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Hi again

Another chance to open up a slightly broader discussion than usual, any comic related TV or movie projects you have enjoyed, been annoyed at, or want to recommend to others.

Have you been enjoying Legends of Tomorrow?

Is Riverdale a guilty pleasure?

Is Legion any good, or too weird for it's own good?

Have you seen the latest live action Asterix movie?

Feel free to share your opinions here.

Date: 2017-02-19 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] capnduckman
Legends of Tommorrow is SO good.

Date: 2017-02-20 03:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] goattoucher
Seconded.

My wife and I didn't watch any Arrowverse shows until they crossed over with the second Season of Supergirl (a cute show) and we watched all of the "Invasion" episodes. My wife promptly printed out an online "Arrowverse Bible" to tell us what order to watch the shows in.

We started calling Arrow "Sexy Adventures" because everyone on the show is ridiculously good looking. Like, moreso than other mainstream shows even. If you are down with the "female gaze" that show will not disappoint. We really enjoy it, but two problems developed over time:

A: Oliver suffers from severe Worf/Loganism. When they want to make out a person or group to be dangerous, they have them beat the hairpiece and shoes off Ollie. Then, a few episodes later, when the bad guy/guys are not as scary, they turn into jobbers and Ollie drops down unto the middle of a grous of six guys and beats them all up. This happens -regularly-.

B: Hilariously, if our heroes are distracted for even a second, the bad guy gets away. Nobody chases them. They literally have been running for like five seconds, but the good guys just let them get away. One time this happened while the Flash was there. Super speed guy. No chasing. It has become a bit of a joke as we watch the show.

Still a good show though.

Flash is cute. Much more lighthearted. Being a show with a superpowered main character, there is a bit of a sliding scale when it comes to Barry's powers: If he just ran through and beat everyone's ass at Mach Two before his presence even registered to the bad guys, you would not have much of a show, but he is still fast enough to catch bullets and other mind blowing speed powers. the same sort of thing you see in the comics.

Legends is alternatively gritty and goofy. the stand out for me is Captain Cold. Wentworth Miller takes a guy with a goofy code name and even goofier real name and makes him into a character that is alternatively menacing, charming, and masterfully intelligent, depending on the situation.

Good bunch of shows.

Date: 2017-02-20 08:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
Oh, hey, I didn't realize that! I've heard Legends was great, and Arrow was doing a return to form thing, but I'm doing mainly Flash and Supergirl so I haven't had any firsthand impressions.

I'll try and backwatch some stuff and see you folks in seven! Or whenever the next post of this happens.

Date: 2017-02-20 08:48 pm (UTC)
lamashtar: Shun the nonbelievers! Shun-na! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lamashtar
I haven't enjoyed a lot of Legends. I watch it because of the comic book connection. The last few character twists have been decent though. It feels like a really long time to get up to speed though.
From: [personal profile] chortles81
This season also seemed refreshingly "shipping wars" free unlike the arguments that seem to play out in all three other shows' fandoms (I'm vaguely aware of Olicity, Westallen vs. Snowbarry, and Karamel vs. seemingly every other ship on Supergirl, not just those with Kara in them!) and for me 2x10 was a standout episode.

... however, my name for the Legends is 'Sara, Amaya, and the League of Extraordinary Fuckups' for a reason, with Sara and Amaya's advantage over the dudes dwindling in recent episodes.
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From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
This season also seemed refreshingly "shipping wars" free

That's interesting! I remember Olicity from before, but it's the Supergirl ships that've been pinging the most on my Tumblr feed. Not that I'm against shipping! It's just that you come across the occasional abrasive post that knocks you off your viewing high, is all.

P.S. I did not realize Snowbarry was a thing. Huh.
From: [personal profile] chortles81
Mind you, the hashtags I followed were ragging hard on a certain one-night stand on last week's Legends, while Supergirl... might want to stay off of the #sanvers and #karamel tags for a bit.

P.S. Yeah, not getting Snowbarry either when Westallen is specifically driving Season 3B.
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From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
Might want to stay off of the #sanvers and #karamel tags for a bit.

Ha! Too late for me, but yeah, this, totally.
From: [personal profile] chortles81
It was bad enough when the #supercorp tag was in the mix, but this week's episode took #karamel vs. #sanvers to above-and-beyond heights...

