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@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 03:57 PM

Harley is standing over Nightwing tied up while in her underwear while he's basically saying no and she's pushing it.

It's already too much for me. It's already reminding me too much of TKJ.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 06:23 PM

There was 30 minutes of sex in The Killing Joke? Did I watch a different movie?

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:17 PM

We'll see, but it does bother me to see them be so slavish to the BTAS style...but with content that is well above where that show was targeted.  It seems obvious that this is an attempt to mitigate the increasing critical backlash to a LOT of recent DC Animated films with a big nostalgia play.

 

While the sequence with Nightwing bound and Harley in her underwear was clearly triggering some TKJ PTSD, I laughed HARD at Booster Gold's check in and offer for help with Nightwing's commentary (including gestures which wouldn't have flown on TV).



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:56 PM

...is it wrong that I want to consider the upcoming "Batman and Harley Quinn" film to be part of the DCAU? Because I do.


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:20 PM

THe next Batman film: Batman and Harley Quinn, done in a style strongly reminiscent of BTAS/NA:
 
https://www.youtube....h?v=K6pBn96QXAI

Would have liked to seen Alreen or Tara come back for Harley at least to have more of a callback.

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 05:14 AM

Judas Contract was really good. 

 

Considering the Show already did it, and didn't feel the need to add Damian 


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 06:03 AM

Judas Contract was really good. 
 
Considering the Show already did it, and didn't feel the need to add Damian 


Sure would have been odd of the show to feel the need to add Damian two years before he was introduced as Damian Wayne and not just unnamed baby with questionable canonicity
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Posted 10 April 2017 - 12:26 PM

I'm on board...tentatively. I love the animated series. Who doesn't. So the art style and Kevin Conroy voice kinda has me sold already.

But then Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamil did do Killing Joke...and...well...we all know how that turned out.

So yeah, tentative...but I'm on board...for now.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:09 PM

After Starfire has demonstrated how she learns languages by kissing:

Kid Flash: Oh by the way, I speak some Spanish if you wanna learn that.

Speedy: 2nd year highschool french!

My thoughts: And that girl over there...fluent in just about everything else...just sayin'. *gets his camera ready*

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:25 PM

I always felt it was a missed opportunity in the old Teen Titans show that the reason Terra got brought to the dark side was because she couldn't control her powers (intro ep). Slade gave her finer control by taking control of her body-ish (shown in the attack ep). So when she turned good again, she rejected the control and that's why she went out of control and brought the base down (final part). It seemed implied in the show but not outright said.

Judas Contract was messed up a bit by Brother Blood's machine not being symmetrical, after the fuss he said about that. Where was Raven in the machine?

Also, why bother bringing in a fake Jericho? And he was made invulnerable by the machine but still dies by headshot?

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:32 AM

Someone didn't watch the after credits scene!



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:39 AM

Whaaaaa?!? I was watching at a friend's and we had to leave so I didn't check! Holy cow!

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Wait, is that implying that Brother Blood moved to Jericho's body? That's not that cool. Why would Jericho have healing powers anyway. I know his throat cut got healed in the comics so he was able to speak again but it turned him evil somehow.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 10:40 PM

I don't recall seeing a Suicide Squad Hell to Pay thread, though there were other individual threads for the previous movies. I did remember this was a general DC toon movies thread so... Here?

I thought the movie was pretty great. I didn't appreciate the inclusion of magic in a spy/military/Black ops operation but the card thing worked out pretty well.

I thought the stripper scenes were hilarious. Harley was so excited, haha (though honestly, she was wasted in the movie). I dunno what to make of the exposed nipple part, since they did that but didn't show a vagina when that was exposed.

Pyg, I dunno him from the comics (created by... Grant Morrison for what comic?). I enjoyed Copperhead a lot. Luved Killer Frost there. Don't know much about Broze Tiger but he was pretty cool here.

Enjoyed it, since it was taken from a Secret Six Gail Simone comic plot. Overly bloody but, pretty good.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 10:46 PM

Good to know, I may have to pick this one up then.

 

 

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:48 PM

Is this a complete stand alone, or it is a sequel to Assualt on Arkham? It doesn't really matter too much either way, I'm just curious.


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:51 PM

It's not a sequel to Assault on Arkham because they use a different Killer Frost.

There's a cool twist later on that links it to a DIFFERENT DC animated movie. Nice that they did it. You might be able to guess it from the trailer if they show the cast list.

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:07 AM

They did one of the best arcs in comics and didn't credit Gail for it at all.

 

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 10:26 AM

I didn't think it was one of the 'best' arcs in Secret Six (i forget who won the card) but I love that they animated Scandal and Knockout, woo! Plus, that's Secret Six, not Suicide Squad.

Btw, something I'm not too clear but when Copperhead said bacon to Pyg, Pyg's eyes were looking down so they were saying Copperhead... got excited?

It's strange that they're putting all the kinky stuff in. Like you can see the guard's left arm sorta moving while he was watching that... recreational video. I blame Bruce Timm's Harley movie.

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 11:53 AM

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=IEZkwraCDYY

A Sneak Peak vid on the new DC animated movie take on the Death of Superman. This is part 1 of a full two movie adaptation of the tale. Honestly, i’m less than happy that they’re adapting it into the New 52 style aesthetic of their movies. Even though expecting the classic style was highly unlikely. Still, it looks pretty good.

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 12:08 PM

So we're getting an actual version and not the lame truncated version they did a few years back?


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