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I'm minded to agree with Jim on Dredd's force-feeding of slo-mo to Ma Ma. He'd just execute her, no frills or faffing about.

The other Dredd point I didn't like was stunning the juve - he'd have shot the kid's hand off. Again, no frills or faffing about.
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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on Today at 07:12:39 am »
John Wick. Last night was my first proper night off in a while and I wasted it on this pile of old bobbins. Wronged ex-killer murders his way through sixteen and a half thousand bad guys in pursuit of revenge. I didn't even make it to the end as my attention was grabbed by some paint drying. Truly awful, this one's going straight to the Charity Shop.
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General / Re: Pat Mills - the politics of 2000 AD - Marxism 2017
« Last post by Smith on Today at 05:40:18 am »
Perhaps writing a character who's world view might be radically different to your own is a challenge. Pat Mills for all his faults strikes me as a writer who likes to challenge himself with different material.
I havent really thought of that.I guess it would make sense.
As for who likes the monarchy or not,thats a topic for another thread.
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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« Last post by Richard on 24 June, 2017, 10:51:04 pm »
Another excellent one. This has been a consistently good series, and next week looks like it's going to be absolutely phenomenal!
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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« Last post by Jimmy Baker's Assistant on 24 June, 2017, 10:47:53 pm »
Finally, a stone cold classic, the first of the entire Capaldi era.

(Totally lifted from Spare Parts, much more so than the parallel Earth Cybermen story that Marc Platt got a credit for).
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Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Last post by Jim_Campbell on 24 June, 2017, 10:38:17 pm »

Even though it took me a couple of viewings to truly warm to DREDD, Karl's performance was the one thing I absolutely did love when I first saw it. Any issues I had with his portrayal were in the writing (I seem to recall there being two scenes I grumbled at but can only remember the headbutt being particularly contentious).

I dislike the final forced Slo-Mo dose. It seems unnecessarily sadistic. It strikes me that it would have worked better if Ma-Ma had defiantly dosed herself -- confronted with her imminent death, she chose to extend her final moments as a means postponing death, if only for a few perceptually-stretched seconds. The same cinematic effect could have been achieved in a way that made sense for her character and didn't introduce a forced character-beat to Dredd.
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General / Re: Pat Mills - the politics of 2000 AD - Marxism 2017
« Last post by lwhitehead on 24 June, 2017, 10:24:21 pm »
Hey I love the Monarchy


LW
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General / Re: How to collect Nikolai Dante GN's?
« Last post by lwhitehead on 24 June, 2017, 10:22:46 pm »
I would buy the books if I could aford them I got the Torrent instead.


LW
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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by Tjm86 on 24 June, 2017, 10:22:20 pm »
Disgusting

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/kensington-resident-tells-shocked-radio-host-if-grenfell-families-moved-in-id-leave-a3572066.html

Oh come on.  This has got to be trolling.  Are you honestly telling me that this Sloan Ranger mentality exists.  Seriously.  This has got to be the product of a fertile imagination.  The LBC presenter fell for it hook line and sinker.
Yes. I am honestly telling you that this Sloane Ranger mentality exists, & its wilfully naive to think that this mentality doesn't exist. Why has it got to be the product of a fertile imagination? Why do you think we are in the mess we are in?!?

You know what, I need to apologise.  Sarcasm doesn't work too well online at times.  You are absolutely right, the fact that this kind of mentality exists is why we are in such a bind at present.  That was my point, albeit badly made, that we could even consider such a caricature to be real.  Even more disturbing, that it was not a caricature but a real live 'human being' who would even consider such a point of view.  Clearly we live in parallel universes where such thinking is appropriate.
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