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Offline Sparta

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Re: Gambit Movie News
« Reply #2085 on: August 20, 2020, 05:48:22 PM »
That said, as flawed as the MCU films are. The idea of an MCU Gambit that makes solid contributions to the franchise (maybe even a solo film) will beat the hell out of what we got from Fox. So I'd take that any day of the week.

Let's face it, it all reflects on the comics. It's no coincidence that Gambit's profile diminished ever since 'X-Men' came out in 2000. In 1999-early 2000 he had a solo title (that was successful in sales) and he lead Uncanny X-Men. Then Quesada took over wanting to get movie fans into comics and that was the beginning of the end. Fox kept dishing out Wolverine films called 'X-Men' ...and we got books saturated with Wolverine.

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Re: Gambit Movie News
« Reply #2086 on: August 20, 2020, 06:01:18 PM »

 
I didn't mind GotG 1, it was goofy but sort of fun. GotG2 all I can think is wtf! Didn't anyone write a script or just used lyrics from 70's songs Brandi by Looking Glass and The Chain by Fleetwood Mac. More so the Brandi song, the whole script was too closely based on it. The fact they wasted time with both songs more than once in the film is really disappointing.

 
Agree about Ant-Man and Wasp. I haven't seen Captain Marvel yet and the only thing I'm looking forward to if I do watch it is the cat. Doesn't say much. Black Panther just another introduction film to me, the same Doc Strange. I didn't like any of the Thor movies but the first one. I did like the Avengers1 but I didn't like the two wrap up films, they both pissed me off. I don't like cliff hangers for one (Avengers Infinity War), and then the craptascular ending in End Game.


I loved GotG vol 1. Vol 2 was still fine, but some scenes were ridiculous (the pac-man morphing, throwing David Hassalhoff in there) I mean just cheap laughs, it's a Disney thing I guess. Infinity War and Endgame, I've only seen once and that was enough for me, I actually don't remember a lot of what happened. I have no desire to see those multiple times whereas a lot of people do.

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Re: Gambit Movie News
« Reply #2087 on: August 20, 2020, 10:38:31 PM »

I totally agree. This is what I've been worried about. That they'll just turn Gambit into the X-Men's version of Ant-Man or Starlord. Remy Lebeau is not a goofball and a simpleton. I would love to believe that they would not reduce his character like that. I mean, Ant-Man and Starlord needed to be punched up for films probably but Gambit is a much more fleshed out character with a unique personality. But with the woke agenda we see nowadays, I am definitely worried they'll reduce him to a lovable idiot. But I certainly hope I'm wrong.
What does an alleged "woke agenda" have to do with them reducing him to a "lovable idiot"? I am so confused as to what one has to do with the other.


Also, let's not get pessimistic for no reason. I think the MCU has done quite well interpreting characters up to this point. I see no reason to believe that Gambit would be some special exception to the rule. Also, Gambit definitely has his share of goofball in him. See: Fabian Nicieza's run. Gambit, imo, is at his best when he is a proper mix of goofball and serious. He hasn't really been only dark and broody since the early 90's when Claremont had him. And I don't want to go back to that Gambit.
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Re: Gambit Movie News
« Reply #2088 on: August 21, 2020, 01:23:54 PM »
What does an alleged "woke agenda" have to do with them reducing him to a "lovable idiot"? I am so confused as to what one has to do with the other.


Also, let's not get pessimistic for no reason. I think the MCU has done quite well interpreting characters up to this point. I see no reason to believe that Gambit would be some special exception to the rule. Also, Gambit definitely has his share of goofball in him. See: Fabian Nicieza's run. Gambit, imo, is at his best when he is a proper mix of goofball and serious. He hasn't really been only dark and broody since the early 90's when Claremont had him. And I don't want to go back to that Gambit.


Well, let me try to explain. Gambit is a straight white male who is cunning, morally ambiguous, and a ladies man. Characters like that seem to be deemed "problematic" now-a-days. So I have a worry that they'll want to change him a bit to try to make him less edgy and more lovable by making him dopey. Like Ant-Man and Starlord. Those are morally questionable "charming" characters as well but are un-threatening and silly. I just hope they don't turn Gambit into one of them so he seems more PC. The way they do things now I have concern they will mess him up. A couple years ago I would have been totally confident.


By the way "goofball" is not a way I would ever describe Gambit. Unless he's written poorly. Gambit has a sharp wit, a sense of humor and sarcasm and can be very fun. But he's not a dummy. Even in his early years he had all these qualities. He's too slick to be a goofball like Peter Quill and Scott Lang. And if you start him off with "goofball" qualities it'll just get worse really fast. Some of the MCU characters have become really silly over time.

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Re: Gambit Movie News
« Reply #2089 on: September 16, 2020, 06:20:47 AM »
Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!
I'm still alive and kicking (for anyone that cares  ;) ). Just been busy and with the Gambit movie being stuck in a limbo, I kind of moved on.... (and started a business in Graphic Design! Yeah, well... enough about that, um... hehe)
Last week, in a spur of the moment, I went to check online for any news about the movie, and I stumbled this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NegUHlzn_qs

It's a fan film, 20 minutes long, but I thought it was pretty interesting...
And that's my contribution for this year.  :P
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Re: Gambit Movie News
« Reply #2090 on: September 16, 2020, 02:18:09 PM »
We are all aware of it and it's great it's past 3.2 million views already.


https://www.cbr.com/marvel-sidelined-xmen-characters-deserve-reboot/

Heres a list cbr made of characters who need a proper reboot in the movies. Very happy with their #1 choice.
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