Open Discussion – May 7, 2014

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As usual – talk about whatever you like as long as it’s related to movies, TV or Screen Rant itself – just remember to play nice. icon smile Open Discussion   May 7, 2014

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  2. MMPR!

  3. Can’t post links anymore?

    • Maybe that’s also why they took out the website field on the comment form.

      • Probably. One way to get rid of spam!

    • And we’re coming up on half a year of the comment section not retaining the name and emai address and without being able to track one’s posting history. :(

      • Right? A little silly but I get it.

  4. Well if you haven’t heard already…

    Lionsgate and Saban Brands are partnering to develop and produce an original live action feature film based on the iconic “Power Rangers” property, it was announced today by creator of “Power Rangers” Haim Saban and Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer.

    Saban launched “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” as a live-action TV series more than 20 years ago, and the series has been in continuous production ever since. It has subsequently grown into one of the world’s most popular and recognizable brands, with toys, apparel, costumes, video games, DVD’s, comic books and other merchandise.

    The two companies noted that, with an extensive and extremely devoted worldwide fan base as well as a deep and detailed mythology, the “Power Rangers” are primed for the big screen. The new film franchise will re-envision the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of high school kids who are infused with unique and cool super powers but must harness and use those powers as a team if they have any hope of saving the world.

    “Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level,” said Saban. “They have the vision, marketing prowess and incredible track record in launching breakthrough hits from ‘The Hunger Games’ to ‘Twilight’ and ‘Divergent.’ In partnership with the Lionsgate team, we’re confident that we will capture the world of the Power Rangers and translate it into a unique and memorable motion picture phenomenon with a legacy all its own.”

    “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Haim Saban and his team to maximize the potential of this immensely successful and universally recognized franchise,” said Feltheimer. “The Power Rangers stories and characters have been embraced by generations of audiences for more than 20 years, and today they are more powerful than ever. We have the ideal partner and the perfect brand with which to create a motion picture event that will resonate with moviegoers around the world for years to come.”

    Saban’s “Power Rangers” franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, “Power Rangers” quickly became the most-watched children’s television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running boys live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who “morph” into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets around the world, translated into numerous languages and is a mainstay in the most prominent international children’s programming blocks.

    • My issue is would anyone go see it? I mean, the first Power Rangers movie flopped , which was made at the height os the shows popularity and second one made significantly less than the first.

      The only way I could see it working is if they went with the “Mighty Morphin” era, but todays audiences are really aware of that era of the show.

      • Monetarily speaking, I wouldn’t consider the first film a flop. Budget of 15M and it made over 65M. That’s profit.

        • Yes, it made 65 million WORLDWIDE (meaning domestic and overseas total). That’s not good numbers for a show at the height of its popularity.

          • I would post a link but the site won’t let me for some reason.

            In 1995, domestic only, it came in 45th out of 280 films released that year. That’s not bad for a super low budget movie. WW it did 4 times its budget. That’s success which ever way you want to look at it.

            • Whether or not the first film was a “success” or not is a mute issue because the total gross for the second took HUGE dive to only 9 million. And unless the studio makes some major changes for this upcoming film, this too will be a flop.

              • moot, not mute fyi.

              • That’s not really indicative of how well the reboot will do. The original Transformers movie released during the height of Transformers mania only made about 6 million domestically.

      • Maybe They Saw Pacific Rim Now[finally] and thought lets give it a try..

      • That probably because the fans(like me) were like 5 and had no way of going to see a movie unless their parents decided to go, but now I have my ownz moneyz.
        Plus now theres a decade of power ranger series and of fans, its a different time.

  5. Has anyone seen Maleficent already? I’m really curious about it.. I really hope it’s better than Alice in Wonderland and Snow White and the Huntsman combined!

    • Wasn’t interested in the movie at all despite all the good things people have been saying about it. Ended up watching the trailer in theaters before The Amazing Spider-Man 2, gotta be honest, it actually looks pretty fantastic. I’m also curious about how it does now, maybe I’ll actually catch it in theaters.

      • The only thing about the trailer I don’t like is that it seems like the end will be another big battle. so tired of these endings, especially in “fairy tale” movies

    • Is it out overseas or something? I thought it doesn’t come out till the 30th.

