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Strictly speaking, Die Hard is a sequel to 1968's The Detective, and while not a trilogy, the Die Hard franchise ran 45 years from its start to its (thus far) end. On a side note, how different and awful would Die Hard have been had the let Sinatra have his wish and reprise the lead role? Tough to pick any one, and categories like drama can be so broad. If it helps, earlier this month some friends and I took turns listing our 10 favorite films. Here's what I came up with: 1 The Seven Samurai 2 Pulp Fiction 3 The Lady Eve 4 Trainspotting 5 Gold Diggers of 1933 6 North by Northwest 7 The Sting 8 The Hudsucker Proxy 9 Unforgiven 10 The Thin Man My favorite director of all time is Preston Sturges, master of the screwball comedy, but I wouldn't say I like comedies more than other genres. I just like HIS comedies. Howard Hawks is up there for me, along with John Ford, Woody Allen, and Alfred Hitchcock. My favorite modern directors are Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, and the Coen Bros. You could see his strength was fading. He could barely break an already-cracked plastic tub after having smashed through a reinforced steel door. Also notice, he was dying. He *couldn't* fight back against the Beast. All he could do was use his last bit of strength to break the container. The best analogy really is Kryptonite and Super-Man. He's all-powerful until exposed to it. Then he becomes utterly helpless, and even a frail human can easily kill him. I chose FilmBuff because I'm a big fan of film and this is a site dedicated to films, but I'm also a huge comic book fan, and a lifelong reader of Spider-Man. I've been reading the various titles since the '70s, and at one point had a near complete run of ASM from issue 11 onward. I'm not pretending that makes me an expert, or that my opinion is somehow better than another's, but I'd argue that Zendaya's MJ is a very accurate representation of the comic book character. They've modernized her, for obvious reasons-- she was originally a product of the '60s, and while not quite a hippie, she was a free-spirited go-go dancer type. What I think is far more important when it comes to getting her character right is that she's always been portrayed as being pretty and cool. The definition of cool changes over time, and just like a modern teen would be vastly out of place if sent back to 1966, so too would the sort of '60s girl on whom Mary Jane was initially based be ridiculous today. Hair color, skin color, racial ancestry-- those are meaningless traits unless the character is one who specifically embodies them. Black Panther's defining trait is his African ancestry, so it would be crazy to cast a non-black actor in the role. However, a blonde actress as Betty Brant or a Flash Thompson played by an actor whose parents are Guatemalan doesn't really make a difference at all. Nor does the fact that Zendaya's father is African-American and her hair isn't red. She's beautiful and playing a character who epitomizes what a cool, desirable girl is in 2019. That's who Mary Jane has always been. Nothing to do with Glass, but... I think many people have varied tastes. I don't like any one particular type of art exclusively. I'm probably least into the action/thriller/horror genres, but I can appreciate the ones that seem to be made with substance. Musically I'm all over the place, too. Were you not paying attention? Water negates his powers.If he is submerged he loses his power, sort of like Superman and Kryptonite. That was established in the film. In truth, I don't think that's Hydroman, but if it is I'm not disappointed. The idea of using Hydroman, Sandman and Molten Man as a sort of water, earth, fire tag team is interesting. However, the trailer depicts them as something like mindless monsters of mayhem, and not the petty crooks with powers they are in the comics, so I don't expect them to be those three villains. I'm also semi-convinced they are illusions created by Mysterio to help him build a rep he intends to somehow monetize or otherwise use to his advantage. Red hair? That's what matters to you? Did I miss your post where you whined about Betty Brant being played by a blonde when she's clearly got reddish-brown hair in the comic? Meanwhile, Zendaya's MJ looks and acts nothing like the Glory Grant character, but, presumably because Zendaya's father is African-American, that's where you see her? That's a pretty moronic and meaningless way to look at it, no? The way Holland delivered his line, "what just happened," with such concern, yet exuding naivete, was wonderful. Do you read the comics? She's exactly what Mary Jane is-- a beautiful, outgoing popular girl who hides her emotional depth and intellect behind jaded exterior. View all replies >