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Here we go again, the costume argument!! Man ya sound like a broken record!!!

 

Anyhow, I really liked the pilot!! I liked the backstory, the supporting characters, and the main story!! Really wanted to see the whole Bermuda Triangle angle play out, especially the Torres storyline!! I saw it coming a bit, but still liked how she too was a transplant from an earlier time period!! Finally i liked the lead, he was likable, and beliveable!!!

 

It had action, suspense, mysterands bit of sci fi, and history all rolled into one!! WB or CW should have picked it up!!!

 

To be honest! I thought I would have clicked on the link and quickly X out. But nope, it had me from the get go and I kept watching the subsequent videos!!! Thanks for linking the first video!!!

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Lady Jaye wrote:

 

Here we go again, the costume argument!! Man ya sound like a broken record!!!

 

Why does it upset you that I merely pointed out he does not have a costume? Superheroes do wear costumes, you know. That's part of the superhero genre. And besides that, your complaint is inaccurate. This time I am not complaining about an inaccurate costume. I'm pointing out that he has no costume at all!

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Semantics, it's still about the look of the character, not the essense!!

 

I liked Orin, liked his fight for sea creatures!! Willing to go to jail for what he believed!! I saw the promise of the man that would become Aquaman!!! The essense of the hero!!

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The "essence" argument is yet another fallacy. For example, if you wanted to do a story about social outcasts who were "different" yet wanting to help humanity, you could do such a story without resorting to superheroes, and you could do it in any number of ways. What makes that an Xmen/superhero movie is super powers and superhero costumes. Superheroes wear costumes. It's that simple. Without costumes, they're not superheroes. They're visually boring and pathetic re-interpretations.

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Look dude, it's obvious you can't get past them changing a thing from your beloved comic characters. You might as well stop going to the movies to see any comic movie; you're just going to be let down and leave the theatre dissapointed!! From the look of it, skip the cartoons too!! Just stick to the comics, and you'll be alright!!

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That's pretty much what I do. Nothing compares to the fine vintage 60's and 70's comics. That was when comics peaked in quality, and will never again be seen at that level of excellence. I got my hopes up from the Iron Man movie, but seeing how they're gonna destroy Thor and Capt. America, it's not worth paying to see them. If anything, I'll sneak in without paying so as to not support their travesty. That way, when I walk out in disgust, I won't have wasted any money.

 

But you are wrong about changes. I'm ok with changes. Hell, I even liked the armor they gave Iron Man in the first movie even though it's his modern version and not his classic style. Sure, I would have preferred the old style, but I was fine with the new one. But some changes just go too far, Cap being one of them.

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Its supposed to be reality people don't wear costumes in real life they would be locked up

 

True. But then, they shouldn't market it as Aquaman. It's not Aquaman. If anything, it should have a disclaimer saying "Vaguely based to a small degree on an original idea from DC Comics". ;) That's why I don't like these faux-superhero tv shows. They're not about escapist fantasy as comics are. They're more like soap operas vaguely based on an original idea, minus the costumes, powers, and characters. Nothing "superhero" about it. The aversion to costumes smacks of ridicule for the source material.

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I'm just saying, it's not Aquaman. I certainly won't be watching it. It's just a shame we can't get some real superhero tv shows. I miss the Flash.

 

 

Do you realize when you post about this topic of the costumes you piss alot of people off? They don't want to hear it but you don't seem to back off.....its overkill

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That's pretty much what I do. Nothing compares to the fine vintage 60's and 70's comics. That was when comics peaked in quality, and will never again be seen at that level of excellence. I got my hopes up from the Iron Man movie, but seeing how they're gonna destroy Thor and Capt. America, it's not worth paying to see them. If anything, I'll sneak in without paying so as to not support their travesty. That way, when I walk out in disgust, I won't have wasted any money.

 

But you are wrong about changes. I'm ok with changes. Hell, I even liked the armor they gave Iron Man in the first movie even though it's his modern version and not his classic style. Sure, I would have preferred the old style, but I was fine with the new one. But some changes just go too far, Cap being one of them.

