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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #1200 on: 23 Aug 2021, 23:39 »

Speak for yourself. I was enjoying the teaser up to about half-way and then I was suddenly reminded of One More Day, the disastrous arc when Marvel basically soft rebooted Spider-Man, taking away everything good in his life (because "no-one relates to a happily-married Spider-Man with a family) that only made the title worse. Another universe's Doc Ock turning up at the end just confirmed to me that this is Marvel desperately throwing whatever they've got in the bottom of the vegetable crisper at the wall, hoping that something sticks.

I know that interdimensional hijinx is the MCU's idea of what can keep the franchise going after the story ended in Endgame. However, it just leaves me cold right now.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #1201 on: 23 Aug 2021, 23:47 »

There is a world of difference between saying "MCU is in trouble and Marvel know it" and "... it leaves me cold, personally." Just saying.

P.S. It feels weird to be defending Marvel in a way. So much of what they do leaves me cold.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #1202 on: 24 Aug 2021, 05:02 »

Multiversal disorientation, have a beer and some peanuts and it'll pass.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #1203 on: 25 Aug 2021, 06:33 »

If I can get this scene in the movie, my cup will have runnith over:

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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #1204 on: 26 Aug 2021, 04:23 »

And this is why. So obsessed with intertextual payoff, for someone like me who hasn't been along for the ride the whole time, there's very little good story left over.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #1205 on: 12 Oct 2021, 04:35 »

So what'd people think of What If? and Shang-Chi?
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #1206 on: 12 Oct 2021, 13:20 »

I enjoyed Shang Chi (watched it at the movies last week). Watched most of What If, and feeling a bit 'meh' about that. It started out well (Peggy Carter as Captain America!) and went downhill from there IMO.
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #1207 on: 13 Oct 2021, 01:32 »

I finally watched Black Widow since it was free and thought it was just okay. I didn't hate the Taskmaster twist at all. Honestly I think the movie would have been better if it had actually came out at the time it should have post Civil War instead of after Endgame. Though I wonder who would have been Red Guard then cause I don't think they would have gone with David Harbor.

I enjoyed What If and especially the season finale, even if they just dropped Gamora and Sakaar Tony Stark into it
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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #1208 on: 15 Oct 2021, 09:28 »

they just dropped Gamora and Sakaar Tony Stark into it

Apparently that was because there was supposed to be an episode where Tony ends up on Sakaar, but it got cut because of COVID. There's even a Lego set for it. There's talk it might turn up again in S2.
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