Wait, friggin Moviebob got hit by the Blipocalypse? Are you kidding me?Kumagawa Misogi said:Oh just went to you blog
MovieBob has been sacked by the Walt Disney corporation owner of Blip TV.
Ahem. Still I'm sure you'll have no problem finding alternate methods of getting Game-Overthinker out there.
Sometimes you have friends in a relationship. You love each of them dearly as individuals and think they?re amazing people. When they talk to you about their troubles, you do everything you can to support them, to keep them together, because if you love them both so much doesn?t it make sense they should love each other? But little by little you realize, at heart, they aren?t meant to be together ? not because there?s anything wrong with either of them, but they just don?t have personalities that mesh in a comfortable way. They don?t make each other happy. Although it?s sad to see them split, when they do, you?re surprisingly relieved, and excited to see where their lives take them next.
It?s easy to try to make one party 'right' and another party 'wrong' when a breakup happens, but it often isn?t that simple. Or perhaps it?s even more simple than that ? not everyone belongs in a relationship together. It doesn?t mean they?re not wonderful people.
And that?s true of both Edgar Wright and Marvel. One of them isn?t a person, but I think you get what I mean.
See as a fan, I disagree on this being a "fear" and honestly its my "expectation" and even desire that, in a continuity-bound presentation of a story I care about, some direction of that continuity be maintained.MovieBob said:So seeing Edgar Wright depart under rumors that this is precisely what happened (re: Ant-Man being rewritten to better fit with the tone and meta-story of the post-Avengers 2 Marvel Universe) manifests as something like film geeks' worst fear and the Old Guard's sour grapes dream come true. It's "evidence" that Feige and Marvel/Disney are running something less like the happy-go-lucky fanservice factory they played at being and more like the assembly-line corporate hackwork some always thought of them as running.
... saying "Ant-Man needs to be THIS so that he fits in with the next crossover" is almost certain to lead to a less interesting final result than "Just make Ant-Man and we'll work out what he'll do in Avengers when we see if people like him or not." That first way is how Warner Bros and DC are currently trying to nudge Justice League into place - it's not going great so far. They're doing a movie whose subtitle is Dawn of Justice.
Debatable. He certainly has his own unique flare, but even being as loved by his fans his films don't appeal to the general audience. I presonally like his slap stick comedy, but they don't sell tickets. Scott Pilgram was his highest grossing film of late, and that only made 31m Domestic. His latest only made 26m. For being one of the "best" he certainly doesn't rank up there with Speilberg.RA92 said:He's one of the best film-makers today.
I think the confusion might be because it is about a month until principal photography begins. They haven't even started with the physical making of the movie yet, so changing the director is not that difficult at this stage.\step1999 said:
For a guy who loves to talk about how [HEADING=3]COMICS ARE WEIRD[/HEADING] Bob is putting a lot of stock in lightning striking twice with the more slapdash approach. I'm sure there was behind-the-scenes meddling to keep the various properties that led too Avengers in line; we're just getting a peek now that the decision was made farther down the road and in a more public manner. Letting people do their own thing in a variety of comic series/movies/etc, then trying to wrangle everything together at a later date, is the leading cause of retcons. For all it's faults, Ultimates is still my favourite Marvel line precisely because they keep the various authors in check with a vigorous production staff that makes sure one "bold move" doesn't wreck the game for everyone.What I will say is that the (unconfirmed) idea that the supposed problem with Wright's Ant-Man screenplay was a desire to bring it into line with specific future plans would give me cause for concern, if only because it's a backwards approach that's actually the opposite of the savvy maneuvering that got them here. A key part of what made the first wave (and much of the second, so far) of Marvel films and their payoff in Avengers so enjoyable was that the "universe" aspect was put together after the fact, much like it is in comics themselves. Avengers' rollicking wackiness is owed overwhelmingly to the gymnastics required to make the storylines and characters from an action comedy, a fantasy adventure, a monster movie and a WWII throwback all land in roughly the same space.