arthurg09

arthurg09

Joined November 27th, 2008

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49 minutes ago
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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Photo Shows Off Huge Egyptian Set

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Photo Shows Off Huge Egyptian Set

I hope apocalypse is that tall at so point of the movie. And that he has all the powers he's supposed to have.
52 minutes ago
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‘Heroes Reborn’ Poster Unites HRG with the New Cast

‘Heroes Reborn’ Poster Unites HRG with the New Cast

Still wish Peter and syler were returning.
1 day ago
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‘Batman v Superman’ Empire Cover Has New Look at Both Superheroes

‘Batman v Superman’ Empire Cover Has New Look at Both Superheroes

How is this a new image when it's the same photo of batman every time just a different magazine
5 months ago
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DC Movies Are Edgier Than Marvel Says Warner Bros CEO

DC Movies Are Edgier Than Marvel Says Warner Bros CEO

What I meant to say was @undeadslayer4 just remember @thedude1 wants Avengers 2 to fail because he want DC movies to be on top. He has to realize that's clearly not going to happen because what Marvel has that DC doesn't have is a well planned system.
5 months ago
arthurg09 commented on a news article
DC Movies Are Edgier Than Marvel Says Warner Bros CEO

DC Movies Are Edgier Than Marvel Says Warner Bros CEO

@undeadslayer4 just remember @thedude1 wants to Avengers 2 to fail because you want DC movies to be on top. will you have to realize that that's clearly not going to happen because what Marvel has the DC does it is a well planned system.
5 months ago
arthurg09 commented on a news article
DC Movies Are Edgier Than Marvel Says Warner Bros CEO

DC Movies Are Edgier Than Marvel Says Warner Bros CEO

DC movies have more realism then Marvel movies? wait a minute I think that's true. me and my brother were going to head to Gotham city in the spring. oh wait sorry that's a fake city. you can't add a Sears or a I-hop and call it the real world. if either one of these worlds has more realism it would be the Marvel Universe.
11 months ago
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12 months ago
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‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Moves to March 2016

