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  1. I think what's missing is that the core characters in this story are isolated, clearly fuck ups, and mostly dead. The threadbare character witnesses (family/friends) really add very little and mostly just confirm they are all lying fuck ups. So there's no real puzzle to solve - you're just left with a bunch of lying fuck ups who all say the other people are lying fuck ups. With Making a Murderer etc. you're on a real guilty/innocent roller coaster with various character witnesses and insanely corrupt cops challenging your opinion at every turn. With this it's a bit of a flat-line. Great opening though. The whole bomb on the neck aspect is crazy.
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    Best three films from this list of 15?

    Green room is fun but peters out. The Witch is amazing.
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    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One was so so bad. I can barely remember any of it now. Only the really good opening. Kaiber crystals, Riz Ahmed brainwashing, some guy with a machine gun, Forrest Whittaker talking bollocks and then letting a cave fall on him. And that vacant lead with her vacant love interest. Like someone with no imagination having a fever dream.
  4. I watched the remix, but in a comatose way where it felt like I was paying respects to the older seasons rather than actually enjoying myself. It was better than the first cut of season 4 in that it superficially resembled the older seasons, rather than an entirely new show that somehow had the same cast. But it still wasn't funny. The only bits that really made me smile were Buster's interactions with Lucille (hot mess) and Maybe bamboozling George Michael (Faceblock). The key was that the main cast rarely got to interact, the show is funny because the main cast interact so well, and the remix couldn't solve that. So I guess Season 5 lives or dies depending on whether they can get the actors all together.
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    The Unofficial Pre-E3 2018 Hype Thread

    Little Big Adventure 3
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    The Unofficial Pre-E3 2018 Hype Thread

    What's to stop the F-Zero craft and characters appearing in the game too?
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    The Unofficial Pre-E3 2018 Hype Thread

    You can almost see the Arwing being a Wipeout craft. Easy way to sate the F-Zero niche while adding a more universal veneer with the Star Fox cast. Maybe have a shooting things to speed up mechanic?
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    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    Worst this is the best stars wars film ever ever.
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    Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood predators

    I think it would be disrespectful if he just carried on with the same kind of confessional material and made no reference to what he has done. He'd need to do what he's done with every other issues and bring them out in his comedy. I can imagine you now thinking that's the most crass thing ever, but I really think if he is talking about himself, and what drove him to such despicable behaviour, and his battles with his own impulses, he could articulate something respectful to the women he assaulted while also being scouringly honest about himself, and from that, funny.
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    Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood predators

    I think that clip above is brilliant and encapsulates why we shouldn't condemn people to an Old Testament non-redemptive black hole when they fuck up. Of course Louis CKs behaviour should be condemned, he should be forced to seek help, and he should stay out of the public sphere until he has done so. But he shouldn't be forced to stop doing what he is good at for ever. I don't want a world where the only people telling jokes are impeccable human beings. I don't think they exist.
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    The Unofficial Pre-E3 2018 Hype Thread

    I for one would be quite happy with Sony's conference being nothing but someone playing through an early section of Last of Us Part II. When I say quite happy, I mean very happy.
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    Neo Geo Mini

    Why not just put the whole thing in a chunky arcade stick and hook it into the HDMI port of a TV? Instant 90s coin up in your living room. Really can't understand this mini-screen thing. It's like a corporate desk toy and looks utter shite. For 2P you could have an HDMI in port on the arcade stick and just connect a second unit to the first.
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    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    Bye jonamock
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    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    Do you remember when Chewie was scary? As in, Luke was afraid to touch him and asked Han to put on the shackles in the Death Star, because Chewie genuinely seemed like he might fuck him up. And C-3P0 told RD to let him win at chess because he genuinely seemed like he might fuck him up. Well I want that Chewie. An angry Chewie that randomly just growls at people and smashes stuff, and revels in the fear he evokes. The sort of Chewie that would be the drummer in a punk band. It would be very entertaining and a wonderful fuck you to the Chewie that becomes vegetarian in the Last Jedi (I say this as a vegan myself, but jesus, Chewie as a vegetarian, what a character arc - less an arc and more like a horrific Disney emblazoned spirograph, I don't watch Star Wars for this shit).
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    The Unofficial Pre-E3 2018 Hype Thread

    I think they should do a total Halo reboot - make the game Bungie were trying to originally make on the mac - with an entire war between the human and covenant on the halo ring that is fully traversable. It should be like an FPS Zelda Breath of the Wild - exploration heavy with compartmentalised organic combat hinted at in the original halo level (level 2). It could also easily become a battle royale multiplayer too, so totally on trend.
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