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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 20, 2016, 08:24 AM »
Great episode, but unnecessarily costly to the Stark army.  Sansa said "we could wait until we have a larger army" when she should have appended "because Littlefinger is marching here with all the soldiers of the Eyrie."  She had to know they were coming in response to her raven.  Hell, she knew where to meet with them.  Did she let all of Jon's Wildlings get slaughtered out of spite because she wasn't included in the war council?

I understand the writers were going for the drama of the Eyrie horses swooping in and saving everyone, but I wish it could have been a bit more logical.  Just having Sansa not riding in with Littlefinger, having her not know whether he'd respond to her pleas, would have been better.

But that's a bit of a nitpick.  Overall, it was awesome.  Really amazing, brutal battle.  Those piles of bodies were unreal.

I'd also like for it to be explained how Daenerys figured out how to control her dragons.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 6, 2016, 11:02 AM »
I was expecting a lot more from an Ian McShane GoT cameo, but I guess we will take what we can get. I assume they were still hanging out around the Vale? Were the guys that slaughtered them Dondarrion's (sic) men or just some other band of Brothers? 

It was indeed the Brotherhood Without Banners (according the the wiki).  Kind of a dick move slaughtering a group of innocent people...

Bear Island looked pretty cool, but geez...62 men? The army building is not going so well. Maybe a quick raven to Littlefinger will help?

I'm 100% certain that's the letter Sansa was writing.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: June 3, 2016, 02:15 PM »
I couldn't be more on-board.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Archer on fX
« on: June 3, 2016, 09:30 AM »
Yeah - who knows how they pick up from there?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 1, 2016, 07:44 AM »
I don't know - did she learn how to murder better?  That might serve some purpose.  The best I can tell, she learned how to get beaten by a stick.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: May 30, 2016, 10:00 AM »
Deadpool made Fox 5 X-Men's worth of box office profits.  Those rights aren't going anywhere.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: May 27, 2016, 11:49 AM »
Yeah, I see what you're saying.  But there's really a bit more to it for Marvel.  They had Franklin dreaming up everyone's history.  So ideally it would be identical to what was before Secret Wars (minus the transplants), but it doesn't necessarily HAVE to be identical.

For example, I expect the new Punisher series will feature a Frank Castle who is a veteran Marine of non-specific Middle Eastern conflicts, not Vietnam.  That way he's not in his seventies (though the FrankenPunisher thing already took care of that... painfully badly).

So I guess I'm saying we don't know the past is canon unless it's revealed anew as canon.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: May 27, 2016, 08:06 AM »
As far as Marvel's situation, they haven't ever really done a "reboot".

That's completely inaccurate.  At the beginning of Secret Wars last year, the Marvel Multiverse was destroyed.  Dr. Doom cobbled together a kingdom, saving (or recreating) everyone he could.  A handful of heroes who survived the destruction in lifeboats orchestrated a civil war against Doom and won.  In the end, the new unified universe was created by Franklin Richards.  It combined elements of the traditional Marvel universe, Ultimate universe, and the cinematic universe.

It was a full-scale reboot.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero / Comic Book TV Development
« on: May 26, 2016, 07:52 AM »
I literally cannot understand a single word out of the Irish guy's mouth either. I'm gonna have to watch the re-airing with subtitles...

You couldn't understand him in the comic books either.  Ennis loves his dense, indecipherable Irish slang.  If they continue to stay true to that aspect of the comic, think of him like Brad Pitts' character in Snatch.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 24, 2016, 01:45 PM »
I was thinking - if everyone knows about the Faceless, how come people haven't put out contracts on all their rivals?  The Lannisters pay the price on the Sand Snakes - boom!  Deed done. 

That'd lead to the conclusion that they're not all that well-known.  Maybe even secret.  But if nobody knows about the Faceless, how do they found Bravos and get to live in a big ol' temple?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 24, 2016, 11:06 AM »
They're mostly only mentioned in fairy tales and legends.  The only actual part they've played in the books is in the cave with Bran.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero / Comic Book TV Development
« on: May 24, 2016, 08:13 AM »
Yeah, so far I'm liking what they're doing with Preacher.  Tulip is a bit more energetic than I remember.  But that's probably an improvement.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero / Comic Book TV Development
« on: May 23, 2016, 08:03 AM »
The Preacher books were ahead of their time when it comes to irreverence and just nasty stuff.  I read the first 50 or so issues back when I was in college, and they were wild.  Great characters, too.  I can't imagine they'd be able to bring that stuff to screen without heavy editing, but then it's AMC so who knows.

I had to DVR the premiere - gonna watch it tonight.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Thor (Movie & Sequels)
« on: May 23, 2016, 07:58 AM »
The Jeff Goldblum casting blows my mind.  The Grandmaster is such an out-there crazy character, it'll be interesting to see what they do with him.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: May 19, 2016, 07:40 AM »
That finale was intense.  Guessing right until the end on who bites it (I figured it out when SPOILERS Lincoln grabbed Daisy and they didn't show her necklace again  /SPOILERS).  I thought when Mac hugged Daisy, that was probably the most powerful moment of the entire series.

I'm also totally confused by the epilogues.  Daisy becomes Robin Hood - that's easy enough.  But the rest of the threads - total mystery.

I'm worried we'll still see Ward again.  There's the matter of that Kree artifact he dug up - the "only thing" that can destroy him.  That seems like a pretty major plot point to just leave out there hanging.  I don't think we were ever told what happened to it.

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