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2 hours ago, shmitty said:

Thor: The Dark World - (2.5/5 Realms)

Meh?   It’s a fine movie I guess, but mostly completely forgettable.  The Loki/Thor relationship is awesome as always, but really is just so much better than anything else going on.  The main plot just sorta feels tacked on.  Definite low point of the MCU.

Wife says - it’s a bad sign when the costumes and scenery are the best part.  Oh and Darcy, she still loves Darcy.  

Maybe directors from GoT aren’t the best choice for Marvel movies.  

I should re-watch it to be sure, but my theory is that it fell down because the other two Thor movies were primarily  Protagonist vs. Self stories, so it didn't matter so much if the external conflicts didn't hold up. TDW doesn't really have much in the way of internal conflict, so the weak external conflict is a much bigger problem.

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34 minutes ago, WestRider said:

I should re-watch it to be sure, but my theory is that it fell down because the other two Thor movies were primarily  Protagonist vs. Self stories, so it didn't matter so much if the external conflicts didn't hold up. TDW doesn't really have much in the way of internal conflict, so the weak external conflict is a much bigger problem.

I kept asking myself “what was the movie trying to be?”  Phase 2+ in the MCU the movies usually had some archetype other than just super hero story.  (IM3 = PTSD study, Winter Soldier = political thriller, Ant-Man = heist).  Thor 2 doesn’t seem to do that except for maybe going for some of the Game of Thrones style gravity....   it doesn’t work.   

Anyways, I’m stuck home with the flu so there are more movies in the queue.  

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier - (5/5 Falcons)

I love this movie and it really holds up to multiple viewings.  As good as the first Cap was a capturing the era he was born in, this is just an amazing modern-era Cap story.  Biggest surprise was that the directors, the Russo bros, had almost no movie experience before this   Their primary work had been comedies like Community!  (Which is a favorite of ours)

Wife says - Really like it, one of my favorites.  Fun to see Cap as a fugitive.  

“On your left”

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Guardians of the Galaxy - (5/5 Dick messages)

I really thought this was going to be awful when if first came out.  Talk about Marvel scraping the bottom of the barrel.  Uh, well I was wrong.  GotG openend up new creative space for the MCU and showed that you could make an entertaining Space Opera with characters no one had ever heard of.  

One of the big premises involved using a former pro-wrestler as comic relief.  Should have known from The Princess Bride that it would be comedy gold. 

Wife says - I am Groot 

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Avengers: Age of Ultron - (4/5 Maximoffs)

This was a lot better than I remembered it being.  The characters actions made more sense when watched more closely to their own movies.   You could see why Tony made Ultron, etc.   It still at times felt more like a string of stitched together moments than a cohesive story though.  

Wife says - Sad that Black Widow and Hulk didn’t get together.  

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Rampage!* Fun flick. I'm surprised I haven't heard anything about a tie-in video game. Seems like that could be a blast.** Anyhow, the movie itself is a bit slow at the start, but once it gets going, it's almost exactly what I want in a giant monster flick. I would have preferred it if the earlier parts had included more with the other two monsters, even if it was just them in the wild. Maybe it's just me, but I care less about the human interest aspect in this kind of movie, and more about the monster interest. Also, I kind of wish I could see the AU where they took it in a different direction and The Rock got exposed to the mutagen. Finally, I didn't see him credited, and I haven't looked it up, but the resemblance was so strong that I'm pretty sure George was played by Ron Perlman.

*I know the title doesn't actually have an exclamation point, but it totally should.
**Yes, I know. jk

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Antman - (4/5 Mango Fruit Blasts)

I like this movie.  They made a good choice going with Scott as the hero over Pym.  The setup was better and we really didn’t need another story of a scientist building a suit.   The shrinking effects are a lot of fun and the fight on the Thomas train set is one of my favorites.   

Wife says - Michael Pena’s sidekick character makes the movie.  

“Baskin Robbins doesn’t play”

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Friend Request: facebook are bad, mkay? it will kill ur frnds.

Basically an extended version of the Buffy episode I Robot, You Jane, except without the excuse of having been made in the 90s. Even beyond the basic premise, so much of the dialogue is anti-social media that I was really surprised that the writers and director were all late Gen-X or early Millennials. A lot of it comes across like one of those articles about how Millennials are ruining everything with their facebooks and their tweeters.

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Captain America: Civil War - (5/5 Spideys)

This movie was the payoff of a whole lotta buildup.  It was handled really well, introduced new characters, and advanced the general story of the MCU.  Zemo ended up being one of the best MCU villains, glad he’s still around.  Also managed to setup the new Spider-man and Black Panther movies.   Not as “fun” as most Marvel movies, but a really good show none the less.  The big hero brawl at the airport was just pure fan service, comic porn.  And I’m totally fine with that.  

Wife says - I don’t like seeing my favorite characters fighting each other.  I did like Natasha’s costumes though.  

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