Ok, I know everyone is SUPER excited about the Avengers coming out, but to be honest, I’m really NOT. Maybe it’ll be a good movie, and if that’s the case, awesome! I wasn’t a fan of the Incredible Hulk or the Punisher growing up, but the movies Marvel produced (Ang Lee’s Hulk and the first Punisher) were great! But with the Avengers, I’m simply not sure how good the story could be.
The Avengers are a group of superheroes equipped with almost all of the exact same powers – with the top supernatural ability being super strength. They all have the ability to fly or jump really high and are virtually invulnerable. It’s really hard to create good stories when all of your heroes are indestructible – just look at Superman! Half of the time his stories are sub par because it’s really tough write stories for a hero that can basically beat anyone.
When the original concoction of the Justice League was formed, each hero served a purpose because of their powers; Superman’s the muscle, Batman’s the brains, Wonder Woman’s the buffer/moralistic center, (as well as the warrior) with all of the others heroes serving a specific purpose because of what their powers allow them to do. The Avengers don’t have that! I’m expecting the Avengers to be no better than Iron Man, Thor, or the crappy reboot of the Hulk. But I do remember everyone liking those films, so I might be left in the minority when it comes to the Avengers.
The Amazing Spider-Man trailer came out recently and it definitely looks lackluster.
Forget the fact that it’s way to soon to have a reboot for the Spider-Man franchise, it simply looks like they’ve tried way to hard to forget the cinematic world Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. The Amazing Spider-Man is going to try and be more substantial and “depthy” than the previous films – by way of making the script overly dramatic and agnsty without a lot of the camp that came with Toby MacGuire. I suspect it won’t come off as well as Marvel Studios is hoping it to.
I am glad, however, that they aren’t simply bringing back the Goblin, but rather continuing with what they were going to do and bringing in Doc Conners, AKA the Lizard. This way there will be at least a semblance of freshness to the rebooted franchise.
Marvel has produced some great films, don’t get me wrong, but it certainly feels like they just pump them out faster than should be. DC’s been taking their time and it’s mostly paid off, but Marvel keeps trucking along with franchise after franchise, causing me to wonder when they’re going to drive themselves into a world of too many high expectations.