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#1 Posted by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a feeling Catwoman may be the downfall of this movie. The series already had a problem with female characters, and I think she looks too much like a generic spy-thriller heroine. Plus, I don't think I've ever seen a movie starring Hathaway that I liked.

#2 Edited by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

There are decent comics based on action figures, TV shows, and tabletop games, so a decent one based on a video game shouldn't be impossible. The idea that something is inferior just because it is based on somebody else's creations would otherwise have to apply to pretty much every Marvel and DC superhero comic. Of course it will have to do more than just follow the game's storyline. It has to expand on the universe. When it comes to actual novels, though, I tend to avoid any adaptations (except for those D&D books which are a guilty pleasure of mine).

I do have some God of War and Dragon Age comics lying around, though I've never played either game, so I never found the motivation to read them. I have heard the GoW book is a decent read even if you don't know anything about it. I'm a huge fantasy nerd, though, and I might still enjoy them.

#3 Posted by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader: I liked Predator 2 as well. Not a masterpiece by any means, even for a straightforward action flick, but it's not that much worse than 1.

#4 Posted by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

Not hated per se (at least not as much as 3), but I like POTC 2.

I also have a soft spot for a lot of those cheesy 80s fantasy movies like Legend, Willow, and The Beastmaster.

#5 Posted by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm just glad that they decided to use the Batwing. I like the somewhat more down to earth approach of Nolan's Batman, but Batman is a comic book movie in the end.

#6 Posted by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

When it comes to DC and Marvel, I love/hate that death is cheap. It ruins any sort of suspense, but at the same time seeing a favorite character return from the dead is cool.

#7 Edited by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

Screw the Kane Chronicles! Only Karl Edward Wagner's "Kane" is real!

I love reading, and normally read about 3-6 novels or anthologies a month (depending on the size). As with my comics, I generally go for nerdier stuff. My favorite genres include speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, horror, "weird", steampunk, alt. history, and post-apocalyptic stuff), and crime/detective fiction. I prefer the more "literary" authors in the genres such as Tim Powers, Gene Wolfe, Iain M. Banks, Ursula LeGuin, and Lord Dunsany, but I also enjoy the lighter adventure type stuff made mainly to entertain (Burroughs, Haggard, E.E. "Doc" Smith, etc), and even read the occasional "tie-in novel" (Forgotten Realms, Star Trek, etc.) if I'm in the mood and need a quick SF fix. Apart from those, I also enjoy historical fiction and humor/comedy. I sometimes read the occasional thriller or military novel, depending on the subject. I also read the "classics" and the more literary works of mainstream modern fiction (like Cormac McCarthy). When it comes to non-fiction, I prefer things science (especially debunking) or history related and autobiographies of people I like and respect (mostly authors, musicians and comedians). I also like to read books discussing works in my favorite genres. But I generally will read anything that catches my eye or is recommended to me, barring romance and "chick lit". I'm always surprised how un-nerdy and mainstream (at least in genre) this place's users' tastes in films, books, etc., are considering this is a comics forum. It's probably why I don't post here more often.

#8 Posted by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't have much bad to say about the guy. Helps that I share his views on religion. I respect that earlier on he stuck to doing what he loved even knowing it would kill him, especially in this age of health nuts. Also very quotable. I've probably used the “That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” line a hundred times.

#9 Posted by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

Great choices. Since you want other suggestions, try finding volumes of Gaiman's Sandman series (shouldn't be difficult), and the Lucifer series that spun out from it.

#10 Edited by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

These days I've been mostly annoyed by conspiracy theorists and alternative medicine supporters.

Oh, and people who think all sports are "fake" because of certain match fixing incidents in some sports (though they can be lumped with the conspiracy theorists).

@The Stegman said:

people who pay with checks in stores, it's 2011, unless your'e sending money to someone, checks are an obsolete form of payment, anything that requires addition utensils to use it (knowledge of the date, amount, who to make it out to, a pen) shouldn't be used

The only times we use checks are for rent payments and uni fees.