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@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon

@  Benbot : (09 October 2019 - 07:09 AM)

Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 October 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Cheesewagon

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

@  Bass X0 : (08 October 2019 - 10:51 AM)

I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.

@  Noideaforaname : (08 October 2019 - 09:44 AM)

Bus-Top, Omnibus, Cerebus, Busicus, Busicon

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Otto

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Frizzle

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Crankshaft?

@  Benbot : (08 October 2019 - 08:55 AM)

What's a good name for a school bus Transformer?

@  lastmaximal : (08 October 2019 - 12:57 AM)

Huh. There's a neat name for Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megs.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 October 2019 - 11:44 AM)

It's a submarine, we swear!

@  Otaku : (07 October 2019 - 11:26 AM)

@Bass X0 Letting myself comment to say "That's a good one!" and ask "Would a megalodon be a good fit for Megatron?"

@  Benbot : (07 October 2019 - 07:59 AM)

Ohhh good one

@  Bass X0 : (07 October 2019 - 07:39 AM)

I now want a Decepticon shark called Megalotron.

@  TriBlurr : (06 October 2019 - 05:47 PM)

Gives them time to screw up the color of his hands. :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 October 2019 - 12:33 PM)

His bulk is too great to teleport across such distances.

@  Sabrblade : (06 October 2019 - 11:09 AM)

Cuz it'll take that long to mass produce.

@  Darth Gonzo : (06 October 2019 - 10:47 AM)

Why is Unicron coming in 2021 and not 2020?

@  wonko the sane? : (06 October 2019 - 06:47 AM)

Shut up rattrap.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 October 2019 - 11:58 PM)

We're all gonna die!

@  Rodimus Supreme : (05 October 2019 - 09:29 PM)

UNICRON GOT MADE, BOIS!!!

@  Trpodeca : (05 October 2019 - 07:19 AM)

They seem to be treating all the games with the same reverence.Even ReCoded, which was just an excuse to redo the first game again.

@  Trpodeca : (05 October 2019 - 07:18 AM)

For the first time in about eight years,I've played a Kingdom Hearts game.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 October 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Redjac Redjac Redjac

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

dual 4ks are the way to go

@  wonko the sane? : (04 October 2019 - 06:29 PM)

And checking: those monitors are REALLY expensive.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 October 2019 - 09:30 AM)

Eh, I'm happy with multiple 1080's personally.

@  Benbot : (03 October 2019 - 07:21 PM)

Everyone needs a 1440 monitor. Just set up my new battle station and I never knew how much I was missing!

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 October 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Each part of a combiner is a complete toy in itself, so no, not really.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (03 October 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Aren't combiners technically BAFs?

@  Rycochet : (03 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

The Anniversary Beast Wars figures had BAF parts over a decade ago, the minicons of RiD2 had BAF stuff too, heck, the Takara PVC line had Build A Figures back in the early 2000s.

@  Paladin : (03 October 2019 - 01:35 PM)

can't believe Build A Figures finally came to Transformers...

@  RichardT1977 : (03 October 2019 - 11:26 AM)

Originally Galoob made Micro Machines, but Hasbro bought Galoob.


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#81 Maruten

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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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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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Posted 01 July 2019 - 08:42 AM

Hey, deleted scenes. More of the older guys are nice.


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Posted 01 July 2019 - 06:27 PM

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 10:29 PM

Black Adam.

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Well, the only part worth mentioning is an extended cut of the cafeteria scene where you can see Henry Cavill's mustache.

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Well, the only part worth mentioning is an extended cut of the cafeteria scene where you can see Henry Cavill's mustache.

 

You can just watch HISHE for that.


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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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