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What Are You Watching? Infinite Season


#7870

Friend Charlie does Rick & Morty vids, in case anyone is interested.

(I haven’t seen it yet. Don’t like the art.)


#7871

You need to watch the show. It is one of the best TV series on the air.


#7872

First season is fun, the second is hit or miss…it’s okay.


#7873

I’ll add to that that you need to watch more than the pilot. It’s easy to be put off by the pilot, but it helps set up for your viewing pleasure. Granted my father-in-law has now seen a couple episodes and just doesn’t get it.


#7874

Well, once again you’re wrong. :wink:


#7875

Pre-vindicated, from a certain point of view.
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#7876

And once again, I’m right! :slight_smile:


#7877

And you are correct. @Miqque, order up some pizza and get on the Rick and Morty-train.


#7878

rumble grumble peer pressure grumpgrump


#7879

Rick and Morty is worth it. There’s some amazing SF concepts in there alongside a wicked sense of humour.


#7880

Yeah, check it out.
It ain’t bad, pretty light viewing.

Worst it gets is overusing dramatic tropes.


#7881

They’re only noodles Michael. :wink:

The Lost Boys is 30!


#7882

Best
Movie
Ever


#7883

How could a billion Chinese people be wrong?


#7884

:clap:


#7885

One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach: all the damn vampires.


#7886

I was forced to watch the Power Rangers movie last night. My friend is in that weird little demographic of people nostalgic for the original Power Rangers, not interested in the current TV output and that thinks a big budget Hollywood version is a good idea. Hence, he saw the film at the cinema, raved about it and bought the blu-ray.

So, yes, I was expecting very little of it. And actually… it wasn’t all that bad. The design work is shite - the suits looks terrible, the Zords look terrible (especially combined), Alpha looks ugly as hell. They went bizarrely over literal in adapting Goldar (who was originally mainly gold in colour, yes, but was a humanoid griffin thing, here he’s just a barely sentient lump of actual gold) and yet missed the point of the putties (they’re made of rock. Rock!).

But, the plot’s passable if predictable. They made a really interesting choice in having Zordon be a former Red Ranger and Rita that team’s Green Ranger who’s gone bad - as she grows more powerful through the film, her costume develops into the basis of a Green Ranger suit. The cast is pretty solid, especially the people playing Jason, Billy and Kimberly (no idea of their names) and Elizabeth Banks’ Rita. Making Billy autistic is an interesting addition to what was a thin character originally, and they certainly make all of the team more rounded than they were in the 90s. The direction’s good too. There’s a nice bit of fancy camera work early on, with a 360 rotational shot in a car as it crashes and the Zord battle is mostly shot with a clarity that Michael Bay could do well to sit down and study.

The main thing is, it wasn’t nearly as cringey as I expected it to be. The first 40 minutes or so is a perfectly respectable teen super-hero thing. Not on the same level as a good Marvel movie, but decent enough. When they meet Zordon and Alpha, you get exposition and all the Power Ranger terminology and it doesn’t jar nearly as much as I thought it would. I think it helps that it takes it self seriously. It doesn’t feel the need to wink at the audience with jokes at its own expense, a “look, we know this is stupid, just go with it” move, like the first Transformers film did every three minutes.

I still think it’s a weird film that doesn’t quite have a market to aim at - certainly not young kids, the name’s a barrier to most adults and I don’t think the nostalgia market is there for it, but I’d actually be open to watching a sequel. Which I really didn’t think I’d be saying beforehand.


#7887

Yeah, it’s a fairly decent teen superhero movie…but it aimed itself at higher age teens rather than the tweens and family it needed for more appeal.


#7888

Yeah I only heard the Five Live reviews and it wasn’t trashed, they just said it’s kind of okay. The main criticism came from the confusion over the target audience and some content seemed a bit too ‘adult’ for the property.


#7889

I wouldn’t say too adult, but it’s definitely trying to get 15 and 16 year olds, when it should have focused on at the highest 12.