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#1 Edited by kalorama (30 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like that costume design for Dagger.

#2 Edited by kalorama (30 posts) - - Show Bio

@laflux: Agreed, plus that movie is sooo old like over 10 years ago he made that. I think it's silly to say "he sucked in DD so he'll suck as Batman" flawed logic.

The fact that Affleck sucked in Daredevil doesn't necessarily mean he'll suck in Dawn of Justice. It is, however, a perfectly legit reason to have some degree of skepticism regarding how he'll do in DOJ. Now, is it possible that his performance will be so good that it will negate that skepticism? Sure. But we won't know that until it happens. Until then, it's quite reasonable for people to use what they know of the past to form a speculative opinion of the future, as long as they do so understanding that's all it is--speculation--and that it should be open/subject to revision as more facts present themselves. But we aren't at the "fact" stage yet.

#3 Edited by kalorama (30 posts) - - Show Bio

@laflux said:

@frozen: DD was a bad film overall. No need to just blame Ben Affleck

No need to blame him for the film overall, but we can blame him for his lousy performance as Daredevil, just as we can give him some credit for doing a pretty nice job playing Matt Murdock.

#4 Edited by kalorama (30 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

@kalorama said:

Sorry, but Lucy and Blade aren't really accurate bases for comparison because they were both relatively low-budget (for a studio action movie) productions. Each cost around $40 mill, which means the threshold for financial success was a lot lower than it would be for a Deadpool movie, which would likely be a lot more expensive.

Certainly true, but I'd say it's also worth nothing that neither had a large pre-existing fanbase when they were released (sure, there are Blade fans, but he wasn't one of Marvel's biggest characters and CBMs weren't a big deal). For Lucy to have a good opening after audiences already had a number of blockbusters come out and it opened against a PG-13 action movie w/ Dwayne Johnson is pretty impressive, I'd say. If eventually released, I imagine they'd attempt to capitalize on Days of Future Past's success by drawing a parallel or two, as well. Still, a good point.

For the purposes of the discussion re: Deadpool, I don't really think that is worth noting because it really has little to do with predicting Deadpool's chances of success. We've seen movies featuring characters with name recognition do well and we've seen them bomb. Same with unknown characters. There's really no definitive predictive value to be found there.

Lucy's opening was solid but hardly record-breaking, or even esp. noteworthy. It was a good weekend. It happens, but it's hardly big news. The only reason people are making a deal of it is because the movie only cost $40 mill to make. (Plus, it was opening weekend; let's see how big the drop off is next weekend.) So unless they make a $40 mill Deadpool movie (they won't) then Lucy is pretty much irrelevant to the possibilities for Deadpool.

#5 Posted by kalorama (30 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry, but Lucy and Blade aren't really accurate bases for comparison because they were both relatively low-budget (for a studio action movie) productions. Each cost around $40 mill, which means the threshold for financial success was a lot lower than it would be for a Deadpool movie, which would likely be a lot more expensive.

#6 Edited by kalorama (30 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought most artists had pretty much thrown in the towel on Carol's ridiculous faux-hawk, but it looks like Bradshaw is doubling down. Props for perseverance in the face of adversity, I guess. Nice work otherwise, though. Art Adams must be very proud.

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@child_karl said:

I still think it's so so so so so so so so weird that they're not making any reference to this ostensibly being a Marvel production. The most lucrative brand in film today & they're choosing not to wedge "Disney Presents Marvel's Big Hero 6" as the title or anything.

Because it's not a Marvel production. It's a Disney production. The Marvel Studios" brand is specifically for their interconnected cinematic universe. BH6 has nothing to do with Marvel's cinematic universe, which is why they're not promoting it as a "Marvel film."

There are few business on Earth that understand and exploit the power of branding as well as Disney, so if they're not promoting this as a "Marvel" project, I think it's safe to assume that it's not an oversight, but something done after careful examination and consideration.

#8 Edited by kalorama (30 posts) - - Show Bio

So Baymax is a balloon robot? Okay.

That looks like fun.

#9 Edited by kalorama (30 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrfuzzynutz:

I hate to say, dude on deviant art.com MaHenBu, killed the Batgirl selfie idea....Just saying. MaHenBu

Wow, she must own the world's biggest smartphone, since it apparently requires her to use both hands, held apart at shoulder width, to take a selfie. Either that or she carries a full, laptop-sized tablet in her utility belt.

#10 Edited by kalorama (30 posts) - - Show Bio

Whatever on the costume. I'm more interested in why she is clutching what appears to be a large swatch of torn human skin in her hand.

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