• superhero shit

    From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to All on Friday, September 01, 2023 00:43:20
    Is everyone pretty much DONE with superhero movies and tv shows?
    It's like the zombie shit they played out years ago.

    and now they are trying to milk starwars.

    SAD!

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Friday, September 01, 2023 08:51:50
    Re: superhero shit
    By: MRO to All on Fri Sep 01 2023 12:43 am

    Is everyone pretty much DONE with superhero movies and tv shows? It's like the zombie shit they played out years ago.

    I was never really much into superhero movies (with a few exceptions). I've been thinking superhero movies have been way overdone for years.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Friday, September 01, 2023 11:25:20
    Re: superhero shit
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Fri Sep 01 2023 08:51 am

    Re: superhero shit
    By: MRO to All on Fri Sep 01 2023 12:43 am

    Is everyone pretty much DONE with superhero movies and tv shows? It's like the zombie shit they played out years ago.

    I was never really much into superhero movies (with a few exceptions). I've been thinking superhero movies have been way overdone for years.


    i certainly do not like the marvel movies. they have lame attempts at humor.
    i did like thor ragnarok and black panther. i did not like the colonizer remarks in that movie, though.

    dc's movies are total trash but they do have some great animated films.

    there's not much i do like, but i usually go for mindfuck movies;i like a surpise.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Friday, September 01, 2023 13:21:06
    Re: superhero shit
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Fri Sep 01 2023 11:25 am

    i certainly do not like the marvel movies. they have lame attempts at humor. i did like thor ragnarok and black panther. i did not like the colonizer remarks in that movie, though.

    The Guardians of the Galaxy movies are probably the only recent ones I really liked. It just feels like superhero movies have been done to death though, and most of the recent ones seem fairly drawn out too, at around 2 and a half or 3 hours long. I don't think they really need to be that long.

    there's not much i do like, but i usually go for mindfuck movies;i like a surpise.

    I think Predestination (2014) isn't bad for that, if you haven't seen it.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Friday, September 01, 2023 16:21:17
    Re: superhero shit
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Fri Sep 01 2023 01:21 pm

    there's not much i do like, but i usually go for mindfuck movies;i like a surpise.

    I think Predestination (2014) isn't bad for that, if you haven't seen it.

    yeah i saw that. the trans one. i didnt expect THAT

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  • From Ewing@VERT/MORTAL to Nightfox on Saturday, September 02, 2023 08:09:07
    Re: superhero shit
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Fri Sep 01 2023 01:21 pm

    The Guardians of the Galaxy movies are probably the only recent ones I really liked. It just feels like superhero movies have been done to death though, and most of the recent ones seem fairly drawn out too, at around 2 and a half or 3 hours long. I don't think they really need to be that long.

    I agree. With the exception of Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor Ragnarok I've really struggled to get into anything in the Marvel world since the days of Iron Man and Spider Man.

    They just feel all the same to me. Every other movie I've watched in the Marvel category of late I've ended up tuning out and doing something else - just leaving it on in the background.

    I've had Disney+ since it launched here in 2019 but just cancelled my subscription as I haven't seen anything of note released for a while that's not from Marvel.

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  • From Ewing@VERT/MORTAL to MRO on Saturday, September 02, 2023 08:16:47
    Re: superhero shit
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Fri Sep 01 2023 04:21 pm

    yeah i saw that. the trans one. i didnt expect THAT

    It was a great movie. I really should watch Predestination again.

    Chronicle was probably one of the more recent "Superhero" type movies that I actually liked (even though it's about 10 years old now). While the "handycam" type filming technique does get a bit annoying I still enjoyed it for something that wasn't just throwing as much CGI as they could.

    And while I did enjoy the first one, Shazam Fury of the Gods was another waste of time. I really wanted to like it as I love Helen Mirren and enjoyed the first one but I couldn't get into it.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to MRO on Friday, September 01, 2023 06:39:00
    MRO wrote to All <=-

    Is everyone pretty much DONE with superhero movies and tv shows?
    It's like the zombie shit they played out years ago.

    Didn't Marvel's "What if?" do Zombie Super Heroes?


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ewing on Friday, September 01, 2023 22:55:49
    Re: superhero shit
    By: Ewing to MRO on Sat Sep 02 2023 08:16 am

    Re: superhero shit
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Fri Sep 01 2023 04:21 pm

    yeah i saw that. the trans one. i didnt expect THAT

    It was a great movie. I really should watch Predestination again.

