Black Panther: autopsy for a message that tripped and killed itself Show more
Wakanda is the ultimate elitist abuser state; it has a better standard of living than anywhere else in the world, and it got there selling the world's only supply of mythical metals, to only the most advanced military projects, of only the very societies their royal family playfully calls "colonizers." Then when the blowback came, they made one tiny, ignorant, monumentally symbolic gesture.
Hey Disney: just be entertainment, ok?
Black Panther: final verdict Show more
as a Marvel movie: wtf were you even trying to do here?
as a movie: oh, ok, I sorta see what you were trying to do, maybe. not bad, i guess.
as a message: so what'cher tellin' me is, even in a fictional wonderland utopia which Disney presents as almost socially perfect, everyone calls white people "colonizers" like they can't read a calendar or tell the difference between UK and USA? greeeaaaaat
Black Panther: the good stuff Show more
The soundtrack and art design were approximately perfect (worst CGI since Final Fantasy Spirits Within aside)
The female cast stole the show. I think I'd rather see a movie about T'challa's sister and girlfriend than about him.
The emotional core of the conflict was gratifying in its selection and in about 2/3rds of its presentation by runtime, albeit sidelined & then entirely fumbled in the movie's failed 11th hour effort to also be an action-based Marvel joint
Black Panther/Phase 3/trailers wot spoil Show more
Since Spider Man: Homecoming, I've stopped watching trailers before a movie. I lost all buzz for seeing Spidey (still haven't seen it) because the trailers gave too much away, several times over.
So I now watch 1 trailer, & then stop.
But, sans expectations, I hoped for an Avengers movie. I wanted one, almost everything in Phase 3 has had a plurality of Avengers, & Bucky's in Wakanda.
I'll maybe love this story someday. But I was bored my first viewing.
Black Panther: can someone please make full-scene CGI look better before someone uses this much of it again? Show more
Also I felt like I was watching the Star Wars prequel films in a few places (yes I'm aware RLM said the same thing, but I said it before watching their take)
The art was beautiful, but the screen was often covered in ornate CGI; like with the SW prequels, these CGI sets wold push themselves into the foreground of my mind, the opposite of where set dressing belongs during a scene
Black Panther: intentional flaws? Show more
I didn't notice until the latter half of the movie (maybe it didn't crop up til then):
- the CGI on the Panther suit looked very bad;
- the fight choreography for Panther himself was distractingly bad in all but a few places
- The last suit-vs-suit fight looked so bad, it was like nobody cared
I honestly have a theory; this movie was given intentionally unbelievable, childlike FX, because it's a visualization of a child who's being told this story. I'm serious.
How short a memory span must one have to believe CNN when it says it "did not, and does not, script any questions for town hall meetings, ever"?
Linking to third party sites and embedding tweets is legally bad for your cholesterol again or whatever
Avengers 3 villain review: Hela conquered Asgard and kicked Thor and Loki's ass in the trailer for Ragnarok. Remind me to do a count later of how many vaginas Thanos has for a chin.
We collab a few seed strokes, you run it, we collab between sessions? :D I'm thinking proto-Fifth-Element tech/architecture base starting point. But no flying cars. Tubes your smartcar can interface. Big 3D highways from hotspot to hotspot you drive on in a stylish hamster ball. Space industry incorporated in city planning. Power elite living vitally to 140.
Not that it's a bad library
Why can't i get my pics right side up, lol