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Started by PickelledEggs, August 26, 2014, 06:28:36 PM

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Sorginak

Quote from: Blackleaf on June 28, 2022, 02:20:35 AMSo I didn't want to judge the Obi-Wan as a series until it was completed, but now that's over, I've just gotta say... I don't get it. The internal logic and character motivations make no sense, it doesn't tell us anything we didn't already know about Star Wars canon. The series just felt like pointless fluff made to milk the Star Wars franchise

I wasn't going to watch it anyway. :P

Blackleaf

Quote from: Hydra009 on May 05, 2022, 10:18:01 AMMoon Knight

I've gotta say, I didn't have high hopes for this one, but I've been pleasantly surprised.

I can't talk about the plot much at all without major spoilers, but the show starts off kinda slow and confusing, then fast and confusing (in a good way), then it blew my mind, then it got fairly predictable, then the end credits scene blew my mind again.

Moon Knight episode 5 is pretty much on par with Wandavision in terms of engaging character exploration, if that makes sense.

And I absolutely loved Ethan Hawke as the villain.  If you're bored of cartoonishly evil villains and you want a more cordial, somewhat sympathetic villain, you're going to love him.

Unfortunately, upon analysis, the plot isn't actually particularly unique (macguffin this, save the world that, stuff that's been done to death).  But how it's presented is interesting enough to keep me tuned in, and at the edge of my seat at times.

Who knew an obscure marvel character would be so captivating?

I just started this series, and I concur. I really like it. I needed a pallet cleanser after Obi-Wan killed my brain cells, so I'm glad Moon Knight didn't turn out to be more Disney schlock. I've been falling a bit behind with the Marvel shows. These days, you can't really fully appreciate an MCU movie without a thorough knowledge of all previous Marvel content. It almost feels like doing homework.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

drunkenshoe

Les 7 Vies de Léa. (The 7 Lives of Lea) It's good. French fantasy drama.

SPOILERS - Something I laughed. (We don't have a spoiler button?)
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The protagonist goes back in time and wakes up in her dad's teenage body in the morning. She has morning erection, she freaks out: "No! Think about something gross! Think about Jean-Marie Le Pen! No! Think about Marine Le Pen...pooping! No. Think about Trump having sex with Marine Le Pen!..."
"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

Blackleaf

I just realized something about Obi-Wan. You know that time Darth Vader got into a lightsaber battle with his old friend from the Clone Wars, he got his helmet sliced open, the friend had a moment of shock as they made eye contact with him, then Vader tells them that Anakin is dead, and that Vader is all that remains?

No, no. The other time.



They fucking stole it from Rebels! I forgot about this until someone pointed it out. Fans are now talking about how cool and emotional this scene in Obi-Wan is, not even realizing this already happened before! Most fans probably haven't seen the original scene, because the animated shows aren't as popular as the live action stuff.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Hydra009

#1354
I talked to a friend about this.  A lot of people are movie-only (or live-action only if they watch Mando or Boba Fett or Kenobi) because the animated stuff is "for kids".

I wanna tell them that Episode 1 is waaaaay more "for kids" than Clone Wars or Bad Batch or even Rebels.  There's a spectrum of audiences that this stuff is geared for and it's rare for it to be aimed only at children.

Also, doesn't literally everyone watch animated movies now, be it Disney or Pixar or anime or whatever.  So what gives?  It's just more stories in a setting you already like!  So why not give it a shot?

Blackleaf

Quote from: Hydra009 on June 28, 2022, 07:22:45 PMI talked to a friend about this.  A lot of people are movie-only (or live-action only if they watch Mando or Boba Fett or Kenobi) because the animated stuff is "for kids".

I wanna tell them that Episode 1 is waaaaay more "for kids" than Clone Wars or Bad Batch or even Rebels.  There's a spectrum of audiences that this stuff is geared for and it's rare for it to be aimed only at children.

Also, doesn't literally everyone watch animated movies now, be it Disney or Pixar or anime or whatever.  So what gives?  It's just more stories in a setting you already like!  So why not give it a shot?

To be fair, the visuals of the animated shows don't appeal to me. They're stylized in ways that just look weird to me, with their odd proportions and such. Clone Wars, up until the last season, also looks very dated. If the writing wasn't so good, I wouldn't have have been able to finish it.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Hydra009


drunkenshoe

#1357
I've discovered 'Hung' and too late at that. It looked familiar in the first two eps, but just that. It's good. A lot of bits of criticism of any kind is thrown in too, it's funny so far. Really...men and women...women and men... us... LOL
"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

Hydra009

I've been watching a lot of the anime Jormundgand...


...an action series about an arms dealer doing missions in war-torn regions that always seem to go completely sideways.  Over-the-top action scenes ensue.

It also has some touching and reflective and funny scenes, so it's not nonstop action.

If you like Hellsing Ultimate at all, this show is right up your alley.  Just expect more machine guns and less vampires.  Same amount of snipers, though.

There's the usual Japanese mixed feelings towards militarism, and it can pretty morally ambiguous at times.

The protagonists are mostly morally neutral, more prone to benevolence than cruelty, and up against some seriously sick killers. This makes it much easier to root for the "good guys".

Finally, in full disclosure, I admit to a certain morbid fascination with arms shipments I've somehow developed in recent months, I'm sure you can guess why.  So it's a good fit with both my tastes and the zeitgeist.