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  1. TV for sure. The first season of Fargo blew me away. I have not had time to watch the next two seasons. I find Westworld odd, I am tired of the West-Theme-Park setting , actually the Ground Hog Day story there, The action and story at 'Delos' instillation grabs me enough to be entertained, tho in the back of my head I am not happy with too much calculated convolution and the complexity seems forced. I am not optimistic about extending this story to ANDROIDS REVOLT but I will check next season. I also like Stranger Things , tho I think that show is over praised. Another story that may suffer further elaboration. Mr Robot really surprises me, I would never have guessed this very dense narrative would keep such a tight story , second season, and almost go off into a parallel universe. I am hooked on this one. My two favorite shows right now are GoT , nothing to say there! ...and For god's sake when are people going to find THE EXPANSE ?! Best new show I have followed since GoT.
  2. Comic book movies , if I could get another Dark Knight I would go see it, tho that one is an anomaly due to an other worldly performance. Same with Star Wars and Star Trek, the last Star Wars off shoot was good but I could have done with out it. Only mildly interested in episode 8. Star Trek, man that last was just seemed like a Big TV Movie, not more of those for me. No more Bond movies had it with those.
  3. Deadpool I can go along with, its odd to see a comic book movie satirize the genre, it's success with the comic book crowd, well a good subset seemed to be its nose thumbing , especially with R-rated framing, I was amused. On the other hand much of the usual 'heavy artillery' was arrayed , same problem with Guardians of the Galaxy another film I thought was good, but, been there done that with the action stuff. Civil War , man, like I said a good cast and well presented narrative, tho I found like Batman v Superman, the conflict tortured logic. My problem is that Civil War did not undercut my expectations , Wonder Woman did about 75 percent of the time. Tho I don't want that same story as a retread in the future.
  4. I know what you mean. Last year I went to all the comic book movies. I thought the Captain America movie and Deadpool were good movies, but walking out of them , my brain said to me "ol boy has fun fatigue for these films set in"? It sure has.* Went to WW because of word of mouth , except for the usual heavy artillery in the end sequence all the action was a welcome respite from all super hero movies I have seen in the last few years. The rejiggered Great mythology and the Amazons was refreshing origin story. It is interesting that Superman and Diana are not Americans, well not 'native' Americans. The whole story had an off-to-side spin not in other superhero films out these days. One thing , I really dug Themyscira , if an only 'Amazon' story done with sophistication could be told I would love that. There really is not many prose Amazon novels , Steve Pressman's Last of the Amazons is the only good one I know. Of note, since Gadot is an Israeli , it was decided that Themyscira would be done in Israeli accents , kind of a nice touch, tho I have heard it ought to be called a 'Homeric' accent. Tho root accent is Hebrew-flavored-English. *Speaking of fantasy movies, a new Planet of Apes film is about out, to me, these reboot films are very odd, they have a good cast and the visual narrative is sharply done , its just that story does does not engage me. This a category of good film I am just not interested in.
  5. She can hover. I thought the 'flying' sequence at the end was awkward wish would have thought of something more clever.
  6. I thought Robin Wright stole the whole sequence in Themyscira as was just terrific. She will be back in Justice League probably a flash back , but might be interesting. Actually I could do with a whole film about the Amazon 'world' that looked intriguing.
  7. When Diana left Themyscira her mother Hippolyta gives her the 'tiara' she wears saying (bloop, can't make it out) 'belonged to our greatest warrior' . I suddenly realize it is part of Antiope's helm (tiara seems a weak term for it). Did Hippolta say Antiope?
  8. Saw it again yesterday. Have not read all the replies here, so, am probably repeating. I find an odd thing, thought the production design is just over the top. But , I guess, 150 million does not buy as much 'vista' as it used too? Odd to say but as perfect as each sequence was, seemed the throne room at Themyscira , the streets of London, No Man's Land, a few other set ups seemed 'circumscribed' compared to some of the set pieces in big screen film nowadays. Not that it distracted , but kind of danced around the edges of my perception. Another take-away... it has been a topic all a-thrill in the fan mind.... is how good the whole sequence in Themyscira is! I kept thinking "is that all we get!" ... I know it's back in , well we know now, in Justice League , to come. I wonder now if there will be MORE of it back than was originally planned?! Of course the thought is out there to just do an Amazon story film ... Id love to see that!
  9. I prefer this revision, or rather up-scaling of the story .... William Moulton Marston was weird dude.
  10. Robin Wright is the real goddess! I could do with a WW prequel that is all about Themyscira and Amazons, bring Robin Wright back. That part of WW was sensational.
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  12. Seems , I remember, in 'recent' DC cannon the 'Clay-Origin' thing is a actually moot, kind of a kids story (which I think it really was back a old old DC comics days). Ares' mother in Greek Myth is Hera, but I have no idea who it is in DC cannon. Would be awkward to say half-brother.
  13. I thought after she found , during the training with Antiope , that she had powers-that-no-other-Amazon-had, she would be curious about it. No discussion at all. Seemed like the time for her mom to reveal at least something. After she says "Good by Brother" does she then realize the goofy Starks-bring-badies story ,(clay you know) is not so? That she is a demigod made the usual way? So to speak. (By the by DC universe, as it always is, is murky about Zeus being killed, that seems a sophomoric deviation from Greek Mythology. But then it's not consistent in the various DC stories anyway.
  14. Not a comic book movie fan, but did like The Dark Knight , that's almost 10 years ago! Can't get into the Marvel stuff even tho it is well done. (Actually comic book movie fun fatigue has set in for me, they are running this stuff into the ground.)So glad to say Wonder Woman is the best of its kind since Dark Knight. I like the framing here better than even any big action film I have seen in recent times. (Not sure if The Martian was a 'action' film , if it was that's my last favorite action film).Yes as someone noticed James Cosmo had a character role so there is a GoT connection.Got to say liked the Amazon society story best , they could do a whole movie on that.
  15. I liked the Themiscyra story, wanted more. Understand there is more Amazon back story in Justice League , but doubt it is much. Would like to see just an Amazon movie now, especially one that told how Amazon society really works .