Date: 2017-02-19 10:20 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage
I'm halfway through the second episode of Legion. I'm enjoying it, but I could not tell you a thing about what's going on

Date: 2017-02-20 02:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
Yeah, the storyline is so convoluted it's essentially impossible to be sure what's happening. But damn, is it stylishly filmed.

Date: 2017-02-20 03:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastermahan
Thirded. The main character is a reality warper seemingly prone to visual and audial hallucinations. Throw in scenes taking place inside memories, with all the distortion that can imply, and you've a constant uncertainty about the reality of any given scene.

That said, it's gorgeous and thoroughly intriguing so far. As long as they don't make mistake of drawing out concrete answers past the audience's patience, I'm glad to watch where's it's going.

Date: 2017-02-19 10:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
Legends and Legion both share the virtue of not being based directly on older material, thus providing something fresh to our palates.
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From: [personal profile] deh_tommy
Have the Court of Owls appeared yet?

Is Ivy Pepper's recasting as creepy as that's been made out to be?

Are all the Batman villains children and teenagers like Bruce?

So, is Jerome really the Joker, or is that bit still vague?

Does the show still focus on Police Procedure?

Would you, hypothetical reader, say if this show is any good, or at least worth watching (in your opinion)?
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From: [personal profile] blue_bolt
Jerome isn't the Joker, but he did poison some random people, and it's likely that this is part of what creates the Joker. Which works for me, since I feel like the Joker needs Batman to really be interesting. The Joker without superheroes is like a chess game without white or black.
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Yes. They were set up as the main villains of this season, but there was apparently a change in direction a few episodes in.

Not really, no. She hasn't really appeared much since getting aged up, but what appearances she has had haven't gone where people thought they would.

No. Hush is. Catwoman is. Ivy is-ish. All the others who've appeared have been adults, and several have been active with mostly the same gimmick. (Penguin, Hugo Strange, Clayface, Mad Hatter...)

Vague, but getting less vague, heading toward yes.

It never really has been.

The second half of this season's been spinning its wheels, and there's been a real waste of potential, but the first two were fine.
Edited Date: 2017-02-20 04:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] viridian5
The Court of Owls has popped up now and then but hasn't made a major splash yet.

Yeah, but again the show hasn't done much with her yet.

Jerome has gotten some Joker storylines but I remain unconvinced.

There are blocks where Gotham is very watchable but also ones where it drifts. Things got better in the second part of the season two and season three started fairly strong but also has some times when it drifts. There are still police procedural times and there's more Gordon than I think the actor deserves (though Bullock remains a lot of fun), but the show has gotten more comic book-y, to its benefit. I wish it went back to having more That Guy casting in its smaller roles, which was fun. (Like how Paul Reubens got to play the Penguin's dad for a second time!)
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From: [personal profile] lamashtar
I think Jerome is proto-Joker. He'll never be the main man. He is the classic actor who did The Man Who Laughs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Laughs_(1928_film) , which meta-inspired Joker but was never the real Joker.

Date: 2017-02-19 11:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] skjam
As previously mentioned, really enjoyed "Thunderbolt Fantasy", which is a Taiwanese/Japanese puppet show with the writer of "Madoka Magica."

Also still enjoying "Tiger Mask W" which is a loose sequel to the "Tiger Mask" manga and anime of the early Seventies. It looks like the most current episode is returning to the main plot.

Date: 2017-02-19 11:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
I enjoy Legends. They mess up Time all the time but I'm enjoying the ride. :)

Date: 2017-02-19 11:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lb_lee
Totally behind the curve on this one, but I recently saw 'Young Justice' and really enjoyed it! I'm really excited about the new season coming up.

Live action Asterix movies

Date: 2017-02-20 12:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shirubie
I've seen all the Asterix movies, both animated ("Mansions of the Gods" is great) and live action. Here are my comments:

"Asterix vs Cesar" was in my opinion a big mess. It seemed more like an excuse to show classic Asterix scenes with no real plot connecting these scenes together. (Look, a fish fight! Romans being punched into the sky! Magic potion! Remember that Soothsayer from that one album? Let's have him show up, do almost nothing and then vanish for the rest of the movie!) They tossed elements from a bunch of albums together, hoping they would form a coherent storyline somehow. Didn't work.

"Mission Cleopatra" was a lot better, mostly because they sticked closely to one story. I admit it's the best of the bunch. The only thing I could say is that I didn't get a few of the jokes at first because they referred to things specific to the pop culture of France (I'm french canadian). If I was watching it now for the first time, I might get those references more.

