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@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM)

I was intemately familiar with humour... but she just wanted to be friends...

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 May 2019 - 12:10 PM)

BZT Time out! Time out! Time ooooooouuuuuut!!!

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 08:23 AM)

Yes. Are you familiar with humor?

@  Sabrblade : (17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM)

You are familiar with The Room, yes?

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 01:14 AM)

nah, tuxedos are formal wear

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 10:38 PM)

*...while dressed in a tuxedo*

@  unluckiness : (16 May 2019 - 09:22 PM)

*casually tosses kryptonite island at Lex*

@  Sean Whitmore : (16 May 2019 - 06:21 PM)

O hai Lex.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 04:31 PM)

You're just a little chicken! Cheep cheepcheep cheeEeeeEEEeeeep!

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2019 - 04:20 PM)

YOU ARE TEARING ME APART

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 04:14 PM)

So I guess I shouldn't try to tie in The Room.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2019 - 02:29 PM)

I was just talking cheesy in a dated filmmaking sense, not mind-bogglingly god-awful.

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Well, certainly The Last Airbender is worse at being a Superman movie.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Is that better or worse than The Last Airbender? I mean, they're both terrible, but....

@  RichardT1977 : (16 May 2019 - 09:28 AM)

And the worst Superman movie is "Dragonball: Evolution".

@  Paladin : (16 May 2019 - 08:01 AM)

the best Superman movie is "The Iron Giant." You cannot convince me otherwise.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 10:16 PM)

At least even in the first Christopher Reeve movie, when he caught Lois that first time, the background kept scrolling down for a second to indicate it wasn't a sudden stop.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 10:10 PM)

I guess you had to have been there. I did like the beginning a lot, though; the stuff on Krypton and in Smallville. The movie just got so cheesy once it got to Metropolis, though, it's kind of painful

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 May 2019 - 06:25 PM)

The performances, the cinematography, the significance of a comic book adaptation being treated like a real movie. Silly stuff like that. :)

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 05:17 PM)

Yeah, I've never really understood what people loved so much about it. Other than the score, of course, which was one of Williams' finest

@  Paladin : (15 May 2019 - 04:06 PM)

and it's not even the dumbest part in that movie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 03:16 PM)

Flying Lois around was fine; it was all the Can You Read My Mind nonsense that ruined the scene

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2019 - 12:08 PM)

The recent Shazam! movie had Billy bumbling his way through learning his powers. But all or most of it was genuinely funny.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:27 AM)

But yeah, in retrospect it makes me cringe the way he caught and carried the helicopter in his public debut in the first film...

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:25 AM)

(she wasn't in III long enough to be flown around)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:25 AM)

You mean the Donner movie, the Donner/Lester movie, and The Quest for Peace (for which I don't know the director)?

@  unluckiness : (15 May 2019 - 11:09 AM)

At least he didn't try to fly lois around like in the Donner movies.

@  Cybersnark : (15 May 2019 - 10:45 AM)

My favourite is still from the first episode of the 90s Superman animated series, where Clark initially tries to catch the falling plane by its tail... which snaps off in his hands because physics doesn't work that way.

@  MEDdMI : (15 May 2019 - 09:46 AM)

I think it'd be boring if a hero could use their powers perfectly right off the bat and not have any unforseen consequences (though I also don't keep up with a lot of superhero stuff, so not familiar with those scenes)

@  Dekafox : (15 May 2019 - 09:23 AM)

Overseas, Kamen Rider Gaim did something similar after Kouta(the main character) got his transformation belt. He tried to do a whole bunch of mundane things with it cause he thought it'd make him better at them and they all go horribly wrong.

@  Paladin : (15 May 2019 - 08:59 AM)

superspeed causes enormous friction on fabric. the 1990 Flash had the same issue and it was mentioned in "The Incredibles" too...

@  fourteenwings : (15 May 2019 - 08:45 AM)

Arrow didn't have one (though Oliver got hurt a lot in flashbacks), Supergirl already had her powers, LoT gang also already had their powers mostly and in Black Lightning discovering your powers seems to be more associated with emotional trauma than anything comedic

@  fourteenwings : (15 May 2019 - 08:43 AM)

In the Arrowverse shows... I guess The Flash accidentally ran so fast he shredded his clothes? (totally not a chance to showcase Grant Gustin's "I'm not Glee kid anymore!" physique)


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:56 PM

Don't know how the US classified it, but it's M (not recommended for under 15) here. In terms of suitability for children I think the violence and Scary Monster Dudes are a 
MUCH bigger deal than the shits.


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:04 PM

Yeah, if I had kids I think it'd be the violence in a few of those scenes rather than a bit of off colour language (if shit's even considered much of a curse anymore) that would concern me. Even the car accident scene at the beginning was surprisingly intense. It's like taking your kid to Robocop and worrying about the language while a guy's hand and arm are being shot off in a sadistic torture scene.

