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How Salty is Luc Besson That Marvel Movies Rake In Billions While His Movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Was a Box Office Flop And A Bad Movie

NYDN- Steve Rogers is apparently catching some flak for his role as steward of America.

French director Luc Besson, whose latest film “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” hit theaters last month, spoke with a Brazilian journalist about an increasingly familiar term in the film industry: superhero fatigue.

Besson lambasted Hollywood’s portrayal of Captain America, saying that the superhero genre always attempts to bolster America’s standing on the world stage.

Besson went as far as to call Captain America “propaganda.”

“I’m totally tired of it, totally. I mean, it was great 10 years ago when we saw the first ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Iron Man.’ Now it’s like, number five, six, seven,” Besson said. “The superhero is working with another superhero, but it’s not the same family. I’m lost.”

“What bothers me most, is that it’s always here to show the supremacy of America, and how they are great. I mean, which country in the world would have the guts to call a film, ‘Captain Brazil,’ or ‘Captain France?’ I mean, no one. We would be so ashamed and say, ‘No, no, c’mon, we can’t do that.’ They can . They can call it ‘Captain America’ and everybody thinks it’s normal.”

“I’m not here for propaganda, I’m here to tell a story,” Besson continued. “And ‘Valerian’ is another proposal….different, where, you really travel. You meet aliens, a lot. And there are real themes. I mean, Valerian and Laureline are not superheroes, they’re not even heroes. They’re people like you and me. They’re cops, they do their job. But sometimes, they can be heroic. That’s what I love, because I can relate to that. I can’t relate to a superhero, I don’t have superpowers.”

“Valerian,” which holds a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes, underperformed at the box office, earning $90 million off a budget around $180 million. Meanwhile, in its third week, superhero film “Spiderman: Homecoming” earned over $5 million more at the box office than Besson’s film.

Honestly how much is Luc Besson crying that his precious Valerian movie stunk in theaters nationwide while every Marvel movie seems to be a smash hit and makes millions in box office and toy sales around the globe. Seriously way to pick a fight with the largest fucking production studio on the planet. Don’t get me wrong, I can understand someone saying its tired. We’ve hit around close to 41 comic super hero movies since the 2000s and half of which have come in under 10 years and we get about 3 or 4 yearly now. I get it can be tired, but guess what? if it’s good and still makes money, they’re still gonna make them, and we’ll still be entertained. It’s only recently they started cooking up a new method too by making them genre films to reinvent comic book super heros so god knows when kids who share the comic book super hero movie get sick of Spider Man. Sure, the second I hear a 9 year old walk out of Spiderman Homecoming 5 saying “God, this spiderman is so derivitive of the earlier works of previous Spiderman blah blah blah” then I’ll credit Luc Besson for being in on it early but remember these are movies for kids and are entertaining enough for Adults to watch. That’s a sweat money market that I’m okay with.

But besides all of that, Besson’s other takes are just as trash has Valerian. Like, why you gotta diss Captain America like that. I’m sorry a comic book character created in the 40’s in the middle of World War II was created as a symbol of patriotism in a country that entered the war to save allied countries from being over run by a Fascist dictator. Guess what, thats what America did, we along with our allied pals came in and stomped Hitler’s dick. That’s why Captain America is who he is. Because he is the living embodiment of what is right in America and he’s not afraid to call Hitler a fuck face with his super jacked muscles. Listen some guy in Brazil wants to create a comic book character called Captain Brazil go for it. Want to make a Captain France, be my guest. Most likely he would surrender in war so I don’t think that would be the greatest Comic book character but sure go ahead and make one. But blaming Steve Rodgers, a comic book character, for being a character created in the middle of the Second World War as a archetype of the perfect American soldier who selflessly volunteered to enter the war despite being physically capable to do much but wants to because he doesn’t like bullies and because standing up to bad guys was the right thing to do, and was subsequently turned into a billion dollar movie character, is the definition of salty.

Don’t even get me started on him trying to defend Valerian. Is there room for a good, entertaining movie to be in there? Sure. I mean you have all these space things going on, theres detective work, aliens, bad guy twist, sure there could be a good movie there but between Dane Dehaan not being able to lead in a big time studio movies, his actually shitty character, and the useless shit going on in the movie, Valerian stunk. Guy’s making it out to seem like theres some great space voyage movie where you’ll leave with an encyclopedia of alien knowledge after watching this movie. Here’s all it is **Spoilers** aliens got wiped out, Dane Dehaan really wants to fuck Laureline, and then the movie derails into a teen love movie with Dehaan learning about love from a shape shifting Rihanna, and then they figure out who blew up the planet along time ago. You don’t really travel. It’s disguised as travel because they built unrealistic environments that are some how explained because of some mcguffen alien space station. You don’t really see aliens as more than faces on screens, besides the main aliens that are hardly on screen besides the beginning or the end and the shape shifting Rihanna. and I guess you learn a theme of Love, one of the most played out themes in the world. Trash movie. And to say that these are relatable characters. Such a weird concept in movies. Sure making relatable characters are fun. But unless there’s a movie about a Chinese blogger, how the fuck is that suppose to relate to me? Oh Alien space cop, super relatable characters. Super sophisticated super British spy in James Bond, Not relatable. A badass professor of archeology who searches for hidden relics, not relatable. Any person in any action movie ever because they can run more than a mile to save their life, not relatable.  And on the other end of the spectrum, its a fucking movie, guy. If i wanted to see relatable characters that did boring as shit instead of saving the world from Thanos and what ever imminent threat is lurking in the corner, then Id just stay home and watch Animal Planet. I don’t want relatable characters, I want fucking awesome characters doing awesome things. And trust me, Luc, we know you don’t have super powers.

