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Offline Destraex

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Shadow in the Cloud - B17 movie
« on: April 03, 2021, 09:29:37 PM »
It has a B17 in it so I might not be able to resist.

Supposedly, although I cannot find any credible sources, the below was said about the special effects;
"In keeping with the theme of toxic masculinity in Shadow in the Cloud, we designed the Gremlin to represent misogyny incarnate." This is a directe quote from WETA digital, the main VFX vendor on this show.

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Re: Shadow in the Cloud - B17 movie
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 09:41:40 PM »
......wth did I just watch...

1.) The basic plot premise is very decent. B17 vs Gremlin(s), sign me u-----

2.) ---! Okay, that level of action is so over the top I can't keep my belief going. I have to assume I'm watching a fever dream sequence from the agent in critical condition in the hospital, something along the line of the Wizard of Oz. Still, B17 vs Gremlin(s), so I might still...

"In keeping with the theme of toxic masculinity, we designed the Gremlin to represent misogyny incarnate"

3.) ....nope, hard pass.

4.) The trailer, by the way, demonstrates exactly no theme of toxic masculinity from the Gremlin(s?) It's just a little hostile monster. All the rude toxicity comes from the crew. Now I'm wondering if WETA released that statement with tongue fully in cheek pointed toward corporate overlords.

5.) Who exactly was this made for????!? This trailer is so baffling it has to be a spoof trailer, right? Not for a real movie!??
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud - B17 movie
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2021, 11:20:28 PM »
I had the same reaction. Itís like the b17 is there to bait the men and then beat them over the head about how evil they are.
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud - B17 movie
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2021, 09:45:34 AM »
Purge the heretics and kill the xenos that made this movie!!
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud - B17 movie
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2021, 01:46:18 PM »
It has at least one gretchen already, so.... maybe it's a stealth pilot for Warhammer? At the end they reveal the gremlins came from a crashed Rok?
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud - B17 movie
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2021, 02:21:12 PM »
Ok....I'm not sure what I just watched, but I AM sure with enough scotch this could be an epic movie for a Saturday night.

I'm in.   \m/
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud - B17 movie
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2021, 03:41:45 PM »
Ok....I'm not sure what I just watched, but I AM sure with enough scotch this could be an epic movie for a Saturday night.

I'm in.   \m/
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud - B17 movie
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2021, 04:18:26 PM »
Jesus H Christmas.....hollywood is pumping out shit for movies these days.