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Amazing Spider-Man II gets it right....well....sort of.

Discussion in 'TV, Music and Movies' started by Pagan, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Pagan

    Pagan Metal & a Mustang

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  2. SICK

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    Paul Giammati as rhino?! Are you ****ing kidding me?! What, was Zack Ghalafanakis not available?!??
     
  3. finsincebirth

    finsincebirth Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I thought they fired Webb and had a new director?

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  4. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Yeah, they should find a guy that's 6'5" and 710 pounds of all muscle.
     
  5. MikeHoncho

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    ...Could have been worse.
     
  6. Ludacris

    Ludacris Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Must be in motion capture as in Gollum or Caesar
     
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  7. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    John Goodman it is.
     
  8. Silverphin

    Silverphin Well-Known Member

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    People are really underestimating Foxx's acting skills. He can pull off Electro, IMO.
     
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  9. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Pagan's mad cause their making Electro black. Pagan is a traditionalist. Change is scary for him.
     
  10. SICK

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    Of course not. But Paul ****ing Giamanti ?!?!?
     
  11. SICK

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    FTR Electro is awesome, I know Foxx will nail it.

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  12. Desides

    Desides Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Hey, remember when no one could understand why Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker?
     
  13. SICK

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    I trust Chris Nolan more than Webb.
     
  14. Desides

    Desides Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    So do I. Point remains.

    Besides, with the exceptions of one Hulk movie and Spider-Man 3, has there been a truly bad or unwatchable modern Marvel movie?
     
  15. Firesole

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    Ghost rider
    Ghost Rider II
    Fantastic 4
    Electra
    Daredevil



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  16. Mrtree

    Mrtree Juan Huron's agent Club Member

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    Anything by Fox
     
  17. gunn34

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    Maybe they're trying to grab the comedy market??????
     
  18. Desides

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    I wouldn't say any of those are bad or unwatchable. Ghost Rider 2 comes closest, but Nicolas Cage. Mediocrity is mediocrity.
     
  19. Firesole

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    Electra & Ghost Rider II were both "truly bad".


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  20. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    Elektra
     
  21. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I disagree. Elektra is in my top 5 most hated movies of all time.
     
  22. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    About the thread I think both are great casting.

    Jamie Foxx could be an amazingly fun Electro.

    Paul Giamanti coudl be really good as a weak guy who became tough. Still that would make him a better Scorpion than Rhino, however since Amazing Spider-Man doesn't even care about getting Peter Parker close to right, then why not change a villian to suit their needs?
     
  23. Silverphin

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    X-Men 3, X-Men: Wolverine Origins....
     
  24. MikeHoncho

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    Better Rhino?


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  25. Ray Finkle

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    Not sure why Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamanti are getting hate. Both are very good actors. Why not just give the studio the benefit of a doubt right now until we see the final product.

    Remember when everyone went nuts because of the picture of Peter Parker holding a skateboard because we're getting twlight emo Peter? Or that Tom Hardy wasn't big enough to play Bane?

    Let's just see how this plays out.
     
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  26. Desides

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    Freddy Got Fingered is truly bad. Jaws: The Revenge is truly bad. Bio-Dome is truly bad. And the range of crappy parody movies--Scary Movie, Epic Movie, etc--are nothing short of Godawful.
     
  27. unluckyluciano

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    The first two scary movies are funny.
     
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  28. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    Scary Movie is about 10x better than Elektra
     
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  29. Ohio Fanatic

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    agreed, he would make a nice scorpion, but Giamatti is such a good actor, he'll pull of the rhino.
     
  30. Pagan

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    Of course, as is typical of your mindset, it's either all or nothing. How about...oh I don't know...someone who at least has some muscle tone? How about the guy who played the Russian in "Punisher"? You know, someone at least more believable than "Pig Vomit" or the Orangutan from "Planet of the Apes." Or how about all CGI like the Hulk?

    Unless of course, you're one of those who actually thought Topher Grace was a good choice for Venom. ;)

    And yea wiseass, I am a traditionalist. When it comes to comics, I sure am. If they made another Spawn movie and cast Jason Statham as the title character I'd be just as annoyed.

