Open Discussion – May 23, 2014

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  1. Cant wait to go see X-men days of future past today, really looking forward to it

    • After today’s release of X-Men, I only have one other “MUST SEE” in the theater for the summer. It releases August 1st (in the U.S.)

      • You guys will LOVE IT!!! There was one scene where my theater broke out in applause last night. It was a masterfully done film.

        • AGH I need to see this but won’t be until tuesday! Apparently it’s sitting on top as one of the best superhero films.

  2. I find it funny how Samuel Jackson was the spokesperson for the quicksilver credit card commercial. A little nod to Avengers 2 or just marvel Cinematic universe in general.

  3. After X-Men DOFP, it’s Guardians of the Galaxy and the Ninja Turtles for me. Boy, the reviews for DOFP are really good. I will defiantly being seeing it this weekend! :)

    • @ Stark

      Just got back from seeing it. Best X film yet, left me can’t waiting for the next installment already.

  4. After Fox hitting the ball out of the park with First Class, The Wolverine and now Days of Future Past, I can only wonder what they’ll do if Fantastic Four succeeds (especially with the talent working on that movie). I’m hoping that mystery Fox movie in 2018 is a crossover. I’m also hoping after this, people will start shutting their mouths about returning the rights to Marvel lol.

  5. I’m still waiting to see the first “great” movie of the year. So far I’ve seen:

    Devil’s Due-very bad
    Muppet Movie-fine
    Oculus-bad
    Under the Skin-Good (I think)
    Blue Ruin-Very good, not quite great
    Godzilla-Okay

    What movies have you guys considered “great” so far? Any?

    • In 2014 so far, Cap 2 is my favorite. The Lego movie actually surprised me in how much I enjoyed it (I usually zone out when I take my kid to the movies). The Muppet songs were fantastic…I expected that to be fun family film and it did that. TASM2 was a fun IMAX experience (I also saw the re-release of Gravity in IMAX). And Godzilla harkened back to my childhood when I watched those old monster movies. I found that to be what I consider a blockbuster.

      Still, Cap 2 has the story, the effects, and great characters that put it over the top of everything I’ve seen so far. We’ll see how X-Men goes this weekend.

      • Yeah, I really want to see the LEGO movie. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. And I kept meaning to see Cap 2 but I just couldn’t find the time. I thought the first one was okay but definitely nothing amazing. Supposedly the sequel is much better so I look forward to checking it out soon.

        Gravity in IMAX is one of the best movie experiences of my life. So good.

        And Godzilla was a perfectly fine, very entertaining blockbuster. Much, much better than Pacific Rim but not nearly as good as, say, Jurassic Park.

        I’m also really looking forward to X-Men. I’ll see that soon.

        • I was so glad that they re-released Gravity around the time of the Academy Awards. I’m so busy in the fall that I missed it the first time around, and I didn’t want to miss that IMAX 3D cinematic experience that everyone was raving about. For me, that experience was the best I’ve had in a theater so far this year (but it happened for everyone else at the end of last year)…plus, I found out about the IMAX theater having a VIP “over 21″ section where I can drink.

          Maybe that’s why TASM2 didn’t bother me as much as it did others…

          • Completely agree with you about Gravity. Saw it for the IMAX re-release around Oscar season. That film was remarkable in the theater. Felt like something you’d only see in Universal or Disney World…was like a roller coaster.

    • @ Tyler

      For me it’s Cap 2, followed by Godzillia. Cap 2, to me, was a great movie not just a great CBM. As for Godzilla, well, that movie, IMO, was very good and very well done. TASM2 didn’t really do it for me and actually I was disappointed in it although visually it was amazing.

  6. I don’t remember seeing such hubbub when they announced the titles ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ or ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.

    Why is DC stuff so polarizing?

    • Well, Age of Ultron was announced at Comic Con and quickly overshadowed by the announcement of Batman V Superman.

      And Days of Future Past is a known comic book title that confuses the hell out of the general public.

      But Dawn of Justice confuses people who are googling the Department of Justice.

      • Do you know of anyone that XMDOFP really “confuses the hell of” or is that hyperbole and guesswork? I haven’t really heard of that, and nobody’s mentioned it to me.

        It was the name of the comic story from the early 80′s, but the title is also a play on a pretty famous album call “Days of Future Passed,” by the Moody Blues (Dec. 1967). They used the title without reference, and it served them extremely well.

        I think even when people first encountered the Moody Blues title, it’s a title that simply gets you thinking, in a (very) mildly head turning way. So I would think it’s a fairly successful title that makes one think a little but not too much.

        Now “Pacific Rim” is a pretty bad title, although I love that movie.

