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ICT / Re: Reed Richards vs Superman
« on: March 23, 2019, 08:58:01 PM »
Superman has been outsmarted and defeated by FAR less than an evil Reed Richards.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Alita: Battle Angel
« on: March 23, 2019, 04:32:42 PM »
Haven't had time to go see it, but it had so many good reviews from trusted sources I'll probably just buy it.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Captain Marvel - spoilers inside
« on: March 23, 2019, 11:57:58 AM »
No, but it just shows that instead of Superman being the overpowered boring, storyless character you're making him out to be he has layers of depth and amazing stories. Even mediocre Superman films (except Superman Returns) have deep layers and explore the character in a new light
They must be yet interesting and stacked with layers after the way you immediately ran to comic books for examples.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Captain Marvel - spoilers inside
« on: March 22, 2019, 11:10:07 PM »

Current TV Shows / Re: Love, Death & Robots [Netflix]
« on: March 21, 2019, 02:08:02 PM »
Ok, so this has about 4 different orders for the episodes.

I've watched 6 of them and none have been bad. Some have been great. I'll rank them at the end.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Captain Marvel - spoilers inside
« on: March 20, 2019, 05:05:21 PM »
Superman is the most powerful hero (including screen versions) with layers and layers of complexity

Even in the flawed Man of Steel Superman hs learning to fly scene is one of the biggest payoffs in the movies.

When Superman finally gets the basic run of his powers, he's forced to confront 3 other Kryptonians, all from the Kryptonian guild and all of whom are threats before they have their full powerset or any kind of control

As much as Superman fucks up because he doesn't care about any collateral damage while going onto kill Zod, there is real suspense and real stakes. If Superman fails, there is nothing on earth that can stop Zod and his crew.

The payoff is that when we get to the final battle, Even the lead up gets this part right. Every time Zod masters a new power it feels like  an "oh shit" moment.

Once the big boss battle begins it's brutal and Superman's inexperience shows. Zod is a lifetime soldier who has been fighting since birth and Clark is... a farm boy. Zod has the upper hand and as an audience, we know he won't kill Superman, he's absolutely capable of getting in a killing blow and there's no one else if Zod wins.

It's tension. Imperfect, but Superman has his big dig deep moment which ends.....badly but decisively. By Justice League, he's clearly gotten a power upgrade, experience in using his power, and he's closer to the Superman we know. or as close as a Snyder Superman can be.

Cap Marvel gets her power and wins right away. Literally figures out her powers like she received an instructional Udemy series and instead of having an opponent, she just flies through the mega ships, stops missiles and calls it a day. No suspense, no big confrontation, and no real stakes.

The film actually DOES have a small learning curve for her, but it's not shown well. When she starts glowing, all the lights on the Kree ship begin to dim and the force field dampens. That's her absorbing energy to power up. If that part is shown and played up, or she has to figure out how to power up while stopping the missiles then it feels more heroic or at the very least, it's a white knuckle moment
Sorry, but you can't crow about Superman all the time then whine because you think a character faced an enemy "without real stakes." He's the poster boy for your primary complaint.

Layers and layers of complexity...  good Lord.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Captain Marvel - spoilers inside
« on: March 20, 2019, 02:05:23 PM »
That;s perfect

Ca Marvel sort of lets you know who she is but doesn't pay off its own promises. She wants her big hero moment but when she finds her tesseract power it's all "woohoo"and no confrontation with a threatening enemy with real stakes
Holy shit. Did you really just say that? Your favorite character is Superman.

The whole point of her powerset is that she's far beyond anything even a planet-wrecking Armada could bring to the table. She's directly linked to the tesseract. They straight up said they're going to come back prepared for her next time.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Captain Marvel - spoilers inside
« on: March 19, 2019, 09:36:56 PM »
How she interacts with them initially will be determined by two unknown factors. How much she knows about what happened with Thanos and if she had her memories fully restored.

But after that she's gonna trust Cap. Possibly be annoyed by Tony depending on where his head is after being stuck in space, and I think gonna have a buddy buddy relationship with Thor.

Why do you think she will follow Cap or be annoyed by Tony?  Before the Endgame trailer, did you expect her and Thor to be buddy buddy?
Everybody is buddies with Thor. Fucking EVERYbody.

Thanos really fucked up a chance at making a cool friend.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Captain Marvel - spoilers inside
« on: March 19, 2019, 06:21:59 PM »
Brie Larson did a fine job is Captain Marvel, and she had every bit as much personality is Scarlett Johansson does is Black widow. any critique you may have to order is probably just towards the character, which is rather vanilla and very Deus ex Machina/Mary Sue.

Maybe if we're talking about Iron Man 2 Black Widow.  From Avengers all the way until Infinity War, I think we get a solid idea of who she is, what her fears are, what motivates her, what she holds dear, what pisses her off, etc.
So over the course of several movies that don't include an origin story and her evolving interactions with a half dozen recurring characters?

ICT / Re: If Lex Luthor's intelligence is 100...
« on: March 18, 2019, 02:16:31 PM »
Lex Luthor was time traveling as a teenagerwith a captive of orange concentrate.
Luthor took Donald Trump captive and started time traveling?!

Superman himself has come out in defense of the racist senator.

Current TV Shows / Re: Love, Death & Robots [Netflix]
« on: March 18, 2019, 09:43:56 AM »
Only watched the first 2 so far, but I liked both of them.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: GotG 3 gets a new director
« on: March 17, 2019, 03:56:48 PM »
I'm just loving that white male fandom is confirming that white pedos being protected is worth it so they can watch superhero movies.
It sounds a lot more like you think about pedophilia nonstop. Does it start as soon as you wake up each day, or do you just get struck with a fit of pedophilia obsession throughout your day?

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: GotG 3 gets a new director
« on: March 15, 2019, 02:47:20 PM »
Jelly is going to have his nervous breakdown for the week.

ICT / Re: MCU Captain Marvel vs DCCU Superman
« on: March 14, 2019, 10:32:27 PM »

Some rumours are a little out there but not out of the realm of possibility:

Two edited versions of Avengers  - one with Carol being featured more prominently if the movie does well and another if the movie tanked

The movie is clearly going to sail past a billion but my overall feeling is that it's riding Avengers coattails as a prelude. if Avenger was a Dec release and Cap Marvel came out afterwards I'm not sure it would be greeted so enthusiastically

A lot of people want to see any Avengers before the big show, it's the prelim card

The character of Cap Marvel herself didn't get glowing reviews

Second fuel for the rumour mill:

Fiege has been very insistent on keeping Marvel actors in line and out of public outrages. James Gunn made billions for Marvel but as a Disney property, some tweets from 1o years ago got him ousted. Disney is a "family brand (if family is an overlord corporation that ons 60% of Hollywood and your soul)

So, all the main Avengers cast and actors waiting to step up and get their movie moments or spin-offs (Hawkeye, Widow, Scarlet Witch) have been on their best Hollywood no paparazzi behavior and Brie Larson shows up and starts making outlandish SJW comments left and right

I'd be pissed if I waited 11 years and then Cp SJW swooped in, said whatever the hell she wanted and was the standout in the final act of act 3

It's been around enough and it makes enough sense to have a kernel of truth. I'd be careful about degree, but there's still a pre and post press tour so let's see what happens.

As for the movie she's Captain Feminism - the SJW, I find her irritating

Superman just out physicals her and wins more often than not. If he brings his A-game, he wins big.

I have work to hand in though so I'll post more tomorrow.

Will what you post tomorrow be more literally made up nonsense?

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