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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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Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:24 AM

Disney seems determined to make movie adaptations of all their famous animated movies, it seems. Next up is Jungle Book, directed by John Favreau (Iron Man 1).

 

 

Mowgli is an unknown newcomer, but the movie some good voice talent - Bill Murray as Baloo, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Idris Elba as Shere Khan and Christopher Walken as King Loui!

Though... was the best choice for the voice of Kaa... a rather bored-sounding Scarlett Johannson? It's like she doesn't even try altering her voice. I don't mind that she is female now, but the voice just doesn't seem to match her appearance. Of course, I'll still forgive that if they stay true to the book and NOT make her a villain like in the animated movie, though we know Hollywood loves its "reptiles are abhorrent" trope.

 



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 12:44 PM

Christopher Walken as King Louie sent this from "I'll see it eventually" to "OPENING WEEKEND!!!"  If he sings, it'll be "Midnight premier!!!!"



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 01:33 PM

"I wanna..walk like you...talk...like you..oo-oo-OO-oh."

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:19 PM

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:27 PM

That Kaa voice just is not right. Though I'll consider it an improvement if they don't give her moving eyelids for no reason this time.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:42 AM

It's quite a bit more... hypnotic than the original.  :love



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 07:30 AM

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.


What is offensive about it?

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 08:51 AM

 

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.


What is offensive about it?

 

 

EVERYTHING is offensive nowadays, becuase the past 20 years has ensured everyone has the thinnest skin possible.


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:00 AM

 

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.


What is offensive about it?

 

Many people consider it a racist stereotype. 

 

Here's a quote about it:

 

"Many cultural scholars (including Anthony Edward Schiappa, Susan Miller, and Greg Rode) have singled out the King Louie character as a particularly offensive racial stereotype for appearing to be "African American", especially given the political and civil rights climates in America during the time this film was released."

 

The biggest issue I have heard brought up that it is about how a black stereotype wants to be a white man.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 11:18 AM

And how he's currently a, er, monkey.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 03:31 PM

I'm a bit leery of the fact that except for Mowgli they've stuffed the cast with big names.

I've seen too many films get pulled down by the weight of too many stars.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:11 PM

 

 

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.


What is offensive about it?

 

Many people consider it a racist stereotype. 

 

Here's a quote about it:

 

"Many cultural scholars (including Anthony Edward Schiappa, Susan Miller, and Greg Rode) have singled out the King Louie character as a particularly offensive racial stereotype for appearing to be "African American", especially given the political and civil rights climates in America during the time this film was released."

 

The biggest issue I have heard brought up that it is about how a black stereotype wants to be a white man.

 

 

Those scholars do understand that he's modeled on his voice actor, Louis Prima, who is noticeably not African American?  Which wasn't lost on the movie audience of the era?

 

And that everyone in the movie is Indian?


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 07:43 AM

Regardless, in this movie King Louis will be modeled to look like a real ape and will be voiced by Christopher Walken. I don't think any of that business applies.



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Posted 07 February 2016 - 10:24 PM

The Jungle Book Superbowl trailer


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Posted 07 February 2016 - 10:45 PM

I'm looking forward to it!  :thumbsup


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Posted 07 February 2016 - 11:55 PM

best birthday present Disney's given me in a while



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Posted 08 February 2016 - 07:30 AM

Digging this. It WAS a little odd to hear "Bare Necessities" as an uplifting inspirign score rather than a jaunty tune.



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Posted 21 February 2016 - 06:32 PM

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 08:32 PM

Did anybody else see this yet?

 

I just got back. I'd read the reviews and heard it was going to be good, but I didn't think it would be THAT good. Easily the best movie thus far this year, slightly edging out Zootopia for having musical numbers. The actual action movies I typically watch are going to have to work hard to top the family flicks this year.

 

Plus Scarlet Johannson singing 'Trust in Me' over the credits was amazing.


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 08:38 PM

Girlfriend thought I lost my mind with how hard I was laughing when King Louie started singing.

 

It was great.