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Quick, random question: Would you have death in comics?

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Re: Quick, random question: Would you have death in comics?

Postby Arion » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:10 pm

What did you guys think about The Wolverine?

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Re: Quick, random question: Would you have death in comics?

Postby thefourthman » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:55 am

Even in escapist fiction, there is a bit of reflection of actual life in the work.

Death is part of life and should be reflected in any literature.

As far as rules for death or whether or not it is okay to resurrect characters, the creators and companies can do as they see fit and I as a consumer can choose to support those decisions through my choice of purchasing the product they produce.

Anyhow, those are my two cents.

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Re: Quick, random question: Would you have death in comics?

Postby Arion » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:26 pm

thefourthman wrote:Even in escapist fiction, there is a bit of reflection of actual life in the work.

Death is part of life and should be reflected in any literature.

As far as rules for death or whether or not it is okay to resurrect characters, the creators and companies can do as they see fit and I as a consumer can choose to support those decisions through my choice of purchasing the product they produce.

Anyhow, those are my two cents.


Excellent! Couldn't have said it better myself.

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Re: Quick, random question: Would you have death in comics?

Postby Spektre » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:13 pm

outsider wrote:With Iron Man 3 doing well? NOPE. RDJr & company were the reason IM3 did well, not nostalgia for the comics.

I never said "fond feelings over a character", good try though. Supporting character vs. leading character does affect a project getting greenlit. Thor or Iron Man would get a shot at a solo movie long before Odin or Happy.


So if "Odin" were to get green lit it would have done as well as Thor. Me thinks not.
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Re: Quick, random question: Would you have death in comics?

Postby Spektre » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:17 pm

ElijahSnowFan wrote:
I'm sorry, man, but I have to do this. Again, Robert Downey Jr. wasn't bringing ANYBODY to the movies without that red-and-gold suit. Here's the deal:

Date Film Gross
5/2/08 Iron Man . $318,412,101
2/22/08 Charlie Bartlett $3,951,699
5/4/07 Lucky You $5,758,950
3/2/07 Zodiac $33,080,084
11/10/06 Fur: Imaginary $223,202
9/29/06 Guide/Saints $517,809
7/7/06 Scanner Darkly $5,501,616
3/10/06 Game 6 $129,664
3/10/06 Shaggy Dog $61,123,569
10/21/05 Kiss/Bang $4,243,756
10/7/05 Night/Luck $31,558,003
4/8/05 Eros $188,392
11/21/03 Gothika $59,694,580
10/24/03 Singing Det. $337,174
4/7/00 Black & White $5,277,299
2/23/00 Wonder Boys $19,393,557

I did not leave out a single flick of his from 2000 on. The last 15 -- FIFTEEN! 15! -- films he made didn't equal Iron Man's gross. And the ultimate irony in that?

The NEXT biggest film, "Shaggy Dog," is based on an old property, as well!

Again, Downey was very, very, very good in "Iron Man." But I'm telling you, if that film was "Tin Foil Man," he's looking at another, what, $10 million gross!

Those are just the facts, folks!


Saved me the time of looking up all those box office receipts. Appreciate it.

I think this point has been clearly made.
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Re: Quick, random question: Would you have death in comics?

Postby Spektre » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:18 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:Are you for real? Do you think we're idiots or something?

Almost none of those movies relied on on RDJ in a leading role, I'm sure his minor cameo as "Telephone Jack" was responsible for the box office of the Eric Bana film Lucky You. :roll:

Show me which of those films had the budget of Iron Man and starred Downey as the lead. The dude was primed for a comeback, Hollywood loves a comeback, but he earned it on his own in Iron Man. The time was right, and right man was ready.


And the reason the time was right? Because the "time" was when they put this nostalgic comic book character on the big screen.
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