Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:08 PM)

I never even bothered to see it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2019 - 10:30 AM)

O never hated it, the whole thing was an Indiana Jones movie. I didn't care for the CGI, but that's just nature of the beast.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2019 - 07:58 AM)

sidebar- has enough time passed that we can stop irrationally hating "Crystal Skull" yet?

@  Telly : (18 July 2019 - 09:18 PM)

after 38 years and i dont know how many viewings, today is the first time i noticed indiana jones doesnt use a revolver in the bar fight in raiders...

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2019 - 05:33 PM)

@Sabrblade Depends on when you're here. I used to have the backups happen once daily, now I have them happen once per hour so you might often see a hesitation at the top of every hour for 30-45 seconds.

@  Locoman : (18 July 2019 - 05:11 PM)

isn't that just Modern Family

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.


Photo
- - - - -

the Aladdin remake


157 replies to this topic

#141 TM2-Megatron

TM2-Megatron
  • Supporter
  • 10614 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Canada
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 07 June 2019 - 05:47 PM

I haven't seen it yet, but I have picked up the soundtrack and gave it a spin. The highlight is certainly Naomi Scott, who's really quite talented; and I enjoyed listening to her in A Whole New World. I've only seen her previously in the most recent Power Rangers flick, so I didn't really know what to expect from her. Mena Massoud is a local talent from my part of Canada, so I feel a kind of obligation to not be too hard on him (it's not like I can sing at all, lol). He's much better than I expected, and he kept up with the frenetic pace of One Jump Ahead pretty nicely. Next to Scott in A Whole New World is another matter, but still serviceable. The biggest disappointment on the soundtrack for me was Genie's songs; they just don't come anywhere close to the energy of the originals, and some of the lyrical changes don't really work for me.


Edited by TM2-Megatron, 07 June 2019 - 05:48 PM.


#142 Sabrblade

Sabrblade
  • Citizen
  • 28111 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tampa, FL
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 07 June 2019 - 10:20 PM

I haven't seen it yet, but I have picked up the soundtrack and gave it a spin. The highlight is certainly Naomi Scott, who's really quite talented; and I enjoyed listening to her in A Whole New World. I've only seen her previously in the most recent Power Rangers flick, so I didn't really know what to expect from her. Mena Massoud is a local talent from my part of Canada, so I feel a kind of obligation to not be too hard on him (it's not like I can sing at all, lol). He's much better than I expected, and he kept up with the frenetic pace of One Jump Ahead pretty nicely. Next to Scott in A Whole New World is another matter, but still serviceable. The biggest disappointment on the soundtrack for me was Genie's songs; they just don't come anywhere close to the energy of the originals, and some of the lyrical changes don't really work for me.

"Friend Like Me" is very energetic when seen onscreen, but that might be more due to just how much zany fast action Smith's Genie is pulling off while singing.

 

I'll give you "Prince Ali" but "Arabian Nights" is presented in a new context that, IMO, justifies the less energetic feel of the original Bruce Adler version.


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
.
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.

#143 Fero McPigletron

Fero McPigletron

    Not a Maverick! Maybe.

  • Citizen
  • 8329 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Asia
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 08 June 2019 - 02:05 AM

I didn't think about Jasmine leaving Prince Ali at the dance because she was ashamed to be impressed by superficial dance moves, haha.

I don't recall Iago bringing it up at Jafar can kill Jasmine afterwards so he can sultan. Not that I need an excuse not to watch the original again, hehe

Really? Iago was only named Parrot? That's sad. I didn't noticed that.

FWXOT0z.gif

   TOY DRAMA THEATER!

1 minute of (minimal) lights, (steady) camera and...  ACTION FIGURES! (mostly Transformers) - Episode 031: Combiners and chest envy 

Episodes here


#144 Sabrblade

Sabrblade
  • Citizen
  • 28111 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tampa, FL
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:37 AM

I didn't think about Jasmine leaving Prince Ali at the dance because she was ashamed to be impressed by superficial dance moves, haha.

She definitely seemed impressed, but later tells him off for showing off. So I feel it adds another layer of depth to her for her to be ashamed of her own humanity. It shows that, as much as she tries to be better, she's still fallible, and that she both recognizes that flaw and tries to overcome it.
 

I don't recall Iago bringing it up at Jafar can kill Jasmine afterwards so he can sultan. Not that I need an excuse not to watch the original again, hehe

Yeah, in the original, Iago came up with the idea of marry Jasmine to get around needing the lamp to become Sultan, and then told Jafar that after he marries her, Jafar should stage an "accident" in which Jasmine and her father "fall" off a cliff to the deaths.
 

Really? Iago was only named Parrot? That's sad. I didn't noticed that.

Yep, no onscreen name in this one. Just, "You're coming with me, Parrot!" at the end.


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
.
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.

#145 Fero McPigletron

Fero McPigletron

    Not a Maverick! Maybe.

  • Citizen
  • 8329 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Asia
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 08 June 2019 - 10:27 AM

Oh yeeeeeah! Iago does that 'throw the little princess and daddy off a cliff' mime routine! I remember that now, haha :)

FWXOT0z.gif

   TOY DRAMA THEATER!

