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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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#1 Teufel

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:47 PM



I was pretty excited about this until I saw the January release date. Isn't that where studios send movies off to die a cold, miserable death? :doh
 
I still haven't seen Split, but that's a dynamite trio and I absolutely loooooooved Unbreakable so good or bad I'm seeing this.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 21 July 2018 - 01:03 AM.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:59 PM

The whole idea of "dead zones" is kind of an antiquated idea.  If the quality is there, it will likely find an audience and success.  Besides, January is largely ignored by that mentality, meaning Glass might got the most exposure for the month.

 

Also:

WAY more hype than for anything DC is apt to fart out for a while...


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:08 PM

So two things. ONE. Im very hype. I loved Unbreakable and while I havent seen Split yet, Ive only heard good things.

But TWO...this is Modern Shyamalan were talking about.

So Im cautiously hype.

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:17 PM

I screwed up the topic title, should just be Glass. I don't see how to edit that, assuming I can't? If not thanks to any mod who wanders in here if you could fix that for me then delete this post. ;)



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:20 PM

huh I didn't even know Split existed... So I guess I need to watch that. I loved Unbreakable and have been looking forward to this thinking it was a direct sequel and not part 3.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:26 PM

The whole idea of "dead zones" is kind of an antiquated idea.  If the quality is there, it will likely find an audience and success.  Besides, January is largely ignored by that mentality, meaning Glass might got the most exposure for the month.

 

Also:

WAY more hype than for anything DC is apt to fart out for a while...

Yeah, February is typically pretty "dead" too, but Deadpool 1 and Black Panther were able to milk it pretty damn well without any competition.

 

If it is a good movie, sometimes it is better to come out at those times.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 10:16 PM

January might be playing it smart in a market dominated by super hero films.

 

Regardless, I'm excited.


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 12:23 AM

looks like it'll be fun 



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Posted 21 July 2018 - 12:57 AM

I screwed up the topic title, should just be Glass. I don't see how to edit that, assuming I can't? If not thanks to any mod who wanders in here if you could fix that for me then delete this post. ;)


Press edit on the first post, then choose "use full editor". Or use the "edit" button to open a new tab. There should be a title bar.

I think.

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 08:23 AM

I mean...I liked Unbreakable fine.  I was intrigued by Split being a surprise sequel.  But is there any reason to think this movie will be good?  I mean...certainly not in the totally empty trailer, but maybe there is some reason somewhere else?



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Posted 21 July 2018 - 08:46 AM

Well, it's got McAvoy, Jackson, and Willis...three really good actors attached to the project and two of them who have been interested in a direct follow up of Unbreakable for 18 years. Not saying it couldn't be bad (I see the Shyamalan twist of this film already from the trailer), but it's got the talent not to be. The fact that this winding path of production has resulted in an accidental superhero shared universe in which our first real super power fight happens in the third installment also makes it stand out from the pack.


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 08:53 AM

Glass is being treated for thinking he is a superhero and his only power is that he is really smart, right?



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Posted 21 July 2018 - 08:57 AM

Nah. Glass' deal was covered in Unbreakable.

 

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:32 PM

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:37 PM

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:42 PM

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:42 PM

Exactly. That was the whole point to Unbreakable. Glass operated off the idea that if he's so brittle, then obviously there's someone out there who is nigh indestructible. It's what lead him to cause all those horrific accidents that ultimately lead him to Willis' character.

 

While Glass' condition is medically known, Willis' condition wasn't. Even Willis' character wasn't aware of the possibility, despite having a lifetime of experiences prior to meeting Glass (Including a major auto accident where he ripped off a car door). Same with The Horde (McAvoy's character - I wikied it). His multiple personalities are a known, medically accepted condition. The fact one of those personalities turns him into a super powered monster wasn't.

 

It's internally consistent logic for the setting, that yes make Glass a super individual for this setting. Glass has never shied away from the fact he's a Villain. Says so right in the trailer to the Beast "Sounds like the bad guys teaming up."

 

Samuel L. Jackson's Mr. Glass is one of the most compelling super villains that has never been put to comic format. So yeah, he belongs in that group - especially since it was Willis' interactions with him that pulled Willis into the "delusion".


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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:51 PM

What a supervillain is is a little hazy.  If they do crimes always involving riddles or they are an alien monster with eyebeams it seems really clear.  Mr Glass is just a mass criminal.  Was Osama bin Laden a supervillain?  Nicholas Cruz?

 

What is Glass' delusion?  He really made train crashes and stuff.  If that makes you a supervillain, he isn't having a delusion of being a supervillain.



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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:57 PM

Glass' delusion was that he HAD to have an opposite - someone who never broke - that lead him to kill all those people. Heck, he's likely the psychiatrist's "alpha patient", since Glass has been committed to a asylum since his incarceration.

 

As for being brittle not making one super powered...neither does being rich. Didn't stop Obadiah Stane or Lex Luthor from being accepted into that club.


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Posted 22 July 2018 - 03:20 PM

Getting in a big robot suit to kill people seems like something that could count.





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