"Um... I like the video but it does keep the same trend of "Apple is expensive" that most people like to throw around. Apple has more up-front costs Windows always keeps the cost on the back-end... especially when it comes to QoL Software that a user would have to buy just to keep up with OSX."
What QoL Software are you referring? I can't think of anything that I have had to add to my windows machine to match Mac OS.
Apple is overly expensive for a number of reasons, not just the upfront costs. The fact that they make their machines almost impossible to customize or upgrade being one. If your mac starts to become ineffective then you're only option, really, is to spend thousands on a new computer if you need a beefy workstation.
I built my first PC back in 2011 and I have made incremental upgrades over the years to keep it up to date spec wise. The most I have ever spent at one time is maybe around $800 for a good graphics card. At no time have I had to drop thousands of dollars at once to have a beefy up to date work station.
After learning how to build and manage a PC I can't think of any reason to ever own a desktop mac. I do think it's a waste of money unless there is a specific, mac only software that you have to use.
I honestly don't believe that Mac OS is really all that better than windows either. I have worked on Mac Os ( mainly at various production companies ) and my own PC for several years and I can't say that either OS is significantly better.
I love Jordan Peele and think "Get Out" was amazing, but he needs to be careful with the sentiment of, "I think if I'm not doing something that might piss people off then I’m doing it wrong.”
This way of thinking is a very slippery slope and no one seems to realize it. I understand about having things you believe in and boldly speaking up for them. However, it's important to remember what the goal is. If you want to educate people and change your minds then purposely demonizing them or pissing them off is not going to help.
When a right wing Christian demonizes you and says you're going to hell, do you think, "Man, he's right. I should listen to what he has to say and save my soul!" Probably not and guess what? It works the other way too.
For example, we had two recent films that both had very powerful, self-reliant, and confident lead female characters. Alita and Captain Marvel. One of these had controversy, Captain Marvel, and the other really didn't, Alita,... or at least I didn't see it.
I think the reason is pretty simple. There wasn't a bunch of talk about Alita being a feminist movie or discussion of any sort of agenda at all. They just made a movie about a really badass female character.
On the other hand, Brie Larson and Kevin Feige were really pushing the narrative of Captain Marvel being this feminist movie. Pair that with Brie Larson's past comments on diversity that at times were a bit inflammatory.
For instance, I had problems with "A Wrinkle in Time" that had nothing to do with the cast, director, etc... but instead with how they handled the story and things they left out. It does irk me a little when Brie says, "“I do not need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work for him about ‘A Wrinkle In Time. It wasn't made for him.'”
Why does she have to go there? I can support the push for more diversity when it comes to movie critics, but why does she have to put down a whole population based on age and skin color to make her point? I am 37-year-old white dude who grew up reading all of Madeleine L'Engle's books and loved them... especially A Wrinkle in Time. I can't tell you how much that book meant to me growing up.
I have wanted to see a big screen adaptation for years, and when one finally comes out... it's not made for me? My criticisms are somehow not valid because I don't meet the racial/age criteria?
Look, this on its own isn't a huge deal. Yeah, it irked me a little when I heard it but it's no big deal. However, when people keep making these little attacks on a certain group of people, it's going to really start getting on their nerves after a while. It's possible to uplift a group of people without trying to knock down another separate group of people.
I think this is why when you have two strong female driven movies, Alita and Captain Marvel, the one that just lets the story speak for itself doesn't get a ton of backlash, but the one that keeps boasting about its feminist agenda is going to trigger a certain segment of the population that is tired of being demonized by said agenda.
Just my two cents.
I think there are plenty of people who understand that Black Panther is a milestone for people of color, but that shouldn't automatically earn it extra points in directing, story telling, cinematography, etc.
I think there is a strong argument that it's not all that different from other Marvel films in terms of overall quality. In fact, I'd argue that there are at least a couple of other Marvel films that are better films overall, but that's subjective.
Killmonger's final monologue is a little odd to me and if you really think about it is sort of insulting to his ancestors. He is victimizing himself and comparing his potential bondage to the bondage of his slave ancestors. Really!?
Yeah, the two aren't even remotely close to being the same. He was certainly a victim when he was left in America with no family, but the rest of what happens is something else entirely.
He stabs T'Challa in the stomach and throws him down a waterfall, burns all the heart-shaped herbs so that he would forever be the most powerful, kills an old gardener, causes hundreds of deaths and advocates for millions more.
His bondage would have been for the heinous acts he committed and was well deserved. The slave's bondage was the result of unjust capture, transport, and transaction. Trying to equate the two is just wrong.
My thoughts exactly. Innovative is being used very loosely. I'd say maybe 3-4 qualify. I like weird and strange creative ideas but just being weird and strange doesn't make one innovative. Neither does renting out the Louvre.
I know people bring up Mac OS as a big selling point but I just don't see it. For the past 8 years I have been regularly using Macs and a home built PC to do the same editing, motion gfx, VFX work.
I would work on macs at various production companies and use my custom built PC for my own projects. In practice, I can't say that either OS is really all that better. I have had just as many issues on one as the other.
Honestly, I think that the bad rep PC gets comes from people buying terrible store bought PCs. If you build a system with good components and take care of it then you'll have a good experience. It takes a little research but it's not hard to do.
To be able to understand how your computer works and troubleshoot it yourself instead of having to take it into a store is extremely helpful.
To each their own, but I've never fully understood why pro users wouldn't want these things. It doesn't matter where the computer is from, it's going to need maintenance at some point even if it's just opening it up and getting the dust out which incidentally is something that Apple makes difficult to do thanks to all the steps they take to keep people out of their hardware. Hell they even created their own proprietary screw!
And don't even get me started on what a rip off the Genius Bar is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2_SZ4tfLns
I have regularly worked on both PC and Mac for years doing editing, motion gfx, and vfx work. I usually would work on an imac or mac pro at various production companies I contracted for and my own projects were done on a home built PC.
Honestly, neither system is light years ahead of the other. I have had just as many issues on the macs I've worked on than my PC.
The big difference I see is ownership. I have control over my PC and it's components. I first built it back in 2011 and have periodically swapped parts over the years. I've managed to keep my specs high without ever having to buy a new computer. The most I have spent at one time is $800 for a Graphics card.
Macs couldn't be more opposite. Apple goes to great lengths to make sure that you can't tinker with your computer. They want you to buy a new computer every few years. Forget that. I'd rather be able to just upgrade and make repairs myself if needed and save my money.