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  1. Pretty sure I already said Out.
  2. I don’t know. Most of the comic fans I deal with haven’t brought it up, and a lot tend to get behind on comic movies that aren’t the big tentpoles. One guy I know didn’t even bother seeing Doctor Strange and Ragnarok until Infinity War came out. Also people are acting like a prediction 450-500 is somehow majorly lowballing when only 4 animated films and like 7 superhero films have even crossed 400m, much less 500.
  3. Also does it really have a 2 hour running time?
  4. I hardly think there’s enough people ‘begging for a sequel’ to account for over a 250% increase over the first one.
  5. People making insanely high predictions for this. I’d say 450-480 is a pretty reasonable range with a shot at 500m. There’s only 5 animated films that have passed 400m domestically (4 if you don’t count The Lion King’s rerelease). It’s like people are forgetting just how rare it is for a film to hit 700m. This is especially true when you look at the first film’s box office numbers and video sales stats both of which massively trail Nemo. Nemo sold 41m copies on video and The Incrdibles sold barely half that, yet Dory only rose 30% from Nemo even with inflation. Saying I2 will more than double from the first one... well... I’m just not seeing it.
  6. Didn't the second one drop overseas?
  7. Ninjago is not a spinoff of The LEGO Movie. The show has been around for like 7 years.
  8. Yeah. I think the Ninjago movie was a misstep since the series is ongoing. It seems like most of the time putting out a movie for an ongoing series just lowers demand for the movie, especially in this case where there wasn't even a lot of incentive for Ninjago fans to see it since it's basically not in the series continuity.
  9. I'm not sure. I mean there's been a butt ton of DTV LEGO superhero movies and it didn't effect LEGO Movie's gross. I'm not even sure if the majority of people will think about LEGO Batman or Ninjago as being in the same universe as The LEGO Movie.
  10. Tigress is a great example of a design. Honestly, this wouldn't bug me so much if HTTYD wasn't normally so good with designs. The 'make the female like the male but smaller, paler and sparkly' is not a good tactic. They could have done a better design for her. Also just from a biology standpoint, there's really no sensible reason for her to be white unless she's an arctic variation or something.
  11. The HTTYD movies are good, but man is that female dragon a lazy and rather dumb design. She'd better turn out to be albino or some kind of genetic abberation and not a case of all female nightfuries are white because that's a tremendously stupid design choice. Also making her look like a softer less spikey version of Toothless just comes across as a lazy design choice anyway.
  12. Most kids probably get told they can do anything when they grow up. I always got the message that we jut had to play nice with white folks if we wanted to get by in life. So there's that. Also when I was small they thought I might have autism or some other learning disorder and my mom decided she'd rather ditch her kid in a park instead of dealing with a potentially special needs kid, so the Jack Jack thing really struck me as the way a lot of parents react to having autistic or special needs kids. Instead of being like "I'm going to love you because you're my kid" it becomes so centered on the parent needing to find out if their kid is normal/can be normal or not. That's never a great thing for a kid.
  13. Primarily because I didn't like the first one, so I don't see much reason that I'll like the second, especially since it's got the same director. The classism thing is basically the whole concept of being special as used in the film. In the beginning, they're shown as not just being special, but more important than 'normal' people and continually express disdain/aloofness toward normals. The message that you have to be 'born special' and that it's something you cannot attain (as so callously stated by Mr Incredible to Syndrome when he was a boy) is also reflected in Mr Incredible's fear that Jack-Jack has no powers. Which always struck me as a bit odd anyway, like are you not going to love your kid if he for some reason doesn't live up to having powers? Syndrome's goal is to make everyone special (which is basically to level the playing field with those born in privilege) but he is ultimately defeated, thus proving the point that you should never aspire to be one of the elite or you will find yourself crushed. AKA: Know your place, don't step out of line. As a poor minority kid watching the first movie, it was a very disheartening sort of message. And I'm not saying it won't appeal to those people, since most minorities are also used to consuming white media. I mean if I waited to only watch movies with just Latino characters in them, I sure wouldn't get to see a lot of movies, so we're pretty accustomed to having to project on white leads. I'm just saying I doubt either of the Incredibles movies are made with minorities in mind.
  14. The first one certainly wasn't making a great effort to appeal to poc. It's basically an allegory for how classism is positive and only has a non-white character because Samuel L Jackson just decides he wants to be in movies and it happens. I love Pixar films and I've seen every single one in theaters and I will not be seeing this.
  15. I feel that. Talking to people is hard. You seem to be doing fine. Folks like you, that's something. When you have depression or anxiety, it seems like social media and forums and stuff can just make it worse because it's easy to feel like you're not being noticed. If you also have a hard time beginning conversations it gets worse. That's why I'm a lurker on here. Starting conversations is too hard and when you try hard and still get no response it's even worse than just not trying, I guess. Feeling invisible sucks. Though it might help to spend more time on smaller threads where you're more likely to get responses from dedicated fans?
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