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  1. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic 30 years and counting Club Member

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    I didn't thjink it was rah-rah, but I thought it was a good healthy undertone. It seemed like a slow build towards a stronger personality as movie went on.
     
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  2. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    I watched Shazam! last night.

    IMO, that is the best movie based on a DC superhero since the Dark Knight by far. I will say I still haven't seen Aquaman. It felt like a big budget 80s movie. Right down to the "wow, they went there" moments, to the others that will give many children nightmares.

    The humor is good, the action is fun. The people seem like people instead of emotionless drones like in the Snyder directed films.

    It did have one of the problems of the 80s movie, which is the bully issue. Those bullies are just cartoonishly evil, and would have been put in jail for what they did, or at least gotten suspended.
    They hit a cripple with a car! Then kick the s*** out of him for it.

    Also, finally a superhero movie where the person gets their powers and it doesn't make them depressed.

    I had a blast. I highly recommend watching it.
     
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    adamprez2003 Senior Member

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    is that the Spanish movie Timecrimes? If so that is a great time travel flick. I generally dislike time travel movies but that one was fantastic. The Spanish make some interesting sci fi/ horror movies. The Final Days IIRC is a good one. Also if you like foreign movies the Venezuelan House At The End Of Time is a great movie
     
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  4. Destroyer

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    I watched the Meg. It scratched the itch I had for something silly but I'd never watch it again.
     
  5. rafael

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    I really enjoyed Shazam. I'd put it behind Wonder Woman and slightly ahead of Aquaman on my list of recent DC movies. (Dark Knight is an all-time favorite for me. I have it on a tier of it's own). But regardless of the rankings, I enjoyed all three of those recent DC movies. I couldn't say that about any of the others since the Nolan Batman trilogy finished.

    I thought the Shazam first third was a bit lame, but the second and third acts were great. Like Aquaman, the cheesiness level was high, but they were both fun.
     
  6. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I can't say that since The Dark Knight. The more I think about the Dark Knight Rises, the more I do not like it. It is well shot, however, IMO it is not that good of a movie. The story is really dumb, the Villains are pretty lame, Batman is a whiny crybaby, Alfred is annoying. I have zero interest in revisiting that movie. I would rather watch Shazam! over The Dark Knight Rises.

    I only put it over Wonder Woman because I think the movie on a whole is a better movie. While the first third was a bit lame, I don't really agree, but I can see where you are coming from, the ending of Wonder Woman was lame to me. It went from "You can't just punch someone to stop a war." to punching someone to stop a war. And keeping that ridiculous British face visible during that big fight made it more comical than anything. Wonder Woman until she killed that one guy was great, after that really bad.

    I thought Shazam! was more of a consistent movie, and had characters I really enjoyed. Other than the 80s bullies of course. And the lack of adults at the school. A kid was hit by a car! No adults? Seriously?
     
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  7. Destroyer

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    Dark Knight Rises is awesome! The chase scene is one of the greatest ever.
     
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  8. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    It was a great scene.
    It was also ridiculously stupid.
     
  9. Fin D

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    Agreed on Rises. Not a good movie. In fact, it was a bit of a mess, truth be told. When most super hero movies want to put too many villains in the movie as the go farther in sequels, Nolan chose to put too many concepts into the movie.

    Wonder Woman was great until the last act.

    Waiting on Aquaman. But I';m worried.

    Loved Shazam. Tons of fun, could be this generation's Goonies.
     
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  10. Unlucky 13

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    Don't go into Aquaman expecting a serious movie, or oscar calibre work. But if you want a big, loud, fun experience and can suspend your disbelief, then I think you'll have a good time. Its a live action cartoon, and Momoa is charasmatic and good in that role. Traditional, 80s/90s style action hero.
     
  11. Fin D

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    I wasn't. I was just hoping it wouldn't be TOO hokey.

    I do like Momoa, and I really enjoy the modern take on Aquaman, that people not into comic books or the old WB JLU animated show, have no idea about.
     
  12. rafael

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    My guess is that Shazam will go with a Goonies/Stranger Things vibe for their future movies.
     
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    I am wondering if they are going with Mr. Mind as the villain in the sequel.
    What a weird character.
    Or will they bring in Captain Nazi.
    Shazam has an interesting Rogue gallery
     
  14. Fin D

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    A standalone Black Adam movie is coming and is starring the Rock. He also was a producer on Shazam.
     
  15. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    While listening to interviews with the cast they made it seem like Black Adam is coming in movie 3.
     
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    I think the Dark Knight is my only controversial comic film opinion along with Iron Man 1 in that I don't enjoy them. Heath Ledger doesn't feel like The Joker throughout the film, decent villain still, just not the Joker.

    After my thirty something trips to the cinema between January and March, I haven't been since seeing Captain Marvel which I have in my bottom 5 Marvel films. Seeing that and Vice (Another let down) back to back had made me weary of going back anytime soon, but the positive reviews of Shazam means I'll probably end up seeing that before Endgame at the end of the month. I had been hopeful that Hellboy would be good, but early reviews would suggest otherwise.
     
  17. Unlucky 13

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    I really enjoyed the Hellboy movies with Ron Pearlman, but the new one looks just terrible, and I've read reviews that say as much. No interest whatsoever.
     
