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Discussion in 'Media Madness' started by ThatNickGuy, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. tegid

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    ...Hopefully not.

    He does look a bit like Cable in those pictures, but as an actor I don't see him pulling it off. At all.
     
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    Well, he can always take a bunch of steroids for that authentic Cable/EveryoneLiefeldDraws look.
     
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    You'd probably have to cast Sylvester Stallone, if he kept his physique from the recent Rocky or Rambo movies, which, to be honest, was a little icky. I don't think the body was meant to be put into that kind of "shape" at that age.
     
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    I still think it should be this guy

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    I don't know...Cable's intense... but not that intense.
     
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    drifter Porkchop Express

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    Anyone know who the artist/colorist is for the picture on the right?
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Not yet, and I've tried looking.
    Best I can tell you is that it first showed up on the web in Q1 2006, if that helps.

    --Patrick
     
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    Looks like The Red Turtle isn't releasing near me. That sucks, but maybe it'll be better to see it at home instead. I don't know how a theater full of kids will handle a movie with no talking.
     
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    CynicismKills Turbo-ridin' young punk.

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    Frank Mediocre, eh?

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    He keeps saying this EVERY movie and it keeps being LIES!
     
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    Honestly what truly kills me about his post is all that about having Hasbro people and studying other parts of the fiction

    AND HE STILL SHITS OUT THIS NONSENSE

    WHY

    PRIME WOULD NEVER TRY TO STEAL SOMEONE'S FACE
     
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    Didn't really know where else to put this, but it's not like it's a new thing by any stretch of the imagination. Nostalgia Critic/Doug Walker--it's honestly astonishing how someone whose work so deeply involves movies often misses so much of what goes on in the movies he watches. I used to think it was just part of the Critic character, but then Sibling Rivalry started and it was almost like Rob was actually watching the movie while Doug was watching while on his phone or something, because he'd miss or misunderstand what was going on, and I feel like if you were to rewind 25 years back, you'd see little Doug asking little Rob "who's that? what's going on?"-type questions throughout.
     
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    Film Critic Hulk does that shit. He points out shit as plot holes or things he doesn't get that are explicitly explained by the characters on-screen.

    An example from Rogue One (put behind spoilers just in case)
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    he complains that it makes no sense for the main villain to go see Darth Vader after Tarkin takes over his project. "On the bad guy side, things immediately start resetting. Moff Mendelsohn suddenly shows up at Darth Vader's lava planet, seemingly because it's time to put Darth Vader in the movie. It genuinely makes no sense. Why now, exactly? Why not earlier? Or later? Or anytime as long as it had more reason to exist. " IT IS LITERALLY SAID ON SCREEN THAT HE WANTS TO HAVE COMMAND RE-INSTATED, AND ONLY DARTH VADER OR THE EMPEROR HAVE SUFFICIENT AUTHORITY TO REMOVE TARKIN. Darth Vader has no interest in his petty authority squabbles - he doesn't care who runs the project so long as it functions as the Empire needs it to, and Moff Mendelson has missed a few security issues that jeopardize the project. Vader basically tells him to stop whining and get his shit together or his services will no longer be necessary. This is literally the impetus for the baddie to personally go to Scarif and check over the plans himself to see if there's something he missed. FCH then points out that Mon Mothma and the Rebel Alliance are now all about running and hiding instead of attacking Scarif, and says that nothing has changed since earlier in the movie when they were gung ho about sending Cassian and Jyn to search for info on the superweapon, and he seems to think this is inconsistent behavior. Well, no, that's not true - they know that the Death Star is operational now, and gee, Hulk, it's kind of like there's a big difference between having a couple of spies to some covert digging for info, and ordering a full military assault on an Imperial base with a fleet in orbit. It's one thing to pledge allegiance to the Rebel cause when it's just words and some minor commitment of resources; it's another to engage in armed conflict with a superpower.
     
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    Whichever was the first (and last) review of Film Critic Hulk that I looked at, he did that too, but I can't remember which. I just remember other online reviewers trying to explain whatever it was with the movie to him, that he was wrong, and him essentially covering his ears going "la la la."
     
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    This is something that bothers me about CinemaSins. They're more a comedy channel than a critique channel, but if you're going to spend X amount of time picking apart a movie, then you need a better memory of when that shit is explained. Even in their VERY FIRST VIDEO, Everything Wrong With The Avengers, he points out Cap slipping Nick Fury money for a bet they never made. But they did, in I believe the scene where they first talk to each other in the old gym. Something like "Bet you $20 blah blah blah." He does this kind of thing in almost every video.

