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Or when there is a crazy plant lady with killer venus fly traps.
Or the flying pyromaniac.
Or the man in the super suit who can turn you into a copsicle.
Or the giant clay monster who can impersonate anyone.
Okay the other guy.
Edited by slimcoder on Feb 20th 2020 at 8:07:53 AM
He actually does not have a super suit.
Just the cold gun.
A way more powerful cold gun, to note. It’s just a good thing Central City baddies try (barely, sometimes) to have standards.
Gotham rogues are apparently the ones the other villains don't like to hang out with.
At least the rogues are chill to hang for drinks with Flash after crime.
Can we talk advertising?
How do you advertise a film like this and actually convince people it will be fun and a good time and not a lecture fest or just bad? I feel like the casual audience did see some things that were a complete turn off and I was wondering if we could all agree what they were.
Edited by Beatman1 on Feb 20th 2020 at 12:18:21 PM
Well Gotham does have the rep for being full of depraved manaics.
Even The Rogues aren't that looney.
Honestly, the trailer that sold me on this movie was the one that began with Harley reporting a "terrible crime". That was what convinced me that this film would be fun. (Bruce the hyena was also a big factor in that.) But I do think that the R rating is hurting its box office performance- it's difficult for it to compete with the Sonic movie because the Sonic movie can attract a more varied audience in terms of age.
I also feel like you'd have to have a specific type of humor to see the trailer and agree that it looked fun. Personally, I have a fondness for black comedy within reason, so I found it quite amusing. But some people just aren't amused by that type of humor.
Edited by Spottedleaf on Feb 20th 2020 at 11:58:29 AM
Both Deadpool and Ant-Man had very catchy advertising that built up curiosity about their otherwise unorthodox and obscure characters. Deadpool had those parody ads with just emojis or advertising it like a rom-com or crashing celebrity talk shows. Ant-Man had the ant-sized teaser and this:
TL, DR: weirder more catchy advertising.
Edited by Tuckerscreator on Feb 20th 2020 at 10:02:01 AM
See, that's cause Marvel is smart knowing that when you do not have name recognition you need *something* else to hang your hat on to get people to notice your film to make them go..."wait...WHAT? Okay...might need to see that one..."
Got G had Blue Swede
Antman had "Ant Sized" ads
Deadpool had adds that made it look like a Rom Com
I've never seen anything of that style out of the WB's think tank they came CLOSE with Suicide Squad...and we know how that ended
Motherfucker that was what was missing.
No catchy-ass quirky advertisements & bizarre commercials where you wonder “What the fuck is going on?”.
I do not have any recollection of a commercial where Harley curses at kids on a public park or argues with another celebrity over the phone. No wonder the movies not doing well.
Edited by slimcoder on Feb 20th 2020 at 10:10:15 AM
Even Jessica Jones used that to its advantage, the ads focusing on her being Queen Snarkikous (which in the show helped balance out rather heavy themes).
Meanwhile the Birds were selling...a SS sequel with an aesthetic that didn’t click.
Edited by Beatman1 on Feb 20th 2020 at 1:13:22 PM
I question the $250 mil break even number. Bo P cost less than 100 million to make, and the advertising campaign does not lead me to believe they spent 150% of the film's budget on ads.
Personally, I believe that Birds of Prey may mark the end of the billion dollar blockbuster, at least for a while. Audiences have been getting burned out for a while, and 2020 might just be the year that it bottoms out.
> Personally, I believe that Birds of Prey may mark the end of the billion dollar blockbuster, at least for a while. Audiences have been getting burned out for a while, and 2020 might just be the year that it bottoms out.
As if!The billion dollar blockbuster is never going away,ever.
There was the It 2 parody and references to Marylin Monroe
Harly needs to sing more
Edited by Ultimatum on Feb 20th 2020 at 11:52:46 AM
I finally saw the movie and, well, I was underwhelmed. Biggest problem was precisely what I expected from the trailers, it's about 75% Harley Quinn and the "Birds of Prey" end up with the remaining 25%. I didn't feel like the movie trusted these characters with their own movie; Dinah was an overly passive character who fell backwards into the plot and there is little development of where she learned how to fight or the Canary Cry, Montoya had a decent Sherlock Scan but seemed to be an incompetent Cowboy Cop too busy trying to prove herself than actually building a decent case. All that is on top of a certain level of incompetence all around, the bad guys in the climax seem to have no strategy whatsoever and besides gearing up the girls don't develop any strategy in return other than fight back (there was very little Bash Brothers involved, the focus was more on the fun house setting). Huntress is basically an Advertised Extra and Mary Elizabeth Winstead felt like the only "Birds of Prey" character who came alive when on screen "I DO NOT have anger issues!" The overuse of Anachronic Order is what really crippled the narrative, there are too many characters to track and this did nothing as far as improving the pacing, not to mention some of Harley's eccentricities already made it chaotic.
I would actually put it about the same level as Suicide Squad, but I should note I did like Suicide Squad more than most. And in fact, the comparisons are apt as between the characters, use of Anachronic Order and the catchy graphics it almost feels like a sequel. It even has some of the same abrupt edits that don't make sense (the police knock on Harley's door and she gets a firebomb through the window, which makes the police entirely ignored a second later). The highlights is that Robbie is still pretty awesome as Harley, and the action sequences can be... literally... colorful. The police lock-up is definitely the highlight, followed by the roller skate chase at the end. McGregor serves pretty well as the villain, though I would note his voice often sounds like an impersonation of Mark Hamill's Joker.
I'm kind of annoyed they took up as much of Harley's movie as they did, cool as they were. I came to see Harley.
Hey it’s titled Birds of Prey not Harley Quinn....... well not until recently.
Though even Deadpool had a good supporting cast to bounce off of.
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