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May 5, 2021 at 10:28 am #1204243615
This episode gave me hope, i really liked it.May 3, 2021 at 10:14 am #1204240681
SPOIlERS!! I put off watching Episode 3 for the longest of time knowing it’ll be torture porn. Elisabeth Moss directed the hell out of it but Bruce Miller’s script was terrible, and I don’t say this lightly. Moss’ ability to set the mood for the scenes imo were what stood out. I loved the way she chose to film the scene in the elevator in particular, building tension. However, everyone knows June isn’t about to die; not with her titanium thick plot armor. As a result, what should have been an anxiety inducing episode felt like a slog. I have often looked past the plot holes in the past, especially in Season 3, and even defended Heroic, but the last ten minutes of this episode were just ridiculous. Not to mention, how do they have so much security escorting June around her torture chamber but only have a driver and Aunt Lydia to escort the Handmaid’s towards the end? Not only do they kill four characters they spent no time giving dimensions to, they add that final scene to make you feel sorry for them. The whole name scenario was already done in a much better way in Season 2 and felt like a very cheap way to tug at the audience’s heartstrings. Additionally, I hate it when the show is internally inconsistent: Lydia says the Handmaid’s are more precious than ever and watches as the guard continuously shoots them? Ridiculous. One of the things that drew me to the show initially was how grounded it was. Even though Season 2 had it’s flaws, it still felt realistic. Season 3, and now Season 4 just seems aimlessly rehashing same plot points just to make the show run for longer than it needs to. The writers need to stop insulting the talent of everyone involved and the audience by giving us one good final season after this.
This.April 30, 2021 at 4:52 pm #1204237179
I didn’t enjoy these first three episodes, especially the third. It just felt like a 1h long torture-porn sequence that didn’t feel necessary, we had SO MANY of those for the past three seasons. I’m so tired.
I don’t even feel bad for Brianna and Alma (I was shocked though) because they had absolutely no characterisation whatsoever. The last scene felt really gross to me because the show wanted me to feel sad for characters I didn’t even know, I mean has there ever been a scene with Elie and Sarah before ?
I’m waiting to see how the rest of the season is going but imo they’re on a loop I’m just not very interested in seeing anymore.April 27, 2021 at 9:19 pm #1204232597
PYW didn’t deserve screenplay.March 31, 2021 at 4:33 pm #1204168301
I think they’re trying to answer to some of the critics from last season because this season looks fucking PACKED.
But… it’s true that’s beginning to not feel very true to the sprit of the novel. I mean, we never ever learn Offred’s name in the book and now June’s the icon of the resistance ? I mean it’s still interesting that they took that path but I feel like the book’s intention was also to show the life of women during the very early stages of Gilead. Now Gilead looks like it’s crumbling in the trailer.
(haven’t read The Testaments though)March 31, 2021 at 12:08 pm #1204167995
I’m not trying to put down because I haven’t watched since the second episode of season 3, and who knows, maybe if this season is an improvement I’ll be inspired to catch up considering how dire this season is, but, this ad is really bizarre to me i just don’t totally understand when Margaret Atwood’s beloved yet harrowing novel about female oppression became an action franchise?
I think it went from a tale about oppression to a tale about resistance, flashy resistance.March 27, 2021 at 6:45 pm #1204161864
Stop making films that are : biopics, musicals, book/real events adaptations.
Sincerely.March 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm #1204157995
I still can’t believe Up in the Air got 2 nominations in that category this year. It was a really weak-ass year.March 24, 2021 at 5:36 pm #1204156278
Really skeptical about Youn’s chances. I know this year’s race is quite unique and can’t be seen only through the lens of precedents… but it wouldn’t be the first time that a more or less established foreign actress loses to a more well known American, both in Lead and Supporting :
– RivaMarch 24, 2021 at 5:27 pm #1204156256
Rachel Weisz is not a lead frauded into supporting in either The Favourite or The Constant Gardener.
I know it’s the unpopular opinions thread but I’m really curious about why you think that for The Favourite. I definitely think that out of the three characters, she was the supporting player but I really thought she was with Stone driving the story. I completely respect your opinion though !March 22, 2021 at 5:57 pm #1204151923
Do people really like Coolidge as an actress ??