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@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."


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#861 Echowarrior

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:30 AM

 

Besides, it's not like a death in the family gets brought up THAT often. "Hey, remember when your Uncle Ben got shot?"

 

well, I suppose you've not heard of Uncle Ben's teaching of "With great power comes great responsibility". It's okay, it was never important enough in the comics to warrant its inclusion in Homecoming. It was just me who thought it was. Nobody else cares enough.

 

 

...pretty sure it was shown rather than told. Bare minimum, it's been implied.

 

Look, they didn't need to show us Uncle Ben dying again. We know that backstory. Everyone knows that backstory. We had pretty much the same logic going when they never showed Thomas and Martha Wayne getting shot in BtAS - why bother wasting time telling us something that we already know?


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:47 PM

 

Besides, it's not like a death in the family gets brought up THAT often. "Hey, remember when your Uncle Ben got shot?"

 

well, I suppose you've not heard of Uncle Ben's teaching of "With great power comes great responsibility". It's okay, it was never important enough in the comics to warrant its inclusion in Homecoming. It was just me who thought it was. Nobody else cares enough.

Right, because audiences are totally too stupid to be able to read into characters and their behaviors without having to have their hands held for them and be spoon-fed everything on a silver platter. :rolleyes

 

It's called "show, don't tell". The whole lesson of "With great power comes great responsibility" is all over this movie. It's at the very heart of Tony's whole speech about "If you're nothing without the suit, you shouldn't have it." It's the underlying message integral to Peter's growth in this movie that completely goes without saying because any idiot who knows Spider-Man's backstory doesn't need to have the phrase be said to them out loud.


Edited by Sabrblade, 13 August 2017 - 10:12 PM.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:02 PM

I agree about his origin not needing to be covered. It's been gone over TWICE in the past decade, not including Cartoons, that its just as well know as Batman's to the point where we no longer need to see the damn pearls drop. Besides if a person really doesn't know Pete's origin story by now, just point them toward Weird Al:

 


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 08:22 AM

Anyways, they did mention Ben subtly. When Peter is talking to Ned about why he doesn't May to find out he says it's because "She's been through so much".

 

That's a reference to Ben.



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:18 PM

i knew spideys origin long before i even picked up a spidey comic


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 10:46 PM

 

Besides, it's not like a death in the family gets brought up THAT often. "Hey, remember when your Uncle Ben got shot?"

 

well, I suppose you've not heard of Uncle Ben's teaching of "With great power comes great responsibility". It's okay, it was never important enough in the comics to warrant its inclusion in Homecoming. It was just me who thought it was. Nobody else cares enough.

 

 

Which is a misplaced quote anyways because in the original telling of Spidey's origin, Uncle Ben never actually said the famous line.  It was told through narration.


Edited by mx-01 archon, 15 August 2017 - 10:57 PM.


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 07:14 PM

Finally got the chance to see this today...and I was pleased with it. Not the most spectacular film that Marvel's made, but still a solid entry.

 

Honestly, I found this film's take on Adrian Toomes to be one of the most human villains the MCU's offered. He's not some mustache-twirler or some Machiavellian schemer, he's a guy trying to provide for his family, and that's something you can relate to.

 

For the record, though, I feel like a lot of the trouble in the film could've been avoided if Happy had been a little less dismissive of Peter, or if Tony had taken a little time to talk to Peter personally. The latter I can forgive - Tony's a busy man and he did give Happy the job to keep tabs on Peter - but the former...Happy should've known better.


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:47 PM

To be a little fair, Peter did keep pestering Happy over the phone throughout the film more often than he needed to.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 03:46 PM

To be a little fair, Peter did keep pestering Happy over the phone throughout the film more often than he needed to.

 

...eh, true.

 

Also, another thing that could've prevented the whole plot of the film (potentially); the government starting up DODC, rather than employing and supervising Toomes and his crew. Granted, I can get them wanting to avoid any Chitauri tech falling into the wrong hands, and federal concerns probably override those of city, county or state, but the way they handled things definitely caused some trouble.


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 11:19 PM

Honestly, I found this film's take on Adrian Toomes to be one of the most human villains the MCU's offered. He's not some mustache-twirler or some Machiavellian schemer, he's a guy trying to provide for his family, and that's something you can relate to.

