Let's Boycott Non-Marvel Movies on Opening Weekend

Let's Boycott Non-Marvel Movies on Opening Weekend

...so the property rights will go back to Marvel. When a limb has gang green, it is cut off in order to save the rest of the body. Would this be any different?

Ok, hear me out. I have been a life long X-Men fan. I think they have the most compelling storys, the best characters and the best antagonists. I have posted many comments on how much i dislike all of the X movies that we have been given. an argument can be made for why the first two movies were good but really the only character they got right was Prof. X, let alone any semblence of story and a representation of their abilities. Im not going to harp on how much I hated those movies and all the things that are wrong with them. And Im going to say that I think the Wolverine will be a good movie. Im also going to say that Days of Futures Past may be a pretty good movie. So having said that........

There is a chance, and i think that it will happen, that the Fantastic Four, or some of their characters like the Silver Surfer, may appear in the Avengers movies. I really do think theres a chance. I also think that there is a chance that DoFP will acknowledge the Marvel Universe. But we will never, ever, get what it is that we truly want. Thats a fully connected Marvel Universe. We may get a nod here and a nod there, we may even get a cameo here and there because thats all that it takes for us, fans that have spent thousands of dollars, dedicated thousands of hours, suppported, loved and made EVERY BIT OF SUCCESSE that these movies have had possible, to be happy. I mean hell, we got excited over DOTS ON A MAP. Those dots, Atlantis, Wakanda, Etc, were put in there for us and only us. Why? Because we would obsess over it just like we do. And the truth is, we love it. Odins throne room, the Human Tourch at the Stark expo. Thats US. The ones that love and support these movies. Now, here is ware OUR POWER, our voice, comes into play.....

The internet is a powerful tool. Viral campains are fun. Discussion boards like this one, are fun. We get all excited and create buzz. We go into other chat rooms that may not be comic book movie oriented and create a buzz. Personaly Im a Philadelphia Eagles fan. I go on a few Eagles chat sites and we talk about everything. I can tell you with 100% surety that I influenced more then a few men there, that otherwise wouldent have watched a comicbook movie in the theater to go. I explained backstory, i pointed out easter eggs, story direction, all of it. Im sure Im not the only one. Many of us did and will continue to do that. Even if its unintentional. We are the ones that really create the buzz. We are the ones lined up 3 deep outside of the Dark Knight Rises and the avengers. Us. Were the ones that decide what movies appear worth the time and effort. Were the driving force, no question about it. You can say that Batman Begins succeeded without us, and that would be true, but Batman is an entirely different animal then any other CBM. With all of the influence we have, theres not a doubt in my mind that if we speak loud enough, strong enough, long enough, we can get the Avenger fighting along side the Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer and the X-Men and Spider Man to defeat Thanos and Ultron and Apocolypse.

How do we do this? Boycott is to strong of a word. We dont have the discipline for that. We dont have the self control. Im going to encourage a boycott, im going to beg for the will for us as a community to boycott Days of Futures Past, the Wolverine, the Fantastic Four, and The Amazing Spiderman 2. We need to boycott these movies and force these studios to have no choice but to let the franchises go back to Marvel ware they belong.

