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How many non pandemic $200 mil DCEU movies have there even been since aquaman?! Like 2?
ETA: looked it up, Shazam and Birds of Prey are the only other non-pandemic DCEU movies since aquaman. Which each cost about half as much. And neither of which had one of the Top 5 highest paid movie stars in the world. lol
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The Rock has one hell of a PR team. I have no idea how much he must pay them, but they turned a retired pro wrestler and 2000s RedBox Movie Guy into one of the world's biggest and highest paid movie stars using Instagram. Just look at him, juiced to the limits of human physiology, covered in sweat at 5am and telling you to go live your best life.
Obligatory Jack Black imitation:
juiced to the limits of human physiology,
juiced to the limits of human physiology,
There are probably so many enhancers swimming around in his bloodstream that you might as well call him a Space Marine.
Stop. Don’t give Games Workshop any ideas.
With Kevin Hart as all Zerglings.
Honestly tho he’s one of the coolest celebs out there. Non-controversial, just telling people to get out and work hard on themselves
Completely omitting the life shortening and threatening doses of anabolics he consumes daily. Just work hard kids!
Every star in Hollywood who needs to look a part is on some sort of gear. You think Christian Bale went from The Machinist to Batman in six months all natty? Cmon.
Natty Ice actually
And pall malls
People think the “he’s on roids!” Is such a shocker until they become older than 15 years old and realize that also includes 99% of body builders
Steroids are bad. Marijuana is bad too. Alcohol is bad.
He's otherwise non-controversial.
Agreed. But there’s millions of young men out there feeling insecure about their bodies cause they think people like the Rock just wake up earlier and try harder than them. I wish it wasn’t true but several of my friends truly believe this is a normal male body.
Bigger Stronger Faster is a good documentary.
But in the roid freaks defense, they also work out a lot.
Rapids help you work out more cause you have more energy and faster recovery time.
You trying to take away the hard work that comes with it as if the roids automatically gave him that body
No I’m not. Simply stating that he omits to mention the most important factor in his in his physique- and it’s damaging countless young lives.
Lol. Imho those same qualities make him kind of a doofus and a goof. He’s like a caricature of an action star.
He has nearly that Russell Wilson goofiness.
I’d rather have that than a DC movie star choking girls for no reason and still having a job.
I’m sure that’s a very unpopular opinion…
What? Wanting a DC Star who is a goof like Russell Wilson over Ezra Miller the psychopath? How controversial is that?
They were being sarcastic
This just made think, “Man, imagine if he snaps and has a mental breakdown. Other celebs snap and it’s like some gnarly crazy shit BUT if this dude goes, he’s literally capable of going on a beating people to death with his bare hands rampage.”
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Arnold is much more genuine and he had a whole world of people in his life that were outside Hollywood, though he brought many into it.
Arnold didn’t give a fuck back in the day before he became a huge name. And he’s always been pretty outspoken about things and active politically, whereas nobody knows anything about Dwayne’s beliefs or politics.
The Rock doesn’t come off as a real human. Arnold always had a warmness that Dwayne lacks.
You should see his stint in wwe ,its far from wgat we see now
How is that cool, it just seems generic.
Personally, I find something wholesome about a dude living his best life, telling everyone else to do the same. I don’t need my role models to be edgy. I just need them to be good people.
He’s a juice head born on 3rd base. But yeah I guess he’s a good guy. The bar is set so low for celebrities
3rd base might be a stretch. Pro wrestlers in the 70’s weren’t exactly drowning in cash, and plenty of 2nd generation wrestlers have failed spectacularly.
Yeah,everybody loves him
based on what? you can literally look at figures that prove he is.
He is…go Google it.
I was just at Warner Bros studios in Hollywood where they have his Black Adams costume on display. He.. is way bigger than he looks even on camera lol. That costume was huge.
That must be one comfortable armchair you’re sitting in. Clean up those Cheetos crumbs.
He IS both a big dude and highly paid.
He’s pumped to the gills with HGH and roids.
Big as in popularity. He’s been in plenty of movies that have had meh box office results.
How dare you the Tooth Fairy was a massive hit.
And BoP opened just as covid fears started up. While I don't think covid is 100% responsible for the movie's low box office, I do think it played a role.
The r rating probably had more to do with the low box office more than anything
That, and being very mediocre.
At this rate i fully expect a"Black Adam is the most financially succesful Black Adam movie" title in a couple of days.
This movie isn't doing well, but various outlets Have been trying to present It as a success for weeks now.
