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tacocat  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 25, 2018

Shazam Trailer: All aboard the DC hype train! Finally on course!

Aquaman Trailer: I may have spoken too soon...

Titans Trailer: Everyone on this train is going to die in a fiery crash




user-inactivated  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Dude. Shazam looks like it might be a fun adventure.

tacocat  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah. And Titans looks like the exact opposite of what they should do with that property. Someone from the movie department must have transferred to the television department. Aquaman just looks like garbage.

The TV stuff should inform the movies because it's so much more successful. I guess they're slowly removing the Snyder framework?

user-inactivated  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Speaking of TV and Movies, apparently this is getting a 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes at the moment. Honestly? I'm not surprised. I don't care what the naysayers have to say, the cartoon series is straight up fun. The creators behind it just want to have a good time with the material and it really works. Plus, if you're a comic and/or pop culture nerd, it's chock full of inside jokes. Dala promised to take me to it when it hits the theaters and I'm gonna hold her to it.

tacocat  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fanboy anger is so weird. Especially now.

Canceling a show is a lot more complex of a decision than canceling at comic. I was riding my bike to the comics shop over 20 years ago and never fell in with a nerdy crowd. My interest was always my own so fanboyism wasn't ever a thing I really dealt with in person or understood. And I read the source material since I was a kid. Comic economics are a little weird but also pretty simple since the costs are fairly uniform excepting some creators but those guys' names move books

Now the weird dude behind the counter and a mob of his associates are harassing Star Wars actors and bitching about every corporate decision a television studio males regarding a show they like being rebooted or canceled. It's inescapable. Real news reports on these over opinionated asses

I have to imagine what it's like to be a person who thinks they have an ownership stake in a character as a person who's watched superhero comics be bonkers as fuck and stylistically every way you can imagine for as long as I can remember. I don't like imagining that mindset

I lost a larger, better, clearer point in the details but I just woke up. I award myself points for difficulty

user-inactivated  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I feel you. Personally, I learned back in the mid-'90s, early '00s that just because something resonates with me, doesn't mean it belongs to me and that sometimes people in charge of properties I enjoy will make decisions that I don't like. I think the three biggest examples that I can think of are The Star Wars Prequels, Tri-Star Godzilla, and The Matrix Sequels. When I came to realize though that if someone makes something I don't like, it doesn't take away from what I do like, and it doesn't mean something is ruined for me forever.

Case in point? Tri-Star Godzilla didn't ruin '54 Gojira and when Godzilla 2000 came out, I was able to enjoy it just fine. That said though, after Tri-Star, there was a sense of relief in watching Godzilla 2000.

tacocat  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    if someone makes something I don't like, it doesn't take away from what I do like, and it doesn't mean something is ruined for me forever.

Exactly. Comics are always changing, even if only by the styles of the artists so I don't immediately get the attitude that if you don't like a version of something then the original is threatened or lost. I seriously doubt many of the people bitching about the new Thnudercats show actually remember the original. It was shit. But now it's a brand more than a creative intellectual property and brands can become part of an identity.

Check out this Twitter thread.

https://twitter.com/radicalbytes/status/1016778646655123456

Specifically its claim that people completely missed the point of a crucial scene in RotJ.

These same type of people seem to miss the point that entertainment is meant to entertain. And not everyone with these types of genre properties. You can have a teen targeted Teen Titans and a tween targeted Teen Titans and they can both be good and bring in a bigger fanbase.

I don't know that you can have a live action R rated Titans though...

user-inactivated  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Wow. That's quite the thread. I feel like if people used even a fraction of the enthusiasm and insight into tackling social issues that they do in picking apart Star Wars, we'd probably have childhood hunger nailed down at this point.

tacocat  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There's overlap of a sort. The people in the overlap get death threats sometimes.