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So how do you feel about Marvel movies?
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RangerLady23
Lorien

Sep 7 2013, 4:47pm

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So how do you feel about Marvel movies? Can't Post

I just discovered in watching The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Iron Man 1 and 2 and Captain America in preparation for the Avengers, that I am a big fan of Marvel's movies. I am just curious to see if any other Ringers feel the same. I especially love Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. rocks it!


Semper Fi
Rohan


Sep 7 2013, 5:21pm

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Very fun and competent movies that fall short of true greatness [In reply to] Can't Post

Terrific cast though, with great chemistry and interplay between them in The Avengers. Standouts of all movies: Downey, Hiddleston, Hemsworth, Ruffalo, Johansson (in The Avengers, not Iron Man 2), Kingsley.

What they do right is creating movies with great rewatchability. They may not be among the best movies of their respective years, but they are entertaining, well done and mostly with great leading men. Cannot praise eye candy and charisma factor which is off the charts.

"RadagaStoner deserves no mercy!" Tauriel the Radagast Slayer, the Chief of Inglorious Elfguards

Tauriel saved us from Itaril. Never forget.



Elutherian
Rohan


Sep 7 2013, 5:45pm

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I enjoy them quite a bit [In reply to] Can't Post

My favorites being the first Iron Man, Thor, and The Avengers.

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Rembrethil
Tol Eressea


Sep 7 2013, 6:37pm

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Pretty good! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hulk was so-so, but I could rewatch any other!


Semper Fi
Rohan


Sep 7 2013, 7:18pm

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Same here [In reply to] Can't Post

Those three I enjoyed the most.

"RadagaStoner deserves no mercy!" Tauriel the Radagast Slayer, the Chief of Inglorious Elfguards

Tauriel saved us from Itaril. Never forget.



Meneldor
Tol Eressea


Sep 7 2013, 7:38pm

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Hulk was the weak link in the movie chain [In reply to] Can't Post

but even that one had its occasional moments. I don't care much for superhero stories in general, but these have won me over with their characterizations. I'd like to see what Joss Whedon could do with Scarlett Johanssen in a Black Widow movie; he has a long history of storytelling with strong females. Thor 2 is coming soon, isn't it?


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Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Sep 7 2013, 8:02pm

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Marvel Studios has surprised me [In reply to] Can't Post

In retrospect, I shouldn't be too shocked at how good Marvel's films have been. The company is smaller and more focused than the shambling bloat that is Warner Bros. (the creation of DC Entertainment has not helped as much as I expected it to). Even being purchased by Disney has been a good thing for Marvel--so far. It helps that the studio has managed to acquire (and hold on to!) top talent.

Oddly, many of the best movies based on DC properties have been non-superhero films such as Red, Road to Perdition and A History of Violence. Maybe it's time for that Swamp Thing reboot.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

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Loresilme
Valinor


Sep 7 2013, 8:45pm

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I got hooked with Thor [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought it was great how Chris Hemsworth's '12 minutes as a star ship captain' caught everyone's attention so much that he was cast as Thor. I had wondered who he was when watching ST also! I thought he was a perfect Thor, bringing a lot of depth to the tale of his arrogance and prideful failings, the loss of his powers, and how he dealt with it and redeemed himself.
Then I was also impressed with Tom Hiddleston and how he presented the Loki character. Definitely I was one of those who was astounded by this essentially unknown young actor holding his own with the likes of Anthony Hopkins, and found myself doing the TIGWIT :-), the Marvel equivalent of FIGWIT -- "Thor is Grea- Who is That??" :-).
It was not until the Avengers movie though, that I got clued in to how all the previous movies' tied in to it. Then I went back and watched Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, etc.
I liked all of them. They're a lot of fun, plain and simple, lots of charisma, screen presence, and good chemistry in there. And mixed up in it are some lessons to think about, about power and responsibility, about having it and not having it, and what you do with it once you get it.
I'm really looking forward to Thor 2. I've seen the trailer and just cannot wait!


dubulous
Rohan

Sep 7 2013, 9:22pm

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They had me but they're losing me [In reply to] Can't Post

They've put out some pretty good movies, but I feel like they're milking the franchise dry at this point. Do we really need so many sequels so frequently?


Ardamírë
Valinor


Sep 7 2013, 9:45pm

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They're ok [In reply to] Can't Post

I think they're good popcorn flicks that are enjoyable to watch every now and again. I'm not a huge superhero fan, so that plays into it quite a bit. I've seen Captain America, Thor, and The Avengers so far. Is The Amazing Spider-man considered a Marvel movie? If so, I quite like that one. I'm really looking forward to its sequel.

'Twas in the Land of Willows that I heard th'unfathomed breath
Of the Horns of Ylmir calling - and shall hear them till my death.


Semper Fi
Rohan


Sep 7 2013, 10:00pm

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November 8 in the States and Canada [In reply to] Can't Post

Looks really great. Did anyone see Comic Con trailer with a certain shocking scene? Wow.

