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  1. I saw the trailer last night, and I will say I'm sure it's already better than the trainwreck that was TLJ. Having said that, the damage is already done (for me, and other like me). They can't undue TLJ (unless the retcon it from the series). I just dont care about these characters. Honestly nothing can be done to change that. Episodes 1-6 are the only ones I recognize, the Disney films dont count imo. I'm sure I'll see the film eventually, but I'm not sure I'll be seeing it in the theaters, the whole thing is just ruined for me. Everything Disney touches turns to straight up garbage, yet people seem to think it's good. Both the MCU and SW have gone to crap since the mouse took over. The MCU is decent still I suppose (but I've lost all interest in it, and super heroes in general).
  2. The Joker

    I dont think I was "moving the goal post," just sharing my thoughts on the given topic.
  3. Wrestling Thread Vol. 3

    Wouldn't that be pretty much every week? I honestly dont know how people can still stomach raw and smackdown anymore, they are just garbage. I'm not as versed in wrestling as some (I've only ever really watched WWF/E, WCW, and now AEW). Although I have tried to give Ring of honor and Impact a shot recently. Which ROH is ok I guess and I thought Impact was BAD, even though it was a Rob Van Dam match I watched. Anyways my point is, WWE is just plain terrible currently. Which I was a WWF kid, so it's not like I dont like them or dont have nostalgia for them, but it's just not good. I watched a bunch of old WWF clips on YouTube recently, and they USED to be so much better. I dont know why they get away with (by the fans) for being so bad? This is how I rate wrestling programs that I've watched in my lifetime 1. WCW 96-98 (the start of the NWO until it slowly started killing WCW). They won the Monday Night War for a reason, it was the best wrestling angle ever, period. Nothing that came before or has been seen since had the "magic" that this era had. You probably wont understand it if you didnt live through it, but it was the most real wrestling EVER seemed. 2. WWF The New Generation era 93-96. This era gets over looked OFTEN imo. Yes it still has a little bit of that WWF cheese going on (but it's better than today), but overall there were a lot of REALLY good wrestling matches going on. Seriously go watch Razor Ramon vs anybody, and tell me that's not miles ahead of modern WWE. Plus you have Brets best, Michael's best, Undertakers best, etc. Really, really well done quality wrestling from this era. 3. WWF Attitude era 97-02 Most fans would say this is the best era ever. While I agree it was VERY good, the wrestling became secondary to all the other nonsense (which is the way the WWE is now, and it started here, so it gets blame imo). Having said that you still have The Rock and Stone Cold, can't complain there. 4. WWF classic era 84-92 This was the wrestling of my childhood, and as such I will always love it. Having said that, most of the BIG stars (Hogan and Warriror), their matches have not aged all that well imo. They were great in their time, yes, but not really "great" matches now. 5. WCW 98-end This era of WCW had some decent and even good moments, but it also has some straight up garbage. The NWO got bloated (too many members), the Wolfpack (while cool), was the beginning of the end imo. WCW lost control of what they were doing, and it killed them. Honestly you could say that the NWO did indeed ended up killing WCW (like they claimed to want to do when it started). It's also hard to find really good matches from this era, which is disappointing. 6. WCW pre NWO 90-95 They just felt like the WWF minor leagues to me. The only thing they had going for them was Ric Flair imo. I remember seeing a Sting toy in toys r us (probably around 1992) and saying "nobody cares about WCW or Sting." Even after they got Hogan and Macho Man, they still didnt seem legit to me. Not until... See #1 7. WWE Era (After they dropped the F and bought out WCW it all went to crap). I dont blame Vince or WWE with killing WCW or anything like that, but I DO blame them for how they handled it. It could have been the best thing EVER in wrestling, instead they botched it. In the process they lost me as a fan, and have yet to get me back. Yes I DO buy the video games from time to time (but that's because I can play as the wrestlers that I like, I very rarely play as new guys). It's too early for me to rate AEW (it's only been 3 episodes). But if I were to guess, I'd say 4th or 5th for me, which is pretty good. I'm happy with that, much better than WWE, atleast for me.
  4. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

    My 4 year old LOVES this movie. I have since seen it at least 100 times at this point (thanks to my son). Even though I am very much over this movie, lol, my initial feelings still stand. Those that dont "get it" or complain about it must have never seen a Showa era Godzilla movie I guess. If you have seen the old Showa films, than this movie makes more sense IMO.
  5. The Joker

    That could be true. Maybe I'll catch it someday, but I'm really not interested tbh. If people like it, that's great. I was speaking about my perception based on the trailer, and then talking about my feelings on villians as whole (not just that film in particular). Honestly I'm kinda over comic book movies in general right now, that's the biggest reason why I'm not interested in the film. I know someone will say "it's not really a comic book movie though." But for me, the Joker IS a comic book villian, therefore he doesnt interest me right now. It doesnt matter how he is portrayed, he is still a comic book character.
  6. I think what some people might be missing here is how captivating the video is, considering how simple it is. It shows the star power of all the members (especially Axl and Slash of course). I'm not sure which one is hitting 1 billion, but the one from Welcome to the videos is the one I like best (although they are all the same thing, just different angles, etc). I think many people dont realize how rare it is to be so captivating, when all you are doing is playing your song, no story, no plot, just the band and the song. I would argue its THE best music video like that ever made, and deserving of the credit it's getting. I like all of gnrs videos (and for the most part they are all really good), but SCOM has always been my favorite, its EVERYTHING that makes gnr amazing all in a 6 min package. Which I'm not even talking about the song itself (which is a great song obviously, but is one I rarely listen to by choice), but the video is gnr at their best imo. Jungle, PC, NR and patience are all really good videos as well. But the simplicity of SCOM always appealed to me the most. Again, the version from welcome to the videos is my personal favorite.
  7. Wrestling Thread Vol. 3