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Moves to March 2016

Why I Am More Worried Than Ever That BATMAN V SUPERMAN Will Disappoint. My Article on why I feel that Warner Brothers is once again setting us all up for disappointment with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Follow CPBuff22: By CPBuff22 - 7/28/2014 After reading the multiple posts and articles all over the interwebs stating that "DC Won Comic-Con" and "Batman V Superman just beat Avengers" in response to the footage shown at Comic-Con that had also since leaked to the internet, I felt that I should openly express my level of concern that Warner Brothers is once again setting us all up for disappointment. In that opening statement you will notice that I mentioned Warner Brothers disappointing us not DC Comics. The reason being is I don't blame any of the disappointing DC films on DC Comics nor do I want them to fail. Though I do read more mainstream Marvel Comics than I do DC, I very much enjoy reading DC characters such as Nightwing, Green Lantern, & Green Arrow. I also have enjoyed DC Comic television series such as the 1990's Series Lois & Clark and The Flash as well as the much more recent Arrow. I feel that Batman Begins & Watchmen are both top five comic book films of all time and most important to this article my favorite stories from DC have been Knightfall & Dark Knight Returns. So for anyone who feels the need to reply to this article by name calling and saying I am a Marvel fan only, that has already been covered. For those who were not fortunate enough to be at Comic-Con nor fortunate enough to locate the footage online before it was taken down let me briefly describe it to you. We see the Bat signal turn on and in the shadows there stands Batman dressed in a robotic suit (think Ironman Mark I) much like the one he wears in the comic book Dark Knight Returns. They eyes glow on the suit and then we pan up to see Superman hovering. Then Superman's eyes glow red as if he is about to use his heat vision. It seems to be a standoff then cut to the logo. After this computer rendered unfinished footage aired the internet blew up. People were excited. The problem is this excitment has turned into fans assuring themselves and others that this footage means that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is going to be "the greatest Comic Book movie of all time". And this is where I start to worry. Expectations are extremely high for this movie and Warner Brothers have a lot to live up to. Historically they haven't done a very good job of doing that. Of the last five films WB has given us based on the DC Universe we have only had two films that lived up to expectations. Batman Begins & Dark Knight were both movies that lived up to and exceeded expectations. Unfortunately Green Lantern, Dark Knight Rises, & Man of Steel all managed to fail to meet expectations of many of the fan base. History isn't on WB's side. Now lets talk about why this footage worries me. The mechanized Batsuit we seen is very much like the one Batman wore in Dark Knight Returns. As I mentioned before Dark Knight Returns is one of my favorite series. For those of you who might not have read Dark Knight Returns it is based in a time where Batman is 55yo and comes out of retirement. He creates an army and uses it to make Gotham City the safest city in the United States. The US Government is embarrassed by this and sends Superman to stop Batman. Due to their years of being team members Batman is ready for this fight and has a mechanized suit that runs on Kryptonite ready to use against Superman. The battle between Batman & Superman ends with Batman killing Superman with Green Arrows Kryptonite arrow. Batman then suffers a heart attack and dies. It is an ending to be expected of the biggest fight in the history of comics. My worries stem from the fact that every one assumes that Dark Knight Returns is what they will be basing Batman V Superman off of. I just don't buy it. I can't fathom how we have a heated battle between Batman & Superman where they try to kill each other that somehow leads to a follow up film where they become good buddies in the Justice League. If this is going to be based on Dark Knight Returns then they need to beat each other to a point that there is no coming back from it. Anything less will be disappointing. The problem with that is they can't with out somehow sweeping it under the rug when they follow this movie up with Justice League. Now let me ask, how many people would have been okay if the first Marvel team movie was based on Marvel's Civil War and then the next movie in the series was the actual formation of the Avengers. You got Captain America & Iron Man beating the daylights out of each other over a difference in opinion on a law being pushed forward by the United States government forcing superheros to register, only to follow that up with them teaming up with SHIELD & becoming partners in the following movie. I ask this because it is the same thing Warner Brothers is doing with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. A Dark Knight Returns based movie is a fantastic idea and I would love to see it. But I would love to see it after we have a couple Justice League movies. Show us Batman & Superman working together and forming a bond. Make us care about their friendship. Then and only then, tear it apart. Have them beat each other to a pulp and don't let anyone win. If you don't want to kill them off then just end it in a stalemate some how. And that brings me to my last huge worry. If you let Batman win you will disappoint all the Superman fans and if you let Superman win you will disappoint all the Batman fans. The only way to end the movie is for them to beat each other so thoroughly that neither one wins. And if that happens there is no circ*mstance where I can believe that they will be teammates in the very next film. What I honestly expect Warner Brothers to deliver is a watered down slap fight between Batman & Superman where other heroes like Aquaman, Wonder Woman, & Cyborg break things up in an attempt to convince them to work together. Is that really what we want to see from a Batman vs Superman movie that has been promised to us since 2002? I think comic book fans deserve better and I think DC fans deserve much better. There is a reason this short CGI footage blew up the internet while Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, & Ant-Man were less talked about. It is because DC Fans are passionate and are desperate for something to point to and say "That is how awesome my favorite comic book characters are". Marvel fans currently have that & it's been a long six years since any DC fan (while being completely honest) can say that one of their favorites was given a treatment on the big screen that they deserve. I hope I am wrong in this and that what is delivered on film is a very true to the comics rendition of Dark Knight Returns. But I am extremely skeptical that Warner Brothers is capable of giving the DC Fans a movie that awesome. And if this movie is the disappointment I expect it to be I will be sure to point back to this article each and every time I voice my opinion about how Warner Brothers has once again failed us.
12 months ago
arthurg09 commented on a news article
‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Moves to March 2016

