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Reinnon
05-09-2005, 19:09
..that i feel only you can answer me.

Ok, i saw the trailer to this film and i have to admit it didn't strike me as good.

except one part of it, one of the bad guys in fact caught my attention.

one of them is "tattoo" and he has a rather interesting power that makes his tattoos come alive.

This would be great, except i know i've seen it before and i remember being scared crapless by it, and i used to have nightmares about it (hey, we're all young once) nowadays hes become my fav villian, except i never knew what his name was or where i first saw him.

Heres where you can help, where else have i seen a guy with simular powers?

I keep thinking of Teenage Mutent Ninja Turtles but that never seemed right to me..........

its of no great importance but any help would be great.

Archaon
05-09-2005, 19:19
The only thing i even remotely could come up with is Crying Freeman where in the Intro they zoom around his big tattoo and it comes to life..

As to Elektra.. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PIECE OF CRAP!!!

Shuya
05-09-2005, 19:29
I would only watch it because Goran Visnjic is in it


... hes so dreamy...

Inquisitor Engel
05-09-2005, 19:37
As to Elektra.. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PIECE OF CRAP!!!

I've got to concur with this, it was the most awful, awful film. Superhero movies are here to stay, but I do wish we could have a better form of quality control...

Makaber
05-09-2005, 19:58
There's a DC villain called something like Tattoo or Tattoo Man or Mr. Tattoo or whatever. He has tattoos that come to life. Maybe that's the one?

Reinnon
05-09-2005, 20:21
that sounds good!

never thought of the "mr" bit, will have to check the archives

CELS
05-09-2005, 20:53
Haven't seen it, but I have a friend who loves pretty much ANY movie based on comic books (even Batman Begins, which was total crap) and even he hated Elektra. I think that's the only superhero-movie he hasn't liked so far.

Reinnon
05-09-2005, 21:16
i liked batman begins, imo it was better then spiderman 2

5upr3m3 h4xx0rz
06-09-2005, 01:43
I hate comic book movies usually( spiderman 1+2=****) but batman begins was totally horrible.

I think i remember them calling him the tattoo in the trailer....but im probably wrong.

(Evil)Ash
06-09-2005, 02:34
I loved Spiderman 2 (don't care much for the characters) cos it was totally Sam Raimi, which made it almost as great as Evil Dead 2.
as for the other comic movies, Hellboy was great and even the new batman was great (not as good as the origional and batman returns). but the rest is *****, The Hulk was just dull, X-men was boring and Constantine was just utter crap (it doesn't even come close to the comic).

greetz, :evilgrin:

Phyros
06-09-2005, 03:00
You might be looking for Tattoo magic from RIFTS. Check out the Atlantis world book for the section on that. I think there might be a villain from Palladium's Villains Unlimted who has similar powers.

Trench_Raider
06-09-2005, 03:45
The recent "Elektra" movie was indeed pretty awful.

However like most of Frank Miller's creations, the character could have had alot of potential if the movie had been done right. For example the excellent graphic novel Elektra:Assasin (A work that I wholeheartedly recomend. It ranks #3 in my list of all time best graphic novels. Watchmen, and the original Batman: the Dark knight Returns are number one and two respectively) would have made for a great storyline. Sadly, they threw together some half-baked attempt at a story with predictable results.

"Trench Raider"

Penitent
06-09-2005, 03:50
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the writings of Ray Bradbury. In "Something Wicked this Way Comes", one of the members of the circus is The Illustrated Man. Its been a while since I read it, so I can't recall if his tattoos came to life, or I'm just thinking they did because of this thread.

Bradbury also had a collection of short stories, called "The Illustrated Man". Each of the stories was supposed to be derived from one of The Illustrated Man's tattoos.

Adept
06-09-2005, 04:32
Just curious here. What was it about the Spiderman movies and Batman Begins that people didn't like? I thought they were excellent movies, with good acting, script writing, and direction.

Eldacar
06-09-2005, 06:37
Just curious here. What was it about the Spiderman movies and Batman Begins that people didn't like? I thought they were excellent movies, with good acting, script writing, and direction.
I'm guessing that they're busy whining about how they aren't like the old comics, where Batman was a little whiney guy, not the hardcore that he became with Batman Begins. For the record, I thought that Batman Begins was excellent. Didn't like the Spiderman ones so much, but I never was much of a Spiderman fan anyway.

Strictly Commercial
06-09-2005, 06:43
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the writings of Ray Bradbury. In "Something Wicked this Way Comes", one of the members of the circus is The Illustrated Man. Its been a while since I read it, so I can't recall if his tattoos came to life, or I'm just thinking they did because of this thread.


People could see images of the future played out by gazing at his tattoos, but I don't remember him getting any powers. In the L5R RPG, tattooed monks gain specific powers from their markings, but surely this is also derived from an earlier source.

CELS
06-09-2005, 06:45
Just curious here. What was it about the Spiderman movies and Batman Begins that people didn't like?
In Batman Begins, I didn't like the magical science-gizmo that somehow evaporated all water in the pipes, but nowhere else. I also thought the whole final showdown was a let down. Oh, and Gary Oldman was used without being allowed to show a shred of his talent. All he did throughout the entire film was act surprised.

As for Spiderman, I hate how they changed the story from the comic books I used to read as a kid. Peter Parker is not the same men he was in the comic books. Now he's some student who can shoot spider web out from his arm.
I also thought it was pretty lame when Dr. Octopus managed to create a fusion reaction in his living room, during a cocktail party. The guys in France should take notes :rolleyes:

Eldacar
06-09-2005, 06:57
I also thought the whole final showdown was a let down.
I quite liked it. "I don't have to kill you. I just don't have to save you." Sounded pretty damn cool to me. The water-evaporation problem wasn't perfect, but I can happily just ignore it, it was better this way, to me at least.

Reinnon
06-09-2005, 07:03
please note: i did like spiderman 2.

i thought the whole point of the films is to be unrealistic, i mean you can't build a fusion reactor like DR Oct did as you lack the key part (ie. the fuel).

Archaon
06-09-2005, 08:23
There always was some degree of "suspension of disbelief" in comic book movies or comics in general.

I mean.. who in the right mind would wear a skin tight suit, especially the women who by the way have perfect bodies a porn star would kill for.

Also the villains are sometimes really dumb and predictable which makes most Marvel movies good because they do their best at giving them a believable motivation other than "they're just evil".

Recently Marvel slipped some with the Fantastic Four, Blade 3 and Elektra movies which ranged from Hollywood popcorn movie (Marvel can do better) to utter **** (Marvel HAS to do better).
It remains to be seen if Spiderman 3 and X Men 3 break this streak.. for SM3 i'm quite positive as long as Raimi is in charge but now that Singer is gone i'm a little bit anxious about X Men.

And to the poster about Spidermans webshooters.. well, in the comics he was a High School guy who got bitten by the spider and later on went through college as depicted in the second movie so where's the problem?
And how could a (granted a very intelligent) boy/young man develop an adhesive with such wide appliances even big corporations couldn't come up with their billions worth research facilities?

Raimi did the right thing and made it genetic to explain it as did recent Spiderman comics where he went through a villain induced change and can now also shoot webs from his wrists like in the movie. At the time Spiderman was developed logic wasn't much in demand.. they're superheroes after all :D

Last point.. it wasn't a "cocktail party" but rather a lab where Octavius demonstrated his machine to a more general public.

Cypher
06-09-2005, 16:39
Elektra was easily the worst comic adaptation since Batman and Robin, and probably of a comparable quality. Absolutely nothing to recommend.

The reason you're thinking of TMNT is that there was a character in the first film called Tatsu.