1. How's Chapter 1 of Stars In The Ring going? Right now, the only two things that can save me are Stars In The Ring and Candace Against The Universe, but there's a highly unlikely chance that I'll actually get around to watching the latter.
2. I'm thinking of writing yet another Star Trek fic...it's all about Khan making a deal with the devil to make sure everything is alright, the Vengeance gaining a human body due to some mysterious planetoid, and the Enterprise crew has no idea what the hell is going on.
Coz the last one was getting long, if you're still around...
Long story short: I think fall came last Friday, we got through summer with no tornadoes, I'm not ready for winter, I love the rain, so does Taylor Swift, I listened to her recently and I think I really like some of her songs, and I saw the first three Hunger Games. Can't wait to see how they take down President Snow.
I apologize for the very late response, but it's time I be honest about something.
As you know, we first started talking after I took up for you on the MCU Wiki. At first, I didn't mind talking and we had some good discussions in the beginning. However, for the past year or so we've been going around in circles talking about the same things over and over.
I've inicated several times I think it's time we talk to other people since then, but the same topics keep coming back and I really, really don't want to talk about that kind of stuff anymore.
Speaking of that, the tail-play and the villain death topics. Like that's totally cool you're into that, but you have told me about them over and over and I'm sorry, but I can't take that anymore. It's weirding me out and I think you need to find someone else to talk to about that kind of stuff.
It also bothers me how I try and always respond to whatever you talk about, but you continually ignore what I say. I'll write out something and you'll ignore and say "second paragraph, third paragraph etc." to respond to something else.
You also feel the need to get several digs in about things I like like Frozen. You bring up the opinions of others when you do this and act like I need to fall in line with what the internet thinks. I can decide for my own what I like and really don't care what the internet has to say about anything.
I may despise Endgame, but I never try and get digs in about it to you since you like it.
I feel like this is really an unequal situation we're in and I feel like it's time to part ways.
I thank you for the dicussions in the beginning and for looking over my fanfics, but I think it's time we move on.
I'm sorry it's come to this. I really am. But I really have nothing else to say.
My unusual interests - I didn't know you were being weirded out by that and I'll stop mentioning them if you want.
Ignore what you say - If there was something I didn't respond to you about it's because I couldn't think of a response to that but I could try harder to do that.
Get the digs in about stuff I dislike - I didn't realize I was doing that and I'll try to make more of an effort to avoid that.
And I'd just started a new topic too, and there's been an update regarding that which might be America's salvation, if you still feel up to talking. If you don't, I'll respect your wishes and never speak to you again, and I'm really sorry I drove you away.
I see that you've changed your pic and stuff to Star Wars from Frozen. Coincidentily, I'm also on a bit of a Star Wars binge. I've recently rewatched eps 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and I'm about to start 9 right now. Funny how that happened.
I'm in the process of watching the prequel trilogy right now. I started with 4 and went to 9. Now I'm back tracking and watching 1,2,3, Solo and R1. I know I kinda did this backwards, but I couldn't commit to going in chronological order, though in retrospect I should have started with Solo and gone to 9 oh well. Confession though, I hate 2/3 of TPM and by the time I finish it, it sucks out all my desire to watch the rest lol. But my top 3 I guess would be R1>ESB (though its a close tie with ROTJ)>ROTS.
I've never watched everything back to back actually. Someday, though. You hate 2/3 of TPM ? LOL! Sorry to hear you have a different experince on that movie that I do, but it's also good we can respect each other's opinons instead of harassing each other like many fanbois do. XD On the topic of the films, what's your fav Sequel movie? Mine would be TFA.
I know, I'm sorry lol. Basically from the time they land on Naboo to the time the pod race is over I hate it. My first SW movie was AOTC so I have a soft spot for that movie. In terms of the Sequel triloy this is an unpopular opinion but ROS in my fave. As a whole, I think of the sequel trilogy like this; Is it great? No. Is it terrible? Again No. It's not what I wanted, and its a bit of a mess, but I still found it enjoyable. There isn't anything in it that I can't watch (like that hour and twenty minutes of TPM) but I think if they charted a course between the Legacy Era in the EU and what they made it would have been a lot better. I miss Jaina, Jacen and Mara Jade A LOT.
Don't worry about it. Lol I stopped getting upset over stuff like that years ago (IM3, never forget! XD). My first SW movie was ANH, but I'm glad you are an AOTC fan! Pfft. "Unpopular opinions" are no concern of mine. XD Enjoy what you like. If the fanbois get upset about it, then cry me a river. :P I do agree the Sequels could have been better in some places, but overall I share your feelings about it, I think. You like the EU, also? A fellow man of culture I see! LOL, but that's awesome! Same, I miss Jaina, Jacen and Mara a lot too. I think seeing the Thrawn Trilogy adapted to screen would have been amazing, but I think the OG cast were way too old for that at this point.
Long story short, I got Disney+ and watched the movie, because I was bored and was impatient that Onward wasn't there still. I wouldn't say I LOVED it but it was still pretty good. Most of the scenes in space made it feel like I was watching a Star Wars movie and I was even clueless that Phil Coulson was a Skrull.
As for the rest of the film... lemme just add a few dot points. Now, let's see here...
Pretty Colours - CHECK!
