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Re: Review The Last Thing You Watched is the next 90's show to get an unnecessary reboot

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:39 pm

Been watching Family Guy (you'd think they'd mock Muhammad and Muslims once after decades of going after Jesus and Christians, but they got no nuts) but an acquaintance insists that I give Hunter x Hunter another shot. It is by the guy who did Yu Yu Hakusho so it should be good but half a dozen episodes in I was still bored. I kinda just hate story heavy media about little kids, with very few exceptions like Dragon Ball. He says it starts slow, and that is for damn sure.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:03 am

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Twitter informed me today that there was a One Piece OVA animated by Production I.G. that came out before Toei's serialization. There was a clip posted and the way Luffy was animated just...... he actually looked and acted like a man made out of rubber, it was communicated so WELL visually in a way that the series has never been able to capture that well. I was able to find a totally legal source to purchase and legally view this old OVA, and watched the whole thing.

It was just over the length of a standard episode, like 30 minutes, but I was so blown away! It just felt so.... fresh. It was weird hearing different voice actors and just seeing how the characters were interpreted slightly differently from the same source material. The animation was the best thing: Luffy was animated in such a fresh and charming way it made me fall in love with the series all over again. The soundtrack felt SO different from Toei's (I love Toei's too, but this **** had some WILD fiddle and sax solos) and it just.... oh my god it just made me wish we could see this much life breathed into the series now. We just have these 30 minutes and that's it.

The story is fine, pretty standard One Piece stuff, but it did a great job of communicating character dynamics and everything and important themes in such a short time. A fantastic advertisement of the manga and a great introduction. Every single episode of One Piece I'm gonna watch and think about what could've been, though.

I know a serialized weekly anime is different from a one-off OVA but this is just another example of why the weekly episode formula is ****. But it makes them so much money they'll never stop. BUT THINGS JUST LOOK SO MUCH BETTER WHEN ANIMATORS HAVE TIME TO ANIMATE!!!! That aside, though, there are inherent things about how the manga was interpreted that came through differently, and just overall this version felt more charming to me.

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Re: Review The Last Thing You Watched is the next 90's show to get an unnecessary reboot

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Post by Booyakasha » Mon May 06, 2019 2:25 pm

Been rewatching 'Archer'. Man, what a great series.

Haven't seen a new ep since S5E1.

(Aside from S8E7, of course.)
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Re: Review The Last Thing You Watched is the next 90's show to get an unnecessary reboot

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Post by mushroom » Mon May 06, 2019 4:16 pm

rewatching Roseanne (the real series, not that season 10 crap) while doing other stuff. almost thru the first season. delightful. funny, well-written, great characters, hasn't aged a bit

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Post by Apollo the Just » Tue May 07, 2019 5:14 pm

I watched the 90's SMB movie for the first time since I was REALLY young. All I remembered about it was that I was hoping it would be a movie somewhat resembling the games, and that it definitely was not, and I was really disappointed and confused, and that there was a part at the beginning where one dinosaur goes "you know it just don't get no better'n dis" and another dinosaur goes "yeah". All the discourse about Sonic and Detective Pikachu made me want to re-watch it out of sheer curiosity.

I am so glad I did. That movie is WILD. I had no idea Aunt Petunia's actress was in it but I lost my **** when I saw her. It was just completely ridiculous from start to finish; virtually every costuming choice in the ~*~reptile world~*~ is magnificent. Also.... yes that is definitely exactly how evolution works. I can only imagine biologists and/or paleontologists watching this movie and dying inside.

THE GOOMBAS ARE THE MOST LEGENDARY DESIGN CHOICE IN CINEMATIC HISTORY BTW. I DON'T KNOW WHY THAT ONE HAS A HARMONICA BUT I DON'T QUESTION THESE THINGS

It came out the same year as Jurassic Park so I wonder if everyone was just really ****ing into dinosaurs then??? or what. Anyway it was a ride. I honestly wish people would stop comparing Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog to it (I too was guilty of this) because there is no way either of those will be this **** great. 100000/10

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Re: Review The Last Thing You Watched is the next 90's show to get an unnecessary reboot

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Post by mushroom » Tue May 07, 2019 5:31 pm

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Tue May 07, 2019 5:14 pm
I watched the 90's SMB movie for the first time since I was REALLY young. All I remembered about it was that I was hoping it would be a movie somewhat resembling the games, and that it definitely was not, and I was really disappointed and confused, and that there was a part at the beginning where one dinosaur goes "you know it just don't get no better'n dis" and another dinosaur goes "yeah". All the discourse about Sonic and Detective Pikachu made me want to re-watch it out of sheer curiosity.

