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In my opinion it certainly is better. Jungle Book was a ton of fun to watch.
I love the trippy effects on this. More! I want more! And I'm really looking forward to this. Good cast and amazing visual look. Much like BvS was not the DC movie of the year for me (Suicide Squad all the way) I'm actually much more excited for Doctor Strange than Civil War. I am excited for Civil War as well, but Strange is a character I have waited for SO LONG to see on the big screen. Yay!
A Possessed Oracle with the Haunted curse and the Dark Tapestry mystery who is so insane that he drove the possessing spirit mad.
Wow, that's pretty mad.
New and improved idea, thanks to Ultimate Intrigue.
Daughter of a farmhands, given to the noble family as a maid to avoid the hardships of such life as theirs. Town where they lived was surrounded by dark things. People gone missing or just went insane and horrific shadows beyond this world lurked in the forests. And the mayor did nothing as the people suffered, or at least did not anything that mattered. She befriended the town mystic, old varisian woman who did harrow readings and cured small ailments for her living. Mystic thought her lot, from magic and mysteries of the Golarion to small incantations for defending herself. Then she founds about the secret of the town: It is run by a cult of sorts, group of heretics that sacrifice people and summon the dark things that keep the people in check. After she witnesses the murder of the mystic woman, fate that later are lied to her being a bandit attack, she decides to stop them, no matter what. But she cannot do it as a maid, for she does not know everyone involved and those people might hurt her loved ones. She becomes their nightmare. She becomes "the miracle worker" against dark gods.
She is the Theurge.
If it's about muscles or body structure, I think he can buff himself up if needed. I just see him easily being a good counterpart to Adam Scott in terms of overall body language and outlook.
Abed Nadir wrote:
See, I'm more on the line of Justin Timberlake as Booster Gold and Adam Scott as Blue Beetle.
Well, I hope that dark gritty and grimdark starts to vanish by the time Wonder Woman comes up. Suicide Squad- there it fits the bill better. But Shazam is the least grim thing ever. So are the Flash, Booster Gold & Blue Beetle and Green Lantern Corps. At least Goyer is not writing those movies and Snyder not directing.
I want to play a class from the occult adventures, if I don't GM this or if the GM allows me to use classes from that book. Maybe psychic, maybe mesmerist, but the main point is his esoteric powers. Main idea was the she/he is plagued by dreams and visions of horrors beyond time since childhood, and he/she is admitted to the sanitorium in Caliphas. After practically growing up in the asylum, she/he is finally ready to join the society and take the family store under his/her wings. But then the visions start again, but much more vibrantly and focused and passes out, later awakening at the Briarstone Asylum...
That, or a unapologetic skeptic and atheist brawler.
Saw it last night, while it was good in my opinion it could have been a lot better. Lots of great scenes and acting is top notch. Affleck was great Batman AND Bruce Wayne. Biggest suprise to me was Lex Luthor. Eisenberg nailed the role of silver-age Lex the mad scientist. I can see why people would be off-putted by his performance but I enjoyed it.
Overall, "a diamond in the rough" is best words to describe it.
The last I read MCU received permission to use spidey until Sony's reboot came out... and that deal was only for Spider-Man. Don't expect Deadpool or anyone else... and don't expect an MCU Spider-Man movie.
I'm pretty sure that they have greenlighted and started casting that MCU Spider-Man movie already. It's Marvel/Sony joint project.
Anyhoo, really exctied for this series. Colter was good as Luke, and I'm always glad to see Misty Knight in anything.
Did he have a deep enough voice?
More like "Soft Spoken Sadist" kinda voice. It works, since BD is quite short and not near as bulky as Hugo is in comics and other media. He has unnerving gaze though, and really sounds like someone whose position and station gives him a right to be cruel and oppressive. Smooth talker, though.
Hey, new episode! At long last, or something. Gotham continues to be something of a roller coast of a show. Some parts I like, some parts I reeaaalllyy don't like.
Though in this new episode I really liked BD Wong as Hugo Strange. Really creepy and oozing that evil genius type of smartiness. If that's a word.
And to add my to cents on the matter or Iron Fist...
1. Part of Danny's schtick is the fact that he is an outsider in Asian environment. Making him Asian would kinda s&!! all over this. He could however be white, black or even Latino. Just not Asian.
2. Finn Jones. Okay, Marvel has not failed in casting in these series so far, so there must be something that worked. It's just not the guy I would have thought for the role.
Also, to quote Ashley V. Robinson: I have seen Iron Fist naked. This is weird.
Okay, on the other hand, kudos to Disney for resurrecting something as old as Pete's Dragon. Pete's Dragon was a fun, dumb movie. It's corny as hell, but I have fond memories of it. And yes, to work better in this time and age the story must be upgraded. I have no problem with that.
But...I'll miss the fact that the dragon is not 2D animated. It was part of the magic of the movie, and it looked awesome. But I guess I can get over it.
This can be a good movie. I wish it would be like Flight of the Navigator or the Honey, Who Shrunk The Kids style kid-starring family movie. Trailer has a dark and serious tone, but we'll see. Hopefully optimistic.
It was too old and low-tech, but it kinda reminded me of the Brainiac's head in Whatever Happened to Man of Tomorrow. It's not it, but that was the first thought.
He might be someone with voice-based powers, like Sonar but metahuman. That was the idea that came to my mind- he is someone with voice-based powers.
Good episode, very heartfelt in some scenes.
