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Post by Mo » 03 May 2019, 07:37

Hugh Akston wrote:
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Apropos of nicole's Katie McHugh profile, Lebowski Thor parodies the alt-right's Aryan-pagan fetishism by displaying its central icon as the doughy, navel-gazing, deluded loser reality of alt-right chuds. The movie further clowns on them by letting the people-before-politics Captain America wield Mjolnir.
Also, triply clowns them by ceding the throne to a mixed race woman.
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That links to the private forum.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 03 May 2019, 15:30

Mo wrote:
03 May 2019, 07:37
Hugh Akston wrote:
02 May 2019, 16:51
Apropos of nicole's Katie McHugh profile, Lebowski Thor parodies the alt-right's Aryan-pagan fetishism by displaying its central icon as the doughy, navel-gazing, deluded loser reality of alt-right chuds. The movie further clowns on them by letting the people-before-politics Captain America wield Mjolnir.
Also, triply clowns them by ceding the throne to a mixed race woman.
So he can run off with a gang of multicultural refugees.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
03 May 2019, 15:30
Mo wrote:
03 May 2019, 07:37
Hugh Akston wrote:
02 May 2019, 16:51
Apropos of nicole's Katie McHugh profile, Lebowski Thor parodies the alt-right's Aryan-pagan fetishism by displaying its central icon as the doughy, navel-gazing, deluded loser reality of alt-right chuds. The movie further clowns on them by letting the people-before-politics Captain America wield Mjolnir.
Also, triply clowns them by ceding the throne to a mixed race woman.
So he can run off with a gang of multicultural refugees.
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Post by thoreau » 03 May 2019, 22:21

Nebula and Gamora were the ones who colluded with Thanos. Why aren't they under investigation?

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N00bmaster69 is clearly an incel
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Post by Hugh Akston » 06 May 2019, 22:24

So is Jessica Jones the best Marvel series on Netflix or what?
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Hugh Akston wrote:
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So is Jessica Jones the best Marvel series on Netflix or what?
Yes.

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Season 1 only, though. Season 2 was ... not great.
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Ellie wrote:
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Season 1 only, though. Season 2 was ... not great.
Still better than the other Defenders.
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Post by Ellie » 07 May 2019, 10:31

The Punisher storyline in Daredevil Season 2, and pretty much all of Daredevil Season 3, were also better than JJ Season 2.
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Ellie wrote:
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The Punisher storyline in Daredevil Season 2, and pretty much all of Daredevil Season 3, were also better than JJ Season 2.
YMMV
I can't speak to season 3 because I stopped watching after season 2 because the show was all suck. The Punisher storyline may have been the best part of season 2 but it was still suck.
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Post by thoreau » 07 May 2019, 11:01

Most of the Marvel Netflix series had awesome first seasons. Most of them declined in their second seasons. Jessica Jones had a truly epic first season, and a second season that was...well, not painful to watch, but decidedly meh.
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Post by lunchstealer » 07 May 2019, 11:03

thoreau wrote:
Shem wrote:
28 Apr 2019, 19:17
And their big swan song for Captain America completely fucked the consistency of their time travel. If he could reenter life in his own timeline and still be there, they could have just killed Thanos before the snap and been done with it.
Since it's impossible to actually do a time travel plot that makes sense, I prefer time travel plots that only violate their rules for nice character moments instead of world-saving plot twists.
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Really enjoyed the Bad Bitches lineup during the epic final battle.
Oh man, I hated that. At first it was awesome when it was a half-dozen major characters, then they had every single female fighter in it, and it was gratuitous and nonsensical. How did they all get there from every corner of the battlefield? It was pandering and a fuck you to DC, and it really took me out of the movie.
It was a blatantly obvious pandering moment, but if I complain about that outside of this forum I'll either be in some icky company or I'll be pissing off some otherwise-reasonable friends. So I'm just leaving it alone.
mrs lunch hated that part because it basically put a bell on how awful the MCU has been with female characters, and pints out how Wonder Woman was the only good female superhero movie. (We didn’t get to see Captain Marvel before Endgame though)

So if you want to criticize it you can always criticize it for being an insufficient apology for their past misogyny and then slip in the plot convenience playhouse aspect to show that it was calculated and not earned.
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Post by lunchstealer » 07 May 2019, 11:06

thoreau wrote: Unlike the People's Republic of China, he's at least partly in it for the lulz.
Deep track. Nice.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 07 Jun 2019, 19:42

