- Aug 28, 2014
Andor Episode 4. Some of the best looking Star Wars content to date. But man, what fucking dumb heist plan.
I agree all of those are hanging questions, but they could have all been solved with 2mins of extra ending. Just have Josh I think was his name also arrested, the beginning of a court case, Jen taking up a job with Matt in Hell's Kitchen and Titania getting efamous. Todd I don't think should have hulk powers, it undermines Hulk and She Hulk and like Jen said, the powers aren't the enemy, Todd is. I like the way they did it, Jen saying the blood plot was stupid and repetitive and too much like super soldier serum(which was a nice nod to the fact in comics Bruce was trying to recreate the super soldier serum when he got blasted by gamma rays), so they just deleted the blood plotline. That was my take away at least. Just retconned it out of existence. Which I will grant does make several episodes unneeded, which even though it was purposefully written to be sloppy, is still sloppy writing.I don't have a problem with the ultimate end result. The original ending is purposefully bad, it's not like I wanted any of that to happen.
But now we're left with a shit ton of questions. Like why the fuck is Titania even still here? Bruce was completely erased from the scene, so why did Titania still show up in this new ending? Does she like Jen all of a sudden? Is this girl power? Did she just want something to make a TikTok out of? And why has Blonsky just been lying to Jen about being reformed? Or at least, why does he go out of his way to help her in a previous episode only to have been involved in a plot to kill her? Is he really that dumb that he didn't understand what Intelligencia is about and was unwittingly serving as a life coach to people who hate his friend? Did the whole blood stealing thing not happen anymore? Even though it was explicitly said that exposure to Hulk blood would kill any other human being?
Like Mooney on the Escapist review said, Jen's changes to the ending are all superficial. Todd should have taken the serum, gotten horribly disfigured, and gone to jail. Maybe Jen could have even saved his life, to make sure he gets prosecuted to the fullest extent. The dude who actually slept with Jen and SEXUALLY HARASSED HER should have gotten his due justice. Titania should... just not be there. Blonsky should have picked a lane. Either be a villain or a clueless dipshit. Jen should have had a courtroom scene where she sues the absolute shit out of Intelligencia, gets her job back to the chagrin of the old dude who hired her, and is redeemed in the public eye.
Or you know, just whatever. But just have something. We don't have any idea how any of the conflicts in this episode were resolved, and while I could forgive that if it just meant skipping out on a big CGI fuck fest, that is a horrible way to resolve a woman being sexually harassed, publicly shamed with revenge porn, and forced out of her professional career.
When I think Resident Evil I think impromptu girlpop musical numbers.Yes, it does.
The clip occurs towards the end of the season in the 2036 timeline. By this time, Evelyn's been built up as a sociopath in the 2022 timeline, and in the 2036 timeline (which is when this clip takes place) has been established to be still be running Umbrella, and just as sociopathic. In this context, Jade has to give herself up to Umbrella or else they'll destroy the ship her faction is on.
So when Jade enters Umbrella's command tent (as seen above), it catches both her and the audience offguard when Evelyn does, well, what you see above. It's later revealed that Evelyn by this time is being controlled, literally, by Billie, using a combination of electrodes and drugs. Evelyn is the 'face' of Umbrella in 2036 (when she allows herself to be seen), allowing Billie to run things behind the scenes. So from a narrative standpoint, it's a complete mindscrew for both Jade and the audience. In a character standpoint, it's catartic to see Evelyn brought so low.
Is it bonkers? Yeah. But there's far more going on than just "lolz, randomz!" I mean, the lyrics themselves reinforce the point ("thinking about the way I was before.")
Following on from my previous post.The first episode of the 2002 Bird of Prey TV series.
Verdict: Late 90s early 2000s and hell and kinda great in a dumb way for it.
For various reasons DC kept messing with the show and saying they couldn't use certain stuff or had to change stuff from the comics.
Basic premise. Bruce Wayne has left Gotham and no-one knows where he's gone after the events of "The Killing Joke" due to not wanting his actions as Batman go lead anyone to be harmed ever again. The Joker is no more (it's somewhat implied he was given the death penalty and executed) and it's years on with Barbra Gordon teaming up with Helena Kyle the secret daughter of Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne that Bruce never knew existed until Joker killed her mother just before doing the events of the killing joke went down.
So Helena Kyle is Huntress but not the crossbow shooting huntress of the comics this version basically has the powerset of Vixen. In comes Dina Lance who unlike Black Canary in the comics this version is a psychic powered teenage girl who has been having psychic visions of Barbra and Helena.
The oddly most interesting thing it does is present a version of reality where Harley Quinn fell for the Joker but she didn't snap and become a sort of force of chaos but well more into the calculating working from the shadows kind of villainy where she puts in a respectable from while carrying out her (and its hinted aiding Joker in his) plans
I believe season 4 is out nowThe Sinner. Series 1 and 2 were decent, but the protagonist is S3 is impossible to sympathise with and it made it drag. Imagine being driven mad by philosophy! Just get a hobby you dweeb!
