PetyrPunkinhead

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  1. Well, the old joke is the writer is the most important person to a movie until they actually start making the movie. Usually the director decides how the scene is shot and what the final film looks like, but this is a MARVEL film. Based on how soured Joss Wheddon was after Avengers 2, my guess is Kevin Feige technically has "final cut" on all the MARVEL films even though they'd never call it "Final cut" because they'd never get quality directors. But another way to look at it is MARVEL picked him to direct because the script already had a comedic element to it. I think the Hulk/Thor scenes are tailor made for a comedic tone. I read somewhere (probably in this thread) that Thor 3 is almost like a buddy-cop movie in the Thor/Hulk dynamic.
  2. Fargo 3: not until 2017

    I finally finished S2. I looked for the thread, but it was locked, so I thought I'd post in here. I'd say on the whole S1>S2 By no means was S2 bad, but the finale was just a bit lacking for me. Hanzee escapes, Peggy never really changes or grows (poor Ed realized the truth at the end there though,) and maybe most frustrating for me was a lack of explanation on the whole significance of the spaceship/alien motif. Maybe you could say Ted Danson's speech there at the end had something to do with it--a lack of communication, a misunderstanding between the aliens and humans representing the lack of communication among humans themselves? Eh. Seems weak. Or maybe you could say the UFO taking off is what caused Rye to stand in the road, which is what got Peggy & Ed mixed up in the gang war to begin with. The UFO representing how random and arbitrary life is? Eh again. Seems to me Lou Solverson's talk with Peggy in the car about Sisyphus is more in line with what the theme of S2 is though. And I found this article that reveals the fate of Hanzee was actually already revealed to us in S1!
  3. Yeah, for sure. I'm curious to see how he's going to handle a giant action film like Thor 3. If this mockumentary is any indication though, the film will not be in short supply with comedy.
  4. Marvel Netflix - AKA the Second Thread

    Damn, I loved that initial run by BKV. But if he isn't involve din the TV show, then I'm on the fence about it at best. Curious to see if they include Gertrude's dino, Old Lace. That CGI won't be cheap without looking cheezy.
  5. Scenes that make you cry

    I'm guaranteed to tear up in pretty much any scene where an elderly person or a child is in pain. So a lot of the films mentioned in here already brought me to tears--UP (that opening montage), Mask, It's a Wonderful Life. But the most recent film that had the flood gates opening was in Beasts of the Southern Wild. If you've scene the film then you know the scene I'm talking about, where Hushpuppy gets her dad the fried alligator. For me this scene belongs in a thread titled, "Things that irrevocably traumatized you as a child." The actor's performance, the lighting, the music--yeah. This is definitely in the Top 5 of all-time saddest movie scenes for me.
  6. Watch, Watched, Watching: The Workprint Prototype Version

    Finally finished Fargo S2. Ok, but not as good as S1--especially the finale. I'm wondering if S3 will pick up with Patrick Wilson & Ted Danson--and Nick Offerman. His lawyer's "featured" episode was arguably the best of the season.
  7. Mr. Robot (spoilers).... 'cause I suck at this stuff

    I'm glad at least one person read that whole thing. Thanks. As for the bolded section above, I don't think being a "good" person and a "happy" person are mutually exclusive. I think this holds especially true for Angela who is in a real moral sand trap at the moment. Being unhappy is directly tied to her morality. If it wasn't, then I think she'd be much less miserable at the moment. And I agree, she was miserable in the confrontation with her old neighbor until she kind of had that moment where she stood up to him. That whole speech she gave him was an empowering moment for her because she realized by society's standards she was winning with a capital dubya. However, then I think she started to question how much of that FU to the plumber she really believed herself. Hence the sad song and long face at the bar with Duck. She's mostly miserable period except for these brief moments of empowerment and utility she experiences.
  8. Mr. Robot (spoilers).... 'cause I suck at this stuff