Talos drinking a cup of soda - CHECK!
Nick Fury's cat obsession - CHECK!
Dr. Minn-Erva shooting Carol with a Nerf Gun - CHECK! (This was the most hilarious thing I've seen in the film)
Final Battle against Yon-Rogg and Carol - CHECK!
Intense Third Act
We all can tell what Fury typed into his computer at the end
Sounds like you still have many more chapters planned if you're not even close to Enchantress or Doom yet. I guess your interest in Marvel hasn't diminished that much.
Of course they'll make it eternal winter when there's a virus going about so that the virus will last longer. If only we can get into summer (without tornadoes) then the virus will finally be gone then.
Well, after the Magneto chapters, there will be one chapter about Kang the Conqueror, and then after that the big finale (not sure how many chapters that will be) will start with Doom, Enchantress, Magneto (spoiler alert! Haha!), and Green Goblin teaming up. Ah, well if you mean Marvel as in the MCU, then yes my interest is pretty much non-existent at this point (other than wrapping up my current story). But if we're talking about Marvel in general, well then that's still pretty steady. The Raimi Spider-Man trilogy, the original X-Men trilogy, Deadpool movies along with some cartoons and games are still good to me. Does that make sense?
Yeah, I know. That sounds like terrible luck for you. How bad is this virus in Canada?
Not too terrible, there haven't been as many cases here but we're still on lockdown except for essential businesses, and there have been stupid people, like two people who tested positive going to a sled rally and infecting nine others, or people licking toilet seats because they think they taste like strawberries.
I've always feared for the future of the human race because so many people are so stupid. And this could be the end because people don't know how to handle a situation. If this was something with a 100% mortality rate we'd be extinct right now.
The strawberry part might've been a reference to a commercial but I heard people are daring each other to do that.
What was your favorite part of the new Jumanji movies? I saw the first new one again today.
Yes. That's why I have no hope that this virus will ever go away. Nor will winter. Spring, summer, fall, rain, temperatures above zero, a world without coronavirus... all a thing of the past and will only exist in fantasies or dreams anymore.
Hopefully by then they'll have a vaccine for it. Some guy read an article saying it was man-made and specifically engineered to be immune to any vaccines, but it was in February and my brother, who knows someone with a lot of knowledge of it, assured me it is fake, and if it was real, there would be more talk about it from official sources two months later. They seem confident it'll at least be significantly diminished by the end of April coz they're talking about ending lockdowns then.
But even if it goes away by the end of this month and never comes back, the movie and TV industry is toast.
Probably The Phantom Menace coz it was my introduction to the series, I never saw the original trilogy before it. Though it could get slow at times and Jar Jar was annoying. After that either Revenge of the Sith or Return of the Jedi.
I think The Phantom Menace is pretty great and way too overhated and Return of the Jedi is my favorite of the original trilogy. Though, my overall favorite one would probably be Attack of the Clones. To me, the movie was shrounded in mystery and had a lot of fun and exciting moments. What do you think of it?
Was also pretty good. The original trilogy lacked the nostalgia for me as anyone who got into it before The Phantom Menace came out, A New Hope wasn't my introduction to it. And, being like 20 years later, the prequel trilogy had better special effects and soundtrack, and A New Hope seemed slower and The Empire Strikes Back, aside from a snow world of Hoth, didn't have a lot of highlights to me either other than "I am your father". Return of the Jedi of course had more moments and my number one favorite villain death at the end (again I refuse to believe the sequel trilogy takes place in the same universe, with the Death Star thing and all, but it's still fun).
Right, I was first introduced to it through A New Hope, but growing up I was more drawn to The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones than the original trilogy overall (besides Return of the Jedi). Though, it's so lame they brought back Darth Maul imo in The Clone Wars show and had him talk and cry a LOT. Did you know in Rebels he lives all the way to about to A New Hope and then Obi strikes him down on Tatooine and then Maul dies in his arms with Obi promising him that Luke will "avenge us". Uh, I missed the part where Maul turned good. Lol
That's true, I just wish he had more to do in the movies.
Yeah, I saw his death episode of Rebels back when I saw it and Solo as canon, so I could see his "true" death. But as you said it doesn't fit as well, with the Clone Wars stuff and Solo being a box office bomb. Though you have to hand it to whoever did Obi-Wan's voice, he did a good impression of Alec Guinness.
Btw, like Saruman he gets killed off at the beginning of the third installment. Though for Saruman you have to get the Extended Edition to see it. But he is the "Darth Vader" of Attack of the Clones at least, and fights Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Yoda, and cuts off Anakin's arm. Ironically his subsequent mechanical arm is the one limb Obi-Wan didn't cut off, and therefore the same hand Luke cut off.
Did you know the guy who plays the Geonosian Archduke, Poggle the Lesser, also plays Celeborn in Lord of the Rings? Martin Csokas. He's also the villain in the first xXx if you've seen that.
Not at all. See this? He's on the ground crying for mercy to Sheev. Why wasn't he crying when Obi chopped him in half? Doesn't make sense and ruins the character imo. And that is true!
Pretty much. I would have liked it better had General Grievous died in the beginning instead and Dooku later on. And you're so right. I think all the prequel villains are supposed to mirror Vader in someway actually.
I remember reading of this before Rebels came out, did they ever explain how he escaped?
