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Re: State an Unpopular Opinion

Postby Bryan Moore » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:31 am

Graham Kennedy wrote:
Bryan Moore wrote:I know there are plenty of boards where feeling has been expressed that "Wait, the Empire built the Death Star (x2) and yet some "over-sized teddy bear" savages brought down a galactic power. It's like if the Native Americans drove back WWII-era technology America off the continent and back to Europe. It is quite silly - I won't even pretend otherwise.

It's essentially a metaphor for the Vietnam war. The techno-superpower defeated by relatively primitive natives whose big advantage is that they know the forest better? Yeah, pretty obvious what that's about.

Maybe that touches a nerve with some people too.


See, I had thought this for years and this was even mentioned in US History back in high school, but I then remember seeing an interview with Lawrence Kasdan maybe a few years back who insisted it wasn't directly intended as a Vietnam metaphor, but for the audience to draw whatever conclusion it wishes. I am google searching this interview now, to no avail.
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Re: State an Unpopular Opinion

Postby Graham Kennedy » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:34 am

Well, death of the author and all that.
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Re: State an Unpopular Opinion

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:33 pm

I've never found Deadpool to be.. entertaining. I just don't get him overall. The guy just doesn't click for me.
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Re: State an Unpopular Opinion

Postby Nutso » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:07 am

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:I've never found Deadpool to be.. entertaining. I just don't get him overall. The guy just doesn't click for me.

I feel the same about Wolverine. Love the claws, though.
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Re: State an Unpopular Opinion

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:37 am

In Friends, Ross was a terrible, terrible human being. He didn't actually love Rachel, and his behaviour towards her was almost universally nasty and spiteful. He constantly belittled her and the things she cared about, and regarded himself as being far smarter and better than she was.

Joey, on the other hand, genuinely cared for her and was a far, far better relationship partner for her. The show should have kept that going and forgotten about the whole Ross/Rachel thing.
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Re: State an Unpopular Opinion

Postby McAvoy » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:44 pm

Graham Kennedy wrote:In Friends, Ross was a terrible, terrible human being. He didn't actually love Rachel, and his behaviour towards her was almost universally nasty and spiteful. He constantly belittled her and the things she cared about, and regarded himself as being far smarter and better than she was.

Joey, on the other hand, genuinely cared for her and was a far, far better relationship partner for her. The show should have kept that going and forgotten about the whole Ross/Rachel thing.


That's not an unpopular opinion though. From what I have seen is that it's the general consensus among the fans.

Monica is annoying though.
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Re: State an Unpopular Opinion

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:40 pm

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Graham Kennedy wrote:In Friends, Ross was a terrible, terrible human being. He didn't actually love Rachel, and his behaviour towards her was almost universally nasty and spiteful. He constantly belittled her and the things she cared about, and regarded himself as being far smarter and better than she was.

Joey, on the other hand, genuinely cared for her and was a far, far better relationship partner for her. The show should have kept that going and forgotten about the whole Ross/Rachel thing.


That's not an unpopular opinion though. From what I have seen is that it's the general consensus among the fans.

Monica is annoying though.

It is? I can't say I hang out with Friends fans very much. Oh well.
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Re: State an Unpopular Opinion

Postby Nutso » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:37 am

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Graham Kennedy wrote:In Friends, Ross was a terrible, terrible human being. He didn't actually love Rachel, and his behaviour towards her was almost universally nasty and spiteful. He constantly belittled her and the things she cared about, and regarded himself as being far smarter and better than she was.

Joey, on the other hand, genuinely cared for her and was a far, far better relationship partner for her. The show should have kept that going and forgotten about the whole Ross/Rachel thing.


That's not an unpopular opinion though. From what I have seen is that it's the general consensus among the fans.

Monica is annoying though.

It is? I can't say I hang out with Friends fans very much. Oh well.

Ross has always been eveyone's least favorite Friend.
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Re: State an Unpopular Opinion

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:22 pm

I haven't seen Friends in years, but I do remember Ross as being an annoying git.
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Re: State an Unpopular Opinion

Postby McAvoy » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:26 am

Graham Kennedy wrote:
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Graham Kennedy wrote:In Friends, Ross was a terrible, terrible human being. He didn't actually love Rachel, and his behaviour towards her was almost universally nasty and spiteful. He constantly belittled her and the things she cared about, and regarded himself as being far smarter and better than she was.

Joey, on the other hand, genuinely cared for her and was a far, far better relationship partner for her. The show should have kept that going and forgotten about the whole Ross/Rachel thing.


That's not an unpopular opinion though. From what I have seen is that it's the general consensus among the fans.

Monica is annoying though.

It is? I can't say I hang out with Friends fans very much. Oh well.


One of those '15 things about Friends' things that pop up on my Facebook page every once in awhile. Read the comments and yeah Ross is not liked at all. Some of those articles will go mention how bad he was for Rachael.

Also a ex girlfriend said the same thing. We broke up on good terms so her opinion still matters. Lol
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Re: State an Unpopular Opinion

Postby IanKennedy » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:18 pm

Deadpool doesn't actually look bad. I had a friend at school who looked pretty much like that. He had really bad eczema, but so what.
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Re: State an Unpopular Opinion

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:02 am

I find the 1986 Transformers animated movie to be overrated at best. It's disjointed, with scenes barely connected to each other. The 'main' character, Hot Rod, pretty much gets no character development in the movie. Mood whiplash is horrible in it, shit gets tossed in with no explanation. I just hate the damned thing.

I like the 2007 live-action movie more than it and think it's overall better. At the very least we know what's up with the Allspark. And Sam gets an arc. Oh, and Mikaela is made of win.
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Re: State an Unpopular Opinion

Postby McAvoy » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:35 am

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:I find the 1986 Transformers animated movie to be overrated at best. It's disjointed, with scenes barely connected to each other. The 'main' character, Hot Rod, pretty much gets no character development in the movie. Mood whiplash is horrible in it, shit gets tossed in with no explanation. I just hate the damned thing.

I like the 2007 live-action movie more than it and think it's overall better. At the very least we know what's up with the Allspark. And Sam gets an arc. Oh, and Mikaela is made of win.


I think the first movie was good and could have been better if a different director directed it. Never liked Michael Bay's over the top shit. All his films also had some sort of masturbatory military thing going on.
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Re: State an Unpopular Opinion

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:39 pm

I like Daleks. Some of my favorite classic serials and new-Who episodes are Dalek-centric. But... I just can't be afraid of them. They don't frighten me. And sometimes the whole, "Daleks are the most evil and most powerful species!" that goes on in new-Who just makes me laugh. It's just a mental disconnect for me.
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Re: State an Unpopular Opinion

Postby Sonic Glitch » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:50 pm

Discovery is canon and a worthy entry into the Star Trek pantheon

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