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Old 12-06-2013, 12:21 AM   #75
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Default Re: 8 years of no Batman or Bruce Wayne, and NO ONE could pick up the trend?

Originally Posted by shauner111 View Post
Haha i KNEW you would come on here soon Shikamaru. Dude, sometimes i would pull my hair out but I also miss the back and forth discussions with you dudes. We gotta bring it back after Batman vs Superman. Im sure we'll nitpick the **** out of that one. Or what if we all agree on it!?!? Could it be!?
Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises View Post
Yeah man, we got a LOT of discussion mileage out of this one. I've never debated a movie more in my life. End of the day just shows how much we all love the character.

Who knows, maybe the sides will be all jumbled up for BvS and it'll be me and Shika arguing against milost and shauner.

BOOM, inception.
Technically I was here from the beginning (see page 1) . Also the same thing goes for me. I don't think I ever debated a movie more in my life either, though TASM comes close. It was for about an entire year and more specifically, for about an entire year of in-depth long analytical debates.

However, I would argue it wasn't just our love for the character that caused it. It was also the fun and the unpredictability. I still have a passion for Batman. I don't know about your opinions, but I'm not really looking forward to BvS. Every new announcement they make makes the film look like a bigger train wreck and film pushed by suits than the previous one. Yet despite still loving the character and BvS looking way worse than TDKR ever did to me, I rarely discuss the film on here (and when I do, my rants are more short and to the point). Why? Because the unpredictability factor is gone, which makes the fun go away too. We could never predict what any of us would have said next, which made things interesting.

On the other hand, the "new guys" in the BvS thread can almost be read like a book. If I go to the main thread and leave a post reflecting a negative impression of the film, I can already predict the replies I will get. The vast majority of them would sound almost exactly like these:

"Why can't you give the film a chance?"
"I think you're just trying to hate the movie."
"How do you know for sure it will be bad? Do you have a time machine or something?"
"No, actually Goyer and Snyder have been planning this for months."
"Why is this being released prematurely? Because you don't like it? Because you would have done something different?"
"x and/or y being present in the film doesn't mean the film will be bad."
"Have you seen The Town/Argo?"

How I rate movies:
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