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captain yesterday wrote:
Almost exactly the reason why I was originally going to see new Star Trek movie. Then I heard it was good and that factored in.
When superhero movies are being made I avoid staring too much at the comic books history of the character. Maybe she's not a colonel, but the rank is not really that important to me. Her being still not so experienced and learning while having these umbeliavable powers is, to me at least, more interesting story.
What interests me more is the "NPC Gallery" of this movie. Is Mar-Vell gonna show up? Are they gonna have ties to AoS and Tahiti in any way? Coulson cameo would fit this good. Is Moonstone the BBEG or Yon-Rog? Yon is in her origin story so that would fit, though I looove me some Moonstone. Maybe one of the runner-ups should be her :D
Has there been any rumors about the director?
Seen it yesterday, really liked it. And yes, Kate McKinnon was awesome from start to finish. Hemsworth made me laugh so much, he was a ball of fun. All the actors had chemistry between them. Not all jokes landed but most did. Villain/ending bit weak but at least it looks fun and new ghost designs are impressive.
Probably gonna see this again!
Blake's Tiger wrote:
I like the idea of playing a character who was one thing before the "event" and another afterwards. Barbarian becomes Id Rager. Not-a-Occult Class becomes a Fractured Mind. Investigator becomes a Psychic Detective. Etc.
Not a bad idea. Our group did something similiar in Jade Regent. One PC was a cavalier at the start until he found some books and guides of samurais and he became samurai as well.
And now I have seen the last episode. What a rollercoaster.
I think this is one of the WEAKEST endings a series could have. Logan wanted to end the series, okay, but you could do it better and less cliched. For Pete's sake this has the same ending as X-MEN 3. "You have to kill me so I can't destroy the world" Oh my god I hate that. I might be alone with this but still. One of the best female characters dies like that is kind of annoying. And Kaetaney-thing went disturbingly more "Dances with Wolves" than I inital thought. Also the whole thing with Jekyll was in the end, completely pointless. This just annoys me as you we know that all of this is NOT gonna continue. What happened to Dracula? What happened to Renfield, Jekyll, Brona- this series ending leaves so much open it's horrible.
But the good stuff: The battle with Dracula's forces was cool and it involved lots of moving and climbing and cool stuff. Especially from Catriona, she was amazing. I had hoped that the battle with Dracula itself would also be cool, but he just smacked them around for a while. I wanted Ethan to tear him apart g~# d!#mit :D I also liked what happened with Dorian, mainly because that kinda fits his character. And Caliban's scenes in all were, once again, some of the best stuff in the series.
But as a ending to the series, this was just a mess. I still hope that Logan might turn his stance and continue the series some day but as for now, what a disappointing ending to a great series. Penny Dreadful will still remain as one of the finest pieces of television entertainment of the modern era.
My concern, going forward, is that I haven't seen anything to indicate the series has been renewed for a 4th season. They left some really interesting plot threads dangling, and I really would like to see the story continued. I especially would dearly love to see Mr. Lyle again, since I'm betting his reappearance on the show would presage a visit from a certain Egyptian monster.
There will not be a fourth season. Read it here. Sad news all around.
Catriona Hartdridgen, Vampire Hunter. With that coat and reddish hair she looked like certain Elsa Bloodstone ;)
I want to thank Penny Dreadful for one thing. In a long time I have not been scared of the idea of vampires or of vampires in any fiction. Penny Dreadful made me again shiver when they appeared.
And oooh yeeah twin werewolf action baby!
Episode 9 is not yet in HBO Nordic's site so I have not yet seen the last episode of the series. Because it ends here. No fourth season for us, folks.
Citizens of Korvosa. This is the Law.
F*CK! F*CK! WE ARE IN DEEP MANURE RIGHT NOW!
Dorian sitting at the end of table was my favorite shot of this season. Table full of women and he is miserable as hell. I loved that :D And I really liked that Dorian is not happy with what's happening. Fits his character very well.
Dammit Billy Piper you are on FIRE! Damn good delivery.
Just saw for the first time, and I'm going to watch it again. Worth the money for sure. It's not the greatest movie ever and it has some serious flaws, but I really enjoyed it. CGI is amazing in this, some of the best I have ever seen. And it was cool to see magic done like this in a movie. It is visually my favorite movie of this year so far.
As a avid fan of the franchise I admit that it was fan-servicey as heck and that's part of why I liked it. It was really cool to see these characters and locations and events on a silver screen. I got huge chills several times in the movie. Also it's attention to detail was astonishing. Just the different orcs in their shapes, gear and teeth size was amazing.
All the orc actors do great, and from the humans Khadgar and Medivh are the best. Travis Fimmel does his Ragnar-performance bit more toned down, and it is a bit distracting at times. But he is still hella cool.
Paula Patton and Daniel Wu were my favorites in this. They are done cool and Gul'Dan is really menacing.
Music is absolutely gorgeous, must-have for game music.
Pacific Rim was actually a good comparison to this. IT's dumb fun but really, really fun and exciting.
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Sure to keep this in mind. God I love the potential ways this series could go!
Could he use Ventriloquism maybe? Just swap one of his spells for it if he does not have it. At least he could speak so in short sentences, I think.
I looved the little smiles Ethan and the police shared when they met and at the dinner table. "I'm famished like..." smirk smirk :)
That whole Talbot Ranch part was great. Though pity it had to end like that :( I really liked him.
THat whole collection of characters was awesome. They were pretty much all bastards, aside the lawmen. You really shoudl not feel bad for any of them but you kinda do.
Damn Dracula you nasty. Renfield is great, sniveling, pathethic being. You feel sorry for him but you hate him as well.
