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Considering it’s Team Ninja they probably pulled a muscle patting themselves on the back too hard for not putting her in a g-string and pasties.
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It really only works as an occasional thing, having it be the default over and over makes it stale basically instantly.
Plus it’s naturally a really difficult needle to thread to make it not seem incredibly stupid, and it’s really easy to have it come off badly. As evidenced here, obviously.
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why take such a huge swing in your first at bat?
I think we should try to remember that this is most definitely not their first attempt at a movie focused on a Nintendo property, lol.
I would also argue that this is definitely not a big swing. They are very specifically going with household name actors paired with an animation studio that produces mostly generically appealing animation that primarily targets younger (read: highly profitable) audiences. These are the same people that made Minions and Sing, after all – risk isn’t really in their wheelhouse.
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I’d disagree, for me they were very effective performances. I guess that’s the fun part of dealing with something as subjective as acting.
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I’m just hung up on "a protestant" being a notable problem for him providing the voice of Mario.
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Are we just pretending that Star Lord isn’t a tragic character that had to deal with ongoing trauma from his mother’s death and his father’s betrayal?
It’s literally the entire theme of Guardians of the Galaxy: a bunch of misfits that the universe rejected finding a semblance of family. The fact that it’s humorous doesn’t negate the individual scenes and interactions the characters (and by extension, the actors/actresses) have had that explored those deeper emotional issues.
Look, I didn’t say that Pratt has led some Oscar-winning period war piece about a critically injured orphan finding the true meaning of inner peace or whatever… Just that he’s had scenes that showed range outside of raw frat boy humor.
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I mean… Emmet in Lego Movie was hardly a frat boy character. And as Star Lord we’ve seen glimpses of decent range from Pratt as well.
If anything, he seems to take every role seriously enough to put 100% effort into it.
There’s no arguing that the New 52 was an initial success, despite what some naysayers would like to believe.
However, it doesn’t surprise me that it eventually failed. As enjoyable as it is to read DC’s comics from time to time, actually following a series issue-by-issue tends to make it obvious how disjointed the plot and direction of the universe as a whole really is.
Marvel is certainly guilty of retconning, rebooting, etc. on a frequent basis. But when they do it, it feels like a course correction or tacit acknowledgement that a change/story has run its course. DC comics retcons and reboots have a nasty tendency to feel like panicked thrashing to try to regain control of storylines (and more noticeably, abilities and powers) run amok.
Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s any kind of straightforward solution. DC fans don’t want DC comics to change. They enjoy the characters as they are, and their lack of change is an important aspect of what makes them inspirational and enjoyable. So DC can’t really make the kind of sweeping changes necessary to really grab new audiences with their biggest lines without losing their core customers.