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  1. c-cat114

    Clash Royale

    Fairly sure it's a sparky. Slow ground based tank thing, red, has four grey legs, takes a crap load of damage but when destroyed splits into two smaller mini tanks which both cause damage when destroyed. No idea what it is. Always reminds me of a fat spider (but to be fair only four legs) I normally hit it at distance with a rocket, then with skeleton army, then with minions but even with all three attacks still causes massive damage to me every time Electro tower not a bad shout though. I like my deck but may try and swap that in.
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    Well I'd argue that the cases you mention a: all have greater character and resonance in their minor roles than Snoke did in a major one and b: were far better written characters. I'm not anti-mystery (Alien is my favouritr film of all time). But I'm anti set up questions without resolution. The Emperor had mystery, a fear factor. Snoke had a stupid name, a silly face, a dull throne room, no history, no relevance, no arc, no character, no purpose. Bib Fortuna had more agency. The irony of all of the characters you mention is that we know a lot more about their histories but more importantly their character from a similar or lesser amount of screen time. Hux is a lesser agent in the film but felt like a far more fleshed out character. Snoke was just, basically, stupid and a mascot of the lack of purpose and planning for the trilogy as a whole. Phasma was better and similarly completely wasted
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    Nothing about the Last Jedi was good storytelling. Not the 'nothing happens' side quests, various reversals, wasting of principle and secondary characters and more. It was an exercise in scripted tedium. Potentially having a role reverse with Rey could have worked, maybe. Its a big universe there's no reason she should be linked to anyone. But having her and Snoke both be nothing to no-one, as well as the DJ switch, invalidated any sense of interweaving mytholigy and twisted fate. They weren't twists - they were anti climax'. The more I think of Last Jedi compared to the more I think of Infinity War the more I feel borderline angry that Johnson was allowed to make the film he did and then told there's another trilogy in it for him. Ugh. At least it helps to know what films ahould likely be avoided later. Lovely fx aside (salt planet and hyperspace ram raiding were gorgeous) TLJ is a poor example of a SW movie.
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    Clash Royale

    Nnnnnn. come back to this following phone disaster. Got to jungle fairly easily but that red spider tank epic thing is my nemesis. Is there a good counter for it at all?
  5. I'm looking forward to Infinity War. I've got Avatar fatigue though. I can't imagine how you'd make one sequel from that dross. "This is Unobtainium" is by far the worst line I can think of in a film.
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    Alien: Covenant - 2017 - Ridley Scott

    I sort of agree... But that's more how I feel about Prometheus than Covenant. Covenant had some likeable characters, sort of, and there were a couple of sequences that I vaguely enjoyed. Prometheus I get far more worked up about with the exception of the caesarean scene which at least felt fitting to the universe. Its still terrible though. Just slightly less terrible imo.
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    Alien: Covenant - 2017 - Ridley Scott

    Well. Yeah. But regardless this is set up with either the bleakest of ends with only one possible outcome or a hell of a cliffhanger. I suspect, seeing the next one, I'll be as disappointed with the journey as I have been with the last two.... But Alien remains my favourite film ever so at least he hasn't ruined that.
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    Alien: Covenant - 2017 - Ridley Scott

    I kind of hope we do get one more film. I hate what Ridley's doing to the universe but I do want to know what he had in mind to follow on from Covenant's ending.
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    Alien: Covenant - 2017 - Ridley Scott

    Well there's two answers if I remember corectly. however one's right and the dumb one is the one in the film.
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    Scanning through the thread but just checking. - the subversion you're talking about is Holdo not telling Poe the plan? Because that just doesn't work logistically (the engineers in the flight decks would likely tell him not to worry, there was a plan, he could work it out himself - ship wise) or narratively (every time Poe challenges her there's a cutaway to a nervous looking worker bee just waiting for Poe to 'rescue' them. Leaving aside the fact that at any point Holdo could just have said 'shut up Poe, there is a plan'. There was no payoff to the switcheroo because it had been done in such a clumsy manner that both characters came across as rubbish. As did nearly all characters in the film. So at least there was some consistency. DJs 'subversion' might have worked if we gave a damn about him but he was so inconsequential that I barely registered his treachery. Also - was the stutter there throughout? Just a clumsy ham fisted film with a good cgi budget really.
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    (Also - I bought the blu ray - for some impulsive stupid reason for £12 in Morrisons as a deal if you bought £40 of shopping).
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    Um. The one past the crawl? Um... No. I liked the daring of it... Sort of. But it was fairly obvious it was going to be explained away the way it was and I'm not sure it added a great deal to the narrative/personalities. Writing wise, so far (2.5 hours in) I wouldn't say it's a mile away from the verbal unedited mess of Tom Clancy or Ready Player One. It's sprt of Les Mis book without the fast pace... Might pick up for me after the 3rd hour I guess.
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    Star Wars - the new canon

    Um. Not wanting to double kick Darren in two threads on the subject of TLJ book but I've had a similar reaction to it in the opposite direction. I'm finding it dull, overlong, overly descriptive and annoying. Definitely wish I'd gone into it with lowered expectations or tryed before buying. 90 mins into audiobook have just got past bombing run. Well sprint. Well. Slow, lazy meander. Well. Slug like crawl. Well. Comatose slipping into zombified state of boredom. Shame. But just to put alternative pov. For the good stuff don't think anything will ever beat Cam Kennedy's lovely Shadows of the Empire artwork and seem to remember the story was ace too. Must find my copies of that comic
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    Can I ungush the other way/put a diff point of view? I bought the audiobook with the express hope that it wouod redeem the film (which I found visually brilliant but narratively awful). The narrator of the book is pretty good - he captures the casts vocal mannerisms very well (although I don't think his natural voice has the presence that the beat audiobook actors seem to have). But oh. My. Goodness. It. Is. Slow. And. Weighty. Every sentence needs to have backstory, ellaboration, colour, story, backstory. More backstory. Aargh. Nearly an hour and a half in and I was almost shouting at the book to get past the bloody bombing run. Took a few days off it and now am in the similarly plodding and dull Luke Rey scenes. I was really, REALLY, hoping it'd make the film work for me but actually it's reenforcing the lack of interest I found in the film and dialling that up to 11 on the yawnometre. Shame. Because I hated hating the film (and to answer a previous question no I don't find much to Rey and Finn. Finn I like but he had little to no agency in TLJ and Rey I found irritating most of the time). I'd only heard generally good things about the book but tbh it's not been my experience at all
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    Ash vs Evil Dead - Season 3 Feb 25th

    Oh grr. Hd only on Virgin. Bah. Also: their UI really REALLY sucks.
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