History YMMV / Birdman

3rd Aug '16 11:52:35 AM abby-anne
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*EasilyForgiven: Mike [[AttemptedRape attempts to rape]] Lesley during a preview in clear view of the cast, crew, and audience. Only Lesley and Sam call him out and all is forgiven by the next day.
24th Jul '16 10:22:22 AM KingClark
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* AdaptationDisplacement[=/=]WeirdAlEffect:
** For some ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' may have been your first introduction to the character. If you weren't alive for the 1960s or 1990s reruns.

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* AdaptationDisplacement[=/=]WeirdAlEffect:
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AdaptationDisplacement[=/=]WeirdAlEffect: For some ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' may have been your first introduction to the character. If character, presuming you weren't alive for the 1960s or if you had never seen any of the 1990s reruns.
24th Jul '16 10:20:47 AM KingClark
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*** The story is about a former superhero actor, who has fallen out of the public eye for a while, trying to reinvent himself as a prestige actor. This movie marked the beginning of a CareerResurrection for Michael Keaton.
*** On the subject of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (which this movie [[TakeThat alludes to in a pretty disparagingly way]]), Michael Keaton being courted for a role in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' makes his character's reluctance to return to superhero movies that much more ironic.
*** Keaton being confirmed to play Vulture in that very movie is a pretty obvious ActorAllusion to ''this'' movie, making the concept of the Birdman persona in its relation to promoting Riggan's CareerRessurrection amusing. That in-movie, it says that they need to go back to doing another ''Birdman'' movie now that Riggan is in the limelight again makes Keaton's decision to play Vulture outright hysterical.

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*** The story is about a former superhero actor, who has fallen out of the public eye for a while, trying to reinvent himself as a prestige actor. This movie marked the beginning of a CareerResurrection for Michael Keaton.
*** On the subject of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (which this movie [[TakeThat alludes to in a pretty disparagingly disparaging way]]), Michael Keaton being courted for a role in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' makes his character's reluctance to return to superhero movies that much more ironic.
*** Keaton being confirmed to play Vulture in that very movie is a pretty obvious ActorAllusion to ''this'' movie, making the concept of the Birdman persona in its relation to promoting Riggan's CareerRessurrection CareerResurrection amusing. That in-movie, it says that they need to go back to doing another ''Birdman'' movie now that Riggan is in the limelight again again, makes Keaton's decision to play Vulture outright hysterical.
24th Jul '16 10:16:45 AM KingClark
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** The story is about an guy trying to reinvent himself as a prestige actor, which appears to be exactly what the movie accomplished for Michael Keaton.



** On the subject of the MCU, Michael Keaton being courted for a role in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' makes his character's reluctance to return to superhero movies that much more ironic. Even better? The role he was hired to play was [[ActorAllusion the Vulture]]!

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** So much regarding Creator/MichaelKeaton, which makes the metatextual aspects of the movie all the more relevant.
*** The story is about a former superhero actor, who has fallen out of the public eye for a while, trying to reinvent himself as a prestige actor. This movie marked the beginning of a CareerResurrection for Michael Keaton.
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On the subject of the MCU, Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (which this movie [[TakeThat alludes to in a pretty disparagingly way]]), Michael Keaton being courted for a role in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' makes his character's reluctance to return to superhero movies that much more ironic. Even better? The role he was hired ironic.
*** Keaton being confirmed
to play was [[ActorAllusion Vulture in that very movie is a pretty obvious ActorAllusion to ''this'' movie, making the Vulture]]!concept of the Birdman persona in its relation to promoting Riggan's CareerRessurrection amusing. That in-movie, it says that they need to go back to doing another ''Birdman'' movie now that Riggan is in the limelight again makes Keaton's decision to play Vulture outright hysterical.
*** Finally, Keaton's casting in a ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' puts his estranged relationship with his daughter--whose actress, Creator/EmmaStone, played Gwen Stacy in the now-defunct ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries''--in an amusing new light, considering that both thespians are now separated by different incarnations of ''Spider-Man'' adaptations.
23rd Jul '16 8:09:50 PM CorahsUncle
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** For some ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' may have been your first introduction to the character. If you weren't alive for the 60s or 90s re-runs.

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** For some ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' may have been your first introduction to the character. If you weren't alive for the 60s 1960s or 90s re-runs.1990s reruns.



* AwardSnub: Although the film was nominated for 9, tying ''Film/TheGrandBudapestHotel'' for the most nominations, it received no nomination for Film Editing, which is strange considering how it's one of the most distinctive aspects of the film's style. Some also felt that Michael Keaton should've won for Best Actor at the Oscars over Eddie Redmayne for ''Film/TheTheoryOfEverything''.

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* AwardSnub: Although the film was nominated for 9, nine, tying ''Film/TheGrandBudapestHotel'' for the most nominations, it received no nomination for Film Editing, which is strange considering how it's one of the most distinctive aspects of the film's style. Some also felt that Michael Keaton should've won for Best Actor at the Oscars over Eddie Redmayne for ''Film/TheTheoryOfEverything''.



