Marvel Cinematic Universe Page 117

  • davidfowles 9 Jun 2021 15:35:09 474 posts
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    They took a fairly relaxed pace with chatting out the exposition this first hour. I didnít mind it, but hopefully it gets right into the plot next time. Seems like it might be a PG Hannibal season 1, with Loki tagging along to crime scenes to consult.
  • JamboWayOh 9 Jun 2021 16:11:16 24,299 posts
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    davidfowles wrote:
    They took a fairly relaxed pace with chatting out the exposition this first hour. I didnít mind it, but hopefully it gets right into the plot next time. Seems like it might be a PG Hannibal season 1, with Loki tagging along to crime scenes to consult.
    Seeing as it's a very short season I think they'll be cracking on with the pace quite quickly.
  • Decks 9 Jun 2021 16:14:11 30,271 posts
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    So it's completely unrelated to The Flying Man and MetalFist then? Which I plan on watching at some point but would rather watch this first.
  • Wayne 9 Jun 2021 16:15:51 3,626 posts
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    I love the amateur critics that always act like exposition is a bad thing.

    EDIT: Let me rephrase that, there was no call for that. I should've just politely made the point that exposition is often an essential and appropriate method of world building and story telling, and even the most talented of writers will regularly use it, so it shouldn't always be criticised.
    It's like the criticism of CGI. It's not inherently a bad thing, it's just bad if it's done badly.

    Edited by Wayne at 16:28:42 09-06-2021
  • Your-Mother 9 Jun 2021 16:18:22 7,655 posts
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    As opposed to all the pro critics that chime in on the thread I suppose.
  • Decks 9 Jun 2021 16:21:55 30,271 posts
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    HE HAS A PODCAST OK
  • neilka 9 Jun 2021 16:28:22 23,959 posts
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    ProCriticDOTcoDOTuk
  • Wayne 9 Jun 2021 16:29:07 3,626 posts
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    Edited my comment as it was admittedly a bit dickish.

    Edited by Wayne at 16:29:15 09-06-2021
  • Your-Mother 9 Jun 2021 16:29:39 7,655 posts
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    THING BAD WHEN DONE BADLY

    It's insight like that that'll keep the listeners captivated.
  • Your-Mother 9 Jun 2021 16:31:57 7,655 posts
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    And the guy didn't even complain about exposition, he said the pace of it was maybe a bit long and that he didn't mind it

    Fuck me let's alert Derrida for this complex deconstruction.

    Edited by Your-Mother at 16:32:09 09-06-2021
  • Wayne 9 Jun 2021 16:35:36 3,626 posts
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    Fair point. I apologise. For the sake of the thread, can we move on?
  • Decks 9 Jun 2021 16:46:02 30,271 posts
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    Ok, but only for the sake of the thread.
  • Garfy 9 Jun 2021 17:44:08 1,543 posts
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    OK back on track...

    Owen Wilson's nose is captivating in 4k
  • nickthegun 9 Jun 2021 19:00:14 86,899 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    So it's completely unrelated to The Flying Man and MetalFist then? Which I plan on watching at some point but would rather watch this first.
    since it's one episode at a time, you could probably bosh It before Lokis plot actually starts next week.

    This weeks opener was a 45 minute 'previously on the MCU' recap.

    Edited by nickthegun at 19:00:56 09-06-2021
  • oldskooldeano 9 Jun 2021 20:55:57 3,445 posts
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    Loki good. First episode can be watched if you havenít seen The Fulcrum and Plucky.
  • Your-Mother 9 Jun 2021 20:58:59 7,655 posts
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    Disappointed in the lack of loan applications and boat repainting on display in this new series, I thought that was going to be an MCU staple from now on.
  • JamboWayOh 9 Jun 2021 21:17:46 24,299 posts
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    Hang on, hang on...

    Wayne has got a podcast???
  • nickthegun 9 Jun 2021 21:31:03 86,899 posts
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    Your-Mother wrote:
    Disappointed in the lack of loan applications and boat repainting on display in this new series, I thought that was going to be an MCU staple from now on.
    No, that would be the slightly tedious psychoanalysis scene.
  • challenge_hanukkah 9 Jun 2021 21:32:00 14,201 posts
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    Falcon Crest and the Willy Warmer.
  • challenge_hanukkah 9 Jun 2021 21:33:03 14,201 posts
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    Lancelot Cumson.

    Cumson.
  • Decks 9 Jun 2021 21:42:18 30,271 posts
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    What was the final consensus on Pigeon and The Man With The Incredible Arms? I watched the first one and didn't hate it but also just felt a bit bored.
  • Decks 9 Jun 2021 21:44:41 30,271 posts
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    Semi professional critics only please.
  • Your-Mother 9 Jun 2021 21:48:02 7,655 posts
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    It was a lot of filler to more or less get back to where they were at the beginning of the show anyway. A few decent episodes, a couple of shots that were clearly intentional for memes, and some mild social commentary but very easy to skip.
  • Your-Mother 9 Jun 2021 21:48:46 7,655 posts
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    Iím not a paid member of the international union of critics though so I donít know if Iím allowed to comment on the exposition.
  • nickthegun 9 Jun 2021 21:54:36 86,899 posts
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    It felt like I invested a lot of time just to see Captain Falcon cosplay Evel Kneivel

    And to watch Bucky go through the classic videogame 'Boss joins your party' nerfing.

    Edited by nickthegun at 21:57:08 09-06-2021
  • Your-Mother 9 Jun 2021 21:56:30 7,655 posts
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    Don't forget the outrageous retcon of Barely Fleshed Out Character With About Eight Minutes of Previous Screen Time.
  • davidfowles 10 Jun 2021 01:56:06 474 posts
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    I thought Falcon / Winter Soldier improved as it went, but I also groaned a few times. Itís an exercise in trying to give more of an origin story to a character who has no origin story. The MCU Sam Wilson doesnít really seem to have any character hooks to keep people interested, like Steve Rogers did. Missing his boat doesnít really stack up against missing Peggy Carter.
  • garsync 10 Jun 2021 07:04:25 287 posts
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    davidfowles wrote:
    I thought Falcon / Winter Soldier improved as it went, but I also groaned a few times. Itís an exercise in trying to give more of an origin story to a character who has no origin story. The MCU Sam Wilson doesnít really seem to have any character hooks to keep people interested, like Steve Rogers did. Missing his boat doesnít really stack up against missing Peggy Carter.
    Umm... surely the hooks are about what it means in America to be a black super hero/leader. Ok it is not the most sophisticated drama, but that is what it was about, no?
  • Mola_Ram 10 Jun 2021 07:06:53 25,895 posts
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    No no, it really was about the boat.

    It's the implication, you see.
  • drhickman1983 10 Jun 2021 07:28:06 7,589 posts
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    The best thing about Falcon and the Winter Soldier was Zemo. I wonder if I'm slightly gay for Daniel BrŁhl.

    In seriousness though, he has some charisma that the main stars didn't. Said it before but as fine as they are Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan just don't really compare to Robert Downey Junior or Chris Evans.

    Falcon and the Winter Soldier did explore what happens when everyone returned in the blip, which I thought was interesting. Good to have a sympathetic antagonist too.

    Loki seems fine so far, but it's just entirely set-up so far, which is fine but it could have been done in half the time.
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