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  1. Sure but Zendaya can dye her hair red. Here she is with red hair: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJhWEliVEAQCyEw.jpg she looks great. I haven't really seen her act but I'm confident in Marvel's casting here. It's a different continuity which has had far larger changes to the source material than changing MJ's race.
  2. Justice League (2017)

    It looks like they're dialing the humour up a notch which is a good thing. The Flash basically seems to be the comic relief role in the same vein as Ant-Man or Spider Man in the MCU. Still wish they would have taken their time here to give each member their own movie first. That was the strength of the Avengers, not just having loads of super powered people together.
  3. Stranger Things (Netflix) [Spoiler Thread]

    Watched it with the parents over a few days, thoroughly enjoyed it. The first half of the season was terrifying, while the latter half more veered into supernatural adventure as things became more overt. Which was still enjoyable but I don't know if that was the intent. The first few episodes gave me a couple of sleepless nights, the latter half had me thinking up monster designs. I think it was pretty tightly plotted, really appreciated that they just did 8 episodes because that was all this particular plot needed. Pretty much the only thing that never tied into the main plot was Really looking forward to season 2.
  4. Musical theme during KL in 6x10

    I think it was a beautiful piece, and even worked quite well within the scene itself. But it was completely unlike any other music in the show. For some people I think that made it stand out so they're calling it the best music in the show. But for others that difference is a little jarring. I'm torn myself because it was a nice piece but I don't know if it fit.
  5. Final thoughts on Season 6.

    Better than season five as it had less sandsnakes and less gross misogyny. But still fairly poor compared to the earlier seasons. The show is clearly relying on pleasing audience's with shocks so that they won't question and probe. For example Cersei blowing up the Sept is a shocking event and the scene was set up beautifully with great tension...but none of it makes any sense. Why does anyone accept Cersei as Queen when she just blew up the Great Sept? What happened to the now hostile Tyrell army stationed at the city? It's things like these which the show now overlooks. I don't think this is due to incompetence, I think at this point D+D just know that they don't have to worry about that sort of attention to detail. They know people will just buy it.
  6. Finally got to see it. And though I can't deny it was cinematic (and I got the odd chill from imagining how scenes might go down in the books)...none of this makes any sense. I'm sure all of this has been said already but: Kings Landing was kind of gross. Like I've said before how displeased I am with the poor writing of homosexual characters in the show and this is like the culmination of that. Given that Loras dies minutes later, having us see his head being carved up was really just revelling in the torture of a gay man. In general the Kings Landing plot line seemed like they had no idea where to go so they just elected to blow everything up. Tommen walking out the window was comical. Why does Cersei get to be queen anyway? Isn't there a now hostile Tyrell army stationed at KL? Same with Jon. Why is he King rather than making Sansa Queen? How does Arya's story work? I mean did Jaqen just let her take one of the faces and do whatever she liked with it? Makes no sense. Also seriously at this point the Frey Pies and the "Vengeance, Justice, Fire and Blood" references more feel galling than like cool references to the books.
  7. UK Politics: The Morning After

    And to continue on the topic of "ignoring the referendum would be un-democratic" look - I've argued for why I think overturning the result would still be democratic. But I'd also like to point out that there is something more important than democracy at stake here: straight up survival and quality of life. I'm a young adult fresh out of uni, looking to get into the world of work. I don't want a great depression esque recession while I'm trying to pay rent, pay off my student loans. I don't want the NHS to dissolve when my family has a history of cancer and chronic illness. And as a member of the LGBTQIA community I don't want bigotry and discrimination on the rise. And that's just concerning me. There are hundreds and thousands of people far worse off than me who will be put out on the streets by recession. And yes it sounds extreme to say but deaths will result from this decision. If there's a way to avert decades of misery I will take it, even if it isn't entirely squeaky clean.
  8. UK Politics: The Morning After

    It seems to me we're screwed either way. If we get a good deal it opens the way for other countries to leave which obviously wouldn't be good. And if we get a bad deal well...there's our economy down the drain, which in turn has implications for the global economy. It's morton's fork, there's no good outcome here.
  9. UK Politics: The Morning After

    Well as to that we can pretty much forget about a favourable trade deal of any sort. The EU is going to be as hardline with us as possible because if we get a good deal it encourages other members to hold their own referendums.
  10. UK Politics: The Morning After

    I'm just as democratic as the next guy. But when slightly more than half of a bus full of people are shouting at the driver to drive them off a cliff, I'm not going to complain when the driver decides to give them the finger and not do that.
  11. UK Politics: The Morning After

