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@  Sabrblade : (14 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

You'll shoot yer eye out, kid.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I shot the sheriff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 July 2020 - 04:24 PM)

han wasn't even in the movie until later

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 July 2020 - 04:23 PM)

the stormtroopers shot first

@  Sabrblade : (14 July 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Maclunkey

@  Paladin : (14 July 2020 - 06:18 AM)

the correct answwer to "who shot first" will always be "Harrison Ford if he ever hears that hugging question again."

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 July 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Han shot first. Plain and simple.

@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)

\(-_-)

@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.


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why is the dark knight so popular?


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#1 Telly

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 04:23 PM

wasnt sure if this should go in the other DK thread or not, so i started this one. feel free to move/merge it or whatever if thats best

anyway, i was just wondering why the dark knight is going nuts at the box office. sure, its a great movie, but is that the reason? are ppl going to see it massive droves cause its good or cause its heaths last film?
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 04:33 PM

Probably a combination of both. Most reviewers gave it a widely popular review, and I gotta say most people like the more realistic and less campy aspect of Nolans Batman. Ledgers death, while grim and really putting a kink in any future Joker appearances, gave the film a boost to the films advertising. This has got to be the most talked about Batman film since the first Tim Burton film. It's popularity attributes to a very wide media reference and it in itself being a great film. I thought Begins was the best Bat film before but this one outdid it even far greater than I thought it could be done.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 12:56 AM

Because it's freaking awesome. It's the first movie I've EVER bothered seeing twice in a theater. I have several friends who also went to see it twice on the big screen.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 01:05 AM

The Dark Knight is playing.

but then again

so is Stepbrothers.

hmmmmmmmmmm

one looks like it could be super awesome

but the other one looks like it might be actually terrible.

I mean my life of usually trying to see great movies is so boring

maybe I should see something awful just to miss it up

I mean live a little, put some varienty oh my theatrical playlist

yea, Stepbrothers sounds like it won't dissapoint

it will be exactly the kind of awful that my summer needs!
Woooo!

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:16 AM

The fact Nolan's Batverse is grounded in reality means "The Dark Knight" is less a Super Hero movie and more a High Crime Drama, something Hollywood hasn't had (or at least hasn't had a good one) for the past several years.

Edited by GC Rust, 29 July 2008 - 05:17 AM.


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Posted 29 July 2008 - 09:07 AM

It's well written, incredibly well acted, the special effects are amazing... in short, it's an epic. I didn't give a damn that heath ledger was dead when I went and saw it, I wanted to watch the new batman movie. I got something so much more than just a movie in the process.
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 09:24 AM

The good superhero movies will bring out the public in droves. Spiderman, X-Men, these Batman movies, Iron Man.

These comic-based movies are changing the landscape of Hollywood. Back around the turn of the millenium, I remember getting super excited because Unbreakable was "comic book based" or at things like "The Shadow" because it was a comic character. Pickins were pretty slim until X-Men came along and busted things wide open.

So it's not only a really good comic book movie, a sequel to one that people really liked, but it's also a sublime and phenomenal film in its own right beyond that. It's simply one of the best movies ever made.

That's why it's popular. I mean, it's one thing to get people packed into theaters for FX blockbuster hype-fests like Pirates or yes, even Transformers. Fun is one thing. But a movie like this gets all those people plus all the people who don't like going out for silly fun movies.

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#8 Nick Shogun

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:00 PM

I don't know why this movie is doing so well. Batman's not that great a superhero anyway.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:39 PM

QUOTE(Galenraff @ Jul 29 2008, 09:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
These comic-based movies are changing the landscape of Hollywood. Back around the turn of the millenium, I remember getting super excited because Unbreakable was "comic book based" or at things like "The Shadow" because it was a comic character. Pickins were pretty slim until X-Men came along and busted things wide open.



True, but at the same time Comic based movies have to be extremely careful not to fall into their own genre's stereotype - being too comic bookish.

So far, the two titans that kick started the Comic Movie buzz - X-Men and Spider-Man - have both floundered because their third entries both went too wild, too crazy. I'm hoping the lessons learned by those two will help keep future Comic movies from traveling down that road as well, but it happened before in the 90s Batman movies, which also started out dark, gritty, and "realistic" then collapsed into a Neon Lighted sequel to Adam West's Batman series.

Then you've got movie series like Superman (or even Ang Lee's Hulk movie) that try to be too cerebral, and forget that at its core, these are Super Hero flicks and Super Hero flicks need super heroics.


And finally, lets not forget it's also thanks to the flood of sub-par Super Hero movies that keep the good ones looking really good. For every X-Men there is a Daredevil, for every Iron Man, there is a Ghost Rider, for every Dark Knight, there is Supergirl.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 06:18 PM

QUOTE(Nick Shogun @ Jul 29 2008, 05:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know why this movie is doing so well. Batman's not that great a superhero anyway.


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Posted 29 July 2008 - 07:02 PM

QUOTE(GC Rust @ Jul 29 2008, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For every X-Men there is a Daredevil, for every Iron Man, there is a Ghost Rider


i LIKED daredevil (the directors cut anyway) and ghost rider...
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 07:11 PM

QUOTE(Telly @ Jul 29 2008, 07:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(GC Rust @ Jul 29 2008, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For every X-Men there is a Daredevil, for every Iron Man, there is a Ghost Rider


i LIKED daredevil (the directors cut anyway) and ghost rider...


And I liked Ghost Rider.
Still doesn't even compare to Iron Man.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:21 PM

QUOTE(Nick Shogun @ Jul 29 2008, 05:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know why this movie is doing so well. Batman's not that great a superhero anyway.


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Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:55 PM

QUOTE(Zodberg @ Jul 29 2008, 02:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Dark Knight is playing.

but then again

so is Stepbrothers.

hmmmmmmmmmm

one looks like it could be super awesome

but the other one looks like it might be actually terrible.

I mean my life of usually trying to see great movies is so boring

maybe I should see something awful just to miss it up

I mean live a little, put some varienty oh my theatrical playlist

yea, Stepbrothers sounds like it won't dissapoint

it will be exactly the kind of awful that my summer needs!


I saw both. They were both awesome.