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  1. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Game of Thrones   
    It's confusing why HBO would shorten the season that just passed and instead would rush into a lot of plot and put heavier anchors into plot holes. There were episodes where the passage of time felt non-existent. With Tywin no more, Jaime, Varys and Tyrion are all thats left of my interest in characters on the show. 
  2. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in The Walking Dead Season 8 Discussion   
    I stopped watching 2 years ago when Neegan did the eeni meeni miney mooo thing. But reading Carl is dead, I might watch it again. Good riddance. 
  3. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild   
    I liked the fact that I didn't have to remember more than 6 things on the remote control to be able to play the game. With PS games, it gets pretty complicated because the game mechanics gives you room for so many options with L or R or this or that combos. To me, more options is more frustration. I can't focus on the game without putting all my attention to what buttons I'm pressing. I liked the days where there were 4 buttons on a remote and that's it. 
    I like the flow of the game, some parts were a challenge for sure. Haven't finished playing it at all ... 
  4. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Justice League   
    Fight scenes aside, the movie was a big mess. I don't get the hype around Aquaman and don't care if he shows his chest or wears clothing. His fight scenes in the water were so lame and so goddamn slow. What happened there?! 
  5. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Koutetsujou no Kabaneri   
    Fortunately it's by the same studio that did Attack On Titan. Unfortunately, like Attack On Titan, who knows if it's gonna suck after episode 1 and all that deceptive high production. 
  6. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Creed   
    Legit good. 
  7. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Koutetsujou no Kabaneri   
    I don't watch anime anymore because I don't have the time for it. Think the last thing I saw was One Punch Man which was fun. Anyway, I saw episode 1 of this show because I read about it being gruesome, etc. and it seems decent. Production values are high which translates to good visuals or soundtrack and you see that in just the first episode. Hopefully the story holds up. Haven't read the manga obviously. 
  8. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Terminator Genisys   
    The CG looks dismal but they'll fix it in post production. There's nothing in the story that can save this movie unfortunately.
  9. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Interstellar   
    Tried a little hard as in? From the opening scene till the final scene, it lays things out so the viewer has no questions or doubts about what's happening or what happened unlike say an Inception. 
     
    Anyway, if you're going to watch this at home Sledge, it won't be the same. Godzilla felt way different when I saw it in the theater versus at home. And I'm not talking about gimmicky 3D. This one has a lot of IMAX in it, so much that they didn't have room on the IMAX reel to fit promos of other movies, etc. 90+% of all space scenes were shot in IMAX. It's beautiful and the sound is loud and raw. 
  10. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Jurassic World   
    This looks like another piece of turd, much like the 3rd movie. Listen to that DUMB dialog. The only thing that could save the trailer was if Chris Pratt rode a raptor instead of a bike. 
  11. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (spoilers)   
    What's with that medieval looking light saber? Looks pretty stupid functionally if you ask me. The teaser was what it was, a tease. I'd prefer not to seeing any more of it and watch the rest of the train wreck at the movies. Vader has 1 beam. Maul had 2 beams. This sith fella has 3 beams. Nice progression with every trilogy. 
     
    Also, screw that dumb looking light saber, this would've ruled instead - 
     

  12. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Black Friday sales 2014   
    I bought nothing. The more I buy, the more I don't want to own anything. Plus these deals are programmed to get you to buy things you wouldn't necessarily buy or need and you'd get it just for the heck of it because of a low price. Screw that! But yes, I need a PS3 controller and I'll buy it tomorrow when it isn't on sale. Take that Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
  13. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Attack on Titan   
    Gotta warn you about Claymore being a bit of a clunker when you get to the middle of the series, felt like the mangeka had too many ideas and couldn't pick where to take it.
     
