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Messages - BillCable

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 17, 2014, 11:39 AM »
So Rick & Co were only a few hours' drive from Atlanta, still?  And now Abraham is half-a-day north?  They sure haven't covered much ground since Season 1...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: November 14, 2014, 07:21 PM »
Man, I'll be impressed if they kept that kind of reveal under wraps.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: November 14, 2014, 02:30 PM »
Seems too early to set up the Inhumans.  They'd be trying to find the city before Hydra for almost 4 seasons!   :o

But you could be right.  Is their city "thousands of years old"?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: November 14, 2014, 01:33 PM »
Ward's interesting.  Such a gray character.  Sinful beyond redemption, but wanting nothing else.

But yeah, he's also a huge dbag.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: November 14, 2014, 11:29 AM »
So... the city...

I'll take a wild guess here - Atlantis?  That's what it reminds me of if it's an Earth locale.  It's gotta be "undiscovered" so it can't be Wakanda.

I know the rights to Namor are kind of messy, but when I did some research it seemed like he's not off the table.

Also cool to see Joel Gretsch.  I used to watch The 4400 back in the day.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: November 12, 2014, 11:03 PM »
That theory was debunked a while ago.  The number of comic readers is miniscule compared to the number of movie goers.  The analysis I saw concluded that Fox could take out a full-page ad in every issue of Fantastic Four that said "We hate you morons, don't see our movie!" and if every single FF reader obeyed those ads, they'd lose a total of $500K in box office receipts.  McFarlane's Spider-Man #1 sold 2.5 million copies, one of the highest print runs of all time.  If they all sold to distinct individuals (they didn't), and every one of them went to see a 3D, prime time feature (~ $15), that'd total $37.5 million dollars.  Guardians of the Galaxy made that in one single day.

The idea that canceling a book could hurt a movie, or that Marvel would do such a thing to that end, makes no sense whatsoever. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: November 12, 2014, 09:37 AM »
A successful franchise is a whole lot more valuable to sell than a failed franchise.  I doubt they're spending millions with the goal of failing spectacularly.

My guess - they saw that a fairly faithful adaptation was modestly successful financially, and the sequel got decent reviews, but nowhere near the success Disney has seen.  They expect a fully-faithful adaptation wouldn't be any more successful, so they're rolling the dice.  They like the writer/director's vision.  They don't care if it's faithful.  They think it'll relevant to a younger audience.

If you go back and watch the Alba FF movies, they haven't aged well.  The first was bad from the get-go, but now even the second is pretty grating.  They were very juvenile.  The "family dynamic" that made the comic successful and cutting-edge in the 1960s is kind of ridiculous now.  An older sister bossing around her grown adult brother?  Silly.  So the feel I get from this one is "What if four people in 2015 got these powers - what would happen?"  It's not going to be anything like Mole Men from below NYC are going to tunnel up and attack the city.

I'm still willing to give it a chance.  Chronicle was brilliant.  That gives me some hope.  Maybe they shouldn't call it Fantastic Four.  Maybe the adaptation is way too loose for purists.  But hey, maybe it'll be an awesome film anyway.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: November 11, 2014, 01:16 PM »
So who's going to be the better anti-social hacker, Victor "Doom" or Lex Luthor?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 4, 2014, 10:48 AM »
It's actually way more efficient to slaughter them for food immediately than to feed them.  It takes way more food to fatten up someone or even to maintain their weight.  You'd be better off eating that food yourself.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: November 4, 2014, 08:34 AM »
The singer girl certainly caught my attention...


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 3, 2014, 09:01 PM »
No food no water - they weren't in the train car for more than 2 days.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 3, 2014, 01:48 PM »
Busy fortnight!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 3, 2014, 10:36 AM »
That was indeed Everybody Hates Chris.  Kinda pulled me out of the episode.

It was weird to see everything so perfectly clean, and all the equipment up and running.  And it didn't seem like a system that'd hold together very well.  Not with so few jailers.  Class warfare among a dozen people - not very stable.

Heck of a twist at the end, though!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stupid **** From the Internet Thread.
« on: October 30, 2014, 08:43 AM »
Wow, what's the point?

"Customer service."  Treating customers like people instead of numbers.  It's been pretty successful for Starbucks.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: October 29, 2014, 12:45 PM »
Green Lantern was intended to launch the DC Movieverse.  So really they're only a couple box office failures from scrapping the whole idea and starting fresh one more time. 

Man of Steel was a box office success despite being a critical failure (and really, REALLY stupid).  I expect a huge opening weekend for Dawn no matter how awful it is.  I think it's a big mistake bringing out Suicide Squad second - that property has almost zero recognition, and unless it's spectacular doesn't have a chance to build an audience like Guardians of the Galaxy did.  If it fails like GL, then who knows what'll happen with their slate.  WW would be filmed and getting effects done.  So it'll be released.  JL would probably be in production and safe.  But everything after that - certainly at risk.

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