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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:43 pm 
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Here's my counterpoint youtube video.

Ding ding ding ding Batman V Superman is totally my thing.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:00 pm 
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Shoe,

Your Superman can be seen on Supergirl.

Disposable light-hearted television, but I had some fun seeing a happy and friendly Superman. It's been a while.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:23 pm 
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The Supergirl show is great...in fact, all of the "Berlantiverse" DC shows have exactly what's missing from the big-screen DC movies...FUN.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:12 pm 
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Monterey Jack wrote:
The Supergirl show is great...in fact, all of the "Berlantiverse" DC shows have exactly what's missing from the big-screen DC movies...FUN.


I like mopey stuff. I like fun stuff. There's room for both. I'd like DC to bring out Captain Marvel/Shazam (not to be confused with Marvel's Captain Marvel) and make it a goofy and fun period piece.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:35 am 
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brian wrote:
...make it a goofy and fun period piece.

I saw something about an animated Batman complete with Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar doing voice work.

The trailer looked like a direct pull from the 60s quirkiness.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:53 pm 
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Pender wrote:
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...make it a goofy and fun period piece.

I saw something about an animated Batman complete with Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar doing voice work.

The trailer looked like a direct pull from the 60s quirkiness.


I started watching it. I'm sure it's fine but there's a lot budget-stretching dead space in it and I quit 22 minutes in.

Adam West Batman is perfect in 20ish minute intervals. This was 80+ minutes. Nope.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:04 pm 
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Pender wrote:
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...make it a goofy and fun period piece.

I saw something about an animated Batman complete with Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar doing voice work.

The trailer looked like a direct pull from the 60s quirkiness.


Speaking of which...

Spend $8000-$15000 on the new Adam West Batman pinball machine, and you received the opportunity to do a meet and greet with Adam West.

(I did not buy the pinball game, a friend did, but he said I could say I was him. Thanks friend!)

I chickened out on doing the Batusi.


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Monty, it's good to see now that Supergirl is on the CW, they have no problem murdering the villains. Just like on the Flash.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:30 am 
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brian wrote:
...meet and greet with Adam West...
How was it? Is he as awesome in person?

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Ericubus wrote:
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...meet and greet with Adam West...
How was it? Is he as awesome in person?


He didn't seem to keen to talk. I just asked how he was doing and if everyone was treating him well. He was nice but we were just ushered through. I wonder if he understood why he was there.


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brian wrote:
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brian wrote:
...meet and greet with Adam West...
How was it? Is he as awesome in person?


He didn't seem to keen to talk. I just asked how he was doing and if everyone was treating him well. He was nice but we were just ushered through. I wonder if he understood why he was there.

:thumbs:

That picture is classic.

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Zach Snyder has stepped away from working on Justice League, his child committed suicide. Joss Whedon is stepping in for reshoots and shooting additional scenes.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/com ... 58f0abc3ed


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Wonder Woman 300 was pretty alright. Sluggish first act bogged down with exposition but picked up afterward.

I was annoyed that
Spoiler: show
the big bad was just some fat old German guy on drugs. So I appreciated the fake out.


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I just booked tickets for tomorrow's 3:30 PM showing for myself, Karen, and my friend, Dale.

I am excited to see it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:33 am 
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Took my son to see it yesterday.

We both enjoyed it.

Good stuff...
Spoiler: show
I liked that they kept the tech with the times. WWI has very specific limitations and the kept within them.
The island of the Amazons was well realized, as was the stealthiness of it. I'm not sure what they will be doing with that throughout time, but it worked for the era.


A few nitpicks...
Spoiler: show
This amazing warrior with magical powers does impossible things in front of everyone, and no one is really that fazed by it. They're just, "That's nice you were able to use your shield to fight off an entire German unit, thanks!"


:hole1: :hole1: :hole1: :half: :nohole:

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Finally watched the extended cut, and it's certainly...longer.

And actually putting the words "Ultimate Edition" under the film's title in the OPENING CREDITS? How tacky. May as well have tossed a [tm] in there.

Movie is still 60% Cool Shit and 40% WTF? Eisenberg is still ATROCIOUS in every frame, and really impacts all of the Cool Shit whenever he minces and mugs up a storm.

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Justice League is an uninteresting film unless you love seeing the love child of studio meddling, what happens when you condense two films into one, and the result of two different directors. Don't forget CGI to remove an actor's mustache and make him look worse than Peter Cushing in Rogue One. So much of it read like Warner Bros. just responding to every fan complaint in the worst fashion. You want bright colors? We'll make everything brightly-lit! You want jokes? Batman smiles and makes jokes.
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Superman will stop mid-battle to save to save some people!


