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He was stopped because a police officer said he smelled of cannabis. That he does this over a soulful beat, with jazzy guitar chords, adds to the contemplative nature of the song—and stands in stark contrast to the narrative that the media is trying to thread.
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Claudio herself described the track as "one of my favs ever" and that she was "taking it back" to her roots with this song. Jael Goldfine of Paper praised Claudio's performance on the song, saying that it "hinges on her angelic, liquid velvet voice, which stretches out across atmospheric strings and a syrupy pulsating beat".
Track listing and credits adapted from Apple Music and Tidal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. On the one hand, Marvel has done well with the MCU and having the X-Men film rights would open them up to crossovers that both sides could benefit from.
On the other hand, some feel that Fox or at least the directors listed above hasn't done badly with their X-Men films, and that the franchise's "oppressed minority" metaphor works better when there aren't a bunch of other superhumans running around.
Fox has also begun making some darker entries in the series such as Logan , which have been critically acclaimed but just wouldn't tonally fit within the MCU. Following the acquisition of Fox by Disney, debates have sprung up about how much creative involvement should be given to the people who worked on the X-Men films at Fox. Zigzagged with the Spider-Man franchise. The original trilogy predates the MCU, and the first two films are well-regarded, while the third is divisive.
The following reboot duology suffered from being a Franchise Zombie , and both cases had Executive Meddling to blame for most of their problems. Although the new take was well-received, Marvel has stated they can't take all the credit, as some of the praised elements came from Sony's side of the collaboration. On the other hand, Sony's attempts to take Spider-verse characters and put them in Divorced Installments has been all over the board, with Venom getting a mixed-to-negative response for its So Bad, It's Good nature and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse receiving unanimous praise.
The same goes for Season Two's reinvention of the Punisher, with Jon Bernthal's portrayal receiving high praise when previous incarnations failed , even earning him his own spinoff show. Elektra Natchios, also added in season 2, didn't quite the same universal praise as the Punisher, but still was a much better response than her own movie got. Averted by Deadpool. Not only was it successful without Marvel's involvement, but there were fears that Deadpool being part of the MCU would require a tonal shift away from what helped make his movie a success - it's filled to the brim with profanity, gore, sex jokes, and Black Comedy ; having too much adult content for a family-friendly franchise and being too wacky for the MCU's serious, mature-audiences Netflix arm.
In the MCU or standalone? Whilst the The Incredible Hulk is the lowest-grossing film in the MCU, as well as one of the least acclaimed, most people agreed that it was still superior to the film directed by Ang Lee. When Edward Norton was replaced by Mark Ruffalo , this sentiment only increased, though the complicated licensing employed by Universal combined with two underperforming films means that a solo film with Ruffalo is unlikely.
With the Fantastic Four's film history consisting of an unreleased Ashcan Copy , a below-average film and its sequel and a reboot that bombed outright , fans are naturally excited for a reboot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that was announced in Gunn's irreverent bathos-flavored directorial style was responsible for turning the Z-list Guardians into household names.
Internally, a number of Marvel directors like Taika Waititi were so supportive of Gunn that they refused to take over the film as director. Subsequently, Gunn was rehired as the executives at Marvel and Disney couldn't find a replacement director who could do the franchise justice. Steven Spielberg turned down offers to direct Jaws 2. Most people feel that the sequels get worse with each subsequent film. Several people in the Godzilla fandom find any of the movies not directed by Ishiro Honda to be inferior.
Similarly, some fans automatically dismiss the Godzilla , not on the grounds of its own merits or flaws, but because it is not from Toho. Became an issue on the set of Aliens.
In addition to being a perfectionist , James Cameron was also hated by the British crew for not being Ridley Scott. Fan reaction to the film, however, was more enthusiastic. Cameron ended up on the opposite side of this trope after Terminator 2: Judgment Day. None of the following Terminator films each done by a different director has earned the respect that the first two had, even if Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared in two of the non-Cameron films.
Alfred Hitchcock directed Psycho and died before the sequels were released and the critically derided 90s remake. The universal opinion is that the first film was undoubtedly the best and only Hitchcock understood the subject and execution. His cut of the sequel, which emerged in , is generally considered better than the theatrical cut by Richard Lester.
Of course, in this case it wasn't the name. There was a push to go Lighter and Softer that would culminate in the now disowned Superman III , and the Donner cut has less of the slapstick that was forced upon them. Ironically, the TV show embraced this trope, as it was much, much better than the movie, which messily chopped up Whedon's original script.
The Saw sequels since the departure of creators Leigh Whannell and James Wan are highly regarded as significantly inferior to the original trilogy, with the frequent exception of Saw VI. Highly debated among fans of Star Wars : The very first film, A New Hope , is highly beloved, but many fans believe that Lucas is a better writer and producer than a director or vice-versa.
They argue that The Empire Strikes Back was much better than A New Hope in part because George Lucas took a more hands-off approach and left it in the hands of other writers and directors, and the weaknesses of Return of the Jedi stem from the fact that Lucas was too involved in the production.
