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  1. It really baffles me that some people lose their shit over 'elitist' critics in the context of the MCU when in reality critics are massively kind to these movies. Captain Marvel has a 79% RT for gods sake. Critics are your unwavering allies here!
  2. Sorry, to be clear - I absolutely don't care how the movie performs. Its HBO Max status means there's a limited ceiling for its box office anyway. It's just that having come of age during the first movie's monumental zeitgeist and given it's remained fairly lodged in popular discourse since then I'm struck by the almost universal apathy. I'm not saying it's good or bad, just notable.
  3. Again, a new Matrix movie has actually screened and the world barely notices. I know, I know, there's no trailer yet, covid, etc but I feel like I'm alone at finding that really surreal.
  4. I just hope Jake Johnson's meta-character whose love for the first park that made no sense whatsoever comes back...
  5. Just keep the macguffin simple, don't surround Indy with 17 useless hangers-on and let him murder a few people in cold blood and it'll already be miles ahead of crystal skull.
  6. They were awful. Textbook examples of 'if you can't think of anything for a character to do, don't have them hanging around in the first place.'
  7. I know covid has been a distraction and a trailer hasn't even dropped yet but I find the seeming lack of general interest in this odd. If you told me a few years ago this was being released I'd have thought curiosity would be through the roof. I guess superheroes really are the only game in town now.
  8. There was a picture of Hemsworth doing the rounds on reddit recently, and I was shocked to see that his legs were no bigger than mine. It's like he'd ignored them completely.
  9. Anecdotal but it feels like the UK is basically waiting for Bond and doesn't really care about the summer movie season.
  10. This totally feels like it's been made as a vehicle for Holland. Who the hell wants to see an adaptation of a young Nathan Drake, rather than the older one who's in 95% of the games?
  11. Well, I've always loved the Skeeter Davis song that plays at the beginning so props to the marketing team for actually using it and not some 'haunting' minimalist piano cover. Otherwise... more washed-out MCU color grading and lore I'm incapable of caring about. We're in a pretty sorry state when "at least it's not a green-screen nightmare!" is now worthy of praise. (It should go without saying this will be a success. I know predicting that the MCU bubble will finally burst is fun but I doubt anyone really believes it right now.)
  12. Does this film look good? No. But do I still really, really want to see it? No.
  13. Mangold, with his usually pretty good quality-control, is the only reason I'm even slightly curious about this. Crystal Skull was a boring disaster.
  14. Ora was lucky to not get cancelled after her 30+ guestlist party in London at the height of the second lockdown. A talentless moron. You can do better, Taika.
  15. Mangold's involvement makes me *slightly* curious, but otherwise this seems like a bad idea. An aged Indy is about as appealing as an aged Bond: the characters are not iconic because they're deep, they're iconic because they're vicarious.
  16. VOD is the wrong term really - it's content on vertically integrated platforms that's the game-changer. Disney blockbusters have basically defined the last decade and it's all but confirmed its release strategy won't be the same going forward, even with the end of the pandemic. That can't be ignored. Seismic shifts always seem inconceivable until they aren't, as any music exec riding high in the 90s would probably agree. No, I don't think cinema will die tomorrow but I sure as hell wouldn't invest in any theater operating companies anytime soon. Maybe somewhere down the line when c
  17. Had a feeling this would happen. The UK's actually been doing really well at vaccines but even so I never hear about people desperate to get back to the cinema this summer. They want to be outside in beer gardens, talking to friends they haven't seen in a year. Disney isn't stupid. It's not like I was going to watch this film but I can still appreciate it's all a bit sad - cinemas are fucked and VOD has so little sense of occasion. Once a type of convenience becomes the new normal it's hard to go back.
  18. Unless we have totally different definitions of 'buzz' (I'm starting to think we are), you guys are insane. People were massively hyped for Tenet, as they would be with any Nolan movie, and the entire industry was using it to gauge cinema's future for the pandemic. It also had a shit-ton more advertising. Again, I'm not saying it was a good movie. And really it doesn't matter, because we'll have no way of comparing how GvsK actually did at the end of the day.
  19. Lol, no. Not saying Tenet was particularly good, but it was a Nolan movie + the first big pandemic theatrical release. The buzz was incomparable.
  20. Anecdotal but I really don't feel like there's some huge pent-up demand to rush back to cinemas in the UK. Pubs yes, cinemas no.
  21. I have no strong opinion of these noms. Nothing seems especially egregious, but it's just harder than ever to care about awards this year.
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