DC Movies - To Infinity and Beyond

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by dahj, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. F. King Daniel

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    They're at the very beginning of a RDJ comeback story
     
  2. Commander Troi

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    More thoughts about WBD: betting on theatrical releases and downplaying streaming is a mug's game. Streaming is the future. Most young people I know see going out to a movie as a special occasion; most of what they watch is online. Even older folks (like me) only go to the theater when it's something that won't look as good on TV (like Dune) or a special thing (like a group get-together).
     
  3. theenglish

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    The movie theatres have done that to themselves (or the movie industry has done that to movie theatres?). The cost of seeing a movie is ridiculously expensive (50 dollars for a couple), the seating quality in most places is questionable, there's usually a 50% chance the floor will be sticky, and all too often annoying people in the cinema. Also, movies tend to be dully colored or darkened (maybe that's just my old eyes)--not as bright as they used to be.
     
  4. fireproof78

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    I find theaters less of an experience unless it's a group. So, it's usually once a year and usually not my choice.
     
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  5. Mr. Adventure

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    I don't remember the source but I saw somewhere that some theaters were found to not be set at proper brightness to save a buck. Also, after buying an OLED TV it's a bit hard to compete on the brightness/color end.
     
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  6. Mage

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    My former boss and I go to the cinema's a few times a year. MCU movies, maybe something like a Jurassic Park sequel action blockbuster. It's a tradtion for us. So 3 or 4 times a year.
    Going to the cinema's sucks these days, and it's really mostly that I hate people. Most of them these days are annoying and loud and ignorant.

    At home, I have a 49" UHD tv and a very comfy couch. I like that a lot more.
     
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    I quite like seeing a blockbuster on the big screen but I’m conscious that I’m reasonably well-off that way. I went to see Thor L&T last night and noticed that Omniplex does a £9.99 per month deal, whereby you can see unlimited movies for that subscription. That was actually cheaper than my seat last night - I really must sign up for the subscription.
     
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  8. Dee1891

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    I really don't care about Miller anymore. And I'm a little annoyed that many, especially Warner Bros., are starting to offer tea and sympathy for him. I have no desire to watch upcoming "The Flash".
     
  9. Tuskin38

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    *them, not him.

    ??? You don't want them to get help?
     
  10. JD

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    I was glad to see yesterday that Ezra Miller has admitted they're having mental health issues and is getting help, I hope they can get things turned around for themself.
    My mom and I are the same, we pretty much only go for to see the big movies, that you need to see on a big screen at least once, like the Star Wars, superhero movies, or other stuff like Dune and the Jurrasics.
     
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  11. Commander Troi

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    True! We had to mess with the settings on our screen. Luckily, there are several settings that work well for most movies.

    That's cool! I wish US theaters would do something like that.
     
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    Way back in the 1990s - There was an Elseworlds called JLA: Destiny. Superman and Batman don't exist - all the non-powered heroes either used powered armour or are performance enhancing drugs just to keep up. Their careers are very short.
     
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  13. ashefivekay

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    There's a difference between wanting someone to get help, being happy they're getting help and excusing their actions after. This wasn't some weird bender over a weekend. This went on for months and the studio just stuck their head in the sand. If there is an issue and they're finally getting help for it great, but the fact that Hollywood and the news is trying to turn this into some kind of comeback story already to save face and for the studio to make a buck is disgusting.

    Everything surrounding this has left a sour note on the film for me and like Dee I have zero interest in the Flash film at this point or in hearing how Ezra Miller is doing.
     
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    While I find the studio's reaction to be rather predictable I can't fault them. They have an investment and the effort to make anything off of it is something I find pretty understandable.

    The more PR spin on having a "mental health crisis" and such I could deal with out. I hate the fact that someone's mental health ends up under the public ill-informed scrutiny eye is more aggravating. Yes, they need help, but take it out of the public eye. Unfortunate.
     
  15. Christopher

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    I still don't see why Miller's actions in real life should affect one's opinion of a film they appear in. They didn't write or direct it, they just followed the instructions of the people who did. And they're playing a guy named Barry Allen, who's an entirely different person from themself.

    If I can watch a movie or TV show and embrace the conceit that, say, Vincent Price or Roger Delgado is a sadistic killer even though I know he was a total sweetheart in real life, then I can watch a movie starring someone I know is a total jerk and still accept their character as a heroic figure. All it takes is remembering the difference between fiction and reality. I mean, I can still think back on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and appreciate how convincing Kevin Sorbo was as a kind, compassionate, open-minded, heroic man, even knowing that his real personality is pretty much the opposite of that. It's all an illusion anyway, so the underlying reality shouldn't affect our ability to enjoy it.
     
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    It's a matter of degrees, and some aspects of reality will always impact my enjoyment of fantasy. I use to not give a shit; I don't anymore. In this instance the reality and the fiction add up to something that make it very difficult to enjoy.

    Mileage will vary.
     
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    Eh, I think everyone has different levels of what they can ignore. For example, I got rid of my Hercules DVDs several years ago when Sorbo really started coming out as a giant piece of shit. On the other hand, I can still watch Firefly even though Joss Whedon and Adam Baldwin are scumbags, and watch X-Men 1 & 2 even though Brian Singer is a pile of crap. That doesn't even mean Sorbo is necessarily worse then them, but my decision on whether or not to watch their stuff had different considerations (Sorbo being an on screen person while Whedon and Singer were off screen being a big factor in those specific circumstances).

    Then you have the real extreme stuff. I never liked him anyway, but how many people can still watch Bill Cosby's stuff? Probably not a lot of people, at least compared to the fans he used to have. To use another (even more extreme) example, as a teen (and still nowadays, but to a much lesser extent) I was a big professional wrestling fan. You know who was a wrestler I really enjoyed? Chris Benoit. But, I have not watched a second of any match or segment with him since it was revealed what he did.

    So, there really is a lot of things to consider whether or not you want to watch the work of someone, and we're all going to have different lines we won't go past. I 100% believe that some people are so just plain evil that their stuff becomes unwatchable.
     
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    It bothers me on some level, but not enough to keep me from watching stuff. And if the performance or the production is good enough, I tend to forget about it for the duration.

    I've been doing a Smallville rewatch, and Allison Mack is fantastic as Chloe. Really a terrifically talented actress, and one of the show's standout characters and performances. Sometimes after I turn off an episode, I remember Mack's misdeeds, mostly to wonder, "Jesus, WTF happened?" But while I'm watching the show, I'm basically just seeing Chloe.
     
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    According to Comic Book Resources, 'Young Justice' on HBOMax will not be getting a fifth season at this time.