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@  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.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 07:08 PM)

I've been trying for the last few hours to find an argument to counter this... and I can't do it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 03:32 PM)

The most dangerous thing you can do is get out of bed in the morning. Everything else that happens is a consequence of that one terrible, terrible decision.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Driving, by itself, is dangerous. Anything done to compromise the concentration of the pilot just makes things worse.

@  Benbot : (25 November 2019 - 12:46 PM)

Actually, I think you could make a reasonable argument for saying driving with glasses is dangerous. That is, more dangerous than driving with contacts or perfect vision. You have poor peripheral vision with glasses.


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#21 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:05 AM

I'm just making up excuses here but maybe you could say he was more confident because he knew he'd have something to lash out at when he let the beast loose. Earlier he would have just been a giant ball of rage with nothing to do and that would scare me as well. But with an alien invasion he was a giant ball of rage with a target.
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#22 SwiftEagle

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:10 AM

I got the impression that it was a result of Banner's conversation with the old guy at the crash site, when he realized for the first time that the Hulk did have some level of conscience and self control - having (somehow) steered himself while falling to avoid hurting anybody (because he knew that building was empty, I guess?).

That was one of a couple of bits of the movie that I thought could have used some more explanation and development, but I can't say what I would have cut to squeeze it in.

(Did Hawkeye EVER wear his red sunglasses/goggles from all of the ads and merchandise? I spotted him in normal sunglasses in the scene at the end when Thor and Loki go home, but I don't remember those things ever showing up in the film.)
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:23 AM

Banner's character arch when it pertained to his opinions regarding his 'other guy' was off-screen/not really dealt with. At least it wasn't vocalized. But I don?t think it was entirely unbelievable. His long conversations with Tony I think really helped this. Banner could finally see that, #1 he wasn?t entirely alone. #2. He could be around people that the Hulk couldn?t just kill with a backhand. #3. Those people actually put faith in him and relied upon him rather than fearing him.

I think these all helped Banner to realize that he could use the Hulk rather than being a cowering slave to it. That was my narrative anyway since the movie didn?t really outwardly vocalize any.

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#24 SwiftEagle

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:32 AM

Oh yeah. Another thing that struck me...they made Loki say a pretty bad word to Black Widow, there. Even though it's old-timey, I was astonished that it got through.
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#25 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:39 AM

Which was....?
In the context of this thread I feel it's ok to bypass the filter with a spoiler warning to black it out.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:46 AM

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Blondie. I know, I was shocked too.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:48 AM

Also. Man did I realize how lame Captain America, Black Widow, and Hawkeye were in that last fight. They just paled in comparison to the other 3.

Outside of the Captain's tactics, they had zero impact on the final fight.

Black Widow's role in destroying the portal could have been done by the doctor since he was already looking at the staff when she got there.
Captain was only really beating up drones. He gave the police a pep talk.
Hawkeye, I suppose shot the exploding arrow at Loki, but that really only put Loki in close proximity to the Hulk, but doing that still didn't have any effect on the final outcome of the fight.

Seriously though, Black Widow shouldn't be in that fight. She could get hurt. :\ She could only pew pew with her tiny guns.
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#28 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:52 AM

QUOTE(Bainreese @ May 4 2012, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Blondie. I know, I was shocked too.

Um... what?
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#29 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:53 AM

QUOTE(skankerzero @ May 4 2012, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also. Man did I realize how lame Captain America, Black Widow, and Hawkeye were in that last fight. They just paled in comparison to the other 3.

Outside of the Captain's tactics, they had zero impact on the final fight.

Black Widow's role in destroying the portal could have been done by the doctor since he was already looking at the staff when she got there.
Captain was only really beating up drones. He gave the police a pep talk.
Hawkeye, I suppose shot the exploding arrow at Loki, but that really only put Loki in close proximity to the Hulk, but doing that still didn't have any effect on the final outcome of the fight.

Seriously though, Black Widow shouldn't be in that fight. She could get hurt. :\ She could only pew pew with her tiny guns.

