Chapter 2 - discussixn thread

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  1. psylockolussus

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  2. Kane52630

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    Looking forward to it.
     
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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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  4. Chip Chipperson

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    tonight's the night, bros and girl bros!
     
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  5. David H.

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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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    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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  8. David H.

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    "It's not real, it's my brain."
     
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  9. NotNickFury

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    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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  10. Smilodon

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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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    That David and his father scene really reminded me of Cerebro. Maybe David is Charles' son after all.
     
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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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    Was not expecting Eddie Jemison. Even though that was a flashback, I wonder if he'll pop up again.
     
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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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  15. scarlet-witch

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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. :funny:
     
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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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    Not enough dancing in this episode.
     
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    Good episode pretty straight forward
     
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    psylockolussus Well-Known Mutant

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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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  21. 2kt09

    2kt09 Here 'N' There

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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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  22. Weather Witch

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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. :woot:
     
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  23. Smilodon

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

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    To be fair he could actually be an astronomer for all we know, but the Cerebro thing makes a lot of sense. :woot:
     
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    I've still not picked up on it. Could you explain?
     
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