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Everything posted by Darryk

  1. I could write an essay on all the issues I had with TLJ and with Luke's acr in particular and I can assure it's a lot more nuanced than "you don't like it when characters change" or "you don't like it when SW tries new stuff". It's like saying you don't like the ways in which they developed Luke's character, for various reasons, must mean you don't like character development.
  2. The obi-wan series came after everything else so if anything that was the retcon. The idea that "we don't think characters should change" seems similar to the "you don't like TLJ cause it tries new stuff" argument in that it's a type of condescending dismissiveness toward the opinions of people who don't like TLJ.
  3. Maybe we need a rant-and-rave thread for Rings of Power. The one for Game of Thrones season 8 only went on for four years and 300 pages.
  4. It's true a lot of people will be hate-watching the show, especially YouTubers who are basically monetizing its badness. But personally I've cancelled my Amazon Prime subscription and will not renew until Jennifer Salke gets fired.
  5. The movie lost me as soon as Luke tossed his lightsaber over his shoulder. I remember hearing someone in the cinema yell "what?!" which was pretty much my reaction on the inside. Hilarious how the guy says "he's not the Luke Skywalker of this trilogy, he's Obi". Obiwan didn't give up and go to an island to die. He was carrying on the fight in secret, waiting for Luke to come of age so he could train him. Imagine having a guy with such a fundamental misunderstanding of the character getting to work on a Star Wars movie.
  6. The whole Chris Avellone episode just kind of emphasizes the need to bring back this thing called due process.
  7. It warmed the cockles of my heart to see Ahmed Best return as such a badass character. But other than that the episode kind of annoyed me to be honest. Baby Yoda jumping over the guy and firing the darts was so fake and cheesy. Don't know where the hell this show is going plot-wise.
  8. Wow, those post-match comments from Conte are unbelievable. He's gone full Mourinho. Never go full Mourinho. Having seen the full interview with him I actually kind of agree with him calling out the players and owners though. Mourinho is going to be nodding his head like mad at this interview.
  9. Plus how's she gonna cover it up? She was the only one there.
  10. Weird episode but I was okay with it. Bo Katan is crazy to buy into this weird cult, she must be playing the long game.
  11. Great to see EEAAO pick up so many awards and also stoked for Brendan Fraser. I love Harrison Ford and Spielberg's reactions to Shortround winning.
  12. Liverpool's season looking a lot like ours. Beat a great team then immediately lose the next game to a shit team. Not that Bournemouth are shit, just a team you'd expect Liverpool to beat.
  13. Yup he's been made into a loser so Disney can finally turn this into the Baby Yoda show. He's completely lost his coolness factor The only character I like right now is Bo-Katan. She seems to have become the new badass of the show and I like Katee Sackhoff.
  14. The latest episode was the best yet IMO
  15. I was feeling nostalgic and started up Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. At first I was like "nah, these graphics are way too dated, no way am I gonna stick with this", but after about half an hour it had sucked me in. Shows what a timeless classic it is albeit having aged badly technology-wise. Can't believe I first played it in 2004. Where does the time go?
  16. I love seeing Paul Scholes looking sad on the telly, reminds me of Eeyore from Winne the Poo
  17. So, what would Man United have taken? League cup win + losing 7-0 to Liverpool or no league cup win + not losing 7-0 to Liverpool. Personally I could stomach losing 7-0 to Arsenal if we won the FA cup in the same season, but not the League Cup.
  18. I didn't like the bubbles of death either but there's a lot more I loved about the films than didn't like. Anyway I hardly see PJ as the savior, I don't think he's made a good feature film since LOTR. But at least Warner Bros are paying some deference to the fanbase. Anyway I don't want either company to make more LOTR stuff but between the two I'd definitely find it hilarious if Warner Bros beat Amazon and that looney Jennifer Salke. I also find it funny that Amazon's 1 billion dollar series was so badly received that Warner Bros even feel confident enough to challenge them in the first place.
  19. I loved Shadows of the Empire, had huge impact on me since it was one of the first games I played on N64 and the Battle of Hoth mission at the beginning was mind-blowing. But I do remember the level design being quite linear. But I played a lot of 90s games which had this kind of mazey level design that Jedi: Fallen Order seems to have. I am reluctant to quit it, the lightsaber combat is fun. Guess I'll have to keep going to YouTube every time I get lost.
  20. Nothing is worse than what Amazon has done. Warner Bros at least want to get Peter Jackson involved, unlike Amazon wo ghosted him. I don't think Peter Jackson has it in him to make a good feature film anymore. He makes great documentary films, maybe he should stick to that, but at least Warner Bros are making the effort. Also I haven't played Shadow of Mordor but most people who've played it it tells me it's great.
  21. Can someone please tell me why Jedi: Fallen Order is such a highly rated game? The level design is SHOCKING. Like something I'd expect of a 90s game. Every level is a goddamn labyrinth, it's like you need a ball of thread to find your way out. And the Holomap is USELESS. Every hour or so you get some fun lightsaber combat but 90% is just running around trying to find your way out and constantly ending back where you started. I'm gonna try YouTube to get out of this mess for the 2nd time, but if I get stuck a 3rd time I'm quitting. Thank naff I didn't pay anything for this game.
  22. They should have given him a freighter with a fighter attached. Now THAT would make an awesome toy.
  23. Yeah it's as I feared. Disney have completely taken over the Mandalorian. I knew this was happening after they blunt-forced Baby Yoda back into the storyline in Book of Boba Fett. Now we've got to deal with Baby Yoda in every frigging scene, almost in every frigging shot, doing something "cute" so Disney can keep selling their plushies. Personally I always found Baby Yoda annoying, only interesting part of his story was when Luke came to get him, but now that great ending of Mandalorian season 2 had been rendered redundant. I was pretty sure at the time that was the high point of the series and it would go downhill from there. I mean, why is Djinn flying a stupid Naboo Starfighter around? No one lives in a star fighter. Where does he sleep? Where is he gonna keep his cargo? It's so obviously a merchandising decision cause someone at Disney thought a fighter with Baby Yoda in the R2D2 position would make a cool toy.
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