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@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  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.


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#881 Detour

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:28 AM

QUOTE(Mouse_Pad @ Aug 30 2013, 12:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's one of my complaints about MoS. It was so dire and had very little comic relief.

It's not just a lack of comic relief... it's that it's completely joyless in every way.

Edited by Detour, 30 August 2013 - 11:28 AM.

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 30 August 2013 - 12:53 PM

I can't agree that it's joyless at all. Are the lighter moments relatively few and far between? Sure. But the first flight scene alone kills any notion that it could be completely joyless.

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:30 PM

I didn't find it joyless. I'm sure some of you wish it had Otis in it, but I think it did fine without him.

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:34 PM

QUOTE(Exatron @ Aug 30 2013, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can't agree that it's joyless at all. Are the lighter moments relatively few and far between? Sure. But the first flight scene alone kills any notion that it could be completely joyless.

It's ridiculously ironic how you're pointing out that scene that's solely dependent on the score telling you "THIS IS EPIC YOU GUYSE!", considering how often I hear "YOU ONLY LIKE THE DONNER FILMS BECAUSE OF THE JOHN WILLIAMS SCORE".

Here's an actualy joyful flight scene:

Clark finds out his origins after dealing with the appearance of his powers, freaks out thinking he's just a freak, runs away... and then he finds out he can fly and he's elated because he realizes he's not a freak, he's special, and returns home to reconcile with his parents.

The Last Son Of Krypton is such a better Superman "movie" than Man of Steel.

QUOTE(Local Trouble @ Aug 31 2013, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I didn't find it joyless. I'm sure some of you wish it had Otis in it, but I think it did fine without him.

Oh, looky, that whole "joy = bumbling comic relief" strawman again.
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Edited by Detour, 31 August 2013 - 04:34 PM.

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 31 August 2013 - 06:27 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Aug 31 2013, 02:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's ridiculously ironic how you're pointing out that scene that's solely dependent on the score telling you "THIS IS EPIC YOU GUYSE!", considering how often I hear "YOU ONLY LIKE THE DONNER FILMS BECAUSE OF THE JOHN WILLIAMS SCORE".

Were you off taking a piss during that scene? Superman's joyful laughing is what made it not joyless, not the score (which is epic, but that's beside the point).

Edited by Local Trouble, 31 August 2013 - 06:27 PM.


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:42 AM

Or the scene where (in a flashback) we see kid Clark don the "cape". icon-hotrod.gif That, and well, Lois had a lot of scenes I considered funny, given her rather snarky attitude.
(And whoever says the Nolan Batman movies have no humour needs to re-watch them. There are so many quotable jokes... ("High heels... don't those hurt?" - "I don't know... (stab) Do they?" icon-hotrod.gif Heck, even Bane makes jokes. "It'd be excruitatingly painful... for you.")

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:37 AM

I found more humor in each Nolan Batman film than I did here.
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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.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:14 PM

So I finally watched Man of Steel...

And never have I been so conflicted about a movie.
 
I didn't see it in theaters and I held off watching it forever because, as I've said repeatedly, I had no interest in a GrimDarkKnight Style Superman film.  It's Superman, he has to be a little tongue in cheek by his very nature, and trying to DarkKnightify him is just wrong.
 
But my dear sweet father, bless his heart, got us the blu-ray for Christmas.  So I finally decided to sit down and watch this bad boy.
 
As I said, I'm mixed.  VERY mixed.
 
Ok, when he wasn't busy being emo, Henry Cavill was an *excellent* Superman.  When he was doing lighter things, he was great.  And, more importantly, the fights were *amazing*.  THAT is was action in a Superman film should be like.  Zod was pretty good and the fights were just so damn fun and flashy.  I absolutely LOVED Krypton.  So some VERY BIG positives there.
 
But then there's the negatives.  Killing Pa Kent was pointless (and silly).    The aforementioned Emo, which wasn't as bad as I had feared from the trailers, was distracting.  The plot seemed to make semi-sensical time jumps with no real frame of reference (How long between launching Baby Supes and Krypton blowing up?  ow long between the oil rig and the spaceship discovery?  How long between the spaceship discovery and Amy Ad-I mean Lois Lane finding Superman?)  Amy Adams - I love you dear, you're great in a bunch of kids movies, but honey, you ain't no Lois Lane.  And yes, we get it, Superman is Jesus, enough with the cross poses OK?
 
And then there's almosts.  I header Superman Killed Zod an was like 'hellll no', but then I saw it.  And while I'm actually ok with the situation presented in theory, in execution...  Well,  I'll just ask you this.  In the movie, as presented, where would we have picked up at all that Superman is opposed to killing?  It wasn't there.  It's like he just screamed NOOOOOOO after killing the bad guy for no reason.  And while we fans know Superman isn't supposed to kill, not once was that actually a factor in the movie as presented.  Someone who had never heard of Superman before would have been completely lost as to why that scene played out the way it did.
 
And how about Superman being Superman, and like saving citizens and stopping criminals and stuff?  Even a token scene with him doing that in the suit would have been great, but they kind of ignored that angle entirely.
 
So seriously, I'm mixed.  I think I enjoyed it, but it frustrated me as well.
 
But, incidentally, on the power scales presented, how the hell is Batman NOT going to get squished like a bug is this sequel?

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:18 PM


But, incidentally, on the power scales presented, how the hell is Batman NOT going to get squished like a bug is this sequel?

 

 

Because being Batman is the greatest super power in the DC universe. :p


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:16 AM

 

 In the movie, as presented, where would we have picked up at all that Superman is opposed to killing?  It wasn't there.  It's like he just screamed NOOOOOOO after killing the bad guy for no reason.  And while we fans know Superman isn't supposed to kill, not once was that actually a factor in the movie as presented.  Someone who had never heard of Superman before would have been completely lost as to why that scene played out the way it did.

 

 

THIS is my real problem with the movie.  I don't like their interpretation of Superman, mind you, but it's that for the big climatic moment of the film, there's no set up, and no follow through. It's a poorly made movie.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:28 AM

Hmm, thought I'd posted here.

 

I finally watched this just a few weeks ago, for the first time.

 

Loved it. It was absolutely NOTHING like what I was expecting, and it blew me away (in a positive way).

 

Superman bores the hell out of me normally. If it wasn't for Snyder's participation I wouldn't have bothered with it.

 

I love what he did for this film. I LOVE the re-imagined Krypton, it was spectacular, and also gave me such a great Star Wars vibe, one that I wish the prequels had given.

 

I really enjoyed it overall. Even with Snyder, I wasn't expecting to like it THIS much.

 

I bought it for full price on release day, and it took me awhile to finally get around to watching it. I'd been thinking I'd probably wasted my money when I should have waited on it, but after seeing it, it was totally worth the full price.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 05:34 AM

Superman bores the hell out of me normally. If it wasn't for Snyder's participation I wouldn't have bothered with it.

 

Indeed.

 

This movie was made explicitly to appeal to people like you and Cheets who have that attitude.

 

With all the positives and negatives that brings.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 06:30 AM

It really feels like this is a "it's not what I usually expect out of Superman, therefore it must be good".

 

Fortunately I've also gotten to see people who're also "meh" on Superman call it a bad movie, so it's not a unanimous thing there.


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 08 September 2014 - 10:14 PM

So I finally watched Man of Steel...
And never have I been so conflicted about a movie.

Just finished watching it but for the most part, this is where I am. I will say I hate the cinematography outside of the fight scenes. They need to slap the cameraman then fire them. Dollies exist for a reason. Trying to let my thoughts simmer.
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