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Re: Joker (2019 Joker film)
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2018, 08:08:58 PM »
Batman does actually have a shag in a bolted on bit to the Killing Joke animated film, to pad the running time out

It's as stupid as it sounds. On a rooftop too, the dirty bastard

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« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2018, 10:09:48 PM »
The Hangover wasn't great at all, it was just another one of those dreary, forgettable American comedies starring a load of unfunny blokes called Seth.

I don't think this will be a particularly good film, I just like the idea - in theory - of an early Scorsese-influenced Joker drama.

Absolutely disagree. Hangover trilogy was great. Really really funny. Especially the third one.

High hopes for this.

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« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2018, 01:31:03 AM »
Why is this even been allowed to happen when DC fillums are scrambling to gain any kind of credibility?

Precisely because they're scrambling to gain any kind of credibility? As comments in this thread have already suggested?

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« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2018, 07:40:03 AM »
Batman does actually have a shag in a bolted on bit to the Killing Joke animated film, to pad the running time out

It's as stupid as it sounds. On a rooftop too, the dirty bastard
It absolutely tanked didn’t it?
Why they decided to mess with the formula of “just make an animated version of the comic” which has done so well so far, with perhaps the most treasured and darkest Batman GN I’ll never know, but like hiring the hangover fella for a gritty joker origin story, I’ll never understand Hollywood, full of pricks I reckon

Re: Joker (2019 Joker film)
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2018, 12:51:36 AM »
Think sometimes directors get the job for big features like this when they pitch for it to the executives, doing powerpoint presentations and whatnot.

That's how Sam Raimi got the Spiderman gig I think.

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« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2019, 08:40:45 PM »


Trailer soon?

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« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2019, 09:17:49 PM »
This is one of the very few comic book movies that I actually have an interest in seeing.  The last time was with Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002-2007).

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« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2019, 02:20:40 PM »
Trailer's out:  https://youtu.be/t433PEQGErc

Looks a bit emo, lads.  Reminded me a bit of Entertainment at some parts, maybe shades of The King Of Comedy (or that could just be because I spied Robert DeNiro playing a talkshow host).  Call me cautiously optimistic.

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« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2019, 03:22:50 PM »
Trailer's out:  https://youtu.be/t433PEQGErc

Coo.  That looks really good.  I'm definitely looking forward to this now.

Too much teal and bloody orange, mind.

Call me cautiously optimistic.

Why, hello there, cautiously optimistic.

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« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2019, 03:57:05 PM »
Trailer's out:  https://youtu.be/t433PEQGErc

Looks a bit emo, lads.  Reminded me a bit of Entertainment at some parts, maybe shades of The King Of Comedy (or that could just be because I spied Robert DeNiro playing a talkshow host).  Call me cautiously optimistic.

I spotted Zazie Beetz and Brian Tyree Henry, so I like to think this film is taking place within the extended Atlanta-universe.

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« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2019, 04:03:31 PM »
Hopefully this is DC figuring how to get out of the mire it's made by sacking off big crossover universes and just giving good properties to good directors (although I wouldn't have expected this from the director of The Hangover trilogy!) without worrying about oiling the mechanism of some ghastly overblown branding machine. It certainly looks lush and distinctive, and appearances by Atlanta alum are always welcome.

It looks like it could be a bit one-note, and I'm going to avoid any further trailers because I worry there isn't really a lot of meat on the bone here, but I'd much rather this sort of thing and other disparate styles than them trying to churn out endless glossy Wonder Woman/Aquaman universe films, regardless of how good those two entries were. If DC Films can continue to put out films as varied as this and Shazam! while keeping the quality high, it might finally have justified its existence.

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« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2019, 04:05:00 PM »
Must admit this looks tempting. I'm absolutely bored to death of the superhero genre, I thought Deadpool was utter wank and haven't even bothered with the Avenger bollocks, but I did enjoy Nolan's Batman stuff.

This looks gritty and tragic.

Put me in the category of optimistic.

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« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2019, 04:05:18 PM »
I stopped that trailer quick because I was pretty much sold in the first 20 seconds. Imagine if they stop doing shitty fan-service comic book adaptations for man-children, and started doing this instead?

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« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2019, 04:15:12 PM »
Imagine if they stop doing shitty fan-service comic book adaptations for man-children, and started doing this instead?

Pretty much why this is the only comic book movie that I've been interested in for over a decade.

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« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2019, 07:41:54 PM »
Trailer's out:  https://youtu.be/t433PEQGErc

Well that looks smashing. Btw, is that The Exorcist stairs?

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« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2019, 08:04:55 PM »
Pretty much why this is the only comic book movie that I've been interested in for over a decade.
You should watch Logan. They unquestionably got that right, and this trailer reminds me of that film somewhat.

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« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2019, 08:15:07 PM »
Btw, is that The Exorcist stairs?

No, they look somewhat similar but the stairs in the trailer are far too wide by comparison and also unlike the ones in The Exorcist, they have street lamps.  There's also not a dead priest laying at the feet of them.

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« Reply #47 on: April 03, 2019, 10:11:49 PM »
Decent trailer. Looks well directed, and commendably lacking in distracting comic references - although I agree with Mister Six that it looks a bit one note and repetitive. How many times can we see him smile insincerely or incongruously? In fact, he even sticks his fingers in his (or another person's) mouth several times in the one trailer.

You should watch Logan. They unquestionably got that right, and this trailer reminds me of that film somewhat.

