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(Digital Spy)   Seth Rogen explains why the MCU causes issues for film comedies: "Something that me and Evan talk about...is how Marvel movies are comedies. Thor: Ragnarok is a comedy. Ant-Man is a comedy at its core...That is the benchmark that people expect"   (digitalspy.com) divider line
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2020-08-12 3:57:29 PM  
8 votes:
They're called COMIC BOOKS, not SERIOUS BOOKS.
 
2020-08-12 6:00:59 PM  
7 votes:

Michael J Faux: I know that reading requires a lot more energy than gut-reacting to some proper nouns in a headline, but he's not really playing a victim card in the article; just mentioning a creative consideration that he needs to keep top-of-mind when producing.


Read the article? On Fark?

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2020-08-12 6:04:39 PM  
5 votes:
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2020-08-12 4:26:56 PM  
5 votes:

TDWCom29: Subtonic: TDWCom29: Bslim: Seth Rogen knows about comedy?

He's made a living as a comedian and comic actor for almost 20 years so....yes? Anyone who makes their living doing comedy (yes, even that comedian you hate and think is as funny as a baby's funeral) know about comedy.

No. I want an exception made for Jeff Dunham. Or at least re-categorization as 'low-brow performance artist'.

Nah, sorry. Him too


NO! FARK HIM!

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2020-08-12 2:58:02 PM  
5 votes:
When the first Avengers came out in 2012, it was one of the funniest movies I'd seen in a while.

It's not a comedy, but it had more laughs than most Seth Rogan movies.
 
2020-08-12 2:23:22 PM  
5 votes:
hey seth, your pickle movie sucked. it had so much potential. how could you mess up a premise like that?
 
2020-08-12 3:32:53 PM  
3 votes:

TDWCom29: Bslim: Seth Rogen knows about comedy?

He's made a living as a comedian and comic actor for almost 20 years so....yes? Anyone who makes their living doing comedy (yes, even that comedian you hate and think is as funny as a baby's funeral) know about comedy.


No. I want an exception made for Jeff Dunham. Or at least re-categorization as 'low-brow performance artist'.
 
2020-08-12 3:20:58 PM  
3 votes:
"Weed, right?! So crazy! Ow my penis. I'm drunk but lovable."

That's his dialogue, verbatim, for every movie. Don't look it up just trust me.
 
2020-08-12 3:16:29 PM  
3 votes:

Michael J Faux: I know that reading requires a lot more energy than gut-reacting to some proper nouns in a headline, but he's not really playing a victim card in the article; just mentioning a creative consideration that he needs to keep top-of-mind when producing.


Reading an article is somewhat difficult when you're in a dog-pile of outrage.
It's best to let them finish their temper-tantrum.
 
2020-08-12 4:14:08 PM  
2 votes:
I'm thinking about what the MCU people would have done with Green Hornet and now I hate Rogen even more.
 
2020-08-12 3:17:53 PM  
2 votes:

UberNeuman: Pretty much why I don't care for the films.  Every time the momentum builds in a scene it's undercut by some silly humor or stupid joke.  The Joss Weadon method.


Thor: "I see what you did there."

Black Widow: *rolls eyes*

Iron Man: *iphone camera sound* "I just shared it on twitter."

/billions of dollars, plz
 
2020-08-12 3:17:36 PM  
2 votes:

oldfarthenry: Michael J Faux: I know that reading requires a lot more energy than gut-reacting to some proper nouns in a headline, but he's not really playing a victim card in the article; just mentioning a creative consideration that he needs to keep top-of-mind when producing.

Reading an article is somewhat difficult when you're in a dog-pile of outrage.
It's best to let them finish their temper-tantrum.


Too much jerking off to be considered a dog pile, just saying.
 
2020-08-12 2:57:57 PM  
2 votes:
Pretty much why I don't care for the films.  Every time the momentum builds in a scene it's undercut by some silly humor or stupid joke.  The Joss Weadon method.
 
2020-08-13 12:03:40 PM  
1 vote:

BullBearMS: Marvel movies are pretty much all retreads of the 80's buddy cop action/comedy formula.


Captain Marvel is the only one that really hews to that mold, and it's done on purpose. For a true 80s buddy cop formula, you need three things:

A) Both characters are cops (or some equivalent authority).
B) One of them is a by-the-book career professional, while the other is a fish out of water, a wild card or a screwup. The new partner is often a rookie, a member of a different agency, or a civilian. Bonus points if one of them prefers to work alone and doesn't want a partner.
C) They're forced to work together, either by orders or circumstance, to solve the same case or bring down the same criminal.

Iron Man is none of those things. Neither is Thor. Captain America owes more to the war and spy genres. Ant-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy are the criminals. Doctor Strange could be argued to be a spirit world policeman, but he has co-workers, not partners. There's more to the buddy cop formula than just "two guys with different methods have an adventure together". The cop genre involves working within or around an organized system to accomplish an assignment, something movies like Ragnarok absolutely don't have. That one's more of a rambling roadtrip.
 
2020-08-13 9:52:08 AM  
1 vote:
DO NOT SPEAK AGAINST COLORING BOOK MOVIES AND TRIGGER THE DORK WRATH
 
2020-08-13 2:58:13 AM  
1 vote:
Seth Rogen ruined Paul. He had way, way too familiar a voice. I never thought of an alien when I heard it. Just Seth.
 
2020-08-12 11:58:05 PM  
1 vote:
Rogen is a douche.
What he did to Preacher is a crime.
What he did to Kevin Smith is a crime.
There is only so much comedy brilliance that can come from a lazy stoned guy and only so many times it can be repeated before no one cares.
 
2020-08-12 5:08:39 PM  
1 vote:
Comedy in the MCU?

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2020-08-12 3:17:26 PM  
1 vote:
I think I understand what he's saying, but I fully disagree. I don't consider Ragnarok or Ant-Man to be comedies, per se. They're Marvel/comic book movies that have comedic elements. They added comedy to the overall premise to make the characters more relatable and to make the movies more enjoyable. At their core, though, they're comic book/action/science-fictionesque* movies, with a dash of humour.

For example, I wouldn't call Man of Steel a drama; it was an overly serious superhero movie. But does that downplay films like The Irishman; dramatic films made for the sake of being dramas? It was a tone they picked for their movie, but that doesn't mean it's going to replace dramas. People that want to see a straight-up comedy, or a serious drama, will certainly watch it, regardless of budget.

* I say "science-fictionesque" because I know some people will argue about the use of the genre in this case, as it isn't "proper sci-fi". But they're using science to a fictional degree, so I think it counts.
 
2020-08-12 3:09:10 PM  
1 vote:

BizarreMan: Maybe we just don't like your sense of humor anymore Seth?  I know I prefer something with a little more thought in the jokes than pot jokes, dick jokes, sex jokes.


It doesn't help that ganja has become more and more mainstream, it's not a small or even medium sized club of random in jokes anymore, and that was likely a big chunk of the draw, being "in" with the "cool kids"
 
2020-08-12 3:00:54 PM  
1 vote:

some_beer_drinker: hey seth, your pickle movie sucked. it had so much potential. how could you mess up a premise like that?


Disagree.

Full disagree.
 
2020-08-12 2:07:13 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe we just don't like your sense of humor anymore Seth?  I know I prefer something with a little more thought in the jokes than pot jokes, dick jokes, sex jokes.
 
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