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Moves to March 2016

Just seen this online. Its titled (Making Dawn Of Justice An Anti-Superman Movie Would Be A Big Mistake) No matter where you stand on the issue of Superman saving or not saving people in Man Of Steel, the facts are clear to the make-believe people in the fictional city of Metropolis: Superman is an alien, and his fellow aliens destroyed a major metropolitan area. That's not a good look for a guy trying to be a hero. While some will believe that Superman does good in the city, it's clear from early word on Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice that the public isn't necessarily on the side of the Last Son Of Krypton. And that could lead to a major problem. As we reported, someone on set claims that "there's a very anti-Superman theme to the film, which includes people marching in the streets in protest against him." Which gives you a whole lot to process, and suggests a strong undercurrent of negativity that accompanies the statue erected in his honor. It also raises a ton of questions. First of all, is this the Superman of The Dark Knight Returns? The red and blue hero who is viewed negatively for working with the government? Does Henry Cavill's Superman make some sort of deal to help rebuild the city? Does this deal involve the occasional law enforcement? And does that mean that the people are upset because they have a possibly-homicidal watchman looking over them? Because as far as angles on superhero stories, that's sort of plausible, and really the only reason any sort of "protest" wouldn't be pointless. Snyder and co. may or may not try to deny this, but it really seems like they are going to the Frank Miller well again. And Miller has always been a pretty reactionary guy who puts his politics ahead of storytelling: his Batman in The Dark Knight Returns is considered the definitive Batman, but his Superman in the same story is far from the most accurate, or affectionate, portrayal. If this film has Superman involved in rebuilding Metropolis, it's a more organic way to have him involved with the government, and therefore more easily embedded in the pocket of special interests, the same that would try to take down someone like Batman under the guise of "stopping bank robberies," or whatever it is Superman has been doing in between Man Of Steel and the new movie. But secondly, this distinction is key: is there a very anti-Superman theme IN the film? Or TO the film, as the quote says? If it's the former, that makes sense: Superman will have to find a way to win back the public's trust, and it's not going to come from punching another superpowered individual through a bunch of IHOPS. He'll have to go from being a defender to being a hero, going out and creating that example that can inspire people. Sure, he did some heroic stuff in Man Of Steel, but as far as the actual people in that universe, he's only "inspired" more construction workers to clean up his messes. If it's the latter, that's DEEPLY worrying. Superman is the greatest of the superheroes, and the films keep diminishing that. Superman II was the last time we saw an altruistic beacon of hope within the character onscreen. Superman III had him share the stage with Richard Pryor and get poisoned by synthetic Kryptonite, and Superman IV took him to the U.N. to scarily demand that all nations surrender to his orders. Warner Bros. took years and years to make Superman Returns, and the approach turned him into a lovelorn god, desperate to pass on his legacy to an uncaring world, to have something to call his own. It was a $200 million film about loneliness. And now Man Of Steel has reintroduced the character as a bulldozer, with optimistic fans promising he'll "evolve" in the sequel. If this approach is accurate, then Superman is indeed taking a backseat to Batman, and again being turned into a too-powerful demigod with questionable judgment, and not the hero who believed in the good of people and fought to protect the ideals of his adopted planet. Superman is a tough character because his ideals are simple, but complex: he fights for truth and justice, but notice the order. He believes the truth is more important, and within that truth there is belief: belief that there's a hero in all of us, waiting to come out, and that we may sometimes need reminders. That's why he's persisted, that's why he's iconic. Snyder has a practical question to answer here as well. He's about to unleash a boatload of new heroes into the DC universe, if recent announcements are true. You can bet your cape and cowl that one of the upcoming unannounced movies is Justice League, and that Snyder will be intimately involved and probably even direct. In a movie like that, Superman will be surrounded by characters like Wonder Woman, the Flash, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, and plenty others who duplicate Superman's powers. Aside from the obvious characterizations one could offer, how will Superman become a leader of these guys? Superhero films inevitably reach the crucial question, "Why does the world need [X] hero?" Heck Superman Returns asked it explicitly in a Lois Lane-penned newspaper article. And the answer is always an inevitable deus ex machina basically stating, "Because humans can't take care of themselves, and also look, that bad guy." But we've gone 30 years without a proud Superman onscreen living up to his name, being a "super man" for the downtrodden, the oppressed, the disaffected. Snyder needs to build him up, not only as a principled hero, but as a leader, one distinct and unique. He needs to answer the question, "Why do we need Superman?" And it doesn't sound like he's trying to.
12 months ago
arthurg09 commented on a news article
‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Moves to March 2016

