Aug. 9, 2005, 5:48 a.m. CST
Aug. 9, 2005, 5:53 a.m. CST
Alot of people hate this guy because they feel like he ruined Daredevil and i can agree,Daredevil was flawed on alot of levels begining with the suit,but i feel like he was going for the same idea that Batman Begins had trying to base things in reality,but he gave up on that one after about ten minutes and let all kinds of cgi shit hit the fan.I liked the tone of Daredevil and the directors cut was a better movie. I'm just praying to God he pulls this one off because GR is one of my all time favorites.He did one thing right in casting the female lead,my God what a fine ass woman.
Aug. 9, 2005, 5:58 a.m. CST
by Red Lantern
I always liked Ghost Rider going down those long stretches of road, skull blazing in the dark. So setting it out west works really well. There was also one comic where he fought a shark. That would be cool if they had that in a movie. Probably won't be in this one though.
Aug. 9, 2005, 6:28 a.m. CST
It works as an image of how the average hollywood film just has to overexplain everything. I would love this movie to work, but everything so far seems to work against it: the crappiness daredevil, nic cage's headpiece, nic cage in general, and the skull picture didn't do anything for me. God, listen to me, I've become a hater! Sorry. Hope I'm wrong about the film. Oh, the western-angle could be cool.
Aug. 9, 2005, 6:37 a.m. CST
by Prophet Jeremiah
No one can say you screwed off on AICN's dime, make sure you turn in all your receipts. Good stuff, thanks.
Aug. 9, 2005, 7:36 a.m. CST
leather biker chick eva mendes
Aug. 9, 2005, 7:46 a.m. CST
you know all fanboys would be lining up to suck 'em as well as those fine titties too! Hoo yah! What a piece!
Aug. 9, 2005, 8:08 a.m. CST
by Stan the Bat
I think they should stick with just silly, rather than pretentious and silly.
Aug. 9, 2005, 8:22 a.m. CST
That makes me want to learn the Lambada -- the Forbidden Dance! We will dance and sweat and make love like hot fire. She will scream "Ai! Papi!" and i will say things... such sexy, sexy things... and then i will finish in like 30 seconds. Aye caramba, that's one hot curvy luscious latina!
Aug. 9, 2005, 8:26 a.m. CST
like you see her tounge in his skeleton mouth and their heads are both on fire. but it's the SMOULDERING fire of poorly acted B-Movie PASSION, not the fire of PAIN and PERDITION. dance my sweet hot latina. dance the lambada with thee Devil! vroom! he has a skeleton head and he's on fire! cool!
Aug. 9, 2005, 8:33 a.m. CST
by Captain Sulu
And Heat Miser.
Aug. 9, 2005, 8:42 a.m. CST
by Mr Bungle
...but I just couldn't get past the Eva Mendez cleavage shots. She looks like she could suck the chrome off a barge pole. i'll get back to this sure to be enlightening interview some other time.
Aug. 9, 2005, 8:52 a.m. CST
My God, after reading how much of a hard on there was when interviewing the LOST star I thought for sure I would be getting some hot insight into Mendes. Man what a disappointing interview. I guess it would have been better if Eva was a generic looking, very thin, blonde. Maybe then she would have been engaged more. Despite her incredible overbite, Eva Mendes is clearly ONE of the most attractive women on the screen right now. It is beyond me how many of you think that Maggie Grace is all that hot. By the way I would have asked Johnson what were the lessons he learned from Daredevil
Aug. 9, 2005, 8:52 a.m. CST
... and yet, and I keep hoping. I hate myself sometimes.
Aug. 9, 2005, 8:53 a.m. CST
he basically says whats on his mind and makes his own points while the people who don't want to talk anyway just agree with him. not a way to interview someone
Aug. 9, 2005, 8:58 a.m. CST
Ghost Rider is my #3 all-time favorite comic book character. I grew up in an outlaw biker family. Evil Knievel was one of my heroes. When I was a kid reading the Johnny Blaze series, there was a connection there like some kids must have had with the early Spider-Man comics. So I really want a good movie with him. BUT, I'm really expecting a stinker. 1) I HATE Nicholas Cage (as an actor - he may be a really great guy off-screen for all I know). I can't enjoy a movie that he's in because the whole time I'm watching it, all I can think about is "Man, I hate Nicholas Cage." 2) This is the man who gave us Daredevil? I'm not even a big Daredevil fan so I didn't have a lot of preconceived notions of what a Daredevil movie should be before watching it. And it STANK. Worst comic book based movie I've ever seen (except maybe Batman & Robin). With a really bad writer/director and a really bad lead actor, I just don't see how an enjoyable movie can come out of this.
