Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  Waspinator : (25 September 2018 - 10:47 PM)

If you think that's weird, Amazon Japan sponsors a show about cannibal mutants (Kamen Rider Amazons) called Amazonz.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 September 2018 - 10:10 PM)

I like how in the Percy Jackson universe, Amazon is literally run by the Amazons.

@  RichardT1977 : (25 September 2018 - 07:57 PM)

Government is simply the Laws and Customs of the War of All against All.

@  Betty Nor : (25 September 2018 - 06:46 PM)

Slavery, maybe. At least until, by law, Corporations are considered Borg, at which point, the term will be reclassified as assimilation.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 September 2018 - 06:19 PM)

And, under american law; corporations are people. So isn't that technically canabalism?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 September 2018 - 06:16 PM)

Put two corporations in a room and in less than an hour one of them will be trying to buy out the other.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 September 2018 - 03:21 PM)

"Capitalism is human nature! Don't interfere with what works, you bloody socialist!"

@  wonko the sane? : (25 September 2018 - 06:34 AM)

That's kind of the problem isn't it, amazon doesn't really HAVE any competitors. Sure, there are other companies offering similar services but nothing even close to scope or scale. How do you compare against something when you yourself are the only one doing it?

@  Nevermore : (25 September 2018 - 02:41 AM)

Oh wait, I forgot, Amazon is a major player, so they should be setting high standards competitors should be looking up to, not comparing themselves to smaller competitors for reference.

@  Nevermore : (25 September 2018 - 02:39 AM)

Also, if you add the maximum possible amount of bonuses, and employee stock at its peak, we earn more we would earn under a collective bargaining agreement with the union including vacation and Christmas bonuses (but not including additional vacation days, late shift bonuses, weekend bonuses and whatnot)!

@  Nevermore : (25 September 2018 - 02:37 AM)

But... But... we earn more than people in random other jobs that have nothing to do with us at all which Amazon randomly picked so they'd be paying better by comparison!

@  Paladin : (24 September 2018 - 06:51 PM)

Bezos' Dust is also what the Amazon staff makes, in proportion...

@  Patch : (24 September 2018 - 06:07 PM)

Don't you mean Bezos Dust?

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2018 - 03:47 PM)

What, you never wanted some Amazon-exclusive PCP?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 September 2018 - 03:33 PM)

It's pretty hilarious to see people freely throwing around "PCP" in reference to new Punch-Counterpunch figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 September 2018 - 01:53 PM)

So apparently some models of air-conditioner are on trays inside the case, so they can be removed for easy access to the internals. I did not know that two hours ago: and have since cleaned three. It's been a learning kind of day.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 September 2018 - 09:15 AM)

There's probably been a Pokedex-themed 3DS cover.

@  Noideaforaname : (21 September 2018 - 04:34 PM)

I still got that Pikachu Edition Gameboy Color from back in the day. Yellow and Blue and with Pikachu, Jigglypuff and Togepi on the screen.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2018 - 04:30 PM)

Quote of the day: I either need bourbon or aspirin, and I'm pretty sure the liquor cabinet is closer than the medicine chest.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 September 2018 - 02:38 PM)

I don't recall any Pokedex themed DS or Game Boy, but plenty of Pokemon-themed ones. My favourite, and the one I've got myself, was the Pokemon Red/Blue themed 3DS with the swappable faceplates that came out around the time the original games were made available via digital download

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 September 2018 - 02:30 PM)

I'm fairly certain Nintendo has done Pokéball red and white, but I don't know about specific Pokédex colors.

@  Paladin : (21 September 2018 - 11:10 AM)

random thought: has Nintendo ever made a 3DS that looks like a Pokedex? because that seems like a GOLDMINE waiting to happen...

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2018 - 03:23 AM)

Wiigii! Titans Return Grotusque for only 60 Euros (actually 70 but I somehow had an eBay gift card for reasons that escape me) with free shipping from within my own country!

@  Whirl Maximus : (21 September 2018 - 03:02 AM)

That was the plan for Predators too with the Super Predators.

@  Waspinator : (21 September 2018 - 01:46 AM)

So, apparently in the new Predator movie, the Predators don't hunt us for honor or the challenge or anything like that, but because they're stealing human DNA to modify themselves. Congrats Hollywood, on making a monster far less cool and scary.

@  Pennpenn : (20 September 2018 - 08:46 AM)

I only started playing it recently so I don't know what it was like before. Actually surprised they haven't finished the story yet. Then again, unless they introduce another world it's pretty much just Maleficent and whatever the Foretellers are playing at left.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 September 2018 - 08:30 AM)

Geeze.. I reloaded up Kingdom Hearts X for the first time in a long time. That game has massivily inflated from when I played it when it first launced in the US.

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 09:07 AM)

It's an annoying thing to have happen in any game. I'm hoping they actually finish releasing all the story mode parts before 3 comes out.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 September 2018 - 06:24 AM)

Ahh. Hadn't played that in a long time.. Since before the PVP I think.

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 04:33 AM)

Kingdom Hearts Union Cross. Specifically the PVP fights.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 September 2018 - 04:31 AM)

What game PennPenn

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 03:13 AM)

Man, I love it when you've got limited attempts at something in a game, said game crashes at the end of the thing, so you lose the attempt but don't get any credit.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 September 2018 - 08:44 PM)

I know. I'm back to the classic purple for the first time since the comic theme was introduced.

@  Fenix Twilight : (18 September 2018 - 08:32 PM)

Alright thanks, gonna be weird without the speech bubble boxes but I'll manage.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 September 2018 - 07:59 PM)

Nope, ongoing problem for a bunch of us. The mods know, so... just hunker down and wait. In the mean time: changing themes will sort it out for a bit. Only the comic theme is affected.

