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@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (26 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"

@  Benbot : (26 November 2019 - 12:52 PM)

That's what I was hoping for. But here I am, at work the following day.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

You say "die in bed" and I'm thinking "why is that a problem?".

@  fourteenwings : (26 November 2019 - 07:06 AM)

If you don't get out of bed ever your muscles will lock in super-uncomfortable ways and you may get blood clots

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:53 PM)

You did nothing, and so rocks fall down and you die.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 08:35 PM)

But that's not you doing something, that's something being done to you.

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Unless a meteor crashes down on your bed while you're in it.


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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.


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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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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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