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Old 04-11-23, 06:33 PM
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Re: The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) (2023, D: Nia DaCosta) S: Larson, Vellani, Parris

Originally Posted by devilshalo
Maybe now that Victoria Alonso is out, there will be some changes towards vfx?
It's possible, but honestly I think it's equally likely that the international market, which is not typically known for being as picky about CGI quality, is also a factor. There could also be other issues in terms of direction of individual films and overarching metanarrative not really... effects-heavy sequences may not have the right alignment of creator skillset. I think the action sequences are very often not creative in these films and likewise these aren't really character-driven stories, as much as they try to make them. Blockbusters in the past 10-20 years have really fallen into the Golden Mean fallacy in terms of what they offer, and it's more pronounced with the MCU because it increasingly feels like they have an algorithm to these films, from initial marketing to Disney+ premiere.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
I have thought that the MCU movies always looked "cheap," almost like they were tv productions. Overlit like a Lifetime movie. The sets look kind of cheap, more like they're tv pilots than tentpole franchise films. And then there's the weird issue where the films are filled with bright primary colors, but also look washed-out and they blow everything out to where there isn't any black in the image.

Whereas the DC films --- whether they're the "DCEU" movies like Man of Steel, Wonder Woman, Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, or Justice League (both versions), or the "Elseworlds" stuff like Joker and The Batman -- look like actual movies.

There's just a "quality" to them that reeks of low budgets and fast productions -- and that's especially true of the Disney+ series, especially Ms Marvel and She-Hulk. The same could also be said for the Star Wars series like Book of Boba Fett, Kenobi, and The Mandalorian. Sort of like how so many Netflix series seem to have a "house style."
There's a piece about it occurring at Amazon (which I have confirmed with an insider source of my own), but I really think that major studios with proprietary streaming platforms have become so data-driven that it's hampering creative and makes almost everything they produce feel like the output of an algorithmic determination.
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Re: The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) (2023, D: Nia DaCosta) S: Larson, Vellani, Parris

Eh. Trailer didn’t do anything for me. Looks like a long tv show, especially since they have a tv show incorporated. Still does’t look good.
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Re: The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) (2023, D: Nia DaCosta) S: Larson, Vellani, Parris

That looked incredible. If the trailer is a good sign to come of the actual film this might end up being my favorite MCU movie.
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Re: The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) (2023, D: Nia DaCosta) S: Larson, Vellani, Parris

Watched the trailer 4 or 5 times now. Really looking forward to it.
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Yes, it looks low budget and made for TV. But another thing it looks like is a whole lot of fun. I'm in.
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Re: The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) (2023, D: Nia DaCosta) S: Larson, Vellani, Parris

Looks fantastic. Larson’s Captain Marvel is one of my favorite MCU characters and “Ms. Marvel” was a goddamn delight. I’m totally in!

As for the look, I’ll take color over “rainy grimdark” any day!

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Re: The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) (2023, D: Nia DaCosta) S: Larson, Vellani, Parris

I love it! because it looks like shit and further paves the way for RDJrs return to be the savior of the MCU!
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Re: The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) (2023, D: Nia DaCosta) S: Larson, Vellani, Parris

It looks like a lot of fun, we can't wait to watch it (my daughter is very excited about the return of Goose).
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Re: The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) (2023, D: Nia DaCosta) S: Larson, Vellani, Parris

I really liked the first Captain Marvel movie but this looks like itís going to be annoying AF. Iíll check it out on D+ but my days of seeing Marvel movies in theater appear to be done. Black Panther 2 was terrible (and looked cheap) and I havenít even gotten to Ant-Man 3 yet.
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Re: The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) (2023, D: Nia DaCosta) S: Larson, Vellani, Parris

Originally Posted by OldBoy
Eh. Trailer didnít do anything for me. Looks like a long tv show, especially since they have a tv show incorporated. Still doesít look good.
We must have watched something completely different because the trailer was great.
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Originally Posted by bunkaroo
I really liked the first Captain Marvel movie but this looks like itís going to be annoying AF. Iíll check it out on D+ but my days of seeing Marvel movies in theater appear to be done. Black Panther 2 was terrible (and looked cheap) and I havenít even gotten to Ant-Man 3 yet.
Marvel Movies (and DC) are the only movies I see in theaters nowadays. Especially IMAX. Although I did see John Wick 4 in the theater.
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Originally Posted by nickdawgy
We must have watched something completely different because the trailer was great.
not just me thought as much.
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Re: The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) (2023, D: Nia DaCosta) S: Larson, Vellani, Parris

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I love it! because it looks like shit and further paves the way for RDJrs return to be the savior of the MCU!
Yes, nearly 60-year-old RDJ is going to come back and save the day. Yep.
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Old 04-14-23, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by nickdawgy
Marvel Movies (and DC) are the only movies I see in theaters nowadays. Especially IMAX. Although I did see John Wick 4 in the theater.
Same here for John Wick. I did go to Dungeons and Dragons on a solo outing to kill some time but mostly I just stick to Marvel movies. The only ones worth the cost to me.
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Originally Posted by RocShemp
Yes, it looks low budget and made for TV. But another thing it looks like is a whole lot of fun. I'm in.
This was my impression of a lot of the scenes. Especially earlier on when the skrulls or whatever are charging at Monica on what looked like a moon. That looked incredibly cheap. On the other hand, after Ms. Marvel, I'm looking forward to seeing what Iman does in any capacity.
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Originally Posted by The Antipodean
Yes, nearly 60-year-old RDJ is going to come back and save the day. Yep.
you're not watching Picard Season 3, are you?
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Re: The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) (2023, D: Nia DaCosta) S: Larson, Vellani, Parris

Originally Posted by The Antipodean
Yes, nearly 60-year-old RDJ is going to come back and save the day. Yep.
Originally Posted by TGM
you're not watching Picard Season 3, are you?
or Top Gun: Maverick

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Re: The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) (2023, D: Nia DaCosta) S: Larson, Vellani, Parris

Too many women in the lead. This will bomb.
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Too many women in the lead. This will bomb.
Sounds like Madame Web.
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Re: The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) (2023, D: Nia DaCosta) S: Larson, Vellani, Parris

First film did well. This has the potential to do very well. As we know, though, it is so dependent on the story. We get a shitty story, ala WW84, and this will be another female led superhero movie that bombed.
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Re: The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) (2023, D: Nia DaCosta) S: Larson, Vellani, Parris

Iger is right, Disney+ has diluted the brand. This looks like a very good movieÖto watch on Disney+.
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Re: The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) (2023, D: Nia DaCosta) S: Larson, Vellani, Parris

Are we sure this movie isn't some elaborate joke by Marvel? Just looking at this trailer (and posters, lol) who does this appeal to? A section of the MCU fans I suppose. Probably headed to 450m worldwide...

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Re: The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) (2023, D: Nia DaCosta) S: Larson, Vellani, Parris

I on the other hand can't imaging anyone watching the trailer and not thinking it looks like a fun time.
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