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« Reply #135 on: March 05, 2020, 08:02:51 PM »
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Christ. I don't know what you'd consider spoilers, but there were some things I could do without.

I understand we'll take anything thrown at us at this point, but this show is getting way too angsty and often times feels like a tumblr fanfic. That says a lot, taking into consideration Castlevania as a franchise.

Fights are good, monsters look cool, but that's about it.
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« Reply #136 on: March 05, 2020, 09:27:04 PM »
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Yikes, it's that bad?  Well, I kind of expected it to be bad, but still...

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« Reply #137 on: March 05, 2020, 10:58:01 PM »
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« Reply #138 on: March 06, 2020, 02:11:59 AM »
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Wow, the writing in this show is so boring! Not because there aren't enough action scenes (because those are boring too) but it's just people sitting (or standing) around talking and conveying information in the most dull and imaginable way possible. Notice for example how all the characters have the same mannerism when they speak: tilt their head, close their eyes and raise one of their arms slightly.  Interestingly enough, Warren Ellis also doubled down on his anti-religion stance this season: hell is implied to be place somehow created by the collective unconsciousness of Christians, where people who have been prosecuted as sinners by the church end up after death, such as the philisopher from Athens (this is also supposedly why Lisa is in hell now). Anyway, I could write a whole essay about why this season was bad. I think I take season 2 over this one because at least that one displayed a slightly better sense of pacing by ending after 8 episodes instead of dragging things out for 2 more.

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« Reply #139 on: March 06, 2020, 04:15:13 AM »
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Not that anyone cares, but my review is now up on my blog.

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7/10, good filler season, please give our characters an actual main quest next season.
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« Reply #140 on: March 06, 2020, 07:36:12 AM »
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Re: Castlevania Season 3
« Reply #141 on: March 06, 2020, 09:49:16 AM »
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Gotta say, outside of the craziness of the last two episodes, I wasn't a big fan of this season. You could have easily dropped Alucard's arc and it would have been a better show I think.

What they did to Hector made me feel sad. With no "Rosaly" like character, he's clearly become something so disconnected from his game counterpart. The meme of simps applies specifically to him.

But holy shit the fight scenes at the end. Also, in case people like easter eggs, look for the direct reference to another one of the animated projects Adi Shankar says is part of this "bootleg multiverse." It's absolutely obvious what the reference is when you see it.

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« Reply #142 on: March 06, 2020, 11:05:52 AM »
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I'm only on episode three or four. But after hearing that this season is just more of season 2, I'm iffy on it. I'll watch because it's CV, but I wish it wasn't vampire politics and characters I don't care about. I understand it needs to have a story but can't we just have it be Belmont and friends go into a giant castle and fight monsters? We all know you could make each episode a different area of the castle and unravel the story more and more as the show goes. 

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« Reply #143 on: March 06, 2020, 11:13:12 AM »
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I really do feel like story telling is a lost art. A lot of Netflix originals suffer from this problem.

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« Reply #144 on: March 06, 2020, 11:24:26 AM »
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I really do feel like story telling is a lost art. A lot of Netflix originals suffer from this problem.

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Oh jee. What you just wrote sounds really stupid, and I'm unsure if I want to even finish this season.

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Re: Castlevania Season 3
« Reply #145 on: March 06, 2020, 12:51:45 PM »
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You could have easily dropped Alucard's arc and it would have been a better show I think.

I can't think of anything good about Alucard's subplot, at all. Outside of being offensive, it's pointless, drags on, and a ridiculous way to get the end result.

Oh good, it's not just me.

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And Warren Ellis... really obviously has a fem-dom fetish. Like, holy shit it couldn't be more obvious at this point.

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Re: Castlevania Season 3
« Reply #146 on: March 06, 2020, 04:01:08 PM »
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I'm so happy people hate it too. I loved the past 2 seasons. But wow... that was so awful.
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« Reply #147 on: March 06, 2020, 06:17:29 PM »
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It was.. alright. It does seem like a filler season, IMO. Basically, it's ending is a return to the status quo. Where it ends, all the characters are basically in the same place they were in the end of season 2...
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« Reply #148 on: March 07, 2020, 12:33:46 AM »
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I'm so happy people hate it too. I loved the past 2 seasons. But wow... that was so awful.

Personally, I don't hate it. I was expecting a filler season, and that's exactly what I was given. For filler material, it's leagues better to my tastes than say, Naruto or Bleach filler arcs. It doesn't really doesn't move the needle much though, and it's far and away the least impressive season of the show as a result.

I think the future of this series would be better off if Warren Ellis stopped writing though -- his lack of care for the Castlevania franchise is really fully on display in an aggressive and belittling manner here, and that's plenty to be angry about. Also, can anything go right for Hector? Like, at all?
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« Reply #149 on: March 07, 2020, 02:18:38 AM »
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Here's a click-baity article but it's refreshing to see an article point out the many weak points in the writing of the show instead of the constant shilling going on:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/screenrant.com/castlevania-netflix-worst-plot-twists/amp/

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