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Author Topic: Skulls Catch All Thread  (Read 41255 times)

Immortan Jonesy
Sep 15, 2021, 10:31:14 PM
Reply #795 on: Sep 15, 2021, 10:31:14 PM
If I remember correctly, a person becomes a wendigo after eating human flesh.
Would a predator become a wendigo (predigo?) after eating predator flesh?

Although it would be very supernatural, it would not stop being interesting. Not to mention, they can always make a 'midichlorian' by turning the Wendigo into an alien so that it wouldn't be magical. It would not be a good idea though.  :laugh:

For a moment I thought that the Wendigo-themed creature feature was the adaptation of this short film.  :laugh:


But now I know that it's not like that. And I also remember that I was totally in awe! when I learned that Del Toro was key in the project.  8)


But overall, it wouldn't bother me that the mythical legendary creature is actually the Predator. It was almost strange that Predator 2 didn't flirt with the idea that Rastafarian culture was somehow inspired by encounters with the Predator. Still my favorite Pred film ever.  8)

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ace3g
Sep 15, 2021, 11:23:24 PM
Reply #796 on: Sep 15, 2021, 11:23:24 PM
Shocking cast announcement via IMDb, Dane DiLiegro ...


KiramidHead
Sep 16, 2021, 12:11:03 AM
Reply #797 on: Sep 16, 2021, 12:11:03 AM
I mean, the Wendigo has been used in numerous ways over the years, and in much worse movies than a Predator sequel specifically about Native Americans. Hell, the commonly known depiction of the a wendigo with antlers stems from a fairly crappy early 2000s horror movie. And need I mention The Lone Ranger movie? :laugh:


Hanzo Hasashi
Sep 16, 2021, 08:35:17 AM
Reply #798 on: Sep 16, 2021, 08:35:17 AM
It's absolutely heartbreaking as a Predator fan to see the franchise be hollowed out and used as a vessel for divisive "progressive" politics instead of focusing on a story that all of us can get engrossed in.

Film is dead, Socialism turned it into propaganda instead of entertainment. The timeline got darker as of now.


SiL
Sep 16, 2021, 12:32:11 PM
Reply #799 on: Sep 16, 2021, 12:32:11 PM
Oh, f**k off.


Voodoo Magic
Sep 16, 2021, 01:05:01 PM
Reply #800 on: Sep 16, 2021, 01:05:01 PM
Shocking cast announcement via IMDb, Dane DiLiegro ...

Is he credited as playing a Sasquatch? ;D

#TeamSasquatchBros4Life

Speaking of Sasquatches in "Skulls", I found it humorous reading IGN briefly trying to decipher Dane DiLiegro's sasquatch reply to Jeff Cutter's Instagram post:



hoffmanstokes
Sep 16, 2021, 02:20:14 PM
Reply #801 on: Sep 16, 2021, 02:20:14 PM
Shocking cast announcement via IMDb, Dane DiLiegro ...

Is he credited as playing a Sasquatch? ;D

#TeamSasquatchBros4Life

Speaking of Sasquatches in "Skulls", I found it humorous reading IGN briefly trying to decipher Dane DiLiegro's sasquatch reply to Jeff Cutter's Instagram post:


Another cryptic/meta tweet by dane
https://twitter.com/ddnumerouno/status/1438357286640963588?s=21


Voodoo Magic
Sep 16, 2021, 02:32:52 PM
Reply #802 on: Sep 16, 2021, 02:32:52 PM
Shocking cast announcement via IMDb, Dane DiLiegro ...

Is he credited as playing a Sasquatch? ;D

#TeamSasquatchBros4Life

Speaking of Sasquatches in "Skulls", I found it humorous reading IGN briefly trying to decipher Dane DiLiegro's sasquatch reply to Jeff Cutter's Instagram post:


Another cryptic/meta tweet by dane
https://twitter.com/ddnumerouno/status/1438357286640963588?s=21

Yeah, it seems he's trying to be cheeky there, but I'd say it's probably not his best decision...


Wysps
Sep 16, 2021, 02:37:46 PM
Reply #803 on: Sep 16, 2021, 02:37:46 PM
Shocking cast announcement via IMDb, Dane DiLiegro ...

So...2nd Predator, Sasquatch, or Bear?  I know the article said that he could very well be our main Predator, but then why would there be two of them.


Voodoo Magic
Sep 16, 2021, 02:45:05 PM
Reply #804 on: Sep 16, 2021, 02:45:05 PM
Shocking cast announcement via IMDb, Dane DiLiegro ...

So...2nd Predator, Sasquatch, or Bear?  I know the article said that he could very well be our main Predator, but then why would there be two of them.

Who knows, both Kyle Strauts & Dane could both be Predators, either in joint Predator duties since they are the same height... or it's not a sole Predator hunting story but rather a dual hunters story like in the comic series "Predator: Hunters III"... or perhaps Kyle Strauts is a Bear-Sasquatch-whatever-Predator backup and Dane has main Predator duties (or vice-versa).

It seemed like someone other than Dane and Kyle was donning the Bear practical fx suit though. I guess we'll see!  :)


Wysps
Sep 16, 2021, 03:02:21 PM
Reply #805 on: Sep 16, 2021, 03:02:21 PM
Shocking cast announcement via IMDb, Dane DiLiegro ...

