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Everything posted by DarthDementous

  1. The budget for a single episode of TV, even one as high as The Mandalorian, still pales in comparison to the budget of a full blockbuster movie. As a result, due to budget constraints, Luke in the Mandalorian isn’t even fully CGI - it’s a form of deepfake using ILM’s proprietary tech they’ve been developing
  2. Unfortunately the first part of TLJ doesn't have auto translation available, so I'll have to jump to part 2. Hopefully things aren't too confusing
  3. Do you have a source for any of that? I was aware these rumours have been around for a while but I didn’t see anything that was able to disprove the claims
  4. @toothlessI really enjoyed the French YouTuber’s TFA critique videos, thanks for the recommendation! I really want to watch his TLJ ones but it doesn’t seem like there’s any English subtitles so I don’t know what I can do there
  5. I'm feeling the excitement in the air, this seems like a really solid creative team so we could get something good out of this.
  6. Ah okay so it’s just a critique of the movies. I was hoping it would take a look more at the context and behind the scenes of production since that’s what interests me more
  7. I saw that video! Pretty comprehensive breakdown on why the Chibnall era so far has fallen flat Can I get more context of what these videos are about?
  8. If JJ was director/writer/producers for all the movies I don’t think the final outcome would’ve changed significantly, in fact it could easily be worse. People who think RJ totally went against JJ’s ideas have bought into the post-backlash TLJ narrative. Before that not only did JJ himself say he wish he had written the script, but his friend Greg Grunberg corroborated this and said that he never usually says that. JJ’s response you can chalk up to marketing but Greg wasn’t even involved with TLJ so he had zero obligation which is why I think it’s genuine. Especially considering th
  9. Money wise I think most of the 8th Doctor Adventures material is available free on Spotify
  10. That Variety article has zero details or context beyond just saying the show is no longer in active development. Without a source the claim seems dubious
  11. Yeah, this is a problem in general with the chips because they remove the agency in the situation. Was a lot more grey in the old EU when it was a matter of conditioning and ARCs were made to be more independent.
  12. I figured out where I recognize Omega's theme from! Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this is almost note for note: Original Reddit post that pointed out the similarity with a clip from the show containing the theme in question:
  13. I really like Omega’s theme but I swear I’ve heard it before somewhere
  14. I’m not sure why you expected it to be markedly different from TCW Season 7 which only came out last year If you’re comparing it to the earlier seasons of the show pre-Disney take-over, then it’s pretty clear that the rendering has improved significantly, particularly in terms of lighting and post-processing, you may notice there’s actual depth of field now. The animation is also much more fluid, particularly in the dialogue scenes, with a slight Rebels influence
  15. Thanks for the suggestions! I’ll check them out when I have the time and if those really get my goat I’ll consider watching the rest of the series.
  16. I watched a few episodes on YouTube, including the ones about Indy learning how to play Jazz (that's the one with Harrison Ford in it at the end I think). I thought it was genuinely really fantastic, and I got really invested in the world and the characters. The interactions with actual historical figures were cute without being too over the top, I should definitely check out more episodes.
  17. It's an interesting perspective I never considered before, I don't agree with it but I think I can understand how at least in your framework it would work. I certainly value being able to have discussions with people who can qualify why they feel the way they do, I find discussions along the lines of 'I like this movie' 'why?' 'I dunno I just liked it' beyond tedium so I would definitely like more thought and care to be put into it, and you seem to be advocating that, so while I don't agree with your premise I do agree with your conclusion.
  18. Perhaps if I was just judging ROTJ's success as a movie, but since its in comparison with ESB then its an inappropriate framework to judge both in.
  19. Considering Disney communists despite them kowtowing and pandering to the restrictions of the CCP purely for monetary gain is quite hilarious. Not sure if an entertainment company could be quite so synonymous with capitalism as Disney.
  20. You are one strange fellow, bruce.
  21. To clarify, when I say that taste is separate from critical standards, I don't mean that it lacks any reasoning whatsoever. I just mean that it is separate from the critical frame, the one that we're conscious of when we try and qualify why we think something is good or bad, usually (but not always) borne from feelings of enjoyment or disappointment. Of course, this assumes that we're judging something for what it is trying to be, as opposed to some very out there standards. The critical frame is important I think, because it lets us be on the same page with people even if we don't share th
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