    • There was commotion over both titles. Xmen is the exact name of a comic which most people were worried about since no X men movies are canon. AoU was announced after IM3, people were again worried about lack of being canon.

      • @PatrickB:

        Not like BvS though. Even the working title ‘BvS’ got lots of flack. The article on the announcement for BvSDoJ has over 450 comments.

        For “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” I don’t think there were many people asking “When did Cap become a cold weather fighter?”. :)

        I’m not actually sure it’s a “DC v Marvel: Dawn of Fanboys” thing. Arrow gets mostly positive comments while SHIELD gets more negative on ScreenRant.

        Maybe it’s a “TV v Film: Dawn of Media” thing?

        • I hate to bring up the Marvel vs. DC ridiculousness but Marvel is the most popular right now and most fans feel that this popularity is being challenged by DC with more projects being announced. This logic is so baffling to me as they both offer great stories and characters and there is room for everyone at the top. I do understand that some fans have their preference and that is great but what I do not understand is why some feel the need to complain relentlessly about certain things. I believe they would be a lot happier if they avoid the things that cause them so much hate. Just my opinion and I try to stay open minded about everything in life.

    • @ Big Nerd

      Good question. For whatever reason, DC is some kind of lighting rod that people love to hate. How can anybody complain about ‘Dawn of Justice’? I mean it’s perfect and it describes where the DCCU is heading. Apparently DC can do nothing right.

  7. Looking forward to seeing X-Men DOFP tomorrow. I’m reading a lot of good reviews (which is rare now days on the internet). Also see that its going to be a beautiful day tomorrow where im at. Hopefully they will do my girl Ororo a little more justice on this one.

  8. A MEMORIAL DAY TIP from the Professor of Procrastination:

    In 2012, the first movie of the year I attending in the theater was the Katherine Heigl classic “One for the Money”…I say attended because I refuse to say I ever watched that piece of crap. After watching that, every movie seemed better that year. 21 Jump Street, The Avengers, TASM, Prometheus, Ted, The Dark Knight Rises, Rise of the Guardians…and even movies like American Reunion and Dark Shadows were elevated. It was a good year.

    In 2013, the first movie I watched was Gangster Squad. The rest of the year was as mediocre as that…G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Iron Man 3, Thor 2, the Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The Croods, Monsters U, Star Trek into Darkness, This is the End, Man of Steel, Anchorman 2…nothing seemed outstanding, but nothing seemed horrible either.

    This year, I started out with the IMAX 3D spectacular, Gravity. It was awesome. And since then, I watched the Lego movie and the Muppets with my kid(s)…I enjoyed both. Cap2, TASM2, and Godzilla were all great for different reasons. I’ve been having a great time at the theater so far this year.

    My tip is for a year in movies to be truly MEMORABLE (bringing it back to Memorial Day), the first movie you watch in theaters has to either be the worst movie of the year OR a mind-blowing cinematic experience.

    But, most importantly…find a theater that serves beer. Because beer makes everything better…unless Katherine Heigl stars in it.

    HAVE A GREAT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND! 4 more hours until campsites, fires, smores, and BEER!

    This message is sponsored by BEER. It’s what’s for dinner.

    • BTW, nothing is getting done at work today.

  9. So no postmortem for Revolution ?

    • @Slayer – I was a handful of episodes behind on that show when I heard it was cancelled. I enjoyed the show, but not as much as other programs so it got pushed back on my queue. Would it be worth my time to finish it out? Or does it end with a cliffhanger like Terra Nova that’ll end up pissing me off because I’ll never know what happens?

      • I have to admit I watched that show out of morbid curiosity, but that last episode would have made a weird ending even for a show that was coming back. They went off on so many tangents I really do not even know what the point of the show was in the end.

  10. Wow, Critics loved it, and apparently so do the fanboys, X-Men: Days of Future Past, cant wait to see you.

    Screenrant, please edit the X-Men ‘tag’ and write the right names on the “Starring” side.

  11. So what if wolverines (comicbook)suit can prevent magneto from completely paralyzing his body and gives him other benefits, bam.

  12. Edgar Wright will no longer direct Ant-Man: http://bit.ly/1pjZQ1P

  13. Edgar Wright will no longer direct Ant-Man: http://bit.ly/1pjZQ1P

    I wonder what else they would change aside from the director? I was hoping for a younger Pym and also him as Ant-Man.

    • Why Marvel!?!?!? I really wanted an Edgar Wright superhero movie…

      ***FIRES WEAPON INTO THE AIR WHILE LAYING ON THE GROUND SCREAMING***

      • Past your breaking point?

        • LOL!