And I'm sure Transformers is one of the all-time great movie franchises.
Popularity ≠ quality.
Yeah but you're talking about a big budget movie with special effects that was already adapted from a previously popular media. And that's in an era where something like that will survive because of the dough it rakes it and because it was already well known. There is a little more to it than that. We live in an age of nostalgia. The Transformers films are set up perfectly to last simply because of the money it makes, regardless if the films aren't that great from a story level.
I'm talking strictly about the comic book back in the day when the superhero/comic book industry almost died, and in a lot of ways hasn't fully recovered. Comic books don't have and never will have the same presence a 21st century big budget film has to save itself from cancellation. The mediums are completely different. Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman were really the only big three at DC to survive at the time.
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Oh, my bad. Didn't realize SWDC was the pinnacle of class and grace.
I don't want them to taint the great Batman trilogy we just saw with Superman's filth.
I always hated Superman. The lamest comic book hero of all time. So you can do basically anything, you have super strength, you can fly, you can shoot ******* lasers out of your eyes, and your arch villain is some rich dude?
Really? Really?! A rich dude? You can't figure out how to beat a rich dude?
Punch him in his chest. Shoot a laser in his face. Go throw him in the ocean. USE YOUR POWERS.
Dude can't even beat a rich dude. Lamest comic ever. Can't stand Super Man.
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Even if that were true (its not), at least batman has an amazing rogue's gallery of villains including one of, if not THE best, comic villain ever.
Superman.....not so much.
Oh, it's most definitely true. That's not saying he is bad. I love Batman, and I agree his stable of villains is absolutely one of the best. DC has plenty of other great heroes, some of which I like more than Batman, such as The Flash and Green Lantern.
I really hope you're not calling The Joker the best villain ever though.
edit: I'm actually watching Batman right now on Syfy, haha.
Yea, I am not really a huge Batman fanatic, but I do think he's got a good thing going, and his villains are definitely awesome. Definitely like Green Lantern and the Flash more than Batman as well. I know most don't like him, but I like Aquaman too.
I really want a Flash movie... I just don't know how they could possibly get away with bringing in his villians... I think they'd be better off just creating some random serial killer or borrowing the Riddler instead. Talking gorillas from hidden cities don't really mix with the realistic setting of these movies.
SCA Prowler is my Xbox Live Gamertag
I don't know why people are obsessed with making super hero movies that are seemingly realistic or plausible......just make it like the comic book - outlandish with crazy ass bad guys. It's all about pure entertainment anyways, that's the spirit of super hero comic books.
I don't expect it to be realistic. How can they ever do a realistic Justice League? They can't without making it an abomination.
Gorilla Grodd, Captain Cold, and Professor Zoom would all be awesome.
Exactly. Filmakers of Batman and Spiderman and Xmen and stuff seem to be bent on making superhero movies that can almost scientifically happen or seem realistic. I can see Batman doing that, they obviously did a great job with the Dark Knight trilogy, but when it comes to the Justice League it makes sense to go more farfetched. Another reason why they should just start over with Batman when they bring him into the next Superman movie.