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#1202 Aug 22 2017 at 6:36 AM Rating: Good
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I'm almost thru episode 3 of Defenders. It's been pretty slow for me. Hoping it picks up soon.

Preacher: I'm hoping this thing doesn't devolve into a cliche "Holy Grail" story line. I've only watched the first 45 minutes of the episode (Had to go to work, so didn't finish the rest). But Jesus screws some woman, she has a baby, some of the disciples find out and "protect" it by beating the woman to death and taking the child to raise and protect until the second coming...

Tulip's storyline is dull. Preacher himself is a bit boring currently too. I'm hoping the Saint of Killers comes back and lights a fire under this thing's ass. Or something else good happens to keep it away from being a Dan Brown novel with a bit of Gore added.
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#1203 Aug 22 2017 at 8:01 AM Rating: Good
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Preacher: After how mundane the rape scene was I'm surprised they went ahead with the inbred messiah. The whole season feels like they're pulling their punches.

Ed Skrein is joining the Hellboy reboot as BPRD member Major Daimio, a former US Marine who eventually gains the power to turn into a were-jaguar.

I know, jaguars aren't pumas. It was either this or the Jet Jaguar song.


Joss Whedon's fansite has been shut down because his ex-wife wrote a not-so-kind OP-ED about him that pretty much called him an adulterer and a "hypocrite preaching feminist ideals."

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor confirmed he'll be in Avengers: Infinity War. While there's no official confirmation as to who he'll be portraying, images of him in motion capture suits alongside Billyray Crackerdong's Doctor Strange have shown up, with a nametag that reads "EB MAW" which all but tells us that he'll be Ebony Maw.
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There may be elements from Born Again, but I'm sure there will be elements that are unfamiliar and surprising and different in order for the show to be compelling to fans who know the comics very well. If we start making Born Again page-for-page, then the people who have read it and loved it — the hardcore fans — they won't have too much drama.
So I'm going to go ahead and predict it's going to be about Karen Page's drug and porn history, and then she dead. Which is fine, I just hope we can finally move past The Hand.

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#1204 Aug 23 2017 at 8:04 AM Rating: Good
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Defenders: So I watched the fourth episode, fully expecting a fight scene and it never came. Was that brief scuffle at the end of the third episode supposed to be the Hallway Fight™? I can't believe that. Maybe it's in a future episode. Either way, kind of liked the episode. Jessica really steals the episode with the conclusion, but I've got to say I enjoyed watching all of the different personalities and motives clashing with each other over food. It reminded me of Thanksgiving.
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Now, just gonna let you know, moving into Season 2 of Iron Fist, I’m actually starting my training next week. We’re at least four or five months away from shooting, so this time around, I’m being given a lot more preparation leading up to Season 2, which I think is really gonna have a huge improvement on the quality of the fight scenes in Iron Fist.
I've got to say I'm definitely happy to hear that. His choreography was one of the major problems with the first season.

There appears to be some news from the Warner Brothers camp that not only are they developing a movie based around the Joker, the same way that Sony is working on Venom, but that it won't be connected to the main universe and kick start it's own Elseworld-esque universe of it's own. Personally I think they should focus on their main universe considering just how shaky it is before branching off to multiple shaky multiverses.

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#1205 Aug 24 2017 at 7:49 AM Rating: Good
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Glenn Ficarra and John Requa have been signed up to direct and a write a Joker/Harley Quinn movie, with Jared Leto and Margot Robbie reprising their roles as a random nameless Juggalo and Harley Quinn respectively. If I'm reading the IMDB correctly Glenn and John have both worked with Margot on Focus, and Tina Fey for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot so that should gives a bit of a hint at the sort of movie we'll be getting. It's Leto Joker as I'm just guessing it'll be shit. Also in casting news, according to Deadline Anna Diop will join Teagan Croft in Greg Berlanti's Titans as Starfire, which I guess explains why they abandoned the "Teen" part of the title. I thought it was just to avoid association with the Cartoon Network show. There's a pretty huge age gulf between Anna and Teagan.

The rumor that Affleck is out of Bat-Circulation is circulating once again, this time due to a comment someone made stating that Reeves' The Batman solo flick isn't attached to the DCEU afterall. I guess it'll depend on whether Justice League succeeds or shows that Wonder Woman's having a better director was just a fluke. Also rumored that Andy Samberg Michael Cera Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor has been cut from Justice League. Good.
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#1206 Aug 24 2017 at 9:22 PM Rating: Good
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The Mist: Disappointing overall. The Mist being some psychological thing instead of being filled with creatures from another world was a let down.

