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Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Gatts posted:

Yeah they're probably pedos. Like with Anakin and Padme. It's not a one time thing.

I mean, at least that relationship was supposed to be awful. Like, Darth Vader: Origins doesn't feature a healthy relationship, how is that shocking?

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Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Sleeveless posted:

Mother was like babby's first metaphor: the motion picture. I'm sure there were a few people whose minds were just blown wide open when they realized the titular Mother was Mother Earth and were doing the galaxy brain meme IRL at the ending but honestly it absolutely deserved that score because it was a stupid movie for people who think they're smart.

General audience just want to be entertained and/or are dumb sacks of poo poo, so lol if you think even half of the people who watched mother got any of this.

Anyway, mother was good and you making GBS threads on it for trying to be smart when the alternative is loving Endgame makes you look like a moron.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Lovely Joe Stalin posted:

No, it makes him looks like he has a different opinion to you. You loving weirdo.

gently caress off with that. Sleeveless is a known bad-faith poster whose argument this time is based on how this movie isn't good because it's 'trying to be smart', feel free to take them by the hand and guide them back to GBS where this kind of bullshit belongs.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Man, gently caress Terry Gilliam. He should try to make another Don Quixote and be stuck with it for 20 years, he deserves it.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Where in that concept art is General Hardass? I don't see General Hardass anywhere, he was supposed to be there

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Sleeveless posted:

It's going to be both 3D and high framerate, which is good because it means a bunch of theaters are going to be upgrading their equipment to handle high framerate since they don't want to miss on the biggest blockbuster of the year so future filmmakers who want to experiment with it won't be limited to a small handful of special theaters like Ang Lee's experimental high framerate movies were.

Yeah, those future filmmakers? They will only get into those upgrades theaters when they buy a ticket to whatever sequel/remake Disney pumps out. Very few will actually benefit from this wonderful technological advancement of blockbuster cinema.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Sleeveless posted:

Noted big-budget Disney sequel/remake Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk .

Do me a favor and reread my post. Because this? This is a dumbass reply to that post.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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The humans in Avatar are the victorious survivors of the machine wars, BOOM Terminator sequel.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Barudak posted:

Sir, weve run the numbers and the system says "Avatar Musical with non stop shots of glistening abs"

... yeah I would watch a Zack Snyder musical.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Tuxedo Catfish posted:

Dr. Strange is to mysticism what Black Panther is to politics. Kaecilius is objectively right about everything, so they have to make him both evil and completely deluded about what he's really accomplishing.

He may be right about the Ancient One being a hypocrite, but he still worships a galactical warlord whose subjects are in a timeless state of unlife.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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He's gonna remake Cats, but with dogs.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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I might be misremembering, but I think Rob and the gang had a falling-out.

Which means Sandler would have to mend some fences if he is sincerely trying to make the worst movie ever.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Owlofcreamcheese posted:

I think the audience for bond and people in 2020 is a non-touching circle.

Like James bond isn't anyone contemporary's idea of cool, most of the stuff he does is done more and bigger by a million other movies, a lot of his traits come off as extremely gross to even people that don't think of themselves as woke, the whole context of what spying is has soured in the public consciousness, and there has been enough bad bond movies that there isn't even much inertia of positive association.

I think they are trying to pass the new movies off as deconstruction of the character and his tropes, which was still kinda fresh in Casino Royale but has turned into "let's have Bond do the same poo poo he always did, but boring".

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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*without Nic Cage

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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I'm sorry, I was joking. I have no insight into the whats and whos of National Treasure 3. Cage is probably gonna be in it, what else would he have on his schedule?

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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GrandpaPants posted:

What if the National Treasure was just actor Nicholas Cage

's castle in Europe?

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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I got a bit ill when I saw the first trailer for Anna. The idea of that creepy rear end in a top hat making a movie about supermodel assassins just didn't sit well with me.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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fatherboxx posted:

E U R O P E

Oi, leave me out of this. I'm with Werner Herzog, who is a grumpy saint.

Right?




Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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RatHat posted:

Reviving Agent Smith would've been dumb, I'm glad he's not coming back.

