Tag Archives: SHOW REVIEW

OLD SUPERMAN CARTOONS

When I was a kid, I thoroughly enjoyed the old Superman cartoons. In the documentary, Superheroes Decoded, Superman was created to give people hope in the wake of the Great Depression. This cartoon was one of the ways they did it.

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BATMAN 1943

After watching the documentary, Superheroes Decoded, I became aware of the old 1943 Batman short films. After watching it, I can instantly see how low budget it was. Batman’s cape kept wrapping around his arms when he fought and the ears on his cowl were flopping everywhere. It was kind of funny. Still, I enjoyed this part of the constant evolution of the superhero genre and would recommend it to the die hard Batman fans.

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WESTWORLD

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While watching Westworld, I noticed that the androids were not allowed to harm the human guests, but the human guests could do whatever they wanted to the androids. Because of this, the humans were given a golden opportunity to release their inner darkness while venturing into the park. For example, Ed Harris’s character started out as a good-natured, soft-spoken, and mild-mannered man, but after visiting the park for thirty years, he became a far darker person and a hardened survivor of countless skirmishes. With this in mind, I wonder what would become of me if I went to such a theme park. Even though I am generally a good person, I have always known that I have a darkness in me that must never see the light of day. If I had the opportunity of letting my demons off the leash like in Westworld, I highly doubt I will ever be the same person again and I may not be able to cage the beast again. In the original Westworld film, there was a Medieval World and that would be the park in which I would be right at home. It would also be the best place to gain REAL inspiration for my fantasy books. The reason for this is because up until now I have only gained rudimentary information and experience. With a place like Westworld, I will actually get to LIVE the medieval lifestyle and be exposed to the savage world that breeds savage people I learned so much about.

GAME OF THRONES: BRAN STARK AND THE NIGHT KING

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I heard an interesting theory regarding Bran Stark and the Night King. Some people think that Bran Stark and the Night King are one and the same, which sounds insane, but I think I know how that can happen. When Bran Stark became the three-eyed raven, he became all-seeing and all-knowing with the power to not only see the past, present, and future, but also the ability to insert his presence throughout time. While training with the original three-eyed raven (Bloodraven AKA Brynden Rivers), Bran was warned if he wandered too long in time he would never return. What if Bran┬ásome time does this in the Dawn Age long before the Long Night and his essence became trapped in the past? He would have then been captured by the Children of the Forest, who could have sensed his presence due to their own greenseers. They would then turn him into a weapon against the First Men: the first White Walker and future Night King. By turning Bran into a White Walker, the Children would inadvertently amplify his magic. Because Bran can see the past, present, and future, he would come to realize that Westeros would be doomed to a constant state of war, conquest, and corruption. To solve this problem, Bran would turn himself into a common enemy for the people of Westeros to unite against. If this is so, Bran’s methods may seem cruel and questionable, but there is long-term thinking behind his cold madness. To make the Long Night even worse, if Bran and the Night King are one and the same then the people of Westeros are up against an enemy that not only controls cold, darkness, and death, but also knows everything that has happened, is happening, and will happen. The original three-eyed raven said Bran would fly and I think the Night King riding an undead dragon is the culmination of that prophecy. I hope we will get a clear answer to this theory next season.

THE WALL HAS BEEN BREACHED!!!

The moment we have been waiting for years has finally happened: the White Walkers have breached the Wall! The Long Night has returned with a vengeance. The War of the Five Kings is over, but the battle for all of Westeros is about to begin! To make matters worse, the Night King has a dragon on his side. Dragons have been known to amplify magic, which would make the Night King’s magic stronger than ever. Luckily, I think the characters discovered the White Walkers’ weakness: if they can kill the Night King then the Long Night will end. I look forward to the next season even if I have to wait two years for it. Winter is here!