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Messages - BillCable

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Doctor Strange
« on: April 13, 2016, 10:29 AM »
Looks cool but it seems to me if you are going to film an origin story about Dr Strange you would at least need the Ancient One and Baron Mordo. If they can't even be bothered to cast those roles properly, why even bother to make Strange a middle aged white dude?

It is tiresome.  And it's been explained.  These characters were invented back when racism made diversity impossible.  Disney/Marvel is using this opportunity to correct that error.  They also hope to appeal to a wider, diverse audience for better financial success.  So when the opportunity presents itself to cast someone as something other than a white male, they take it.

Strange, Stark, Thor - those characters are iconic.  Casting against ethnicity doesn't fly as well in those cases (see Johnny Storm in Fan4astic).  So you pick your battles.

If Mordo being black gets your panties in a bunch, I feel kinda bad for you.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Doctor Strange
« on: April 13, 2016, 07:49 AM »
Looks pretty wild.  Can anyone tell if it's Cumberbach saying the line about not believing in fairy tales?  It'd be a crime if they made him drop his British accent for the role.  But then he sounds normal British when he says "Why are you doing this?"...

Gonna get a lot of Matrix/Inception griping, I think.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: April 12, 2016, 10:20 PM »
I'd heard Gotham = NYC and Metropolis is Chicago or midwest.

That's what I used to think as well.  But either that's been retconned, or we were mistaken.

What's more confusing is that Metropolis was clearly NYC in the Donner films.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: April 12, 2016, 08:03 AM »
Why are Gotham City and Metropolis so close to each other?

I think they're like Manhattan and Jersey.

According to this, Gotham is in Jersey, and Metropolis is in Delaware - which is HILARIOUS.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: April 11, 2016, 02:45 PM »
I'll fill next week with the finale of Vinyl, then it's Game of Thrones in all its glory until summer.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: April 11, 2016, 10:14 AM »
I'm not watching.  Season 1 was dreadful.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: April 10, 2016, 09:15 AM »
In many of the reviews I read, the reviewers earnestly expressed the hope that they'd love the film.  Some of these guys are huge comic book geeks.  I myself wished it was a great film.  So I don't buy the story that critics went in with an eye towards trashing the film.  I think that's something DC fanboys are trying to push as an excuse - that their good film was sabotaged by dishonest reviews.  29% on Rotten Tomatoes contradicts that.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: April 9, 2016, 10:05 PM »
So... you didn't see it, but still feel comfortable making the statement that it was badly written and badly edited?  Okay.

Nope - I was pretty clear in my message.  MoS was badly written based on my personal experience.  And the vast majority of critics said BvS was badly written and edited.  I made no personal determination about BvS.  But thanks for being a dick about it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: April 8, 2016, 02:45 PM »
I don't think it's bias.  I think it's because the movie is badly written and badly edited.  Man of Steel was badly written.  Not only was it untrue to the character (admittedly subjective), it had glaring logic gaps (completely objective).  And from the reviews I read of BvS, that movie was even worse in that regard.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 4, 2016, 02:17 PM »
But how do you recon "pregnant girl gets sick"?  And set up appropriate roadblocks 20 miles away?  What's the effective range of a walkie-talkie?  Looked it up - in a forested area it's 1/2 to 2 miles.  So they'd need a chain of 40 guys just to relay data back to the first roadblock to let them know to abduct the X-marks-the-spot dude and get him ready.

Then there's the log blockade.  They'd have 2-3 hours to set that up once they got word the RV was moving.  That's assuming a very cautious RV driving speed, which may or may not be realistic.  Even with heavy equipment, stacking that many longs is going to take an entire day.  I suppose we could assume they blocked that route ahead of time, anticipating the confrontation. 

It's just borderline preposterous.  All of it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 4, 2016, 09:51 AM »
Also, the more I think about, the more surprised I am that one of them didn't stand up there at the end there and volunteer for batting practice. Take one for the team as it were. That seems like something one of them would have done, out of some sense of guilt or sacrifice or whatever. Guess they were all too in shock.

Or easier explanation - they were writing for the cliffhanger.

Seems like Aaron, Rosita and Sasha are the only three he didn't address directly.  But that might be because they're the least popular characters, rather than indicative of who he's going to off.

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the writers themselves haven't fully committed to who's gonna die.  They're probably gathering polling data to see what would give the strongest response without hurting business.

And this really hamstrings them when it comes to promoting the next season.  You can't really show any making-of clips or on-set photos of any of the mains besides Rick, Carl, Carol and Morgan.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 4, 2016, 09:11 AM »
I did like the build-up, but I gotta ask how the Saviors knew to block the first road in the first place.  They couldn't have known Maggie was sick.  So the plan was to drag some dissident into the road and wait there until Rick eventually decided it was time to visit Hilltop?  I liked the escalating roadblocks as a way to build tension, but it shows a ridiculous degree of psychic knowledge.  Sure, they could map out probable routes, but knowing which they'd take next, boxing them in, and then somehow realizing they started on foot... really, really convenient.  And then driving them to the circle where they had the RV?  That's borderline ridiculous.  Did they have scouts patrolling every square foot of forest?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 4, 2016, 07:53 AM »
I'm confused about people's shock at a cliffhanger in a tv show

It felt like a rip-off.  For the entire second half of the season, they've been hyping up to this huge death, and then they don't give it to us?  That's just weak.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 29, 2016, 08:21 AM »
(Someone slicing Maggie's stomach, killing the fetus, which becomes a zombie fetus, which then proceeds to eat Maggie from the inside out, Alien-style, falls under "whatever")

That's not how this works!  That's not how any of this works!!

Seriously, though - a surface slice to the abdomen wouldn't impact the progress of a pregnancy.  And a zombie fetus at this stage of development wouldn't have teeth.  Or a jaw.  It'd be the size of a grape.

I don't even think she got sliced anway - only her shirt.  I think the shirt slice was supposed to unleash her motherly rage or something.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 28, 2016, 05:24 PM »
I can't see either of them as candidates for Negan.  They're at least 13 miles from Alexandria, and headed in the wrong direction.  The other 4 are captured nearby by the group that was threatening to use them as hostages to get in just a week ago.

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