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@  Paladin : (25 March 2017 - 06:50 AM)

i think you can sync profiles from both to this site.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (25 March 2017 - 05:04 AM)

So I'm looking around at my settings at the moment, and I'm noticing "Manage Facebook" and "Manage Twitter," but I have to log in with those to see anything. What do those offer?

@  Robowang : (24 March 2017 - 04:38 PM)

Thanks.

@  Jalaguy : (24 March 2017 - 03:38 PM)

A gun was definitely jumped, we'll make sure it doesn't happen again. Big apology to everyone who wanted to stay spoiler-free.

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 March 2017 - 03:08 PM)

Oh hey the news post in question turned up on my Tumblr dash, too. Thanks for that. Thanks a lot.

@  Robowang : (24 March 2017 - 10:29 AM)

I was actually looking forward to playing along with the surprise aspect this time, yes. I'm not heartbroken or anything, but it would have been fun. It's more the lack of consideration by some newb mod.

@  EShadowP : (24 March 2017 - 10:25 AM)

The only silver lining to this being the final TFSS is the fact that I no longer have to explain to people why some of us actually ENJOY THE @#$%ing SURPRISE ASPECT OF THE SUBSCRIPTION.

@  Robowang : (24 March 2017 - 07:24 AM)

Wow, not that big a deal, but the big front page article revealing the TFSS figures is pretty douchey considering a lot of people were discussing the surprise element and there was already a spoiler thread set up. Nice move.

@  Robowang : (23 March 2017 - 08:45 AM)

Yikes. Sounds more like GTA.

@  Dracula : (23 March 2017 - 08:42 AM)

Someone drove a car through a crowd of people and then into the front gates of parliament, I think, and stabbed a police officer before being killed by other officers

@  Robowang : (23 March 2017 - 08:10 AM)

I coincidentally watched London Has Fallen yesterday afternoon, heard an offhand remark about a terrorist attack in London on the radio yesterday afternoon, and somehow put the two together in my sleepy haze. I need to read what actually happened.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 March 2017 - 11:21 PM)

That's relieving to hear.

@  Jalaguy : (22 March 2017 - 05:33 PM)

All good here, I don't work that far into the city.

@  Bass X0 : (22 March 2017 - 05:00 PM)

I'm way up north, so yeah.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 March 2017 - 02:34 PM)

I just saw the news. Are all of you Britons on this board alright?

@  Telly : (22 March 2017 - 01:20 PM)

spoilers dude!

@  Paladin : (22 March 2017 - 12:26 PM)

I'm pretty sure Kong doesn't fight Fox Studios...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 March 2017 - 12:25 PM)

I didn't know he was meeting the Fantastic Four's enemies.

@  Bass X0 : (22 March 2017 - 12:18 PM)

I might watch Kong: Skrull Island this weekend.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 March 2017 - 10:48 AM)

(At least I'm assuming it was "instead." I guess I don't know for sure that Eddie Murphy's character wouldn't have been Kirk's love interest.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 March 2017 - 10:47 AM)

I dunno about that. Star Trek IV was pretty great but I'm haunted by the knowledge that at one point instead of a love interest it was going to have Eddie Murphy.

@  Paladin : (22 March 2017 - 07:28 AM)

you know a remake/movie's in trouble when adding Eddie Murphy to it might make things BETTER...

@  unluckiness : (22 March 2017 - 06:45 AM)

Is Eddie Murphy still Mushu?

@  Waspinator : (21 March 2017 - 11:56 PM)

The captain Mulan falls in love with is also getting replaced by a new character

@  MEDdMI : (21 March 2017 - 08:32 PM)

As long as we get the men throwing their manliness around, then crossdressing, I'll be happy.

@  MEDdMI : (21 March 2017 - 08:30 PM)

what....? b-but that song's so awesome! *lookd up info* oh, it's just "for now", but could change since it's not planned for release until 2018.

@  Waspinator : (21 March 2017 - 08:22 PM)

Oh wow, you're not kidding: they're actually planning to remake Mulan without the songs. Idiots.

@  MEDdMI : (21 March 2017 - 08:16 PM)

I'LL... MAKE A MAN... OUT OF YOU!!!

@  BlackMax : (21 March 2017 - 06:50 PM)

Much love to NightViper for that.

@  Paladin : (21 March 2017 - 06:49 PM)

can't; they cut that from the new movie.

@  Evac : (21 March 2017 - 06:48 PM)

LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS! TO DEFEAT *smashes some pots* THE HUNS!

@  NightViper : (21 March 2017 - 01:54 PM)

If they had a sword they would not get bored. They would not get bored, that horrible Horde. They would find a lord - a lord and his ward - and use their sword to slice the lord. Yes slice the lord just like a gourd! Then the ward they turn themselves toward that horrible Horde. That horrible terrible deplorable Mongol Horde. And they would not be bored if they had a sword.

@  Telly : (21 March 2017 - 01:23 PM)

3

@  Paladin : (21 March 2017 - 01:07 PM)

how many boars would the Mongols hoard if the Mongol Horde got bored?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 March 2017 - 11:28 AM)

Well, you won't find it if you don't look! (Neither TMM nor The Allspark are in any way responsible for what you find.)

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 March 2017 - 02:47 AM)

I haven't seen grilled cheese and Super Ted cross over yet on the internet. Nor do I intend to search!

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 March 2017 - 01:56 AM)

This is the internet. Everything crosses over with everything if you look long enough. And if you're lucky, some of it isn't even porn!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 March 2017 - 01:40 AM)

I read that as San Adross and was wondering when there was a GTA and Star Fox Crossover... x.x;

@  Verity Carlo : (20 March 2017 - 09:02 PM)

gta san andreas bass boosted

@  Telly : (20 March 2017 - 06:56 PM)

starting monstrosity now... the arts making my eyes hurt and im hungry. ill start it later

@  Telly : (20 March 2017 - 06:55 PM)

trying to decide if autocracy was an attempt at an original story or just an excuse to quote the '86 movie for the gajillionth time. time to move on fom it (even if you did have a hand in writing it)!

@  Telly : (20 March 2017 - 04:38 PM)

certainly not! reminds me too much of those tests they made me take when i was a kid. the trauma. the trauma...

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 March 2017 - 04:07 PM)

What, you don't like inkblots?

@  Telly : (20 March 2017 - 03:46 PM)

plus the -acies have my all time favorite artist on it (thats to be read with the most sarcastic tone possible btw)

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 March 2017 - 03:40 PM)

You're not missing anything. Either in the "quality of the stories themselves" way OR in the "adds to the greater universe" way.

@  Dracula : (20 March 2017 - 03:30 PM)

I still haven't read the -acies despite owning most of them in print...

@  Dracula : (20 March 2017 - 03:29 PM)

I like Origins, I feel like the later stories add to it and make it better than what it was when written.

@  Telly : (20 March 2017 - 02:57 PM)

@jalaguy-well if i get bored with the stories i can always skip them lol

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 March 2017 - 02:53 PM)

Origins felt like it was Megatron telling his own story and leaving out the parts he didn't like.

@  Jalaguy : (20 March 2017 - 02:49 PM)

Origins-and-acies-first reading orders are A Bad Idea.


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#61 Sabrblade

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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

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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.)
 
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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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