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Offline Queefer Sutherland

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« Reply #90 on: March 12, 2019, 05:28:40 pm »
That's the only comic book I read.  So I was excited about Captain Marvel.  Then I found out it was a lady.  Ok.  Then I found out it was some whizbang bullshit universe.  I guess I get my Shazam now.  Is it a lady ?  A black lady ?

Yes actually the new Shazam in the new movie is a big fat black lady.
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« Reply #91 on: March 12, 2019, 05:50:56 pm »
Yes actually the new Shazam in the new movie is a big fat black lady.

That's hot.
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« Reply #92 on: March 13, 2019, 08:06:11 am »
The superhero genre has just become so formulaic and contrived. I'm waiting for something fresh and creative. Into the Spiderverse was PHENOMENAL. I highly recommend it. And that's coming from someone completely burned out on superhero flicks. The art and animation is unique and fresh and the story is interesting and compelling.  I can't rant on Captain Marvel too much because I haven't seen it. I'll catch it on stream later, maybe. But I'm looking for things to be fresh and creative. A woman as the hero with the same old regurgitated stories just isn't enough, imo.

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« Reply #93 on: March 13, 2019, 09:42:10 pm »
1. The superhero genre has just become so formulaic and contrived.
2. But I'm looking for things to be fresh and creative. A woman as the hero with the same old regurgitated stories just isn't enough, imo.
1. I got SO MUCH HATE ON HERE for saying that.
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« Reply #94 on: March 13, 2019, 10:27:43 pm »
The superhero genre has just become so formulaic and contrived. I'm waiting for something fresh and creative. Into the Spiderverse was PHENOMENAL. I highly recommend it. And that's coming from someone completely burned out on superhero flicks. The art and animation is unique and fresh and the story is interesting and compelling.  I can't rant on Captain Marvel too much because I haven't seen it. I'll catch it on stream later, maybe. But I'm looking for things to be fresh and creative. A woman as the hero with the same old regurgitated stories just isn't enough, imo.

It all depends on the movie for me.  If it's a good superhero flick, i like it.  I've skipped a lot of them.  I thought the 1st two Avengers movies were boring, then i gave Infinity War a shot and it was a really good movie, i'm excited to see the finale.  Logan was the best Marvel movie ever IMO.  Deadpool was unique and fun, so was the 1st Guardians of the Galaxy, the 2nd one i felt draggy & uninspired, Dr Strange was terrible with all the stupid "Marvel humour" Black Panther was excellent etc

Disney et al. will milk our childhoods until people stop going to see them. They tried to milk Star Wars but fans rebelled against Han Solo, and they've shut down a bunch of the Star Wars spinoffs as a result, so ticket sales speak.  Disney is milking all these live action Disney classic remakes.  If people want it they vote with their dollars i guess, can't blame Disney when movies are risky since they cost so much so they want the surest hitmaker.

The 2000's was a better decade for blockbusters: Lord of the Rings films, Harry Potter movies, superhero flicks, Star Wars prequels, Matrix sequels etc. There was a better variety.
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« Reply #95 on: March 18, 2019, 11:48:22 am »
I watched Aquaman. It's was pure campy as ****. I don't know if it was self-aware. At times it seemed like it was. Giant undersea battle was reminiscent of Star Wars....but like The Clone Wars. The kaiju was hilarious. Trident boner with the not-so-subtle background explosion during the face-sucking scene had to be intentional.

All in all, it was great in a "so bad it's good" kind of way. Not exactly what you're going for with a multi-million dollar blockbuster.

What kind of scoring system are we using here? At my age, I rank these things on the "did I fall asleep scale?"

I didn't fall asleep. I did spend some time looking at my cellphone though. Take that for what it's worth.

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« Reply #96 on: March 18, 2019, 11:48:45 am »
Also, Bohemian Rhapsody is the benchmark film for the word "mediocre."

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« Reply #97 on: March 19, 2019, 10:15:03 pm »
Also, Bohemian Rhapsody is the benchmark film for the word "mediocre."

I'd heard most reviewers felt this way, but I'll watch it myself sooner or later anyway.  I gather that Rami Malek's performance was exceptional, even if the movie in general was not very good.

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« Reply #98 on: March 19, 2019, 10:15:50 pm »
I watched Aquaman. It's was pure campy as ****. I don't know if it was self-aware. At times it seemed like it was. Giant undersea battle was reminiscent of Star Wars....but like The Clone Wars. The kaiju was hilarious. Trident boner with the not-so-subtle background explosion during the face-sucking scene had to be intentional.

