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MasqueradeOverture

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  1. They better do some punching up with Macross 7's dub. Maybe not go full Ghost Stories with it, but get a good comedy writer. I'm watching The Irresponsible Captain Tylor right now and playing the translation straight was the WRONG move (but dubbing companies have learned a lot since the 90's so who knows).
  2. Franchises losing breathing room is killing them, which might be a benefit for cinema in the long run (hell even Everything Everywhere All At Once had some strong legs in its theater run).
  3. It's a cheesy fantasy series about space wizards. It's just fun to have a back & forth and overreact to something until it, uh... isn't. I will say that Star Wars has a better hit-to-miss ratio than Marvel for me (a huge chunk of the MCU is just bleh).
  4. The Irresponsible Captain Tylor This is hitting a certain old-school itch (especially that stilted-ass dub aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah)
  5. I miss the old "MaximumLawman argues with uncultured swine for pages on end" threads because unfortunately I don't have that type of energy.
  6. Reading comprehention much? The payoff would be Knights of Ren & Kylo as the main villain. That's it. Not Snoke, not Palpatine, and the story would've been much more personal and thematic that way. And LOL at yet another false comparison with these shitty Jurassic World movies. OF COURSE you think I'm nuts, you're fuckin' delusional:
  7. I'm not disagreeing with Obi-Wan being a piece of shit, it's just so unimportant as a series that I can't see how anyone can claim it kills the franchise. As for the TLJ / Battlefield Earth comparison... LOL okay so you're putting a movie with unreasonably high Metacritic score against the raspberry-winning Scientology movie, cool bro. I will say I've accepted TLJ's status as a weird Rorschach test as a form of the movie, which explains the vastly different takes people get out of it. Like let's use your examples... - Leia flying back to ship: Fucking majestic. It's the first time we see her use the force and it's such a grandiose statement closing the foreshadowing from her telepathy at the end of Empire and Luke's statement of "My father has it, I have it, and my sister has it" in Return of the Jedi. - WW2 bomber thing: Who cares? This is like the definition of some nitpicky "Look at that bitch eating crackers" shit. - Luke's Death: Again, majestic. He projects himself as a distraction to allow what's left of the resistance to run away and confronts the nephew he feels he wronged in the process, then leaves our physical plain in a Zen state of peace. To me that is so much more effective and in-character than if he showed up to cut down a bunch of mechs with his saber or do a force kamehameha because "I WANT BADASS LUKE DURRR." - Rescuing the fathiers instead of the slave kids: Alright, the Canto Bight portion of the movie is sloppy, I don't think anyone's gonna argue against that. That said, the horse stampede was more for Finn & Rose's personal escape than anything. - DJ the Anarchist: There is a distinct purpose to this and it relates to Finn's arc. In The Force Awakens, Finn goes from running away from the First Order in the first half of the movie to having his guilt of being a former Stormtrooper for a faction that just blew up the republic (which somehow doesn't actually convince him to commit to the resistance) and boner for Rey leading him the rest of that movie's runtime. The Last Jedi starts right where TFA ends with Finn's morning wood towards Rey still being the only reason he's really sticking around (so much so that he's about to leave the resistance ship to find her). This is where both Rose and DJ come in -- One acts as an angel on his shoulder (Rose) being like "Look at all these oligarchs and child slaves the First Order made. You were one of them. Don't you want to do something about this?" whereas the other (DJ) is the Devil telling him "Nah fuck this both sides are ass everything's fucked nothing matters just bang your broad and run away." This drives him up to finally standing up to his former boss (Phasma) and considering himself a part of the cause.... In fact he's driven SO MUCH to the cause now that it almost blinds him into almost committing a futile kamikaze. Which leads me to... - You see the speed of his craft as he was about to hit that cannon right? It would've done jack shit. Keeping up with the theme of Rose acting as his moral compass, this hit brings Finn back to reality and set him up as a smart, centered leader of the Stormtrooper rebellion in Duel Of The Fates (ah yes, the unmade Episode IX that actually follows up on TLJ instead of trying to retcon it, I'll get to that in a second). The kiss was a little much though, I'll admit that. - Holdo Maneuver: She was lucky enough the fleet was aligned a certain way. There's a reason why it was a last ditch effort (and that silent shot when it happens -- Pure cinema). - Raddus tie fighter thing: In Empire Strikes Back, Vader sent only 4 fighters to catch the Falcon and when they failed he ordered his Star Destroyers to sit in an asteroid field getting smashed to bits. Now, this was with the "military brilliance" of the Empire. The First Order are a bunch of kids trying to fill in the shoes of their mommies and daddies from the Empire, so given the tactics of what we've seen in prior movies and what we know about these school shooters pretending to be military officers playing with their prey, it's not really a stretch. - Slurpin' the blue milk: FUCK YES. Cranky old man Punished Luke is best Luke. - Killing Snoke: Smartest decision in the movie. The way he was set up in Force Awakens was setting up the same power dynamics of the original trilogy... again. What killing Snoke was doing was setting everything off into uncharted territory, which is why some people couldn't fathom how the story would continue without a Palpatine-like figurehead when you still have, idk, Unhinged Kylo Ren, a possible rift in power between him and Hux, the Knights Of Ren being a greater force. All of that was to be actually explored in Star Wars: Episode IX - Duel Of The Fates (script here). Unfortunately Carrie Fisher died and LucasFilm bending to the will of angry reddit and Twitter usernames left us with "Somehow, Palpatine has returned."
