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(Gizmodo)   James Gunn made Warner Bros. agree to give him carte blanche with deciding who lives and who dies in Career Suicide Squad 2   (io9.gizmodo.com) divider line
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2020-10-26 1:44:59 AM  
No, he can't. They have to do it themselves. It's in the name.
 
2020-10-26 2:36:15 AM  
How about all of them. Sick of super hero movies. That and a hatred of Disney.
 
2020-10-26 2:52:52 AM  
How about a movie where the producers of the first Suicide Squad do not survive?

John Oliver can play Steve Mnuchin.
 
2020-10-26 3:06:36 AM  
I still haven't watched the first one, but I have hope that James Gunn can do better.
 
2020-10-26 8:14:03 AM  
Oh no! Not a "death" in a comic book movie!!!!
There's no coming back from THAT!!!!!
 
2020-10-26 9:27:14 AM  
I finally watched that birds of prey movie this weekend. Whilst sober. It was like Tim Burton made a dead pool movie, but not in a good way.
 
2020-10-26 9:38:46 AM  
Ha!  Remember movies?  Warner Bros. would like to remind you that they once existed.
 
2020-10-26 9:42:32 AM  
Not that I've seen the original movie, but these "career suicide squad" headlines are tired and beyond lame. I wonder if it is the same butthurt-mitter that constantly gets their garbage entertainment headlines approved and who really doesn't like DC for some reason.
 
2020-10-26 9:44:23 AM  
Every other DC comic's story gets told
Every other DC character story gets old
And when they flop, who remembers the name
The Directors get fame, this story's boring

// Harley: I put myself back in the narrative...
 
2020-10-26 9:52:18 AM  

McGrits: I finally watched that birds of prey movie this weekend. Whilst sober. It was like Tim Burton made a dead pool movie, but not in a good way.


I think I got about 40 minutes into it and just had to stop.

Did it get any better?
 
2020-10-26 10:05:30 AM  
You mean Polka Dot Man might not make it?  Nooooooo!
 
2020-10-26 10:14:13 AM  

NuclearPenguins: Not that I've seen the original movie, but these "career suicide squad" headlines are tired and beyond lame. I wonder if it is the same butthurt-mitter that constantly gets their garbage entertainment headlines approved and who really doesn't like DC for some reason.


It's probably the same submitter who has the script: $SUBJECT, ". Yeah about that"
 
2020-10-26 10:15:19 AM  

Gubbo: McGrits: I finally watched that birds of prey movie this weekend. Whilst sober. It was like Tim Burton made a dead pool movie, but not in a good way.

I think I got about 40 minutes into it and just had to stop.

Did it get any better?


No it does not.

I made the mistake of watching that hot mess.

Forced myself to finish it.

Longest 4 hours of my life.
 
2020-10-26 10:19:13 AM  

Gubbo: McGrits: I finally watched that birds of prey movie this weekend. Whilst sober. It was like Tim Burton made a dead pool movie, but not in a good way.

I think I got about 40 minutes into it and just had to stop.

Did it get any better?


No. Worse, actually.

/any time the story drives the characters instead of the other way around, you know you've got a problem.
 
2020-10-26 10:34:28 AM  
But... do we get another Enchantress cringe-worthy 'dance' in the middle of whatever the (literal, Aztec) hell is going on?
 
2020-10-26 10:41:12 AM  

Myrdinn: But... do we get another Enchantress cringe-worthy 'dance' in the middle of whatever the (literal, Aztec) hell is going on?


Counterpoint:

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// the only good part of Suicide Squad
// like, literally that June-chantress transition
 
2020-10-26 10:57:32 AM  
Budget $175 million[2]
Box office $746.8 million[3]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide​_​Squad_(film)

As long as a movie brings in 4+ times its budget, I suspect their careers will be fine, and more movies will be made.
 
2020-10-26 11:03:49 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Myrdinn: But... do we get another Enchantress cringe-worthy 'dance' in the middle of whatever the (literal, Aztec) hell is going on?

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// the only good part of Suicide Squad
// like, literally that June-chantress transition


Agreed.
Plus, I did enjoy the out-of-place dance.
 
