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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #150 on: 02 Apr 2014, 03:59 »

so Captain AMERICA debuted in europe before it did in america then. huh.


(Yes, I know it's not ironic, but the song's not about irony so it works)

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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #151 on: 02 Apr 2014, 04:02 »

Oy, what the fuck? What manner of bullshit is that?

The opposite of the usual bullshit that has it the other way round.  Also, the reason for the existence of DVD and BD region coding.

Was about to say exactly this.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #152 on: 02 Apr 2014, 04:11 »

It's still bullshit even when the US gets it first, mind you.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #153 on: 02 Apr 2014, 04:17 »

Oh, we're all agreed, I'm sure.

I've just been reading up on some changes in UK copyright law to come into effect in June.  Specifically, the stuff that explicitly makes it legal to copy stuff that you own for your own backup, format-shifting for copying to players, and the like.  The commentary (on the government site) explains that it is still legal for companies to include copy-prevention in the originals, and still illegal to deliberately circumvent copy-prevention - but makes the point that the companies should see copy prevention as lessening the value of their product to consumers (because it prevents an otherwise legal usage), as so they should seriously consider whether they want to continue it as it is likely to decrease their revenue.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #154 on: 02 Apr 2014, 04:19 »

For a DVD release that's delayed here, I can always just pirate the DVD once it's released anywhere to tide me over until it's released here, where I will then buy it. Still illegal, but not unethical, at least I don't think so.

For a theatrical release that's not really an option.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #155 on: 05 Apr 2014, 22:37 »

Saw Winter Soldier, it was pretty darn good. I'm really interested to see what happens in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. now.

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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #156 on: 06 Apr 2014, 07:39 »

See I thought it was that, but I hadn't seen it in forever so I didn't remember the words
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« Reply #157 on: 06 Apr 2014, 07:41 »

Yup, it's that. As soon as I saw it, I thought, "Of COURSE that's what would be there."
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #158 on: 06 Apr 2014, 07:47 »

Oh, nice! I haven't been keeping up with Agents of SHIELD*, but it's on Hulu Plus, so I can catch up fairly easily this week.

*why the hell does SHIELD have periods? It's an acronym, those don't need periods, nobody says N.A.S.A., do they?
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #159 on: 06 Apr 2014, 11:08 »

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Marvel: *makes Avengers*

Marvel: *makes Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and Captain America sagas*

Marvel: *makes Agents of Shield*

Marvel: *makes Guardians of the Galaxy*

Marvel: *makes Black Widow movie*

DC: hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...... MORE BATMAN.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #160 on: 06 Apr 2014, 13:10 »

If DC ever gets off their assess and make a legit attempt at Justice League, I'll be there. But what they're doing with Superman...meh. Not interested.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #161 on: 06 Apr 2014, 15:14 »

Interesting comments made during my D&D session today: (spoilered because actual in universe spoilers)

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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #162 on: 06 Apr 2014, 17:35 »

Just saw it, and it was good! Darker than most of the other movies, but  with that tongue in cheek and "this is pretty serious stuff, but we still make lots of jokes" tone. Also, really must compliment on choreography in this movie; some of the coolest fight scenes I've ever seen in a "realistic" (as in, not full of giant CGi monsters and robots) movie; incredible choreography. 
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #163 on: 06 Apr 2014, 19:02 »

I fucking loved the latest Captain America.

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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #164 on: 06 Apr 2014, 19:10 »

If DC ever gets off their assess and make a legit attempt at Justice League, I'll be there. But what they're doing with Superman...meh. Not interested.

The problem as I see it is that DC is taking itself way to serious while Marvel movies are fairly fun and light even in their darker moments. I mean for gods sake, they wouldn't say the word Superman in their dang movie.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #165 on: 06 Apr 2014, 22:53 »

Probably because they're worried about Superman becoming the new "I'm Batman":
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #166 on: 07 Apr 2014, 02:21 »

Saw Winter Soldier last night. So great. Gonna see it again.

Also I know what you guys mean by DC being way too serious about themselves. I've started watching Arrow and they refuse to call him the Green Arrow, even going so far as saying that it's a stupid name. Though they happily say "Deadshot".
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« Reply #167 on: 07 Apr 2014, 04:17 »

Eh, "The Arrow" works better within the show. It's a far better show than Smallville, at least.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #168 on: 07 Apr 2014, 06:32 »

Arrow would have been a decent show if not the cringe-worthy character interaction and romance subplots.
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« Reply #169 on: 07 Apr 2014, 14:10 »

@Edguy, you could say exactly the same of Thor (both movies)
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #170 on: 07 Apr 2014, 17:05 »

I fucking loved the latest Captain America.

