I'd really like to see the Cavs put the boots to Indiana tonight and remove all doubt from this series. Not to say the Cavs may lose the series, which they won't, but going six games against the seventh seed would not bode well long-term, no matter how weak the Eastern Conference is.
@turboman: I loved that segment so much. The timing of everything was so perfect from the boo's when he moved the mic to his mouth to the camera shot when he dropped the bomb.
Next week he should come out with The Undertakers gear and burn it.
This would have been good if he hadn't been on twitter talking about how sorry he was that he had to be the one to beat Taker. It's not like they will lean into Roman being a smug heel. If they were going to do that they would have had him mock the crowd.
They're going to ride this out and keep him a tweener, unfortunately. If the rumors are true he'll be taking the belt from Lesnar next Wrestlemania...and it's not going to be as a full-blown heel, whatever that designation means in today's wrestling. I don't doubt Vince was doing backflips during the opening segment, however. He still sees Roman as a merchandise-mover who will continue to draw money despite hate from the hardcore fans. Cena was booed out of buildings for years, and they haven't changed his character an iota.
Holy shit that Roman segment. Can you imagine the heat on him if he cut a promo saying how he put the dead man in the ground once and for all, and there's not a damn thing any of you losers can do about it.
But that was just brutal - as much as I dislike smark crowds taking over the show (not to mention the fuck you chants) - that was a very entertaining segment.
It was a very good Mania that eventually got worse as time went on, the final match for Taker was poor and I couldn't care less about Reigns at this point. Taker deserved better.
What does that even mean? He deserved better? Everything that's happened to The Undertaker since he became Wrestlemania only has been 100% on him. He has full control over who he faces and what's going to happen. He hasn't been able to put on even a passable match since like Punk, but he wanted a match every year, and they gave him whatever he wanted. He deserved better? They let him end Wrestlemania with his retirement walk. What else do you want?
If anyone deserved better it was Reigns. The guy has improved immensely and has obviously put in a ton of work, but they can't stop putting him in situations where he can't succeed. I can see the route they're probably going to take with him and it should work, but it won't because the fans are far past willing to give him a chance to do anything.
My problem with Roman is the same one I have with Orton --he has a good look, is solid in the ring, but is such a bland tweener it just diminishes any interest I have in him. There's a spark that's missing, and much of it can be blamed on risk-averse booking. It's cliche but he needed to be built as a heel in this feud, one looking to put the old horse that was Taker out to pasture. Make it a shorter match where Taker could've had the stamina to get a few hope spots in, but Reigns is slapping him around, laughing, and then arrogantly puts him down with a final spear.
Instead, we'll get bland Reigns on Raw tonight, talking about how much he respects Taker, and the boos will rain down regardless.
Taker Roman was honestly the only truly bad match. I disliked things here and there, but that match stunk. Roman botched the reverse tombstone and the triangle choke, and then beat a BELOVED old man to death and left his corpse in the ring. It was just... Sad. Didn't get him over.
That was not Roman's botch on the tombstone...Taker was 15 minutes past blown at that point and simply could not execute his end of the move.
Also also people always seem to think that Pennywise was the scariest thing in the book but I disagree. The scariest part was Derry itself. King's depiction of the decay of a small town populated by people who no longer care and kids who pretty much fend for themselves is horrifying.
Yes, I very much hope the idea that the town itself has a sickness is emphasized in the film.
@theht Fukunaga has a screenwriting credit, but apparently has been off the project for awhile after leaving the director's chair. I'd be very excited if Fukunaga had full creative control, considering his work on True Detective S1. An IT movie should be weird, nightmarish and off-kilter, and Fukunaga would be great at illuminating those elements.
@humanity: I'm not a fan, just because the action seems so empty and soulless, and that's across the Snyder oeuvre. Like with Watchman, Snyder was too slavish to the source material. He's got the comic book look down and certainly has a recognizable style, but the color saturation and heavy reliance on CG makes the action look even more video-gamey than most movies of this kind.
I was set to buy ME:A after finishing Horizon in a couple of weeks, but I'm going to wait for a few patches to at least smooth out the bugs, if not the story, writing, facial animations, etc. I would buy the game bugs and all if not for those latter issues - now I'll probably just pick up Nier instead.