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@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  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!"


TMNT Live Action Movie

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#801 (Deactivated) BB Shockwave

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 03:05 PM

So, yeah, I am back from Adult Mutant Brawler Ogres! Saw it with my half-brother and his girlfriend.They enjoyed it as an action movie, but not as a TMNT movie - and they still find the designs horrible. Me?  I wish I could say I hated it, but... nah. It was just a wasted 90 minutes of my life I am never getting back. It was so pointless and boring, and went by so fast, I barely noticed what happened.
In Transformers we had Sam and the human cast taking away the time from the CGI (and expensive to show) robots. Here... none of that, actually. The Turtles have just as much screentime as April. Therefore it is saddening that they still are very forgettable and boring, or sometimes just "trying too hard" levels of annoying.
The designs are still butt-ugly (though, Donnie and Leo are the most tolerable) - Raph looks like he was mutated from a whole different species, maybe a snapping turtle? Mikey has the face that will haunt your nightmares. Splinter has weird black orbs for eyes and a fu manchu, but he is not that bad when viewed from the side. Just wish they have kept his iconic robe color. Shredder... is Bayformers 2007 Megatron crossed with a Swiss Army knife and given some parts of a samurai armor. He, like all the designs, is too busy and detailed and hence, doesn't work well when viewed from afar.

The new origin is just... too much to take in. And that's in a movie about ninja humanoid reptiles with an attitude...

- April named the Turtles and Splinter when she was a kid

- They painted their bandana colors on their backs to mark them - and they adopted these colors
- April used to feed them pizza, that's why they like it
- April saves them from a fire when the lab burns down and his dad dies, and throws them in the sewer
- Splinter oddly, remembers all of this!
So yeah, Splinter is neither Hamato Yoshi, or his rat, and ... sit down for this - he learned karate from a book called "Ninjitsu in X easy steps". That he found in the sewer... Facepalm.
Back on Megan Fox, she switches between Shia Lebeuf annoying spaz attacks where she stupidly tries to explain the turtles to a distraught (an HUGE! what has she been eating?) Whoopi Goldberg, instead of 'yknow, showing her the photo she took that she shows Fichtner 2 minutes later... Or just running around with her mouth open and breathing heavily. She does a LOT of heavy breathing in this movie... dunno why. Is that a fetish? Her character is one-note and so bland you soon forget to even care for her safety.
Oh yeah, they added "Vern", her cameraman as a love interest, who is some weird mixture of Vernon and Burne played by Will Arnett. He is also one-note and has annoying habits, but he is at least not much in the movie.

The Turtles are... also one-note. Everyone spouts their catchphrase and acts like his stereotype - Donny is the nerd so he talks in technobabble and needlessly shows off his gadgets, Mike goofs around and (disturbingly) wants to bang April, Raph is angry and wants to leave the team but he is a softie inside, and Leo... Leo is just there, boringly. But, to be frank... we barely see them interact much. They have a lot of banter in battles, but it's one-note.

Oh yeah, battles... shakey-cam is so-so, but the action IS hard to follow. However, what annoyed me the most is that the Turtles are basically, bulletproof Ogres. They have super-strenght (they can throw a full container and topple a HUm-wee!), they shrug off machine gun fire, and they are built and move like a tank. Ninjas? Pffft. There is no stealth useage in the movie apart from the cargo container scenes. They jump around a lot, yes, but barely fight using their weapons, they just punch people and throw things.
Shredder, instead, was pretty awesome in fights - he moves very fast despite his size and really fights like a ninja or samurai. Splinter fights oddly, often punching and scratching like a real rat, and sometimes using his tail as it it was a prehensile whip.
The Foot... are boring. Just makes soldiers with guns and shock batons. At the end they are just locked into a warehouse and... that's that. The whole army, just locked out.
Fichtner / Sachs... I love the actor, and he is the high point of the movie, but he is totally unnecessary and is knocked out easily in the final fight. Shredder is a non-entity... he has no reason to hate Splinter here, and is just on a quest to ransom the city and make the Foot relevant again - despite, y'know, holding New York in his grip already. At least he is played by a japanese actor.
Oh, and yeah, Karai is in this too. Blink and you'll miss her. She has like, 5 lines and is utterly useless in a fight. No mention of being the Shredder's daughter, also. Then again, no normal human can fight these guys. They can punch through walls! They are super sentai turtles.

And much like in the 2007 Transformers, here too it's the human lead who kills the villain. Granted, they do a cop-out with the mutagen and indicate Shredder might come back...

Oh, and if you thought the turtles look disturbing here? Wait until you see them as youngsters in a flashback. The horror! Also, they were skinny... did Splinter feed them steroids or what?

All in all, rather boring movie. Raph gets the most character development, but all that only comes through in the last minute of the movie. If you want to watch a good TMNT movie, watch the 2007 one... or Turtles in Time. :)



Look at the Samurai mural on the wall when April is talking to Sachs. 



Huh,.. interesting! Yeah I noticed that too and wanted him to move closer so I can get a better look. :) Might be a power suit in samurai style, indeed.



I noticed the credits showed Baxter Stockman. Where did I miss THAT in the movie? 


And where was the aforementioned allusion to Dimension X? 


So that was him then! Yeah, they show footage taken by kid April (because of course, what company working with dangerous alien mutagen won't allow a kid into the building with a camera to feed the lab animals?) - and where Fichtner and April's dad explain what they are doing, there is also an african-american scientist standing behind them. He has no lines, though, but I guess that was Baxter.

Edited by BB Shockwave, 04 September 2014 - 03:10 PM.

#802 Doin It To Ham

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:25 PM

Ah, that explains Baxter then. Thanks.

#803 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 12:46 AM

Nailed it.


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 12:49 AM

This movie is garbage. It has no reason to exist, absolutely none, and does nothing new with the characters that wasn't done infinitly better in the first film. I'm sorry, I know I'm on a Transformers forum where this is the standard operating procedure for its movie adaptations, but jeez people, develop some standards! People didn't accept "The Last Airbender" as a faithful adaptation of the Avatar series and neither should you just because its the only Turtles thing in theaters right now.


If you buy garbage, all people will sell you is garbage. Don't settle. Dare to demand better.



#805 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 06:34 AM

Finally got to see it on Tuesday. I enjoyed it well enough. Not my favorite version of Turtles, but I didn't hate it.


I did like how brisk it was, and that it pretty much kept up a good pace. That's probably AoE speaking to me, though.


Going to try to do a full review on PMO soon.


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:37 PM

I enjoyed it. It wasn't perfect, but it was a lot better than any of the Transformers movies.


The April-centric origin, no thanks. Inevitably every new iteration will put its own stamp on the origin but this was just waaay too much.


I didn't have any issues with the Turtle designs. I'd been worried when we first saw them, but they really aren't that bad, although there is something vaguely unsettling about Mikey's face that made him much less appealing than his brothers. But Splinter! Oh my, so ugly. Not a fan.


I was pleasantly surprised by Fox's portrayal of April. It was... watchable. I didn't, y'know, hate her. I wish they hadn't gone with the reporter version, but I guess that's the one that most of the nostalgia centres around. :/


Hoping for Casey and Utroms in the sequel. And for Leo to demonstrate actual personality.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 03:27 AM

Here's the trailer for the 2nd movie! Bebop & Rocksteady

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 11:48 AM

Here's the trailer for the 2nd movie! Bebop & Rocksteady


There's already a thread for that.

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