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Luke Cage

Postby Lunkhead » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:55 pm

We've been watching this lately and are a few episodes from finishing it. It got off to a really slow start, it felt like. Not enough action soon enough for me. And a lot of the "intellectual" dialogue just fell flat for me. The pace overall seems slow, like they're really stretching things out. But we're enjoying it OK overall.

My biggest gripe is about how sci-fi/comic book/etc. movies often have no internal consistency or logic around who can get hurt when, and who can get hurt when it is entirely at the service of the "plot" (such as it is). For example, and hopefully this isn't a spoiler but, there is a part in this show where a bad guy with no super powers falls like 20' and lands on his back over the top of a row of theater seats, and he's fine. He then gets thrown 30' head first into a support pillar, and again is fine. That is some bullshit! That guy should be dead or paralyzed at least, or in a coma or have a concussion. He's just a dude, not a super dude.

This bugged me in the latest Captain America too during the big hero vs hero fight scene. It really didn't seem to matter anymore if somebody had on a robot suit, was super human, or what, everybody was on equal footing going toe to toe until the plot demanded otherwise. I want to see a super hero movie where when somebody with super strength hits a normal person the normal person's body reacts more like a watermelon underneath Gallagher's sledgehammer. That seems like it would be a more realistic effect of a super punch...
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Re: Luke Cage

Postby Lunkhead » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:50 pm

Ugh. Slogging my way through season 2. It's sooo slow. So much bad dialogue. If I need to see more shots of "Shades" flashing his shades. I get it, ok! And Mariah is so annoying. Zzzzz...
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Postby ken » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:10 am

Yeah, we started watching this, but it didn't get traction so we have been watching other things.
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Postby Lunkhead » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:34 pm

This show got to the point where I got interrupted watching the very last episode, and actually completely forgot for a couple weeks that I never finished it. I went back and watched the rest of it. Without spoiling anything hopefully, the way they wrapped things up for Bushmaster seemed completely dumb to me. But the way they left things with Mariah and particularly with her daughter and Luke Cage was maybe the only potentially interesting thing in the whole season. They could have taken a lot less time to get there.
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Postby Lunkhead » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:02 am

Wow, Luke Cage cancelled now too. Is it all just part of Disney wrapping up their partnership with Netflix so they can relocate the Marvel shows to their own streaming service that they're launching next year? Or what? People really liked Luke Cage although frankly I thought both seasons were fraught with too much pretentious pontificating and were way way too long. They really under utilized the main character and lead actor, I thought.
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Re: Luke Cage

Postby ken » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:00 am

Still slugging through season 2... Not really engaged, and feeling like it is taking too long to resolve without really doing anything else more interesting. My wife pointed out that it felt like Bushmaster was getting more screen time than Luke Cage.
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Postby ken » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:40 am

Okay, I finally finished this last night. I'll be fine if there isn't another season.

I read an article about how Marvel is pulling all it's content from Netflix so that it can focus on the new Disney streaming service. (I also read an article about how the increase in streaming services is creating an upswing in piracy!) Most of the the Netflix avengers will likely be a casualty of this transition. The unfortunate thing is that these street level stories are nice to balance out the universe-wide stories being told on the screen. So while these shows have been a little hit and miss, it has been good to see small stories on the small screen. I hope these continue to exist. I like the more realistic hero stories. Characters can be more dimensional and personal.
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Postby ujnhunter » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:08 pm

Yay for more streaming services! Cable TV 2.0?
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Postby HeuristicsInc » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:22 pm

Er... yay for more services that only have one show you might want to watch? That you would have to subscribe to to see that one show? And waste a lot of money not watching the other ones? It seems to me like a terrible idea. I see what ken's saying, more piracy; either that or just not watching interesting shows because they're hidden behind a paywall.
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Postby ujnhunter » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:28 pm

Whoops. Guess I should figure out how to use the sarcasm font...
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