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SonOfSoAngry

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  1. They've just put the whole season up on Lovefilm/Amazon Prime streaming. I've watched a couple of episodes but I just can't get past the fugly CGI. I get the impression that the character designs would work fine animated traditionally but everything just looks barren, cheap and distorted when CG'd up. I think Cartoon Network pulled it after half a season and the rest of the episodes sneaked out on the blu-ray release.

    It's no Brave And The Bold, certainly.

  2. My body is ready.

    I wonder if Chilton isn't dead. He was very clearly shot through the cheek, and I'm guessing he's survived and they're going to keep schtum on it.

    I hope Chilton's not dead. In fact I hope it's the second instalment of a running gag: each season Chilton ends up getting horribly maimed as collateral damage of Hannibal's machinations. Besides we've already had Miriam and Gideon prove that this is a show where if you don't see the body (all of the body... horribly mutilated) then you can't be really be certain a character's dead. In fact I have a running bet with a friend that Abigail Hobbs isn't dead. Which is mental.

    And speaking of Abigail I'm still surprised they dropped the charges and let Will out of the asylum over that particular murder. He threw up her fucking ear for fuck's sake.

  3. Yeah. I'm coming round to the fact that this season's the weakest so far. It's not bad, it's just, well, not as good as it should be. There's a sense that the stakes aren't high enough and although the Crowes are kicking around I can't get a handle on who the main antagonist is. We're eight episodes in too; by now we should have some idea of how every thing's going to ramp up for the finale. Contrast that with the first episode of the new season of The Americans: already feels like that show's going to be monopolising Graham Yost's "holy shit" quotient for this year.

    That said, as a big Elmore Leonard fan, even in his weaker novels (and boy, were there a few: Road Dogs read like Tumblr fan-fiction) there were still individual moments and dialogue that shone. I'm getting a similar vibe Justified at the moment.

    "OK, new deal. You're both under arrest since you're a fugitive and you're a dick."

  4. Chance The Rapper. His Acid Rap mixtape got great write ups, was on lots of best album lists and sounded like it would be exactly my kind of thing but the problem is his voice is just plain grating to listen to. He's also got this seriously irritating vocal tic which sounds part like a smokers' cough, part throat clearing, part Eddie Murphy laugh that I swear he does constantly on every track. It bugs the shit out of me.

  5. As a counterpoint I'd just like to say that Final Wars is great if you like watching Japanese boy band members in SS uniforms/BMX armour having matrix-esque martial arts fights on sound stages but if you want to see giant monsters wrecking shit you'd be better off watching something else. It's two hours long and the big G's on screen for, like, 10-15 minutes tops. After the opening credits sequence there's literally no sign of him for well over an hour. You'd be better off watching the highlights on youtube and downloading one of the better Showa or Heisei era films instead.

  6. Hold on a minute, atomic testing was the US government trying to kill Godzilla? So the Americans setting off all those nuclear bombs was justified and for the benefit of all mankind?

    Isn't that almost the exact opposite of the original film's moral?

    Apart from that, it still looks good...

  7. I've not seen it on ages but wasn't there a point where she has the chance to pick up a weapon and kill him but doesn't. Shit like that infuriates me.

    Doesn't she try bashing him feebly across the chest with a loaded rifle while he's unconscious? Then decide to watch some home movies before being on the receiving end of the spoilered bit mentioned above.

  8. I have no idea what those paratroopers are doing with the flares and everything though, providing targeting for a nuke?

    "So lads, I know how you all feel about suicide missions but I've been talking to Bryan Cranston and the boffins downstairs in the bunker and they assure me that 'Operation: Dino Decoy' has only a 78% risk of mortality..."

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