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(The Hollywood Reporter)   The twenty highest-grossing films of 2012. It took him almost two decades, but Joss Whedon finally gave us something worth watching   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 57
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2012-12-29 03:07:51 AM
"The Hobbit" made it to #10 in about two weeks, I have no doubt it will break into the range of the Top 3 eventually.
 
2012-12-29 09:13:33 AM
Wow, nice troll subs. We're gonna get the Buffy, Angel, AND Firefly fans all up in here.
 
2012-12-29 09:16:49 AM
I saw 7 of them.
 
2012-12-29 09:17:30 AM

Summoner101: Wow, nice troll subs. We're gonna get the Buffy, Angel, AND Firefly fans all up in here.


Don't forget the Dr. Horrible fans.

/And that Dollhouse fan if he/she is a Farker.
 
2012-12-29 09:17:36 AM
Saw that film last night. Generally, I like what Whedon does, but I thought he was trying way too hard in that movie.
 
2012-12-29 09:19:48 AM
Dear Subby:

www.btvsonline.com

If you didn't get Buffy, you're dead to me.

/ just kidding
// really?
// yes, I bit
 
2012-12-29 09:21:39 AM
#19 = WTF? I demand a recount.
 
2012-12-29 09:27:02 AM
Wow nice troll subby, but The Avengers was one of the most boring and forgettable action films of recent history. If it didn't have famous superheros that nerds love, no one would have watched it.
 
2012-12-29 09:29:10 AM
Well yes, Whedon did dumb it down a bit to reach the unwashed masses. But welcome to the club anyway ... we won't look down on you too much.
 
2012-12-29 09:29:45 AM

Bill Frist: Wow nice troll subby, but The Avengers was one of the most boring and forgettable action films of recent history. If it didn't have famous superheros that nerds love, no one would have watched it.


0/10
 
2012-12-29 09:32:20 AM
Meh.

It was entertaining, but next year there will be a movie with even bigger special effects and is just as snarky, and no one will remember The Avengers
 
2012-12-29 09:38:39 AM

Bill Frist: Wow nice troll subby, but The Avengers was one of the most boring and forgettable action films of recent history. If it didn't have famous superheros that nerds love, no one would have watched it.


It certainly left very little impression after the fact. That's one of the problems with making a fun movie which isn't about anything and really doesn't have any characterization.
 
2012-12-29 09:40:51 AM
The Avengers was decent but the climatic final battle was a pile of shiat.
 
2012-12-29 09:41:09 AM

Bill Frist: Wow nice troll subby, but The Avengers was one of the most boring and forgettable action films of recent history. If it didn't have famous superheros that nerds love, no one would have watched it.


Finally after leaving us on the set for 45 minutes, Bill Frist emerges from his trailer and says "I've just read the greatest script I've ever read in my entire life...."
I say, "Really? Who wrote it?"
He says, "....I did."
 
2012-12-29 09:41:27 AM

Bill Frist: The Avengers was one of the most boring and forgettable action films of recent history


Oh, please, it doesn't even crack the top 10. Of course, that's because we've got the entire Transformers franchise eating up the top spots.
 
2012-12-29 09:42:52 AM

author1701: Summoner101: Wow, nice troll subs. We're gonna get the Buffy, Angel, AND Firefly fans all up in here.

Don't forget the Dr. Horrible fans.

/And that Dollhouse fan if he/she is a Farker.


Dollhouse wasn't that bad. Sure, the first few episodes sucked, but once it started to focus on its serialized plot, it got a lot better. Plus, it had Wash as a villain.
 
2012-12-29 09:43:24 AM

author1701: Summoner101: Wow, nice troll subs. We're gonna get the Buffy, Angel, AND Firefly fans all up in here.

Don't forget the Dr. Horrible fans.

/And that Dollhouse fan if he/she is a Farker.


won't happen, my wife isnt on fark.
 
2012-12-29 09:47:48 AM

pc_gator: #19 = WTF? I demand a recount.


