Originally Posted by Marvin
The second sequel curse doesn't refer to hype. However the fact is the second sequel curse embraces it, nurture's it, only to be betrayed by it.
ie see all the hype for the seconds sequels of this genre in the past.
As for Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce...ya I just looked up their recent works. If Whedon didn't deliver in the way that it did(thank goodness favreau didn't get that one), and this film was simply coming off of that "much loved" IM2, than an odd looking villain paid by the villain from other failed tent pole endeavors probably wouldn't be as big a sell. If I'm not mistaken, the last most people saw of old Ben was that Persia movie and other failed films before that. Guy Pearce's last big appearances were that Lock out, that Prometheus, Lawless, all fall short in terms of what's needed here imo.
Unlike say TDKR(not a fan btw) which had a supporting cast of "new to the genre scene hot actors".
I don't think the "GA" loved IM2 as much as they loved "IM1" unlike say Spidey/Bat's/Xmen...etc But I could be mistaken.
I'm sure it will make some money, but I think the hype is misleading at the moment. And Marvel is loving it, those guys are obsessed with hype.
But Whedon delivered, thats what matters, and now the MCU is firmly in the minds of the GA. The trailers for IM3 have shattered YouTube records for views and likes. We don't even know the numbers from iTunes and Yahoo yet, they're probably huge as well. There was an article showing social media analysis that showed very very positive responses from people who viewed the trailers. The Superbowl spot, despite most of us thinking it wasnt anything special was still on top of the list of most memorable movie spots when results were compiled the next day
Anyway, all the hard figures available right now point to IM3 making some serious bank. The only thing that will derail it is negative critic reviews. And are you going to seriously question Ben Kingsleys actual acting talent? Yeah he's been in some bad movies lately but which actor hasn't? And don't get me started on Pearce, the guy is widely respected as one of the best character actors out there by anyone who knows film.