Problem is does Disney care enough about those properties to continue them (and chances are extremely high they don't, outside of Deadpool there really is no money to be had in any of the other R franchises they've acquired). Deadpool is one thing considering how much traction it has and how much notoriety it has. Predator hasn't had a good movie since the first one honestly (and to top it off not many people even know the Predator franchise) and not many people outside of die hard sci-fi fans even has a clue of what the Alien franchise is (and lets face it the last two so called Alien movies weren't exactly well loved). As far as Disney is concerned it has the rights, doesn't mean they have to use them (they could just license the rights out to other studios to make movies). Iger pretty much said he's open to Deadpool staying R because they could pretty much use it as a staging point to start an R-rated MCU that has nothing to do with the current kid friendly MCU. As far as I understand it the Marvel TV shows aren't overseen by Marvel Studios outside of their place in the MCU (which they are part of). Full creative control seems to be with whatever network/streaming service is releasing the shows. You also have to consider the shows aren't carrying the Disney name and while the Marvel tag is still there not many people associate the shows with the MCU or whats currently going on in the movies. I could be wrong considering I have no interest in any of them but that was my understanding of how things have been working.
The Terminator rights fully revert back to Cameron in 2019 so I don't think Disney will take the risk of releasing a new one (and Cameron has plenty of ideas for the franchise and it sounds like it's going to either be a hard reboot or he's going to completely write out anything that happened after 2) and considering how universally panned every movie after 2 was I highly doubt Disney wants to touch this franchise with a 10ft pole.
I don't doubt that they'll continue a lot of the franchises they have but I can about guarantee you they will not stay R. Considering what you can get away with now in the PG-13 category I'm pretty sure most, if not all, of said franchises will fall into that category (again the only exception being Deadpool). Honestly all Disney wants is the money these can bring in, I mean look at how quickly they jumped on the chance to buy Star Wars from Lucas. Guaranteed money maker and they knew it and now they're squeezing it for everything it can give (and more).
I tried the Achi Baba and Cape Helles maps tonight. Achi Baba is ok, but Cape Helles is garbage. Its all beachfront going up a steep ass sloped area. The defenders can easily keep picking everyone off and the attackers get two huge boats. The behemoth dreadnought and a destroyer. Those two ships destroy all chance the attackers might have had. The destroyer seats 4 people and the behemoth seats 4 also. Out of 3 matches on this map there are no enemy boats. Instead the enemy gets huge turrets to take out the ships, but its pointless to even shoot at the boats. Its better for the defenders to outright ignore the boats since they take 8 players out of the enemy team and puts them in the water sitting there with nothing to shoot at. And if you jump out of the boat you die because its in a no combat area. Out of the 3 matches I was in on that map, the winning team was the defenders in operation and in conquest, whoever got the dreadnought lost because the other team capped all flags while they stayed in the boat with nothing to shoot at. That map needs some serious balancing done to it.
On a side note, I love this martini henry sniper rifle. Even with it being nerfed to not instant kill to body shots, its still incredibly enjoyable to use. The aim assist got adjusted in this last patch and feels much better. I kept getting pissed off when my gun would auto track enemies and screw up my aim. Now I can actually aim at an enemy, track them manually and when another enemy jumps in front of him it doesn't jerk my gun in the opposite direction anymore.
Disney is going to have to make R rated movies. They now own Aliens and Predator. There is no way they'll let those franchises die off and the only way to keep them going is to keep them R rated. As for Marvel properties tho, the Punisher series on netflix comes pretty close to being R rated, all it was missing was profanity. It had the soft core porn, heads getting exploded with shotguns, etc. I don't know if Marvel fully made it themselves, but they definitely gave it approval.
I bet netflix is going to really suck soon. With Disney pulling all it's movies off netflix next year.. and with Disney now owning fox properties, Netflix is going to loose alot of content. Disney's own streaming service will a must have for just about anyone that wants to watch all the fox classics. Disney owns just about everything now from Simpsons, Futurama, Family Guy, How I met your mother, X-Files.. movies like Aliens, Jame's Cameron's Avatar franchise, Planet of the Apes movies, Assasin's Creed, Independence Day, the Ice Age movies, Kung Fu Panda, Maze Runner trilogy, Battle Angel, X-Men, Fantastic Four, etc. I think the next Terminator movie was going to be made with Fox, so Disney might have some rights to Terminator now too.
