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Old 07-11-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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It's strange is it not that Superman, Batman & Spiderman are all played by Brits.
I was thinking about this when I was watching one of my favorite shows "The Walking Dead". Almost fell out of my chair when they interviewed the star, Andrew Lincoln. I had NO IDEA he was a Brit, and I watched two full seasons! I wonder why Brits and Aussies are so good at copying accents and most Americans (Tom Cruise in Far & Away? Yuck!) are so bad.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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Brits spend more time listening to American accents than vice versa.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:18 AM
 
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Just see the overseas box office and how popular they are in other countries.
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Iron Man, the Dark Knight and Blade i really like all the other ones i can enjoy but only for a one time watch.

Spiderman trilogy was not that bad, just find Tobey McGuire to soft for the role.
Haven't heard anything good from other people about the new one so i didn't see it (yet?) well i will not spend money on it that's for sure.

I went to the Avengers movie when i saw it had a 9.2 rating on the IMDB website, went in there with the thought that it would blow away all the other superhero movies, almost fell asleep a couple times but maybe this was because i just came from a 12 hour plane and smoked a weed joint for the first time in over a month, anyway i thought it was very overrated, it's okay but not more than a 7, good for a rent/cheap buy to expensive in the cinema.
I had to spend 24 euro's (30 dollars) in the Netherlands to see it, 9.50 for the movie + 2 for IMAX + 2 for 3D,
3.50 for a large coke and 7 to park my car for three hours.
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:43 AM
 
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I recently watched the latest Amazing Spiderman on IMAX 3D. The Dark Night Rises will also be coming out soon.

It got me wondering: How are these superhero movies - like Superman, Batman and Spiderman - received in other countries? Do people relate to these staples of American pop culture?
Of course. Every culture has superheroes, many of them traditional ones that go back centuries.
Before all this current jazz, the U.S. had Paul Bunyan...we were read stories about his feats in grade school, and there are songs about him. It is no different in other countries, so these specifically American superheroes just fit into a traditional mode.

I'm wondering if in some places the American connection even registers as important.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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Of course. Every culture has superheroes, many of them traditional ones that go back centuries.
Before all this current jazz, the U.S. had Paul Bunyan...we were read stories about his feats in grade school, and there are songs about him. It is no different in other countries, so these specifically American superheroes just fit into a traditional mode.

I'm wondering if in some places the American connection even registers as important.
just wondering, why the constant hostility towards america? I notice it in most your post. You even in earlier post bragged about how it was good not to be in america anymore yet looking at your post history that seems to be all your talking about.

Again, I just notice it as a constant theme through your post and find it pretty bizarre and strange.
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