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The Best Twitter Reactions to ABC’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Live

On Tuesday night, The Little Mermaid was brought to life on an ABC broadcast, starring Auli’l Cravalho as Ariel, Queen Latifah as Ursula, Shaggy as the sea crab Sebastian, Graham Philitwps portrayed Prince Eric, and finally, John Stamos brought Chef Louis to the stage. While a lot of effort clearly went into the production, the overall reaction was quite, well, mixed to say the least. Some loved it, others didn’t, but here are some of the funniest and best tweets that aired throughout the show! Let’s dive in and dredge them out from under the sea for your viewing pleasure.

 

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Let’s take a look at those who thought the show killed it first.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then there were those who ribbed the more cheesy aspects of the show, as well as expressing some more “critical” feedback.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It seems the consensus is that Queen Latifah was AMAZING but everything else was kinda meh. Ariel and Eric were seen as bland leads, while Shaggy’s outfit was criticized along with the general effects and puppetry on display. It seems the production was a bit of a misfire for the majority of the audience, although not all as plenty of viewers found things to like. Still, we can all live with Queen Latifah as Ursula and pray that the upcoming live action will do better by the source material, as well as featuring a more memorable lead and an equally memorable villain.

 

What were your reactions to the show? Did you think it was good or bad? Tell us in the comments!

 

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The Best ‘Joker’ Comics to Read After The Movie!

Joker has finally arrived, drawing a ‘mixed’ response (to say the least) but one thing its done has ignited interest in the super villain himself. But with potentially thousands of Joker stories out there, where do you start and what are the best comics to check out to fully appreciate the Clown Prince of Crime’s long history? Never fear, Bookstr is here with some superb recommendations!

5. ‘Batman number 1′

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Batman’s first solo title also chronicled the first appearances of Catwoman and the Joker. The Joker appeared right out of the gate and put a huge mark on the franchise. While Batman had fought other super villains before, such as Dr. Death and the Mad Monk, the Joker cemented his reputation as Batman’s nemesis almost immediately. This first appearance is quite old but showcases the Joker’s traits in just 11 pages: his sadistic blend of comedy and violence, his brilliance, his signature traits such as the laughter, the purple suit, white skin, and Laughing Gas, not to mention managing to outfox Batman for most of the issue. Its a great introduction to the iconic character that’ll leave you hungry for more!

4. ‘the Laughing fish’

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The Laughing Fish is a 70s story and shows the Joker at his best. Bankrupt, the Joker poisons Gotham’s river and changes the fish to give them all his signature smile. He tries to copyright them but the bank refuses, as you can’t copyright a natural resource. At an impasse, Joker begins murdering everyone who stopped his scheme, all in quite gruesome fashions. Its a dark noir story that nevertheless shows the Joker as equally funny and psychotic, especially with a scheme that makes sense to him alone.

3. ‘Arkham Asylum: A serious house on a serious earth’ 

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Eesh, look at that mug. This story is one of the darkest Batman tales and the Joker certainly stands out amongst the cast. As Batman journeys into Arkham to take down his entire cast of villains. A simple story turns completely off the rails once Batman heads inside, as he experiences surrealism, the darkness of humanity and so, so much symbolism. Its a story not for everyone but if you want a scary Joker, look no further than this borderline literal monster.

2. ‘Gotham Central: Soft Targets’

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Soft Targets is the second arc in Gotham Central. This spinoff showcases the lives of cops who work at GCPD, as opposed to Batman himself and the insanity of trying to be a cop in Gotham. The Joker is a fleeting presence here but he make his threat known by killing police officers, showcasing what happens to cops who are so often the cannon fodder of criminals. By giving the police the focus, the Joker becomes much more terrifying and when he does physically show up, he’s almost larger than life thanks to the unique storyline. A hard recommendation, no pun intended.