 

In the reality the 80's pwned the 60's and 70's as far as quality stories went. The 60's and 70's just introduced the greatest characters EVER.

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Wheeljack wrote:

 

Do you realize when you post about this topic of the costumes you piss alot of people off? They don't want to hear it but you don't seem to back off.....its overkill

 

To be honest, no, I do not understand why certain people get so pissed off simply because I say I don't like the changed costumes or whatever. This is a discussion site, and we're discussing it. It's always the same few people who get upset by anything I write. They're very intolerant of differing opinions, and they cannot disagree or debate without being insulting from the moment they open their mouths. Not sure why that is. My not liking those costumes does nothing to prevent them from enjoying those movies. You don't see me constantly ripping on them saying "Oh here you go again like a broken record about how much you love the new costumes".

 

JohnnyRebelV2 wrote:

 

In the reality the 80's pwned the 60's and 70's as far as quality stories went. The 60's and 70's just introduced the greatest characters EVER.

 

I could agree that the early 80's still had some ass-kicking comics, but at the decade wore on, comics faded in quality. All the great runs ended, lots of crappy retcons and bizarre changes to characters, poor writing and the company-wide crossover events such as the dreadful Secret Wars became the standard. By the late 80's all I was buying was Thor by Simonson, American Flagg, Jon Sable Freelance, Teen Titans by Perez/Wolfman, and Scout by Tim Truman. That's all that seemed worthy by that point, whereas I used to buy 40+ comics a month in the 70's.

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I'm just saying, it's not Aquaman. I certainly won't be watching it. It's just a shame we can't get some real superhero tv shows. I miss the Flash.

 

You have to look at it like an origin of Aquaman show. It's not an actual show about his time as Aquaman but who he was before he became a superhero and what events lead to him becoming Aquaman.

 

 

The pilot is pretty neat for those who like myself LOVE the character that is Aquaman. It was awesome to watch him swim at those incredible speeds with pretty decent special effects, this lets you know it can be done right with today's technology. Seriously, watching him keep up with the jet was nothing short of awesome. It could of been a great hit if it was picked up. Like someone mentioned, it was pretty cool to see where they maybe were going to go with his character and origin story. The best was how they described how Atlantas was never found....by hiding it under the bermuda triangle....AWESOME and a reasonable answer to that question. His episode on the Superman Animated Series is one of the best episodes and shows you how cool the character can be when done in the right light.

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This was awful.

 

I don't get these CW semi-super hero meet Dawson's Creek shows. It's like they're for fans of super heroes who've really outgrown super heroes so instead they create shows about people standing around talking about being super heroes but never really being a super hero. It sounds like they've even "watered" down Aquaman's signature power which is communicating with sea life.

 

It was really a long way to go for a few seconds of a partially interesting special effect where he's flying under water.

 

No stars.

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Its supposed to be reality people don't wear costumes in real life they would be locked up

 

Chefs wear career specific clothing.

Police Men wear career specific clothing.

Firefighters wear career specific clothing.

Doctors wear career specific clothing.

Superheroes wear career specific clothing.

 

The "real life" argument doesn't fly as this is a work of fantasy / fiction; and let's face it - superheroes do wear costumes in real life.

 

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Its supposed to be reality people don't wear costumes in real life they would be locked up

 

Chefs wear career specific clothing.

Police Men wear career specific clothing.

Firefighters wear career specific clothing.

Doctors wear career specific clothing.

Superheroes wear career specific clothing.

 

The "real life" argument doesn't fly as this is a work of fantasy / fiction; and let's face it - superheroes do wear costumes in real life.

 

 

 

Oh give me a break your telling me Wolverines yellow costume would f worked on screen? and if somebody did do superherp stuff they would be considered vigilantes plus since they wear costumes.They would be sent to the looney bin.Get over the fantasy part...These as I said are supposed to set in real world settings.

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