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Marvel Cinematic Universe General Thread

Discussion in 'Movies, Music and TV shows' started by Andrela, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Arthellion

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    No Way Home is a great epilogue to the MCU imo.

    Shang Chi was pretty fun.

    Rest were solidly meh.
     
  2. Erotic Adventures of S

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    Spider man was excellent.

    Dr Strange is watchable, enjoyable and forgettable.

    I personally enjoyed the Loki tv series.

    That’s it for me, I watch the rest of them.

    Didn’t like Wanda Vision at all.

    Black Pantha 2 was a mess.

    Ant man was just weird and visually messy.

    The other tv shows were mostly boring.
     
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    I mean, Endgame would be a good start. But like already said Spider-Man 2/3 are also decent, Shang Chi and Black Panther 2 were also fun. Doctor Strange 2 was fine, not that great, but potentially worth watching if you're invested in the character or have time to kill.
     
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    In terms of the movies, Endgame for sure, assuming you actually do mean you've not seen any since Infinity War. Beyond that, I really enjoyed Shang Chi. Dr Strange 2 was pretty good overall, although I had a few issues with it, and you'd probably want to at least read a summary of Wandavision before viewing. Other than that, honestly not much I'd pick out. The Spidey films are pretty fun, I suppose, but No Way Home I felt coasted on the strength of its (admittedly strong) fanservice rather than actually being especially good.

    I haven't watched many of the shows, but I really liked Wandavision, and I'd recommend watching it if you're going to watch Dr Strange. What If...? had some fun bits too, and is pretty brief as these things go.

    The only one I'd say definitely avoid though is Thor: Love and Thunder, which was just genuinely bad.
     
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    I have watched Endgame, meant the 2 parter by Infinity War.

    Ty for the recs in general. Good to know about Thor, I had actually been planning on watching that as I'd liked the others, but perhaps not.
     
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    Black Widow - Okay, but forgettable. Yelena and Red Guardian were fun, looking forward to seeing more of them (especially Yelena). While it needed some other story fixes, it really should've come out during Phase 3.
    Shang Chi - Fun shit. Worth watching. Tony Leung's performance as Mandarin/Wenwu is some of the best acting in the MCU. Could've used some reworking in the third act maybe.
    Eternals - Tried to be too many things. Couldn't pull it off. Very different than the typical MCU style, which I appreciated.
    Spiderman No Way Home - tbh this is a movie that is definitely meant to be watched in a packed theater but it was still a solid spectacle. Most people consider this their favorite
    Doctor Strange 2 - Got more dislike than I thought it deserved, but I'm not gonna pretend like this is anything brilliant. Some cool moments and visuals but also some mediocre writing especially with Wanda and America Chavez's arc.
    Thor 4 - Meh. Did a really good job with Jane surprisingly, but Thor's arc wasn't well written. Not boring like the old Thors were, but the writing was kinda sloppy, like it needed another draft or two to actually figure itself out. I found it somewhat enjoyable anyway but I still wouldn’t call it good
    Black Panther 2 - Obviously Chadwick dying threw a big wrench into things and while I thought it was a solid effort I'd be lying if I said that they didn’t struggle to compensate and salvage the script.

    WandaVision - Honestly I think people really overrate this one but there are those who liked it.
    Falcon and the Winter Soldier - Not that good. Nobody will blame you for skipping it.
    Loki - Actually pretty good and interesting. Easily the best of the miniseries.
    What If - I mean it's an anthology thing so it's gonna be all sorts of up and down.
    Hawkeye - It was... it was fine. Some complaints to be sure, but its primary job is to make me like and want to see more of Kate Bishop and it succeeded there
    Moon Knight - Oscar Isaac is a very good actor and Khonshu was kinda fun but man this was just not worth my time. This and Boba Fett burned me out on Disney+'s shit for a while.
    Ms Marvel - Fuck this was actually pretty solid. I mean mileage will vary on tastes of course, but if it looks appealing to you then hey they did a good job with it.
    She-Hulk - This is peak "MCU has overworked their VFX team", so that can be distracting. Otherwise I had fun with it, particularly the first half. It was also complete trollbait. Ending plot was kinda weak which was half the point but also still weak.

    Overall I’d say Spidey, Shang Chi, and Loki are the only solid recs. Other than that try whatever interests you. Phase 4’s chief issue isn’t that it’s got a high fail rate, but a low hit rate. A lot of average going around. Moon Knight is the one I’d most heavily say don’t bother with, followed by maybe Eternals?

    Ultimately just see what they’re about and follow your tastes.
     
  7. Heleor

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    I was one of the ones that enjoyed WandaVision. It gets a *lot* of its enjoyment if you recognize all the TV series it's parodying -- it does that part really well. The conclusion and the "marvel-ish" scenes are a lot worse than the parodies.
     
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    Ant-Man: Quantumania is on par with post-Endgame MCU, which is at once the highest praise and the harshest criticism it deserves. I think Ant-Man 2015 struck the right tone with the stakes and the humor and since his debut movie, Ant-Man has only been good in other characters' movies. Most of the film just kind of felt tired--however...

    The joke about living buildings cracked me up. Whoever voiced the blob obsessed with holes delivered that line absolutely perfectly.

    Kang. I am a total comic book layman, I don't care about how accurately the live-action movies portray the comics. I just want to say, Jonathan Majors was the highlight of the movie and I totally buy him as a universe-hopping genocidal megalomaniacal conqueror and I don't even care that he's just thanosier Thanos, or that his army of sci-fi soldier drones looked goofy as fuck. I sincerely hope this version of the character comes back somehow because I enjoyed the hell out of every moment he was on screen.
     
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    Pretty sure Majors isn't getting another movie role anytime soon, if ever.
     
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    After Ezra Miller, who knows.
     
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    googles Jonathan Majors

    Oh for fuck's sake

    It's not hard to not hit your gf, really, why do some people struggle with this
     
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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost...deo-witness-prove-i-didnt-hit-girlfriend/amp/
    What I heard, not sure how reliable it is, but they do claim video evidence, not interested enough to do more than skim the article, so I don't know if I missed something that make their proofs invalid.
     
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    If he's innocent then I hope he's vindicated and if he's guilty, I hope he rots in prison. I don't have leftover brainspace to dedicate more attention to this affair.
     
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    Went to see GotG3 this morning, and I thought it was pretty good, overall. Not perfect, by any stretch, but certainly much better than many of the last few films. I got genuinely emotional at a few points, although equally there were a couple of supposedly emotional moments that elicited more of an eye roll than anything else. Worth a watch if you haven't given up on the MCU at this point - although fair warning if you're sensitive to animal cruelty.
     
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    How was the sound track and humour?
     
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    Pretty good, yeah. Music wise, the opening, closing, and one climactic action scene are the standouts. Humour was mostly good, a few jokes didn't quite land for me, or went on a bit long - slightly diminishing returns on the whole "Drax and Mantis are stupid/naive" running gag, mostly.
     
  17. Arthellion

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    Definitely one of the top tier of the post endgame films.

    it and no way home are my top two coming out of it.
     
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    Want to see Guardians 3 but don't feel like I can until I catch up on the "episode" I missed, Ant-Man 3. Otherwise I will be watching out of order.

    So will wait for Ant Man 3 to hit Disney+, and then if Guardians 3 is still in cinemas, go see it then.
     
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    I mean, you do you, of course, but there's no links between the two other than both being MCU films. Plus, GotG is worth the price of entry, where Antman probably isn't.
     
  20. Arthellion

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    I’ll share that if you’ve see endgame, you’re up to date for this film. No other connections. Very self contained.
     
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