    I never really watched TNA, beyond in passing a couple of times. It just seemed like wannabe WCW too much imo, right down to which wrestlers they had, etc. AEW (while giving me WCW vibes), is a new thing, and I like that. I dont need to watch Hogan, Sting, Hall and Nash anymore (which is what TNA was), I need new people to be interested in. I also REALLY like how they are keeping win/loss records, and I heard they are also keeping track of advanced analytics (wins by pin/submission, how effective finishing moves are, etc). I think that's a really good idea. If Hogan, Nash, Hall, etc had went to TNA right after WCW ended, then that would have worked imo. They just waited too long and the magic was gone. Really though, what killed wrestling for me was how BAD the WWE botched their WCW takeover. I think Vince was afraid to admit that WCW had really given them the business, and us such he only really gave Booker and perhaps Goldberg any real push. Sure he gave Hogan some shine (but he was ALWAYS a WWF guy anyways, so it wasnt the same). He completely killed DDP (which was stupid), and they ruined the NWO. When I was watching wrestling in 96, 97, 98 I DREAMED about seeing the NWO come beat up The Rock or spray paint NWO on Vince McMahon's back. Or see Stone Cold vs Goldberg. That's the kind of stuff that would have been really cool and kept wrestling going strong through the 2000s. But instead Vince killed it all... I watched it for a few episodes just to see how it was going to go, and severely dissapointed. So much so, that I never came back, I could care less about Cena or anything from that era. I genuinely happy that AEW is actually providing solid, entertaining wrestling again.
  8. Wrestling Thread Vol. 3

    AEW has gotten me back into wrestling (my whole family as a matter of fact). I stopped watching WWE around 2001/2 or so, and never really looked back. I loved the WWF in the 80s and 90s and WCW of course, but ever since Vince bought WCW it's just been blah imo. I tried to watch the big Smackdown premier on Fox last week and thought it was complete garbage, it showcased everything WRONG with the WWE imo. AEW isnt perfect, and they have a LONG way to go, but I'm enjoying wrestling again, which I haven't done in 15 plus years. Honestly im not even going to try and watch the WWE until they get their crap together. For me (and my family) we want a little bit of the bubbly.
  9. The Joker

    Its watering down the character though, that's my point. You could argue it started with Leto's Joker, but the fact remains. Nicholson and Ledger will ALWAYS be the best Jokers, and no one else will ever touch those performances, it'll just be a slow progression of worse and worse portrayals. All while the character slowly gets watered down. Think about it like this Dracula/vampires were at one point considered really frightening. Over time, as they were portrayed less and less scary, they became extremely watered down. Now we have vampires that shimmer and sparkle (twilight). They in no way resemble the characters created by Bram Stroker or in Nosferatu.
  10. The Joker

    As for SW and Darth Vader, it is a valid point that it shows the characters redemption, and as such, I'm not upset that the prequels exist (I was just using it as an example to make my point, because I know a lot of people dont like the prequels. Which I am not one of them, I prefer the prequels over the Disney films all day, but that's a different story). As for the horror characters I disagree with your stance though. I think they VERY much do count for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, you will be hard pressed to find more iconic villians (from the 80s to today) than Freddy, Jason, and Myers. So when talking about what to do and NOT do with a villian, they very much provide a solid (well known) examples. Secondly, being as they were from horror franchises, they suffer MORE so from the good film and bad film problems. All 3 of those characters have amazing well done films, as well as absolute pieces of garbage. So it provides a REALLY clear and understandable template of what you should NOT do with a villian. Which rule #1 is do not over explain the backstory. A moderate amount of backstory for a villian is fine (it can even be a good thing), but going too in depth ALWAYS ruins a film. Rule #2 is the villian should NEVER be the main character. There should always be a protagonist that we (the viewers) become emotionally attached to. The villian (antagonist), is what we the viewer should be afraid of. Humanizing the villian by over showing them (horror), giving them an oversaturated back story or making them the protagonist only lessens the impact of the character. The film could be an absolute oscar worthy film, really well done. But it will ONLY do harm to the character that is the Joker. Why? The next time we see the Joker in a film, he is going to become less and less intimidating, and will eventually become non threatening at all (a parody of what the character was originally).
  11. The Joker

    Well that's more or less my position. I'm not upset that the film exists, it's just not something I have any interest in watching.
  12. The Joker

    I have NO interest in this film, and you hit the nail on the head here... Giving backstories to villians NEVER turns out well. Have we learned NOTHING from the SW prequels? Sometimes being evil for the sake of being evil is ALL we need. Too much explaining does HARM to villians, not help. On top of that, I HATE it when films try and sympathize with villains (especially famous villians like the Joker). I dont want to find sympathy for the Joker, it takes away from the character. Name a film franchise, and I will point out the moments where explaing too much about the villian HARMED the franchise, not helped it. Freddy, Michael Myers, Jason, Darth Vader, etc all suffered from over explaing of the backstory (or films dedicated to it). I could go on, but I think I've made my point.
  13. Is it me or is Chris Jericho trying to be Axl Rose

    Here is the interview. Fast forward to about 21 mins when he talks about Axl (he talks about the Sex Pistols as well).
  14. Is it me or is Chris Jericho trying to be Axl Rose

    I'm paraphrasing here, but he said something like this "more rock stars need to be like Axl Rose. He doesnt care about things like the hall of fame, he didnt go to it. We need more I dont give a f@#$ in rock."
  15. Nintendo Switch

    I agree with a lot of this. I'm not sure I would give it the title of "my favorite Nintendo console" yet, but it's easily 4th, maybe higher.