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Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 15 August, 2018, 11:42:28 pm »
The humour was probably the single weakest element of TLJ for me. I like humour in an action adventure film, but I also think it's important to know when it's appropriate and when to ease off on it. (I think the Marvel movies are generally pretty good at this). But there's no consistency to the approach and tone of the humour in TLJ - it seems like they're just throwing everything at the wall in a slightly sweaty, desperate way to endear the film to the audience. The steam iron bit was downright bizarre - on a level with Chewie's Tarzan impression in Jedi as just seeming really out of place and distracting. A very odd choice.

Film & TV / Re: New Rogue Trooper Film!!
« on: 15 August, 2018, 11:31:42 pm »
Said it before, but Button Man and Kingdom would be the two 2000ad properties most suited for movie adaptation in my opinion (BM as live action, Kingdom as an animation). Leviathan would also make a great premise for a TV series.

Creative Common / Re: 1977 Dredd helmet
« on: 07 August, 2018, 10:42:11 pm »
the 2012 costume is closer to the 1977 version than it's given credit for.

I agree, though I'm unsure if this was a deliberate choice or just a coincidence.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 26 July, 2018, 07:37:45 pm »
Green Room

What a horrible film.

Yep. Great, isn't it!

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 21 July, 2018, 12:10:07 am »
its actively aimed at children where I don't feel clone wars ever was

Is this the same show that had a character called 'Stinky the Hutt'?

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 18 July, 2018, 06:30:25 pm »
One thing we can all hopefully agree on (for once) - this Last Jedi poster is pretty freakin' sweet!


Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 18 July, 2018, 05:56:21 pm »
Hollow Knight.

Had heard so much praise of this game, and the genre is right up my alley, but I ended up giving up on it after a few hours.

I like a challenging game as much as the next guy, but this just seems needlessly frustrating, and - because of the deliberate scarcity of save points and fast travel points - like it actively tries to waste the player's time.

I would also argue that there is a good reason why combat, outside of boss encounters - in Metroidvania games is usually fairly undemanding, and that's because the genre involves a lot of exploration and backtracking. The enemies in Hollow Knight however are almost all tough and require specific tactics to fight, and meaningful health and weapon upgrades are few and far between - I played 5+ hours of the game and didn't find any at all. So because the combat is tricky and remains so, exploration quickly becomes a real slog.

The lack of save points really starts to grind you down after a while - bosses appear suddenly and without warning and can kill you almost instantly, but the nearest save point is all the way on the other side of the map, meaning 10 minutes of grinding just to get back to where you died. I don't mind the bosses themselves, but the constant forced backtracking and repetition just gets tedious.

The game is also needlessly obtuse and aggravating in the way that it deals with the map system, and coupled with the visually and structurally generic game world, I just had a perpetual feeling of being lost and confused, with never a clear idea of where to go next, just joylessly trudging from one dead end to the next. No matter how many times I was forced to replay the same area (and I was, a lot) I never had that gradual sense of familiarity and still had to refer to the map constantly to make sure I was heading in the right direction.

Above all, I'd describe the sensation of playing the game as like trying to wade through treacle, or like having a mild migraine.

So yeah, didn't click with me at all.

Film & TV / Re: New Rogue Trooper Film!!
« on: 16 July, 2018, 05:41:17 pm »
Interesting news, good on Mr Jones!

I'm going to assume this is going to be a fairly low budget indie type deal more along the lines of Moon than Warcraft?

Film & TV / Re: RoboCop Returns
« on: 14 July, 2018, 02:04:33 am »
Gibson's script for Alien 3 has always intrigued me, though it's completely insane and would have been unfilmable at the time.

Film & TV / Re: RoboCop Returns
« on: 13 July, 2018, 06:27:43 pm »
Also - I like Alien 3 too, especially the Assembly Cut. It's a flawed film for sure and has some really bad visual effects, but I love how nihilistic and bleak it is, I love the cast, I love how it completely refuses to try and one-up Aliens and does it's own thing and let's be honest, it has more iconic visuals and moments than all of the Aliens-related movies since combined.

Film & TV / Re: RoboCop Returns
« on: 13 July, 2018, 06:23:15 pm »
With Alien 3 though it's odd for me, I rather like it (especially the director's cut) but I must admit a sequel where the burgeoning family unit of Ripley, Hicks, Newt and Bishop survive and have to live in a post-Aliens world is super interesting to me and kinda what I had hoped Alien 3 had been back then.

You're in luck:


Film & TV / Re: Shane Black's The Predator
« on: 26 June, 2018, 06:15:25 pm »
New poster and trailer. I was VERY wary at first, but this is actually starting to look pretty great. I still suspect this film is going to be a lot weirder and more irreverent than the marketing is suggesting though.


Film & TV / Re: Mad Max - Fury Road
« on: 22 June, 2018, 02:56:27 am »
Armie Hammer would have (and still would, in fact) make a great Bruce Wayne.

Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 21 June, 2018, 04:49:47 pm »
Jesus wept.

Serafinowitz was fairly vocal in ripping the Phantom menace to pieces wasn't he? Probably why they went with Witwer.

Still, Ewan has put the boot in a few times in the past too.....fingers crossed he gets that obi wan outing.

One of my favourite Youtube clips:


Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 20 June, 2018, 08:18:04 pm »
But Kenobi is a totally nothing character...?

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