- Jun 29, 2020
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I finished Revelations so I can now peep in the He-Man thread without fear of spoilers!
Finished Evangelion, which added proof to the thesis that I am not the target audience for anime. The theme song sounded like a contender for the Eurovision Song Contest. After a few episodes I switched from the original Japanese to the English dub; I don't speak nor understand Japanese so all I hear is monotonous mumbling or shrieking shouts without familiar intonation. I don't like the Lazy Animation style where basically nothing happens onscreen for a minute or two, while offscreen (or without moving lips) there's some conversation going on. The story itself was boring the first half, then suddenly seemed to go somewhere, but in the finale was a letdown for me.
Finished season 2 of Stranger Things. I like it and hope that they can keep up the quality for the next seasons. I also like the cast and the way the characters are written. I was expectingBob to be a spy inserted in the Byers household to keep tabs on Will, but nope...
In between I discovered Archer and Love, Death and Robots. Bite sized snacks for in between. I like L,D+R.
Archer is fun too but I don't know if I'm gonna watch the entire series.
And I just started on the Witcher, 16 episodes of something else, before I begin Stranger Things season 3.
And I watched a few movies, Day Shift the most recent.
Yes, I'm milking that Netflix subscription for all its worth
Dragon Prince is nice but it's not even YA, it's more late elementary, middle school. If you liked Avatar, it's worth an episode.
Yup. Announcement about it was about a week ago.It's already been canceled?
It's just great. That is all that I have to say about it.Surprised I haven't seen more chatter on here about S2 of Primal which manages to top S1 in its heavy metal fantasy imagery and gory violence. Loving it.
Looks like they are going to lose Legendary (Monsterverse and other properties) as well.Maybe they figure if they kill the DCEU, they can start it up again with no problems? That's the only rationalization I can see for some of these decisions.
WB Cancels DC Fandome 2022 as David Zaslav Focuses On Rebuilding DCEU After Multiple Cancellations - FandomWireWith news breaking that DC Fandome has been cancelled this year, fans wonder what else David Zaslav can take from us...fandomwire.com
"Black Widow" ended up being better than the reviews made it sound, which is good, since I like that character a lot. I'm not happy with what they did with Taskmaster, but I enjoyed the movie overall. I really like David Harbour's version of "Red Guardian."
Next up is "The Eternals" and "Shang-Chi." The Eternals never seemed like a good choice for a set of characters for a movie (I never cared for them in the comics, either), and what I have heard about the way they do the Deviants doesn't sound promising, but we'll see.
I'm going to put spoiler text, just in case someone here hasn't seen it yet, but wants to.I also watched Nope, and it creeped me out with the way Jean Jacket devoured those theme park goers.
I disagree on that. I loved Kirby's Eternals. The movie was good except for the dumbing down of the Deviants. I felt that was a poor move by Marvel for that. I get they can only do so much in a film, but I still felt it was a bad decision on their part.I enjoyed Eternals. It could have done with fewer flashbacks and I would question some the casting choices. It was very different from the original Kirby comics, but to be honest those comics were not the good anyway.
There were a few things that took away from the whole in BW for me. First, that she was so sloppy in Budapest from what we've seen of her. Second, they don't know how to have a strong male and leading female in the same movie yet; Red Guardian was done dirty and pretty incompetent. Third... Taskmaster. Not the gender bending, but making her a victim rather than what we've seen before when Taskmaster is such a great villain. I loved Florence Pugh and thing she's a great new Black Widow when they get to that.I enjoyed Black Widow, There was great banter among the characters. They didn't quite land the ending (a common issue with blockbusters) and mildly disappointed they felt they had to explain what the whole Budapest incident and Draco's daughter's references. I think it's more fun when these things are left unexplained.
Shang-Chi was a lot of fun. I enjoyed Eternals. It could have done with fewer flashbacks and I would question some the casting choices. It was very different from the original Kirby comics, but to be honest those comics were not the good anyway.