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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: May 10, 2016, 10:53 PM »
I didn't think much about it until it was brought up here - I'll have to watch the Zemo bits more closely when I go to see it again.  I thought the events unfolded like this:

#1 - Zemo wants revenge on the Supers for accidentally killing his family
#2 - Widow releases the Hydra files to the public in CA#2.
#3 - Zemo decrypts several of the files and discovers Bucky's brainwashing.  He then attempts to follow leads to track Bucky down and use him to drive the Avengers apart.  The encrypted files likely showed that Winter Soldier killed the Starks.
#4 - At some point he gets his hand on the Hyrdra Photostatic Veil and uses it to frame Bucky for the bombing, which accelerates support for the accords AND flushes out Bucky.
#5 - Zemo brainwashes Bucky to fight the others and asks for detail about a specific mission, which he couldn't get from the first guy he threatened.  He clearly wants to know more about either the other soldiers, the base, or what happend to the Starks (probably all of the above)
#6 - This leads him to the Hydra facility where he kills the other supah soldiers, then has time to snoop around for files, video, etc. on the program
#7 - SHIELD/Widow/Stark discover that Bucky was framed, so Zemo rightly guesses Stark will be coming after him.  Maybe he even leaked the info on the frame job to ensure Stark would be there
#8 - In the facility, Zemo tracks down the recording of Stark's parents being killed.  It would make sense that the video would be there - it's not like they had a lot of videotapes or DVDs to store things on back in the 40's.  OR Zemo hooked up the old style monitor to play the recording using the Hydra files he previously decrypted.
#9 - Just like the bombing, Zemo plays the tape to get Cap and Stark fighting to the death (I did actually think Stark was going to die when the shield cut into his ARC reactor
#10 - Having turned the heroes against each other, Zemo decides to kill himself rather than be imprisoned, but Panther stops him
#11 - After being incarcerated, Zemo implies that his plans did not fail, which makes me wonderif he is referring to the schism between the Avengers or if there are other machinations he set in motion.  Maybe he wanted to die, so that he couldn't be captured and forced to reveal info on anything else he initiated.

Makes pretty good sense to me.  The camera in the woods catching the murder was conveniently placed, but I think it read something like "Camera 3" at the bottom implying there were other cameras set up there.  Guessing they set all this up to dispose of the Starks and ensure that Bucky was 100% under their control.  Or maybe to prove to someone else that the Starks were actually dead.  They would thus want some kind of video to monitor Bucky throughout the mission and ensure that he didn't hesitate to do whatever they asked.  It's not perfectly spelled out in the movie, but that's the general take I had on events.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: May 9, 2016, 12:54 PM »
I went to see this over the weekend and still can't wrap my head around how good it is.  Highlights for me:

 - The action scenes are always amazing, but the stuff cap does with his shield right out of the gate and the way the knock each other around was insanely cool.  Straight out of a comic book. 
 - The airport fight scene is amazingly done, bouncing from one fight to the next all at once.  I don't know how they perfectly timed all of that. 
 - The rationale for the fighting was far superior to what we got with Bats vs. Supes.  There was just enough debate and discussion between the characters to effectively support both sides of the issue and it felt like a slow build they were trying to avoid versus just jumping into the fray. I still don't know which side is "right."
 - Marvel continues to master the comedy as a tension reliever in the middle of that action.  I was laughing my head off with Falcon/Bucky in the Beetle, great Spiderman quips, and basically any time Ant Man is on screen. 
 - Speaking of Spiderman, I thought Tom Holland was too young and didn't fit the role at all when I first heard about him, but he is awesome in this movie.  A perfect match for young Peter Parker.  And hellloooo Aunt May.
- I really liked the Black Panther role, but was even more impressed by what they did with Vision - showing his power set so naturally, becoming more "human," questioning his origin, etc.
 - I loved how the heroes fought side by side, but didn't just jump in like they knew each other.  They question other people's power sets and don't even know each other's names in some cases ("Arrow-Guy!, Yeah I know you - you're....awesome").  Just seemed so much more real and funny. 

