Comments on: ‘I, Frankenstein’ Director Talks Proper Approach to Marvel Movie Storytelling http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=frankenstein-director-talks-proper-approach-marvel-movie-storytelling The #1 Independent Movie & TV News Website Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:06:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anton http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-989748 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 10:55:22 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-989748 A lot of audiences liked it, it was a good movie, and only “Mandarin famboys” didn’t like it (Actually, I think these Mandarin fanboys only began liking the Mandarin after Iron Man 3).

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By: Iron Man 3 Is a Mess http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988769 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 04:39:04 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988769 I certainly didn’t expect such spot on insight coming from the guy behind I Frankenstein. Can’t say it makes me want to watch his movie, but bravo for having the gal to say it like it is since he likely just burned some bridges.

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By: Hyoga1001 http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988382 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:09:57 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988382 The man is smart, but the mass is stupid.

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By: JMK http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988377 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:01:32 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988377 Personally, I think there is some validity in what Beatty said. The MCU has lacked true depth for awhile. Iron man I was the best film by far. It showed depth, character development, and the pay off was excellent. However, Thor 1 and 2,Iron man 2,and Captain America were sort of meh.Even Avengers was not without its major flaws. Just pure popcorn flicks, which is not a problem per se, but I would rather see a film that I will remember for a long time. As opposed to throwaway or easily forgotten films.

I am pinning my hopes on Captain America: Winter Solider to really rekindle my interest in the MCU. Because IM3 and Thor TDW were major letdowns. Honestly, I am a DC guy(not hating), but I thoroughly enjoy watching movies from Marvel. Therefore, I hope phase two ends strong, meaning that CA:TWS and Avengers:AoU are good. Otherwise, the whole “shared unvierse” is really nothing more than a shallow, cash-in.

Oh and if I, Frankenstein gets more than One star from Screen Rant and over 15% on rottentomatoes, I will be immensely surprised. That movie looks like the B****** love child of “Underworld” and “The Mummy”…ahh, I love the smell of awful movies in January hahahah

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By: Professor Procrastination http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988249 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:08:59 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988249 @Ke-mo sah-bee – I had to google that actor, but I agree (on appearance only). The makeup department wouldn’t had to do much.

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By: Professor Procrastination http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988247 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:02:45 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988247 On last Friday’s OD, someone asked the Scranters to rank the Marvel films. About 10 people responded and most of those lists were not the same. That’s the beauty of the Marvel films and their characters…as @rdcj said, “We are all different and different stories resonate with different people…”

http://screenrant.com/open-discussion-january-17-2014/

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By: john solo http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988236 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:49:39 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988236 would you rather have had im3 have the mandarin twist in the marketing? it was refreshing not to have a movie spoiled in the marketing for once. thor 2 advanced the plot of the mcu with the introduction of the aether and infinity gems.

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By: KemoSabi http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988210 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:05:59 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988210 I, Frankenstein looks bad. Plus, Kim Kold should have been cast as Frankenstein not some skinny white boy.

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By: X http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988206 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:01:53 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988206 I liked the first Ironman, Incredible Hulk for the most part even if I was left wondering what the hell ever happened to the big headed guy at the end of the film who created Abomination. Thor was good, Ironman 2 and 3 where alright but like he said, it just did not feel like he was doing anything new really. also I think Marvel is scared to show the negatives of having superpowers, for instance Captain America not ageing and waking up in the future. I would have had him get his dance with peggy as a elderly woman and bring a big impact of emotion into the film. details like that are glossed over in these films and replaced with non stop action. It gets boring even if it is non stop action. if I like drama, psychological, (etc) I am left out. I feel they like to kill someone off to get an emotional response when sometimes just putting someone through something really traumatic could work better, and make the film quality above the rest. Hope to get a Hulk solo film, and a Inhumans.

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By: Pyronaut http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988194 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:30:41 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988194 Nobody said it wasn’t successful at all. It just wasn’t SO successful like IM3 was. IM3 made basically twice as much on a similar budget.

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By: YoMumma http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988189 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:18:52 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988189 “Why tell this story” coming from a guy who worked on GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, a movie literally designed to sell toys (and while a guilty pleasure, had an admittedly terrible story).

