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@superman81 Nah, I figure lately I'm not going to have much to say. Can't get riled up over nothing.

HOWEVER--DC is about to make an explosion onto the big screen in a way that's going to be disarming to audiences. What we are getting now are mere glimpses into what's in store. The incredible detail and craftsmanship going into these films is beyond epic on the scope of what you'd see in period pieces or major fantasy film. With Dawn of Justice being the true launching pad for their future endeavors, it's only a template of what we can expect in the direction of the next films to follow. They've gone back and done deep evaluation. That much is clear. Now they've established a tone worthy of a DCCU that will echo from film to film with their set of directors and writing staff. They have a cohesive unit and team behind them. They have the right people in charge of events and planning. And they are going in their own direction. They don't have to fight over characters. They don't have to work out deals to "borrow" characters from other studios to incorporate. They don't have a house divided confusing fans of what's a DC property and what's not although the characters are in their comics. They have everything they need to create a successful and cohesive universe. So, from where I sit, DC is climbing their way to the top. The early bird may get the worm but more often it is those who get to assess the damages and successes of earlier models that improve upon and exceed their predecessors. And DC is in a position to not only sale their brand in a big way on silver screen, they can set themselves apart from the Marvel brand that has saturated it for quite some time now.
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@c-a-r-t-m-a-n Ha! Back at it I see.
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@instead8909 Well, I appreciate that.
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Mieko_Siede wrote a comment about the news item Deadpool Will Feature X-Men Character Colossus
@instead8909 It feels good not to stand alone in those sentiments. The X-Men movies are a mess from the start and having this conversation with a lot of people invokes an argument as though the fans have a vested interest financially. With no stock in FOX Studios or Marvel, people seem to just accept what this split company throws out there when really, not just speaking to X-Men, but a lot of the properties at Marvel are just okay, subpar at best. The Avengers isn't the crown jewel of a movie that people hype it to be--although it showed that when transitioned right an ensemble superhero film can work with characters that belong to their own titles in one setting. Guardians of the Galaxy, when you really analyze the film, there is a lot wrong with it. And it avoids any attempt at making any sense though it pulls the shade of spectacle down over most eyes to fool a viewer into making sense out of it. The best films they've had, in my opinion, thus far have been Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers fall in there, and the first Iron Man...although Thor: The Dark World gets an honorable mention from me.

That isn't to say that I don't look forward to Avengers: Age of Ultron. Marvel has succeeded at capturing brand loyalty of its fans by being the first to establish a cinematic universe. They've established something that you have to follow just to see where it lead despite its inconsistencies and lack of real cohesiveness during solo arcs with contrived storylines to try to force fit a connection. Marvel has too many hands in the pot and split properties. However, that's neither here nor there. Forgive my wayward ranting.
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@undeadslayer4 In short, even with all the background characters, other than X-Men First Class, they haven't found a way to richly tell a story with these characters in a cohesive way that keeps it interesting rather than feeling random. They never addressed the fact that Nightcrawler is Mystique and Azazel's son together. They never even explored that relationship in the movie, yet in X2, Nightcrawler was just thrown in there. They toyed with the concept that Quicksilver was Magneto's son, yet they chose to evade the subject by just jabbing at it. Colossus was just thrown into the movies from X2, 3 and Days of Future Past but had no real reason for fitting in there among a lot of characters that had not otherwise been established. The point is, it isn't enough just to bring a gallery of characters to screen for the sake of being cool if they are going to be misrepresented. Storm and Rogue are still the greatest disappointments in the story and casting aside from a very dry Cyclops and a forced story arc for Jean Grey. Beast isn't even worth mentioning. A whole lot of it needs to be cleaned up.
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@undeadslayer4 The problem with that is, with so many movies already establishing an arc within the movies, there isn't much to be done to correct it except start over in order to give these characters the justice they deserve for their on-screen representations. It's not about throwing together movies now for the sake of making an origin that frankly wouldn't hold up to the butchery already established within the films. They can't justify just throwing a bunch of characters in that don't even fit the setting of the films. It was mostly a thought of, "wow, that would be cool to see them on screen" rather than taking the time and care to bring to them any rich storytelling. However these films gained so much acceptance by so-called fans is beyond me when they are truly poorly done, uninspired, and misrepresented. The stories have paper thin plots, the characters and their pallets are flat, and the graphics are subpar to say the least. Yet, these movies have gained so much fanfare where there are others out that are greatly criticized or failed to gain the same traction and are vastly superior to the X-Men franchise and their sub-movies (X-Men Origins: Wolverine/The Wolverine). But that's just my opinion.
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@Brizzy Yeah, I can respect his introspective views of what his career has become and short sightedness of his endeavors. His heart was in the right place he just needed to be grounded a bit.
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He says this almost dismissing the fact that there IS a Batman v Superman on the horizon introducing these "juiced up" characters of the DCU that most have not had a big-screen live action adaptation done of their likenesses. Marvel has had its run, AND continue to make strides as their brand is tested and tried amongst audiences. However, next year's DC event with BvS: Dawn of Justice marks a new chapter for DC cinema and for fans to see a new shared universe on an entirely different spectrum with Suicide Squad acting as a bridge to the other characters involved in this interconnected world.

It has been astounding how DC has been counted out before they'd had the opportunity to even begin. So many have spoken on what they can't do or haven't done while strides are being made to make them as viable and beloved as a commodity in the realm of shared universes as Marvel had. I'm not for or against either brand or company, but I truly hope that when DC explodes onto the screen they make a continuous bang after bang for the pessimists to finally quiet down and let it be what it is. Then maybe each company can stand on their own and the talk would be in comparison to why one world is equal or more fantastic than the other and less about what sucks based...really...on nothing concrete as it stands now.
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@EmmyttWolfe Honestly, the X-Men series had done a great disservice to a majority of the characters. A lot of them were just thrown in there with no ties to their true origins or explanations. It was more like, "oh, that'd be cool if so-and-so was in there. Do we have that in the budget?" kind of thing than any great care going into them. All of it needs to be scrapped and started from the scratch. That's just my opinion though.
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