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    AQUAMAN!

    Movie looks like it could be DC's first hit, but I still cant stop thinking about robot chicken's take on Aquaman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil E View Post
    Movie looks like it could be DC's first hit...
    Pretty sure that Richard Donner's Superman was a hit (made for $55 million, grossed $300 million, was the second highest grossing film of 1978...)

    Pretty sure that Tim Burton's Batman was a hit (earned $400 million upon release and at that time was the 5th highest grossing film of all time...)

    Pretty sure that Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Rises was a hit (considered one of the "best films of 2012"; grossed over $1 billion; 7th highest grossing film of all time when it was released).

    Damn near positive that Wonder Woman was a hit ($821 million gross, which made it the 10th highest grossing film of its release year).

    Basically, DC has had quite a few cinematic hits to date...so, not quite sure what you mean by your statement that Aquaman will be DC's first hit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Pretty sure that Richard Donner's Superman was a hit (made for $55 million, grossed $300 million, was the second highest grossing film of 1978...)

    Pretty sure that Tim Burton's Batman was a hit (earned $400 million upon release and at that time was the 5th highest grossing film of all time...)

    Pretty sure that Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Rises was a hit (considered one of the "best films of 2012"; grossed over $1 billion; 7th highest grossing film of all time when it was released).

    Damn near positive that Wonder Woman was a hit ($821 million gross, which made it the 10th highest grossing film of its release year).

    Basically, DC has had quite a few cinematic hits to date...so, not quite sure what you mean by your statement that Aquaman will be DC's first hit...

    yeah yeah, but compared to Marvel? Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spiderman, X Men, Avengers, Black Panther, Ant Man etc etc... DC has a lot of ground to cover. Did you see batman vs superman or suicide squad? Those were fucking awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil E View Post
    Did you see batman vs superman or suicide squad? Those were fucking awful.
    QFT

    IMO Wonder Woman stands head and shoulders above the recent crop of DC movies. It made $821.8 million off of a $150 million budget.

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    Yabut ....... it had it's weaknesses. Gadot and Pine were great, but some of the characters were painfully weak e.g. Pine's crew.

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    Not to harsh anybody's mellow, but I think the trailers to Aquaman look Weak-As-Fuck.
    The film looks cheesy as all get-out.
    All those bombastic underwater battle scenes? Didn't they learn anything from Batman Vs Superman (which I actually enjoyed), Man of Steel, Suicide Squad, and Justice League? Over-the-top, gratuitious battle scenes where our heros fight mythical entities/other-worldly entities/whatever, destroy everything in sight, etc. are boring-as-fuck. Give us some story and some actual characters with depth. But then perhaps that's just me. I was bored with the first 2 Avengers movies as I felt all they didi was destroy buildings and beat up aliens and robots. YAWN.
    But I digress...
    The only other trailers I've seen recently that look worse (i.e lamer) than Aquaman are Shazam and Godzilla: King of Monsters.
    All three of those films look like utter shite to me.

    Will I go see them?
    You bet.
    I'm a genre junkie and there's always the chance that shitty trailers = entertaining movies (lord knows that more often than not really great trailers = shitty movies).

    But that's just me.

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    Hey Dookie, what do you think about Mortal Engines? The whole premise looks suspect


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkhound Odin View Post
    Hey Dookie, what do you think about Mortal Engines? The whole premise looks suspect.
    Have seen the trailer a few times on the BIG screen and have to say that I am intrigued. Have not read the source material(s), though, so don't know anything about the story other than what was fed me in the previews. Peter Jackson oversaw the production, so it will at least look visually stunning...

    I will say the one thing that intriques me about Aquaman is the presence of Black Manta (but it also looks like there is another villain and, quite honestly, any time a superhero movie has more than 1 villain I find that things get sloppy in the storytelling department...but Black Manta looks cool in the trailers).
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    been waiting for years. and they said it would never happen
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    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.

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