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03-09-2014 08:42 PMPhaze228That's true. Almost inspires me to go find a class where they will truly kick my ass to make me want to fight back.
I'm curious how they'll explain what made Dolarhyde change his technique so drastically. From what we saw in the first episode, I can see a trace of Dolarhyde but it's a far throw away to putting mirrors in their eyes to see a transformation, unless that's exactly it.
03-06-2014 06:37 PMPhaze228That's an issue I had with sparring in my TaeKwonDo class, I couldn't effectively fight my opponent because I kept thinking I'd injure them. My imagination ran wild with the possible ways I could severely damage them which made me pull every strike. I'd love to see how I'd react in a real situation where that psychological barrier is dissolved.
I haven't heard about the first episode tie-in to Red Dragon. I knew they were reaching it in season 4 (seems a bit far away from this point) but I didn't read anything about the first episode doing it. Could you elaborate or you have a link?
Look forward to the next episode
03-02-2014 09:25 PMPhaze228Oh yes. I think that may be one of the biggest determinants for fights, overcoming the psychological barrier that holds you back from accidentally killing someone. We're quite fragile and the one who doesn't care if they break their opponent is most likely going to be the victor.
And I feel so stupid now, I knew Lounds sounded familiar but they casted him as a chick which for some reason stopped me from making the connection. So yeah, that makes my little prediction completely devoid of any substance. lmao.
For Season 2, can't you get the episode online? I don't know how much longer you have to wait, but now beats later.
03-02-2014 11:14 AMPhaze228That is what makes him terrifying. Most of the people he'll end up brawling with aren't aiming to kill him, but Hannibal holds no reservations. The start of season 2 made that explicit.
That scene along with most of the series gets better the second time around, you can see his smile is more than an act of agreement, it's like he's genuinely happy his play toy is turning out so well.
The scene with Franklin is another example of that, "When the Lion is in the room....you'll know".
What I'm waiting on is for him to eat the reporter, I sincerely thought he was going to end her right after he said, "Now, Ms. Lounds you've been very rude, what are we to do about that?"
Considering his list of business cards is just a list of rude people that he can harvest meat for his recipes, makes me keep expecting it'll happen. I don't know when though..
02-28-2014 04:35 PMPhaze228That fight scene with Tobias was excellent. It showed Hannibal does have the ability to fight and we could actually see a fight scene with him and Bruce that doesn't end in seconds. Though of course Bruce would win because he's got a ridiculous amount of training under his belt, but it's always fun to see him sweat.
That quote was perfection. It's also an amazing insult.
Mikkelsen does a wonderful job, the expressionless face that makes you know something sinister is brewing but he never lets it slip. It's odd how little acting he probably has to do, because his face is stationary and we really do the work trying to figure out what's in his head. There's actually a name for it in acting but it's evading me right now.
02-27-2014 03:54 PMPhaze228Yes, the Batman with Prep Time is an unbeatable meme haha. I would love to see that too, they'd have a weird respect for each other I bet.
I've seen the Hannibal series and it is amazing, I really can't wait for season 2. It ended so well and so fucked up. I liked Dexter too, but it never made me hate and love a character like that ending did.
02-26-2014 12:52 PMPhaze228Glad you liked it
Yeah, suicide is very likely. Though I could also see him just going on one of the craziest rampages before hand, trying to get enjoyment out of it.
And that is true, Batman almost revels in his fucked up mind. It's a little hard for me to objective about who'd win though, because I love both Bats and Lecter. Realistically though it would probably just be whoever figures out their true identities first. Hannibal has a minor advantage because it's quite easy to figure out that Batman has to be rich. Then a little investigation of a few rich peoples pasts would easily lead Hannibal straight to him. Since Hannibal has what seems to be a superhuman psychological understanding. Though if Batman plans for that, well then Lecter is in for an ass-kicking
02-26-2014 05:42 AMPhaze228I don't know, Hannibal is a careful one and Batman isn't necessarily a psychologist, though he's able to predict some of their behaviors and incorporate that into a plan, that sudden insight that Graham had that made him realize Lecter loved fleshy nectar isn't something I see our Bats doing.
As for the bit about the Joker, here's a nice scene from the Arkham (Origins) game that shows exactly that. The situation made me smile and laugh in such a twisted way because it's exactly what I imagine the Joker doing. Batman's ultimate ultimatum.
02-24-2014 11:27 AMPhaze228That's a fan-fiction I would love to read. Hannibal would be toying with his mind subtly pushing him out of his moral code and make him take his first life, because Hannibal is an asshole like that.
