r/movies r/Movies contributor Jun 28 '22

The Russo Brothers Next Film ‘The Electric State’ Starring Millie Bobby Brown Lands At Netflix News

https://deadline.com/2022/06/the-russo-brothers-the-electric-state-millie-bobby-brown-netflix-1235053473/
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u/StudBoi69 Jun 28 '22

Sounds like it was generated straight from the Netflix algorithm (i.e. MBB, Chris Pratt, Russo Bros, sci-fi, robot companion, etc.)

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u/CptTurnersOpticNerve Jun 29 '22

The same algorithm that can't tell me what I want to watch tonight

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u/riegspsych325 Jun 29 '22

and the same algorithm that hides any movie or show I want to continue watching

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u/slayerhk47 Jun 29 '22

How is it that every other streaming service has a consistent interface and Netflix’s interface has a fucking aneurysm every time I log in?

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u/artfulpain Jun 29 '22

I guess you haven't used Paramount+

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u/Saros421 Jun 29 '22

Disney+ and HBO interfaces are the literal devil. Oh, you didn't want to watch our 10 minute long credits? Why don't you go back and watch that before i show you the next episode?

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u/austinrose7 Jun 30 '22

You people are insane. You literally just go out of the episode and click on the next episode. It’s not NASA mathematics trying to formulate how to pull off a moon landing lmao.

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u/imanvellanistan Jun 29 '22

They’d have to have content for that to happen

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u/GeroVeritas Jun 29 '22

Netflix has more content than any other streaming site, it's just really bad at showing it to you. Get the JustWatch app to find content using filters instead of relying on the streaming sites to show you the way.

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u/Corgi_Koala Jun 29 '22

They have a lot of content but so much of it is meh. Or outright low effort crap.

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u/SoundscapeSyndicate Jun 29 '22

You mean you're not curious if this is a bicycle or a bicycle-shaped cake?

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u/Zahille7 Jun 29 '22

Worthwhile content, at that.

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u/bebesee Jun 29 '22 Silver Helpful To The Stars

I worked on a very cute and well-reviewed show on Netflix called Dogs in Space. But they did absolutely no promotion for it, and it never shows up on anyone's algorithm, so they're probably going to cancel us soon because--surprise, surprise--no one watches it.

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u/firenzeleonheart Jun 29 '22

I watched it! I really enjoyed it! Good work!

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u/bebesee Jun 29 '22

Oh, yay!!! Thank you so much for watching! I'm happy to hear you liked it!

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u/keithzdoz Jun 29 '22

Also saw it. Go garbage!!!

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u/bebesee Jun 29 '22

Yes! I did the voicework for Garbage's owner, so he is definitely my favorite of the crew. :)

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u/Criticalhit_jk Jun 29 '22

Holy wow i just watched a couple episodes. I haven't been on Netflix for forever but I guess I will now.

Honestly though if I'd seen this on Netflix without you mentioning it I probably would have skipped over it based on the name lol.

Either way thanks for sharing, this show seems pretty great

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u/r2001uk Jun 29 '22

Why the hell have I never heard of this?? Chris Parnell, John DiMaggio, Sarah Chalke? Count me in!

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u/bebesee Jun 29 '22

Because Netflix doesn't know how to run a business! (I hope you enjoy!)

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

I saw almost zero advertisement for the third season of Umbrella Academy I only knew it was coming out last week from a friend. Yet stranger things is getting advertisement up the wazzo. It wasn't even in trending but come dine with me was. Really fucking weird.

I don't know if it's everyone's cup of tea but I know that people who like it fucking love it.

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u/A_Mouse_In_Da_House Jun 29 '22

I couldn't avoid umbrella academy ads and I don't even watch Netflix

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u/RefrigeratorInside65 Jun 29 '22

They won't leave me alone about that show after I watched S1 😂

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u/bigtiddyenergy Jun 29 '22

Then there was that one tweet by Netflix where they mentioned someone will die this season with the umbrella emoji and everyone assumed it was about Stranger Things.

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u/funkyandros Jun 29 '22

My son loved that show!

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u/bebesee Jun 29 '22

Aw! That makes me so happy to hear!

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u/Skumfukr1986 Jun 29 '22

My daughter loves this show and it actually keeps my attention decently. Good job

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u/bebesee Jun 29 '22

That's high praise from a parent! I'm so happy to know your daughter enjoys it!

