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Offline Squidward von Squidderson

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« Reply #150 on: September 27, 2021, 07:56:31 pm »
Apparently, in the comics, Thanos wants to wipe out half of all life because he has a romantic crush on "Death" and wants to impress her.

Also a very relatable motivation! 

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« Reply #151 on: October 08, 2021, 12:49:04 pm »
Bit late to the thread here, but I just thought I'd address this...It is true that there are some common elements in many super hero movies. (For example, all the Marvel movies with 1-off villains, battles with hoards of CGI monsters, snappy one liners, etc.)

But, for all that, there is also a significant amount of variety as well. Captain America: The First Avenger has elements of a historic movie. Guardians of the Galaxy is a sci-fi space thriller. Ant-Man is a heist movie. Captain America: Winter Soldier has elements of a spy movie.

And you can also find variety if you look at the main characters: Tony Stark is an egotistical snarky tech genius. Steve Rogers is an individual dedicated to the public good. Peter Parker is a teenager trying to figure out his place in the world. Bruce Banner may be a genius like Stark, but he lacks the ego (but instead substitutes concern over his condition).

Claiming that they are "all formulaic" is like claiming all westerns are the same because "they all have horses and guys with six-shooters".
You're right. Here's the thing: sometimes you want a Big Mac, and it's satisfying, but most of the time it's just completely unfulfilling compared to a real meal.

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« Reply #152 on: October 08, 2021, 12:56:24 pm »
Did I mention I liked FREE GUY ?

Is that Superhero ?
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Offline segnosaur

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« Reply #153 on: October 13, 2021, 04:36:01 pm »
Did I mention I liked FREE GUY ?

Is that Superhero ?
The definition of 'super hero' movie is actually kind of vague.

I think we can all agree that Superman is a 'super hero movie'. But you also have movies like Guardians of the Galaxy... which is a space movie (with aliens and whatnot) that originated in comic books. But if you accept Guardians of the Galaxy as a super movie, does that also mean that Star Wars is (since you have people using super powers, i.e. "the force")?
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Offline Bubbermiley

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« Reply #154 on: October 13, 2021, 06:43:13 pm »
But if you accept Guardians of the Galaxy as a super movie, does that also mean that Star Wars is (since you have people using super powers, i.e. "the force")?
Yes. And it's a sub-genre of science fiction. Also include Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, Tarzan and Sherlock Holmes (?). Superman started the sub-sub genre where they wear long underwear.
As super villains go, Darth Vader is Dr. Doom in space.
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« Reply #155 on: October 16, 2021, 02:27:25 am »
For me seeing Mad Max: Fury Road in the theatre was one of my favorite movie experiences, ever.  I went to see it with friends in 2-d, I went to see it by myself in 3-d, I bought it on Blu-Ray.

After giving myself a few weeks to calm down and get it out of my system, I feel like this year's  The Suicide Squad movie was as close to the visceral thrill I got from Fury Road as I've been since.

I feel like people are often too inclined to grade a movie based on what is in their heads as opposed to in their hearts or in their stomachs.  I think that Fury Road, if you grade it based on your head is about 4/10, but if you grade it on your heart or stomach it's 10/10. I felt similarly about The Suicide Squad.

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