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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #2820 on: October 07, 2019, 10:23:20 PM »
So, Skip Solo. It's not even worth trying. The only reason I loaded up was to try and drain my cell battery, and it was even bad at that.

That was a great review.  And I thank you for the comedic description.  I won't need to waste my life attempting to view it.  Frankly, the Ewoks were enough to convince me that I'd seen enough of the Star Wars franchise for a lifetime.  I haven't seen one of those films since.

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« Reply #2821 on: October 07, 2019, 11:29:28 PM »
Not a bad call, they should have let it end with ROTJ.
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« Reply #2822 on: October 08, 2019, 01:38:59 AM »
I knew there was going to be some stupid poo with daenareys taryargan as soon as she showed back up and decided, nope, that's plug pulling time for me.

(The phone charger I bought off amazon is working, but I won't know if it's worth it for 52 more minutes)
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« Reply #2823 on: October 08, 2019, 02:23:16 AM »
Derivative of Guardians of the Galaxy too.

So many mediocre Sci Fi movies, so little time...

And I got sort of disgusted by the whole Daeneyrs story arc.  Women + Power = BAD.  Thanks a bunch.

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« Reply #2824 on: October 09, 2019, 03:29:00 AM »
I'm not going to tell you to go watch Game Of Thrones because I like you, and the way that show ended, golly.

With Dany, they spend more time comparing her to Aerys than who she actually is.

They also love constantly repeating the refrain "When a targaryan is born, the gods flip a coin"

Nah, I tracked the quote down -

Ser Barry - "King Jaehaerys once told me that madness and greatness are two sides of the same coin. Every time a new Targaryen is born, he said, the gods toss the coin in the air and the world holds its breath to see how it will land"

In the books, this is meant to indicate that Dany has won Barry's loyalty by proving she isn't batshit insaneo.

At one point, she does execute prisoners with her dragon.

But she bless'ed had to. Those people were never going to bow, and if she'd let them live, they would have just come at her again. So she burns Dickon Tarly.

I'd say that Dany made the mistake of being overly on-the-move. She never consolidates her rule, she just rolls on to the next group of shitbags that need a dracarys enema. Which is pretty much everyone on the crapsack planet.

But you can't blame the ending on her, it's just bad writing from dipshit & dumbass. You could tell when they ran out of material and started winging it.

A lot of people criticized seasons 7 and 8, even before they were FILMED because of the forced pace. Even the fat man says the source material would eventually hit 14 seasons, and that he didn't understand the rush.

I do, they wanted to move on to the next job, and were either sick of GOT, or hated it from the start. We get such stunning insights as "Well Dany just forgot the Iron Fleet existed"

Like, the Iron Fleet split down the middle, one of her most solid backers, YARA GREYJOY, was both routed and captured... and Dany forgot? She lost the bless'ed fleet that brought her from Essos to Westeros. YOU DO NOT FORGET LOSING YOUR ARMADA.

And the sudden end snap was similarly cheap. You have her being all resentful post battle of winterfell, ANOTHER one of her dragons gets ganked, but it was a bell.

The ring of a bell made her decide "golly it, kill everything, I'm evil now".

The less said of Jon snew, King of "I dun want it", the better. They subverted expectations by giving him brain damage. Sansa's a dipshit, Bran always sucked, Arya says "golly this poo I'm out" and she's the smartest of all of them. Canonically, only Arya has plot armor, because the fat man's wife told him he isn't allowed to kill her. So he just tortures her endlessly. Then again, Gendry was poo.

Wow, I still have a lot of feelings about Game of Thrones.
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« Reply #2825 on: October 09, 2019, 10:36:52 AM »
I pretty much agree.  And want to say that the odd turn in Dany's character is what pissed me off, and one of the only ways I could explain it was a generic institutional misogyny among the writers. 

Had she just been a richard and behaved in a consistent way, I'd have had zero issue with that.  But she starts out as a young, naive manipulated child and grows into an idealistic, effective leader.  Then, for no apparent reason, she turns into Hitler.  Go figure.  You explain it in some way that doesn't make the writers look like a bunch of women hating boneheads who couldn't come up with a better ending than to have the one autonomous female leader go mad with power and then get offed by her nephew/lover.  Maybe if it were in the books, it would have made more sense, but it really made the writers look like hacks who just wanted to get the series over with and on to their next paychecks.
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« Reply #2826 on: October 10, 2019, 01:31:21 AM »
It's good to have differences of opinion, especially with people you're friendly with, it makes you actually consider your own positions on issues. I'll actually regret the self destruct on that one, it was a thought provoker.
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« Reply #2827 on: October 10, 2019, 11:43:24 PM »
Oops - sorry - accidentally let the monster out from under the blanket. Apologies.

