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Postby so sorry on Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:32 pm



This looks like a hot mess. Or a HOT mess.
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Re: Ribbons Has the DC Scoops... (Phase Whatever)

Postby Ribbons on Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:31 pm

By now, WB/DC releasing tonally misleading trailers for their films is well-known dirty pool; this one yet again underwent extensive re-shoots and is rumored to (yet again) be the victim of studio meddling.

However, I'm on board. Margot Robbie's performance was one of the only good things about Suicide Squad and the surrealistic imagery here is intriguing.
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Re: Ribbons Has the DC Scoops... (Phase Whatever)

Postby Peven on Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:08 pm

Ribbons wrote:By now, WB/DC releasing tonally misleading trailers for their films is well-known dirty pool.



right? I totally expected Batman vs Superman to be a rom-com from the trailers, and I was sure that Justice League was going to be a statement about inequality in modern America. boy was I wrong on both counts :-P
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Re: Ribbons Has the DC Scoops... (Phase Whatever)

Postby so sorry on Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:56 pm

The Rock announces a new superhero movie he's in

and I have no idea who the hell this supe is...
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Postby TheBaxter on Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:17 pm

so sorry wrote:The Rock announces a new superhero movie he's in

and I have no idea who the hell this supe is...


Black Adam Balm?
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Re: Ribbons Has the DC Scoops... (Phase Whatever)

Postby Ribbons on Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:52 pm

so sorry wrote:The Rock announces a new superhero movie he's in

and I have no idea who the hell this supe is...


Black Adam is actually a villain (he's the bad Shazam, essentially), but once the Rock decided he was too famous to play someone else's heavy I think they started leaning into a more badass antihero approach to the character.
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Re: Ribbons Has the DC Scoops... (Phase Whatever)

Postby so sorry on Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:19 pm



Wonder Woman 1984.
Like, totally tubular to the max.
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Postby TheBaxter on Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:59 pm

so sorry wrote:

Wonder Woman 1984.
Like, totally tubular to the max.


i appreciate all the 80s nostalgia going on right now. but it's really got me feeling like those people having all their 60s nostalgia during the 80s... AKA old.
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Re: Ribbons Has the DC Scoops... (Phase Whatever)

Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:59 pm

DC better reboot the whole Man of Steel-iverse before Gal Godot gets studly and it becomes all awkward and we have to squint to believe she's some kind of immortal--or they gotta go full Irishman with new levels of CGI youthening to avoid that pudgey Mr. Data effect.

DC movies now > than Marvel? Has it actually been this way for way longer than you lot would care to admit?
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Re: Ribbons Has the DC Scoops... (Phase Whatever)

Postby Ribbons on Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:49 am

Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:DC movies now > than Marvel? Has it actually been this way for way longer than you lot would care to admit?


Maybe. Joker was great, and I'm looking forward to the upcoming DC stuff a lot more than whatever's on the way from Marvel. Once WB stopped trying to copy the Avengers formula, their movies actually got interesting.
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Re: Ribbons Has the DC Scoops... (Phase Whatever)

Postby so sorry on Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:17 pm

Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:...before Gal Godot gets studly and it becomes all awkward...



BITE YOUR TONGUE!
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Re: Ribbons Has the DC Scoops... (Phase Whatever)

Postby Ribbons on Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:18 am

TheBaxter wrote:
so sorry wrote:

Wonder Woman 1984.
Like, totally tubular to the max.


i appreciate all the 80s nostalgia going on right now. but it's really got me feeling like those people having all their 60s nostalgia during the 80s... AKA old.


Wonder Woman 1984 is coming to HBO Max on Christmas! Suck it, theaters!

New trailer:

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Postby so sorry on Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:23 am

Nice!

Can't wait to watch it. I'm pretty sure I won't like it (WW was BAD), but since its free and I think she does a great job as WW, I'll be there! (on my couch, for free)
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Postby so sorry on Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:07 pm

so sorry wrote:Nice!

