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  1. Apart from him (or her) and Loki e grant obv
  2. It’s comics man, who actually dies in comics?
  3. Well, he’s supposed to be identical to the one we know up until (almost) the end of Avengers Assemble I think. And from that point on we get to know him better.
  4. There were a ton of Lokis in this and I didn’t care about any of them because the story was about one (or er, two). The existence of the multiverse doesn’t negate our relationships and meaning with the ones we know.
  5. But it wasn’t anybody, it was Loki. He was an utter cunt in Thor 1, doubled down in Avengers 1 and was up to his neck in deep shit with Thanos and Earth at the end. Nothing he tried ever worked out and he was destined to repeat the loop infinitely (or die trying) regardless of how much he tried to break it. Rather sobering I would have thought. Seeing every life ambition you have laid out in front of you as completely futile, you might give some serious consideration to trying to fight the system. And in doing so, change. No one else gets Loki. He’s burned every bridge and no one ever trusts him. Until he meets a good version of himself, showing him what he could be, even against the greatest odds, and he falls in love for the first time ever. Very fitting to find love with essentially himself. It’s a good redemption arc for a single version of Loki, and makes him interesting because we end up trusting him and liking him despite knowing what he’s just done (tried to take over earth!)
  6. Ah man, Roger Rabbit had that scene of Daffy and Donald playing duelling pianos and it was absolutely fucking great. What a film that is.
  7. Saw a tv spot for this and there’s a scene I can’t stop thinking about where Lebron is urging the players to take things more seriously “it’s half time and we’re down a thousand points, and granny here is sipping a martini!” And granny is indeed sipping a Martini, and she says “haters gonna hate!” Then Daffy Duck grabs her martini and throws it over his own face. Now, I’ve either missed some cultural touchpoint, and there’s a low key humour thread that eludes me here, or this 10 seconds of the film, which will have required multiple people to animate, produce, direct, time it, write it, act it, is of absolutely zero creative value. Is Granny saying haters gone hate funny? I mean grannys or old people using hip hop vernacular has been around since Saved by the Bell, and has become so normalised within popular culture across the Western World that our own Queen Elizabeth II did a mic drop. It’s so done, so pedestrian and rinsed that I cannot believe anyone writing that line thought it valid, or amusing, or anything. And why was she drinking a martini? Is that something she’s famous for in the looney tune world? And then Daffy throwing it in his own face, was that just for the physical humour? ?? ????? Is that funny? Why is it funny? It’s like the absolute opposite of any good animated series.
  8. Ah, ignore me. There’s stuff you can’t do in the game unless you rotate the correct way.
  9. I’m a Space Jam fan, because of course every basketball fan my age is. I have a pair of Space Jam Jordans (which I wore to watch this), I have another pair of Space Jam ‘Hare Jordans’ with Bugs Bunny doing the Jordan logo. Took the boys to see this. First off, it IS shit, and I fell asleep at some point. I mean, I don’t think anyone expected it to be good, but it’s a shame it’s so shit. People who think the original Space Jam is shit miss the point, it was pretty crappy as a film on its own, but everything together and it was another fun mediocre movie that happened to feature awesome live action & cartoon animation and also Michael Jordan. Lebron is the nearest thing we have these days, but he’s not Michael Jordan. The thing is though, he is for some kids. Kids who wear his gear watch his highlights and buy his trainers. Even with that in mind, the intro recapping his career was super cringe. It’s like this film, it could have been written good, it could have been! But LeBron has clearly had too much creative control and no one telling him, sorry mate these lines are shit. There was an opportunity to poke fun at himself while also having a couple of hero moments, but it’s too earnest and the poking fun is still like, eh, meh, the kind of lame jokes you’d write about yourself. Even the couple of good gags in the movie are drawn out and rinsed instead of just nodding on their way past as good jokes should. For example, unrelated to this movie completely - In one episode of Adventure Time, Jake is presenting himself as the liege of Prince Finn to the Fire King in his court and the king bellows “What kind of Prince is he?” Jake replies “He’s an AWESOME Prince.” drawing general gasps, muttering and so forth from the assembled Fire Kingdom courtiers and so on and a little voice says “That’s the best kind.” This all happens in the space of a few seconds, so easy to miss, but just perfect and funny and then zip gone and on to the next joke in the next breath. That’s how things should be. Space Jam 2 (or reboot or whatever) is slow, pondering, cringey and the story doesn’t even make sense. The baddy characters are lame and unmemorable. In Space Jam 1, they convinced 4 other big name players to be complete stooges and it was GREAT. In this one, there are 2 recognisable players with zero sense of humour - which probably isn’t on them but on the whole production and writing team. Wreck it Ralph has cameos by a million different IPs and that works fine. I’ve no problem with debasing other stuff and plumbing their brand and IP, but make it worthwhile. Do it on already mainstream brands who have kids socks in H&M. Pennywise the Clown is in this cheering for the bad guys at the sideline with Clockwork Orange droogs I think. It’s maddening thinking someone, possibly multiple people thought these were good ideas. So many possibilities and none of them come to fruition at all. Do not waste your time on this, but my kids found it harmless throwaway fun.
  10. Lokis are by their nature extremely persuasive.
  11. I like Rick & Morty but I wouldn’t want to be associated with stereotypical Rick n Morty fans. I’ve enjoyed 2 of the episodes so far maybe 3? Planetina and the time wine portal sub plot of the Sea man episode. They were good and the John Oliver one was ok. Didn’t like the clone one or the sperm one.
  12. I watched all of Baki, probably twice. It’s incredibly bad, but somehow…
  13. The idea that even classic Loki can change, it just takes thousands of years (?) of solitude and reflection was a good one. Grant didn’t just phone that one in .
  14. He’s forging an identity for himself in the absence of a parental/guardian figure. Liked this one a lot. Even if it did seem a bit like Pixar throwing in ideas from the big Pixar ideas bin. How could anyone not like Brave?
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