    Chronicle was probably one of the more recent "Superhero" type movies that I

    oh i forgot about that one. that was a good movie.

    And while I did enjoy the first one, Shazam Fury of the Gods was another waste of time. I really wanted to like it as I love Helen Mirren and enjoyed the first one but I couldn't get into it.

    i didnt see the first one, but saw the 2nd one. it was crappy.
    i saw blue beetle recently and it totally sucked. also they played fucking
    la cucaracha like 10x in the movie.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to poindexter FORTRAN on Friday, September 01, 2023 22:57:05
    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to MRO on Fri Sep 01 2023 06:39 am

    MRO wrote to All <=-

    Is everyone pretty much DONE with superhero movies and tv shows?
    It's like the zombie shit they played out years ago.

    Didn't Marvel's "What if?" do Zombie Super Heroes?


    yeah they did the comic marvel zombies to jump on the zombie bandwagon.
    they had ash in there for a little bit too.

    whatif was just a way to spotlight it.

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  • From candycane@VERT/BTTMLSS to Nightfox on Sunday, September 03, 2023 00:07:00
    I was never really much into superhero movies (with a few exceptions). I'v
    thinking superhero movies have been way overdone for years.

    Same.

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  • From candycane@VERT/BTTMLSS to Ewing on Sunday, September 03, 2023 00:09:00
    I agree. With the exception of Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor Ragnarok I ally struggled to get into anything in the Marvel world since the days of an and Spider Man.

    What about the spider mans? I've heard those are supposed to be good.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to candycane on Saturday, September 02, 2023 23:28:14
    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: candycane to Ewing on Sun Sep 03 2023 12:09 am

    I agree. With the exception of Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor Ragnarok I ally struggled to get into anything in the Marvel world since the days of an and Spider Man.

    What about the spider mans? I've heard those are supposed to be good.


    the spiderverse ones are decent. but not the spiderman movies.

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  • From hollowone@VERT/BEERS20 to MRO on Sunday, September 03, 2023 12:01:00
    Is everyone pretty much DONE with superhero movies and tv shows?
    It's like the zombie shit they played out years ago.

    and now they are trying to milk starwars.

    SAD!

    I agree and I'd indeed feel sad unless I've ignored it and keep trying to find and watch my own movie niches.

    I don't trust brands and hype.. brand + hype brought together is something I distrust and watch later if anyhow..

    But you're totally right. Marvel, SW is like that Zombie shit when postapo tv series triggered in and Hollywood followed with Z and stuff..

    I liked the new D&D movie though, I liked Stranger Things over past few years, Witcher on Netflix isn't that bad.. watchable. Wednesday too.

    I watch some pop-culture orientated documentaries that were recorded max 10 years ago, like the one about Aliens, Teenage Turtles Ninja creators or He-Man story connecting toys, animated series from the 80s and the backstage considerations for the movie with Dolph Lundgren.

    You have to be picky and curious to find good movies these days, they are rarely those that are advertised most. But that just makes it more interesting and apparently, old fashioned ;)

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Sunday, September 03, 2023 17:40:00
    Hello MRO!

    ** On Friday 01.09.23 - 11:25, MRO wrote to Nightfox:

    there's not much i do like, but i usually go for mindfuck movies;i like a surpise.

    Would Tenet qualify? It and even Inception (both by Christopher
    Nolan) seem very mind-bending.

    Memento had a cool time-frame treatment that started with two
    separate timelines and converged into one.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Sunday, September 03, 2023 18:09:22
    Re: superhero shit
    By: Ogg to MRO on Sun Sep 03 2023 05:40 pm

    Hello MRO!

    ** On Friday 01.09.23 - 11:25, MRO wrote to Nightfox:

    there's not much i do like, but i usually go for mindfuck movies;i like a surpise.

    Would Tenet qualify? It and even Inception (both by Christopher

    i couldn't get into tenet. it didnt grab me

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  • From Margaerynne@VERT/PALANTIR to MRO on Monday, September 04, 2023 00:30:12
    Re: superhero shit
    By: MRO to All on Fri Sep 01 2023 12:43 am

    and now they are trying to milk starwars.

    Such a shame to see a tiny passion project like Star Wars be turned into a vehicle for shameless consumerism

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANTIR to MRO on Monday, September 04, 2023 15:32:53
    Re: superhero shit
    By: MRO to All on Fri Sep 01 2023 12:43 am

    Is everyone pretty much DONE with superhero movies and tv shows?
    It's like the zombie shit they played out years ago.

    and now they are trying to milk starwars.