I wanted to choke the living shiat out of the boy in that movie
 
2012-12-29 09:50:02 AM
Only 1 in the top 10 wasn't some part of an established series. Thats sad.
 
2012-12-29 09:55:34 AM

Farking Canuck: Well yes, Whedon did dumb it down a bit to reach the unwashed masses. But welcome to the club anyway ... we won't look down on you too much.


It had too many characters to have any real depth. Basically, it was a 12-year old's discussion of "Who would win in a fight? This superhero or that superhero?" stretched out to 2 and a half hours. Still entertaining, but a tad over-praised.
 
2012-12-29 10:09:11 AM
I see everyone is ignoring that he also made "Cabin in the Woods"

I dont care about Avengers, Buffy, Firefly, what ever the fark else he made, Cabin in the Woods is one of the best horror flicks filmed in recent years.
 
2012-12-29 10:10:57 AM

Trollin4Colon: I see everyone is ignoring that he also made "Cabin in the Woods"

I dont care about Avengers, Buffy, Firefly, what ever the fark else he made, Cabin in the Woods is one of the best horror flicks filmed in recent years.


It's my #2 movie of the year.
 
2012-12-29 10:26:04 AM

Trollin4Colon: I see everyone is ignoring that he also made "Cabin in the Woods"

I dont care about Avengers, Buffy, Firefly, what ever the fark else he made, Cabin in the Woods is one of the best horror flicks filmed in recent years.


I'm getting the impression "cabin" is a film one either loves or hates. Haven't seen it yet, but I will.
 
2012-12-29 10:33:41 AM

Uncle Tractor: Trollin4Colon: I see everyone is ignoring that he also made "Cabin in the Woods"

I dont care about Avengers, Buffy, Firefly, what ever the fark else he made, Cabin in the Woods is one of the best horror flicks filmed in recent years.

I'm getting the impression "cabin" is a film one either loves or hates. Haven't seen it yet, but I will.



Its literally a 90 minute middle finger to horror films and the audiences who watch them. I haven't met anyone so far who hasn't loved it, thou im sure fark is about to prove me wrong on that.
 
2012-12-29 10:40:22 AM

Trollin4Colon: Uncle Tractor: Trollin4Colon: I see everyone is ignoring that he also made "Cabin in the Woods"

I dont care about Avengers, Buffy, Firefly, what ever the fark else he made, Cabin in the Woods is one of the best horror flicks filmed in recent years.

I'm getting the impression "cabin" is a film one either loves or hates. Haven't seen it yet, but I will.


Its literally a 90 minute middle finger to horror films and the audiences who watch them. I haven't met anyone so far who hasn't loved it, thou im sure fark is about to prove me wrong on that.


You'll find farkers that hate anything you like.
 
2012-12-29 10:53:02 AM
Don't forget Toy Story, He kinda wrote it.
 
2012-12-29 11:08:41 AM
 
2012-12-29 11:10:30 AM
Huh, I don't know why that stopped at 13
 
2012-12-29 11:13:50 AM

Jarhead_h: Don't forget Toy Story, He kinda wrote it.


Actually, Toy Story had 4 writers and Whedon was the last one brought in to punch up the script. Happens a lot with studio movies, but sometimes the writer doesn't get an on screen credit (i.e. Aaron Sorkin did a rewrite on The Rock.) Whedon did enough work on Toy Story to get a credit, but he did not come up with the characters or story.
 
2012-12-29 11:14:04 AM

Summoner101: Wow, nice troll subs. We're gonna get the Buffy, Angel, AND Firefly fans all up in here.


Every single night the same arrangement, I go out and fight the fight.
 
2012-12-29 11:15:25 AM
...Loved Cabin - but wouldn't have even watched it if Whedon hadn't done it.
 
2012-12-29 11:38:35 AM
When you compare it to really good comic book movies---Iron Man, The Dark Knight---Avengers wasn't that good. I would have preferred Favreau getting the director call.

