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by maybeagnostic
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 32
Views: 3493

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

It seems probable that, given what we know, Asguardians enjoy a ridiculous advantage over their enemies. Pretty much every one we've seen is obscenely overpowered. Um, like who? I am pretty sure every time we've seen an Asgardian other than Thor* fight, they've had their ass handed to them by just ...
by maybeagnostic
Mon May 28, 2018 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Boba: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 25
Views: 2046

Re: Boba: A Star Wars Story

I'm not much of a Star Wars fan in general but Boba Fett's popularity in particular has always been a complete mystery to me. How did some faceless dude with not even five minutes of screentime before his ignoble death become so interesting to the fans? As to the lack of excitement for Solo, a strai...
by maybeagnostic
Thu May 17, 2018 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 129
Views: 6864

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

A few thoughts on the ramifications of Thanos' plan, I believe some were already covered but I mostly skimmed the topic. Firstly, about the effect of wiping out half the population and what the odds of wiping out a whole population (of city, country or planet) are related to that- it isn'...
by maybeagnostic
Thu May 03, 2018 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 129
Views: 6864

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Spoiler:
Well, yeah, sure, but it isn't food or oil or living space that's scarce, it's resources, whatever that means.
by maybeagnostic
Thu May 03, 2018 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 129
Views: 6864

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

That's not what I mean. "I want to kill everyone that opposes me until I'm the only ruler" is a shitty position to have, but it's a reasonable motive for a villain. "I love death so much I want to impress her with how many people I kill" is also a reasonable motive. ...
by maybeagnostic
Wed May 02, 2018 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 129
Views: 6864

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Just because the movie is based on a comic book doesn't mean it has to be a silly plan (neither do comic books consist only of silly plans). Magneto's plan to turn all world leaders into mutants in the first X-Men movie was grandiose and campy in a comic-book way but was definitely not silly. Right...
by maybeagnostic
Tue May 01, 2018 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 129
Views: 6864

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

It's a comic book movie, of course the plan is silly. At least that what I tried to tell myself even though I would've also preferred something that made more sense. Not quite as silly as being in love with the personification of death, I guess. I agree the whole story won't be very sat...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 129
Views: 6864

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Just saw it, didn't expect too much, enjoyed it. Much like Avengers 1, little of what happens makes much logical sense if you really think about it but it is fast paced, exciting and there's plenty of cool colorful fight scenes. The emotional scenes were a bit of a mixed bags- some landed ok but oth...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 80
Views: 8803

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

I don't believe they've had anything to say with the first season so far so it can't be that much worse in that regard. I also can't think of any other show that's felt so rushed and most shows I watch do end up picked for a second season so I don't think that really explains anything. Mostly it jus...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 80
Views: 8803

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

So next weekend is the season finale and I am still iffy on the show. It's not terrible but I just don't care about any of the characters or their universe. I think the problem is for all the twists and big reveals, there is never enough good build up. The doctor died before I had even learned his n...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13721

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

But that's not really surprising, most people haven't had the opportunity to get their heads wrapped around orbital mechanics, and unless you have some idea how things move in orbits, orbital mechanics are a weird way to move around. If you're trying to tell a story set in the future odds are a dis...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13721

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

And it is internally consistent or at least as much as anything else in Star Wars. But with regards to ramming it's not consistent at all. Why didn't they just use the other ships that ran out of fuel, to ram the enemy ships instead of just letting them slowly drift towards them, if ramming is a fu...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13721

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

even a fairy tale like SW ought to be internally consistent. if you pull a magic superweapon out of your ass after 2 hours of running away, you have to expect the audience to ask why you didn't do so earlier. And it is internally consistent or at least as much as anything else in Star Wars. there i...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13721

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Dauric's explanation is quite reasonable but I think the question itself is fundamentally flawed. Star Wars is not and has never been science fiction by which I mean specifically that the big inspirations for the franchise are early 20th century space operas, WW2 and chilvaric romance. None of the &...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13721

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

I watched the movie, but I was confused by Rey's origin. Was she raised and trained by the force itself? Like she's blessed by god to take down Ren. Possibly. That's one interpretation of seeing herself in the mirror when asking about her parents. It contradicts the story told by Kylo, though, and ...
by maybeagnostic
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13721

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

I liked it quite a bit. There were a lot of little things one could nitpick but this is about as good as Star Wars gets. Its been a long time since I've watched the original trilogy so I won't straight up say its the best one but the only one that has a chance to compare is Empire; luckily, unlike E...
by maybeagnostic
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.
Replies: 39
Views: 4068

Re: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.

Well, I did watch Man of Steel and there was no coherent theme there to continue. It cycled through half a dozen possible themes and I am honestly convinced they were all evoked by accident through borrowing imagery and ideas without considering their meaning. It started out with the whole nature vs...
by maybeagnostic
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.
Replies: 39
Views: 4068

Re: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.