So...2nd Predator, Sasquatch, or Bear?  I know the article said that he could very well be our main Predator, but then why would there be two of them.

Who knows, both Kyle Strauts & Dane could both be Predators, either in joint Predator duties since they are the same height... or it's not a sole Predator hunting story but rather a dual hunters story like in the comic series "Predator: Hunters III"... or perhaps Kyle Strauts is a Bear-Sasquatch-whatever-Predator backup and Dane has main Predator duties (or vice-versa).

It seemed like someone other than Dane and Kyle was donning the Bear practical fx suit though. I guess we'll see!  :)

Oh, the possibilities.  This secrecy is just  :(  I suppose it could be that both Kyle and Dane are sharing the main Predator role.  Though the idea of two main humans fighting two main Predators (in possibly different subplots) would be interesting.


Voodoo Magic
Sep 16, 2021, 03:11:49 PM
Reply #806 on: Sep 16, 2021, 03:11:49 PM
I suppose it could be that both Kyle and Dane are sharing the main Predator role. 

I would hire two performers, for sure! A twisted ankle here, a broken wrist there... there's just too much risk (to me) to hire just one performer that can don the suit while shooting on-location in the wilderness of Alberta!


Stitch
Sep 16, 2021, 03:25:24 PM
Reply #807 on: Sep 16, 2021, 03:25:24 PM
Sasquatch is boring honestly. Make it a Wendigo for Generation Meme bonus points. I know it's not the right tribe btw, but it doesn't have to be their monster.
Wendigos are a part of religions that are still used today so that's a no go
Why is it a no go? It's not like there haven't been films or stories which feature religious iconography. Not trying to be blase, genuine question.
Because it would be insulting to a culture that has already been shat on by Americans far too much?
OK, I can understand that. I'm coming at this from a non American perspective, and I'm not trying to be insulting in any way, just in case this comes across as insensitive. I'm just trying to understand your automatic 'no go' regarding wendigo.
There have already been many films, stories, games, and other media which have featured wendigo. There have also, as I said, been many films and media with other, existing, religious iconography. Since we know that this movie stars Native American actors, then why couldn't it incorporate the mythology and legends, including the wendigo?
Now, the wendigo may not be Comanche lore, but, as far as I'm aware, we're not 100% sure that it's definitely the Comanche that are depicted in Skulls, and I also wouldn't put it past the studio to mix up Native American folklore.
Since your points include it being insulting, and that it's an extant religion, I still can't see why they wouldn't do it. This isn't my own personal opinion, I'm just thinking of movie studios. There are plenty of films made which could be classed as insulting to extant religion, but they still get made, so I would be surprised if a movie studio automatically rejected the concept of including a wendigo.


PAS Spinelli
Sep 16, 2021, 10:06:09 PM
Reply #808 on: Sep 16, 2021, 10:06:09 PM
Sasquatch is boring honestly. Make it a Wendigo for Generation Meme bonus points. I know it's not the right tribe btw, but it doesn't have to be their monster.
Wendigos are a part of religions that are still used today so that's a no go
Why is it a no go? It's not like there haven't been films or stories which feature religious iconography. Not trying to be blase, genuine question.
Because it would be insulting to a culture that has already been shat on by Americans far too much?
OK, I can understand that. I'm coming at this from a non American perspective, and I'm not trying to be insulting in any way, just in case this comes across as insensitive. I'm just trying to understand your automatic 'no go' regarding wendigo.
There have already been many films, stories, games, and other media which have featured wendigo. There have also, as I said, been many films and media with other, existing, religious iconography. Since we know that this movie stars Native American actors, then why couldn't it incorporate the mythology and legends, including the wendigo?
Now, the wendigo may not be Comanche lore, but, as far as I'm aware, we're not 100% sure that it's definitely the Comanche that are depicted in Skulls, and I also wouldn't put it past the studio to mix up Native American folklore.
Since your points include it being insulting, and that it's an extant religion, I still can't see why they wouldn't do it. This isn't my own personal opinion, I'm just thinking of movie studios. There are plenty of films made which could be classed as insulting to extant religion, but they still get made, so I would be surprised if a movie studio automatically rejected the concept of including a wendigo.
Yeah because no one ever takes their requests to not include their religion in Media seriously, it doesn't matter if the Tribe being represented in here is the right one, they don't want their folklore to be part of our media, specially as some stock monster, it's basically culture appropriation


Immortan Jonesy
Sep 16, 2021, 11:37:23 PM
Reply #809 on: Sep 16, 2021, 11:37:23 PM
It may be pop corn entertainment. But in a way it shows audiences something related to a culture. I could bet that if a movie about Norse deities use Viracocha as a being part of Norse cosmology, people would already be complaining and all. Hell! I've seen people claiming that a WWII movie with zombies can't have black soldiers because it's historically inaccurate, and Polish people being picky about The Witcher. We must be empathetic, but aye! I must admit that I base my comment on anecdotal evidence observed here on the site and on the internet.

Although the mythological concept has diverse origins.


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