I do not understand why that was necessary or even relevant. There was nothing to indicate that relationship or dynamic existed and even it was it literally added nothing to the story. It feels like the show runner owed Harvey Weinstein a favor or something. It just felt like someone demanded it be put in for the sake of grossing out the audience. It would have worked earlier in the series when that relationship was building, but its literally the finale next week. It doesn't matter anymore.HotD ep 9. Keyword feet. That is all.
I'm not in the mood for my cookies thinking I'm into feet, would you mind giving me some context so I don't need to google it lolI do not understand why that was necessary or even relevant. There was nothing to indicate that relationship or dynamic existed and even it was it literally added nothing to the story. It feels like the show runner owed Harvey Weinstein a favor or something. It just felt like someone demanded it be put in for the sake of grossing out the audience. It would have worked earlier in the series when that relationship was building, but its literally the finale next week. It doesn't matter anymore.
Dragons are like the nuclear bomb in this setting - if you have them, no-one fucks with you.On a weirdly still related note, I saw a HotD clip recommended to me and I have to ask: are dragons really that important in this universe? I mean sure damn it's a fucken dragon, but I can't really see how they're such an important asset. Unless they have whole armies of them, in which case I could understand a little more.
Was the destruction of the Valyrians a dragon vs dragon affair?Dragons are like the nuclear bomb in this setting - if you have them, no-one fucks with you.
To be more specific, dragons allowed the Valyrians to form an empire, and after Valyria's destruction, just three dragons were enough for the Targaryens to conquer the Seven Kingdoms. One dragon alone can pretty much destroy an army, and we see as such in Game of Thrones, where Daenerys does such a thing in the Reach, and again, where one dragon is enough to set King's Landing ablaze. It's telling that the Targaryens were only overthrown after their dragons died out, not before.
Yeah, I mean it's the equivalent of having a B-17 bomber in medieval times. One dragon can swoop down and wipe out a 100 troops with one attack without ever stopping. They aren't the end all be all, but unless the army is specifically equipped to handle them it's pretty much game over. The couple times in the show they are actually stopped its by an entire platoon of archers or 10-20 ships equipped with harpoons and they only managed to take one down after losing a thousand troops. Additionally in HOTD the largest dragon in the world is introduced, which is about the size of a city block. It's impossible to say what kind of havoc it could wreak.I'm not in the mood for my cookies thinking I'm into feet, would you mind giving me some context so I don't need to google it lol
On a weirdly still related note, I saw a HotD clip recommended to me and I have to ask: are dragons really that important in this universe? I mean sure damn it's a fucken dragon, but I can't really see how they're such an important asset. Unless they have whole armies of them, in which case I could understand a little more.
There used to be a lot more dragons I believe, but in the books and the show it's more of an intimation factor than anything concrete at this point in history. That said towards the end of the original show, I believe one of the dragons whipped out around 2000 troops and another destroyed 20-30 ships. They aren't godlike, but nobody wants to join an army thats gonna have to go fight one. I think two dragons are killed, I forgot how the second one dies, but I believe the first one is tricked into getting to close to a bunch of ships armed with Harpoons an get taken out. mm none of the dragons are killed yet in the books, but the show stops having anything in common with the books around book 4 and season 5. GRRM left the show to go do other things and the writing room fell apart and the show was all downhill from there.Was the destruction of the Valyrians a dragon vs dragon affair?
Also, while I haven't watched anything GoT related, I do know that at least one of Daenerys' dragons was killed by ordinary men. Unless that's just a shitty adaptation on the showrunner's part, it's hard for me to see how three dragons was enough to conquer the world (and that's just considering a matchup of a dragon versus an army, not the actual logistics of such a campaign).
Doom of Valyria - A Wiki of Ice and Fire (westeros.org)Was the destruction of the Valyrians a dragon vs dragon affair?
That's underselling it. Daenerys had three dragons. She lost one to the Night King (who is no ordinary man, and only downed Viserion through supernatural ability) and lost another to a ballista, which was specifically designed to counter the dragons, and despite all the ballistae that were produced, Rhaegal was the only one who was downed, and only then through a combination of circumstances.Also, while I haven't watched anything GoT related, I do know that at least one of Daenerys' dragons was killed by ordinary men. Unless that's just a shitty adaptation on the showrunner's part, it's hard for me to see how three dragons was enough to conquer the world (and that's just considering a matchup of a dragon versus an army, not the actual logistics of such a campaign).
I usually teally like these kinds of shows but i couldn't get into that one. I think everyone is just too aware of how good they are. There's a metalwork one on Netflix which is good, though the host is exceptionally annoying.Blown Away: Neato / Great
Glass blowers compete for $60,000 and a residency at a prestigious art school. 10 contestants partake in as many challenges, each with a theme, strict rules and expectations, and worst in class each time is eliminated.
I don't know what it is, but I eat these types of shows up. It's really cool to see people push themselves and create some really incredible stuff. What I do hate though is when the judge nitpicks and finds niggling details to scrutinize; I'm all "fuck you! it ain't perfect, but it's still fucking awesome!"