"At the Olympic Games" is not as good as MC (critics often mention it's overuse of celebrity cameos) but it does have my favorite Asterix actor (Clovis Cornillac) and my favorite Cesar actor (Alain Delon). Christian Clavier, who played Asterix in the two previous films, just overacts and yells a lot, he got on my nerves.

"God save Britannia": I think I hate this one the most out of the four. Homophobic humor (Asterix afraid he might be mistaken for gay because he's unmarried and living with Obelix), useless love interests, new characters akwardly shoved into the story (the Normands, that random indian dude), that annoying teenager character I wanted to punch in the face...

The scene where Asterix tells Obelix that he felt "intellectually lonely" or something like that, because Obelix isn't as smart as him just pissed me off, it sounded so out of character for Asterix. Asterix and Obelix have been friends from BIRTH, they do everything together. Asterix would never say to Obelix that he's too stupid to keep up with him. He might yell at him if he acts foolishly, but never consider that he is dumb.

Just go watch the animated "Asterix in Britain" instead. Same story with a lot less stupid.
Edited Date: 2017-02-20 12:08 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-02-20 08:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
They should hand over the Green Lantern mythos over to the DCTV folks! I've been thinking about this for a while now, and it could work.

Get this: they actually have enough dead loved ones and resurrected heroes for a Civil War-esque distilled version of Blackest Night. Also, those Lantern constructs are the one place the conspicuous CGI would actually be narratively explainable.

(No offense! I know, I know, budget and all.)

Date: 2017-02-20 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] capnduckman
Oh man, that would be awesome!

Date: 2017-02-21 01:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
Oh, for sure! It'll need work, but I'd like to see this happen.

Date: 2017-02-20 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage
I was hoping for Supergirl to do a "War of Light" storyline, personally.

Date: 2017-02-21 01:08 pm (UTC)
zapbiffpow: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
That's also what I was thinking of. Granted, you'd have to rejigger the source material, but it's not like the Arrowverse hasn't done that before. So much story potential there.

Date: 2017-02-20 08:56 pm (UTC)
lamashtar: The Great Hal Jordan (awesome)
From: [personal profile] lamashtar
They can't even do Firestorm without repeating footage. They'd need to completely revamp the idea of what Lanterns do and are.

Date: 2017-02-21 01:14 pm (UTC)
zapbiffpow: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
If that's the working conditions, then naw - it's Lantern constructs or nothing.

I imagine they'd figure out how to move some budget or story around to make it happen, though - like ground them on Earth for Year One of their beat, as a probationary thing.

Date: 2017-02-21 04:21 pm (UTC)
deepspaceartist: Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, saying "cool." (Kyle Cool)
From: [personal profile] deepspaceartist
I think that at least at first a TV Green Lantern would be like early JL cartoon John Stewart: beams and bubbles 95% of the time. It'd be the most cost effective version of CG for constructs. Then if the show and/or character gets popular enough to get more seasons/appearances they can have a bigger budget for more complex CGI constructs. It can even be explained in story as the Lantern getting more confident and skilled with the ring, so they're able to put more complexity into what they do with it.

Date: 2017-02-23 08:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
It can even be explained in story as the Lantern getting more confident and skilled with the ring, so they're able to put more complexity into what they do with it.

That's...yeah, that's actually a solid strategy. Probably the only solid strategy, if we're talking network budget concerns.

Date: 2017-02-20 09:02 pm (UTC)
lamashtar: Female Batman in bikini (Bat-torso)
From: [personal profile] lamashtar
Finally watched Powerless. I was grumpy because it felt like Warner Bros was trying to steal another idea from Marvel, since Marvel was thinking about doing Damage Inc, and 'Powerless' is literally the name of a Marvel miniseries where none of the heroes had powers...

However, for what it is, its cute and funny. I loved the reference to President Luthor ("President-elect Luthor Promises To Make Metropolis Super Again") and the fact that Bruce Wayne had someone ghost write a business book of really cliche business ideas. I like to picture someone in the Justice League holding a meeting and using Bruce Wayne's Rules in a Power Point presentation just for the annoyance factor.

I'm annoyed the Crimson Fox's powers aren't exactly like in the universe. Also that a Frenchwoman moved to Charm City with no explanation. I'm fanwanking that the Charm City Crimson Fox is actually an American fangirl of the French Crimson Fox.

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