Joined April 18th, 2011
@CoreyB I agree. Fast Five really took the franchise to new heights. I was never a huge fan of the franchise prior to the fifth movie. I enjoyed 1-4, but they were just average movies to me. Fast Five was on a whole new level and honestly, Universal has Justin Lin to thank for that. If it weren't for him, the 'Fast' franchise would have probably been done for after Fast & Furious.
I think the sequel would be just as good without Colin Firth. He was great in the film, but I honestly thought Mark Strong had the best part. Just like Angelina Jolie's character dying in Wanted. No need to bring her back. While I enjoyed her character, I think Wanted 2 has plenty of routes to go without bringing her back. Did anyone notice the picture of the gun in Valentine's house was the same picture Mark Strong's character had in his office in Kick-Ass?
@Michael-Kolesik LMFAO! The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight rises crushed Guardians of the Galaxy at the box office. GOTG is up to $333,055,258 at the domestic box office. Worldwide it's at $772,655,258. The Dark Knight's domestic total: $534,858,444 and worldwide: $1,004,558,444. The Dark Knight Rises' domestic total: $448,139,099 and worldwide: $1,084,439,099. Yeah GOTG doesn't come close.
This coming from the guy who made the darkest X-Men film to date with First Class. Additionally, other than the comedic first half, Kick-Ass was as dark as Nolan's Batman trilogy come the second half of the film. Get out of here Matthew Vaughn. I seriously just lost a lot of respect for you for that statement.
@dfella I think what he was saying is that superhero movies won't be as popular as they are now. Just like slasher films in the 90s. Scream revived the genre and there were a string of copycats before it eventually died out again. Yeah we still see slasher movies, but they aren't near as successful as post-Scream. I mean, I see what you're saying too. Superhero movies will no doubt still be around, but will they be the moneymakers they are now?
Wow...great post MovieWeb. As if we all didn't know this stuff already. Did Kevin Smith really have to rely on Ben Affleck to fill in the blanks? Seriously, most of us knew six months ago that this wasn't a MOS sequel. Anyone following the production figured out that it was a pre-Justice League film. Kevin isn't the smartest person...and I feel like he's using his friendship with Ben Affleck to gain some attention.
I love how this says it will be a box office showdown like we've never seen...even though The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises both opened last summer.
Aaron Paul would be amazing. The rest of this list is awful.
@instead8909 Are you serious right now? You have no clue what you're talking about. If all of the cast were making that much per picture, The Expendables pics wouldn't be profitable at all. Those films do decent at the box office, but they aren't 'huge' movies. There's no way they could afford to pay those actors that much. Willis wants $4 million for a days work? That is absurd. He's an idiot for lack of a better word. I'm glad he was replaced. Willis is now, at best, a B-list star. Maybe even C-list. Subscribe to Netflix and you'll see just how many straight-to-video releases this guy has done because he can't find better work.
Bruce Willis used to be one of my favorite actors, if not my favorite. However, in the last ten years, he has become quite an *sshole and there has been endless evidence of this. He threatened a member of the paparazzi after Bruce ran into him. BRUCE RAN INTO 'HIM'. He was a complete dick during a recent interview for AGDTDH. I read in an interview with Justin Long that Bruce Willis was one of his least favorite actors to work with. He got hammered at a basketball game and made a fool of himself. Still, that's neither here nor there. It isn't right for Stallone, who supposedly very close to Willis, to try and defame him publicly as somebody else said. That's just childish. Willis will do that on his own, but Stallone shouldn't try to simply because he won't star in his movie. If I remember correctly, Willis did the first Expendables practically free.
Disney and Marvel were smart to get Joss Whedon heavily involved in The Avengers universe early on. Warner Bros. should have done the same thing with Christopher Nolan. Instead, Nolan has already moved on to other things for the most part. I know he played a huge part in Man of Steel, but from what I've heard, he doesn't have much interest in future DC comic adaptations. If I were Warner Bros., I would be making Nolan an offer he couldn't refuse. They need someone overlooking every aspect of the Justice League universe to ensure everything runs smoothly. Joss Whedon has done a tremendous job with The Avengers universe.
Veronica Mars is arguably one of my favorite TV series of all-time. And I've watched a lot of television in my day. It's funny how I got started watching it. I was bored one day, went to Wal-Mart and I saw season 1 sitting on the shelf with a $44.99 price tag. I've never paid that much for a series I've never seen before, but the cover was very atmospheric and I liked that. I decided to give it a shot. My dad and I watched the first season in two days lol. I immediately bought the second season and we finished that in three days. We ended up catching up and watching the third season on The CW. What sucks is that both seasons 1 and 2 were done spectacularly. There was a central mystery that was solved in both season finales and each episode was a small mystery that tied into the central mystery. While each episode brought us closer to the truth, I never felt like I was left hanging as a small mystery was solved every episode. The CW is to blame for the show's failure. They took a different approach in season 3, wanting to make each episode stand alone. It wasn't bad, but it definitely wasn't as good as the first two seasons. I would love for this series to have a second life. Veronica Mars is different than other private investigators because she 'was a teenager'. Her dad was a licensed PI and Veronica was his sidekick. I can't begin to explain the chemistry the two actors had. It was perfection. Not to mention, Veronica is quirky, charming and sarcastic. Give it a watch. I promise you won't be sorry. I definitely wasn't.
Here is a link to the Taylor Kitsch image I was talking about. img.photobucket(dot)com/albums/v180/korndog1000/Thecrow11teenhundred.jpg
I've said before and I will say it again, Taylor Kitsch was born for this role. Google 'Taylor Kitsch The Crow'. You should find some fan art of Taylor Kitsch as Eric Draven. It's perfect.
@SpaceCowboy Yeah you have plenty of time to catch up considering I started watch Breaking Bad two weeks ago and watched every episode from the first season to season 5 that have been released in 4 days lol. Be warned, it's highly addicting. I kept saying, "This is the last episode tonight..." and then of course, I'd get all into it and have to keep watching.
@thedude1 I was thinking the same thing. Like, is that a bad thing? That's actually quite impressive for a movie like that.
Is that Big Daddy's costume I see in the corner? I think it is!
@rome84 I've also seen The Avengers and I guarantee The Dark Knight Rises will have a better box-office performance. People like the unique and gritty style Nolan has brought to the Batman series. The Avengers has the same tone of every other superhero movie. It's fun, I loved it but The Dark Knight Rises will be the superhero flick of 2012.
Yeah, had he not heard of The Vow, he'd probably say the industry is racist for not marketing the film for blacks. Get a life dude. There are few racist people in this country. This is 2012. Race isn't an issue anymore and hasn't been for a long time.