1. ‘Going Sane’ 

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What would happen if the Joker was cured? In this storyline, the Joker thinks he’s killed Batman and with no arch enemy, his insanity vanishes. He becomes sane and forms a loving relationship with a woman. Taking the alias of Joe Kerr, the Joker seems to have left his evil behind but that all changes when Batman resurfaces. This is a great story with Joker front and center, examining his madness and his obsession with Batman. It also offers a rare glimpse of him as a normal man.

 

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New James Bond Film Gets Mysterious Title

Yesterday, the James Bond Twitter account announced the latest 007 film will be titled… No Time To Die. The latest installment in the movie franchise based on Ian Fleming’s classic stories has been generating quite the buzz in the cinema world.

 

 

 

Many fans are excited to see what excitement the newest addition in the Bond franchise will hold. Others are less enthused. Drew Schwartz, writing for Vice.com, mocked the new title:

 

The name of this movie is somehow even dumber than its old working title, Shatterhand, whatever that was supposed to mean. No Time to Die is such a dumb name that it’s actually… kind of incredible.

 

 

Regardless of what you think about the title, there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the film as it will likely be Daniel Craig’s last turn as Bond. Earlier this year, it was rumored Lashana Lynch will take up the 007 moniker as Craig leaves the franchise. Craig will still play Bond in this film, but his 007 codename at MI6 has been passed on to Lynch. Marvel fans may remember Lynch from her role as Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel.

 

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Reportedly, Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek will be the villain in this newest installment. And Dali Benssalah, David Dencik and Ana de Armas will also join the cast. According to CNN, Craig has recently been spotted around London filming scenes for the April 2020 release!

 

 

While some Bond films are based on the classic books and short stories from Ian FlemingNo Time To Die will apparently be an original storyline!

 

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‘Snowpiercer’ Offers a Look at TV Adaptation With Teaser Trailer

Snowpiercer is an unusual, modern science fiction film. Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneigethe film was a 2013 science fiction movie by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho. It starred a wide range of actors from all across the world, such as Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, Go Ah-Sung, and Ed Harris. The movie takes place after global warming has created a second Ice Age on the planet Earth, with humanity’s remnants living on a mobile train that crosses the entire world, the titular Snowpiercer. There is a class division resulting in the poor folk being confined to the back of the train, controlled using threats of violence and given scraps to eat, while the rich grow fat off their high quality of life in front of the train. Highly imaginative and full of octane action, the film received critical acclaim and was a huge international hit. It has now become a cult film and now, it may receive even more attention with the teaser for a TV series.

 

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According to Empire this weekend, at ComicCon, a teaser trailer debuted for the Snowpiercer television series. Although just a trailer, the teaser showcased the primary of the themes of the film quite well. With classes divided in the ever-running train, mutiny is brewing among the poorer sections of the train. The series show runner is Graeme Manson, who previously helmed Orphan Black. The show stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs. Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Annalise Basso and Sam Otto. It is scheduled to be released here in the states on TBS, with Netflix handling the international release. The series will see its premiere next spring, so keep an eye out for the incoming train. Hopefully, we can see the world the film created more explored in full through the TV show and we’re certainly excited to see this unique story told once again on the small screen.

Are you excited? Tell us in the comments! We’ll keep an eye out for news as it develops.

 

 

 

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Is ‘Spider-Man 4’ Coming to the World of Comics?

It looks like Marvel might be doing what DC should have done: making a comic based on an un-produced movie.

For those unaware, DC comics infamously turned down a pitch by Joe Quinones and Kate Leth, who had the idea of a comic book version of Time Burton’s Batman 3, the nearly-made sequel where Robin Williams might have been the Riddler and Billy Dee Williams would certainly have been Two-Face.

 

Time Burton's Batman 3

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In case you don’t know, Billy Dee Williams only signed on to play Harvey Dent in an extended cameo in Tim Burton’s Batman because he was suppose to later play Two-Face. One of the many early drafts of Batman Returns had Harvey Dent helping out the Penguin before Selina Kyle’s Catman electrocuted him, giving him his scars, but Harvey Dent was written out and replaced by Christopher Walken’s Max Shreck, who instead died after Selina Kyle jammed a taser in his mouth while pulling on electrical wires.

