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WanderingBullet

@RogerRoger I read that back in 2018 WB wanted him to play Green Lantern. Not sure if it was rumour, though. I only just found out yesterday.

But now they want to make a Green Lantern Corp movie apparently.

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RogerRoger

@WanderingBullet Sounds pretty good. I never saw the Ryan Reynolds attempt, but I gather I didn't miss much, so fingers crossed for a decent addition to the DC roster.

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger It looks rather good 😊

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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON Yeah, I might be feeling ready for a new Bond, but I'm up for one last blast with these characters and their legacy before moving on.

Even if a motorbike chase across the rooftops of a historical city looks a little too familiar.

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger It is all rather samey, but in a rather good way. I think they could do well with a change of format somehow. The lack of gadget reliance really helped sell Craig's Bond - if they could carry that on and perhaps - as has been discussed - do a period 50s/60s run as close to the style of the books, change the set up completely and run with some female agents not-named Bond - I don't know.

Given the way the trailer is cut though (and I'm not sure if this is actually already been confirmed), I'm sure now that Lashana Lynch is 007.

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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON Yes, I think it's more or less a given, she's the new Double-Oh Seven. As previously commented, given the Craig era's commitment to continuity, I'm not quite sure how they're gonna effectively recast the Bond character and reset everything back to zero (unless, from now on, each actor's tenure is gonna become its own mini-series... in which case, roll on the 60s period piece).

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WanderingBullet

@RogerRoger I saw the trailer the other day. It looks quite good actually. Hopefully it is, cause I only enjoyed Casino Royale among all the Daniel Craig Bond movies.

@KALofKRYPTON I always thought the gadgets were one of the reasons why the Bonds movies were so cool even though they can be quite silly at times. Craig's version of 007 is more badass compared to previous Bonds, though.

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KALofKRYPTON

Oh god! I think Star Wars just officially confirmed some leaks from months ago with their latest TV spot.

!WARNING! SPOILERS FOR THE RISE OF SKYWALKER BELOW
In the newest TV spot they focus on a dagger that is covered with sith writing. This is apparently linked to Rey's parentage. A while ago there was spoiler talk that the dagger was like a sith holocron that is meant to reveal that Rey is in fact Palpatine's granddaughter 🙄😂, thus explaining her power with the force. This was thought to be an abandoned plot thread as is didn't test well and had perhaps been dealt with by reshoots. Perhaps not. There's talk now that near the end of the film Rey uses parts from Leia's lightsaber (left in from another plot thread that was cut showing scenes of Luke training Leia before he went in to exile) and Luke's/Anakin's lightsaber to build her own with a 'gold' crystal.

So yeah. This film is very likely going to be the laziest of JJ's work - which is saying something!

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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON ...so it isn't the Dagger of Mortis, then?

It's annoying if it isn't, because then all the perfectly-accessible, easily-explained framework for how Palpatine survived the Battle of Endor, and how important the dagger would be in defeating him in the end, has been wasted for something that's kinda like it, if you squint, but not quite as well thought-out and grounded in established canon.

Oh well. I cracked and will be (hopefully) securing tickets for the opening day, after my partner encouraged me not to miss out on the conversation and therefore promised to accompany me, so I guess I don't have long to wait and see.

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JohnnyShoulder

John Wick 3 is coming to Netflix in the UK on NYE. I like the films (the first one more so than the second one) but I've always been a bit baffled by all the praise they get. I mean they are ok but not the best films ever made or anything. In my opinion and all that jazz.

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger I honestly don't know enough about it. The dagger seems to be more of a macguffin to move the characters to another location than anything else - and of course, explain away not addressing anything to do with Rey's power in TLJ. The other stuff that seems certain but also from a while back is the discovery by Kylo of a multitude of dead/inactive Snoke clones on the same world as Palpatine, suggesting with equal laziness that Snoke was only ever just Palpatine's proxy 🙄

@JohnnyShoulder I really like the first film. I think I said here before that the sequels are an exercise in diminishing returns. The 2nd is OK, but the cracks are showing, and the third while perfectly entertaining and everyone on screen clearly having a blast - is a pretty weak film. The ultra secret assassins club is almost entirely overt 🙄

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@WanderingBullet If there's one thing we can rely on in Bond films, it's that most of the stunts are completed as practical effects. Nowadays they'll CGI around them, like how that scaffolding and bluescreen has magically become an old archway in the trailer, but the thing itself is done for real. Awesome footage, though! Thanks for finding it and sharing it.

@KALofKRYPTON Ah, gotcha. Considering that the specific name of that dagger I mentioned has moved to the top of Google's predictive search algorithm in the past couple days, I think you're gonna find a lot of angry fan reaction videos posted when it turns out to be a new, throwaway plot device.

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger I think that's pretty much a given regardless 😂

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Th3solution

So.. I realize this is stating the obvious (isn’t that supposedly the mark of genius?) but seeing Frozen II struck me that the character design and animation is very much rooted in Japanese anime. Elsa and Anna are basically 3D looking female anime characters. Disproportionately large eyes, tiny noses that basically disappear unless seen from the side profile, round nearly perfectly circular faces... I’m not sure why I never really thought of it before.
Of course the Westernization of the animation tones down some physical attributes and enhances others to appeal to the core audience, but the basic character style is uncannily familiar. And on further review, most of the Disney/Pixar human female characters have this same look. Elsa is nearly the twin of Rapunzel, for example. As one writer put it, “Apparently every Disney woman is a clone/direct descendant of some primordial creature with huge round cheeks and a disturbingly small nose.” I’ve always thought the same about anime characters. Their faces all look the same. I heard once that the indistinguishable sameness of facial features amongst anime characters (even between female and male characters) is why the artists have used crazy hair colors and hairstyles to help the viewer tell them apart.

I know I’m overthinking it but watching Frozen II, it’s comical how large the characters eyes are, especially when they are young children. Somehow in the Disney Universe a person’s eyeballs actually shrink as they age. It defies logic and science.

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JohnnyShoulder

@jacobia Saw The Invitation last night, another good reccomendation, thank you! What a well crafted movie! You can kinda work out the twist, but it didn't really effect my enjoyment of the film, as its not that type of film which hangs on a big twist. Chilling ending too!

You seen Upgrade? Is stars the same guy, Logan Marshall-Green, who looks like Tom Hardy. It got a cool Paul Verhoeven-esq style of violence about it, and feels a bit like Cyberpunk with some of the body modifications.

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Arugula

Watched Ready or Not. I thought it was pretty stupid. Tenuous plot, cringey script and flat humour though the acting was very solid throughout.

Arugula

jacobia

@JohnnyShoulder Oh cool, glad you liked it, and yeah ‘chilling’ is a great word to sum up it’s ending.
Yes, I’ve watched Upgrade, thoroughly enjoyed it too.
At the moment, I’m hyped for The Rise Of Skywalker. I think Disney really dropped the ball by not appearing to have an overall planned story for this trilogy, but I’m curiously optimistic to see how it’s all going to end.

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