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Messages - BillCable

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 26, 2015, 08:55 PM »
I guess I just have more faith in Americans.  Like it'd take a whole lot of convincing for a good portion of this country to start bashing in the skulls of anybody who looked funny.   8)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 26, 2015, 02:44 PM »
You wouldn't see exponential growth, though.  You wouldn't even see linear growth.  Not if the populace has already seen how to kill the things over YouTube, and communication systems are still largely intact.

I'm not arguing there'd be no instances of outbreaks.  Sure - someone young and healthy has a stroke in the middle of a neighborhood - some families gets wiped out.  But those kinds of stresses don't lead to societal breakdown.

Looking at my math a different way - each day right now 1 out of every 45,000 people die.  Are you saying those 44,999 other people can't handle it if that death becomes somehow contagious?  And not airborne contagious - contagious via staggering, brainless corpses?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 25, 2015, 12:33 PM »
7000 per day of 320 million?  You'd only need 1 out of every 45,000 people to be a competent zombie killer.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 25, 2015, 09:25 AM »
I just don't see how we're going to get to pandemic chaos from where they are now (short of bad writing).  We've seen the hospitals know something's going on.  That means the CDC will be involved and investigating.  Even if they don't "understand" what's happening, they'll be able to surmise pretty quickly we have venomous zombies.  In real life, controls would lock in place.  The president or the surgeon general would be on TV within a day or two saying "You know all those zombie movies?  Looks like that's what's going on.  Decapitate your dead."  And things would never get out-of-hand.  About 7,000 people die each day in the USA.  That'd be easy enough to contain.

As it stands now, there are still too many societal structures in place for it to go all apocalyptic.  There's still working communication systems...

Maybe the zombies will drop an EMP on LA.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 24, 2015, 12:03 PM »
Yeah, I agree with the general sentiment.  Druggie dude was super annoying.  The whole "he's on drugs so nobody believes him" thing was lame.  Ivy league super genius sister girl was annoying.  Step-dad was annoyingly earnest.  I'm looking forward to the lot of them dying.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Sony Playstation 4
« on: August 20, 2015, 09:31 AM »
That thing is super sweet.  Almost makes me wish I'd waited.



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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: August 15, 2015, 07:28 AM »
Seeing "Ant Man" tonight. This will be the first "Comic Super Hero" movie I've ever initiated being willing to pay money to go see in the theater (I probably would have with "Guardians of the Galaxy", but just waited for Blu Ray). Fingers crossed. I'm counting on all of your opinions.

So how'd you like it?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: August 11, 2015, 10:56 AM »
Eh - Galactus is only 30' tall.  Makes you wonder why he needs to eat so much.

Though I never really bought the official Marvel specs on his height.  He's routinely depicted with Silver Surfer in his hand, about the size of an action figure.  That'd make Galactus almost 4 times as tall.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: August 10, 2015, 09:03 AM »
They also changed Thor significantly from its original Marvel roots.  No crippled doctor tapping a stick.

I think the reason they keep failing with FF is because they can't nail Reed.  The Thing is easy.  Johnny Storm is very easy.  Sue is difficult to give much weight to, but a "strong woman" angle shouldn't be too difficult.  But Reed they keep screwing up badly.  He is the smartest man in the world, and he knows it.  He needs to be written as a patriarch.  A leader.  A beacon.  Instead he's written as wishy-washy and unconfident.  Awkward.  Maybe they're trying for the hero's journey kind of thing, and maybe it's origin-itis.  But I gotta think when Reed first strapped into his rocket, he was feeling like a god.  Not some dork who gets flustered around the ladies.

Also, when you cast a guy who looks like a high schooler in the role, it's difficult to accept that he has the gravitas of the smartest man in the world.

Reed should be Stark without the snark.  A living legend.  That might not jive with current sensibilities, but I think that's what you need to pull off the FF - a leader who the rest of the team respects and follows.

And of course, Doom needs to be the monarch of Latveria.  How hard is that to understand?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: August 5, 2015, 01:28 PM »
Ah - I don't think that's how they explained it in the movie.  But I'll roll with it.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: August 5, 2015, 12:06 PM »
Hey - like the sword in Gremlins!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: August 5, 2015, 11:53 AM »
MacGuffin is a random item that the characters are searching for.  Typically, you can swap out anything for the MacGuffin and the plot won't really change.  But I know what you meant - they were foreshadowing.  But it's kind of a big plot hole - if Pym Particles reduce the distance between atoms, the weight of the object should be unchanged.  You wouldn't be carrying around 10-ton tank in your pocket.

I think you're right about casting Janet Van Dyne.  I expect Hank Pym will attempt to save his wife from the Quantum Zone in Ant-Man 2, now that he's been shown a way to survive the trip.  And since time is meaningless in the QZ, they probably wanted to keep the casting options wide open.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: August 5, 2015, 10:11 AM »
There's a nice burn on the X-Men Origins: Wolverine version of Deadpool in the preview trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPZHBjyUGhQ

Both characters are played by Reynolds.  And given that Deadpool has the unique superpower of knowing he's a character in a comic book (and we assume, a movie), and routinely breaks the fourth wall, it has the potential to get ridiculously meta.

I think you could probably reason with the time travel stuff that went on in Days of Future Past that the Weapon X program that developed Wolverine and Deadpool in Origins never existed.  As I understand it, Deadpool does exist in the Fox X-Universe.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: August 5, 2015, 07:22 AM »
Deadpool actual trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyKWUTwSYAs

NSFW, obviously.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: August 3, 2015, 11:23 AM »
Deadpool trailer announcement trailer...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPZHBjyUGhQ

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