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[Movie] How about trailers for Shazam and Aquaman?

Post by DD* » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:20 pm

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For me, Shazam looks good, I can take or leave Aquaman. Didn't really think all that much of the character in Justice League and this didn't change my mind much.
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Re: [Movie] How about trailers for Shazam and Aquaman?

Post by hepcat » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:30 pm

Neither of those look that good to me, but Shazam just seems awful. I will say casting Stuie from Family Guy as Black Mantis in Aquaman looks fun.
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Re: [Movie] How about trailers for Shazam and Aquaman?

Post by naednek » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:36 pm

Shazam I was meh until Chuck showed up. That looks fun. Aquaman and King Kong I won't bother.

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Post by Daehawk » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:51 am

Shazam looks bad.

Aquaman looks awesome! Also it looks like they get one of my favorite childhood bad guys look just right...Black Manta baby!!
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Post by msteelers » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:09 am

Shazam looked surprisingly good to me. The images I've seen haven't looked great. But the trailer made it look like a fun movie, which is rare for DC. I've gone from "meh" to "cautiously optimistic".

Aquaman looks like it has a high chance of being complete crap. I'll still see it though, because I'm a sucker for super hero movies. Even the awful DC ones.

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Post by Daehawk » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:36 pm

Shazam's suit is Green Lantern bad.
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Re: [Movie] How about trailers for Shazam and Aquaman?

Post by Holman » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:15 pm

I've heard nothing about the Shazam movie. Looks like it could be good fun! (And wasn't the original comic a sort of knowing wink at Superman?)

Aquaman looks 100% formulaic. It will probably be awful.
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Re: [Movie] How about trailers for Shazam and Aquaman?

Post by Kasey Chang » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:02 pm

I couldn't quite tell yet about either. I only have the Marvel and DC movies as benchmarks.

Shazam: DC making a fun film? I dunno. It *could* be bad, but what expectations do we have for DC? It could surprise us. 5/8 tentacles.

Aquaman: Hmmm... I'm not too convinced of the huge battle scene yet.
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Re: [Movie] How about trailers for Shazam and Aquaman?

Post by Lassr » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:51 pm

They both looked bad to me. And for me, Batman is still the only DC movie I have liked.

I was pretty MEH on the new Wonder Woman. Watchable but not near my favorite of all the comic hero movies.
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Post by Buatha » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:40 pm

Aw, c'mon...Shazam looks fun. We asked for something "not Snyder-ish", so they're giving us something light.
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Post by hepcat » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:44 pm

You can be light without looking like your costume was made in the parking lot of a Costco by a homeless guy, or your jokes written by Nick Nolte.

I'll give it a chance though. The only thing that might save it is a self aware script and the charm of Zachary Levi.
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Re: [Movie] How about trailers for Shazam and Aquaman?

Post by El Guapo » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:54 pm

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You can be light without looking like your costume was made in the parking lot of a Costco by a homeless guy, or your jokes written by Nick Nolte.

I'll give it a chance though. The only thing that might save it is a self aware script and the charm of Zachary Levi.
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Post by hepcat » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:57 pm

Envision Nick Nolte doing stand up.

edit: would it have been better had i gone with Liam Neeson?
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Post by Blackhawk » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:06 pm

I actually really liked both of them. The Shazam costume was a little much, but if that's the only thing I saw wrong, I'm happy.

Both seemed fairly true to the characters, too.
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Post by El Guapo » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:15 pm

hepcat wrote:
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Envision Nick Nolte doing stand up.

edit: would it have been better had i gone with Liam Neeson?
Hey, as that clip shows, Liam Neeson is a comedy genius.

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Post by sgoldj » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:41 pm

I am IN for Shazam

Reel Aquaman in when it hits TV

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Post by Paingod » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:26 am

Shazam looks like a movie my 9 year old would enjoy. I might chuckle a few times.

Aquaman looks, as said before, formulaic and kind of uninteresting for that. Nice visuals, though.
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Post by Blackhawk » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:49 pm

Extended Aquaman trailer

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Post by LordMortis » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:04 pm

hepcat wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:44 pm
You can be light without looking like your costume was made in the parking lot of a Costco by a homeless guy, or your jokes written by Nick Nolte.

The only thing that might save it is a self aware script and the charm of Zachary Levi.
I love how you and I have the exact opposite take on everything. The camp of the costume made me laugh. The idea that we're getting a DC Superhero movie basically from the narrative of just entering puberty entertains me.

Zack Levi... aw man, I don't know who but not him... A younger Zack Braff maybe... There we go! Donald Faison could fake being young enough ,right? How great would he be in that costume being a modern version of Big the DC universe superhero?