The best part of the movie for me though was that every single character played a meaningful role.  Not one character felt just thrown in or unnecessary.  Cap and Iron Man definitely take center stage, but they made the most of every comment from the littler guys to further tie all of the stories together.  There are a bunch of these amazing little side stories echoing the comics that don't detract from the main story at all.  At best they set up potentially larger storylines in the future, at worst they provided some meaningful character development and sweet fanboy nods to the comics. 

I have progressively enjoyed the Marvel movies more and more, but this one really tops them all in action, fun, and just tying it all together.  They even find a cool way to end it, leaving some things a bit ambiguous, but on an up note.  Can't wait to see it again.



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The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: May 9, 2016, 12:24 PM »
EDIT: The more I look at that picture, is it JJ Abrams or Louis Tully from Ghostbusters?

He is the Key Master!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: May 6, 2016, 02:23 PM »
So pumped, going today after the kiddo gets out of school. Without spoiling anything, is there one or two after credits clips? Just curious if there was something all the way at the end or not since we have somewhere to be right after the movie.  Thanks. TeamCap

I heard that you should stay to the very end from someone who saw it a few weeks ago.  We're not going until tomorrow - have a great time!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 5, 2016, 11:57 AM »
I would certainly be interested, but I'm not going with a subscription service for one show.  I imagine there are a lot of people that think the same way.  However, lots of people are paying for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc., so who knows how it will work out.

Not sure if I would do it for THIS Show, but $6 a month is pretty cheap compared to on demand/rental costs.  A new release movie off comcast is $5-6 for 24 hour rental, so getting however many episodes of Star Trek for $6 a month seems pretty fair in comparison.

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And with that they are all spoken for. Here's a shot of them in my villa yesterday morning...



That's awesome.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: May 5, 2016, 11:46 AM »
That is crummy if you're not used to it.  I collect Transformers Masterpiece figures, most of which come from smaller third party outfits.  It's actually the standard in that world for them to throw out a date, then miss it by several months due to factory delays, shipping problems, design changes, etc.  If they say April, you can almost certainly plan for August. 

With some sites you have to pay up front, others you don't pay until it ships.  I get the complaints with pre-paying, but it's a minor issue for me as I'm spending it either way.  May as well lock it in now and now worry that I won't have it when the product is finally available.  I've actually gotten to the point where I have so much stuff back ordered or pre ordered that I'm getting a regular stream of new stuff coming in to offset stuff that won't be available for weeks or months down the road.

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: May 4, 2016, 01:39 PM »
Stopped at TRU over lunch and found they have all Avengers/Marvel figures buy one get one 40% off.  When they rang up, the cashier was confused about some Marvel promotion that popped up.  I looked it up online and there is supposed to be a $10 Civil War gift card if you spend at least $30.  So I went back in to check.  The manager said there was some problem with the cards, so they offered me 10% off my purchase.  She rerang my receipt and gave me 20% off!  So, I scored two Legends figures for $26.  Happy May the 4th!

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Fett went up for sale at 3:15am ET. C-3PO (red arm) and R2 have hit stores as well.
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Nabbed a pair over lunch at the Ridgedale store.  Didn't see any sign of Threepio or R2 yet, so I'm sure they are holding for for the mid May release.  I did get the cool free Fett pin though.

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA Takodana Encounter Battle Pack
« on: May 4, 2016, 11:35 AM »
Found these at a few different metro Target last night.  Pretty cool set, but its easy to miss on the shelf.

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That makes sense.  Its getting to the point where I feel I need to check on SW stuff hourly to avoid missing out.   ::)  Hopefully I can snag one in store.

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Great news Pete!  Thanks for grabbing extras for everyone.

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Disney Elite Prototype Armor Fett up for sale on May the 4th...and already sold out.  Thanks Disney!

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: May 3, 2016, 12:52 PM »
Last Starfighter and Running Man would have been cool, but I'm happy with what they put out and my shelf is pretty much full now anyway.  RIP.

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Yeah.  Zuvio only being 25% off is kind of a slap in the face since he turned into such a blink and you miss him sort of character.  I've only actually seen him in the film thanks to a screen cap.

I think I read that the screen cap isn't actually from the movie.  He's not even in a deleted scene.   :P

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