    SAD!

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    I feel you.

    It is all a reflection of the state of creative bankrupcy the West is in now.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to candycane on Monday, September 04, 2023 16:58:49
    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: candycane to Ewing on Sun Sep 03 2023 12:09 am

    I agree. With the exception of Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor Ragnarok
    I
    ally struggled to get into anything in the Marvel world since the days of
    an and Spider Man.

    What about the spider mans? I've heard those are supposed to be good.

    I think they had rebooted Spiderman a couple times? That bugged me a bit. Also I just wasn't really into the Spiderman movies as much as other superhero movies. I think the 1989 Batman with Michael Keaton is still one of my favorite superhero movies (and Superman 4 with Christopher Reeve).

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Margaerynne on Monday, September 04, 2023 22:34:25
    Re: superhero shit
    By: Margaerynne to MRO on Mon Sep 04 2023 12:30 am

    Re: superhero shit
    By: MRO to All on Fri Sep 01 2023 12:43 am

    and now they are trying to milk starwars.

    Such a shame to see a tiny passion project like Star Wars be turned into a vehicle for shameless consumerism

    i wouldnt call it a passion project.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Monday, September 04, 2023 22:36:48
    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: Nightfox to candycane on Mon Sep 04 2023 04:58 pm

    I think they had rebooted Spiderman a couple times? That bugged me a bit. Also I just wasn't really into the Spiderman movies as much as other superhero movies. I think the 1989 Batman with Michael Keaton is still one of my favorite superhero movies (and Superman 4 with Christopher Reeve).

    michael keaton is a fucking awesome actor.
    he nailed batman on the head.
    he can really tap into some dark shit. he was great as the vulture too.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Monday, September 04, 2023 22:20:16
    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Mon Sep 04 2023 10:36 pm

    michael keaton is a fucking awesome actor. he nailed batman on the head. he can really tap into some dark shit. he was great as the vulture too.

    I heard they're (finally) making a sequel to Beetlejuice, with Michael Keaton and Wynona Rider returning, set to be released next year.
    I'd been hearing rumors about this since around 2012 or so, but now it sounds like it's actually happening.

    Nightfox

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  • From fusion@VERT/CFBBS to Nightfox on Tuesday, September 05, 2023 01:58:00
    On 04 Sep 2023, Nightfox said the following...

    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Mon Sep 04 2023 10:36 pm

    michael keaton is a fucking awesome actor. he nailed batman on the he he can really tap into some dark shit. he was great as the vulture t

    I heard they're (finally) making a sequel to Beetlejuice, with Michael Keaton and Wynona Rider returning, set to be released next year.
    I'd been hearing rumors about this since around 2012 or so, but now it sounds like it's actually happening.

    yeah.. the problem is the writer's strike. we'll see if it comes out the other side unscathed

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  • From candycane@VERT/BTTMLSS to Nightfox on Tuesday, September 05, 2023 08:41:00
    I think they had rebooted Spiderman a couple times? That bugged me a bit.

    Every superhero has been rebooted a dozen times.

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  • From hollowone@VERT/BEERS20 to Arelor on Tuesday, September 05, 2023 07:16:00
    It is all a reflection of the state of creative bankrupcy the West is in now.

    I'd not say West as whole. I'd rather limit it to "Hollywood blockbusters". That part of the show business is creatively bankrupt indeed. But there is still Indie market and B class stuff that is often surprising beyond expectations.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to candycane on Tuesday, September 05, 2023 08:59:04
    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: candycane to Nightfox on Tue Sep 05 2023 08:41 am

    I think they had rebooted Spiderman a couple times? That bugged me a
    bit.

    Every superhero has been rebooted a dozen times.

    But I thought with Spiderman it happened a couple times, right within a span of a few years..

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANTIR to hollowone on Tuesday, September 05, 2023 16:21:40
    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: hollowone to Arelor on Tue Sep 05 2023 07:16 am

    I'd not say West as whole. I'd rather limit it to "Hollywood blockbusters".
    I dunno. Most time I come across something modern that is still good, it is Asian.

    There are some outstanding exceptions, but I am not optimistic about our industry.

