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TV Shows / Re: Disney+
« Last post by andresa on March 09, 2021, 07:29:02 PM »
I liked the ending. The only disappointing thing was that Pietro was just some guy. Was expecting him to be a Pietro from another universe.
Media - TV, Movies, Music, and Games / Re: Anyone else hate ScreenRant?
« Last post by NicoPony on March 09, 2021, 07:00:44 PM »
Does anyone outside an avid comic reader know who Fantomex even is, bc I consider myself a Lite reader and I still don’t know what his deal is, nor do I care. I don’t know that Apple News (which I somehow get but never actually signed up for) is the right audience for the Fantomex Is an Awesome Thief debate.

But 20 years ago, it would’ve been Storm is the greatest X-thief, so been there, done that.

I was tickled when I knew the X-men clue in the NYT crossword. No one in the Gray Lady has weighed in on who they think is the best thief, but I will take their reporting slightly more serious than Apple.

The Skimm is my pro-lady, woke news source and I’d recommend it for anyone and everyone. The usually put something funny in their subject line, and two weeks ago it was IT WAS AGNES ALL ALONG. It’s like they know me.
Gambit / Re: Gambit Watch 2021
« Last post by DonPriceTag on March 09, 2021, 05:07:53 PM »
It's all about culture. It starts from the top of the pile and leaks down. The current Head editor came from Star Wars by way of internal restructure - it's not like he asked for the change. He also came in just the X-Men were getting out from under the Inhumans, Death of X, etc. Books aren't pitched anymore. A group of editors (most like-minded) get together come up with some nonsense and assign/ask someone to write. I just today found out that Children of the Atom foolishness isn't even Vita Ayala's brain-child. A could editors (not writers) cooked up most of it and just put her on the project. For the life of me, I still don't know what the book is about!

At Marvel, it's 'story above continuity'. They are afraid of scaring off potential new readers (lol) by having their universe steeped in years of lore... you know, like how comic books have worked since the 60s. So, this is what you get. A bunch of new writers that aren't tasked with thoroughly researching their subjects beyond the last run or two. Since most of the new writers of the past 5 years are all basically the same flavor - the characters behave differently than they have until the point their new personality is the new norm. Which means they all sound and act the same, or how their most popular iteration from movies or TV do. It's how we ended up clumsy Gambit, clown Sinister, good-guy Daken, anti-hero Apocalypse, whacky Pyro, or X-Men that are somehow cool with being called Marauders...
TV Shows / Re: Disney+
« Last post by DonPriceTag on March 09, 2021, 04:48:14 PM »
I wasn't disappointed by the show or the finale, per se. I am disappointed that the show producers actually thought Agatha was a surprise. I would have sworn it was a meta-joke, which is why they went so hard with the reveal and the "song". I figured it was obvious misdirection for something else... but no. It's exactly that. They thought Agatha was fooling someone. That part was whack. Monica going to bat so hard for Wanda felt a bit forced. But we'll most likely not have too many instances of two female characters not getting along with each other in present-day Disney projects. I was intrigued by the ending. The 2nd one. Wanda learning from the Darkhold is going to be a problem in the near future. If that's her foundation - then, yeah, no bueno.

All the theories.. Marvel has cultivated this in its work thus far. It's their own fault people were looking for easter eggs. Cant swing on us 20 times and then hide your hands on the 21st attempt and act like your innocent. We're looking for the hook.
Media - TV, Movies, Music, and Games / Re: Anyone else hate ScreenRant?
« Last post by DonPriceTag on March 09, 2021, 04:37:37 PM »
OMG am I so sick of them!
Media - TV, Movies, Music, and Games / Anyone else hate ScreenRant?
« Last post by Toadman005 on March 09, 2021, 04:05:57 PM »
Every day I scroll through my Apple news....why, I do not know, as it's all garbage....but I always get particularly annoyed at ScreenRant articles written by wokies aimed at normies with annoyingly inaccurate and highly politicized and "definitive" headlines. Today, though, they sort of took a shot at Gambit via their ignorance when an article claimed "Wolverine is stealthier than the X-Men's Greatest Thief." Of course, I knew before I opened it that the writer would be talking about Fantomex, and, sure enough. Who employed these ignorant morons, and pays them to publish "news" articles on titles/characters of which they know nothing?  XD :idiot2:
TV Shows / Re: Disney+
« Last post by NicoPony on March 08, 2021, 10:58:32 AM »
Whaaah! Sad to say I was disappointed as well.

