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Handsomedan
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  #3194315 12-Feb-2024 13:22
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I'm rolling with a theme here. 

 

Watched (or attempted to watch) The Marvels

 

It's really quite bad and I am fairly forgiving when it comes to superhero movies. 

 

"Their language is song and most of them won't understand you if you don;t sing to them"...um - they were singing in ENGLISH! 

 

It's bad. Very bad. It's also bad. 





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  #3194317 12-Feb-2024 13:29
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I just had to let my brain think that singing instead of speaking was the equivalent of a 2d stick figure not being able to see a 3d real figure.


  #3194323 12-Feb-2024 13:54
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Can't wait to see The Marvels and Aquaman 2..... one day ๐Ÿ˜





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  #3194333 12-Feb-2024 14:20
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Movieman:

 

Can't wait to see The Marvels and Aquaman 2..... one day ๐Ÿ˜

 

 

I keep looking for mindless entertainment, just to have a few minutes of escapism. 

 

All I am getting is mindless. There's so little entertainment. 





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  #3194413 12-Feb-2024 18:36
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This video discusses a lot of sci-fi films, in particular recent Marvel movies.

Film Theory: Disney is Making Propaganda


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  #3194419 12-Feb-2024 18:54
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Just saw the teaser for Deadpool & Wolverine so maybe all is not lost in the superhero genre (TBH GOTG3 was good last year)

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW-zNOT4P1A&ab_channel=RyanReynolds

 

 

 

 


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  #3194461 13-Feb-2024 07:14
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Handsomedan:

 

I'm rolling with a theme here. 

 

Watched (or attempted to watch) The Marvels

 

It's really quite bad and I am fairly forgiving when it comes to superhero movies. 

 

"Their language is song and most of them won't understand you if you don;t sing to them"...um - they were singing in ENGLISH! 

 

It's bad. Very bad. It's also bad. 

 

 

Despite all the bad reviews, I attempted to watch this with an open mind. Three forgettable main characters, no story development and even the battle scenes have been done so many times before, it meant I wasn’t even entertained. And what idiot thought “Hey, a musical number works in Disney movies, let’s put one in here.” Likewise, if a CGI animal was a hit last time, let’s turbocharge it this time.

 

It says something when the highlight for me was WetaFX slipping in the Easter egg of NZ from space (51:46).

 

Glad I didn’t pay to see this at the cinema. The MCU really is circling the drain.





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  #3194499 13-Feb-2024 08:43
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logo:

 

Just saw the teaser for Deadpool & Wolverine so maybe all is not lost in the superhero genre (TBH GOTG3 was good last year)

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW-zNOT4P1A&ab_channel=RyanReynolds

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I am Marvel Jesus". 

 

8 Best Movie Moments Where a Character Looked Directly at the Camera

 

 

 

Pretty sure he and Sacaha Baron Cohen are about the only people that can get away with this kind of thing these days. 

 

It's...refreshing. 





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  #3194540 13-Feb-2024 10:03
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kingdragonfly: This video discusses a lot of sci-fi films, in particular recent Marvel movies.

Film Theory: Disney is Making Propaganda

 

Disney has been ramping up the overt messaging in their content for years now, and it seems inversely proportional to their declining returns. People want to be entertained, not preached to. They want to think for themselves, not be told what to think. Whether you agree with the content of the messaging or not, it just doesn't make for quality entertainment. But even though they seem to be losing money hand over fist, they just keep doubling down.


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  #3194565 13-Feb-2024 11:06
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Paul1977:

 

kingdragonfly: This video discusses a lot of sci-fi films, in particular recent Marvel movies.

Film Theory: Disney is Making Propaganda

 

Disney has been ramping up the overt messaging in their content for years now, and it seems inversely proportional to their declining returns. People want to be entertained, not preached to. They want to think for themselves, not be told what to think. Whether you agree with the content of the messaging or not, it just doesn't make for quality entertainment. But even though they seem to be losing money hand over fist, they just keep doubling down.

 

 

Everyone makes propaganda. There's a special unit at the US DoD that deals with entertainment companies who want to use military assets in their content. The military will oblige, for the price of your script getting their approval.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military%E2%80%93entertainment_complex

 

As far as Chinese friendly content goes, once again, it's all about $$$ - more $$$ invested by Chinese producers and more eyes to watch your product.

 

The 'AI is good and people are bad' plot line makes some sense when you remember the 'AI is bad' plot line has been done to death not to mention when you see war and environmental destruction occurring every day. 

 

Or maybe it's to get us ready for the coming digital apocalypse.





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  #3194762 13-Feb-2024 16:10
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elpenguino:

 

Everyone makes propaganda. There's a special unit at the US DoD that deals with entertainment companies who want to use military assets in their content. The military will oblige, for the price of your script getting their approval.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military%E2%80%93entertainment_complex

 

As far as Chinese friendly content goes, once again, it's all about $$$ - more $$$ invested by Chinese producers and more eyes to watch your product.

 

The 'AI is good and people are bad' plot line makes some sense when you remember the 'AI is bad' plot line has been done to death not to mention when you see war and environmental destruction occurring every day. 

 

Or maybe it's to get us ready for the coming digital apocalypse.

 

 

They could at least have the common courtesy to make the propaganda subtle enough that I'm not consciously aware of it.


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  #3197146 18-Feb-2024 17:04
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Paul1977:

kingdragonfly: This video discusses a lot of sci-fi films, in particular recent Marvel movies.

Film Theory: Disney is Making Propaganda


Disney has been ramping up the overt messaging in their content for years now, and it seems inversely proportional to their declining returns. People want to be entertained, not preached to. They want to think for themselves, not be told what to think. Whether you agree with the content of the messaging or not, it just doesn't make for quality entertainment. But even though they seem to be losing money hand over fist, they just keep doubling down.



See Overlord DVD channel on You Tube. Lots of detail on this and quite funny.





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  #3197149 18-Feb-2024 17:24
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Paul1977:

 

kingdragonfly: This video discusses a lot of sci-fi films, in particular recent Marvel movies.

Film Theory: Disney is Making Propaganda

 

Disney has been ramping up the overt messaging in their content for years now, and it seems inversely proportional to their declining returns. People want to be entertained, not preached to. They want to think for themselves, not be told what to think. Whether you agree with the content of the messaging or not, it just doesn't make for quality entertainment. But even though they seem to be losing money hand over fist, they just keep doubling down.

 

 

The release of the live action Snow White should be interesting considering what people think Disney has done to the story, they have put it off releasing it for a year to make changes but according to social media it may be to late. The hate is strong.





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  #3197170 18-Feb-2024 18:19
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Paul1977:

kingdragonfly: This video discusses a lot of sci-fi films, in particular recent Marvel movies.

Film Theory: Disney is Making Propaganda


Disney has been ramping up the overt messaging in their content for years now, and it seems inversely proportional to their declining returns. People want to be entertained, not preached to. They want to think for themselves, not be told what to think. Whether you agree with the content of the messaging or not, it just doesn't make for quality entertainment. But even though they seem to be losing money hand over fist, they just keep doubling down.



Disney has always had plenty of not very subtle messaging in their films.

Their film issues in recent times are largely about making large numbers of boring movies and tv shows, not the messaging.

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  #3197695 20-Feb-2024 06:47
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The Beekeeper 2.25/10

It gets an extra 1/4 of a point for the endless bee puns.

Terrible but still vaguely entertaining with excessively gratuitous violence.

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