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Jun 14, 2015, 09:55 PM
 
Just finished Daredevil as well. Not a binge, I fell asleep several times, notably any time real estate was discussed. I expected to be wow'ed, and I did like it, but it was not as good as Gotham. Despite the blind guy fighting crime, their more "realistic" tone was a little monotonous. I liked DareDevil's buddies as mood breakers, and they are also interesting characters. The show gets points for a) showing Daredevil suffer/recover after getting beat up, Vincent D making you forget his character was a sociopath until oh yeah, and being gutsy enough to kill off likeable/unexpected characters. However, that last one, they might have painted themselves into a corner with.
     
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Jun 15, 2015, 08:09 AM
 
I liked Gotham more and more as it went on. At first it annoyed the hell out of me by trying to squeeze every last character in a former/younger self into the story. Like Muppet Babies for Batman villains. It was all a bit contrived and probably still is I suppose but as they started getting further with the characters who we know can actually die, it got more and more entertaining.
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Apr 7, 2016, 09:09 PM
 
Anybody watch this season of daredevil? I didn't like it as much as season 1, but there were high points. I liked Electra and the Punisher. As usual on TV, people not telling each other things leads to misunderstandings. The violence seemed to be stepped up.

Had to stop watching Gotham.
     
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Apr 8, 2016, 08:32 PM
 
I saw it. It started well and had a pretty good ending but the middle dragged. I liked JJ more, but I can see DD go on having five more seasons of this while JJ probably already had its best season.
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Apr 9, 2016, 09:03 AM
 
I saw it too. I always find the switch between realism and fantastical to be an odd thing to do half way through something. It happened in Arrow too. I wonder if the process is like "Lets do this comic but make it dark, gritty and real." Then "We ran out of characters that can be real, its time for the magic immortals and superpowers to come out."

 
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Apr 9, 2016, 11:02 AM
 
(DD season 2 spoilers)

 
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Apr 9, 2016, 03:02 PM
 
Early reaction are coming in for Civil War and it's overwhelmingly positive.

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Apr 12, 2016, 05:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Anybody watch this season of daredevil? I didn't like it as much as season 1, but there were high points. I liked Electra and the Punisher. As usual on TV, people not telling each other things leads to misunderstandings. The violence seemed to be stepped up.
The violence steps into the pointless-and-adding-nothing zone sometimes. Definitely gratuitous at times. Wish they'd scale it back some. My wife refuses to watch it now.

Had to stop watching Gotham.
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Early reaction are coming in for Civil War and it's overwhelmingly positive.
Wildly excited for it. Loved the books.
     
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Apr 13, 2016, 11:03 PM
 
I feel like martial arts in fiction can happily occupy a mystical grey area without getting completely magical. Once people start gaining superpowers or immortality, the boundary has been overstepped for me.
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Apr 14, 2016, 07:57 AM
 
Is this the right place for Tom Holland/Spider-Man movie talk?

Anyways, after Civil War the Sony/Marvel Spider-Man film will be called Spider-Man: Homecoming, and could feature Vulture. Vulture was going to be the big bad in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 4, played by John Malkovich, which never happened. Now there are supposed to be talks that Michael Keaton is going to be Vulture in Homecoming. Either of them would be good, but having Michael Keaton to me seems like the casting people saw Birdman and any thought after that didn't go further than Birdman - bird man - Vulture, hey let's get that guy.

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Apr 14, 2016, 09:12 AM
 
They get to link their movie to one that was well received, because every single lazy reviewer will mention it, and that is worth some marketing dollars.

But I have to wonder if the world is getting close to peak superhero, and a second reboot of spidey could be the one thing that even Marvel fails at. Personally I couldn't care less about this movie.
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Apr 14, 2016, 03:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
The violence steps into the pointless-and-adding-nothing zone sometimes. Definitely gratuitous at times. Wish they'd scale it back some. My wife refuses to watch it now.
 


Gotham got a little too... snuff film. The closeup on
 
was disturbing to me, very real and not comic book violence (fish stabbing out her eye I can get over).
     
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Apr 14, 2016, 06:21 PM
 
No love for Doctor Stange?
     
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Apr 14, 2016, 06:55 PM
 
I'm reserving judgement. I really like Broderbund Cabbagepatch, but there are parts of that trailer that bug me.
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Apr 14, 2016, 11:42 PM
 
Dr Strange trailer looks great. Its a character I know literally nothing about.
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Mar 22, 2017, 07:21 PM
 
Enjoyed Dr. Strange.

Anyone watching Iron Fist on Netflix? I've watched two episodes. Main character is likeable, but not too smart. Seems stuck mentally at 10 years old.

 
     
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Mar 22, 2017, 07:48 PM
 
Watched about half so far. Mostly it's Yawn. There is nothing special to draw me in, and the fights are poorly choreographed. It doesn't help that Danny fights without a mask, so it is harder to sub in a stuntman.

