DC Movies - To Infinity and Beyond

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

  1. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    Yeah, that doesn't look very good. Some of those scenes weren't far off from The Marvel Superheroes.
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    Hmm... I'm still not eager to see another version of Crisis, but centering it on Matt Bomer's Barry Allen seems like it might work well.

    As for the animation, it looked about typical of the DC Animated Movies, though I'm not a fan of the thick-lined character design style of the current "Tomorrowverse" continuity.
     
    Commander Troi likes this.
  3. The Realist

    The Realist Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2001
    Yeah, I don't see much difference either. I've always thought the animation of these DTV DC movies looked cheap. Part of why I've never had much enthusiasm for them.
     
    Mr. Adventure likes this.
  4. Tosk

    Tosk Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2001
    Location:
    On the run.
    Worse, the writing has largely been flat and uninspiring. The previous verve is sorely lacking.

    Edit: No, it's not just the writing. There's some kind of lackadaisical tone that seems to envelope everything. The writing, the acting (the acting is not terrible, it's just...flat?) and editing. The pacing of these things is awful. Not necessarily the pacing of the films as a whole, but within the scenes themselves. Characters feel like they stand around and take slightly too long to react to everything, like they're in a dream. At least, that's how my memory/impression of them has been. That impression may not stand up to scrutiny. ;)
     
  5. Morpheus 02

    Morpheus 02 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2003
    Location:
    Chicago IL
    I guess they were basing this Crisis on the bootleg CW version instead of the George Perez drawn version....
     
  6. TREK_GOD_1

    TREK_GOD_1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 24, 2006
    Location:
    Escaped from Delta Vega
    If that's the case, then i'm not surprised it appears to be a hokey mess--exactly like the CW version.
     
  7. wayoung

    wayoung Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    May 17, 2016
    Location:
    wayoung
    Watched Blue Beatle. I can see why they had it as a direct to digital movie. Reminds me of those crappy 90's tv pilots that didn't get picked up and networks would air as special events.
     
  8. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    Somehow, that makes me want to see it more. ;)
     
  9. TREK_GOD_1

    TREK_GOD_1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 24, 2006
    Location:
    Escaped from Delta Vega
    Prime example:

    [​IMG]

    Whether on TV like the JLA pilot above or Batman and Robin in theaters, 1997 was an abysmal year for live action DC properties.
     
  10. Set Harth

    Set Harth Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Location:
    Annwn
    The Clooneyverse is back !!! :ouch:
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2023
  11. wayoung

    wayoung Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    May 17, 2016
    Location:
    wayoung
  12. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    WW84, both Shazams, Aquaman, The Suicide Squad, the Batmans, and possibly one or two other DC movies I'm forgetting were also just up on Amazon Prime for a month or two before pulled a couple weeks ago.
    I understand they're doing to bring in more money, but I'm still a little shocked they're putting this stuff up on places like Tubi and Prime, you'd they'd want to keep that stuff exclusive to Max and push it harder as a reason to subscribe.
     
  13. Grendelsbayne

    Grendelsbayne Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013
    Location:
    Netherlands
    I don't know what max is like in the US but the version we have over is easily the worst streaming service I've ever tried. If it was at all representative of the brand I wouldn't be in the slightest surprised to hear that max is spiraling and may wind up the first major casualty in the streaming wars.
     
    Morpheus 02 likes this.
  14. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Hey fellow Dutchie!
    In what way would you call it worst? I mean, it's the one I watch the least. But you do mean platform stability or content?
     
  15. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    I've never really had any problems with it when it's come around in my streaming rotation, and I've watched quite a bit of stuff on it.
     
  16. Grendelsbayne

    Grendelsbayne Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013
    Location:
    Netherlands
    I mean content. It has good movies, but they were all ones I'd already seen a long time ago and the ones I really liked I already own on disc. The HBO stuff was all old/already seen or looked so bad I had no interest in trying. The DC content was more absent than not and most of what was there was all of my least favorite DC stuff while the DC content I was most interested in was all missing. And the only max original I could find that turned out to be worth watching was His Dark Materials which already ended after only three seasons. I've never had a harder time finding something I actually wanted to watch on a streaming service, even on Amazon Prime which is objectively way smaller in terms of total content but at least it has a strong line of interesting and good quality original stuff.
     
    Mage likes this.
  17. Tosk

    Tosk Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2001
    Location:
    On the run.
    Watched Blue Beetle finally. Quite enjoyable. I'm totally down for Jaime Reyes to be a part of the new DC continuity.
     
    Avalon and Commander Troi like this.
  18. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    His Dark Materials wasn't a Max original, it was just a regular HBO TV series, well technically it was a BBC/HBO co-production.
     
    Grendelsbayne likes this.
  19. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2007
  20. DarrenTR1970

    DarrenTR1970 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Location:
    Bothell, WA
    Warner Brothers/DC have really given up on this movie haven't they?