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@  unluckiness : (19 June 2018 - 08:33 AM)

I can dig it

@  unluckiness : (19 June 2018 - 08:21 AM)

So Thunderbolts with giant robots?

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:22 PM)

Thundercracker, in particular.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Some of the Decepticons start to really enjoy being the good guys. Well, they enjoy the act, at least. They find fulfillment in their assumed personas.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Except SHockwave eventually betrays his teammates and teams up with Skynet.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Starscream becomes the young, eager Nightscream, and so on.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:19 PM)

Megatron becomes the noble Megabolt, taking cues from Beast Wars Silverbolt.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:19 PM)

A Thunderbolts-esque masquerade.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:19 PM)

In order to do so, the Decepticons pretend to be the good guys and take on different personas.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:18 PM)

So Megatron decides that hey, the Autobots are stillback on Cybertron, so why not team up with the humans, defeat Skynet, then double-cross the humans?

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

Unfortunately, the Skynet/humans war is already going on, and Skynet is evolving rapidly.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

The Decepticons discover Earth and want to plunder its resources.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

It would have a really crazy twist:

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

I've had this crazy idea for a Transformers/Terminator crossover for years.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 June 2018 - 05:20 PM)

Specifically I'd like to see Skynet's army rise up against him (he did refer to them as an "army of slaves" in Genisys), or even perhaps a peace-minded iteration of Skynet that's existed in a humanoid form long enough to gain some compassion for the human point of view

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 June 2018 - 05:19 PM)

A peaceful resolution would be satisfying for me (it's the only resolution possible in The Matrix series, too), but I think the majority of Terminator fans would walk out think WTF?

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 June 2018 - 05:15 PM)

I liked Clarke as Sarah as well, although I read a lot of complaints online that she looked too young, but I thought she was pretty badass.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 June 2018 - 05:11 PM)

I think across these movies, there's a very compelling story about a progressive temporal arms race driven by mutual fear in which Judgement Day keeps getting pushed back, which only gives both sides more time for technological development, and the only true resolution to it is cooperation. But cooperation will never come about because each side fears being wiped out by the other.

@  Paladin : (18 June 2018 - 05:05 PM)

Genisys basically made Sara Connors' entire motivation in stopping judgement day stem from not wanting to sleep with Jai Courtney. and really, can you blame her?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 June 2018 - 03:52 PM)

I'll give Genisys another thing, Emilia Clarke made a damn good Linda Hamilton. (As for Jai Courtney looking nothing like Michael Biehn, that just supports my theory that it's not always the same "Kyle Reese" sent back which would explain why John Connor looks different in almost every movie.)

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2018 - 02:54 PM)

I'm not, I'm lost in music.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 June 2018 - 12:59 PM)

What, again?

@  2018 : (18 June 2018 - 06:33 AM)

It's a time warp. We're trapped in the past.

@  Pennpenn : (18 June 2018 - 05:44 AM)

A rick roll? Really?

@  Waspinator : (17 June 2018 - 11:03 PM)

On the subject of a Mega Man movie

@  Msol : (17 June 2018 - 04:47 PM)

Man I really wish Slash was blue instead of red. Swoop looks off as the only blue one. What a missed opportunity!

@  Otaku : (17 June 2018 - 04:23 PM)

@Bass X0 So, getting back to Mega Man as a movie and smart-aleck answers, wouldn't Astroboy (2009) count? ;) Otherwise, I'm torn; part of me is glad they haven't tried given Hollywood's track record.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2018 - 01:52 PM)

and some TV show...

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2018 - 01:35 PM)

John Connor?! John Connor! JOHN CONNORRRRR!!!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2018 - 12:26 PM)

Pretty sure that's what happened to John Connor in that last one

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2018 - 12:17 PM)

you eat them.... THEY EAY YOU

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2018 - 11:57 AM)

Nanomachines, son!

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2018 - 11:49 AM)

@Nevermore Rice of fhe Macheens: taking over the world with evil robots the size of rice grains.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2018 - 11:36 AM)

It eventually goes off the rails, but the bones of an interesting story are there. I enjoyed it more than Rise of the Machines or Salvation

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 11:26 AM)

There was Genysis, Jujjmend Dae, Salvayshon and Rice of the Macheens, or something.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2018 - 11:25 AM)

I actually re-watched Genisys the other day, and I'll give it one thing. The beginning of the movie with the pre-Terminator 1 future scenes all looked really fantastic.

