Discussion in 'Whatever' started by Joe Bunny, Nov 8, 2010.
Love， Death & Robots！ for a lazy sunday .
So an Ultraman series coming April 1st? I'm not sure what to think about the style but worth giving it a shot.
Love Death and Robots is very much worth the watch. Lots of eye candy, some great short films, a few meh(but still visually interesting). Makes me wonder why a lot of animation today looks the same, and why there isn't more animation made for adults(in the US).
Which ones did you find great, David?
Wanna check it out, but don't wanna waste my time...
I'd watch them all. When I first heard about this, I was skeptical that they would feel cohesive as a set. They all work together well, even though styles are varied widely and a few weren't interesting to me. There are 18 shorts. But they're all under 20 minutes. Some are as short as 7 minutes. If you find yourself uninterested by the first few, the series is most likely not for you.
Thanks! I dove in last night... didn't realize some were so very short... no big commitment. Watched "Sonnie's Edge" and "Three Robots". The former was some overwrought bullshit, the latter was fun, cute and didn't overstay its welcome. Will def. check out more of the series.
Three Robots, Beyond the Aquila Rift, Zima Blue, and Blind Spot were my favorites.
Saw something about Netflix not giving everyone the same order of episodes? Didn't apply to me, because yarrr.
8 episodes in and I'm really enjoying this.. surprised this hasn't been brought up here already!
I heard it was coming but didn't realise it was anime. Thought it was going to be love action. I just added it so I'll start watching it on Monday/Tuesday. Looking forward to it. So far, most of the anime Netflix has released has been pretty decent at the very least.
Hope you enjoy it @gatchabert - I'm not a big fan of the 'cel-shaded' overlay on 3D animation but I really didn't mind it in this case. Sometimes the animation felt a bit jerky/stuttered like the frame rate dropped or there was a problem with processing the final footage (maybe @animator has some experience with what might have happened there) - but one big advantage of this being animated is that no matter how wild or imaginative the action is, it all feels real within the world on the screen. No need to be distracted by shitty green screen effects etc.
I think I'm going to watch it all the way through again pretty soon - there were some really interesting moments in each episode, some nice call-backs to the original series, and some pretty brutal action in parts. Looking forward to a 2nd season if they decide to make one.
Ultraman was pretty good. I'm going to watch the later episodes again cause I was working on something while watching and got distracted a couple of times. I didn't mind the cell shaded animation. After a while, I didn't really notice it. So far, Netflix has been doing really well with these new anime (Devilman, Godzilla, etc). Good thing we got more bandwidth. My brother and I can stream and play online with no problems .
Dark Summer is straight up FANTASTIC!
If you can live with the super fast zombies/infected thing and go a few episodes deep it is a damn good show. It's what The Walking Dead should have been. Built on realistic dialog and relationships but totally brutal at the same time. It's about how to survive when the world goes to shit, not about your feelings and emotions. None of that nothing happens for whole episodes or even seasons bullshit. Great and horrible things happen constantly in this show. I loved it and normally I can't stand the idea of fast zombies at all.
chambers is shaping up to be an interesting show. We were grabbed by the first couple episodes. I've also recently started the second season of the protector, a series set and developed in Turkey. It's okay. I'd give it a C+, it's cool to see Istanbul and how good looking turkish people are.
Black Summer had some good moments and some that made no sense at all. The survivor group seemed interesting, but they never really dug into their respective backgrounds. Based on the first seasons alone, Walking Dead did it better by far.
I'm two into Black Summer, and enjoying it. Also really liked Gervais' new jawn After Life. Only six episodes, watched it in two sittings. Lots of former GOT actors too, including Walder Frey and Black Walder Rivers.
Really looking forward to checking out Wandering Earth. I don't know much about it (and don't want to!). I read the Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy, but I'm not really a fan of novellas so I'm excited to see a Chinese blockbuster adaptation of Cixin Liu's short story.
I had many a good laff with I Think You Should Leave.
Not all the sketches are great, but the ones that hit are hilarious.
(Will fucking Forte, always the MVP.)
I could not agree more.
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