"RadagaStoner deserves no mercy!" Tauriel the Radagast Slayer, the Chief of Inglorious Elfguards

Tauriel saved us from Itaril. Never forget.



Semper Fi
Rohan


Sep 7 2013, 10:02pm

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Black Widow is an ensemble player [In reply to] Can't Post

DC should get their Sith together and make Wonder Woman movie. Preferably that version Whedon proposed but they stupidly turned down.

"RadagaStoner deserves no mercy!" Tauriel the Radagast Slayer, the Chief of Inglorious Elfguards

Tauriel saved us from Itaril. Never forget.



Semper Fi
Rohan


Sep 7 2013, 10:03pm

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See terrific Rush [In reply to] Can't Post

Hemsworth is great in it and the movie is really really great too. Belongs to Daniel Bruhl, though, but Hemsworth is an apt co-star. He'll go places.

"RadagaStoner deserves no mercy!" Tauriel the Radagast Slayer, the Chief of Inglorious Elfguards

Tauriel saved us from Itaril. Never forget.



Semper Fi
Rohan


Sep 7 2013, 10:11pm

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Do we need every movie based on books to split a book in 2-3 movies? [In reply to] Can't Post

Or do we need EEs? Studios are looking for ways to make money and Marvel beat them to a pulp with their strategy. They are the kings of the decade and that's that.

"RadagaStoner deserves no mercy!" Tauriel the Radagast Slayer, the Chief of Inglorious Elfguards

Tauriel saved us from Itaril. Never forget.



demnation
Rohan

Sep 7 2013, 11:17pm

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Not too keen on them, I'm afraid [In reply to] Can't Post

I find them pretty sub par, even for the generally terrible superhero genre.

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Starling
Half-elven


Sep 7 2013, 11:40pm

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If anyone wants to join me [In reply to] Can't Post

in the corner over here >>>>> for people who have never seen any of them, you are most welcome. Laugh


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 8 2013, 12:06am

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*Raises hand* [In reply to] Can't Post

Say, Marvel what now?



Starling
Half-elven


Sep 8 2013, 12:09am

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I'll be back later [In reply to] Can't Post

with chocolate brownies...


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 8 2013, 12:12am

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I'd prefer monkey nuts... [In reply to] Can't Post

But if that's is all you are offering, that is fine by me!

I watched Iron Man once ... yes ... ummmm .... it was ......Wink



Starling
Half-elven


Sep 8 2013, 12:18am

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If you insist on delving into monkey nuts again, [In reply to] Can't Post

I shall take no responsibliity for the potential repercussions, especially if any Australians get involved.
On your own head be it. Or them. Crazy


Starling
Half-elven


Sep 8 2013, 12:27am

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On a very vaguely related note [In reply to] Can't Post

you might enjoy this story from my local newspaper.
Apparently nobody told the siamang that he can't swim. Laugh

I always seem to end up a bit off topic somehow...


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Sep 8 2013, 12:07pm

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Whedon's Wonder Woman [In reply to] Can't Post


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DC should get their Sith together and make Wonder Woman movie. Preferably that version Whedon proposed but they stupidly turned down.



Slightly off-topic, but I wasn't completely happy with Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman proposal (it has been so long, though, that I would have to be reminded of what the treatment was before I could list my own objections). However, he seems perfectly willing to modify his treatment if only Warners would tell him what they wanted. Unfortunately, no one at the studio had a clear vision of what a Wonder Woman movie should be; all they could say was that that wasn't it. Too many cooks.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Sep 8 2013, 12:10pm)


Semper Fi
Rohan


Sep 8 2013, 12:22pm

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They also need a trully charismatic actress for the role [In reply to] Can't Post

Reason why Black Widow movie wouldn't work is that Johnasson isn't charismatic. She's a fine actress and gorgeous to look at but not a charisma to carry a movie by herself, especially a big one. So Wonder Woman needs to fix that problem too. Adrianne Palicki types won't do the trick (she didn't do the trick on TV let alone movies).

"RadagaStoner deserves no mercy!" Tauriel the Radagast Slayer, the Chief of Inglorious Elfguards

Tauriel saved us from Itaril. Never forget.



Lightfoot
Rivendell


Sep 9 2013, 12:49am

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I like them! [In reply to] Can't Post

As someone who has never been a fan of super heroes I was a little apprehensive when I went to see Iron Man... I enjoyed it a lot and have seen (and liked) most of Marvel's other movies since then. As a physics nut I liked many of the references to particle accelerators and new elements (even if all my friends think I am crazy).

Faithful servant yet master's bane,
Lightfoot's foal, swift Snowmane



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Elizabeth
Valinor


Sep 9 2013, 12:55am

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I read the comics when I was 10... [In reply to] Can't Post

...but I'm afraid that was a very, very long time ago.







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