The showrunners are trying to capitalize on the Walking Dead formula. Making it all about the human interaction. But that doesn't work well here. Maybe bad characters, maybe bad writing, maybe people just expecting more Mist-Monsters. But it just doesn't work well.

At least with the Walking Dead with have a real and somewhat interesting threat with the dead people. Here in the Mist, the Mist itself is a dull threat. The final revenge scene in the mall was a huge let down. Some bleeding eyes, an invisible neck snap, some snakes. Pretty sure Gus is still alive and held up in his office? That's a big let down.

The ending to the Mist movie may not been done well, but the Mist itself was great in that movie. The Mist in this TV series is just an extension of the whole "human drama" aspect. Leaving both "dangers" in the Mist to be the same danger really.


And it seems that season 2 of the Shannara series is coming to Spike instead of MTV. But will still be ruined. (Hey, they got the SWORD OF SHANNARA now. See that? All better guys, honest!)

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#1207 Aug 25 2017 at 9:29 AM Rating: Good
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I'll be honest. Every episode of The Mist after the second one I've forgotten aired until I check to see what's to watch on the ol' dvr. A couple of neat kills but I guess in an era of monster movies where "the humans are the most dangerous" it just didn't offer anything new. And frankly, even the Walking Dead shows have worn out their use of that particular story element.

Shohreh Aghdashloo joins Netflix's The Punisher, who will appear in a recurring role as Homeland Security agent Dinah Madani's (Amber Rose Revah) mother, Farah.

Amazon's The Tick is out today. Saw the pilot a few months back and it looked interesting, which is what a pilot is supposed to do. I'm just looking for the outlandish speeches, really. The Hashtag Show is now reporting that Jon Spaihts has signed up to pen the screenplay for the DC Comics adaptation of Justice League Dark, which sounds good since he also worked on Doctor Strange. Though he also did work on The Mummy reboot, so we'll see.

James Cameron and Patty Jenkins are butting heads over who has the better stronk female character between Sarah Conner and Wonder Woman. I'm sure it's just a coincidence that it's also the 25™ anniversary of Terminator 2 and it's being shown at AMC theaters today.

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#1208 Aug 27 2017 at 8:21 PM Rating: Good
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Game of Thrones:
Jon Snow...

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#1209 Aug 27 2017 at 8:23 PM Rating: Good
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Nope....

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#1210 Aug 28 2017 at 7:29 AM Rating: Good
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Finished up The Defenders. Little slow and the fight choreography was either lacking or there was just too many different fights going on at the same time to make it noticeable. Either way, easier to watch than Iron Fist was, but I wouldn't exactly put it near the top half for favorites. I think I'm disappointed that apparently whatever that was near the end of the ... third episode I think it was ... whatever that was was the Hallway Fight™ and it was just lacking. On side note, I can't wait to see Misty in whatever series they put her in next. I don't usually leave the shows running during the credits, but for whatever reason I did for the last episode and there was the Punisher teaser at the end. I think I'm more hyped for that then the next seasons of the already established shows.

Speaking of next seasons, I really hope the whole Hand storyline is abandoned. I've personally never enjoyed it when it was the B-Plot in Daredevil, or it's parts in Iron Fist. I think it had a pretty satisfying conclusion in Defenders, at least for the time being.

Next weekend, The Tick.

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#1211 Aug 28 2017 at 7:39 AM Rating: Good
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Defenders: Problem I had with the fight choreography I think was instead of making it better, they just made it darker. But not "darker" in the sense of edginess... just literally darker. The last couple episodes inside the hole with the dragon fossil was filmed with the light source behind the fighters. You couldn't see anything but silhouettes.

I'll have to check out the Punisher teaser. I didn't stick around for the post credits scene...
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#1212 Aug 28 2017 at 7:52 AM Rating: Good
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It's the same Punisher teaser I posted a week or so back, with the sledgehammer. Speaking of Punisher, former Marvel Comics editor turned Senior Vice President of Creator and Content Development and Having Really Really Long Job Titles C.B. Cebulski commented that "another Marvel may be showing up (in the Punisher)." Now, the most obvious speculation would be Daredevil, but when you consider how Shohreh Aghdashloo role in the show is of a psychiatrist one could speculate for Moon Knight. That'd be neat, but a less likely guess.

