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YES! Those were what made Marvel films good. 13 76.47%
No, 2-3 minutes of my life I'll never get back. Every time. 4 23.53%
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default You know what I don't miss?

Those ridiculously long opening credit sequences from Marvel movies made before 2008.


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X-Men (2000) was also guilty of this iirc.

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Old 12-12-2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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This was a little harder then I expected! I certainly loved the opening credits scene of Spider-Man 3, and pretty much indifferent to the rest.

I think it can add to the film, especially making it feel much more like event, like Spider-Man has it kinda retold the story.

Thinking about it now, maybe Avengers could of used that opening credit scene, especially if the art was weaved across the five previous films.

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:20 PM   #3
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I remember being 9-12 years old and seeing these movies with my dad in theaters and just FEELING him get bored in the first 2 minutes.

So thank you Iron Man, for going a different route.

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:25 PM   #4
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By this point, it just feels weird not getting straight into things. Save the elaborate credit sequences for the ending.

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:26 PM   #5
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I miss the epic opening credits,personally.Seeing Skyfall recently reminded me how few there are anymore.

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:29 PM   #6
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I liked the opening credits. But you have to make them engaging. I watched Casino Royale last weekend and I was stunned at how good that intro is.

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:30 PM   #7
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Default Re: You know what I don't miss?

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By this point, it just feels weird not getting straight into things. Save the elaborate credit sequences for the ending.
Agreed, Avengers had an awesome one between the end of the film and the mid-credits sequence.

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:36 PM   #8
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I guess it depends, I mean opening credit sequences will usually have the main hero theme, without a proper credit opening the audience especially those looking forward to the main hero theme are left wondering where the hero theme is.

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:51 PM   #9
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But, do we really need 2 minutes of this while nothing else is happening? IM2 did okay with the opening credits while Vanko was constructing an arc reactor. In fact, I have no problem deciphering who is the main hero (or his theme) in any MCU solo film.

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Old 12-12-2012, 05:20 PM   #10
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Maybe I'm just old school, but I do miss the credits being at the opening of the movie. Can you imagine James Bond without the opening titles? I can't. It is a part of the experience. The only Marvel Studios films that got it right are Incredible Hulk and Iron Man 2.

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Old 12-12-2012, 08:03 PM   #11
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I like them as well, particularily for certain characters. One of the things I've always wanted in a Spidey film was a classic Maurice Binder style opening with web motifs.

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Old 12-12-2012, 08:17 PM   #12
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Spider-Man 2 has one of the best opening title sequences ever.

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Old 12-12-2012, 08:25 PM   #13
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Agreed. I loved the Alex Ross painted recap.

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:00 AM   #14
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Yes I do! The intros for the X-Men trilogy were great! I wish more Marvel movies will feature it! I hope X-Men: Days of Future Past has one.

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Old 12-13-2012, 09:00 PM   #15
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As far as I am concerned, either style of opening works. Marvel Studios prefers to jump right into the action, which is a great strategy since these are primarily action movies. In media res is the perfect motto/model for them since the audience is primed to cut to the chase, literally as well as figuratively. The writers and directors (or writer/director) have the task of introducing the characters and setting up the story very quickly through the action in the opening scenes. This is very effective.


The balance for the lack of opening sequences in the Marvel films are their closing credits, including after/mid-credits scenes. As long as the audience gets to see full cast and crew details, this arrangement is fine with me.


Long opening credits scenes also work, and they can be also be effective in setting the mood for the movie. The opening scenes in the Spider-Man movies were all well done. I never felt that they were too long or boring. If they ever did drag, there was always soda to drink or nachos to snack on until things got rolling.

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People have really short attention spans these days, so they have to get straight into the movie at this point. I think the length of TASM's opening credits was a decent length.

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Old 12-15-2012, 12:49 PM   #17
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I had no issue with them, I kinda liked them! But I also like Bond openings.

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Old 12-16-2012, 01:03 PM   #18
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I stand in between
I like those themes for naming the actors without the need to wait 2 hours to see them in the end credits
I don't like how some of them are too long

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Old 12-16-2012, 05:37 PM   #19
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The opening credits sequence to Spider-Man 2 is GOAT tier. I wish Avengers had a big 'opening' like that. Would've made the first 20 minutes of the movie seem less lackluster.

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Old 12-16-2012, 06:29 PM   #20
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Tim Burton opening sequences are always amazing.

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I'm surprised so many people like them. I actually started thinking they were the reason Marvel movies weren't good until Marvel Studios took over. :P

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Old 12-22-2012, 05:49 AM   #22
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i Liked em

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Old 12-22-2012, 03:53 PM   #23
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I'm a big fan of opening credit sequences. It sets the mood and can help a movie become an event. Like others, I love Spider-Man 2's opening credit sequence.

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I'm surprised so many people like them. I actually started thinking they were the reason Marvel movies weren't good until Marvel Studios took over. :P
None of the X-Men films before First Class is good?

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Old 12-23-2012, 11:00 AM   #25
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I'm one of those that prefer to get right into the movie if the opening credits aren't particularly interesting like for example James Bond intros.

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