2020-10-26 11:28:50 AM  

Thrakkorzog: How about all of them. Sick of super hero movies. That and a hatred of Disney.


Just go watch The Boys and let us keep liking the things you don't like.
 
2020-10-26 12:03:47 PM  

Thrakkorzog: How about all of them. Sick of super hero movies.

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2020-10-26 12:13:43 PM  

Gubbo: McGrits: I finally watched that birds of prey movie this weekend. Whilst sober. It was like Tim Burton made a dead pool movie, but not in a good way.

I think I got about 40 minutes into it and just had to stop.

Did it get any better?


I tried so hard to like it.  I really had hope when it was announced.  Then the first trailer arrived, and ... oh no.  Please don't let it be this bad.

"We made it bad.  Then we made it worse.  When it got so bad that it was fun again?  We made it slightly better so we avoided that, too.  Now it's just disappointment in a can."
 
2020-10-26 12:17:19 PM  

Myrdinn: Dr Dreidel: Myrdinn: But... do we get another Enchantress cringe-worthy 'dance' in the middle of whatever the (literal, Aztec) hell is going on?

Counterpoint:

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// the only good part of Suicide Squad
// like, literally that June-chantress transition

Agreed.
Plus, I did enjoy the out-of-place dance.


Agreed on the transition.  The Sigmund the Seamonster dance killed the entire big bad vibe though.
 
2020-10-26 12:54:55 PM  
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2020-10-26 2:08:29 PM  
Poor Crow.  His Christmas wish went to James Gunn.

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2020-10-26 2:16:09 PM  
Kill Superman.

And not in some big battle or plot point but just a random bit of dialogue between two characters.

Also go full JK Rowling and just start adding in details about the DC universe that no one asked for or wanted.
 
2020-10-26 2:51:03 PM  

snoopy2zero: Kill Superman.

And not in some big battle or plot point but just a random bit of dialogue between two characters.

Also go full JK Rowling and just start adding in details about the DC universe that no one asked for or wanted.


That would just be retconned into the already death and resurrection of Superman in... whatever the hell they were called.  Dawn of Justice and League?

Now, killing *Batman*... wait, that would just be some sort of Xanatos Gambit.  Kill... uh...
 
2020-10-26 3:07:16 PM  
I can imagine how it went down in negotiations:

"I want to have complete control over any character deaths. And I want an answer before I walk out the door. I may have been booted from Marvel, but if you think they aren't gonna be calling me back in six months, you're as crazy as they say. So, what's it gonna be?"
 
2020-10-26 3:34:16 PM  

skyotter: [i.imgur.com image 850x477]


Character costumes often look weird before that slap all the CGI on...
 
2020-10-26 5:28:53 PM  

aungen: Gubbo: McGrits: I finally watched that birds of prey movie this weekend. Whilst sober. It was like Tim Burton made a dead pool movie, but not in a good way.

I think I got about 40 minutes into it and just had to stop.

Did it get any better?

I tried so hard to like it.  I really had hope when it was announced.  Then the first trailer arrived, and ... oh no.  Please don't let it be this bad.

"We made it bad.  Then we made it worse.  When it got so bad that it was fun again?  We made it slightly better so we avoided that, too.  Now it's just disappointment in a can."


And the moral is: don't let actors have creative control of a movie.

/Hitchcock was right
 
2020-10-26 5:29:54 PM  

snoopy2zero: Kill Superman.

And not in some big battle or plot point but just a random bit of dialogue between two characters.

Also go full JK Rowling and just start adding in details about the DC universe that no one asked for or wanted.


Won't matter since whenever The Flash movie comes out they are Flashpointing it. That being said I'll watch a James Gunn Suicide Squad.
 
2020-10-27 8:30:31 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: aungen: Gubbo: McGrits: I finally watched that birds of prey movie this weekend. Whilst sober. It was like Tim Burton made a dead pool movie, but not in a good way.

I think I got about 40 minutes into it and just had to stop.

Did it get any better?