More Punisher news, as while the release date is still unknown episode titles have been released on twitter ... in Morse Code.
01 ...-- / .- --
02 - .-- --- / -.. . .- -.. / -- . -.
03 -.- .- -. -.. .- .... .- .-.
04 .-. . ... ..- .--. .--. .-.. -.--
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01 - 3 A.M.
02 - Two Dead Men
03 - Kandahar
04 - Resupply
05 - Gunner
06 - The Judas Goat
07 - Crosshairs
08 - Cold Steel
09 - Front Toward Enemy
10 - Virtue of the Vicious
11 - Danger Close
12 - Home
13 - Memento Mori


Apparently there's a rumor that Martin Scorsese is in the works for a Joker Origin Movie. Which is weird since the Joker doesn't have an origin story. I'll just treat it like The Killing Joke and The Dark Knight: It's a story Joker tells that even he doesn't exactly believe is real.

Super Troopers 2 trailer. April 20™, because of course 4:20.


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#1213 Aug 28 2017 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Defenders: Problem I had with the fight choreography I think was instead of making it better, they just made it darker. But not "darker" in the sense of edginess... just literally darker. The last couple episodes inside the hole with the dragon fossil was filmed with the light source behind the fighters. You couldn't see anything but silhouettes.

I'll have to check out the Punisher teaser. I didn't stick around for the post credits scene...


Nothing spoilery in this part of my response. I was bothered by the choreography during the entire Defender's series, and I think I figured out why. In each of the solo series, each character had their own "style" of fighting. Jessica Jones basically just hit stuff like a normal person. Luke Cage usually either stood there and smirked at his opponent's helplessness, or blocked with his arm, whatever. Then whacked them when he felt like they hadn't gotten the hint yet. Daredevil had this kind of "throw my body at the other guy" style, complete with some really cool combo kicks and punches that really "worked". Even Iron Fist, which got panned for this, still had Danny with a distinct style (kind of a crane kung fu thing).

In Defenders, it kinda looked like they had one person handling everyone's fight choreography. So everyone fought in the exact same style. They all kicked the same way. All blocked the same way. All jumped the same way. It was by far the most jarring with Daredevil and Iron fist, IMO. Both had very distinctive styles and they were just "generic" in Defenders. We saw zero fancy hand flourishes from Iron fist. Not one scene of Daredevil doing a spin/flip move with legs and arms curled and whacking folks as he spun around. No one had a signature anything. Which was somewhat disappointing.

I thought the fight sequences in Iron fist (even the bad ones) were still better than what we got in Defenders. It just looked... boring. Every fight the same. Every person in the fight the same. In the final fight sequence, I couldn't tell half the time who was fighting in a given scene. Yes, part of this was the lighting, but if they'd had more distinct styles, that wouldn't have been a problem. I get that maybe it would have been too difficult/expensive to do this right, but it was really jarring to me.

As to the plot itself: What was supposed to be the A plot kinda wasn't IMO. So the hand, an organization that's been around for some amount of time (they can't seem to set a firm number here, but whatever), complete with a handful of more or less immortal leaders who have been kept alive for this entire time (and brought back from the dead when needed) by the "substance", has run low due to the cost of bringing Electra back. Ok. So internal strife due to that decision, etc, etc. They never got along so great anyway, yadda yadda. Got it. We can assume that this "substance'" (were those dinosaur bones? Dragons maybe?) is what they use for this, and what they stole/misused/whatever which got them kicked out of Kun'lun/whatever ages ago. Got it. We can assume that it's the same substance that grants the Iron Fist power as well (he mentioned something about putting his hand into the heart of the dragon, which made me think it's the same thing ultimately).

In any case, the whole thing is basically "we need this, and it's blocked off by the monks, and can only be opened by the Iron Fist". Got it. So all the heroes need to do is *not* open the thing. Of course Danny's a dummy and falls for the obvious "let me get you mad, activate your Iron Fist, and then position myself right in front of the wall/door/whatever that can only be opened by said fist, which you know all about, but are going to foolishly punch at me anyway (why? Can we please not slavishly follow the "hero must ultimately cause the problem" trope?). Ok. Whatever. Then grand finale fight. Problem solved, right?

