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Author Topic: Marvel Cinematic Universe  (Read 55542 times)

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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #450 on: August 23, 2022, 10:35:17 AM »
She-Hulk was pleasant.   A breezy 40 minutes setting up the rest.

Tatiana Maslany is so good. Feels like a fun window to a more regular side of the MCU.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #451 on: August 23, 2022, 11:53:18 AM »
I finally finished Ms. Marvel last week.  I was skeptical after the first episode, but I ended up really liking the series.  It had Spiderman: Homecoming vibes of a kid just trying to find her way in high school  tied in with her Pakistani heritage.  My wife was loving the music and I caught her adding a 1/2 dozen Pakistani rap songs to her Playlist as the episodes progressed.  And somehow they worked in the Multiverse, Captain Marvel and the first mention of X-Men. 

We'll start watching She-Hulk after dropping daughter #2 off at UVM this weekend.

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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #452 on: August 25, 2022, 04:00:39 PM »
Very interesting She-Hulk. Blonsky teasing Thunderbolts, where is Bruce headed (family reunion?), and a pretty clear Wolverine reference? Fun ride and dropping lots of future hints. Plus Larry Appleton!
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #453 on: August 25, 2022, 07:15:18 PM »
Fun so far.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #454 on: August 26, 2022, 08:06:50 AM »
I want a Hulk multi-verse mash up with Ed Norton and  Eric Bana.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #455 on: October 15, 2022, 03:28:14 PM »
While I appreciate the She-Hulk nods to the old John Byrne fourth wall breaking in the finale, it was a bit much for me. The show had its highs and lows. I liked the humor and different tone, but the facial CGI for Jen wasn't great and as much as I liked Maslany and the guest of the week approach, it was probably the weakest MCU TV outing so far. Particularly disappointing on the heels of Ms Marvel, which I felt was the best.

That said, Werewolf by Night was fantastic. They absolutely killed it. Just the right mix of horror, camp, gore, humor, and all with a Marvel touch. If you haven't watched it, definitely do. It's really good.
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« Reply #456 on: October 15, 2022, 03:58:35 PM »
While I appreciate the She-Hulk nods to the old John Byrne fourth wall breaking in the finale, it was a bit much for me. The show had its highs and lows. I liked the humor and different tone, but the facial CGI for Jen wasn't great and as much as I liked Maslany and the guest of the week approach, it was probably the weakest MCU TV outing so far. Particularly disappointing on the heels of Ms Marvel, which I felt was the best.

That said, Werewolf by Night was fantastic. They absolutely killed it. Just the right mix of horror, camp, gore, humor, and all with a Marvel touch. If you haven't watched it, definitely do. It's really good.

Laura Donnelly nailed the horror/noir femme fatale perfectly as Elsa Bloodstone.  It might be their best TV product.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #457 on: October 16, 2022, 02:57:46 PM »
I thought She-Hulk succeeded in what it was trying to be.  A sit com.  A break from the norm.  A story aimed at women.  My wife laughed more at it than any other sit com recently.  The final episode's self deprecation was awesome.   
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #458 on: October 16, 2022, 03:17:19 PM »
While I appreciate the She-Hulk nods to the old John Byrne fourth wall breaking in the finale, it was a bit much for me. The show had its highs and lows. I liked the humor and different tone, but the facial CGI for Jen wasn't great and as much as I liked Maslany and the guest of the week approach, it was probably the weakest MCU TV outing so far. Particularly disappointing on the heels of Ms Marvel, which I felt was the best.

That said, Werewolf by Night was fantastic. They absolutely killed it. Just the right mix of horror, camp, gore, humor, and all with a Marvel touch. If you haven't watched it, definitely do. It's really good.

Given She-Hulk's history of breaking the fourth wall throughout the comics, I enjoyed the show. Thought it was a nice tribute to the original character and liked that they switched things up from the typical marvel show. I didn't love the finale, the conversation with KEVIN was great, but I don't like how they cleaned up everything off camera. All in all I enjoyed it and would like another season. Wished they did more after credits scenes because the first couple were gold.

Interestingly, I didn't love Ms. Marvel. It was fine but a good superhero show is driven by the quality of its villain and neither the Clandestines nor Damage Control really did it for me. She-Hulk didn't have a strong villain either but it's not really a superhero show.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #459 on: October 17, 2022, 12:15:09 PM »
Finally watched Dr. Strange 2 on a flight.

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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #460 on: October 17, 2022, 12:56:24 PM »
Interestingly, I didn't love Ms. Marvel. It was fine but a good superhero show is driven by the quality of its villain and neither the Clandestines nor Damage Control really did it for me. She-Hulk didn't have a strong villain either but it's not really a superhero show.

I agree when it comes to movies, but when it comes to the shows, it's the strength of the protagonist's journey in my opinion. Especially when some of these villains like Agatha, Sharon Carter, Zemo, Kingpin, and Kang only show up for parts of 1-2 episodes or don't play an antagonistic role for much of the series. The combination of Iman Vellani's palpable joy in the role and what I felt was the best and most unique hero's journey so far is what put Ms. Marvel over the top. As an old school Buffy fan, I also particularly loved the combination of a Scooby gang with family drama having just as much importance as superhero stuff did to the story.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #461 on: October 23, 2022, 04:20:34 PM »
Watched Thor love and thunder as well.

Eh

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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #462 on: October 23, 2022, 05:19:10 PM »
Watched Thor love and thunder as well.

Eh

It was quite pedestrian.  Not sure the motivation of any of the characters
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #463 on: November 14, 2022, 05:39:49 PM »
Wakanda Forever was very good. They really handled Chadwick's death well. Tenoch Huerta was awesome as Namor. Just the right mix of power and arrogance. The way they modernized his character (particularly the origin of his name) was fantastic. Set up the future of the MCU very well.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #464 on: November 25, 2022, 06:42:19 AM »
Guardians holiday special is fun. Entirely predictable, but love the characters and the franchise. Really too bad that the next Guardians will likely be it for James Gunn in the MCU.
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