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CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



Mantis42 posted:

NGL I teared up when the blue space man died and all his friends showed up to his funeral.

Same. This wrecks me. James Gunn’s movies tend to make me tear up.

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Darko
Dec 23, 2004



Digital Prophet posted:

CW Flash doesn't do anything better than anything except suck.

1st season was okay if not very CW, then all those writers went to Legends and it became the best show of the whole group.

Darko
Dec 23, 2004



General Dog posted:

I have no idea, because the movie doesn't really give any kind of indication how Darkseid compares in power to Steppenwolf, in terms of hand to hand combat ability, resources, or intelligence. That's why when the movie implies "well, they handled this CG rhinoceros man, but will they be able to handle the CG raisin man?" it doesn't really do much for me. I don't know who the gently caress these people are. I know that Darkseid is Steppenwolf's boss, but a lot of bosses are idiots.

Darkseid steps on his head while his eyes are still on and glowing, casually, and smashes it, while Superman needed full punches and heat vision to do anything to it and he can still somewhat take it.

The visual language is right there in that sequence.

Bongo Bill
Jan 17, 2012



Darkseid's individual schemes can be thwarted by physical violence sometimes, but he himself can only be defeated by continuously choosing good over evil.

Chairman Capone
Dec 17, 2008



Tuxedo Catfish posted:

that scene is set 5000 years ago, right? isn't that peak "people caring about Zeus?"

e: some cursory googling suggests that actually that might be pre-Zeus worship in ancient Greece

Not to mention, why is King Arthur around 4500 years before he's supposed to?

(Trick question, obviously Merlin sent him back through time)

teagone
Jun 10, 2003

That was pretty intense, huh?


Danger posted:

I am honestly so completely baffled when I hear someone cried during any of the Marvel movies lol.

The cheeseburger line in Endgame almost broke me, even when I despise Stark as a character. People feel/experience things differently. It's dumb to downplay that because you think what something someone else enjoys to be inferior to your own tastes. Make fun of the crazies who associate fandoms with terrorists, corporate bootlickers, and other stupid poo poo like that instead tbh, those type of folk deserve it.

The REAL Goobusters
Apr 25, 2008



Danger posted:

I am honestly so completely baffled when I hear someone cried during any of the Marvel movies lol.

Literally same

teagone
Jun 10, 2003

That was pretty intense, huh?


My brother cried when Stark died in Endgame. He also cried when Bruce Willis died in Armageddon. I love my brother, lmao.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

Popular culture has passed you by.


Mantis42 posted:

NGL I teared up when the blue space man died and all his friends showed up to his funeral.

Same, no shame. And I'm gonna do it again.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Eh, you like what you like and if you get an emotional response from it then all the more power to you. Nothing wrong with people responding to something emotionally.

Bongo Bill
Jan 17, 2012



It's cool to be strongly affected by art, no matter if it's lowbrow or what.

Equeen
Oct 29, 2011

Pole dance~


Guys we did it!!!
https://twitter.com/coribush/status/1373387654671257604?s=21

LesterGroans
Jun 9, 2009

It's funny...

You were so scary at night.


I'm an easy mark when it comes to crying during films. Movies I hate have made me tear up.

Crusader
Apr 11, 2002



death math

https://twitter.com/socialistdogmom/status/1373370161370128388?s=21

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



gently caress twitter

Ferrinus
Jun 19, 2003

i'm finding this quite easy, i guess in part because i'm a fast type but also because i have a coherent mental model of the world

"Death math" sounds awesome.

Ammanas
Jul 17, 2005

Voltes V: "Laser swooooooooord!"

i liked the movie but the 'anti life equation' is a profoundly stupid phrase

DrVenkman
Dec 27, 2005

I think he can hear you, Ray.


I have no interest in people who watch a movie solely to post their Twitter gags.

Necrothatcher
Mar 26, 2005






Ammanas posted:

i liked the movie but the 'anti life equation' is a profoundly stupid phrase

everything in superhero comics has a profoundly stupid name, you're just used to most of them by now

e: Batman drives a car called - get this - the Batmobile.

Zzulu
May 15, 2009


Darkseid

His name is "Darkseid"? Jesus

LesterGroans
Jun 9, 2009

It's funny...

You were so scary at night.


Boom Tube and Anti Life Equation are such good terms. I like a comic book movie that isn't afraid to be like a comic book.

Equeen
Oct 29, 2011

Pole dance~


yeah i feel like live-tweeting a 4 hour movie is a bigger time commitment than the 4 hour movie itself.

wyoming
Jun 7, 2010

Like a television
tuned to a dead channel.


The common thread of all the twitter jokesters is they'll correctly identify a joke, and then act like it's an accident.
You need the characters to be in on the joke to laugh properly I suppose.

People freaking out about the parademon sketch being a goofy cartoon of Batman for example....

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



wyoming posted:

The common thread of all the twitter jokesters is they'll correctly identify a joke, and then act like it's an accident.
You need the characters to be in on the joke to laugh properly I suppose.

People freaking out about the parademon sketch being a goofy cartoon of Batman for example....