I’m not an insecure comic fanboy looking defend all the CBMs, but to me that just does not make any sense in the slightest. Anything in the MCU easily wins over anything this guy has done with the exception of maybe Collateral. Please someone tell me why I should take what this guy says seriously

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By: BishMan http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988179 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:05:11 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988179 When this guy has created an interconnected movie universe that sells tickets and wins over audiences like Marvel, then I might listen to him. Some people forget that no one has done what Marvel is doing before, there is no right way to do it yet. Marvel are playing trial and error. Iron Man? success, save that formula for later. Iron Man 2? Okay lets not do that again. Avengers? Alright, that worked, try something different for the sequel. I never fail to be amazed at the bitchiness of some of Marvel’s fans (and that being said, DC’s fans too. Yeah, I went there), whining about IM3 having ‘too much comedy’ or Thor 2 having a ‘stupid plot’. Whilst I agree with those complaints in some respects, some people need to just calm down and be thankful that we even have an Avengers movie to begin with. Hek, who would have thought Doctor Strange or The Guardians of the Galaxy or Ant-Man would ever have any hope of hitting the big-screen? Marvel are taking risks in every movie, whether it be tone (Avengers 2), adherence to canon (Iron Man 3) or simply bringing characters to life that are just plain weird (Ant-Man). Marvel are doing the dirty work here, and for that they should be respected, not reviled.

And as for the DC fans acting as though they anticipated a faithful adaptation of The Mandarin or expected something groundbreaking from Thor 2, lay it off already. No one is going to tear down The Dark Knight Trilogy in any hurry, so why irrationally hate on Marvel’s films? If anything, you too should be grateful for Marvel. They started testing the waters of cinematic universes long before DC ever did, and all DC have to really do is ride off the wave of superhero success that was The Avengers.

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By: john alejandro http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988175 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:54:54 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988175 You guys are such dc fanboys. Iron man 2 was the weakest of the bunch that marvel has made but it is still better than everything warner dc has put out with the exception of the nolan trilogy and maybe mos.

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By: topepunk http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988138 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:39:26 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988138 ANd General Chance gave private beatty no chance in frankenhell….

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By: Canon Fodder King http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988126 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:00:05 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988126 Hi Stuart Beattie! Nice to see you on Screen Rant! Please never work on a GI Joe movie ever again. And, FYI, Frankenstein should actually be ugly.

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By: Chris Fawkes http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988116 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:16:49 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988116 Stop reading internet forums and read ticket sales. Ironman 3 took over a billion dollars.

That should say more than reading a handful of negative post.

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By: Chance http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988035 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:50:23 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988035 This man has built nothing, so I don’t know where he has any world building imagination or how the author can seemingly validate Beatty’s opinion with the examples listed.

First up: Beatty holds only story credit… and only on the first Pirates. The Writer’s Guild has strict rules on how to credit and who receives them. For story credit (and one reason I say Goyer gets more acclaim than he deserves): “all writing covered by the provisions of the Minimum Basic Agreement representing a contribution “–distinct from screenplay– and consisting of basic narrative, idea, theme or outline indicating character development and action.””

For Rise of Cobra: Beatty holds both story and screenplay credits, but when much of your film is essentially tossed out by an immediate qasi half-reboot, it tells me your supposed world building expertise was essentially tossed out in favor of a completely different direction.

30 Days of Night: To a lesser extent, alright. Lesser in that it wasn’t even his story or his world at all; that honor goes to Steve Niles, who’s original script (based from his comic series) was re-written by Beatty at the insistence of Columbia Pictures because they had their hands in the pie as distributor for North America. It just so happens that the screenplay was re-written once again by Brian Nelson during pre-production.

Please tell me exactly where this world-building imagination and expertise is?

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By: Hyoga1001 http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988025 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:37:51 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988025 Me and well, I surf the web and the internet speaks for itself… so yeah…black sheep.
But hey! its fine that you enjoyed Cap 1.

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By: Chance http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988018 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:26:55 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988018 When I look at his remarks on world building and the examples the author here uses to supposedly validate such “imagination for world building”, all I see is:

Pirates of the Caribbean: Beatty has story credit only for only the first film. He had nothing to do with building anything else in that franchise. Writer’s Guild Screen Credits Manual states: The term “story” means all writing covered by the provisions of the Minimum Basic Agreement representing a contribution “distinct from screenplay and consisting of basic narrative, idea, theme or outline indicating character development and action” unless based upon source material of a story nature (which gets different credits per their rules).

G.I. Joe: Beatty actually holds both story and screenplay credits for Rise of Cobra… but when just about everything is scrapped for the sequel except for four characters (one who’s background was completely thrown out) in what amounts to a quasi half-reboot, it doesn’t go toward validating any expertise on world building. Rather, it says the opposite: that most of your ideas were tossed in favor of something else.

30 Days of Night: Sure, to a lesser extent. Lesser because it isn’t even his story. That world building honor goes to Steve Niles and (for visual aesthetic) Ben Templesmith. Beatty worked off of Niles’ original script because he had proposed the film when everyone initially turned him down the comics. Studios weren’t interested, IDW picked up the comic, the comics did well, and suddenly the studio was interested again. Beatty was brought in by Columbia Pictures because they strong-armed re-writes to Niles’ script, and the script was later re-written again by Brian Nelson.

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By: EGAD1 http://screenrant.com/marvel-movies-interview-stuart-beattie-frankenstein-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-988011 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:16:24 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=411392#comment-988011 I can’t wait for I, Frankenstein as well

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