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unnamednewbie13
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Well the first one didn't



There were many good features of that film in terms of truetotheoriginalness.
The X-Men movie made a referential joke to the yellow spandex in the dialog. They might as well have actually had yellow spandex at that point.

SuperJail Warden
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I was watching Friends at the dentist. Never watched this show before. David Swimmer was going nuts about Rachel. Like every snippet of this show I have watched involved this dude being weird about Rachael.

It's creepy. Let it go dude.
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SuperJail Warden
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only 30 seconds long

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unnamednewbie13
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Having not seen the animated one or even a lot of clips, I don't know the difference. I do know that there's a lot of sitcom stuff in anime though. It isn't all Goku fights and over-the-top gore.
SuperJail Warden
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Going to watch Hamilton with the kids. This week is short due to the Christmas break starting.

I tried watching Hamilton once but didn't care for it. Maybe it was the copy I got that wasn't great. Going to buy it straight from Amazon Prime steaming this time instead of YouTube.

Newbie said I'm developing national review brain from hate reading them so much but one writer did say something nice about Hamilton once. They called it a very patriotic play that right wingers shouldn't dismiss.

I chaperoned a winter break party for the theater, language, and arts clubs. About a hundred kids eating pizza, snacks, and cake after school. They fundraised their party. The nerdy theater and arts kids brought a karaoke machine.

They went nuts when one group started singing this song from the show.

https://youtu.be/KAnVd7Fxb0g

Crowd of nerdy and LGBT kids roared "1776!" So funny. Shame some of the very patriotic (and totally not secretly gay) Republicans who hate on the show and kids and the gays couldn't see this group of nerdy kids going nuts singing a song about the American Revolution. Very patriotic. And no cops got hit with any American flags.
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SuperJail Warden
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So you actually can't buy Hamilton on Amazon or elsewhere. You can only watch it on Disney+. Shame. I borrowed a Disney+ account to be able to watch it. Really hate the fact that I couldn't at least buy it on Amazon.
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Larssen
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The Witcher season 2

7.5/10. Much better TV than the first season. A more coherent, mostly linear story. Still not exactly groundbreaking in any way (understatement) but certainly an amusing show.
SuperJail Warden
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The original


The live action remake



Newbie wrote:

nerds upset about some changed floor tiles
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uziq
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hasn't it been cancelled already? who cares.

at some point all you nerds are going to have to learn to live with the fact that your favourite things are going to be dug up from their graves and cashed-in, on recurring cycles, forever. netflix trying to get some moolah out of beloved animes is no less surprising to me than star wars being made into the 13th sequel with a new line of toys. was this stuff ever intended to be sacred? comic books and anime are basically printed on toilet paper for japanese schoolchildren, no?

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unnamednewbie13
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Mac keeps going on about my floor tiles quote. Let's explore that.

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

What a thankless task, making a live-action adaptation of an anime. Gamers and anime nerds are among the worst fans, I think. Lots of unnecessary changes probably, but even close adaptations of stuff have been picked apart. "Lazy filmmakers, stolen ideas. Already seen this stuff. Could've changed it up a bit!" "The floor tiles aren't in the same spots!"
My point is the nerds will always find something to be upset about, and there are no limits to its inanity. "I already saw the anime, this is boring and they could have put their own spin on it." "It's too different, two thumbs down."

Remaking or adapting stuff just seems like a thankless task in all but the most successful of productions. Even then, Peter Jackson was the bad guy for changing a few things. LotR nerds can be some of the most tedious gatekeepers out there, figuratively pushing up their glasses and pointing out why you're wrong on something because of some recombobulated notes from Chris Tolkien. Wow, ok. Imagine if you used your encyclopedic brain for something like law.

Disney does a live action adaptation, Disney fans lose their collective minds. Who cares if the new version is good or bad. The original still exists. Newer generations being unfamiliar with your childhood favorites is just a part of the passage of time. I remember one time while practicing guitar, I upset a boomer relative who asked me to play a song by a title I was unfamiliar with. "Come on, it's ELVIS! It was played at my WEDDING." Uh yeah, before I was born, like I'd remember that. AITA?
Larssen
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Coincidentally I find myself watching a lot of korean tv shows lately. They've really started making an entrance in international streaming services since 2021. Kingdom, Squid Game, Silent Sea, Hellbound...

They're not necessarily amazing imo but different enough from usual western tv fare and the usual formula's to be interesting.
SuperJail Warden
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The Koreans made a few cool Zombie movies. Glory to the film people of Korea.
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