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Current TV Shows / Re: The Punisher Eps 10-13
« on: Today at 12:03:29 PM »
So on reflection I've decided that it's a genuinely brilliant TV series, but not necessarily a brilliant Punisher TV series. It's a pretty radical re-imagining of the character as we know him in the comics. Which is absolutely fine and made for a really engaging 13 hours or so, but the people who didn't like the level of humanity and emotion that Castle was given in Daredevil are going to hate this series even more.

I do really, really hate how they set up his status quo at the end too. It does actually make perfect sense with his new origin (as I mentioned before, with the conspiracy angle it wouldn't make much sense to start a never-ending war on organised crime so this was the logical consequence of the origin change). But it means we'll have to waste time in the inevitable season 2 setting him up as the Punisher again rather than launching right in to the good stuff. Could really do without that TBH as they covered all that ground at the start of this series. It also sort of undermines the big climactic scene at the end of episode 12 - "I am home" - which is unfortunate as that's the best scene in the whole series I think.

One other thing I hated - the scenes with Karen. Just doesn't make sense that he'd have that level of attachment to her. Doesn't help that I don't like Netflix Karen much at all...


Current TV Shows / Re: The Punisher Eps 10-13
« on: November 19, 2017, 02:33:28 PM »
Pretty much hated the ending but loved everything else.

The brutality in the last couple of episodes really escalated and it was glorious.


Current TV Shows / Re: The Punisher Eps 4-6
« on: November 17, 2017, 07:35:21 PM »
The thing is, all the promotional stuff always said the guy played Rawlins, so it was weird that the show was trying to keep it a secret.

Fair enough, I managed to avoid that as I didn't really read any of the promotional stuff so it was a nice reveal for me.

As for the conspiracy angle, the family was still caught in the crossfire.  They were after Castle.  I don't think the bad guys would have cared if his wife and kids walked out of there alive.

True. But they were caught in the crossfire of a deliberately targeted hit arranged by corrupt government actors aimed at Castle specifically. It's not really the same as them just being victims of a completely random act of violent crime, so it doesn't really fit the traditional Punisher motive for waging war against all organised crime in the same way (if indeed they choose to go that way at the end of the series).


Current TV Shows / Re: The Punisher Eps 4-6
« on: November 17, 2017, 05:41:37 PM »
Finished 6 now and still really liking it although I can see why some critics complained about the pacing as it has dropped off notably after the first 3 episodes. I don't mind it though as the character work is solid and I like all of the subplots (I'm really enjoying the veterans stuff so far).

Couple of things I'm not sure about character-wise for Frank:

- killing the soldiers on the hit squad. I know there's a big conspiracy etc and lots of military guys are dirty, but Frank had no way of knowing how deep in these guys were or if they were just normal soldiers following orders. He didn't hesitate to kill all of them, which is a little jarring to a long-time comic fan

- the whole conspiracy angle in some ways detracts from the Punisher's origin I think. His family being killed as the result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and caught in the crossfire of organised crime provides the perfect motive for his never-ending war against criminals. The way it is here, there was nothing random about it. It doesn't lend itself as well to him deciding to carry on indefinitely with his war against organised crime with this set-up.

Also loved the minor reveal/easter egg that the CIA douche is Rawlins (character from the MAX series for anyone unaware). Probably should have guessed once Frank took his eye out at the end of ep 3.

The reveal at the end of 6 was good if a little predictable but I won't spoil it until more people in this thread have finished all three episodes.


ICT / Re: God mode Thor vs God mode Wonder Woman Live action battle.
« on: November 17, 2017, 04:52:54 PM »
Iy really shows his heavy body and manipulation of gravity thay keeps him planted. Nothing more.


It's going to be okay fangirl, really it is.


ICT / Re: God mode Thor vs God mode Wonder Woman Live action battle.
« on: November 17, 2017, 04:46:28 PM »
If you are talking about when he pulls her in with the lasso that has less to do with a test of strength and more to do with her unable to keep her footing. He basically wins that by picking her off the ground.

She is braced though and has her feet planted at the start of the tug of war, which is about as straight forward a strength test as you are likely to be shown. As soon as Superman plants his feet and pulls back she loses. She is pulled off of her feet because he is clearly stronger than her and overmatched.

I don't see any wiggle room around that showing at all to be honest. It's a blatant physical overpowering.

he was flying. Try again. His flight adds to his physical strength pulling pushing. 

He isn't flying. He is stood on the ground. You actually clearly see him planting his feet just before he overpowers her.

I know this must be difficult for you but you're going to have to come to terms with it.


ICT / Re: God mode Thor vs God mode Wonder Woman Live action battle.
« on: November 17, 2017, 04:24:56 PM »
And he still wasnt far and away stronger than Diana. She matched him for a time

In a direct test of strength, Diana using two arms is flatly and seemingly pretty easily overpowered by Superman using one arm. 3:44 on or thereabouts:


Current TV Shows / Re: The Punisher Eps 1-3
« on: November 17, 2017, 04:02:26 PM »
So far so fucking great. The strongest start to a Marvel Netflix series since DD season 2, although that went downhill after the first 3 or 4 episodes so hopefully it stays strong.


Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Justice League Spoilers
« on: November 16, 2017, 05:11:36 PM »
Superman pretty casually overpowering Diana in a straight test of strength there despite using one arm vs her two. He looks waaaay beyond the other Leaguers there.

As an aside, some of that CGI looks pretty ropey to say the least.


ICT / Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« on: November 16, 2017, 12:06:04 PM »
This book is straight garbage, but next issue of Chulk has him squaring off against Thor (the real one) in a gladiator fight on Sakaar (convenient timing, shame they couldn't get the real Hulk involved).


ICT / Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« on: November 15, 2017, 02:01:54 PM »
Couple of decent fights there, at least by recent standards. Probably the best one-on-one I've seen from Aaron, although I could have done without his trademark OTT silliness (specifically the bit with Mangog "eating the impossible"). Other than that it was good, and one hell of a good showing for Mangog. Long overdue, although I wonder if Upper Krust's enthusiasm will be slightly dimmed by the statement that each version of Mangog has been stronger than the previous.

The Elektra/Danny fight is cool too if a bit brief. She was clearly a peer until he used the IF so that's an excellent showing for her (although I haven't been following the new IF series, not sure where he is at currently as I seem to remember in the first issue it was suggested that he was somehow diminished and couldn't use his full chi repertoire).

Thanks for posting.


ICT / Re: MCU Thor vs Hulk
« on: November 05, 2017, 09:14:49 AM »
Pains me to admit it as a Hulk fan, but the unavoidable implication of that scene was that the momentum of the fight had shifted and that Thor was now clear favourite.

Prior to that, in straight h2h, Hulk seemed a *lot* stronger and was clearly winning despite a gulf in skill, but after Thor went full god mode, Hulk was the underdog, no doubt about it.


Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Thor : Ragnarok-spoilers
« on: November 05, 2017, 08:11:09 AM »
Hela and Thanos seems like a sure bet. They even went that way in the comics recently in the Unworthy Thor mini IIRC.


ICT / Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« on: November 03, 2017, 04:37:26 PM »
Just from those scans, it seems that he doesn't really want to fight and he still beats her fairly convincingly (although if she is powerless he is presumably quite a bit stronger too which would be a factor).

Seems there are some fun DC crossovers currently. I saw another Batman/Shadow fight this week too (including Bats one-inch punching the Shadow and sending him flying across the room which is a nice striking feat).


Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Thor : Ragnarok-spoilers
« on: October 25, 2017, 09:58:12 AM »
So on to the fag stuff. Thor vs Hulk, what's the dealio? Can I masturbate next week with sweet Italian tears or do I go all white-supremacist on a theatre?

I think both sets of fans will be fairly happy.

Short version: in straight hand to hand, Thor is shown as way more skilled but Hulk looks a lot stronger and is clearly on the verge of winning. Thor then taps full thunder god mode and looks more powerful but the fight is interrupted shortly thereafter.

Long version:

****SPOILER HEAVY breakdown:
- Thor initially is reluctant to fight which lets Hulk get in some cheap hits
- Thor attempts to calm Hulk down using the Black Widow "sun's getting real low" trick which leads to him getting the "puny God" treatment, probably the funniest scene in the movie
- Thor decides he's had enough of trying to calm Hulk down and is going to beat Banner out of him
- Thor lands a LOT of unanswered attacks at this point and is basically dancing around Hulk at will, it does look like a martial artist against a very large child, the skill gulf is huge
- eventually Hulk drops to the floor and Thor goes to finish it with a big hammer shot to the head. Hulk palms the hammer Superman-style and Thor has an "uh oh" moment when he sees Hulk's angry face, not unlike the Hulkbuster Iron Man fight from AoU
- Hulk then punches Thor across the arena, jumps up, lands on him and starts a sustained ground and pound. It's channelling the Hulk vs Surfer fight from Planet Hulk a bit with the crowd growing increasingly uncomfortable with the brutality of the beat-down, but unlike that fight, Thor is still conscious
- Thor's mind drifts off to a vision of the recently-deceased Odin (*), his eyes glow and he unleashes with a *huge* lightning strike that knocks Hulk away. Glowy-eye god mode Thor and Hulk (after a brief recovery period) leap at each other, Thor lands his lightning-charged punch first and there's a huge explosion.
- Hulk gets up and is ready to face down glowy Thor but the momentum of the fight has clearly turned and the outcome is in doubt. This prompts the Grandmaster to drop Thor via his obedience disk, at which point Hulk leaps up and smashes back down on the prone Thor for the KO

(*) the vision of Odin is expanded upon in the climatic action scene of Thor vs Hela. Hela is wrecking Thor, who again has a vision of his father. This time Odin speaks to him, and reminds him that he is not the god of hammers; Mjolnir was never his source of power, just a way for him to channel it more easily. According to Odin, in his full glowy eye god of thunder mode, Thor is actually stronger than Odin himself.


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