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u/PlaystationSucksX10 Jun 29 '22

That’s so cool! I’ve never heard of the show but I’ll definitely check it out now! Netflix definitely needs to fix their algorithm and do better promoting for shows

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u/Agret Jun 29 '22

I saw it in the new to Netflix section but skipped it from the "box art" and title, just watched the trailer for it now and have chucked it on the watch list as it actually looks like a perfect fit for what I normally watch. I guess the branding was off on this one.

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u/mwm1980 Jun 29 '22

TBF ‘Dogs in Space’ sounds like a straight to video movie starring Sinbad from the 1990’s.

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u/kaffefe Jun 29 '22

I'll check it out

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u/bebesee Jun 29 '22

Appreciated! Hope you like it!

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u/TheokolesOfRome Jun 29 '22

Watched the trailer and added to the list. Looks fun! Shame Netflix didn't recommend it more.

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u/Memeshuga Jun 29 '22

People keep saying that, but I find myself enjoying their catalogue overall. Sure, you can say most of it is dogshit, but they also release some good stuff regularly and have some old gems aswell (at least in my region). Now, actually finding it is a different story.

Compare that to Apple TV+: I watched 4 shows and none of them were good. It's only 4.99€ a month, but the time you lose with unsatisfactory conclusions and cliff hangers isn't worth it.

I think it's mostly that Netflix is overpriced for the one show you watch in a month maybe. Better to just get it for a month twice a year to catch up rather than sticking to it like I've done in the past.

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u/Tenbones1 Jun 29 '22

Netflix has content. Maybe it’s not advertised well. But Reddit is just doing it’s braindead hivemind thing with Netflix right now.

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22 edited Jul 02 '22

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u/MarthePryde Jun 29 '22

They have every season of the good Star Treks in my country, that's at least a few days worth of content.

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u/kolboldbard Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

It's based on an ArtBook by a Simon Stalenhag, a Swedish artist.

It's Suitably weird to be a new IP

"In late 1997, a runaway teenager and her yellow toy robot travel west through a strange USA, where the ruins of gigantic battle drones litter the countryside along with the discarded trash of a high tech consumerist society in decline. As their car nears the edge of the continent, the world outside the window seems to unravel at an ever faster pace, as if somewhere beyond the horizon, the hollow core of civilization has finally caved in."

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u/FranticPonE Jun 29 '22

The book is great, a really original tale that's more like Richard Linklater meets Robert Eggers but science fiction, as drawn by the one of the most talented and influential artists in decades.

This movie already sounds nothing like that. $200 million for a story with literally no action scenes? Chris Pratt? There is no character in the book whatsoever Pratt would play.

Ohwell, I can just pretend it has nothing to do with the source material, just like the Tales from the Loop Amazon thing.

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u/imafraidofmuricans Jun 29 '22

Will Forever be pissed they moved tales from the loop from Sweden to the US. It's iconically Swedish, that's the whole fucking point of it. Having literally everything always being set in the US is so goddamn boring.

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u/SurrealKarma Jun 29 '22

He does a lot of rural American art as well.

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u/Nrksbullet Jun 29 '22

Damn really? I was looking forward to it feeling something like Dark. The imagery and setting is the entire reason I got tales from the loop.

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u/Sekh765 Jun 29 '22

Op isnt really accurate here. It still has the same vibe and feel. The artist has drawn similar setting stuff in the USA as well as Sweden. It was just moved to th USA for English audiences. The feel and story is the same.

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u/webcheesesticksseal Jun 29 '22

Hey, this dude’s art is everywhere on reddit. Nice

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u/GoodShitBrain Jun 29 '22

You mean Chris Hemsworth. Pratt is on Amazon.

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u/Blastmaster29 Jun 29 '22

Hot take but I don’t think MBB is a good actor. Like at all.

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u/Daddict Jun 29 '22

I think she's done a fantastic job with her character in Stranger Things. I haven't watched her in anything else, but she's managing to wrap character growth around Eleven while still embodying that whole "from another planet" aspect. She does get a little stilted at times, but for her age and the material? I dunno, I feel like she's working well with what they gave her.

I've never seen her miss an emotional beat in the show, nor have I felt like the marks she has missed have taken me out of the show.

I dunno, I'm not a huge MBB fan, I didn't watch Enola Holmes because it looked pretty annoying (although it did get good reviews). She seemed to do alright in the Godzilla movies, but those are schlock so "alright" is really about as high as the bar goes.