I mean, well of course Maul and Dooku were Palpatine's apprentices like Vader was, I meant Dooku is the "up front" villain of the individual film even though his master is main villain of the series as a whole.
Miraculously they were able to finish filming Season 4 of this Viking show, The Last Kingdom, which will be released later this month. I'm looking forward to it, there are two villains who are supposed to die this season as they do in the books it was based off. One of which has been a personal nemesis to the main character since the first episode, and the other is one of those guys you really hate.
I think a tie-in comic explained Maul's henchman broke him out. Still, does the Maul in that clip match up to the silent deadly warrior from The Phantom Menace?
Oh, okay. Well, I heard people say each villain in the prequels forshadowing Ani's turn. Maul being Sheev's apprentice and getting chopped in half like Ani. Dooku turning to the dark side, being Sheev's apprentice, and being betrayed in his final moments also like Ani.. And Grievous being a cyborg like Ani turned into as Vader. I can see that for each three. What about you?
That's cool with this virus ruining the planet and all.
Interesting theory. I noticed a similar ring composition in the bosses in Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The first and sixth bosses (who, by the way, are the same character, Ghirahim) have the same theme song. The second and fifth bosses, Scaldera and Tentalus, share another theme, and the third and fourth bosses, Moldarach and Koloktos, share a third theme song.
And btw I heard someone who sounds like she knows what she's talking about express confidence that the virus will end, and even if it returns it won't be a threat second time around because we'll be ready for it.
That's interesting because the second X-Men game that I've based my current story on a lot has Apocalypse and all of his horsemen share the same theme song too.D o you think this guy is making sense? I can see some if it, but I'm not sure if Lucas intended or even thought about half of this stuff he mentions.
Let's sure hope so. Can't take much more if it.
Btw, chapter 9 is up! Please let me know your thoughts!
And of course when Palpatine fell into the reactor I thought of Darth Maul falling, except we saw the bottom of the shaft which vaporized the Emperor. Plus Revenge of the Sith didn't end with an enemy spaceship/space station blowing up, or on a victorious note.
Read it. Was pretty good.
Changes to make: When it says "as he and Juggernaut treated", that should be "retreated".
Yep, that's another one there. Plus, the whole "Prequel villains forshadow Ani's turn" thing doesn't quite work with Maul's survival up until A New Hope. So yes, lots of reaching and hyperbole there.
Thanks! Wasn't that so cool and sweet how Steve taught Magneto how to play chess?
Done. Hopefully not too many more chapters like that, haha. Just doing it for fun anyways. I would like to hear about the (hopeful) Frozen III announcement soon, because yeah, Anna and Elsa to get back together for good, I'd say. You know what I mean?
I hear by the end of the month things might start getting back to normal, though this does show some major changes need to be made in the US. In the meantime let's have some fun conversation to help get you through this.
My top three favorite DC series are Batman, The Flash (singularly out of the Arroverse shows), and Teen Titans. Their opposite counterparts - to me - are the Dark Knight trilogy (too dark and realistic), the DC Extended Universe (fails at replicating MCU's style IMO), and Teen Titans Go (haven't actually seen it but it sounds like it's much less fun than the original).
That's cool. I like the Dark Knight trilogy, Teen Titans and the Justice League cartoons from 15 or so years ago. My leave favorite ones would be Teen Titans Go, the Green Lantern movie and the worst parts of the DCEU imo (Suicide Squad, Justice Leauge etc.).
Fixing the system so that more effective and responsible people are in power.
What about Marvel nowadays? (For me it's mainly MCU, then X-Men, then the "Secret Wars" segment of the old animated Spiderman, mainly for nostalgic value having rented that VHS years ago). Deadpool can kinda be treated separate from X-Men despite the original X-Men's cameo, it can get funny and break the fourth wall, and a MLP reference, but of course there's other stuff I don't care for, but still entertaining.
Have you seen the Narnia movies? Either the BBC ones or the Disney ones?
They both have their ups and downs. BBC ones follow the books more closely, but their special effects aren't great. Disney ones have better special effects but deviate from the books at times, though I'd say they improved Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Also I found the main villain's death in The Silver Chair (which only exists in BBC) "so bad it's good". She turns into a snake, with a kinda weird transformation sequence, and it's pretty clear the snake is a stuffed prop, and when Prince Rilian grabs her by the throat, in real life he's holding the snake up, and it looks kinda cheesy but entertaining when he stabs her in the throat and she guggles blue blood with a dying "Aaargh!"
I mainly just read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. But I did memorize the BBC exchange between Miraz, Glozelle, and Sopespian, which is heavily abridged in the Disney one, but I did like the part where Edmund says "So you're bravely refusing to fight a swordsman half your age?" and Miraz says "I didn't say I refuse."
Here's how the exchange goes in the BBC version:
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(After Peter challenges Miraz, Glozelle and Sopespian manipulate him into accepting so they can rise to power in his place)
Miraz: So, a challenge. I can assume there is only one opinion as to that.
Glozelle: Indeed, sire, and that is to refuse it.
Miraz: Of course. But we must have good cause.
Glozelle: Although I have never been called a coward, I must plainly say that if his brother, the High King Peter, is even more dangerous than this young man, why on your life, Your Majesty, have nothing to do with him.