I tried so hard to like it.  I really had hope when it was announced.  Then the first trailer arrived, and ... oh no.  Please don't let it be this bad.

"We made it bad.  Then we made it worse.  When it got so bad that it was fun again?  We made it slightly better so we avoided that, too.  Now it's just disappointment in a can."

And the moral is: don't let actors have creative control of a movie.

/Hitchcock was right


Is that what happened?  I can see the brilliance in a few of the scenes.  But I lost a lot of respect for the lady playing the Enchantress.  That weird behavior could have worked if they'd had the right camera angles and made it more difficult to see her as she did it.  Seriously.  A much closer-up shot at a low angle, with obstructions could have turned that around.  They showed way too much.  A bit more mystery would have really helped.  Treat it like Aliens did.  Don't show her fully transformed until the end.  Be stingy.
 
2020-10-27 9:00:00 AM  

McGrits: I finally watched that birds of prey movie this weekend. Whilst sober. It was like Tim Burton made a dead pool movie, but not in a good way.


Wonder Woman was amazing because they let her be the strong powerful heroine that she is in the comic books.

I even liked Captain Marvel, because by the end of the film she evolves into a proper supe.

Birds of Prey, they did a good job with Harley, but they made all the other female superhumans into clueless idiots who were neither funny nor impressive as super humans.

They would never mistreat a male comic book character in such a way, but it is kind of like when they make female comic book movies, a lot of directors decide to dumb everything down so the girls can follow along.  Which is insulting not only to the source material, it is insulting to the female audience.

In a way it is a lot like how they dumbed down black characters and movies back in the 70s when they made Blacksplotation movies, but the best movies of that era where the ones where the cast and director refused ti be dumbed down.
 
2020-10-27 9:05:10 AM  

Kerr Avon: skyotter: [i.imgur.com image 850x477]

Character costumes often look weird before that slap all the CGI on...


Those are the finished costumes.

Which I think is great, they should look like absolute pillocks. 

Just as long as they don't fark up Amanda Waller's character again.
 
2020-10-27 12:02:51 PM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Kerr Avon: skyotter: [i.imgur.com image 850x477]

Character costumes often look weird before that slap all the CGI on...

Those are the finished costumes.

Which I think is great, they should look like absolute pillocks. 

Just as long as they don't fark up Amanda Waller's character again.


I wasn't familiar with the source material.  So I didn't have any per-conceived notions.  But Amanda Waller was a royal bad-ass and horrible person.  She was a bright spot in the movie for someone not invested in her being a certain way.
 
2020-10-27 1:42:58 PM  

aungen: You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Kerr Avon: skyotter: [i.imgur.com image 850x477]

Character costumes often look weird before that slap all the CGI on...

Those are the finished costumes.

Which I think is great, they should look like absolute pillocks.

Just as long as they don't fark up Amanda Waller's character again.

I wasn't familiar with the source material.  So I didn't have any per-conceived notions.  But Amanda Waller was a royal bad-ass and horrible person.  She was a bright spot in the movie for someone not invested in her being a certain way.


One of Waller's explicit reasons for forming the Squad in the comics was that she was tired of sending her own soldiers to their deaths, so she started using villains.  The film craps on that by having her personally murder her own soldiers.
 
2020-10-27 2:49:39 PM  

skyotter: aungen: You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Kerr Avon: skyotter: [i.imgur.com image 850x477]

Character costumes often look weird before that slap all the CGI on...

Those are the finished costumes.

Which I think is great, they should look like absolute pillocks.

Just as long as they don't fark up Amanda Waller's character again.

I wasn't familiar with the source material.  So I didn't have any per-conceived notions.  But Amanda Waller was a royal bad-ass and horrible person.  She was a bright spot in the movie for someone not invested in her being a certain way.

One of Waller's explicit reasons for forming the Squad in the comics was that she was tired of sending her own soldiers to their deaths, so she started using villains.  The film craps on that by having her personally murder her own soldiers.


Nah those were just IT guys.  I have extensive non-verifiable proof that nobody even notices when they are executed.  The new guy just shows up a few days later, and all the drones start bringing their laptops for password resets and help turning them off and on again.
 
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