Absolutely. My favourite Superhero film since Dark Knight. If you liked the look of this, St Eddie, I'd say Logan is right up your street. Low key, charachter led piece that's very affecting, and barely even feels like a traditional comic book movie.   

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« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2019, 10:22:01 PM »
Decent trailer. Looks well directed, and commendably lacking in distracting comic references - although I agree with Mister Six that it looks a bit one note and repetitive. How many times can we see him smile insincerely or incongruously? In fact, he even sticks his fingers in his (or another person's) mouth several times in the one trailer.

And he gets beaten up in a clown suit twice, I would've thought once would've sufficed in a trailer.  Or show a bit of him turning the tables for variety's sake.  Still, 'salright.

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« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2019, 10:25:07 PM »
And he gets beaten up in a clown suit twice, I would've thought once would've sufficed in a trailer.  Or show a bit of him turning the tables for variety's sake.  Still, 'salright.

I suppose it's possible that in the film, the second incident is a/the turning point, and he actually retaliates after the bit we see.

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« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2019, 10:26:54 PM »
Wow, a happy song slowed down and played over violent scenes? Truly twisted. Almost as twisted as this wacky 'Joker' character

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« Reply #51 on: April 03, 2019, 10:28:52 PM »
You should watch Logan. They unquestionably got that right, and this trailer reminds me of that film somewhat.

Absolutely. My favourite Superhero film since Dark Knight. If you liked the look of this, St Eddie, I'd say Logan is right up your street. Low key, charachter led piece that's very affecting, and barely even feels like a traditional comic book movie.

Thanks for the recommendation.  I may be tempted but it depends on one thing; do I need to have seen a billion other bleh-de-bleh-corporate-cinematic-universe-bleh-de-bleh movies to understand what the fuck's happening, or any of the previous X-Men movies for that matter?  It's a deal breaker, quite frankly.

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« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2019, 10:36:57 PM »
I might be tempted but that depends on one thing; do I need to have seen a billion other bleh-de-bleh-cinematic-universe-bleh-de-bleh movies to understand what's happening, or any of the previous X-Men movies for that matter?  It's a deal breaker.

Certainly not plot wise - although everything will resonate a bit more if you know the two male leads have a bond from past films. It actually does away with several of the previous movies, and shows an alternate take on the future of that world. All you really need to know is that Professor X was a powerful physic who ran a school for mutants, and that he took Logan under his wing, after years of him being a violent loner. That's all the background you need, really. If you've seen even one X-Men film you'd already have enough context, and even without it, I'm sure it would stand up fine. The main plot of the film and nearly all the major characters are new.     

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« Reply #53 on: April 03, 2019, 11:05:23 PM »
Certainly not plot wise - although everything will resonate a bit more if you know the two male leads have a bond from past films. It actually does away with several of the previous movies, and shows an alternate take on the future of that world. All you really need to know is that Professor X was a powerful physic who ran a school for mutants, and that he took Logan under his wing, after years of him being a violent loner. That's all the background you need, really. If you've seen even one X-Men film you'd already have enough context, and even without it, I'm sure it would stand up fine. The main plot of the film and nearly all the major characters are new.   

Ah okay.  Thanks.  I may give it a go on that basis.  I mean, I know the fundamental basics of the X-Men (Professor X and what have you), despite having barely watched or read any of the stories.  That sort of thing has transcended popular-culture.  What I'm concerned about is watching it and having a character show up who serves no real purpose to the plot and is only there as a callback to a previous movie or as a setup to a future spin-off.  As long as it's entirely self-contained, then I'm cool.

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« Reply #54 on: April 03, 2019, 11:07:52 PM »
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« Reply #55 on: April 03, 2019, 11:19:02 PM »
No, they look somewhat similar but the stairs in the trailer are far too wide by comparison and also unlike the ones in The Exorcist, they have street lamps.  There's also not a dead priest laying at the feet of them.

Ah right... and actually that was filmed in Washington DC, I believe, while this was filmed in New York, surely?

Btw, I know Alec Baldwin turned down the part of Thomas Wayne, but the guy playing him in that trailer looks very like him.

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« Reply #56 on: April 03, 2019, 11:25:36 PM »
Ah okay.  Thanks.  I may give it a go on that basis.  I mean, I know the fundamental basics of the X-Men (Professor X and what have you), despite having barely watched or read any of the stories.  That sort of thing has transcended popular-culture.  What I'm concerned about is watching it and having a character show up who serves no real purpose to the plot and is only there as a callback to a previous movie or as a setup to a future spin-off.  As long as it's entirely self-contained, then I'm cool.

Ah right, well, then I can assure you that doesn't happen. There's maybe one or two references in the dialogue, but that's it.

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« Reply #57 on: April 03, 2019, 11:31:29 PM »
Ah right... and actually that was filmed in Washington DC, I believe, while this was filmed in New York, surely?

Correct on both counts.  Although some of the city scenes in Joker were filmed in Los Angeles as well.

Ah right, well, then I can assure you that doesn't happen. There's maybe one or two references in the dialogue, but that's it.

Ah, great.  That's me sold then.  Ta.

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« Reply #58 on: April 04, 2019, 03:03:39 AM »
You should watch Logan. They unquestionably got that right, and this trailer reminds me of that film somewhat.

Yeah I was going to say exactly that.

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« Reply #59 on: April 04, 2019, 03:51:18 AM »
This looks very good, but it's about the joker and directed by the man who made the hangover films.