Miraz: Plague upon it! Do you think I am afraid to face this Peter? I wanted your counsel as to the policy of the matter! Whether we, having the clear military advantage over their forces, should throw that advantage away!
Glozelle: The challenge must be refused. There is death in the strange knight's face.
Miraz: There you go again! Are you trying to make me out as great a coward as yourself? You talk like an old woman, Glozelle! What say you, Lord Sopespian?
Sopespian: Do not touch it, sire. As you say, policy gives Your Majesty excellent grounds for refusing, without any cause for questioning Your Majesty's courage or honor.
Miraz: Great heavens! Are you also bewitched today? Do you think I am looking for excuses to refuse this fight? You might as well call me coward to my face! If I do refuse it, as my good sense tells me that I should, you would believe, and teach others to believe, that I am afraid! Is that not so?
Sopespian: No man Your Majesty's age could be called a coward for refusing combat with a great warrior in the flower of his youth.
Miraz: Now I'm not only a coward but a dotard! With one foot in the grave! Well, let me tell you, my lords, with your craven counsel, you have achieved the very opposite of your intent! I had intended to refuse, but I shall accept! You hear? Accept!
(Later, during the duel, Peter wounds Miraz)
Glozelle: Let me help you, Your Majesty. (draws knife) And this is for your insult this morning. (stabs Miraz in the back)
Sopespian: King Miraz is dead!
(A fight breaks out, but much shorter than in the remake. Peter duels Glozelle and stabs him. Sopespian's fate is unclear but he is not seen in the crowd of Telmarines after so I'm guessing Edmund killed him. (in the book, Peter cuts his legs off and decapitates him, which I think he does to a mook in the remake, where Sopespian gets eaten by the river god and Glozelle survives) Reepicheep's tail is cut off but Aslan restores it. Warwick Davis plays Reepicheep here, he would later play Nikabrik in the remake.)
If you want my suggestion on how to get through the virus situation: If you want updates, check out official sites related to the virus, and don't pay attention to the media, they blow things out of proportion with doom and gloom talk and will likely make you feel worse. Granted the lockdown situation is annoying but I hear it will end at the end of April, meaning the virus MIGHT be on its way to ending as well, otherwise they wouldn't do it so early. (Except in New York and Russia maybe, not sure on Italy yet)
And until then, find distractions to entertain yourself, like talking about our favorite shows with me.
Did I ever tell you about Once Upon A Time? It's a live-action crossover of their own takes on Disney characters and other fairy tales like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Hercules, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, 101 Dalmatians, Robin Hood, Frozen, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, King Arthur, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Count of Monte Cristo, etc.
Season 1 - The Evil Queen
Season 2 - Queen of Hearts (Part 1), two OC's (Part 2)
Season 3 - Peter Pan (Part 1), The Wicked Witch of the West (Part 2)
Season 4 - The Snow Queen (Part 1, and Anna and Elsa's aunt btw), Rumplestiltskin (Part 2)
Season 5 - King Arthur (Part 1), Hades (Part 2)
Season 6 - The Evil Queen (dark half) (Part 1), OC "The Black Fairy" (Part 2)
Season 7 - Mother Gothel
There are a lot of redemptions in there too. Most notably the Evil Queen, Rumplestiltskin, Captain Hook, the Wicked Witch of the West, the Snow Queen, Maleficent, and Ursula. Where they made Peter Pan, King Arthur, Beowulf, and Dr. Jekyll villains, and killed Cruella and Hades. Also Rumplestilstkin is also the Beast and the "Crocodile" (he cut off Hook's hand), the Genie is the Magic Mirror, and the Queen of Hearts is the Miller's Daughter, and the Wizard of Oz is the leader of the flying monkeys.
That's why I mentioned them. There's a few in Dragonball Z Kai as well: Piccolo, Vegeta, Android 16, Android 18, Android 17, and Majin Buu.
Ever see the Spy Kids trilogy? Most of the main villains reform, except Mr. Lisp if he counts over Alexander Minion. Also if you've ever heard of Shakey Graves, he plays a minor role in the third film (though ironically it was through it that I discovered him and got one of his CD's as I knew him as E Dog before I knew him as Shakey Graves) Also the initial main villain of the first film, who reforms midway through, is also Nightcrawler in X2.
Pretty cool. My dad actually met him once on one of his trips. He was also in this show called Burn Notice which could get pretty fun sometimes. It's about this spy who got framed and burned by an evil organization, and while he tries to clear this up he also takes jobs to help people with stuff that no one else can, like situations where someone gets kidnapped and the kidnappers threaten to kill the hostage if they call the cops. Often he infiltrates a criminal's organization and screws them over to either get arrested or killed by their own guys.
One of my favorite episodes:
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This kid named Joey is having some trouble with his abusive stepfather Erik Luna. His mother April is divorcing him since he started beating Joey and his half-brother Danny but it looks like Erik will get custody of the kids because he's well-connected. His brother Quinn is a gangster and Erik keeps up a respectable appearance to help with his business.
However, April discovered that Erik is running a business selling stolen cars anonymously behind Quinn's back. So Michael (the main character) shows up as a dissatisfied customer named Pete, who says he bought a car stolen from some guys who burned down his house and threatened to kill him, and says they'll be after him too. His objective is to get Erik to leave Miami and miss the custody hearing so that April will get custody by default.
