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J.R. Hudson
02-27-2006, 01:29 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superhero

A superhero is a fictional character (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fictional_character) who is noted for feats of courage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courage) and nobility (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobility), who usually has a colorful name (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name) and costume (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costume) and abilities beyond those of normal human beings.

Thomas J. O'Hara
02-27-2006, 01:33 PM
hmmmm
so would you consider Indiana a superhero?

kimko
02-27-2006, 01:33 PM
well we(as in dvxusers) sure have the the latter two but i don't know if we have the first two!

Filmjunkie677
02-27-2006, 01:48 PM
This is gonna be one cool fest!

ExtremeSleuth
02-27-2006, 02:18 PM
what program do you guys use to make your banners? cause i need to make one :)

Thomas J. O'Hara
02-27-2006, 02:26 PM
photoshop

Filmjunkie677
02-27-2006, 02:33 PM
Photoshop!

J.R. Hudson
02-27-2006, 02:35 PM
Hi Filmjunkie

PLease make banner no bigger than 569 X 70 Px

EJ Pennypacker
02-27-2006, 02:39 PM
Paint :(

EJ

Filmjunkie677
02-27-2006, 02:40 PM
Woops, sorry John.

I'll fix it.

dakotapod
02-27-2006, 03:09 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superhero

A superhero is a fictional character (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fictional_character) who is noted for feats of courage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courage) and nobility (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobility), who usually has a colorful name (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name) and costume (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costume) and abilities beyond those of normal human beings.

So we don't necessarily need some dude with a cape or radioactive powers?

For example: Would a fella like Marv [Mickey Rourke] in Sin City qualify as a hero??

Or do we need Spiderman kind of stuff?

Brandon Rice
02-27-2006, 03:12 PM
Yeah, do we need supernatural powers, or can a normal hero who has a sense of mystery surrounding he/she suffice?

Blaine
02-27-2006, 03:13 PM
I certainly don't think a cape or tights are required. :evil: Look at the Bruce Willis character in "Unbreakable". I think you could consider him a Super Hero. Take some time and come up with a good gimmick. :thumbsup:

Brandon Rice
02-27-2006, 03:15 PM
DANG IT! I just realized something. I just did a Superhero movie! In a weird sort of way!

Blaine
02-27-2006, 03:18 PM
DANG IT! I just realized something. I just did a Superhero movie! In a weird sort of way!
Yeah, but you'd have had to cut out yet ANOTHER minute of the original. :happy:

Brandon Rice
02-27-2006, 03:19 PM
True... true... I guess all things happen for a reason... gotta come up with a great concept now!

oneinfiniteloop
02-27-2006, 03:20 PM
John Constantine can be considered a superhero, and he's your average guy, per se.

Thomas J. O'Hara
02-27-2006, 03:31 PM
I think you have to have some sort of power though...right?

xl70e3
02-27-2006, 03:43 PM
Well, Batman has no power, right?

ExtremeSleuth
02-27-2006, 03:53 PM
dangit i don't have photoshop! i guess i'll just have to use paint...

J.R. Hudson
02-27-2006, 03:53 PM
I think Barry and Jarred will give us detailed rules soon.

kimko
02-27-2006, 03:57 PM
yeah lets do a HER FEST all women yeah that's the ticket!

thartley
02-27-2006, 05:47 PM
yeah lets do a HER FEST all women yeah that's the ticket!


sHERO FEST

:thumbsup:

The Machinist
02-27-2006, 06:30 PM
Well, Batman has no power, right?


Batman's power is his superhuman ability to be an all american bad ass.

J.R. Hudson
02-27-2006, 06:31 PM
Word

Alex DePew
02-27-2006, 07:16 PM
Batman's power is his superhuman ability to be an all american bad ass.

And to be able to beat Superman everytime they tussle. Superman must be really dense to lose to Bats. I can hear Superman asking himself "I wonder what's in that lead compartment in his utility belt?"

Superman is like a hot blond chick. When you are born with such immense power you never really need to develop yer brain. Don't get me wrong, I like Superman and I love hot blond chicks!

Brandon Rice
02-27-2006, 07:21 PM
Word

jackin' my style ;)

Z B Brox
02-27-2006, 07:23 PM
Best definition of Superhero I know comprises three major traits:

1: Remarkable or superhuman abilities

2: A distinctive look, name, title, and/or similar.

3: A moral outlook which compels them to perform remarkable deeds.

I think Indy (or James Bond, or Sherlock Holmes...) is borderline in all three of those areas. He's clearly got far greater survival skills, archaeological knowledge, and skill with a whip than the average human. He's got a distinctive name and a trade-mark hat and weapon. He has a firm belief that knowledge belongs to the world and should be preserved rather than used for evil or horded in a personal colelction, which drives him do feats of derring-do and all that. It's not quite as clear-cut as Spider-Man, or even Batman, but it's conceivable. I think that's about the bottom of the scale, though.

Z B Brox
02-27-2006, 07:25 PM
Oh, as for John Constantine--

He has limited magical abilities, a distinct name, and he's driven (not really *morally*, but...) by his nature to fight demon spawn and all that junk. So he qualifies fairly readily, I think.

MikeGreen
02-28-2006, 07:26 PM
Following the link that John started the thread with, and scrolling down a bit to Common Traits: Extrodinary powers. As has been noted, some classic super heros have no "Super Powers". A la Batman. Wikki lists "Mastery of Skills" as a trade-off for superhuman traits. To some extent, I'd have to assume that Batman/Green Hornet type skills mastery would have to be accetable. At least I hope so. It would lead to more interesting characters and less reliance on SFX.

