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  • Oct 20, 2020 04:22 PM
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    The infamous extended cut of Zack Snyder's 'Justice League' was announced just a month or two ago. If you're not familiar with what that is, I'll give you a quick breakdown. Basically, the Justice League movie that came out a while back was just awful. The pacing was awful, the editing was probably the worst I've ever seen, the story didn't make sense and it was incredibly rushed.

    Fast forward a good while and talks of Zack Snyder's director's cut began to make the rounds. Snyder claimed his directors cut was what he originally wanted the film to be and that he was held back by WB. He also said the cut was "almost finished" and "just needs some reshoots".

    Fast forward a bit more and now we know for sure the movie (a series cut into 4 hour long episodes) is official. It's received a huge $70 million plus budget and will be in the works for a good while longer.

    But here's the thing.. The insane budget, the length of time needed to "finish reshoots" just don't add up. $70 million dollars is a whole new movie. I honestly can't believe they're giving Snyder another chance with another big budget to "reshoot" the same awful movie. He must have really, really shown them something absolutely impressive to pull that off.

    Also, I just read that Jared Leto's Joker will be in the Snyder cut as well.... Come on.... Leto's Joker was unanimously hated and comically awful. Why would they do this. He's not even in the original Justice League..

  • Sep 28, 2020 03:19 PM
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    I honestly don't understand what so many like about the show. I've seen quite a bit of it and just don't get the appeal. Seems so tropey and boring. Then again, I didn't actually start the show from the beginning, so I could be entirely wrong.

  • Sep 04, 2020 04:53 PM
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    Heisenberg Wrote:

    Don't agree. How many people actually liked Cavill as Superman? I mean.. I did. :) But I think I was in the minority. No offense Henry, as I'm sure you'll read this, but I don't think you lack the charisma to be Bond. Rather see Idris Elba still. I know he is kinda old for it but he could make a good run of it and has the right mix of tough guy and sophistication and attitude. Makes sense to me.

    I think Cavill is the perfect Batman. Man of Steel was a great movie. It's a shame the franchise got treated the way it did, but that's not Henry's fault.

    As for the Bond films, I couldn't be happier to see Daniel Craig leaving the franchise. Every single time I see him I can only think about him saying he hates playing the role. Although I must say, this new one looks like it's going to be a banger.

  • Aug 30, 2020 06:28 PM
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    Heisenberg Wrote: Pattinson is a great choice. I am a little Batman fatigued though. Hope this is good but from the trailer I'm not sure its necessary.

    I here ya. If Warner would have done it right from the beginning they could have easily had a darker, more grown up version of the Avengers. Now people are getting Batman/DC characters fatigue.

  • Aug 30, 2020 06:49 PM
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    Oh and even though it's not a film but a series, I'd also like to add The Haunting of Hill House to the Best list. They did a fantastic job adapting that series.

  • Aug 30, 2020 06:49 PM
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    I'm with you on the Worst adaptations. All of those fell flat pretty hard, especially The Dark Tower. I'd also mention A Wrinkle in time. What a waist of money and time.

    As for the best adaptations, I'd like to include The Great Gatsby. I know it didn't get alot of love, but I enjoyed it and think it did what it was supposed to do.

    I'm also really hoping we can add the upcoming 'Dune' to the list of Best adaptations. I have super high hopes that Denis Villeneuve can pull it off.

  • Aug 30, 2020 06:28 PM
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    Matt Reeves new 'Batman' trailer has finally been revealed! I must say, out of all the new DC movies slated for release within the next couple years, I'm the most excited for this one. And now that I've seen the trailer I'd say I'm more excited for this movie than most others of any genre.

    I love this take on Batman. Just wits and unbridled rage (see the 1:30min mark :|) lead to a really dark atmosphere. Plus, the Riddler is probably my favorite Batman villian and I'm really excited to see how they portray him. And I know people love to give flak about any and every new Batman actor choice, but I'm super happy about Robert Pattinson getting this role. After seeing Pattinson in so many great films recently it'd be a hard sell trying to convince anyone he doesn't have the skill to pull it off. I think he'll do excellent.

    This trailer is fantastic. The movie looks very serious and dark, exactly how Batman should be in my opinion. Also worth noting they put together a trailer of this quality with only 25% of the movie being filmed so far.

  • Aug 16, 2020 12:26 PM
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    Heisenberg Wrote:

    I think this proves how few good ideas there are for movies. Or at least how few really good storytellers are out there with material that makes sense to translate to the big screen. Or maybe it just proves that Netflix doesn't have a trustworthy eye for good stories, and they are just throwing darts with blindfolds on, randomly hitting the target just every so often?

    I think that's the problem. I just can't understand how that's possible with how big they are as a company today. Do they not have people that control quality? You'd think they wouldn't want to spend millions and millions of dollars on movies no one will watch twice and most probably won't even like.

  • Aug 03, 2020 11:29 AM
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    No one will ever fill Iron Man's shoes. He's the one and only. He's the leader of the Avengers and no one will ever come close to what the character did, at least in my mind. I will say that as far as the Avengers as a whole, Captain America has always and will always be my favorite. If anyone could have pulled off the succession, it's Cap. But we all know that won't happen.... :/

    I think Dr. Strange is the safest choice if they're looking for more of a level headed ring leader type. Peter Parker is the obvious choice to tie it all together, but he's just too young and he's no leader.

    All in all, I think they're going to stick with the Avengers being disbanded type of direction for a good while. No need to bring everyone together. The Guardians and Thor (Guardians of the Galaxy 3) are out doing space adventures, which I'm incredibly excited for. Winter Soldier and Falcon (same title) doing Earth adventures, again excited. Wanda and Vision (WandaVision) stuck in different times throughout the past and maybe future trying to figure things out. Loki (Loki) doing what he does best wherever he wants to.

  • Aug 16, 2020 12:26 PM
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    So I made a post a while back talking about how Netflix doesn't care about making quality movies anymore. In that thread I gave a few instances of movies they've taken on and ruined by lack of all planning and execution. Well, they did it again.

    'Project Power'

    Normally I'd take into consideration what the majority of people thought about the film and weigh that against my own preferences too keep an open mind. But man, was this movie a dumpster fire. The acting, the plot, the insane plot holes, the soundtrack, the completely random freestyles :|, the ending.. everything was just bad. I feel as if they somehow managed to get Jamie Foxx on board with the cool idea and were so excited that they just threw the rest of the actual planning out the window. They took the idea of 5-minute super powers and turned it into something boring. How is that even possible?

    I just don't understand how Netflix keeps dropping the ball like this. They basically have the market cornered right now. They have all the time and money to make quality films, but keep making mediocre nonsense. Take the recent Netflix movie, 'Extraction' with Chris Hemsworth. They had an idea and ran with it. It wasn't the best movie ever, but it knew what it was and stuck with it. I consider that a win. That and 'The Old Guard' were two movies I can get behind. But two decent films out of however many bad ones is crazy to me.

    Oh, and stop putting Youtubers into movies. It's the most cringe-worthy thing I can imagine doing if you want anyone over the age of 13 to take it seriously.