I am so glad I did. That movie is WILD. I had no idea Aunt Petunia's actress was in it but I lost my **** when I saw her. It was just completely ridiculous from start to finish; virtually every costuming choice in the ~*~reptile world~*~ is magnificent. Also.... yes that is definitely exactly how evolution works. I can only imagine biologists and/or paleontologists watching this movie and dying inside.

THE GOOMBAS ARE THE MOST LEGENDARY DESIGN CHOICE IN CINEMATIC HISTORY BTW. I DON'T KNOW WHY THAT ONE HAS A HARMONICA BUT I DON'T QUESTION THESE THINGS

It came out the same year as Jurassic Park so I wonder if everyone was just really ****ing into dinosaurs then??? or what. Anyway it was a ride. I honestly wish people would stop comparing Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog to it (I too was guilty of this) because there is no way either of those will be this **** great. 100000/10
I think Harmonica Goomba was supposed to be the de-evolved version of Guitar-playing Toad, wasn't he? like they let him keep a consolation instrument :D

anyways yeah SMB is an A+ movie, set design and effects are at that wonderful early 90s pre-"everything should be CGI"-attitude zenith. it's absolutely ridiculous and the plot and dialogue are unbelievably dumb but damn if it's not fun as hell to watch

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Post by Apollo the Just » Tue May 07, 2019 9:08 pm

YOU'RE RIGHT OF COURSE IT'S GUITAR PLAYING TOAD I'M DUMB

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Post by Booyakasha » Fri May 10, 2019 4:30 pm

I love how simultaneously brick-stupid and clever 'Archer' is. In the S8E7, whilst car-crushing Barry, Archer screams 'Eat a dick, Gort!'. It's a tremendous reference.
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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun May 12, 2019 7:05 pm

detective pikachu was so bad you guys im like actually in awe of just how bad it was

it was a bad detective movie, and it was a bad pokemon movie. i could forgive its writing if it felt like it was being a kids' movie, because kids' mystery writing is usually awful, but the whole thing felt so obviously geared towards millennials and our nostalgia that i can't give it a pass for that. the plot had actually ****-all to do with pokemon, because Hollywood is incapable of adapting anything without making it boring generic sci-fi. the only pokemon that mattered are all gen 1 which i'm already burned out on, but i mean it's pikachu centric so what do you expect. it was a ryan reynolds movie, not a pokemon movie, and it was not a particularly good one of those either.

Spoiler.
I called the stupid dad plot twist as soon as possessed Mewtwo started swapping bodies around but I still laughed my ass off at just how dumb it was. THE MOVIE OFFICIALLY WASN'T EVEN ABOUT A TRAINER AND A POKEMON. IT WAS JUST PROTAG KUN AND HIS DAD JFDSLKJFDLSJJLDFS YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS **** UP

that all said i was definitely entertained. 2/10 movie 7/10 entertainment

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Post by Booyakasha » Sun May 12, 2019 7:29 pm

...so would it have been better if it were the hard R noir version? You know, Pikachu going after child prostitution rings in Little Tokyo, set in the 1950s?
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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun May 12, 2019 10:18 pm

detective pikachu 2: pikachu takes up smoking and files for divorce

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Post by Deku Tree » Sun May 19, 2019 1:57 am

I get Dragon Ball Super with Hulu so I thought I'd give it a try, but I kind of hated it. I didn't make it through the first episode. Like, I watched Beerus destroy a planet with one finger because he only mostly loved the food he was served and something about that struck me as such a stupid and uninteresting introduction to a villain that I wasn't willing to give it any more of my time.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon May 27, 2019 6:19 am

i have mixed feelings about super. i hate the aesthetics, i hate how skinny everyone is, i hate what they did to videl, i hate how no one has aged and no one looks old or frumpy and everyone feels like a hyper-tropey version of themselves. i also pretty much hate what they did with the future trunks arc.

that said, there have been lots of good slice-of-life comedy moments and some fun space adventure worldbuilding, plus despite everything i hated about the future trunks arc i have to say it was a **** dream come true seeing him again. ALSO zamasu was a cool villain. so like. it's cool. but it's nowhere near on z levels of being a quality anime, and i prefer GT by an enormous landslide as a proper sequel and follow-up/resolution.

