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  1. Just binged the lot over past week. Loved it, although its influences are painfuly obvious at times. Do the next eps come out on particular days?
  2. ...not Disney but does Jumanji count as a franchise? Wttj was a reboot sort of but as a series it's worked? But yes I'm struggling to think of something.
  3. Hmm. He might have been talking about the other one change: taking what was a hobson's choice of a option (kill 10,000 to save billions giving the reader the thought that they might have been following the wrong hero throughout) to a damn as crap Hollywood finale (kill tens of millions to save billions, cue evil maniacal teenage laugh of the direxxxtor). Although tbh I don't know whether to blame the script writers for that or Snyder. Snyder probably. The film did look fabulous though.although arguably the best bit (the credits) were outsourced to another company.
  4. Hmm I kind of agree that tlj would have been a better ending, thematically. I still think, pound for pound, its the least satisfying of the three and prefer Rise to it. But if Johnson had brought that level of.. Completion is the wrong word. But yes. Last Jedi esque finale would have been better I think. That said, although Rise isn't good, it does at least attempt and almost manage an Avengers level of triumphant bombast to the nineology (?) whereas The Last Jedi only manages one awesome visual scene (the Holdo manouvre), one decent set piece (Crait battle) and all sorts of stupid chatacter motivations and revelations in between. It took the best thing from non SW Sci fi (Gallactica's tired march from destruction) and turned it into abject dullness. Might be talking myself out of whether it would have been a better finale thinking about it. But would have been fun to see the Internet implode.
  5. c-cat114

    Illustration Club

    Um. Prob doesn't count as illustration even have done some of that too off and on over past few weeks. (Ironically this one drawn on OnePlus One last week or so. One day I'll be able to buy myself a flagship without crippling buyers remorse.... One day....)
  6. c-cat114

    Illustration Club

    Bit dispirited for a thousand reasons - partially lock down with autistic teen, partially complete inertia on any dream I ever had, but drew this on a 5 year old phone cos that's the sort of idiot I am. Hey Ho. Was an hour of slightly laggy therapy.
  7. Funnily enough picked up Photoshop for the first time in ages. Oh my blimey what a bloated laggy mess. Great in places but a whale, struggling to walk imo. Not that it was even on an old machine per se. Was running it on an Alienware i7 although one with a mechanical hdd which they assure me is the reason why Win 10 runs so slow. Its such a wretched beast at times I often choose a Surface Go for work. Definitely tarnished the AW brand for me. A number of years ago I gave up on computers, swapping to phones and tablets and loved it. Brought back to pc to use Paint 3d and ArtRage almost exclusively but yes, there are sometimes when Photoshop is the most neccessary evil. Not that I'd pay the sub that said. Only picked it up as work pays for an at home sub for me. Anyhow personally if I could go all phone and tablet I'd not be at all upset.
  8. From memory. Some might not be 80s? The Wild Geese. Tremors. Wizard of Speed and Time. Lord of the Rings, Bakshi version. Allegro Non Troppo. The Black Cauldron. So, mainly animation then I'd argue the cat sequence in ANT is one of the most emotive and emotional bits of cinema of all time. Also not guilty most of the time on that list. But some aspects have aged appallingly. Not Mannequin appallingly mind Battle beyond the stars was... Um... A formative film for me as I grew up for reasons which have been mentioned. Directed by the guy who did the Snowman of all things. Can't remember when but my family went on holiday to some friends in Wales, the adults all got drunk and my brother and I ended up watching Cronenburg's Shivers at around.... 10? 11? Again, formative in ways, and utterly inappropriate. Don't think I remember it being good or bad but was terrified on the walk up the dark staircase to bed once it had finished.
  9. personally I thought it was the most hideous, creepy, me too type line of him trying to chat someone up post battle. I'm astounded the line was left in as, surely, a percentage of the people watching must have felt uncomfortable out of the line. I asked a couple of people what they thought after the film and they all read it the older man chatting up younger woman way. I did enjoy the film but in a good Star Wars sort of way not how did the manage something that good Endgame sort of way. Better than Last Jedi anyhow, which was my lowest hoped for metric. Loads better.
  10. Saw it. Loved it. Catching up with the thread now. That said
  11. I don’t sadly. I think lol of the actors are a bit meh, Whittaker and Walsh chief among them. Capaldi, Smith and so on could elevate a bad ep through strength of will. Gomez was fantastic for example and stole the screen. Jodie just fells a bit flat by comparison. Someone, here I think, described her as a bloody good supporting actor and I think that’s it, for me. That said the principle issues are with the show runner (plus the overall look and design which again is a bit dull as - tardis -or horrendously stupid - the logo and sonic). No enthusiasm musterable at the moment but will watch ep 1 and see what happens from there. At least there isn’t a cliffhanger ending that they'll completely ignore this time. That pee'd me off from the get go in S11.
  12. Well true dat. I'd argue that the film going for the bigger better moar deathz approach negated the chop the toe off to save the body hobsons choice the original delivers. And yes. The end is ambiguous. I've always read it as Veidt trying to play Manhattan, acting the role of a man wrestling with a conciense rather than displaying one. He's as sociopathic as Rorshach just better at seeing the bigger picture. The only moment I ascribe as truthful in him is when he shouts that he was successful. Everything else I see as calculation. Am keen to see the show I think... Just going to wait until I don't have to rely on Sky.
  13. Im not overly sure I remember correctly but think I don’t agree with K on anything thematically or narratively (might be wrong. Been a long day). But: the thing which irritates me on misreading of Watchmen is of Veidt as gloriously evil war criminal who killed millions (film reading esp). The entire point of Watchmen is that all of the protagonists and antagonists are fractured, hurt people and that Veidt, seemingly, has the most logical and thought through plan of all of the characters. Giving collateral damage backstory notwithstanding 100%of the ending is that he did the maths and saved billions by sacrificing 10,000. The entire point of Watchmen is that Veidt is the equally shades of grey hero we should have been looking at, we were just looking at the wrong heroes and, by the way they weren’t Heroes. The doomsday clock blood spot moving past midnight under Rorschach’s corpse is a hell of a clue as game the world moving on .... positively being a mixed word. The film oh boy cocked that up as a narrative. Haven’t seen tv show yet. Will, but even the name Lindelof scares me so will leave it to see what this place says about the finale (that said Lost series 1-3 were ace). but, basically, Veidt is the hero of Watchmen of equal worth to the rest of them. Will be interested to see what tv show does but I just can’t see Damon getting that.
  14. I did almost exactly the same thing in Robo Recall on the Vive. Hit the side of my shed so hard everything on the slelf on that wall (approx 50 Lego Batman minifigs) hit the ground approx two seconds after I thought what the hell and one second after I wondered if I'd broken the controller.
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