     
    DX, that is very sweet of you, thanks for your kind words. Unfortunately I used to watch a lot more a few years ago than I do today because of the nature of today's anime and it's primarily the reason why Attack On Titan grew in popularity. The past few years anime has had a lot of loli, cute, lets eat cake, upskirt, jiggling boobs, wind up your skirt kinda cutesy high school drama, comedy, slice of life, harem kinda stuff. Here comes Attack On Titan about killing and killing someone's mother or eating them and it came as a shock to the cake eating otaku who was expecting to see some speed lines of women in tight costumes or short skirts fighting demons/ monsters. Unfortunately, the series they all gripped on is not good where it truly matters - the meat of the story/ characters.
     
    It's been a long time since I watched anything that grabbed me as much. From on-going manga I truly value or treasure, I'd say there's Berserk, Vagabond, Real, One Piece - amazing story telling combined with talent in the craft of the art of drawing manga and more importantly, depth in characters, them evolving or devolving and the story overall. Each of those are so different from one another and invoke different emotions as I read them. There are a lot of other completed series that I could recommend you read - Akira, 20th Century Boys, Lone Wolf & Cub, NANA, Barefoot Gen, Slam Dunk, Monster, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, GTO and a couple more. If it's anime you're asking about, there are a few I like in no order, including series or movies at the top of my head - Akira, Crest Of Stars, Banner Of Stars 2, Kurogane Communication, Planetes, Harlock Endless Odyssey, Robotech, Kurau, Fruits Basket, Twin Spica, Gankutsuou, Girl Who Lept Through Time, Angel's Egg, Hunter x Hunter, Kino's Journey, Boogiepop Phantom, Last Exile, Tokyo Magnitude, Macross Frontier/ Plus, Nadia, Saikano, Ouran, GTO, Perfect Blue, Millenium Actress, Blue Seed, Haibane Renmei, Place Promised In Our Early Days, Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Rahxephon, Escaflowne, His & Her Circumstances, GITS Stand Alone, Ippo original series, Voices of a Distant Star, Patlabor OVA, Gundam - Char and MS 8th, Paranoia Agent, Legend Of The Galactic Heroes, Battle Programmer Shirase ... there are a few more but I'll have to go through my stuff to dig and tell.
  14. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Attack on Titan   
    Gotta warn you about Claymore being a bit of a clunker when you get to the middle of the series, felt like the mangeka had too many ideas and couldn't pick where to take it.
     
     
    DX, that is very sweet of you, thanks for your kind words. Unfortunately I used to watch a lot more a few years ago than I do today because of the nature of today's anime and it's primarily the reason why Attack On Titan grew in popularity. The past few years anime has had a lot of loli, cute, lets eat cake, upskirt, jiggling boobs, wind up your skirt kinda cutesy high school drama, comedy, slice of life, harem kinda stuff. Here comes Attack On Titan about killing and killing someone's mother or eating them and it came as a shock to the cake eating otaku who was expecting to see some speed lines of women in tight costumes or short skirts fighting demons/ monsters. Unfortunately, the series they all gripped on is not good where it truly matters - the meat of the story/ characters.
     
    It's been a long time since I watched anything that grabbed me as much. From on-going manga I truly value or treasure, I'd say there's Berserk, Vagabond, Real, One Piece - amazing story telling combined with talent in the craft of the art of drawing manga and more importantly, depth in characters, them evolving or devolving and the story overall. Each of those are so different from one another and invoke different emotions as I read them. There are a lot of other completed series that I could recommend you read - Akira, 20th Century Boys, Lone Wolf & Cub, NANA, Barefoot Gen, Slam Dunk, Monster, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, GTO and a couple more. If it's anime you're asking about, there are a few I like in no order, including series or movies at the top of my head - Akira, Crest Of Stars, Banner Of Stars 2, Kurogane Communication, Planetes, Harlock Endless Odyssey, Robotech, Kurau, Fruits Basket, Twin Spica, Gankutsuou, Girl Who Lept Through Time, Angel's Egg, Hunter x Hunter, Kino's Journey, Boogiepop Phantom, Last Exile, Tokyo Magnitude, Macross Frontier/ Plus, Nadia, Saikano, Ouran, GTO, Perfect Blue, Millenium Actress, Blue Seed, Haibane Renmei, Place Promised In Our Early Days, Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Rahxephon, Escaflowne, His & Her Circumstances, GITS Stand Alone, Ippo original series, Voices of a Distant Star, Patlabor OVA, Gundam - Char and MS 8th, Paranoia Agent, Legend Of The Galactic Heroes, Battle Programmer Shirase ... there are a few more but I'll have to go through my stuff to dig and tell.
  15. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Mad Max: Fury Road - First Look Trailer   
    Judge Dredd remake was good. 
     