After Michael, Sam (Bruce Campbell), and Fiona stage some assassination attempts, Erik becomes convinced someone's trying to kill him, and can't ask Quinn for help without revealing his car scam, but rather than leave town he wants to hire assassins to kill the killers. So Michael has Sam and Fiona pose as the assassins. Sam and Fiona "find the killers", but they and Michael stage a shoot-out where they all pretend to get shot using special effects, and Erik freaks out and runs off no doubt thinking he'll be shot next.
Fiona: Nice fall, Shakespeare.
Sam: You should talk. You look like you got shot with a bow and arrow.
This finally convinces Erik to leave town, but Quinn gets to him first, and though he is skeptical, he agrees to check it out. So Michael and his team make Erik look insane by covering up all evidence of the fake shooting, where Michael poses as a priest and says he found Erik in a daze talking about assassins that weren't really there. And when he sees Fiona walking by, and Sam at a fruit stand he temporarily bought, Erik insists that they're some of the killers but Quinn doesn't believe him and locks him in a mental facility. In turn this damages Quinn's business and he gets on the cops' radar.
There's another episode where some guys led by Mark Sheppard rob a bank, and Michael pretends to be a doctor when one guy gets shot and sabotages the robbers so they think they're cursed. And another episode where Michael has to help out a Hispanic gang that protects kids, but to get close to them he has to pretend he's the devil himself, and has Fiona blow stuff up whenever he snaps his fingers to make it look like he's doing it magically. (That's actually the episode Danny Trejo is in, as an ally to the guy who's a threat to the kids, and enemy of the Hispanic gang)
I don't think so. I remember one time I wanted to go to Ontario to get Scott McNeil's autograph at a Transformers convention but I wasn't able to get there at the time. But later when my friend Screwball, who was part of a radio show that interviewed MLP crew members, and at one point lived in Vancouver and was friends with cast and crew, was hanging out with Michael Dobson, who called Scott McNeil over and took their picture together so I got a picture of Screwball with Scott McNeil hanging on my wall, which I'll say is as good as an autograph.
I know. A lot of shows with the Ocean voice actors don't seem that popular. Like Inuyasha or Monster Rancher. Scott McNeil does four distinctly different voices each in Monster Rancher and Beast Wars. (Ever seen Beast Wars, the CGI Transformers show?)
Back to Burn Notice, Seasons 2 and 3 are the most fun, and Season 4 to an extent. Season 5 is KINDA less fun, and after the death of the Season 6 antagonist midway through, it just ceases to be fun, and even when the following conflict is resolved, Season 7 feels completely different and lacks the fun of earlier seasons, but it does wrap things up and give closure.
I was just watching Sherlock Holmes and I realized, Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch appeared together in MCU and they both played Sherlock at some point.
Still some time before my other favorite character, Fiora. This is my second time playing through it (third if you count the "second playthrough" feature where you play through it again but at the level you beat the game at so you pretty much don't have to fight anyone except bosses), I previously got it for Wii and now have it for Wii U where I can charge my remote as I'm playing it.
We actually got a bit of rain today. Let's hope spring's here to stay this time.
Btw I haven't seen Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows since like 10 years ago. So I don't remember much about it other than Sherlock and Moriarty falling over the waterfall and Sherlock survives somehow. I don't even remember who plays Moriarty. (He wasn't credited in the first film, where he's hidden in the shadows)
No idea, but I heard a third film might be on the way soon.
Oh btw, Captain Marvel is back to being my favorite movie of last year. The hype has worn off for me on Frozen 2 and I now like and prefer the first one better for a variety of reasons. Just wanted set the record straight there. Lol
Lol thanks. I still like it, but I was too kind about a lot of stuff in this movie (the same kinda stuff I gave Endgame heck for. Such as the endings, ugh). Like I saw a lot of MCU/superhero influence imo. I can see Elsa turning into Steve, Kristoff turning into Thor, and Anna dying Tony style at this rate given how each character acted. For me, it works better as a stand alone (similar to Ralph Breaks the Internet) than a true sequel imo. Does that make sense?
So I'm thinking I'm gonna do a massive re-write of my current story sometime in light of this and remove the forest, Fifth Spirit thing, and all that other stuff and make it to where how everything was before. What do you think?
Yes. To me it had some good scenery, that awesome scene with Elsa and the ice horse, and the main villain falls to his death (though at the beginning rather than the end, and the death scene takes place before we even know he's the villain, so he barely has a presence except in the flashbacks where his true nature is revealed).
Whatever you feel like.
I beat the first of the three "That One Boss" in Xenoblade Chronicles. (Tyrea and Solidum Telethia, who nearly made me give up the first time) I somehow got to 6 levels above them, and when you're at least six levels above any enemy other than a Unique Monster, even a boss, it's difficult for them to damage you.
Right, I just hope Frozen 3 will bring Anna and Elsa back together for good (I'd like to see Elsa come back as queen too) and tone down the meta-references while they're at (like Elsa's cringing at "Let It Go"). Uh, maybe they can bring back Hans and kill him off in part 3? I know you would love that....