NOW I KNOW WE CANT BOYCOTT THESE MOVIES. What we can do, what we MUST DO, is not go on OPENING WEEKEND. We can boycott ONE WEEKEND. Im calling on all Marvel fans, all DC fans, all COMIC BOOK FANS, to boycott any NON MARVEL MOVIE OPENING WEEKEND. Any movie that contains Marvel characters not made by Marvel studios needs to be boycotted opening weekend. Thats the only way. No matter what Latino Review says super bowl sunday. We need to BOYCOTT.
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sikwon - 2/1/2013, 4:40 PM
Ya my life sucks right now. And so am i, hes my favorite. Just not seeing it opening weekend.
Tainted87 - 2/1/2013, 5:05 PM
Yep, nope. If I don't see it opening day/weekend, it'll be because I forgot to request that time off, heh. I'm a big X-fan, but give it a rest. The movies are freaking awesome all on their own without even being CBMs, but the fact that they're adapting a classic 80s seminal story... I'm stoked.
SoFresh - 2/1/2013, 5:14 PM
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sikwon - 2/1/2013, 6:02 PM
See, everyone complains about these movies and fox, etc, etc but no one wants to do anything about it.
sikwon - 2/1/2013, 6:07 PM
what part of any of the X-movies leads anyone to believe that Brian Singer can pull this off? Really? Nothing, nothing, about any of those movies was right. Im all for changes to make a comicbook fit better into a movie but the X movies were nothing short of a slap in the face to fans. Storms eyes turned white when she used her powers, thats as close as they got to her as far as character. Its like that with every character in the franchise except magneto and professor x. Just terrible. Ahhh well. Follow sheep follow. Then complain if it sucks. I hope its awesome. I hope they get it right. They havent even come close so far.
johnblake - 2/1/2013, 7:23 PM
never saw the human torch
Facade - 2/1/2013, 7:39 PM
I don't see movies on opening weekends to avoid the rush anyway, so.....
sikwon - 2/1/2013, 7:53 PM
BattlinMatt... Marvel would make those movies, no question. The same way we have known that Dr. Strange was going to be made eventualy, that we can be VERY sure that Black Panther will be made very soon, do in no small part to the absolute screaming of fans (and thats the POINT of my article) and that we knew they had to make an Ant Man movie (or atleast introduce him in the Avengers). The would make the X-men, and the FF. Just like they are going to eventualy do DD again. At some point we will see many of Marvels best and britest.
gamecreatorjj - 2/1/2013, 8:21 PM
I am actually an advocate of these properties not going to back to Marvel. Its good to have variety and its good to have multiple studios. You get more movies and if these were to go back to Disney, and something happened, if disney had a major drop, or if marvel studios had a major drop, then the head would be dead and all the limbs would die. Fox is making better decisions regarding X-Men, and it looks like their are trying to save their other franchises too. Sony has been off it's A-game, but Spider Man 2 was phenomanol

looking at the past, some of the best Marvel movies were made by other studios, X2 and Spiderman 2 are some of the best superhero movies to date, and if they were to revert to disney they would fall into the same order of Disney's mediocre Marvel films, they make alot, and those are okay. I prefer quality over quanity, I am perfectly okay with getting only one superman movie a decade as long its well executed, I would take another x2 over 5 mediocre ones anyday
FirstAvenger - 2/1/2013, 8:29 PM
They have to stay with Fox so they can be made, because hey have too many characters. If they want the Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men, Daredevil and Fantastic Four movies made then it has to stay this way. That's why Marvel was willing to let Fox keep Daredevil.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 2/1/2013, 9:09 PM

if you boycott non-marvel studios film, fox and sony would sit the [frick] on those rights and release shitty direct to video xmen and spiderman trainwrecks that would make xmen 3 and spiderman 3 look like the [frick]ing godfather had sex with avengers.

AND FOX AND SONY WILL STILL HOLD THE RIGHTS. as long as sony and fox make marvelmovies even real shitty, blow your [frick]ing brains out ones ([frick] you x-men: origins) they hold it.

and you end up an even angrier, whinier fanboy. research tthose rights, it's iron clad, tighter than a [censored]'s [censored].only way marvel is getting those sexy seductive supple sweet ass rights is if they buy it or overlord mickey sues the shit out of fox and sony.
marvelstudios - 2/1/2013, 9:40 PM
I already do this. For all Marvel movies not made by Marvel Studios I wait till it's out on dvd or something. Looks like i'm the only one that agrees with you.
Jollem - 2/1/2013, 10:03 PM
hmmmm...nah. a cbm is a cbm, regardless of who fronts the money. i'll take the x-men movies over most of the marvel studios movies any day. that's just me, tho
Jollem - 2/1/2013, 10:53 PM
@TheManInTheColdSweat - lol. thanks for giving me an image of marlon brando intercoursing the avengers
Wallymelon - 2/1/2013, 11:31 PM
does it reall matter if every character knows each other, if marvel owned all the characters you wouldne have has many movies out in a year because disney has other plans besides just marvel movies. please get over your fantasy world and come back to earth man. let directors put their twist on the characters. writers and artists have been doing it in the comics for years. so stop whining and be real buddy.
cbmf25 - 2/1/2013, 11:58 PM
x-men films disappointing (please).the first two movie solidified the tone that the x-men universe needs to be in order to work on film. while last stand and origins was disappointing first class did reset it self in tune with singers films

the problem is that most characters wont work on screen straight from the comic otherwise they would look silly to the general public and would immediately scrap any sequels.

