Friday, December 30, 2011
The Marvel Studios produced films have been pretty successful so far, so I am really looking forward to The Avengers, the film everything has been leading up to. Joss Whedon is a great choice for director as he has had success writing for comics as well as handling ensemble pieces on film. Sure there will be costume changes I would like to make and some other tweaks, but the fact that all these characters will on the big screen sharing an adventure together tells me I won't have too much to complain about.
I wish Green Lantern had fared better at the box office. There was a lot to like about the film, but it was ultimately done in by a weak script, shoddy editing and a lackluster villain in Hector Hammond. Warner Brothers has announced a sequel - but they said that for Superman Returns, too, so that may just be studio posturing. I would like to see another attempt made utilizing lessons learned from the first outing, because I still think there is great potential in the franchise.