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Re: Since the bandwagon for this has appeared...

Postby Pocket-God » 11 Jan 2018, 16:58

Are you planning on watching legend of korra as well?

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Postby Fantastische Hure » 11 Jan 2018, 22:36

You know the drill (do you?)...

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Postby Captain Cadaver » 12 Jan 2018, 03:19

What are your favorite abilities from Dragon Ball ?
That's difficult since it'd depend whether or not we're talking from a writing perspective or from a user's perspective. For the former, probably the Mafuba, Taiyoken, Kaioken and Kikoho. For the latter, Zenkais, Boo tier regeneration and all of Hit's abilities.
Are you planning on watching legend of korra as well?
I'm already aware that it's SJW :trash with a Mary Sue protagonist and contradicts many aspects of the original series' in universe logic in the same manner the new Star Wars trilogy is, so no. Probably wouldn't be that motivated to watch it even if that wasn't the case, given how Season 3 of ATLA has been pretty disappointing thus far.
You know the drill (do you?)...

Slow, jazzy, chillax version of Digimon Adventure 02 opening.
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Noice. A slow, jazzy version doesn't capture the same feel as the fast paced opening, but it's still good in it's own right.

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Postby Pocket-Gog~ » 12 Jan 2018, 03:59

Why do you dislike Rick and Morty?
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Postby Captain Cadaver » 12 Jan 2018, 05:06

Why do you dislike Rick and Morty?
I liked the first season, though that's about it. A lot of it has to do with it's fanbase overrating it to the extreme, as for a comedy that's praised for it's depth, none of it's jokes are really that funny beyond a reference to edgy nihilism or blatant references to other works of sci-fi, both kinds of humour that are performed far better in Futurama. The premise and major appeal of the show also overstayed it's welcome. A protagonist that can get out of any situation works as good satire for the first few episodes where such is made apparent as a subversion of typical tense narratives in sci-fi. However, it becomes pretentious when the show actively attempts to have it's audience take things seriously or provide the possibility Rick won't work his way out of something, at which point there becomes no justification of him being a complete Gary Stu.

Even the more unique and smarter aspects of the series became devoid in Season 3, which is when the show completely fell apart by losing any substance and the SJW tendencies of it's creator coming to the surface. Instead of having more joke centred around philosophical topics, the show instead embraced it's referential and memeable material with such dumb moments as the Szechuan sauce or Pickle Rick. The show completely lost all credibility at the end of the Pickle Rick episode when Rick, the smartest being in the entire multiverse, gets talked down and made to look like an idiot by some random female psychiatrist of all people in an attempt at pushing a Feminist agenda.This is made more apparent by how much of a walking trainwreck it's creator Dan Harmon is, with him going completely apeshit over somebody who pointed out his hypocrisy in saying McDonalds should offer him money for popularising Szechuan Sauce when his show started off as little more than a Back to the Future parody.

Overall, I don't like it for the combination of a lack of good continuity, pretentious fanbase overrating it and a cuckold creator pushing his social-political views in a manner that breaks the show's in-universe logic.
The best praise I can give for it is that it's like Futurama....if you siphoned out all the humour, continuity,lack of polticial bias and decent character development that made that show leagues better.

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Postby ahill1 » 13 Jan 2018, 00:54

Have you watched A Tale of Two Sisters?

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Postby Captain Cadaver » 13 Jan 2018, 01:07

No. Would you recommend it?

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Postby ahill1 » 13 Jan 2018, 01:15

Yes, it's a Korean horror movie, and I found it a very decent movie. I'd recommend watching the original though (the Korean one), not the remake made in the U.S, which isn't nearly as good as the original.

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Postby ahill1 » 13 Jan 2018, 01:19

It's also good because it doesn't have a predictable formula like most horror movies --> house with spirit --> calls an exorcist --> someone is possessed. It's more like a psychological terror, I'd say.

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Postby Captain Cadaver » 13 Jan 2018, 01:19

Yes, it's a Korean horror movie, and I found it a very decent movie. I'd recommend watching the original though (the Korean one), not the remake made in the U.S, which isn't nearly as good as the original.
That's the case for most Korean, or Asian, movies that get a US adaption. For instance, the original Oldboy is an excellent psychological thriller that improves on the Japanese manga it was based on, whilst from what I've heard, the Spike Lee version is shit.

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Postby ahill1 » 13 Jan 2018, 01:25

Yeah, indeed. I have also heard that many plots from Asian movies (mainly Korean ones if I recall) get copied and adptated into hollywood movies, hence why I am interested in watching some Korean/Japan and other Asian movies if I get the chance. I recently watched one called "The Silenced" that it's available on Netflix, but besides some cool scenes and teachings, I didn't find it too triggering... I have really enjoyed the aforementioned movie though, and am planning on watching another Korean movie to which my cousin said was one of the best one he has ever watched, although I'll have to get the movie's name again with him.

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Postby Fantastische Hure » 13 Jan 2018, 07:15

What do you think of writer's (or anyone who is part of creating a series) blog? Have you read any? I find them really interesting, especially when you get behind the scenes information.
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Postby Captain Cadaver » 14 Jan 2018, 09:48

Depends on how interesting the writer is, or the quality of his work, really. For instance, Pablo Hidalgo's posts regarding explaining certain aspects of Star Wars is interesting as it explains things that would be plot holes on first glance, or GRRM's blogs and tweets often providing hype for his upcoming A Song of Ice and Fire books. Of course, it all depends on the author in question, since I doubt I could find anything worthwhile beyond Premium-Grade Man Meat Accessory tier comedy in blogs by SJW writers. :alex2

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Postby GreatSaiyaman123 » 14 Jan 2018, 12:10

How woulf rate Z in general? Better or worse than Part I?
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Postby Captain Cadaver » 14 Jan 2018, 12:34

Worse. The only decent arc imo was the Saiyan arc, which still had more notable flaws than the Hunt for the Dragon Balls Arc of Part 1 did, so it avoids being the best arc of the series. Freeza Arc had good concepts but poor execution through very cheap plot devices and pointless padding from the Ginyus' arrival and onwards, so I can't rate it any higher than average at best or maybe slightly below average. Cell and Boo Arcs were the worst arcs of the original manga, both featuring several retcons in their own arcs, even more contrivances and asspulls than the Freeza Arc and some pretty bad turns in characterisation for many returning and new characters. You can see the Dragon Ball Arc Rating thread for more detail.

Saiyan Arc - 6/10
Freeza Arc - 4/10
Cell Arc - 2.5/10
Boo Arc - 2/10

About a 4/10 for Z as a whole. I can at least praise it for not dropping in quality to quite the extent as most other 2nd parts of Shonen such as Naruto or Hokuto no Ken.


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