 

Dead Shreck

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The pitch was rejected and many fans (such as myself) were upset. However, Marvel recently tweeted THIS on Sunday morning with the hashtag “#MarvelComics.” No other information has been made available.

 

 

Could this mean we’re getting a comic book version of Sam Riami’s Spider-Man 4?

In case you don’t know, Riami wanted to have Sandman and Harry Osborne’s Green Goblin as the villains in Spider-Man 3, but Sony wanted him to add Venom. He did, the film came out and, well…

 

In a podcast, Riami had this to say about the film:

Raimi: [But] directors don’t like to talk about their bad films.

Hardwick: I don’t think that “bad” is the right word.

Raimi: Awful!

 

As a result, Raimi “wanted to make Spider-Man 4 to end on a very high note, the best Spider-Man of them all“.

While no plot synopsis or script was ever revealed, stuff has floated around the internet. Notably, in 2016, concept artist Jeffrey Henderson shared some pretty awesome storyboard art  and in a followup interview revealed that the idea for Spider-Man 4’s opening was to show Tobey Maguire’s Spidey going up against not only a Bruce Campbell-portrayed Mysterio, but C and D-list villains like Shocker, The Prowler and Rhino. He elaborated:

We had kicked around the idea of beginning the film with a montage of C and D- list villains that we knew would never be used as main antagonists. Mysterio, The Shocker, The Prowler, the old school- onsie- wearing version of The Rhino, etc. We thought it would be a lot of fun.

So the opening was going to have Spider-Man catching C and D-list villains like Shocker, The Prowler and Rhino before capping it off with this?

 

 

Spider-Man bringing Mysterio into a police station

Mysterio's helmet popping off

Bruce Campbell as Mysterio

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Bruce Campbell as Mysterio! Not the announcer, bouncer, and snooty waiter from the previous films! As a side note, would they ever acknowledged that Mysterio gave Spider-Man his name?

 

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Without this, we would be watching the Human-Spider series!

The main villain would have been Vulture! Raimi was eyeing John Malkovich “Malkovich Malkovich” for the role, who looks scary as heck:

 

John Malkovich as Vulture

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Felicia Hardy was also set to make an appearance and would have put on a costume, but she wouldn’t have adopted her infamous Black Cat persona from the comics. Instead, she would have become… The Vultress!

I don’t know what to think of that, but to be fair, I don’t even know how any of this would have panned out. It sounds like the passion was there though, so what happened?

Sony wanted to have Dylan Baker as Curt Connors, a minor character in the previous films, to finally become The Lizard!

To be brief, Raimi was getting Spider-Man “three villains proved too many” 3 and told Sony:

I don’t want to make a movie that is less than great, so I think we shouldn’t make this picture. Go ahead with your reboot, which you’ve been planning anyway.’ And [then Sony co-chairman] Amy Pascal said, ‘Thank you. Thank you for not wasting the studio’s money, and I appreciate your candor.’ So we left on the best of terms, both of us trying to do the best thing for fans, the good name of Spider-Man, and Sony Studios.

Sony did reboot the franchise, calling it The Amazing Spider-Man and having the The Lizard be the main villain in a plot where he wanted to turn everyone in New York into a lizard.

Recently, Micheal “I’m-Batman-not-John-Malkovich” Keaton appeared as the Vulture in Spider-Man Homecoming, proving that a white guy in a bird suit could be scary.

 

 

Michael Keaton as The Vulture

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Chills!

But maybe we’re overthinking this. Maybe this Tweet is about a Spider-Man/Fantastic-Four crossover. But for now I have my hopes and dreams that one day we’ll see some of the early plot lines for this movie…

 

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