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Jonathan Townsend
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If you like horror - Brightburn is due out on the 24th. Superman?

I hope they don't make Rupert the Bear into something PG or R rated.
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On May 16, 2019, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
If you like horror - Brightburn is due out on the 24th. Superman?

I hope they don't make Rupert the Bear into something PG or R rated.

Much as I hate to say it, that Brightburn trailer shows too much ruthlessness for me. If it was meant as a homage to Superman, then it's way off the beam for me. Maybe even perverse. So I'll confine myself to just Marvel and DC.
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This illustrates how the left and right hemispheres of brain work. In magic the right corresponding with the patter, while the left corresponding with the experiment: one calling on the imagination, the other on the rational faculties. Whole brain satisfaction is achieved with a 50/50 ratio, a balance, of one and the other. The Goldilocks principle if you will.

https://ifanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2......1024.jpg

Your criticism, it seems to me, is that there is too much of one and not enough of the other.
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Agreed: https://detectivecomments.wordpress.com/......ay-book/
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ComicBook/Planetary

Don't worry, Brightburn is not an homage to comicbook superman. Superman was/is a story about living in hope in a new country/world - where even a sliver of the old destroyed home could being nasty surprises or death.

Inking in the lines of a fable, demanding a consistent physics, or whole human truth winds up reflecting our own unknowns and fears. The folks who wrote "gritty" comicbook stories knew what there were doing and played safe with their audiences. Heres's a good example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irredeemable
As you can see it bookends nicely with Veitch's Maximortal. They weren't complaining about fables - but rather cautioning those who would not learn from fables.

Have a look at Planetary: Night on Earth - and remember Adam West's Batman Smile You can see some of the pages here: https://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/6979877.html Planetary has a detective character as lead. He meets Sherlock Holmes BTW. DC Comics (Time Warner/AOL...) owns that property. Smile
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This article is an interesting read for those who've seen "Avengers Endgame". I just saw it for a third time yesterday.

A guess (theory) at something that might happen in MCU Phase 4, that was set up in this movie.

https://screenrant.com/young-avengers-en......-theory/

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While this was an admirable project and done well, I doubt I'll sit through another 13 movie story arch.

It reminds me of the late 80's or maybe early 90's when they did ridiculous story arches that spanned Batman, Shadoq aof the Bat, Catwoman, Robin ,Nightwing, Juatice League and such so you had to buy the titles to get the pieces. It was one of the things that started to actually turn me off on DC. Obviously it was to get you to try more titles.

But with movies I don't want to have to sit through 13 movies. I'm petty sure I'm probably the minority view in this. I just don't want to have to go and if I don't I end up uninformed or miss out on something. I just want to kill a couple hours at the movies.

All that being said I thought it was done well.
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Hi Danny,

I do agree with you about how long the story arc was. I also agree that Marvel shouldn't do it again, at least not the same way. 11 years is way to long. On the positive side, most of the movies do reasonably well as stand alone, so if someone chose to watch only certain movies, they'd be OK. The obvious exception is Endgame.
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Yes as stand alone they are not at all bad. (Possible exceptions but in general true.) But still it can leave you feeling as if you missed something.
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