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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2100 on: 13 May 2019, 08:28 »

Saw Endgame last Saturday.
I felt represented and validated when I saw Fat [redacted] onscreen  :-D
...also when he was walking around in sloppy clothes and sunglasses, my wife whispered "He looks like The Dude."
 Then Tony Stark pushed past him and said something like "move it, Lebowski", and we slapped hands  :-D

The very moment I saw (them) I whispered to my other half...

"Finally! I can cosplay an Avenger!"

Yep. for sure.  only need a crappy wig.

A lot of white men have acquired the body of a Warrior God practically overnight ...  8-)
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2101 on: 13 May 2019, 09:02 »

Saw Endgame on Saturday.

Loved the film. Hated the fact that my knee locked because I was there for 3 hours.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2102 on: 13 May 2019, 11:33 »

Finally watched Aquaman and it was actually alright. So much better than Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Justice League, but not quite as good as Wonder Woman or Shazam.
So, it's a movie that exists, in other words?
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2103 on: 13 May 2019, 11:47 »

To be fair, Iron Man 2 and Thor: The Dark World, the two Marvel movies I dislike the most, are better then most of the DC movies to date
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2104 on: 14 May 2019, 10:09 »

To be fair, Iron Man 2 and Thor: The Dark World, the two Marvel movies I dislike the most, are better then most of the DC movies to date

I put The Incredible Hulk at the bottom of my list, but as I like to say:

The MCU films range in quality from "excellent" to "just okay" - with most near the upper end of the scale.

The DCEU films range in quality from "pretty good" to "fucking awful", with most near the lower end (BvS: Dawn of Justice being the absolute nadir.)
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2105 on: 14 May 2019, 10:51 »

Why did you say that name? WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME!?
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2106 on: 14 May 2019, 12:57 »

Wonder Woman was much more than pretty good.
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« Reply #2107 on: 14 May 2019, 13:16 »

Wonder Woman and Aquaman are fantastic films, but at the same time, I think DC is going to be a very distant second to Marvel now in the film stakes. Possibly even third with the Monsterverse about to release Godzilla: KotM.

There's just something about the casting in Marvel films where they got it just right. Robert Downey Jr is perfect as Tony Stark, Chris Evans is perfect as Steve Rogers, Chris Helmsworth is perfect as Thor, the list goes on. But with the DC films, the casting always felt like they couldn't get their first choice and ended up having to go for the third or fourth choice.

As well as that, yeah, the Marvel films could get dark, you need only look at Infinity War to know how dark it can get, but there's always that vein of Marvel humour that runs through them. Its hard to find that in the DC films.

But anyway, looking forward to what they have planned for Phase 4.

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« Reply #2108 on: 14 May 2019, 13:58 »

Rolling in all their money?
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2109 on: 14 May 2019, 14:07 »

Oh definitely don't mistake me for defending the DC movie universe because I am not. And Wonder Woman is very good, but most of what pushes it to great is about what it is and represents rather than its quality as a movie, and the other DC movies I have seen seem to be pretty atrocious.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2110 on: 15 May 2019, 07:22 »

And Wonder Woman is very good, but most of what pushes it to great is about what it is and represents rather than its quality as a movie,...
A lot like Black Panther in that regard.
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« Reply #2111 on: 15 May 2019, 07:25 »

As well as that, yeah, the Marvel films could get dark, you need only look at Infinity War to know how dark it can get, but there's always that vein of Marvel humour that runs through them. Its hard to find that in the DC films.
The DCEU was kneecapped from the beginning by Zack Snyder, who seems to think all superhero movies should be just like Watchmen. Hence the grim and humorless tone.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2112 on: 15 May 2019, 10:39 »

Wonder Woman and Aquaman are fantastic films, but at the same time, I think DC is going to be a very distant second to Marvel now in the film stakes. Possibly even third with the Monsterverse about to release Godzilla: KotM.

There's just something about the casting in Marvel films where they got it just right. Robert Downey Jr is perfect as Tony Stark, Chris Evans is perfect as Steve Rogers, Chris Helmsworth is perfect as Thor, the list goes on. But with the DC films, the casting always felt like they couldn't get their first choice and ended up having to go for the third or fourth choice.

As well as that, yeah, the Marvel films could get dark, you need only look at Infinity War to know how dark it can get, but there's always that vein of Marvel humour that runs through them. Its hard to find that in the DC films.

But anyway, looking forward to what they have planned for Phase 4.

With regards to casting, tend to agree with you, but at the same time the public's opinion on how well a character was cast depends a lot on how the character is written too.
For the DC films, I actually think Cavill is pretty well-cast as Superman, but the storylines have not been great (although I actually like Man of Steel). Wonderwoman was a good casting choice, and Ezra Miller is okay. Affleck didn't work out great but TBH there was a masisve disadvantage of having to follow in Bale's footsteps. Couldn't really go well at all, no matter who was the choice. Ezra Miller is not bad.
 
