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Jul 18, 2004

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aware of dog posted:

And then here comes the Kenobi show where Obi Wan will fight Darth Vader for some reason and it’ll turn out like that dumb fan film remake of their duel in ANH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeG215-yu-k

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Jul 18, 2004

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Vincent posted:

It really bothered me for some reason how skinny the laser swords look in the cgi series.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXgzDBG7gio

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Jul 18, 2004

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300 absolutely garnered Snyder a huge chud following back in the day when pop culture was still grappling with the Iraq War

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad8cLHuEIdY




However it's also fair to say that the chuddiest of the chuds fell off the Snyder train after Snyder endorsed Biden
https://twitter.com/ZackSnyder/status/1317315623731351552

The United States fucked around with this message at 05:39 on Feb 15, 2021

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Jul 18, 2004

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Leaked Justice League Secret Surprise Cameo Ending!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3y7_62T2GY

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Jul 18, 2004

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Robot Style posted:

I always thought it would be interesting to have a D&D movie explicitly take place inside someone's campaign, and to use the fantasy world as a way for the real-world versions of the characters to work through unresolved issues they have with each other.

Snowman_McK posted:

That's an episode of IT crowd.

Robot Style posted:

Community kind of did it a couple of times too, though not with the budget that would allow the in-game portions of the story to be fully realized.

ONE YEAR LATER posted:

That's every episode of anything featuring DnD.
The Lego Movie is probably the best this sort of thing has been done

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Jul 18, 2004

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https://i.imgur.com/6PjRssS.mp4

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Jul 18, 2004

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Julius CSAR posted:

What’s this from?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ECzBJ615RI

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Jul 18, 2004

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Remulak posted:

loving hell Michelle Yeoh in max ham mode? Is this show worth watching? It never occurred to me to try,
I only watched the first season that they showed on regular TV for free but Michelle Yeoh is only in the first two and last two episodes, I don't know how much she is in after that but I'm guessing not much given how much more expensive she must be than any other actor on the show.

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Jul 18, 2004

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Ghost Leviathan posted:

Really, a big part of why the sequels ended up falling flat on their face is because they were terrified of embracing the prequels, when the younger audiences remember them fondly and the older audiences ultimately don't give a poo poo because it's not like they can ignore them.
The whole point of TLJ was that Luke was disillusioned with the Jedi because he watched the prequels

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Jul 18, 2004

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SuperMechagodzilla posted:

Not actually; Luke doesn't even give an accurate synopsis. This is one of those 'meta' readings that doesn't withstand scrutiny, like Rey being a Star Wars fan. Or Kylo Ren being a Star Wars fan. Or Hux being a Star Wars fan. Or Maz Katana being a Star Wars fan.
Rey is clearly a Star Wars fan in that she has heard someone describe the story third hand and has some of the toys and she imagines herself a daring fighter pilot destroying the "death sphere" and saving the galaxy. She has not heard anything about the prequels.

Luke on the other hand gives a synopsis that is about as good as anyone who saw the prequels 15 years ago can give you. He focuses on the Jedi being unable to see Darth Sideous right under their noses and their utter failure to stop him because that's what's important to him. He believed the bill of goods Obiwan sold him, hence his disillusionment.

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Jul 18, 2004

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Yeah the civil war ending like halfway into the movie was a real trip

Then flash forward to 1960

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Jul 18, 2004

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Vandar posted:

TIL that Mega64 is still around. Holy moly.
They just do podcasts and make live action anime now
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H48GPv4BZI

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Jul 18, 2004

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MH Knights posted:

I am still waiting for more Space: Above and Beyond.
I feel like out of all those cancelled shows, SAAB really ended with a cliffhanger that functioned well as a finale too. Almost everyone dies, and we find out that Earth was the aggressor, so they all deserve it really.

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Jul 18, 2004

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muscles like this! posted:

Kings had the problem of absolutely terrible advertising that didn't actually address what the premise of the show was (a retelling of the story of King David) and instead kept pushing it as an alternate history thing about "What if America had a king?" when that had nothing to do with anything since it was set in a fictional country.
The tagline for the show, "What if the greatest country on earth had a king?" perfectly describes the show if one believes that the greatest country on earth is Israel, but is highly deceptive if one assumes, as Americans do, that it is America.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5c1Vr1fcZI

That said, the promos were overall terrible and NBC had no idea what to do with a show that put forth 150% effort on a lower budget than any modern prestige tv show.








Antifa Turkeesian posted:

The Event was also about a new species of human coming back from the past or some poo poo. I don’t think it lasted long enough to get to what the titular event was supposed to be.
The Event was basically scifi agitprop about how President Obama should absolutely not try to close Guantanamo.


MechanicalTomPetty posted:

The Event will always be the funniest one to me because everything about it, from top to bottom, was such a blatant rip-off the formula that even people who had never watched the show could immediately tell what they were doing.
Yeah invoking mysterious plane disappearances/crashes and non-linear storytelling made The Event seem the most wannabe of all the LOST wannabes at first, but it did turn into it's own thing. The LOST clone actually closest to LOST was in fact FlashForward starring John Cho.


muscles like this! posted:

The Event was funny because every time something would happen you would ask yourself, was this supposed to be "The Event" but the answer was always no.

