My response to Andrea Shea King:
“What you’re feeling is simply cognitive dissonance after being successfully manipulated by a psychopathic sociopathic (no boundaries) professional actor and liar. Beck violates people by confusing them, deceiving them and then exploiting them.
You are no different.
His easiest marks are those who have an excessively high opinion of their own morality, intelligence and perspicacity.
As with Guardians of the Galaxy Civil War has a lot of story, a lot of character moments and character development, a good stand alone story and some scene stealing breakout characters.
It’s not a spoiler any more that Spider-Man is in this film but more impressive is the centrepiece fight involving Ant-Man… And the knockout gorgeous version of Aunt May!
This movie has quite a lot of cerebral moments in between story driven explosions and battles, and the denouement is as powerful and has as much heart as Guardians.
This is Avengers 2.5 as much as it is Captain America 3 and is a fantastic cinema experience.
Jupiter Ascending is an interesting film.
It lacked a lot of energy when it needed it most, and Mila Kunis was cosmically miscast as the protagonist, but the basic conceit of the film is wonderful.
It reminded me very strongly of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World, refracted through the prism of the CG Society’s most gifted artists. No bad thing.
It’s definitely a science fiction film, and not fantasy in trade dress – the high concept and apparently science fantasy elements are in fact all extremely ultra high tech, and the concept is pursued thoroughly. To that extent it is not only somewhat like Kirby’s work but also like Phillip Jose Farmer’s World of Tiers series – not least due to the amnesiac reincarnated protagonist and the circles within circles of the universe in which it is set.
It isn’t a popcorn film, and it isn’t preachy. I expect it didn’t do well mainly since it offers neither pablum nor simple fairy tale. But it has a detailed world setting that is beautifully rendered on screen.
I have eight copies of the print edition of Foresee Alpha (first edition) left for sale. Once they’re gone… they are gone forever, it will never be reprinted in this format although it’s on sale as a digital book and free updates are on the left hand side bar.
Foresee Alpha adapts the 4C FASERIP rules to fantasy gaming, especially fantasy animated adventures type gaming.
The print edition is full color covers and interior art, black and white text, quality printed paper and card covers.
Price is $30 each including postage so if you buy one be sure and tell me where to post it…
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“In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is… in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”