1 minute of (minimal) lights, (steady) camera and...  ACTION FIGURES! (mostly Transformers) - Episode 031: Combiners and chest envy 

Episodes here


#146 Maruten

Maruten
  • Staff
  • 7022 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 08 June 2019 - 07:32 PM

I think Iago's reduced role in the new film is pretty inevitable. While he remains a (remarkably) intelligent bird, he is just supposed to be a bird - no longer a cartoon bird. Like, animated Iago is not a bird, he's functionally a small feathery person. They weren't likely to go that route here, where - being live action - everything is theoretically (slightly) more grounded.

I get that they love putting Alan Tudyk in every movie now, but Iago was a perfect case for getting the original voice back. And basically their only chance to do that outside of Abu and the Cave, so I think that's a missed opportunity.

Speaking of which, do we know who voices Abu? IMDB has no listing for the character and credits Frank only for the Cave.

WsuGTl1.jpg


#147 unluckiness

unluckiness

    That's me!

  • Citizen
  • 19013 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Philippines
  • Faction::Minicon

Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:41 PM

It wasn't just stock monkey noises?


xOyvpt9.png


#148 Sabrblade

Sabrblade
  • Citizen
  • 28111 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tampa, FL
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 08 June 2019 - 11:13 PM

Frank Welker reprised all three of his original roles, I believe. That is, Abu, Rajah, and definitely the Cave of Wonders.

 

Though, a new thought just crossed my mind about Iago. With his essentially being a nonentity in this movie, if they ever wanted to do a live-action Return of Jafar sequel movie, the lack of needing to spend so much time on redeeming Iago would basically require them to write an almost completely new and original story for that movie, which would do away with the issue that some took with that movie focusing "too much" on Iago instead of Aladdin.

 

But, so long as they were to still get Jason Alexander back to play live-action Abis Mal. We practically even saw Aladdin and Jasmine fly near what looked a whole lot like the cliffs where his hideout is located during this movie's rendition of "A Whole New World".


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
.
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.

#149 SwiftEagle

SwiftEagle
  • Citizen
  • 6130 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 08 June 2019 - 11:34 PM

I am reasonably sure that Jafar did call Iago by name in the movie.


ASM
Tomorrow's nostalgia today!


#150 Confuzor

Confuzor

    They put em in Smash Bros!!!!

  • Supporter
  • 7820 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Miami, Humidityville

Posted 09 June 2019 - 01:50 AM

He did at least once very early in the movie. But hes so soft spoken its no wonder so many missed it.

#151 ultra magnus13

ultra magnus13

    Razzaroo

  • Citizen
  • 6631 posts
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 09 June 2019 - 01:56 AM

I am reasonably sure that Jafar did call Iago by name in the movie.


Yeah pretty sure he does.
I finally got rid of that big white box.

#152 Maruten

Maruten
  • Staff
  • 7022 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 09 June 2019 - 04:31 AM

If they do a sequel I imagine there is zero chance it will have anything at all in common with The Return Of Jafar, other than some overlapping characters and perhaps, like... the return of Jafar. There's just absolutely no way they'd lean on the original DTV sequel in any meaningful way.

I'd assume any kind of sequel is unlikely, and if they do go that way they'll have to do a lot of contrived junk to have the Genie present in any role other than "human husband and father".

WsuGTl1.jpg


#153 Sabrblade

Sabrblade
  • Citizen
  • 28111 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tampa, FL
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 09 June 2019 - 09:37 AM

Genie's fate at the end is another reason for them to make something all new for a sequel, yes. Though, one reason they could have for his coming back would be a very simple one and it's also a reason from the animated sequel: He would know how to destroy Jafar as a genie. Thus, a live action sequel could have a little side quest of Aladdin (maybe Jasmine too?) trying to track down and find the once and former Genie (he'd probably have a new name this time since he's no longer a genie) in order to seek his help on how to defeat Jafar once and for all.

 

Perhaps Jafar himself would try to locate and capture ex-Genie himself, too, since he'd likely want revenge on everyone who wronged him, which would include the Genie. and with ex-Genie's knowledge of how to kill a genie, it could be a race between Jafar and Aladdin to see who can get to the ex-Genie first.


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
.
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.

#154 unluckiness

unluckiness

    That's me!

  • Citizen
  • 19013 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Philippines
  • Faction::Minicon

Posted 09 June 2019 - 11:58 PM

Lol Disney doing something new in this day and age

xOyvpt9.png


#155 Sabrblade

Sabrblade
  • Citizen
  • 28111 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tampa, FL
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:03 AM

Lol Disney doing something new in this day and age

Wreck-It Ralph and its sequel? Moana? Zootopia? Frozen 2 not relying on the Snow Queen or any other source material?


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
.
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.

#156 unluckiness

unluckiness

    That's me!

  • Citizen
  • 19013 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Philippines
  • Faction::Minicon

Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:11 PM

That sure is an extensive list of new things over the past 7 years that this years remakes numbers more than half of.

xOyvpt9.png


#157 Maruten

Maruten
  • Staff
  • 7022 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:30 PM

We're not even talking about new things here, we're talking about doing new things with old properties.

 

I'm not sure whose side that puts me on in this particular exchange. But I think an Aladdin sequel would lean towards, like, Maleficent 2: More Inexplicable Bullshit rather than Moana or a Zootopia. 

 

But yes, Disney does regularly do

  • New Things
  • Remakes Of Old Things
  • Sequels and Reinventions of Old And New Things
  • Probably Other Things Also

WsuGTl1.jpg


#158 Sabrblade

Sabrblade
  • Citizen
  • 28111 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tampa, FL
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:07 AM

That fourth bullet mostly seems to be their nature stuff and biographical films.


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
.
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.



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users