Civilians. Useless wastes of space. Seriously this show isn't even trying to present a balanced view, is it? And again we see able bodied men and women who, for reasons no one has explained, have chosen not to fight, but will instead just bitch and whine at those who have chosen to fight.
That guy moaning about "them" threatening to take his daughter? Hey, maybe if you did a bit of fighting yourself, you might get more of a say in things.
Anthony again is the guy who's thinking clearly. Kids are targets? Get them the hell out of dodge.
Nice scene between Maggie and Anne, at the beginning. Seems like they could become good friends. Two badass chicks together. And Maggie teaching her to shoot was hot.
Those spikes on Ben's back really are gross, by the way. Keep that kid's shirt on, please.
After just ten minutes, there had been far too much Matt. But at least he wasn't moping around like someone stole his goddamn Ripstick. And why wasn't Hal immediately asking Ben, "hey that blonde girl you dragged away, what did you do with her?"
So Rick's cystic fibrosis was cured, and Ben can do 100 pushups with ease, and no one except Hal thinks that some seriously weird shit is going on? These people are so dumb.
The scene with the mech was pretty cool. I love those things, especially when they're singing. Though surely these people should have weapons with more impact that assault rifles somewhere. The shot with the Skitter holding the globe made me smile. That needs to go on the promo posters.
The first real, 'eye roll because this shit is so cliched' moment didn't actually happen until 30 minutes in, where another dumbass civilian started bitching about Ben. "Razorback"? Really? But I thought you people wanted your kids rescued. At least, that's the gist I got from all those inane comments written on the poster board.
Why was Hal not going with Clayton in the first place? They said everyone under 20. Did he age 4 years since last week? I mean, I know he looks like he's much older than 20, but he's not supposed to be. The relationship between Hal and Tom is getting more interesting, as Tom is starting to see his son as a man (as was so clumsily explained last week), and is actually starting to treat him as an equal, respecting his decisions and ideas.
But the Mason family history is making less and less sense. Now Ben was still with them when the Skitters killed their mother? I thought he was at a friend's house, the day the Skitters first attacked.
Anne's little move as the kids left was amusing. 'Hey, so the kids are out for the night, what say you and me... y'know?' Not one to waste a good opportunity, obviously.
Oh, and if you're hiding the kids in a remote ranch, try not flying a big garish US flag outside. Just a thought.
I was waiting for the dumb as fuck twist at the end, and wasn't disappointed. Clayton is working with the Skitters? Well that wasn't predictable at all, was it?
Edited by Danny Franks, Jul 18, 2011 @ 10:13 AM.