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Hoping Disney/Marvel keep up the great work on the Marvel movies beating DC/TW big time when it comes to movies, need DC to catch up!!! Could make for some great future sets, GL corp, Teen Titans, JLU, Wonder Woman and couple others all deserve same treatment as The Nolan Batman trilogy received.
I think maybe the Milano is one of the best Marvel lego vehicles yet. The. Nova ship is good but it really is the figures that rock, they are great. Loved the film, loved the sets and just read that Marvel plan to eventually bring GotG and Avengers into the same screen space... Comic book geek heaven :) and a guarantee of more GotG sets of some sort down the line.
I really wish DC could get their act together and figure this formula out so we can see an equal expansion of lesser known DC heroes in the mainstream - and therefore in Lego sets.
The problem is with Warner Bros, they just can't get their head around making interconnected films, they seem stuck in the old fashioned thought process and that is what is hurting them.
On the other side Disney has always taken risks, always pushed the boundaries with the films they make and with the Marvel films that is paying off big time.
I'm still holding out hope that Dawn of justice won't be a complete pile of rubbish and we might get a half decent DC cinematic universe. But I'm going with low expectations.
I'm a much bigger fan of DC, but DC/WB are just completely crapping up their movies right now. Their movies are too serious and completely joyless. They did that with the Batman trilogy. Fine; that works for Batman because of who he is. But, then they thought that they had to follow that formula for Superman as well. Dark, brooding, joyless Superman movie is what we got, and that's probably what we will continue to get in DoJ. I wish WB would take a clue from what Marvel is doing and make superhero movies that are exciting, entertaining, and fun.
Guardians delivered everything exactly how a superhero movie should.
What's interesting is if you look at the other DC TV series like the Linda Carter Wonder Woman they are nowhere near as camp as Batman, still show their age, but also show how that gap was very easily bridged.
My vote for how DC/WB should proceed is to keep the gritty style for non-super powered heroes..it works really well for Batman, and Arrow proves it can be adapted for the likes of Green Arrow - who at times has been very light hearted in the comic books. But to look closer at how Marvel have handled teams. E.g the interactions in the avengers is great, because all the characters have a chip on their shoulders about something, and a lot of the interactions are about how they overcome all of that to find a way to work together. Ideal for super serious, brooding Batman, light hearted Superman and from a very different culture Wonder Woman to have a similar set up of all wanting the same thing, but having a very different view on how to achieve it.
I can't remember when the Disney/marvel deal was, but it was a while back, I think Hulk was made under marvels own steam but then Iron man was the first of the Disney/Marvel features and they went from there.
I think there is good logic to starting with a superman story, but Man of Steel just wasn't it, without there being something very clever to tie in Batman then DoJ is likely to flop and bring the attempt at a connected universe back to the ridiculous arguments that people throw around when they claim it can't ever work - the amount of people I've heard claim that is just unreal...it can work as the comics/animated films show.
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EDIT: Correction to the price I mentioned earlier. It was $47 total, including shipping.
I am both excited and worried for what DoJ will give us, if they tie the characters together and introduce one or two more it could work, and Zac Snyder knows what he is doing and the writing and acting talent is top draw. And hey you can almost guarantee a new lego Batmobile out of it :)
I think the Nolan bros. plus Snyder are capable hands at the DC wheel in carving out their own distinct version of the universe, completely different than what Marvel is going for in terms of style, depth and artistic tone. The Marvel ones have mostly been fun, exciting, humorous and colorfully fantastic with kinetic action. While the limited DC showings are grounded, gritty, serious, drab in color and tone, angst filled atmosphere with emotionally conflicted heroes. Which was all the reasons why MoS was so polarizing for the older aged audience & fans. As the general populace says that what works for Batman does not apply to Supes traditional feel. But alas WB believes that it not only works for Bats, but how the entire DC Universe should be in comparison to Marvel's fun-action approach just as you pointed out.
There's lots of ways that WB could do something amazing with the DC universe, but I very much doubt it will happen. I was very unimpressed with Man of Steel, so I have low expectations for Dawn of Justice...which might serve me well.
Back on topic - I haven't yet seen Gaurdians of the Galaxy, I'm not a fan of going to the cinema so I'll watch it when it's out on DVD/Blu ray, but it does look good fun, and I definitely want the set with Groot and Rocket Racoon in.
Marvel has been doing crossovers in their comics for decades. This was get people to buy additional titles they may not normally collect, but would need to get it so they can continue a crossover story from one the do read regularly. It was also their way of exposing readers to other characters, hoping to garner new fans for a title.
With them applying this formula to the movies it sells more tickets because even though many are unfamiliar with the Guardians, they still want to see it. For some it is partly because it is the next chapter in the MCU storyline and could (not a spoiler, I haven't seen it yet) contain a part that progresses that and foreshadows a future movie.
I actually think Lego needs to get their act together and give us more Marvel sets with new characters. I think that even before the MCU started, they already had more characters that non readers would recognize than DC does today. However they seem to make as many DC sets (most with a Batman) as they do for Marvel with mostly different characters. We've also had a plethora of Spider-Man in sets, but not nearly as overused as Batman and, disappointingly, all the same instead of different outfits.
There are plenty of realistic action dramas out there. I just like my superhero shows and movies with a little more fantasy and a not-so-serious edge.
I don't mind the seriousness on characters where it works, like Batman but I can see that it's quite a hard balance to get for a lot of characters. I thought that Marvel really got this right with Cpt America, there are a few light hearted bits that work because they feel genuine, but all the serious stuff relates really well to the characters. Shame that the first Cap film had that awful cg head pasting stuff for such a long section at the beginning, I find that really hard to watch.
The first movie fully distributed through Disney was Avengers - but my understanding is that Marvel's track record has meant that the production arm has largely been left alone.