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@  Sabrblade : (14 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

You'll shoot yer eye out, kid.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I shot the sheriff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 July 2020 - 04:24 PM)

han wasn't even in the movie until later

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 July 2020 - 04:23 PM)

the stormtroopers shot first

@  Sabrblade : (14 July 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Maclunkey

@  Paladin : (14 July 2020 - 06:18 AM)

the correct answwer to "who shot first" will always be "Harrison Ford if he ever hears that hugging question again."

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 July 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Han shot first. Plain and simple.

@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)

\(-_-)

@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  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.


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#41 Paladin

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:22 PM

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:41 AM

Managed to catch an early screening, glad to avoid the Valentine's Day rush.

 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:54 PM

Went ahead and got my ticket for Friday afternoon. It'll be the noon screening, which is the first 3D showing of the day.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:54 PM

I just got back from seeing it.  I enjoyed Shuri as a character, arguably more than any other character.
Michonne was a badass with her spear.
 
Sadly, I ended up bored through most of the film, although I did enjoy the costume design.

 

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 06:20 AM

Shuri was great! But I dunno if I could forgive her for the outdated fashion critique (tho I still laughed) but I want to see her in Infinity War bantering with Tony Stark.

I liked the Hobbit too. And Zombie killer. And Johnny Storm. And whoever the ape was. It was good but... more city stuff. When the finale was rolling around, I said, is that it? More!

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:31 PM

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:05 AM

Now that I've had time to mull it over?

Earlier today I tried to treat myself and make some home-made queso dip. Salsa? Check. Easy-melt cheese? Check. Real bacon pieces? Check. All good things going in.

Problem is, I misread the nutritional information on the cheese; turned out that it already had a bit of salt in it. The salt in the cheese + the salt in the bacon = me needing a *lot* of water.

The film's kinda like that queso dip. The action. The humor. The world-building. All good things. But there's too much of it combined, and as a result the film's off because of it.

Perhaps if we'd have gotten a separate origin film for Wakanda as a nation, then a separate film focusing on T'Challa itself, we'd have had back-to-back hits on our hands. But everything all in one film? Not entirely satisfying.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:22 AM

I think I get where you're coming from.  The whole Killmonger/Black Panther conflict would've been better served with not just more screen time, but more time passing in the context of the film itself.

 

In a meta sense, it seems like Korea, as cool as it was, was thrown in for international promotion (and maybe financing) just like in Age of Ultron, and like China in Transformers: Age of Extinction, and a bunch of other movies lately.

 

Yes, money and promotion do matter, but scaling that back could've given a bit more time to the main conflict.

 

Also, the final battle was the worst of the film, especially with overuse of CGI that wasn't quite up to snuff.  Battle scenes should get progressively better throughout a movie, and this one dropped the ball.

 

That said, even with all of these legitimate critiques, this is easily among the top half of the MCU movies, and another welcome change of pace, just like Guardians 1, Ant-Man, and Thor Ragnarok.  It's a good sign that Marvel isn't getting stale.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 03:15 AM

There's just been a lot of films lately - including some of the "super" films - that simply tried to cram too much into the run time. This is, unfortunately, one of those.

edit - going back to the metaphor, perhaps if I'd have had a second jar of salsa I could have blended that in to "thin" the mix enough that the saltiness wouldn't have been an issue... which does go back to the matter of perhaps two films would have been what this story needed.

As far as Korea goes, what it did *for* the plot was necessary to set things in motion, but at the same time it was a lot of flash and for... what, exactly? A deus ex machina?

Yeah.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:22 AM

I have no idea where you're seeing a deus ex machina there.

 

And one film for all this is enough, I feel -- it's just a matter of what to spend the time on. I'm actually glad it didn't spend a ton of time on backstory, just enough to fill us in while letting the movie stand by itself.

 

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 11:45 AM

Loved the whole thing. But above all: Shuri. She stole the damn show every time she's on screen.

Also the "Nah we're vegetarians" line had me in stitches.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:17 PM

I plan to see this. I dont know when though and I dont want to google and be spoiled about any of the plot. Theres one burning question in my mind though so Ill ask it in a spoiler tag. All I need is a spoiler tagged yes or no.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:20 PM

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:26 PM

Now that I've had time to mull it over?

Earlier today I tried to treat myself and make some home-made queso dip. Salsa? Check. Easy-melt cheese? Check. Real bacon pieces? Check. All good things going in.

Problem is, I misread the nutritional information on the cheese; turned out that it already had a bit of salt in it. The salt in the cheese + the salt in the bacon = me needing a *lot* of water.


Darn it, now I'm hungry salsa!

I kiiiinda wanted more Korea action (seriously, location was a promotional thing). The Wakanda stuff was, well, Lion King (haha).

I dunno what's up with Shield but I kinda want Coulson to meet Martin Freeman's character. Skull, Skrull! Haha

I think what didn't grab me was the who. Panther was kinda too perfect? Kinda hard to relate to him. The freezing part was a funny bit of humanizing but that was just at the start.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 03:16 PM

That was REALLY damn good.
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 03:19 PM

2nd best for me. Shuri is best for me :)
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 08:42 PM

I liked it.  Not my favorite MCU movie, but still very good.  I liked T’Challa more in Civil War then here.  His supporting cast shined brighter than him in this one.

 

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 08:48 PM

I liked it.  Not my favorite MCU movie, but still very good.  I liked TChalla more in Civil War then here.  His supporting cast shined brighter than him in this one.
 

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 09:53 PM

Thank you.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 11:20 PM

I saw this Thursday night and I gotta say it was pretty dang good. But I gotta admit it was flawed here and there. Killmongers big reveal is pretty easy to guess, and even I'll admit I think the female members of the cast stole the movie away from Boseman's T'Challa, which actually isn't a gripe at all for me. Though seeing Shuri in this movie makes me hard to believe she's as capable to take on the Panthers mantle like she did in the comics.

 

And my biggest CGI gripe. both scenes at the waterfall. It's just way to obvious that the background in the distance is a greenscreen. Had no problems with the ending battle myself. But while the ending does have some repurcussions for the MCU it really didn't add much to the lead in to Infinity War at all. You could skip this movie and probably be good going into IW.

 

Now if you'll excuse me I need to get me a pair of Wakandan Sneakers....


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