Wait. They resolved the problem by dropping a building on the giant pit with the tunnels at the bottom with the substance. Er... With the resources of the Hand, can't they just dig new tunnels down there and retrieve the stuff anyway? Buy up the inevitable "clean up the collapsed building" contract and get to work, right? It's not like they re-sealed the door or anything. Just dropped a ton of rubble on top of it. The Hand had to spent years digging the first tunnel. How is this different? In the context of a ages old organization, this is at best a minor speed bump. Within a few years, their minions will have recovered more substance, retrieved the bodies of the fingers, and have them all back up and running.

The entire plot fails from the "ancient thing shouldn't have lasted this long if it was that easy" hole. They even mentioned that they've done this several times in the past. So presumably, there's more of this stuff lying about under other major cities or whatever, scattered all over the world. Maybe they've been sealed off by the monks as well (although they seemed to be surprised by this, which itself seems strange). So was this the only location sealed away by a past Iron Fist? Why not just go somewhere else to cause their destruction while obtaining it? Dunno. There were large portions of plot just not really explained. It seemed more like "evil guys have to do this this way so that the good guys have a reason to stop them". Which is not a plot methodology I'm a huge fan of.

The B plot was much more interesting IMO. Getting Electra back basically worked. I just wish they'd come up with a better conflict to wrap that up in. Aren't the good and bad guys supposed to have been in a very long running conflict? What is this conflict really about? It can't just be "they use the same stuff we use, just for different purposes". There would have to be some evil objectives of the Hand that need to be stopped beyond them merely existing. Dunno. Again though, I thought they handled her gradually remembering who she used to be pretty well. Although the one bit I'm still confused about (they didn't explain much at all, IMO because of not enough episodes in the series), is "what is the purpose of the Dark Sky anyway?". They went to a silly amount of effort to turn her into it. The implication is that certain people are born with a connection to it (mentioned in Daredevil series by Stick). Electra had it, and was supposed to be killed because of it, but Stick decides to train her instead. Ok. And she gets killed and turned into Dark Sky, and then...? Nothing. She's super tough and whatnot, but what's the point? Again, other than existing, there didn't seem to be a purpose to the whole thing. Or at least, not one we were informed of.

I guess in the series, they used her to wipe out the Chaste, but couldn't the Hand have done that anyway? She was tough, but didn't seem that much more powerful than the fingers were. If the Hand had really wanted to wipe them out, it seemed like they could have at any of a number of points in time. And again, wiping them out accomplished what, exactly? While Stick alluded to a conflict, we're still left not really knowing *why* they're fighting, or what they're fighting over. It certainly hasn't seemed like the Hand has been seriously opposed in whatever they've wanted to do over the entire history of the organization, so aside from killing of anyone who might become Dark Sky, it didn't seem like the Chaste ever actually accomplished anything. And since the entire purpose of Dark Sky seemed to be to destroy the Chaste (at least, that's all she was used for, well, until she turned on them and semi-took over), that seems like silly circular purpose to me (group A exists solely to prevent the creation of a weapon by group B that exists solely to destroy group A).

Eh. Despite all of this, it was actually pretty enjoyable. Crazy, I know. I did like the dialog between the characters, especially when they were first meeting up and kinda introducing themselves. I didn't even mind the pacing of the first few episodes. But then, I usually like to have a decent build up where we get to see how the characters get together and why they're working together. And the plot hooks used in the story actually did work pretty darn well. Each character had a reason for showing up where and when they did, and meeting up with each other, and then ultimately working together. So yeah, the motivations of the good guys made sense. Bad guys are engaged in evil plot which will do bad things to the city we're all living in great.

It was the bad guy's motivations that were problematic IMO.
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Defenders: Problem I had with the fight choreography I think was instead of making it better, they just made it darker. But not "darker" in the sense of edginess... just literally darker. The last couple episodes inside the hole with the dragon fossil was filmed with the light source behind the fighters. You couldn't see anything but silhouettes.

I'll have to check out the Punisher teaser. I didn't stick around for the post credits scene...


