Should've named it something else and not engaging AT ALL
It has nothing to do with its predecessor - in terms of production, acting and plot. The fact that an American and a puerto rican wrote this misses tens of thousands of opportunities while dealing with the folklore of la Santa muerte - yes, I am from Mexico, not a Chicano as most characters though... so we have another stance when it comes to the subject.
They tried to englobe the dreadfulness of America - the racism, war mentality, class separation, and forgot all about folklore, there is no bearable performance by anyone in the cast, everything was over acted and over romanticized
A big miss and a wasted opportunity to actually get Mexican-American folklore involved. I really hope no one decides this show deserves a second season
10 episodes with no closure or cliff hanger. Just another show that deserves to be put in the drawer and be mentioned as "a bad decision" in further interviews from the cast, writers and directors
Even though the last three movies have been so-so to put it mildly - Jon Favreau skillfully sets it's series on a league of its own. Disney and LucasFilms have been hiring fanboys as movie directors but Jon is a storyteller, someone who took his time caring for a franchise that the last movie directors didn't do.
He masterfully guides us through a post empire era, with great scale and finally some of the best character development in the Star Wars saga.
If this is the way (ha) Disney and LucasFilms will go forward with Star Wars I'm a hundred percent on board! Kudos to all of the directors, the actors and crew involved in this series, you achieved perfection and specially to Jon Favreau for crafting such a compelling story.
I, like most fans, had mixed feelings when they announced this show - I binged it today and have to congratulate everyone involved - don't listen to critics, listen to fans, after all this kind of series was meant for US!
We've seen marvels take on tv shows, and I love the fact DC is steering on another direction altogether. Along with titans, the swamp thing doesn't hold back anything (f-bombs, violence, gore and storytelling) a real shame they pulled the plug! But if these two shows are a sneak peek of what's to come count me in! Kudos on production and if you are having any doubts in giving this show a chance, let me tell you this: YOU WILL ENJOY THE HELL OUT OF IT!
I LITERALLY had never walked out of a movie before - I hope none of the actors had the chance to read the script and decided to have fun with the director telling him they loved making the movie - otherwise nothing makes sense. The movie is not all over the place or anything its just plain boring -Jim Jarmsuch managed to make amazing actors as boring as possible
It is not a bad movie per se, but Tarantino is all over the place like he's the first person who transports us to the late 60's - DiCaprio and Pitt are amazing but not all stories are made to be modified.
The one thing I did like is how he reflects our "drama selling culture" - although coming from the Weinstein's wing, Tarantino should keep quiet - and how Hollywood works around tragedy, but that's just the last 5 mins. This movie could've easily lasted 1 hr tops but the go big or go home that has become a brand in Tarantino's movies really missed the spot on this one - an utter waste of time for a weak message.
Violence, depth and American values right in your face!!
I'm a huge Legion fan because of the way they did things - The Boys landed like a punch to the face, its dark, its funny (that dolphin scene!) and most of all its one of the most entertaining shows I've seen lately... every character is developed to perfection and if you don't end up hating/loving Antony Starr for his superb interpretation of Homelander then you missed the whole point! A definite must watch - that would definitely be our world with supes!!
They dwell on topics such as sexual harrasment, drug abuse, collateral damage and co-dependence like no one else is doing on TV - congrats Amazon and cast!
To all of the reviewers complaining about poor character development... where have you been these nine years?! It is a conclussion, a hasty one but there's nothing more to develop. You already know how characters react to certain things... The only fault is the speed of the chapters
Don't get me wrong I love Ellen, what she has accomplished throughout her career is nothing short of groundbreaking but she clearly missed the mark with this weird stand up format - watching instagram videos mid-show. If you want to see her in all her standup glory go see her past shows in Youtube.
Nothing, absolutely nothing about this movie is appealing.The acting is bad, the theme is bad, there is no build up and I sincerely hope that Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote never direct or write anything for the rest of their lifes!
I would be ashamed to dedicate this piece of garbage to a loved one Suzanne, c'mon! The only thing you accomplished was to diminish a good lead and place "suspenseful music" to try an get some build up, well... you failed, please don't ever touch a camera again and try to avoid writing your name unless its absolutely neccessary
Finally something out of the ordinary for Marvel - but not for everyone
I am not a big fan of Agents of shield and agent carter so if you love those you might hate this one...
That being said, this is the first Marvel produced series that goes in deep with character development, not to undermine Netflix's efforts but they always use the same formula for their defenders series.
This show has amazing performances, unbelievable depth and above all: it talks about a very unknown superhero son of a very known superhero.
If you happen to like psychological thrillers and throw a bit of Marvel universe into it, please go binge the hell out of this show, you will not regret it
... Archer is an amazing show that always wants to push the envelope and its jokes to the furthest possible point. Yes, there are episodes and even complete seasons that seem to fall far behind what is once was at the beginning.
But in all fairness to the creators, they have evolved and we as a whole have too! Take for example the first seasons! They were perfect and the jokes landed just right! But now... well... now its 2017 (almost 18) and we get offended by everything!! We are taking a satire as if it were the serious mind of its creator and hating him for doing what it has always done: MAKING FUN OF THINGS
So lighten up, put on your "i actually don't get offended by everything" suit and have a laugh, you know you need it!