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CalHab

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Umbrella Academy- Netflix
« on: 18 February, 2019, 08:56:09 am »
Is anyone else watching this? I'm two episodes in, having not read the original comics, and it's basically The Royal Tenenbaums meets X-Men. The production values are very high and it's an interesting enough premise, so I'm enjoying it so far.

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Re: Umbrella Academy- Netflix
« Reply #1 on: 19 February, 2019, 03:51:31 am »
Pretty sure I see Zenith influences too. Gerard Way is heavily influenced by Grant Morrison. I like it, though.

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Re: Umbrella Academy- Netflix
« Reply #2 on: 19 February, 2019, 07:22:55 am »
It's on my list of things to watch.

The trailer is good fun.

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Re: Umbrella Academy- Netflix
« Reply #3 on: 19 February, 2019, 06:18:42 pm »
I watched it over the weekend. I liked it a lot.

I read the first comic volume next. Kinda odd and feels a bit disjointed, but it's not bad. There are major differences,yet the series is pretty faithful overall.

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Re: Umbrella Academy- Netflix
« Reply #4 on: 19 February, 2019, 06:59:03 pm »
I bought the first volume of the trade some time back and was less than impressed - cliche wrapped in whimsy, I had no desire to continue. Reckon I'll only ever get to this if I get to end of my (already extensive) 'to watch' list.

I didn't realise who'd written it at the time (would a non-celeb writer have been indulged so much I wonder?) and only found out when the queues of MCR fans at Thought Bubble threatened to overwhelm the venue (so I'm still holding that against him too....  ;))

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Re: Umbrella Academy- Netflix
« Reply #5 on: 20 February, 2019, 01:40:21 am »
I feel like Way gets judged more harshly for being a rock star. I was reluctant to like his other stuff, but I did like it.

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Re: Umbrella Academy- Netflix
« Reply #6 on: 28 February, 2019, 12:22:28 pm »
I really enjoyed the series, until it got to the last 15 minutes. I thought the ending was lazy.

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Re: Umbrella Academy- Netflix
« Reply #7 on: 28 February, 2019, 01:10:02 pm »
Yes, the ending is a disappointment, particularly after the series improved over the course. If it doesn't get picked up for a second series then that ending will look even worse.

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Re: Umbrella Academy- Netflix
« Reply #8 on: 04 March, 2019, 04:22:38 pm »
Finished this at the weekend and really enjoyed it.
Some interesting characters who were just finding themselves and I agree what others have said regarding the end but then I thought if it doesn’t get picked up for season 2 (which I would watch) I’ll just log the ending alongside another unresolved question - the final scene of the original Italian Job*


*not comparing the whole film to the series just the last scene and do they ever get out of the fix they are in? 🤔
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Re: Umbrella Academy- Netflix
« Reply #9 on: 04 March, 2019, 09:36:09 pm »
Looks likely there will be a season two. Reports are they’re already scouting. Also, turns out the way to stop the apocalypse is to stop Luther being a massive prick to Vanya, twice, and to listen to his sister.

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Re: Umbrella Academy- Netflix
« Reply #10 on: 04 March, 2019, 11:23:20 pm »
All I know about Umbrella Academy is that time Leeds city centre formed the bigfest queue i've seen outside of a MEN Arena concert for Way.

Baffling but does lead me to think the comics might be worth a shot.