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@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:13 PM

Seriously, guys. Last call for spoilers.

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Speaking to IGN, X-Men series producer Bryan Singer has confirmed that the next chapter of Matthew Vaughn's mutant reboot will be subtitled "HIGHLIGHT to view:
Days of Future Past," and furthermore claimed it will draw from the famous comics arc of the same name.


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:21 PM

Didn't we already know this?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:38 PM

Holy crap, really? Awesome

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:43 PM

I remember this same feeling at the end of X-Men 2 when it seemed they were going to do Phoenix and/or Dark Phoenix.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:25 PM

*Your spoiler warning was in the first post, so shut it*

I was just thinking this morning about a sequel to First Class. Hadn't heard anything until now. This is great news! Maybe a good way to bring Hugh Jackman into this franchise in more than a cameo. They don't need him in the "past" to use him in the "future" necessarily.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:52 PM

I would probably use this plotline to do an Abrahm's Star Trek and change the events of the 3 X-Men movies.
Edit - Nah thats daft actually if they're setting it in the 70s.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:38 PM

So if it's the actual title of the movie how can it be considered a spoiler? Is someone going to avoid any news of the film so thoroughly that they never hear the title?

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:27 AM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Aug 2 2012, 08:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So if it's the actual title of the movie how can it be considered a spoiler? Is someone going to avoid any news of the film so thoroughly that they never hear the title?


Yeah, I don't know. I thought about that after I started the thread. I guess because the article I linked lays out the entire story of 'Days of Future Past' from the comics?

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:06 AM

That's interesting

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:07 AM

Hugh Jackman will return to make a cameo as Wolverine. Again.

If he's not one of the main characters.

I still find it amusing that people consider a Wolverine cameo in an X-Men movie to be a spoiler.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:04 PM

Hmmm....DoFP features Franklin Richards....Fox has both X-Men and FF and has made some rumblings of liking that whole making money by linking franchises thing Marvel did with Avengers.....

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:18 PM

Ya this news is a few weeks old by now I believe. Revealed at SDCC. Still with the age differences between Havok and Scott, and them possibly tying it together I'm afraid they are going to make Alex Scotts dad or something stupid like that.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:22 AM

No we didn't know this. This has come as something of a surprise...a nice one, but a surprise nonetheless. It's going to be very interesting indeed to see how they pull this off. Singer also stated that it would be ambitious and stated something to the effect that Fox wants to have "connectivity" and open up the X-Men universe.

Regarding Franklin Richards, I don't believe they'll use him at all since Fox right now is in the process of rebooting "Fantastic Four" with "Chronicle" director Josh Trank as director. I suspect that they will tweak and make alterations where necessary to fit the X-Men film universe and not do a straight up adaptation of "Days of Future Past".

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:03 PM

QUOTE(DarkDestroyer @ Aug 5 2012, 01:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No we didn't know this. This has come as something of a surprise...a nice one, but a surprise nonetheless. It's going to be very interesting indeed to see how they pull this off. Singer also stated that it would be ambitious and stated something to the effect that Fox wants to have "connectivity" and open up the X-Men universe.

Regarding Franklin Richards, I don't believe they'll use him at all since Fox right now is in the process of rebooting "Fantastic Four" with "Chronicle" director Josh Trank as director. I suspect that they will tweak and make alterations where necessary to fit the X-Men film universe and not do a straight up adaptation of "Days of Future Past".

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Pretty sure the whole "Days of Future Past" idea have been floating round the net for a while now. May not of been officially confirmed but its been out there. And I hope they do use Franklin if only as a push to the first family element of the FF. With the reboot it's not likely but It'd be cool if they at least push in a blond guy with psychic power or such in a cameo.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:34 AM

It started as a rumour for First Class 2 only a couple of months ago...but it was never in any real discussion prior to that for the other films. Pretty much why I thought it was just made up at first icon-hotrod.gif This really blinded sided me actually but in a good way. I was already excited for the project but now I'm even more so.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:14 PM

Here's some interesting casting news.

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Patrick Stewart returning as HIGHLIGHT to view:
Professor X? Okay, they've got my $12!!

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:54 PM

Well that makes sense considering.

I just hope they don't try to make this fit with the previous films because those first two have not aged well and the third one along with Wolverine were just wretched piles of ass.
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 08:56 AM

I don't understand how they will be able to make a First Class sequel also be Days of Future Past without rewriting everything about Days of Future Past to fit into the timeline of the X-Men movies.

Unless they're just going to ignore past X-Men movies as and how they see fit.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:00 AM

It will be DoFP inspired, not an exact retelling. These are adaptations afterall.
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:39 AM

Yeah, X3 was hardly what you'd call a straight retelling of The Dark Phoenix Saga.

It was also hardly what I'd call a watchable movie, of course, but still...