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They messed up Medusa

05 May 2017 12:03 #53903 by Markiehoe
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Medusa is one of my all time favorites.
They could screw up every other Inhuman and I wouldn't care.
Why did they have to do such a poor job on Medusa?

"Grounded" is the term that kills me.
Why oh why are they making a "grounded" Inhumans tv show?
Jack and Stan were anything but "grounded."
In this day and age when the public wants fantasy why give us grounded.
GotG is anything but "grounded."
They made a "grounded" Fantastic Four movie a short time ago.
How did that turn out?

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05 May 2017 15:19 #53905 by TwiceOnThursdays
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I'm taking this as a static royal family shot. So we're not really seeing them in motion or normal posing (it's a bit stilted), nor are these likely to be the costumes we see all the time. Medusa often changed up what she wore (she's a Queen after all).

There is a note that they've not applied the effects to her hair yet. That's half of Medusa right there. They can CGI hair pretty well these days ... so i'm cautiously reserving judgement until that happens.

I like the actress (she was Zatanna in Smallville and in Breakout Kings) ... but not sure she was right for medusa. I'll reserve that for seeing her in action though.

I think Crystal is pretty good. Karnak is someone you need to see in movement and not moving. He's a measured study on only moving when he needs to but really moving when he does. I think you need to get both right to do him. The stillness and the beyond perfect martial arts.

IIwan Rheon will kill as Maximus, he's perfect. Gorgon is half attitude, so if they cast him right he should do well.

The poor actor who plays Black Bolt. Let's hope he doesn't count his lines. ;-) It is a really good acting challenge though.

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05 May 2017 15:40 - 05 May 2017 15:42 #53908 by kikass2014
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I agree with Twice on this.

I'm not the biggest Inhumans reader or expert to be fair, but yeah, when half the character (i.e. the hair) is a CG element, can't really tell how good they are from a still shot. Same goes for the others to a certain extent I guess.

From what I understand, the costumes are "generally" correct, and also, like Twice said, they won't be wearing the same stuff (at least Medusa, I'm guessing the others too from time to time) all the time.

I have to agree, I too don't really like this "grounded" approach when applied to comic book adaptions. Embrace the comic book and capture that, not distill it, or morph it into something it isn't. Comic books (especially superhero ones) are NOT grounded. That is the whole point of a) the creators making them; and b) ppl reading them. It's an escape from reality, not an exact replication of it.

Sure, if the source material in the comics is grounded, then fine. But the main one for that that springs to mind is Batman. It works for him, generally, though my favorite take on him was Burton's overly Gothic interpretation. Imo, by far my favorite in terms of capturing the essence of Batman. Ofc, Nolan's is the benchmark, and they are superior films, but that is another debate :)

For sure a still cannot depict the quality of the show, show like most I assume, I will reserve my judgment of the show til it airs.

Just my 2 cents :)

Peace.

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05 May 2017 17:51 #53914 by Markiehoe
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I know I may be jumping the gun here but this is the 21st century.
Medusa is all about the hair.
Post a looping animated gif and no one would be complaining right now.

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05 May 2017 19:09 #53916 by erikphandel
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I don't like this either but I think it would be wise to wait for the trailer before complaining about their look. Maybe that's not her only uniform, and maybe they'll add some CGI to her hair to look cooler. In fact they'll almost surely will because they have to animate it anyways
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05 May 2017 19:29 #53919 by Woodclaw
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One image avaible and I've already saw people tear they hair out over it and calling the entire operation a failure. :(
Now I don't like the Inhumans (nor the Eternals for the records) but I don't think this image is that terrible. There's room for improvement sure, but the fundamentals of most designs are there and they look coherent with most of what we have seen so far in the cinematic universe. In my opinion calling b******t on this picture is like saying that all Captain America movies are bad because the costume lacks the wings on the helmet/mask.

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05 May 2017 21:52 #53925 by Markiehoe
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What I know about marketing could fill a thimble.

But I know what i like.
If you are trying to sell something to a crowded market.

And lets face it Superhero shows are everywhere now.
Who'd have thunk it!

You better bring it!
If your main character gets such a negative reaction from one picture you have done something wrong.

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05 May 2017 23:42 #53928 by kikass2014
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You better bring it!


I agree :)

If your main character gets such a negative reaction from one picture you have done something wrong.


A fair point.

Peace.

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