You'll get mixed responses about The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Personally, I liked it a good deal. The chemistry between Peter and Gwen is terrific and there's a ton of silly fun and heart. The story is really generic and the villains aren't the best around, but if you just want to enjoy some popcorn fun, you should have a decent or even good time. It's familiar but fun, I'd say. Tons of flaws, sure, but for me, the good made up for the bad. As for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, I think it's brilliant. Stunning visuals, great characters, a smart script, and just the right amount of crazy, jaw-dropping action. Did you see Rise of the Planet of the Apes?
Now that everyone has talked about this year's comic book movies, let's talk about all of this year's movies. Well, the goods ones, that is. Take some time to reflect on what you loved and, when you're ready, list your top 5. You can post up to 5 honorables as well.
(Movies I still need to see: Birdman,Nightcrawler,Interstellar, Boyhood, Foxcatcher, Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The Raid 2
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Guardians of the Galaxy
Honorable mentions: Edge of Tomorrow, How to Train Your Dragon 2, John Wick, Big Hero 6, Snowpiercer (2014 in the U.S.)
Oh, and I didn't see a thread for this already. If one already exists, let me know and I'll warn myself and then lock this silly thread.
I guess I'm out of touch with what the rest of the viners like. X-Men DOFP was my favorite comic based movie of the year. It was also the hardest movie of all the choices to pull off. It was a massive cinematic achievement that isn't getting the respect it deserves.
I agree DofP deserves a lot of respect. Out of the Marvel movies (ASM 2, Cap 2, GotG, X-Men), it was the one I was feeling the least optimistic about. I thought Singer's previous work with the franchise was good, not great (felt like Wolverine! Oh yeah, and some X-Men), and considering how crowded this one is, my expectations weren't high. Honestly, I was disappointed Vaughn didn't direct; I think he's really talented. Despite all the concerns, I loved the movie. I think McAvoy and Fassbender deserve a lot of credit, but it was still surprisingly good. Only complaints were Colossus continues to receive ZERO love, I wish they at least attempted to tell viewers Kitty's powers evolved so she can essentially phase through time, and, when you have such brilliant performances, you can't help but feel like Dinklage was underused. I also love how Wolverine is literally removed from the final conflict. He may be the lead character and the one who brings everything together, but it didn't feel like his movie.
Such an amazing issue! And this absolutely should be made into a movie!
Yeah, especially since they're establishing a new DCAU continuity. I can see The Death of Robin or something following Batman vs. Robin. And then, Robin Rises following that! Probably just wishful thinking on our part. I'd love to see them make movies inspired by Hush and Knightfall at some point.