I think Michael B. Jordan is a great actor and he'll play a quality Human Torch, but I'm worried that like the other movies Human Torch will be the only thing good about it.
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Didn't the Hulk movies not do too great?
They both grossed nearly double their budget at the box office. In fact I'm pretty sure the only film that did bad using a Marvel character was that second Punisher flick.
I think Marvel is too smart with budgets, release dates, and marketing to genuinely fail at the box office.
Daredevil - It was a little too light-hearted and campy imo.
Ghost Rider - Nicholas Cage is a hit or miss kind of guy.
Green Lantern - It was utterly terrible on just about every front from acting to special effects. You also have no idea what he relevance of Hector Hammond is in that movie until like 45 minutes in.
Superman Returns - People hate it because of the pace and lack of action, but it honestly isn't a bad movie, it's just a result of how fickle comic fans are and things tend to be on extreme ends of the spectrum with them. Superman Returns was a decently good movie, and Man of Steel has a lot of the same problems it had, but people overlook it because of the shallow action.
The thing about these movies aside from Superman Returns is that they feel like fabricated, insincere Hollywood efforts to make money rather than genuine attempts to tell a story that does it's source material justice.
It's too late to rebrand it, as that would just confuse consumers even more in my opinion. They derped out of the gate with the marketing and name. It's astounding how big of a difference it would have made if they just used a 2 instead of a U.
That said though, part of the reason their sales have been stagnant is because Nintendo simply has a different kind of fanbase than other console brands. And I don't mean kids. Each brand has it's own hardcore, dedicated fanbase, and the people who are buying the Xbox or PS4 right now are honestly doing it out of hype, being prisoners of the moment, even when there's honestly little to no reason or worth from buying a next-gen console for at least the next six months. From my experience people interested in Nintendo franchises are different. They'll be patient, they'll wait for price drops or specific franchises to happen, rather than jump the gun right when the console comes out.
Personally, I'm probably going to buy a Wii U before an Xbox One or PS4. It just has great looking stuff coming out soon and better games out right now. But I'm not sure the system will be able to do a solid turnaround. Give it about another year, and if it's not selling significantly better in the 2014 holiday season, it's pretty much just going to be the same thing as the Gamecube.
I don't think it's a good choice. Not even just from a physical standpoint (she has the typical skinny model look but that can be done away with if they want), but she's just a sub-par actress. I enjoyed Fast 5 and 6, but Gal Gadot had very little reason to do with why.
It's quite popular on the internet to trash the Avengers.
I think a lot of people shun it for it's mainstream popularity though. It honestly, truthfully, was a great movie. One of the best we've had for the superhero/comic book genre, and part of the reason why is because it proves you don't need to have a brooding, serious, dark superhero to have a good superhero movie. People seem to think that a movie has to be super serious to have real quality to it, which is utterly ridiculous. Man of Steel is a far more serious movie than the Avengers, and it's also a far more fundamentally flawed movie. I don't know why people want to penalize Avengers for being simple or being fun.
Honestly, when they moved Toonami from it's weekday afternoon block to Saturday nights, that had a significant impact on the programming for the worse.
The network isn't as bad as people say, there's still some worthwhile stuff on it and the revival of Toonami at least has me watching it on a regular basis.
At least it means we don't have to see a Megan Fox romance sub-plot.