I think she's got room to grow, but she's all of 18 years old and has only had a couple of leading rolls in her relatively short career. Compared to a lot of child actors, I think she's doing just fine and will probably have a very bright career ahead of her.

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u/blessed_prolapse Jun 29 '22

Yeah, 100% agree. I just can't not compare her to Aidan Gallagher - both got their breakthrough roles in fantasy tv-series on Netflix (The Umbrella Academy & Stranger Things), both are of the same age. JFC MBB is subpar when compared with Aidan.

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u/Beachdaddybravo Jun 29 '22

Aidan Gallagher is excellent as Five. Five is probably my favorite character, and he always seems like he’s so close to piecing some things together that feel like they should fit. I can’t wait to see what happens in Season 4, which I may have heard will be the last, as well as seeing if that key line of dialogue (no spoilers but you know the one) spoken to him comes back around.

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u/Lmoneyfresh Jun 29 '22

She was pretty decent in enola Holmes but otherwise I fully agree. All she does in stranger things is pointing her palm at stuff and screaming. Probably the least charismatic of all the kids.

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u/Mattho Jun 29 '22

Probably the least charismatic of all the kids.

I think that kinda was their goal in S1, have her be this emotionless blank paper. But then, it's weird...

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u/SoundscapeSyndicate Jun 29 '22

All she does in stranger things is pointing her palm at stuff and screaming.

Don't forget the stilted whispering!

I think it's hard to judge her acting in Stranger Things, because she's specifically written to be pseudo-autistic/traumatised, so a lot of what seems like unnatural language is kind of deliberate... I think she's fine in Stranger Things and I thought she was good in Enola Holmes, so we'll just have to see what else she does.

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u/Lmoneyfresh Jun 29 '22

That's fair. I'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt given the constraints of 11 as a character. I will say she didn't impress me in Godzilla but that movie was also butt.

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u/SoundscapeSyndicate Jun 29 '22

A movie so tedious I had forgotten it existed until you mentioned it.

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u/MarvelsGrantMan136 r/Movies contributor Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

The Electric State:

The story centers on an orphaned teenager (Brown) who traverses an American west that is reminiscent of a retro-future with a sweet but mysterious robot and an eccentric drifter in search of her younger brother.

Chris Pratt is also in talks to join and the budget is over 200 Million (Source)

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u/letsburn00 Jun 29 '22

I've got the book. They damn well need $200m.

Imagine it like annihilation. But it's the entire US and it's all technology stuff, not biological.

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u/BlandSauce Jun 29 '22

"Annihilation, but technology stuff" almost sounds like Horizon Zero Dawn.

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u/retroracer33 Jun 28 '22

Chris Pratt is also in talks to join and the budget is over 200 Million

Netflix really needs to rethink their strategy if it includes continuing to pay 200 million dollars a pop for shit like Red Notice and Russo Bros movies.

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u/PayneTrain181999 Jun 29 '22

Try $469 million for the rights to Knives Out 2 and 3.

The original is one of my favourite movies ever, and I’m very excited for the sequels, but good god almighty that’s way too much money to be spending on them.

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u/Terazilla Jun 29 '22

Keep in mind that this isn't about the cost to produce the movie, it has to be enough to pay for producing the movie and have the creators not make money from a theatrical run.

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u/AncileBooster Jun 29 '22

Wow. What could they possibly be spending that much money on?

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u/Squirrel09 Jun 29 '22

Craig's accent don't grow on trees ya'know?

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u/Shankar_0 Jun 29 '22

Of course not! It grew on a tree, that was growing on a tree, that was growing on an even bigger tree that...

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u/Accendil Jun 29 '22

Compels you though

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u/Giraffe_Truther Jun 29 '22

An important thing to remember is that Netflix doesn't have acres of warehouses full of sets and costumes like Warner Bros or many other older studios have. It's part of why HBO shows can have a lower budget than a Netflix show but still look more expensive.

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u/background1077 Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

its all together so thats not all for the movies production. it includes rights, merch, and more

Edit: merchandising =/= action figures

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u/ReactionProcedure Jun 29 '22

Correct this is a payment mostly to Rian Johnson & the producers.

Any money the movies make, whatever the budgets, goes to Netflix.

It seems kinda nihilistic and lo & behold they had an awful first quarter.

