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Old 02-09-2017, 07:50 AM   #1
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:31 PM   #2
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:27 PM   #3
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So was listening to IGN's Channel Surfing podcast and I think it was Eric Goldman who said that he'd seen the first three episodes of Legion. Episode 2 felt the most....how do I put this? Routine? Most like a TV show? Not a negative, mind you, and we'll be able to judge for ourselves, and even the most normal episode of Fargo is still outstanding, so very curious to see how tonight's episode goes.

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Old 02-15-2017, 10:03 PM   #5
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Am I the only one expecting David to Scanners someone?

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The journey through David's mind felt like Cerebro. I like the slow, methodical approach the show is taking to helping David understand his abilities.

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Old 02-15-2017, 10:26 PM   #7
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Melanie is doing what Charles would do if we could spend that much time in a film exploring someone psyche that way. I really liked Ptonomy for some reason, then I realized he reminded me of The Haitian from Heroes which is why.

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Old 02-15-2017, 10:36 PM   #8
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"It's not real, it's my brain."

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Old 02-15-2017, 11:08 PM   #9
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Melanie is doing what Charles would do if we could spend that much time in a film exploring someone psyche that way. I really liked Ptonomy for some reason, then I realized he reminded me of The Haitian from Heroes which is why.
This is the sort of focus I wish we could get in the films with Charles trying to coach the younger mutants, particularly Jean, through their abilities. Granted, there's more time to build up in a TV show versus a movie, but I still like how this show is approaching how mutants struggle with their powers.

And all without a super expensive budget. Just work with what you can and give solid character development in the process.

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Old 02-15-2017, 11:20 PM   #10
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Just like Vaughn opting to not have a telepathic battle in FC because of Inception, I do think examining a character's psyche in a dream sequence etc. is a bit of a tired concept. Obviously there's visually innovative ways to do it, but I think in a two hour movie a filmmaker might find it repetitive and unoriginal, especially with how we've had a few shows with unreliable narrators.

In this episode of Legion it was nice to see that kind of development for David and interaction with Melanie/Ptonomy, but the scenes themselves weren't all that different than what we might see in a show elsewhere with an unreliable narrator.

Good episode again. Very straightforward, but in a good way. I wouldn't want to meander with too many stylized sequences. Good to get backstory on Lenny and I guess we now know what that frog from the promo material was from.

Seeing more of that Mojo/Shadow King thing was scary though.

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Old 02-16-2017, 04:24 AM   #11
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That David and his father scene really reminded me of Cerebro. Maybe David is Charles' son after all.

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Old 02-16-2017, 05:29 AM   #12
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Scenes with David and his father were very curious. That explains some of the marketing material too. Melanie is still giving off some Emma Frost vibes, is that just me? I also like how much of David's past we are already seeing. Also with Lenny showing up in the past, does that make her a personality of David? Maybe. Just like Syd, what are the odds of them knowing each other before going to the institution and then ending up in the same place?

I also thought the scenes with the 'Devil' were actually pretty intense and a bit scary this time around. Can't wait to get more pieces of this puzzle. Stray observations: Time travel class is cancelled and David sees 'other worlds' in the corner of his eyes.

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Old 02-16-2017, 08:32 AM   #13
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Was not expecting Eddie Jemison. Even though that was a flashback, I wonder if he'll pop up again.

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Old 02-16-2017, 01:18 PM   #14
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I liked this episode much better since it was much more easier to follow. Also the whole father thing was very interesting I wonder how it will play out. And that yellow eyed monster is friggin scary I can't wait for next weeks episode since it looks like we get a better look at it/.

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Good episode, the scenes with the father's face being blacked out are curious. I guess they are going the Xavier route? I haven't been reading into this much. Just watching and coming here.

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Old 02-16-2017, 02:40 PM   #16
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Well... it's teasing it for fans but (in the comics) David's mother never told Xavier. I imagine that revelation could work in a future season.

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Old 02-16-2017, 03:11 PM   #17
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Not enough dancing in this episode.

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Good episode pretty straight forward

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I liked the first episode better but its still good.

Not trying to take a dig at Marvel Studios but I am pleasantly surprised that Legion is the most expensive looking Marvel TV show so far and its coming from FX/Fox. There are still shots that look TV but a lot of outdoor shots and 16:9 shots look like a screen from a movie to me. Some of the sets, costuming are also inspired.

That fat evil dude is so scary, though I wish the CGi for him would look better. I wish though the narrative is easier to follow. There's just something confusing about the story tellingof the show. I hope it all makes sense after the finale.

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This ep really blew me away.

Got that Hawley charm that I know and love even with a different director stepping in.
The level of attention to the direction was much crisper as well as the scenes flow better with all those flashbacks.
Mojo seems even more terrifying.
I especially love how his long distant telepathy is portrayed.

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Someone pointed out to me that 'the stars talking back' is an obvious cerebro reference. Now I'm confused that I didn't pick up on that earlier.

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Same. Completely missed that Cerebro reference. I actually thought he was an astronomer for a moment.

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Same. Completely missed that Cerebro reference. I actually thought he was an astronomer for a moment.
To be fair he could actually be an astronomer for all we know, but the Cerebro thing makes a lot of sense.

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Someone pointed out to me that 'the stars talking back' is an obvious cerebro reference. Now I'm confused that I didn't pick up on that earlier.
I've still not picked up on it. Could you explain?

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