Cael posted:

No, it wasn’t just “you ask yourself”. The literal commercials went “<situation> *dramatic music* was NOT The Event” and then repeat for at least one to two other things.
No the titular EVENT actually happened in the finale and it was absolutely batshit bonkers. You could tell they knew they were cancelled and they might as well pull off the most insane cliffhanger possible.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdKkbA5P5qI





MonsieurChoc posted:

The first two seasons of Millennium are so good. Lance Henriksen man.

Leatherhead posted:

The third commits the unforgivable sin of turning Terry O'Quinn into the villain for no real reason. On the other hand it has an amazing scene where James Marsters gets his neck snapped commando-style by a 12-year-old girl.
You remember it wrong, she was a fully grown woman and she easily snaps his neck because she's Terry O'Quinn's daughter and has most likely been taught at least two dozen ways to murder a man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdxe9Iyi3lM

The context is that Marsters was a gulf war vet super paranoid about biological contaminants after experiencing gulf war syndrome and he kidnaps Terry O'Quinn's daughter and infects her with the biological agent that Terry O'Quinn cooked up to test on ARE TROOPS as revenge and to blackmail him into releasing THE TRUTH to the public about his role in gulf war syndrome and the coverup. Naturally this means a long extremely non-consensual shower and scrubdown scene on a coroner's sink that made it extremely obvious this was some writer/producer's fetish.

The United States fucked around with this message at 09:59 on Apr 30, 2021

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Jul 18, 2004

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AceOfFlames posted:

The aliens teleporting their home world into Earth’s orbit with the intent of taking it over, since they used to live on Earth before humanity.
Yeah the whole EVENT was basically this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usSZ2LKXqGI

You forgot the best part though, the First Lady telling her kid "we're home" as the planet warps in

Dun DUn DUN





MonsieurChoc posted:

What the gently caress!?
KINGS was an adaptation of the books of Samuel and Kings from the bible, hence the title, somewhat anachronistically transposing ancient Israel to the modern day. It was never about America, but the promos let people think that.

KINGS was fantastic, top tier Ian McShane but everyone was giving it their all.

AccountSupervisor posted:

Kings was great. Very early awesome Sebastian Stan performance.
Oh poo poo I just realized Bucky was the gay son, yeah he rules

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MechanicalTomPetty posted:

Have there been many "straight-laced adaptation of an ancient/classical story but its modern day" style works that really panned out? There's Romeo + Juliet I guess, where the feuding families were replaced by business magnates/gangsters who speak like 16th century British people, and all the swords were replaced by guns but everyone still calls them swords.
I mean, KINGS itself, obviously


Chairman Capone posted:

I think Sword was the brand of gun in that adaptation, if I'm remembering right.

There are a lot of "modern Shakespeare" adaptations that work. Ten Things I Hate About You, West Side Story, O, She's the Man all jump to mind, but also less well known ones like Maqbool and Scotland, PA, two very different takes on modern Macbeth.

Outside of Shakespeare... The Kid Who Would Be King, maybe?

Teriyaki Hairpiece posted:

1995's Richard III, 1999's Titus, 2001's O and also Scotland, PA
Are we forgetting Last Action Hero Hamlet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Eont_yEGZs

Ethan Hawke's L33T Hamlet is pretty bad overall but the modern day corporate intrigue setting has actually aged pretty well considering how many of darling turn of the century startups have been revealed to be rotting diseased hovels of sociopathic apathy and corruption akin to the nobility of old. And time has given the setting for the famous soliloquy itself the definitive answer - not to be.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Up-oGfiosE

Also Romeo MUST Die is a similarly poor adaptation that loses the romance because (a) Jet Li can't pull it off and (b) Hollywood racism but it's still a pretty good excuse for solid martial arts action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBlyq0Y40iw


SuperMechagodzilla posted:

Coriolanus fuckin’ owns a ton.
Hell yeah it does
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di-XOO_LTlw

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galagazombie posted:

While not set in the modern day, Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood/Spider Web Castle is similarly a “Shakespeare in a different time and place” story that’s pretty baller.
They shot real arrows at Mifune!

That whole finale from the "moving forests" on is basically one of the most amazing ever put to film.

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Jul 18, 2004

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The MSJ posted:

There is a rumored Indiana Jones 5 plot leak and guess who Madds Mikkelsen is apparently playing? A Nazi scientist!

To elaborate, his character is working with Nasa under Operation Paper Clip and he wants to get to the moon for some sinister reason. Who wants to bet there's going to be ancient ruins there?
Disney's just copying themselves at this point


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Jul 18, 2004

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Chairman Capone posted:

According to Crystal Skull, Indy worked for the OSS in World War II so if anything, he would have been the one helping rescue all the Nazi scientists in 1945/
All the more reason to give Indy a personal stake in correcting his mistake



Thundercracker posted:

Yeah, the last game, Shadow of the Tomb Raider was especially bad about that. Laura loots and loots and kills hundreds of Innocents in her insatiable lootlust. Finally the main villain confronts her and explains how her actions will lead the inevitable cultural genocide of his undiscovered indigenous people and her answer was more or less "What about how I feel!"

It was so insanely tone deaf I can imagine there were two scripts, the first of which deconstructed her role as a British Imperialist smash and grab looter, and some suit said no, and we ended up with her doing exactly that without any of the examination.
Wait didn't Rise of the Tomb Raider give her an explicit moral justification for her raiding - that she was trying to stop a doomsday cult that were themselves trying to find and piece together ancient artifacts of great power that would allow them to end the world?

Whatever happened to that?

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