take a long look at ALL of the successful comic book movie adaptations and you will find a common thing between them= a serious or grounded tone(and yes this includes the avengers)
cbmf25 - 2/2/2013, 12:20 AM
I am a lifelong DC fan but, even I am highly anticipating what bryan singer must have up his sleeve for x-men dofp. the chance to finally see some kind of continuity between the films will be nice as well as all the characters we have come to enjoy. the sentinels is a major plus as well.

even though the plot sounds boring, the wolverine has hugh jackman (nuff said).

and as for spiderman 2 and fantastic four, they are going to be mediocre at best so I will skip them anyway unless spidy includes one of the goblins.
Spideyguy94 - 2/2/2013, 4:07 AM
Sorry but this is stupid. Even if a lot of geeks did boycott the movies, it wouldn't make much difference because comic book geeks contribute to about $7-5 million at the box office. And unless they make movies as bad as batman and robin, x-men and spider-man will make money. Even though some X-Men movies didn't light up the box office (x-men 1 & first class), they still made enough to warrant a sequel. And spider-man makes money no matter what, for the simple fact that its spider-man, and spider-man hasn't had a movie that's made less than $750 million.
xcrementus - 2/2/2013, 4:23 AM
If nobody goes to see them, they become direct-to-dvd films, which would be much, much worse for both fans AND the Marvel brand itself.

Factor in Marvel Studios making 2 films at MOST a year, and we'll never get a Dr Strange, Antman or Black Panther film, because they're too busy making XMen and F4 and Spiderman films out of obligation.

I do kinda wish F4 was kept in Marvel territory though, mainly for the cosmic stuff which would make the MCU a lot richer. So many ideas were originally birthed in that book, the 1st 100 or so issues really set the boundaries of what the MU can and can't do.

If the other studios get their act together, we can get some great movies, cus surely they know by now that if you invest effort into it, you can reap big-time rewards. I look forward to the new F4, it could end up being everything we wanted.

And these last 10 years, i bet Singer's been inundated with "why did you screw over Cyclops" emails. He'll take that to heart next time around.
6of13 - 2/2/2013, 5:18 AM
It is so highly impractical for Marvel Studios to produce ALL Marvel movies. Despite $1.5 billion from Avengers, it is financially unrealistic to produce more than 2 or 3 films a year. If Marvel Studios had X-Men, Spider-Man and Fantastic Four, then that would likely be disfavourable to sequels for Thor and Captain America. It means that GOTG might not get made and other interesting properties like Doc Strange would never be considered. Therefore, it's better that Fox and Sony retain the rights to X-Men, Fantastic Four and Spider-Man. Hopefully, competition compels all studios to make excellent comic book movies.
Happy11 - 2/2/2013, 8:12 AM
Why boycott a movie that a lot of ppl on this site would want to watch, are you really stupid. Marvel will eventually get the rights back to all their characters but could take some time so boycotting isn't the way forward. You'll just have to be patient and wait but Sony will never give up Spiderman like what universal done with the hulk.
tonytony - 2/2/2013, 8:29 AM
Stupid thread be happy they are being made. Threads like thos reminds me why i hate marvel fanboys.
Tainted87 - 2/2/2013, 8:29 AM
I honestly thought you were trolling (intentionally), but you're actually serious?
AC1 - 2/2/2013, 9:05 AM
I don't give a shit which studio produces a movie, as long as it's good, and that should be the attitude everyone adopts toward these movies. Yes, it'd be nice to have all Marvel heroes under one roof with potential for crossovers, but I'm not going to boycott movies from other studios; not only is it pointless, it's stupid, and it's disrespectful to all the hard work put into making the movie by the people involved (many of which contain some serious talent).