@  Fenix Twilight : (18 September 2018 - 05:36 PM)

Is something going on? I'm missing the buttons to go to the newest post and there's no banner for the forum list, it just says "logo" in the corner.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2018 - 06:03 AM)

Leader-1!

@  Whirl Maximus : (18 September 2018 - 02:25 AM)

"huh?" 'chuckle' in every reaction shot. That's all I remember of Armada.

@  Paladin : (16 September 2018 - 07:36 PM)

if youre looking for sympathy its in the dictionary between shit & syphilis.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 September 2018 - 03:10 PM)

Uuuhhhhhh.......

@  Rycochet : (15 September 2018 - 11:56 AM)

Due to it's concentrated lousiness, even small doses of Energon will age you, yes.

@  Lazy Garou : (15 September 2018 - 10:32 AM)

unicron trilogy video was great, but made me feel a hundred years old.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 September 2018 - 07:32 AM)

Awesome. Good job man.

@  Lazy Garou : (11 September 2018 - 09:30 PM)

cleaning up, mostly.but the little plastic piece where the power cable hooked up was broken. That I managed to put back together.

@  Patch : (11 September 2018 - 04:48 PM)

So he also has White Castle-like qualities?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2018 - 02:23 PM)

Just keep him away from the plumbing, he's really hard on the pipes.

@  RichardT1977 : (11 September 2018 - 01:22 PM)

Overlord has some castle-like qualities to him

@  wonko the sane? : (11 September 2018 - 12:15 PM)

Fix it, like, found a working power adaptor, or fix it like: there was saudering involved.

@  Lazy Garou : (11 September 2018 - 11:58 AM)

that feeling when you fix something and works like a dream. we now have a working snes in my house and I have tested 10 games on it and they all work.

@  Arazyr : (11 September 2018 - 10:44 AM)

...Now I want a Transformer that turns into a castle.


- - - - -

New Disney Jungle Book movie

Jungle Book Movie Disney

This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
29 replies to this topic

#1 (Deactivated) BB Shockwave

(Deactivated) BB Shockwave
  • Guests

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.

 



#2 Confuzor

Confuzor

    They put em in Smash Bros!!!!

  • Supporter
  • 7474 posts

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!!!!"



#3 HellCat

HellCat

    Opinionated idiot

  • Citizen
  • 27163 posts

Posted 30 September 2015 - 01:33 PM

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

#4 Monocle

Monocle

    ASM Contributing Editor

  • Citizen
  • 3971 posts

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.



#5 Fnu Aw

Fnu Aw

    I like coffee!

  • Staff
  • 35639 posts

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.

B5ofTKU.jpg


#6 lastmaximal

lastmaximal

    Cyber Key Power...linx!

  • Staff
  • 13628 posts

Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:42 AM

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



SO OKAY IT'S AVERAGE
Virtually every custom as good as the title suggests!
SoOkayItsAverage.2.gif


#7 Axaday

Axaday
  • Supporter
  • 34108 posts

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?

#8 Shadewing

Shadewing

    Evil faces a Black Night

  • Supporter
  • 35650 posts

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.


3DS Friend Code: 0387-9040-3532

 

Twitch Channel

 

Youtube Replays

 

VOTE for what I play on 8/30!

 

Friday: Sonic Generations - Sunday: Transformers WFC - Tuesday: Little Inferno


#9 Monocle

Monocle

    ASM Contributing Editor

  • Citizen
  • 3971 posts

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.



#10 lastmaximal

lastmaximal

    Cyber Key Power...linx!

  • Staff
  • 13628 posts

Posted 01 October 2015 - 11:18 AM

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



SO OKAY IT'S AVERAGE
Virtually every custom as good as the title suggests!
SoOkayItsAverage.2.gif


#11 Fortress Ironhold

Fortress Ironhold

    Blasphemer

  • Citizen
  • 20452 posts

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.

#12 Fenrir

Fenrir
  • Citizen
  • 766 posts

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?


Edited by Fenrir, 01 October 2015 - 09:14 PM.


#13 Axaday

Axaday
  • Supporter
  • 34108 posts

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.



#14 (Deactivated) BillBarclay

(Deactivated) BillBarclay
  • Guests

Posted 07 February 2016 - 10:24 PM

The Jungle Book Superbowl trailer


#15 The Jawa

The Jawa

    Utinni!

  • Citizen
  • 4188 posts

Posted 07 February 2016 - 10:45 PM

I'm looking forward to it!  :thumbsup


-~- The Jawa -~-


"In my world everyone is a pony, and they eat rainbows and poop butterflies..."

#16 Destron D-69

Destron D-69

    old avatars appear when I switch to Classic Gears

  • Supporter
  • 59808 posts

Posted 07 February 2016 - 11:55 PM

best birthday present Disney's given me in a while



#17 lastmaximal

lastmaximal

    Cyber Key Power...linx!

  • Staff
  • 13628 posts

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.



SO OKAY IT'S AVERAGE
Virtually every custom as good as the title suggests!
SoOkayItsAverage.2.gif


#18 (Deactivated) BillBarclay

(Deactivated) BillBarclay
  • Guests

Posted 21 February 2016 - 06:32 PM

new tv spot



#19 Master Fwiffo

Master Fwiffo

    HUZZAH!

  • Retired Staff
  • 20409 posts

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.


ty3jHaa.jpg


#20 TriBlurr

TriBlurr

    The Purple Monkey

  • Citizen
  • 6226 posts

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.