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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnorlin View Post
    I watched Avengers last week. I liked it, but I didn't love it.
    I think I'm kinda Joss Whedon'd out, personally. Avengers was unique and amazing at the time, though. Never expected it to work as well as it did.

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    I watched Iron Man 3 today. The villain was great and I really liked how Tony is actually affected by the events in Avengers.
    Agree! People shit on IM3 for some reason, but I really liked it. Wayyy better than IM2.

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    I watched Thor 2 yesterday. It was... a movie. I feel like it was very similar to the first movie and I can see why they decided to go a different direction with Thor 3. If it was just another movie where race from dimension x+1 wants to destroy Asgard/ the Universe again. (though it does seem like Cate Blanchet wants to/ succeeds in destroying Asgard, so they're not straying too far from the formula)

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    A lot to catch up on

    Captain America 2: I think I liked this one better than the first one. I liked how Steve got "Burn Noticed" and how Nick Fury got to be a badass. I liked how it maintains the emotional core present in the first one. I liked the dynamic between Steve and Black Widow. Falcon was pretty cool.

    Avengers 2: I thought it was pretty good. I saw Ultron being evil right away (I mean other than the fact that the trailers pretty much gave it away). As soon as he started scanning human history, I thought "Yep we're fucked, humans are assholes". I like how they are able to make each character useful even there are vast power differences between some of the heroes (Thor vs Hawkeye) in a believable way.

    Ant Man: I liked this one too. It was a bit sillier than the other movies (other than GOTG which I haven't watched yet on this watch through) but that's fine by me. I loved one scene in particular, though it was a small one. It was when he goes to his daughter's party and gives her an ugly teddy bear. And her step-dad looks at him like "you moron that is not a good present", and the girl loves it, because he knows her so well. It so subtly shows how much he cares about his daughter without having to spell it out. I'm not sure if the plot of the movie was that great, but it did set up a character that I'd like to see more of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnorlin View Post
    Captain America 2: I think I liked this one better than the first one.
    Winter Solder is one of my favorite Marvel movies. I am glad we agree.

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    Falcon was pretty cool.
    Sorry, never mind, we are now mortal enemies.

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    Ant Man: I liked this one too.
    I really need to watch this one again. I'm just butt-hurt about it, because it was gonna be directed by Edgar Wright, but he quit or was terminated after some bullshit "differences." Wright is the best, and the movie could have been so much better. You can even sniff some Wright DNA in dialogue here and there, from what I remember, but the lines are incompetently directed and blandly edited, so they just seem like boring scenes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gnorlin View Post
    It was when he goes to his daughter's party and gives her an ugly teddy bear. And her step-dad looks at him like "you moron that is not a good present", and the girl loves it, because he knows her so well. It so subtly shows how much he cares about his daughter without having to spell it out.
    I feel like that's... pretty spelled out.

    Anyway, imagine Ant-Man but more like this!


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    I saw Dr. Strange on Friday and I really enjoyed it. I read some review when it came out that had a lot of complaints about Strange and his relationship with the lady whose name I can't remember. He seemed like a realistic doctor who was full of himself and his abilities. Very like Sherlock (the new one). The special effects were very good, it could easily have been done poorly and looked like a bunch of video game characters jumping about (I'm looking at you Hobbit Trilogy) and it really didn't. I loved the end with the time loop to convince the dark god from taking over. I really didn't think I was going to like the movie based on reviews I had seen/read, so it vastly exceeded my expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnorlin View Post
    I saw Dr. Strange on Friday
    Did you skip Civil War? Are you out of order now?

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    The special effects were very good, it could easily have been done poorly and looked like a bunch of video game characters jumping about (I'm looking at you Hobbit Trilogy) and it really didn't.
    The Hobbit movies are so terrible. I hate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macheath View Post
    Did you skip Civil War? Are you out of order now? .
    Oh shit, I fucked it up. I tried to copy both Civil War and Doctor Strange and it copied doctor strange first and I didn't have time to copy the other movie.

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    Now you have to start over

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    Quote Originally Posted by liuv View Post
    Now you have to start over
    :rofl:

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    Update:

    I didn't start over, I'm not watching Hulk again, you can't make me!

    Captain America 3: I should really write down what I thought right after I watch these. I thought it was dumb, but realistic, that people were mad at the avengers because people were killed in Age of Ultron. First, I don't think it's public knowledge that Ultron is Tony Stark's fault, so they're essentially mad that they didn't save everyone. Even if like 10,000 people died, they saved the human race from complete annihilation. Like many other movies, I feel like some better communication could have solved a lot of problems. The 'Civil War' was basically Tony saying "we should have some oversight" and Cap saying "but my friend who looks evil isn't actually evil". I thought both sides had good points and if they talked it over they could have come to some agreement. Anyway the fighting was good, though the big fight between everyone made me a little concerned about Infinity War including approximately 400 more characters. Every cut is going to have to be a slow pan across everyone who's there in order to fit them all in.

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2: I love this movie. I went and saw this in the theater when it came out because I liked the first one so much. One of the complaints about most of the more recent Marvel movies is they don't seem to understand when quips are appropriate. Character everyone loves dies, 3 seconds later Thor says "has anyone seen my hammer?", cue laugh track. And I agree with that for the most part. All the jokes in GoTG and GoTG2 seem earned. They're a diverse cast of characters and much of the humor is about them not understanding each other or not having the same point of view. I really like the opening scene where they're fighting an inter-dimensional beast but that isn't the focus of the scene. The action isn't the important part of the movie, it's the characters. I even enjoyed the "team fights giant guy" that is contractually required to be in every movie (forget Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, watch War and Peace and Cthulu coming Summer 2020). The end part with Yondu makes me cry every damn time. Damn you, you blue bastard!

    Spider-man Homecoming:
    I liked this movie. I don't like it as much as I liked the first Toby Maguire one (when it came out), but more than I like the first one when I re-watch it now (if that makes any sense?). Vulture is probably the most believable villain in any of these movies. He's just a guy trying to make money for his family, though also kind of a dick. One thing that's bothered me about any spider man movie is that when everyone wears masks, it disconnects them from their characters. They are real people with emotions and characterization when they aren't in costume, but as soon as everyone puts on their costumes they're just cartoons shouting one liners at each other. I liked the scene between Vulture and Spider-Man in the car, very tense.

    Thor 3:
    SOOOO GOOOOD. I love the Marvel Universe so much more than boring old earth, blow that shit up, I don't care, get everyone into space. I don't actually have a lot to say about this one. most of my comments have been complaints and I don't have anything to complain about. I think I'm going to go watch the rest of Taika Waititi's other movies.

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