Besides, Marvel Studios aren't exactly the saints you make them out to be. To be frank, Iron Man 2 was shit. Incredible Hulk was fun but easily forgettable. Thor and Captain America, both of which I enjoyed a lot, could've been better. Even Avengers and Iron Man have flaws.

With that in mind, how would Marvel suddenly regaining all their film rights result in better movies? They'd have the same number of people working for them, and the same amount of money to spend, but they'd have twice as many properties to use. That would result in either a) many properties being left unmade due to budget restraints, or b) more Marvel movies but with less money behind them, meaning the quality would probably slip. Sure, Marvel have Disney's financial backing, but Disney aren't going to drop all their other stuff just to make more Marvel movies.

As it is, we're getting some pretty good movies from Marvel Studios which seem to be getting better as they progress and are giving more obscure characters a chance to shine. If Marvel had the Spider-Man and X-Men rights from the get-go, there'd be no way we'd get movies about Thor or maybe even Iron Man, and heroes like Dr Strange, Ant Man, Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc, would have no chance in hell.

As it is, the system's working for now. Fox and Sony are giving out some hits (TASM, X-Men First Class, potentially The Wolverine) and some misses (Ghost Rider 1 and 2, Fantastic Four 1 and 2), but they seem to be getting better, and Marvel are able to breathe life into characters who may never have seen life on the big screen other wise.

I think the best we can hope for (and the best idea all around, which would be beneficial for all parties involved) is for the studios who hold the other Marvel rights to co-produce future movies with Marvel Studios - meaning Marvel would have the ability to utilize those characters in some capacity (such as crossovers) and Marvel would also have more creative control than they do now. Similar to those rumours floating around that Marvel and Sony were actually cooperating last year and were going to hint at TASM and Avengers sharing a universe.

Plus, the competition is healthy too, as it will force studios to up their game in the future, particularly with the success of The Avengers last year.

But seriously, this idea of boycotting non-Marvel movies is stupid. I can guarantee that most people saying movies like X-Men First Class and The Amazing Spider-Man were shit would heap praise on them if Marvel Studios made them exactly the same as they turned out. It's all about the labels.
Funsize - 2/2/2013, 9:14 AM
Fantastic Four is the only one that should revert back or at least the rights to Silver Surfer and Galactus.
VIRILEMAN - 2/2/2013, 9:37 AM
Yeah, you're not the boss of me. I'm gonna go see The Amazing Spidey 2 three time on opening weekend like I always see Spidey flicks. And for the record I enjoyed both FF movies, and most of the X-Men flicks.
95 - 2/2/2013, 9:46 AM
I haven't read everyone's comments, but I have to agree with the points being made (by the commenters).

Yeah, while Disney is a great father to these Marvel movies, I'm not going so far as to boycott a film so Disney can hold a monopoly on all of these Marvel movies. I rather it happen organically, or through business deals. Disney are the billionaires. If The Wolverine is good, I will see it. Fox may prove to be a worthy foster parent for the Mutant Marvel World.

Ultimately, I don't think letting a franchise as big as X-Men fail in cinemas will be a good thing. What does that say to everyone else? Stop making CBMs? And if the The Wolverine turned out to be "Oscar-worthy", what will that say about taking time for quality to make these films?
tonytony - 2/2/2013, 10:39 AM
@acira, great response.
FrozenJoy - 2/2/2013, 10:44 AM
Great article, I will do exactly as told!
FrozenJoy - 2/2/2013, 10:48 AM
Why is everyone hating on IM2? Just because it wasn't as good as IM1 doesn't mean that it was terrible. We expected it to be better than a flawless movie. Yes we may have been disappointed, but in the long run, it was still a great movie. Don't let the action scenes ruin it for you.
FrozenJoy - 2/2/2013, 10:48 AM
You're all just ungrateful.
xMichaelxScottx - 2/2/2013, 10:50 AM
The X-Men movies are terrible. Some are okay but other than that I hate them.
FrozenJoy - 2/2/2013, 10:52 AM
Even though Fox and Sony made X2 and SM2, they're also responsible for some of the worst CBMs of all time. Like: XM3, GR1, XMO:W, GR2, etc.
FrozenJoy - 2/2/2013, 10:54 AM
The only Fox/Sony Marvel movies I like are XM1, SM1, SM2, First Class, and TASM.
AC1 - 2/2/2013, 3:25 PM
Certain properties, such as Ghost Rider and the Fantastic Four, would probably benefit from reverting to Marvel, so I'd be fine with that. But Spider-Man is doing pretty well at Sony, and FOX seem to be getting better with the X-Men, so I think they're fine where they are for the time being.

