They knew what they were doing. If they'd dropped it in theaters it'd've (I can't believe that "it'd've" is an actual contraction! Double apostrophe?!) tanked with terrible word of mouth. They saved massively not having to market for theaters while also getting the most bang their buck with the sports game marketing they did buy.
I mean.. Phoenix is a weird dude. Might be perfect for the Joker. I honestly wouldn't have thought some of the other actors would have been good and they turned out well.. so who knows. DC can't be much worse than it has been lately.
Is the Venom movie connected to anything else? Spidey is now in the MCU.. so is Venom just off on his own now?
They've went back and fourth on the Venom MCU connection, so who knows. Sony says yes, Feige says no. Sony says no, then Sony says "kind of". Then Sony says no. I feel like if you were in the room, there'd be a lot of winking going on.
As for DC...It's not Phoenix that's my issue, it's that they have no freaking clue what they are doing. They are just throwing sh!t at the wall and seeing what sticks. They plan something, then cancel it. Come up with something else. Directors/writers/actors bail. Plan something else. More people involved bail. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
Their 'universe' is all kinds of "we have no idea what's going on!!!"
Just finished this. Osiris Child. Pretty good movie, especially considering that it wasn't a big studio film. I like this particular trailer as it doesn't show the aliens who were entirely practical. I wasn't impressed with the music/score...rather generic.
Anyone see Black Panther? Or no, cause you're all dirty racists
I haven't yet.
I DID watch "American Made" over the weekend.. good movie!
I've come to the conclusion that I think Tom Cruise is my favorite actor. I just like (almost) anything he's done over the years. Maybe he's not the best actor, be he (almost) always gets attached to projects that I will enjoy. Looking at his films.. I think there are only two that I actively didn't like (Eyes Wide Shut & Vanilla Sky), but I haven't seen either of those in almost 20 years so who knows.
Haven't seen BP yet. Not sure I ever will. I need someone I know to take the bullet and let me know if terrible hip hop is laced throughout. I have ZERO tolerance for it. I like the Luke Cage character in the Netflix shows he crossed over to, but skipped the LC series due to the music.
I don't think I'll see it. I generally regarded it the same way I have all the Marvel movies, in that they've got a competent core of people making all these movies work, so it'll probably be fine. Then certain segments of the community started making it the second coming of Citizen Kane and that quickly turned my opinion against it. It's a fucking capeshit movie, people.
A couple of the other reviews I've seen raved about the music (the reviewers were whiteys fwiw). Can't tell if it was because of the actual quality of it or just virtue pandering, as there appeared to be some of that happening on other topics of their reviews...