think sometimes we try to very rigidly make the movies match the source material, but as long as it is entertaining, who cares if it follows issue 367 panel-for-panel?  This series has been based on The Ultimates, but that never means that they have some slavish obligation not to go in a different direction.


In regards to the Avengers I will be interested to see how the Hellicarrier performs at retail.
You mean the item that should be on shelves right now?  Silly Hasbro.

People who don't understand how merging works.  The entire world seems to have forgotten how to do this.  Pull up on their entrance lane and coast along beside me.  The person MERGING is supposed to alter their rate of speed to fit into the flow, not the other way around. 

Seems like every time I approach an incoming entrance ramp lately, if I can't get into the left lane I have to either hit my brakes or speed up to let some dumbass in.
I completely agree with this one!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 8, 2012, 01:29 PM »
You saw Thanos in the beginning of the movie?  I totally missed that.  Can you elaborate on what you saw?  I'm going to have to see this again sooner than I planned.

You don't see Thanos.  You see the Chitauri leader guy narrating at the beginning.  On first viewing it's not obvious he's talking to someone.  On the second you can tell he's reporting to a superior.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 8, 2012, 10:29 AM »
Also, Loki is directly asked by Thor who he is working for and he does not answer.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« on: May 8, 2012, 10:27 AM »
Still, wouldn't it have made sense for Sony to allow/encourage the use of the new Spidey in the film if only for a cameo to promote the upcoming film?  I suppose it may confuse people that in Avengers NYC is devastated and then in Spidey it is normal.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 8, 2012, 10:22 AM »
I saw it again, and Thanos is there right at the beginning, pulling the strings with the Chitauri leader.  It is implied that the Chitauri are his army (or more to the point, it is never implied that they are only teaming up with Thanos).  So their motivation is left intentionally vague for the reveal in the credits.  Again, their motivation is not at all important to the plot of the film.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 7, 2012, 01:01 PM »

I think "generic invading force" worked fine.  They wanted the cube.  Loki had it.  Why do we need to know much more about them?  They already had what - 8 major characters and a handful of minor ones to give motivation/depth too.  Throwing up more info on why the Chitauri want the cube to conquer the universe wouldn't add much, IMO.

I completely agree.  I guess I just question why they kept it so hush-hush.  It definitely did not detract from the movie in any way.

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