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  1. Cas Stark

    Westworld VIII: Forging On

    I agree, he wants to feel, but doesn't care that much...which kind of makes his daughter's character sort of pointless..she loved/hated him and then he shot her cause he's a paranoid ocd gamer. It's not like we didn't already know he was an awful person who revels in extreme violence and is obsessed with Ford and the park.
  2. Cas Stark

    Westworld VIII: Forging On

    I still love the show and that it tries to be so philosophical+incredibly shot and acted. That said, though, there are now so many secondary characters who are underdeveloped: Hector, Armistice, Ake, Felix [when did we last even see him], Charlotte, Stubbs...and then when you add that most of the leads are unsympathetic, it isn't a recipe for major investment in the outcome for most of them. Or, that as soon as they get an interesting new character...Delos, Emily, everyone in Shogun World, they either kill them or drop them from sight.
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    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    I doubt it, that seemed too easy. I think I would even prefer if he's in there somewhere. Might as well have him go out in style with a boss monologue.
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    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    Yes, scanners in the hats that no one wears all the time is both stupid and sloppy. It's science fiction, they didn't even need to have a concrete explanation in a world with technology that advanced, let alone a silly solution like that.
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    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    I don't see Ford as a psychopath, he's your garden variety genius control freak...he wants his creations to have freedom, but he still can't let go and give it to them since he thinks he knows best.
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    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    Haha, yeah, I was wrong about that. I'm glad he's not getting redeemed, but still, his arc is underwhelming somehow, but now that he will presumably be bat shit insane it might get more interesting.
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    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    Fuck. So, deathbringer and "Billy" deserve each other I guess, both driving their lovers to suicide. And bonus points for shooting your only child on father's day. All that is left to say is: Go Maeve. Make your 'father' proud.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: The Prequel

    I finally got through Blade Runner 2049, and I should have seen it in the theater. I can see though, why it wasn't a hit. Its really, really slow, and I say this as someone who has seen the original many times and loves it. I also wonder about making Gossling's character a replicant, I see why from a story perspective it works well, but as a viewer, it means that the main character is extremely flat at all times...which makes an already slow movie feel slower....his character is at all times more flat than even the other replicants, who show more emotion than he does.
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    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    it is understandable, but, literally, out of the entire season so far, she has been "Dolores" in only a handful of scenes...mostly she is simply ranting about how so and so she's about to kill isn't worthy of making it or her plans on world domination....I have to believe this is on purpose and the show intends another something to make her sympathetic again.
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    Unpopular Opinions, Part Deux

    I really, really dislike The Sound of Music.
  11. I make fun of myself for watching it, so, there's that. Although I no longer watch all the episodes or watch it first run.
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    All things Star Wars

    Not even the redone versions from the 90s?
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    All things Star Wars

    Yes, this would be interesting to me. More interesting than Hans 'not Harrison Ford' Solo as a not-very-much-younger-guy. But then I am counted here as a 'bad fan' as I have liked each new iteration less and less.
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    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    He was in the matrix cradle, where they keep the backed up host 'minds' and now he's uploaded into Bernarnold. So, yeah, I guess it's possible if they erase Bernard they could erase Ford as well.
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    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    If I knew my partner's favorite thing in the entire world was to kill, torture and rape robots that were totally life-like, who bled, who felt emotion and pain....yeah, I'd be scared too.
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    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    It did occur to me, for a fleeting moment, watching the preview trailer, [and I am pretty sure this is wrong], but it flashed in my mind that maybe William "helped" along his wife's suicide in some way...since he's telling her basically that she is the only person who sees through him...that sounds like a strong, perceptive woman, not someone who gives up in the bathtub.
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    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    While i think the show has faltered a little this year, I have high confidence they won't do anything as stupid as Charlotte Hale as Arnold's child. I would like to see her character have a little more dimension than stock corporate evil overlord, but not like that.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: The Prequel

    Our theaters do that too, but it's only down to $7 for the first show of the day. I really do think more people would go to movies in the theater if the tickets were more like $7 or $8 instead of almost $15. Even when I go to the theater I always go to the discount show.
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    Unpopular Opinions, Part Deux

    I agree Seinfeld holds up. The new star wars movies are weak. All of them. I have never heard of people not liking corn before.
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    All things Star Wars

    I think a movie has to do 3x the cost to turn a profit.
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    All things Star Wars

    I think it's an established fact that Solo has seriously under-performed and at somewhere around $300M globally, hasn't broken even yet. I guess it's debatable whether or not its a problem that a sizable minority of fans really disliked TLJ and are lukewarm about the rest of the new movies. Time will tell.
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    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    The hosts record everything, so there would be a record of their encounter, which if it was enough to decommission her, should have at least caused him to be brought in for a check.
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    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    I agree. It was a great episode, but it WAS full of plot holes, a couple of the issues, I wouldn't have really even noticed, but there was a ton of dodgy things that happened that didn't really match with what we have seen before or make sense in the scheme of things. Especially Arnold's suicide and killing the hosts in the hope that without him, the whole thing would be stopped, and yet he forgot about Ghost Nation when he easily could have simply summed them for an attack on the town and had the deathbringer kill them too. Sloppy.
  24. Cas Stark

    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    It's somewhat stupid because Delos is engaged in a super secret high tech program to harvest data in order to create virtual immortality for humans, so no piece of data should go un analyzed. Delos already looks like one of the most sloppy, careless corporations on the planet...which doesn't really jive with their several missions. It's clear that Ghost Nation was thinly written, okay, and they played a stereotypical role in the park, okay. But, them having incorporated the techs into their religion should not have gone unnoticed by Delos, nor should a host be able to basically be rogue for 10 years. It is not consistent with what else we have seen of the park management unless we hand wave it and say that Ford was screening it out somehow.
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    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    It's not unfair and the audience numbers show it. I assume most everyone who posts on this site has a pretty high tolerance for high brow sci-fi, so if "we" collectively are critical of the season, then it's no wonder the audience numbers are bad. I love Westworld, but this season, despite its beautiful segments, is quite flawed. They have made it confusing for the sake of confusion, not to drive any kind of story arc, as they had done last year. I would love to see WW last 4 or 5 years, but I suspect if it doesn't end on a high note audience wise, and bring in some more audience next year, it might not go beyond 3 seasons.
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