Dark Phoenix was okay but supremely forgettable. It would have been better if the screentime they wasted on the aliens angle was devoted to the family dynamics that ended up being the real focus anyway. B+ Cyclops action.
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Post by Ellie » 02 Jul 2019, 00:25

I've been trying to watch Jessica Jones season 3 but it's boring so far. I know they set the villain bar very, very high with Killgrave but this current pasty smarmy murder dude is not scary or interesting AT ALL. And like, he tried (or hired someone?) to kill the headache dude but stabbed Jessica by mistake? And yet is going on and on about how he's sooooooo smart?

And speaking of headache dude, it almost seems like they're trying to play his sister for laughs? LIke, "haha, she's a druggie hooker and she's SUCH A HANDFUL!" Ew.

Meanwhile Trish is a complete snoozefest and Jeri's predicament is not something I'm interested in watching. Malcolm suddenly being cutthroat and amoral is interesting but I don't really understand why he's being like that or what he's trying to accomplish.

Sal the gambling lady reminded me of Mags from Justified. I liked Mags better.
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Post by Warren » 02 Jul 2019, 17:20

Ellie wrote:
02 Jul 2019, 00:25
I've been trying to watch Jessica Jones season 3 but it's boring so far. I know they set the villain bar very, very high with Killgrave but this current pasty smarmy murder dude is not scary or interesting AT ALL. And like, he tried (or hired someone?) to kill the headache dude but stabbed Jessica by mistake? And yet is going on and on about how he's sooooooo smart?

And speaking of headache dude, it almost seems like they're trying to play his sister for laughs? LIke, "haha, she's a druggie hooker and she's SUCH A HANDFUL!" Ew.

Meanwhile Trish is a complete snoozefest and Jeri's predicament is not something I'm interested in watching. Malcolm suddenly being cutthroat and amoral is interesting but I don't really understand why he's being like that or what he's trying to accomplish.

Sal the gambling lady reminded me of Mags from Justified. I liked Mags better.
Hey I forgot about JJ. I'll just take this opportunity to complain again about waiting over a year for a 13 episode "season".

I'm only four episodes in, but I'm digging it. Complete opposite take. The murder dude was just revealed. He seems scary and interesting to me. Haven't met headache dude's sister yet. But I'm team Super Trish. Best the character has ever been. So much better than clingy, needy, celebrity Trish. Malcolm turning to the dark side is snoozefest. And Jeri is girl on girl action! That never gets old.
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Post by Ellie » 02 Jul 2019, 17:58

De gustibus non est disputandum! I'm glad you're liking it. :)

Murder dude has resting mansplainer face.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 11 Jul 2019, 21:56

I'm also enjoying JJ season 3. I like the Malcolm and Jeri storylines, but I am 100% into Superdeluded Trish. I also think stab-man is the kind of villain that fits more into Jessica's antagonists from the comics. My one complaint so far is if you're going to pay off your bookie who has a history of tying you to weights and throwing you in the pool, maybe bring a knife with you?
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Post by Warren » 11 Jul 2019, 23:39

I'm in episode 9 "I Did Something Today". I'm beginning to think Jeri has a point.
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Post by Warren » 20 Jul 2019, 16:50

Spinning off of this:
thoreau wrote:
20 Jul 2019, 16:24
You actually have a point there, for once. If Trump had been given a cameo in Endgame he might have replaced half his Cabinet with Avengers.
I you could appoint The Avengers to Cabinet positions, who would you put where?

Iron Man: Secretary of Commerce
Captain America: Secretary of State
Thor: Secretary of Energy
Captain Marvel: Secretary of Defense
The Hulk: Secretary of the Interior
War Machine: Secretary of Homeland Security
Falcon: Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Black Widow: Director of National Intelligence
Ant Man: Secretary of Education
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Post by Wixenstyx » 20 Jul 2019, 17:52

Warren wrote:
20 Jul 2019, 16:50
I you could appoint The Avengers to Cabinet positions, who would you put where?

Iron Man: Secretary of Commerce
Captain America: Secretary of State
Thor: Secretary of Energy
Captain Marvel: Secretary of Defense
The Hulk: Secretary of the Interior
War Machine: Secretary of Homeland Security
Falcon: Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Black Widow: Director of National Intelligence
Ant Man: Secretary of Education
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