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  1. Preacher- AMC Comic Adaptation

    The story is inherently sacrilegious as God is portrayed in a very negative light. There isn't any way to remove that element and be remotely true to the source. That is about all I can say without spoilers. Offense doesn't have to be the goal but if they make drastic changes in the hopes of NOT offending, then one would have to wonder why they even bothered.
  2. Preacher- AMC Comic Adaptation

    A Preacher adaptation which doesn't offend Christians is a failure. You can cut a lot of the juvenile humor and sexual perversion but not the irreverent approach to Christian myth, might as well do Sandman without all that dream stuff.
  3. Preacher- AMC Comic Adaptation

    Yeah they went way too hard with Jesse as a conflicted man of faith, even turning his dad into a preacher so we get drama about living up to his pappy. I prefer a Jesse determined to stick a boot up God's ass. The show had a lot of violence, and they understandably cut the perverse sexuality, but one thing the premiere didn't answer was whether or not it would embrace the gleeful sacrilege of the comic. I noticed the shout out, I wonder if they will be completely faithful to the Saint and the image is part of urban legend. I have a feeling he won't be in the first season, I think that his casting we would have heard about.
  4. Preacher- AMC Comic Adaptation

    The ending was a bummer, Preacher is at heart a road story and I have little interest in following the exploits at Anneville. Knew it was coming because of the bizarre choice of relocating Quincannon there as a first season antagonist (high up on the list of characters who could have been cut completely) but that doesn't make it any better. I liked Cassiday and Tulip (even with the changes) but am not sold on Jesse. I much prefer Jesse telling off his congregation to him commiting to being a better preacher. The congregation members don't look like they will be adding much, the small town aspect does not look promising.
  5. The final season of The Walking Dead should see a convergence with Fear where these idiots show up and get everyone in Alexandria killed because of their personal drama.
  6. Susan told Rachel that each of Charlotte's former caretakers has met an unfortunate end. They had to write her out because Michelle Forbes became unavailable. I suppose we could learn what happened later. At this point, Topside is still basically a mystery. Are they even still in play or is Ferdinand merely on a personal quest to save Rachel? It looks like Dyad has been swept from the board, but all we ever knew of Topside was Ferdinand and Marion.
  7. X-Men Apocalypse: continued

    Morrison's Doom Patrol is amazing, still one of my favorite things he has done, Animal Man is excellent too but doesn't quite reach the same heights IMO. I think his DP is up there with Moore's Swamp Thing as far as a writer making an already established series their own. I am not really a fan of any of the X-Men movies, I have always been fairly perplexed by the reputation of X2, even more so after seeing again for the first time in years recently. As an fan of the X-Men comics I remember being very disappointed with the first movie. I liked the idea of First Class and some of the casting, but it didn't come together for me really. I also might be alone in not finding Jackman's Wolverine definitive, I hardly think he is irreplaceable, but then again I would like the movies to be less Wolverine centric on the whole. There have been three Spider Men and yet I am less fatigued with that character than Wolvie.
  8. X-Men Apocalypse: continued

    That would be great too, but I think his love of Silver Age insanity runs counter to everything they have established in DC cinematic universe. Maybe if Snyder were kicked to the curb and given plenty of free time to do his Ayn Rand adaptation (truly he will be fulfilling his destiny) they could really go for something unique.
  9. X-Men Apocalypse: continued

    Apocalypse was created by Louise Simonson, they needed a Big Bad for the original X-Factor, which reunited the five OG X-Men, and they felt they needed to go farther than Magneto. But Claremont would have his share of god level beings brought low in anti-climatic struggles. I think the command from on high to retcon Dark Phoenix and bring Jean Grey back broke Claremont. I would love to see some of Morrison's weirdness brought in, personally I find Whedon a bit too nostalgic for the Claremont era. I also enjoy the meta criticism in Morrison's run even though it irked a lot of X fans. Magneto had long ago become a monster, one can't be a sympathetic villain forever, they either redeem themselves or use up any good will they originally engendered.
  10. X-Men Apocalypse: continued

    Is Apocalypse really any less ridiculous than Sinister? His powers are even more ill defined, he is the apex of the trend of making villains more and more ridiculously OP so that they lose all bite when they continually fail to live up to those powers and their goals. Outside of Age of Apocalypse, Poccy has amounted to little more than a wet fart. At least if this were taking place in the MCU, they could stick to canon and show that Apocalypse is really just the Celestials' bitch.
  11. I'm okay with this. I like The Inhumans, but not as the surrogate mutants Marvel has turned them into. I prefer them as this weird insulated culture that is alien and unknown. I would rather see an adaptation of the Paul Jenkins/Jae Lee series than the consolation X-Men we surely would havegotten.
  12. *SPOILERS* Netflix's Love: Lets go too far... lito's way.

    I got around to watching this, I have mixed feelings about the show overall but I generally feel kinda bad for Mickey, at leastcompared to Gus,as she is clearly an deeply unwell person whereas Gus is merely an entitled prick. Notthat her bad behavior is excused, she definitely treats people like garbage.I think the worst thing Gus did was that kiss at the end, that was cringeworthy, after she admitted all the problems she had the best thing would have been to wish her well and hope she actually gets her life in order not essentially prey on her addictions (of course there would be no show if that were the case, but we aren't actually supposed to be rooting for these two to get together, are we?). About that Magic Castle date, I don't see any way to read it otherthan Gus being totally in the wrong. Yeah, if you are in a relationship, you try to share interests and hope for a modicum of respect from your partner, but it is incredibly selfish to make you first date all about your interests and get upset when your date isn't interested. And any place that puts a dress code over basic human comfort should burn to the ground anyway.
  13. I think the villain problem is down tosome of the formulaic elements of Marvel movie making. Infinity War could have a real problem if they don't pull off Thanos, they have been building him up but he hasn't made a real impression yet, and thosemovies will be a failureif he is just your usual Marvel cinematic villain but on a cosmic scale.
  14. Warner Bros. is considering releasing the R rated version,originally intended for home release only, to theaters in the hopes of upping their take. "You guys liked Deadpool because it was R rated, right?" WB is apparently shocked by both the critical reception and the plummeting box office, they thought they had a good movie. I think they have staked too much on this to make any massive improvements in the near future.
  15. The Walking Dead Season 6 [Comic Spoilers]

    The whole situation is weird. The cast members oft quoted comments would appear to indicate that if a death was not filmed, perhaps it was in the original script? Andrew Lincoln was late to work because he was so disturbed by the scene, Lauren Cohan was nauseated, the guy who plays Eugene threw his script across the room, Norman Reedus claims that members of the crew were crying when they arrived on set....none of this holds with what we saw. Even if you say the actors were approaching it in character and putting themselves in the headspace of their characters, or they were upset about a friends departure, even though they didn't know who, it still doesn't add up to the brutal endwe were warned about.