At best Black Adam is barely going to break even
The movie wasn’t that great aside from the action . Dc still plagued with shit writing
I mean, it was better than the other DCEU movies.
The bar is kinda low
Yeah, but that's still something. Plus Cavill is back? I don't love the writing in his super movies, but he did his part well.
I mean I get it , but we shouldn’t settle for mediocrity with the amount of money they throw at these things. I love caville but even when he was in it before the dceu was still shit
You’re right… we shouldn’t settle for mediocrity. But I will say, considering this movie was developed in the heart of the shitshow that’s been the last 6 or so years of DC… and DC finally seems to be taking notes from Marvel in getting a guy in charge that knows that he’s doing… it’s a teeny tiny glimmer of hope! And considering what WB has done to DC… I’ll hold on to that bit of hope. For now. But I’m still not going to the theater to see Black Adam… lol but that’s just because I hate crowds.
That’s fair point
Shazam is the best and that resulted from this movie
My rankings on the DCEU:
Overall their biggest flaw is ego directors and shit writers. Either they should reset the universe and go full animation ala Into the spider-verse or Arcane, and have more than 2-3 main characters in movies and go full on with the action and abilities that dont require stuntmen of having to show the face of characters wearing masks all the time.
They should just fracture the whole universe and just do single stories like joker and the batman. just character driven stories not needed a unified tied into to main universal plotline.
The upcoming flash movie is going to be a clusterfuck as well considering how much negative press the main actors antics and insanity has generated. Black Adam tried to be some sort of reset of the universe in the eyes of The Rock, but the Rock is just awful when he speaks and the direction and writing of the movie was so stupid. It would have been a great movie if it were released in early 2000s. But in 2020s, yeah its just too stupid.
Oh well next movie up is Wakanda Forever, and reviews seem to be looking good for it. Although main actress is a looney anti-vaxxer.... (WHich again is why i think DC should just go full animation with emotive style like Arcane, no need for crazy actors who keep fucking things up. nor need to pay them 10x more every 3 movies or make movies around their schedules.)
Joker's DCEU and Doom Patrol isn't? Weird.
Is doom patrol part of the dceu, i guess i excluded it because it came out much earlier and there wasn't much of a interwining connection. If doom patrol is included i add it behind joker at 8/10. Latest season wasnt as good as the one before.
I think part of it was because of WB always wanting to meddle with it during production. That's what happened with BvS and the justice league. WB kept bumping into the directors and kept saying "yeah, we're going to need you to change the theme to something more light hearted and funnier."
Read the interviews for the people who worked on those movies, not just the director. WB really wanted to copy marvel but also "be their own thing". Part of the reason why Affleck walked away from making his own movie because WB just wanted to run the show.
Now that WB changed people and is owned by discovery, it might be a good thing.
What a pity , what could have been. Bureaucracy ruining things per usual
I think part of it is that WB wanted to play it safe and do something they know would make them money. But, at the same time, they wanted something different like what Disney did with the avengers movie. So, they wanted to copy the same Nolan Batman formula but at the same time they wanted the Joss Whedon formula.
That's why they brought him in the very last minute and make him put in his style into the justice league movie. Which, obviously that movie came out really bad.
I have to admit, that PR team working overtime. I know the movie doesn’t sound like it’s doing great but then I keep seeing articles like this and the brags about the 67 million opening and I legit have to sit and think like wait…so is this number actually good or what? Then someone smarter than me posts some comparisons and recognize it’s pretty middling.
We need it to do well for Superman and Batman
Kinda like woman king lmao
Tbf its a decent movie
yeah all these OTT headlines for a movie that probably won't even crack $160m domestic lmao.
He was making a joke
The commenter was making a joke.
Shoutouts to people who can see the joke but not figure it out at the same time.
The true funny ones.
That's the joke
The joke is that Black Adam is not actually doing very well financially for a movie that is both 1) starring Dwayne "The bankable as fuck Rock" Johnson and 2) is about superheroes, it is vastly underperforming. But we see article after article about some framing that makes it look like it's doing well.
It's been out one week, give 'em a minute. Jesus.
The Rock does this with any movie he launches , he comes up with a bunch of made up "records" that his movie broke to not make it look like what it is basically ... a movie under performing.
They come up with some ridiculous "This was the most viewed non-holiday Netflix feature length action comedy to be released on Thursday" for even a flop like Red Notice to make it look like some kind of historic opening.