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Post by Booyakasha » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:29 pm

So I'm watching 'Tuca and Bertie'.

I can't tell whether I like it or hate it. Perhaps it's both. It's nowhere near as disgustingly smug as 'Big Bang Theory', but that doesn't mean it couldn't do with a good cuff on the ear sometimes.
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Post by SephirothKirby » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:52 pm

mushroom wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 4:16 pm
rewatching Roseanne (the real series, not that season 10 crap) while doing other stuff. almost thru the first season. delightful. funny, well-written, great characters, hasn't aged a bit
This video is a bit lengthy, but I happened to catch the show a lot in my youth and found this a really interesting read of the series. It seemed to have a much more "left" slant (really just in the form of commentary on the working class and poverty), and it's super dissonant from the production of S10.

I've been following the Dub release of Super just because Sabat and Schemmel are so comfortable with their roles it's hard not to enjoy it, and the weekly pace has me a bit nostalgic for watching Z as a kid. Can't say it's very good though, the animation quality is usually noticeably bad and the character development is trash. Like, they regressed. Goku being so aloof and chaotic and Vegeta ending up the straight man is hilarious tho.

Definitely agree the best episodes are the slice of life ones. But that's been true since Piccolo learned how to drive.

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Post by Booyakasha » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:37 am

Just finished S8 of 'Archer'.

I liked it a lot, even though it ended on kind of a low. No closure, no big revelations. I suppose that's kind of par for course in noir, though. You know, no clean endings or answers, no deeper meanings. Cynical. It was real good.
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Post by Deku Tree » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:21 pm

I caught up on 'Archer' recently. I watched the newest one yesterday and knew I recognized Mr. Deadly's voice from somewhere. The next thing I watched just happened to be 'What We Do in the Shadows' pilot, so that answered that.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:46 pm

I've been getting back into Detective Conan. The last time I caught up to the anime it was in the mid-600's, and while I did end up following the manga for another good 200 chapters after that, I decided I might as well jump back into the anime back where I left off because I sure a **** don't remember everything that's happened in the manga anyway, plus it's fun to see the cases animated and the anime also has its own original murders etc.

The first time I watched Conan I got frustrated by all of the random murders-of-the-week because I wanted more details on the Black Organization and the various mysterious new characters and Kaitou Kid and Heiji etc etc., but I'm at a point now where I just genuinely enjoy the weekly mysteries. After a while they certainly start getting a bit repetitive but there's still nothing quite like watching a mystery drama and seeing all the pieces of evidence and trying to figure out how they get put together. The vast majority of tricks are honestly bonkers, and it's usually really fun to see what kind of crazy ******** some petty douche is gonna employ to kill someone this time. Every now and then there's one that's like "bro, literally anyone could have seen through that in 6 seconds" or relies on a technicality or whatever, but for the most part it has a genuinely good track record of having interesting mysteries, even if many of them rely more on anime logic than actual physics. Sometimes the fun is from figuring out a well-written mystery and sometimes the fun is from "how in the anime **** did that even work, hello????" - it's super enjoyable either way.

The mid 600's have been really good as far as having just really solid one-off mysteries. I think my favorite so far was this one that was set at a TV station where no one actually died (!!!!!!!), it was just a theft - the twist ended up being interesting and heartwarming and I was also just so genuinely shocked that no one dropped dead over some dumb **** that it got extra points.

I got back into it because I got mad about Detective Pikachu's godawful writing again and how they pull that BS of "oh SURPRISE the twist is we didn't actually show you the full scene before and PLOT TWIST!!!!!11" which is the literal laziest trope you can possibly pull in a detective movie, and I wanted to watch something that doesn't do that ****. Was a great decision. I love Detective Conan

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