 

and he lives to cause trouble another day! we all know dont see that too often


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 12:20 PM

 

Honestly, I found this film's take on Adrian Toomes to be one of the most human villains the MCU's offered. He's not some mustache-twirler or some Machiavellian schemer, he's a guy trying to provide for his family, and that's something you can relate to.

 

and he lives to cause trouble another day! we all know dont see that too often

 

 

It really depends upon the villain, at least with this franchise. By my count, we've got nine central villains dead, one central villain presumed dead, and a number of supporting villains dead. Most, however, tend to make it out alive and show up in future stories, with Loki and Thanos being the biggest examples. Most of the ones who survive tend to have sympathetic motives, work with the heroes, or just tend to be not as bad as the major villains.

 

This film, however, had the vast majority of the antagonists either end up incarcerated or potentially get away scot free (it's possible the Tinkerer didn't go to jail). The only one who died was Jackson Brice, and not only was that an accidental killing on Toomes' part, but he wasn't all that nice a guy to begin with.


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 12:42 PM

Honestly, I found this film's take on Adrian Toomes to be one of the most human villains the MCU's offered. He's not some mustache-twirler or some Machiavellian schemer, he's a guy trying to provide for his family, and that's something you can relate to.

 

I thought it was a good change of pace and shows that perhaps they are listening to some complaints about the villains in these films.

 

He's a fully fleshed out character with relatable motivations.  And he doesn't die at the end!  That's pretty rare in a Marvel film.

 

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 10:17 PM

 

Honestly, I found this film's take on Adrian Toomes to be one of the most human villains the MCU's offered. He's not some mustache-twirler or some Machiavellian schemer, he's a guy trying to provide for his family, and that's something you can relate to.

 

I thought it was a good change of pace and shows that perhaps they are listening to some complaints about the villains in these films.

 

He's a fully fleshed out character with relatable motivations.  And he doesn't die at the end!  That's pretty rare in a Marvel film.

 

Randy

 

Shucks, that's pretty rare in a Spider-Man film!


Edited by Sabrblade, 28 August 2017 - 10:17 PM.

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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:48 PM

We watched this, and loved it! Keaton is a great antagonist and really makes Vulture work well in this film. I love the Car scene, as you feel that this is a real person and an interesting character. All the MCU characters stuffed into this film are perfect. Add to that the reference to the fallout of first Avengers film, and it really makes you feel like this is in the same world and not relying on just Ironman showing up. His friend does a great job at being a side kick but not be too annoying about it. I really didn't care about the love interest angle or the obvious switch that was coming at the end. However, that might be because I am old. I loved the humor in this, and Karen is my favorite new AI. I can't wait to see more from this series.

The film looked and sounded great to me! Granted I don't have HDR or ATMOS, but on my 5.1 Yamaha powered Polk speaker Vizio 55" P-series SDR UHDTV setup, the UHD was awesome!


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:03 PM

i was disappointed that there wasnt a commentary for this :(


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 01:31 PM

No commentary, but a heck of a lot of deleted scenes.  The Vulture was probably one of the MCU's best villains so far... I love how he's actually kind of relatable, has real-world motivations that aren't entirely based in delusion, and not a complete asshole.

 

The UHD transfer was definitely fantastic for this... looking forward to more MCU movies released on UHD Blu-ray.  I can only imagine how much Thor: Ragnorak will benefit from the expanded color gamut of UHD.


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:28 PM

I love Spider-Man's dialogue with Doctor Strange at the end of this Infinity War trailer.

 

I assume its specific inclusion is a meta-joke on Holland and Cumberbatch similarly being British actors playing American characters.

 


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:31 PM

Vulture, Hela, Killmonger...Phase 3 really has had some of the best villains to date.



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Posted 29 April 2018 - 07:06 AM

So night before I saw Infinity War I finally watched Homecoming.

 

I liked it but you can clearly see what were Marvel ideas and what were Sony. They kinda rehash the first Raimi movie in the third act and clearly Sony weren't willing to waste their development of a Sinister Six movie.

 

I did like how they handled Peter. He felt close to the 60's Spidey and it's a shame Sony didn't have enough faith in Holland to not push RDJ in all the marketing. I feel this movie fleshed him out after his debut in Civil War. Though this made me disappointed that Infinity War they just repeat stuff from CW, like Peter lifting strategies from 'old' movies.

 

Vulture worked well. A crooked oportunist but not entirely morally bankrupt. The MCU villains really have gotten better and I love the huge VTOL wings. 

 

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