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Post by Hugh Akston » 27 Oct 2016, 12:11

If you haven't seen it, this is basically the only scene you need from X-Men Apocalypse

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Post by Warren » 27 Oct 2016, 14:43

I haven't seen it, and I probably never will. The committee is keeping it under wraps.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 27 Oct 2016, 15:00

Wow, didn't take long for them to kill that fun.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 03 Nov 2016, 20:26

Sigourney Weaver is going to be the bad guy in the Defenders.

Intriguing.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 04 Nov 2016, 21:43

Tilda Swinton was pretty good, as she is wont to be. But the only remarkable thing about Dr. Strange was the CGI, which makes for a fairly dull movie unfortunately.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 04 Nov 2016, 22:22

The Quicksilver mansion sequence via the Tumblrs. That post has been up for awhile, so it will probably still be there in five minutes.
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Post by lunchstealer » 04 Nov 2016, 23:14

Yeah, deffo one of the best scenes out of the Fox franchise.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 05 Nov 2016, 03:43

Good find Eric. That really is a great scene.
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Post by Warren » 05 Nov 2016, 12:01

pffft. That's just dumb. He couldn't take a drink from the can of TAB at quick speed. The cola wouldn't fall into his mouth that fast. Also, who drinks TAB?
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Post by Kolohe » 05 Nov 2016, 13:31

Warren wrote:pffft. That's just dumb. He couldn't take a drink from the can of TAB at quick speed. The cola wouldn't fall into his mouth that fast. Also, who drinks TAB?
Um, people that are able to control time.

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Post by Eric the .5b » 05 Nov 2016, 14:25

Warren wrote:pffft. That's just dumb. He couldn't take a drink from the can of TAB at quick speed. The cola wouldn't fall into his mouth that fast. Also, who drinks TAB?
The same way he's able to get enough oxygen from air to stay conscious while doing all this stuff, cheerfully lug a dozen people around with little exertion, not destroy most of the mansion by himself with the shockwave of his passing, and not only not tear anyone apart by moving them around at supersonic speeds, but not even change the postures they're in without deliberate effort.

Because it's awesome. Also, secondary powers, booga booga.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 05 Nov 2016, 19:45

I rate Dr. Strange above the last Captain America and Avengers movies, but below the Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. A good watch, and with all the impossible stuff happening on screen , still relatively easy to follow. The wizardry could easily have ended up being the sfx version of action movie shaky cam.
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Post by JasonL » 07 Nov 2016, 08:38

Did enjoy. I'd put Guardians, OG Avengers and Winter Soldier above it. Maybe par with Guardians.

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Post by Jennifer » 07 Nov 2016, 21:56

I saw Dr. Strange in 3-d. Very pretty movie.
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Post by Aresen » 08 Nov 2016, 23:04

Just saw it. Solid movie, good sfx.

However, TWO post-credit sequences is pushing it. (Actually one mid-credits and one post-credits)
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Post by Sandy » 09 Nov 2016, 00:18

It's getting standard now to do two post credit scenes.


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Post by Hugh Akston » 07 Dec 2016, 23:24

Jessica Jones was better than Daredevil, and I really liked Daredevil. The one thing that DD had over it was a stronger supporting cast and their subplots, but JJ didn't really need it because the main story/character was really compelling. I was really surprised by how good the cinematography was.
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Much meh, but Michael Keaton as the Vulture el oh el.
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Post by Jennifer » 22 Dec 2016, 13:15

Finally saw Civil War last night. I'll likely give it another try, but my initial impression is: for all that I was looking forward to it, this is likely my least-favorite MCU movie thus far. Too many overlong fight scenes and chase scenes and "let's draw out the suspense" scenes, not enough character-driven stuff for my taste. (Though I did like the teenaged gee-whiz Spiderman.)
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Post by JasonL » 22 Dec 2016, 13:59

It was very meh. Ending stupid.

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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 22 Dec 2016, 14:20

JasonL wrote:It was very meh. Ending stupid.
The idea behind the accords doesn't bmake sense in the movie, unlike rhe comics (which were dumb, but for different reasons).
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Post by thoreau » 22 Dec 2016, 14:29

I feel like a couple of mildly geeky people (geeky enough to appreciate it, not so geeky as to descend into an infinite recursion of fanboy navel gazing) could have fixed the script to make the accords sensible, give Captain Steve "We have our orders" Rogers a clearer reason to oppose the accords, and Tony "Now I think we need to be put in check" Stark a better reason to be all "I don't care, he killed my mother" at the end of the movie. They could have had the same set pieces, same action, but more consistent characters and motives.

Instead they went with a first draft that met the specifications of putting the Avengers at each other's throats and having the requisite awesome battle sequences.
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Post by JasonL » 22 Dec 2016, 14:37

Doc Strange is a much better movie. I was even eventually able to get over mumble mumble that's not how agamotto works.

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Post by Jennifer » 22 Dec 2016, 17:34

thoreau wrote:I feel like a couple of mildly geeky people (geeky enough to appreciate it, not so geeky as to descend into an infinite recursion of fanboy navel gazing) could have fixed the script to make the accords sensible, give Captain Steve "We have our orders" Rogers a clearer reason to oppose the accords, and Tony "Now I think we need to be put in check" Stark a better reason to be all "I don't care, he killed my mother" at the end of the movie. They could have had the same set pieces, same action, but more consistent characters and motives.

Instead they went with a first draft that met the specifications of putting the Avengers at each other's throats and having the requisite awesome battle sequences.
Yeah, the story had a lot of potential, but squandered it all on too many fight scenes and chase scenes.
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