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Messages - BillCable

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:46 AM »
I'm going Saturday.   8)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: December 16, 2014, 01:59 PM »
He did kinda crumble.  I don't see how he's coming back from that.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: December 11, 2014, 08:32 AM »
It was a really good episode.  I'm kinda upset that I read about the characters online - probably would have enjoyed Skye's progression more had I not spoiled it for myself.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 2, 2014, 10:44 AM »
After thinking about it, I think what she "got" was that Dawn was afraid of losing her power, and would go to any lengths to keep it.  In this case, making a dick move to look all bad-ass.

Though I don't know what she hoped to accomplish by stabbing her.  Maybe to save Noah?  Though the most likely outcome was a big shoot-out where everybody died.  Not the most rational decision.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 1, 2014, 11:00 AM »
Gabriel needed to see for himself that the people slaughtered in his church were cannibals.  Or something.  I think pretty much he's just off his rocker.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 1, 2014, 09:40 AM »
5CCs of miracle drug FTW!!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 24, 2014, 08:49 AM »
I'm wondering if Gabriel is running out to hook up with the people he's been feeding victims to in exchange for protection or something.  Doesn't seem like the kind of guy to run off to his death.

And yeah, Dead Bob's GF was a colossal idiot.  I saw that one coming a mile away.

I doubt we'll ever know Dawn's angle.  I think it was just a device to save Carol.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 17, 2014, 11:39 AM »
So Rick & Co were only a few hours' drive from Atlanta, still?  And now Abraham is half-a-day north?  They sure haven't covered much ground since Season 1...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: November 14, 2014, 07:21 PM »
Man, I'll be impressed if they kept that kind of reveal under wraps.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: November 14, 2014, 02:30 PM »
Seems too early to set up the Inhumans.  They'd be trying to find the city before Hydra for almost 4 seasons!   :o

But you could be right.  Is their city "thousands of years old"?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: November 14, 2014, 01:33 PM »
Ward's interesting.  Such a gray character.  Sinful beyond redemption, but wanting nothing else.

But yeah, he's also a huge dbag.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: November 14, 2014, 11:29 AM »
So... the city...

I'll take a wild guess here - Atlantis?  That's what it reminds me of if it's an Earth locale.  It's gotta be "undiscovered" so it can't be Wakanda.

I know the rights to Namor are kind of messy, but when I did some research it seemed like he's not off the table.

Also cool to see Joel Gretsch.  I used to watch The 4400 back in the day.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: November 12, 2014, 11:03 PM »
That theory was debunked a while ago.  The number of comic readers is miniscule compared to the number of movie goers.  The analysis I saw concluded that Fox could take out a full-page ad in every issue of Fantastic Four that said "We hate you morons, don't see our movie!" and if every single FF reader obeyed those ads, they'd lose a total of $500K in box office receipts.  McFarlane's Spider-Man #1 sold 2.5 million copies, one of the highest print runs of all time.  If they all sold to distinct individuals (they didn't), and every one of them went to see a 3D, prime time feature (~ $15), that'd total $37.5 million dollars.  Guardians of the Galaxy made that in one single day.

The idea that canceling a book could hurt a movie, or that Marvel would do such a thing to that end, makes no sense whatsoever. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: November 12, 2014, 09:37 AM »
A successful franchise is a whole lot more valuable to sell than a failed franchise.  I doubt they're spending millions with the goal of failing spectacularly.

My guess - they saw that a fairly faithful adaptation was modestly successful financially, and the sequel got decent reviews, but nowhere near the success Disney has seen.  They expect a fully-faithful adaptation wouldn't be any more successful, so they're rolling the dice.  They like the writer/director's vision.  They don't care if it's faithful.  They think it'll relevant to a younger audience.

If you go back and watch the Alba FF movies, they haven't aged well.  The first was bad from the get-go, but now even the second is pretty grating.  They were very juvenile.  The "family dynamic" that made the comic successful and cutting-edge in the 1960s is kind of ridiculous now.  An older sister bossing around her grown adult brother?  Silly.  So the feel I get from this one is "What if four people in 2015 got these powers - what would happen?"  It's not going to be anything like Mole Men from below NYC are going to tunnel up and attack the city.

I'm still willing to give it a chance.  Chronicle was brilliant.  That gives me some hope.  Maybe they shouldn't call it Fantastic Four.  Maybe the adaptation is way too loose for purists.  But hey, maybe it'll be an awesome film anyway.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: November 11, 2014, 01:16 PM »
So who's going to be the better anti-social hacker, Victor "Doom" or Lex Luthor?

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