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Offline Nicklab

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Re: Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2018, 10:46 AM »
I'm starting to see it appear in the Disney forums and unrelated tech forums I've read. The hate is brewing.

That seems to be the pattern, doesn't it?  Every big tentpole film is great until it isn't.  This really seems to have kicked off with Episode I, but back then it took a while.  And now in the social media age the timeframe where the love turns to hate seems to be happening much faster than it ever did before.
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Re: Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2018, 01:16 PM »
I'm starting to see it appear in the Disney forums and unrelated tech forums I've read. The hate is brewing.

Uh, where?  I have yet to read anything remotely bad about the movie other than people didn't like what happened to their favorite heroes at the end.   ???
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Re: Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2018, 04:48 PM »
Finally saw Infinity War last night. 

I'm not sure if the statute of limitations on spoilers has passed or not, but just curious if that is how the comics version went down.  I'm not a Marvel comics guy so I don't know the back story.  Safe to say I was surprised to see how that went down and will be interested to see what comes next.

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Re: Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2018, 05:17 PM »
I vote now it's on you if you haven't seen it and still go to threads about it at this point
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Re: Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #49 on: May 22, 2018, 06:33 PM »
I vote now it's on you if you haven't seen it and still go to threads about it at this point

Agreed.

In the comics it was similar but not exactly the same.  Thanos defeats all the heroes and obtains the 6 gems.  He kills a good many of them in the process.  But instead of being struck by Thor's axe and snapping his fingers immediately to wipe out half the universe, he kinda savors his new power for a while.  In the comics, the reason he wanted the stones was to win the love of Death (who's a female skeleton in the comics), not to bring balance to the universe.  After he gets them all, she's still not impressed and still won't love him.  So he finally follows through and snaps his fingers.
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Re: Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #50 on: May 22, 2018, 07:10 PM »
In the comics it was similar but not exactly the same.  Thanos defeats all the heroes and obtains the 6 gems.  He kills a good many of them in the process.  But instead of being struck by Thor's axe and snapping his fingers immediately to wipe out half the universe, he kinda savors his new power for a while.  In the comics, the reason he wanted the stones was to win the love of Death (who's a female skeleton in the comics), not to bring balance to the universe.  After he gets them all, she's still not impressed and still won't love him.  So he finally follows through and snaps his fingers.

Apologies if I've said this before, but I would have liked it if they did something similar but the twist was that Thanos was in love with Hela, Goddess of Death instead. I know I'd go through all that trouble for Cate Blanchett  ;)
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Re: Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #51 on: May 22, 2018, 07:27 PM »
I had no knowledge of the comic ending, but thought the movie ending was brilliant. Thanos watching the sunset was awesome. I'm now smitten with Thanos.
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Re: Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #52 on: May 22, 2018, 11:13 PM »
I propose in these types of threads we impose a one week ban on spoilery plot talk.  Most of us will see it within a week of release.

On another note.....Deadpool 2 was freakin awesome!  ;D
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Re: Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #53 on: June 13, 2018, 08:25 PM »
There's a pretty cool promo image for Ant Man and The Wasp on Twitter, and one of the panel images shows Michelle Pfeifer's character.  Possible spoiler warnings may apply.
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Re: Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #54 on: June 14, 2018, 10:17 AM »
Not a possible spoiler - a definitive spoiler.  Figured they would go that route based on the original, but I'm surprised they gave it away like that.   :-\
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« Reply #55 on: June 14, 2018, 11:00 AM »
Her character listing on IMDB gives it away to a degree, too.
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Re: Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #56 on: June 14, 2018, 01:00 PM »
Her character listing on IMDB gives it away to a degree, too.
But this image confirms that she appears in the film in more than just a flashback.
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Re: Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #57 on: July 20, 2018, 10:52 PM »
James Gunn has been fired from GotG Vol 3 after some crass 10 year old tweets were dredged up by alt-right trolls.  They have been a favorite target of Gunn on social media.  But they went after Gunn in earnest and Disney has disavowed him.
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Re: Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« Reply #58 on: July 22, 2018, 02:05 PM »
To be fair, Nick, he was making “jokes” about pedophilia and having sex with his kids....who thinks stuff like that is ok?
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« Reply #59 on: July 22, 2018, 07:46 PM »
The tweets were not defensible.  But James Gunn's past work for Troma would have raised some concern, and that was well before he got the gig to direct GotG.  It bears repeating: these were TWEETS.  Were they in poor taste?  That's not in question.  For his part, Gunn has owned up to that social media content as him attempting to be very deliberately shocking at the time, and that he's a different person now.  But let's also look at the broader context.

There are some in Hollywood who have become very vocally critical of the current administration.  James Gunn is among those people.  He has regularly engaged much of the Trump faithful and taken them to task. 

Enter alt-right troll Mike Cernovich.  He was one of the central figures in dredging up old social media content of James Gunn and pushed for him to be fired.  And it bears examining that Cernovich was one of the proponents of the bogus pizza-gate conspiracy theory.  There is a litany of Cernovich's documented despicable rhetoric and bad behavior.  ACTUAL rape allegations, for one.  Propogating a conspiracy that led to a gunman shooting up a pizza place in Washington.  And what consequences has he suffered for that?  And are we taking his motives into context?  Word is that he is now targeting another entertainment figure who has been openly critical of Trump:  Michael Ian Black.

Some of the Guardians cast has come to Gunn's defense.  Dave Bautista, for one, has stated that he is not okay with James Gunn being fired.  They regard him very well personally and judge him for who he is on the set and in their personal interactions with him. 

There's more to this that just some tasteless tweets.
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