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Mr.GameCrazy said:

Been watching the Rebuild of Evangelion films. Finished watching 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo yesterday. Enjoyed the three I've watched so far. Looking forward to 3.0 + 1.01: Thrice Upon a Time.

Watched the original series for the first time earlier this year. I could appreciate how it shook up the mecha genre, but it didn't grab me as much as many, apparently. I'll probably get around to watching the films eventually, but their titles and releases look as convoluted as Kingdom Hearts, lol.

It's a series I'd recommend watching multiple times before trying to judge it. More importantly, if you haven't watched End of Evangelion yet, I'd highly recommend watching that straight after (I usually skip the last 2 episodes of the series and go straight to EoE). Depending on what's available to you, there's also director's cut versions of episodes 21-24.

There's so much depth, context and symbolism to NGE that you can't really absorb and understand it all at once. Especially with the alternate perspectives of the ending.

Glad to know the last Rebuild film is actually available to stream, though I would've gladly gone to theatre if it was available and we weren't locked down. Wouldn't usually renew a sub for one movie, but for this I will once I've re-watched the first 3. Still hope Madman might set up a limited screening at a later date.

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2D animation week.

DOTA: Dragon's Blood: Never played DOTA and unfamiliar with its lore, but I do like Studio Mir and Bryan Konietzko. The animation is great when it wants to be, but it's also quite obvious when they cut corners to save budget. The writing is very uneven; characters have lots of personality but the plot is overstuffed and undercooked. Still, it was entertaining enough to keep me around for next season.

Masters of the Universe: Revelation: This franchise was before my time. While I've seen plenty of references to it over the years this was my first real experience with it. Apparently a lot of old fans are NOT happy with the decisions it made, but from the outside looking in many of those criticisms don't hold water and this story holds up on its own merits when separated from prior expectations. I was pleasantly surprised at the level of character development in particular. My God, those puns, though...

Castlevania S4: What a finale! This caps off what is definitely the best game adaptation ever in my book, hands down (not that that's a high bar), and does so with a bang. Top notch animation, awesome action, satisfying character arcs, all around one hell of a crowd pleaser. I can't wait to see what these guys do next. I can only hope the magic continues!

Dune premiere went well. 7min standing ovation and most reviews glowingly positive (but the odd very negative). Not a bad start, but I'm still hesitant to get excited until the general audience has seen it.

Assuming we're allowed in theatres I will go see No Time to Die later this month. Waited long enough.

I'm watching The Expanse Season 4, it's pretty good. I'm late to the party, but thanks to streaming it took a while before I could import the blu-ray from the US for a not too unreasonable price, then it still have to get here in the Covid mail. I miss going to the store and simply picking it up on release day. (Although it was released much later since it was held hostage on Amazon Prime first)

And still waiting for a ps5 to become available so I can watch season 3 of Westworld which I bought on 4K blu-ray in December, expecting I would have a ps5 by now to watch it on :/

As for Netflix, I can't find anything interesting to watch anymore. It's getting worse all the time.

Watched Shang-Chi in theaters with my brother earlier today and we enjoyed it a lot!

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The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf: Great animation, great action, cool to learn more about the Witcher universe. Should probably get around to reading the books at some point...

Shang-Chi: Unlike some other ~martial arts films made in the West recently (Mortal Kombat, Mulan, Snake Eyes, etc), this one's action thankfully didn't disappoint. Simu brings a good balance of action and acting chops and the photography was nice and smooth. The rest of the film is fairly unremarkable and got less interesting the more fantastical it got, though.

RIP, Michael K. Williams.

Recently caught up the the Ozarks. Really good, reminds me of Breaking bad, though not quite as goofy and missing some of the humor. Good acting all round and gripping plot. Though lots of silly plot holes and stuff, still highly entertaining. Quite dark though.

Altered Carbon season 1 - This ones a winner. Cyberpunk and high budget. Interesting and quite unique premise. First seasons amazing. Tried watching an episode of Season 2 and stopped. Worth watching for the first season alone.

Another series - Outer Banks. Yeah, its a teen series. Mind, it has an interesting plot and decent cast. Guilty pleasure / light watch I guess and unashamedly quite enjoyed the two seasons (so far) for this one. And looking forward to the next.

Movie wise.. first time I've been in the cinema for a while but watched Shang Chi. It was quite good. Plot, while I found a little weak.. but not bad for a origins story. Also not too familiar with this character though he has an interesting backstory. The fighting scenes were decent, with maybe a touch too much CGI for my liking. Though I guess that goes with the territory with Marvel movies. Would watch a sequel.

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Season 5 of Rick & Morty.

It's still good fun, which is more than can be said for a lot of shows once they reach a 5th season. The novelty has understandably dimmed a little but its impressive how much mileage they continue to get out of a concept most creators would have drained dry by now. I enjoyed it.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Been rewatching the MCU films lately. Yesterday, I finished rewatching Iron Man 3. Still like it. Currently rewatching Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Evil Dead 2, showing my daughter the evil deer scene.

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