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  1. 4 hours ago, Waggo said:
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    As I suspected with my mixed emotions about the episode on first viewing this morning, the more time passes the less satisfying I am finding it.  There were undoubtedly excellent moments (The Dothraki charge, and Melisandre reminding Arya she would close many blue eyes were particular highlights for me), but on the grander story telling side of things it feels lacking.  The Night King built up over 8 seasons as this great threat to the entire world, who takes 8,000 years to finally break down the wall is defeated by the first decently defended castle he comes to!!!!  If he was so vulnerable why is he anywhere near the battle?  Plus absolutely no inventive twist whatsoever.  If they were going to kill of the Walker threat in one episode then they should have at least had Cersi have a change of heart and rock up with her forces to turn the tide of battle.  Then at least everyone is in the same place to sort out the battle for the Iron throne.  Instead we will have an episode lost next week to moving chess pieces around the board.  Not convinced following this episode that we are going to get a successful conclusion now, which is the first time I have felt that.:doh::omg::facepalm::mad: 



    I think that’s underselling it as just a decent castle. A lot has been made of it being the ‘largest army the world has ever seen’ along with 2 dragons.

  2. Can anyone explain Diablo III to me? I’ve never played a Diablo game but I keep reading good things and it sounds possibly up my street. I’m imagining Marvel Ultimate Alliance meets Skyrim?

  3. 8 hours ago, Comrade said:

    Maybe check the anime thread?

    Yeah I did look but it was a lot to go through and as someone relatively new to anime it was daunting. 


    I’ve started Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood and so far I’m really enjoying it

  4. I’m a later comer to enjoying anime and need some recommendations. I’ve just ploughed through Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo and Attack on Titan. 


    Where do i I go next? I loved those three but I’m not sure what to try next 

  5. I haven’t dropped in here for a while but I’ve been keeping up with the series. I’ve loved this season so far, I think it’s posing some interesting questions and taking a direction that could be good. It reminds me of Losts in some respects (a compliment). 


    I genuinely thought this was a widely acclaimed season, I had no idea that it was widely disliked now. 




  6. The one I don’t get is why they shifted from the traditional December release date. It meant two Star Wars movies in quick succession, competing against Deadpool 2 (and to a lesser extent Avengers) and there’s now an 18 month gap until Episode IX

  7. 48 minutes ago, JPL said:

    What is it telling?


    I don’t fit your analysis either. I didn’t like TLJ and I don’t like this.

    I like both. I think TLJ is one the best Star Wars film since ESB. You’ve complained this isn’t innovative and doesn’t offer interesting character development, whereas TLJ does all of that. 

  8. 1 hour ago, Bucky said:

    I'm looking forward to seeing it again, but more as an appraisal than something I really want to see again.


    Commonly I share the criticism that Luke deserved more.  I'm a bit cross about that, he was principled, brave and dedicated to doing the right thing.  And took leaps of faith.  I think he deserved more.

    There was an interview with Rian Johnson, I forget if it was Empire or Slashfilmcast, where he said he spent ages trying to work out how to write Luke. It sounded like he felt painted into a corner by JJ Abrams and this was the only way he could reconcile Luke not helping or doing anything when Han died. 


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