Aug. 9, 2005, 9:41 a.m. CST
fucked like wild animals. I had the rubber gloves, scented oils and the 'spreader' out... needless to say, she ain't going to walk right for a week.
Aug. 9, 2005, 9:54 a.m. CST
Good Lord Quint! Couldn't you make it any more obvious??? Just take a dozen closeup pics of her boobs and be done with it... You didn't even have to waste any pics on Steven Johnson just to make it look good!
Aug. 9, 2005, 10:32 a.m. CST
"ah no no stop, is too sexy, TOO SEXY!!! Ai! Papi!" she screamed and screamed as we danced, Danced DANCED to thee rhythm of the night... thee rhythm of LAMBADA!!! THEE FORBIDDEN DANCE!!! (later on, deep in thee hot night of passion, with Miami Sound Machine playing softly on the boombox, i shot a hot load of genetic goo up her caboose. yes, she choo choo choose me... to be her lover. her knight. her man. and yes, her passion, it is unquenchable by dance or frequent poundings with my massive man meat. she is insatiable! and hot... hot like fire!)
Aug. 9, 2005, 10:38 a.m. CST
by Johnny Storm
He was cool at the Con.
Aug. 9, 2005, 10:42 a.m. CST
by fried samurai
Its my favorite film of all time.I've seen both the regular and directors cut of DAREDEVIL and their both pieces of shit.The playground scene is unforgivable.If Leone were still alive he'd bitch slap Johnson for mentioning OUATITW...peace
Aug. 9, 2005, 10:46 a.m. CST
It's just a shame it never got released theatrically. If the Studio leaves this one alone it will be good IMHO.
Aug. 9, 2005, 10:49 a.m. CST
At least someone is trying something different. Like the Hellcycle.
Aug. 9, 2005, 10:50 a.m. CST
it's definately the worst of the new glut of hero movies. yes, way worse than BLADE 3. i haven't seen CATWOMAN yet. maybe that's worse than DAREDEVIL? Ben Afleck is just soooo terrible. it was embarrasing to watch. i felt embarrased for humanity.
Aug. 9, 2005, 10:53 a.m. CST
Go ahead and kill me now...
Aug. 9, 2005, 10:56 a.m. CST
More than any other comic movie. I always thought GR would make a great movie. The western is a good start.
Aug. 9, 2005, 11:12 a.m. CST
by DC CAB
MSJ just gave a good update there and he stops in from time to time to answer questions. Harry you need some new animations!!!
Aug. 9, 2005, 11:14 a.m. CST
by Sayhey Kid
with all the stupid ass (not funny) anal sex/tit comments by people who've never been laid in their lives. And Daredevil (either version) wasn't nearly bad as the HULK. Embarrasing to humanity, indeed. Get real.
Aug. 9, 2005, 11:23 a.m. CST
Aug. 9, 2005, 11:47 a.m. CST
Quint I've noticed all your photos of actresses are taken when they are not looking. Do you tell them you are taking their picture or do you have a spy camera in your hat? No doubt you have a camera under the table for your upskirt collection as well.
Aug. 9, 2005, 12:44 p.m. CST
What bugs me is how it seem that Marvel will give their properties over to any hack out there. Apparently they aren't concerned with making a good movie. Daredevil failed to be good on every level - ludicrous story, confusing battle scenes, zero chemistry between Affleck and Garner,etc. Tim Story's FF was terrible as well, sure it makes money, but it does so at the expense of the properties' integrity. Punisher also sucked as did Man-Thing. If you're a fan of the comics or even just a fan of a decent movie - Avi Arad is dangerous.
