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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:08 PM)

I never even bothered to see it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2019 - 10:30 AM)

O never hated it, the whole thing was an Indiana Jones movie. I didn't care for the CGI, but that's just nature of the beast.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2019 - 07:58 AM)

sidebar- has enough time passed that we can stop irrationally hating "Crystal Skull" yet?

@  Telly : (18 July 2019 - 09:18 PM)

after 38 years and i dont know how many viewings, today is the first time i noticed indiana jones doesnt use a revolver in the bar fight in raiders...

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2019 - 05:33 PM)

@Sabrblade Depends on when you're here. I used to have the backups happen once daily, now I have them happen once per hour so you might often see a hesitation at the top of every hour for 30-45 seconds.

@  Locoman : (18 July 2019 - 05:11 PM)

isn't that just Modern Family

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.


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Posted 06 April 2019 - 09:13 PM

I finally got around to seeing itit was alright. I just wish they could tell the story when it actually starts and not drop us in the middle of something only to use a convoluted sequence of events to explain in patches what happened prior to the opening scenes. Oh and Furys eye was kind of stupid. Id rather not know than have them just make it a joke.
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Posted 06 April 2019 - 09:27 PM

On or off? Because it was already on.

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 09:43 PM

Off :). Oops

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 02:31 AM

Cap doesn't have a stake in it? Whut??


Well, close personal, emotional stake as much as the others? Bucky's ashing wasn't even as traumatic as Spider-Man's was with Tony.

Captain Marvel'# movie crossing 1 billion means a sequel right? Was there plans for it? She's so alien now (gone for nearly 25 years), she could be adapting to being a regular earthling again.

Only... Hulk has no sequel follow up.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 07:09 AM

Hulk never getting a sequel has to do with distribution rights. If he were to have another movie it would be up to Universal Studios to distribute it, and Disney doesn't want that.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 09:31 AM

Finally saw it.

Fire the marketing team. Battle of the sexes is not what this film is about. The moments that take sexism to task are well done but it really isn't the focus.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 08:17 PM

Hulk never getting a sequel has to do with distribution rights. If he were to have another movie it would be up to Universal Studios to distribute it, and Disney doesn't want that.

 

And something tells me they might not be able to handle things like they did with 20th Century Fox.


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 09:31 PM

give disney time and theyll own all the studios...


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 10:13 AM

Finally saw it.

Fire the marketing team. Battle of the sexes is not what this film is about. The moments that take sexism to task are well done but it really isn't the focus.


Given how much money it made and how spectacular its success I think the marketing team did a fine job. (They weren't the idiots that made it out to be an attack on men either, that was the usual online morons.)


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 11:24 AM

And something tells me they might not be able to handle things like they did with 20th Century Fox.

 

Within five years I bet we'll see Disney get whatever distribution rights Universal owns on Marvel properties in exchange for a FOX property that Disney has no plans to use.

 

It should go down similarly to how Disney traded the real-life Al Michael's contract to Universal for the rights to the a character that predated Mickey, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, whose rights were sold to Universal way back when Disney was in dire financial straights.

 

Sound familiar?


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Yep.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 11:47 AM

Finally saw it.

Fire the marketing team. Battle of the sexes is not what this film is about. The moments that take sexism to task are well done but it really isn't the focus.

Given how much money it made and how spectacular its success I think the marketing team did a fine job. (They weren't the idiots that made it out to be an attack on men either, that was the usual online morons.)


-ZacWilliam, seriously.

Already pointed out chunks of the marketing decided to promote the movie as being about 'slapping men down'. Which was a hugging stupid choice given Carol has no such agenda and happily works with anyone who shows her basic respect.

I really hope they didn't lose sales over that because people missed seeing her punch through attack cruisers.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 01:31 PM

They made over 1 billion. I'm not reading any articles (not like how there was a huge newsplash about Black Panther getting past the billion mark) but are there any indicators as to where a majority of the watchers came from? (China again?). Maybe insight as to where the audience came from?

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 01:45 PM

Just saw the movie yesterday. It was good. Not great. Certainly not fantastic, but it had its moments.

