The Shoutbox
Originally Posted by AgrippinaX
So, I know all the trailers are old and so forth, but how dare the cinema tell me ‘The Kings Man is coming out on September 16th and then have me google it and get annoyed!?
It's been pushed back at least a year by now. I'm honestly kind of expecting it to replace The New Mutants as a long-delayed punchline.
I'm looking forward to it.
I have to wonder if that's usually the case with dramatic adaptations of documentaries - if the reality-based approach is enough to hook an audience that prefers fiction, how much does it really benefit from receiving a full dramatisation? The one upside is that it means boiling down a five-hour miniseries into a feature that would (ideally) keep it under two hours, but even then it's not that interesting as a narrative and trying to give each subject its due attention in a constricted timeframe would prove difficult. Again, it just keeps pointing to "maybe don't do this" and the fast turn-around on the adaptation (plus the fact that it doesn't seem to be the only one out there) suggests that people really are trying to capitalise on a meme more than anything else.
Originally Posted by ynwtf
Wait. Having not read anything on this topic other than these few shouts, are you saying this is going to be a musical? Or are you playing with my naive hopefulness?
No, I believe that is just Yoda suggesting a way in which an adaptation of Tiger King could be more interesting than simply turning it into a straightforward dramatisation (though no less ill-advised).
Originally Posted by AgrippinaX
Originally Posted by Iroquois
Originally Posted by doubledenim
Did everyone else know that Nic Cage was playing Joe Exotic and nobody told me?
I did, but I didn't mention it because Tiger King a) sucks, b) hasn't been a thing for months, and c) doesn't need a Hollywood dramatisation.
That took a weight off my shoulders, as I never got around to it...
Yeah, you're better off at this rate. I have to wonder if it would've been as big a deal if it hadn't been released during those first few months of quarantine and people were extra desperate to watch anything distracting on Netflix.
Originally Posted by doubledenim
I never knew TK sucked, because you didn't do a review to tell me what I should think.

And any vehicle featuring Kate McKinnon and Nic Cage is needed.
Since when have I ever reviewed TV shows?

I think Cage's talents are better utilised elsewhere, especially when casting him to play Joe Exotic just sounds like a lazy executive picking the first wacky actor to come to mind and calling it a day. Kate McKinnon will definitely help the production to feel like a feature-length SNL skit.
Originally Posted by doubledenim
Did everyone else know that Nic Cage was playing Joe Exotic and nobody told me?
I did, but I didn't mention it because Tiger King a) sucks, b) hasn't been a thing for months, and c) doesn't need a Hollywood dramatisation.
"Nobody ever wins the Internet." - Dalton
Originally Posted by ynwtf
Tango and Cash was, arguably, the worst rom com ever projected.
It's not the worst rom-com Kurt Russell's ever done.
To borrow a line from Pavement, the jokes are always bad, but they're not as bad as this.