@Taweret I still don’t understand who the audience was for some of those callbacks. Is there a 7 year old out there that goes crazy for mentions for all of Casablanca, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Rick and Morty in a few minutes time? (And if so is there a way to lock them up as a juvenile delinquent *before* they do anything stupid?)
@max i think some of the references were supposed to be "for the parents" but the only thing parents are going to enjoy here is the moment the movie finally ends
@robotcarsley @Taweret Related to this there were at least a couple references I’m surprised the lawyers were okay with, though both probably (?) count as fair use/parody they didn’t make sense in a “WB Serververse”. Wizard of Oz is owned by MGM/Amazon and Back to the Future is owned by NBC Universal/Comcast in our current dystopian IP culture. Amazes me/saddens me they weren’t able to stay 100% within AT&T properties for gags AND that I know this.
@Taweret But that’s the key “gathering the team” montage! Almost all the references are to stuff kids shouldn’t be watching. (I forgot to mention Game of Thrones, too!) It’s so critical to the first act that having it be mostly “for the parents” seems like negligent writing, you are wasting key joke time for your target demo. Unless again maybe their target demo was would be juvenile delinquents and/or creating new ones. (“Can we watch that Roadrunner/Coyote movie with the cars in it?”)
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