... and some pretty good ideas behind it all. Are there or are people just seeing whatever they want in the whole mess? Seems kind of like reading tealeaves- if you stare hard enough and bring enough outside information, it starts seeming like you can see something meaningful in it. Disclaimer: I h...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 8201

Re: Strangererest Things

I'm with Liri on this one, he was just being a good friend and helping out. If anything, I find the idea that it could be seen as inappropriate disturbing. About Max being "the rogue," I didn't notice it at all when watching. Thinking back on it now, that fits her as much as "the mage...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 8201

Re: Strangererest Things

Two things are bothering me more than they should be There's a kid who's hideout password is "Radagast" talking to Samwise Gamgee, and no one seems to think "hey, this is sort of a Ring Wraith type situation". Does calling the Big Bad a mind flayer really fit better, or ...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 32
Views: 3493

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

The Guardians movies have genuine emotion to them too - Ragnarok kept feeling like there were moments that should have carried emotional weight but didn't. Maybe there weren't as many but there were still some. The best ones were (weirdly?) about The Hulk like when he started punching himself to ke...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 32
Views: 3493

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

d'Or: Ragnarok?
by maybeagnostic
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 8201

Re: Strangererest Things

Pretty much every single interaction with Billy that wasn't resolved with Steve saying "Who the fuck cares, what are you even going on about, why are you trying so hard?" And instead engaging him in shitty one-upsmanship. He never did that though- his attitude with respect to Billy wa...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 8201

Re: Strangererest Things

I definitely like Season 2 better than Season 1. I think a big part of this was that I didn't watch season 1 until Christmas last year (i.e. I'd heard a lot of praise about it before I got around to it) while I watched this one the weekend it came out so I wasn't as hyped. The reverse is just a patt...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 32
Views: 3493

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

I enjoyed it. Certainly the best of the Thor movies, not that that is saying a great deal as the first two were among the most forgettable in the MCU. Tessa Thompson and Taika Waititi were certainly a bit incidental to the actual story and could have used a bigger role but I suppose Ragnarok should ...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 38
Views: 4437

Re: The Good Plaice

How have people watched S02E07 already? Aren't there still a few days before it airs? Anyway, spoilers up to E06. Re the points system I honestly thought the points system was one of the biggest hints to the big twist at the end of season 1. It seems perfectly designed as a torture tool and I can...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 80
Views: 8803

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

Sixth episode was pretty nifty and managed to balance an interesting episode story with important development for three of the main characters. Also it apparently casts a new light/plays a cool twist on some TOS episode that I either never saw or have totally forgotten.
by maybeagnostic
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 80
Views: 8803

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

Episodes 3+4 weren't as good as I was hoping but they weren't too bad. I just find the larger story is moving a bit too slowly and there isn't anything else of interest going on in the episodes. What's the issue with the tardigrades? I am also not quite clear on why everyone is blaming the war on he...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 80
Views: 8803

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

No love for The Orville? It's been dueling with Discovery for a while now. It's not what I expected from Seth Macfarlane. The reviews so far have been it's Next Generation, but less serious/uptight. I gave it a shot but I have no love for The Orville at all. It doesn't take itself seriously, the CG...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 80
Views: 8803

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

So I take it Discovery is not on Netflix in the US?
by maybeagnostic
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 80
Views: 8803

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

Apparently reviewers got access to the first three episodes so I got a bit of a spoiler about what's coming up in the next one before I started watching the show. The review gave me the impression that Burnham spends a while in prison then gets pulled onto a somewhat shady ship as unspecified lower ...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 80
Views: 8803

Star Truck: Discovery

I've never been a big Star Trek fan but I heard some really positive things about the new show so I decided to check it out. Just going off the first two episodes, it seems very promising. It seems like it will be a lot more serialized than previous Trek shows to the point where the starship Discove...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 311453

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

That fan theory that always made the most sense to me is that Coldhands is a wight controlled by the Three-Eyed Raven who I always assumed was called that because he was previously known as Bloodraven. That whole idea goes that the Walkers are wargs who can control dead bodies instead of animals so...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 311453

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

There was an unfinished story with Benjen but just meeting up for a moment is no sort of resolution to it. What happened to him? Is he a wight? Is he still Benjen? How come he's not under White Walker control? What does he know about the NK? Just showing up to die doesn't really answer any ...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 311453

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

The season finale was really good. Several really tense scenes, some serious high fantasy epicness and quite a bit of stuff I've been waiting to see for decades. The show did rush and stumble its way to some of the resolutions but I really like how they turned out. Not even sure where to start here....
by maybeagnostic
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 311453

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Episode 7 speculation:
Spoiler:
I think the end of this season must contain two thing- the falls of The Wall and Cersei.
by maybeagnostic
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 311453

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Yeah, Jon and Dany aren't that closely related and, more importantly, they didn't known each other until they were adults which is where most of the creep factor comes from. We have really strong proof that the Night King has the same kind of magic as Bran which is why he can see and touch ...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 311453

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

S07E06: I actually quite liked the way events in the North developed. It wasn't exactly a mind-blowing twist but they finally established some actual threat and really developed the relationship between Dany and Jon. So for that I am willing to forgive them the Gendry-crow-dragon relay race shen...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 311453

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

S07E06: I thought it was only the 7 named characters going North but I did count 4 nameless people get killed and I was very confused about who they were. Was there a shot establishing there were actually 11 people on the expedition? I have to say the Ice Dragon was never one of my favorite fan theo...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Supergirl
Replies: 38
Views: 6751

Re: Supergirl

Diadem wrote:There's like 37 trillion of them, do you really expect me to watch months and months of television just to find out why X and Y are suddenly back together?
I think that's the whole point of those crossovers- forcing you to watch all the shows if you want to follow any of them.

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