All in all, it was great in a "so bad it's good" kind of way.

That's why I want to see this.  All of these reasons!

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« Reply #99 on: March 19, 2019, 10:30:21 pm »
1. I got SO MUCH HATE ON HERE for saying that.

No, you get SO MUCH HATE ON HERE for your belief that stories set in office buildings are inherently superior to other stories.

2. ME TOO.

Proof that the #MeToo movement has officially gone too far.

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« Reply #100 on: March 19, 2019, 10:51:09 pm »
Also, Bohemian Rhapsody is the benchmark film for the word "mediocre."

The trailers looked like **** when i saw them before the movie came out.  I was surprised it became a hit. Haven't seen it yet.
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« Reply #101 on: March 19, 2019, 10:53:35 pm »
That's why I want to see this.  All of these reasons!

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Let's face it.  If Aquaman really did exist, he'd probably look Samoan, so at least this movie did something right.
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« Reply #102 on: March 19, 2019, 11:37:01 pm »
They tried to milk Star Wars but fans rebelled against Han Solo, and they've shut down a bunch of the Star Wars spinoffs as a result, so ticket sales speak.


The angry internet nerds would have you believe that their angry nerd boycott was the reason Han Solo tanked at the box office.  But the angry internet nerds were campaigning against Captain Marvel too, and it has turned out big even by Marvel "MCU" standards. So I think it's fair to suggest that the angry internet nerds aren't nearly as powerful as they think they are.

I think the real reason Han Solo (which I actually really enjoyed...) was a box office dud is that it was, as you say, just trying to cash in.  Fans didn't *want* a Han Solo reboot.   Once upon a time they tried to launch a Young Indiana Jones Adventures TV show, and people didn't want it. Later on, they tried to reboot Indiana Jones with Harrison Ford passing the torch to Shia LaBeouf, and people didn't want that either.  People didn't want Indiana Jones reboots starring anybody except Harrison Ford.  I don't think people wanted a Han Solo reboot starring anybody else either.   Disney assumed they could just put the name Han Solo on a product and people would flock to see it because everybody loves Han Solo.  They were wrong.

So what else did Disney have in the planning stages?  An Obi Wan Kenobi reboot, and a Boba Fett reboot.  Oops.  If fans didn't flock to see a Han Solo reboot, I'm pretty sure they weren't going to flock to Obi Wan or Boba either.  I'm actually **** glad that they cancelled that ****.   I'm glad they killed off the whole familiar characters reboot idea, because it sucks ass.   I'm sure glad they didn't get to the point of planning a Young Yoda and Young Chewbacca and Young frickin Jar Jar Binks Adventures.

There are a couple of Star Wars projects still in the works.  One of them is a new trilogy being planned by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss-- the guys behind Game of Thrones.   The rumor going around is that their trilogy will be set in the "Old Republic" age of the Star Wars universe.   Which means it's a clean break from the current movies and all the existing characters and the baggage that comes with them.  Which is great news as far as I'm concerned.  This is much like the Amazon Lord of the Rings series being set in the Second Age (as discussed in the TV thread).   This is the first time I've felt optimistic about the future of the Star Wars franchise in quite a while.


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« Reply #103 on: March 20, 2019, 09:57:39 am »
That's why I want to see this.  All of these reasons!

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Go in with very low expectations. Get rewarded with over-the-top, campy special effects and nearly slapstick retelling of the Sword in the Stone tale. I was amused, but in terms of quality equivalents in the Marvel universe....this was about on par with Ant-Man.

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« Reply #104 on: March 20, 2019, 10:00:18 am »
I'd heard most reviewers felt this way, but I'll watch it myself sooner or later anyway.  I gather that Rami Malek's performance was exceptional, even if the movie in general was not very good.

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The pacing was rushed, quite possibly because there are so many cuts in the editing, it felt like a music video....despite a drama unfolding. The story in almost non-existent. It's just a sequence of clips and events all strung together, in a nearly, but not quite, coherent way.

It's Queen....so it has that going for it. Rami Malek does well enough and the dude they get to play Brian May is a spitting image. But really, it's weakened by the fact that it presents us with nothing new, interesting, nor insightful about the lives of Freddy Mercury and his bandmates.