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In Topic: Jim Crow Returns: Millions of voters to be purged with new flawed and racist...

Yesterday, 10:54 PM

lol

In Topic: Age of Ultron..Official trailer release..Hail Hydra!!

Yesterday, 02:04 PM

 SirRothwyn, on 29 October 2014 - 01:50 PM, said:

Well it's canon that Cap can legit wield Mjolnir in the comics, right? Pretty sure I remember that being a proven thing.

And yeah, I'm betting it shows up in this movie somewhere. Whedon doesn't set up something that big without paying it off.

Spoiler

In Topic: CAPTAIN AMERICA 3: CIVIL WAR, DOCTOR STRANGE, GOTG 2, THOR: RAGNAROK, BLACK P...

Yesterday, 01:08 PM

View PostTheLeon, on 29 October 2014 - 01:04 PM, said:

I just hope that some of these movies don't end with an alien force crashing down on a large city in the finale.

Honestly my biggest beef with the MCU is that EVERY movie with Iron Man has featured the following moment:

"Jarvis, give me the Mark X!"
"Sir, the Mark X isn't ready."
"JUST DO IT!"

Enough, already.

In Topic: CAPTAIN AMERICA 3: CIVIL WAR, DOCTOR STRANGE, GOTG 2, THOR: RAGNAROK, BLACK P...

Yesterday, 01:00 PM

View PostIron-and-Wine, on 29 October 2014 - 11:41 AM, said:

Yeah, it's not that hard to see.  Aside from The First Avenger, the Marvel movies all have a clean, antiseptic look that is okay here and there, but starts to feel cheap after a couple of films.

Seriously, look at two clips side by side, run each at the same time.  It's this:



versus THIS:



This is kind of a bad example. The Helicarrier reveal is supposed to be a showcase for Shield's tech, that moment in MoS is the emergence of Superman. They serve two completely different purposes.

View PostIron-and-Wine, on 29 October 2014 - 11:54 AM, said:

And higher contrast lighting, and more varied focus techniques, and dynamic angles, and better composition, and framing, and striving to achieve visual poetry rather than simply communicate information visually.....

The reflexive defense of the ordinary when it comes to the MCU really tickles me.

The most "clinical" of the MCU movies have been The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man 2. I think the action scenes in Winter Solider and Avengers are up there with the best of MoS, and that the visual style in First Avenger and GotG are on par with MoS as well. Snyder unquestionably has an eye for style, and his movies are always worth looking at even if they're not worth watching. And while Marvel is certainly formulaic about delivery generally, I honestly don't see how someone could look at the last 4 MCU (not counting Iron Man 3) movies and say that they don't achieve the things you're saying they lack. And I'd be more inclined to lump Iron Man 3 in there too, but I could agree that it lacks a certain novelty if for no other reason that it has to maintain some sense of consistency with the first two.

It's not a reflexive defense of the "ordinary." I'd love it if most action movies brought this level of "ordinary" to the table, but they don't. It's expected for the brand at this point but it's not ordinary.

In Topic: Welp... Bayonetta

Yesterday, 10:13 AM

Pretty bad, apparently!