Random Cox is great surprise! Damn I love Brian Cox every time I see him! Though I kinda giggled when he said "never drink that scottish swill again", with him being a scot.
Also, that's how you cast summon swarm! That whole scene reminded me of the Prince of Persia movie snake assassin-scene, but done hundred times better. Creepy, ominous and tension was trough the roof!
That dualism thing with Talbot and Murray was excellent.
Serum worked, I'll be damned. Hate to see what happens when Jekyll's gonna try that too himself. I can see that coming :D
I can't help it! It's fun, light hearted superhero action with likable main character, wide array of interesting sice characters and Guy Gardner. It was not perfect and it kinda faded to boring at the end but it had some really fun and great moment. TO be fair I DID read it before old Blue Beetle stories, which ultimately affected my view of it. I really liked the Len Wein's Blue Beetle series after crisis when I finally managed to get my hands on it.
Freehold DM wrote:
I LOVED the pre-new 52 Blue Beetle with Jaime!
Actually Brad Meltzer killed him in Identity Crisis.
I have to agree with Aber, I reealllyy despise Damian as well. And Jason. And I get mad when people involve him the Bat family.
Speaking of Tim, I actually really liked the idea way back when the idea about Ted Kord training Tim to be the next Blue Beetle. They never of course went with it but the idea itself intrigued me. Does the sidekick need to follow the path of his master? Not everyone does, Nightwing was born from that idea but to adopt another superhero's legacy title instead of the one that trained you? That's kinda fun idea.
y'know, this again brings to mind what Aberzombie said in his reminiscing while ago:
Maybe it's just me, but it seems like modern comic book writers don't know how to tell a decent story in anything less than 6 to 8 issues. Now, as I understand, that's actually more of a corporate decision, multi-part stories being easier to repackage later on in trade paperbacks. Still, it leaves me wondering if some of these youngsters could even accomplish such a feat as a one-shot.
I think the same problem is here again. This is again a first part of six-to-twelve issue series which will have no good jumping on points except the beginning. I can just feel it.
Amazing episode. This is how you do "bottle episodes". only one location, two actors working each other and being amazing. The Lucifer/Dracula thing was awesome! The whole shadowplay brought intangible terror to whole scene. And that laugh...and then Ms Ives out-eviled them both :D
Very interesting development. Interesting to see how this affects possible Monster/Vanessa relationship.
Emmy-worth material, top marks.
Druid who instead of getting her powers from the Green gets them from Barbatos. Bastard daughter of a noble's son, her grandmother the countess hide her from public eye as a maid in the kitchens. After she grew and people started to notice how she resembled the young noble, grandmother commanded her to be taken to the forest and abandoned there. Instead of dying surely in the wilds she met Barbatos who, intrigued by her fate, gave her knowledge of the wilds and powers to control it. Barbatos saw something in her future, something about chaos and madness and that she could stall it. Now a she wanders around in the wilds, waiting for this supposed chaos and madness that so scared Barbatos to raise it's ugly head so she could put it down.
Ex-cultist Slayer with scraps of knowledge about the Old Ones. Once a born initiate to the cult, she left it in her teens after witnessing the high priest of said cult being devoured by...a thing. Now she is bounty hunter and mercenary who specializes in finding lost persons and bringing them back to authorities, be they fugitives or kidnapped children. Specializes in crossbows. Gonna leave the details about the cult in shadows for me as well, so GM can decide about that stuff.
Zataria, tiefling ex-Asmodean inquisitor: Taken from squalor by a Asmodean priest, raised to believe her existence was cursed and service to the Dark Prince was her only path available. She infiltrated the cult of Shelyn to destroy them from the inside but found unconditional love and acceptance. Withholding information from the Inquisition she allowed the shelynites to survive, but lost her divine powers in the process. After the Night of Ashes and an enormous guilt-trip at seeing the Thrashing Badger burned to the ground, she found a single red rose in the ruins. With burning purpose in her eyes and the divine backing of Shelyn, she started herself on the path of redemption. Knows she got red on her ledger and seeks to fight against her previous superiors in order to clean it.
I must admit, that was one hell of a cool backstory. Kudos to the player.
Just saw it. I liked it! It's not near the level of MCU movies but it's not as bad as BvS. Not perfect, it has multiple scenes that don't work and some of the new characters (care to quess which ones...) are left sideline. But Apocalypse himself is uber cool and menacing and it has a fun 80's Claremont-vibe going on. I recommend!
..is receiving palliative care for aggressive cancer. Some sources say that he has died, including people who worked with him and fellow comic book legends. No official statement has been issued yet.
And I feel utterly broken.
Darwyn's work has been so important to me. Thought of losing an artist of his caliber is crushing. DC: New Frontier is one of my favorite comic books ever, and I have read it over and over again multiple times. I'm not much of fan of Before Watchmen (then again I'm not the hugest fan of original book anyway) but Minutemen was in my opinion genuinely good story.
Catwoman, Batman, Richard Stark's Parker- man's resume was amazing.
Aside from the music that sucked, this trailer looked good! Action looks fun, hidden blades looked amazing and I really liked the overalla atmosphere. It has that weird disturbing aura I liked.
Sundakan: But not many other period pieces have that sci-fi element AC's have. Also AC universe is very large, with comics and books and video games. New material is always fun to see.
Damn damn damn!
Holy s+%%! That was effing awesome reveal! In the hindsight, Sweet's fascination with movies and him being who he is kinda reminds me of Coppola's Dracula movie.
Doctor Jekyll creeps the fudge out of me. And that scene with the mixture injected was so well done and creepy in it's own right. Even so if you know what is their ultimate goal. Hrrr.
Damn this show is so good