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Netflix: Flicks? On the Internet? That's just crazy talk!

Rascally Badger

El Capitan de la outro espacio
(He/Him)
Look, I'm not saying you're wrong. But that tweet is from screenrant and wrong is pretty much their default state.
 
At this point I am strongly inclined to believe that I won't like live action Bebop, but, to get more specific about why the Screenrant article (as presented in that tweet) isn't particularly meaningful beyond "Screenrant bad":

That's just someone's speculation based on the same trailers we've all seen. I already know that I don't like the trailers! Someone's guess that maybe it will be like Deadpool based on the trailers I've already seen and know that I don't like isn't really giving me any reason to feel better or worse about this.

The main information that article (as presented in that tweet) conveys is that the author of the article hopes that live action Bebop will be like Deadpool, and thinks that would be a good thing, if it were true. I strongly disagree with everything they're saying, but either way it's not telling me anything new about this show I think looks terrible.

edit: edited to reflect that i am assuming the tweet BEAT shared is an accurate representation of the article
 
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Rascally Badger

El Capitan de la outro espacio
(He/Him)
I also think the premise is just not supported. I can think of little in the trailers that reminded me of Deadpool.
 
Yeah, that's what I mean by saying I strongly disagree with everything they're saying.

(1) I don't think it looks like Deadpool.

(2) If it actually does in reality, that will make the series worse.

(3) Making it more like Deadpool would not be a sign that an adaptation can work.

Also, more generally and less directly in response to the article, (4) I think the trailers look awful, for a different set of reasons.
 
Lol I didn't even click the link.

oh i didn't either, i'm just going by the information in your post

i guess it's possible the article is secretly good, but i'm taking the tweet you shared at face value as being representative of the article's content

this could be a mistake on my part i guess, there are lots of bad tweets misrepresenting articles... but the tweet says the article is someone's speculation based on marketing, which is not really a genre of writing that i ever read
 

Adrenaline

Post Reader
(He/Him)
I genuinely don't understand any decision making process that leads to a live action adaptation of an anime that is advertised by showing how they recreated (poorly or not) scenes or even shots from the anime. People who watched the anime like anime and don't need a live action recreation of it. People who don't like anime are not interested in how closely the live action show matches it.
 

Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)
I seem to recall doing some handwringing over early criticism over GB:Afterlife and being subsequently told to chill out.

Mayhap that applies here? I've watched the same trailers as you all and frankly I like what I've seen so far.
 
I seem to recall doing some handwringing over early criticism over GB:Afterlife and being subsequently told to chill out.

Mayhap that applies here?
I think this is good advice in general. It’s very easy for people to jump to conclusions and make assumptions about stuff without the body of evidence to make those thoughts rational and grounded in reality.

But at the same time, we have a pretty large body of evidence at this point that Hollywood types don’t understand anime and their adaptations at the best, never quite work. So I get and am pretty empathetic to the skepticism of this.

I personally don’t care. This is mostly just a curio to me. I’m expecting it to be bad, but I’ll be happy if it isn’t. Early reviews however aren’t promising…
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
There's also that live action One Piece that Netflix for some reason decided was feasible to do. At the very least the recently announced cast all seem well-picked, of course there was some whining from that corner of the net about how Nami's chest isn't big enough.

But still. One Piece. Live action. How could this not be a train wreck?
 

ThornGhost

lofi posts to relax/study to
(he/him)
At this point there are a lot of early takes from respectable media outlets releasing on the internet and the ones I've seen have been pretty luke warm at best. My hype level is waaaaaay down at this point.
 

FelixSH

(He/Him)
There's also that live action One Piece that Netflix for some reason decided was feasible to do. At the very least the recently announced cast all seem well-picked, of course there was some whining from that corner of the net about how Nami's chest isn't big enough.

But still. One Piece. Live action. How could this not be a train wreck?

What??
?
!

I didn't know this was a thing. I need to see this, whenever it will come out. I need to see this traiwreck, because, yeah, can't imagine it to be anything else. Maybe it will be entertaining. Oh! My! God!

I took a look, and the group picture showed a real(?) reindeer, which made me love way too much. Everyone is striking a cool pose, and then you have this reindeer in the back. Oh dear, I have something to look forward to, now.
 

YangusKhan

does the Underpants Dance
(He/Him/His)
At this point there are a lot of early takes from respectable media outlets releasing on the internet and the ones I've seen have been pretty luke warm at best. My hype level is waaaaaay down at this point.
Really curious how many professional media critics who reviewed this aren't familiar with the original show.
 

Rascally Badger

El Capitan de la outro espacio
(He/Him)
Did anyone else watch Maya and the Three? I though it was quite good. Maybe could have been a 90 (or even 120) minute movie rather than a limited series, but it looked good and I liked it.
 
The acting/actors is/are fine. The script and direction is... not great.

Cho being old is fine. Maybe even low key a strength if whoever was making this knew how to direct and harness what they've got better. Spike looks young in the show, but he gets talked about like he's been around the block for a long-ass time. Making him old and visibly weary of living is very in character. Something that Cho looks like he's bringing to the character just fine. But so far he looks like he's missing Spike's swagger and playfulness, which is a big part of who Spike is and why he's endearing and why we put up with a character who is otherwise a complete douchebag.

Shakir as Jet is about as perfect as you can get for a live action adaptation.

Faye just feels off. By a lot. I don't think that's necessarily a problem though. Faye composes herself as a classic femme fatale, but it's just a paper thin veneer for a broken, lost, little girl who is just trying desperately to keep her shit together. This Faye doesn't feel like that at all. But she still maintains the haphazard, flying-by-the-seat-of-her-pants, vulgar, live life like you aren't going to be there tomorrow, low key obnoxious characterization. And truth be told, the whole femme fatale schtick is pretty outdated and passe, it's not a bad move to pull her away from that. I just kinda can't get over the voice. Megumi Hayashibara just has an incredibly distinct voice that lends the character a gravitas and regality that this actress (and the old dub actress as well) just could never really nail down or properly emulate.
 
I don't blame any of them performers . I think they're probably basically doing a good job with what they've been asked to do here. I just wish they were asked to do something else, and then I wish it were shot and edited so that it felt like they were in the same room and speaking to each other. Not much an actor can do to fix what's going on here.
 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
That humor was a little try hard, but the performances seemed good, and Shakir is pretty spot on Jet.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
Yeah that clip just... feels like a bunch of people reading disconnected lines rather than actually having a conversation. But I guess that is mostly down to the editing.
 
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