>>92572744>>92566143>There was a lot of nuance in this season, you just don't like it. I also challenge you to find any piece of media that you can't level the generic complaint of "stock plot devices" against.
It's not about him using stock devices, it's about the presentation and execution. No one can get away from stock anything in writing now and that's fine. Stock options are tools for you to use even. There was just no effort in trying to make the series about Jack. He had a really unique struggle and an interesting story to tell, but in the end it was just "go kill the bad guy." Jack never once contemplated the consequences of his actions, never acknowledged the legion of reinforcements that came to his aid despite a couple of smiles, never once appreciated the fact that his greatest enemy and the love of his life were so connected- he just told her to fight it. That's literally it. The woman he apparently loved was getting taken over by pure evil and his reaction was a slightly less passionless "No, don't. Please." He felt no conflict outside of his most immediate threats, and in the end what did all of Jacks growth get him? He finished his quest, pretty much exactly like he set out to do. So then what was his arc? How did he change? Sure, he loved and lost but what does that tell the audience about Jack? That he's capable of love? The first episode had me believing he was facing a deep moral dilemma about his quest and his purpose, but no, that gets fixed and he just jumps back on the trail. Internal conflict resolved, he turned out to be the exact same guy as he was before. No worries.
CI/10 for making me reply like this, really rustles my jimmies hard there m9
You're either the biggest fanboy retard on the planet or Genndy himself trying to justify his bullshit in the most butthurt way possible