@  Xellos : (17 June 2018 - 11:08 AM)

Five, actually, with a sixth in development. Varying degrees of cannonicity between them, though.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2018 - 07:59 AM)

There was only two movies, right?

@  Paladin : (17 June 2018 - 07:08 AM)

overall, lousy. there's one great one, one pretty good one and everything else under that brand sucks.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 June 2018 - 06:52 AM)

uuuhhh, what do you think the terminator movies are?

@  Bass X0 : (17 June 2018 - 06:35 AM)

Why has Mega Man never been given a Hollywood movie?

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:32 AM)

Considering at least half our workforce is not of "German" descent, racism should really have no place at our workplace.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:23 AM)

The one thing that really fascinated me was how he was so adamant that his kids have to learn German that he insisted on only speaking German at home. I'm not saying that this is the one true way to do it, but I did respect him for that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:22 AM)

Always cheerful, always friendly. Leaves behind a wife and three kids.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:21 AM)

I'd have done this either way, but in this case it particularly pissed me off because the deceased coworker was literally the nicest person you could possibly hope to meet.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2018 - 04:18 AM)

He deserved it to be suspended. What an imbecile.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:17 AM)

****ing disgusting racist.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:16 AM)

Guy was immediately suspended from work.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:16 AM)

He literally said in my face "they only make a big fuss because that token negro died". I said "dude, what are you saying?" He said "my parent taught me to say what I think." I said "bad enough for you to think like that." and then reported him.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:15 AM)

So I told this other longtime employee that I was planning to go to the funeral, and he went on a tirade about how "other people had died too", and this was only treated as a big deal because this guy was black.


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#641 Aberration

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 07:02 PM

Did anyone mention Ned Lee from Spec Spid?  Cool reference.

AgentOrange said that Ned had been Asian before, which I assumed was referring to that.

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 12:37 PM

 

Did anyone mention Ned Lee from Spec Spid?  Cool reference.

AgentOrange said that Ned had been Asian before, which I assumed was referring to that.

 

 

Ned Leeds/Lee was Asiatic in Greg Weisman's "Spectacular Spider-Man" series.


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 05:58 PM

I didn't even realize Ned was in Spectacular

 

 

 

 

Edit: oh ya guess he was. I probably gave no real care to his character since he really didn't matter much in the long run.


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 11:36 PM

I didn't even realize Ned was in Spectacular

 

 

 

 

Edit: oh ya guess he was. I probably gave no real care to his character since he really didn't matter much in the long run.

 

Meh. That's probably only because we never had the Hobgoblin properly show up.


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Posted 25 December 2016 - 01:24 AM

Peter's friend is Ned Leeds, a fellow Bugle reporter from the comics (and rival for the affections for Betty Brant) who was framed as being the original Hobgoblin (pre- Jason Macendale, the most well-known version) and murdered by assassins before the truth was revealed.  So, basically, he's just a good guy.

 

Okay. I didn't know who it was. What does Flash Thompson look like in this?


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 11:31 PM

https://www.google.c...-homecoming/amp

An article on Flash.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:38 AM

In a Spider-Man thread?

 

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Oh, that Flash. :doh


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:19 AM

Again, I don't look at this actor and think that he's a perfect choice to play Flash Thompson. You may say race isn't important to his character but being a high school football jock is, and he just doesn't have the right build or look. Is anyone going to defend the choice and say the role hasn't been mis-cast? They can't just bring in any random actor to play the role of any random character.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 04:26 AM

Nobody thought Heath "Brokeback Mountain" Ledger could play a good Joker, either.

 

That said, everybody was defending Jessie "Zombieland" Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and we saw how that trainwreck turned out. So it's 50/50.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 12:19 PM

I think Flash Thompson will be in the half the time it doesn't work. I do think some actors are typecast to a certain type of role so its hard to imagine them doing other kind of roles they haven't done before, but I don't even know Flash Thompson's actor or what he is capable of so all I have to go on is his appearance and from that alone, I just don't get the Flash Thompson vibe. It could be that its a case of same name different character for a different universe like so many Transformers characters are different in Michael Bay's movies compared to the the character of the same name in the 80s (like Skids). Although I don't hold comic book movies to having to be completely 100% accurate to the comic books they are based on, I do expect them to be mostly accurate. More so than I do with  modern and old Transformers characters.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:17 PM

Again, I don't look at this actor and think that he's a perfect choice to play Flash Thompson. You may say race isn't important to his character but being a high school football jock is, and he just doesn't have the right build or look. Is anyone going to defend the choice and say the role hasn't been mis-cast? They can't just bring in any random actor to play the role of any random character.

