DC Comics on Film

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#501 Post by Never Cursed » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:43 pm


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Re: DC Comics on Film

#502 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:51 pm

Definitely a worthwhile use of arguably our best working actor.

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#503 Post by Werewolf by Night » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:14 pm

Playing The Joker has basically become the closest thing American culture has to playing Hamlet (and as many actors have won an Oscar for one as for the other).

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#504 Post by Mr Sausage » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:49 pm

Werewolf by Night wrote:Playing The Joker has basically become the closest thing American culture has to playing Hamlet (and as many actors have won an Oscar for one as for the other).
What do you mean?

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#505 Post by Werewolf by Night » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:07 pm

I mean so many serious actors (Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, Jared Leto, and now Joaquin Phoenix) have interpreted the role that it’s starting to seem like some kind of ultimate role for a certain kind of actor. I’m not being entirely earnest, I’m riffing on Mark Ruffalo joking about following Edward Norton and Eric Bana in playing The Hulk: “... the way I see it is that Ed has bequeathed this part to me. I look at it as my generation's Hamlet.”

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#507 Post by R0lf » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:24 am

Needs more crotch.

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#508 Post by Werewolf by Night » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:53 pm

Everything else in that costume looks heavily padded, so why not?

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#510 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:16 pm

Shazam!

I laughed out loud 3 times, but have a feeling this is as funny as it gets. I hope not.

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#512 Post by bearcuborg » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:09 pm

Wow...that looks...terrible. I like his casting, but they just continue to miss the mark otherwise.

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#513 Post by McCrutchy » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:34 am

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.

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#514 Post by black&huge » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:02 am

Aquaman looks like a "finished" version of that shelved film bankrolled by a chinese billionaire (Empires of the Deep is it called?) In fact I'm hoping that man tries to sue DC for ripping off the trailer for the film. But really all that cgi is really poor and just uninspired. It really does look like a kid's movie and reminds me of another thing: that zany sea creature chase from Phantom Menace

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#515 Post by Kirkinson » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:45 am

black&huge wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:02 am
It really does look like a kid's movie and reminds me of another thing: that zany sea creature chase from Phantom Menace
The first thing I thought of was Sharkboy and Lavagirl.


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Re: DC Comics on Film

#517 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:49 pm

Nothing shocks me anymore. I think The Joker works better with me knowing less about him but who knows.

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#518 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:50 pm

I mean, De Niro was the star of Dirty Grandpa, not sure why a superhero film let alone a prestige one would be shocking

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#519 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:52 pm

Come on dude, even with a myriad of bad choices lately, it's not hard to see why this is notable

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#520 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:58 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:52 pm
Come on dude, even with a myriad of bad choices lately, it's not hard to see why this is notable
My shock comes from De Niro joining what has been a rather routinely mocked project online and I'll concede to being biased because of it. I'd love for it to be good I just don't have any faith.

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#521 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:05 pm

I wasn't trying to play devil's advocate or be discouraging toward Big Ben - De Niro truly will do just about anything thrown his way, his list of credits includes some real gems, of course, but it's lengthy and mostly full of questionable fare. This stands a chance of being one of the best films he's ever been in, which is wild when you think about it.

Surprised to hear this is the film getting mocked online when there are two Jared Leto Joker films and a Suicide Squad sequel on the way!

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#522 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:13 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:05 pm
I wasn't trying to play devil's advocate or be discouraging toward Big Ben - De Niro truly will do just about anything thrown his way, his list of credits includes some real gems, of course, but it's lengthy and mostly full of questionable fare. This stands a chance of being one of the best films he's ever been in, which is wild when you think about it.

Surprised to hear this is the film getting mocked online when there are two Jared Leto Joker films and a Suicide Squad sequel on the way!
I love De Niro to death I'm just very skeptical. I certainly don't think a superhero film is beneath him (Or anyone for that matter.) it's just that with all these inundations with the Joker it feels sort of...like a joke? It will be interesting to see how this film is received here on this forum and with the the more general public.

I'm also guessing I should see The King of Comedy now.

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#523 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:32 pm

I would always recommend doing that.

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#524 Post by zedz » 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?

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Re: DC Comics on Film

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