Nothing spoilery in this part of my response. I was bothered by the choreography during the entire Defender's series, and I think I figured out why. In each of the solo series, each character had their own "style" of fighting. Jessica Jones basically just hit stuff like a normal person. Luke Cage usually either stood there and smirked at his opponent's helplessness, or blocked with his arm, whatever. Then whacked them when he felt like they hadn't gotten the hint yet. Daredevil had this kind of "throw my body at the other guy" style, complete with some really cool combo kicks and punches that really "worked". Even Iron Fist, which got panned for this, still had Danny with a distinct style (kind of a crane kung fu thing).

In Defenders, it kinda looked like they had one person handling everyone's fight choreography. So everyone fought in the exact same style. They all kicked the same way. All blocked the same way. All jumped the same way. It was by far the most jarring with Daredevil and Iron fist, IMO. Both had very distinctive styles in their respective solo series but they were just "generic" in Defenders. We saw zero fancy hand flourishes from Iron fist. Not one scene of Daredevil doing a spin/flip move with legs and arms curled and whacking folks as he spun around. No one had a signature anything. Which was somewhat disappointing.

I thought the fight sequences in Iron fist (even the bad ones) were still better than what we got in Defenders. It just looked... boring. Every fight the same. Every person in the fight the same. In the final fight sequence, I couldn't tell half the time who was fighting in a given scene. Yes, part of this was the lighting, but if they'd had more distinct styles, that wouldn't have been a problem. I get that maybe it would have been too difficult/expensive to do this right, but it was really jarring to me.

As to the plot itself: What was supposed to be the A plot kinda wasn't IMO. So the hand, an organization that's been around for some amount of time (they can't seem to set a firm number here, but whatever), complete with a handful of more or less immortal leaders who have been kept alive for this entire time (and brought back from the dead when needed) by the "substance", has run low due to the cost of bringing Electra back. Ok. So internal strife due to that decision, etc, etc. They never got along so great anyway, yadda yadda. Got it. We can assume that this "substance'" (were those dinosaur bones? Dragons maybe?) is what they use for this, and what they stole/misused/whatever which got them kicked out of Kun'lun/whatever ages ago. Got it. We can assume that it's the same substance that grants the Iron Fist power as well (he mentioned something about putting his hand into the heart of the dragon, which made me think it's the same thing ultimately).

In any case, the whole thing is basically "we need this, and it's blocked off by the monks, and can only be opened by the Iron Fist". Got it. So all the heroes need to do is *not* open the thing. Of course Danny's a dummy and falls for the obvious "let me get you mad, activate your Iron Fist, and then position myself right in front of the wall/door/whatever that can only be opened by said fist, which you know all about, but are going to foolishly punch at me anyway (why? Can we please not slavishly follow the "hero must ultimately cause the problem" trope?). Ok. Whatever. Then grand finale fight. Problem solved, right?

Wait. They resolved the problem by dropping a building on the giant pit with the tunnels at the bottom with the substance. Er... With the resources of the Hand, can't they just dig new tunnels down there and retrieve the stuff anyway? Buy up the inevitable "clean up the collapsed building" contract and get to work, right? It's not like they re-sealed the door or anything. Just dropped a ton of rubble on top of it. The Hand had to spent years digging the first tunnel. How is this different? In the context of a ages old organization, this is at best a minor speed bump. Within a few years, their minions will have recovered more substance, retrieved the bodies of the fingers, and have them all back up and running.

The entire plot fails from the "ancient thing shouldn't have lasted this long if it was that easy" hole. They even mentioned that they've done this several times in the past. So presumably, there's more of this stuff lying about under other major cities or whatever, scattered all over the world. Maybe they've been sealed off by the monks as well (although they seemed to be surprised by this, which itself seems strange). So was this the only location sealed away by a past Iron Fist? Why not just go somewhere else to cause their destruction while obtaining it? Dunno. There were large portions of plot just not really explained. It seemed more like "evil guys have to do this this way so that the good guys have a reason to stop them". Which is not a plot methodology I'm a huge fan of.

The B plot was much more interesting IMO. Getting Electra back basically worked. I just wish they'd come up with a better conflict to wrap that up in. Aren't the good and bad guys supposed to have been in a very long running conflict? What is this conflict really about? It can't just be "they use the same stuff we use, just for different purposes". There would have to be some evil objectives of the Hand that need to be stopped beyond them merely existing. Dunno. Again though, I thought they handled her gradually remembering who she used to be pretty well. Although the one bit I'm still confused about (they didn't explain much at all, IMO because of not enough episodes in the series), is "what is the purpose of the Dark Sky anyway?". They went to a silly amount of effort to turn her into it. The implication is that certain people are born with a connection to it (mentioned in Daredevil series by Stick). Electra had it, and was supposed to be killed because of it, but Stick decides to train her instead. Ok. And she gets killed and turned into Dark Sky, and then...? Nothing. She's super tough and whatnot, but what's the point? Again, other than existing, there didn't seem to be a purpose to the whole thing. Or at least, not one we were informed of.

