There Are Spoilers In Our The Walking Dead Still Gotta mean Something Review – Episode Discussion
So the 14th episode of The Walking Dead season 8 just went to air and this week we see both Morgan and Carol go out and search for young Henry who had become lost after Simon’s attack. Rick also ventures outside of The Hilltop in search for the escaped prisoners and Negan wakes up as a prisoner of Jadis.
Two episodes ago, we saw things end on a bit of cliffhanger, with Negan ended up being captured by Jadis. But looking back at last week, we didn’t see any of this addressed as things in that episode were more focused on Simon’s attack on The Hilltop. This week we see quite a bit happen between both Jadis and Negan. Negan at first is a prisoner and is left in the dark and tied up, much like Rick has been in the past. Jadis keeps him tied down and brings a tied up Walker near him. Interestingly Negan doesn’t seem at all phased by any of Jadis’ games and apologises repeatedly for what Simon did to her people. Although Negan is the villain of the show, I can’t help but feel sorry for him in this position. It really wasn’t his fault.
Somehow Negan is able to get some leverage and ends up with a bunch of photo’s under a flare he’s holding. This forces Jadis to submit and put the flare out and a helicopter flies by and then leave as it didn’t see the flare in the dump. I thought that the way that Negan somehow just had all these photo’s as leverage when he was tied up the way he was to be a little unbelievable.
I still think at this point that something is going on with Jadis, this helicopter and a new group out there somewhere. There’s more to Jadis that we don’t know about and maybe something will be revealed soon as a complication heading into season 9, but for now I don’t know what it is. It’s also not clear to me at the moment if Jadis is at all connected to Georgie and her people that we saw a few episodes ago.
Morgan, Carol and Rick are all out in the woods this episode, but not all for the same reasons. Morgan and Carol look for Henry and Rick looks for the prisoners. At this point in the show, I find Morgan to be one of the most annoying characters to follow and at the moment his mind is not in the right place and he’s not at all stable. The character is a little messed up and has been around for a long time in the show, but there are many gaps and disappearances from him and also he’s sort of like a cartoon character with his use of that stick all the time. The worse thing for me at this time is that I know he’s going to pop up in Fear The Walking Dead season 4 and that show was in such a great spot at the end of season 3, I do hope Morgan doesn’t mess it all up or isn’t such a nut when he goes over there.
Morgan and Carol get into a bit of an argument about where Henry might be and Carol suggests he’s down in the direction where the Walker they came across on the road came from and Henry’s stick is a clue of that. But Morgan wants to continue in the other direction. I think this is because Morgan is more interested in the escaped prisoners and is out there to get them. Morgan and Carol break away from each other and Morgan meets up with Rick who has the same objective, finding the prisoners.
The situation with the prisoners is one of the more interesting parts of this episode. Before Rick leaves, one of the ex-prisoners that stayed tells Rick to see if he can save them and bring them all back. “They all just made the wrong decision” says the prisoner and Rick seems to listen. But as we see in this episode, both Rick and Morgan have no intention of it. The two end up getting captured by the prisoners and when a group of walkers interferes with their conversations, the prisoners and Rick/Morgan work together to take them down. An escaped prisoner even saves Rick at one point, which would usually mean that the two groups would come together. But not this time it seems. Rick and Morgan go ahead kill them all, bringing none back to The Hilltop, no escaped prisoner saved! It’s insane really that the show’s hero at this point isn’t trying to save anyone at all, I had also not noticed a few episodes ago that Rick hadn’t read Carl’s letter yet. I do wonder if now that he has if he’s going to change at all. It’s almost as if at this point, Negan, the show’s villain is the only person trying to save anyone at all! Morgan justifies his actions with the prisoners in this episode at the end by telling Henry he did it because he was looking to kill the man that killed Henry’s brother, but at this point, how does Rick justify what he’s doing? Even more so, I wonder if this is what the title of the episode “Still Gotta Mean Something” is in relation to?
I’m interested to see in future episodes where Rick’s character is heading and what developments will come about regarding that character. At the moment he’s in pretty bad place and killed a bunch of escaped prisoners who really didn’t know what they were doing. They could have been saved and I guess as Negan says, they could have been a good resource. I’m also very curious about where Negan is headed at the moment. He’s returned to his group of Saviours and now has the problem of dealing with Simon, but also with Rick’s constant attacks. I’m very interested to see how Negan is going to cope with this all, especially since he’s got so many reduced resources and it looks like Rosita and Daryl who haven’t seen much of for a while are about to attack Negan’s gun making shop, which Eugene is in charge of. It’s certainly an interesting few weeks ahead!
The Walking Dead airs express from the US on Mondays from at 1.30pm and 7:30pm on Showcase on Foxtel
Need For Speed Heat Australian Release Date
The Need For Speed Heat Australian release date is November 8 2019. The game will be published by Electronic Arts and comes developed by Ghost Games. The game will be available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
EA says “The game deepens and expands everything Need for Speed fans love – expressive customisation, authentic urban car culture, and an immersive narrative that pulls you into the game.”
What is Need For Speed Heat about?
Need for Speed Heat sends fans to Palm City, a brand-new open world where street racers have gathered to make their names known. By day, players compete in the Speedhunters Showdown, a sanctioned competition where they earn Bank to customise and upgrade their garage of high-performance cars. At night, players risk it all to build their Rep in underground races where a rogue police task force roams the streets, ready to take racers down and swipe all their earnings. The roads, the risks, and the rides never end in this street racer where a player can roll deep with their crew, build their garage full of hot cars, and make the city their nonstop playground.