I now finally watched the two-parter start and really quite liked it. It's no perfect, but very good. I find all the characters interesting and likable (Weird thing that Manu Bennet is my favorite) and I really like the setting. I have not read any of the original books so I can't tell how much they screwed up in characterization but I liked them fine. Special effects are neat, and wuite good for television series.
It moved forward maybe a little too fast. I first liked it, because it didn't feel dragging or anything like that. But then they moved between locations a bit too fast and it started to distract me. But maybe that's just speeding up the start. I have not watch more yet, but as a fan of high fantasy I'm very intrigued what's coming ahead.
I liked the original run a lot, but I also enjoyed "Cagebolts" era. Moonstone, Satanna, Ghost, Boomerang, Centurion, Mister Hyde, Troll and Fixer were fun and dynamic team, and I really liked the time-hopping arc. It had great artwork thanks to Kev Walker. It had some badass moments like when they fought against nazis with Captain America in the 40's and bumbed to King Arthur's court. And it had Boomerang. Oh Boomerang.
Pretty excited for more classic Thunderbolts. Did not like the latest series.
I'm on a weird camp alone, since I prefer Vikings over Game of Thrones.
I love the setting. I'm a huge viking age-geek. Their gods, their culture, way they were both conquerors and merchant-travellers and their interesting society norms.
I really like the characters:
Ragnar is such a magnificent bastard that even if he does something bad or horrible you can't help but cheer for him. Actor Travis Fimmel manages to walk that fine line of being kind of a a&&$@*+ and likable protagonist at the same time. Lagertha is such a goddess. She is a powerhouse, and every moment she is on the screen is awesome. Floki has developed as character nicely, from this crazy person living in the woods to more religious fundamentalist. From non-viking characters I really like that other magnificent bastard- King Ecbert of Essex. What a manipulator. I'm still not sure of his ultimate goals and what he really thinks of the northmen. One character that kinda went a nose dive to stupid pile was the Ragnar's current wife Aslaug. First she was this smart and quick-witted, down to earth princess but for some reason she became this dull nad spoiled queen. Not a fan. But then there was the priest Athelstan. What a character! He went from captive slave to be integrated to Viking culture to again "returning to fold" and then he dies a cruel death. It was really sad moment in the series to see him go.
One of the things I realized during season 2 was that I was really concerned for the people of Kattegat and main characters. That is something I have not been for GoT characters in a while. In GoT, evil wins. That's basically the plot. And everybody dies or becomes a!@~~%@s. In Vikings, the protagonist are not saints either, but they show genuine care for other people, not just their titles.
Spoiler:Moments like that have been sorely gone from GoT.
Gyda's death and Ragnar's speech was so great and Travis again sells it completely. When Athelstan dies, Ragnar takes it very hard and that whole "let me bury him" trip and his sadness and what he is ready to do in order to see Athelstan again is heartwarming and sad at the same time.
So yeah, I love Vikings. Next season, there's going to be two Finnish actors in major roles, so I'm very excited about that.
At long last, it is time for our little group to start Serpent's Skull. Some of the characters were decided over 5 years ago.
Ser Dorian Croshaw II, LN male human cavalier (strategist/standard bearer)
Arhys Martis, LN male human ranger (skirmisher)
Ametrine, CG female elf barbarian (urban barbarian)
No healers or magic users until later, but we'll manage. I hope.
I think there was once a comic where Masque talked about her scarred features and that she hides "her true face" behind that mask. When she looks at her face, all she sees is horrific face. But when Moon Knight and later Hood took her mask off, she was beautiful as ever. I think it's part of her neurosis, and she also uses it to her advantage these days- if she tells everyone she is scarred, she can disguise better since they don't see her coming.
Unless you are Kate Bishop, of course.
My money's on
That it's Speedy in that grave. And not killed by Damian. Why demonize Dahrk more? He already has been declared to be killed by Oliver. He already is loathsome and monstrous in his activities.
No, it's Speedy killed by Anarky. By letting Anarky go, this can ultimately be tracked down to be Oliver's fault, at least in his mind. And they are building Anarky as Speedy's very own arch-enemy for reason. Anarky kills Speedy and Oliver then hunts him down.
Genesis? Deathstrike first, then Hive, Damian Dahrk- it's going to be Trigon at the end, isn't it? They have stolen much from Teen Titans rogues gallery already, why stop there.
Damon Griffin wrote:
To be fair, he IS s based on e comic book supervillain of the same name, time-travelling and manipulating supervillain David Clinton aka Chronos, arch-nemesis of Atom. And oh boy that's a upgrade on his comics costume.
I really liked these first two episodes. It's fun superhero action with lot of fun characters. They function in battle a bit too well together, but what the hell.
But oh man, I did NOT see Hawkman's death coming.
The "Film/TV bent" thing is actually one of the thing that worries me most. While I really like new Marvel and DC movies (okay, at least I like the Marvel ones) I don't want them to be same as the comic universe. I don't go to movies to watch comic books, I go to watch Comic Book Adaptions. There can be and should be differences. That's why I don't really mind differences between, oh let's say between Jared Leto Joker and comis Joker.
This "Film/TV bent" sounds that instead of movies and tv-series resembling comics, comics are going to resemble them. What does this mean exactly? It could mean realism in costume department and characterization. Worst offender must be Arrow where most colorful supervillains and characters are turned to boring, colorless ex-mercs and druglords. I'm looking at you, Vertigo and Captain Boomerang.
It could mean adapting the movie/tv universes as canon. This is the one I'm afraid the most, since it's possible and easy to think as a quick way to get more readers. I hope- HOPE that this is just my paranoid raving, but I fear the worst.
Be it any or none of those, "film/tv bent" does not sound good to me.