Sylvester Stallone throws hissy fit over Batman.

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/movie-talk-sylvester-stallone-blames-batman.html

I’ll just copy and paste some key notes;

“”It was the first ‘Batman‘ movie,” Stallone told the Times, in reference to the 1989 movie adaptation starring Michael Keaton as the Caped Crusader. He went on to say, “The action movies changed radically when it became possible to Velcro your muscles on,” a clear dig at how the trim Keaton was encased in a sculpted Batsuit for the film. Stallone joked, “I wish I had thought of Velcro muscles myself… “I didn’t have to go to the gym for all those years.””

Translation: Man I wish I had tried out for the role of Batman. I’m pretty jealous because the comic book genre did survive, while my over the top action flicks couldn’t.

“”It was the beginning of a new era. The visual took over. The special effects became more important than the single person. That was the beginning of the end.””

Rambo, which he made merely a few years ago, was amazing and relied on little effects other than Stallone killing an entire Asian area singe-handedly. Don’t believe me? Go see it.

Stallone is a guest at this year’s comic con, by the way.

What gets me is that he brought his action star status on himself. Maybe if he wasn’t doing so many Rocky or Rambo movies, maybe he could have survived. Is the action movie dead? No. However ALL movies are more or less digitally enhanced now. There was no avoiding that, and maybe you shouldn’t complain about at all and be thankful that you have a movie coming out in a few weeks. The times, they are a changing. And you’re either on board or left in the past.

Oh and Judge Dredd was fucking terrible.

-Lauren

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