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.

OctopussGrift
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OctopussGrift

I remember what I think was a fan theory that Gandalf was planning on taking the Fellowship to the Eagles. He had a spot where he was planning to meet the Eagles, but before they got there he had to fight the Balrog and by the time he reunited with the others Frodo and Sam were separated from the others. Gandalf then asked an Eagle to try to keep an eye out for the Hobbits to rescue them if they were successful in destroying the ring.

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.

Otherhand
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Otherhand

Sooner or later, someone definitely will!

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

…I have been known to say “sad face” conversationally.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I do it in chat where people can’t see my face. I hate it, doesn’t mean I can stop myself from doing it.

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.

Fred Davis
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Fred Davis

It’s probably the most uwe bowel of all uwe bowel’s movies, but it’s also a really good for the movie boys because it’s basically the resident evil movies if they weren’t as well made and their scripts and acting direction were all worse, but the special effects were all somehow better but used more poorly.

think of it as “Resident Evil: annihilation”.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
This Just In: Paul WS Anderson releases leaked documents revealing another franchise entry titled “Resident Evil: Annihilation”. The film was planned to have a lot of action set-pieces involving Alice’s newfound love of martial arts in addition to the already showcased close-quarters and gun combat the series is known for, with several literal “jump cuts” showcasing her figure from all angles as she flipped through the air. In an added twist, it was going to be revealed that Umbrella had discovered interdimensional travel and were now going to bring in new bio-weapons resembling sentient ooze (not unlike the iconic enemies… Read more »
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.

Landy Alexander
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Landy Alexander

He was in both garbage FMV game Ripper, and family fart movie Thunderpants.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

He’s an actor I really like but he’s done a lot of complete shite.

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.

Loona Chan
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Loona Chan

only libtard snowflakes like you think this is a problem. I for one think Nigel is rather pleasant when he shambles through the house, and the spiders only choke you sometimes.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

Who said I disagreed! I’m glad it’s all out in the open so I can agree with him that, really, the spiders are delicious and nutritious and only poisonous less than ten percent of the time.

Wellsy487
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Wellsy487

At least we all know we can trust Nigel as he drunk a pint of larger

GloatingSwine
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GloatingSwine

Never trust a lager drinker. As a real ale fan I can tell you that if it doesn’t have a silly name it’s not proper beer.

Fred Davis
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Fred Davis
The thing is that it was a micro-brewey brew-pub england-for-the-english pale real ale not a lager* because he’s a major representative of the Campaign For Real Ale… who like UKIP, basically became a weird virtue signalling backdrop to anything Niggle Forager does even as media printed pictures of him holding up a pale ale wot he done drank with them “common” middle class elderly rural pensioners is described by the media as “drinking a lager with common folks” and thus “proving” he’s “a man of the people”. Because the human race deserves to die, and hopefully soon, pray for the… Read more »
Loona Chan
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Loona Chan

This is why I only trust people who drink stouts and porters. Anyone else is literally a Polish.

You don’t want to be a Polish.

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

*Flees comment section, spilling empty lite-beer cans from backpack*

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

I avoid all this by just sticking to drinking girly wine coolers. Problem solved!

Wellsy487
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Wellsy487

A lot of countries drink ales mate. Half of Europe does. It’s not categorised by drunks, plus there’s been a huge increase in ale drinkers in the last few years as people move away from larger

Forrest Kayssen
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Forrest Kayssen

I will chip in and say that Ale and Lager do not taste the same. That’s like saying all Pizzas taste the same. They’re made with different ingredients a lot of the time, so you end up with a lot of variety.

It doesn’t matter too much to me, though. I am a cider drinker. I drinks it all of the day.

Wellsy487
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Wellsy487

I used to work in a pub and trained in managing a cellar. I loved real ales after that. I’m doing a bit of a sad thing by noting the beers and brewers I have tried and which beers I liked.

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 »
ConradZimmerman
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ConradZimmerman
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.

ConradZimmerman
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ConradZimmerman
Appretaur
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Appretaur

I’m… not sure what that’s supposed to be an image of. o.o;

EDIT: Oh wait. The context of the base post.

ConradZimmerman
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ConradZimmerman

It’s from the early 80’s sci-fi series V. It’s about extraterrestrial lizard people trying to take over the Earth, masquerading as humans.

George
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George

We’re through the looking glass now…

YoDude
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YoDude

Was that before or after Icke?

I personally hope to God that was before and he just got all of his crazy ass theories from that series.

Fred Davis
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Fred Davis

Or… is it?

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.

Lies That Bind
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Lies That Bind

Ratchet and Clank were more fleshed out characters in the OG version as well. I still think the ps2 games were the best the series has to offer

GloatingSwine
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GloatingSwine

Yeah. Jim’s point about the guns being more gimmick than satisfying is also a thing that’s gotten progressively more true as the series went on. In 1-3 they were guns that had some kind of twiddly extra, whereas certainly starting from the PS3 one they started thinking of a gimmick and sticking a damage value on it.

2 and 3 were the best. 1 didn’t quite have the controls.

Lies That Bind
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Lies That Bind

Yeah I can understand the criticism. It doesn’t help none of the guns FELT like you were doing damage. That saw ripper from a crack in time looked powerful but felt like I was shooting spit balls. Compare that to the devastator from the first game that looked, felt, and sounded like a powerful piece of equipment.
R&c1 definitely didn’t feel the best to control but it still has a great aesthetic compared to Futures bright and friendly tone.

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.