Thanks! I kinda just prefer Elsa the Snow Queen born with powers just because rather than some avatar or whatever (miss the braid too). If you follow, of course.
Hey, that's great. Keep up the good work!
You ever seen the second Wreck-It Ralph? It's so weird, because they say leaving your game is bad in the first one (Turbo time!), but Vanellope does just that in part 2 and it's all good (I'm noticing a pattern here with rulers abandoning their kingdoms...). Like, huh?
But those are just people fussing on the internet (and vice-versa). I'm not saying it's perfect to me, but I still go check out and judge for myself on any movie.
Honestly, I don't even remember. I saw it once back in theaters, so I don't really recall all that much (and I hadn't seen the first one at the time either). I do want to get the DVD to watch it again, but what happened? All I remember is that Ralph lets out a virus or something.
Oh yeah. If you ever change your mind about watching it, then please let me know.
Oh, what do you think of this theory about The Clone Wars? It could explain things like the weirdness with Ani (like the way he acts and the voice), him having a Padawan (that's never even mentioned in Episode 3), Maul coming back, and that Jedi I really liked going evil.
Maybe Sheev brought Maul "back" through propgranda to strike fear into the Republic (while the real Maul is still died in Episode 1 and is never coming back), only to show how Jedi like Ani will save the day? Ani is the Jedi poster boy in The Clone Wars, after all.
Regarding that Jedi I liked that went evil, this is how she looked in Episode 2 and this is how she looked in The Clone Wars. As you can see, she's much older, taller and closer to Ani's age in Episode 2, but now is somehow younger, shorter, and Ahsoka's age in The Clone Wars. This leads to think it's more of Sheev's propgranda to frame and discredit Jedi that he wanted out of the way before Order 66. What do you think?
Thanks! I think it does. Like compare how young Ani looks here in Episode 2 to how he looks so much older here in The Clone Wars. Propably more of Sheev wanting Ani to look like the perfect hero for the public for eventual takeover. What do you think?
Thanks! And here's a page I found from an offical Disney Star Wars board game manual that hints that the Empire has been tampering and forging documents associated with the Clone Wars. What do you think about this?
Thanks! I'll type out some of my ideas tomorrow, but basic things you would see in my version would stuff like this: Ani will act and sound like he does in the movies (either get Hayden back or his voice double from the original Clone Wars show who sounds exactly like him). Ahsoka may still exist, but she won't be his Padawan and she'll be closer to his age and they'll just be friends and she won't be the main character or be that important in my version (therefore solving the massive plot hole on why she isn't brought up in Episode 3). More Jedi besides Ashoka and Ani will get screen time (and be potrayed correctly. More on that later). Darth Maul will stay dead. The "chips" inside the Clones' heads to make them carry out Order 66 won't be in there either (Episode 2 already said that won't be necessary since they're bread to obey). I'm tempted to get Temuera Morrison back to do the voices for the Clones too. What do you think so far?
Thanks! You'll see Grievous be more of a threat and why the Jedi won't to defeat him so badly in Episode 3 (he gets captured by Gungans lead by Jar-Jar in the show fyi). He kills pretty much no Jedi whatsoever on top of that. Speaking of the Seperatists, I would like to flesh them out more and have some episodes focused on the Separatist Council from the movies. In the show, they're either locked up by the Republic for most of the war, declared "neutral" (another plot hole), or don't appear at all. So I would look to fix that. Let me know if you have any questions so far.
Oh, that sounds cool. You should check it out then.
Indeed, but you wouldn't know that from this show. Hereis the only Jedi (who just became a Knight) he kills in the show and he has to use a blaster to do it. Most of the time he struggles to put up much of a fight. How else would he lose to Jar-Jar of all people? GG would be more like this in my version. What do you think about that? That fight from Infinity War is still one of my favorites.
Yep. I have no idea. The early seasons show Nute Gunray, Wat Tambor, and Poggle the Lesser fully working for Dooku (the latter two are captured and locked up for most of the war) but later on, all of these factions like the Trade Federation were now "neutral" in the war and there ships couldn't been seen anymore also (even though you can see them in Episode 3 in the opening space battle). Like the Banking Clan is all of a sudden been neutral all along too (San Hill is no where to be seen) AND has episodes where they end up under control of the Republic. Huh? So why is San Hill still with the Separatists in Episode 3 then? See how this would be confusing?
I might not feel like it right now. But later I will, probably.
On a more positive note, spring is here, and the snow is gone. But while the sunny days are fun, today and yesterday I saw rainclouds in the distance and they just went past the city instead of over us.
Thank you so much for allowing me to share my ideas with you, my friend!
Now I've been watching some videos about this, and I think my main characters would be a Jedi, a squad of Clones, and a smuggler. The Jedi would be an original character and his/her story would overlap with the other main characters. The squad of Clones would probably be a commando squad and sometimes they would be working with the Jedi main character and others. The smuggler would be a Han Solo type and his/her path would cross with the rest of the cast.
I think Ani and Obi have a had a lot of focus already, so they wouldn't be major characters, but they would still be involved quite a bit. And again, they have to make Ani sound and act like how he's supposed to. Ahsoka like I said, might still exist, but she's not going to be Ani's Padawan and not play much of a role like in prior works. I find this pretty hard to believe that someone as crazy and immature as Ani would be given a Padawan at all and then not have her brought up in Episode 3.
