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  • Suicide Squad
  • jimjam
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    Pigface – Member

    Oh dear God, some people liked Suicide Squad some don’t like it,

    Everyone likes different stuff, what are we bickering about?

    Welcome to the internet.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    It’s entirely possible to make a blockbuster about superheroes that is smart and treats the audience as smart [or at least doesn’t offer them idiot-grade content].

    You better start looking for a producer then, cos Hollywood hasn’t managed it yet!
    Deadpool came closest, but that was down to dialogue not plot.

    The Guardian thinks we’re all sexist pigs, so it’s a mute point really whether the plot, dialogue etc is any good.

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/aug/09/suicide-squad-killing-joke-dc-comics-women-misogyny

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Mute point, is that like a … Etc

    jimjam
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    Pigface

    jimjam you are a bit of a tool really aren’t you.

    Why so butthurt?

    Pigface
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    Hey just my opinion, its the internet right

    craigxxl
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    You better start looking for a producer then, cos Hollywood hasn’t managed it yet!

    Jimjam is the answer.

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    @ boingo – it’s a “moot” point

    @ dez – “Nolan” mean anything to ya? Bourne is basically a superhero as well. What about Guardians of the Galaxy…?

    jimjam
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    Pigface
    Hey just my opinion, its the internet right

    Yeah well if you resort to personal insults at the drop of hat when people are debating how to critique pop culture you maybe should stay off it. The internet that it.

    shermer75
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    Watched it yesterday, it could have been better but then again it could have been a whole lot worse. It’s a little confused in places but there were plenty of laughs (mostly intentional) that saw me comfortably through to the end. Margot Robbie got the tone of her performance spot on, Will Smith was not far behind and Ben Affleck does his usual ‘chubby bloke on tranquillisers’ thing. Not bad but definitely not Marvel either! πŸ™‚

    Pigface
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    Now who is butthurtt (what does that even mean?) you have been having snidey goes at anyone who seems to like films you don’t or you think are bad films.

    Pop culture????? critique???? Are you a media studies student?

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    *is πŸ˜›

    craigxxl
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    Yeah well if you resort to personal insults at the drop of hat when people are debating how to critique pop culture you maybe should stay off it.

    Such a beacon of diplomacy

    So, for the mentally dull, what I’m trying to say is that cine-literate people can make educated guesses and, as it turns out, be correct. Shocker.

    But i do agree with you

    But, yes I’m just some creepy weirdo

    @ boingo – it’s a “moot” point

    No, it’s mute point. Man, this thread is turning into a right damp squid.

    jimjam
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    So, for the mentally dull

    Was a direct retort at Cougar’s “for the hard of thinking”
    comment.

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    NO it’s moot point.

    No it’s mute point.

    In that I wish everyone’s point but mine was mute.

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Life isn't like a box of chocolates.

    craigxxl
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    Jimjam, you are to cinema what Surfmatt was to motoring.

    Please let me know what I should be watching this year at the cinema with my hard earned money and valuable free time.

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    What about Guardians of the Galaxy…?

    Was a huge surprise.

    Please let me know what I should be watching this year at the cinema with my hard earned money and valuable free time.

    I can do that: Good films

    jimjam
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    craigxxl
    Jimjam, you are to cinema what Surfmatt was to motoring.

    Please let me know what I should be watching this year at the cinema with my hard earned money and valuable free time.

    The point I was making was that films based on comic books need not be bad. And that being based on comic books doesn’t excuse a bad film.

    I don’t see why that’s controversial.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    To be so divisive Suicide Squad must have something going for it!

    So wait, clunky film produced by Zack Snyder saved by soundtrack and female cast member(s).

    I feel an overwhelming sense of deja vu here…

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    No idea what that is ^^ , but I want to see it! πŸ˜†

    Sucker Punch.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dzikBZTUy8[/video]

    If you just want to look at pretty ladies, just hit up Pornhub. I guarantee it’ll have a better plot.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Nah, it’s the cinematography I go for.

    jimjam
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    DezB

    No idea what that is ^^ , but I want to see it!

    It’s every bit as good as Suicide Squad.

    I bet Β£5 jimjam hasn’t seen either, why would he waste his money on bad films?

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    jimjam – Member

    It’s every bit as good as Suicide Squad.

    IM not sure suicide squad will be that bad !
    sucker punch was ok but quite flawed really

    jimjam
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    baronsamedi

    I bet Β£5 jimjam hasn’t seen either, why would he waste his money on bad films?

    Do you want to just send me that Β£5 via paypal πŸ™‚ ?

    Nah, it’s the cinematography I go for.

    I hear Batman XXX is some of Dale DaBone’s finest work. Plus the mise en scΓ¨ne evokes the finest oeuvre of Truffaut

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    Kick Ass is pretty damn close to a properly smart superhero film, and also just a good film. Vaughan is IMO one of the best directors of action scenes around at the minute, and is not too shabby at character and narrative either.

    Scott Pilgrim vs The World I think is basically a superhero film, and is quite probably a bona fide classic film full stop even if hardly anyone has seen it.

    Would quite like to see Tarantino take on the superhero genre.

    jimjam
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    colournoise

    Kick Ass is pretty damn close to a properly smart superhero film, and also just a good film. Vaughan is IMO one of the best directors of action scenes around at the minute, and is not too shabby at character and narrative either.

    Scott Pilgrim vs The World I think is basically a superhero film, and is quite probably a bona fide classic film full stop even if hardly anyone has seen it.

    Yup, Scott Pilgrim vs the World is a very entertaining film. Based on a comic book as it happens. As was Kick Ass. So was Batman Begins and the Dark Knight Rises, Dredd, The Kingsman, 30 Days of Night, Old Boy, Road to Perdition, History of Violence, Blade…..

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    Thanks for all the extra background info there.

    (I teach Media Studies from time to time but I’m sure others will find it useful)

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_based_on_English-language_comics

    (I teach Media Studies from time to time….)

    Just randomly in the street like some sort of theatre?

    “Oi, Mate! Can I interest you in a discussion on semiotics in Russian soap operas?”

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    πŸ˜†

    Now there’s an idea…

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    I’m yet to see the film, but…

    Surely it works in the favour of the studio to not keep releasing crap. The Joel Schumacher batman films almost killed the comic book genre and certainly delayed batman’s return to the big screen it was only when Warner took a chance with letting Nolan have creative control that they became a success. They’re now quickly eroding that Goodwill by letting Zach synder play at film making and releasing poor quality films.

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    Kick Ass is pretty damn close to a properly smart superhero film

    Has anyone mentioned The Incredibles? Took the piss ahem, I mean parodied every super hero cliche in the book, then along came a load of films using those cliches seriously. “You caught me monologuing again!” Genius.

    I guess the problem is Nolan, or any other non-hack directors, don’t want to keep pinging out a superhero film every year. Especially if the script/screenplay is pants.

    But the studio want to keep the gravy train going, so they get hack Zack Synder onboard, who is more than happy to put explosions/money before artistic integrity.

    Then when it’s starting to show a tank at the box office, because even monsters like Dez and Craig* have had enough of turning their brains off for a couple of hours on a Friday night, they get someone decent in.

    …and repeat.

    * πŸ˜‰

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