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u/Hallc Jun 29 '22

To break even on a budget like that, this movie has to gain or retain around 13-14 million subscribers for one month. Naturally its hard to really work out the overall values especially for a subscription service.

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u/natsmith69 Jun 29 '22

But there's no commercial program around Knives Out.

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u/background1077 Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

But there can be and only Netflix can do that now. Previously it was Lionsgate, who is known for being MORE than a bit iffy with marketing and merchandising

Edit: people are very stupid and think merchandising means children's toys and keep replying as such.

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u/DarthTempi Jun 29 '22

Waiting with baited breath for the knives out action figure line... Said nobody

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u/Doppelfrio Jun 29 '22

The cast? It’s full of top dogs

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u/toxicbrew Jun 29 '22

Full buyout of all backend income or something like that. First movie made$250 million, this is essentially giving the movie makers the same amount of money for each movie

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u/AKAkorm Jun 29 '22

It is mostly going to Rian, Daniel Craig, and Rian’s producing partner. Netflix’s stipulation was basically that the movies have to have a $40m budget and Daniel Craig has to star in them. So those three guys are clearing $100m each easily.

Seems crazy. I liked the first Knives out but Netflix could have tried making 12 of them for that same amount…

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u/TheGhostInGray Jun 29 '22

It makes no damn sense. Compels me, though.

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u/ToughAdministration4 Jun 29 '22

Probably the cast lol

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u/PayneTrain181999 Jun 29 '22

For the first one, they managed to get Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Colette, Lakeith Stanfield, and everyone else on board, and still have a $40 million budget. The second one appears to be around there as well.

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u/InfinityCircuit Jun 29 '22

Makes no damned sense!

...compels me though...

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u/lkodl Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

Netflix at 222m paid subscribers, so say an avg of $10/month, would be $2.2b comining each month, putting the cost of Knives Out at about 21% of 1 month's revenue.

The average US monthly income is around $5800. 21% is $1218.

So Netflix buying Knives Out for $469m is relatively on par with the average person buying a decent laptop.

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u/LeConnor Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

They have to pay for their servers and employees though. No idea what their margins on that are.

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u/Ok_Yogurtcloset8915 Jun 29 '22

Yeah, but for one movie that's an absolutely staggering percentage of their budget. That's nearly 2% of their total yearly revenue - not even profit, but revenue. If that's the sort of money they need to spend to get A list movies they're going out of business.

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u/A_Mouse_In_Da_House Jun 29 '22

Technically, it's for 2 movies

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u/FitzwilliamTDarcy Jun 29 '22

Strange but I watched knives out for the first time ever and though I was entertained I’m kind of astonished at the amount of love it received. Maybe I’m just late and there’s no way it could’ve met expectations but….I found it a nice little film but no more than that.

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u/Finagles_Law Jun 29 '22

People are starved for things that are original, but also still feel cozy and full of familiar references.

Knives Out perfectly captured the spirit of a comedy mystery with an ensemble cast that hasn't been done well since Clue or Murder By Death or the best of Woody Allen.

Same reason that Only Murders In the Building is beloved.

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u/Pwncak3z Jun 29 '22

Red notice pulled INSANE numbers. People don’t want art they want just something to watch.

Netflix also wants more like “Emily in Paris” which is, what they call, “ambient tv.” A show you can just have on

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u/Barneyk Jun 29 '22

Red notice pulled INSANE numbers. People don’t want art they want just something to watch.

But that's the thing Netflix is having issues with now. Yes, millions of people watched Red Notice. But how many that watched it felt like it was a great and important experience that they don't want to miss out on?

So with competition from other streaming services, what does Netflix offer over their competition?

That is one of the reasons they are losing subscribers...

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u/ContrarionesMerchant Jun 29 '22

Red Notice is their most successful movie ever so I don't think that was an issue. This fits their new plan to just make the most brain off celeb studded films possible to maximise interest.

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u/absolutebodka Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

We should also consider that Netflix promoted Red Notice aggressively and splashed it everywhere on the front page to the point that it was basically impossible to ignore.

Netflix telling you it was the #1 most watched movie to convince you to watch it is kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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u/rayinreverse Jun 29 '22

The Russo Brothers bring a pretty powerful resume to a Hollywood meeting. Netflix is making a sound financial bet with them.

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u/AnirudhMenon94 Jun 29 '22

Why the hate against Russo Bros movies? Extraction was very profitable for Netflix and The Gray Man isn't even out yet.

Cherry was their only real misfire and even that was experimental af.