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Post by Daehawk » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:29 pm

That extended Aquaman trailer is amazing.
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Post by Lassr » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:45 pm

the more I watch the Shazam! trailer the more it grows on me if I don't take it too seriously and view it as a campy super hero movie.
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Post by hepcat » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:41 pm

LordMortis wrote:
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You can be light without looking like your costume was made in the parking lot of a Costco by a homeless guy, or your jokes written by Nick Nolte.

The only thing that might save it is a self aware script and the charm of Zachary Levi.
I love how you and I have the exact opposite take on everything.
What about Breakfast at Tiffany's? As I recall, I think we both kinda liked it. Well, that's the one thing we've got.
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Post by TheMix » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:02 pm

hepcat wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:41 pm
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You can be light without looking like your costume was made in the parking lot of a Costco by a homeless guy, or your jokes written by Nick Nolte.

The only thing that might save it is a self aware script and the charm of Zachary Levi.
I love how you and I have the exact opposite take on everything.
What about Breakfast at Tiffany's? As I recall, I think we both kinda liked it. Well, that's the one thing we've got.
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Post by Blackhawk » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:17 pm

Shazam, in my opinion, both the comics and the movie, are best looked at, not as a modern superhero film full of adults with adult issues, but as a troubled (but good hearted) 14-year-old's fantasy about what he'd do if he became a superhero. Mostly because that's exactly what it is.
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Post by Daehawk » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:57 pm

If I was a kid Id probably love the new Shazam. As an adult Id watch it free on tv most likely. It looks bad to me. May turn out to be damn funny with lots of adult in jokes kids wont get. The costume though is ...bad. I grew up on the 70's tv show though and loved that but kids today would shit on it Im sure. Hell I might. But I think Id rather watch it than this movie. Yet I am possibly wrong. been wrong once or twice.
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Post by Blackhawk » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:07 am

FWIW, the costume in the trailer is not the final costume. They made a last-minute change to it before the teaser, and weren't happy with how it turned out. The final suit is supposedly darker red, and the lightning bolt isn't just a light-up shape.
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hepcat wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:41 pm
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You can be light without looking like your costume was made in the parking lot of a Costco by a homeless guy, or your jokes written by Nick Nolte.

The only thing that might save it is a self aware script and the charm of Zachary Levi.
I love how you and I have the exact opposite take on everything.
What about Breakfast at Tiffany's? As I recall, I think we both kinda liked it. Well, that's the one thing we've got.

I do dig me some Deep Blue Something or at least that song. I've always has a soft spot for it and I don't know why.

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Post by Daehawk » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:57 pm

Aquaman final trailer

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Post by McNutt » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:22 pm

This movie seems to be 90% CGI action scenes. How about some story?

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McNutt wrote:
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This movie seems to be 90% CGI action scenes. How about some story?
It's DC, not going to have a story
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Post by Daehawk » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:46 pm

This would be unfilmable without a lot of CGI. You'd either get no movie at all or you'd get 70s style movie underwater. Neither of which would be a good outcome.
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Post by AWS260 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:45 pm

The previous Aquaman trailers were meh, but the last one makes it look pretty good. Hmmm...
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Post by JCC » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:54 pm

So my wife and I saw Aquaman today. It's ... wow... something. It definitely doesn't sit still. I still haven't quite figured out my opinion of it. It's somewhere between entertainingly awful or awfully entertaining. It's a visual spectacle at times. They cram a LOT of story into 2.5 hours. At times it feels like the movie never stops to take a breath. And it's simply amazing how much shit they cram into it. Trying to avoid spoilers, but I was awed at the scale of the ending, and at the same time couldn't figure out if I thought it was awesome or just too much.

I will give them credit for actually making the Aquaman telepathy rings actually seem kind of cool. Anyway, I think we liked it.

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Post by gameoverman » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:40 pm

What I can't past in the trailers is the feeling that someone somewhere said "Get Willem Dafoe for this role, except he needs to look weirder".

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Post by hepcat » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:26 pm

This trailer for the Aquaman movie seems tonally off for some reason.

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Post by Kasey Chang » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:41 am

Watched Aquaman yesterday, regular not 3D, matinee, theater was pretty empty.

CGI was good, but then this is 2018. Scale of final battle was impressive. What do have problem with is the initial intro segment and the premise.
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The eco message was a bit... heavy-handed. But then, I guess they are pressed for time.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:59 pm

Saw Aquaman yesterday. Better than most DC offerings, not quite to Wonder Woman levels, but still not a film that I had any major issues with.

I wasn't a fan of Manta. They got the look right, but there was no depth to the character before the 'defining moment'. When you're measuring up against Killmonger and Thanos in recent films, having a one-note villain is kind of jarring, even if he is second-tier to the fish king.
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