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Old 04-07-2008
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Hate to break the romance, you guys, but even I know that the movie you keep referring to isn't called "THE" HULK, but just HULK.

I know my Ang Lee.

But if you need further proof: http://imdb.com/title/tt0286716/

Lee dropped the "The" when the film was released.
I don't think either me or Bobby B were really all that concerned about the The part to bother looking it up on IMDB, we would much rather take your word for it.

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Was Dark City based on a comic book? If so i didnt like it either....not sure if its one of the worst but not the best by far.
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Was Dark City based on a comic book? If so i didnt like it either....not sure if its one of the worst but not the best by far.
I don't think it was. I actually kinda dig that movie. But after watching it the fourth or so time, I grew tired of it. I dunno, I love the ultra-noir style and I like the four. main actors (Rufus Sewell, Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland and William Hurt).
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Lightbulb No it's not a comic book adaptation.

It borrowed a lot of ideas from other Sci-fic movies like City of Lost Children, Metropolis and Akira. It had a very "comic book-esque" feel to with the whole reality bending powers the Strangers displayed.

I really liked this movie, I have a copy of it in my DVD collection as a matter of fact. I like the premise of people are who they are regardless of memories. The whole Spiral thing was cool too. It was very black and with with splashes of color which I dug.
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I don't think either me or Bobby B were really all that concerned about the The part to bother looking it up on IMDB, we would much rather take your word for it.
Guilty.

Okay, Alpha, I didn't see The Rise of the Silver Surfer. But I heard it sucked. What did you think?
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Okay, Alpha, I didn't see The Rise of the Silver Surfer. But I heard it sucked. What did you think?
I really liked it. I am biased because I am a huge Norin Radd/Silver Surfer fan. It was more of a "straight to the action" type of movie. They did a good job explaining the Silver Surfer and origins without boring the audience death with long-winded explanations. It was just a good care-free fun comic book movie.
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It was just a good care-free fun comic book movie.
Ugh, I'll probably avoid it then.

Like you, I'm a big fan of the Silver Surfer. I think he (and like, Warlock, Conan, the X-Men of course, to a lesser extent Spider-Man) was a pre-cursor to the milieu of the super-hero we have today and to graphic novels. Some of his stories, both in The Fantastic Four and in his own book, were among the closest to poetry Marvel ever came. Of course, they also had great action. But so often a Surfer story was dealing with such big themes and ideas, the Cosmos, prejudice, Humankind's warlike nature, what our debt is to the world around us, God...that I'd be disappointed if they didn't find a way to even attempt to approach that kind of profundity in the movie. And have dazzling, breath-taking action. They can do it in comics why can't they do it in a movie?

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I really liked it when Starlin took over and incorporated all of the space heroes like Warlock, Captain Marvel, Ronan the Accuser, the Skrull, the Shiar, the Surfer, both Novas, and Galactus. I would say you might want to avoid Rise of the Silver Surfer because that mood is very Spiderman 1 and 2 as apposed to X-Men 1 and 2.
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I really liked it. I am biased because I am a huge Norin Radd/Silver Surfer fan. It was more of a "straight to the action" type of movie. They did a good job explaining the Silver Surfer and origins without boring the audience death with long-winded explanations. It was just a good care-free fun comic book movie.
The trailer's awesome if anything.
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I really liked it when Starlin took over and incorporated all of the space heroes like Warlock, Captain Marvel, Ronan the Accuser, the Skrull, the Shiar, the Surfer, both Novas, and Galactus. I would say you might want to avoid Rise of the Silver Surfer because that mood is very Spiderman 1 and 2 as apposed to X-Men 1 and 2.
The tone worked for Spider Man 1 and 2 because it did a great job of splitting the difference between early sixties teen culture and twenty-first century pop culture. But you're right, I don't know how well I think that fits with the Surfer Oh well. Because yes, also a big Starlin fan. The Warlock series he did is a minefield of fantastic opportunities for movies. The Thanos/Magus series in Warlock is one of my all time favorites stories in any medium. Did you ever read Darkstar?

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