    Or the thing that pisses me off even more: the running joke about Deus Ex Machinas. A TRUE Deus Ex Machina is something that comes out of nowhere and fixes the problem. It's never been mentioned before or even hinted at. And yet in almost every video he does a cutesy "So-and-So Ex Machina!" and I'm like, "Um. No. That character was introduced earlier. Or that idea was established."
     
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    I noticed that too especially with his Steven Universe vlogs. Sometimes missed the point of an episode so much I wondered what he was watching in the first place. "Maximum Capacity" comes to mind, the episode Greg and Amethyst hanging out and watch an old TV show together. Doug claimed that in this episode it was revealed that Amethyst were jealous of Gregs and Roses relationship because she also has feelings for Greg. A lot of the jokes went over his head too, at least Rob got some of the anime references in some of the episodes. With the Vlogs I got the feeling that Doug did them because the show was popular and not because he was interested like he was with Adventure Time and Gravity Falls.

    Another thing that comes to mind: he put Clerks 2 in the honorable mentions of his worst sequels of all time list. His reasoning was "a bigger budget and big name actors don't capture the feeling of the first Clerks". What?
     
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    Covar It's Clobberin' Time!!!

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    I hate cinema sins because they just post an abridged version of the movie with tvtrope page titles captioned on the bottom. Not only is it a very tenuous application of fair use that probably only hurts others on YouTube who provide more transformative fair use cases, but they also assumes that any use of a trope whatsoever is "wrong" and a flaw in a movie.
     
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    I don't watch cinema sins anymore. After a while you feel stupid pausing the video and argue with the screen over something that happened in a movie.
     
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    The premise is no movie is without sin. They do the same even to good movies, and it's all pretty tongue in cheek. I really don't see how they are harmful at all to other YouTubers, except that they are big enough to enforce fair use and others aren't. That's not a flaw with them, that's a flaw with YouTube.
     
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    I forgot about the SU vlogs. I had to stop watching them at one point because there were so many where he missed something obvious and then Rob had to explain to him a children's show that he just watched. Can Doug not pay attention for even 11 minutes?
     
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    He clearly has the attention sp - SQUIRREL!
     
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    For me it was the Deadpool video.

    "His mask looks like it has a nipple on the back and I hate it."

    ...THAT'S WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE IN THE COMICS YOU DINGUS!
     
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    What does that even mean?
     
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    But where is there a .... ooooh now I see it.

    But it's still a stupid thing even if it's tongue in cheek
     
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    Clerks 2 has a different theme than Clerks 1, hence the different tone.

    Clerks was about two twenty-something slackers who were basically stuck in a position they didn't really want to be in, but didn't really have the means to get out of, either. Despite that, they still managed to have a sense of hope that things would get better.

    Clerks 2 was about the same people, years later, trying to decide what they wanted out of life. Career. Family. Where did they want to live? Who did they want to be with? I've seen it said that Dante ran away from something better for something safe. I don't know about that. He chose to be with a woman that he loved, that loved him, that he was starting a family with. He chose to be his own boss and do something he was good at to support his family. He chose to be part of his community, rather than leave it. I think that's a pretty good life. But more than that, it was the fact that Dante chose it, rather than going along with a choice someone else made, which was always his issue.

    They're not supposed to have the same feeling because they're about different things.
     
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    Kovac I can hold it

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    I found myself wondering what they even mean by "Sin"

    I would assume that a sin is something bad or evil, and yet something will be thrown in which as just neutral or an inoffensive part of the movie.
     
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    Often they seem to use it just for cliches or predictable/formulaic tropes.
     
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    I haven't seen it since it was in theaters, but I freaking loved Clerks 2. I figured I liked it more than most, but I was really surprised he considered it to be that terrible.
     
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    I thought it was decent, but not as good as the first one. One of the weaker Askewniverse offerings, but still worth seeing (really, all the critically panned ones are fun movies). Definitely very quotable. YOU NEVER GO ASS TO MOUTH
     
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    I liked parts of Clerks 2. The relationship and down-to-earth stuff was great. I thought the Jackson 5 A-B-C dance number was a lot of fun. But then Smith kept doing the gross out or offensive crap, basically catering to his stoner audience. The donkey stuff killed it for me. There's a good movie in there somewhere, but it's mired with Smith's usual self-indulgence and audience pandering.
     
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    I just remember being unable to breathe at parts because I was laughing so hard. If a movie can do that to me, I don't anything else.
     
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    This is hard news to give without spoiling a recent movie.

    Samuel L Jackson on board for "Split 2"

    Those of you who've seen Split or heard about the final scene know what that means, but I'll put spoilers here.

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    James Mcavoy and Bruce Willis were already on board, so that's everyone needed for the Unbreakable sequel.


    Jackson sounds really excited and I am too. I'll have to see Split sometime in the near future.
     
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