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Into the Light
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(05-20-2017, 02:14 AM)
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These posts have been thoroughly entertaining. I love this place, the back and forth, it's magical. I really do love you guys a lot.
Hastati
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(05-20-2017, 02:27 AM)
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I'm really glad that Jackman was Wolverine, he was perfect in my uneducated opinion. Russell Crowe would still be a good choice for some character in the Marvel verse though, I'm sure. I dunno about him as a person but I've always liked him as an actor.
hydruxo
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(05-20-2017, 02:27 AM)
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He probably would've made a great Wolverine, but yeah, this is one of those cases where it was for the best. Nobody can compare to Hugh's Wolverine.
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(05-20-2017, 02:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Timeaisis

It's insane to me that Crowe is only 5 years older than Jackman.

Sure, Gladiator was his peak, but he's been playing, aging, old, kind of fat dudes for like 10 years now.

He played one the year before gladiator in The Insider, so its kinda not surprising.
Dan
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(05-20-2017, 02:36 AM)
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It's been probably 15 years since I saw Gladiator. Did any scene of him with a wolf make the cut? I can't remember that at all.
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(05-20-2017, 02:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zen Aku

I'm glad he did. And I say that with no disrespect to Crowe.

+1
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(05-20-2017, 02:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zen Aku

I'm glad he did. And I say that with no disrespect to Crowe.

Agreed
Mr_Moogle
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(05-20-2017, 03:01 AM)
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Crowe is a better actor than Hugh Jackman but I'm still glad it worked out the way it did. Nobody can deny Jackman was an excellent Wolverine. He's up getting up there with Christopher Reeve for one of the best portrayals of a super hero.
jett
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(05-20-2017, 03:19 AM)
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Did Bryan Singer have a thing for Australians at the time? lol

It would've been an interesting turn of events. I wonder what Crowe would've done in the role. The man has effortlessly exuded badassness in multiple roles. Has massive presence. Who knows.
Poona
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(05-20-2017, 03:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dan

Did any scene of him with a wolf make the cut? I can't remember that at all.

Same here.

Can't recall anything about wolves in the film.
jett
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(05-20-2017, 03:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mifune

Master and Commander is one of the best movies of the last twenty years so I'm glad he turned down X-Men.

Originally Posted by AlteredBeast

Master & Commander is one of the top movies ever. Best recognize.

Originally Posted by Gentleman Jack

I believe it when people tell me M&C is a masterpiece. I was just trying to measure the payday Crowe was turning down and checked the receipts and jeeeezus.

Originally Posted by kevin1025

Always happy to see Master and Commander praise.



Originally Posted by Phobophile

Master & Commander was the only movie that's ever put me to sleep. And I wasn't even tired before watching it.

turtle553
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(05-20-2017, 03:26 AM)
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Now I want to see the wolf scenes from Gladiator.
Ratrat
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(05-20-2017, 03:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Phobophile

Master & Commander was the only movie that's ever put me to sleep. And I wasn't even tired before watching it.

You should give it another chance. The movie didn't click with me right away and I was kind of bored too. But when you understand what kind of movie it is, its amazing. Rewatching it after reading the books makes it even better.
Socreges
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(05-20-2017, 03:30 AM)
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Crowe would have been fine as Wolverine. Just as good. But could he have done Logan? He's a few years older and I doubt he would have stayed fit for the role. So either the film doesn't exist or they cast an actor without the linkages to the character, I'd guess
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(05-20-2017, 04:14 AM)
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He would have really worked when he was younger but I can't see him keeping up with the fitness like JackedMan did. Hugh got bigger and bigger with each entry (his x2 look was the best tho) whereas Crowe has kind of turned into John Goodman (I got Goodman vibes in nice guys)

Still great tho
btrboyev
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(05-20-2017, 04:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Phobophile

Master & Commander was the only movie that's ever put me to sleep. And I wasn't even tired before watching it.

That's too bad. It's masterpiece film making
Grassy
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(05-20-2017, 04:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by AxeMan

He isn't Australian. Basic fact checking is getting hard I see. He was born in New Zealand and is still a citizen.

You've got it all wrong. We're allowed to claim him as Australian when he does something good like stars in an awesome movie, but when he plays in his band or throws a telephone at someone's head, he's a New Zealander.
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(05-20-2017, 04:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by DoctorFling

Russell would've been really cool in the role. Aside from X2 I've never really cared much for Jackman's Wolvie.

