@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?)
@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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