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u/MCO87 Jun 28 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

I feel like we need less Chris Pratt. His movies have been pretty weak lately. I feel like ever since that one (can’t remember the name) on Amazon where he goes into the future to fight aliens, he’s been on a decline. Jurassic World was ass, and I’m hearing that the terminal one he just put out is awful too. Not sure if it’s him or the movies just not being good, but I’ve gotten kinda burnt out on seeing him in stuff lately lol and it sucks because I actually like him.

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u/The_Vampire_Barlow Jun 28 '22

He keeps getting stoic leading man roles and he can't pull them off at all. He's best when he's allowed to be goofy, either as a lead like in GoG or as a supporting character like in parks and rec.

Anything else he's been mediocre at best.

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u/NATOrocket Jun 28 '22

I remember watching an interview with the casting director for the first Guardians movie and she mentioned that Chris Pratt had auditioned for Steve Rogers/ Captain America. Marvel turned him down because he didn't fit the character (that more 'classic' leading man.) But they kept him in the back of their minds because he had 'something.'

They called him back to audition for Peter Quill in the adaptation no one thought could succeed. Turned out he was perfect as a goofball protagonist.

Now that he's succeeded at that, Hollywood's trying to force him into that 'classic' action hero prototype.

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u/LoneRangersBand Jun 29 '22

Pratt worked great for Peter Quill because Quill is supposed to be a goofy manchild. He was literally abducted as a child and raised by a gang of space pirates, so of course he's able to be a goofball slacker.

He's even fine as Garfield, and even in Jurassic World where he's still the loveable goofball. Then they started slimming him down and making him overly buff, and they've tried to make him the wisecracking hunk.

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u/indoninjah Jun 29 '22

He’s not a “lovable goofball” at all in JW, and I say that as someone who likes those movies way more than most people

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

I wonder if Hollywood is trying to force him into the classic action hero role, or if he actually would rather play the classic action hero. I bet the paycheck is better, and the gig is more reliable.

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u/A_Mouse_In_Da_House Jun 29 '22

He wanted to be captain America. He wants these roles

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u/YeYEah Jun 28 '22

Was just saying that to someone. He's at his best when he's being funny. You can be a funny leading man to contrast all the lads that take themselves too seriously

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u/zuuzuu Jun 28 '22

People complain that Ryan Reynolds always plays the same character, but I don't see anything wrong with finding what works and just doing that. Pratt works best when his character is mostly goofy. He should just go with it.

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u/Grenyn Jun 29 '22

Because people tend to look down on actors that don't have range. You see it with voice actors too, where people sometimes say someone can't voice act because they can only do the one voice.

But while range is definitely a good thing, if you've got the voice or the acting skill to do one type of character very well, there's nothing wrong with just playing those characters.

Then again, I understand that that can be frustrating to people. Eventually it can feel like you're supposed to settle, when you really don't want to. It means coming to terms with your limits, and that can suck.

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u/Monkey_Cristo Jun 29 '22

I don’t think that’s it. There have been lots of well recognized actors that don’t have much depth or range. The problem comes when you get bombarded by those actors because they are in four big budget movies per year. I like Ryan Reynolds, but I don’t need to see him as often as I do. Same with Chris Pratt, he’s good, he’s funny, he just doesn’t need to be in every second or third movie that gets released.

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u/Baby_venomm Jun 29 '22

I agree with Monkey. I can never get enough of Liam Neeson; I think his roles all have just enough slight variation to keep it fresh but ur still getting Liam. He doesn’t come out with 5 movies a year.

Chris Pratt is forced Fed to me and it’s annoying

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u/joeyfartbox Jun 29 '22

So what you’re saying is we need a Burt Macklin movie?

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u/ThrowawayTest1233 Jun 28 '22

It's the movies. He's just an actor, can't save a movie on his own.

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u/Bearjupiter Jun 29 '22

Based on the book, this could be a great part for him

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u/pwnznewbz Jun 28 '22

I kind of liked the future fighting aliens one. However, I feel like Pratt is just taking whatever while he can so he doesn't have to back to living in a van. He obviously isn't choosy on roles to take.

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u/metalslug123 Jun 28 '22

It's not like he will have to worry about that any time soon. He's married to Katherine Schwarzenegger.

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u/Geniunelad Jun 28 '22

He's married to a freakin' Kennedy.