/Cabin in the Woods was a great movie
 
2012-12-29 12:00:36 PM
I liked Cabin a lot more than Avengers, but I'm not huge on Superhero movies. Is Buffy really that great? (loved Firefly)
 
2012-12-29 12:23:38 PM
So in other words...top grossing equals formulaic, series-based sequel-ized crap.

And we wonder why 95% of most movies suck...
 
2012-12-29 12:34:07 PM

Pertifly: I liked Cabin a lot more than Avengers, but I'm not huge on Superhero movies. Is Buffy really that great? (loved Firefly)


Yes yes Buffy is really that great!!!!!
 
2012-12-29 12:50:25 PM
i1206.photobucket.com

/stupid fark limits; can't find the Speechless gif that isn't over 488KB
 
2012-12-29 12:54:09 PM
cdn.chud.com

Crap, I had my money on Angry Molesting Tree.
 
2012-12-29 01:19:31 PM
imageshack.us
 
2012-12-29 01:22:00 PM

Trollin4Colon: Its literally a 90 minute middle finger to horror films and the audiences who watch them.


When you say "horror films," do you mean tedious gore-fests with bogeymen yelling "Boo!" at the camera every five minutes? Or slow-building creepers like Don't Look Now?

/gotta watch that one again
//when I've plowed through that giant pile of DVDs
 
2012-12-29 02:01:33 PM
Watched Cabin in the Woods a second time last weekend with friends. I hate all horror movies, but I hated this one less than most... which must mean it's good.

It's not terribly subtle, but that's okay.

/still don't understand Buffy -- or, for that matter, comic-book movies
//still love Firefly the most
 
2012-12-29 02:15:00 PM

Seth'n'Spectrum: Watched Cabin in the Woods a second time last weekend with friends. I hate all horror movies, but I hated this one less than most... which must mean it's good.

It's not terribly subtle, but that's okay.

/still don't understand Buffy -- or, for that matter, comic-book movies
//still love Firefly the most


It's satire, so they purposely weren't trying to be subtle.
 
2012-12-29 02:33:54 PM

Uncle Tractor: Trollin4Colon: Its literally a 90 minute middle finger to horror films and the audiences who watch them.

When you say "horror films," do you mean tedious gore-fests with bogeymen yelling "Boo!" at the camera every five minutes? Or slow-building creepers like Don't Look Now?

/gotta watch that one again
//when I've plowed through that giant pile of DVDs


Lets just say no sub-genre of horror escapes this movies contempt. In a good way of course.
 
2012-12-29 02:49:47 PM

Pertifly: I liked Cabin a lot more than Avengers, but I'm not huge on Superhero movies. Is Buffy really that great? (loved Firefly)


No it isn't. All of whedon's tv projects have one unique quality that his worshippers fail to acknowlege - the quality level seems to be greatly influenced by who the listed executive producers are. Season 1-3 of Buffy and Angel both had the same exec(David Greenwalt). The fans of both shows overwhelmingly prefer those years to the ones that followed. Firefly was amazing I think for several reasons but the most unacknowleged one of all is that Whedon just didn't have enough time to fark the whole thing up like he did Buffy and Angel(both shows had stupendously bad 4th years followed by tolerable 5th years that finished strong). In year six Buffy was helmed by Marti "Toxic" Noxon and never recovered from her reign. Angel year four was basically a season long character assasination of the female lead(Cordelia Chase) who's exit ripped the heart out of the entire show. I've introduced people to Angel skipping over Buffy and they all say the same thing for Cordelia's single "guest" appearance in year five - "never realized how much she brought to the show until she came back."

Tim Minear's name is attached to all of my favorite eps of Angel and Firefly, and so far I've watched every show his productin company made. They were all very watchable.

It seems that besides dialogue, Whedon is really most talented in choosing writers and producers who can then keep him from going over the cliff. JMS from Babylon 5 apparently had the same problem, because apparently Douglas Netter was the guy that curbed him, and it's readily apparent in every B5 that Doug Netter had nothing to do with.
 
