DC Comics on Film

Discuss films of the 21st century including current cinema, current filmmakers, and film festivals.
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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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Re: DC Comics on Film

#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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Re: DC Comics on Film

#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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Re: DC Comics on Film

#506 Post by cantinflas » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:29 pm


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Re: DC Comics on Film

#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

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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

#511 Post by cantinflas » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:43 pm


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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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Re: DC Comics on Film

#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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