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Subject:  Ghost Rider

21/02/2007 13:15 GMT

I like it despite what others at the show thought. 
It would have been better if Nicholas Cage was not in it (as usual), but one said the role requires a wooden actor so Nicholas Cage was ideally suited for the part. 

I thought the effects showing the transformation and the rides were well done.

One point, I have not read or seen the comics it was made on, so I had no baggage to bring along.

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

21/02/2007 22:59 GMT

It was never a big success in either incarnation (although both had their own title, which is more than Blade ever did), and suffered from the editorial retro-convention that Blaze couldn't have really sold his soul to the devil, as that would have been blasphemous. The Marvel universe is scattered with Devil-like characters as a consequence.

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

22/02/2007 22:07 GMT

But why do americans call the hero Johnny. 

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

23/02/2007 03:04 GMT

Because the character's name is Johnny Blaze? Or are there hidden depths to your question?

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

23/02/2007 04:19 GMT

I mean in general american culture. there is always a johnny.

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

01/03/2007 23:20 GMT

Yeah, Bruce is a better name.
Like Bruce Banner, the hulk!
But why did they call him David Bruce Banner in the TV series ?
Actually there is a word for it (which I can`t remember) where a Christian and surname start with, if not the same letter, the same sound.
Clark Kent
Peter Parker
Reed Richards
Bruce Banner
Johnnie Junkie
Betty Baxter
Lois Lane
Mickey Moran
etc,...etc,...etc,...
Can anyone remember the word I`m looking for? I`m sure it`s something like eponymous or erstwhile but probably I got it wrong.

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

02/03/2007 03:23 GMT

Sue Richards (nee storm)
Johnny Storm
Scott Summers (Cyclops)
in smallville


Lois Lane
Lana Lang
Lex Luther
Lionel Luther
amd in a recent episode
Linda Lake

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

03/03/2007 05:38 GMT

heheh, I have joke for that one...

L always comes after K....boom boom 

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

03/03/2007 13:21 GMT

and T n T gives a good bang.

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

05/03/2007 06:44 GMT

Re:  why Bruce Banner was called David in the Hulk tv series.

Believe it or not, the reason for the name change was because the tv executives thought that the name Bruce sounded 'too gay', so they changed it to the more 'manly' name of David.

I thought Bill Bixby was great in the show, but I wasn't fan of the movie though.

Ghost Rider was pretty good, although I thought it didn't go far enough in terms of being dark and moody.  The comic book was pretty violent - which you didn't see in the film.

Plus I thought Nicholas Cage was a bit too old for the role.  It's interesting that the movie starts with his character as a teenager  - I think they should have stayed at that age.

The Punisher and Ghost Rider films would have been better had they been given a more adult rating, and be allowed to show the violent world that the characters live in.

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

05/03/2007 13:05 GMT

Don't like him much, but he was the only actor considered for the lead role in both Superman 1978 and what became Superman Returns 2006...!

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

06/03/2007 22:48 GMT

The casting of Nicholas Cage surprised me too. Though not a great fan of the comic it was obvious to me he was a young James Dean type!
  Not having seen the film, perhaps the intent was to show him a few years down the line ?

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

11/03/2007 05:53 GMT

at least they did not cock it up as mush as they have other comic adaptions eg catwoman.

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

11/03/2007 10:02 GMT

I rather enjoyed Ghost Rider - Peter Fonda was great.

They should have cast someone attractive in the role of love interest though.

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

11/03/2007 13:09 GMT

They could do great stuff in adapting comics to the screen, but it's too often enough to say "It could have been worse..."

Say what you will, I like Daredevil. I want to see them use Stilt Man in the next one!

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

12/03/2007 02:02 GMT

I think I prefer some of the little know comics to movie adaptions eg Ghost World and American Splender.

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

12/03/2007 07:56 GMT

I enjoyed Ghost World.  Don't remember much of it, but I enjoyed it.

What about V for vendetta - not a bad comic adaption.

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

13/03/2007 03:48 GMT

Yeah I agree. sin city is good as well. maybe its hard to screw up a comic I have never heard of.

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

14/04/2007 23:42 GMT

Not seen V for Vendetta but I had to buy the graphic novel, it really is excellent. Apparently Alan Moore distanced himself from the film but I would still love to see it.
With the technology available today I would REALLY love to see an Avengers movie but it would have to be well written!
Spiderman was a great film, (although I don`t think the computer generated graphics were as convincing as they could have been)
Fantastic Four was okay-ish but The Hulk was unwatchable. The story may or may not have been adequate but, as I say, I just couldn`t watch it.
As someone once stated (as regards to comics) once you have accepted the premise then everything that follows should be convincing. If you lose that then everything else is lost and, I suppose, this applies to Sci-Fi also.

 
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Subject:  Re: Ghost Rider

15/04/2007 00:23 GMT

Avengers as in the Superheroes or as in the TV series, Either way I would like to see that. Apparently Christian Bale has a justice League clause in his Batman contract, with how well the Smallville Ep Justice went I would not be surprised to see a big screen version soon.

 

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