Westworld OT - Man was matter, that was Snowden's secret

theMightyME

Owner of The Total Screen
#51
So Will (my pocasting partner) is it if town for the first 2 weeks of June

Anybody want to podcast about Westworld with me for 2 weeks?

Not this week's coming episode but the next 2, 1 each week.
 

EvilTw1n

Even my henchmen think I'm crazy.
Moderator
#52
Alas, my HBO Go ticket is going to be out of the country for the Isle of Man races for like two weeks. So I'm going on blackout for the next few.
 

FriedShoes

MLG
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#53
You're right.
The action scenes in this show are terrible. The Maeve/William confrontation was EMBARRASSING. Shooting up Will like that with no fanfare, but then having all the visual and audio weight being put on some no-name child being snatched? I dont know who directed/edited this, but they don't watch the show.
you know, I cant even blame them too much. Its fucking hard to find a director that can do action and these droning dialogues within a narrative structure that just sucks.
Muddled episode, they shouldnt have bothered with Shogun World (what a wasted opportunity) if they were just gonna rush through actual plot progression this poorly.

on a positive note, i did enjoy seeing Anthony Hopkins deadpan shooting a P90, thats fun.
on a negative, whoever plays Hale is fucking awful.
 

theMightyME

Owner of The Total Screen
#54
You're right.
The action scenes in this show are terrible. The Maeve/William confrontation was EMBARRASSING. Shooting up Will like that with no fanfare, but then having all the visual and audio weight being put on some no-name child being snatched? I dont know who directed/edited this, but they don't watch the show.
you know, I cant even blame them too much. Its fucking hard to find a director that can do action and these droning dialogues within a narrative structure that just sucks.
Muddled episode, they shouldnt have bothered with Shogun World (what a wasted opportunity) if they were just gonna rush through actual plot progression this poorly.

on a positive note, i did enjoy seeing Anthony Hopkins deadpan shooting a P90, thats fun.
on a negative, whoever plays Hale is fucking awful.
I wanted to fuck her so bad after watching her in Thor Ragnarok though lol
 

Juegos

All mods go to heaven.
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#59
I just couldn't take Evan Rachel Wood seriously this episode. Something about her acting throws me off. What a shame, that was almost a great story beat. Now for William's, Bernard's, and Maeve's actors, they really bring their characters to life through those pivotal story moments.

It was great that we got so much character development and plot this episode, and that they left some mysteries for the last episode. It's going to be crazy.
 

theMightyME

Owner of The Total Screen
#60
I just couldn't take Evan Rachel Wood seriously this episode. Something about her acting throws me off. What a shame, that was almost a great story beat. Now for William's, Bernard's, and Maeve's actors, they really bring their characters to life through those pivotal story moments.

It was great that we got so much character development and plot this episode, and that they left some mysteries for the last episode. It's going to be crazy.
Hers is a hard role to play they took her too dark, so when she needs to be vulnerable it doesn't really work
 

EvilTw1n

Even my henchmen think I'm crazy.
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#62
I just couldn't take Evan Rachel Wood seriously this episode. Something about her acting throws me off. What a shame, that was almost a great story beat. Now for William's, Bernard's, and Maeve's actors, they really bring their characters to life through those pivotal story moments.

It was great that we got so much character development and plot this episode, and that they left some mysteries for the last episode. It's going to be crazy.
I've read some critics the past two weeks who don't find anything in the characters, William specifically, and I don't get it. This season has gone way out of its way to develop characters this season (in my opinion, to the detriment of the overall show; WW works better when it's plot-driven, not character-driver, imo). But I don't get anyone who says they have no reaction or feelings toward MiB. He's been avatar, comic relief, badass, villain, sympathetic, and pathetic all at the same time, because Ed Harris can do more acting by just standing there and modulating his voice than other actors can do with every tool in the acting toolbox.

As for ERW, I thought her "big reaction" shot in this episode was fabulous. Almost like Dolores was trying to learn on the spot how to react there. But the rest of her character arc got old quickly this season. Revenge porn is hard to stretch meaning out of for 10 hours. I think Dolores was the best part of season one, but has become pretty vanilla in season two. There's only so much "against type" you can watch before going "OK, where is the depth to these actions?" It finally arrived with Teddy showing her how effed up she's become, but that's way late in the game.
Hers is a hard role to play they took her too dark, so when she needs to be vulnerable it doesn't really work
There's going to be a payoff, I think - we also watched Ford push Bernarnold to be depraved - but it's been pretty one-note up to now. ERW was strongest this season any time they put her alone with her father or Teddy. Being the revolutionary on the field has been a thankless acting job.
 

Juegos

All mods go to heaven.
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#63
Alright that was pretty cool. I need to gather my thoughts on this, and I might not post them until a possible podcast with @theMightyME, but that was pretty cool. I'm excited for S03, even though I feel like from here on it will be a slow burn for another five seasons.

At least Game of Thrones is ending soon.
 

theMightyME

Owner of The Total Screen
#68
Can't podcast tonight, my studier is home recovering from lasik, asleep in the room next to the one I record in .. Are you guys available for tomorrow, Sunday, or Monday?
 
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