It's high school. There's plenty of jocks who aren't huge at that age. Also, these kids appear to be at somekind of boarding school (Peter is roomies with Ned'), so everybody may be somewhat of an academic, and even the jocks may not all be hulking masses. Also, in Queens/Brooklyn/Manhattan these days, it's not unusual for non-nerd kids to dress up like hipsters.

Basically, that kid could easily be a Flash in that kind of school in today's NYC.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 06:47 PM

Flash Thompson has two major attributes

 

1) Jerk (overall, but especially to Peter)

2) Fan of Spider-man (which makes 1 all the more hilarious)

 

This actor doesn't fit the "classic" comic archetype but that doesn't necessarily mean that he will be bad or that the role was miscast.

 

That said, everybody was defending Jessie "Zombieland" Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and we saw how that trainwreck turned out. So it's 50/50.

 

 

It's actually 75/25 when you factor in Leto's Joker.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:40 PM

I blame the Lex Luthor situation more on a bad script and direction. His quirkiness was interesting. Jolly Ranchers and peeing in jars was just gross.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 03:12 AM

 

Flash Thompson has two major attributes

 
1) Jerk (overall, but especially to Peter)
2) Fan of Spider-man (which makes 1 all the more hilarious)

 

Three. The third being tough guy highschool football star who gets all the girls. That's his number one main attribute.

 

Which doesn't support your agenda on why this actor makes for a believable or appropriate Flash Thompson so I see why you neglected to list it.

 

 

This actor doesn't fit the "classic" comic archetype but that doesn't necessarily mean that he will be bad or that the role was miscast.

 

I see "miscast" is now syonymous with "equal opportunities".  You don't look like anything the character from the original source material looks like? Come and audition anyway! You'll very likely get the role!


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 03:16 AM

Flash hasn't been the "no. 1 football star who gets all the girls" in decades, he's been a soldier recovering from PTSD, a history of failed relationships, and struggling to control the Venom symbiote.

 

So you don't seem to get "what he's all about" as much as you seem to think.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:55 PM

Flash hasn't been the "no. 1 football star who gets all the girls" in decades, he's been a soldier recovering from PTSD, a history of failed relationships, and struggling to control the Venom symbiote.

 

So you don't seem to get "what he's all about" as much as you seem to think.

 

I'm confused... I thought Homecoming was focusing on the highschool days of teenager Peter Parker and his friends, not a movie that has decades and decades of backstory and character development that the modern day Flash Thompson has in the comics. Huh. Homecoming has more relation to the very first Spiderman comics, not the present comics.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:58 PM

Man, I heard this wasn't even set in the 60s. I just can't relate with these comics at all, so much for source material.

Seriously though. I have nephews in the 15/16 age range who are in sports, wrestling and football specifically. They are VERY similarly built to Tony Revelori. There's nothing wrong with the casting unless you're expecting to see someone who looks 25+ and a bodybuilder.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 06:49 PM



His quirkiness was interesting.

 

It really wasn't. It was tiresome and grating. Especially the fact he apparently knew who Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent were with no prior set up or explanation. And don't even try the Darkseid excuse - because how would Darkseid know? For that matter why would he even care?

 

EDIT: As for the actual topic though, I'm willing to wait and see before casting judgement on Flash. Given the Machiavellian nature of Disney/Marvel contracts, I'm sure even at this point the Execs are already looking ahead to future Agent Venom movies.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 10:30 PM

 

That said, everybody was defending Jessie "Zombieland" Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

 

i wasnt. i knew hed be horrible and he didnt disappoint!

 

but then, i just dont like him anyway. cept for zombieland


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 09:38 PM

Looks decent but Michael Keaton is great casting for Vulture no doubt and hope we get Mysterio or Scorpion soon.





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