Open Discussion – November 8, 2013

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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   November 8, 2013

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  1. Should we wait for the Spoilers Discussion post on Thor 2 before talking about it? Can’t get that mid-credits scene out of my head since seeing it last night.

    • That’s a silly question if I’ve ever heard one. Should you post spoilers in a non-spoiler thread, the day the movie hits the majority of the audience?


      BTW the spoiler discussion is open.

  2. Although I was a bit underwhelmed by the Days of Future Past trailer I’m still looking forward to the film and seeing the original cast and the First Class cast in the same film. That said, I’m still a supporter of the idea that Fox’s X-Men series should be rebooted. While I’m sure the new film will right at least a few of the continuity errors that exist, I’m still more interested in a new direction. Since I doubt Fox will ever give up the rights to the X-Men, a reboot and recasting is my favorite option.

    What do you guys think? How would you plan out a new X-Men cinematic universe? What stories might you use from the comics? What characters might you include and who would you want to play those characters? While no casting choices come to mind, I know that I would really like to see the original five X-Men as younger characters like in the comics (All-New, First Class, etc.). I’d also like less emphasis on Wolverine but eventually have him introduced in an X-Force film.

  3. …I know right that’s what I’ve been saying. DC is just that much better.

  4. Did anybody watch Two and A half Men last night. The one where Linda Carter guest starred. I recorder it and it was super funny.

  5. I watched the 13 episodes of Harper’s Island in three days. Very addictive! Although it was the typical slasher schlock in a kingsize format it was quite enjoyable. I’m glad that they properly concluded the show instead of going for a second season. 3.5/5

  6. Happy Friday Everyone!

    I’ll be seeing Thor 2 after work today with some friends. Not expecting too much but I’m sure I’ll enjoy it none the less.

    Also, how about all this noise about Superman v Batman turning into a Justice League intro. Certainly a different approach, but hope they execute it well and not make Supes share the screen too much. I’ll be picking of MOS blu-ray on Tuesday!

    • I’ve always thought so. It’s pure cheesy sci-fi. And it includes Big bugs shooting glowy stuff out of their behinds like Star$**t Poopers.

      • I enjoyed/’got it’ from the first time I saw this when it was new. I’ve seen the hate and the eventual appreciation.

    • The book is a character story about John developing a deep pride/love for the fascist/militaristic society the world is set in. The movie break form canon a lot but for good reason. Most of the book is inner thought and conversations with very little action. The way the movie was done as a satire was pretty much the only way to get the point of the book across (at least for people that read that much into it). For those that have not read the book it is a big bug shoot em up frenzy that is still fun to watch.

      I agree with the article.

  7. Best part of seeing Thor 2 last night the Cap 2 trailer and Xmen: DOFP. The latter was extremely impressive and seemed to hit the right tone I was looking for.

  8. So in the comics, who has the bigger drinking problem, Tony Stark or Matt Murdock? lol

  9. Happy Friday, Scranters!
    Reply with the first movie quote that pops into your head. Go!

    “First you gotta do the Truffle Shuffle.”
    The Goonies

    • “He slimed me” – Ghostbusters

      (I’ve nicknamed my son Slimer this week with his runny nose.)

      • Ghostbusters?!??!!!
        Mother pus bucket! :)

        I hope your son’s on the upswing, Professor.
        And don’t forget to–HAIL HYDRA!

        • He’s fine, and thanks for the concern. It’s just that fall runny nose that all kids get.

          Hail HYDRA.

    • “I let him go.” – Commando

    • @ $2

      Happy Friday

      “I’ll Be Back” _ The Terminator

    • Never give up, never surrender!

      • “No Fate.”
        It’s been a little while SRB (Screen Rant Buddy), how have ya been (LC)?

        • I’m good, Mr. Durden. How are you? Just been busy at work and it’s the holidays so… ya know lol.

          • Yea no rest for the wicked man. Just the annual halloween hangover for me, can’t justify endless horror flicks at the house anymore until next year. lol

    • “I told you to take him out!!”
      “We’re trying sir but he’s just too fast!!”
      -Speed Racer-

    • Heathcliff: The moors and I will never change. Don’t you, Cathy.
      Wuthering Heights (1939) My all-time favorite film.

    • Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up! It’s bobsled time!!!

      • YESSSSSS hahaha

    • “We don’t no stinkin’ badges”

  10. The Cap 2 trailer was nice but I felt a little underwhelmed by the DOFP. It was a nice trailer but it just didn’t really do anything for me like FC did. We shall see though. I just don’t have a lot of faith in Singer.

    • Regarding the DOFP trailer, I have to agree.

      I plan on seeing it next year, but the trailer was a mess! The abrupt change in music/tone gets me.

      • haha you should watch Jeremy Jahns DOFP trailer review. he talks about the abrupt music change. pretty funny stuff.