Having said that, should FOX's Fantastic Four reboot be good, I'd be fine with FOX continuing with that franchise, so long as the quality remains high.

But there's no point in boycotting a movie because of the studio that makes it - if a movie appeals to you, go watch it, if not, then don't, it's as simple as that. What you don't seem to realise is that boycotting a movie en-mass doesn't just make the studio suffer, it makes the entire industry suffer. These super hero movies are generally some of the most expensive to produce movies, and the most profitable in the box office. If you boycott them for stupid reasons, then the movie industry loses money, meaning that either the production quality of superhero movies would fall, or (worst case scenario) the studios would take it as a sign that no one wants to watch superhero movies anymore, and the genre would die.
batfan175 - 2/2/2013, 5:04 PM
i'd love to partake in an idea as stupid as this but I have a brain and i'm unbiased, sorry.
VIRILEMAN - 2/2/2013, 8:14 PM

Really, really great post brother. I couldn't have said it or agreed more.
YoungThanos - 2/3/2013, 12:43 PM
OP I'm with you!

Just ignore these idiots! They're the reason Hollywood thinks they can get away with making crappy comic book films like Ghost Rider: SOV in the first place.

It's not like the first Wolverine film was pic in any since of the word anyway... So for people to lash out like your wrong for stating the obvious just proves how much of a glutton for punishment most FOX-men fans are.

It doesn't matter. The FOX's comic films are making less and less anyway. SONY's Marvel films are as well. So relax.
fortycals - 2/3/2013, 2:07 PM
I like the first twoand the last xmen. I enjoyed all of them to a point. Could they be better? Of course, but they could be alot worse. Do I think boycotting them will help them in any way? No. I dont beleive for a second that fox is ever gonna let go of the xmen properties. Even though you might not think of the movies as great, every single one of them turned a profit. WO made a profit and a bootleg was floating around months before it came out.

That is what it is all about, profit. If they start making less money, fox will just start making them for less. If they truely run the fanchise into the ground, marvel would have to wait decades to wash the stink off. I'm to old for that crap.

I do hope that with Rothman(the man who had no faith in the genre) gone from fox, we will get better movies. Success brings better movies, failure doesnt. There is no way you can convince me that a flop at the box office is good for any movie franchise.

I'm not saying that you should support something you dont like. If you dont like them dont support them. I like them, so I will watch, and be there for opening night. I dont mind that they are not exactly like the books, just like I dont like i dont mind that the ultimate universe is different. One doesnt effect my opinion on the other.
GuardianDevil - 2/3/2013, 11:50 PM
I still think boycotting these movies is just childish and dumb, why would you just assume that it's bad when you haven't even seen it yet? I'll go watch the movie first and THEN say whether it's good or bad. Why should I not see it if it might be a good film? If its terrible I probably won't watch it again. But who cares the company that it's from? A good movie is a good movie...it's simple as that. I say the same thing when people argue about "who's better, Marvel or DC" I say a a good comic is a good comic regardless of the company that makes it. The same applies to movies, if FOX makes a good movie...then that's awesome. If Sony makes a good movie...awesome, Marvel makes a good movie...great, WB makes a good movie then it's a good movie.

The point is: a quality movie is something people want to see and it usually doesent matter the company as long as the movie is good.
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