The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Not very magical, still... » » Age of Ultron (4 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4 [Next]
ZachDavenport
View Profile
Inner circle
Last time I posted I had one less than
1197 Posts

Profile of ZachDavenport
What propaganda? I don't recognize it, so it could be working. That concerns me.
Reality is a real killjoy.
NYCTwister
View Profile
Loyal user
267 Posts

Profile of NYCTwister
Quote:
On May 11, 2015, ZachDavenport wrote:
What propaganda? I don't recognize it, so it could be working. That concerns me.


Perhaps the propaganda is the message that the good guys always win.
If you need fear to enforce your beliefs, then your beliefs are worthless.
Bigelow
View Profile
New user
closer to the end than I would like to be
25 Posts

Profile of Bigelow
All propaganda should be a concern.
tommy
View Profile
Eternal Order
Devil’s Island
16264 Posts

Profile of tommy
Critical thinking is eliminated by fiction. One enters into spirit of it by setting aside ones critical faculties. One goes along with fiction for one’s amusement. No one questions fiction. It’s just fiction, not fact, you see. In this state of mind the subconscious is open to suggestion in the fictional work. Children are the prime suckers in society. Rule number one; we start with suckers. As they the children watch the action, they are unaware of what is going on around them, let alone the propaganda that we put in it. Step by step, film by film, etcetera they are raised, as it were, by the fiction. The more they see as normal in the fiction, the more they take it for granted as normal in the real world. In step, we bring into the real world the propaganda they we put out. So it all seems normal. Different propaganda of course we put out at different times, to fit our bill for the times. Suppose we want to bring in drones flying around the city that can see through walls, listen to people, all heavily armed of course, to shoot the bad guys, who are we going you call? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9We2XsVZfc
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

Tommy
NYCTwister
View Profile
Loyal user
267 Posts

Profile of NYCTwister
Quote:
On May 11, 2015, tommy wrote:
Suppose we want to bring in drones flying around the city that can see through walls, listen to people, all heavily armed of course, to shoot the bad guys, who are we going you call?


Me? I'd call the Hulk.

You know, because HULK SMASHES!
If you need fear to enforce your beliefs, then your beliefs are worthless.
tommy
View Profile
Eternal Order
Devil’s Island
16264 Posts

Profile of tommy
All part of the green agenda.
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

Tommy
tomsk192
View Profile
Inner circle
3894 Posts

Profile of tomsk192
Really enjoyed reading the discussion here. I sincerely apologise for the spoilers. Being a Brit, I am used to our parochial island getting releases some time after the USA, clearly this was an exception. Next time I will be explicit in the title of the thread.

As you were, gentlemen.
rockwall
View Profile
Special user
762 Posts

Profile of rockwall
I'm not sure why these get released to the European audience first but I'm seeing more and more big budget movies do that.
tomsk192
View Profile
Inner circle
3894 Posts

Profile of tomsk192
It never used to be that way; I can't fathom it myself, rockwall.
rockwall
View Profile
Special user
762 Posts

Profile of rockwall
Found this:

http://news.moviefone.com/2013/05/05/box......opening/

"More than anything else, the shift reflects how the international market, once just gravy for Hollywood, has eclipsed the domestic market as the main source of revenue for mainstream theatrical releases. As big as last year's "The Avengers" was at home ($623.4 million), it was even bigger abroad ($888.4 million). Of that foreign total, $185.1 million came in on the film's overseas opening weekend, which took place a week before the movie premiered here. So it's no wonder that Disney would repeat the strategy for "Iron Man 3."
tomsk192
View Profile
Inner circle
3894 Posts

Profile of tomsk192
Thank you, that explains it. Anyway, I shall be more careful in future.
rockwall
View Profile
Special user
762 Posts

Profile of rockwall
Tomsk192, I found someone who pretty much agreed with your assessment of the movie.

http://www.inquisitr.com/2089909/sportsc......te-rant/

Of, course, possibly not part of the target market. He's not sure what Robert Downey Jr's characters name is and he calls the Hulk, 'That big green guy'. Smile

At least he made me feel like a kid again. He kept saying, "The kids loved it!" (I'm about 2 years younger than Francesa.)
ed rhodes
View Profile
Inner circle
Rhode Island
2758 Posts

Profile of ed rhodes
Quote:
On May 10, 2015, ZachDavenport wrote:
Quote:
On May 10, 2015, ed rhodes wrote:
Quote:
On May 9, 2015, ZachDavenport wrote:
That's not how Marvel works. They could release anything and most people would watch it. They would be mad about it, and slam it, but would still see the sequel.


How Marvel works is immaterial. If YOU yourself don't like the film, don't go watch it. It's that simple.

I was not saying anything about whether or not I like Marvel movies. I was talking about how the marvel movies have become a fandom, and therefore much more goes than if they were not. However, to address your comment, how will I know if I like the movie If I don't watch it? It was a ridiculous statement.


Not really. Reviews and trailers have shown me several times that I don't want to watch a film.
As far as Marvel movies becoming a "fandom," that's true of pretty much any genre film from Star Wars/Star Trek to the DC films.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
ZachDavenport
View Profile
Inner circle
Last time I posted I had one less than
1197 Posts

Profile of ZachDavenport
I'd be willing to guess that you have judged several movies by the trailer, that you would have liked. I'm not positive of that, but the trailer doesn't decide how good the movie is. You are correct about many things becoming fandoms, but that does not mean my statement is untrue.
Reality is a real killjoy.
Chessmann
View Profile
Inner circle
4159 Posts

Profile of Chessmann
Saw it last night. Thought if was just horrendously bad.
My ex-cat was named "Muffin". "Vomit" would be a better name for her. AKA "The Evil Ball of Fur".
Dannydoyle
View Profile
Eternal Order
20614 Posts

Profile of Dannydoyle
Wow not just didn't like it but horrendously bad.
Danny Doyle
<BR>Semper Occultus
<BR>In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act....George Orwell
Salguod Nairb
View Profile

Room 101
0 Posts

Profile of Salguod Nairb
I took the kids to see it while I was in the Philippines. They liked it, but I thought the finale didn't justify the (suspenseful) build up.

On a side note, I watched Kingsmen on the flight back and found it mediocre at best, but at least I didn't have to pay to watch it.
We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness...
Dorian Rhodell
View Profile
Inner circle
San Francisco, CA.
1632 Posts

Profile of Dorian Rhodell
I saw it and liked it. But then again I'm pretty easy to please. I think it's going to be fun where they take it next. I can only speculate but I'm pretty sure it's going to be about Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet. After all, he already knows where one of the stones is because of the ending.
rockwall
View Profile
Special user
762 Posts

Profile of rockwall
Quote:
On May 18, 2015, Dorian Rhodell wrote:
... I can only speculate but I'm pretty sure it's going to be about Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet. ...


This is a pretty good hint too. Smile

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1097792256/t......_pv_md_1
Dannydoyle
View Profile
Eternal Order
20614 Posts

Profile of Dannydoyle
I am almost pathetically easy to please with movies.
Danny Doyle
<BR>Semper Occultus
<BR>In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act....George Orwell
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Not very magical, still... » » Age of Ultron (4 Likes)
 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.14 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL