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Old 05-17-2018, 10:27 AM
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Lu Over the Wall was very sweet and wholesome and cute and good.
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Old 05-17-2018, 10:55 AM
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Lu Over the Wall was very sweet and wholesome and cute and good.
You’d never know it’s from the same guy who made Devilman: Crybaby
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:27 PM
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wait they call him Wolf?
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:30 PM
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But is it Octo Good?
I mean... a movie doesn’t need surfing dogs wearing sunglasses, or a presidential election settled by kumite to appeal to me.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:54 PM
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wait they call him Wolf?
It is really weird! Apparently they did it to avoid a lawsuit from the estate Maurice LeBlanc, who created the gentleman thief Arsene Lupin.
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:17 PM
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He’s not in the public domain?
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:25 PM
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He is now, but he wasn't at the time.
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:25 PM
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LeBlanc died in 1941, so assuming the term was life +50 years, it would have been just on the edge of entering the public domain when they were doing the early 90's dub.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:04 PM
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The "Wolf" Lupin dubs were really good.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:37 PM
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Ehhh, were they? The Cagliostro dub seems to have decided that rather than any quiet moments, characters need to fill every void by describing what you are currently watching them do.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:55 PM
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The dubs for the early parts of Lupin the 3rd Part 2 (red jacket) are very good, I feel.
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:40 PM
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Deadpool 2 is bad. I guess it thinks acknowledging its plot is made out of shitty tropes and cliches means that they are no longer shitty? I don't know why the movie spends equal time trying to get viewers to care about its central conflict and undercutting that concept with bad jokes. I would watch a movie starring Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino. Hopefully a movie less smug or proud of itself for knowing that Josh Brolin was in another superhero movie.

Also, everyone involved should be arrested for wasting Terry Crews so badly.
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:41 PM
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For the sake of calibration, what did you think of Deadpool 1?
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:48 PM
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I didn't really like it. Looking back, I thought it wasted a lot of time on a rote origin story and the hit to miss ratio of the jokes weighed heavily in favor of miss. I think I liked it a little more than this one, though I don't know if it had anything as good as Domino's one scene.
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:08 PM
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The dubs for the early parts of Lupin the 3rd Part 2 (red jacket) are very good, I feel.
They're... alright. The voice acting is Good for Dubs. The scripts do that late 90s, early 00s thing however where they get peppered with inappropriate topical jokes that don't age well like Bill Clinton sex jokes, and they also do that anime-dub-thing I can't stand where characters frequently ramble nonsense in order to fit the mouth-flaps. For a dub it's fine. You'd probably be better served watching the subs unless you have an allergy to reading subtitles or keeping your focus on just one thing for long stretches of time.

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Deadpool 2 is bad. I guess it thinks acknowledging its plot is made out of shitty tropes and cliches means that they are no longer shitty?
I mean, that's kinda just Deadpool's thing? Sounds like you just don't really like Deadpool. (Which is fine, he's not for everyone.)
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:17 PM
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It could try to subvert the trope even a little instead of just pointing it out. Slight spoiler
Near the end, Colossus and Juggernaut fight. Deadpool makes a quip about it being time for the CGI fight scene. Which would be funny if the movie didn't then spend the next 5 or so minutes on a shitty CGI fight scene. It doesn't need to be there. The movie knows it is not good. Why does it need to waste the viewers time? People complain about the fight at the end of Wonder Woman, but for all that it is CG characters punching each other, it is miles better than this and it actually serves a narrative purpose. This fight was just an opportunity for me to check my watch.
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I feel like meta is increasingly trendy as a mine for comedy lately. Not just Deadpool, but the number of TV ads since the Super Bowl that have been commentaries on the nature of advertising. And the dialogue on shows like Bob's Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and BoJack Horseman can be almost a live commentary on itself at times. Obviously meta-humor has a rich and lengthy history, but it feels like it's turning into a marketing strategy.
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I feel like meta is increasingly trendy as a mine for comedy lately. Not just Deadpool, but the number of TV ads since the Super Bowl that have been commentaries on the nature of advertising. And the dialogue on shows like Bob's Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and BoJack Horseman can be almost a live commentary on itself at times. Obviously meta-humor has a rich and lengthy history, but it feels like it's turning into a marketing strategy.
I feel like these things come in cycles. Meta-humor is the new absurdism from a decade ago, where it seemed like every piece of comedy was designed for maximum WTF and the shock/humor comes from the ridiculousness of it.
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It’s cyclical so we’ll be back to pies in the face any day here.
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It could try to subvert the trope even a little instead of just pointing it out.
Deadpool is a walking, talking, human lampshade. It's kinda his thing. If you don't want him to do his thing, he kinda wouldn't be Deadpool.
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Old Yesterday, 11:56 AM
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It's not that I don't want him to do it, I want him to do it well, which Deadpool 2 largely does not.
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