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The Panda

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  1. Changing my grade to a C, the flaws of the movie get more glaring and frustrating in retrospect. The script is really bad, and Phillips’ direction is that of somebody trying to copy an art house film without understanding why the successful ones make the decisions they do. It’s remarkable that Joaquin and the tech crew managed to make this an overall passable movie
  2. There are 30 different main series Pokémon games, that means I certainly didn’t include more than 6 characters from a single game
  3. Congrats to the new mods Except, @aabattery, can’t believe they promoted him!
  4. Irishman should be number 1 for the runtime alone, right?
  5. My list rn, going by a strict “No Disney except for Poppins” rule. The Wizard of Oz The Sound of Music Singin’ in the Rain A Star is Born (1954) Amadeus The Rocky Horror Picture Show Inside Llewyn Davis Fiddler on the Roof Labyrinth Hedwig and the Angry Inch The Umbrellas of Cherboug Whiplash Cabaret All That Jazz Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut La La Land Once The Muppet Movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? West Side Story Swing Time Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life My Fair Lady School of Rock Mary Poppins The Nightmare Before Christmas Meet Me in St Louis White Christmas Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny A Star is Born (2018) The King and I Rocketman An American in Paris Show Boat 42nd Street Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Straight Outta Compton Tommy Purple Rain Guys and Dolls A Hard Day’s Night Funny Girl The Music Man Hairspray (1988) Moulin Rouge Paint Your Wagon Little Shop of Horrors Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  6. This is also anecdotal but the comment I heard after my screening was ”That was rough to watch and not what I was expecting from a Batman movie” This is different from Logan and Deadpool which were R-Rated supes films with clear heroes to root for, and even Venom (which was a light and campy anti-hero film). Joker in this movie is a clear villainous character about to be unhinged, the bleak and unsentinmental tone of the film could be a turn off to non-fans who weren’t expecting this.
  7. The inflated comic book movie grades tend to come from the fans rushing to see the film on opening night (when cinemascore is surveyed). Joker is certainly not exempt from that trend.
  8. Ehhh, I disagree there. A B+ audience score is typically bad for a comic book movie. And it’s definitely bleak compared to any typical blockbuster. Few moments of levity and it lacks a clear “root for” character.
  9. I expect bad legs are in store for Joker, after seeing it, it seems way too bleak to play well with the GA. I think a 60%+ drop could happen next weekend
  10. Phoenix’s performance carries this movie on its back. I also enjoyed the score (and for the most part the cinematography too). It’s certainly unique for a funny book movie, but it thinks it has a lot more to say than it really does. It’s a bleak movie that doesn’t give you much reason in payoff or intellectual nuance to make the bleakness worth sitting through. I still think it’s well-made overall, and Phoenix really makes you buy the transformation despite the poor material he had to work with. As a character piece for Phoenix it’s phenomenal, as a character study using Joker as the vehicle it’s an average knock-off of Scorsese. I guess that leaves me around a B- Lots of strong components that don’t necessarily add up to a movie that’s as good as it thinks it is.
  11. I was making a funny, but also semi-serious comment. I’d expect Joker to be a relatively more frontloaded comic book movie given it seems to have more of a fan appeal than casual one. Granted it’s also opening in October, so previews aren’t as frontloaded at this time frame.
  12. Yeah, the whole “one take” movie thing is a gimmick and reduces the film imo
  13. I’ll try to submit something, but don’t know if I have the time to put in a list that isn’t half-assed this weekend
  14. I doubt I’ll have time to actually compete week to week, but maybe I could put in pre-season predicts for the hell of it
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