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    Didn't they hint at / lay the groundwork for MODOK in the MCU with Dr Armin Zola (I think it was winter soldier?)? It definitely felt like there would be more of him in the future and visually it felt like a test run.
     
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    Yeah, that was Winter Soldier. But they kept Zola trapped in a facility. He didn't have the robot body from the comics. I think if there had been another season of Agent Carter, you might have seen the Zola bot. I think there was a teaser at the end of the last season. But alas...
     
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    I was so with you for the whole of the prequel-year season - a most inventive and entertaining take on the source. This year so far, though? Dumb! Dudebros with a budget making a pseudo-cool, laughably derivative show for jaded children. Bummed.


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    Oh really? I haven't started watching the new season yet . . .
     
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    Are we talking about Preacher or Fargo? I am confused as well, as I understand the former is only, what, one episode (or maybe two) in? If so, I am disappoint.
     
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    ^ My keyboard warrior lob was aimed, I thought clearly, at the first two new installments of Preacher. Say what you will about Fargo's third season - and I say good things - but dudebro masturbation is not really a crit that would stick to Hawley's latest opus.
     
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    I read Preacher every month. It was the one thing that kept me going back to comic stores when the original run was out. That being said..I'm okay the casting but disappointed in the direction. This is one of the shows where if you like it...or even sort of like it...just skip it and read the comics/graphic novels. WAY better.
    Sort of like the Walking Dead. Read the series. It's amazing.
     
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    Weird news... Noah Hawley is making a Dooooom picture?

    At least we know that one of the pairs of hands involved in the venture is someone we can trust...
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    Doubt this scene will make it in, though!

    10 fresh eps of Legion are in the pipe, too. Woot.
     
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    I'd be interested in seeing how he does characterization but who knows if they will give him the "reigns" to do what he wants to do.

    Edgar Wright knows how to make films and they yanked Ant-Man from him. Who knows if Noah Hawley will unable to fulfill his role.
     
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    ^ Yeah... the image I chose is probably of Hawley fending off junior execs! Ah well.
     
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    Hell of a trailer. And a hell of a good editing job matching video, sound, and music.
     
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    looks awesome!!
     
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    Had a look at Hulk: Dog Puncher with a friend yesterday. Quite enjoyable, mostly, but I'm pretty exhausted by the aim-for-the-middle approach that most of these ventures deem necessary. Entertained as I was by what was being shown and said on the 80-foot-wide screen in front of me, I was simultaneously craving something much smarter or considerably dumber. Well embellished, I'd say - thanks, Taika? - and pleasingly unafraid of primary colors, but the bones of the thing were dead boring.
     
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    I think I had issues with some of the characterization of the film but i can see what you are saying about aiming for the middle. That said the design work had so much Kirby in it i don't think i could not enjoy this movie even if i wanted to.
     
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    I'll grant it that, for sure - the sight of those cannibal scavengers had me grinning like a fool! The absence of mesh-armor tech costumes for most of the runtime helped keep my irritation down to a minimum as well.
     
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    So I finally watched Spiderman 3 on the flight back from Japan (on flights I always watch horrible movies that I'd never watch at home, but have had a very minor interest in watching). The only reason I was at all interested in it was to see the symbiote/Venom...which was a big fat meh. But what I'm most struck by with the Raimi Spiderman movies is how they translate the comic book experience to film better than all the others - his films are like comic books come to life. I think that's possibly partly why they're awful...comic books are often ham-fisted and he didn't shy away from that aspect in his movies. But it'd be fun to see him succeed, because he appears to understand the source material better than most directors.
     
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    This is not an endorsement...

    ...or is it?

    Okay, so plenty of what falls under the broad gumbo of what makes up this thread just doesn't even really exist to me - 94% of DC's filmed efforts, big and small, for example - much of it I've written off - Netflix, please wake me up when you figure out how to craft 13 worthwhile hours in a row - and although I consider myself a happily fattened lamb when it comes to the bulk of the MCU, it's not like I don't also shred each new tentpole up as I'm consuming it, so how come Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so consistently and successfully whizzes past my critical antibodies and lands in such a welcome way into the hardened chambers of my heart? Do charm, pacing and liberally dispensed SF tropes really count for that much? Apparently so! I can't shake wanting to roll my eyes at it, but it can't be done. I'm as powerless as a plebe.

    Anybody with me?
     
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    I'm with ya! It's been a while since I've watched it (I think a new season is on NF now?), but I thought it was one of the best Marvel franchises. I think it does right what Sam Raimi can't quite figure out how to pull off with his Spiderman flix. It has its ups and downs, but ultimately I've enjoyed it more than I've enjoyed most of the Avengers too-many-superheroes movies.
     
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    Ape Lad, one of my favorite cartoonists, just posted this goofy shirt design for the upcoming Avengers movie. I figured at least @Lalo and @gatchabert would want to to see it.

    Link

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    haha, very well made!
     
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    Watched Infinity War for the second time yesterday.
    It might be my favorite MCU movie.
    Besides that it is really entertainig as hell I am also admiring how they handled the huge cast, all those set pieces and different subplots and how everything fits together in the end.
    Can't wait for May 2019.

    Today, Deadpool 2.
     
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    Finally got around to seeing it for the first time yesterday (I know, revoke my nerd status).

    But WTF just happened??? :shock:

    That's gotta have an 'It was all just a dream' kinda comeback right?
     
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    Well I expect the second movie to partly revise what happened (come on, they just introduced Spider-Man). Some deaths (maybe everything before the snap) seemed permanent to me and I even think they need to be - they need some believable threat in the MCU or no stakes = no tension.
    It is interesting that basically all original Avengers are left alive. I expect we will see some of them die in the next part to redo what happened (remember how 'we do not trade lives' was a main theme of Infinity War? I feel like that was foreshadowing for things to come). That will be the real punches - seeing Stark and Cap bite the dust for real.

    Also, Doc Strange talked about the 14 million futures he visited and that they only won once - I feel like he gave away the time stone because he needed to safe Tony Stark since Stark is alive in that particular future. Strange even says 'it had to be done' after handing over the stone.

    Well, and another interesting thing is the absence of Hawkeye and especially Ant-Man. So maybe Strange stopped time at some point and hid those two in the stone somehow (They hinted at the Microverse in the first Ant-Man movie and in the trailer for part two (Which will be out soon but take place before Infinity War))!?

    Argh, I just hope they do something other than 'Avengers assemble Infinity Stones and undo Infinity War without consequences'.
     

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