2012-12-29 03:01:26 PM

Jarhead_h: It seems that besides dialogue, Whedon is really most talented in choosing writers and producers who can then keep him from going over the cliff. JMS from Babylon 5 apparently had the same problem, because apparently Douglas Netter was the guy that curbed him, and it's readily apparent in every B5 that Doug Netter had nothing to do with.


You could also say the same regarding Guy Ritchie's relationship with Matthew Vaughn.

Lock Stock = brilliant
Snatch = brilliant
Revolver = unwatchable, undisciplined dreck
Rock'n'Rolla = nonsensical, too much style over substance
 
2012-12-29 03:08:08 PM
"Cabin in the Woods" was damn good stuff.
 
2012-12-29 04:12:13 PM

Jarhead_h: Pertifly: I liked Cabin a lot more than Avengers, but I'm not huge on Superhero movies. Is Buffy really that great? (loved Firefly)

No it isn't. All of whedon's tv projects have one unique quality that his worshippers fail to acknowlege - the quality level seems to be greatly influenced by who the listed executive producers are. Season 1-3 of Buffy and Angel both had the same exec(David Greenwalt). The fans of both shows overwhelmingly prefer those years to the ones that followed. Firefly was amazing I think for several reasons but the most unacknowleged one of all is that Whedon just didn't have enough time to fark the whole thing up like he did Buffy and Angel(both shows had stupendously bad 4th years followed by tolerable 5th years that finished strong). In year six Buffy was helmed by Marti "Toxic" Noxon and never recovered from her reign. Angel year four was basically a season long character assasination of the female lead(Cordelia Chase) who's exit ripped the heart out of the entire show. I've introduced people to Angel skipping over Buffy and they all say the same thing for Cordelia's single "guest" appearance in year five - "never realized how much she brought to the show until she came back."

Tim Minear's name is attached to all of my favorite eps of Angel and Firefly, and so far I've watched every show his productin company made. They were all very watchable.

It seems that besides dialogue, Whedon is really most talented in choosing writers and producers who can then keep him from going over the cliff. JMS from Babylon 5 apparently had the same problem, because apparently Douglas Netter was the guy that curbed him, and it's readily apparent in every B5 that Doug Netter had nothing to do with.


She brought some serious freaking hotness to the show. Still remember the season where she starts learning to fight and it seemed as if her ass and legs started getting thicker (a good thing).

Still, all kidding aside watching her character be a total biatch and be the bad guy sucked ass. Not to mention that Connor garbage. Season 5 was better, at least it brought us "Smile Time"
 
2012-12-29 04:35:08 PM

Mad_Radhu: [cdn.chud.com image 640x410]

Crap, I had my money on Angry Molesting Tree.


i1125.photobucket.com
Better view of the betting board. I was rooting for Sexy Witches.
 
2012-12-29 05:48:30 PM

Summoner101: Wow, nice troll subs. We're gonna get the Buffy, Angel, AND Firefly fans all up in here.


Answering the call. Fark you, subby.
 
2012-12-29 05:51:31 PM

jamjoe: Pertifly: I liked Cabin a lot more than Avengers, but I'm not huge on Superhero movies. Is Buffy really that great? (loved Firefly)

Yes yes Buffy is really that great!!!!!


Well there's 7 full-length seasons so there are bright spots and a few less bright spots. A little too much teen angst in the first few seasons. But, for its time, it did a lot of ground breaking stuff.

One of the best movie to TV series continuities ever ... although Whedon wrote the movie so it makes sense. I think the only other movie into TV series that went that smooth was Stargate.
 
2012-12-29 08:14:11 PM

DamnYankees: Bill Frist: Wow nice troll subby, but The Avengers was one of the most boring and forgettable action films of recent history. If it didn't have famous superheros that nerds love, no one would have watched it.

It certainly left very little impression after the fact. That's one of the problems with making a fun movie which isn't about anything and really doesn't have any characterization.


Yep.
 
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