I guess in the series, they used her to wipe out the Chaste, but couldn't the Hand have done that anyway? She was tough, but didn't seem that much more powerful than the fingers were. If the Hand had really wanted to wipe them out, it seemed like they could have at any of a number of points in time. And again, wiping them out accomplished what, exactly? While Stick alluded to a conflict, we're still left not really knowing *why* they're fighting, or what they're fighting over. It certainly hasn't seemed like the Hand has been seriously opposed in whatever they've wanted to do over the entire history of the organization, so aside from killing of anyone who might become Dark Sky, it didn't seem like the Chaste ever actually accomplished anything. And since the entire purpose of Dark Sky seemed to be to destroy the Chaste (at least, that's all she was used for, well, until she turned on them and semi-took over), that seems like silly circular purpose to me (group A exists solely to prevent the creation of a weapon by group B that exists solely to destroy group A).

Eh. Despite all of this, it was actually pretty enjoyable. Crazy, I know. I did like the dialog between the characters, especially when they were first meeting up and kinda introducing themselves. I didn't even mind the pacing of the first few episodes. But then, I usually like to have a decent build up where we get to see how the characters get together and why they're working together. And the plot hooks used in the story actually did work pretty darn well. Each character had a reason for showing up where and when they did, and meeting up with each other, and then ultimately working together. So yeah, the motivations of the good guys made sense. Bad guys are engaged in evil plot which will do bad things to the city we're all living in great.

It was the bad guy's motivations that were problematic IMO.


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Preacher: God is a Furry. Yiffing and all. Guess after an eternity you get bored with the normal hobbies.
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Appears to be faster now when posting... but still double posting.

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Yes, part of this was the lighting, but if they'd had more distinct styles, that wouldn't have been a problem.
I think that was more because they only really had two styles. Jessica and Cage are brawlers without much formal training and Matt and Danny are martial artists. Cage's boxing background and Danny's and Matt's different styles didn't really get highlighted much but between the two groups you could see the differences. I'm pretty sure it's a combination of the three factors that ultimately made the fight scenes so unsatisfying. The lighting was too dark, there wasn't enough variety between the four, and there was just too much going on to separate them. And yes, as far as plot is concerned it's been my complaint since Daredevil season 1: The Hand storylines just didn't work. I mean it was a coherent story from start to finish, but it just wasn't that interesting compared to everything else. Daredevil had both Wilson Fisk and Punisher that were infinitely more fleshed out, and Iron Fist had his getting back into his company. I'd need to rewatch Jessica Jones, but I don't think Hand came up there and I know it didn't for Cage.
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I'll admit I didn't see that coming. I thought it was the old man holding the ******. The Hell scenes are really dragging the show down.

New Inhumans trailer, kind of spoilery. This time comic accurate about Medusa's hair. Though it seems way too early to introduce as a story element and just looks like a lame excuse to save some cash for the special effects.


Wonder Woman is out digitally today, and apparently there's an extra scene added to the home release. Kind of a "we don't want to copy Marvel with their end credit scenes, but here's an end credit scene" deal. Also DC related, the villain of Justice League has a Halloween mask out, and it makes his chin look like a fleshlight
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On side note, I can't wait to see Misty in whatever series they put her in next.
ASK AN YE SHALL RECEIVE, KNAVE. Entertainment Weekly released an image from Luke Cage season 2 featuring Misty's boobs new arm. Personally think it should be all gold, but still.

Edited, Aug 29th 2017 2:57pm by lolgaxe
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And yes, as far as plot is concerned it's been my complaint since Daredevil season 1: The Hand storylines just didn't work. I mean it was a coherent story from start to finish, but it just wasn't that interesting compared to everything else. Daredevil had both Wilson Fisk and Punisher that were infinitely more fleshed out, and Iron Fist had his getting back into his company. I'd need to rewatch Jessica Jones, but I don't think Hand came up there and I know it didn't for Cage.