    Spanish cinema is based on government handouts so Spanish movies are the voice of the government because the government pays the bills.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Tuesday, September 05, 2023 23:15:20
    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Mon Sep 04 2023 10:20 pm

    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Mon Sep 04 2023 10:36 pm

    michael keaton is a fucking awesome actor. he nailed batman on the head. he can really tap into some dark shit. he was great as the vulture too.

    I heard they're (finally) making a sequel to Beetlejuice, with Michael Keaton and Wynona Rider returning, set to be released next year.
    I'd been hearing rumors about this since around 2012 or so, but now it sounds like it's actually happening.


    no geena davis because she looks like hell and no baldwin because he kills people. so they need to find a way to explain them being gone.

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  • From hollowone@VERT/BEERS20 to Arelor on Wednesday, September 06, 2023 00:21:00
    Spanish cinema is based on government handouts so Spanish movies are the voice of the government because the government pays the bills.

    I like recent revival of Polish gangster/action/thriller movies, also a lot of drama movies that can astonish a viewer. The style is very raw or to try to add some realism to situations that generate danger.. no hollywood colorizing. death, murder.. this kind of stuff is scary, not in the horror terms, but real life experience terms.. psychologically.

    You cannot watch them too often, too much, but once you hit one, you'll understand the style immediately. They are fully commercial, no grants and gain a lot of theater popularity here.

    Which to me is the revival of the 90s, when we had a lot of local movies and content that was competing here with Hollywood successfully, even if it was directed on budget.

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  • From candycane@VERT/BTTMLSS to Arelor on Wednesday, September 06, 2023 08:35:00
    Spanish cinema is based on government handouts so Spanish movies are the v of the government because the government pays the bills.

    Didn't know that. So it's basically propaganda?

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANTIR to hollowone on Sunday, September 10, 2023 17:14:05
    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: hollowone to Arelor on Wed Sep 06 2023 12:21 am

    I like recent revival of Polish gangster/action/thriller movies, also a lot > kind of stuff is scary, not in the horror terms, but real life experience te
    I don't remember watching any Polish movie recently, but I do remember watchingsome from a variety of Eastern Europe countries.

    The noir ones certainly looked more gritty than Hollywood candy. None of them were great but I remember some pretty decent ones.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANTIR to candycane on Sunday, September 10, 2023 17:17:21
    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: candycane to Arelor on Wed Sep 06 2023 08:35 am

    Didn't know that. So it's basically propaganda?

    Not *openly*, but you can certainly notice they reinforce the stereotypes that the powers that be want you to interiorize.

    Now, you can really see actors and film makers actively endorse the powers thatbe quite a lot out of the screen.

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  • From candycane@VERT/CONCHAOS to Arelor on Monday, September 11, 2023 09:01:36
    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: Arelor to candycane on Sun Sep 10 2023 05:17 pm

    Didn't know that. So it's basically propaganda?

    Not *openly*, but you can certainly notice they reinforce the stereotypes that the powers that be want you to interiorize.

    Right, quiet propoganda :>

    candycane

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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to MRO on Monday, September 11, 2023 20:39:06
    Re: superhero shit
    By: MRO to All on Fri Sep 01 2023 00:43:20

    Is everyone pretty much DONE with superhero movies and tv shows?
    It's like the zombie shit they played out years ago.

    I don't think people are "DONE" with the content so much that most of the stories are very played out and formula driven. Disney/Marvel in particular are pretty bad about not creating any real tension or consequence (more below).

    and now they are trying to milk starwars.

    An example of this, is that Disney/Lucas Star Wars has used a light saber through the gut a total of 4 times in recent TV and Movies, and the characters lived through it... this should simply not be the case... It absolutely should be a fatal blow. Hot plasma burning essential organs should mean death. At least the got that right in Episode 1. They removed consequences.

    And while the Andor series was pretty good, and the first couple seasons of Mandalorean were good, the studio (Kennedy) just seems to have too much influence over the movies and series and compelling story is lost over "flawless" characters, or characters that don't learn.

    Episode 4 of Ahsoka was better than the other three, but still not great. Ray Stevenson is one of the few bright points in the series, and the only character who seems to match the stoicism the character should have. Sabine and Hera don't match their animated counterparts at all and Ahsoka herself seems a bit off. Savine, Hera and Ahsoka all seem to be stoic for no real reason, and lacking other character in order to hide any potential character flaws, or ability to grow as parts.

    I think there's still room for super hero and scifi driven stories, but they have to be good. Have decent motivation, character development and work for it. For as bad as Game of Thrones ended, at least they did interresting things, like killing off main characters through the seasons. Disney seems absolutely incapable of this anymore.