    That whole DJ Mobley scene with Dom from the FBI was great. I love how his ego is what got him caught, not NSA phone taps or any of the other shit he was so paranoid about. Yeah, it's likely Dark Army that scooped him up. But I don't think Darlene would be too happy with him either if she caught up to him. And we now know, you wouldn't like Darlene when she's angry. I'm gonna go deeper with Angela right now than maybe you (or anyone else) might care to, so forgive me. I think Angela might be the most realistic character in this series. Part of why I'm so disgusted with her actions is that I like her so much. It's hard to see someone you like not treat herself well. Angela is looking for her place in the world and feeling undervalued. This makes her highly relatable to most people in the modern work force. She was cheated on by her boyfriend--no, fiancee, right?--and made to feel humiliated at her job in S1. She is a soul adrift. Then S2 rolls around and she's feeling defeated. A sad modern cliche, an educated, unemployed professional, living back at home. She throws herself into the case against E Corp to try and find her course, but the lawyer doesn't seem to value her input. Adrift again. Then the most powerful company in the world wants to hire her. She knows she's being used on some level, but on the other hand that's exactly what she wants--to be of use. To have value. And when the most powerful organization on the planet begins to value you, it's intoxicating. At least it certainly is to her. Angela tells herself she can help take down the beast only from within its cave. But the beast, this evil entity, this E Corp, is the only thing in her life that currently gives her a sense of worth. This is the conflict Angela is having; the struggle she is having with herself that was played out so beautifully in S2E8. She sings about wanting to rule the world because that's what society teaches her, and us, what she should want. But have you ever heard a more miserable person in your life than Angela when she sings that song? Her dickhead plumber neighbor berates her in public and she feels shame and guilt and like the worthless whore he thinks she is. But then she realizes (possibly due to all those motivational vids and audio tracks she's been ingesting) she is, 27, making a six figure salary, trying to take down the beast from within. She realizes, who the fuck is this asshole to judge me. So she goes to sing about ruling the world. But then she realizes this isn't what she really wants--to be this person who wants to rule the world. And so she sinks back into that feeling of worthlessness. Until an older man, someone of success and stature (at least that what he likely represents to her at that moment) shows an interest in her. This boosts her ego, just like Price's attraction to her did. She is being desired by someone she sees as powerful and that transfers to her own sense of empowerment. Now she is the one picking up him. Her batteries are charged and she's found purpose, even if only for the night. And I think that's what ultimately made me feel disgusted by her at the end there--Angela doesn't know her own worth. She has to have someone give her that power. Her own sense of value is totally in the hands of others. In this case, fucking Duck from Mad Men. And I think th average viewer can relate to not being in control of how you feel about yourself. Hell, anyone who's ever been dumped knows that feeling, even if only at brief stretches. And maybe that is Angela, someone in this perpetual state of "feeling dumped." tl;dr = Angela is a lot more interesting and complex than most people give her credit for and her struggle is an embodiment of the modern American dilemma: will I be a good person or a successful person?
  9. Amazon to resurrect The Tick

    Well, two films total doesn't exactly seem like a "crowded" market to me, but at least you'll always have the comics and animated series to revisit. Personally, I hope the Amazon series, which had its fair share of absurd and comical moments in the pilot, carries ahead as is. I like the idea of Arthur and Tick in a story that has a longer arc and actually goes somewhere over the course of a season.
  10. Wait...What? They're Remaking MacGyver?

    Yeah, I still need to see the MacGruber film. Will Forte is great in The Last Man on Earth.
  11. Why is the TV landscape so boring?

    Yeah, that's the most I can make out of the jibberish posted. Seriously, the whole argument made in the first post can be refuted with one word: Netflix.
  12. Mr. Robot (spoilers).... 'cause I suck at this stuff

    Damn, this episode was so good I can't even be mad for them leaving me hanging with all these questions after S2E7. Angela continues to be a fucking mystery to me. Is she really this corporate ladder climbing capitalist or is it a lie she tells herself to help make sense of the world and her place in it? Darlene though...double damn. Zap! Whack! I've got a feeling in fat guy isn't dead already then he will be after Darlene gets through with him.
  13. Amazon to resurrect The Tick

    Well, The Tick is a deconstruction of the superhero genre in many ways. So "gritty and grounded" is where the past decade or so of superhero films and TV has been. Seems natural the new Tick show would reflect that tone in its aesthetic.
  14. Songs That Make Your Heart Hurt

    Yeah, that whole scene kicked me square in my feels. And since you're a Chieftans fan, here's one of my favorites of theirs.