Fallen Prime
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Fallen Prime

Something I just picked up on regarding the “blue-neck” joke: on top of the redneck thing, I think it ALSO plays with the related “blue collar” stereotype that generally refers to the same demographic.

So it’s a little less lazy, but conversely so much more stupid.

Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh

I haven’t bothered to watch the Ratchet & Clank film because I played Ratchet & Clank 2016 and really enjoyed so I completed it a few times.

From this podcast it seems like I didn’t miss much, it was basically the game but without all the fun combat.

Dragons Advocate
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Dragons Advocate

I can only speculate on this, but I have the strong suspicion that the movie worked a whole lot better for people who have played and enjoyed previous Ratchet & Clank’s, but have not played the 2016 version due to lack of a PS4.
I for one was constantly crying of laughter in the cinema. But I get that it wouldn’t have been the same if I played a game with the same plot.

Michael Campbell
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Michael Campbell

In the book “The Hobbit” (chapter 6?) the Eagles explain that they will only carry the heroes a certain distance, because they won’t go near populated areas where humans will shoot at them.

I guess Tolkien couldn’t be bothered to have the Eagles explain this to Gandalf again in LOTR.

Michael Campbell
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Michael Campbell

Unobtanium is actually a “real” thing.

In physics and engineering thought experiments, when you come up with an idea that needs a specifc “impossible” / “undiscovered” material or object, that is labelled as Unobtanium.

So it’s not a specific mineral in real life, but it is a real word that actually gets used.

I guess if some specific massively useful theoretical Unobtanium was actually discovered you may get an idiot decide to name the mineral after the concept, but it would be dumb.

Enigma_2099
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Enigma_2099

As a die-hard Ratchet and Clank fan I can honestly say… the PSP games were sub-par, and reeked of out-farming. And while I liked the movie, I too will admit that it’s not Shakespeare.

GamingWithEJ
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GamingWithEJ

This movie while in no means perfect is the best video game movie adaptation period. I realize that is not exactly a high bar, but it was a loving faithful adaptation from the franchise that thank chirst kept the original voice actors and made it animated. any fan of the franchise should enjoy this.

JackieGoOutside
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Oh, John Goodman is in this? Rule of thumb, if John Goodman is in a movie, no matter how big or small the role, I’ll probably won’t hate it.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Hashtags-as-spoken-jokes is an extension of the cultural shift away from using real words and existing contractions in conversation into using LeetSpeak, web anagrams, and abbreviated phrases/words (like LOL said ell-oh-ell) as spoken terms. Expect more of it until we reach the point where we have exactly 26 words in spoken language, with meaning and intent being based entirely on the sound/inflection of our grunts which used to be the alphabet as we think furiously into our clouds to post our disagreement on social media with Omega President Twitter’s War on “Using the term War sarcastically and inappropriately”. It’s a campaign… Read more »

Andrew Barloq
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Andrew Barloq

Normally I watch the movies ahead of time, but after having to sit through the purgatory of Angry Birds, I’m glad I decided to skip this one to avoid a similar experience. Doesn’t sound like I missed anything of value.

Also: YESSSS, Alone in the Dark! I need to rewatch it, I can’t really remember very much about it, aside from the 3 minute opening crawl/voice-over and a cool slo-mo gunfight lit by muzzle flashes.

Loona Chan
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Loona Chan

Paul Giamatti is the greatest actor of this generation and I will not tolerate any bad words said about the beautiful man.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

I for one am glad we’re finally acknowledging Conrad’s xenophobia and far right political leanings. It’s been in the background of almost every episode, unacknowledged largely I’d imagine because Jim does such a good job of keeping these episodes from dissolving into any kind of political non-sequiters. But it’s good to have it out in the open now that Conrad supports Nigel Farage coming into people’s houses at night and putting spiders in their mouths.

Duhad
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Duhad

I honestly love this show and I really don’t mind the length. I put it on and play Stardew Valley.

Lawrence Eric Eccleston
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Lawrence Eric Eccleston

The original games storyline was significantly better than the movie or remake of the game to a degree which seems frankly irresponsible

Appretaur
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Appretaur

Well, you can easily come up in the back of your mind with a vague explanation for the whole eagle-ring thing with nothing more than what even the LotR movies give you: In general, Sauron’s got ringwraiths flying around his domain on fellbeasts, ready to intercept any ring-drop-into-the-volcano attempts by eagles that would intrude on his airspace, and he’s got a giant searchlight eye that can actively search out the skies for what, from his side’s perspective, would be an incredibly obvious, predictable tactic his enemies would try to pull with the ring. Sauron would logically be searching for eagles… Read more »

George
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George

But Conrad the world is ruled by Primates. That’s the Taxonomic order we belong too…unless you’re secretly a lizard person and if that is the case your people never should have developed time travel.

You have no one to blame but yourselves.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

HashtagILoveYouGuysAndAgreeThatHashtagsAreShitUnlessUsedIronicallyForHumourInATotallySelfAwareWayThatDoesntMakeYouLookLikeACompletelyUnoriginalHipsterBeanPleaseDontHurtMeILoveYouReallyIDoCanIHaveSomeCashPleaseImAlsoABitStrappedLoveYou!

galactix100
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galactix100

For me this film was like Prince of Persia but without even Alfred Molina. Non of the jokes got any closer to a laugh than making the corners of my mouth twitch, if they got any response at all. Everything else was competent but utterly bland and forgettable.

Claptrap
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Claptrap

As someone who really likes Ratchet & Clank as characters and their games, I enjoyed the movie. It’s adorable, well made and while the plot isn’t the best, it was entertaining.

GloatingSwine
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GloatingSwine

The remade game used bits of the film for some of its cutscenes (the ones that blocked the PS4 sharing, natch).

I thought pace, narrative and content wise the original game was better than the remake, albeit the controls of the old ones didn’t really gel until Ratchet & Clank 2.

Oliver Mendes
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Oliver Mendes

SODs? What are y’all talking about the abbreviation for the podcast is MBs!

Leah
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Leah

I quite liked it. It may have had a pretty lazy plot, but the comedy was good, and the CGI was great. It was easily one of the better films which have appeared on this podcast. That said, the game was much better.