Discussion in 'General Forum' started by sophos34, Dec 7, 2016.
Edit: I said this in a way I didn't exactly mean and explained it better later on.
HP has seven brilliant books, a very good play, and nine movies ranging from bad to good but mostly of in between. Star Wars has two brilliant films, one good one, four bad ones, and an endless, inconsequential expanded universe that every time I've given it a shot I've been so bored I just continue to pretend they don't exist because it's that inconsequential.
Both are headed towards (or already past) being marketed and franchised into such oblivion that the actual quality of any art they produce will suffer as the priority is to endlessly milk the properties for everything they can. Marvel is there too, DC is trying to be there except their movies are poo. It all bums me out.
I'm literally going through this thread liking the posts i agree with and skimming over the ones i disagree with, why have you all done this
but yeah The Walking Dead is a trash show and people who enjoy it don't know what good television is
I agree with all the marketing/franchising stuff you said there. It all seems a bit much. As much as I disagree with your thoughts on the Star Wars films, you make a good point about them as properties.
Marvel has become so fucking convoluted it's ridiculous. The latest Captain America was essentially an Avengers movie, and I'm worried they're gonna fuck with X-Men (still good), Guardians Of The Galaxy (loved it) and the new Spiderman. DC could have been the cool, dark, gritty side of superhero movies but they fucked that up too.
Always has been among people I've talked to IRL
I would also say Harry Potter > Star Wars.
And I think it's pretty hyperbolic to say anything has the "worst fanbase". In my experience, worst fanbases always seem to belong to precisely the things one doesnt like.
Bad fanbases exist when those fanbases fucking froth at whatever their precious thing is, and give no regard or respect to anything but that particular thing. It's cool if you love something to a point of obsession, just don't be a dick about it.
ie, One Direction/Bieber/5SOS fans.
im into fantasy but video games > movies. warcraft universe is my bread and butter, i know all the lore. and im starting to get familiar with elder scrolls lore and i wanna dive more into the lore of the witcher series.
hating the Kardashians and reality tv in general is lame
what are video games doing to children's literacy? first of all, theres plenty of video games that require reading. second of all, video games are extremely good for problem solving and critical thinking skills. if there's something going on with children's literacy (you got a link to any studies?), i highly doubt the blame can be placed solely on video games
this movie is the best ive ever seen in my life (just saw it for the first time two days ago)
Like most celebs, the kards are usually criticized for the wrong reasons and then when they do something actually worth criticizing, like fetishizing black men, it's radio silence
I like the Hobbit but when I tried reading the Fellowship of the Rings it was so boring I almost died like dude I don't need 3000 pages describing one place get outta here.
People who always feel warm are annoying. like not just cause they're hot but when they gotta alter the temp just for them. like they admit they're warm blooded but then insist that a reasonably temped room is too hot and I'm like naw get outta here ur biased and ur opinion doesn't matter! idk. I know I'm cold all the time so I never alter the temp of the office unless someone else says they're cold or I'm alone cause I know I'm the cold weirdo and that's unfair to everyone else. warm blooded peeps need to extend the same courtetsy, thanks!!!
If you're an adult male you should wear a belt every time you leave the house unless your outfit doesn't allow for it (athletic shorts, swimming trunks, etc.)
If the Harry Potter play is adequately captured by its wikipedia summary then it has to be one of the dumbest things ever
i want all fast/junk food places gone. i can't believe i used to eat so much mcdonalds.
frozen was way too over rated. and the 'fixer upper' song was disgusting and appalling.
i don't like brave. i don't think it's some ~feminist beacon~ of a movie.
i just don't care for them at all and thus don't really care for defending them either
woooo i'm not in the mood today! or am i ever?
Could you give examples or elaborate on this? I've just not heard this before haha
Not to pile on Garret but I'm curious where that coming from. Some of the best/most avid video game players amongst my friends in high school were some of the most well read people I knew
Actually met them through sc2 at my high school haha
I eat kiwi fruit with the skin on. They're much tastier whole.
I always forget some people peel it off. weirdos
Harry Potter is a great book series. I imagine I'd be much less interested in it if the movies were my introduction to the story
I only read the books if I hadn't seen the movie of it yet. So I think that was 4-7. I always considered going back to read 1-3 but I just don't think I could keep interest -- I have that problem with reading books of movies I've seen.