Marvel has had a good run with their movies, but I’m not convinced they’re still headed down the right path…
Don’t get me wrong, both of these movies look pretty good, but where’s the fun? I’d hate to see these follow the lines of DC movies like The Dark Knight and Man of Steel, where it’s all about the violent action sequences. Come on Marvel, don’t fail me now!
Dex (@Dex1138) says
Even though ASM2 is Marvel, it’s not Marvel-Marvel. I love for Marvel to get all their heroes back under one roof.
While I think Cap may be a bit darker than say Thor, I think it’s going in the right direction and may even be somewhat relevant to current events.
Yeah, it might be more relevant, but I’m not sure that’s a good thing. I’m all for escapism — the Captain America movie looks to be loaded with terrorists and guns. I don’t know, it just doesn’t have the same feel as the first one, but trailers can do that. I’m hopeful that they keep things on the lighter side and don’t get depressing and moody.
Erik Johnson Illustrator says
I’ll admit my enthusiasm towards Marvel movies has cooled since The Avengers, after all, what could top that?
I was pleasantly surprised by the first Captain America, so I think I’ll see the sequel in theaters. If nothing else, it opens the same week as my birthday, which means I can expect a “free popcorn” coupon in the mail around the same time.
The Avengers did set a very high benchmark. I’m sure I’ll see Captain America in the theater, but not so convinced about the new Spider-Man movie yet.
And being a comic book purist….STOP changing the races of the characters!!!!
Paxton Holley says
Brian, I’m also not sold on ASM 2. It seems to be suffering from Spider-Man 3-itis. It has Rhino, Electro, Harry and Norman Osborn. Possibly Mary Jane if they didn’t cut all of her scenes. I know I saw a quick shot of a Goblin Glider in the trailer. Sony needs to take a step back and maybe ratchet it down a notch.
And while I’m not in love with Jaime Foxx as Electro, or the look they went for, I’m not opposed to race/gender changes in movies as long as it works within the movie. Check out Sam Jackson as Nick Fury, that works fine. Some would argue that the Green Lantern movie should have starred John Stewart instead of Hal Jordan. In many respects, I agree.
There’s a fine line between being a “purist”, and being a slave to what’s come before.
Paxton Holley says
Oh, and I think Cap 2 looks pretty great. I know the trailer seemed a bit somber, but I guarantee you there’ll be more humor within the actual movie.
Personally, I’m not 100% on Guardians of the Galaxy. That teaser after Thor 2 was TERRIBLE. Right now, in the absence of a trailer, I don’t know if Marvel can pull this movie off.
After watching the Lone Ranger movie, I went back and watched the trailers for it, and they were all pretty dark and intense, while the movie was much lighter and humorous — a trailer can certainly evoke a different tone from a movie.
I’m with you on the Guardians of the Galaxy — that one has serious train wreck potential — talking squirrels and trees is going to be tough to pull off… even with Vin Diesel. 😉
Shawn Robare says
My hope for Guardians of the Galaxy right now rest with the very talented James Gunn who brought us both Slither and Super, both hilarious and fun sci-fi/horror and superhero movies. I think it’s about his vision. Same with Edgar Wright on Ant-Man. Both of these properties seem like they’re going to do more work to broaden what the Marvel Universe means instead of just working towards more “Avengers” style flicks.
I think it’s an important shift for the next phase because after 9 Avengers-centric Marvel movies it’s getting to the point of needing something else to balance it out as a universe. They’d be able to leverage that better with the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Spider-Man under their production studio, but that’s just not going to happen…