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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #570 on: October 02, 2018, 12:45:29 PM »
This is growing MCU problem. Because of this, I think we'll see a popularity drop off after Avengers 4.
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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #571 on: October 02, 2018, 01:30:38 PM »
This is growing MCU problem. Because if this, I think we'll see a popularity drop off after Avengers 4.

It was very frustrating...and it ruined the movie for me. The movie is really all about what Ant-Man did during his few seconds of screen time during very loud, busy, and hard to follow battle scenes. Like, the whole conflict of the movie (he's under house arrest and must constantly avoid the Feds, to the point of leaving during crucial scenes) is about the consequences of those cameos. That feels like the bigger issue than Ghost, who is a weak as water villain who listens to reason, has a sympathetic cause, and is almost casually dealt with at the end.

In fact, the movie's actual ending is a cliffhanger linking us into the end of Infinity War!

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #572 on: October 02, 2018, 11:20:43 PM »
Blah.... I haven't seen this one yet and now I don't want to.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #573 on: October 07, 2018, 09:44:47 PM »
A five minute "extended look" trailer? The studio must think Aquaman is awful, right?


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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #574 on: October 08, 2018, 09:27:36 AM »
Ugh. It looks awful.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #575 on: January 13, 2019, 07:01:32 PM »
So...Ant-Man and the Wasp is fun and all, but... It demands that you pay very close attention to Ant-Man's actions in the various Avengers movies. It's so deeply embedded in the consequences of Ant-Man's actions as a cameo in other movies that Ant-Man and the Wasp even needs to spend long exposition scenes explaining the background to those of us who may not have bene paying attention. This happens not only with Michael Douglas catching us up to speed, but also Lawrence Fishbourne AND Randall Park.

Now, if you can't tell your story on its own merit...I don't know. Why are you the one telling this story, then?

Since, I mentioned it in the Solo thread, I'll come back and say I watched Ant-Man and the Wasp and I agree with everything you're saying but also...

 snorebot!

Seriously. Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Lawrence Fishburne?! How do you take those actors and make such a dial tone of a movie?
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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #576 on: April 03, 2019, 12:01:42 PM »
If this wasn't our third Joker in eleven years I'd probably be a lot more excited about this. I will say that  taking this more realistic Logan style tack with superheroes is an interesting way to go.


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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #577 on: April 16, 2019, 09:04:13 AM »
I'm just soooo over it all at this point. And I really hate the realistic approach to the Joker! This looks more like the origin story for Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #578 on: April 29, 2019, 11:32:19 AM »
Avengers: Endgame

Missus RC marathoned *ALL* the Marvel movies over the past six weeks in preparation for this thing. I joined her for a third of them probably. (Upon second viewing, Ant-Man & the Wasp was a little less annoying, but still pretty annoying.) We did Infinity War yesterday morning and went straight to Endgame.

The only way to truly comment on this thing is by spoiling it, and I don't want to spoil anything. It's a perfectly fine wrap-up of all the movies to this point. Not mind-blazingly emotional, nor a reinvention of the superhero genre. (It self-references an 80s movie as a joke, the proceeds to blatantly rip it off.) It's fun. I was satisfied with the resolution, though after making $1.2 billion worldwide in one weekend Marvel movies certainly aren't going anywhere. It does border on self-parody from time-to-time, but after 22 movies, how could it not? Marvel's willingness to go a wee bit bonkers here is admirable, except they knew this was a one-time chance to print money so really there was no reason to *not* go balls out.

RC says check it out before the internet spoils the plot and sucks any fun out of it.
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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #579 on: May 07, 2019, 12:04:27 PM »
Also, internet conversation about Avengers: Endgame is everything wrong with internet conversation in 2019.