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Patticus last won the day on April 6 2013

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  1. My Friend Pedro looks... interesting!
     

     

  2. TLoU2: Meh, dreary grimdark...
    Tsushima: Woah okay!
    Death Stranding: Intriguing, to the last.
    Spiderman: LOL no thanks.

    Control also looked alright.

  3. 'Mon EA, gimme some Battlefront II content that's more than just Obi-Wan and Grievous on Geonosis.

    1. DarkRula

      DarkRula

      EA: You'll get Obi-Wan and Grievous on Geonosis even though it makes no sense and like it. We can't be bothered creating the assets needed for Utapau, even though that makes sense for the pairing.

  4. Patticus

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    That sign's like five years old, man, don't believe the idiots who posted it up trying to stir shit. Pence's slobbering servility on full display. Trump's... what the hell is he even doing anyway?
  5. Patticus

    Star Wars

  6. Patticus

    Star Wars

    Here's another awesome scene, echoing across the decades, uniting all three trilogies... Didn't spoiler it because, well, it spoils precisely fuck all. The series is full of these things, but that was the most obvious by far. There's at least one big one in Solo. Spoiler alert! Actually, you know what? Imma talk about Solo for a minute, about something else that irked me, really the only big thing apart from that other thing I talked about a couple pages back in my big ass impressions post. Spoiler alert again!
  7. Patticus

    Star Wars

    Every film in the series does that in some way - the originals, the prequels, the sequels, the stand-alones, even the cartoons; they all interrelate and build on each other. There are patterns in the fabric of the lore they all contribute to, cycles, echoes. There is meaning that may not become apparent until years later. For example, take the Mortis arc in TCW: When the Son learns of Anakin's possible dark side future, and the Emperor, he essentially suggests a future without Jedi or Sith, which is exactly what Luke in TLJ seeks. Mortis also ties into Rebels, though as I've not yet seen that show, I don't know in what way, though I've heard positive things about the link.
  8. Patticus

    Star Wars

    New films cast old characters, scenes, lines in a new light, providing greater insight, revealing motivations, and generally improving the entire franchise.
  9. Patticus

    Star Wars

  10. Patticus

    Star Wars

    I saw this in IMAX 3D on Saturday. I was extremely skeptical when it was announced, and felt zero hype until just a few days ago, but I bit the bullet and went anyway. So damn glad I did. The film impressed me immensely - for my money, Ehrenreich and Glover pretty well are Solo & Lando now. The writing was decent, the acting and character interactions wonderful, the locations great, the action spectacular. The attention to detail throughout, from the little references here and there to the lighting and beyond, was first rate. The plot was a bit predictable, but I knew going in that it was going to be an ordinary heisty affair, and it didn't mar my enjoyment in the least. The droid was probably my least favorite one of any of the films, too - it seemed entirely too human for my liking, but the way its story planned out kind of explains some stuff later on. And then there was that part near the end. Holy shit. Spoiler-filled thoughts/impressions below, don't click unless you don't care, or you have seen the movie: Top movie, all told, really good. If I had to score it, it'd probably be an 8/10, maybe an 8.5. It's just a shame how ineptly timed its release was - mere weeks after multiple huge Marvel films (Deadpool 2 & Infinity War) had exhausted the public's film hype, and less than half a year after TLJ. If they wanted a summer release they should've gone for late June, maybe the Fourth of July week, I think it would've done better then. Or they could've waited until December, shot a few extra scenes and put out a slightly better version of the film at a time when it'd do well. Fucking Disney. I hope they draw the right lessons from all this - that it was the release's timing, not the film itself, that's to blame for its poor box office performance.
  11. I want Nintendo to draw me in and excite me like they used to, but its been so long that at this point I don't know that even a joint Metroid & F-Zero revival would bring me back.
  12. Solo... Loved it. Fantastic film. No complaints, couple of concerns but frankly everything was golden.

  13. 'ELLO OLD FRIEND!

    Battlefield V looks... eurgh. I won't be buying it.

  14. You just lost The Game.

  15. I find the obsession of Americans and the US media with the British royal family to be quite bizarre.

    1. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      There is this co worker of mine who is obsessed with the Royal wedding to the point where she thinks the bride doesnt love Prince Harry that much and that she can see it in her eyes.

      :rolleyes:

    2. Biggs

      Biggs

      I find the British's and UK media's obsession with the royal family bizzare

      No idea why Americans love em so much though.

    3. VEDJ-F

      VEDJ-F

      Meanwhile I went out hunting for Charmander in Pokemon Go because there was a community event on today. 

    4. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      Why do you find it bizzare that a country is obsessed with their monarchy?

    5. RedFox99

      RedFox99

      Remember when MLP tried to cash in on one of the Royal weddings?

    6. Biggs

      Biggs

      Because monarchy is ridiculous and archaic, its only reason to exist is as a tourist attraction

    7. Bergamo (Ogilvie)

      Bergamo (Ogilvie)

      We're so used to a partisan head of state a country having a nonpartisan one seems glamorous, I suppose

    8. neezTHEhuman

      neezTHEhuman

      believe it started in the 1930's when King Edward 8th(?) abdicated the throne so he could marry an American divorcee.

    9. Speederino

      Speederino

      I took a journalism class while in the UK, and going from that it was easy to get the impression that 80% of British media is nothing BUT the royal family. Either that, or the teacher was a closet royalist who can’t sleep without first reciting the names of every woman Prince Harry has ever made out with.

      ...which seems very possible, in hindsight.

    10. King Koopone

      King Koopone

      Just like how I find the idea of Americans getting really obsessed over anime to be quite bizarre.

      I think the obsession is down to that they are glorified celebrities with some power and for the Americans, they look more classy than their Presidents. I mean a horse and carriage outside of a castle looks more fantasy than a limo outside of a church. After all the royal family haven't really done as much unlike the past where they really did rule the country or part of the world in Queen Victoria's case. Much of the obsession in the UK is also because of mainly "down south" and liking it because it matches with their traditions and to give ideas/stories to their female kids. I mean how many female kids have that fantasy of being a princess or marrying a prince? While "up north" outside of certain areas [ones with rich elderly people] isn't much of a thing. We just find it meh and no incentive like the previous Royal Wedding (a day off). People were rather be outside in the sun anyway and for here, its a rare opportunity. I mean putting it on 4 channels is just crazy and no one that I know watched it.

      Besides as sad as it sounds, you'll never get to hear about Meghan whatshername ever again. Only reason why you still hear Kate Middleton er.. I mean the Duchess of Cambridge is because she's been having kids and the odd event or two.

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