The writing quality also dropped grossly. No one was clever. No one schemed.
(I'm talking about Game of Thrones season 8.)
BR2049 was the best movie to come out in at least the last 10 years...Ouch. That film was not for me. It went on for about 4 days, mainly 45-minute glowing orange slow motion sandunes to loud synth music and trippy visions. And I thought No Time To Die felt long! I do hope Ghostbusters is snappy 90 minutes.
The first couple of hours were OK. The third hour in the desert with all the synth music and trippy visions was torture for me.
But if liked the slow parts of Bladerunner 2049 you’re in for a treat.
Even though I had foreknowledge, a lot of these are my points, as well. So many important points were throw-away bits.Ok i went in to this knowing hardly anything about the previous movie (i tried to watch the original a few years back and its bad)/didnt read books
things i liked
Oscar Isaac was probably the best performer in the movie and the beard works! could totally see him being cast in a medieval movie
things i dont understand
Vladmir- Why does he setup Letos family? Dont want to spoil things but his servant gives a look when the doors close but then all is ok?
the planet itself-Do the people such as Thufir knowingly hide how bad things are from Leto? Are the worms (one in particular judging Paul ? why was it looking at him?)
Was Pauls battle with Stilgars people in the books?
Josh Brolins character. I think i lost track of what happened to him
Who was Momoas character? how was he tied into the chain of command
things i didnt like
it was slow at times. Lots times battles seem over and then new waves just spring up.
shields and darts . battles made no sense
One minute you need a toob in your nose and then sometimes you dont
the thumper? was that supposed to mimic the rabbit? seriously its like a whale chasing an ant to food?
it wasnt really explained why one group was motivated to destroy the other? Theres this false honor where you cant do something but then they break it anyway
I give the movie 4/10. Its not something i would recommend. It is not as good as the first few seasons of GOT. its not a good war movie. I was never on the edge of my seat. i wasnt wowed by any special effects
For me, LotR wasn't a great theater experience. Each film was too long to enjoy and take in during a single sitting. However, I preferred the Extended Editions, splitting each over several nights at home.For me, Dune was one of those movies like the LOTR movies. I knew they were going to be long, but I'm so in love with the milieu and the lore that it's easy for me to just sit back and just lose myself in them for a few hours.
In a word, no.So, I didn't watch the show, but I have read the books to date.
In the books, Daenaeryes is pretty horrible. It is clearly given to us early on that her family is prone to mental illness through a combination of breeding and abuse. She projects an air of innocence and good intentions, and she is initially in the position of a victim. But then you look at her actions after that point - she slaughters people by the thousands for not doing what she wants. Her dedication to "freedom" is really only dedication to her.
It is pretty clear that she is her brother's sister, a Targaryen though and through. And they were not beneficent rulers. Her turning on anyone who allied with her is perfectly in character for her, and should come as no surprise.
All mad kings, Queens, and leaders are sympathetic if you know their stories.In a word, no.
In a longer set of words, Daenerys is young, abused, impressionable, and idealistic and all of that, plus her success with the dragon hatching and warfare, leads her into a Messianic complex. She honestly, earnestly, and compassionately tries to make things better in her campaigns against the slavers around Slaver's Bay but turns to the tried and true revolutionary method of eradicating the opposition when they prove they won't accept the new order or interfere with her "children" - the dragons. Every attempt she makes to improve things leads to tragedy that she personally feels responsible for. And that also leads her into believing she's the only one who can bear her burden - hence the Messianic complex.
She isn't mad at the start. There's no indication she's mad at the start. Events and tragedies lead her in that direction which seems to make her different from other Targaryen nutcases.