infinity got my back
It's a huge gut punch. I personally think Black Panther is the best movie of the MCU, and knowing that he filmed it (and other movies afterward) while terminally ill is almost literally unbelievable.
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Heh, he actually tries to recruit General Ross--who's apparently all the way down on his luck after this film, what with him being responsible for the Harlem disaster from every imaginable angle. Which makes it all the more ironic and hilarious that Ross's career somehow recovered well enough by the time of Civil War to become Secretary of Defense.The Incredible Hulk - [...] when Tony Stark shows up to recruit Banner into the Avengers despite that clearly not jiving with the rest of the later Phase 1 stuff.
She didn't, but would you believe this film introduced us to Hawkeye?Thor - [...] I think Black Widow showed up at one point?
Y'know, I felt the same way when I first saw The Avengers. I think my exact words to a friend of mine was "like eating candy for dinner".Marvel's The Avengers - this movie was exactly how I remembered it, which was a very serviceable action film. But it hit differently now, a good 8 years later. Mostly, a lot of the Whedon-isms that I found mildly humorous the first time around have just kinda become... insufferable? I dunno if it's because I'm an old fart now, or if that style of humor doesn't hold up to repeated viewings. But it always felt weird to have such blatant zingers so frequently undermine dramatic moments for negative effect. I don't really got a lot to say about this one, it's a bunch of empty calories. It's a good time, and it still mostly looks gorgeous, and the set-piece battles still rock. But the actual act of the Avengers assembling in this film was rather boring/not very convincing. 5/10 average popcorn schlock.
This is entirely possible and also within character, but it doesn't change the fundamental fact that wowowow what a dumb move, Tony. You're a fuckin' tool.He could have done it after solving time travel, in the event that it worked and Peter came back.
I really dislike that Spider-Man's introduction to the MCU is basically Tony Stark going to this poor kid's house, being low-key intimidating, and making fun of him for being too poor to make a better costume; and both Peter the character and we the audience are supposed to be won over by this.
It's definitely leaked into my writing a bit, but I *loathe* Iron Man, and these movies have only made things worse. Iron Man is actually a really interesting and fascinating character, but he's also a really terrible, shitty, awful Super Hero. And it's just a really weird juxtoposition that I'm supposed to be rooting for this guy and thinking he's a bad ass when all he ever does is really mess things up hard and act like a douchenozzle. Like, not in a cute, spaghetti falling out of my pockets kind of way, but oops I'm an accidental terrorist w/e time to go bang some models kinds of ways. The part that makes it interesting is that he's self-aware of this, and he works to better himself, but it's just never quite good enough because he'll forever be a fuck up. Even how he goes out in Endgame is just really fascinating. Because on the one hand, it's this big shining redemptive moment where he's finally taking responsibility and living up to being the hero that other people think he is and that he could have always been. But on the other hand, it's still a massive fuck up and driven by his ego. There's like a dozen other people there that could have better handled the Infinity Gauntlet without getting themselves killed, but Tony has to go and make himself a martyr. It's my head canon that the reason why everyone stands around and cries instead of instantly using the time stone on him to revive him, is because everyone there was in silent agreement that the world is better off with Iron Man dead.I guess "I'm here to conscript you into my personal beef with someone you deeply respect" wasn't enough?
It’s far from the movie’s biggest or most consequential problem, but what amuses me most is that they confused the namesake of its title character with an entirely different animal. A major emotional beat of the movie (that pops up multiple times) is centered on reciting an old legend about what is clearly a wolf, but they choose to call a wolverine.Iron Man 3 rules.
Is this the thread to post about the X-Men movies I find myself watching through for the first time in a long, long time? I watched X-Men Origins: Wolverine for the first time last night and it is one of the worst superhero movies I've ever seen.