I really, really didn't like the look in her eyes during half that fight. Was she really that close to crying? Ugh...
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#30 SwiftEagle

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:55 AM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ May 4 2012, 12:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Which was....?
In the context of this thread I feel it's ok to bypass the filter with a spoiler warning to black it out.


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Basically the equivalent of calling her the c-word.
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#31 Bainreese

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:00 PM

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Blondie. I know, I was shocked too.

Um... what?


I'm just a little too loopy this morning because of the lack of sleep. Although my kids would regularly say that my sense of humor is that bad. Hehe.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:02 PM

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now that more people have seen it maybe people can confirm this for me
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I can't remember anyone yelling out AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! is my memory just jive or did no one say it?


Nobody yelled it but it did appear on one of the tv reports caption as something like Avengers Assemble in New York.

It is awesome that the only letter left to Stark Tower is A as in Avengers.

I know Jarvis is snarky but you just feel this is not a good idea boss with Tony blowing up the Leviathan inside. One of these days he is going to AI rebel on what Stark keeps pulling.

Thor is the measuring stick for the Avenger big names. Tony's arc tech absorbs his lightning charging his Iron Man armor 400% Cap's Vibranium shield deflects and reflects the energy of Mjonir's kinetic energy. Hulk is on par or stronger than Thor.


Interesting note is that Phase II is utilizing Zola's tech for new weapons. With it Shield managed to replicate the Destroyer's beam weapon. It doesn't take genius that the Hammer drone tech would eventually be used with them in Phase II.

Fury's Big Week does explain why Black Widow was so damned scarred of Banner. Every time she shadowed him she nearly gets killed as collateral damage.

Oh the Leader she shot him and is in Shield custody... As far as we know. Loki's entrance leveled the place where he is. And he is likely part of Phase II along with the other stuff being moved.

Prime opportunity for an escape for the In. Hulk sequel being considered.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:21 PM

Midnight Debut highest Superhero Movie of all - No big surprise.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:24 PM

I want to see this film again so bad. I had high expectations but this movie seriously exceeded them by a lot. This movie is going to be talked about for YEARS.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:51 PM

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:03 PM

"Hulk?" - "Hrrm?" - "Smash." *grins*
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#37 RedWolf

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:13 PM

*Tony seemingly lifeless*

Hulk: ROAAAR!

Tony wakes: Nobody kissed me right?

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:46 PM

Well that was a amazing. My theater had a special deal. All six movies, Thor, Cap and Avengers in 3D all for $40, plus free refills on large soda and popcorn. Never done anything like that and it was incredible and the Marvels movies are easily now one of my favorite movie series.

And as for the question of chronological order after watching them one after the other I thought they all flowed together just fine, the big hick-up is that Hulk, Iron Man 2 and Thor overlap so unless you have two or three TVs to watch them at the same time....

And Mark Ruffalo was great as Banner, but after seeing Hulk a few hours earlier I liked Ed Norton more.

Man, the dialog was so good, and the jokes were so witty and funny, oh right Whedon wrote it.

And this gave some great characterization to Black Widow, I wonder why-- Oh right, Whedon likes to write strong woman who can kick my ass, and I'm fine with that. icon-hotrod.gif

Coulson! No! Why?! icon-screamer.gif icon-screamer.gif There's nothing like hearing a collective gasp from everyone in the theater.

I always miss the little things, but this time I knew as soon as Loki took out the S and T that one of the last shots would be the A on Starks tower.

My friends (okay me too) nearly died from Hulks scenes with Thor and Loki. And no one expected Thanos to be behind it.

And the last shot was a great end, no big deal for those that missed it, but I loved just seeing them have down time.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:56 PM

What a god damn thrill ride from start to finish. Thor getting punched by Hulk and Loki getting "Puny God" was awesome! Everything even Coulson getting killed had some sort of impact. Nothing wasted in this movie.

Ironbite-now we've got Thor 2, Captain America 2, Iron Man 3, Giant Man and Wasp and then....THANOS! The future is going to be bright.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:59 PM

About Tony's light, I noticed it too, but also in those scenes he was wearing a long sleeve under his T-shirt.