Marvel/DC (etc) Movies & TV

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  1. Mecha

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    Game of Xmen. XoT. Xmen of Thrones. Whats up with that Xmen Horror movie that's had like 10 re shoots..

    Arya Stark can't save that heaping pile I bet. I might wait to check out this next one on red box and save 30.00 on tix and food.
     
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    I stopped caring a long time ago. I haven't seen endgame or infinity wars, yet I know most of the spoilers from reviews. I'm sure they are good /great, I just don't have the energy to spend on that world of bland.

    ComicCon got me curious again: that eternals thing sounds so lame that it has to be something to look forward to! Doctor strange in the multiverse of madness might also be a worthy roller-coaster experience.
     
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    I thoroughly enjoyed Infinity War and Endgame, but at the end of it I realized I watched 20 movies to get there, and I only really liked 5 or 6 of those.

    Looking ahead, I only see one movie that looks appealing. I'm going to start treating these the way I used to when I was an active reader of the comics. For example, I didn't find Doctor Strange interesting, so I didn't buy his books.
     
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    I've enjoyed Marvel's projected TV show well-enough throughout, and will most likely continue to leave my house for every episode, but the list of said eps that I'm feeling like I'll feel compelled to visit again isn't that long. Let's see, from memory...
    Captain America and The Avengers from Phase 1 stand out in my mind.
    I'd go for Iron Man 3, Winter Soldier and the first Guardians again in a heartbeat, if'n we're talking P2. 'Prolly Ultron, too.
    The only ep from P3 that I remember smiling ear-to-ear over was Ragnarok, but I certainly have room in my heart for Cap 3, Guardians 2 and The Avengers pair. Time will tell on the first Spidey, but I much enjoyed it while I was there.

    Okay, memory tells me that I really dug over half of them, or would at least take them for a second spin. Not bad.
    Which ones stood out to you, @Roger?

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    Fingers crossed that they manage to do justice to The Eternals.
     
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    Here they are in chronological order. All movies that I enjoyed the first time around and are very rewatchable for me.
    • Avengers 1
    • Captain America: The Winter Soiled Her
    • Captain America: Civil War (which was really more of an Avengers movie, and I loved that they finally got Spider-Man right)
    • Thor: Ragnarok (I skipped it in the theater because I didn't like the first two, a mistake I won't make with the fourth one)
    • Spider-Man: Homecoming
    • Avengers: Infinity War
    • Avengers: Endgame
    So, looks like 7 movies I liked. The other ones fall into these categories for me.
    • Feels like a paint-by-numbers exercise (Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 1, 2, and 3, Captain America: First Avenger, Thor 1 and 2)
    • Not interested in the premise of the heroes (Doctor Strange, Ant-Man 1 and 2)
    • Interested in the premise of the heroes but I didn't like the storytelling style (Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2, Avengers 2)
    • Stories that presented too many inconsistencies or flaws that made it a frustrating watch (Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man: Far From Home)
    Of course, all of this is just the result of my personal preferences. I know that can be a hyper-critical creature of habit, and sometimes this leads to a very narrow focus in the things I consume and enjoy, but I do my best to keep my mind open.

    Related to that, regarding the Guardians movies, I have to say that I love the design of those films, especially the second one, feels very 1980s Heavy Metal Magazine. The movies are written well, they have solid themes, it's just that they're so heavily infused with James Gunn's humor and sentimentality (understandably) and that's just not my thing. Similar to the way that some people just don't like Joss Whedon's stuff, I just don't like the "flavor" that James Gunn has brought to the table.

    My love of Marvel Comics characters started when I was very young and learning how to read, watching Spider-Man on The Electric Company and getting the occasional Spidey book from the local five and dime. Later on, the Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends show was one I never missed, and that introduced me to mutant characters and the X-Men.

    Later on, a friend lent me a reprint of Giant Size X-Men #1 and that prompted me to start a folder at the local comic store, starting with Uncanny X-Men book around the #170 mark. This is when Rogue joined up after stealing Carol Danvers' powers, and Storm had a mohawk. X-Men was my thing because they were outcasts and losers, and that undoubtedly resonated with me. By contrast, the Avengers were winners, champions. When the MCU came around and they were built around these characters, I may have been a little predisposed to disliking movies about "the really good guys."
     

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