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Old 07-09-2018, 04:18 PM
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Unless I'm mistaken now that Ant Man and the Wasp is out and about in theaters, the Captain Marvel is the next Big Deal in the Marvel Universe. I feel like I need something else before we get to that. Unless the Captain Marvel is less universal than I'm thinking it's going to be.

Whup. Got ahead of myself there.

Ant Man and the Wasp is a lovely little romp. A fairly generous sorbet of local trouble to wash a little bit of that OH GOD EVERTHING IS GOING TO DIE out of your mouth before we jump back into it. Rudd is delightful. Evangeline Lily is p awesome. Michael Dougles is cantankerous. And Michael Pena is funny. You know, more of what you enjoyed about the first movie.

Nice. It was a nice fillum.

There's just the one mid-credits teaser to contend with this time.
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:34 PM
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As much as I'm enjoying everyone over here going apeshit for England in the World Cup - if you haven't heard, IT'S COMING HOME - I am OUTRAGED :madrant: that Ant Man and the Wasp has been delayed for a month because of the World Cup.

TOTAL RIPOFF.
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:14 PM
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I am truley sorry for your lots.
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This made me smile: Thor Arrives In Wakanda
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:40 AM
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Captain Marvel. No, not that one, the Marvel one.

The Marvel Captain Marvel is a weird property. The original dude is, uh, a dude and is otherwise fairly unremarkable. For that matter, the distaff counterpart then known as Ms Marvel wasn't any more popular. Both were kept in their own comics mostly to keep the copyrights in the Marvel stable.

At least until earlier this century. The Kree Captain Marvel died a death (allegedly but for real this time) and the once Ms Marvel eventually takes the name for herself. (Ms Marvel as a title is assumed by a new person, who is having a good success in the comics and will no doubt someday make it to the real big time.)

As such, there's no real singular through line or really solid identity for Captain Marvel - at least not as far as I can tell. Not like there is for the other Marvel Captain of America. Carol Danvers has been portrayed differently by different writers and with different motivations depending on the overarcing plot in which she appears.

So, it's almost a relief that Kevin Feige and the writers and directors of the MCU Marvel's Captain Marvel and Carol Danvers do a top to bottom rekajiggering of all of it. There's a lot of familiar stuff but thankfully the MCU Marvel's Captain Marvel is p much her own person not necessarily related to anyone else. And this is a very good thing.

Now then. After something like Infinity War the First and the anticipation for Infinity War the Second, Captain Marvel doesn't reach that level. Honestly, I don't think anything Marvel has done can match what that was about. But as a singular, relatively stand alone feature that had to drag you through a character's origin? Yeah, it's p good.
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Bort is very smart.

I got to see Captain Marvel about 2 weeks ago with our daughter and really enjoyed it. I thought as a stand alone film it was as good as any other Marvel movie with the exception of Ragnarok and Black Panther. It was better than loads of them.

I watched it a second time with Sou today as she was keen to support a female lead Marvel movie. I have to say, I enjoyed it even more the second time. Sou really enjoyed it and felt like it was a better portrayal of a female super hero than had ever been done before, more realistic is what she said. She was so impressed she watched the credits at the end to see who the writers were and said they were pretty much 50-50 men/women.

I would watch this film again tomorrow, which says a lot I think.
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What really helps set Captain Marvel (the movie) apart from the other movies (whether in MCU or not) is that it's more about kinship than it is about relationship. Most of the course of the movie is the buddy cop thematically and how Carol worked or got along with the people in her life and no romantic entanglements. Nobody anywhere laments that missing element from this origin story.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:21 AM
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Marvel's The Avengers: Infinity War part 2: The Endgame

Well. It was a movie.

I happened to watch two things today that were, I guess, somewhat prescient. I won't reveal what they were openly. We'll see how I feel by the time I finish posting whether or not one or both end up behind spoiler tags. I'd rather try and get through this without it if I can. But, I probably won't because some of what I feel fits snugly inside at least emotional spoiler territory if not actual direct plot space.

There's approximately one quarter to one third of the movie that I wasn't a fan of. Most of the disfavor is pointed right at one character and the balance is directed to another. But both are sort of wishy-washy very nerd(rage) opinion with how the characters were developed up to and now through this point.

The rest of the movie is p solid. I will say in the movie's favor two things we've been waiting almost the whole time for did happen - both performed by one character.

I guess to give a gage on its goodness - better than Ultron but below both Infinity War (#2 spot) and the original Marvel's The Avengers. It was a great big balancing act (no pun hashtag thanos) that I think only the Russos could have pulled off, but ultimately I think there was too much to work with. Does that mean I think there could have been a third movie or could this one have been cut down? I dunno. There were some shenanigans I could have done without (that aren't related to my issues with character characterization).

So. Here's some stuff I'm going to stick behind a spoiler like I mentioned earlier.



So. There. It was a movie.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:38 PM
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The Forum burped and I lost this lengthy post in response to my borther.

I'm too pissed right now to rewrite it.

Gimme a min.
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wei yau! :faint:
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I mislike disagreeing with my borther, so I won't. But, rather, I have a different perspective.

As a non-spoiler intro, I want to say that Endgame isn't only a sequel to Infinity War. More than that, it's a coda to the MCU films to date and a love letter to the fans whether they are fans of the comics or just the films themselves. The rest of this spoiler filled review is coming from this perspective

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I'm :thanked: ing that poast even though I ain't clicking the spoiler, 'cause I haven't even seen Captain Fucking Marvel yet, let alone Avengers Motherfucking Endgame. Just because it heartens me to actually do both without worrying either will suck.

Oh, and because it's wei fucking yau. :inscrutable:
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thanksed now, read later

(I have seent the movie but I am working right now and I want to be able to give it my full attention)
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wei yau is v smart and I agree with everthing he says. The only difference is in matters of degrees. While I'm giving the Marvel's the Avengers the Endgame a solid B, his grade is a little higher.

I enjoyed the things he enjoyed for p much the same reasons. I just had issues with a couple of things.

I got caught up with some of my speculation and didn't address the same things you did. I may ponder it some, but I think you're on the right track.
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Oh and about Far From Home

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I finally got to see it and read the reviews here. I agree with a lot of what has been said. Especially this:
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As a non-spoiler intro, I want to say that Endgame isn't only a sequel to Infinity War. More than that, it's a coda to the MCU films to date and a love letter to the fans whether they are fans of the comics or just the films themselves.
There is a fair amount I can forgive in the movie because of that.

I would say I enjoyed Infinity Wars more, but that this was a pretty good end to a long list of movies.

My biggest complaint was

I think I agree with Bort that it's about a 'B', but I do need to see it again.

There are soooooooooooo many little nods to past movies in there. I enjoyed every one I caught.
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Finally got around to watching Captain Marvel.

It was good, not awesome, and enjoyable. I like Brie Larson as Carol Danvers. Now I'm going to go back and read any spoilers in this thread...
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