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Posted by: nacho
« on: December 04, 2019, 12:52:34 PM »

The MCU is actually ride for a Rosencrantz and Guildenstern style satire. Sort of Deadpool, but with two Thanos henchman.

Actually, now that you say it, Deadpool is the one part of the franchise I don't mind. Mainly because it makes fun of what we're complaining about here.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: December 04, 2019, 11:44:09 AM »

The MCU is actually ride for a Rosencrantz and Guildenstern style satire. Sort of Deadpool, but with two Thanos henchman.
Posted by: nacho
« on: December 03, 2019, 04:17:33 PM »

I'm holding out for a Happy Hogan movie series. It'll be 77 minutes of him watching stuff happen from all the previous movies, then 47 minutes of him washing a limo while talking about obscure but vitally important events that played out on a Youtube Red exclusive streaming MCU series.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: December 03, 2019, 04:02:01 PM »

Hey, let's just stand here and film while the next Tsunami comes rumbling towards us.

(In honesty, this looks exactly like the type of movie I' like to watch. I'm a sucker for the political intrigue-y/Bourne style of this corner of the Marvel Universe.)

Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: May 07, 2019, 12:04:27 PM »

Also, internet conversation about Avengers: Endgame is everything wrong with internet conversation in 2019.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« 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.
Posted by: nacho
« 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.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« 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.

Posted by: RottingCorpse
« 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?
Posted by: nacho
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:27:36 AM »

Ugh. It looks awful.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: October 07, 2018, 09:44:47 PM »

A five minute "extended look" trailer? The studio must think Aquaman is awful, right?

Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: October 02, 2018, 11:20:43 PM »

Blah.... I haven't seen this one yet and now I don't want to.
Posted by: nacho
« 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!
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« 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.
Posted by: nacho
« on: October 02, 2018, 12:08:33 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?