Aug. 9, 2005, 1:04 p.m. CST
I actually thought Punisher was pretty good, and it did have it share of movie critics who also thought it was decent. While I didn
Aug. 9, 2005, 1:19 p.m. CST
by Right Bastard
I never saw Daredevil, because I hate Ben (no)Affect. I love the GR comic, but I'll admit that I only read the Danny Ketch stuff. That could be in GR's favor. It may have the "Blade effect", where people know that character, but haven't really read too much, so the film could be fun. I saw the director at the Con a few times, and it seems like his heart is in the right place. I hope he pulls it off.
Aug. 9, 2005, 1:30 p.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
That is all.
Aug. 9, 2005, 2:13 p.m. CST
by Johnny Storm
Deal with it.
Aug. 9, 2005, 2:18 p.m. CST
by Captain Sulu
The key to getting people into these movies is casting a hot chick, that's why Fantastic Four did so well. Fan boys don't really care about the source material as long as they got a rack to watch, even PG-13 ones. Marvel needs to figure that out and quit wasting time trying to work on scripts. There's no excuse why they can't put out these movies faster, no shortage of hot chicks last time I checked.
Aug. 9, 2005, 2:29 p.m. CST
I actually thought he did a pretty good job. His "I'm not the bad guy" scene hit home and I bought his anger, isolation and angst. I liked the Hell's Kitchen material and boy Matt. Favreau was great as Foggy. I didn't mind the bad guys, even Farrell's over the top Bullseye (except where was the costume he so badly wanted?). Besides some of the crappy CG, due to budget, my biggest problem with the film was Jennifer Garner as Elektra. At least the director's cut got rid of the love scene. First, she looks absolutely nothing like the comic book (and I'd argue in this case, that her look is important to the character). In most cases, the movies have tried to mix up the typical white girl stuff from Marvel, as Mendes' casting demonstrates (though I think the one time the character should have stayed an All-American Blonde is Sue Storm, but that's another issue). In Garner's case, they removed any kind of exoticism and appeal the character might have had - and I simply did not believe that this cheerleader would turn into a cold-blooded assassin or that Matt would fall for her. The Coolio subplot from the director's cut was way better than the Electra story, because at least Matt was fighting for the underdog, his raison d'etre. They were obviously going for the Alias fanbase when they cast Garner, but it didn't work. And I'm sure it worked even less in her own movie (which I still haven't seen). Who SHOULD have played Electra? My vote was for Zuleikha Robinson, from Lone Gunmen and Hidalgo. She would have been perfect, with both the look and the dark stuff. Then again, maybe instead of doing a spinoff film, they should have saved her for a sequel. Seems like sometimes when the superhero flix want to throw too much in the mix, it all gets watered down. Overall, I thought Daredevil was a fine, if ultimately flawed, attempt and I still enjoy it.
Aug. 9, 2005, 2:44 p.m. CST
Daredevil did not generate the revue that it was expected to do by any one standards. It also received a great deal of criticism from movie critics and viewers alike. If you add the cost of marketing, the salaries of those involved in the film, and other Hollywood cost, I think everyone would agree that the movie was not the money maker everyone in Marvel or the studio expected. Daredevil wasn
Aug. 9, 2005, 2:48 p.m. CST
by Spooge McDuck
The only exceptions would be with Batman or Superman, since a lot of people know who they are. For the second string Marvel comics, they should cast the female and then cast someone who will work well with her. Right now they're doing it backwards. The formula only works with comics where the male is the hero though (not like Catwoman or Elektra). The appeal of the comics is that the hero is going to hook up with the hot chick, so the chick should be really hot.
Aug. 9, 2005, 2:58 p.m. CST
wait.. and that's a problem because... WHY?
Aug. 9, 2005, 3:01 p.m. CST
all GR has is that he looks cool. that's it. there was never any ground breaking writing or art work done on GR. not the kind of stuff of superhero comix legend like we have seen in SPIDERMAN, FF, XMEN, DAREDEVIL, BATMAN and so on. he's a cast off chracter. like MOONKNIGHT. a character who looks cool and that's about it. i don't see how they could ruin GR cause there's not much there to begin with accept COOL! He's a SKELETON ON FIRE!!! and he rides a 70s style CHOPPER!!! (i wonder if he's a meth dealer? hmm....)
