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7/19/19 8:36PM
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The problem is less that the Living Tribunal is a big cosmic weirdo and more that he would be appearing out of the blue ~2.3 hours into a 2.6 hour movie. GotG V2 gives the audience most of its runtime to gradually learn Ego’s whole deal and get used to his weirdness. This is more akin to the Watchers popping up in Read more

4/17/19 6:19PM
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And not only that, the next time we see him, he *immediately* gives the people who (from his POV) caused that fight a big smile and cheerily accepts a “court martial” to violate the accords he spent CACW protecting to help them and, specifically, Vision who accidentally shot him.

I’m willing to buy that he’d make those Read more

3/22/19 5:01PM
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It was pretty wild, and great, that Ragnarok and Black Panther gave us two Marvel movies in a row where the villain was Imperialism.

3/08/19 9:25AM
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Other than the visuals, Doctor Strange is just solid but pretty standard stuff for most of its runtime. But where it’s unique and really earns my affection is the ending. First we have a city being UN-destroyed in a fun contrast to what had become superhero movie tradition. Secondly, rather than just Read more

2/28/19 6:11PM
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Her costume at the end of Apocalypse evoked the comics Mystique looks while still looking real enough for a live-action superhero movie. That goes for pretty much all of these X-men actually. They designed those costumes for all of one scene, only to throw them out in the next movie for these new Morrison-quoting Read more

2/22/19 12:45PM
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The party is absolutely 100% the #1 highlight of the movie.

If I’m picking a second highlight, I’d give it to the Hulkbuster fight. Because we just have two combatants, we get to track the action a lot more clearly, as well as Tony’s thought processes trying one thing after another. The way his hands are tied both Read more

2/22/19 11:43AM
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M:I is an extremely weird franchise to pick for that line considering that it’s, as a rule, extremely light on the breathers and heavy on the action sequences running one into the next.

2/22/19 11:17AM
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Ultron as Tony’s angry, wise-cracking son is a solid idea. A lot of his jokes are actually quite funny and get underrated because people didn’t like that take on him. Ultron’s problem is the movie is ALWAYS willing to undercut him for a joke. The reason Hulk smashing Loki is so satisfying and funny is because the Read more

2/08/19 8:06PM
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Cosign on the bread. I also found that the frisco prime’s inclusion of tomato and lettuce with all the sauce causes the whole enterprise to slide around excessively. In my book, the melt is still on top, frisco-wise.

2/08/19 3:23PM
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I don’t know who wrote the subhead, but the article does say they were less than C-list overall. The subhead might mean that they were “interstellar second-stringers” in the sense of they were in the second string of cosmic superheroes specifically, under Green Lantern/Silver Surfer/etc. Which sounds about right to me Read more

2/08/19 3:23PM
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I don’t know who wrote the subhead, but the article does say they were less than C-list overall. The subhead might mean that they were “interstellar second-stringers” in the sense of they were in the second string of cosmic superheroes specifically, under Green Lantern/Silver Surfer/etc. Which sounds about right to me Read more

1/31/19 11:49PM
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You only get so many live-action movies with any given cast. It seems ill-advised to me to, right out of the gate, spend THREE Justice League movies with these people on any one villain and his henchmen. And that’s if your team-up franchise doesn’t flame out after one entry.

1/12/19 1:25AM
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People always say that, but I don’t see it. For one, that Ledger performance is so big and iconic and he’s such an oversized threat in TDK that giving him that inconsequential a cameo would have been distracting. If that Joker’s loose again, catching him should be one of Batman’s top priorities right alongside Read more

12/20/18 11:41AM
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I typically love Marvel (Black Panther is currently in my Top 10 of the year), but Infinity War is my least favorite Phase Three movie. My opinion of it will improve some if Endgame is great, but by itself it’s not in my top 25 and I’ve seen way fewer movies than the AV Club writers this year.

12/20/18 11:17AM
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He has a goal and physically accomplishes it. But Thanos never changes or seriously grapples with his dumb-ass idea of what to do with the gauntlet. To be fair, I will forgive the stupidity of his plan if just one person calls him out on his lack of imagination in Endgame, but as presented here, it does not a Read more

12/16/18 10:53PM
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The fact that the show kept putting off that status quo change is more just symptomatic of the larger problem which is that the show spent SO much time on SO little ever happening to advance the plot. Yeah, they fleshed out the characters of the parents some, but I still don’t care about any of them. Was that worth Read more

12/12/18 2:30PM
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My pitch for the CWverse version of Supergirl dying in COIE would be to flip the cover by having Benoist hold Hoechlin’s body in the iconic pose (now that this crossover has established to Arrow/Flash viewers how cool this Clark and Lois are, it would actually have impact). Then later, on Supergirl, you can do a Read more

12/11/18 7:59PM
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It would not have actually been a good final title but I am greatly tickled by the meta-joke of calling it “Talking Elseworlds” just because it came on right after an Elseworlds episode.

12/10/18 1:05PM
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It’s the opening premise of the crossover, starting with the first time we see any cast regulars. It’s been in advertisements for about a month or so now. It’s about as much of a spoiler as “Gene Hackman coaches a basketball team in Hoosiers.”