Talk:1568: Synonym Movies 2

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I believe they are (in order): Harry Potter, Rocky, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, and A Song of Ice and Fire. 173.245.48.114 04:15, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

I wonder why Randall retained the Roman numerals instead of replacing them with numbers? 108.162.216.81 06:35, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

This explanation has got to have the most redundancies of any explanation on this site. It more or less says the same things four times. Those sure are a lot of redundancies. I don't think there is another explanation with this many redun... OK, OK, I'll stop. 141.101.104.21 07:05, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

It feels like Randall gave up on this concept halfway through. The last two (or three) Harry Potter titles, all but the first Pirates, and the last Indiana Jones (I refuse to acknowledge that thing that happened in 2008) are not synonyms for the actual title, but Up Goer Five-style plot synopses. --SaturNine (talk) 12:01, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Or Honest Trailers. 188.114.97.30 23:43, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

"Blizzard" is not one of the 1,000 most frequently-used words. Comet (talk) 20:50, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

What gives you the idea that he has restricted himself to the 1000 most common words? The idea seems to be to make somewhat obscure synonyms of the titles using simpler words that would not make great titles themselves. 173.245.54.53 02:10, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

All the Tropical Boaters titles are not synonyms for the actual titles, but mere descriptions of something of note in each movie. I agree with SaturNine's comment above about Randall's ... umm ... assiduousness. 108.162.249.176 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

An alternate interpretation of this comic could be that he was stretching the concept of a synonym. A synonym can be a word or phrase and it expresses the same idea as another word or phrase. Some synonyms can be contextual only. Perhaps, the punchline of the joke is that the actual titles of some of these movies are not synonymous with the movie itself. For example, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides when the movie was about the fountain of youth. Thus, Randall's synonym movie title rewrites are synonymous with the movie plot more than the title. This could be said for all of them so far. Perhaps, that some are synonymous with the actual titles is coincidence only. --R0hrshach (talk) 15:56, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Well, I enjoyed figuring out what series he was referring to! Regarding the alt text, I am looking forward to the upcoming books "The Gusts of the Snow Season" and "A Reverie of the Vernal Season"!--User:Rayrox222 17:17, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

And now I need to start watching Game of Thrones with someone, if only so I have an excuse to say something like "Let's watch Fun With Chairs!" 108.162.221.116 08:39, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Have not watched "Hellboy", have not watched "The devil wears prada". But how about "Hellboy wears expensive fashion"? -198.41.242.93 14:59, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Can someone help me with File:radiation.png? No matter what dimensions I upload, it appears low-res. Forrest (talk)16:05, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Nevermind Forrest (talk)00:17, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

The explanations for the ASoIAF titles were off. I fixed them a bit, but they're still not great. There's no "Battle of the Five Kings". There's a War of the Five Kings, but within that war, none of the battles involve the forces of more than two of them. Also, they aren't kings of five separate regions of Westeros: Joffrey, Renly, and Stannis all claim to be king of the whole shebang (although it isn't too far off for the other two). The way A Storm of Swords was described implied that Dany's struggles were just beginning, rather than continuing. A Dance with Dragons is very hard to explain, because the story as published does not at all match the story the name was intended for, and the only real dragon-dancing going on is a slew of references to a historical war (which is itself covered in a separate novella), and possibly the last few chapters (which are mostly setup for the next book rather than a conclusion to ADwD). 162.158.255.52 11:05, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

Now that I think about it, why do we need any explanation for the book titles at all? Randall's titles are all straight synonyms, that make just as much sense (maybe more) if you have no idea what the books are about. I'll edit again to simplify. 162.158.255.52 11:08, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

The Indiana Jones' "Professor Whip is in Another Movie" explanation is off. "Another Movie" means that the movie isn't like the originals: it's based on aliens and does not fit in the series' established lore. It only implies that it shouldn't have been made as an effect of the point. 108.162.210.227 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)