The rest of the Prequel Era Jedi would also gets lots of episodes about them as well (and be potrayed correctly). For example, Luminara Unduli (you remember me telling you about her, right? The one that gets humiliated a lot and gets "captured" during Order 66 according to Rebels.) would get lots of episodes about her and we would see she's really good at her job as a Jedi (like in prior works before The Clone Wars). Her Padawan Barriss Offee (the one that went evil and was de-aged which were both total fails) would also get lots of episodes about her too and she would be potrayed as a healer (like she's supposed to and had always been prior to The Clone Wars) and her age will not be changed since she's closer to Ani's age (another dumb move by The Clone Wars since she's cleary much older in Episode 2). Lol Luminara and Barriss are some of my favorite Prequel Jedi, so I would like for them to be done justice (along with everyone else). I'll add some examples later, but I think you get the idea, right?
Got you questions or suggestions? I bet there's some villain deaths you like to see for some of villains that can be killed.
Sounds pretty good, though there aren't a lot of villains I know of in Star Wars that ever survived, unless Sebulba counts and there's probably no need to include him.
Well, the doom and gloom person said cases in the US were just under a million and it's all to a far higher proportion than the Spanish flu. But other sources say that it is slowing down and there are plans to gradually end the lockdowns in May.
Thanks! Haha! Well, at that point, I would look towards the books, comics, etc. to see who we would use (while staying consistent with them unlike what the show did, obviously. Cause the goal of this show is to stay true to everything Star Wars). Dooku in prior works had a inner circle of Dark Jedi that he used has his henchmen, so we could use some of them. Darth Maul's brother (that was introduced in The Clone Wars) could be one of them, but like I said, Maul is not coming back. Besides Dark Jedi, I would look for Separatists commanders to use also (some more that were introduced in The Clone Wars could be used, too). These are useally not droids, but instead people from all walks of life. All of these I mentioned could be the villains we see die in battle since they wouldn't cause any plots holes with anything else. What do you think about that?
Oh, alright. Hopefully it will be over soon. That was probably just some clickbait to get people upset.
Whatever you feel like. Probably no need for a fall into a reactor core with a big explosion of light, that can be reserved for the original series' Emperor Palpatine, but falling in general is still one of my favorites (like Darth Maul's death scene which I'm still going by). Other than that the usual, lightsabers, blasters, explosions.
Speaking of falling, that's one of the reasons Gaston's death is my favorite. Before you even add the rain that it takes place in, his "hilarious squeal" as he falls puts it at the top of my list. No one falls like Gaston - not even Gaston.
Meanwhile I'm reluctant to continue Xenoblade Chronicles because of a kinda difficult part coming up and I can't find the entrance to the fortress I need to get to (I beat Mumkhar and he fell to his death), but I have to remember if I can get by that part, I get Fiora, my other favorite character, back.
Haha, of course. I still go by that for Maul, also. And you count on that. You think I should try writing this stuff like I did for my version of Endgame last year? If so, would you be interested in reading it?
Lol speaking of Maul, I watching the new The Clone Wars episode released today, and it ended with Maul screaming: "We're all gonna die! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!". Like omg, how does this behavior match up to Episode 1 Maul at all?
Indeed. His death is good. How did live action Gaston die again? I've only seen it once and don't remember everything.
Is this a Wii game?
Btw, Doctor Strange 2 has been pushed back even further now to March 2022! Terrible news!
Well I didn't want to talk about the virus too much for the sake of your sanity but even if it goes away the movie and TV industry will lose too much momentum and knowledge and be unable to finish them. And with how messed up the world and people in general are, I know anything unexpected can happen, and Stan Lee didn't live to see Avengers: Endgame finished. Yes, he was 95, but still.
Thanks! I promise you, no "Darth Maul coming back to life" in my version (among many other things....). Haha!
Ah, okay! Isn't that a handheld one?
Well, thanks for that, but I'm sure they'll revcover somehow eventually once things are back to normal. I'd say let's just wait and see.
You watching anything good lately? I've been rewatching the Star Wars prequels and I still don't agree with all the hate towards them (for the most part). Like I said, Attack of the Clones is my favorite Star Wars movie (just finished watching it a few minutes ago, and I still love it!) and I still have no idea why Ani would be made a Knight and then given a Padawan right after the end of this movie (along with the weird voice change and how he acts like some wise guy now).
Switch can switch between TV and handheld depending on player choice. Hence the name.
I hope so. It's always been one of my fears that the knowledge on how to do stuff will be lost.
Not really, other than Elementary (a TV series about Sherlock, but he's a recovering drugaddict and Watson is his female sober companion, Joan Watson). And, again, considering Escaflowne but haven't gotten to it yet.
Yeah, I love those movies too. And The Phantom Menace was my introduction to it rather than A New Hope.
Worry not, for that industry has survived time and time again.
I have heard of that. Is it any good?
While I was introduced to A New Hope, The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clone are the Star Wars movies I've watched the most. Totally underrated imo and really great movies. Did you hear what happened to the kid that played Ani in the first one? It's really sad.
Let's do. We need them to get back to work when this is all over.
Have you seen the Sherlock version with Dr. Strange and the good Ross?
