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Noragami Aragoto - episode 3
What did you think?Just finished watching Stranger Things. Late to the party as always, I know.
I was about to ask if anyone had read the books, lol. I'm on episode and loving it. I can see the criticism on the effects and fight choreography, but it isn't a deal breaker for me. The STORY is so engaging. Only now did I find out it was a book series first, then a video game and now a series. Even with that everytime some random guy asks Geralt for help, I'm like, "Side quest!"The Witcher was awesome, I thought. I'm a fan of the books as well as all three games, and while their are some changes from the books that make little sense to me, I absolutely enjoyed it and have run through the season twice now.
Did you just call DiCaprio a has been?So I finally saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. It was... OK. As given away by the title it's a fairy tale.
While I didn't have a problem with the typical Tarantino time period casual racism I did have a problem with him inserting the racism, but have Pitt's character not want a BJ from an underaged hippie. This IS 1969, right? When Jimmy Page, David Bowie, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were not only having sex with underage girls, but actually DATING them. I know the scene is suppose to make us think, "Aw, he's a racist, but he's a good racist." Bullshit. Also I didn't like how we only see the Hippie culture from Pitt's POV as he villifies all hippies, not just the Manson Family. We don't get to see just how evil Manson's grip was on these lost kids if, thanks to Pitt, we think all hippies suck.
The ending... it was... uncomfortable. Unlike Inglorious Bastards, here Tarantino changes history A LOT. The Nazis were defeated, Hitler Killed himself, so what if in a movie they are still defeated, just in a different way? But here, having them attack Leo's house and having a tripped out Brad and his dog defeat the Manson members is just cringy. Sharon Tate and her friends were murdered, a movie wishing different isn-t changeing that. Also, While TODAY it is a private, gated off road, back in 69, if I remember Helter Skelter correctly, it wasn't.
So yeah, it romanticizes the 60s, gives two has beens a last hoorah, but ultimately it made me very uncomfortable all the way through.
I enjoyed it, especially the first season. I felt the general plotting was very 80's in the sense that the series got progessively more absurd and goofier. Season 3 really did feel like a mid-eighties sequel (looking at you, Rocky IV). So that was fun, although the more I think of it in hindsight, the more I question the necessity of having a multi-episode series for that. The latter two seasons really only took advantage of the series format in terms of character quantity, not quality. I didn't feel that in Season 3, for instance, the characters were developed any more than they could have been in a two hour film; there were just more characters. Season 1 did a great job of exploring complexities within characters and between characters. Season 3 did this in a much more shallow fashion; had it been a 2-hour film, it would have been very good, but if I'm sitting through it for ten hours, I'd like to get to know the characters a little better, and not watch them go through struggles they basically already went through (Joyce) or have them simplified (Hopper). There were some good moments tough, such as showing that Eleven, despite her powers and her past, could still develop into an ordinary pre-teen.What did you think?