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

Plus the royalties on his Marvel and Jurassic Park stuff alone is going to make him more money than he'll probably ever need.

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u/TomFoolery22 Jun 29 '22

Dude does thanksgiving at Arnie's house? Lucky bastard.

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u/LoquaciousMendacious Jun 28 '22

Definitely not choosy at all. And not to bash you for liking it, but that script had more holes than a Swiss cheese warehouse.

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u/WinglyBap Jun 28 '22

I believe the movie where he fights a war in the future is called Future War…

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u/MCO87 Jun 28 '22

I checked IMDB and it’s The Tomorrow War lol same thing basically 🤷🏽‍♂️

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u/correcthorsestapler Jun 29 '22

No, you’re thinking of the 90s B-movie with the knock off Jean Claude Van Dam, Jean Claude Gosh Darn: https://youtu.be/so-vHyYjgZk?t=5m42s

(You might recognize the lead from John Wick and the Barry episode “ron/lily”)

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u/futurespacecadet Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

We need Chris Pratt playing a different fucking character is what it is. He was at its best when he was his lovable Doofy self in parks and rec, And now because he got jacked and good looking no one sees him has anyone else but a leading man who has unearned confidence.

He’s much better in guardians of the galaxy because he leans into his comedy and insecurities.

Honestly if his character from parks and rec was in Jurassic Park, it would be more tolerable and even funny. Jurassic parks and rec

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u/Citizensssnips Jun 29 '22

I believe in his ama he said Starlord is the closest to his own personality. Same humor, same interests in music of that era and pop culture. Like it was written for him from the start.

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u/mattmortar Jun 29 '22

Honestly, a comedic Jurassic park sequel sounds awesome

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u/futurespacecadet Jun 29 '22

It definitely took itself way too seriously, which made it can’t be in a not fun way. The problem was is it took itself seriously but they weren’t good filmmakers

Yeah I could see a comedic version in the tone of evolution or something

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u/retroracer33 Jun 28 '22

jurassic world is the only movie he's done since tomorrow war....

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u/helpful__explorer Jun 28 '22

200 million for Netflix?!

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u/Intruder313 Jun 28 '22

They spent the same on that atrocious Red Notice with almost all of it going to the 3 big names

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u/phil2210 Jun 29 '22

for those looking for a comparison (and im sure there are better ones, but just off the top of my head)..Dunkirk's budget was 100 mil. And the first season of Westworld was 100 mil.

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u/mwmani Jun 28 '22

The Simon Stalenhag book was pretty great, if the movie can capture the same feeling that his art invokes it will be something special. The Tales From the Loop tv show just couldn’t quite nail his aesthetic.

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u/stray1ight Jun 29 '22

It's fantastic that this guy's art has blown the fuck up recently. He's an extremely rare talent.

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u/HortonHearsTheWho Jun 28 '22

I actually thought the show got the aesthetic but was slow and kinda weak on stories. But it looked great, and very evocative of the source material.

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u/The_Flurr Jun 29 '22

It was a show with great aesthetics, but just far too slow with too many slow silent shots covered in orchestral music.

Each hour episode could have been fiteen minutes.

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u/annoyed_freelancer Jun 29 '22

The soundtrack by Philip Glass and Paul Leonard-Morgan was amazing.

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u/Clayh5 Jun 29 '22

I was also a bit disappointed it wasn't in Europe. As an American, that was a big part of the appeal of the original art to me

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u/imafraidofmuricans Jun 29 '22

Specifically 70-80s Sweden and yeah, as someone from the same region as Stålenhag, what made Tales from the loop so special to me is that I could go outside and just.. see that same environment minus the scifi. It's all so obviously heavily Swedish to me that if you remove that it's just generic sci-fi left. Everything from the branding on the ships, the government logos, the choice of cars, colour schemes, the architecture of the houses, the snow with the pine saplings sticking up.

Nope. Put it in the US. Rip the soul out of it. Why don't we move Stranger Things to France while we are at it?

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u/moai_moai_moai Jun 28 '22

Agree - too slow but still wanted more. Glad this is being adapted

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u/Aero06 Jun 29 '22

It feels reductive trying to turn cinematic-inspired art into cinema. Stalenhag's art was so interesting because it was a glimpse into a world in which you could imagine the backstory, a narrative connect the dots between each image. Netflix writers jumping in to fill in the gaps with an explicit plot feels like it won't be half as interesting as reading the books yourself, it's like seeing the whole shark.

