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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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#1 Paladin

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 12:57 PM

 

 

so it's somehow both a remake and a sequel AND a V for Vendetta knockoff.

 

 

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 01:19 PM

...the hell did I just watch?


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Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
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Posted 08 May 2019 - 05:27 PM

What...?

What does... any of that have to do with Watchmen?

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 08:40 PM

well theres rorschachs mask. kinda...


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 09:02 PM

Because when I think Rorschach, I think a dangerous cult.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 12:40 AM

the cult thing is, i figure, kinda easy to explain...obviously after the printing of his journal, in the conspiracy theory paper that he loved, some people took it as gospel and created a very "Charlotesville-esque" group based on him. that paper is already described as being kinda racist and crazy anyway...so it works.

 

I dunno...I love anything related to watchmen...it means a lot to me...so im really excited for this, I think its got serious potential.


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:51 AM

This 'Cult of Rorschach' lot give me more Dark Knight Returns vibes than Watchmen. Like when the Mutant gang became the 'Sons of Batman'.

If this is a sequel story, there won't be very many Watchmen in it.

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:40 PM

It looks like it's going to be really entertaining, exploring a scenario so far removed from what has come before that the consequence is unpredictable.

 

The series is going to be dogshit. I was talking about Alan Moore's reaction to this.


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 10:37 PM

i get why people are down on Post- and/or Pre-Series Watchmen stuff. But for me? i love anything they slap that bloody smiley face on. But i'm not blind, deaf, or dumb...i know when somethings terrible, like the MINUTEMEN book from the Before event, and I know it wasn't totally loved but for me, the Rorschach book was pure fun and I loved the ride., it was bloody and pulpy, and had just the right amount of 70's grit to it.

 

I also REALLY love the extended directors cut of the movie, the very long one, with the newsstand and Black Freighter stuff put back in (I also will go to my grave believing Watchmen the movie has the greatest love making scene in movie history.) I feel like it was the one time Snyder got something even close to right.

 

I get fear and trepidation about a tv sequel mini-series...but then I want people to remember that its on HBO...the dang channel has True Detective, which has deep and both interesting and terrifying stories. Also it has Game Of Thrones, a super intertwined and intertangled story. If this Watchmen show is 1/10th the show they are it'll be so damn good.

 

(yes,I do have to try and convert the naysayers...sorry all =] )


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 11:15 AM

I'm too stupid to understand what the Black Freighter stuff had to do with the story as a whole.



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Posted 10 May 2019 - 12:02 PM

It's a story of someone destroying/corrupting themselves while trying to do the "right thing" until they are as big a monster as what they were trying to fight/stop. Thus it provides narrative parallel to Ozmandias. It also gives us echoes of other comics genres and ways the industry could have gone (Deconstruction of the Subject and Medium being Watchman's bag) while being a chorus of sorts to this story.

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 01:33 PM

That makes a lot more sense, thanks. I read that before I started my ADD meds, so I could never focus, and those interludes bored me. 



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:49 PM

I also REALLY love the extended directors cut of the movie, the very long one, with the newsstand and Black Freighter stuff put back in (I also will go to my grave believing Watchmen the movie has the greatest love making scene in movie history.) I feel like it was the one time Snyder got something even close to right.

 

i tried to get my hands on this but was never able to. the 3 hour directors cut is enough for me

 

and i think the movies ending was better than the comic. a giant squid is ridiculous. manhattan possibly killing everyone makes more sense


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:20 PM

Agreed. Veidt's plan in the film is far superior to the one in the comic.


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 03:58 AM

I'm glad I wasn't the only one who felt the film plot worked a lot better and let him kill two birds with one stone (A believable, global threat in Manhattan while also removing Manhattan from any agency to stop him).


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?



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