stubby wrote:Fucking spiders. They bite some nerdy photo dweeb and it's all "woo superpowers" and then they bite the guy from Slayer and he DIES.
samuelzz10 wrote:I don't see why you don't like superhero films. weird penis never thought of himself as a badass, but I digress. What are some of your favorite films? it better not be some art house french bullshit
Now I'm wondering whose name filters into... 'weird penis' edit: ooh so it's spidy.
I like gangster movies, particularly ones with Robert Deniro and / or Al Pacino. I like most movies with Jack Nicholson (the actors tend to draw my attention to a movie rather than the genre by itself). Also Sci-fi like Alien / Aliens (and to a lesser degree Alien III, definitely not Alien IV though, that one was a disgrace), Starship Troopers movies (the last one, Invasion, was very good) or historical films (though these tend to be propaganda too often, take for example 'Elizabeth', that's historical mutilation) like Joan of Arc: the Messenger / Braveheart / the Patriot / Enemy at the Gates or fantasy movies like Dragonheart or the original Merlin. V for Vendetta and Jurassic Park are probably among my favourites, too.
I know they're bad, but I enjoy films with Steven Seagal as well because I think they're hilarious.
I think superhero movies are - most of the time - very one-dimensional, quite predictable (it's always about weird transformations and the need for lots of cartoons means the source material may often begin to repeat itself, take for example Happy turning into 'the Freak' twice
), lacking moral ambiguity and, of course, tend to be too focused on 1 single individual, whereas I'm always more interested in groups of people and the dynamics between them, even more so if they're important to the story. Basically what Silva said. I have a hard time caring about a guy flying around in a tight latex suit. I did like watching the cartoons on action tv as a kid though, but there's something about making a cartoon into live action that requires a certain approach which I feel a lot of directors lack. You need to be able to keep true to the original concept somehow, keep showing the origins. The live action movie of Rurouni Kenshin is a good example on how to do this, imo, it really kept the feel of the original anime.