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Old 02-10-17, 10:47 AM
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Re: Legion (S1E01) -- X-Men Universe TV Show -- Series Premiere -- "Chapter 1" -- 2/8

I'll keep watching, but I didn't really care for this first episode.

I'm usually okay with style over substance, but this was just too much. It was style, in service of nothing.

The entire hour+ episode could've happened in 15 minutes without losing much.

Sure was pretty though.
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Re: Legion (S1E01) -- X-Men Universe TV Show -- Series Premiere -- "Chapter 1" -- 2/8

Yeah, it was a slow start that didn't really pay off in the first episode, but hopefully will in the future. I wasn't blown away, but it's set up enough to keep my interest for a few more episodes.
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Re: Legion (S1E01) -- X-Men Universe TV Show -- Series Premiere -- "Chapter 1" -- 2/8

I complain (a lot) about the awful music used in TV shows, so I was thrilled when the Jane's Addiction snippet played (and it was so well-placed).
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Re: Legion (S1E01) -- X-Men Universe TV Show -- Series Premiere -- "Chapter 1" -- 2/8

Damn, that pilot must have cost a fortune to produce. I wonder if they will maintain the same high level of production value in subsequent episodes.
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Re: Legion (S1E01) -- X-Men Universe TV Show -- Series Premiere -- "Chapter 1" -- 2/8

The episode was heavy on style, and not much else. Should have been half the running time.

What really brought it down was just how bad it looked when the real time action was going on. The use of the mutant powers in that fight just looked terrible.

Really enjoyed seeing Hamish as a main character. He was great it that short lived The Crazy Ones series.
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Re: Legion (S1E01) -- X-Men Universe TV Show -- Series Premiere -- "Chapter 1" -- 2/8

Originally Posted by hdnmickey View Post
The episode was heavy on style, and not much else. Should have been half the running time.

What really brought it down was just how bad it looked when the real time action was going on. The use of the mutant powers in that fight just looked terrible.

Really enjoyed seeing Hamish as a main character. He was great it that short lived The Crazy Ones series.

I dont think any of that actually happened. I think the last real part was him living in his sisters basement. The rest was delusion/fantasy. Which is why I think they shot it like that.
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Re: Legion (S1E01) -- X-Men Universe TV Show -- Series Premiere -- "Chapter 1" -- 2/8

Well, that was interesting? Confused at times, but I'll continue watching a few more episodes to see if it picks up.
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Re: Legion (S1E01) -- X-Men Universe TV Show -- Series Premiere -- "Chapter 1" -- 2/8

I really liked this!
I thought I was watching a Wes Anderson directed episode for the first 30 minutes.
I thought the acting was great, and Cousin Matthew doesn't give a hint of his English accent. Can't wait to see where this goes.
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Re: Legion (S1E01) -- X-Men Universe TV Show -- Series Premiere -- "Chapter 1" -- 2/8

Yeah, I really enjoyed it. Didn't follow everything 100% of the time, but I enjoyed the journey. Also they did a good job executing the escape battle as a "oner" at the end of the episode - though they likely snuck an edit in there somewhere.
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Re: Legion (S1E01) -- X-Men Universe TV Show -- Series Premiere -- "Chapter 1" -- 2/8

Originally Posted by Neitzl View Post
I really liked this!
I thought I was watching a Wes Anderson directed episode for the first 30 minutes.
I thought the acting was great, and Cousin Matthew doesn't give a hint of his English accent. Can't wait to see where this goes.
i had the same thought on the Wes Anderson thing.
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Re: Legion (S1E01) -- X-Men Universe TV Show -- Series Premiere -- "Chapter 1" -- 2/8

Originally Posted by Neitzl View Post
I really liked this!
I thought I was watching a Wes Anderson directed episode for the first 30 minutes.
I thought the acting was great, and Cousin Matthew doesn't give a hint of his English accent. Can't wait to see where this goes.
He did well covering his accent in The Guest as well, with a slightly different accent than he has here.
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Re: Legion (S1E01) -- X-Men Universe TV Show -- Series Premiere -- "Chapter 1" -- 2/8

Holy shit, I thought that was amazing.

Think about it- in a world where mutants exist- someone who has a superpower to change reality itself could easily be misdiagnosed as mentally ill.



It will be interesting to learn what the extent of David's powers are. Who's that fat, strange looking guy who's always watching him? It looked like Mojo.
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I doubt it's Mojo - pretty sure it's the one truly evil personality inside of him.
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Re: Legion (S1E01) -- X-Men Universe TV Show -- Series Premiere -- "Chapter 1" -- 2/8

Finally saw this tonight and thought the episode was killer. My girl Aubrey Plaza is in it, so that was cool.

I guess they're cleaning up Legion, because in the comics he initially looked like Wayne Static:




He was never a good guy -- always an anti-hero and villain.
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Re: Legion (S1E01) -- X-Men Universe TV Show -- Series Premiere -- "Chapter 1" -- 2/8

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He was never a good guy -- always an anti-hero and villain.
If thats the case. I certainly hope they keep that aspect then. It always makes for an interesting show when the main character is a villain.
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If thats the case. I certainly hope they keep that aspect then. It always makes for an interesting show when the main character is a villain.
I'm not sure they can be true to the original character. He's a really messed up tragic figure and the genesis of his problems weren't caused by his own actions. I'm not sure where FX is going with him. It's like they picked a character that had no chance to be in the movies so they can have free reign.
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Well produced but a bit all over the place for my tastes
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Re: Legion (S1E01) -- X-Men Universe TV Show -- Series Premiere -- "Chapter 1" -- 2/8

I finally got around to watching Legion and thought this was a very interesting pilot. They didn't dumb it down for casual audiences, you had to pay close attention the entire way to keep up with what was happening.

The comics have always played fast and loose with Legion's powers. He's always as powerful as the plot needs him to be to work.
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Re: Legion (S1E01) -- X-Men Universe TV Show -- Series Premiere -- "Chapter 1" -- 2/8

Finally watched this, and it was awesome. Great use of music. Curious to see if I can keep up.
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Forgot to mention - that I love seeing Rachel Keller from the second season of "Fargo" again.

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