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#1 Posted by LP (671 posts) - - Show Bio

@EdBlank said:

The reason that most Hollywood movies are s***ty: focus groups. They show the movie to focus groups and let them vote on wether they "like" the ending. Usually they take something interesting and edgy and they dumb it down to "happily ever after". Butterfly Effect leaps to mind (see the director's cut ending... it's WAAAY cooler). Point being: letting the fans decide the direction of the story will end you up with a horrible mish mash of crap. If you are intrigued (or disgusted) by the turn the story is taking, I think that's really the entire point of creating a story. I was pissed that Darth Maul was killed but if they let the fanboys decide then there would be a Darth Maul clone army running around. Relax long term readers, you're sounding like Run DMC fans who hate on Drake. It's 2012. Some things might change from 1950.

Had to log in just to AGREE with this. Cyborg is one of my favorite DC characters yet I don't want this. And cloning Maul was the worst thing that could happen to Star Wars since.... Ep 2.

#2 Posted by LP (671 posts) - - Show Bio

There is a reason Marvel went bankrupt.

#3 Posted by LP (671 posts) - - Show Bio

@lorex said:

Hate to say this G-Man but you are part of the system that focuses most the attention onto the big publishers leaving the indies out in the cold in terms of press coverage and attention. Marvel or DC will announce their next big event, whatever it may be and shortly there are numerous articles on this website about that event and what that will mean for their respective universes. The indies cant match the hype machines DC and Marvel have available to them thus they get less attention. Also every Wednesday there will almost always be a review of a comic with Batman in it and another with Wolverine. The rest will mostly be reviews from other Marvel or DC comics with the occasional indie thrown in. Some might say the site is covering the titles the fans are most interested in. That may be true but how are we the fans that are not in the know suppost to find out about the good indie comics out there if the comic news site they go to does not prominently display that info. Generally I think the staff of Comic Vine does a good job but you need to spread your focus around more to the entire comic book industry.

Exactly, lorex.

Seriously, how much sense does it make for an book editorial site to blame their readers for not being interested in books they don't even know about?

#4 Posted by LP (671 posts) - - Show Bio

Genius!

#5 Posted by LP (671 posts) - - Show Bio

THIS one is was the best series of Art Picks yet.

#6 Posted by LP (671 posts) - - Show Bio

Jeez. Why bother rebooting everything if you're still going to have books that suck and get cancelled? The ones that really disappointed me here are the two very awesome characters Static and Terrific. Why did they do such a bad job at making their books?

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@cobra88king8 said:

I always enjoy those moments. Comic writers are masters at writing the mentor/ student and partner-partner relationships but you rarely get to see friends interacting and just having fun together. It's nice to step back every now and then and just have characters having fun. Also Friendship is very Magical.

YES

#8 Edited by LP (671 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dex_Starr said:

Contrary to popular belief, DC actually has a better ratio of good movies than Marvel does relative to the number of films they've released. And by good movies I'm talking about any film that has at least a 60% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I actually looked into this and since 2000, 58% of the movies from DC have met that standard, where only 46% of the films by Marvel have met it. So even though Marvel has alot of good films, they also have alot of bad one's. On top of DK being the best superhero film.

Ugh THANK YOU for finally interrupting this thread with some facts! DC movies do NOT suck, and certainly not more than Marvel movies. And come on, Superman Returns wasn't that much of an abomination, yes, it was definitely marketed wrong (since it wasn't a sequel), had the two most important roles (Clark and Lois) ruined by poor casting and the plot was rather far-fetched (how could a prize-winning reporter be missing for seven years and return at the same Superman does and no one notices? sheesh) but damn if didn't make me feel like a kid all over again watching him catch that plane, life that rock into space and foil Lex's plan for the millionth time. And kudos to Ratner (?) for trying to make a creative effort at resurrecting a franchise that had been nearly dead since all that time.

#9 Posted by LP (671 posts) - - Show Bio

MICHAEL JACKSON

#10 Posted by LP (671 posts) - - Show Bio

it's gotta be a conspiracy, anything else just doesn't make sense.