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Do you watch comic book movies?

  1. #1
    Donald Trump African Astronaut
    Comic book movies are so awesome.
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    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    Several years ago I said I thought it was a really worrying sign, that hundreds of thousands of adults were queuing up to see characters that were created 50 years ago to entertain 12-year-old boys. That seemed to speak to some kind of longing to escape from the complexities of the modern world, and go back to a nostalgic, remembered childhood. That seemed dangerous, it was infantilizing the population.

    This may be entirely coincidence but in 2016 when the American people elected a National Socialist satsuma and the UK voted to leave the European Union, six of the top 12 highest grossing films were superhero movies. Not to say that one causes the other but I think they’re both symptoms of the same thing – a denial of reality and an urge for simplistic and sensational solutions.

    Of course you would be a fan.
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  3. #3
    Ghost Black Hole
    I liked the one where the guy snaps his fingers and makes spider man turn into triangles

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    Sudo Naturally Camouflaged [my hereto riemannian peach]
    I like comic books so I therefore hate non print adaptations. It's fucked up how every single one is worse and more pandering. Not one is excusable
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    STER0S African Astronaut [the disappointingly unanticipated slab]
    fuck no

    it always gets watered down and turned into a faggot love flick

    spawn was cool though
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    Ghost Black Hole
    They should make a Dope Rider movie

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    rabbitweed African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Obbe Several years ago I said I thought it was a really worrying sign, that hundreds of thousands of adults were queuing up to see characters that were created 50 years ago to entertain 12-year-old boys. That seemed to speak to some kind of longing to escape from the complexities of the modern world, and go back to a nostalgic, remembered childhood. That seemed dangerous, it was infantilizing the population.

    This may be entirely coincidence but in 2016 when the American people elected a National Socialist satsuma and the UK voted to leave the European Union, six of the top 12 highest grossing films were superhero movies. Not to say that one causes the other but I think they’re both symptoms of the same thing – a denial of reality and an urge for simplistic and sensational solutions.

    Of course you would be a fan.

    Did you write this yourself?
  8. #8
    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    Originally posted by rabbitweed Did you write this yourself?

    Do you think so?
  9. #9
    Ghost Black Hole
    LOL HE DIDN'T xDDDDDD

    https://deadline.com/2020/10/alan-moore-rare-interview-watchmen-creator-the-show-superhero-movies-blighted-culture-1234594526/
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  10. #10
    Meikai African Astronaut
    Quoting without attribution is a no-no in my books, but whatever.
  11. #11
    rabbitweed African Astronaut
    Imaging thinking a guy who supported gay marriage and trans rights was a 'national socialist'.

    Poor Hitler must be spinning in his grave.

    EDIT: Sorry that was poor taste Hitler doesn't have a grave
  12. #12
    Ghost Black Hole
    Originally posted by Meikai Quoting without attribution is a no-no in my books, but whatever.

    Obbe is a real life super hero
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  13. #13
    rabbitweed African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Obbe Do you think so?

    No. Even that tripe was beyond you.
  14. #14
    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    Originally posted by rabbitweed No. Even that tripe was beyond you.

    If you just Google everything I post you'll never question it again.
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    Ghost Black Hole
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    Ghost Black Hole
    TAKE THAT, TRUMPTARDS!

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    netstat African Astronaut
    watched some and parts of some others here and there, only ones that are memorable are watchmen mainly because it has somewhat realistically bleak and misanthropic undertones (unlike a vast majority of capeshit which is childish and maudlin good guys always win in the end nonsense) and rorschach is good in it, batman vs superman because i was really into those comics as a kid and it was neat to see them both in the same film with modern CGI and a satisfyingly dark plot and atmosphere, and the batman film with the joker from about a decade ago, mainly because of the joker

    otherwise i think the cult status capeshit achieved during the 10s is just another symptom of the infantilisation of western culture, there are people i know who can't discuss any social or political issue without framing it as a harry potter or marvel movie conflict or narrative and it's cringey and i stopped talking to them
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  18. #18
    rabbitweed African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Obbe If you just Google everything I post you'll never question it again.

    I mean could just ignore someone who is so lazy he can't be bothered using the quote tag.
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    Ghost Black Hole
    Originally posted by rabbitweed I mean could just ignore someone who is so lazy he can't be bothered using the quote tag.

    I googled this post

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  20. #20
    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    Originally posted by rabbitweed I mean could just ignore someone who is so lazy he can't be bothered using the quote tag.

    Yes, you could've done that all along.
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