Pretty sure Disney will mothball Deadpool after this movie because Disney will never release a rated R film under it's name (and it doesn't matter if it has the Marvel name, everyone knows who owns it) it's the reason why the Marvel films, while still good and with great action scenes, are so tame compared to what they could be in the hands of a company not afraid to take chances or get the hard R. Kevin Feige (I think that's how its spelled) has wanted to do an R Marvel movie for a long time but Disney won't let him due to their family friendly stance. I could be wrong, and I hope I am, but this is Disney and they are known for screwing things over massively (plus we'll never see him make a full transition over to the MCU. I can see him being mentioned in passing after the MCU is rebooted after Avengers 4 but never part of the actual MCU (unless the X-Men are brought into it, which is possible because I'm sure Marvel is revamping their plans post reboot now that they have the ability to pull from the X-Men and Fantastic 4 roster)).
Holy cow was this movie a feels trip. I loved it despite a few minor flaws. It was definitely its own movie unlike the first. Watching Carrie Fisher act for her last time left me a bit emotional. There were a lot of good easter eggs and nostalgic references without making the movie a rehash. Finn's character was a lot better in this movie. Less of the comedian, without completely cutting it out, while giving him more substance. This was probably the most suspenseful Star Wars film in the series. I actually saw it twice today so I was able to pick up on the subtle details I missed the first go around.
The Good, The Bad, and the Neutral:Spoiler
What I loved:
Yoda's force ghost! He holds my favorite line in the whole film "Read them have you? Page turners they were not."
The space battles were amazing. The opening scene was intense, as well as the closing arc. The fight scene with Rey and Kylo vs the guards was awesome as well.
Luke's death was as graceful as it could have been without upsetting fans.
The Hypderdrive suicide ram was spectacular. It's never been done in a Star Wars film so its newness was much appreciated. The visuals were just great for the emotion of this scene.
Just about every scene had a reason or purpose. Even if it didn't seem like it at first. There are two that really stood out. The first is when Kylo questions how Rey is connecting with him via the force, and concludes she couldn't be doing it herself because the effort would kill her. Luke's last stunt was to the extreme of that and it killed him. The second was the random scene near the end with the extra walking out of the trench causing the red foot prints. The scene seemed like a minor after thought, but after watching it a second time, it was meant to give you a hint that Luke was projecting himself in the first place. The fight between him and Kylo featured several footwork shots, in which Luke shifted his feet and the snow under it never revealed the red salt rock.
What disappointed me:
All that build up with Snoke, and we get nothing? He just gets cut in half by a force parlor trick while boasting how he is so great and showing his really strong force skills? I don't mind that he died, but it just seemed so sudden and his character didn't really gain any relevance. Hopefully the last film will give us some kind of answer in passing at least. It feels like an odd decision to make what was suppose to be an Palpatine type villain seem like such a minor plot device.
I expected Rey's parents to be more than some bad people that sold her off for booze money. I'm hoping that was a lie, but I couldn't think of any relevant people to be here parents that would make any sense. She's too young to be a Kenobi.
While Hux became a more relevant character than I thought he had the potential to be, Phasma once again got the shaft. I'd like to think she didn't die, but c'mon, that was pretty convincing.
What I didn't mind, but I think people will scrutinize:
The Force hits the Super Saiyan effect. I didn't mind the Leia scene, it is Star Wars, but it was a bit over the top. It was cool to know she can tap into the force outside of sensing deaths. I personally liked this scene. But the kid with the broom at the end might have been too much. Rey's mastery of the force is pretty crazy without any training. The prequels and sequels make Luke look like such an amateur in learning how to wield his powers.
This whole film is Poe's fault. His reckless behavior got the fleet decimated, and then ruined the escape plan from the cruiser. So many died because of his defiance of orders... yet he remained a hero.
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