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Re: DC Comics on Film

#526 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:43 pm

zedz wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:54 pm
Perhaps the new secret origin of the Joker is that he's Rupert Pupkin after he fell into a vat of chemicals?
I hear 80's talk show and I'm thinking more like Morton Downey or Wally George

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#527 Post by hanshotfirst1138 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:29 pm

McCrutchy wrote:It really does look poor. Aquaman is already difficult to take seriously, and a live-action film would need to strike a delicate balance that ideally involved less obvious CGI and less "school of fish/marine life"-type shots. Then the poster was released and it evokes...Finding Nemo, and now WB have released an overstuffed trailer that has far too much bad CGI, and seems to be telling a story like Black Panther, but without the intrigue of a place like Wakanda. The only reason I might be interested in this is Nicole Kidman, but it doesn't seem like she'll have a substantial role with Amber Heard and so many others shoved in there. I do like the look of the Black Manta character, but that's about the only thing that looks impressive.

Unfortunately for DC, this trailer looks a lot like what I would have expected to see if I thought the goal was to carry on in the same vein as Justice League. I see very little in it to suggest that they have changed tactics, and even though James Wan is directing, I suspect this movie was largely made by committee at WB. After all, surely Wan knows how to make franchise films from what happened with Saw and working on Furious 7, and I expect he was hired mainly to be a team player, but also because genre fans recognize his name and probably believe he would be given the kind of creative authority over the project he has seen with smaller horror films. It doesn't seem like that is the case, based on that trailer.
A particular shame, as the whole culture of Atlantis should be really cool. I do like Momoa though. DC needs someone like Kevin Feige who can oversee all the projects and keep things as a cohesive whole. I think that’s what they hoping Geoff Johns will do, but he just doesn’t seem up to it. And even then, it took Marvel several years to get things off the ground. DC are trying to rush, not to mention putting way too many eggs in the Zach Snyder basket. I think they hoped he’d be their Joss Whedon, but majorly miscalculated. Even with a few flaws, Wonder Woman both broke new ground and was frankly, by and large, just a solid movie. It also the one that had the least tying in to do with he whole overall universe, which is very telling.

I KNOW that DC are better than this and can be. The Greg Berlanti TV shows, though by no means without their flaws, are lots of fun and do a way better job of casting and world-building. And DC’s animation division back in the 90s and 00s under Bruce Timm, the DCAU, is still the bar to clear. I wish they could apply the same level of quality and care to their live-action features.

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#528 Post by Never Cursed » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:50 pm

The Berlanti-produced Titans series looks awful, so I'm not sure if I'm any more confident in their TV shows than their films

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#529 Post by hanshotfirst1138 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:23 pm

Mungo wrote:The Berlanti-produced Titans series looks awful, so I'm not sure if I'm any more confident in their TV shows than their films
The so-called Arrowverse of shows-Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow does have its ups and downs, but it’s lots of fun.

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#530 Post by McCrutchy » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:06 am

The other thing that bothers me about the Aquaman film is that Djimon Hounsou’s "Fisherman King" looks a hell of a lot like someone else (apologies for the low-res GIF, which I put in a spoiler):

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(This is, of course, Jim Carrey in The Mask, but it's hard to find a picture or GIF that shows him along with a clear image of the mask not "activated".)
Worse still, there doesn't appear to be a completely corresponding character in the Aquaman comics. There is a character called "The Fisher King", but he apparently only made a few appearances, and he looks completely human:

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#531 Post by Werewolf by Night » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:32 am

Looks suspiciously like Marvel’s Triton, though.

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#532 Post by Orlac » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:51 pm

No sign of Dolph Lundgren...

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#533 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:36 pm

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#534 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:47 pm

My hero

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#536 Post by domino harvey » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:43 am

This effectively removes an actor of Cavill's age from the storyline's equation given that Superman, aka Kal-El, would be an infant, according to DC lore.
This is hilarious spin. "Obviously DC couldn't keep Cavill on since he's not a newborn baby!"

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#537 Post by tenia » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:04 pm

I thought that Kara was technically older than Kal-El, but when she arrives on Earth, she's actually younger looking than him because of the extra time spent in space ?

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#538 Post by Apperson » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:08 pm

Also I just found this piece of hilarious boot-licking from Forbes about the situation, and I highly recommend you read it.
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#539 Post by PfR73 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:24 pm

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Also I just found this piece of hilarious boot-licking from Forbes about the situation, and I highly recommend you read it.
Your link goes to the same Hollywood Reporter article already linked above, not a Forbes article.

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#540 Post by Apperson » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:37 pm

PfR73 wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:24 pm
Apperson wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:08 pm
Also I just found this piece of hilarious boot-licking from Forbes about the situation, and I highly recommend you read it.
Your link goes to the same Hollywood Reporter article already linked above, not a Forbes article.
Thanks, it's now fixed.

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#541 Post by domino harvey » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:46 pm

That Forbes piece is a riot! I know most of us say this to ourselves countless times a day, but good lord do I hate the Internet

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#542 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:00 pm

We have been getting by just fine for decades without a good Superman film

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