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  18. ToddPhin

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    What about Vice made it a let down to you? I thought Christian Bale alone was worth the price of admission. It wasn’t quite even with Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, or a Star is Born but it felt roughly on par with stuff like BlacKkKlansman & The Mule. I definitely wouldn’t have screamed for my money back or felt like it was a waste of 2 hours.
     
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    Ah now I didn't think Vice was an outright bad film. I thought it was a solid film, but I went in having just rewatched The Big Short and was hoping for something of the same calibre. Will agree with you that Christian Bale was fantastic. It just didn't manage to meet my expectations for what I was hoping for with the story (A Mistake when going to the cinema I know).

    One film on your list of films I will disagree with is A Star Is Born. Again I know I'm in the minority but I thought that film was dreadful. Sam Elliott in the supporting role was fantastic but we didn't get nearly enough of him. I think the issue is that the film relies on you buying into the chemistry of Cooper and Gaga and I just couldn't believe that they had this sort of relationship, by the time they reached the scene at the awards show I was thinking about leaving the cinema. Now if the film had focused more on Cooper and Elliott's relationship then I could have bought in some more.

    As it is I will stick with one of the earlier versions if I want to watch the film.
     
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  20. djphinfan

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    Is Gotham really good?
     
  21. Fin D

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    Oh god no.

    It is a travesty.
     
  22. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    It is one of the worst shows I have ever watched. What it has going for it is the fact it is never boring.

    Even the worst episodes are full of a bunch of crazy stupid things happening
     
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    I was joking, but it was entertaining if you threw everything else out the window and took it on face value. IMO, the most interesting character was Ed Nygma and his Dexter meets Walter White~ish evolution.

    Other than that, you tire of most of the overly cliche characters pretty quickly and wonder when Jim Gordon became John McClane.


    - Lot of original characters from Batman between the 40s and 70s.
    - Jim Gordon... 'murican badazz mimicking Die Hard McClane in overcoming beatings and escaping death.
    - Alfred Pennyworth... 'Anglo badazz... pugilist. Street fighter. Lol...
    - Fish Mooney... most annoying badazz.
    - While Joker was never in this pre-Batman series, they went out of their way to skirt him with "Jerome" acting like him and "Jeri" donning the makeup.
    - Deadpool's girlfriend was in this before her plastic surgeries to fix her nose n chin and to give her boobs.
    - PeeWee Herman as Penguins' Father was amusing.
    - Series was mindless tv fodder.
     
  24. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I gave up after Jim Gordon
    straight up murdered a guy.

    That was it. I couldn't stomach the show anymore.
     
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    I'm speechless
     
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  26. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    That looks hilariously bad.
     
  27. Unlucky 13

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    This is one of those things where you have to step back and ask who thought that this was a good idea. Someone with influence must really want to make this happen and think that its going to make money, because they have to be aware that a lot of people are going to either laugh at it or be horrified.
     
  28. Fin D

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    The CG looks so so so so bad.
     
  29. Ohio Fanatic

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    yeah, that was my thought too. first 3rd was not well done, but if you keep it in context that it's suppposed to be cheesy and funny, then you come out of it feeling good. will probably watch it again with my family soon
     
  30. Fin D

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    Little late, but just watched Spiderman : Into the Spider-Verse

    Visually? Best movie I've ever seen. Overall? Greatness.

    Blown away.

    EDIT: Went back and read Dupree's comments....spot on.
     
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  31. Ohio Fanatic

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    yeah, was a huge fan, every aspect. loved when they brought on the other spiders. spider pig = classic
     
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  32. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I saw Venom. A very entertaining terrible movie.
     
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  33. Fin D

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    Watched Aquaman.
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    sigh

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    Jason Momoa was born to play....

    Lobo.

    Not Aquaman.

    Aquaman is an actual badass.....but not the wild and crazy kind of badass that Momoa did. The kind of angry badass that cuts off his own hand to save his kid and replaces it with a ****ing harpoon, because **** you, that's why.

    Amber Heard is flat out awful. Awful. In fact, in a battle of what was worse, the writing or her acting, the winner is.....no one. We all lose.
     
  34. Unlucky 13

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    Ha! Unlike Marvel, I have absolutely nothing invested in DC and their movies, so I just wanted a fun, mindless ride, and that's what Aquaman was for me. I may or may not ever watch it again, and I don't need to make a point to remember everything that happened, unlike the MCU movies. Junk food, basically.

    If the whole DC experiment fails, it would be interesting to see Momoa in the MCU.
     
  35. Ohio Fanatic

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    agreed. saw it yesterday morning. yet another comic book movie with potential ruined by Sony. WHen TOm Hardy comes across badly, means the writing is not very good
     
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    Honestly, I don't understand this. Things can be mindless fun and still be good. Back to the Futures, Indiana Jones I-III, Mummy I & II, Guardians of the Galaxy I & II, Goonies, etc. all mindless fun but still good. Aquaman was mindless and awful.

    I appreciate the world building it did. But there was nothing else good about that movie.
     
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  37. Ohio Fanatic

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    Oh, cmon. Aquaman was not any less good than some of those. Back to the Future 2 and 3, Mummy 2, Indiana Jones 3? none of those were any better.
     
  38. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    What do you have against the Last Crusade?
     
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  39. Ohio Fanatic

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    I was thinking of Temple of Doom, not Last Crusade
     
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    Raiders and the Last Crusade are all time classic films in my book. Temple of Doom is meh.
     
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