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@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:42 PM)

His one shots and two or three parters are great. But...Dark Age got a little long in the tooth. Not bad, but not my favorite.

@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:40 PM)

For me, it's less the delay, and more that Astro City is always best in smaller chunks. The longer story arcs (which is what the OGNs sound like they're aiming for), while not bad, are far from the high points of the series.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:52 AM)

The recent ongoing series didn't start until what, 2013?

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:51 AM)

Then was continued as a five-issue mini-series ("Local Heroes"), then came a 16-issue maxi-series ("The Dark Age"), plus a couple of standalone specials and two-parters...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:50 AM)

It started out as a series, but due to Busiek's health problems (?), it was put on hold after six issues, then got relaunched with a new #1, had several delays (again because of Busiek's health issues), was discontinued after #22...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:49 AM)

I don't get why people are making such a big deal out of Astro City becoming a series of graphic novels now. I mean, it's not like it's always been a steady ongoing series.

@  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.


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#1 tec

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:27 PM

 

Looks good and a hell of a cast


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:54 PM

Well that's some truly awful CG.

 

And, well, I mean, it looks like Watership Down.  The animated movie at any rate.  Which, if I recall, was pretty authentic to the book.  So... yeah.

 

Hopefully they won't accidentally market it as a kids movie this time XD


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:10 PM

I mean, you have to remake it every ten years to traumatize a whole new generation of kids.



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:17 PM

Yeah, that looks redundant but serviceable and I'll certainly check it out. That animation does look really rough in places though, like that chase scene shot. (Could have been much, much worse on the visual front alone - it would only take a very little cartoonish stylization of the rabbits to ruin it utterly and they resisted.)
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:20 PM

I think for a TV type budget the CG looks fine


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:21 PM

no thank you good day



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 06:24 PM

I haven't seen the animated movie in 25+ years so I'm not reflexively against a remake, but yikes, there's no cast good enough to make up for that CGI.



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:05 PM

I'm not convinced the story of WD can stand another retelling, especially one that seems like a near-reshoot of the first cartoon. It's like one of the new Disney "lifeless-action" remakes but with worse CGI.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 01:56 AM

In the movie arrangement it's a retelling of Exodus (unintended blah blah blah) so er, I'm guessing it'll hold up for one more.
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 09:40 AM

So how are they going to handle the destruction of the warren scene?  Not sure cgi can make even get close to how nightmarish it is in the original.



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Posted 13 December 2018 - 11:00 AM

Well thing is this the new "less violent, more PC, family friendly" Watership down.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 12:41 PM

I seen the original film, mutable times and for the longest time I never knew it was based on a book until a few years ago when I came across a copy while working in a chairty shop, so I nabbed it and found in the book far more than that been in the film, much more to the world than that been in the film. I am intersted to see this adaption of the story, I do hope the PC people do not ruin this, (much like Doctor Who went dramatically downhill in its resent series), after all the story in general is rather dark, as for the CGI, I really hope what in the trailer is polished up a bit more, thou it does kind of look like a fair amount of the budget got spent on the voice cast but we'll see when it airs over christmas!

 

A fun fact about the original film, it has a character use a swear word, yet the film still remains rated U on top of the fact blood is shown on the rabbits during their fights, of course, I suspect the original will remain a timeless classic while this is likely to look ugly in like ten or twenty years time as CGI animation advances!


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 02:02 PM

What swear word is in the original WD? In English or Rabbitese?

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:20 PM

What swear word is in the original WD? In English or Rabbitese?

 

Neither, its a Seagull saying it, the word is "**** off"


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:04 AM

Well thing is this the new "less violent, more PC, family friendly" Watership down.

Is their next project going to be an uplifting and cheerful retelling of Animal Farm?


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 01:04 AM

Plague Dogs. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:34 AM

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 09:33 AM

I've never seen it, so I don't understand how this is so beloved.  Isn't it just a story about rabbits murdering each other?



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 09:55 AM

You could say that about the entire history of mankind.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:14 AM

The entire history of mankind is just a story about rabbits murdering each other?


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