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19 hours ago, Maithanet said:

I feel like every Snyder film I've seen has some parts that are really unique and stylish, but in spite of that, he has never made a movie I actually like or would consider good.  At this point, I'm actively avoiding his movies. 

Watchmen had great parts, but the ultraviolence throughout is totally offputting and not in keeping with the story at all.  300 matched the tone of the graphic novel, but that graphic novel is nothing special anyway. 

Never seen Dawn of the Dead, not really a zombie movie person. 

About the bolded, 300 had a goat man playing the flute. What more does the guy need to do to win you over? :P

45 minutes ago, Rhom said:

What other social media driven outrages are all orchestrated?  But this time about things that do matter.  Seems like the set up for a perfectly good sequel to Wag the Dog.

I have actively avoided following it, but wasn't there a lot of speculation about the recent Depp v. Heard trial suffering from similar undue influence?

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4 hours ago, Heartofice said:

Well if Elon Musk ever buys Twitter we might find out what we all suspect is true: that almost all of Twitter is just a bunch of crazed bots harassing each other and we've all been totally mugged!

No, you won't, because Elon Musk is very bad at this kind of thing and he'll quickly find out he benefits from bots more than most.

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On 7/20/2022 at 1:14 PM, Maithanet said:

I feel like every Snyder film I've seen has some parts that are really unique and stylish, but in spite of that, he has never made a movie I actually like or would consider good.  At this point, I'm actively avoiding his movies. 

Watchmen had great parts, but the ultraviolence throughout is totally offputting and not in keeping with the story at all.  300 matched the tone of the graphic novel, but that graphic novel is nothing special anyway. 

Never seen Dawn of the Dead, not really a zombie movie person. 

This is how I feel pretty much. Most of the time that unique and stylish part is the musical intro, and the movie has peaked like five minutes in.

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44 minutes ago, RumHam said:

This is how I feel pretty much. Most of the time that unique and stylish part is the musical intro, and the movie has peaked like five minutes in.

Watchmen could have been a much better movie with just a bit firmer hand in editing. 

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3 hours ago, Maithanet said:

Watchmen could have been a much better movie with just a bit firmer hand in editing. 

I actually don't hate Watchmen. I know I'm in the minority on this one, but aside from Dawn of the Dead, it's probably the only other films, that Snyder has made, that I've actually enjoyed.

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5 minutes ago, sifth said:

I actually don't hate Watchmen. I know I'm in the minority on this one, but aside from Dawn of the Dead, it's probably the only other films, that Snyder has made, that I've actually enjoyed.

I wouldn't say I hate Watchmen, it was just very disappointing.  The movie got many things right, but on the whole was a failure.  It was not particularly fun to watch and it didn't convey (or seemingly even understand) the main point that the graphic novel was trying to make. 

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57 minutes ago, Maithanet said:

I wouldn't say I hate Watchmen, it was just very disappointing.  The movie got many things right, but on the whole was a failure.  It was not particularly fun to watch and it didn't convey (or seemingly even understand) the main point that the graphic novel was trying to make. 

Snyder tried to make a movie that appealed to two different audiences and it fell mostly flat for both. I watched it before reading the graphic novel and hated it. It's the only  movie I've actually walked out off though that was due to my GF at the time. It was a little more enjoyable the second time around after years had passed and I had read the graphic novel, but it's still not very good.

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Shazam looks entertaining enough, but Black Adam just looks like formless, pointless goop. Completely not getting across the weight that Adam's story could have, done well, but not achieving either the playfulness of Shazam nor a classic, JSA-leaning comic-booky verve either. 

Hope I'm wrong but I'm not optimistic.

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17 hours ago, polishgenius said:




Shazam looks entertaining enough, but Black Adam just looks like formless, pointless goop. Completely not getting across the weight that Adam's story could have, done well, but not achieving either the playfulness of Shazam nor a classic, JSA-leaning comic-booky verve either. 

Hope I'm wrong but I'm not optimistic.

I have no interest in the black adam character as it has always been...... less than good.  I'm only curious to see if the Rock got his wish and Cavill shows up at the end.

Also amusing how WB says they arent doing Snyder movies anymore but this very much looks like a Snyder movie.

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I can't decide if this guy is trolling or if he literally has never produced an insightful or interesting take. Maybe he's someones nephew.

The Super-Pets soft opening isn't a surprise to me. It just didn't seem to generate or sustain much buzz. It certainly didn't generate much discussion here :D.

trailer views on Youtube were decent, but a week or so before the thing came out I took a look at google trends for various "super-pets" related search terms and, worldwide, it barely registered. If people were interested in seeing this film, they weren't using the worlds largest search engine for showtimes and tickets. Shazam 2 and Black Adam were significantly higher and this was before the comic-con trailers.

or,

Maybe 2022 just isn't a banner year for big screen animation.

Paws of Fury bombed and Lightyear and Bob's burgers both underperformed (Bob's Burgers hit streaming about 2 weeks after its theatrical release). The Bad Guys did pretty well, thanks mostly to its performance overseas, but expectations were lower for that one. I expect break-even for Super-Pets is somewhat higher.

Minions 2 is an unqualified success. It's likely to beat Minions domestic cume but it's global box office won't get anywhere near the $1.15 billion first Minions movie did. Part of that is a lack of a China release for Minions 2, but no matter how you slice it, the international box office is off by a lot. 

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