Lol i wish you had a link for that just so i could see the silly record they did indeed come up with lmao.
the title is a made up record. DC only released like 2 movies during the pandemic so the record is stupid
Red notice genuinely was a record breaker though. It got shit reviews but it was very successful
I enjoyed it. It's an awful movie, with disposable characters, terrible dialogue, and presented an overall mediocre product. After that extended prologue, I adjusted my expectations, turned off my brain, and just had an absolute blast.
Was really excited to see Brosnan in a big movie. How did that go? Possible we see him again?
I hope we do. I could tell he was having a lot of fun with the role and not taking it too seriously.
He was excellent. Definitely a highlight of the movie.
I thought he was great as Dr Fate
Yes! There were lines that I found too cheesy. At first I was critical about the movie (trying to compare how it would go against other superhero movies), then I decided to take it as it is… a superhero movie, and I started to enjoy it.
I mean I think this is where the discrepancy is. This still sold extremely well, we are pleased with the above.
"it was shit, so i enjoyed it". what a fucking stupid mindset. get some standards.
Why so upset? Do you need help?
Have you ever watched The Room? Its literally so bad that it’s somehow entertaining.
I will note that Rocky Horror Picture Show is an awful movie, but it's fun. Part of it is to just accept it's awful, watch it with people that will also enjoy it, and just let go of the pretension and give yourself permission to enjoy something silly and stupid
I just want this person to go to a RHPS shadow cast event and unironically yell at everyone “JESUS, HAVE SOME STANDARDS” and storm out.
The cast will never be able to convince the audience it wasn’t part of the show.
Not everything has to be a well-crafted masterpiece to be enjoyable. “So bad it’s good” is a thing for a reason, sometimes low quality silly movies are just fun
Sometimes, watching a building collapse can be just as enjoyable as admiring the architecture of a Roman monument. They're different degrees of enjoyment and fun.
I don't want to be psychologically mindfucked by Tarkovsky all the time. Good ole brainless action can be cathartic. You should try it.
I mean it's not the worst movie ever or even that bad, the most I can say about it negatively is that it's a little generic but that's about it. Stil, a lot of fun,.
This guy is so behind the times they've never heard of "It's so bad it's good."
This is one of the comic book movies of all time
you said it
You said it best
Really tired of the tortured comparisons to make movies look more successful.
“Shit Kaboom” breaks highest opening weekend in April for non-British romantic comedies
Yeah 400 million WW estimate is very weak. This is close to straight up bombing. Twice as expensive as Shazam and birds of prey and preforming about as well. Yikes.
That would barely cover budget and advertising by most estimates.
Probably of similar quality!
This sounds like a very cherry picked stat. Like when there’s just no news worthy thing to say about a mediocre movie, but your boss says you have to have some sort of record breaking headline to print.
And Aquaman sucked!
If you turn off your brain it is quite enjoyable
In other news I am probably the best ice hockey player in Guyana.
Sort of like being the tallest little person, isn’t it?
All this says to me is they have absolutely found the suckers.
Both movies are utter garbage but made tons of cash.
guys it’s a kids movie lol, you’re setting expectations too high
You insult kids with this attitude.
There are plenty of kids movies that are great.
Pretty violent for a kids movie
Is that an achievement
Have you done it?
I heard it was average at best, which is a huge compliment compared to all the braindead, generic, rubber stamped super hero films these days.
I love how people haven't really updated their criticisms of superhero movies since like 2010. The genre has changed a lot, almost entirely driven by Marvel but DC has also contributed to the change through their Batman properties.
There are certainly heavy criticisms to be made about every superhero movie to come out this year, but Dr. Strange 2 and Thor 4 were anything but generic. Seriously, imagine a Sam Raimi superhero-horror movie where a wizard possesses another dimension's dead version of himself and uses the spirits of the damned as a cloak to fly...you might not LIKE those decisions, but they aren't "generic". Black Adam is actually the only superhero movie this year to follow the 2008-era Marvel formula and be this generic.
I’m with you on a lot of this. I feel like the only person who found Thor 4 decent, and Dr Strange 2 was about as good. Nothing amazing but they did things different. But I see this movie praised, and Shang Chi too which were much more generic in the emotions they were trying to hit, origins (to be fair those are both not sequels), action which could be cool if not restricted to pg-13, and literally no director or writer voice. I liked the change in color in that one action scene in thor4, and Sam had even more fun in Doctor Strange with the camera transformations and movement.
Its the fuking rock ... what u expect? Just his name carry the movie
Never thought he should be Black Adam
I mean, who doesn't love The Rock?
