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Title: Swamp Thing
Post by: Jeff on May 31, 2019, 05:13:57 PM
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Starts tonight!


Title: Re: Swamp Thing
Post by: Perry on June 02, 2019, 12:04:36 PM
 :D
Oh I needed that.
The acting!! THE ACTING!!!!
(or lack of, LACK OF!!!)
 :D

Plus the SFX would go from decent to absolutely dreadful in milliseconds.

I can see why the canceled the last 4 episodes to "rewrite the series"  :D

Shame


Title: Re: Swamp Thing
Post by: Jimmy T on June 02, 2019, 05:32:58 PM
Is it that bad?

Damnit! DC, get it together!


Title: Re: Swamp Thing
Post by: Perry on June 09, 2019, 06:51:34 AM
Wow, I knew it was bad, but to cancel after one episode? Are they even going to show the rest?

On top of that, I am hearing that WB is not at all happy with DC Unlimited and are about to pull it. I have asked if that includes the comic side of things and I await an answer, but if they kill the whole thing I will be ticked off.

No reason to stop the digital comics side of things. You have to be able to make money on it if Marvel is doing for so many years.

Edit - Need to make a little adjustment to my statement. It is not that WB is just killing DCU, it is ticked off at it and is thinking of transferring over all the movie/v stuff to a WB streaming app (IE: like Disney) and are estimating the price to charge customers over $15 a month.
HA
No way buckos


Title: Re: Swamp Thing
Post by: Perry on June 10, 2019, 04:53:34 PM
So just an update on this. WarnerBrothers is saying the reason for the cancellation is that North Carolina didn't tell them the truth or gave them wrong tax figures and the show is now costing way too much to make.
North Carolina officials are saying that is bull, that DC knew every single penny that was coming and going, but just got cold feet after what they saw.
Hmmmm, WB vs an entire state?


Title: Re: Swamp Thing
Post by: Jeff on June 10, 2019, 05:48:53 PM
So Rotten Tomatoes gives this series a 92% Fresh rating (that's all critics; no viewer ratings yet).  If the reviews are good why cancel it before all the episodes came out?

I'm not buying the North Carolina lied about the taxes.  If it's cost then I would blame someone at WB for not paying attention to the finances.


Title: Re: Swamp Thing
Post by: Perry on June 11, 2019, 03:16:37 AM
So Rotten Tomatoes gives this series a 92% Fresh rating (that's all critics; no viewer ratings yet).

Wow, I wonder why they have no audience yet? Are they blocking them? That seems weird.

I will give them one =
Yuk
 ;D


Title: Re: Swamp Thing
Post by: Jimmy T on June 12, 2019, 05:18:24 AM
What a bullshit response by Warner Brothers. 'there are things we can't say.' You haven't said anything! Why would I buy your service at all?! I have no confidence in you!!!


Title: Re: Swamp Thing
Post by: Jeff on May 11, 2020, 08:14:53 PM
Did this get better?

 https://www.newsarama.com/50161-dc-universe-s-swamp-thing-coming-to-cw-report.html (https://www.newsarama.com/50161-dc-universe-s-swamp-thing-coming-to-cw-report.html)


Title: Re: Swamp Thing
Post by: Perry on May 12, 2020, 04:50:55 AM
Did this get better?

swamp-thing-coming-to-cw

I honestly don't know. I couldn't get past the bad acting of the first episode. I can say the only thing I did like was ... the structure? I could see where they were trying to go and that was good, but the acting and the script (dialog especially) was a little too much for me to overcome.

I was actually thinking of trying the show again, now that I signed up for yearly  :D, to see if it still hit me the same, but I am scared it will. I like Swampy, I don't want to see a bad one.

Of course the CW gaining the rights to him scares me more than the DCU show ever did. When I think of this property being produced for their main audience ... a teen angst Swamp Thing show ... I get the shivers, but not in the way that Swamp Thing is suppose to provide them.
 :P


Title: Re: Swamp Thing
Post by: Perry on May 13, 2020, 02:18:37 AM
Just heard that the CW may, while airing the DCU's original show and not create their own run of the series, they may edit it up/down a tad to tighten the show, but they also may edit out some of the gore. That is truly good and bad news.
 :-\


Title: Re: Swamp Thing
Post by: Perry on May 24, 2020, 06:11:27 AM
Okay, so I sat down with the wife and watched the first episode again. After the initial bad dialog parts and some sloppy storytelling that I remember, I found it not to be entirely as bad as I had declared the first time around. Maybe the wife thinking it was "okay, I guess", which is better than the "it's shit" I was expecting, made me like it more this time? I don't know.
 ;D

I will be trying the next episode ... again? ... (I don't think I ever started it, but maybe I did, HA) but yeah, will be giving it a go soon.
 :)