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#1 Posted by jakob187 (998 posts) - - Show Bio

The last shot of Superman opening his shirt to reveal the suit reminded me a lot of Phoebe Cates busting 'em out in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Beyond that, the episode was meh.  The first hour was so ridiculously sappy that it drove me insane.  The second half wasn't nearly as action-packed as I thought it should've been.  The return of Lex was cool.  I hate how they treated Mercy Graves, but whatever.  She wasn't even really Mercy Graves.

#2 Posted by jakob187 (998 posts) - - Show Bio

This is nothing compared to what most teenagers talk about and do behind closed doors on a daily basis. Hell, Battlefield: Bad Company 1 was a Teen rated videogame where the word $#!t was used frequently. Twilight is a series of PG-13 movies about a TEENAGER that ends up HAVING SEX with a VAMPIRE! High school curriculums have teenagers reading 1984 (whichever involves nudity and sex), The Scarlet Letter (which involves ex and is about adultery), and people complain about something like this, which is worded pretty well and comes across pretty classy in comparisons to other ways it could've been written? This fits the characters well in terms of dialogue and tone.


#3 Posted by jakob187 (998 posts) - - Show Bio

This is nothing compared to what most teenagers talk about and do behind closed doors on a daily basis. Hell, Battlefield: Bad Company 1 was a Teen rated videogame where the word $#!t was used frequently. Twilight is a series of PG-13 movies about a TEENAGER that ends up HAVING SEX with a VAMPIRE! High school curriculums have teenagers reading 1984 (whichever involves nudity and sex), The Scarlet Letter (which involves ex and is about adultery), and people complain about something like this, which is worded pretty well and comes across pretty classy in comparisons to other ways it could've been written? This fits the characters well in terms of dialogue and tone.

#4 Posted by jakob187 (998 posts) - - Show Bio

Knowing how much the big two like to copy each other in terms of story ideas, I guess we'd have to think "what is the obvious Marvel answer to Batman Inc".  The answer would be "Captain America Corps".  It makes sense, and it would present its own challenges.  Then again, Steve has the Secret Avengers...and there are already enough superhero teams.  Is there really a necessity for a Captain America Corps?


Personally, I just picked up the recent Black Panther Man Without Fear books, but I haven't read them yet.  I should check those out and see what T'Challa has been up to.
#5 Edited by jakob187 (998 posts) - - Show Bio

Dood, we need to see the return of Lil Girl-G's Reviews!

#6 Posted by jakob187 (998 posts) - - Show Bio

I can agree with others in saying that watching the original Tron is painful, but I also have a fond love for that movie.  It's much harder for an audience nowadays to really watch that movie with the same awe and spectacle that we had when it was originally released.


As for Tron Legacy, I saw it twice in theatres.  Upon first viewing, the film was good.  Upon my second viewing, I started catching a lot of the allegories and metaphors, and it became thoroughly awesome.  The little touches they make in the details are something that gives the movie the ability to be watched repeatedly and find something new every time.

Sorry that it got boring on occasion.  I can say that the scene when Quorra is down and out being reprogrammed while Kevin and Sam are talking can drag a bit, but beyond that, the brilliant thing about Tron Legacy is that it never stops.  Everything is literally done within a time frame that has no skips in the timeline.  The minute that Sam arrives in Tron, it is constantly moving forward with the plot.  That's something that very few movies are capable of doing.

I would suggest giving it a second viewing.
#7 Edited by jakob187 (998 posts) - - Show Bio

The mother thought he was treated like a common criminal, eh?
He was trying to stab teachers, cussing and acting profane, and then resisting the police?  What, you mean...like most common criminals would?

Look, in the end, there was likely few other ways to diffuse the situation.  I don't care if the kid is 8 or 18.  If you gotta use pepper spray, you gotta use pepper spray.  It put him down and did the job, so cool beans.

Anyone that can honestly try to say this was police brutality or some crap needs to check their morals at the door and look at the situation for what it was.  If any of them - teachers or otherwise - had tried to flat-out disarm the kid, then it would've easily led to people pressing assault charges.  With pepper spray, it means that he'll be fine in a week or so and maybe learn a lesson out of it.

#8 Posted by jakob187 (998 posts) - - Show Bio
@TrenchesComic: All that made me think of was the Daredevil movie.  Stupid Evanescence.
#9 Posted by jakob187 (998 posts) - - Show Bio

The obvious answer is Jean Paul Valley.

#10 Posted by jakob187 (998 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man: Totally understandable.  I just get sad that no one seems to ever talk about Amory Wars.  lol  I saw "Peter David" and I just thought "OH MAN, DARK TOWER AND AMORY WARS!  YES!"  It was a great interview regardless.  Very cool cat.