Thursday, March 30, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Netflix's Iron Fist isn't quite what I wanted or expected. In the end that's the problem. I went into Iron Fist expecting something sort of like Kung-fu: The Legend Continues, but with modern effects, a better budget and a different tone. I was hoping for a love letter to 1970s Kung-fu movies. Instead, I got a lot of talking and lackluster fights too far apart to make up for it. I don't know if the problem was that Finn Jones wasn't capable of doing the required choreography, if the choreographer wasn't good enough to make interesting fight scenes, if the editor just didn't know how to cut the fight scenes, if the director didn't get the footage the editor needed or if the writers just didn't write anything interesting for them to do. I do know that the pacing is far too slow and it gets increasingly frustrating as the series progresses. In some ways the show has the same feel as the second half of Luke Cage, the ideas are there but not the vision to make it all come together.
The sad thing is that this is still better than a lot of crap on TV. It just doesn't shine when placed next to Daredevil.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Unboxing Troyes and first impressions are "oh boy...this looks dense" Anyone else get that feeling?
Lots of cubes and algebra. The artwork has a well-done medieval tapestry look that is perfect for the theme. Can't wait to give it a try!
Friday, March 10, 2017
Finally getting around to working on some terrain for Frostgrave/Mordheim! Took advantage of some nice weather last weekend and got some foam cut, carved, painted and sealed. Looking forward to rolling some dice. I've since added some snow to the rocky pieces.
|Mix of newly made pieces with some pre-made terrain.|