        I dug the trailer tho. Flaws and all.

        • Hmmm, now you’ve got me curious about this Jeremy Jahns character.

          Thanks for the heads up!

  11. Anyone heard about Marvel changing Ms.Marvel to a teenage muslim girl?

    • Not really changing. Carol Danvers is Captain Marvel currently. And that title has changed hands many times. In the frist Secret Wars Captian Marvel was a black lady.

  12. I wanna ask people if they could add it to their comic book collection, would they add Nightmares From Hell as seen from Nightmare 5: The Dream Child?

  13. I feel there are some critics out there that are very bitter about how well comic book movies are doing these days.

    The review for Thor: TDW printed in my local paper took a shot at just about every CBM it could. Putting down MOS for “ridiculous Krypton politics” and not being a regurgitation of Richard Donner’s film’s. When he talks of Thor: TDW making a reference to The Avengers he say’s “Yes I remember how much money that movie made”. And the biggest criticism for the film was that the movie spent to much time away from the real world. Because I know Harry Potter would have been better had they spent more time in London as opposed to Hogwarts, and anyone remember Masters of the Universe(with time it has become a so bad it’s good movie)?

    I know there will always be up tight critics, but do they really expect the general audiences to want to see heavy drama films every time they choose to watch a movie?

    That’s my rant and I’m sticking to it. :)

    • Yeah, I don’t refer to critics for superhero films. A lot of the time, they come off as intensely biased, unprofessional and just flat out d*mb. There was one review about Man of Steel that was probably 200 or so words, a professional critic on Rotten Tomatoes and she had this to say,

      “No fun costume change in a phone booth, no wowing humans with his powers and no repartee with reporter Lois Lane.”

      I’m guessing the same is happening to Thor A Dark World? I’m not surprised.

      • I’m just happy there’s still reviewers like the folks on ScreenRant and Jeremy Jahns.

        • +1

        • I would buy Thor2 on Bluray :D

          Its always nice to find another JJahns fan.

    • I don’t give too much importance to any one single review. I read the blurbs on RT, look at the score, read reviews here on SR (usually just the star rating and the last paragraph that sums it up to avoid spoilers), reviews on cinemablend, if there’s one reviewer that I follow religiously its JeremyJahns. I dont see every movie he tells me to see and vice versa, but I do watch all his reviews. He’s the only “critic” I follow that closely anymore.

      Regarding the bashing in your local paper, yeah my local paper’s reviews suck a** too. It’s egregiously slanted towards family flicks so for example Cloudy 2 will get a better review than Elysium just out of principal. Its pretty retarded.

    • I feel like all comic book movies lately have failed to be original in a genure that is very similar all around. Ironman was a breathe of fresh air with its quick wittex humor and compellingly arrogeny lead character. The batman trilogy reinvented a genre showimg that a somber and mature tone can work for batman and be taking serious by everyone. Everything since except the avengers have either tried to recreate the feel and tone of ironman or nolans batman and have ultimately failed. Everything is just to similar and its getting old
      Marvel sticks to their formula and DC hasnt found an identity, its just not that great. To me every superhero film i see makes the dark knight, ironman and x-2 (and FC) that much better cauae its the bar for the genre imo.

      • @ Trey

        Imo, I feel all did in his Batman trilogy was reinvent the character/s aswell take the genre up a notch from whats come before. Before Nolan’s take on Batman being taken realistic, Blade & the first two X-Men films were there. To me Nolan took it up a notch by saying anyone could be Batman.

        Of-course the way he reinvented Batman & the characters but not the genre. I agree that a lot of filmmakers seem to be trying to make CBM similar to the TDK films but have failed. Not to mention Marvel is sticking to what they’re doing & WB/DC hasn’t found what you said a identity.

  14. Just saw Thor 2. Just wanted to say it was better than the first film.
    3 1/2 stars.

  15. Anyone heard any more about the status of The Equalizer reboot movie? Info has seemed pretty silent on that lately.

  16. So I have been wanting to change the email address that my comment notifications get sent to and have it stay as my mail address on the site every time I comment, without having to re-type it every time. Or with out having to change my screen name. And it doesn’t seem to want to cooperate. Any help?

    Also, I have been seeing a lot of comments lately about people complaining that the Screen Rant writing team is getting more opinionated and such in their articles. I don’t understand the hate. I get that sometimes people just want facts. But the one thing that keeps me coming to this site, and Game Rant is that the writers don’t feel like robots just typing out facts and you can actually tell that they have opinions, which they should, just like all of us commentors and readers. f you don’t like that then maybe this site really isn’t for you.

    Keep up the great work ScreenRant team!!!!!

  17. dear SR,

    can you please implement an addition to your comments system, where we can block certain users who repeatedly post dumb stuff? I don’t want to read things that actively carve away at my intellect and soul.

  18. +1 on the idea.