Likewise, the prequels suffer from the absence of many of the key collaborators in the original films. Bear in mind that Lucas was always involved with Star Wars. According to star Mark Hamill , the famous plot twist of The Empire Strikes Back was exclusively Lucas' own invention and the first Star Wars film was entirely his vision, which he had to fight to convince his cast and crew to believe in.
While The Force Awakens was overall well-received, this trope was still played straight by fans who felt insulted at the very existence of the film because Lucas wasn't involved with it at all and thought it borrowed too much from the original trilogy.
Abrams was painted as a pretender to the throne who mistakenly believed his fan fiction could ever "count" the way the Lucas-made films do. The cycle repeated itself with The Last Jedi , except with Abrams in Lucas's position and new director Rian Johnson in the position Abrams used to be in.
The film proved to be highly divisive and received criticism for shaking too many things up in the franchise. It actually made many fans look forward to Abrams's return for The Rise of Skywalker. It got to the point that Simon Pegg , a noted Prequel detractor, has said that the newer Star Wars films aren't the same without Lucas' involvement.
Wisecrack Edition discussed this phenomena in light of the polarizing fan reception to the Disney-era Star Wars movies. They argued that, very much like a political leader, George Lucas was able to claim legitimacy as the creative mind behind Star Wars since he created the franchise and personally approved the creation of many beloved Expanded Universe works. However, the new Disney management at Lucasfilm began facing a legitimacy crisis after the buyout of Star Wars following several controversial decisions like decanonizing the old Expanded Universe and producing rather polarizing films without the creative involvement of Lucas.
Subsequently, many die-hard fans, many of whom became content creators themselves, began to see the new Lucasfilm as illegitimate and began producing works to voice their discontent. Cracked would argue that a big reason for the mixed reception to the Sequel Trilogy was that, unlike Lucas, Disney didn't devote as much time and effort to World Building as he did, noting that as divisive as the Prequel Trilogy was, it still painted a clear picture of what the trilogy was about and what the characters' motivations were, whereas the Sequel Trilogy didn't and thus the stakes and motivations weren't as clear.
All of the sequels are contested , to some extent. Die Hard with a Vengeance , again directed by McTiernan, is the least contested. With The Bourne Identity , Liman gave the film a unique style, but it was Greengrass who would flesh it out in its sequels The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum , with Liman still involved as executive producer, garnering even greater acclaim.
But when Greengrass turned down the offer to direct The Bourne Legacy , Matt Damon left with him, saying he wouldn't do any more movies without him, and Liman left too. This is part of why Legacy hasn't been as well-received as its predecessors. Though it should be noted that Tony Gilroy wrote all four films and directed Legacy. Damon and Greengrass finally reunited to make Jason Bourne , which received mixed reviews, as well. Fans of the Scream series view Kevin Williamson, the writer of the first two films , as the only person who can get the characters right.
Scream 3 was written by Ehren Kruger due to Williamson having commitments to other projects, and is nowadays seen as the worst film in the series, and while Scream 4 saw Williamson come back to the series, Kruger was also credited for rewrites, and many fans blame the film's weaker moments on him. Worst of all was the TV adaptation , which neither Williamson, Kruger, nor the films' director Wes Craven had any creative involvement in barring a producer credit for Craven , and which has been lambasted by fans.
Ridley Scott himself has expressed this sentiment regarding the Alien series, saying he now regrets his departure from it and intends to assume full creative control to prevent films that contradict the new post- Prometheus canon, like Alien vs. Predator , from being made. The James Bond novels written after Ian Fleming 's death are nowhere near as famous as the ones written by him nor as typically well-received.
Of course, there wasn't really any other way around the Author Existence Failure. Frank Herbert's Dune series was taken over by his son after the former's death, based on his father's notes. Despite this, many fans suggest stopping after Chapterhouse: Dune , Frank's final Dune work other fans suggest stopping after the original Dune.
This was one of the reasons the TV series adaptation of The Dresden Files failed compared to the books. Most fans did not see the show as good without Jim Butcher. At least a significant portion of the Douglas Adams fans out there were not at all satisfied with And Another Thing Conan the Barbarian. To the most visible portion of the fanbase, the true Conan stories are the ones written by Howard and only by Howard.
The post-Howard writers are referred to as "Conantics," and backlash ensues if you admit to liking any of the books by Lin Carter or the others. The films largely have a separate fanbase, and fans of one are usually civil to the other. Lovecraft is often seen as the best writer of the Cthulhu Mythos literature.
Fellow authors like August Derleth who carried on writing literature based on the mythos are derided by some as missing the point of the bleak, hopeless outlook on the universe that Lovecraft conveyed. Some are just horrible, like the Eragon film or the City of Ember movie, a few are average like Percy Jackson and the Olympians or Twilight.
Even a well recieved TV show like Game of Thrones recieves this from fans of A Song of Ice and Fire especially for the later seasons which vastly diverged from the source material. Twilight has a rather interesting inversion in some circles, where folks hate the books but find the movies to be So Bad, It's Good. Most of those people found that both parts of Breaking Dawn lacked the enjoyable narm of the first three movies, and those were the ones that Meyer had direct input into, as a producer.