Yeah. I really wish they'd have the Hand actually... doing something really evil. Have them work towards summoning a demon or something. Bringing back their dread deity, long buried in the sands of time. Sacrificing babies. Something! There just never seems to be a pay off in terms of their plans, and no real reason to oppose them other than that they're there. Aside from the regular crime lord type stuff they're involved in, they don't actually seem to be doing anything more mystically evil than the folks who are fighting them.

You've created an evil ancient organization using magical powers. You kinda need to have them actually have some objective that's magical in nature. And sure, I suppose recovering the substance to retain their immortality is magical, but as I wrote above, all that does is allow them to continue doing what they are already doing. What's their long term plan? It has to be something more than just existing. And it should be something more than just "being criminals".
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lolgaxe wrote:
And yes, as far as plot is concerned it's been my complaint since Daredevil season 1: The Hand storylines just didn't work. I mean it was a coherent story from start to finish, but it just wasn't that interesting compared to everything else. Daredevil had both Wilson Fisk and Punisher that were infinitely more fleshed out, and Iron Fist had his getting back into his company. I'd need to rewatch Jessica Jones, but I don't think Hand came up there and I know it didn't for Cage.


Yeah. I really wish they'd have the Hand actually... doing something really evil. Have them work towards summoning a demon or something. Bringing back their dread deity, long buried in the sands of time. Sacrificing babies. Something! There just never seems to be a pay off in terms of their plans, and no real reason to oppose them other than that they're there. Aside from the regular crime lord type stuff they're involved in, they don't actually seem to be doing anything more mystically evil than the folks who are fighting them.

You've created an evil ancient organization using magical powers. You kinda need to have them actually have some objective that's magical in nature. And sure, I suppose recovering the substance to retain their immortality is magical, but as I wrote above, all that does is allow them to continue doing what they are already doing. What's their long term plan? It has to be something more than just existing. And it should be something more than just "being criminals".
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#1220 Aug 30 2017 at 10:34 AM Rating: Good
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Got 300 dollars you don't know what to do with?
DC Universe 10th Anniversary Collection BluRay

It's kind of tempting. I do like most of those animated films. Maybe if it was under 200 dollars.

I realize the article is a couple months old, but Amazon just started telling me to buy it yesterday when I was checking out the Samurai Jack complete series bluray collection (Which... I will probably buy).
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#1221 Aug 30 2017 at 10:35 AM Rating: Good
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Le Sigh...

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Ten bucks a movie isn't a bad deal if you don't already have any of the movies in the collection.
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Ya, I mean, the price reflects the product, but 300 is a sticker shock.

I started watching The Tick today. I thought it'd be pretty cheesy, but I am really enjoying these jokes and characters. I've watched thru episode 4.

I watched the cartoon when I was younger. I don't recall much of it though other than The Tick being... not very smart at all. And they definitely seem to have captured that with this show.
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Every single time...

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I don't recall much of it though other than The Tick being... not very smart at all.
It was the constant long winded and bizarre hero speeches that always stood out for me. I'm pretty sure it negatively affected me for years, to add outlandish comparisons into whatever speeches I've had to give. And so far the show seems to have faithfully captured that. I do wish they kept the whole "Is he real or Arthur's delusion" subplot around a little longer than like two episodes.

Reviews for both Inhumans and The Runaways are starting to trickle in, and they range from don't bother seeing Inhumans at all, Imax or otherwise to why isn't The Runaways out yet?!

Spider-Man: Homecoming writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers will be returning for the sequel, which is good. I felt they had a pretty good grasp of things and would like to see their vision continued. Patty Jenkins will return for the next Wonder Woman, same though I think the movie was good but **** is it overrated at this point. People act like it's the best movie ever.

Penelope Mitchell will be joining the crew of Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen as Ganeida the Witch, while Francis Ed Skein took himself out of the movie, feeling that his playing an Asian character is disrespectful and such and such. Do what you gotta do, Francis.

Edited, Aug 31st 2017 9:24am by lolgaxe
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Looks like Australian actor Brenton Thwaites will be joining Teagan Croft and Anna Diop as Dick Greyson in Titans. So that's a thirteen year old and two thirty year olds. Not that it makes a huge deal if the script is there, and it is Titans and not Teen Titans. Just kind of curious if they'll have Robin try to block Raven from joining because of her age and his experience as a human shield young sidekick.
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