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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Ewing on Monday, September 11, 2023 20:43:36
    Re: superhero shit
    By: Ewing to Nightfox on Sat Sep 02 2023 08:09:07

    They just feel all the same to me. Every other movie I've watched in the Marvel category of late I've ended up tuning out and doing something else - just leaving it on in the background.

    They follow a very similar formula arch over the movies... the characters are slightly different but the pacing is much the same, and there's no real tention or risk in any of it. If they did something different, leave the ending with a bad guy winning, or a character that actually grows, or someone of significance actually dying (I don't think Iron Man in infinity war quite counts since it's more of a one off that people knew was coming).

    I've had Disney+ since it launched here in 2019 but just cancelled my subscription as I haven't seen anything of note released for a while that's not from Marvel.

    You can't get Hulu without Disney+, but may be dropping that since we aren't using the Live TV feeds as much lately.


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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Ewing on Monday, September 11, 2023 20:45:47
    Re: superhero shit
    By: Ewing to MRO on Sat Sep 02 2023 08:16:47

    And while I did enjoy the first one, Shazam Fury of the Gods was another waste of time. I really wanted to like it as I love Helen Mirren and enjoyed the first one but I couldn't get into it.

    Blue Beetle was fun, similar to first Shazam, not great but fun. May want to give "Invincible" and "The Boys" a look on Amazon. Quite a bit different than the formula shows.


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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Nightfox on Monday, September 11, 2023 20:49:15
    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Mon Sep 04 2023 22:20:16

    I heard they're (finally) making a sequel to Beetlejuice, with Michael Keaton and Wynona Rider returning, set to be released next year.
    I'd been hearing rumors about this since around 2012 or so, but now it sounds like it's actually happening.

    With the SAG-AFRA strike(s), I think almost everything is on hold and may not see nearly as much this next year or so. Would be happy to see another Beetlejuice all the same.


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Tracker1 on Monday, September 11, 2023 16:43:29
    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: Tracker1 to Nightfox on Mon Sep 11 2023 08:49 pm

    I heard they're (finally) making a sequel to Beetlejuice, with Michael
    Keaton and Wynona Rider returning, set to be released next year. I'd been
    hearing rumors about this since around 2012 or so, but now it sounds like
    it's actually happening.

    With the SAG-AFRA strike(s), I think almost everything is on hold and may not see nearly as much this next year or so. Would be happy to see another Beetlejuice all the same.

    I just saw some articles today that say filming for the new Beetlejuice is almost complete, and Tim Burton said the movie is 99% finished..

    Nightfox

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  • From candycane@VERT/CONCHAOS to Tracker1 on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 08:48:27
    Re: superhero shit
    By: Tracker1 to MRO on Mon Sep 11 2023 08:39 pm

    characters lived through it... this should simply not be the case... It absolutely should be a fatal blow. Hot plasma burning essential organs should mean death. At least the got that right in Episode 1. They removed consequences.

    Also an apt metaphor for the franchise as a whole.

    Disney seems absolutely incapable of this anymore.

    I just think they don't try anymore.

    candycane

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Tracker1 on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 06:49:00
    Tracker1 wrote to Ewing <=-

    Blue Beetle was fun, similar to first Shazam, not great but fun. May
    want to give "Invincible" and "The Boys" a look on Amazon. Quite a bit different than the formula shows.


    I enjoyed "The Boys", love the trope of a world where superheroes are
    the norm.

    There was an ITV series called "No Heroics", about a world full of
    superheroes. It was a Friends-like storyline with some b-list
    superheroes, like ElectroFlash, a woman who can talk to machines (and
    uses her powers to get money and cigarettes from ATMs and vending
    machines), a man with a drinking problem and the ability to see 30
    seconds into the future, and The Hotness, a guy who can make small
    fires on his hands - he's seen using his powers to heat a microwave
    entree at home in front of telly.

    A similar movie came out years ago called "Mystery Men", it's pretty entertaining if you like the trope.



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  • From The Lizard Master@VERT/NITEEYES to poindexter FORTRAN on Thursday, September 14, 2023 08:20:34
    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Tracker1 on Wed Sep 13 2023 06:49 am

    A similar movie came out years ago called "Mystery Men", it's pretty entertaining if you like the trope.

    This is my favorite all-time movie. I know I might be the only one on the planet though haha. It was perfect for when it came out though.