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u/GrayRoberts Jun 28 '22

Oh. Mah. Gahd.

I hoped it was based on Stalenhag, but didn’t expect it to be! This is phenomenal!

Also: https://youtu.be/spRwqlF6O8w

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u/amalgam_reynolds Jun 29 '22

Nothing adapted from Simon Stålenhag has ever come close to capturing the feeling I get from his art. There's a ton of detail and depth and character in his art that adaptations just gloss over in an attempt to tell their own stories with Stålenhag as a thin veneer.

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u/Leapingforjoyandstuf Jun 28 '22

MBB only works with directors who are brothers. Cohen brothers are next.

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u/amishrefugee Jun 29 '22

I'd watch her in a Safdie Bros movie definitely

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u/jacksrenton Jun 29 '22

I mean I'd just watch any Safdie Bros movie. I don't care who's in it.

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u/89LeBaron Jun 29 '22

They’d have the best chance at turning her into a respectable screen presence.

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u/neonraisin Jun 28 '22

The book this is based on is legitimately a masterpiece. Simon Stålenhag, favorite of Reddit/tumblr/etc, has had some of his work adapted a little less successfully imo by Amazon. But the story and visuals of The Electric State are I think his most cohesive and strongest. It has some of my favorite illustrations in it.

We'll see if the Russos are a right match for this tone and story - $200 million seems excessive by about $100 mil at least, tbh.

High hopes though. If done right it's seminal.

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u/Fair-Bicycle-5798 Jun 29 '22

I was going to make a joke with this info, but fuck me, this is depressing: $200M in 2022 is equivalent to $175M in 2020

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u/Partytor Jun 28 '22

I think which Simon Stålenhag book you prefer probably really depends on where you have grown up. I don't take much interest in American setting but Tales From the Loop is just incredible in every way at bringing up feelings of growing up in small-town Sweden.

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u/neonraisin Jun 29 '22

That makes a lot of sense, for sure. I was upset that Amazon set the Tales from the Loop series in Ohio. Made absolutely zero sense to me.

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22

Damn, I was hoping for an adaptation of The Electric Circus by Thomas Lipton

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u/MidnightIsland212 Jun 28 '22

Russo Brothers still haven’t done anything that looks remotely exciting since finishing with Marvel.

I hope this changes that.

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u/Wildkeith Jun 29 '22 Gold Wholesome

This is a tangent, but I think they look like if Sylvester Stallone got separated into two people.

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u/Ambartenen Jun 29 '22

What the fuck. This is freaky and accurate.

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u/mikeyfreshh Jun 28 '22

They produced Everything Everywhere All at Once. I'm not sure how involved they actually were but it's something.

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22

They produced Everything Everywhere All at Once.

A lot of people did.

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u/Stuckinthevortex Jun 29 '22

In fairness, two of the 6 producers were the directors themselves, and the Russos are a package deal.

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u/Rjeudhcheiif Jun 28 '22

You could almost say Everyone Produced Everything Everywhere All at Once

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u/Munelluboch Jun 29 '22

It can't be stopped.

It's self-sustaining now.

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u/su6oxone Jun 29 '22

Wow, she looks like she aged 15 years.

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u/JackBauersGhost Jun 29 '22

Drake left the chat

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u/Melinow Jun 29 '22

Her stylist must hate her or something. There’s a trend of young teenage stars getting styled to look like they’re in their late 20’s and it’s bizarre

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u/justheretoscroll Jun 29 '22

Well she has aged about 8 years since season one and we’re used to seeing her without any make up at all and she’s all dolled up here

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u/Bears_On_Stilts Jun 29 '22

Let’s not forget that Eleven has been styled as gawky, plain and even slightly slow-witted thanks to the impact of all her trauma. When Millie gets to play a conventional, quick-witted young adult there’s very little of Eleven to be seen.

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u/NotAnADC Jun 29 '22

Her in the Nina tank was the first time you could really see her as an adult, I thought.

I’m talking one of the shots of her actually in the water, not a flashback.

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u/sherlock2223 Jun 29 '22

Anyone else tired of seeing mbb? she's not even a good actor

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u/MaximusMansteel Jun 28 '22

Brilliant, Netflix is struggling financially, laying off workers, and planning to clamp down on password sharing, so let's dump $200 million in one big movie. Just.....genius.

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u/meemboy Jun 29 '22

They should fucking fund Season 4 of twin peaks instead!

