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by maybeagnostic
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fresh Prince Ali
Replies: 19
Views: 758

Re: Fresh Prince Ali

I don't understand this claim that the genie didn't "really" turn Aladdin into a prince- he obviously interpreted the wish and granted him what he actually wanted. Being a prince isn't something inherent and there isn't a strict definition but to Aladdin being a prince meant lots of servan...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Good Omens
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Good Omens

Some friends who've reread the book more recently found some of the changes and additions not as good as the adapted original material but I haven't read it in over 15 years myself so I couldn't even tell what those changes were. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed the series.
by maybeagnostic
Tue May 28, 2019 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 360614

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Yes, especially since Dorne and the Iron Islands have a well established history of resisting central authority and Bran has literally no army backing him. Interestingly Dorne is probably the only kingdom that has any fighting strength left since every other region must have lost at least half of t...
by maybeagnostic
Mon May 27, 2019 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 360614

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

I mean that's what the last episode pretended like the story had been but it isn't supported by the books or previous seasons of the show. The Starks and North submitted to Targaryen rule without even fighting because nominal independence wasn't really important to them. They spent thre...
by maybeagnostic
Wed May 22, 2019 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 360614

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

The lord of House Stark took the Iron Throne and in the very same breath the Starks declared independence from him. Do you not see how absurd that is? There are a lot of seeds in the early seasons for why independence for the North will ultimately be a good idea but they didn't want it during R...
by maybeagnostic
Wed May 22, 2019 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 360614

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Honestly, I do not remember the previous seasons very well and that is why some plots are incomprehensible to me, in general, the final season is not inferior to the previous ones. Not to be mean but the only way this ending makes sense is if you remember nothing from the previous seasons :) It hel...
by maybeagnostic
Fri May 10, 2019 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Endgame
Replies: 133
Views: 6483

Re: Avengers: Endgame

Ok, no, just none of that. Firstly, I am not basing this on anything Bruce or the Ancient One said because neither one understood the mechanism they used to travel between realities. Its been a few weeks since I saw the movie but I am pretty sure all the relevant mechanics were laid out in the first...
by maybeagnostic
Fri May 10, 2019 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Endgame
Replies: 133
Views: 6483

Re: Avengers: Endgame

As for Thor, it's fine if you don't understand why people find his depiction offensive - not everyone can relate or understand everyone's mental health experiences! It is totally OK to say "I don't relate to this". But saying that it can't possibly be offensive is pret...
by maybeagnostic
Fri May 10, 2019 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future
Replies: 127
Views: 10213

Re: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future

I thought we were talking about combating fake news and other problems with the current mainstream media? Except when you actually get down to the details, you'll find there is very little agreement on what the actual problem is and therefore no understanding what needs to be done to actually solve...
by maybeagnostic
Mon May 06, 2019 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Endgame
Replies: 133
Views: 6483

Re: Avengers: Endgame

Even if they publish "The Canon Guide That Reasonably Explains Everything Zohar Found Troublesome In The Movie, Including Additional Scenes With Extra Context That Explain Why Characters Behave In The Way They Did", I suppose it could be an interesting read but it wouldn't make the movie ...
by maybeagnostic
Mon May 06, 2019 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Endgame
Replies: 133
Views: 6483

Re: Avengers: Endgame

Why do you assume he didn't? If it's not in the movie and not implied in the movie, I'm not going to give them the benefit of the doubt? But that's exactly what you are doing (except, like, the benefit of assuming aggressive stupidity). Its not in the movie either way and you are assuming it happen...
by maybeagnostic
Sun May 05, 2019 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Endgame
Replies: 133
Views: 6483

Re: Avengers: Endgame

Why do you assume he didn't?
by maybeagnostic
Sat May 04, 2019 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Endgame
Replies: 133
Views: 6483

Re: Avengers: Endgame

Yes, Doctor Strange II is slated for next year.
by maybeagnostic
Sat May 04, 2019 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Endgame
Replies: 133
Views: 6483