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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Nightfox on Friday, September 15, 2023 18:51:52
    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: Nightfox to Tracker1 on Mon Sep 11 2023 16:43:29

    I just saw some articles today that say filming for the new Beetlejuice is almost complete, and Tim Burton said the movie is 99% finished..

    Sweet!


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  • From anthk@VERT to All on Monday, November 13, 2023 02:20:11
    On 2023-09-11, Tracker1 <TRN!Tracker1@vert.synchro.net> wrote:

    Re: superhero shit
    By: Ewing to Nightfox on Sat Sep 02 2023 08:09:07

    They just feel all the same to me. Every other movie I've watched in the Marvel category of late I've ended up tuning out and doing something else
    - just leaving it on in the background.

    They follow a very similar formula arch over the movies... the characters are slightly different but the pacing is much the same, and there's no real tention or risk in any of it. If they did something different, leave the ending with a bad guy winning, or a character that actually grows, or someone of significance actually dying (I don't think Iron Man in infinity war quite counts since it's more of a one off that people knew was coming).

    I've had Disney+ since it launched here in 2019 but just cancelled my subscription as I haven't seen anything of note released for a while that's not from Marvel.

    You can't get Hulu without Disney+, but may be dropping that since we aren't using the Live TV feeds as much lately.


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    Also, main characters are like a copycat of each others with almost no background
    of the comics. I've got bored pretty fast.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to anthk on Monday, November 13, 2023 06:29:00
    anthk wrote to All <=-

    tention or risk in any of it. If they did something different, leave
    the ending with a bad guy winning, or a character that actually grows,

    That's a good point, some of the comics deal with people unprepared for
    power being thrust upon them and you end up with college kids and high
    school kids with unique powers forced to figure out what to do with
    them/how to use them. They don't really delve into that, except a bit
    with Spiderman.



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  • From anthk@VERT to All on Monday, November 13, 2023 09:06:58
    On 2023-09-05, Arelor <PALANTIR!Arelor@vert.synchro.net> wrote:

    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: hollowone to Arelor on Tue Sep 05 2023 07:16 am

    I'd not say West as whole. I'd rather limit it to "Hollywood blockbusters".
    I dunno. Most time I come across something modern that is still good, it is Asian.

    There are some outstanding exceptions, but I am not optimistic about our industry.

    Spanish cinema is based on government handouts so Spanish movies are the voice
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    Nah, the problem lies on the Spaniard. Santiago Segura did a parody on
    the rancid Francoist Spaniard (ancient and tacky old fart, imagine
    a mix between Trump and Leisure Suit Larry from Sierra), and
    here the right wing took that idiot as a *model*.

    As if they American right wingers took Biff Tannen from BTTF as
    their cool guy. Madness? That's Spain.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to anthk on Monday, November 13, 2023 12:38:27
    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: anthk to All on Mon Nov 13 2023 09:06 am

    the rancid Francoist Spaniard (ancient and tacky old fart, imagine
    a mix between Trump and Leisure Suit Larry from Sierra), and
    here the right wing took that idiot as a *model*.

    so is that a bad thing? because it sounds pretty awesome.

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  • From anthk@VERT to All on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 01:07:06
    On 2023-11-13, MRO <BBSESINF!MRO@vert.synchro.net> wrote:

    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: anthk to All on Mon Nov 13 2023 09:06 am

    the rancid Francoist Spaniard (ancient and tacky old fart, imagine
    a mix between Trump and Leisure Suit Larry from Sierra), and
    here the right wing took that idiot as a *model*.

    so is that a bad thing? because it sounds pretty awesome.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to anthk on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 09:33:04
    Re: Re: superhero shit
    By: anthk to All on Tue Nov 14 2023 01:07 am

    so is that a bad thing? because it sounds pretty awesome.

    'Awesome' if you tought that your social behaving standards
    are the polar opposite of being an educated gentleman with manners.

    isn't that all subjective?

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  • From hollowone@VERT/BEERS20 to poindexter FORTRAN on Thursday, November 16, 2023 12:59:00
    That's a good point, some of the comics deal with people unprepared for power being thrust upon them and you end up with college kids and high school kids with unique powers forced to figure out what to do with them/how to use them. They don't really delve into that, except a bit
    with Spiderman.

    Nolan's Batman was touching that a bit, but from totally different angle.

    I think X-men and Wolverine is the only example I know from the past that was dealing with lack of readiness.

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