It is nowhere near as bad as some of the critics will have it, though. It beats the second half of Luke Cage.
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Mar 23, 2017, 11:08 AM
 
Anyone watching Legion?

It's completely crazy-pants. Most daring superhero show by a longshot.

It's like 12 monkeys meets inception meets fight club meets inside out meets x-men.

Plus, Jemaine Clement.

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Mar 23, 2017, 11:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by P View Post
Watched about half so far. Mostly it's Yawn. There is nothing special to draw me in, and the fights are poorly choreographed. It doesn't help that Danny fights without a mask, so it is harder to sub in a stuntman.

It is nowhere near as bad as some of the critics will have it, though. It beats the second half of Luke Cage.
I would agree with all of this. I also find the HDR distracting.
     
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Mar 24, 2017, 04:33 PM
 
I'm just waiting for Punisher.
     
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Mar 24, 2017, 05:04 PM
 
Seriously people... LEGION.

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Mar 24, 2017, 11:34 PM
 
I watched the first ep. Got the next 6 to binge on at some point soonish.
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Mar 25, 2017, 11:25 AM
 
iron fist picks up a bit, but danny is still unbelievably stupid. Madame Gao is excellent.
     
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Mar 26, 2017, 02:19 AM
 
Iron Fist is definitely the weakest of the four.

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May 4, 2017, 03:19 PM
 
Trailer for the defenders is out:


looks pretty good. Question is how none of them managed to meet up/hear of the other before now!

I'd given up on Agents of Shield this year, but heard it has redeemed itself this spring. Anyone else verify?
     
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May 4, 2017, 03:22 PM
 
Well, Luke and Jessica got to know each other quite a bit.

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May 4, 2017, 06:26 PM
 
Agents of SHIELD has been a bit of fun recently. Or should I say Agents of Hydra.
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Well, Luke and Jessica got to know each other quite a bit.
um yeah. I probably meant to say, "all of them" should have got together and had some shawarma and discuss the state of the city.

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May 5, 2017, 01:51 AM
 
Daredevil knows Jessica and Luke, with bleed-over between the 3 of them in each series (oftentimes literally), and Luke was on Iron Fist, with Iron Fist and Daredevil sharing the same enemies.
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Daredevil knows Jessica and Luke, with bleed-over between the 3 of them in each series (oftentimes literally), and Luke was on Iron Fist, with Iron Fist and Daredevil sharing the same enemies.
You mean in the comics? Because in the show, the only people who have actually met directly are JJ and Luke. They have of course all met Claire Temple and I think all met Gao and Hogarth. It is getting to the point where it is starting to be silly that DD in particular hasn't met any of the others.
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May 5, 2017, 02:04 PM
 
Glad to hear that. I know I spaced on Luke/JJ (it's been a while since I saw it, ok!?!) but didn't think I'd forgotten anything that interesting happening in Iron Fist.

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May 5, 2017, 02:10 PM
 
I didn't say they've physically met yet (except for JJ and Luke). They have the same nurse (Claire), and there's talk of DD on Jessica Jones (and Luke Cage)
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Anyone see Spiderman Homecoming this weekend?
     
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Jul 8, 2017, 10:29 PM
 
Seeing it tomorrow, but only because he's now MCU. For me this is Spidey's last chance.
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I saw it, it was great. It's 100% an MCU movie also. It's not a Sony Spiderman movie with a Tony Stark cameo. It's intertwined deeply in the universe.

I give it a big thumbs up. Lots of fun. Lighter than most other superhero movies.

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I thought this was one of those which could go either way, as in nothing conclusive in either direction.
     
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The movie doesn't really state it as a fact...

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That sounds right... I think statistically they're going to have been involved somewhere along the line, but if it was like what we imagine the pyramids to be, there would have been records.

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They may have quarried some of the stone for it, but they didn't actually construct the monument itself. It was built by hired stonemasons. Anyhow, I brought that up because some people in the theater groaned and were clearly miffed over that line. Also the multiculturalism was clearly forced. I know that Queens is an ethnically diverse borough (~55% minorities), but c'mon, Peter is the only "melanin-deprived" kid in the school?
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Seriously, when will Hollywood finally start making movies that prominently feature white people?

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I recommend Gods of Egypt.
     
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I recommend Gods of Egypt.
I don't.
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I don't.
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Jul 11, 2017, 09:45 AM
 
So was the movie.
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Didn't see it.
     
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Seriously, when will Hollywood finally start making movies that prominently feature white people?
Or, you know, make movies that ignore garbage like identity politics in the first place. As for Marvel, they know it's killing their comics, but I guess they insist on infecting their movies as well. Oh well, the market will sort it out, they'll learn.
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Didn't see it.
Me either, looked like a hot garbage.
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It was just a total non-entity. You could write the script yourself based on a two line synopsis and you'd get it about 95% right.
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