Re: Avengers: Endgame

In what way is that a plot hole? She uses the Time Stone to protect Earth from magical entities and in an earlier movie we've seen that Strange would've failed to stop Dormammu without the Stone. Now there's no longer a Time Stone and we have an upcoming Dr Strange movie so doesn't i...
by maybeagnostic
Thu May 02, 2019 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Endgame
Replies: 133
Views: 6483

Re: Avengers: Endgame

Again, these are just some plot holes in a movie filled with plot holes, where my main criticism is not the plot holes. You say that but then you keep talking about "plot holes" that aren't plot holes but are more MovieSIns level criticisms. Regarding the Tesseract, they only knew for sur...
by maybeagnostic
Wed May 01, 2019 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Endgame
Replies: 133
Views: 6483

Re: Avengers: Endgame

Or we could assume creating a new timeline happens only through "time travel" i.e. something that would break the rules of cause and effect. So if in my past I had a choice between A and B, chose A and "travel back in time" to actually do B, I will spawn a new timeline. So, say,...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Endgame
Replies: 133
Views: 6483

Re: Avengers: Endgame

Some thoughts regarding Cap's ending So I've seen a lot of people criticize it for various reasons and while they are never quite the same things that bothered me, I think the larger point stands- Tony Stark's funeral was the emotional catharsis at the end and tacking on Cap's ending aft...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of [ERROR SPOILER REDACTED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1298

Re: Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of [ERROR SPOILER REDACTED]

I'd argue those weren't a "real" trilogy in that you can watch them in any order without messing up anything. Besides the final one was the best but wasn't directed by JJ or written by JJ or any of his normal writing team so its just further (shaky) proof that JJ doesn't do satisfying conc...
by maybeagnostic
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of [ERROR SPOILER REDACTED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1298

Re: Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of [ERROR SPOILER REDACTED]

I didn't recognize it as Palpatine until commenters on YouTube said as much. Strange, I recognized it immediately and I haven't seen RotS since it was first in the cinema. As for the title, with JJ directing I wouldn't expect it to mean much at all. Honestly, has he ever made anything that had a sa...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Shazam
Replies: 25
Views: 2692

Re: Shazam

Just to clarify, I thought Billy got the power of Shazam (the wizard) and also was... safekeeping, I suppose, the powers of six more wizards so he handed out five of them to his family. My assumption was that there'd be seven superheros each getting the power of one of those seven wizar...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Shazam
Replies: 25
Views: 2692

Re: Shazam

About the foster family- we as the audience got to see them have that conversation about accepting him back but Billy never heard that, did he? I feel like we saw a lot more of the foster parents than Billy ever did. Also I didn't mean that being accepted back should be something the parents di...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Shazam
Replies: 25
Views: 2692

Re: Shazam

I just assumed the system failed him. The police probably could have tracked her down but she wasn't a criminal and CPS workers are not detectives. Besides forcing her to raise a child she literally abandoned would be really difficult so putting him in the system might've been the best they...
by maybeagnostic
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Shazam
Replies: 25
Views: 2692

Re: Shazam

This is the first superhero movie final fight in a long time that I found both engaging and exciting. I haven't been so invested in the actual conflict of a superhero movie since Civil War and the relatively smaller scale really worked in its favor. They also managed to balance ramping up the emotio...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 852697

Re: Trump presidency

Of course he's not smart enough to do this on his own. That's why he kept getting instructions in face to face backdoor meetings with Putin. I think that's fundamentally misunderstanding what Russia gets out of this whole situation. Their interests are to discredit the US on the international stage...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 243748

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Well, yes, because they voted against all options that are actually possible. They didn't bother voting against revoking Article 50 because none of the people who can do so consider it a possibility. I'm not quite sure why the EU granted this extension. Aside from getting an extra two weeks of const...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain Marvel
Replies: 48
Views: 4486

Re: Captain Marvel

If there is one thing that my (amateur) study of social anthropology has taught me, its that the most fundamental and insightful aspects of a society are not typically controversial or even visible to the people within it. The really fundamental things that are fascinating to outsiders are the thing...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 243748