Worst of all, the film really doesn't have much to say.

A shame, because Batman V Superman Ultimate was the opposite of what Monty said. It's fantastic.


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Batman V Superman was a mess of hole, style over substance, and poor characterization, but at least it pretended to deal with some lofty themes.

Justice League was a mess of conflicting styles and paper thing story, but at least it was kind of fun and entertaining.

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I feel robbed of a proper follow-up to Batman V Superman.

Also Danny Elfman scores are boring.


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Also Danny Elfman scores are boring.

Have been since 1995. Dude lost it after To Die For.

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What a shame, because I can still enjoy listening to Beetlejuice/Edward Scissorhands/Batman


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Chris Knight wrote:
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Also Danny Elfman scores are boring.

Have been since 1995. Dude lost it after To Die For.



Horseshit.

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Hum one theme he's done since then. You can't.

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Man of Steel is the better score.


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Not so much a score, more a monotone theme (albeit an effective one). Compared to - say - The 1978 Superman score, which has a separate, and memorable, theme for every. single. character. and. event. The score fills up 3 CDs.

Can you hum Lois' theme from Man Of Steel? Supe's mom's theme? There's nothing. It's just the low-drone-to-climactic-splash for every "event", whether it's the destruction of Krypton, or Supe's learned ability to fly.
I haven't watched Justice League, so I haven't heard the score. I would hope there's something unique for every character (especially considering Wonder Woman had that wicked guitar solo every time she showed up in BvS).

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I don't need to be able to hum music to think it's great music. Music for Airports is a great album, Man of Steel is a great score.

Justice League score is trash - only memorable music is Danny Elfman rehashing his '89 score. It does a great disservice to Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL by ditching their music and the themes built around Kal-El. Wonder Woman still has her theme. The rest? Nada.

I loved William's Superman score - I've got just about every release of it, and was ready to be in pissy-nerd mode if Snyder's film ditched it. But you know what? I prefer Zimmer's theme. The 1970s are dead.

Bring on the understated piano that slowly builds. It's cool that you're not into it, but it doesn't make it bad.



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Good news, Amazon has Batman V Superman Ultimate cut on bluray for $3.


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Hey Chris Knight, why didn't you tell me this was released?

https://www.amazon.com/Superman-Movie-E ... 8&qid=&sr=

It's a 3-hour cut of the original Donner Superman. I'm pretty sure the bulk of it is shit they used to pad out the TV broadcast back in the day, but hey, why not? My preferred cut is the theatrical rather than the 2000 director cut, but I'm willing to give this one a watch.


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I didn't realize there were any uber-fans of the movie here. I, too, prefer the theatrical over the director's cut (mainly because of the goofy sound effects they added). It's also the version I saw when I was 5 (and probably the 2nd film I ever remember watching on the big screen), so any alteration of that version is nigh-blasphemy for me.

The TV version is fun to watch. Once. All the stuff put back in, is exactly what you would want cut out. Like the executioner dude running down Kryptonian hallways to dispatch Jor-El. It's hilariously out-of-place, in an otherwise perfect sequence.

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I grew up on Superman 1 and 2. I'm fan enough to buy this cut just to watch it once. I'm right there with you on the sound effects changed in the 1st film. I was also annoyed by a few of the additions in the extended cut - mom with the Wheaties box really disrupted the mood of Clark standing in the field. Kind of hilarious that Super Jerk made his mom walk that far to say goodbye though...

Superman 2 - the only copy I had as a kid was the extended cut. Dad taped it on Betamax off of ABC, I was really confused years later when I watched it for the first time on VHS and so many scenes were missing. A chunk of this footage wound up in the Donner cut, but there are odd bits and pieces still not found in the special features or that cut.


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Also I'd buy a cleaned up, completed Superman IV extended cut in a heartbeat. Seriously, what is this shit?



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Hilarious, and yet still better than any scene from Superman Returns.

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Hilarious, and yet still better than any scene from Superman Returns.


Our Venn diagram of Superhero film taste only crosses at Superman The Movie.

Returns is great. Except that the film opened with a stupid scene, Luthor and the widow.

It should have opened with this.



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brian wrote:
Good news, Amazon has Batman V Superman Ultimate cut on bluray for $3.

Even though I mostly disliked the movie, I had to get something else on Amazon, anyway, so I bought this.

I'm not sure why.

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Shoe wrote:
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Good news, Amazon has Batman V Superman Ultimate cut on bluray for $3.

Even though I mostly disliked the movie, I had to get something else on Amazon, anyway, so I bought this.

I'm not sure why.

:thumbs:

I mostly enjoyed the movie and at that price I am very happy.

Thank you, Brian.

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