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@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (26 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"

@  Benbot : (26 November 2019 - 12:52 PM)

That's what I was hoping for. But here I am, at work the following day.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

You say "die in bed" and I'm thinking "why is that a problem?".

@  fourteenwings : (26 November 2019 - 07:06 AM)

If you don't get out of bed ever your muscles will lock in super-uncomfortable ways and you may get blood clots

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:53 PM)

You did nothing, and so rocks fall down and you die.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 08:35 PM)

But that's not you doing something, that's something being done to you.

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Unless a meteor crashes down on your bed while you're in it.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 07:08 PM)

I've been trying for the last few hours to find an argument to counter this... and I can't do it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 03:32 PM)

The most dangerous thing you can do is get out of bed in the morning. Everything else that happens is a consequence of that one terrible, terrible decision.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Driving, by itself, is dangerous. Anything done to compromise the concentration of the pilot just makes things worse.

@  Benbot : (25 November 2019 - 12:46 PM)

Actually, I think you could make a reasonable argument for saying driving with glasses is dangerous. That is, more dangerous than driving with contacts or perfect vision. You have poor peripheral vision with glasses.


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#1 (Deactivated) Commander Shockwav

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:42 PM

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#2 Chip

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:44 PM

Issue 2 was what got me to close out my box at the comic shop, if that's any indication.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:47 PM

After five issues (out of twelve, no less!) of the plot going absolutely nowhere, I think this is a question that answers itself.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:48 PM

I have very much. I'm finding the story interesting and the art fantastic.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:55 PM

I wanted to like it but couldnt. Its to much of a departure from what Furman was doing. Atleast Im getting Maximum Dinobots. which is amazizing.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:02 PM

There is only one comic shop around here and I have yet to go there. I get all my Comics from the book store in the mall as TPBs so in FEB I'll be able to tell you what I think of AHM. I'll have the advantage of being able to read the first 6, I think, all at once so that might make a differnce.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:03 PM

Sucksucksucksucksuck. The writing is packed with so much cheese, I don't know if I'm reading a comic book or a Hillshire Farms catalog.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:05 PM

QUOTE(Smitty @ Dec 18 2008, 10:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There is only one comic shop around here and I have yet to go there. I get all my Comics from the book store in the mall as TPBs so in FEB I'll be able to tell you what I think of AHM. I'll have the advantage of being able to read the first 6, I think, all at once so that might make a differnce.

Or better yet, just buy issue 6. Honestly with the first five issues you missed nothing whatsoever. If something happens in issue 6, you won't miss it, but if nothing happens, at least you only blew a few bucks on it.

QUOTE(MightyMegs @ Dec 18 2008, 10:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sucksucksucksucksuck. The writing is packed with so much cheese, I don't know if I'm reading a comic book or a Hillshire Farms catalog.

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You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 18 2008, 09:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Smitty @ Dec 18 2008, 10:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There is only one comic shop around here and I have yet to go there. I get all my Comics from the book store in the mall as TPBs so in FEB I'll be able to tell you what I think of AHM. I'll have the advantage of being able to read the first 6, I think, all at once so that might make a differnce.

Or better yet, just buy issue 6. Honestly with the first five issues you missed nothing whatsoever. If something happens in issue 6, you won't miss it, but if nothing happens, at least you only blew a few bucks on it.

Even if nothing goes on in each for the first five parts they might add up to something. I'de be left in the dark and I love to have as much info as I can. I just finished Spotlight VOL 3 and I want to know that the Reflectors were up to and I want to see Wheelie get off that planet. Spotlight Magnus left me wanting more as well...

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:25 PM

I bought the first couple issues of AHM, and it did very little for me.

But to be fair, the first couple issues of Infiltration didn't do much for me easier.

I revisted the latter series in trade and loved it, so I hold out hope the same will be true for AHM.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:28 PM

Currently enjoying what's happening so far.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE(General Tekno @ Dec 18 2008, 10:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Currently enjoying what's happening so far.

Except nothing's happened. icon-fire.gif

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:49 PM

now that some story is starting to get going, i'm pretty intrigued

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:22 PM

QUOTE(ssg4life @ Dec 18 2008, 10:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
now that some story is starting to get going, i'm pretty intrigued

You know what intrigues me? That the Transformers Collector's Club can get a story moving faster in six pages of story every two months than All Hail Megatron in five issues. icon-fire.gif

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:33 PM

I'd like to start by saying that I'm not really a comic fan in general, and the first book that I bought was Dreamwave's G1 reboot. I got the the first mini-series but was incredibly disappointed. My next comic purchase didn't come until sometime during Escalation. After reading some good things on the boards, I jumped on board the IDW bandwagon, and I've been loving the world that Furman put together. The phases of infiltration were a brilliant touch that made 'robots in disguise' a truly significant plot point.

As for AHM, the art and colors are fantastic and the book looks great. The full page shot of the Air Force One wreckage did a lot to set the tone of what it means to have the Decepticons unchecked, imho.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure the story or pacing really sets the same tone. It seems the story alternates between pretty intense scenes (Air Force One, Frenzy) and scenes that seem to be channeling the G1 cartoon (humans thinking it's a movie, etc), and imho those transitions are pretty jarring. That said, there have been some very good sequences of dialogue that do a great job of establishing characters.

As a stand-alone series, I'd give it a B- for great art and a story that is starting to get a bit intriguing (about time). As a continuation of the IDW-verse, this is easily an F. I'll likely finish the series, but I'm starting to get the same feeling as I did with DW G1, and this might be the last series that I buy for quite some time.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:37 PM

Do I like AHM?

It's kinda hard to answer. I put "jury is still out" because after the latest issue if they abruptly cancelled the book it would leave me bummed.

Now if they stopped after issue three or something where ABSOLUTELY nothing was happening beyond "Grr Decepticons Smash!" and the whole thing was reading like a G.I. Joe relaunch then I wouldn't have cared but after the Autobots got some screen time and the cliffhanger on the latest issue I want to see where things are going to end up.

AHM isn't perfect by any means and I'd go so far as to say it's deeply flawed but it's finally starting to go somewhere and I want to follow along.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:59 AM

So from some of the replies, I'm getting the sense that this is a comic book.

#18 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 02:07 AM

QUOTE(RavageX-9 @ Dec 19 2008, 01:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So from some of the replies, I'm getting the sense that this is a comic book.


If it helps, I had no idea what the thread was about from the title either.

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#19 Magnusblitz

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:46 AM

Not really. The art's good, but it can't carry the story. And so far, each issue has had one good character moment and a lot of nothing. As others have pointed out, the story is going nowhere. Add on top all the other things that annoy me (the continuity issues, wasting time on uninteresting humans, etc) and it's been a failure so far.

But those nuggets of interest are enough. I'll still buy the whole series.

(And yes, for those of you who don't know, AHM stands for All Hail Megatron, the current IDW flagship Transformers title).

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:55 AM

QUOTE(Magnusblitz @ Dec 19 2008, 03:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
All Hail Megatron, the current IDW flagship Transformers title

That's sad, that their main title at this time is something so... Dreamwavey.

At least it's got pretty Guido art, but like Magnusblitz says, pretty art doesn't carry a story.
If it did, I'd prefer All Hail Megatron to Delbo-pencilled, Yomtov-colored issues like the start of Furman's first American Marvel G1 storyline (Back From The Dead, The Resurrection Gambit!, All The Familiar Faces! and Skin Deep).

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.