Riley Cooper, Creative Director at Ghost Games said “Our fans have been clear that they want more cars, more customisation, and more challenges, and we’re tuning up on every aspect. From your character’s style to your car’s performance and your driving style, we’re fuelling everyone’s creativity with this new game.”
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Review
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is a film which comes written and directed by Quentin Tarantino who some may know for films such as The Hateful Eight (2015) or Pulp Fiction (1994). The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning and Al Pacino. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is about a fading Hollywood actor and his stunt double who are striving to achieve success in the final years of the Hollywood golden age.
Before going into this film, I must admit I was quite excited about it. This is the 9th film from Quentin Tarantino, who is one of my favourite directors of all time and the cast is filled with so many great actors there’s no reason to not want to see this one. Even though my expectations for this film were set very high, I came out of the cinema incredibly happy, very entertained and extremely impressed with what I just saw. Quentin Tarantino has truly delivered something very special this year and I highly recommend going to see it.
The way the story is told is very interesting. The audience follows the career of Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) who is trying to maintain his stardom and Hollywood status in a time when things are changing. The actor is trying to transition from being a major TV star to a Hollywood actor, but it’s very difficult. On top of this, Rick Dalton is ageing and he is no longer in his prime, he’s sort of becoming obsolete. Cliff (Brad Pitt) is sharing a similar fate with his career tied to the success or failure of Rick’s. In contrast to these two, Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) is a character who is everything good about Hollywood in 1969, her personality is welcoming, she helps people and she’s friendly. Quentin Tarantino’s Sharon Tate is the ideal Hollywood star of the time.
Quentin Tarantino with this film captured the spirit and essence of Hollywood in 1969. I felt like I was watching real people going through real things. The attention to detail on each of the characters and also watching them develop as the film progresses was very well done. This film also one has of the best endings and is maybe the best film that I’ve seen in 2019.
The actors were all great, I really enjoyed watching Leonardo DiCaprio in this film. The actor has a very wide range of things he could do as his character Rick Dalton is going through quite a lot and there are a lot of different emotional elements. On top of this, as a character who is an actor, Rick is seen acting in other films within this film as different characters he is playing. There are some very good performances within this film from Rick Dalton and in some ways, I wish I could watch the films that he was making within this film. Brad Pitt does very well and so too does Margot Robbie. Dakota Fanning surprised me a lot in this film as I didn’t even recognise her as Squeaky Fromme, she was only in the film for a bit, but for that time she was, she was very impactful.
Overall, I have no further comments to make about this film without having to go into major spoilers discussing all the different elements of it. It’s hard to write a long review for a film when everything was awesome in it. The directing, acting, writing, music and everything else about Once Upon A Time In Hollywood was awesome and Quentin Tarantino exceeded my expectations for this film. It may just be one of his best ones yet. I highly recommend going to see it at the cinema this week or as soon as you can. I am already wanting to see it a second time and probably will re-watch it on Blu-Ray when it’s released.
Crawl is a film which comes directed by Alexendre Aja who some may know as the director of The Hills Have Eyes (2006). The film stars Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper.
Crawl is a film about a young woman named Haley (Kaya Scodelario) who attempts to save her father (Barry Pepper) who is trapped in his house during a category 5 hurricane. Tremendous damage has occurred to the home and the surrounding area during the storm, with the streets slowly flooding But that’s not the only danger to be wary of, the flood waters have paved the way for dozens of alligators to come into town and they’re ready to feast on anyone still around. Will poor Haley and her father survive though?
Going into this film. I was actually quite excited. I do enjoy these action films where there’s some creature out there and it’s preying on whatever character the film is about. This film is a little similar to The Meg, but it most reminded me of Anacondas (2004). All of these films and Crawl included wouldn’t be ones I’d say were legendary films, but gosh, I definitely have fun watching them!
Crawl as a story is about survival. There are themes all throughout it related to man vs nature and also the idea of the apex predator is scattered all throughout it. Both characters in the film are constantly challenged and struggle to survive in the a town getting torn apart by the storm.
The main reason most people would go to see Crawl at the cinema would be for the action and that’s the same reason I wanted to go along and see this one. I wanted to see what the alligators could do and I wanted to see some people get eaten up. Did I get that? I certainly did! Did I need much more out of this? Probably not.
As for Crawl being scary. I’m not too sure, I find it all quite fun. But there are people who this would probably frighten a little. Much of the film is cgi and for what it is and for the type of movie this is I think it was just the right quality. They didn’t try to go too big like in The Meg where the cgi seemed to struggle in certain areas. Although the limitations of the cgi are visible in Crawl, it’s not too bad in the end.
The acting in Crawl isn’t too bad. Kaya Scodelario is who you’ll be watching for basically the entire film and she delivers a pleasant performance. Some may recognise this actress from her appearance in The Maze Runner (2014) where she played Teresa. Hopefully there is more to come from her in future films.
The tone of the film, while at times can be a little intense with all the danger out there did actually feel a little light. Alexandre Aja seemed to keep the tone not too serious and embraced the silliness of it all in certain areas to keep it light and fun. But it was also tense and scary when it needed to be.
Overall I had a good time with Crawl at the cinema last week. This isn’t a film that is going to blow anyone away with how good it is, but it’s something to see for a bit of fun over the weekend. You get to watch two characters try to survive a massive hurricane and not get eaten by alligators. Crawl was 1 hour and 27 minutes of fun!
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