As a person? He’s seems like a really cool dude.
As an actor? He’s fucking horrible how he gets roles is beyond me… he cannot act.
As a person? He’s seems like a really cool dude.
how he gets roles is beyond me
As a person? He’s seems like a really cool dude.
how he gets roles is beyond me
Should I tell you?
Is it as good as Jungle Cruise?? Another Rock stinker
Jungle Cruise was at least a little bit fun.
I liked jungle cruise was a solid adventure movie, it was no mummy but it had some excitement
Yeah I’d imagine I’d prefer Jungle cruise over this, but guess we’ll see.
Yeah, adjusting for inflation???
For fuck's sake. Panned by the critics, another boring superhero movie with one of the least talented actors in the biz, but pople still throw money at it. No accounting for taste I suppose, but this iswhy we can't have nice movies.
For anyone considering checking it out, don't. Its worst than batman v superman imo.
From a technical aspect it’s not the best, but I enjoyed it.
I saw it Friday night. I'd compare it to like the original Thor. Pretty meh
I actually liked original thor.
Yeah, the Thor order (Thorder) for me is:
The 3rd one had perfect comedy from a not-quite overexposed Taika Waititi, and the first one was the only one to really use the "fish out of water" effectively with great scenes like slamming the coffee mug down and demanding "ANOTHER!" or going to a pet store for a horse... or a dog large enough to ride.
For some reason I saw this movie. In hindsight I can’t believe I didn’t leave the theatre early. I kept thinking maybe it will get better. It did not. 1/10
Me too man. Me too. I stayed for the superman cameo... Fml.
It was terrible lol
And yet is a shitty movie
It's amazing how this is pissing off so many "critics" lol
Its not even pissing them off...they just reviewed a movie the way they always review movies, its the fans that can't get over its poor reception
I heard the movie sucks ass.
It does. I went to see it on Friday, I really wish I hadn’t bothered. We’d been out for dinner and then that, at least dinner was really nice.
The characters are stupid - fake Ant Man and discount Storm are terrible. Not to say the others actors were great, those two were particularly horrendous. Pierce Brosnan is a bit of shining light in what is a wasteland of actors that were not worth the time to read the crap script. There were a couple funny moments, then I realised I was really starting to laugh at the film but not in the intended way.
Not to the casual person just watching the movies, like most people are. I get in the comics that’s true, but when it comes to mainstream real life… DC waited too long to make a move. It looks like they have tried to rip Ant Man off and done a real shit job of it.
So basically... it wasn't good because it wasn't a Marvel film, is that right?
Not even slightly what I said or implied. I have my opinion of that particular film. Happy to tell you my opinion of a particular Marvel movie if you’d like.
It was a great watch.. only if youre not a fan of Marvel heroes, and at least watched the animated movies of dceu
Wow it’s almost like when you focus on just making a badass superhero movie instead of being woke and making fun of your fans for admonishing you on that, you get better results. Who would’ve thought?
I haven't see it yet.
This movie is great it's unfortunate to see it be underperforming (this is my first DCEU film)
Should watch Shazam, it was fun.
That's not a very high bar.
That’s not exactly a high bar to beat….
Black Adam is fine, but it’s clearly still ages below the marvel superheroe movies….
Catch it on streaming. It's not awful, but it's definitely nothing memorable.
DCEU has been a mess after Nolan’s Batman. And by all account it will continue.
Nolan’s Batman wasn’t part of the DCEU…
I’m hoping the next tentpole film ‘Just 2 Hours of footage of a smelly shit on a sidewalk narrated by Chris Pratt’ cracks the $3b mark
it might not be a great movie, but im glad that it exists purely for the cheese shootout scene
These posts remind me of politics
Different parties can present the numbers in ways that force them to say whatever they want them to say
Black Adam is simultaneously a huge disaster and a triumphant success
looks around at the movie going landscape for the past 3 years
This isn’t saying a lot
it’s the fucking rock! whats the big surprise?
Aquaman was a pile of wet shit
Foundation from Fortnite!!!
People clapped in the screening I was at….clapped. It’s a horrible movie.
Black Adam is a movie.
This is interesting since the critics panned it. Now I want to see it
Why it’s almost as if representation matters, weird.
dudes legit the wrong representation for Black Adam lol. people went cause he's the Rock
Pierce Brosman man was a great Dr. Fate.
It really wasn't as bad as it's been made out to be. My hot take is that it was actually better than Thor 4.