      I’m not all that interested. Just cuz the trend of fairy tale films is to load them up with CGI and make them into subpar wanna-be LOTR action epics. I haven’t been all that impressed.

      See: Alice in Wonderland, Jack the Giant Slayer, Oz the Great and Powerful, Snow White and the Huntsman, etc…

      • Yes, I think it’s out next week in some countries

        And I still keep hope that some of these movies will turn out great :)


    I’m trying to avoid any more promotional stuff for it because I don’t wanna spoil anything for myself… BUT ITS SO HARD!!!

    I have the same problem with regards to X-Men: DOFP, but to a lesser extent. The ads for Godzilla are way better imho.

    • The worst is behind me. Now that Godzilla is only a week away it’s much easier to resist the trailers.

    • Tickets booked – Sunday 18th @ 13:00 :)

    • I didn’t realize Godzilla came out next week…I successfully avoided the marketing so much that I didn’t know the release date!

      So, TASM2, XMEN:DOFP, and Godzilla are all released in May? I think I only have one other movie to look forward to this summer after that…Guardians of the Galaxy.

  7. I thought Amazing Spider-Man 2 was really Great and I hope that in Amazing Spider-Man 3 we get to see Kraven The Hunter in the opening credits scene to introduce him I hope Sinester Six film will make since I hope The Fantastic Four Reboot will be as good as X-Men First Class,Sam Ramsi Spider-Man 1-2 and Amazing Spider-Man 1-2 and the third Amazing Spider-Man should be great :)

  8. Anyone have any news about those rumors regarding a Young Justice live action series?

  9. Saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and I have to say it was good. It just that Cap 2 was the better movie and I’m a Spider-Man fan. Certain things like how they shoehorn The Rhino and could of use the Green Goblin more. Overall its still the best Spider-Man movie I’ve seen in a long time.

  10. Greetings All…..

    Happy Hump Day!! :)

    I saw Spider Man 2 on Friday and I have to say, although it was visually amazing, overall I was a little disappointed. I appreciate very much the effort Marc Webb and Sony are putting into this character and this franchise, but IMO, they’re just missing the mark. They’re not missing it by much, but they are missing it. IMO, Cap 2 was way better. Way better.

    Also this past weekend, at Pepper’s pleading, we saw Frozen at the two dollar show, (I’m a big spender!). I understand that Frozen is the highest grossing kids movie/cartoon of all time. My question is, why? It was ok, but highest of all time? More than Toy Story, Cars and all the rest of them? I just don’t see why I guess.

    I have a question also….

    Why do people continue to compare Arrow to Agents of SHIELD? Do they not realize that they are comparing apples to oranges? The two shows aren’t even in the same genre. Arrow is about a vigilante superhero and AoS is about spies, espionage, government agents and the like. Where exactly is the comparison? Has the Marvel vs. DC war gotten so bad that now we have to compare things that aren’t even in the same categories?
    So silly.
    What’s wrong with enjoying each for what they bring to the table?

    The new show Gothem looks pretty good. I’m really hoping for another home ruin like Arrow. Time will tell.

    Does anybody watch ‘Avengers Assembly’. on Disney XD? That is a pretty good little show. Marvel got it right, IMO, with their animation and voice actors on that one. Now they just need to make some full length animated movies just like that.

    I can’t wait or the new episode of Arrow tonight! :)

    • I compare them because they’re both shows based upon comic book properties. For me though, Arrow just has more interested characters and story. I didn’t get into Agents of Shield til after Captain America 2.

    • A.R.G.U.S. and S.H.I.E.L.D. would be a better comparison.

    • Oops, I meant Avengers Assemble…..


    • Don’t jinx it with spelling errors, Tony!!!

      “I’m really hoping for another home ruin like Arrow.”


      Did you like the Nolan horns in the trailer though? BWWWWAAAAAHHH!!!

    • Greetings Stark. Have you seen TASM 2 yet? If so what did you think of it compared to past spidey films?

      • “I saw Spider Man 2 on Friday and I have to say, although it was visually amazing, overall I was a little disappointed. I appreciate very much the effort Marc Webb and Sony are putting into this character and this franchise, but IMO, they’re just missing the mark. They’re not missing it by much, but they are missing it. IMO, Cap 2 was way better. Way better.”

