I completely agree with you regarding how important emotional investment with Cap and Tony is and why the hero vs hero concept works in Civil War and not BvS. If you have watched the Cap, Avengers and Iron Man movies you've built this emotional investment with these characters that you don't have with Snyder's incarnation of Batman or Superman. Without this emotional investment I don't care or feel anything when Superman is killed at the end of BvS. That is a huge problem if I'm suppose to care about this character, but don't. I'm emotionally invested in the whole conflict between Cap and Tony, It is like seeing your parents fight, and that's because you've invested some much into these characters over so many movies.Tdknght wrote:I love this podcast but I think you missed a few things on Civil War.
Tony seemed to me to recruit Spider-Man and lead him into that Cap-ish dialogue because Tony was looking for a Cap replacement. Tony needs Steve's righteousness to ground him and he was hoping Spider-Man would offer that. Also, remember that Tony and Steve are in fact friends who's entire relationship has had resentment simmering in the background.
And this movie was better that BvS because of that simmering resentment and we are invested in these characters because this conflict between Steve and Tony has been building since The Avengers. The mistake DC made was starting the franchise off with a deeply emotional conflict without the characters having an emotional investment. Think about the Dark Knight Returns comic when Batman and Superman fight its an older version of both characters with tons history making the fight a more visceral experience for the audience. BvS should have been a Batman movie titled Dawn of Justice with Batman investigation of Lex Luther and entering an uneasy alliance with Superman to stop Luther and ultimately fighting Doomsday.
And I agree the font size was stupid.
The great thing about having a 'speech impediment' is that it probably helps you weed out who is and isn't worth your time. Anyone who tells you that is a POS and should probably be given a kick in the nuts. Especially since there's nothing actually wrong with how you talk.Toby wrote:I'm pretty sure it is. I've been told to learn to speak, even been called that I have a speech impediment, but having a lisp - well that's a new one. lol
My Hero Academia is a show everyone on the CC should be watching/reading. It's one giant, loving homage to American comicbook heroes. It's an easy recommendation for you guys. One Punch Man too; similar but a lot more hokey/doesn't take itself as seriously. OPM is basically, what if Superman was actually allowed to be OP and defeat everyone with one hit, and the show is about the hilarity and existential crises born from that ridiculousness. IMO, both of these are CC must-watch shows all you guys should be giving priority to watching, priority over whatever garbage-filth comic-show you guys religiously watch like Walking Dead or Agents of Shield. They do a better job of being about comic book heroes and adhering to the spirit of old Golden Age/Silver Age heroics than most modern stuff made by 'Western' folk.Toby wrote:Any cool new anime these days? Hero academia or something?
Toby wrote:I'm pretty sure it is. I've been told to learn to speak, even been called that I have a speech impediment, but having a lisp - well that's a new one. lol
Honestly my personal friends get a big kick out of all the hate messages I get. They get very amused by it, so it makes someones day at least! =)
Is english your native language? If it isn't, that is why I can't understand you on the podcast. I need you to enunciate. Love the podcast. Thanks.
kenzo wrote:The great thing about having a 'speech impediment' is that it probably helps you weed out who is and isn't worth your time. Anyone who tells you that is a POS and should probably be given a kick in the nuts. Especially since there's nothing actually wrong with how you talk.Toby wrote:I'm pretty sure it is. I've been told to learn to speak, even been called that I have a speech impediment, but having a lisp - well that's a new one. lol
kenzo wrote:I've literally never had a problem understanding Toby. Maybe you should get more used to hearing people with accents, rather than trying to shame people for speaking poorly.
I liked it from episode 1, but it does take a few episodes for the show to begin to find a rhythm and an identity. OPM is based on a comic, that's essentially a mangaka (the guy who did Eyeshield 21 IIRC) redrawing another comic from another mangaka. And that original comic started out as a really crude, silly webcomic that takes a while to actually build into something more coherent (imagine how different the first Homestar Runner web toons were versus the later stuff once that guy found his groove with Strongbad). So at first OPM is entirely nonsensical because of the baggage of its heritage, but after a few episodes it goes from being good to great. You don't need to rush to watch it or anything, or change your mind if you think it's not for you, but I just wanted to put that out there. It is also, far and away, the best Superman story in existence. OPM reads like a redemption of Superboy Prime.Toby wrote:One Punch Man - You know what, I actually tried first ep and it didn't click with w/ me. I know a ton of people love it. Maybe I'll revisit.
JoJo is amazing, and I can't stress how amazing it is. I think it's easier to appreciate as an adult. But it's basically a throwback to everything that you and I grew up loving about anime/manga, and every moment drips with zany people/exploits. And the battles... soooooo good. Most anime battles boil down to who can hit the hardest, or for the longest, and they're really overdrawn and boring. And often the MC wins because of plot-armor, or pulling a new stupid secret power out of his ass... and that almost never happens in JoJo. Characters win with guile and smarts and using their environment. Almost no battle feels like an ass-pull, and a victory happens because the characters truly earn it. And the pacing is outstanding. Since this is going back in time and adapting decades old source material, there isn't the Naruto or Bleach problems of having to draw things out in fear of running out of source material to adapt, so every battle ends in an episode or less. JoJo is THE gold standard, IMO, for how battles should happen in anime. They're just so inventive, and concise, and smart. I don't want to be too insistent, but if you enjoy watching dudes punch things in your anime and being bad ass, you owe it to yourself to watch JoJo. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. JoJo is a miracle of the universe, and it's just amazing that we've gotten a show made for it after all this time.Toby wrote:JoJo - JoJo's been around ever since I was a kid. I didn't get it or didn't like as a kid, I should give it a chance though.
I liked AoT, but I think it's a vastly overrated show with a lot of problems, and I wouldn't begrudge anyone for not being able to get into it. Kabaneri is so far, a much more improved version of AoT without any of its problems or baggage.Toby wrote:Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress - so funny, after reading your list I was thinking My Hero might be one I'll check out from your list. Cause (don't kill me) I never got into Titan.
I actually quite recently finished watching all of City Hunter. It's a BIG time investment. There's some 150+ episodes, as well as a few movies for good measure. I loved City Hunter, but it's very YMMV. It's very formulaic. I never got tired of the formula, because I enjoyed the characters and the banter and the old 80s animation, but I can see it wearing thin. Every episode begins with Kaori nagging Ryo for some reason (being lazy, not bringing in enough work, or generally being a skeezy molester), Ryo tries to hit on some random girl who turns out to have a life or death problem that needs fixing, and Ryo spends a good 15 minutes trying to molest this new girl until the bad guy shows up - and when he does Ryo dispatches the guy with one bullet because he's literally Jesus with a revolver. There's an underlying plot and character development in the series, but it creeps along very slowly and most of the time it's conundrum-of-the-week filler episodes. I really liked City Hunter (Ryo is what I imagine Omar to be like, just even more cartoonish) but I just wanted you to have grounded expectations for this one. Also, I would avoid showing the show to say, any girlfriend, or someone with sensitive modern sensibilities, because it can be pretty regressive with regards to how Ryo treats women, or how his casual rapeyness is just continually shrugged off as nbd when Ryo should be in jail at this point for being a serial molester.Toby wrote:I also recently got a hold of City Hunter the series, so I may revisit that one over the summer since the shows are off TV and bball is almost over.
Toby wrote:It's my third, 4th if you count the Swiss dialect on its own. But yeah I'll keep trying.
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