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Haven't read Anne Rice in a while, but I'll take your word for it. I actually didn't know that. Is that a verifiable fact? Interesting. Tina Lombardi in A Very Long Engagement. Lost Boys is great and movies like Blade and Underworld are fun, but Interview with the Vampire is the best imo. As a dabbler in kpop, it's sad how much I've learned in the past few years about the cruelty of the culture around kpop idols. Aside from the brutality of the public, there's also the slave contracts and rampant sexual abuse of idols by the higher ups within their own record labels. So tragic. I really hope things change. I completely agree - this show definitely had a much shorter plan than its actual run. But I don't think it overstayed its welcome. Much like Supernatural, another show that went on for far longer than intended due to popularity, once I fall in love with characters, as long as they continue to exist in an entertaining world, I can overlook the loosening of credibility that happens over time. Love both, but I lean more toward representational. Mainly because I'm a huge fan of book illustrations, which, though fantastical, are technically representational. But I mean, art is amazing. Mixing the two styles is really fun as well. The writers and Tom Welling himself were pretty set on the show being pre-Superman, hence the title of Smallville. They had established that knowing his secret was high stakes danger, sho how could they let people know and not killing them off? In other words, they wrote themselves into a corner this way. The Flash has done a lot better with the whole not knowing thing. They've really taken a leaf out of Smallville's past and I think the Raimi Spider-Man films as well, in demonstrating that people knowing is actually better for the hero, who can't always fight alone. Smallville did jump shark, but at the same time, it was the end of the show so a marriage wasn't that big a deal. We didn't get seasons upon seasons of that so it didn't ruin the show for me. Adults have always acted and thought like juveniles, it's just that a lot more are becoming grown up enough to admit this. Well, that's just too reasonable haha. You mean the code that he constantly breaks? The Batmobile in Burton's 1989 Batman film had a machine gun attached to it. If that doesn't scream casualties, idk what would. I'd refer to this article for more details on the whole breaking of the killing code - specifically, refer to the text under the 'What About Batman Movies and TV' subheading: [url]https://au.ign.com/articles/2019/03/29/does-batman-really-have-a-no-killing-rule[/url] That's a pretty good idea. John Connor was never really a character so much as the figurehead for an ideology. He represented the ideals of the resistance movement, in order to inspire that movement to happen in the first place. Him being the one who protects the true leader works well because it sets him up as even more of a saviour overall - making himself the target of attacks from future enemies serving as red herring to disguise the true leader is pretty self-sacrificing. Batman killing criminals at his own leisure because someone killed his parents in his childhood is pretty grey, if not pitch black. I agree. It's the only truly positive thing anyone could say about the acting - the memorization skills of the actors is top notch. Good luck to you, sir. Hope your wife enjoys it. It is funny, though I hadn't noticed. I can't say that I have. Don't know any shark fishermen though, or fisherwomen, as it were, so that's the main and probably only reason for the lack of observation. Batman is probably the most common example of an anti-hero. He performs heroic acts, sure, but his motivation is morally grey, if not outright immoral. Like many people, I wasn't too interested in directors as a teen. But I'd have to say the films that stuck with me were usually directed by Chris Columbus, Barry Levinson and maybe Wes Craven. Maybe sprinkled in with a little John Hughes and Steven Spielberg. I'm for it. I feel that we might even get more coherent reviews this way. Yeah, I can't see him working again - not for a while anyway. Not that I've seen him in much of anything lately...