cap_n_jack
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Aug 7
3

The answer is yes, and on the off chance someone says no, I’m not watching this. 

Jul 28
1

You know, in the time of COVID, I really miss the disqus comics group. Used to be my favorite part of tuesdays and fridays (and prior to that, just fridays). You guys were the best.

Jul 28
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Yeah, I’m not a fan of that Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, hand drawn to look ugly asthetic. I’ll credit Rick and Morty with doing a little better recently with some of their sci-fi elements. Read more

Jul 28
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I just don’t get the impulse to make everything CGI. Compare the latest Turtles cartoon (which isn’t good) with the last one which was CGI, and one is nice to look at while the other is...awful looking. 

Jul 28
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True, but it has its moments (plus cheap 2D looks better than cheap 3D).

Jul 28
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The space aspects of those show look great. The characters still look plastic-y and unconvincing. 

Jul 27
22

Yeah, it’s really strange to see people taking Fisher’s word as holy writ without him actually saying anything. It wouldn’t take much to persuade me Joss Whedon is an abusive asshat...but I’d like to hear someone actually make allegations. Until then it’s a movie star being vague about a film that didn’t turn out how Read more

Jul 27
1

I love it! I think though I like it as much for the art as for the writing (Gabriel Ba is amazing). What did you think of the third volume? It felt weaker than the other two but it was nice to have the story picking up again and it implied some interesting things to come. 

Jul 23
2

It’s got an undercurrent of dark comedy that keeps it from being too serious. It’s almost like a re-imagining of Jason Bourne as horror...but mild horror. 

Jul 23
5

I am ok with this. It looks like the type of thing I’d like to see on a big screen which, per Nolan, is what it was designed for (I can’t imagine having missed out on Inception, Dark Knight, and Dunkirk on the big screen much as I would hate to have missed Mad Max Fury Road, Blade Runner 2049, and other spectacle Read more

Jul 23
5

Oh absolutely. He’s panned stuff I love, but I at least know where he’s coming from unlike the fanboy reviewers the internet is rife with who seems to not be interested in developing a sense of taste. 

Jul 23
4

That’s what I love about Dowd. While I don’t always agree, I love how unabashedly seriously he takes criticism and find the high standards useful. 

Jul 23
3

As far as Dan Stevens goes, have you seen the Guest? That’s one that somehow melted together paranoid John Carpenter 80s horror with an action revenge flick that’s fun (if not ultimately super substantial). And Stevens is magnificent in it!

Jul 23
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I mean, in the first two there was two instances of weird time travel, alien languages, apple computer related plots, alt-futures, and such, all that were presented not as surreal or magical realist, but as as sci-fi elements to be explained which, in the first two volumes it didn’t.

Jul 23
1

For anyone who read this, did it ever explain anything? I got frustrated because two volumes in it kept introducing more mysteries without ever really even outlining what its story was.

Jul 22
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This though seems to buy into the idea that films with silly concepts shouldn’t ever take themselves seriously (superheroes being an example of a deeply silly concept) which I disagree with thoroughly. It’s a flavor (darkness, grittiness, bombast, etc.), but a worthwhile one when handled correctly. Read more

Jul 22
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I don’t feel like responding to all of that (not being snarky, I just don’t), but I’ll bite on the last point. The point of my original statement was simply that I like Nolan a lot and think he’s a lot better than the crowd around here would hold which I do think, from the tone, boils down largely to contrarianism. I Read more

Jul 22
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The interesting thing though is that the counter fanbase is as vocal as the fanbase. He’s definitely been championed by teenagers without much taste. He’s also been vilified by film nerds who’ve decided he’s a hack. My complaint is that to have an opinion on him, you automatically have to place yourself in opposition Read more