Aug. 9, 2005, 3:01 p.m. CST
Oisin5199 when I read your post I was like yeah, he got it. I also think Sue should have been a white girl, and while I love Halle, (She came down to visit us while I was stationed in Bosnia, during Christmas, a few years back by the way) I think Catwoman should have been the Selina, white version as well. In fact I believe there was no goodmreason to make a Catwoman or an Elektra, in the first place. Oisin, I also agree with you that Garner was all wrong for the Elektra role. I don
Aug. 9, 2005, 3:06 p.m. CST
Ghost Rider has always been the supernatural version of Judas Priest's lead singer...he's pure Blue Oyster Bar right out of the Police Academy flicks...put him in a Vegas review singing "YMCA" with the rest of the Village People and no one would even blink, he fits in so perfectly.
Aug. 9, 2005, 3:09 p.m. CST
Oisin5199 I just checked her out on the web, I'll defer to your judgment. She
Aug. 9, 2005, 3:09 p.m. CST
breakin' the law! breakin' the law! DUH NUH!!! huh huh that was cool. he's a skeleton on fire.
Aug. 9, 2005, 3:15 p.m. CST
THAT is all.
Aug. 9, 2005, 3:16 p.m. CST
by Red Lantern
I don't think anyone would've minded the movie if they would've just had a sexier actress. They had nothing to work with in the trailers, so of course no one showed up. And the Hulk even had a TV show. What they need to do, when they decide to make The Punisher or something, is first figure out how to get a sexy woman in the script that Castle can hook up with. Then cast that part FIRST. I agree, we could see a lot more comic book movies if Marvel would get its head out of its ass.
Aug. 9, 2005, 3:23 p.m. CST
he's a SKELETON ON FIRE! breakin the law, breakin the law! duh nuh! huhuh that was cool. FIRE!
Aug. 9, 2005, 3:26 p.m. CST
by Spooge McDuck
That was why people saw both films and weren't too upset by any changes. You'd think Hollywood would be able to figure that out, but it seems only certain directors really get what we fans want to see. I hear one of the first things the new X-Men director did though, was add a mutant hooker, so he seems to be someone who understands comic book movies at least. Of course if they cast someone unsexy and just call her a hooker, they won't be fooling anyone. Still, it seems the X-Men movies are still on track.
Aug. 9, 2005, 3:32 p.m. CST
by Red Lantern
One where they have a chance to cast a lot of hot chicks, how cool would that be? Then instead of one girlfriend, the hero could have several chicks he hooks up with in the movie. The Flash would be a good one for this. Cast three hot actresses, then the Flash, and that movie would make more than any comic movie except a Superman, Batman or Spiderman. You could even have a scene where he has to be on two, or even three dates at once, so he uses his super speed to get between them. That would be too funny.
Aug. 9, 2005, 3:35 p.m. CST
by Red Lantern
At least the X-Men films seem to get it. They keep Mystique in her blue outfit as much as they show her morph into someone else, so no one's stupid there.
Aug. 9, 2005, 3:45 p.m. CST
Aug. 9, 2005, 4:23 p.m. CST
kissing the lipless? (10 punk rock points to whomever names the reference) it wouldnt work. skull boy is a skull...you cant really make out with a skull. and what does a phrase like make out even mean? anyone know where that one came from?
Aug. 9, 2005, 4:47 p.m. CST
When someone talks about Ben Affleck they ALWAYS follow up with "did a pretty good job." Yea that's called "mediocrity".
Aug. 9, 2005, 5:06 p.m. CST
by Mosquito March
...should've been Elektra.
Aug. 9, 2005, 5:14 p.m. CST
When I say Affleck did a good job, I just mean that. He was good, not mediocre. I liked him as Matt Murdock and I believed him in the role. Period. In fact, I like him a lot better as Murdock than I do Maguire for Peter Parker. Despite what you might think of him as a person, I think he worked. Garner didn't. And I do hope these posts about casting hot actresses in comic book films is being sarcastic. Write the script first then cast the actor who fits, the way Joss is doing with Wonder Woman (I can just hear the Joss haters scurrying out of the woodwork). Not the other way around.
