America, F&(*$$K YA!!!
This just keeps looking better and better...
You know I love Indiana Jones and serials as much as I love comics, so these pics just make me look forward to this even more. That Entertainment Weekly cover. Sigh... Chris Evans IS Steve Rogers.
As much as I loved the Rocketeer comic, the film seemed to be a pale representation of what I loved about the character. I've always felt that Joe Johnston has never had a script good enough to show us what he's made of as a director. From what I hear about the Captain America script is it's really good. And this time he has no excuse. Judging by all we've seen I think he's spot on so far.
Go over to /Film and check out the pics they've got from the magazine. But this film is shaping up to be one of my top pics in 2011. And if it lives up to the pics and the hype, it's going to make a ton of money for Marvel and then the Mouse. A ton.
I'm lovin' it...
Thursday, October 28, 2010
$oldier Of Fortune$...
Posted by Honor Hunter at 12:06 PM
Labels: 2011, Adaptation, Captain America, Chris Evans, Comic Characters, Film, Marvel Studios
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You are wrong Honor. Chris Evans is Johnny Storm. He should NEVER have been cast as Steve Rogers. And Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool not Hal Jordan. Cast new actors don't recycle the same douchebags.
Get over it Anonymous. If you look at that picture, it screams authenticity. This looks exactly as I would expect a faithful adaptation of Captain America.
Fantastic Four wasn't a faithful example of a comic. It was barely better than the Roger Corman film.
Honor, do NOT speak ill of Johnston's "The Rocketeer." Ever. (And these Cap'n America pics look fantastic) That is all.
Being a fan of the original comic, I felt something was missing...
It didn't have the fully developed story that something like, say "Raiders" did. I felt it lacked some of the wonder and excitement of the comic. That doesn't mean I didn't like it.
Just wondering what we would have gotten without all the studio interference from Jeffrey...
I hear you, Honor. Another big set-piece or two would have really helped the film (which they had supposedly planned but had to cut b/c they were already over budget). At the same time, I really fell in love with the gee-whiz charm and "retro" tone and innocence of the movie. In that regard, I don't really mind that the studio made them soften some of the edgier elements of the comic so they could release it under the Disney banner. Overall, it really is a pretty faithful adaptation. In the end, the failure came down to the marketing (sounds familiar). The marketing campaign dropped the ball and the release date was very unfortunate (squished between Robin Hood and T2). It's one of those "what might have beens" I really pine for. The cast and designs were perfect and I'd have loved to have seen the Rocketeer's "New York Adventure" and more. In a small way, I guess I'm kind of hoping "Captain America" will be the Rocketeer sequel that I never got to see.
Chris Evans looks constipated on that magazine cover.
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