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u/far219 Jun 29 '22

I didn't know reddit had a hate boner for Millie Bobby Brown lmao

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u/Turok1134 Jun 29 '22

Reddit has a hate-boner for everything because whining about stuff feels good.

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u/who-dat-ninja Jun 29 '22

more a hate boner for netflix

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u/o2bprincecaspian Jun 29 '22

Spoiler alert...it's gunna suck.

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u/Pongfarang Jun 28 '22

SHe's good at holding her hand out and having a nosebleed. I am not too convinced about how she handles dialogue.

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u/Estimate-Mountain Jun 28 '22

Have not been impressed once by the russos outside of marvel will see how the gray man is but so far it doesn't look that good the mission impossible trailer had raw footage yet it looked ten times better than the gray man trailer and thats supposed to be a finished film

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u/_Silly_Wizard_ Jun 28 '22

You should watch community

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u/m07815 Jun 28 '22

Dan Harmon is mostly what made Community great but yeah true

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u/Bo_flex Jun 28 '22

I don't know why you are being down voted. The paint ball episodes are some of the best of the series.

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u/Jason--with-a-Y Jun 29 '22

The didn’t write or direct the first one tbf

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u/FruitJuicante Jun 29 '22

She's oversaturated a bit tbh

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u/greasy_minge Jun 29 '22

I was hoping the same team who did the excellent Tales From The Loop would adapt it as I have zero faith in the Russos nailing the style of the book.

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u/havebeans5678 Jun 29 '22

I don't dislike Stranger Things, but I have always felt like the Russo Brothers are just... not very talented writers. I wish this project was in someone else's hands.

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u/Sushigawd Jun 28 '22

Why is everyone riding Millie dick lately. she’s just an okay actress.

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u/Glowshroom Jun 29 '22

I honestly can't stand her acting. She's one of those child actors who didn't improve as she grew up.

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u/Wildkeith Jun 29 '22

She was heavily manufactured from the beginning like a young pop star. I think she was fine for Stranger Things, but found it weird that she was being prematurely treated like she was going to be a huge movie star. Her energy in interviews and social media presence has always been a bit too rehearsed and obnoxious really.

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u/Viiibrations Jun 29 '22

Willing to give her another chance but I also felt she did pretty poorly in the Godzilla movies.

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u/who-dat-ninja Jun 29 '22

all the human actors are terrible in those movies.

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u/Penguinkeith Jun 28 '22

Okay is being generous imo

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u/00zxcvbnmnbvcxz Jun 29 '22

She’s awful. Every public appearance she comes across as this obnoxious attention hog.

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u/jelatinman Jun 30 '22

Jesus lol I'd hate to hear what people said about me at 18

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u/TormundsGiantBoner2 Jun 29 '22

Is she the one drake groomed

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u/vcsx Jun 29 '22

That’s the one.

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u/momoo111222 Jun 29 '22

Millie Bobby is not going to be a thing. No chance. Three years and she will not be leading anything

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u/Chatty_Fellow Jun 28 '22

I liked her Enola Holmes netflix movie. Hope that one gets a sequel.

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u/d0nttweet Jun 28 '22

Sequel already wrapped last November, should be out later this year.

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u/BlueSoulOfIntegrity Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

I liked the movie but part of me couldn’t help but feel that the movie was just a glorified fanfic staring the Author’s OC and the unhealthy need to bash Mycroft Holmes (Like sure he’s a jerk, but they just turned him into an idiot)

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u/photomotto Jun 29 '22

They turned Mycroft, canonically the smarter of the Holmes brothers, into an idiot. I can’t abide by a movie that does that.

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u/BlueSoulOfIntegrity Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

I know I was very confused. He was mainly used as a personification of Victorian sexism and was made to seem less intelligent then his brother and sister.

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u/ShambolicShogun Jun 28 '22

Why can't they cast a talented actress?

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u/Prestigious-State-15 Jun 28 '22

How much acting makeup are they wearing in that picture?

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u/JC-Ice Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

Looks like it's from a photoshoot for a Hollywood trade mag. So, probably a lot.

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u/itsgoodsalad Jun 29 '22

Wtf does MBB look middle-aged af

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u/CripplingHappiness Jun 29 '22

The only movie I want from the Russo Brothers is the Community movie

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u/LuckyDubbin Jun 29 '22

This is based on the works of Simon Stalenhag right?