Can't wait to watch it. I'm pretty sure I won't like it (WW was BAD), but since its free and I think she does a great job as WW, I'll be there! (on my couch, for free)


So Wonder Woman 1984 was probably the worst movie I saw this year. ZERO redeeming qualities. Pure dogshit. Avoid it like the plague. Thank God I didn’t pay to watch it.
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Postby TheBaxter on Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:40 pm

there's a lot wrong with WW84, too much to list in one post, so i'll just mention one... if you're going to go to all the trouble of setting a movie in the 80s, even to the extent of putting it in the damn title, then your movie should probably, y'know, like maybe actually contain some 80s stuff? other than setting the opening action scene in a mall, and a short making-fun-of-80s-clothes scene that was shown nearly in its entirety in the trailer, there's practically nothing in this movie that wouldn't have been any different set in the 70s or the 90s or modern day. and seriously... not ONE SINGLE 80s SONG for the whole 2-1/2 hours? that's half the point of doing a movie in the 80s in the first place.

ok, i lied... 2 things. if you're going to go to all the trouble of making a movie about Wonder Woman, even to the extent of putting her name in the damn title, then your movie should probably, y'know, like maybe actually contain some Wonder Woman scenes? the first film was an origin story, we didn't even see her in her full Wonder Woman getup until halfway through the film, and i still think that film had more actual screentime for her as Wonder Woman than the sequel did. maybe a better title for this film would have been Diana Prince 19-Something-Or-Other.
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Re: Ribbons Has the DC Scoops... (Phase Whatever)

Postby Peven on Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:10 pm

it was meh :-P
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Re: Ribbons Has the DC Scoops... (Phase Whatever)

Postby Ribbons on Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:55 pm

I find Wonderwall to be pretty solid despite its flaws, and WILL FIGHT AMYONE WHO SAYS IT'S A BAD MOVIE!
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Re: Ribbons Has the DC Scoops... (Phase Whatever)

Postby TheBaxter on Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:23 pm

Ribbons wrote:I find Wonderwall to be pretty solid despite its flaws, and WILL FIGHT AMYONE WHO SAYS IT'S A BAD MOVIE!


you can fight AMYONE, but watch out for AMYTWO, she's twice as bad.
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Re: Ribbons Has the DC Scoops... (Phase Whatever)

Postby Maui on Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:24 pm

TheBaxter wrote:there's a lot wrong with WW84, too much to list in one post,


A lot wrong - I will also ditto Peven's sentiment...meh!
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Re: Ribbons Has the DC Scoops... (Phase Whatever)

Postby Ribbons on Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:10 pm

I guess I liked the movie more than most people did. I'm not blind to its problems -- a lot of overwrought speechifying, the problematic elements surrounding Steve Trevor's possession and Middle Eastern politics, and a bunch of convoluted mythology that has Geoff Johns' fingerprints all over it -- but I appreciated it as a kind of satire that resonates with the current moment. Max Lord is an obvious Trump stand-in: a golden-haired charlatan who somehow ends up in the White House, whose grasping, shortsighted desire for more is both self-destructive and almost ends up destroying the world. It's no coincidence that the final conflict comes down to the embodiment of lies against the embodiment of truth. I'm not so sure that the truth would win, but Wonder Woman was always conceived as a superhero who teaches moral lessons as much as she fights bad guys, so this is right in her wheelhouse. And I liked the character of Barbara/Cheetah, who had more than she realized but is ultimately seduced and corrupted by Lord's empty promises. Yes, it's bloated and not all of it works, but I thought there was enough in there to chew on that I was sufficiently entertained. Maybe it's just because it's the first new blockbuster I've seen in almost a year.

TheBaxter wrote:there's a lot wrong with WW84, too much to list in one post, so i'll just mention one... if you're going to go to all the trouble of setting a movie in the 80s, even to the extent of putting it in the damn title, then your movie should probably, y'know, like maybe actually contain some 80s stuff?


In several of his comic-book iterations, Maxwell Lord is in control of a sophisticated surveillance network (one of them with the very Orwellian name of "Brother Eye"). There's not much of that left in the script, other than the satellites he uses at the end to beam into everyone's home, but I'm guessing the story was originally conceived as a riff on 1984 until it morphed into something else. I also believe this movie was intentionally cheesy, and Jenkins and Co. were mocking the '80s reputation as the decade of excess ("Life is good, but it can be better", etc.).
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