Monster?  Power corrupts.  We all get that.  I guess my issue was the ham handed way the writers effectuated that transformation.  And it was a drag to have a character who seemed extraordinarily good get dashed as just another psycho dictator.  At least there's Anya.  I agree with 8ully, she was the best, most interesting.

I haven't seen any movies lately as I've been studying the tax code.  The fun never stops.

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« Reply #2828 on: October 11, 2019, 12:54:49 AM »
Anya was from Buffy. I didn't like how everyone always treated her like poo, but she did torture people for 1000 years.

That's also a valid reason not to marry someone. (Them having tortured people for 1000 years).

Not really a movie thing though, more of a TV thing. Be interesting if we had a thread for that... hint.
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« Reply #2829 on: October 11, 2019, 01:51:04 AM »
I meant Arya.  I had 2 hours of sleep, prepping for an exam, so my pop culture knowledge isn't what it might be otherwise.  I never saw the Buffy tv series, but the Pee Wee Herman death scene in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the film, was one for the ages.

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« Reply #2830 on: October 11, 2019, 04:03:32 AM »
The TV show exists because Joss Whedon was so angry at how they handled the film. Buffy began life as "Rhonda, the immortal waitress".

I don't have the discs for BTVS, apparently the entire show is up on facebook watch, but you have to use a specific browser, and I don't remember. Maybe it was chrome?

The concept is pretty fantastic. All those movies where the pretty blond trips and game over. What if it was a ruse? What if she was hunting the monster?

I did not mean to insult your Pop-Fu, and apologize if it came off like that. I don't think I've thought about the Anya character since everyone had flip phones. UPN had some good episodes, but they kind of did the series dirty.
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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #2831 on: October 12, 2019, 01:13:50 AM »
watched Lawless last night whilst drinking a couple of cans of dark ale

still cannot understand Hardy.  :-\


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« Reply #2832 on: October 12, 2019, 01:42:35 AM »
I was surprised how much I liked that despite Shia.

The ending was bless'ed campy though. I get why they did it, period piece and all, but it reminded me of the film code, where the baddies weren't allowed to get away with their misdeeds.

That's why the Italian Job ends on a cliffhanger.
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« Reply #2833 on: October 12, 2019, 08:45:21 AM »
El Camino -

poo, I have no idea how to review this movie without spoilers. It's satisfying. Walter White comes off even worse. Honestly, that was the biggest point.

Like, BCS, everyone has been waiting for Mr. White to show up.

When he shows up here, it's VERY early BB days. The RV is shot up, but intact. They hit a Diner / Truck stop. The buffet makes me think Truck stop. Diners are less generous.

And he undersells Jesse. No big surprise, the entire series sold him as wasted potential. Walter White was both an inspiring teacher and the worst thing that ever happened to Jesse Pinkman.

I was shocked how much I missed it. There's no artifice here. The world is as much a poo show there as it is here. Skinny Pete and Badger are still playing Xbox 360. They've got the Enterprise in a bookcase. Like real, actual, human people.

Sadly, the trailer doesn't happen. Skinny Pete might have seen an interrogation, but it doesn't weigh heavy on the movie. And holy poo if this movie doesn't weigh heavy.

God I missed BB. And it's only an eternity from here. We got something very special, and now it's gone.

I'd certainly say watch the whole show before you hit the movie, or you'll be cheating yourself.

But holy golly if that wasn't a straight up, 100% pure experience. I'm glad I got to see it.

But it does leave you feeling empty. I don't mean it's a bad ending, but you want more, and there isn't more.
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« Reply #2834 on: October 12, 2019, 06:19:28 PM »
Did you ever see The Path?  Aaron Paul is a key figure in that series.  It's not bad at representing the inside of a cult.  The ending is not very satisfying, I sort of felt they pulled the plug and it kind of dwindled away.

We watched El Camino tonight.  It was really enjoyable and reminded us of how much we missed Breaking Bad.
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