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Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: April 10, 2021, 01:48:51 PM »

The new Captain America in the Falcon and the Winter Soldier is a god damned sociopath and his decent into psychotic fuckery is alone worth the price of admission.

The rest of the show isn't bad. Bonus points for bringing back Daniel Bruhl as Baron Zemo who steals every scene he's in.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: March 06, 2021, 08:36:14 AM »

If I have to ask myself if they stuck the landing on WandaVision, it probably means they didnít, huh?

No spoilers, but Marvelís gonna Marvel.

EDIT:
I've slept on it a couple days and decided I do rather like the ending. If you haven't watched it yet, make sure to watch the last two episodes (8 & 9) back-to-back. I think part of my experience of the ending was a little strange because of the hiccup by waiting a week.
Posted by: nacho
« on: March 01, 2021, 03:29:13 PM »

Oh, don't worry. I know all about that...
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: March 01, 2021, 02:01:22 PM »

And I was only ever watching to fulfill my painful and all-consuming Elizabeth Olsen obsession anyway.

You gave up before she put on the red leotard and lumpy 70s girl pink tights?

Posted by: nacho
« on: March 01, 2021, 10:25:23 AM »

I keep waiting for WandaVision to let me down, but so far is hasn't. I have found the whole SWORD/Marvel status quo horseshit to be "meh." That said, last night's episode explained why all the old TV shows and it was heartbreakingly good. It's all leading the big superhero fight kablooie for next episode's finale, but this show is far better than it has any right to be.

I sort of gave up. We're only halfway through and bored. And I was only ever watching to fulfill my painful and all-consuming Elizabeth Olsen obsession anyway.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: February 27, 2021, 07:26:09 PM »

I keep waiting for WandaVision to let me down, but so far is hasn't. I have found the whole SWORD/Marvel status quo horseshit to be "meh." That said, last night's episode explained why all the old TV shows and it was heartbreakingly good. It's all leading the big superhero fight kablooie for next episode's finale, but this show is far better than it has any right to be.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: January 23, 2021, 01:41:25 PM »

I'm really looking forward to getting this one in me. I'm all about the Lesser Olsen.

She's the greater Olson now, isn't she?
Posted by: nacho
« on: January 20, 2021, 01:24:18 PM »

I'm really looking forward to getting this one in me. I'm all about the Lesser Olsen.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: January 19, 2021, 01:13:03 PM »

WandaVision is like somebody at Marvel zapped into my brain and took all the shit I love and tried to cram it into a TV show. It's such a loving homage to the history of television. They've really dug hard into the details here. Crispness aside, this feels like TV from the 50s and 60s. (And one assumes, 70s, 80s, and 90s once they get there.) Yet there's this ominous Blue Velvet undercurrent of "things aren't right," even when it seems all is well. It's omnipresent, yet it still gets me in the moments where they bust out into full on "let's really creep the audience out" mode. We've seen the weird conspiracy undertones a hundred times, but you got to hand it to Marvel for having the balls to stylistically swing for the fences here.

It's also the first Marvel property to take what you know from previous stories and use it more for effect than for plotting. (Spoiler alert: Vision died in one of the last two blammo movies and now he's back with so far no explanation.) It never lets things get comfortable even though everything around the characters is trying to let them do so. I don't think they'll go to as dark a place as they're implying, but for now it's spooky good fun.

I see no world where Marvel sticks the landing on this thing. (I have a feeling the big mystery will be all too familiar when revealed.) They'll be too busy setting up the Colostomy Man film trilogy. That said, the first two episodes are an absolute joy. I'm genuinely stoked to keep watching.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: July 01, 2019, 02:04:29 PM »

I'm three episodes in on Swamp Thing and it continues to be really well done. No mindblowingly groundbreaking. Not "OMG Twist!" Not a reinvention of anything that's come before. Just solid storytelling with compelling characters, and nicely intertwined plotlines. They've very smartly avoided the "monster of the week" trope and instead slowly build from each week to the next. You do get one solid gore-fest moment each week (usually in the third act), but it's all motivated. At this point, it seems unlikely that Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon one is going to swoop in and save it which is a shame.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: June 06, 2019, 02:55:34 PM »

Not *universal* hatred. Reviews were good. The problem is that DC can't support a streaming channel. Nobody but Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Disney can... which is why everybody starting one seems insane to me.
Posted by: nacho
« on: June 06, 2019, 02:07:50 PM »

First episode of the new Swamp Thing does a really good job of taking all the disparate elements of Swamp Thing and tweaking them so they all exist in the same world. Holland, Abby Arcane, Matt Cable, Sunderland Corporation; I was very happy with how they're trying to put it all together from the get-go wherein the comic books it was all added in dribs and drabs. Not sure if this is Swamp Thing as elemental or Swamp Thing as Holland turned into plant-man. (The comics have gone back and forth on this.) They're very obviously going to try and ape the Alan Moore run which frankly is fine by be. Jason Woodrue/Floronic Man is set to show up. (They showed him in the trailer.) No Anton Arcane yet, but I can't imagine they won't go there.

Abbie is our eyes and ears. She's a CDC worker sent back to her hometown to investigate some weird disease outbreak linked to the swamp. The Sunderlands, particularly a Virginia Madsen with horrifying plastic surgery playing Missus Sunderland, blame Abbie for the death of their daughter Shawna years ago. Alec Holland is around working for Sunderland and uncovers that he's the one poisoning the Swamp and making people sick. He and Abby team up, but we all know it's going to end badly for him.

They've jettisoned Holland's wife Linda, and I get the impression that Shawna Sunderland will serve her narrative purpose. We'll see.

It's well done. The story clips along well. Again, I'm impressed with how they got the ball rolling. The problem is going to be sustaining the story and effects before getting cancelled.

RC says check it out.

And...cancelled. May not even complete the first season. Universal hatred for this one!
Posted by: nacho
« on: June 02, 2019, 01:39:45 PM »

So much to watch...
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: June 02, 2019, 11:38:34 AM »

First episode of the new Swamp Thing does a really good job of taking all the disparate elements of Swamp Thing and tweaking them so they all exist in the same world. Holland, Abby Arcane, Matt Cable, Sunderland Corporation; I was very happy with how they're trying to put it all together from the get-go wherein the comic books it was all added in dribs and drabs. Not sure if this is Swamp Thing as elemental or Swamp Thing as Holland turned into plant-man. (The comics have gone back and forth on this.) They're very obviously going to try and ape the Alan Moore run which frankly is fine by be. Jason Woodrue/Floronic Man is set to show up. (They showed him in the trailer.) No Anton Arcane yet, but I can't imagine they won't go there.

Abbie is our eyes and ears. She's a CDC worker sent back to her hometown to investigate some weird disease outbreak linked to the swamp. The Sunderlands, particularly a Virginia Madsen with horrifying plastic surgery playing Missus Sunderland, blame Abbie for the death of their daughter Shawna years ago. Alec Holland is around working for Sunderland and uncovers that he's the one poisoning the Swamp and making people sick. He and Abby team up, but we all know it's going to end badly for him.

They've jettisoned Holland's wife Linda, and I get the impression that Shawna Sunderland will serve her narrative purpose. We'll see.

It's well done. The story clips along well. Again, I'm impressed with how they got the ball rolling. The problem is going to be sustaining the story and effects before getting cancelled.

RC says check it out.
Posted by: nacho
« on: May 31, 2019, 10:50:32 AM »

It does.