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Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 6659368 times)

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« Reply #133455 on: May 09, 2018, 04:39:35 pm »

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« Reply #133456 on: May 09, 2018, 04:40:25 pm »

They made an anime called Batman Ninja. Batman is a samurai (somewhat confusingly).
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« Reply #133457 on: May 09, 2018, 04:51:31 pm »

... I see the trailer, and can't help but think that looks like possibly the best thing to come out of the batman franchise in years, maybe ever. It looks absurd in the best of ways.

E: Jeez, the pedigree on that thing is actually pretty baller. Jojo, Kill la Kill, and Afro Samurai all have folks that worked on 'em contributing. No clue if I'll get around to watching it any time soon but it kinda' legit looks like it might be one of the best bits of batman media to hit a TV screen equivalent.
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« Reply #133458 on: May 09, 2018, 05:59:50 pm »

It has a low IMDB score, but is pretty high on rotten tomatoes. I'd assume that a lot of people have pre-decided that they don't like it.

Also, it's noteworthy that the English adaptors admit they completely rewrote all the dialogue so they're apparently like two different movies. That's the sort of thing that would be interesting to compare.
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« Reply #133459 on: May 09, 2018, 06:05:26 pm »

I mean, that was a legendary result in the case of Ghost Stories, but I somehow doubt that Shinobatman is going to go the same direction.

I tried watching Samurai Pizza Cats as well, but it just didn't grab me like Ghost Stories did.

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« Reply #133460 on: May 09, 2018, 06:08:01 pm »

Let me clarify the ratings thing: the high ratings are from critics, low ratings are from average viewers.

Which is a similar pattern to e.g. The Last Jedi or something. But this time it can't be brushed off with "well it's fake reviews from alt-right people upset they made Batman a girl this time". The thing is, the alt-right are fairly heavily associated with using anime avatars, so I can't really see it being an alt-right backlash against Batman being made into an anime or anything. Trying to politicize "people didn't like <thing I like>" by implying people who didn't like it are closet Nazis is one of the current pathological ways to debate whether movies are any good.
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« Reply #133461 on: May 09, 2018, 06:14:34 pm »

Well, that escalated quickly.

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« Reply #133462 on: May 09, 2018, 06:17:18 pm »

Let me clarify the ratings thing: the high ratings are from critics, low ratings are from average viewers.

Which is a similar pattern to e.g. The Last Jedi or something. But this time it can't be brushed off with "well it's fake reviews from alt-right people upset they made Batman a girl this time". The thing is, the alt-right are fairly heavily associated with using anime avatars, so I can't really see it being an alt-right backlash against Batman being made into an anime or anything. Trying to politicize "people didn't like <thing I like>" by implying people who didn't like it are closet Nazis is one of the current pathological ways to debate whether movies are any good.

... What?

I feel like this is the reply to three pages of snarky conversation that exists only in an alternate dimension that I do not have access to.
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« Reply #133463 on: May 09, 2018, 06:21:12 pm »

Different thread, but i'm talking about the general thing where a movie gets good critical reviews but is heavily disliked by fans. Recently, those have attracted people wishing to push politics into the discussion, e.g the female Ghostbusters movie or The Last Jedi.

Batman Ninja follows the same pattern in terms of reviews (critical acclaim, heaily disliked by core fans), however there's no "angle" to hang that hook on. e.g. if someone had made a "female batman" anime, and it was disliked for the exact same reasons that Batman Ninja is disliked by average fans, then you'd have opportunist media jumping in and proclaiming all the fans to be sexist neckbeards. The only reason it's not going to happen with Batman Ninja one is because there's no angle to spin that around.
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« Reply #133464 on: May 09, 2018, 06:21:57 pm »

He's gonna go around telling people: 'Watashi wa Batoman desu.'
What a travesty. Almost makes me want to watch it.

There's just six critic reviews on RT so far. Too low a sample to count on as an aggregate. Of those, they mostly praise the bonkers idea and the gorgeous artwork, but there's little love for the plot.

From the trailer, it looks like a boringly typical anime fare, that takes itself way too seriously for how silly it is.
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« Reply #133465 on: May 09, 2018, 06:24:47 pm »

The only complaints about The Last Jedi that I've heard are based more generally on the aspect of it being shit.

Ghostbusters I've definitely heard a lot of politalk about. Haven't seen it myself to personally say how preachy it was or wasn't.