* GeniusBonus: Of course [[JorgeLuisBorges Borge's]] Labyrinths is the book Mike is reading while in the tanning booth. It's blatantly symbolic of him, Riggan, and the film's high art obsession along with the film's MagicalRealism elements.

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* GeniusBonus: Of course [[JorgeLuisBorges course, ''[[Creator/JorgeLuisBorges Borge's]] Labyrinths Labyrinths'' is the book Mike is reading while in the tanning booth. It's blatantly symbolic of him, Riggan, and the film's high art obsession along with the film's MagicalRealism elements.



* HypeBacklash: Following its Oscar win for Best Picture, there was a slew of criticism that the movie's victory was more politically-motivated due to its numerous [[TakeThat Take Thats]] at the Superhero genre and the director's own quite negative remarks about the genre.
* SciFiGhetto: While the film stands as an aversion considering it was a best picture winner, arguably some of it is believed to come from [[http://comicsalliance.com/birdman-director-says-superhero-movies-are-cultural-genocide/ Iñárritu's own distaste for superhero films.]] bleeding over to the film.

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* HypeBacklash: Following its Oscar win for Best Picture, there was a slew of criticism that the movie's victory was more politically-motivated politically motivated due to its numerous [[TakeThat Take Thats]] {{Take That}}s at the Superhero genre and the director's own quite negative remarks about the genre.
* SciFiGhetto: While the film stands as an aversion considering it was a best picture winner, arguably some of it is believed to come from [[http://comicsalliance.com/birdman-director-says-superhero-movies-are-cultural-genocide/ Iñárritu's own distaste for superhero films.]] films]] bleeding over to the film.
23rd Jul '16 8:01:37 PM KingClark
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[spoiler:Lesley and Laura]]'s [[GirlOnGirlIsHot lesbian kiss]] scene, which doesn't have any impact on the plot and is never mentioned again afterwards, and [[spoiler:Laura]] doesn't even get called out for [[spoiler:cheating on Riggan]].

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: BigLippedAlligatorMoment:
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[[spoiler:Lesley and Laura]]'s [[GirlOnGirlIsHot lesbian kiss]] scene, which doesn't have any impact on the plot and is never mentioned again afterwards, and [[spoiler:Laura]] doesn't even get called out for [[spoiler:cheating on Riggan]].



** On the subject of the MCU, Michael Keaton being courted for a role in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' makes his character's reluctance to return to superhero movies more ironic. Even better? The role he's being considered for is [[ActorAllusion the Vulture]]!

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** On the subject of the MCU, Michael Keaton being courted for a role in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' makes his character's reluctance to return to superhero movies that much more ironic. Even better? The role he's being considered for is he was hired to play was [[ActorAllusion the Vulture]]!
28th Jun '16 8:04:30 AM LordSpy
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** There's also a quick background shot of two naked people walking around backstage, who may or may not be the above mentioned.
15th Apr '16 5:49:48 AM DuskNoble
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* HypeBacklash: Following it's Oscar win for Best Picture, there was a slew of criticism that the movie's victory was more politically-motivated due to it's numerous [[TakeThat Take Thats]] at the Superhero genre and the director's own quite negative remarks about the genre.

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* HypeBacklash: Following it's its Oscar win for Best Picture, there was a slew of criticism that the movie's victory was more politically-motivated due to it's its numerous [[TakeThat Take Thats]] at the Superhero genre and the director's own quite negative remarks about the genre.
13th Apr '16 9:12:18 PM KingClark
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[spoiler: Lesley and Laura]]'s [[GirlOnGirlIsHot lesbian kiss]] scene, which doesn't have any impact on the plot and is never mentioned again afterwards.
** Laura doesn't even get called out for cheating on Riggan.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[spoiler: Lesley [[spoiler:Lesley and Laura]]'s [[GirlOnGirlIsHot lesbian kiss]] scene, which doesn't have any impact on the plot and is never mentioned again afterwards.
** Laura
afterwards, and [[spoiler:Laura]] doesn't even get called out for cheating [[spoiler:cheating on Riggan.Riggan]].
13th Apr '16 9:11:38 PM KingClark
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* HypeBacklash: Following it's Oscar Win for Big Picture, there was a slew of criticism that Birdman's victory was more Hollywood politically motivated due to it's numerous [[TakeThat Take Thats]] at the Superhero Genre and the director's own quite negative remarks about the genre.

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** On the subject of the MCU, Michael Keaton being courted for a role in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' makes his character's reluctance to return to superhero movies more ironic. Even better? The role he's being considered for is [[ActorAllusion the Vulture]]!
* HypeBacklash: Following it's Oscar Win win for Big Best Picture, there was a slew of criticism that Birdman's the movie's victory was more Hollywood politically motivated politically-motivated due to it's numerous [[TakeThat Take Thats]] at the Superhero Genre genre and the director's own quite negative remarks about the genre.



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