 

I think I liked it more for how it built upon the MCU than for how it told us Carol's story, as Carol's story in general felt kinda... plain, I guess? The way the story is structured reminded me too much of Man of Steel, along with how the titular character felt the most distant/impersonal and least relatable of the movie's main characters, with the supporting cast members such as Fury, Goose, Monica, Talos, and especially Maria (best character in the movie other than Fury, IMHO) being way more likable.

 

Another issue was with both Carol's power scale being so high (and so Super Saiyan-esque) and yet the flashback nature of the film made it difficult for her to go up against a credible enough threat to really show her potential without breaking continuity, with the climax having her

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That said, I loved the surprise twist with the Skrulls, the 90s pop culture references, and the aforementioned really likable supporting characters (plus Coulson, we got too little of him). I'd call this one a decent MCU outing, but I guess I was expecting something different from it.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 02:38 PM

They made over 1 billion. I'm not reading any articles (not like how there was a huge newsplash about Black Panther getting past the billion mark) but are there any indicators as to where a majority of the watchers came from? (China again?). Maybe insight as to where the audience came from?

https://www.boxoffic...marvel2018a.htm

 

$1 billion so far, $374M in North America, $664M elsewhere.  China has $152M as of last week.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 05:53 PM

I finally saw Captain Marvel

 

And you know what it was fantastic!!

 

In the top 5 for me I like Bree as Carol I love Marvel has a SPB that can put the hurt on I wanna see her let lose on old purple chin and knock it off his face

 

A solid 9.5 for me


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 06:22 AM

They made over 1 billion. I'm not reading any articles (not like how there was a huge newsplash about Black Panther getting past the billion mark) but are there any indicators as to where a majority of the watchers came from? (China again?). Maybe insight as to where the audience came from?

https://www.boxoffic...marvel2018a.htm
 
$1 billion so far, $374M in North America, $664M elsewhere.  China has $152M as of last week.

Whoa, thanks for the info! Hmm, it wasn't China then. Interesting and very cool. It could be taken as a general world wide acceptance of the film? Not just one country or so.

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 06:49 AM

 

 

They made over 1 billion. I'm not reading any articles (not like how there was a huge newsplash about Black Panther getting past the billion mark) but are there any indicators as to where a majority of the watchers came from? (China again?). Maybe insight as to where the audience came from?

https://www.boxoffic...marvel2018a.htm
 
$1 billion so far, $374M in North America, $664M elsewhere.  China has $152M as of last week.

Whoa, thanks for the info! Hmm, it wasn't China then. Interesting and very cool. It could be taken as a general world wide acceptance of the film? Not just one country or so.

 

 

Definitely.  Anything usually reaching $1 billion needs to have great numbers almost everywhere.  Even the Chinese mega hit "The Wandering Earth" only (I say only as if this wasn't a huge feat) reached $700 million with China making up 99% of its income.  Meaning that nothing is likely to reach a billion on China alone, and Captain Marvel didn't do all that much better than Alita Battle Angel in China.  So it's worldwide acceptance, with North America making up a substantial chunk (36% for Captain Marvel).


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 08:21 AM

Finally getting around to peoples reaction to the film

 

I dont get the backlash of Carols power level what part of Comic book movie are people forgetting?

What part of Carols power set did you miss reading in the comics?

 

It the equivalent of saying Spider-Man cant web sling its unrealistic Yes she is super powerful yes she has a ton of powers deal with it


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 08:58 AM

Finally getting around to peoples reaction to the film

 

I dont get the backlash of Carols power level what part of Comic book movie are people forgetting?

What part of Carols power set did you miss reading in the comics?

Not everyone has read the comics.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 09:08 AM

 

And something tells me they might not be able to handle things like they did with 20th Century Fox.

 

Within five years I bet we'll see Disney get whatever distribution rights Universal owns on Marvel properties in exchange for a FOX property that Disney has no plans to use.

 

It should go down similarly to how Disney traded the real-life Al Michael's contract to Universal for the rights to the a character that predated Mickey, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, whose rights were sold to Universal way back when Disney was in dire financial straights.

 

Sound familiar?

 

 

The only thing that could get in the way of that is that Iger and the Brian Roberts who is the CEO of Comcast/Universal,  HATE each other, so much that it is a personal stake right now regarding the two companies.

 

Maybe when Iger retires in a few years, but I don't see much happening on this front until then.


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