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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #171 on: 07 Apr 2014, 18:34 »

I like Arrow and I have a feeling that I'll like The Flash. I haven't seen Smallville since season...2?...but these seem to be less srs bidnez than that show and sometimes do show a sense of humor. But not anywhere near to the extent of the Marvel movies. And while most of my favorite superheroes are DC, well, they did so much better when they were being animated. Although it is quite cool to know that the dude who plays Green Arrow is actually doing most of his monkey-like stunt work.

Also I am very much looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy. If the entire movie is as silly as the preview, Marvel took the humor in the other movies and turned it to 11. Which I am very ok with.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #172 on: 07 Apr 2014, 19:00 »

I've probably said it before, but the entire reason I want to see Guardians is:

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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #173 on: 08 Apr 2014, 01:03 »

@Edguy, you could say exactly the same of Thor (both movies)
Meh, the Thor films at least had self-awareness of the cheese, which, at least to me, makes it a lot more tolerable.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #174 on: 08 Apr 2014, 04:38 »

They also had Kat Dennings <3


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« Reply #175 on: 08 Apr 2014, 05:03 »

Ohhhh, Kat Dennings <3
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #177 on: 14 Apr 2014, 16:20 »

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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #178 on: 15 Apr 2014, 06:25 »

Wonder if Falcon will show up in Avengers 2.. I mean, him going with Rogers to look for Bucky after the film, and that's probably not gonna go anywhere until Cap 3. So what happens when Rogers gets called in for Avengers 2? "Sorry sidekick-guy, gonna have to go hang a little with the big boys. Ba a good lad, and wait right here for me!"

Also, do any of you have faith in the Netflix series? I can definitely see Luke Cage/Iron Fist working out well, but Daredevil? I fear that his acrobatics and theatrics will look bad on a TV budget.
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« Reply #179 on: 15 Apr 2014, 06:34 »

For the benefit of people such as myself who haven't seen the film - and as such thought Bucky was dead, par exemple - can those posts be put in spoilers?
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« Reply #180 on: 15 Apr 2014, 06:50 »

I'm guessing that you only know about Captain America from the movies then? Bucky surviving his apparent death in WW2 and still being alive is pretty much a big point in Cap's lore.
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« Reply #181 on: 15 Apr 2014, 06:59 »

1. Yes, you are correct, but...
2. The films play pretty fast and loose with the comic continuity to say the least.
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« Reply #182 on: 15 Apr 2014, 10:56 »

For the benefit of people such as myself who haven't seen the film - and as such thought Bucky was dead, par exemple - can those posts be put in spoilers?

Sorry about that, from the way the conversation was going, I assumed spoilers were fair game :]
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« Reply #183 on: 15 Apr 2014, 15:14 »

The example I always like to use when referring to adaptations and 'obvious' spoilers is that in Ingluorious Basterds
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« Reply #184 on: 16 Apr 2014, 05:03 »

From a few weeks back, but I chuckled a great deal when Sif called Phil "Phil, son of Coul".
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #185 on: 16 Apr 2014, 05:13 »

I really don't know what Thor sees in Jane when Sif's running around being an incredible badass.


I also heard rumors of a Doctor Strange movie. Holy fuck yes please.

Who should play Doc though?
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« Reply #186 on: 16 Apr 2014, 09:51 »

Eh, I always pictured it as one of those 'They grew up together and he can't see her as anything more than a sister'. Which would make me want to smack Thor but (a) not a very good idea.. and (b) Sif could do better than him anyway.

They really do want to do a Doctor Strange movie and I agree with the 'holy fuck yes' sentiment. And 'Stephen Strange' did get named dropped in The Winter Soldier, so there is that. Could just be an easter egg to comic fans watching, could be a hint. But it's supposedly in line for Avengers Phase 3. I suspect that the likely hood of it being made will depend on how well received Guardians of the Galaxy will be. Rumors say they are looking at Johnny Depp to play Strange... I hope not. I like him, I like his stuff and he was a consistent money maker for Disney, but all he's done for years is 'Captain Jack Sparrow in a new hat'.
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« Reply #187 on: 16 Apr 2014, 10:09 »

Which wouldn't fit Strange at all
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« Reply #188 on: 20 Apr 2014, 10:54 »

I forget if I've asked this, but why the hell does SHIELD have periods in it? It's an acronym, periods are unnecessary.
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« Reply #189 on: 20 Apr 2014, 11:35 »

I really don't know what Thor sees in Jane when Sif's running around being an incredible badass.

Agreed. I don't know much about the comics, but isn't Sif married to Thor? Jane is lame, can't they just be friends?