 

In looking up the director of this film, he has a background in horror; and that doesn't surprise me having seen the film. It's not unlike a few of the scenes in Spider-Man 2 that allude to Raimi's past directorial work (most notably the surgery scene after Doc Oc's accident).


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:06 PM

I thought it was a grand film. Laughed my ass off a number of times. 



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 05:36 PM

Just realized something:

Billy's mom abandoned him when she was 17, meaning she gave birth around 14 and got pregnant at 13, and maybe that's why has dad was in jail.

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 05:53 PM

Saw it yesterday and loved it. They're gonna have to hurry if they want to squeeze out the stalled Black Adam movie before the next one. Unless they do the next one to introduce the character and then treat his self-titled movie as a flashback to ancient Egypt.

I missed the post-credits stinger because I had to leave the now-horrible theatre (they "upgraded" and now short people like me are no longer welcome).

 

Given that they gave at least part of Black Adam's character to Sivana (trying to keep that vague enough to avoid spoiler tag), I'm not holding my breath for a Black Adam movie.



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 01:06 AM


Except they got the Rock of all people all signed up, excited and ready to shoot. Honestly I'd guess Black Adam is the Non-sequel DC movie most likely to happen just cause of that. Which makes some of these decisions even more odd.

-ZacWilliam, I just wonder how much of a Venom (these characters that should be intricately tied together aren't so much) they'll pull.
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Posted 23 April 2019 - 02:53 AM

Just realized something:

Billy's mom abandoned him when she was 17, meaning she gave birth around 14 and got pregnant at 13, and maybe that's why has dad was in jail.

 

I doubt that (I mean, isn't Billy's backstory dark enough already for a lighthearted flick?) From the sounds of it, he just took off rather than taking responsibility... I distinctly remember his mom saying something about his dad deciding he just didn't want to be involved, which was why she was on her own. It isn't too much of a stretch that such a kid, without intervention, would eventually become a 20-something that might do something stupid enough to land himself in jail.



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:16 AM

Was she 17 when she left him or 17 when she had him?


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:24 AM

That part killed me, the parents not being like Ordway Power of Shazam comics wise. CC and Marilyn were adventurers and good people (killed by an descendant of Black Adam) but the movie continuity updated them to be 'real', with a deadbeat dad and over her head mom. (Dunno about new 52 version). But it's not like they turned Batman's Alfred into a drink, abusive guardian. Guess it's more like making Jor-El into a too preoccupied dad.

Wiki says Shazam is at 322million. With Endgame coming out tomorrow, thaaaat might be it for movie ticket sales?

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:55 AM

It'll probably reach $330 million at least.


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:52 PM

Just saw it today. Holy moley that was amazing! I think I just found my new favorite of the DCEU films.

 

Like others have said, the dark moments were a bit too much so, as though the filmmakers thought "Oh wait! We're DC. We can't be making this movie too fun and likable. We gotta be grimly grotesque and really violent, so let's throw some of that in there to be super jarring with the light and funny parts."

 

That aside, I loved so much else about this movie. It was funny, witty, and downright awesome at times. Offputting grimdark moments aside, this is how DC should have been making their films all along.

 

I too noticed that they never actually referred to Billy's superhero form as "Shazam", using that name only to refer to the wizard and as the code word for the superhero transformation. Sure, Billy does refer to it during the "Say my name" part (you all know the one), but when they say "Billy!", he corrects himself with "Say what I say to turn into this guy!" as though to say that it really is just a code world for the transformation. This gives some leeway for the possibility of allowing Billy's superhero form be called "Captain Marvel" but those who'd want to, since I know a lot of fans still refer to him as such since "Shazam" is supposed to be just the wizard's name. And, none of the others were named either, so their names could still remains as marvelous as they were in the comics. ;)

 

Also, I caught the names of Steve Blum and Fred Tatasciore among the three names of the Sins' voice actors.

 

As for the all the talk about the swearing in this film, it really wasn't any worse than in most MCU films or even the Transformers movies. Yes, this movie starred kids, but it more specifically starred teenagers. I went to middle school with the kinds of young teens who literally thought it was cool to drop the F-bomb every five minutes on every day of the school year for three years straight, and in high school there really wasn't much of an improvement in that department either. Yes, it's unfortunate and I would have preferred the profanity to have been dialed down a bit (if not excised entirely since I know that's an unrealistic expectation in this day and age), but it's simply what many teenagers do. They're kinda stupid like that.


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 01:22 PM

Except they got the Rock of all people all signed up, excited and ready to shoot. 

 

That was true a while ago, but I wasn't under the impression that was still in play.



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:41 PM


I'm pretty sure he posted about it as Shazam came out in theaters.

-ZacWilliam, that seems pretty current.
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:57 PM

IIRC he was also an executive producer of this film.


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 09:55 AM

Pitch Meeting:

 


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.



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