    • Yeah, the Marvel vs DC is annoying and most of us comic fan don’t really cared about it. AoS and Arrow is pretty different aside from they saving people.

      Plus, there’s always the not official Batman the not animated series – Person Of Interest. In terms of #itsallconnected that Marvel keep reminding us PoI is much more. Just imagine Lost type of connectivity while the villains are one of the best part of the show. If you think Slade is great, PoI has better.

      And Jonah Nolan created the show so in terms of writing, it’s good.

      • Person Of Interest made us sympathize for a terrorist. Hooooly s**t, that was pure writing talent.

    • @Stark – in regards to Frozen…it’s a superhero princess movie!

      Also, if you had preschool girl like I do, you’d understand how much I can’t stand that Adele Dazeem song.

  11. Am I the only one that thinks a Shazam! movie would kill at the b.o.? I got lots of kids in my fam and when they were superficially introduced to Billy/Shazam (through Injustice and JL:War) they went nuts. If WB/DCE are really working on it I think it’s a lock for success. Hopefully they can strike a balance between humor (Billy is 13) and the current gritty tone (but he’s also a foster kid and Black Adam is his nemesis) they’re rolling with. Just wondering what are people’s thoughts on this?

    • I’d love to see a movie on the character. Did you see him in any Young Justice episodes? My favorite with him is “Misplaced.” Without giving anything away, the episode focuses on him to help when every adult on the planet disappears. Good story.

      Maybe someday we’ll get that film!

      • Geoff John’s short Shazam backups on the recent run of Justice League is a pretty good origin story that would make a pretty good movie. Granted that Billy Batson is like a typical angst 12 year old in this story.

  12. Saw spiderman and did anyone else think it was just plain BORING? The action, the dialogue, everthing.

  13. When does filming start for “Batman vs. Superman?”

  14. Spider man 2 should have focused more on the characters and less on the action, this would have built a better story and the action would have fell in the right places. it was just all over the place and rushed, with cheesy jokes unlike the first one. Also who feels that Archangels will be a part of the x-men Apocalypse film, man I hope so he would be a great character, along with a better Juggernaught,and more Cyclops, jean, storm, Gambit, and Nightcrawler joining the team. I would love to see a weird little mutant Beak cameo where Beast is helping him fit into the school.

  15. I would love to know when filming for Island of Dr Moreau, and Prometheus 2 start filming, and if Unbreakable 2 is going to happen? Now this would be some awesome news to me.

    • I am also VERY excited about the possibilities of Prometheus 2, but I don’t know if there are many of us…

      • I’m certainly one of them.

        • I’m another.

    • @TheLostWinchester – Thank goodness. I was hoping the Felicia Day episode about Oz was a backdoor pilot, but instead we got Bloodlines: the tribe. D U M B

      They had the spin-off potential with Day & Dorothy as female hunters in a fantasy realm.

  16. Since the May 12 Open Discussion post never happened (SR said they were behind but I guess they never did it):

    1. Finally finished my DVR of The Tomorrow People. Too bad it got canceled but at least it finished up the storyline and then gave us a cliffhanger that didn’t need resolution. Am I the only one who didn’t notice a similar Gustavo Breaking Bad explosion scene?

    2. I find it interesting how the series that took its time slot, The 100, did better ratings. I guess the CW crowd prefers dystopian future stories better than pseudo super hero ones.

    3. Speaking of dystopian, Revolution is getting the can. I hope they tie up their storyline but knowing NBC (FlashFoward, The Event) it’s doubtful. As much as I liked Season 1, Season 2 really started going in a weird direction. It actually is ending up like a prequel to The Matrix.

    4. Back to The CW, has anyone watched Star Crossed?

    5. I might be the only one, but Arrow just isn’t as good to me as it used to be. Hopefully they freshen it up next season. Looking forward to The Flash too.

    6. Saw Desolation of Smaug last weekend (was finally available on Redbox), it was pretty good. Made me dust off LOTR: Fellowship. Interesting how Peter Jackson likes to cliffhang killing Gandalf multiple times.

    • OD for May 12th is up. I would post a link, but that doesn’t work anymore. So, in the URL for this page change the 7 to a 12.