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uziq
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the media are really not gonna be satisfied until someone at least loses an eye over this joker thing. talk about the powers of suggestion. it’s a done deal. somebody gotta fall over this bad and tasteless movie !!!
Dilbert_X
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Apparently they specifically chose a Gary Glitter song for the soundtrack knowing he'll earn thousands in royalties.

There's being a bit edgy, and then there's promoting and paying a paedophile.

On that basis I think I won't watch it.
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unnamednewbie13
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I feel like the trailer pretty much covered it for me, so I'm good.

e: Read about the two minute Gary Glitter bit. There's no way the filmmakers were unaware of what they were doing. Seems like trolling to me.
e2: Articles about audience members walking out of showings because of the "glorification of violence." WTF movie did they think they were seeing? Does it actually glorify violence, or merely depict it? Does James Bond glorify violence when he cleanly executes the villain? Maybe walk out of that. Makes for a smug tweet, I guess.
SuperJail Warden
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You guys should see the movie before you judge it. The trailers and internet commentary from people who didn't see it didn't do it justice. It really doesn't encourage incel violence or white male rage like people including me thought it would. The only group that is vilified and has any anger directed at them is rich men. The movie is a great look at the failure of the wealthy to provide for it's worse citizens.
unnamednewbie13
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I think I'd rather wait for it on disc when I'd at least have the option to skip Joaquin Phoenix dancing around to a pedophile's tune for an awkward two minutes or so. The trailer actually looked ok, but now that it's out I just don't feel the motivation to go buy a ticket.

From RT, lukewarm reviews. Lots of weirdly political commentary on it though. It's a comic book movie.
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I watched Toy Story 4 the other day.  It was pretty good. Forky was a good addition. 7/10
Jay
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Is that the one at the day care?
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unnamednewbie13
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I remember the daycare one from forever ago, so I don't think so?
KEN-JENNINGS
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the movie starts out with Bonnie going to day care, but then they get lost and try to find their way back.
SuperJail Warden
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Fine, I will see it. There was one youtube comment I thought was interesting "I still don't know what this trilogy is about". I thought about it for a second and I am not sure I know what the other two were about either. The eternal struggle between good and evil but in space? Okay. Lucas was obviously making up the first trilogy as he went. The best narrative of the second trilogy (The Jedi Order and Republic being ineffectual institutions unable to meet new challenges due to dogmatic beliefs) probably wasn't George's intention.
unnamednewbie13
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I love all this talk about "subverting expectations" but the trailers still give away so many details. Lacing them all together, I don't even need to watch 7-9 to get the idea.

It's not that I'm setting the bar too high. I already know what to expect, and am mostly in it for the visuals, soundtrack, and nostalgia. I'll probably end up seeing it on my birthday.
War Man
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I am pretty much done with star wars. I am willing to give the bounty hunter series as well as the new clone wars season a watch, but that is it.
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Dilbert_X
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I'm not too interested in the whining of Martin Scorcese and Francis Ford Coppola - two scumbags who made their careers romanticising bloody and vicious criminality.

How many dickheads have been inspired to take up a life of murder and thuggery by those two?
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unnamednewbie13
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In regard to comic book movies?
uziq
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Dilbert_X wrote:

I'm not too interested in the whining of Martin Scorcese and Francis Ford Coppola - two scumbags who made their careers romanticising bloody and vicious criminality.

How many dickheads have been inspired to take up a life of murder and thuggery by those two?
lmao

i'm sure lots of kids are inspired to take up a life of lycra-clad crime fighting by your man-baby compensatory fantasy movies.
Dilbert_X
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I somehow doubt it.
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uziq
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quite a spectacle.

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