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  1. Heartofice

    The Last Fox X-men Thread - no spoilers

    Oh well there have been plenty of short leading men in movies. Usually if I want to know what actors are short, I will look to see who Tom Cruise has in movies with him thats normally a sign they aren't too much taller than him.
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    Good Omens, Mort and The City Watch

    Finished it now and my opinion of the show only got worse as it went on. I was pretty enthused by episode 1, but by the end I couldn't bring myself to finish it and it was only because I was stuck on a train with nothing else to do that I managed it. Overall I was pretty disappointed with the whole thing, it is probably my least favourite show I've seen all year in some ways. I think because there was so much talent and potential behind it, that it being so below average was upsetting for me. So much of it just didn't hit the mark. The humour and tone were all over the place, the occasional great bit of comedic acting was hidden in a flimsy and silly script, funny people like Jon Hamm, Miranda Richardson and Micheal McKean were wasted or gave strange performances. By the last few episodes the series had sort of descended into something I would expect to watch on children's TV. I'm putting this down to those pesky kids who just cheesed up the screen every time they were there. I was expecting a lot more from this series and was using it as a guage of how well Amazon studios is going to do with big productions. So far I have not been impressed.
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    The Last Fox X-men Thread - no spoilers

    I think we can discount any pretty boys.
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    The Last Fox X-men Thread - no spoilers

    My preference would have been someone like Joaquin Phoenix or a Russell Crowe type, like Tom Hardy. These guys are all around 5'9 - 5'10, thickly built and look like they could lose their shit over the smallest thing. That is exactly the type of person who should be playing the guy. Being short isn't the only characteristic, but not being tall and lean and not looking heroic is pretty important, he needs to a dirty looking angry dude. I think we should immediately discount actors who are completely wrong for the role but who are short.. like Radcliffe, and especially Hart (really can't see any real reason to change Wolvies race at this point)
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    The Last Fox X-men Thread - no spoilers

    Being short is one of Wolverines core characteristics. He's not some tall heroic looking superhero, hes this angry little dude who can't control his temper and is very good at ripping things apart. I don't think the movies really captured that, as good as Jackman was, he was just too tall and good looking. Also he needs to be hairy.. and maybe, you know, wear the costume!!
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    UK Politics: The End of May

    I only saw bits and pieces but Rory has consistently impressed me, in comparison to many of the other candidates (who were almost all terrible). I thought he did well in the debate, he's relatively charismatic and seems to be able to articulate the issues in a clear manner, without resorting to bland 'believe in me' rhetoric. (btw, Jeremy Hunt's "I was an entrepreneur, I know how to do deals" was so Trumpian I felt sick) The problem is Stewart is simply not popular (yet) with the conservative voters: https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2019/06/17/three-quarters-conservative-party-members-think-bo?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=website_article&utm_campaign=conservative_members_june_2019_good_leader with 50% thinking he would be a poor leader. I think that is unfortunate but it might have more to do with his strange almost computer generated appearance and awkward nature. The more you hear him speak the more you get on board with what he's saying.
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    The Last Fox X-men Thread - no spoilers

    I actually think the time travel in the X-Men movies is easier to tolerate because I can never remember what the hell happened in the last one and I find the whole franchise such a mess that my expectations are rock bottom.
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    The Last Fox X-men Thread - no spoilers

    I really don’t want them to be teachers in a school, mostly because that means there will be teenage mutants and teenagers are generally annoying in anything. That also means I really don’t want them to be teenager Xmen. Ideally i’d say you just start with some mid 20s OG characters who have been hiding out. Nobody wants to see an origin story and so just introduce their backstories subtly. And yeah really I don’t think it matters that much if some people wanna scream about ‘ugh where were these guys when Thanos was rolling about’. As mentioned, there’s a ton of hand waving already, only internet oddballs get worked up about that stuff
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    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    I don’t really think anyone is bothered about cocksure female characters. If there is any complaint it’s the literal lack of surprise of such characters existing now and the attempt to try and portray such characters as game changing. Its not a brave or interesting choice to make your female characters bad ass, in fact it’s the norm. It would be a brave move to do anything else.
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    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    Cocky female superheroes is absolutely the standard trope now, I’m not sure how you could have missed it. It’s much harder to think of female superheroes that don’t just swagger around being awesome. Just going on Marvel, you have Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Valkyrie, Gammora and Wasp. Strong confident females in movies isn’t a new thing, nor is it especially unusual. It’s at this point in no way noteworthy to even mention it.
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    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    It was you who wanted to make a point about her cockiness, as if it’s unusual. I’m mentioning that it’s been quite a standard thing for female characters in superhero movies for quite some time. Hopefully there is more to her character than just that.
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    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    Is it just possible to write female superhero characters in an interesting way instead of constantly smirking symbols of empowerment we are meant to clap for? I think it is.
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    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    Im pretty sure that is par for the course these days
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    UK Politics: The End of May

    Can’t think of a paper that isn’t click bait
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    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    I mean if I forget that it has anything to do with Batman and Gotham I can overlook a lot of things, in that way it looks like a forgettable period show. BATwoman however, hard to know anything right now except that its a CW Arrowverse show.. so that kind of tells you everything. I like Ruby Rose visually... but everything about this screams avoid.
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