That's too bad. I couldn't imagine being that resistant to the x-men movie franchise. Hugh Jackman to me transformed the comics in my mind, he brought so much warmth to the character, they really doubled down on Wolverine's mentorship characteristics. Wolverine and the X-men, Schism, they all followed the idea of a protective father type---eventhough it existed before in Clairmont's X-men.

Anyway, I really enjoyed Logan, and the fact Hugh Jackman always gave such maximum effort even with all the missteps the franchise took.
gutter_trash
(05-20-2017, 04:47 AM)
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Crowe is too sluggish to play Logan;

yeah he was good in Gladiator but if you watch that movie again, the guy barely moved much and wasn't mobile

I doubt that he would have gotten to Jackman's level of fitness
Mighty Chin
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(05-20-2017, 04:50 AM)
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Didn't Maximus Crowe have that Wolf at the start in that battle with Germania? I recall a wolf helping him in the battle.
Haly
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(05-20-2017, 04:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mighty Chin

Didn't Maximus Crowe have that Wolf at the start in that battle with Germania? I recall a wolf helping him in the battle.

Wolf/dog/wolfdog, yeah.

I don't remember if he had a wolf on his formal battle wear, but when he was a gladiator he actually had two horses emblazoned on his chest armor, which he names when he's talking to Lucius.
Finaika
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(05-20-2017, 04:52 AM)
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Wolverine is not a wolf.
Ronin Ray
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(05-20-2017, 04:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Finaika

Wolverine is not a wolf.

I just want a video where they explain what a wolverine is to Russell
Stinkles
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(05-20-2017, 05:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grassy

You've got it all wrong. We're allowed to claim him as Australian when he does something good like stars in an awesome movie, but when he plays in his band or throws a telephone at someone's head, he's a New Zealander.

As a Scotsman reading about soccer hooliganism in tabloids growing up I feel you.
Zen Aku
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(05-20-2017, 05:05 AM)
I'm pretty sure I read in an interview somewhere that Crowe was either busy at the time with another project or wasn't exactly 100% interested in a superhero movie. So he passed it to his good friend Hugh Jackman. Now whether or not he regrets that is certainly up for debate. Jackman definitely have the discipline to keep himself in shaped and mentally in character for all of his appearances. He never phoned it in for a paycheck, and it shows throughout all his other movies like The Prestige and Prisoner. (two of my favorites)

So I'm glad things worked out the way it did. Hugh Jackman became a hugh star and we have enjoyed so many great performances from him for almost two decades now.
Rest
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(05-20-2017, 06:06 AM)
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Jackman wasn't a good choice for Wolverine originally, it took him years to develop the portrayal into something that really fit the character. Crowe would have done something interesting for sure, and I don't doubt it would have been entertaining, but I can't imagine him playing something that really resembles Wolverine.

Originally Posted by Zen Aku

I'm glad he did. And I say that with no disrespect to Crowe.

Basically this.
DoctorFling
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(05-20-2017, 12:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by erlim

That's too bad. I couldn't imagine being that resistant to the x-men movie franchise. Hugh Jackman to me transformed the comics in my mind, he brought so much warmth to the character, they really doubled down on Wolverine's mentorship characteristics. Wolverine and the X-men, Schism, they all followed the idea of a protective father type---eventhough it existed before in Clairmont's X-men.

Anyway, I really enjoyed Logan, and the fact Hugh Jackman always gave such maximum effort even with all the missteps the franchise took.

I like the X-Men movies fine but really for Stewart/McKellen.
Kayhan
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(05-20-2017, 12:36 PM)
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I looks like Russel Crowe choose.........the lesser of two weevils.
Ratrat
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(05-20-2017, 12:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by gutter_trash

Crowe is too sluggish to play Logan;

yeah he was good in Gladiator but if you watch that movie again, the guy barely moved much and wasn't mobile

I doubt that he would have gotten to Jackman's level of fitness

Cinderella Man?
Regardless, Crowe's done well enough for himself. None of his post gladiator movies are as bad as X3 and the first two Wolverine movies.
Last edited by Ratrat; 05-20-2017 at 12:41 PM.
Turin
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(05-20-2017, 12:45 PM)
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Master and Commander is an excellent movie that I didn't have the patience for until a few years ago.

As for Wolverine, he certainly wouldn't have stayed in shape for 17 years to keep playing the character.

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