Yep, my opinion too. I’ve not watched it in years, but it is kind of incredible that it has anyone who worked on the other two films* involved, as the tone is all over the place and completely out of sync with the rest of the series. The female lead is particularly shocking considering the strong lead Ark had, at least for the time.
But, I’ve certainly seen people considering it a good film now. Maybe only certain places (Birth.Movies.Death has definitely championed it in the past, although not sure who by besides the now disgraced Devin Faraci), but some do seem to like it.
On the actual thread topic, I’ve been watching Lost recently. I had seen the first season when it originally aired, but drifted away from it sometime in the second season, mainly as it was on during my first year at uni. Watching an episode most days instead of having to wait a week for each one is definitely the better way to watch it! I found the rather glacier pace of it at times painful originally and I particularly remember shouting at the screen at the final shot of the first season that left a big season long mystery still up in the air.
I’m very much enjoying it though. I would say that it is a series that could have benefited from seasons being 5 or 6 episodes shorter and there have been a few deaths that have felt rather arbitrary when characters still feel like they are in the middle of a story, but it is certainly a show that keeps you coming back for more. I know the ending is hated by many, but I never minded the equally riviled Battlestar Galactica ending, so I’m going to keep an open mind.
Just up to the last episode of season 2 and things are really ratcheting up.
- Just realised that I have been unintentionally thinking of Indiana Jones as a trilogy and not considering Crystal Skull. I actually didn’t mind it that much the one time I saw it, but another one that doesn’t compare to Ark or Crusade.