Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for June 23, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  14 days ago

    A movie sequel is like spending 2 hours with old friends.

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    codycab  14 days ago

    A sequel is whether or not you say, “Man! It’s great to these guys again!” Not just movies, of course.

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  14 days ago

    okay, Calvin, good to know

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    Charles Barr Premium Member 14 days ago

    And if sequels aren’t your thing, we have spinoffs and prequels.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 14 days ago

    I have a feeling that many of today’s moviegoers prefer sequels to originals…

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    LeftCoastKen Premium Member 14 days ago

    Five bucks! Is that all they were in ‘92? Now you need to take out a second mortgage on your house … and that doesn’t cover the popcorn and soda!

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    alien011  14 days ago

    Meta-irony: This is a rerun.

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    chuckcork1  14 days ago

    It’s worked well for Marvel so far.

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    Opus Croakus  14 days ago

    Sometimes I’m convinced Bill Waterson is psychic.

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    orinoco womble  14 days ago

    You won’t have to worry in the future Calvin, original ideas are unknown to movies and TV now. It’s all remakes, reboots, rehashes and follow-ons.

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    The Reader Premium Member 14 days ago

    I hope he is not going to post photocopies of this cartoon all summer.

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    Bilan  14 days ago

    A rerun talking about reruns. How meta.

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    Susan00100  14 days ago

    What are called “sequels” are really nothing more than “remakes”.

    Check out the “Rocky” series, for example.

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    Calvinist1966  14 days ago

    Watterson, of course, created a brilliant comic strip which became very popular and remains so. He had far more artistic integrity than Calvin and also achieved a popularity that Calvin never achieves.

    He has explained that Calvin largely represents his immature side as an adult. On Monday, Hobbes seemed less mature than Calvin but their usual standards of maturity are now reasserting themselves.

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    oldspacehound  14 days ago

    Five Bucks? I wish!

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    jagedlo  14 days ago

    Five bucks…then there’s the popcorn and drinks…

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    Purple People Eater  14 days ago

    “New plot”? There are only seven of them.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seven_Basic_Plots

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    joegeethree  14 days ago

    Saw a sequel yesterday. Great movie. Felt bad for “Iceman.”

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 14 days ago

    Explains the popularity of the Marvel Universe and Batman, et al and all the other comic book to films now. Not a fan. Count me out.

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    dflak  14 days ago

    People like new when it comes to cars, phones and other “things.” However they don’t like new if it means they have to change.

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    chuckcork1  13 days ago

    Somehow I doubt Calvin would be renting ‘Venusian Vampire Vixens 2’ and caring about the plot.

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    genghis.shaman  13 days ago

    more true now than it was at the time, lol

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    tripwire45  13 days ago

    Yep, that’s “modern” art.

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    yangeldf  13 days ago

    I don’t disagree, but I don’t like his reasoning

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    Ed The Red Premium Member 13 days ago

    People like to imagine there was a time when Hollywood was filled with original programming and artistic integrity. Hogwash. The movie industry always has been, and always will be, a profit-making business.

    Every generation treats sequels and remakes as though they were were something new. They are not. Let’s consider just one example, the brilliant “The Wizard of Oz” film from 1939. Not only is it not an original story, it’s the fourth version of it as a film.

    And surely you’ve seen “The Bride of Frankenstein” (1935). It’s a sequel, filmed to capitalize on the success of the original.

    In 2052, people will complain that sequels and remakes dominate the movies. And they’ll say Hollywood has changed in the last 30 years.

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    sandpiper  13 days ago

    A rare sequel introduces events and scenes that equal the audience reaction to the original. Faces, expressions, actions are almost the same. Special effects on the other hand, tend to be flashier and, in some cases, more destructive, but add nothing to the overall surprise.

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    jrankin1959  13 days ago

    Five bucks… that’s more like the bargain cinemas these days.

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    Troglodyte  13 days ago

    Calvin: Poster boy for the status quo.

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    Will_Scarlet  13 days ago

    And how IS the latest Disney remake?

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 13 days ago

    I want to experience new things. I just don’t want them to be unfamiliar.

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    willie_mctell  13 days ago

    It’s “The Accidental Tourist” all over again. And again and again,…

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    bobbyferrel  13 days ago

    When’s the last time anyone got into a movie for 5 bux?

    Parenthetically, I remember as a kid going for a dime. Yes, that makes me superannuated.

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    mistercatworks  13 days ago

    Andy Warhol gave people all the giant soup labels they could afford. It was original. However, it’s only original when you are the first one.

    Do they still have plots? I get the feeling that they slap together a few memes, some high explosives, a little computer graphic effects and some pretty people. :)

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    Jesquire  13 days ago

    Five bucks. LOL

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    patrickab7  13 days ago

    From 1992.

    How times change wait what.

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    doctorwho29  13 days ago

    How can a kid this creative be this against originality and thought? I think he actually works at being a hypocrite. It sounds like him

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 13 days ago

    The movies that leave me shaking my head are Disney’s live-action remakes of classic full-length-feature animated fairy tales. Trying to improve on perfection is worse than putting lipstick on a pig, it’s practically sacrilegious.

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    wiley207  13 days ago

    And now original movies in the summer are more commonplace, compared to when it was often sequels.

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    g04922  13 days ago

    Hobbes is the master of changing the subject and re-direction Calvin’s focus.

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    WCraft Premium Member 13 days ago

    Well, you certainly aren’t going to get any truth if it comes our of Hollywood.

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    josh_bisbee  13 days ago

    $5 won’t even get you the drink nowadays, forget the popcorn and ticket.

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    spaced man spliff Premium Member 13 days ago

    Five Buxx for a Movie? When was this strip made?

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    Buckaroobanzai  13 days ago

    or a bad religion song that doesnt conform to format

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    Lightpainter Premium Member 13 days ago

    Five bucks in 1992 equals $10.42 today.

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    The monkees  13 days ago

    He can walk to the movies him self as a six year old man times have changed

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    hagarthehorrible  13 days ago

    I miss Bill not continuing with this original srt. The reruns are also worth.

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