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To Infinity and Beyond: The Marvel Cinematic Universe

I mean... cmon...

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They literally do the same exact thing.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
And we've seen so many Plastic Man so many times in live action, people are just tired of seeing it and are stoked for more CGI energy blobs.
 
I mean, we've only really gotten CGI energy blobs once, and that movie was 11 years ago at this point. That's just as much fertile ground, but the propensity for it looking awful and bad are significantly reduced. They've gotta make this Ms Marvel show on a TV budget, and so far the D+ Marvel shows have been visually rather lackluster and even cheap looking in some instances. I think this is a fine compromise versus something potentially looking as bad as the Elongated Man in The Flash.
 
I mean, we've only really gotten CGI energy blobs once, and that movie was 11 years ago at this point. That's just as much fertile ground, but the propensity for it looking awful and bad are significantly reduced. They've gotta make this Ms Marvel show on a TV budget, and so far the D+ Marvel shows have been visually rather lackluster and even cheap looking in some instances. I think this is a fine compromise versus something potentially looking as bad as the Elongated Man in The Flash.
Yeah, a general "making objects" ability is actually kind of unique in the MCU for now. Getting bigger and smaller obviously isn't, and stretching soon won't be either.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
I will definitely say an argument against Marvel is just Plastic Man is actually one in Plastic Man's favour... because while I love what Adrian Alphona does with Marvel personally, I feel like only the more boring Plastic Man artists just do big hand stretchy neck and the rest have visual fun that he turns into random objects big and small, be it a vase, the entire interior of a room, a car, etc. He's really much more akin to a squeakier Jake the Dog.

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That kind of stuff really isn't Marvel's MO from any of the books I read.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
I meant Marvel as in Ms. Marvel rather than Marvel the company.

BTW, She-Hulk seems like the show to include this character in.

Also, the trailer for She-Hulk has The Fabulous Frog-Man, so it already wins TV.

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I think it has a normal amount of the movie in there - the villain and a brief line about his motivations, the main characters and them saying hi, then some unplaced set pieces, cameos, etc. Doesn't really tell the story of the film, which is the big no-no for me.

But having said that, this is the last trailer I'll watch for this one. This has me hyped enough and ticked the boxes I wanted ticked from a trailer.
 

BEAT

LOUDSKULL
(DUDE/BRO)
Read up on this god butcher fellow and I while I get his rationale, does Thor even claim godhood outside of the occasional LOOK AT WHAT I CAN DO WITH ELECTRICITY trick?

Like.

I don't think he wants or answers anyone's prayers.
 
Read up on this god butcher fellow and I while I get his rationale, does Thor even claim godhood outside of the occasional LOOK AT WHAT I CAN DO WITH ELECTRICITY trick?

Like.

I don't think he wants or answers anyone's prayers.
MCU motivations often vary from their comic book versions that exist in a very different context, so maybe Gorr will just be a space racist who is out to genocide all god-beings by whatever classification system he uses.
 
Which has helped the MCU step closer to the comics' confusing relationship with real-world myth. I wonder if we'll get an Athena in Thor 4's greek pantheon, or if the greek gods in the MCU just found it kinda weird that Earthlings lumped that one random Eternal in with them.
 
Although I would like Hercules to first appear here if he's going to be used later, it would make sense for him to not be idling with Zeus but instead out off on his own adventures/tasks/deeds. Then when he shows up he can get all puffy that he wasn't around when Dad got murdered.
 
The real problem is the ideal characterization of Marvel's Hercules is basically Hemsworth's Thor under Waititi
Given Waititi's Thor is basically "Thor who learned to chill and be silly", I could see a Hercules who is more like a parody of Thor 1+2's Thor. Still over-serious and trying to be shakespearean but ending up ridiculous.
 

Vaeran

perfect world
(he/him)
Also be reminded that Ms. Marvel premieres tomorrow! It kinda snuck up on me, but I'm excited.
 
Also be reminded that Ms. Marvel premieres tomorrow! It kinda snuck up on me, but I'm excited.
First episode is up. It was very serviceable.

Some parts were relatable and well written and considered. Some parts felt like it was written by boomers trying really hard to connect with the youth without even attempting to understand the zoomer experience.

The idea of cribbing Kyle Raynor’s artistic inclinations is probably a good idea for your not!Green Lantern character.

I have strong thoughts on the show’s whole theme of Kamala being an aimless daydreamer. But I will wait for the show to finish its whole setup before judging the show’s messaging too hard. But suffice to say, it’s not looking good at the moment.

There’s a mid-credits scene btw, so let the credits play out.
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
I liked it a lot. Kamala is very Kamala, one thing that was apparent ever since her casting announcement. Definitely struck gold with that one.

Still wasn't super sold on her powers, what we saw of them anyway, until the moment where she catches Zoe with her embiggened cosmic light arm. I think I can learn to live with this interpretation.

I'm not someone who can speak to how accurate/sensitive a portrayal of an American Muslim family is, I've read mostly good things but I'll defer to people who know better.
 
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