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Re: General Film News

Post by Animalmother » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:12 pm



Well, that looks dark as fuck. ..

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Re: General Film News

Post by Raid » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:02 pm

Well, yeah, but then you'd expect that, surely.

I have to sorta applaud them for pushing ahead with projects like this when Heath Ledger's portrayal is still pretty fresh in people's minds. I personally find it quite difficult to imagine anyone doing a better job with that dark approach to the character, when Ledger seemed to be channeling the demons that may well have killed him.

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Re: General Film News

Post by Alan » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:09 pm

Thank goodness Leto is nowhere near it!
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Post by Raid » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:19 pm

I still haven't actually bothered watching Suicide Squad, but Leto's whole appearance just looked completely wrong. I can't even pin down exactly what my issue with it was, but his face paint was more lipstick and eyeshadow than clown; he looked like a bad cosplayer. The tattoo that said "Damaged" just underneath his hairline was a bit on the nose too.

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Re: General Film News

Post by Wrathbone » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:06 am

I didn't hate Leto's version - I'd even argue his performance is one of the better parts of Suicide Squad. But blimey, Joaquin Phoenix looks like he's doing something pretty damn special based on that trailer.

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Re: General Film News

Post by Sly Boots » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:18 am

Yeah, one I'll definitely be keeping an eye on. I've always liked Phoenix, in fact I struggle to think of a film of his where I didn't enjoy his performance. I'd say he's an under-rated actor, but I genuinely don't know what people generally think of him (he might be extremely highly rated for all I know!). In any case, what I'm saying is of all the actors out there who would take on a role like this I think he has the chops to pull it off.

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Re: General Film News

Post by Alan » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:42 am

Wrathbone wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:06 am
I didn't hate Leto's version - I'd even argue his performance is one of the better parts of Suicide Squad. But blimey, Joaquin Phoenix looks like he's doing something pretty damn special based on that trailer.
Hmm, when I think of ways to improve SS the number one thing that comes to mind is cut everything with Leto.

Phoenix is a great actor though so I’m very interested. I’m also quite the DCU apologist, so much of what they’ve done is leagues ahead of Marvel it’s just the bad is realllllly bad! SS has few redeeming features.
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Re: General Film News

Post by Wrathbone » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:15 am

Yeah, I highly rate Phoenix. Commodus in Gladiator is for me what turns a good film into a great film (along with Oliver Reed).
Alan wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:42 am
I’m also quite the DCU apologist, so much of what they’ve done is leagues ahead of Marvel it’s just the bad is realllllly bad! SS has few redeeming features.
My feelings on the general quality of the DCU can be summed up with a deep, growling "MAAARRRRTHAAAAAAA!"

Wonder Woman was good, though.

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Re: General Film News

Post by Alan » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:27 am

Cant argue with that! Like I said, llllow llllllllow lows. Bafflingly awful choices. BvS is still a great watch overall, the extended cut at least. The courthouse scene alone I thought was one of the best visuals in any comic book movie.
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Re: General Film News

Post by Drarok » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:44 am

Alan wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:27 am
The courthouse scene alone I thought was one of the best visuals in any comic book movie.
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Re: General Film News

Post by Raid » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:47 pm

I quite enjoyed Batman v Superman, but every other DCEU film has left me cold. I just *hate* the visual style, the CGI they've used in the ones I've watched (which may only be Wonder Woman now that I think about it) is so awful that it genuinely detracts from all of the action scenes.

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Re: General Film News

Post by Rossell » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:26 pm

Star Wars Episode IX title in the spoilers below. I'll try link a trailer later because it's hot off the press.
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The Rise Of Skywalker

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Re: General Film News

Post by Hatredsheart » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:36 pm

Rossell wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:26 pm
Star Wars Episode IX title in the spoilers below. I'll try link a trailer later because it's hot off the press.
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The Rise Of Skywalker
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Re: General Film News

Post by Rossell » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:41 pm

Thanks muchly.

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Re: General Film News

Post by Raid » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:48 pm

The end of that trailer honestly gave me chills.

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