Discussion in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' started by Thread Manager, Feb 25, 2014.
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Just grabbed this from the last thread to say that this is pretty much a perfect assessment of T:TDW. And I say that is a lover of the movie and the character, but one who can step back and see the flaws while still loving it.
Well said on all of this, Chewy.
Can't wait to pick up the Bluray tonight and hear what they have to say in the director's commentary about some of the issues, if they address them.
And to get on topic: T:TDW dvd has a cap preview, right? Also, i hope the runtime is true, that'll be great.
You're not the only one I loved it as well. For me, in terms of the MCU, it's currently my second favorite behind only Avengers.
edit (and back on topic): a 136 min. runtime for Cap sounds fine to me
I liked TDW but hated Malekith. He was such a wasted villain imo. Other than that, the film was pretty entertaining. Let's hope Marvel is hands off with Thor 3 which is rumoured to be Ragnok.t:
Hands on/hands off isn't really the problem. You only ever hear about them being "hands on" when there are already problems with the production. That's not a coincidence, they're trying to salvage what they can. As far as the recent movies, guys like Whedon, Black, the Russos, and Gunn have gone on and on about how much freedom Marvel gave them to make their movies.
Yep! Chewy won the last thread. I knew this topic would come up once we got the Cap runtime in. TDW's problem was the writing coupled with a director who was more of a hired gun than a champion of the character. Runtime had nothing to do with it.
The run time didnt help though, the amount of important things the movie just skipped over was bordering on criminal.
If they could have had Branagh and Taylor have a baby and that baby directed it... boom. They wanted a better visual flair, but Taylor had an entertaining but uninspiring story to work with, and he's never been much of a 'take control and be hands on with the script' kind of guy either.... so....
They caused the problems with both IM2 and TDW. I don't think there is much dispute about that. They wanted to make these films even when they were clearly half-baked.
Part of the problem that comes with a big cinematic universe and planning out an overall "this is where movie a and b will go" sort of thing. The movies were announced and if they changed things and moved them back, it'd effect the other movies too, so they just have to roll with it and accept that some will be average popcorn flicks and some will be fantastic.
I'm not disputing that, but that's not the same thing as a "hands on" studio issue. It's not like they're suffocating each of their filmmakers.
IM2 was rushed because they were at a point where they needed product, and with Thor 2 Marvel didn't end up finding the right guy to make the movie but pushed it through anyway. Both situations led to half-baked scripts and flawed movies. Clearly Marvel made mistakes. But it's not an issue of hands on/hands off.
Yep, and both turned out all the poorer for it.
Not really, if your movie isn't working, fluffing it out around the edges doesn't help. I'd rather take a breezy misfire than a slog like IM2
TDW is miles better than IM2 though imo. IM2 borderline sucked.
That Taylor had disputes over what was and wasn't cut, the comedy and composer, I'd say they were hands on. That is the very definition of hands-on.
With TDW it isn't that they didn't find the right guy to direct. It is that we will never know, because Marvel wouldn't stop touching. The script situation is the biggest red flag you can have. It was the "Marvel" vision, not Taylor's.
Now I am not saying they don't have the right to do that, and in some cases such things help a production. But that isn't hands off.
Yep. I wouldn't say borderline, though
Emotional and dramatic scenes in the movie had no weight to them though because they would be followed by jokes 30 seconds later, THOSE scenes needed to breath IMO and the movie would have had more impact.
TDW is depressing. Watching such potential die on the screen hurts my soul. All the plot threads, and the character development praying to be played with.
So while it is a better film then IM2, it also is far more infuriating failure to me.
I have said it before and I will say it again, why even hire the GoT guy if you arent going to let him do his thing?
Just doesnt make sense to me, and the movie was the poorer for it.
That's an exaggeration.
I hated IM2 a lot. It's the only MCU film I don't like at all. I don't even own it on blu ray.
Not really, there was very little reaction time to Loki's death in particular.
I didn't say that they're never hands on. Please read what I'm posting. They're hands on when things aren't working. When things are going smoothly they let the filmmakers do their thing.
None of the dark elf stuff in Thor 2 works, so I'm not surprised that Marvel pushed Taylor to add more comedy. And brought in new editors, and added that Loki ending at the last minute
I really don't want to talk about this here. But lets just say the first Thor film had plenty of comedy, but it also understood when to take itself seriously. Imagine the Thor/Loki confrontation, arguably the best scene in the MCU, with a more... humorous tone.
Movies like Iron Man, TFA, Thor and the Avengers for the most part understand the mood. When to crack a joke, when to play up the action, when to acknowledge the drama.
That is what I want from TWS.