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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: Episode IX
« Last post by Griffith on August 13, 2018, 05:29:36 AM »
Who cares?

I know what you mean! Who IS supposed to care about this down the line? You never did, I still do (clearly =), but it's fickle and fleeting and doesn't extend far beyond the reach of the classic movies and, more importantly, characters. Do young people care about this more than any other young adult blockbuster franchise? Do kids? There's no defined story integrity or continuity to speak of to engender such feelings, they're just sort of flailing from one to the next. What seemed like at least a promising start, if nothing else, might have already been the peak of this endeavor. To put it in common terms, Star Wars, at least as a film series, could be well on its way to becoming like the Alien "franchise"; a couple of classic films from the 70s and 80s turned into a mixed bag of lesser sequels, prequels and pseudo-remakes that at best are mediocre tributes that dilute the power of the originals, and at worst are self-parodies that make you question that power in the first place.

David Lynch said something simple yet insightful about Lucas and Star Wars, that it was completely his thing, but it just so happened to make ridiculous money and became what we know it as today. It wasn't created to be that though, and at some point was as much Lucas' weird creation as Lynch's works are his. And even Lucas, as much as he mass marketed and merchandised Star Wars as a product, remained fiercely stubborn and possessive of the films, for better or worse, and had the wisdom not to try having one put out every year, every other year, or God forbid six months apart, but when he felt like it, which he largely didn't, and eventually not at all, naturally. Contrast that with Disney's never ending committee commissioned reruns and suddenly Lucas and his purported gonzo sequels about the microbiotic world of Midiclorians and the Whills sounds more appealing. Even if they would have been horrible failures it might have been a preferable outcome, a better end just for ending, like if Alien had ended with 3, and perhaps even nobly for trying something different and unique. I might rather live in a universe where those weird failed creations exist instead of this inexorable march to nowhere.

Thanks for bringing this up. :griffnotevil:
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Speculation Nation / Re: Am I the only one who...
« Last post by N7Paladin on August 13, 2018, 12:11:06 AM »
just wants to know the origins of Slan, Void, SK and Zodd and be done with the manga?

I don't even care about the ending or the final battles anymore...

No. Just no.
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Johnstantine on August 12, 2018, 10:28:09 PM »
Buying the games and DLC is easy enough, but not exactly cheap. Here are the three links you need:

Ugh, man, the sheer pricing for the DLC has been the major put-off for me playing these games.
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Speculation Nation / Re: Am I the only one who...
« Last post by Sareth on August 12, 2018, 07:18:15 PM »
Thought I was on Reddit for a second
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Speculation Nation / Re: Am I the only one who...
« Last post by Walter on August 12, 2018, 07:11:59 PM »
You're asking this on a forum 100% dedicated to Berserk?
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Speculation Nation / Am I the only one who...
« Last post by GORDOL on August 12, 2018, 06:56:08 PM »
just wants to know the origins of Slan, Void, SK and Zodd and be done with the manga?

I don't even care about the ending or the final battles anymore...
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by N7Paladin on August 12, 2018, 05:11:38 AM »
I wanted to replay the whole trilogy at one point but sabotaged my experience from the start over-worrying about making the perfect Shepard and doing the best playthrough (invariably I make the best character and complete the most on my initial blind playthroughs =). Also, do you still need to buy all the DLC individually with crazy expensive EA/Bioware points or some shit? I think I figured out that it'd still cost hundreds of dollars to do it all and it's a shame that shit never got appropriately reduced in price or bundled in a final edition of the games or trilogy. Correct me if I'm wrong, please. I still haven't done the Shadow Broker or Citadel DLCs because of that. I could just buy those two, but I'm so far removed from it and if they don't want me to ever be able to actually afford the whole experience, fuck 'em, I'll move on.

There's a complete DLC pack for ME2 and ME3 on Origin that go on sale pretty frequently. They're each $29.99 normally, but I've seen them for $10-15 every now and then. Each pack contains every single DLC for each game, including all the little minor ones like squadmate outfits and weapons packs.

https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/mass-effect/mass-effect-2/addon/mass-effect-2-dlc-bundle
https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/mass-effect/mass-effect-3/addon/mass-effect-3-dlc-bundle

Both the Shadow Broker and Citadel DLCs are quite enoyable. Mass Effect 3's DLCs really helped me from getting sick of the game due to the awful Cerberus plotline.
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« Last post by NightCrawler on August 12, 2018, 12:26:01 AM »
The best trailers and the movies I'm most looking for:

Suspiria - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uGIEY7tdg8

Mandy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI054ow6KJk
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« Last post by NightCrawler on August 12, 2018, 12:17:27 AM »
The Endless was a pretty interesting Lovecraftian indie. Not enough tension/mood, and the actors kinda sucked, but these directors deliver in plot what other movies of the same genre stumble upon.
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: Episode IX
« Last post by NightCrawler on August 12, 2018, 12:04:12 AM »
Who cares?
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