I hate all the explosions. I usually fast forward thru the Avengers movies during these scenes, same way I fast forward through the parts of Project Runway during the “call home and cry” scenes. Just get back to the story already!

The Vision fight was good though because it was less of the “let me stand up here and laugh” kind of fight.

I give it a C+.
TV Shows / Re: Disney+
« Last post by purplevit on March 06, 2021, 06:34:04 PM »
It wasn't bad but can't say I really liked final. It was ok, I suppose.
I didn't like fight with Agatha. For me it was just a boring blasting.
Peters stuff felt like a slap. Wasted good actor.

Liked new costume and Vision fight.

Overall I would say that there were not enough of Vision in WandaVision and standart final fight where Wanda fights purple Wanda and Vision fights White Vision.
TV Shows / Re: Disney+
« Last post by anya on March 06, 2021, 04:07:48 PM »
I strangely love the phrase super hero squirrel...

So the WandaVision finale... kinda disappointing. Not just because of the Pieter reveal, but also: Where is white vision fly off to? What exactly was Hayward’s plan beyond standing around being jerky and reacting stupidly? I mean he was actually right, Wanda was dangerous and did enslave the town, how did he blow that? Why was Monica standing so hard for Wanda, jeez, she barely knew her.

Agatha was at least understandable and the fight was cool. The scarlet witch outfit looked cool, except for the headpiece looked oddly small.  Back to Pieter, I’m not sad that this basically means the X-men will be a complete reboot, no holdovers, that’s great. But I didn’t mind fox quicksilver and it’s just rather mind boggling that marvel spent extra money to hire Evan peters and tried to hide it for a big surprise and the ultimate payoff was just a dick joke.  :o  It’s like...really?
Gambit / Re: Gambit Watch 2021
« Last post by Icefanatic on March 06, 2021, 02:08:45 PM »
I think the mishandling of characters with large amount of built history is the problem with today's books. The current crop don't care what the history is, only the story they want to tell. It doesn't matter that it doesn't work for the characters.

Even back in the day when there were more pages, some missteps took place, my example would the total lack of reaction from Rogue when leaving Gambit to die in Antarctica. It wasn't address til the fans complained, then only a panel of two devoted because even back then 1990's, writers just wanted to use the characters for the story and not deal with the history. It was a start to the decline of character driving stories.

Fabian, Claremont and maybe a few others understood the history and respected it and worked with it while telling a story. That is what is lacking now. IMO.

My favorite things with Wolverine and Gambit is they had a rapport, I never understood fans who thought the only characters who had anything in relationship wise to Gambit was Rogue and Storm. What? That doesn't even make sense based on the history.

Wolverine and Gambit have gone on trips before, how is it possible to get the bromance between them so wrong. They've stolen the batmobile together for eff sakes. They went a trip to Madripoor and while dubious in trust, they still had each others back. Even PAD handled it better than most and he was terrible with Gambit.

It's so sad, I used to love this hobby so much.

They want to ignore or actively rewrite the past, to create a different present, for a future no one is going to care about.

There were always mistakes made by even by otherwise good writers, and writers who didn't know the substance of the characters they were writing. It usually happened during a fill-in arc or a guest appearance, and even then you'd have editors trying to massage it or other writers quickly moving to fix it. That doesn't happen much anymore because the ones that don't know or don't care - or both - are now in the majority. And those writers are often given lengthy runs so their failings become the new norm for the characters.

I'm currently reading four monthlies from Marvel: Thor, Immortal Hulk, Daredevil and X-Men Legends(and for Minis the Iron Fist - Heart of the Dragon mini). I'd recommend them all.  I'm on-and-of with Fantastic Four. That's the most Marvel I have read in years yet I still find most of their line outright unreadable including most of the X-Books. The X-Books I'd most like to be enjoying, Excalibur and Marauders, are generally crap. I've heard good things about some books like Kid Cable but I don't really care that much for the kid version and the book was just cancelled anyway so... I am just over the Hickman reinvention of the X-Men and their history. I feel like the X-Men are stuck in some alternate reality that keeps being passed off as the real thing. Too much feels wrong and the bad thing is it's not even good wrong but crap wrong. It's sad that the only X-Book I care about is rehashing stories from the 80's and 90's.

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