Yeah, this. I'm not sure where all the "This is worthless without Agent Smith" stuff is coming from. As much as I love Weaving, that character is done and bringing him back for nostalgia's sake is an awful idea.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Eh, this is the Wachowskis basically pulling a Bill & Ted 3, there is some potential in asking what the Matrix is up to years after Revolutions. I have no idea how Neo and Trinity will figure into that and would have left them out myself, but complaining that Smith isn't also there sounds like "if you include x you have to include y" to me without any consideration of what the movie might be.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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got any sevens posted:

Agent Smith gets stuck inside Commando and wonders why everyone calls him Matrix

Agent Smith gets stuck inside Commando as a random grunt on that Island, and he knows the plot of the movie.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Chairman Capone posted:

She also was the Republican candidate for California governor in 2010. She financed her own campaign and ended up losing by double-digits. I think she spent something like a quarter of a billion dollars of her own money.

Her own money.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Also his weak Twitter game.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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MechanicalTomPetty posted:

Whats Disney going to do when they run out of Animated Canon stuff to remake into live action?

Live action sequels. They can deliver those for the next 20+ years even if it's just one sequel per live action remake, by then people are ready for the next wave of remake.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Barudak posted:

The Mortal Kombat movie succeeds because it is the thing its ripping off, a tournament of death between weird kung fu masters

I rewatched it recently, it's extremely straightforward and unashamed of what it is. The character are set up and get to where they need to be for the tournament to start with a minimum of fuss, it was quite refreshing to see.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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ALFbrot posted:

I hope they don't change the bit where they mercilessly toy with and break the heart of an innocent lady squirrel, and then abandon her in tears while the movie continues onward, throwing hijinks at a bend-neck pace

Yeah, even child me thought that was hosed-up.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Can I finance the counter-movie called "It's just a meme, Jesus"? I have, like, two dollars to spare.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Alan Smithee posted:

the haunted final line of the film: "all your base belong to us"

ARE!

All your base ARE belong to us!

JESUS!

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Alan Smithee posted:

it's a trap!

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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AceOfFlames posted:

It's not that different:

https://twitter.com/ZTheJustOK/status/1222548703426248704

It still says D U N C, background trickery be damned.

EDIT: Also, if you flip it upside down, it also says D U N C. How is that not deliberate.

If that kind of cheatery is allowed, Imma read it as P ü n c from now on.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Maybe they can finally explain what/who the lethal weapon is, and why they call it lethal even though we are up to movie #5.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Turbinosamente posted:

At the risk of trap sprung, this was explained in the first movie. It's Riggs and his being ex-special forces in Vietnam (and probably his rampant PTSD too) and was done via title call out with Murtaugh's line "So what are you some kinda lethal weapon?" in the parking garage as they head to the car.

I have to admit that I only ever watched the German dub of the first movie, so I totally missed this

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Jesus, who in their right mind would think that franchise has any potential? Do they think the stream of DTV-level sequels over the decades kept the first movie fresh in people's minds? I got a movie about a big St. Bernard they might want to reboot/remake next.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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A Dog's Hunger, For Death.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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That sure is a ninja.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Honey, I shrunk the kids.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Pirate Jet posted:

Iím not sure I believe the idea that the original idea was intentionally bad and was not the real design for marketing but it sure seems to have done that anyways, considering it made everyone ignore how horrendously unfunny the trailers were otherwise.

I know food comparisons are rightfully frowned upon here, but that's like making GBS threads on your pasta to hide the fact it's a little too al dente.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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QuoProQuid posted:

i always assumed those stories were to enable an easy entry point for the audience. like, it allows the writers to jettison the more complicated or esoteric aspects of the mythology that might narrow the movie's general appeal.

the smurfs movie only requires you to know that smurfs exist. same thing with sonic, peter rabbit, and everything in between.

Shouldn't those sequels be successful, then? I mean, I won't dismiss that this might be the logic that some execs follow, but it also seems demonstrably false.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Rad Russian posted:

I hope you have to tilt your head 90 degrees for the whole movie to watch it. Would be a fun experiment.

A Batman '66 movie with nothing but the wall-climbing star-cameo scenes.

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Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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That bear is altogether too happy.

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