  8. Last Jedi is good tho. YouTube reviewers can go suck peen. As bad as it is, you can easily just ignore the Obi-Wan show's existence. The franchise isn't dead, it just needs to move away from legacy characters and not be shot entirely in a warehouse by a boring director (the latter mainly just being an Obi-Wan problem). Now THIS is a pallette cleanser: Michael Clayton: A Star Wars Story. Fuckin' A.
  9. Hey you, big star Tell me when it's over (Cloud) Hey you, big mood Guide me to shelter 'Cause I'm through when the two Hits the six and it's summer (Cloud) Shove it! Shove it! Shove it! (Shove) Shove it! Shove it! Shove it! (The sun) Shove it! Shove it! Shove it! (Aside) Shove it aside! I think God is moving its tongue There's no crowd in the streets and no sun In my own summer The shade is a tool, a device, a savior See, I try and look up to the sky But my eyes burn (Cloud) Shove it! Shove it! Shove it! (Shove) Shove it! Shove it! Shove it! (The sun) Shove it! Shove it! Shove it! (Aside) Shove it aside! Shove! Shove it! Shove it! (Shove) Shove it! Shove it! Shove it! (The sun) Shove it! Shove it! Shove it! (Aside) Shove it aside! I think God is moving its tongue There's no crowd in the streets and no sun In my own summer Shove it! Shove it! Shove it! (Shove) Shove it! Shove it! Shove it! (The sun) Shove it! Shove it! Shove it! (Aside) Shove it aside!
  10. "Fun side hustle" "FUN" FUN?! There's a reason I've not done shit with my illustration degree.
  11. OR... Saitama is the bastardised name of a Japanese prefecture. So, what if the Protag in the US version is an ennui-choked former Wall Street banker named Floor Reedah (as played by Noho Hank)? ... This movie's stillborn holy shit.
  12. There were two good ones and two GREAT ones between 2015 and 2017 the heck you saying
  13. ... I can see it. Calling it now: Anthony Carrigan's getting the lead role.
  14. PORCUPINE TREE FAN ALERT PORCUPINE TREE FAN ALERT
  15. Yeah I'm a good decade or so from the recommended age myself (it's supposed to be between 40 to 50 right?). It's just all these guys getting it as soon as they hit 30 is freaking me out a little plus my parents both had caught and taken out polyps before -- And between everything having some kind of toxic preservative nowadays and a lifetime of ingesting that and possibly causing a cancerous fast-forward effect in our bodies... *shudder* Wasn't Chadwick Boseman like 28 when he caught it? Jesus fuck
  16. There's some kind of compound or chemicals out there affecting men's bowels because the amount of stories that have come out recently about people in the 1st half of their 30's getting and dying from colon cancer is fucked. I just turned... a certain age, and I got some family history so I might think of talking to a doctor about screening (though I'm really not looking forward to shoving a tube up my ass).
  17. You see it's moments like the media swarming in at the beginning of the episode (what's shown on the promo) that gives the show an 80's Amblin vibe to me.
  18. Better idea! Raid Discotek or Retro Crush's library. Give them peeps mounds of cel dirt and Vic Mignogna. And uncensored titties too, fuck it.
  19. I think they have permenent rights to it (like Bebop). Otherwise, they've been in bed with Production I.G. for years. I don't see why they wouldn't be thrown a bone here.
  20. At this point just throw Outlaw Star back on to fill a slot.
  21. Here's an idea... What about if they start the block with Venture Bros season 8?
  22. Except for the 2 episodes of The Mandalorian shoved into that show (yes, unfortunately because of this Book Of Boba is required viewing to know what happens to Din, Grogu, Luke, etc. going into Mando S3) it is super shit. Which makes me sad to say that Obi-Wan makes Book Of Boba look like Citizen Kane. It wrecks me to know that visual effects pioneers ILM signed off on something that looks like a CW show. Attack Of The Clones has more to offer in terms of cinematic composition than Obi-Wan Kenobi. Fucking. Attack. Of. The. Clones. Oh and the story or LACK THERE-OF. WE'RE DOING THE LONE WOLF AND CUB SHIT AGAIN. WE'RE REHASHING THINGS OTHER TITLES (VERY RECENTLY EVEN) IN THIS UNIVERSE DID BETTER. POINTLESS FILLER THAT GOES IN A CIRCLE. ALL PSYCHOLOGICALLY "PROFOUND" MOMENTS ABOUT THE NATURE BETWEEN OBI WAN AND VADER'S RELATIONSHIP IS DONE THOUGH SHOEHORNING ACTUAL VIDEO CLIPS FROM THE PREQUELS. The good thing I can say at least is unlike Boba, this thing is 100% skippable.
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