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  1. I used to teach BA film and while the Snyder cut doesn't interest me in any way the concept of having two dramatically different versions of the same underlying story does* (not counting the whole Hollywood doubles thing like Ant Z and Bugs Life and Event Horizon and Pitch Black and so on). Am sure it's been mentioned and I missed it but the directors cut of Alien 3 is miles better than the TC. Personally I would like to see as much of a cut as could be put together of Lord and Miller's Solo, before it was changed. I actually like Solo loads (and don't feel the hate for it is justified. It's a good Star Wars story which imo Last Jedi and others aren't). But I'd love to know the direction of the film that Lucasfilm saw and was getting nervous about.
  2. c-cat114


    Could be wrong but I seem to remember that the intro sequence was completely outsourced to a production house (which is why it feel tonally more graceful than the rest of the film maybe?) Anyhow I both love and hate the film. Looks brilliant visually, but the script and story are charmless and idiotic. The end, imo, shows how much they misjudged the story as, arguably, Veidt was the hero (or at least the character with mission and purpose and logic on his side) where the film has him destroying half the world to save the other half. The directors cut has the single worst delivered line in any a list film I'm ever seen (where the knot tops say There's been a murder at the garage or something )
  3. Just joined the stream crowd but on the creative side (which I'm ok at), rather than game playing (which I suck at). The past few weeks have been about playtesting it, camera angles and shortcuts and so on, and August will be about making a 3d printed version of the dragon drawing. Dont know of I'll keep on after Sept, I've got a number of followers in my mind (fairly low but also not 2, which is as far as I've got so far) but it's relaxing and fun to do so far at least. If anyone's got any suggestions for improvement I'm all ears though still learning loads and making mistakes. /Kercal incidentally. Which, sigh, is the first mistake but can't change it now
  4. None of you have picked the April Fool exploding beer? You sicken me.
  5. Just binged the lot over past week. Loved it, although its influences are painfuly obvious at times. Do the next eps come out on particular days?
  6. ...not Disney but does Jumanji count as a franchise? Wttj was a reboot sort of but as a series it's worked? But yes I'm struggling to think of something.
  7. Hmm. He might have been talking about the other one change: taking what was a hobson's choice of a option (kill 10,000 to save billions giving the reader the thought that they might have been following the wrong hero throughout) to a damn as crap Hollywood finale (kill tens of millions to save billions, cue evil maniacal teenage laugh of the direxxxtor). Although tbh I don't know whether to blame the script writers for that or Snyder. Snyder probably. The film did look fabulous though.although arguably the best bit (the credits) were outsourced to another company.
  8. Hmm I kind of agree that tlj would have been a better ending, thematically. I still think, pound for pound, its the least satisfying of the three and prefer Rise to it. But if Johnson had brought that level of.. Completion is the wrong word. But yes. Last Jedi esque finale would have been better I think. That said, although Rise isn't good, it does at least attempt and almost manage an Avengers level of triumphant bombast to the nineology (?) whereas The Last Jedi only manages one awesome visual scene (the Holdo manouvre), one decent set piece (Crait battle) and all sorts of stupid chatacter motivations and revelations in between. It took the best thing from non SW Sci fi (Gallactica's tired march from destruction) and turned it into abject dullness. Might be talking myself out of whether it would have been a better finale thinking about it. But would have been fun to see the Internet implode.
  9. c-cat114

    Illustration Club

    Um. Prob doesn't count as illustration even have done some of that too off and on over past few weeks. (Ironically this one drawn on OnePlus One last week or so. One day I'll be able to buy myself a flagship without crippling buyers remorse.... One day....)
  10. c-cat114

    Illustration Club

    Bit dispirited for a thousand reasons - partially lock down with autistic teen, partially complete inertia on any dream I ever had, but drew this on a 5 year old phone cos that's the sort of idiot I am. Hey Ho. Was an hour of slightly laggy therapy.
  11. Funnily enough picked up Photoshop for the first time in ages. Oh my blimey what a bloated laggy mess. Great in places but a whale, struggling to walk imo. Not that it was even on an old machine per se. Was running it on an Alienware i7 although one with a mechanical hdd which they assure me is the reason why Win 10 runs so slow. Its such a wretched beast at times I often choose a Surface Go for work. Definitely tarnished the AW brand for me. A number of years ago I gave up on computers, swapping to phones and tablets and loved it. Brought back to pc to use Paint 3d and ArtRage almost exclusively but yes, there are sometimes when Photoshop is the most neccessary evil. Not that I'd pay the sub that said. Only picked it up as work pays for an at home sub for me. Anyhow personally if I could go all phone and tablet I'd not be at all upset.
  12. From memory. Some might not be 80s? The Wild Geese. Tremors. Wizard of Speed and Time. Lord of the Rings, Bakshi version. Allegro Non Troppo. The Black Cauldron. So, mainly animation then I'd argue the cat sequence in ANT is one of the most emotive and emotional bits of cinema of all time. Also not guilty most of the time on that list. But some aspects have aged appallingly. Not Mannequin appallingly mind Battle beyond the stars was... Um... A formative film for me as I grew up for reasons which have been mentioned. Directed by the guy who did the Snowman of all things. Can't remember when but my family went on holiday to some friends in Wales, the adults all got drunk and my brother and I ended up watching Cronenburg's Shivers at around.... 10? 11? Again, formative in ways, and utterly inappropriate. Don't think I remember it being good or bad but was terrified on the walk up the dark staircase to bed once it had finished.
  13. personally I thought it was the most hideous, creepy, me too type line of him trying to chat someone up post battle. I'm astounded the line was left in as, surely, a percentage of the people watching must have felt uncomfortable out of the line. I asked a couple of people what they thought after the film and they all read it the older man chatting up younger woman way. I did enjoy the film but in a good Star Wars sort of way not how did the manage something that good Endgame sort of way. Better than Last Jedi anyhow, which was my lowest hoped for metric. Loads better.
  14. Saw it. Loved it. Catching up with the thread now. That said
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