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Maybe posted before but fuck what a ride this movie! Crazy concept for sure. (Spanish)
Tokyo Vice. Four episodes in and really enjoying it. The banter is great.
Anyone watching this?
Typical Winding Refn: Slow but great images. And weird characters.
I haven't decided yet if I like it or not. Takes time...
- Just made up my mind: I don't like it. Never ending tracking shots. Slooow dialogues. It's too artsy for me.Longcopylover
- I loved it ... all of it
the weird characters, the tracking shots and the slow dialogue.Ramanisky2
- Maybe my bad but I fell asleep on EP 2. Will give it a try again later. (I actually want to like it.)Longcopylover
- Give it another go :)Ramanisky2
- loved itinteliboy
Not brand new, think it's just come out on the BBC iPlayer though.
Watched it over the last few days, this character is one of the best parts.... so funny.
96% on Rotten Tomatoes
Dinosaurs touched upon multiple topical issues, which include environmentalism, endangered species, women's rights, sexual harassment, LGBT rights, objectification of women, censorship, civil rights, body image, steroid use, allusions to masturbation (in the form of Robbie doing the solo mating dance), drug abuse, racism (in the form of a dispute between the two-legged dinosaurs and the four-legged dinosaurs), peer pressure, rights of indigenous peoples (in the form of the dinosaurs interacting with cavepeople), corporate crime, government interference in parenting, and pacifism.
In the episode "I Never Ate for My Father," in lieu of carnivorism, Robbie chooses to eat vegetables, and the other characters liken this to homosexuality, communism, drug abuse and counter culture.
In the final season, "The Greatest Story Ever Sold" (a take-off of The Greatest Story Ever Told) references religion when the Sinclair family becomes eager to learn the meaning of their existence. The Elders dictate a new system of beliefs, and the entire cast (with the exception of Robbie) abandons science to blindly follow the newly popular "Potato-ism".
Another religious-themed episode was "The Last Temptation of Ethyl," in which Ethyl willingly allows a televangelist to exploit her near-death experience to extort money from followers. She backs out after having a second such experience, where instead of heaven, she experiences a "place not so nice": an existence surrounded by nothing but multiple Earl Sneed Sinclairs.
The series finale of Dinosaurs, titled "Changing Nature", depicts the irresponsible actions of the dinosaurs toward their environment, and the ensuing Ice Age which leads to their demise. In the episode, a swarm of bunch beetles do not show up as expected to devour a form of creeper vine. Charlene discovers that a wax fruit factory called FruitCo has been constructed by Wesayso-controlled swampland that serves as the bunch beetles' breeding grounds, causing the extinction of the species (save for one male named Stan) who were killed off by the developers. Charlene and Stan make this information public on the news. After getting a phone call from his superiors at Wesayso who are fearing a public relations nightmare more than any environmental threat, B.P. Richfield quickly puts Earl in charge of an attempt to destroy the vines, which have grown out of control without the beetles to keep them in check. Earl proposes spraying the planet with defoliant which causes the destruction of the vines, but also kills off all plant life on the planet. B.P. Richfield assumes that the creation of clouds will bring rain, allowing the plants to grow back, and so decides to create clouds by dropping bombs in the planet's volcanoes to cause eruptions and cloud cover. The dark clouds instead cause global cooling, in the form of a gigantic cloud cover that scientists, the viewer learns, estimate would take "tens of thousands of years" to dissipate. When he gets a call from Earl, B.P. Richfield dismisses this as a "4th quarter problem" and states that Wesayso is currently making record-breaking profits from the cold weather selling blankets, heaters, and hot cocoa mix as the result of the "cold snap". Later, Earl apologizes to his family and Stan for his actions that led to the end of the world. Baby is reassured by Robbie and Charlene that whatever happens, nobody is going to leave and that they will all stay together. Earl tries to assure everyone that it will work out okay, saying that dinosaurs have been on this Earth for 150 million years and it is not like they are going to just disappear. There is a brief shot of the wax fruit factory as it starts to get buried in snow. At DNN, Howard Handupme states that the weather forecast is the same. He concludes his broadcast by saying, "This is Howard Handupme. Good night. Goodbye." The ending credits roll with scenes of snow falling around the Sinclair home, signaling the start of a volcanic/nuclear winter.
A thousand times this.
Such a fantastic adaptation of the comics.
And every time Dream opens his mouth, I can actually visualise white lettering on black speech balloons, it's spooky.
(Also: it's a *far* superior Gaiman adaptation than American Gods ever was.)
- Yep, just started this.Wordsworth
- I *KNEW* I should've bought any of those Sandman collections I'd seen in charity shops over the past few years.Nairn
- This show is so lifelike and interactive, i fell asleep 3 times in the first episode, the technology is so cool! ;)_niko
- is this an origin story for the smiths?tank02
- lol tankPonyBoy
- Sandboy wears way too much foundationGnash
i think someone recommended this one a while ago.
really enjoyed it.
- First episode was ace, second episode -- mehdrgs
- I will be thinking about this first episode for a long time, it's so meta and so unusual. A work of genius.BuddhaHat
- The first episode blew my mind. I was so impressed. The rest of the series was a bit of a disappointment after that. Apart from the goldigger bit in Ep4.Hayzilla