Shazam!

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by dodge, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. Captaindemotion

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    In Joseph Heller’s “God Knows”, purporting to be the autobiography of King David (who comes through it like a classic wise-cracking Jewish comedian), he reckons that Solomon (or “Schlomo, that shmuck”) was actually a moron & when he proposed cutting the baby in half, it wasn’t a clever ploy to reveal the true mother, it was because he was too stupid to realise it would kill the baby.
     
  2. Christopher

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    What I've read about that story is that it was really a piece of political propaganda through allegory. Solomon was an illegitimate heir to the throne of Israel and he intended to seize the throne from the legitimate king, by force if necessary. So by spreading the "cut the baby in half" story, he was actually trying to sway public opinion and to threaten the king. He was saying that if the king (the real mother) really loved his country (her baby), he should voluntarily surrender it rather than see it invaded and devastated (cut in half) by Solomon (the fake mother). So it wasn't really about his wisdom, it was about his ruthlessness. If Captain Shamarzamvel really did have the "wisdom" of Solomon, I'd be pretty worried about his ethics.
     
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  3. Captaindemotion

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    ^Hadn’t heard that one before, interesting.
     
  4. dodge

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    It's officially Captain Sparklefingers now. ;)
     
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  5. Morpheus 02

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    Sorry...don't buy those Solomon conspiracy theories.

    Also any word on if Shazam will be PG or PG-13....curious to see if this will be one of the first that is NOT PG-13... I imagine at will be a "soft" one as opposed to x men Apocalypse which showed a throat slitting.
     
  6. Enterprise is Great

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    I just noticed that DC Universe has the 1970's Shazam series remastered and in HD. I haven't seen that show since it first aired.
     
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  7. Gov Kodos

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    Time for a Mighty Isis film.
     
  8. CorporalCaptain

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    I'm there.
     
  9. STEPhon IT

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    Are there any NTSC vs HD clean up comparisons of Captain Marvel?
     
  10. Enterprise is Great

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    I had a crush on Isis.

    I don't know.
     
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  12. urbandefault

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    Everybody did. :techman:
     
  13. Professor Zoom

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    Really? You think a film showing how great ISIS is is really gonna happen?
    WB's PR department would be so thrilled to cut that trailer.
     
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  14. Kai "the spy"

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    Besides, a version of the Isis character is in use on LoT.
     
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  15. The Nth Doctor

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    I hate that you're right about this and I hate that there are so many people who are ignorant about who Isis was long before the terrorist cell existed.

    Gives me flashes of those idiots who bitched about The Two Towers just a few years after 9/11, but I imagine this would be a lot worse than that.
     
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  16. Gov Kodos

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    Sadly, true. Doesn't make me want it any less, though.

    So, you can't make a movie when a TV show exists?
     
  17. Morpheus 02

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    Its the DC Film Universe...rules change and then go back at random times
     
  18. Guy Gardener

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    Isis the terrorists are almost done.

    5 years maybe, until, people forget that group called themslves that, and DC can try to have a soft reopening of the character somewhere?

    I can imagine the Rock, as Black Adam saying "Hey chicky, I bet you get a really Sexy name."

    "My name is Isis."

    "Do you mind if I call you Wendy instead?"
     
  19. JD

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    Yeah, they already had to get rid of the ISIS spy organization the characters on Archer were part of, and won't call the DC character Isis on Legends, so there's no way they're going to use that name in a movie title.
     
  20. Christopher

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    Which is so stupid, since the "ISIS" acronym for the Islamic State was invented by the news media and has nothing to do with the actual organization; in fact, they hate the ISIS name so much that they'll kill people for calling them that. Plus, of course, it's a name that was in common use for thousands of years before they came along.