Aug. 9, 2005, 7:30 p.m. CST
"Honeslty, Does Anyone Really Have A Deep Personal Connection With GHOST RIDER?" Actually, yeah I do. Well, about as "deep" and "personal" of a connection someone can have with a comic book character. I actually explained that a few posts above yours, but I'll repeat here. I grew up in an outlaw biker environment. My dad was in a motorcycle gang, there were always tons of bikes at our house every weekend, I pretended my bicycle was a Harley, etc. Additionally, one of my childhood heroes was Evel Knievel. I was always setting up ramps and even convinced several of my friends to lay down and let me jump over them on my bicycle (I still remember looking down at their faces as I went over them). And, like most kids, I loved comic books. So I was drawn to Johnny Blaze and Ghost Rider. Unlike any other comic book character, Johnny looked like the guys that partied at my house every weekend! He rode a Harley! He was a stunt motorcycle rider! In a travelling carnival! There was nothing cooler than that to me as a child. Plus, the book scared the crap out of me sometimes. The last page of one issue had this huge hourglass and it was full of people instead of sand - that creeped me out so much and I loved every minute of it. Then, about the time the "Jesus" figure was introduced, my parents met Christ. So, although Spider-Man was my #1 favorite, no comic book at that time really affected me and drew me into it like Ghost Rider did. I realize I'm probably the only person on the planet who feels a "deep personal connection" to Ghost Rider. But you asked.
Aug. 9, 2005, 7:33 p.m. CST
One thing I learned during my time running a comic book shop is that no matter how crappy you think a certain title is, it is somebody's favorite and you should respect that.
Aug. 9, 2005, 8:52 p.m. CST
wow! thanks for sharing, man. that's a really great story / defense of the character, actually. and i can tell / understand why you really care about the character. i guess that's what i meant in terms of a "deep personal connection." like as a kid, other heros or stories resonated with me for whatever reason. and i think that sort of resonance and personal connection to certain stories and chracters is why comics (and genre entertainments in general) are such a cool medium. i didn't mean to knock Ghost Rider, i liked him as a kid too, but i don't have the same nostalgia connection to it. like i always thought of him as a cool looking character, but i didn't internalize his narrative so much, if you know what i mean. not like Spiderman or XMen (or old school 70s anime/manga like Star Blazers/Yamato and Harlock and GE 999). anyway, now i know that there are people who are GR officianados. i just thought the naysaying was more bitching for the sake of bitching... anyways, cheers, mate
Aug. 9, 2005, 8:56 p.m. CST
the only thing i can think of, and this is a stretch, is that undeground comic STICKBOY by Dennis Wooten(sp?)? is that right? if it is GIMME MY PUNKROCK POINTS!!! if not... IT WAS FIXED! FIXED I TELLS YA!!!
Aug. 9, 2005, 11:17 p.m. CST
so i guess it's a tie. i liked FF a helluva lot more than DD. IMHO FF was so-so, but DD was just bad. flat out awful. nearly unwatchable. but, eh, whatevah. SIN CITY is the best comic movie this year, easily. and probably my fave of the recent wave.
Aug. 10, 2005, 12:31 a.m. CST
Sin City was a piece of black and white shit. this is my opinion however, so we wont argue that. but Daredevil is quite a deal better than the Fantastic Four movie. and yes, Blade 3 was a pile of shit, worse than both FF and DD. In fact, Blade 3 and Elektra are probably the crappiest comic book movies i'm aware of.
Aug. 10, 2005, 1:01 a.m. CST
by El Borak
you haven't read them then. i still hate mendes btw. just watch HITCH!!!! horrible ... just awful.
Aug. 10, 2005, 1:20 a.m. CST
by andrew coleman
DD cost around 90 million it made 100 in the BO plus DVD. F4 cost around 140 and has made around 150 and if you add the dvd sales to that it will add up. DD did not bomb like Elektra or Blade 3 and Punisher. I forget who said it but Elektra was the worst thing about DD otherwise pretty good movie.