Operate under the assumption that some of these people believe that Zack Snyder doesn't know what he's doing and only "accidentally" makes good things. Then you'll understand their response.

I'm glad people like the film enough to live-tweet it, though. No other media thing that has come out in a long time got this kind of attention.

Flying Zamboni
May 7, 2007

but, uh... well, there it is


Ammanas posted:

i liked the movie but the 'anti life equation' is a profoundly stupid phrase

It rules actually.

Piell
Sep 3, 2006

Grey Worm's Ken doll-like groin throbbed with the anticipatory pleasure that only a slightly warm and moist piece of lemoncake could offer



Young Orc

LesterGroans posted:

Boom Tube and Anti Life Equation are such good terms. I like a comic book movie that isn't afraid to be like a comic book.

Tubes should have Boomed louder, it's barely a boom at all

PoPcornTG
Mar 26, 2007

Dogs day afternoon


Bleak Gremlin

Flying Zamboni posted:

It rules actually.

It's really stupid.

Pirate Jet
May 2, 2010


Zzulu posted:

Darkseid

His name is "Darkseid"? Jesus

Starting to realize a lot of people’s beefs with this film are just problems they have with comic books. Like, do you want me to build you a time machine so you can take it up with Jack Kirby in ‘72?

DeimosRising
Oct 17, 2005

¡Hola SEA!




Flying Zamboni posted:

It rules actually.


PoPcornTG posted:

It's really stupid.

Yes, definitely

Timeless Appeal
May 28, 2006


Ammanas posted:

i liked the movie but the 'anti life equation' is a profoundly stupid phrase
The whole idea of Anti-Life is to give into despair, let go of freedom and choice. Darkseid's whole deal is eradicating any will besides his own. As stated, it has a lot to do with Kirby's experience as a Jew and hater of Nazis. But honestly, the idea of the ultimate fascist not just wanting to eradicate freewill, but looking for some mathematical proof that justifies his authority is very modern-intellectual darkweb Fascism to me. Once again, Kirby is ahead of his time.

The Anti-Life Equation is great as a concept. At the very least, the notion of anti-life being the loss of freewill and not death is a really eloquent idea.

LesterGroans
Jun 9, 2009

It's funny...

You were so scary at night.


Piell posted:

Tubes should have Boomed louder, it's barely a boom at all

I agree. I liked the little bloop noise though.

Necrothatcher
Mar 26, 2005






It got defined in Grant Morrison's Final Crisis (which is rad and probably a big influence on Snyder)

Spoiling in case it permanently breaks all your brains:

loneliness + alienation + fear + despair + self-worth ÷ mockery ÷ condemnation ÷ misunderstanding × guilt × shame × failure × judgment n=y where y=hope and n=folly, love=lies, life=death, self=darkseid

joylessdivision
Jun 15, 2013





Pirate Jet posted:

Starting to realize a lot of people’s beefs with this film are just problems they have with comic books. Like, do you want me to build you a time machine so you can take it up with Jack Kirby in ‘72?

Remember back when people complained that comic movies weren't enough like comics?

Movie ruled, "Boomtube" and "Anti-Life Equation" are dumb as hell in the way that all good superhero poo poo is both dumb as hell and also :krad:

The REAL Goobusters
Apr 25, 2008



Really? they’re actually called Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, aquaman, ugh what is this!!!!

pr0p
Dec 7, 2011


I wanna hotbox myself to death like Silas

VAGENDA OF MANOCIDE
Aug 1, 2004

whoa, what just happened here?









College Slice

pr0p posted:

I wanna hotbox myself to death like Silas

Build yourself a laser-powered bong, be the change you want to see

Equeen
Oct 29, 2011

Pole dance~


PoPcornTG posted:

It's really stupid.

Who cares

sean10mm
Jun 29, 2005

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, MAD-2R World



Not gonna lie, I just find this style of snark loving exhausting no matter what the topic is.

Danger
Jan 4, 2004

all desire - the thirst for oil, war, religious salvation - needs to understood according to what he calls 'the demonogrammatical decoding of the Earth's body'

teagone posted:

The cheeseburger line in Endgame almost broke me, even when I despise Stark as a character. People feel/experience things differently. It's dumb to downplay that because you think what something someone else enjoys to be inferior to your own tastes. Make fun of the crazies who associate fandoms with terrorists, corporate bootlickers, and other stupid poo poo like that instead tbh, those type of folk deserve it.

Nah. It’s loving dire to say you cried over that poo poo. Also the idea of “fandom” as community is incredibly hosed up.

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

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Chairman Capone
Dec 17, 2008



The idea of the Riddler solving the Anti-Life Equation and then killing himself is grimdark to parody-levels of ridiculousness, which is also why I love that concept.

sean10mm posted:

Not gonna lie, I just find this style of snark loving exhausting no matter what the topic is.

I feel like there's a certain kind of Twitter generally liberal/leftist who grew up having their personality be defined by Aaron Sorkin and Joss Whedon (of course) and as a result mistake that kind of continuous sarcastic quippiness for having an actual personality.

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