I actually didn't like the Joker until I played the Arkham games which brought back my love for Batman things. The Arkham Origins one, portrayed Joker as a mix between the Ledger and DKR Joker. Fearless of death, reveling in his insanity while trying to get Batman to break his little rule and prove they're the same.
02-24-2014 04:15 AMPhaze228It's captivating for sure. The weird thing is it's like Batman is only acting for everyone. He's just a sadistic billionaire who uses crime fighting as entertainment. It would make his appellation of, "Dark Knight" have more depth. He's a knight because he's honorable and virtuous, but his motivation is far more sinister. Why else would he say this?
And as an aside, poisoned cotton candy to children, Joker is adorable.
02-23-2014 03:07 PMRex the RedOh...I've heard about how the "law" works in the UK...gun control, crime and such.
Then you have that bloated "Pierce Morgan" who is on CNN pushing for "gun control" in the US while the lack of guns in the UK doesn't make it any safer.
With gun control advocates, I like bringing up the Swiss example of "gun control."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_po...in_Switzerland They have more guns per person and yet their murder rate is LOWER than Australia or the UK.
Unfortunately, I would have to agree with your "theoretical" approach you would HAVE to take to get ANYTHING done with crime in the UK. Most of the criminals however are IN OFFICE working for criminal interests.
02-22-2014 07:34 PMPhaze228haha, in a way he sort of is like Dick, he views himself as superior to the things he's fighting, but he diverges in the way he expresses it. That is what sort of makes him an asshole though as you pointed out.
I have to admit though it would be a really interesting look at Batman if that was actually the reason. I always thought of the Joker having that motivation though, even before seeing the Emperor Joker scenario. It's almost obvious with how many times the Joker can deliberately kill Batman but he rather just fuck around causing chaos to make Bats run around. However if the Bats has the same motive, he'd lose all Hero status. I'd like to see the idea explored. Bruce does have other possible outlets for meaning unlike the Joker, but the thrill of the game is something hard to replace. Now I think about it, it was hinted at in Dark Knight (at least in the animated film), before he came back from "retirement" he encounters those mutant gang hooligans in an alley and Bruce was challenging them. It was like he missed it.
02-22-2014 01:39 PMRex the RedNah, the Guardian Angels are still around. Through the years, they waxed and waned but their effectiveness depended on the city and country the chapters were operating out of. As far as "superheros" are concerned in the "real world", it would be "Kickass" style neighborhood "Vigilante" watch which in order to be effective...has to employ some "illegal" tactics.
What part of the country/world your from? Depending on where you are, the strategy you "theoretically" would employ will be different.
On Contracting out "Law enforcement"...
They already have "prison system" contractors for many of the prisons in the US. They have defense contractors like Blackwater do the "dirty work" that the US military can't LEGALLY do. I think there are "pending" bills in the US senate related to contracting out law enforcement, BUT there are constitutional/legal issues that prevent this from happening at this time.
When your ready, create a thread on ANY of the topics we discussed (minus the "superhero" angle)...I think you'll get decent participation.
02-21-2014 11:42 PMPhaze228That's probably my favorite interpretation of the situation. It also adds that extra bit of psychological motivation for him in those instances the Joker says, "You're just like me Batman." He doesn't want to debase himself or give any intimation that the madman could be right. It's why Will Graham is so fearful of admitting Lecter is right, like you said, it would make him a hypocrite as well as a psychopath. It's delectable!
02-21-2014 03:06 PMRex the RedWell, this would be a good thread for a "theoretical" discussion on "Vigilante" Justice. You never know who reads these threads these days :P
However, the more "practical" approach would be The Guardian Angels concept.
A neighborhood watch is the best you could legally do. IF you live in a country that allows for FIREARMS and MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING, you could build a NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ON STEROIDS.
Unfortunately, with the way things are going, THAT IS the way "law enforcement" will go in the future as cities go bankrupt and there are not enough cops to "do the job" (that they DON'T DO WELL IN THE FIRST PLACE).
02-20-2014 06:24 PMRex the RedWell, if you think about it, Batman mainly relies on INFORMATION and LOTS OF MONEY. He just does his own "dirty work"
Unfortunately, the people with "Batman" resources in the real world are VILLAINS in their own right....Think NSA & "George Soros." All you really need is lots of money (i.e. billionaire) and you pay off a couple of corrupt politicians (i.e. campaign contributions) to access intelligence resources (NSA) and of course with that much money, you can hire a private army of NINJAS.
On superpowers, they already have human/animal chimeras (Institute in Georgia... can't think of the name) and a certain amount of nanotech already exists.
Right now, all this stuff is in the hands of BAD GUYS