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Yeah, I don't think it was an instant classic by any stretch of the imagination, but as Marvel films go, at least it spent it's time well in character development to a descent degree.

Loved when Neal McDonough showed up as 'ol Dum Dum, though it begged the question . . . Where is Sgt. Rock? Jane would make a great ROCK.

 

The measuring stick for a great adventure film has got to be Raiders. Nothing has come close since, with possible exception of the LotR trilogy, though that's a bit of a bird of a different feather.

 

For a popcorn flick I thought they did pretty well.

I liked X-Men First Class too, though I thought they made a gaff with the non-brit accent on Magneto.

Fassbender was terrific though, as was McAvoy and Bacon.

 

The thing is, these days it seems the hits are still reaching for a greatness they seem unable to attain.

Outside of a few near exceptions. But those exceptions are not among the Superhero films, with possible exception of Nolan's Batman films.

Only my opinion.

 

Best film based on a comic for me is still Road To Perdition.

 

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Yeah, I don't think it was an instant classic by any stretch of the imagination, but as Marvel films go, at least it spent it's time well in character development to a descent degree.

Loved when Neal McDonough showed up as 'ol Dum Dum, though it begged the question . . . Where is Sgt. Rock? Jane would make a great ROCK.

 

Sgt. Rock is DC, Joel Silver is producing, that is if the movie ever happens....

 

For a popcorn flick I thought they did pretty well.

I liked X-Men First Class too, though I thought they made a gaff with the non-brit accent on Magneto.

Fassbender was terrific though, as was McAvoy and Bacon.

 

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I'm not too bothered by that, it makes some sense that he would have a bit of German accent. I like to think the older Magneto got the more regal he made accent.

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Oh, right, duh. Classic blunder (actually, I'll call out triple DUH on myself)

And we all know where Fury is then . . .

I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot of 63 yr old Samuel Jackson storming around Europe with his Howling Commandos.

 

Just one of the reasons I despised that casting even though I LOVE Sam Jackson.

 

 

 

The accent is what it is. Just rather spoils continuity a bit methinks.

But Marvel movie franchises were never much for continuity.

 

I guess the biggest issue I have with all that is that the Avengers, X-Men, Captain America, etc etc . . . are all way far away now from where they were when I was a regular reader in the 70's and 80's.

Where were the big budget Hollywood movies based on beloved characters back then? Oh yeah. Comics were just for kids then ;)

Yeah, I missed my Marvel Movies by a few decades.

Such is life.

Oh, that I was as into it now as I was then ;)

 

Still fun when they do it right :)

 

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My son and I really enjoyed it. He couldn't believe people would go the movies to watch the news! I gotta admit I like Evans but I had my doubts about him as Cap. By the end of the film I forgot it was him. He was just Cap. I had a blast.

 

Thor was OK. Seemed a little rushed. Nice looking though.

 

I think that Black Dude in the Howlers may have been Fury. I don't know why and I could be wrong. It could have been Gabe but it seemed like they gave him a little special attention. Just a thought.

 

I thought First Class was really good. Just a shitload of fun.

 

Jane as Rock. Christ. Just like to see Jane on the big screen again kicking ass.

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If I had one gripe about Captain America, it's that the Red Skull never seemed like a true threat. He never really had Cap on the ropes per say.

 

That said, I really did enjoy it, even though I found the beginning way more interesting than the rest of it.

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The accent is what it is. Just rather spoils continuity a bit methinks.

But Marvel movie franchises were never much for continuity.

 

 

With the X-Men movies, Magneto's accent is the least of the continuity issues. Though I gotta say one that really initially bugged me was Danny Huston in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, he didn't even try to attempt a southern accent, but that whole movie is a cluster fuck anyway.

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