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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 09 February 2017 - 12:07 PM

Just saw it. Brilliant movie, best DC's done in years -- not that that's a high bar.

I dunno, the first two Nolan Batman films set a pretty high bar. ;)


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:23 PM

You should check out the direct to video Lego Justice League movies from the past few years.  Not the same version of Batman or quite the same aesthetic (a lot more bending of pieces and environments that aren't entirely brick-built), but a lot of the same tone.

 

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 02:13 PM

So if Rosario's Babs is the same shade as Kanan, what exactly makes hers read as Black-Latina other than her voice actress?  Because no one is looking at Kanan and thinking Black-Latino.

 

I most certainly never did, but if you look at Freddie Prinze, Sr. you can get an idea of what LEGO was thinking, however misguided that might be.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:58 PM

Just saw it. Brilliant movie, best DC's done in years -- not that that's a high bar.

I dunno, the first two Nolan Batman films set a pretty high bar. ;)

Not just saying this to have a resppnse, but that's actually the cutoff I had in mind! It's coming on four years since Rises, eek.


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 10:23 AM



I share most of Brad's criticisms.

The movie is fun but I think suffers from trying to guess what made the first one so good and instead half heartedly mimicking it. And based on the trailer Ninjago will be doing likewise.

I think they should have just kept it DC focused. The LEGO Movie was celebrating the toy's varied history, including oddities like the NBA sets. This one just suddenly becomes promotion for LEGO Dimensions.

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 11:26 PM

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 05:33 AM

Oh, saw The LEGO Batman movie yesterday, ridiculously fun, a great story, and a visual treat to boot. Probably DC's best superhero movie since, well, ever, I guess, but that's not saying much. Definitely pulls a trick by not taking Batman seriously, but in doing so allows him to be taken seriously.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:16 AM

Yeah, Lego Batman is basically a dudebro who lives in his OWN basement, but that's because it's easier than dealing with the trauma of his past.  In some ways, it's the most emotionally realistic portrayal of Batman, because it focuses not on the trauma itself but on a very natural reaction to that loss.  Even though it plays up Bruce's pain for laughs, the movie doesn't mock him for his pain, and even the villains recognize that Batman has a hole in him that needs repairing.

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:38 AM

This movie was everything.

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:53 AM

The movie had an exceptionally strong first act, but then faltered a little.

 

It was still funny and entertaining, but it certainly felt a little lost. And I'm saying that as someone who actually enjoyed breaking into the other brands - I thought using the Phantom Zone as a way to bring in some of those other worlds from the first Lego Movie to be a neat idea, even if it came across a bit commercialized - so that's not the reason I had a problem with the rest of it. The humor seemed to devolve into obscure references or they kept hitting the same jokes over and over without any of it really crafted well enough to land right.

 

Still a fun movie, but after bursting out laughing in the first few scenes I felt a little deflated walking out of the theater. 



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 08:47 AM

For me adding in the other pop culture stuff feels like this awkward mix of 'Well the LEGO Movie did it' and WB wanting to push Dimensions sales. Case in point, parents might hesitate showing their kids Gremlins so giving them a role here suddenly gives kids something to know them from and thus want the toys.

 

I really think you could have just filled the Phantom Zone with all the big name DC baddies like Zod, Darkseid, etc. It would have kept the movie focused on the DC stuff which I think would have helped. I really didn't mind when they did this first time because that movie is acknowledging pretty much everything LEGO related. Here it just distracts and weighs down a movie that needs more of its own voice. I mean when the citizens fight back with crazy LEGO creations in the first movie it's awesome. Here we have an army of popular Batman villains who don't get any real chance to shine and are suddenly playing superhero.

 

Especially odd because these films have Robot Chicken routes and those specials did some fun stuff with the DC villains. Here the only joke they commit to is 'Ha ha, Bane's Nolan voice was funny',



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 11:18 AM

Robin knows Gymkata.  HI-KEEBA!

 

My only real complaint was that not only did Tara Strong not voice Harley, the person who did voice Harley was pretty bland.  I suppose it might have been intentional, to avoid overshadowing the intentionally subdued and pouty Joker, but still.  (I can accept the Joker being subdued because he's in a relationship sulk for most of the movie.)

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:47 PM

Batman has a hole in him that needs repairing.

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:53 PM

Still a fun movie, but after bursting out laughing in the first few scenes I felt a little deflated walking out of the theater. 

 

Definitely felt like an expanded "Robot Chicken" episode. Strong initial ideas that wear thin when tread on over and over and over again.

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 03:29 PM

 

Still a fun movie, but after bursting out laughing in the first few scenes I felt a little deflated walking out of the theater. 

 

Definitely felt like an expanded "Robot Chicken" episode. Strong initial ideas that wear thin when tread on over and over and over again.

 

The LEGO Batman Movie: ⭐️⭐️ (2/5).

 

Yeah; that's about how I rated it. 

 

It almost felt like Batman was being hammered flat in a few places as a character so that the jokes could keep coming. 



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 11:20 PM

After having seen it a second time the seams are much more visible, yup. Still crazy fun and well worth the view and re-view and perhaps another, but it isn't perfect.
 
I was a little concerned they'd be going with a Bats-Babs pairing (I'm still a little queasy over that being shoehorend into TKJ), but then they pulled back and explicitly called it "platonic work friend" stuff. While this does at least fittingly give Babs more to be than just a love interest, given how heavily they leaned on the idea it seemed like an abrupt switch.
 
The crossover villains were all right, and I think the Phantom Zone idea made sense, but then the question arises of why the Gotham bad guys (even the Joker, who'd already been there) weren't brought up there at the end (or sought out by Ellie Kemper's gatekeeper character). I suppose they could've kept it DC-only, but I feel that would've been a lateral move since they'd already done the "big gathering of known and obscure villains" for the Gotham crew.
 
One glaring absence to me was not having Adam West voice someone. There were a few nods to and jabs at '66, but it seems silly to have such a fun-centric adaptation and pointedly not have this guy at least show up. Although Family Guy has arguably kind of ruined that for me.(edit: now I'm reading he voiced a citizen? Neat, another reason to see it again.)
 
[Anyone else immediately initially assume that Joker's facein the sky was somehow Aku? The lips-and-eyes-only look hrew me until he started talking.]

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:11 AM

I did like that at no point did Babs seem romantically interested in Bruce and/or Batman.  Her reaction to his overtures was always, "Oooookay, moving on to important things...."  Batman said "platonic work friend" in a pretty forced way, so he's clearly still interested, but the clue-by-fours have started to sink in by the end of the movie.

 

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 01:31 PM

That was fun! I liked it a lot.

I agree that it wasn't as fun all the way through as the Lego Movie was, and while I don't necessarily object to using the Phantom Zone to bring in other franchises I do wish they'd used ones with a bit more Lego pedigree (Makuta! Ogel! One of the Castle bad guys! Space Pimp!) Admittedly that might have dragged the "power level" down, though.



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 06:50 PM

I thought it was okay. Not nearly as good as the Lego Movie in my opinion.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 03:52 PM

I love that the movie doesn't make fun of Batman as much as it is a love-letter to the most out-there aspects of Batman. He doesn't do or say anything that isn't firmly rooted in Batman's legacy.

I mean, the whole thing with him using the portal, as stupid and selfish as it is, is not really all the different than Batman having his plans for taking down the Justice League stolen.

Also, I have heard some not nice things about Michael Cera over the years, but he had me nearly in tears (either of laughter or sadness) with nearly every single line.

This might be my favorite Batman movie ever.

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