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on: July 20, 2017, 07:33:02 PM

Will Smith does a cop-drama that is basically Shadowrun but minus the cyberpunk bits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EZCBSsBxko

I dunno what the hell to think. Points for originality as far as making an actual high-budget show I guess?

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Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 08:00:12 PM

Is this going to be a series or a movie?

Either way, I have the strangest boner right now...

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Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 08:07:57 PM

A movie I think. I thought it was a series at first.

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Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 08:29:24 PM

oh man

this

this right hyea
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Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 11:23:19 PM

I could be, and probably will be, shit.  But I will watch the shit out of this.

I also really like the music near the middle of the trailer.

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Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 11:38:44 PM

Wow, somebody played the new Shadowrun games and managed to convince Netflix to give them money.  Like, some of the the peoples face/hair combo in this trailer where spot on copies of character portraits from the games.

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Reply #6 on: July 21, 2017, 12:28:16 AM

Ok yeah, will watch
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Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 01:03:42 AM

As if I needed a reason to have a netflix subscription, but this will do.  That said, if you want something in the mean time that's very cyberpunky, look up Ares on netflix, it was an interesting watch.
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Reply #8 on: July 21, 2017, 05:49:00 AM

Yeah sorry, thought this was a series at first. I'm interested. This is about the only way you could do something like Shadowrun really- the actual IP just has too much background junk to explain.

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Reply #9 on: July 21, 2017, 06:07:38 AM

Will Smith has had a pretty good track record throughout this Willennium. There's nothing about Smith's last dozen or so movies that would give me any cause to doubt this.
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Reply #10 on: July 21, 2017, 08:23:06 AM

That looks pretty cool, actually.  

ETA - can't be Shadowrun, they set it in LA instead of Seattle.

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Reply #11 on: July 21, 2017, 10:09:40 AM

Also, no dystopian cyberpunk society.  But still, like, there is no way this wasn't inspired in some part by the latest games.  They are leaning on the same art style heavily.

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Reply #12 on: July 21, 2017, 10:28:51 AM

Yeah the main elf looking guy is straight up one of the character portraits from the new shadowgun games.

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Reply #13 on: July 21, 2017, 10:36:14 AM

Also, no dystopian cyberpunk society.  But still, like, there is no way this wasn't inspired in some part by the latest games.  They are leaning on the same art style heavily.
This not being dystopian makes it instantly better than every other cyberpunk thing. Just on its face, assuming every future is a bleak corporate fuckhole has gotten stale as hell.
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Reply #14 on: July 21, 2017, 11:48:47 AM

Yeah, I'm totally cool with them doing it in the normal world.  I always thought the awakening off magic/mythical races into modern society, and how that changed things, was the most interesting part of Shadowrun lore.  Not the generic cyberpunk shit.

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Reply #15 on: July 21, 2017, 01:30:43 PM

Yeah the main elf looking guy is straight up one of the character portraits from the new shadowgun games.

Yup very strong modern day shadowrun vibe instead of near future shadowrun.
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Reply #16 on: July 21, 2017, 01:49:50 PM

This basically looks like a hybrid of Shadowrun and Alien Nation with the grimdark turned down and the "comedy" turned up.

Also, assuming every future is a bleak corporate fuckhole has only gotten stale because it's not the future any more and we don't need to assume =P
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Reply #17 on: July 21, 2017, 11:44:07 PM

Yep, I'm down for some of this.

Funny that it's by the guy who directed Suicide Squad and we basically have Cop Deadshot, Elf Harley Quinn and Killer Croc the Ork as main characters.

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Reply #18 on: July 22, 2017, 09:58:03 AM

Yeah, I'm totally cool with them doing it in the normal world.  I always thought the awakening off magic/mythical races into modern society, and how that changed things, was the most interesting part of Shadowrun lore.  Not the generic cyberpunk shit.
the real issue with adapting Shadowrun today would be all of the problematic representations of the Japanese and Native Americans and the like that sprung from where the setting came from.

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Reply #19 on: December 21, 2017, 04:35:45 AM

Out on Netflix tomorrow. Rotten Tomatoes isn't receiving it well.

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Reply #20 on: December 21, 2017, 09:15:30 AM

Out on Netflix tomorrow. Rotten Tomatoes isn't receiving it well.
A lot of bad reviews, actually.

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Reply #21 on: December 21, 2017, 01:04:30 PM

Boo

I guess everything fantasy still sucks ass
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Reply #22 on: December 21, 2017, 06:14:16 PM

I will still watch it and judge for myself. I'm hoping the critics are just calling the movie stupid because they can't wrap their heads around the whole fantasy+modern RL aspect.

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Reply #23 on: December 22, 2017, 01:16:16 AM

This looks like a take on the Bordertown books, the most famous of which was Emma Bull’s “Finder”. I loved those books. I’ll watch this even if it sucks.

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Reply #24 on: December 22, 2017, 12:35:16 PM

And watched. Yeah, critics either didn't get their pay-cut, or they lacked in having an imagination that would let them infer what was going on.

There's no build-up or 10-minute prologue that explains shit. The film hits the ground running as-is and the backstory is lightly filled-in as the plot unfolds. The action was decent, Smith and Edgerton carried a shit-ton of the film on their backs, and for Netflix's attempt to have a Hollywood-style blockbuster direct-to-streaming? They could have done better, sure, but they could have done a lot worse. The lore is ripe for sequels/spin-offs, which apparently Netflix is already green-lighting.

7/10

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Reply #25 on: December 22, 2017, 08:17:08 PM

Watched it.

It's a buddy-cop movie done in the same kinda cheap look that most Netflix shit has. It was watchable and that's about it. Interesting setting if they'd just lean into it more.

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Reply #26 on: December 22, 2017, 08:20:23 PM

A decent buddy cop film, if a bit slow at times. Wife and I enjoyed it.
7/10 seems right to us.
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Reply #27 on: December 23, 2017, 12:06:40 AM

I liked it a lot, was fun and compelling the entire time. It's not going to change the world or anything, but its well acted and well made with a fun little premise.

If you like Will Smith making wise cracks and shooting bad guys, you'll probably enjoy this.

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Reply #28 on: December 23, 2017, 12:10:01 PM

I unironically wouldn't mind seeing more of the world really since they greenlit another movie. This would definitely be better as a show honestly.

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Reply #29 on: December 23, 2017, 12:56:41 PM

I really enjoyed it and would love to see more.  Perhaps something with the Centaur Cop we got a glimpse of.

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Reply #30 on: December 23, 2017, 02:20:05 PM

Saw this yesterday and it was fairly decent.  Not great, but not nearly as bad as critics seems to think.  Kind of reminds me a bit of the Shadowrun series with the whole world of magic and mythological races in a modern day setting.

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Reply #31 on: December 23, 2017, 10:15:01 PM

I liked it kinda didnt want it to end. Needs to be a tv series.

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Reply #32 on: December 24, 2017, 10:08:15 AM

Needs to be a tv series.

This, fuck the critics this was entertaining and I want more. Apparently a sequel is already green lit.

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Reply #33 on: December 24, 2017, 10:46:48 AM

I thought it was good, too, and it really does feel like something that would make a fun series. 

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Reply #34 on: December 24, 2017, 12:08:46 PM

I enjoyed this, it took itself seriously on the premise, and made it work. "Training Day" meets Tolkien.

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