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  1. grindmouse

    James Gunn fired for old paedo jokes

    It’s been rightly pointed out that T2 isn’t a kids film, but lots of kids did watch it, and John Connor was a relatable character pulling then into the film. One difference between T2 and Marvel is the tone of it’s violence and villains. It’s a harder certificate, but tame by today’s standards. In Terminator 2 the threat is real, John Connors foster parents are killed brutally. This villain unmistakenly needs to be stopped otherwise there is a genuine cost and peril. Arnie is a father figure arriving to protect John Connor, the core relationship and theme of family are evident. It means the movie experience is cathartic and satisfying. We survive the onslaught of the T-1000. Contrast with MCU, even Guardians which is also concerned with themes of family, and all of the violence is inconsequential, a threat can be defeated and come back, a hero can fall and be revived, nothing is permanent. The villains are pantomime, none are truly evil or threatening, any violence is usually impersonal or deaths caused are off-camera or hard to gauge the scale of, they have shades of grey motivating them, they largely survive. It makes the highest stakes in these movies meaningless, and reduces them to experiences akin to watching a wrestling match or team-sport. Everyone will be back for the next film. #teamcap versus #teamstark for instance.
  2. grindmouse

    James Gunn fired for old paedo jokes

    Hot take: They’re fascist power fantasies for the weak and impotent. With a sprinkling of soap opera, camp and inconsequential violence. Which has it’s place. As a kid they’re understandably appealing escapist fantasy. But they’re all we’re serving up cinematically and culturally for a generation of audiences.
  3. grindmouse

    James Gunn fired for old paedo jokes

    Marvel fans taking swipes at Terminator 2. Infinity War and MCU in general are forgettable Saturday Morning cartoons and Thanos is a bland villain, with big globs of grey added to give ‘deep’ motivation to his character. You have a generation of morons referring to Thanos whenever the issue of overpopulation, resources or climate change is brought up. Even comparing him to ‘the great villains’’ like Ledger’s Joker. Seriously. A big ugly purple CG man, whose motivation makes no sense.
  4. grindmouse

    Apple Pencil & Procreate - iPad Pro versus iPad 9.7?

    This is a great comparison video. Seems like the 9.7 might be worth it after all.
  5. grindmouse

    Apple Pencil & Procreate - iPad Pro versus iPad 9.7?

    I assume the laminated display could be replicated with a screen protector, but the 120hz refresh rate is a pretty big deal. Looking at comparison videos the difference is significant. I will try one next time I'm near an Apple store, but I think I'll have to wait until the Pro technology comes down in price, or they add Pencil support for the Macbooks. Thanks both for the quick responses.
  6. Thought it quicker to ask here than ATF. I see the Apple Pencil is now supported by the standard iPad, at a much more reasonable price point. Technically is there any difference in performance between the Procreate app and Pencil functionality on a Pro compared to standard iPad? Obviously the Pro has more power, but in real terms unless you're working on massive files, is there any practical difference?
  7. grindmouse

    James Gunn fired for old paedo jokes

    I think superhero fatigue will be counteracted by the arrival of X-Men and F4 into the MCU. They will reach a new generation and the cycle will repeat. Then in 10-15 years we’ll see reboots of Iron Man, Thor etc. Nothing stops this train.
  8. grindmouse

    Edge #323 25th Anniversary Edition

    Assuming they own the rights to the artworks, I guess it would be 800 pages, so maybe split into a couple of volumes, or stick some of the less visually appealing covers 4 on a page to save space. Or 2 front and back if the back covers were notable. Eh, guess the market for it would be tiny and not worth the resources.
  9. grindmouse

    Resident Evil 2 Remake!

    We always pay more than the yanks. You have 5 months to save up. Resident Evil 2 is in my top 3. I’m ecstatic about the items in this package, just hoping they don’t turn out to be complete trash, as with some other collectors editions. I paid something like £80 back in 2004 to import the Gamestop Resi 4. Capcom can just take all my damn money with this one.
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake!

    Scratch that it’s up for pre-order now!! https://www.game.co.uk/en/resident-evil-2-collectors-edition-only-at-game-2395302 £230 but it’s better than the US and Asian versions. Comes with keys, badge, steelbook and soundtrack cd over the US version. https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/resident-evil-2-collectors-edition-1202907247/
  11. And Maverick, blow torch attached to his gun for making custom holes in reinforced walls.
  12. grindmouse

    Let us celebrate Edge's 25th Anniversary

    Holy shit it’s 15 years since the 10th anniversary issues with all the different covers?! I got the Outrun one. I mean, it’s obvious but fuck in my head that was a few years ago. Edit: They could do a book with every cover for the past 25 years, minus the text inc. sub-variants. ...I’d buy it anyway.
  13. grindmouse

    Edge #323 25th Anniversary Edition

    There should definitely be an online Edge archive. Surely it'd only be good for the branding and promoting the mag? Why do they not have one?
  14. grindmouse

    Edge #323 25th Anniversary Edition

    Halo is not the greatest game ever made. #triggered
  15. New Season - Grim Sky Starts September with a new map, the re-work of Hereford Base. British Defender - Clash PSA: Game is free to play Aug 16-19 and 60% off. Beginner’s guide link in OP.
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