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« Reply #133466 on: May 09, 2018, 06:28:14 pm »

That's right, but the media as a whole did spin The Last Jedi backlash as being only from the alt-right. One of the common accusations was that all the bad reviews were from sock puppet accounts from alt-right people on 4chan. This is one of things I was thinking about when I said they were accusing dislikers as being closet Nazis. A chain of guilt by association which can't be substantiated.

However, the "only bigots dislike TLJ" angle can't really explain how the exact same people seemed to like Rogue One and The Force Awakens perfectly fine, despite the female leads of those films getting even more screen time. In fact, one of the most common complaints about TLJ is that Rey's training arc isn't as detailed as Luke's was in Empire, and that they should have cut out the who casino arc of Finn's, and that Poe's story was completely pointless. Which is asking for more Rey at the expense of both male lead's screentime, so I can't see how that's subtly veiled sexism at all.

Example article:

http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/how-the-alt-right-and-nostalgic-trolls-hijacked-geek-pop-culture

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Mark Hamill engaged in highly publicized battles with a who's who of the far-right wing of American politics. The actor clashed over net neutrality with conservative firebrand Texas Senator Ted Cruz, tangled with the NRA ... mirroring the battle lines in a scorched-earth political arena, the dialogue around The Last Jedi has been uniquely divisive ... it's sometimes as a delivery mechanism for a more insidious agenda. It became clear for the world to see that something was seriously amiss when a huge discrepancy opened between the critical and audience scores for the movie on Rotten Tomatoes.


The highlighted line is the part I was talking about with Batman Ninja, the spread of scores is very close to TLJ. And in that article they lay it clear, trying to imply that the low-raters are in bed with the ilk of NRA supporters and "far-right wing" of politics. e.g. if you gave a low score for TLJ on Rotten Tomatoes, you're are as bad as the white supremacists who marched at Charlottesville.
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« Reply #133467 on: May 09, 2018, 06:34:35 pm »

Methinks, you're having this conversation only with yourself here.
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« Reply #133468 on: May 09, 2018, 06:40:50 pm »

it's not a discussion, i was just bringing it up as my own wtf. (EDIT I should have perhaps said "in a related WTF" ... because it was the Rotten Tomatoes score spread of Batman Ninja which reminded me of this whole other WTF. Where it turned into a discussion was people not knowing the context of what I was talking about, so i provided that context in follow-up posts. This post and the previous ones are in response to Kagus who didn't think the TLJ issue was politicized. I'm providing evidence that it was very politicized, even more than Ghostbusters)

e.g. the argument in the previously-quoted article goes that Mark Hamill doesn't like far-right people, and some people don't like TLJ (which has Mark Hamill in it), with an unspoken "insidious agenda". e.g. the argument at this point is that if Mark Hamill doesn't like Nazis and you don't like something that has Mark Hamill in it, perhaps you're a Nazi. Then they hit you with the "evidence" that Rotten Tomatoes users scored the movie differently from critics. This is then treated as the smoking-gun evidence that the "not liking TLJ = Nazi" conjecture was true. (They then go on to list reasons that a far-right person might not like TLJ without actually quoting any TLJ-haters, then it's just assumed the Rotten Tomatoes voters merely didn't like TLJ for the stated reasons. e.g. circular logic).

EDIT: You don't even have to google Star Wars (i got the last link from googling "Alt Right Hate Wonderwoman" i.e. I was looking for something completely different), google "alt right hate movie" and the first link is one claiming TLJ haters are from the far-right. In fact, this article is even more blunt:
https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/12/21/25647911/the-fact-that-the-alt-right-hates-star-wars-the-last-jedi-shouldnt-surprise-you
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The alt-right (or, more accurately, neo-Nazis) predictably hate Star Wars: The Last Jedi

^ This one is straight up calling people who didn't like TLJ as actual bona-fide Nazis, since it's stated to be "more accurate" to call TLJ haters Nazis than alt-right >:( ... Sure, it doesn't follow in a strictly logical sense that TLJ haters must be Nazis, but the writer clearly intends to cast the aspersion that all haters of the movie TLJ are suspected of being real-life actual Nazis.
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« Reply #133469 on: May 09, 2018, 06:41:40 pm »

Methinks, you're having this conversation only with yourself here.

On the bright side, at least he's not randomly bringing up how the dress is gold and white!
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