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2113 on: 15 May 2019, 14:15 »

The DCEU was kneecapped from the beginning by Zack Snyder, who seems to think all superhero movies should be just like Watchmen. Hence the grim and humorless tone.

I think its a little unfair to lay all the failings for the DCEU's failings at the feet of Zack Snyder.

In truth, those failings are more the fault of Christopher Nolan and the Dark Knight Saga. Now, by no means am I saying that they were bad films, the Dark Knight is one of the best superhero films ever made, but Nolan's take on Batman being the "most realistic" superhero couldn't translate to a more diverse universe that Batman belongs to (it also being wildly successful meant that DC thought it set the bar for other films, in the end The Dark Knight Saga was too successful for it and DC's own good). Nor does his tragic origin/life means every other hero needs to suffer the same way. Look at Man of Steel, where the man who is pretty much the polar opposite of Batman is basically treated as the same as Batman, but with less black and more red and blue.

And if the rumours are true, the executives in the DC film department rather arrogantly dismissed the idea of a shared cinematic universe, despite the fact that Marvel was gearing up for one, something that was equally more apparent with each successive film. While its true that the first few films in the MCU were moderate successes compared to the Dark Knight, the fact that people were getting more and more excited about an Avengers film meant that DC should have gotten off their asses and began their own cinematic universe. And it was a massive misstep that they didn't, one that DC will never come back from. I mean, if you look at the top 25 highest grossing films, 8 are Marvel films and only one is a DC film and that's Aquaman, with Endgame looking to overtake Avatar as the highest grossing film of all time by the end of the month.

Zack Snyder might be making the DCEU dark and gritty, but the executives are still the ones making the decisions that allow him to do that.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2114 on: 16 May 2019, 16:05 »

So I'm watching Infinity War because I never bothered to and I'm seeing Endgame with my mum tomorrow, so I am going to write my thoughts on it down in here as we go, cause why not?

Caution, it gets a bit... weird. I was at a funeral for most of the rest of today.
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« Reply #2115 on: 20 May 2019, 02:57 »

I watched Sucker Punch, which I've not been able to find on any on-demand movie service (bizarrely) but happened to be on TV while I was petsitting for someone. It wasn't as off-the-wall as I was expecting, not by far. The battle sequences are an order of magnitude more fantastical than the average action movie but they serve a purpose and their symbolism is obvious. I liked it, it reminded me a lot of The Darkness 2, which is a game with a similar story but kind of in reverse.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2116 on: 20 May 2019, 06:39 »

ok slight breach of protocol here.

I am going to watch Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind tomorrow, which is back in theaters for a couple of days for its 35th anniversary (35 years old, crazy!). I have been wanting to see it for a long time (which is odd since I have watched the other well-known Miyazaki movies) and am super-excited that I can see it in a nice theater! :)
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« Reply #2117 on: 20 May 2019, 08:50 »

ok slight breach of protocol here.

I am going to watch Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind tomorrow, which is back in theaters for a couple of days for its 35th anniversary (35 years old, crazy!). I have been wanting to see it for a long time (which is odd since I have watched the other well-known Miyazaki movies) and am super-excited that I can see it in a nice theater! :)
I've owned the DVD for years and I've still yet to put it in a player. In fact I'm not sure I've even pulled the shrink wrap off.
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« Reply #2118 on: 20 May 2019, 11:40 »

ok slight breach of protocol here.

I am going to watch Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind tomorrow, which is back in theaters for a couple of days for its 35th anniversary (35 years old, crazy!). I have been wanting to see it for a long time (which is odd since I have watched the other well-known Miyazaki movies) and am super-excited that I can see it in a nice theater! :)
I've owned the DVD for years and I've still yet to put it in a player. In fact I'm not sure I've even pulled the shrink wrap off.

You still have a DVD player? :-D
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« Reply #2119 on: 20 May 2019, 12:33 »

I have two.  One in my desktop (which is not connected to power after I had to replace the PSU), and one in the laptop which I haven't tested since it took a spill and I had to get bits replaced.
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« Reply #2120 on: 20 May 2019, 17:13 »

I still have a VHS player. Just saying.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2121 on: 20 May 2019, 19:46 »

Just finished Season 1 of Taboo.

Not half bad.
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« Reply #2122 on: Today at 05:01 »

I still have a VHS player. Just saying.

Oh, I do think I still have a Philips video 2000 system in storage somewhere, although I honestly have no idea what to do with it, it's mostly there to remind me of Philips' history of piss-poor marketing strategies  :-D
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« Reply #2123 on: Today at 05:03 »

ok slight breach of protocol here.

I am going to watch Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind tomorrow, which is back in theaters for a couple of days for its 35th anniversary (35 years old, crazy!). I have been wanting to see it for a long time (which is odd since I have watched the other well-known Miyazaki movies) and am super-excited that I can see it in a nice theater! :)

Saw it yesterday at the AMC, and it was (as expected) a really nice experience, and the movie itself is just lovely with such great and still current themes.
Given that the movie is 35 years old it's pretty remarkable how well it has held up both in terms of story and animation quality.
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