Blaine
02-28-2006, 07:38 PM
I don't know about people growing up overseas but I can't imagine anyone growing up in this country not knowing what a Superhero is. I have never been much of a comic book fan and have never liked the superhero movies, especially the Superman franchise OR Batman...until Batman Begins, that is. I could care less about all the rest. Just couldn't get into it. I did like Batman Begins and Unbreakable. Spiderman 2 was watchable. That's about it so this fest will be interesting for me. I was about 13 when I read my last comic book. I went on a comic book binge while I was sick with the measles. After that, for some reason, I never wanted to read another one.

Someone out there, give me something like Batman Begins or Unbreakable and I'll get excited.:thumbsup: :beer: :beer:

Jack Daniel Stanley
03-12-2006, 09:07 PM
but john, barry posted this as HERO fest not SUPER HERO fest, in an OFFICIAL DEFINITION THREAD

I was gonna do something like "A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE"

I'm gonna cross post this in the other two or three threads about this since there seems to be no clear official word and there's no official thread or sticky :)


Please don't ask us, it's up to YOU to decide. Really. Don't ask me to get geekier than I already am. The term "hero" is thrown around a lot today, so you might want to put the bar a little higher lest you include the really helpful lady at your vet--or at least put a cape on her. :)
Based on this defintition I took was developing something about a man who was seen as a hero in his community and then does something that might seem heroic on some level but turns out to just be graphic and awful and at the opposite end of the human spectrum - animalistic anc base and violent an primal

because THIS mod (Barry) in THIS definition left it open to MORTALS with heroic qualities ... in other words someone that commits or is capable of committing an act of heroism!

Now somehow Jarred seems to have made it just SUPER hero's b uy nature of calling it SUPER hero in another thread after Barry's.

Glad it's not two weeks before the contest. I'm also only 65% as interested now.

But maybe Jarred was just being loose with his language when he typed SUPER hero after Barry had just typed hero, and excluded jantors for going to work everyday and commuting 90 minutes each way, but including tellers that stop a bank robbery, a dad that throws him or herself in front of a bullet to save his kid, etc.

I, hope it's left to the more broad definition that may include extrordinary mortals/and or movies that deal thematically with what it is / means to be a hero. :thumbsup:

profnoxin
03-14-2006, 11:43 AM
Batman has the power to rock! You and I both know that. Don't stand up here in front of these nice people and lie. Shamefull.

Just sad, really.

J.R. Hudson
03-14-2006, 12:44 PM
Batman is a superhero

Jaysus Ache Christy

Why is this so complicated for everyone ?

It's a superhero; quick fixating on the samaritan crap. If you want to make Marge the Maid rescue a baby from a burning building then personally I'm giving you a ZERO in score.

I expect S U P E R HE R O 's

CallaghanFilms
03-14-2006, 12:54 PM
It's a superhero; quick fixating on the samaritan crap. If you want to make Marge the Maid rescue a baby from a burning building then personally I'm giving you a ZERO in score...Here, here John!
I agree totally...
now, make it a super robot maid like Rosie & we'll talk.
http://www.stickypod.com/stickypod_upload/uploads/rosie.jpg

J.R. Hudson
03-14-2006, 02:57 PM
I was not serious about the ZEROES by the way. Just running the ole trap.

Jack Daniel Stanley
03-14-2006, 02:59 PM
:beer:

Larry Rutledge
03-14-2006, 03:07 PM
John, instead of zeros you could just ban them...you have that power, you know? :evil:

Beat Takeshi
03-14-2006, 03:13 PM
Here, here John!
I agree totally...
now, make it a super robot maid like Rosie & we'll talk.
http://www.stickypod.com/stickypod_upload/uploads/rosie.jpg

BABY GOT BACK!!!

Jack Daniel Stanley
03-14-2006, 03:14 PM
but she can't do sidebends or sittups

Blaine
03-14-2006, 03:17 PM
Well, I think that when scoring the TOP films, whether or not I believe they have created a SUPER HERO is going to play into the scoring. Of course, it will be okay if it is an unconventional SUPER HERO, or even a hero that is elevated to super status by some particular act or incident. It doesn't have to be a cape wearing :costumed-smiley-047 (fool) but it is going to need to have something that sets it apart from ordinary heroes.:kali: :violent5:

Jack Daniel Stanley
03-14-2006, 03:24 PM
Well, I think that when scoring the TOP films, whether or not I believe they have created a SUPER HERO is going to play into the scoring. Of course, it will be okay if it is an unconventional SUPER HERO, or even a hero that is elevated to super status by some particular act or incident. It doesn't have to be a cape wearing :costumed-smiley-047 (fool) but it is going to need to have something that sets it apart from ordinary heroes.:kali: :violent5:

so assuming you loved A History of Violence, how would you rate that?

J.R. Hudson
03-14-2006, 03:27 PM
If a hero doesnt shoot fire out of his arse and have a ballsack made of inpenetrable metal liquid skin then I aint voting for anyone.

Muahhahahahahhahahhah!

Jack Daniel Stanley
03-14-2006, 03:32 PM
damnit john, my website is password encrypted, how did you get a hold of my script?

J.R. Hudson
03-14-2006, 03:35 PM
Lol!

Jack Daniel Stanley
03-14-2006, 03:37 PM
I'm actually gonna try to work that line into mine if I can "shoot fire out of his arse and have a ballsack made of inpenetrable metal liquid skin"