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

A second referendum is not super popular among the public either. Not unpopular either, but not enough to give a boost. Many people feel that a 2nd referendum would be a 'vote again until you vote correctly' trick. MPs are mostly more pro-Remain than their constituency, and people know that. They h...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain Marvel
Replies: 48
Views: 4486

Re: Captain Marvel

In other news the rotten tomatoes audience score for the movie increased from under 30% on release day to 62% currently. On paper still one of the least liked Marvel movies which means that the whole downvote brigade still had some serious effect on the final score despite rotten tomatoes trying to ...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 243748

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I don't think the leavers could in faith argue against a 2nd referendum... From the perspective of an outsider, this has been one of the weirdest things for me in the whole Brexit crisis. I just can't understand why seemingly all British politicians agree a second referendum is unacceptable. Not th...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6955
Views: 1115634

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I don't mean to turn this into an argument but it strikes me as a weird spin to put on the story. Everyone at the sheriff's office resigned so presumably they were all "good cops" and they are protesting against some kind of political pressure coming from outside the police force, right? I...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain Marvel
Replies: 48
Views: 4486

Re: Captain Marvel

And then there's the question of the Infinity War pager - if Captain Marvel is off exploring using the FTL drive rather than jump points, light-speed comms from jump points would take years to reach her... She specifically upgraded the pager for this purpose though so it fits with the idea that the...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 243748

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Is there realistically a chance to negotiate an extension at this point? May has already set a third vote on "her" deal for next week and, despite today's vote, I can't see how Parliament can decide on getting an extension before that. This means they won't even be able to start discussing...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain Marvel
Replies: 48
Views: 4486

Re: Captain Marvel

So both the answers to my original questions and the FTL discussion make a lot of sense but are mostly not based on stuff explicitly established in the movies*. That's not really a big deal but I do like my plot critical thingamajigs to be slightly better established if the conflict of the movie is ...
by maybeagnostic
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain Marvel
Replies: 48
Views: 4486

Re: Captain Marvel

The trailers had me really worried because they really didn't make the movie look very good but those scenes actually came off pretty well in the theater. My only complaint is that it was perhaps too funny for a movie that wasn't a straight up comedy. About he twist(s): The skrull possibly being goo...
by maybeagnostic
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Shazam
Replies: 25
Views: 2692

Re: Shazam

I've never read the comics so this might be a stupid question but can he say Shazam without transforming? It would be kind of hilarious if a journalist asks him who he is, he says "I'm Shazam" and transforms into a kid in front of the cameras.
by maybeagnostic
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Shazam
Replies: 25
Views: 2692

Re: Shazam

It's in both trailers but the first one had the whole scene. I guess we technically don't know what his superhero name will be but I doubt anyone thinks he'd be called Captain Marvel.
by maybeagnostic
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Aquaman
Replies: 22
Views: 3229

Re: Aquaman

I don't have an issue with movies that show truly evil villains; nor do I have an issue with movies that try to give their villains reasonable motives. But there needs to be some level of parity between the character, their motives, and the acts that they commit for it to make a compelling story. B...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Aquaman
Replies: 22
Views: 3229

Re: Aquaman

For a twist take on that that theme: " Aquaman Is The Same Story As Black Panther (Except Killmonger's The Hero) " https://screenrant.com/aquaman-movie-black-panther-comparison-killmonger/ An interesting take but it suffers from not taking the actual movie into account. In fact Aquaman is...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cobra Kai (Is that a rattlesnake?)
Replies: 1
Views: 1102

Cobra Kai (Is that a rattlesnake?)

This series was a rather pleasant surprise. I haven't seen The Karate Kid since I was a kid myself and I never saw the remake so I am not much of a fan but I think they did a great job of balancing homage with developing the story in new ways. They got both original actors (Ralf Macchio and William ...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Aquaman
Replies: 22
Views: 3229

Re: Aquaman

Between this and Bumblebee, this Christmas had some big turnarounds for franchises I've never enjoyed or even watched very much of. Still, Aquaman had the same major problem as Wonder woman. Namely the big CGI fight at the end that was probably very expensive but felt too cartoonish and any sense of...

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