From what I understand, Atlas started out as Goodman’s revenge at Stan Lee for firing his son Chip after the Goodmans sold Marvel to Cadence in 1970. That’s probably not a solid foundation for starting a publishing company. And it probably explains why so many of the characters are feeble imitations of Marvel or…
Always have had a soft spot for The Longest Day, The Great Escape and A Bridge Too Far as well as Bridge Over The River Kwai. I spent a lot of time reading everything I could get my hands on about WW2. Later movies like The Guns of Navarone and Force 10 From Navarone are also on the list.
For pure fun my favorite WWII movie is Kelly’s Heroes.
And a ridiculously under-seen WWII movie — The Train. John Frankenheimer directs Burt Lancaster as the head of the French Resistance group trying to hijack the titular Nazi train as it steals priceless artwork in the final days of the war. Phenomenal action and an unromantic take on the subject matter.
Paramount Pictures and Ghost Rider producer Steven Paul have purchased the film rights to the entire character library of Atlas-Seaboard, a fledgling 1970s comic book publisher with ties to the early days of Timely Comics (better known now as that underground upstart, Marvel) whose longest-running title lasted only…
Really at this point I’m less concerned about whether the DCEU is a universe or a multiverse or whatever, I’m just interested in the extent to which Warner Bros. is invested in the shared universe concept, or whether they still care at all.
Honestly, I don’t think too many people are really bothered by it unless it’s supposed to fit in some kind of continuity and doesn’t actually fit well. For example, I think most are fine with Bale’s Batman movies being their own thing. Although, yes, I think some people would find it odd to have a movie Batman…
While your question is legitimate, this is what kinda/sorta bugs me about fandom in particular: The need for things to be part of some kind of bigger “continuity”.
So is this a total reboot, or is Pattinson playing a younger Batfleck in the ‘90s? (Which would also fit in with the Phoenix Joker arising in the ‘80s.)
My eyes won’t miss the 53' long, 14' tall box in front of me.
Having not watched the show, all I can say is reading this is insane.
...Which makes me worry when you note the flimsiness of the plots...
yeah...I felt the same. The whole world-building is just silly, even for an excuse plot. I was Brecked out of place by the scene with the Tailor (?)....Like fucking John Wick needs the basic statistics of these weapons.
I disagree.. I was a little fearful of #2 since I had high expectation. Maybe my criteria was low... just enough of a plot and more action and violence. That’s what I got.
This probably makes me a horrible person, but I totally agree and honestly wish that the inciting incident in each one of these movies was just the death of increasingly ridiculous pets. Like, in 2, they should’ve murdered a Heifer International cow that John adopted. 3: Motherfucker steps on his Tamagotchi. Etc.
Absolutely 100% agree.
I hope Nintendo’s R.O.B. has a cameo!
There are more of them too, in her book “Hark, a Vagrant!”