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  • Star Wars Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER DISCUSSION*

    @CretanBull I don't share your opinion on the films but you perfectly illustrated why I loved RJ's take on Star Wars. I felt like he got it, he just got almost too bold for the fanbase (really worked for me though). The only thing I think RJ doesn't fully grasp is humor that consistently fits Star Wars.
  • The Mandalorian - Episode 1 SPOILERS

    I liked it alot. Something I actually never truly took into consideration was pacing. I'm so used to Star Wars movies where the pace generally has to be kinetic, so the first 15 minutes or so I realized I had to adjust my brain to the "slower" pace that an television format permits. It was weird for Star Wars but real nice. I'm interested in where this goes next. 
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters Discussion

    I know Jim and A.Ron mostly are either mixed on it or don't like the film, 58% to 60% of critics dislike it, and you know what a majority of the opinions are absolutely fair. However, I'm gonna come right out and say it. I'm making no apologies for loving this f'ing movie. 

    To the folks in the know, KOTM is for better or for worse, a Toho Heisei era quality film/script with a Hollywood budget. If that's not your thing then no this movie will not do it. If the Godzilla 90's era was your jam, then this is a love letter to you. 
  • 805 - The Bells

    cdrive said:
    Can we start a shoulda list?  Seems like many were upset because they had a big bag of built up, pre-conceived shoulda's that they brought in with them when they watched the episode.

    So "Volanqar" means "younger sibling" right? And Dany T was the younger sister of Rhaegar and Viserys right? And Dany T buried Cersei in her Red Keep by blowing up the whole motherfucker right?  Seems to me the Valonqar Prophecy was not violated but fulfilled.  There were many that thought it shoulda been Jaime or shoulda been Tyrion, or with the gender-neutral Valyrian is coulda and shoulda been Arya.   

    I think the prophecy specifically said the Valonqar would wrap their hands around Cersei's neck and that she would suffocate. 

    I suppose Jaime did put his hand on her neck but in a non threatening manner and perhaps she suffocated under the rubble. So it could've still been fulfilled just not in the way Cersei interpreted it.
  • 805 - The Bells

    Cindy said:
    I liked the episode.

    However I hated the end of Jaime's arc. In some way I hope that's because GRRM will also end it that way because if this was a showrunner move then I think it was a poor move. Its tragic sure but I don't know. Just not pleased with it.

    I actually like the "unsatisfactory" way Cersei went out. Its very Game of Thrones for the demise of the antagonists to not go out as fitting or violently as you would expect. 

    Cersei died a pretty messed up death too. She either got crushed by rocks or will be trapped beneath, essentially being buried alive. What my point was that the antagonists mostly don't go out the way we narratively expect from our run of the mill epic tales. There were many who wanted/expected Cersei to die by the hand of Jaime, Arya or in a more direct manner by Dany. Joffrey got poisoned by Littlefinger and Olenna, not murdered viciously by Arya, Sansa or Tyrion. Tywin gets killed on the toilet. Roose Bolton got killed by his own son, not any of the Starks. Even looking at the protagonists, King Robert was killed by a pig, Ned's execution ordered by Joffrey not Cersei or Jaime. I think Ramsay and Walder have been the only two fully satisfying deaths for me because their end came at the hands of the characters that greatly suffered from them. 

    I can understand why some people don't like that Cersei died in the manner that she did and I too feel a level of dissatisfaction, but for me its a similar "dissatisfaction" to that of Joffrey I guess.