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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Disco Stu in The Book of Boba Fett (Spoilers allowed for all aired episodes)   
    I HATE THEM
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Giftheck in The Matrix Resurrections (Fourth Matrix film)   
    I don't think she got to do the film she wanted to do in the end. Parts of it made it in, but I have this feeling that WB suckered her in with promises of full creative control, and then they pulled that rug out from underneath her once she signed the contract. It's why there's a dig at WB in the film, and at marketing in the VR experience she wrote.
     
    I'm hearing people say 'this film flopped, time to reboot' quite a bit, and...
     
    Look, I didn't want another film. I thought the idea was stupid. I gave this film a chance anyway and had a good time, and plenty of people had similar experiences. Plenty of people had the exact opposite experience. But the fact is that despite that, not nearly enough people went to see it to justify its existence. This film was... poorly-timed. WB stuck to its December release date despite the fact it was going to go up against a movie that is the first post-pandemic movie to cross the billion-dollar mark. It's also the last movie of their HBO Max same-day deal. It wouldn't have mattered if the movie was universally accepted: those two points alone show that the way they handled this move has got to be the dumbest way WB has ever handled its properties - it made sense at the start of the pandemic, but since theatres started reopening, this has inevitably hurt one movie after another, and to pit this film against Spider-Man was just plain ridiculous. Now that it is done, WB needs to let this franchise rest in peace.
     
    Ironically, the film presents the best option for any sort of continuation: through video games. Enough people were highly impressed by that UE5 techo demo to start asking why there hasn't actually been a Matrix game since the MMORPG got shitcanned years ago (and coincidentally enough, that was supposed to be the way the story continued, with the blessing of the Wachowskis)
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Giftheck in The Matrix Resurrections (Fourth Matrix film)   
    I'm sure Lana Wachowski is crushed at this development
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from TSMefford in Potterdom Film/Score Series Thread   
    Anyone else remember this bullshit?
     
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Martinland in Does Williams have perfect pitch?   
    We need to start shaming people with perfect pitch!
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Disco Stu in Does Williams have perfect pitch?   
    We need to start shaming people with perfect pitch!
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Holko in The Book of Boba Fett (Spoilers allowed for all aired episodes)   
    But that was in 2011, when the kids who whined to their parents to buy that book with Luke on the cover then forgot it for 20 years weren't kids anymore.
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Holko in The Book of Boba Fett (Spoilers allowed for all aired episodes)   
    The games are a separate category than the books, as most don't really touch the bloated Thrawn, Solo twins, Jagged Fel lore.  They're also a very different medium, one where SW is able to thrive more than books.  
     
    There are a couple well reviewed books and even a couple I enjoy but that doesn't make up for the absolute bloat and joylessness of going through them.  You mention needing to read more than 10% to truly understand them.  That's not a good thing.  Especially for a franchise with so many series and sub-series (some of which are either very, very bad or very, very long).  
     
    As for the New York Times bestseller thing, Star Wars books sell well because they're Star Wars.  Kids ask their parents to buy them because the cover has Luke holding a lightsaber.  They read the first few pages and then get bored.  
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from JTWfan77 in What do you consider to be Williams “darkest” score?   
    Sleepers, minus the ending
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Holko in The Book of Boba Fett (Spoilers allowed for all aired episodes)   
    Until I see a Hutt dick up close, I won't be convinced
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Edmilson in The Book of Boba Fett (Spoilers allowed for all aired episodes)   
    Until I see a Hutt dick up close, I won't be convinced
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Bespin in The Book of Boba Fett (Spoilers allowed for all aired episodes)   
    Until I see a Hutt dick up close, I won't be convinced
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to TownerFan in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021)   
    I didn't want to make a bold statement to say "all movies are just entertainment". Of course cinema can be art and can be used as a pure artistic medium. But 99.9% of the time here people discuss films that are made just for entertainment value (including West Side Story). And there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. My point was that if a director like Spielberg doesn't do something "meaningful" or "useful" as you said, then it's right to label it as "a gigantic waste of time". Saying that you didn't like it because it does not live up to some of his best work would be more than enough to express a perfectly agreeable point of view. Because, in the end, it's just a movie.
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from His Royal Noelness in Michael Giacchino's SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (2021)   
    I like the optimistic music that plays when 
    but then of course it leads to the dreaded Gia Spider Man theme
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Power Windows in John Powell kicks ass   
    Lol.
     
    Only on JWfan.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Jay in John Williams to score Spielberg's next?   
    It is very much assumed that Williams will of course score The Fabelmans, but for whatever reason the makers / distributors of the film has so far elected not to officially announce as such.
     
    I suspect they'll announce it after the score is recorded.
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Disco Stu in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    It's that time of the year again!
     

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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Disco Stu in John Powell kicks ass   
    Somewhere out there, the ghost of Bloodboal is looking down on this post, smiling and nodding.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Luka in John Powell kicks ass   
    Speaking of Powell, recently I've been enjoying his score for Pan so much! I think it's slowly becoming one of my favourite scores of his. 
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to TownerFan in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021)   
    When we see idols we rever being harshly criticized, it's kind of natural for some to step up as defense lawyers. I have yet to see WSS, but I guess call it "a gigantic waste of time and effort" is way beyond the point of a normal like/dislike debate. I firmly believe Cinema is one of the great human achievements of the 20th century (I know it was technically invented in the 19th, but the artform essentially was born in the 20th), but if we extremize this line of thought about 'usefulness' or 'meaningfulness' I can definitely say that any movie in the world can be see as a gigantic and ultimately useless venture, because no movie is necessary for anything essential in our lives. We get attached to them of course and they can reach even level of art, but that's rarer than most people truly convince themselves of. For the most part, movies exist just to entertain people and give them something to spend time with. That's it. Yes, there are much more detrimental hobbies and activities that are much more useless than watching movies of course. The only thing we should regret about a movie we didn't like is that we'll never get back that time we spent watching it instead of doing something else.
     
    As Hitchcock said to Truffaut, "People think that movies are 'tranches de vie' (i.e. pieces of life), but I prefer to call my own 'tranches de gateau' (i.e. pieces of cake). Let's enjoy our cakes.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Disco Stu in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021)   
    Plus a great score!
     
    Just more as a sign of where I'm at in my life, I'd probably put The Post on the TV before I'd put on Raiders or Jurassic Park even though I obviously think the latter are better films.  I love "Civics teacher Spielberg" so much guys.  I want him to make only history lesson movies for the rest of his career.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Disco Stu in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021)   
    You never see me evangelizing for The Post like I do for Bridge and Lincoln, and there’s obviously a reason for that.  But I still feel stupidly defensive when I see people insult it 
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Naïve Old Fart in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021)   
    @TheUlyssesian
    I'm not sure if he "miscalculated". Many directors have many reasons for wanting to make a particular film. Perhaps it was just released at the wrong time?
    Many great films fell at the wayside, financially, because they happened to be released alongside a mega-hit. Case in point: BLADE RUNNER, and THE THING. Look what they were up against.
    If anything, the release date was unfortunate. Maybe if it was released last year, it would have cleaned up. I guess we'll never know.
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