Same as I ever was
Boba Fett plain wasn't very good except the episodes at the end where it turns into The Mandalorian and a Mando/Boba crossover for a bit. Andor is very good though. Just, in itself, as a show.
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Oh 100%, Jen was delightful. Pretty much all the casting was spot on. Granted, that has generally been one of the consistently strong things about the live action Marvel TV shows, Iron Fist notwithstanding.But, most importantly, Tatiana Maslany is wonderful. Perfect casting, and I hope she is in a lot of MCU stuff going forward.
That’s good to hear. I still need a break though. It’ll still be there when I’m ready for more Star Wars.Boba Fett plain wasn't very good except the episodes at the end where it turns into The Mandalorian and a Mando/Boba crossover for a bit. Andor is very good though. Just, in itself, as a show.
I’m fine with every discussion around Disney involving at least a little spitting in their eye. The people they employ bring a lot of joy into the world but it doesn’t counterbalance the immense damage they’ve done to art and culture, let alone the human cost.I will stop complaining about Disney the IRL entity when talking about Disney movies and shows, the day I stop seeing the repercussions of Disney's innumerable sins with my own two eyes every time I drive to work.
Instead, she kinda brutally beats up a few innocent rent-a-cops on her way to confront GLADOS. But instead of following through with the Portal joke and having her put GLADOS in its place, she acquiesces and falls in line? And then at the very end, she still gets upstaged by Hulk? It feels borderline nefarious. I'm getting kinda tired of Disney lampshading their own shittiness and then doing nothing about it. It honestly feels worse than if they didn't even acknowledge it to begin with. Like, y'all know you should be better and are making an active, public decision to not be. Very frustrating when the rest of the show was otherwise so good.The jab at special effects was especially heinous. If Jen were a real hero she’d have led the effects people on strike and just ended the show.
That's basically how I feel about the finale. Like, there was a lot of ripe, fertile ground to explore with Jen and her icky cis-white-male-boomer boss that was begging to get openly discussed/resolved. And instead she just gets fired off camera? And it never gets addressed again? Except for her paralegal who is like "I hate this guy, but Imma keep working for him because he pays me well" which is just like, the opposite of where this felt like it could have/should have gone....all that IS the better ending but it's not the ending to the story we've been watching. Like, if the writers or Management decided that made for a better ending they could have just wrote that story instead!
Her goal was to change the ending to her show, and she did that. I don’t think that anything in the series hinted that Jen wanted to change or destroy Marvel.But instead of following through with the Portal joke and having her put GLADOS in its place, she acquiesces and falls in line?
I'm not saying that’s the case. But think about it. It's beyond weird and irksome that they'd make a parallel that calculated, cold, inhuman Marvel Mandates are to blame for her problems, and then she's just like yeah we're still cool I can work with this. Like, imagine if Sauron came swooping into a Batman film, and he turned out to secretly be the cause of all of Batman's/Gotham's woes, and Batman at the end was all like oh, ok, you might be a genocidal incarnation of evil but I can work with you, I'll trust your word at face value, have a nice day.Her goal was to change the ending to her show, and she did that. I don’t think that anything in the series hinted that Jen wanted to change or destroy Marvel.
Tell me you've never read She-Hulk...Overall I liked She-Hulk, but I would have much preferred a version that just told the story they claim they wanted to tell instead of faking out a worse story, doing a bunch of meta jokes, and then skipping to the wanted ending without earning it.