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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #540 on: June 11, 2017, 11:17:11 AM »
Plus, even the mobs of nerds are so exhausted by the white, male message of the movies that they're glad to see anything different, even if it's blue robot aliens.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #541 on: July 03, 2017, 09:19:48 AM »
So... Wonder Woman

Cons:

Terrible CGI
As Sirharles said, distracting and terrible editing (even stuff like she loses a weapon/shield in one scene but then has it when she throws the next punch)
Terrible writing
Confusing to have non-Nazi Germans as the bad guys when you clearly wanted Nazis and wrote it that way
Stupid twist

Pros:

Gal Gadot is stupefyingly beautiful and I couldn't take my eyes off of her whether she was flying through the air or trying on glasses.

Final verdict: The pros have it! 5/5!  *rewinds. freezes screen*

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #542 on: July 03, 2017, 09:58:04 AM »
I need to see it again without Star Wars glasses, I guess.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #543 on: July 03, 2017, 11:10:50 AM »
I need to see it again without Star Wars glasses, I guess.

You mean...you were unable to tell whether or not Gal Gadot was beautiful because you were thinking of Star Wars the whole time?

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #544 on: July 03, 2017, 12:04:40 PM »
No!

What I mean is the way my love and excitement for Star Wars blinded me to how middle-of-the-road The Force Awakens was. I felt similarly watching WW.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #545 on: July 03, 2017, 12:28:29 PM »
No!

What I mean is the way my love and excitement for Star Wars blinded me to how middle-of-the-road The Force Awakens was. I felt similarly watching WW.

It's a terrible movie.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #546 on: July 03, 2017, 01:02:12 PM »
You're a terrible movie!

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #547 on: July 23, 2017, 09:54:26 PM »
Thor: Ragnarok looks like a winner from top to bottom. Now the only question is whether it can deliver he awesomeness the trailers promise.


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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #548 on: July 25, 2017, 11:50:46 AM »
It can't.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #549 on: August 11, 2017, 10:31:24 AM »
I like how only three people use these forums and we still can't keep track of the threads. Didn't we have a Guardians thread?

Anyway... Guardians 2 was an amazing movie. Easily one of the top 5 sequels I've seen. They kept the charm and simplicity of the original, which is surprising for a Marvel movie. They also kept the right tone for the ensemble. That last part is what surprised me the most because they essentially added two people to the ensemble AND split them up for a portion of the movie. The strain did start to show through my rose-tinted glasses. Drax probably suffered the most. But the genius of the writing came through and saved everyone -- we got a glimpse at the deeper side of Drax thanks to the empath. So the new arrivals helped support any potential collapse of the storyline.

Kurt Russel was, also surprisingly, not shoehorned in and/or chewing the scenery. He made it work. We hit all the potential shark jumping moments -- dealing with family background, answering unanswered questions from the first movie, and confirming the relationship between Peter and Gomorrah -- and the movie just ran with it. It all made sense.

Baby Groot's scene-stealing ability didn't even harm the storyline. It's absolutely astounding that they pulled this movie off because there are so many possible breaks in the storyline.

I was underwhelmed by Stallone. I guess that's a nod to the uber-fans, right? But that was the weakest part. Fortunatly, it looks like he just showe dup on a lazy Saturday afternoon to film his scenes. I also felt like the Sovereign was way underused. They were a major element in the story and, yet, they were the B-story. But I forgive that thanks to the post-credits sequence which made it obvious that the Sovereign storyline is actually a long set-up for part 3. Which is cool. That gives this trilogy a sense of being...a trilogy. In that natural way that only Star Trek has ever really pulled off (with Star Trek II, III, IV).

So...very happy. Give me more!

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #550 on: August 11, 2017, 06:07:54 PM »
I tried to go back and find my review, but apparently I never wrote one.

I loved it too. And also felt that they had every chance in the world to blow it, and restrained themselves from doing so. Everybody's back for Vol. 3 and it'll be after the big Avengers: Infinity War ka-blooie, so hopefully Marvel will allow it to not get overstuffed.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #551 on: November 10, 2017, 10:47:55 AM »
Thor: Ragnarok is really well done. It's certainly as funny, but what what I was shocked by was how well they balanced out the humor while still keeping the emotional stakes high. There trailers make it look like a joke a minute, but there's some real pathos in the character arcs.

Jeff Goldblum steals the show but he's dangerously close to becoming a parody of himself.

RC says check it out.

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« Reply #552 on: November 10, 2017, 10:29:47 PM »
Saw it last weekend and greatly enjoyed it.  I'm sure it had some plot holes and things that didn't make sense.  I don't know why, but I don't notice them the way I do with DC films.  Does that make the Marvel films better?  My buddy argues that because Marvel has more humor we are more forgiving. 

Everyone was gaga over Wonder Woman...which is still far and away better than the other two, but I still had a lot of problems with it.  Where all the Marvel movies I've enjoyed.  Even Age of Ultron, which did have a host of issues.

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« Reply #553 on: Yesterday at 06:47:57 PM »
Justice League

Okay, to say it's much better than BvS is like saying Mason is much better than Hitler, but having said that I enjoyed the movie.  Are there problems? Yes. Did they force the return of Superman in the most ham fisted way possible? Yes.  Is Gal Gadot possibly the worlds most beautiful woman and is she the perfect Wonder Woman?  Yes and yes.  Is Ezra Miller good comic relief? Surprisingly, yes.  Did Affleck phone it in?  It seems that way.  Jason Mamoa playing Aquaman is exactly what you'd expect.  He's playing every single role Jason Mamoa has ever played.  I know nothing of the kid playing Cyborg, but he convinced me he was a cyborg sooooo...

I also know nothing from the comics.  The only thing about the Justice League I remember is from Saturday morning cartoons.  I know nothing of the canon. Admittedly I go into these movies more of a newbie than you guys.  I have to say though, I enjoyed it much more than BvS and to some extent more than WW.  There were no places in the movie where I rolled my eyes (I'm looking at you WW and overnight boat trip from Greece to London).  It felt more like what DC is trying to achieve, AKA movies like Avengers.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #554 on: Today at 07:54:26 AM »
Your second point about Gal Gadot is the only reason I'm into this movie. I've decided I'll watch any movie she's in as long as she's on screen for at least 20% of the film.