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@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.


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#81 Paladin

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 04:53 PM

Saw it, enjoyed it. Though one thing keeps 'bugging' me.

 

It's in the trailer so not really a spoiler. Hank can shrink his lab building and cart it along like a suitcase.

 

Except when you tilt it like that, wouldn't everything in the building shift/topple over/ and go everywhere?

 

Every time you'd make it large again, it should look like a hurricane hit the place. Yet that never happens. :rolleyes

 

It doesn't bother me take much, but I can't help but notice it.

 

 

Well, 

 

1. We only ever really see one room in that building; I assume all the important equipment is bolted down for travel. 

 

OR-

 

2. It's been established that Pym's tech changes density; that's why Ant Man is STRONGER when he's small. Maybe when the building & everything in it shrinks, it all stays in place because it's suddenly too heavy to move independently. 


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 05:33 PM

I imagine it's all just bolted down. Movable objects like rolling chars and whatnot may have built-in electromagnets that activate upon the building being shrunk down.

 

What I'm more curious about is what happens to already-shrunk objects or people when they're inside an object that's then shrunk itself.. IIRC there was a bit during the car chase where Ant-Man is already shrunk down inside the van, which Hope then shrinks. I guess he'd just get smaller? And what about Hank, in the quantum portal, in the shrunken building, inside the van which then shrinks?!



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Posted 15 July 2018 - 07:50 PM

Question about the first end of credits scene.  Spoils, obviously...

 

Spoiler

 

Sorry if this has been addressed in the thread prior, just finished with the movie & this bugs me.  However, just getting started on going through this thread.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 08:17 PM

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Huh.

Imagine if Ant Man suddenly became the lynchpin to fixing the whole Snap issue
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Posted 16 July 2018 - 06:49 AM

Is the Quantum Realm - past the barrier - still part of this universe?

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 01:57 AM

 

Saw it, enjoyed it. Though one thing keeps 'bugging' me.

 

It's in the trailer so not really a spoiler. Hank can shrink his lab building and cart it along like a suitcase.

 

Except when you tilt it like that, wouldn't everything in the building shift/topple over/ and go everywhere?

 

Every time you'd make it large again, it should look like a hurricane hit the place. Yet that never happens. :rolleyes

 

It doesn't bother me take much, but I can't help but notice it.

 

 

Well, 

 

1. We only ever really see one room in that building; I assume all the important equipment is bolted down for travel. 

 

OR-

 

2. It's been established that Pym's tech changes density; that's why Ant Man is STRONGER when he's small. Maybe when the building & everything in it shrinks, it all stays in place because it's suddenly too heavy to move independently. 

 

 

3. stop trying to put logic into a movie about a man that shrinks

 

...

Huh.

Imagine if Ant Man suddenly became the lynchpin to fixing the whole Snap issue

 

Spoiler


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 01:10 PM

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 02:38 PM

Can a Marvel zombie explain the Quantum Realm? Is that even a comic thing? I know about the Microverse and I assumed that's what Ant-Man would be going thru in the movie but what's the Quantum Realm?

Is it something from Fantastic Four but MCU Ant-Man hijacked it for himself? Even the Microverse is Fantastic Four.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 07:28 PM

The Quantum Realm IS the Microverse. They just changed the name for legal reasons (most likely due to rights issues associated with Micronauts)


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 12:30 PM

Seriously? Ooookay, I didn't realize that, hehe.

We can talk without spoiler tagging anymore right? I hate that Wasp won't be around for next year. It totally would have been good if she was around so Scott can have someone to talk to.

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 12:59 PM

I want the original Avengers together in at least one scene.  With the Wasp gone, that's not really going to happen.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 02:51 PM

*facepalms*

 

Ironbite-you...you guys no.  Just no.


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Posted 22 July 2018 - 08:19 PM

What I'm more curious about is what happens to already-shrunk objects or people when they're inside an object that's then shrunk itself.. IIRC there was a bit during the car chase where Ant-Man is already shrunk down inside the van, which Hope then shrinks. I guess he'd just get smaller? And what about Hank, in the quantum portal, in the shrunken building, inside the van which then shrinks?!

I presume that when they shrunk the building then shrunk the car it was in, that was when Hank lost his signal and had to recalibrate.


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Posted 22 July 2018 - 08:36 PM

Hey, a video in the Gunn controversy said that Ant-Man and The Wasp underperformed. Is it doing ok? Wiki shows that it hasn't doubled it's budget yet and I dunno where else to look for info.

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 11:33 PM

i go here for my movie money news

 

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as for the shape its in, its almost topped the first films lifetime domestic total. so unless they were expecting like half of what avengers or black panther did, id say its doing fine


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 12:54 AM

Yeah, it seems to be performing roughly on par with the first, which is probably where they expected it to be.  Nobody was expecting Avengers numbers out of it, after all, and it's hard to compare to Black Panther since that was such a surprise mega-hit.

 

Its foreign totals seem a touch low right now, but it looks like the film hasn't opened in most of Europe or China yet, which is where the big money comes from.  Europe is worth a good 30-40M collectively, and China probably about 50M.  The movie is actually doing a lot better in Thailand and Taiwan than the first, so I'm not sure if that's signs the movie might have longer legs in China as well. 



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Posted 20 August 2018 - 03:31 AM

This was a lot of fun. Solid core to the story, fun size changing antics, and it didn't do wrong by any of its female leads. Not brilliant, but not bad at all.

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 10:44 AM

Finally saw this.  One quick thing that me and the wife were discussing:

 

Luis says that he really wants a suit of his own, even if it has minimal powers or even no powers at all.  Next Ant Man movie, Luis, through some turn of events, finds himself putting on an old, malfunctioning prototype Ant Man suit.  The suit doesn't shrink or grow properly, but does increase his density making him essentially un-crushable. He becomes:

 

La Cucaracha.



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Posted 26 November 2018 - 12:04 PM


It's funny, but I think my favourite part of the film was the intro, which was technically a rehash from the first film.  Maybe because it was a scene with hero'ing and actual stakes.  The rest of the film was pretty light on those two aspects, unfortunately, so definitely not really much of a superhero movie than a film about people with science-y powers pursuing personal agendas.  That's a bit of a letdown.

 

That's actually what I ended up liking best about this, because that feels so distinctly Marvel. Yeah, Marvel has these great epic stories, but there is a lot more "Adventures in Science" stories, specifically in the early days, Scientists with powers just using their powers and not always being heroic with them. Hell, that's pretty much the majority of the Fantastic Four's premise. They're not really Heroes, they can be yes and will gladly step up when needed. But that's kinda secondary with them, they are explorers of the unknown. This is the first movie that makes me think a good Fantastic Four movie could be made.

 

We've got so many other Heroes being heroes movies, that I just very much appreciate then... um... 'small' scale of this film, and how they're not really any heroes, not really any villians, Its just, mostly, two sets of science powered characters wanting the same goal for different but valid and understandable reasons. Besides the Arms dealer who is a nuicence at best. Ghost is the clear antagonist yes, but she's living on borrowed time and is desperate, and yet she can still be talked down. She just wants to live, and that makes her much more interesting then Yellowjacket.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 04:24 PM

since it's basically confirmed at this point that we'll get some time travel shenanigans in Avengers 4, I wouldn't put it past them to do an original Avengers (from the comics) group shot at least once.

 

Hope doesn't need to be around for that and neither does Scott 


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