    Ignoring the referendum result would not be undemocratic at all and here's why: a.) Referendums are pretty much never legally binding in the UK and that fact has always been available to the public for those who cared to educate themselves. If someone thought the referendum meant something different then that's on them. b.) It was not a landslide victory. Half the country doesn't want this and it could easily have gone a different way merely due to random fluctuations of voter turnout. Given how close it was I think not having a possibility to reconsider is incredibly rash. c.) A lot of people voted to leave under the assumption that it would be good for the economy. Well the pound is at a thirty year low and the right wingers are already rescinding the promises they made (i.e giving more money to the NHS). So I'd wager a lot of brexiters are regretting their decision. And if they aren't, well they voted on assumptions that have now been proven demonstrably false. Screwing ourselves over for decades to come because of the ignorance of the slight majority is not democracy, it's idiocy. D.) If a candidate announces an intention to overturn the result, and we vote them in because of that claim...that is democracy in action. That's Britain saying "actually, we've reconsidered. We don't want to leave, so we're voting in this guy who will fix the problem."
  12. UK Politics: The Morning After

    I'm really just clinging to the slim possibility that the new PM will just choose to ignore the referendum. I don't know if there's even a candidate that would do that, but if they did - would they not have loads of support? Half the country doesn't want to leave and I'm sure seeing the pound crash has made more than a few brexiters regret their vote.
  13. UK Politics: The Morning After

    What an absolute disaster. For the idiots who thought leaving the Eu would help the economy - congratulations you've already ruined the pound in a day. And to the people "concerned" about immigrants, you're nothing more than racist I have no time for you. Pretty ashamed to be british today.
  14. You know it's interesting because it would never occur to me that the explanation of magic would be a sticking point for uninitiated viewers. I mean for starters the most plot relevant magic (the fel) is explained quite a lot. But you're right the Kirin Tor, general arcane magic is not. Now I know the Warcraft lore, but in general when I'm introduced to a new franchise, I've just been so saturated in various fantasy settings that there's a lot I'm willing to just roll with. Khadgar can turn people into sheep? Okay, sure. Most of the magic was fairly simple elemental based stuff, creating energy blasts and stuff. The only area where I think the explanation was lacking was how Khadgar got doused in Fel and just kind of overcame it.
  15. Just got back from seeing it at last. And it was definitely a pretty good movie. Not a perfect movie by any stretch of the imagination, I can definitely see how viewers unfamiliar with the lore could be confused. But the sheer hate it's been getting is nothing more than a blatant bias against video game movies. It was what it was - a decent fantasy action flick that can be enjoyed by anyone, with deeper lore to be enjoyed by fans.The introduction to the Orcs was solid, because we only had a couple of characters to be introduced to. Conversely the introduction to the humans was incredibly rushed. We were meeting Lothar, then Khadgar, the king, Lothar's son, the Queen, Medivh - all in thwe space of about ten minutes. That was the main part where I could see where uninitiated viewers would be confused. But as the film progressed I think that smoothed out. And the broader plot was pretty easy to follow. I think in that respect Medivh was probably the most confusing part of the film. His betrayal is confusing with no mention of the Legion. I wish the film had had just another 15 minutes to explain things a bit better.The characters where not deep per say, but I did find them compelling once I had gotten a little way into the movie. Lothar, Llane and Orgrim where probably the least interesting of the major characters (I think Orgrim was lacking in development in the early parts, which made his shifting allegiances later on lack weight.). For me Durotan, Garona, Khadgar and Medivh where the highpoints. Khadgar was just adorkable, Ben Foster bought a lot of mysterious charisma to his role. When Durotan died it was actually genuinely sad - and disturbing to see him drained by the Fel. It was satisfying to see the first hints of the Horde turning against Gul'dan, and even though it was done differently from the game canon, Garona's struggle in killing Llane was compelling. I'd heard a lot about Paula Patton being wooden and a low point, but that was actually one of my favourite parts.On Lothar's son, Caldon - at first I was dubious on his inclusion, on spending so much time on a new character to the canon. He was pretty bland and uninteresting. But when he died I think Fimmel actually sold Lothar's grief - he wasn't just forgotten after one scene. And I think without that death there would have been very little dramatic weight on the human side of the conflict. I feel like there was a tradeoff - they chose developing the humans a bit more over focusing more on Orgrim in the early film. Which is a shame, but the film already made the Orcs far more interesting so I can understand it.I loved the little easter eggs for fans - the murlocs, the cameos of Orcs characters. Overall not a deep film but very strong for what it was. I hope that it makes enough money for a sequel.