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Old 11-26-2017, 03:41 AM
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If you're going to ape the MCU style of creating a shared cinematic universe - and if you want to make graquillions of dollars doing it - then the movies we have aren't the ones you need. He suggests that he'd go back and rearrange how BvS was done. His ideas weren't bad. In the right hands it could be done and probably done well. I suggest you'd have to go back and rekajigger Man of Steel as well.

I went back and looked and my posted review is a lot mroe positive than I remember. I haven't revisited it since it came out. Unlike a number of the Marvel movies I don't think I've seen it more than once.

I just don't want to like a world where Jonathan Kent says he doesn't know if Clark should save a bus full of children. Or one where Martha (WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME) tells him he doesn't owe any one a damn thing. I'm sure there's a great character study where we empathize with Clark-El on what it means to be good or what doing the right thing means. But one where his most powerful influences don't reinforce doing good because you can? No thanks.

And also, yeah. There was definitely a dissonant tone across all three movies. It wasn't just the difference between WE HATE SUPERMAN or the MAYBE SUPERMAN DOESN'T BELONG HERE protestors. Visually they were different. Maybe the physical costume was different, but the palette was jarringly different - you could see the fiddly bits that might not have shown up in the grimmer looking films.
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:55 AM
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I thought it was OK. It was spectacular nonsense, but the story was more coherent than I anticipated, and the characters were thin but better than I expected. The villain was trash, as was the MacGuffin.

It wasn't good, but it was at least enjoyable.

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Ugh. The Darkity Dark DC Universe front and center here, again.

I like the looks of the characters, very comic booky, which is something that DCEU does better than MCU (although that's changing). The storyline of Raven looking for Dick Grayson to help her makes sense and I could get into it. And Changeling/Beast Boy looks pretty cool.

But, it's so dark.

I mean, did Robin straight up kill dudes? I'm hoping that's a nightmare sequence triggered by the rising evil in Raven. And Dove has razor tipped wings. Dove? That damn blue filter is used throughout, fuck Snyder.

Still, maybe it'll be good. Don't know if it will be "subscribe monthly to DC Universe streaming good", but I really really want to watch Young Justice S3

I'mma have to watch it a couple three more times to see if I missed any Easter Eggs, though.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:23 PM
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At my most optimistic I'd suggest that's just a bad trailer. Except I'm not optimistic about it. It's like they asked "What did everyone love about Teen Titans (and I assume TTGo!)?" That is was bright and funny and fun, right? We're not doing that. We have to do the opposite, right? That's what the youth is into nowadays? The Badness of Breaking? Yeah, okay. Let's go that direction. It's all the dark grittiness of the metal age (90s?) turned up to 11 and then they broke the knob off.

I live in the universe where the so-called good guys kill people. I want my fantasies to strive to do better.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:45 PM
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Remember that short power rangers video that asked what if the power rangers were dark violent and said fuck, that was in part meant as a parody of grittifying nostalgia... this feels exactly like that but with none of the self awareness or parody. The "fuck batman" line in particular felt like it came from the mind of a 10 year old or corporate suit who thinks saying Fuck is the ultimate in hardcore grittiness.
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Probably because I hate myself I went to see the Aquamans.


If not for falling directly under the DC Nation thrad title, it would fit comfortably in the Not Bad But Not Good Neither title.

Better than BvS and Justice League. Not as cinematically good as Man of Steel - from a technical film making perspective. It doesn't do any serious rewriting or re-imagining of the character as MoS. Stylistically closer to Wonder Woman.

There are good times and cheeseball times, so it all averages out. The only real big complaint I have is the score - and sometimes the foley. The former couldn't pick a tone or style it wanted and the latter was b-movie wrong at times. (Tell me, please, anybody - how does a knife make a ringing sound when removed and inserted into a leather sheath? And not just a little ring like in, say, Lord of the Rings, but almost bell-like clarion singing of Gabriel at the End of Days.)
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At my most optimistic I'd suggest that's just a bad trailer. Except I'm not optimistic about it. It's like they asked "What did everyone love about Teen Titans (and I assume TTGo!)?" That is was bright and funny and fun, right? We're not doing that. We have to do the opposite, right? That's what the youth is into nowadays? The Badness of Breaking? Yeah, okay. Let's go that direction. It's all the dark grittiness of the metal age (90s?) turned up to 11 and then they broke the knob off.

I live in the universe where the so-called good guys kill people. I want my fantasies to strive to do better.
I've been sick for the last three days so I binged this series. I went into it not knowing anything about it and being surprised to even see the show pop up on Netflix.

It was OK. It was sort of like DC tries to make a Daredevil-like show in terms of gritty-meaty-flesh-pounding darkness.

Fantastic performances from Anna Diop (Koriand'r), Alan Ritchson (Hank Hall) and Curran Walters (Jason Todd- Robin2).
Decent performances from Brenton Thwaites (Dick Grayson), Ryan Potter(Gar -Beast Boy)
Not a great job from Teagan Croft (Rachel Roth), but she's young and seemed to be getting better throughout the show.

It kept me interested and I'll definitely watch season 2 whenever it comes out.
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Does Starfire have a sibling named Sillaan Tr'o?
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She does have a sister. Not named after an herb nor spice.
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