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  1. Official Game of Thrones Season 6 Thread (ver 2.0)

    I was talking with my sister earlier and we both agreed that we never thought character could come along who was WORSE than Joffrey. Ramsey has Joffrey BEAT.
  2.   That can only work for so much longer. They're starting to alienate their base which is white men.
  3. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - Tomatometer Watch

      It's not required but it may help explain who some of the newer Avengers like the Vision and the Scarlet Witch are. Ant-Man isn't required viewing either but it couldn't hurt. Winter Soldier is the only one I think you NEED to see.   EDIT: Then again, Pikachu is right. It would explain what the Sokovia Accords are and why they came to be.
  4. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - Tomatometer Watch

      I know right? I probably won't see it Thursday, but I'll be there front and center Friday before the crowds.
  5. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - Tomatometer Watch

    When Age of Ultron came out, a couple of guys on my Facebook called bullshit because with Iron Man and Hulk tearing up a city in Africa, they were pissed that The Black Panther didn't show up to stop them especially since Wakanda was mentioned in the movie. When I pointed out to them that Stark and The Hulk's fight took place in South Africa and not Wakanda and that Wakanda is an isolationist nation, they doubled down and said that he still should have shown up. Then i said that Africa is a continent and not a country and who knows HOW far Wakanda is from South Africa in th Marvel Cinematic Universe. They were still unsatisfied. I then gave up on the conversation and never commented again. Nothing you can do to dissaude people who are DETERMINED to see problems even when there are none.
  6. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - Tomatometer Watch

      But they SHOULD know! Why aren't Iron Man. Hawkeye and Black Widow showing up to help Coulson fight Hydra?! it's bullshit I tell you!
  7. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - Tomatometer Watch

      Except it does... there's a HUGE difference between someone having dislocated discs in their back VS someone having their spine severed. Ask any first year medical student. A dislocated disc can be pushed back in... which is what they did in the movie, Given what they showed his inuries to be in the  movie, there was nothing "unrealistic" about him curing him self. At least not as unrealistic as an American city being held hostage and the armed forces being helpless to stop it.   This is the stuff that bothers me. People focus on minute details that break their suspension of disbelief  like Batman basically WILLING himself back to health is too much. But a small group of mercanaries taking over a whole city? THAT'S fine. Oliver Queen fighting trained armed mercenaries who have full automatic weapons with a bow and arrow? Cool. Oliver Queen getting stabbed in the chest and pushed off a cliff yet surviving? BULLSHIT! I don't get it. Something can be "grounded in reality" or "Adult in tone" and STILL be completely and utterly unrealistic. Realism is overrated and if we start judging comic book super heroes through a "realistic" lens, then NONE of this shit makes sense.   That said, it doesn't excuse lazy writing or poor storytelling... but at the same time, its up to the viewer to at least get the details right before they start tearing those details down. My two cents.
  8. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - Tomatometer Watch

      Good luck with that because there;s no such thing as a perfect piece of fiction. Watchmen is great and was relevant  for its time... but do you remember how the Graphic Novel ended? I don't think Alan Moore was shooting for "realism" when he wrote it. He was telling a story. I'm sure if you ask writers like Morrison, Moore and Miller, realism wouldn't be something they would tell you they were shooting for when writing about super heroes who fly around and shoot lasers out their eyes. Again, I can't tell anyone how to consumue their media and if they want to spend their time nit picking every thing to death, that's their prerogative. Me, all i ask is that once you establish the rules of whatever story you're telling, maintain consistency.   A lot of these nitpicks are just that nitpicks and others are people misremembering or getting details wrong. You just did with Dark Knight Rises. At no point in the movie did they ever say Wayne's "spine was completely severed". In fact, what that doctor in the prison said was there were a couple of displaced vertebrae. He could feel them when he felt his back. He was also in that pit for weeks if not months.  But details like this get forgotten and overlooked once the internet gets a hold of them and misrepresented facts go viral.   Morrisson isn't talking about something being childish vs something else being not childish. What he's talking about is a child's ability to separate fantasy from reality and not require EVERY LITTLE THING be spelled out and explained. If filmmakers did that, movies would be ten hours long and whole genres would just disappear.
  9. Cruz confronts Trump supporter face-to-face

    You HAVE to be a grade A legendary douche bag to make Cruz look good. These Trump supporters actually did that. Whoa.
  10. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - Tomatometer Watch

      Well there you go...
  11.   They already did in the comics. She's no longer a mutant... most think it was for Marvel to be able to use her in future movies/TV shows. Plus she's on one of the Avenger teams.  
  12. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - Tomatometer Watch

      That Shield/Hydra agent mentioned Stephen Strange but I missed Moon Knight.
  13. They HAVE to have plans for Squirrel Girl. I'm not sure WHAT though Netflix super hero satire?
  14. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - Tomatometer Watch

    I don't think its an issue.    How long did the Shield Battle in Winter Soldier take? 30 minutes? They actually HAD a count down timer in the movie until the weapons went online so you can time it. Cap, Widow and Fury were there. If Thor was off world, Rhodey was overseas on mission, and Tony and Banner were in New York or wherever? Who does that leave and how much time does it leave for them to get there to be a factor? Like I said, you can can reason these things out logically on your own unless you're LOOKING for something to nitpick.     In fact, now that I think about it, when the targeting computers were going online in Winter Soldier, they SHOWED you where Tony Stark was... he was in Avengers tower in NYC and he was one of the targets. Banner was too, but I don't remember if they showed him on the targeting screen. Cap ended the threat before anyone else could get there. Or...   
  15. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - Tomatometer Watch

      SIgh... Yes it was. I'm not saying it wasn't. At the END of Age of Ultron, the Avengers relocated to another facility in upstate NY though... the same facility Antman broke into in HIS movie. My point is is that there aren't as many heroes operating in NYC as you guys seem to think.    The fact that Daredevil and Jessica Jones are going to team up (along with Luke Cage and Iron Fist) makes me think that THEY ARE GOING TO NOTICE. Jessica Jones and Luke Cage ceratinly bumped into each other (in more ways than one). The street level heroes are going to meet up for the very reasons you guys are citing.