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Moves to March 2016

@superman1 an IGN poll states that 70.73% agree that marvel has a better movie line up where as DC only has 29.27% even though its only one poll the it's basically the same all over and the numbers don't lie.
12 months ago
arthurg09 commented on a news article
‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Moves to March 2016

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Moves to March 2016

@superman1 you said everyone's waiting for Superman v batman and that its all everyone's talking about. And DC will be saying to Marvel "I was raised in your shadow. Now, you're gonna die in mine. No one will even remember your name" Well remember this, the same was said about MOS and even though it was a very good movie it still couldn't out beat marvel. Superman v batman could be a great movie and it may be the first time superman and batman are in the same live action movie at the same time and it could be what DC fan have wanted for so long but that doesn't mean it will live up to there expectations. Unlike marvel DC has yet to prove that there system will work. That's why they have more to lose.
12 months ago
arthurg09 commented on a news article
‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Moves to March 2016

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Moves to March 2016

@ObiWanShinobi I really wouldn't take what @superman1 says to heart because he's a DC fanboy that talks down on marvel fans. I do agree and so does the media that DC moved its release date because marvel had a long term plan that works. @superman1 could say its not because of marvels success but he knows its because DC couldn't hold it's own against marvel.
12 months ago
arthurg09 commented on a news article
Watch the ‘Batman v Superman’ Trailer Footage from Comic-Con!

Watch the ‘Batman v Superman’ Trailer Footage from Comic-Con!

@mieko_siede Your right but the only thing is I wish they did a MOS 2 and a MOS 3 because we all know DC latly have been doing a great job with stand alone movie and I think if they did what they did with TDK trilogy it would be just as epic as TDK tf not better. And your right that its not marvels plan but it is marvel idea that drives them to go this route.
1 year ago
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1 year ago
arthurg09 commented on a news article
Watch the ‘Batman v Superman’ Trailer Footage from Comic-Con!

Watch the ‘Batman v Superman’ Trailer Footage from Comic-Con!

In all truth I would have liked a MOS 2 and MOS 3 like what they did with TDK Trilogy
1 year ago
arthurg09 commented on a news article
Watch the ‘Batman v Superman’ Trailer Footage from Comic-Con!

Watch the ‘Batman v Superman’ Trailer Footage from Comic-Con!

@Dr-Devious said "Im sold. see you later marvel" last time I checked something similar was said when MOS came out and it still couldn't beat out marvel studios. The only comic book movie to come close to marvel studios was another marvel movie ( X-men days of future past) plus superman v batman comes out the same day captain America 3 does. Odds are marvel will still beat out superman v batman because marvel has one thing DC doesn't have and that's a well set out plan.
1 year ago
arthurg09 commented on a news article
‘Doctor Strange’: Kevin Feige Talks How the Movie's Magic Will Work

‘Doctor Strange’: Kevin Feige Talks How the Movie's Magic Will Work

I think it's cool. In a nutshell it's basically the same thing.
1 year ago
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2 years ago
arthurg09 commented on a news article
‘Batman Vs. Superman’ Release Date Pushed to May 2016!

‘Batman Vs. Superman’ Release Date Pushed to May 2016!

And this is way marvel will stand a titen at the box office. By the time this movie comes out marvel will be mid-way through phase 3. And when a justice league movie hits theaters phase 3 will be over and marvel would have successfully finished all three phases.
2 years ago
arthurg09 commented on a news article
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ International Banner

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ International Banner

Lets call x-men: first class, x-men: days of future past and the soon to come x-men: apocalypse what it really is. A reboot of the x-men franchise. And think a very good one at that.
2 years ago
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Does Warner Bros. Want an African-American Lex Luthor for ‘Batman Vs. Superman’?

Does Warner Bros. Want an African-American Lex Luthor for ‘Batman Vs. Superman’?

Hey let's not stop there. Lets have a Asian green arrow and a Latin aqua man. And what about a Arab Martian man hunter.