    This's made by the creator of the Max universe. It's exactly what he wanted. No compromise. If it sucks, it sucks.
     
    You don't need to know the full movie gist in a trailer to find it interesting enough to go see it. Trailers people are used to seeing today are pretty bad and ignorant as a matter of fact to the whole concept of creating something that'll spark an interest to go see the full story by spending money and watching it on the big screen. As someone who frequents movie theaters and spends the money to watch movies at a theater, I find that level of ignorance displayed by trailer makers stupefying and appalling. 
     
    Take a book, read the back and check out the reviews. Does it tell you a synopsis? Does it give away under what circumstance the good and bad guy meet during the final fight and what they're fighting with or who has cuts on his/ her face already, etc. etc. We all know the answer to that ; )
  16. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Dragonball Z: Battle of Gods   
    Fun flick. Final fight = disappointingly short. Won't watch again, coming from me who watched this on the big screen when it was screened here.
  17. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Pchan in The movie Intro that blew you away.   
    The Shining, I mean the only Shining that matters. 
  18. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Pchan in The movie Intro that blew you away.   
    The Shining, I mean the only Shining that matters. 
  19. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Samsung galaxy s4 and/or android 4.0+ phones   
     
    Spell check is for pu$$ie$ !! Joking, I've seldom needed it. Kids today can't spell if you ask them to spell a word without typing it on a phone or in Microsoft Word or have Google tell you what it actually is in Italics in Google Search. When some colleagues use my computer during lunch, I see them make horrible mistakes. 
  20. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Happy Birthday Ancient Clan!   
    14 long long years, seems only yesterday when I joined. I'm probably the youngest on the board, compared to you guys
     
    Happy birthday AC.
  21. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Now Watching   
     
    The Dark Knight Rises is the weakest movie in that trilogy. The Last Airbender pissed me off. I have not watched Wild Wild West, I don't have the time for rubbish hahaha!
  22. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Now Watching   
     
    The Hellsing TV series changes in plot after episode 6 or 7. Hellsing Ultimate stays committed to the manga with no filler. Think - FMA.
  23. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Son Of Batman   
    Shift + Delete. Okiedokie! 
  24. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Game of Thrones   
    Cool beans and good luck. 
  25. Pchan liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Your top tier anime ...   
    Akira will always have a special place in my heart because it was one of the two first anime I've ever watched when Sci-Fi channel aired it along with Vampire Hunter D in the 90s. Before that, I had never seen such violence in animation, or even a serious story in that format.
     
    If I had to choose my favorite anime movies I'd go with Princess Mononoke and Castle in the Sky... I love Miyazaki's work. The story and the art work behind his films are always amazing whether its something he did in the 80s or something hes done in the past 10 years. I can't say I've disliked anything I've watched by him.
     
    My top 10 favorite anime series is in a constant state of change now that I have access to so many series, I'll stick with a series that has been completed.
     
    Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    I was a huge fan of the original anime, and I still like it for what it was. Compared to the actual magna, the direction they went was kinda oddball when they surpassed it. Brotherhood is so much better. I love the story, and I love anime in which every character matters, (Unlike DBZ where only Goku matters). With as many important players both protagonist and antagonist, I like how they kept them all relevant. Each death mattered. The animation style, the fight sequences, and the sound track are all well done. The ending was complete which is always important to me.
     
     
    I'll get to One Piece one day, but before I commit to that many episodes, I'm still checking out shorter 12-24 ep series before I delve in.