Wonder if Falcon will show up in Avengers 2.. I mean, him going with Rogers to look for Bucky after the film, and that's probably not gonna go anywhere until Cap 3. So what happens when Rogers gets called in for Avengers 2? "Sorry sidekick-guy, gonna have to go hang a little with the big boys. Ba a good lad, and wait right here for me!"

Also, do any of you have faith in the Netflix series? I can definitely see Luke Cage/Iron Fist working out well, but Daredevil? I fear that his acrobatics and theatrics will look bad on a TV budget.

I hope Falcon is in Avengers 2, he was freaking awesome. In regards to Netflix, I think it depends on how much money is put into it. House of Cards is very good, but there's not much in the fx dept., and Hemlock Grove is complete and utter shit. So. If it's done as well as Agents of SHIELD, I think it'll be ok.
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« Reply #190 on: 20 Apr 2014, 12:31 »

Yes, in the original canon (You know the actual mythology) Thor and Sif are married.
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« Reply #191 on: 20 Apr 2014, 12:59 »

I know they are in mythology, but I'm not sure about the comics. I only know what's been presented in the movies.
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« Reply #192 on: 20 Apr 2014, 13:22 »

I don't think they ever mention Thor's romantic status in the comics... relationships are scary m'kay?

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« Reply #193 on: 21 Apr 2014, 07:10 »

Romantic troubles are always a plotline option in comic books. So long as it's relatively superficial and a source of drama. Mature, lasting relationships don't sell very well. Comic Thor and Sif are apparently betrothed. They were raised together as peers, and Odin thinks she'll make a good Queen of Asgard, so he got them together. They like each other and all, but well... In true godly tradition Thor can't keep the hammer in his pants where mortals are concerned. And Sif doesn't like Midgard all that much. So they're pretty much in a state of eternal engagement with no rush to get married or be bothered with that whole 'monogamous relationship' stuff.
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« Reply #194 on: 21 Apr 2014, 14:38 »

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the Spider-Man movie I've been waiting for yet hoping would never come :') :'( Never thought I'd be happy Sony got the rights. Going in, I was afraid we'd get a repeat of the third Spider-Man movie, and I was also skeptical about the villains they'd picked. I mean, Electro? Rhino? Harry as the Goblin played by an annoying kid?? I don't want to spoil too much so all I'll say out in the open is that they handled the villains pretty well.

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The script is good, the dialogue well-crafted and genuine, and the chemistry between Garfield and the supporting cast is amazing. In this movie, they mostly managed to nail Spidey's voice and his style. I had some problems with Garfield in the first movie, but no longer. Gwen is better than ever, and though she kinda feels like a mix between Gwen and MJ from the comics... well, that's a pretty nice mix innit :) Her and Peter work SO well together. Electro's antics weren't the only sparks flying and I got a little teary-eyed more than once :') Peter and Harry had a couple of short but very good scenes before Harry got a little too melodramatic.

Anyway, great movie, worth the price of admission even if you don't pay half price like we did. Oh yeah, stick around for mid-credits X-Men scene :D
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« Reply #195 on: 21 Apr 2014, 14:47 »

Ha, god damn it, why are we getting ALL the Marvel movies late?
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« Reply #196 on: 21 Apr 2014, 15:19 »

It's a reptilian conspiracy

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« Reply #197 on: 21 Apr 2014, 19:17 »

i'm gonna stay out of this thread for a while to avoid spoilers, but let me just say that i am really looking foreward to amazing spiderman 2.

i loved the first one, despite some fairly big flaws. i feel like they really wanted to give the film its own sense of identity, distinct from either the comics or the rami films. they really worked to establish the characters and relationships in a way that felt real. and there was a sense of attention to detail that really enhanced everything. even the school bully had his own mini character arc.

and while i know a lot of people took issue with it, i rather liked the fact that peter parker was a bit of a jerk. it gave him some much needed personality, gave a sense of consequence to the death of his parents, and most importantly, gave his character plenty of room to grow.
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« Reply #198 on: 21 Apr 2014, 19:25 »

The new Spiderman movies are the only Spiderman movies I will acknowledge exists. Decent actor Toby McGuire or whatever his name is has never played Spiderman.
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« Reply #199 on: 29 Apr 2014, 16:26 »

So I just saw Captain America 2.

Caution, here be spoilers. Which brings me to my first point.

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You know what's pretty remarkable? That these Marvel films since, and let's be conservative here and say Iron Man, have all been part of one larger universe, one continuity, and so far, while there have been weaker ones (hello, Thor), none of these movies have sucked. They've all been at least good, some of them great, some of them AMAZING. These films are a towering cultural achievement of our time. And while it will suck when we can finally say it's over, I can't wait for the day when a giant, all-singing, all-dancing box set of this entire universe is compiled and I can buy it and put it on my wall and bang someone while I look at it or something.
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