Sidenote- I feel like they don’t even call him specifically “Captain America” much in the movies. Steve, Rodgers, Steve Rodgers, Captain Rodgers, Cap etc. Shits just the title man. And then even at that point, people just refer to the sequels as Civil War or Winter Soldier. Much easier to say that Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

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We Got 14 Cases Of Zika Down In Wynwood!

en more people have caught Zika from local mosquitoes in Miami, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has announced. It means there are now 14 cases of locally-transmitted Zika in the state, the first local outbreak of the virus in mainland America. The new cases are clustered in the same square-mile neighborhood in Miami-Dade County identified last week. Florida health officials said in a news release Monday they believe active transmissions of Zika are occurring only in that area. But despite their insistence that everything is under control, Gov Scott has finally agreed to call in a CDC Emergency Response Team (CERT). Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3718434/Governor-14-Florida-Zika-cases-likely-caused-mosquito.html#ixzz4G6t8J7MP Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

ten more people have caught Zika from local mosquitoes in Miami, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has announced.
It means there are now 14 cases of locally-transmitted Zika in the state, the first local outbreak of the virus in mainland America.
The new cases are clustered in the same square-mile neighborhood in Miami-Dade County identified last week.
Florida health officials said in a news release Monday they believe active transmissions of Zika are occurring only in that area.
But despite their insistence that everything is under control, Gov Scott has finally agreed to call in a CDC Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3718434/Governor-14-Florida-Zika-cases-likely-caused-mosquito.html#ixzz4G6t8J7MP
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Hey future baby mama’s out there, hate to break the news to you but our child will probably have a deformed skull or something. That’s just the Florida life now. Don’t think it’s some medical disaster. That’s just the adaptive culture that is South Florida. The same way Seattle enjoys stealing all the culture of Japan because they’re close by, we just steal all the culture of South America because they’re close by. We get a small amount of Cuban population influx, we start opening up Romeus and Las Vegas restaurants. Your Mexicans are looking for more of a variety when shopping that Publix can’t supply, we give them a Sedanos. Brazilians making their way over here, we start opening Brazilian steak houses and contracting Zika viruses. We’re a second home to most of these people who are use to living in the poor squalor of their developing country and we just try to acclimate them as well as possible. We’re almost like a bootleg New York where we just let people in. And sure you can come here and try to make an honest living with out having a corrupt government keeping you as poor as possible, but you can’t escape zika cause now that’s just apart of your everyday culture that reminds you a little bit about home.

Sidenote- Another great conspiracy should be that the government brought over zika virus and released it in Wynwood to rid Miami of the hipster art scene. Someone should run with that headline.

Quick Side question- How did people know they were infected by zika. I thought that shit only affected pregnant people with babies. But like it also takes 9 months to cook a baby inside so has zika been here for 9 months? this question might be stupid but i dont read all the way so if someone could tell me that would be great.

This Guy Acting So Casual About A Giant Anaconda That Broke Into His House Is Insane

There’s not much to say about this video. This guy saw a giant anaconda in his house and tried to pet it. I got white knuckle just watching the video and damn near shot a whole right through my laptop when that thing lunged at the camera. It wasn’t just going for his hand, it was going for his head. He don’t give a fuck about you trying to pet it, it wants food and it targeted for a head shot. Fuck that. This is what I would’ve done…..

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Rain a hail of gun fire over every inch of that things gross ass slithering body. Don’t even know how i would dispose of that thing. Doesn’t matter that if it got swiss cheesed up, I don’t want to lay a finger near it.

R.I.P To Brazil National Football Team Superfan Clovis Acosta Fernandes

Pure devastation. #WorldCup #WorldCupMassacre

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Metro- One of the images of the 2014 World Cup was of megafan Fernandes clinging on to his replica trophy while Brazil collapsed to a 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany.
The photograph immediately exploded on social media and Fernandes became something of a celebrity.
It later emerged that he had attended various World Cups since 1990 after leaving his job as a pizza restaurant owner.
With his wife’s permission, the Selecao’s most famous fan went on to dedicate his life to following Brazil.
According to Brazilian outlet Globo, he died after a nine year battle with cancer.

Anyone who watched the World Cup last year should remember this guy. Having the World Cup in Brazil, a place where o Jogo Bonito lives and breathes with every person there, making it to the semi finals and then getting curb stomped by Germany who went on to win the World Cup might as well have been like German soldiers bombing Brazil. Must’ve been devastating for everyone But none more than for Clovis here. That cameras were on him just tears in his eyes gripping that fake world cup trophy as if he was watching loved ones die. Guy just couldn’t let that trophy go but alas, Germany ripped it not out of his arms, but from his heart. R.I.P.

But then again this guy was still alive for all 5 of the Brazil’s world cups so be happy you got at least that, Clovis.

Brazilian Chick Gets A Boot To the Face In A Game Of Futsal

Someone tell that bitch to quite being so salty! From what I gather Futsal is just 5 on 5 soccer, and if thats true than these Brazilian chicks might be tougher than 90% of the Premier League, UEFA League, CONCAF, MLS any of those soccer leagues that I don’t understand. I mean by women’s standards, I would assume this would be the equivalent of like Steve Weatherford’s muscular ass putting the boot to your throat. I mean that chick probably doesn’t eat like birds pecking at salads. Brazilian chicks get their fair share of protein and her thighs show it. Built like a horse leg and the chick in orange just took it like it was a light jab to the chin. Got up and toughed it out. If this were Fifa id half expect the team to just throw an emergency funeral for the guy.