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  1. svetlana99

    Miracles do Exist: Frozen II over The Lion King DOM

    Out. Think it could have a chance at #2 Dom though.
  2. The acting in Black Panther was one of the film's strongest suits, especially compared to the majority of MCU films. The deleted scene between Okoye and W'Kabi was particularly noteworthy and remains my favorite dialogue in any of the films. Letitia Wright was spectacular as Shuri though. She found the perfect balance and put some wonderful levity and charisma into the character.
  3. To me, this franchise is the greatest modern trilogy alongside the Rise/Dawn/War of/for the Planet of the Apes trilogy.
  4. Maybe because of the thematic elements it touched upon. Maybe because of its evocative narrative. Maybe because people were excited to see something different and see a new character in the MCU. Maybe because the word-of-mouth and critical acclaim that praised the writing, acting, production and design intrigued them. Maybe because Hollywood has never been progressive enough to take a chance on a film depicting AfroFuturism in an authentic and intriguing way. Maybe because it showed that Black Panther could elevate a genre that in the past has been prone to antiquated stigmas? Maybe because a film that became a cultural touchstone actually had depth and presence behind it instead of pandering. You know, the racist undertones are clearly obvious to me and many others here when tons of people come into this thread and shout from the rooftops about Black Panther only getting the critical acclaim and nominations it's received due to "political correctness" or "identity politics". Or that Infinity War (and others) were better. Or that Black Panther wasn't that good but congrats nonetheless even though the vast majority of the general audiences and critics vehemently disagree. It's backhanded and disingenuous congratulations that doesn't even try veiling itself. You can say that those who are calling it out are the problem or more vocal but on many corners of the internet, people who don't like Black Panther (which is fine in and of itself, every medium of entertainment is subjective and not everybody will like everything) are the ones posting 'overrated' gifs and saying that this is simply token appreciation for a shitty film that doesn't deserve any of the accolades it's received. Very rarely do I see people critiquing its artistic elements (other than CGI) or its thematic inferences/discussion, or its characterization and production etc. Black Panther is a great film to me. Is it the best comic book movie ever? I can't say that definitively, but personally speaking it's near the top in my book. What is so disheartening, and telling, is that comic book fans who are more well versed in the genre than I will ever be have been clamoring forever for representation on the biggest stages. Now that a film has come along whose achieved so much of what they wanted, there's not only disappointment, there's virulent hostility and hatred towards it. Because they can't identify with a hero and people who look and talk differently than them. Because it's a movie that tackles uncomfortable thematic elements that requires some intellectual honesty. Because it's a film that brought excitement and hope to an underrepresented portion of the movie-going population that has been ignored by Hollywood for too long or has only seen their existence through the lens of suffrage in films dealing with servitude. Black Panther is a Best Picture nominee. It's accomplished things the vast majority of people never thought it had a chance of accomplishing. Let's celebrate that. It doesn't mean we can't hope for even better movies in the future from the genre or compare it to others. Just appreciate it without adding the qualifications that it's only achieved what it achieved due to the basis of its thematic message and the representation there with-in. This shouldn't be hard. Be better. ------ edit - just wanted to add that I don't post that often and usually only lurk these fantastic boards. Used up my like quota the past couple days wading through the excellent posts other members of the forum have contributed. Shows just how great this community is compared to most other places on the internet.
  5. Black Panther's been living in your head rent free for the past *checks calendar* 10 months now. I absolutely fucking love it how much this movie bothers you.
  6. Unfortunately fudging 20 million is a little tougher than $40,000... just slightly tougher.
  7. A fudge job of 40 thousand dollars... give me a break. Nobody will ever care about such an infinitesimal amount that pushed Black Panther over the mark. And it certainly won't make the accomplishment any less legitimate or notable.
  8. svetlana99

    Thursday Numbers: MI6- $5.63M

    I mean, Black Panther was less than 50k away from $700m. The push is peanuts compared to the fudge and help other films get to hit milestones.
  9. Black Panther continuing to make the haters, or rather a particular obsessed hater in this thread, seethe. Love it. Well deserved wins for it and couldn't agree more with previous posters thoughts on Danai. I've long felt that her character on the Walking Dead did a disservice to the range and depth she's capable of displaying as an actress and hopefully Black Panther is the vehicle that allows her to develop into one of the next big stars in Hollywood.
  10. I, for one, find Black Panther excellent and well deserving of breaking the $700m barrier. But yes, we get it, you didn't like Black Panther and have been hoping for it to fail since its release. Not sure what you get out of reminding everyone about your views towards this film but okay.
  11. Next year I wouldn't be surprised to see TLK hit $800m Domestic and $2.2b WW. I have a feeling that Avengers part 4 isn't going to hit the heights some seem to think though. A $235m OW, $600m Domestic and $1.7b WW haul seems like a fair bet at this point in time.
  12. svetlana99

    Tuesday's Numbers: Ocean 8 - $6.22M

    You're ignoring the Black Panther hype effect for IW at the same time. In either case, these hypothetical adjustments are just that. Just as it is with BP, even though it did receive a late legs boost from IW, I think the same arbitrary claim for IW could be made and who knows if it makes $50m less domestically if Black Panther's hype didn't drive up interest amongst segments of the population who became fans of the MCU and were intrigued by IW due to Black Panther.
  13. svetlana99

    Tuesday's Numbers: Ocean 8 - $6.22M

    What the hell is happening in this thread. Also, please hurry up and get to $700m BP so the naysayers and doombringers who think it's going to stall out a couple hundred thousand short can be optimistic and cheerful for a handful of seconds.
  14. Hopefully this is just ignorance and not being willfully dense. Because it's painful to read.
  15. Thought I'd taken a hard right turn to the cesspools of Reddit for a second and had to double check I was on BOT seeing those terms littering this thread. But yeah, just seeing them written is straight up laughable and I can't imagine keeping a straight face if I heard them uttered in real life. Though, and I think it was this thread, the brief "soyboy" discussion earlier reminded me that the first time I ever heard that I thought it was referring to a new Starbucks craze. Wish I never learned the actual meaning of that one and could've lived in ignorance.

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