1. Veho

    OP Veho The man who cried "Ni".
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  2. linuxares

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    Sadly it looks kind of meh.
     
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    I'm not a fan of this... but I have just one word for it:

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead :wub:
    ...I'm in
     
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    Garbage. Just like Superman 3, Superman IV, Supergirl, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Catwoman, Green Lantern, Batman vs Superman, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Shazam!, etc. etc.
     
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    Didn't get any kind of sense of menace from any of that which I would have thought rather essential to such an effort.

    So yeah looking mostly like a fetish fuel type effort, which is fine I guess, but I would like more.

    Also probably going to have to take bets on this vs Sucker Punch.
     
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    Girl power movies to appease the feminists at large that desperately want to convey that women can be as hard hitting as men.

    In the end, the box office will decide. My money won't go to it. Not at all nivested on the characters and general super hero movies.
     
  7. FAST6191

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    While we have seen quite a few of those in recent times I did not get that impression from this one/those trailers. I am sure they are hoping for that dollar as well (are we betting on brave or empowering in the clickbait from those sites?) but I got nothing like the recent Charlie's Angels reboot from that. If anything someone saw Deadpool 2 and decided to do a lazily directed* (possibly also PG13 -- other than the drugs thing most of that looks like it could be cut -- glitter bombs and non lethal a lot there) gender swapped fetish fuel version of that without understanding why the thing they are ripping off worked.

    *the thing where she jumps back out of cover and goes after the guys with automatic guns at point blank range... even them being bunched up I would hope someone there kept some rounds to cover a retreat or reload and thus she would have been plugged straight away. Maybe they were just dumb goons (that her arch nemesis had sent) but if they got the drop on her it does not speak to great writing either. Cinematography was not bad though, but I suppose that is nothing terribly notable in stuff like this.
    The convertible car sequence and flying kick maybe pushed the boat out a bit there (though still plausible enough -- cars are hard to clamber around in and that was a two feet in at full pace affair rather than the climb like a spider monkey and watch the guy built like a tank do a flip as a result thing) but every other time surprise, subversion or weapons were in place.
     
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    It looks fucking awful.
    I'd rather rewatch the short-lived Birds of Prey tv show than this shallow cash grab.
     
  9. Veho

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    If they were really going for fetish appeal, they would have kept the comic costumes. Latex and leather and high heels all over the place. Instead we get this grungy streetwear.

    The setting has potential, but unfortunately what DC usually does with potential in their movies is to squander it.

    DC's animated works are always praised, why don't they let the cartoon department make a live action movie?
     
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    I don't tend to read comics and certainly would not have read these but I did a quick scan and it was all reasonably in keeping with current (which might be the problem) incarnations, go too far back and it is all different characters. That said I do agree it could have been pushed far more than that.

    On a different note I looked up the cinematographer. Matthew Libatique whose previous credits include Pi, Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, Phone Booth, Inside Man, Ruby Sparks, Iron Man 2 and Chi-Raq and with that kind of back catalogue I have to wonder if he was phoning it in on this one (I certainly would not have guessed someone of that kind of skill), that or his main trick is doing very well with a limited number of sets.
     
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