    But we know how much you love change for change's sake, so continue...
     
  31. Ray Finkle

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    Some casting decisions don't seem to make a lot of sense at first but those actors end up nailing the role. And sometimes the obvious choices for parts end up back firing. So can we at least see him as Rhino first before we all go nuts over it? Maybe Webb is taking the character in a different direction, maybe he's going to be half CGI, who knows right now. The movie hasn't even started filming yet.

    Maybe it's just me but I'd rather have a good actor who may not look or fit the part to a tee than an actor that fits the character description but ends up giving us a lesser performance. Would you have rather had someone like The Rock as Bane instead of Tom Hardy for example?
     
  32. Pagan

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    You guys are missing the point. Why does it have to be one or the other? How about finding someone who possesses BOTH qualities? Or at least a good actor who's played bad guys before?

    Sorry man, Paul frikkin Giamatti isn't a supervillain. He's always been a worm and comic relief. I can't see him as an Eastern Bloc muscleman.
     
  33. DenverDolfan

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    Kevin Nash?
     
  34. Ray Finkle

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    I'm not missing the point, it doesn't have to be one or the other but I just don't see the need to get upset over it when we don't even know what the movie or character is about.

    And who cares if you cast someone that hasn't been a bad guy before or an actor that's only done 1 type of movie whether it's only comedy, drama, action etc. Heath Ledger was known as either "the gay cowboy" or "the teenage who sang to a girl on a football field in that teen comedy movie" before he was cast as The Joker. He never played a bad guy before ever and he ended up giving us one of the greatest villain movie roles ever. Hugh Jackman never played a superhero before Wolverine, instead his credits were mostly in musicals. Did you jump all over Nolan for casting Austin Powers' dad as Alfred? I could go on and on.

    All I'm saying is why not just giving the casting the benefit of the doubt for now until we see footage of the character from the movie first? You're already judging a movie that hasn't even started filming yet.

    PG wouldn't be my first choice as Rhino either but the guy is a good actor so I'm going to pass judgment before seeing the final product.
     
  35. Pagan

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    One...Giamatti plays the same role in every movie. He's the shorter, bald version of Jeff Goldblum. Had he shown some diversity in his acting I might have agreed with you. And bro, did you REALLY just put Michael Caine on the same level as Paul Giamatti? Really?

    Hugh Jackman LOOKS like Wolverine. Hugh Jackman became ripped to play Wolverine. "X-Men" casting was brilliant. Don't use that movie as a gauge.

    Giamatti MAY be able to play the character. MAY...but the physical aspect ruins it, just as it did for Venom.

    This is why I am judging it before seeing it, and where we disagree. I don't consider Giamatti a good actor. Like I said, him, Goldblum, Morgan Freeman, and (I know I'll be crucified for this) Robert DeNiro and Jack Nicholson....same basic character in each role.

    Are they good at what they do? Sure. Are they diverse and talented actors who can play a character outside their comfort zone. Nope. Not IMO.
     
  36. schmolioot

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    I never saw Elektra or Daredevil, but I will stick up for Fantastic 4. While it monkeyed with the mythology way too much (and basically ruined Dr. Doom forever) it was a fun, light superhero film. And Rise of the Silver Surfer was actually good.

    I think it's getting re-booted by Marvel Studios as the exclusivity window lapsed and I look forward to a more traditional version, but they weren't terrible.
     
  37. MikeHoncho

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  38. Firesole

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    Sorry Paggy, Paul Giamatti is a damn terrific actor. In no way does he play the same character in every movie he does. That guy has range.

    John Adams
    Planet of the Apes
    Sideways
    Illusionist
    Saving Private Ryan
    Cinderella Man

    Really, all those characters were played the same? Don't get me wrong, I'm not excited to hear him cast as Rhino, but I'm willing to see some pics of him in the role before I shake my head too much about it.


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  39. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    Hugh Jackman looks a little like Wolverine. He is also much too tall. In fact Wolverine being short is a decent part of his character.
     
  40. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    Good villian in Shoot'em Up
     

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