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Scavenger's Reign story is very basic. People crash on strange planet and we follow them as they try to get home. On their separate journeys they encounter weird alien stuff. Does the weird alien stuff have a logic to it? Maybe but their is no way for the characters to know what it is nor is it really important to the story. We don't need to know why there is a cloning plant animal thingy. The characters don't know why. The characters know even less about it than the audience. It is just a challenge in their way of getting home.

It wouldn't even make sense for anything to make sense. How would people know anything about the life on a planet they never knew existed before they crashed on it?

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Scavenger's Reign story is very basic. People crash on strange planet and we follow them as they try to get home. On their separate journeys they encounter weird alien stuff. Does the weird alien stuff have a logic to it? Maybe but their is no way for the characters to know what it is nor is it really important to the story. We don't need to know why there is a cloning plant animal thingy. The characters don't know why. The characters know even less about it than the audience. It is just a challenge in their way of getting home.

It wouldn't even make sense for anything to make sense. How would people know anything about the life on a planet they never knew existed before they crashed on it?

This is one of the things I absolutely loved about it - it doesn't try to explain the Alien ecosystem they are trapped in, given they have no understanding of whatever the motivations of the various Alien fauna and flora they encounter are, and they lack the time and the tools to find out - they do they best they can with what they have.

You guys should try the anime Mushishi. Also about weird flora/fauna. It's extremely slow-paced though.

slazev wrote:

You guys should try the anime Mushishi. Also about weird flora/fauna. It's extremely slow-paced though.

That anime is sooooo good. I miss those slow countryside animes. There is a term for them. Haven't been around in awhile, although I don't pay close attention anymore. I see where you kinda find some similarities.

slazev wrote:

You guys should try the anime Mushishi. Also about weird flora/fauna. It's extremely slow-paced though.

Duly noted. Thanks!

Watched and enjoyed the Sue Bird documentary last night.

I am glad it came out. The conversation leaped to Caitlyn Clark and it seems we have forgotten how awesome Sue Bird is.

A Million Ways to Die in the West was typical Seth McFarland. If that is your thing, you will love it. If it isn't, you won't. I enjoyed how it deconstructed so many Old West tropes and have cameo send ups to other West genre movies.

So I tried picking up Rebel Moon Part 2: The Scargiver again from the 15-minute mark. Two main characters apparently had chemistry in the first movie and ended up sleeping together. Then the rebels and farmers celebrated a hard day out in the fields. The room goes quiet and Djimon Hounsou's character begins singing solo.

Okay, I'm out. Back to "My List" for another selection!

Hot diggedy darn, Godzilla Minus One is tremendous! I didn't expect a Godzilla movie to make me shout "WHOA" (amongst swears) at the top of my lungs, but mission accomplished.

We watched Under Paris. It is kind of a shot-for-shot remake of Jaws, only much, much worse.

Jessica Alba is exceptionally good in Trigger Warning. She could helm many an action movie in the future.

I watched Nightmares and Daydreams and it went way harder and more interesting than I expected it to. The sfx are so so, but the acting, story and setting is A+. There is a ton of depth to it with a thorough critique of how we treat poor / mentally ill people, inequality in classes and more.

I really dont wanna spoil it for anyone, but it went totally left field in the last episode, but looking back on all the eps its clear how they built it to that conclusion. I expected a twilight zone show but got so much more from it.

Fredrik_S wrote:

I watched Nightmares and Daydreams and it went way harder and more interesting than I expected it to. The sfx are so so, but the acting, story and setting is A+. There is a ton of depth to it with a thorough critique of how we treat poor / mentally ill people, inequality in classes and more.

I really dont wanna spoil it for anyone, but it went totally left field in the last episode, but looking back on all the eps its clear how they built it to that conclusion. I expected a twilight zone show but got so much more from it.

Agree. Loved all of it with the exception of how it wrapped

Spoiler:

Seems like they were trying to build in an opportunity for more seasons with an established good vs evil, or whatever those groups are. Or they lost sight of what they were trying to accomplish and had to force some sort of ham handed connection

Inside man was really good

Higgledy wrote:

Jessica Alba is exceptionally good in Trigger Warning. She could helm many an action movie in the future.

I’m on the opposite side of that opinion. I could only make it through 50 minutes of it. I got a very strong Steven Seagal movie type vibe from it.

JC wrote:
Fredrik_S wrote:

I watched Nightmares and Daydreams and it went way harder and more interesting than I expected it to. The sfx are so so, but the acting, story and setting is A+. There is a ton of depth to it with a thorough critique of how we treat poor / mentally ill people, inequality in classes and more.

I really dont wanna spoil it for anyone, but it went totally left field in the last episode, but looking back on all the eps its clear how they built it to that conclusion. I expected a twilight zone show but got so much more from it.

Agree. Loved all of it with the exception of how it wrapped

Spoiler:

Seems like they were trying to build in an opportunity for more seasons with an established good vs evil, or whatever those groups are. Or they lost sight of what they were trying to accomplish and had to force some sort of ham handed connection

Oh. Thats the opposite of what I got out of the final ep. I thought it was really cleverly built world. I am glad you enjoyed it (up until the ending of course!)

Fiiiinally got around to finishing Godzilla Minus One. Of course, it was excellent. My favorite aspect was the score. Great soundtrack.

Watched the French film Vermines (Infested). A building gets swarmed by spiders. Tensions run high, French people scream at each other, police are awful, so many spiders. Good fun. Hmm, maybe fun isn't the right word.

After Corridor Crew did a video about the SFX in it, I watched Atlas, the knock-off Titanfall movie. I enjoyed it as a Titanfall movie. I didn't think it was that awful if that's what you wanted.

DudleySmith wrote:

After Corridor Crew did a video about the SFX in it, I watched Atlas, the knock-off Titanfall movie. I enjoyed it as a Titanfall movie. I didn't think it was that awful if that's what you wanted.

Agree.

Godzilla Minus One was some good old fashioned fun.

Axel F was surprisingly not terrible. Definitely better than 3.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

Axel F was surprisingly not terrible. Definitely better than 3.

I enjoyed it as well. A good watch if you enjoyed #'s 1 or 2.

Star Trek: Prodigy's second season is a nicely serialized, well-paced, family-friendly, timey-wimey adventure that more people should see. It doesn't spend a lot of time catching people up on the first season, though, which has more standalone adventures along a couple of longer arcs.

We're halfway through season two and I'm absolutely loving it. It might be one of the best seasons of Trek, period.

Cannot remember the 3rd Beverley Hills Cop but Axel F had all of the ingredients of the first but none of the charm. Everything was very forced, the story was paper thin, the writing equally thin although the set pieces were fine. Prime Netflix!

I watched Living. It’s a little too good at recreating the main character’s cold and emotionless existence at the start but it’s story, written by Kazuo Ishiguro and adapted from the Akira Kurosawa film Ikiru is masterful. It was enormously affecting by the end. Bill Nighy is phenomenal as always.

I finally got around to watching season 3 of The Witcher, and had a good time with it. Farewell, Henry Cavill!