That he went crazy from all the hate? I think that's really sad and horrible how people treated him. How is any of that his fault? He was just a kid. Geez.
What's that show about?
And having just finished Revenge of the Sith again, I still don't buy Ani having a Padawan given his behavior and how she never comes up. Plus if Ani wants to cheat death so bad, why didn't he consider looking for Maul? Doesn't make sense imo.
Angry Video Game Nerd, the guy who reviews poorly designed games. But he's familiar with a lot of good games too, except pretty much any Sonic game after Sonic & Knuckles.
Sherlock - Yes. I actually saw them before the Iron Man and Yon-Rogg ones.
The Last Kingdom is a Saxon/Viking-themed show. The main character's evil uncle who tried to have him killed as a boy in Season 1 is dead, so is the character we really hate although he seemed to repent in his final moments. (Haven't seen the last three episodes yet but probably will tomorrow)
Oh, that guy. Does he review any Star Wars games (just curious)?
Oh cool! What did you think of season 4?
That sounds interesting. Based on real life or made up?
Right, how would he also look so much older (and sound different) in the show than going back to how he's suppsosed to be in Episode 3? I'm not saying it's a bad show (I think some of it's all right) but things like this make no sense. If you were the Jedi Council, would you make Ani a Knight and give him a Padawan right after Geonosis?
Yes. But probably none of the ones you've ever played. Here's his review on them, see if you recognize any. (Contains coarse language)
I didn't know there was a Season 4, I've only seen as far as Season 3.
It's one of those "historical fiction" series like Spartacus, which has a bit of historical accuracy but most of the events and some of the characters are fictional to make it more dramatic and such. (Besides, there's one point where a witch performs a magic ritual) That's pretty much the last mystery for me now.
Well according to the book adaptation of Revenge of the Sith he did become a Knight at least after Geonosis (which also marked the point Obi-Wan became a Master and Council member). Not sure how canon that is, of course, and the Padawan thing is definitely a plot hole.
Thanks and interesting. I haven't played any of those, you're right. Have you?
Yes, there is a season 4 that came out 3 years ago. Should you read up on it, then please let me know.
Oh, alright. How long have you been watching that?
Oh really? I haven't read that one yet (it's on my list), but that's interesting. That sounds like a retcon ordered by Lucas because I always heard and read he was Knighted 2 and half years after Geonosis, but I'm gonna read that book sometime and see (I have a lot of Star Wars books, so it will be fun for me). The Padawan thing is a plot hole as is Maul's survival. Did you also hear about Sheev having mind control chips in the Clones' brains according to the cartoon?
Cool. Have you considered getting Battlefront 2 on PC? There's some awesome mods out there that add a LOT of content.
That's good to hear.
Right, I find the chip thing to be odd to say the least. To me, it seems to be a way to get rid of any responsibility of the Clones' killing the Jedi off with this. I see no other reason than that since the series loved the Clones (not really a bad thing, but it's telling there's this get out of jail free card for the Clones, but none for that Jedi I liked that went evil, right? Lol). I think in my version, we won't to do the chip thing and instead we'll just go with what was said in Episode 2. Just imagine instead the struggle of some Clones that have grown attached to their Jedi commanders and how they might struggle to carry out the order. Would you be interested in reading that?
I finished The Last Kingdom. While there's no more mysteries, there is a bitter disappointment that one of the main villains of the season, Aethelhelm, the LAST last hated character, gets off karma houdini, and there won't be a fifth season for obvious reasons.
I'll maybe look up what happens in the book equivalents to what would have been Season 5 (Books 9 and 10), even though there are some differences.
Like, in the books, Bloodhair kills Skade then Uhtred (main character) kills Bloodhair. In the show, Skade kills Bloodhair, and Uhtred kills Skade. Also in the books, Aethelred's annoying advisor, Aldhelm, tries to carry out his plans and is killed by Uhtred. In the show, he reforms and becomes one of the most likeable characters through the third and fourth seasons. In the books, Uhtred kills his evil uncle Aelfric and takes back his hometown. In the show, Aelfric is killed by his son Wihtgar who maintains control of Bebbanburg forcing Uhtred to retreat.
But I could headcanon something with Aethelhelm if it's close enough. (I read he dies in Book 10, but I can't find any details on that. If only there was going to be a Season 5.)
Well, the virus shut down the TV and movie industry to the point that even when the virus gone, they'll lose the knowledge and momentum they need to keep going, even if they think they will now. We were fortunate they finished production on Season 4 beforehand.
I see. Any chance of one after this virus is over?
Ah, very nice! Mine would either be Wat Tambor or Passel Argente. I was so disappointed the council was retconed into being a "neutral" party in the cartoon. What on earth would make Lucas and his people come up with something so dumb like that, you think?
I don't know. But more reason to go by The Clone Wars as non-canon. And of course I've already said, and it really goes without saying, why that's so ridiculous.
Btw I don't really know a whole lot of them other than Nute Gunray, Rune Haako, Poggle the Lesser, Wat Tambor, Shu Mai, and San Hill (the ones who had lines, I found out their names when writing my transcript for Attack of the Clones).
Whenever that is. I heard Disney might not be opening their parks back up until next year. How will Disney be able to recover from that?
Agreed. It feels like Lucas didn't even remember his own movies when him and his people were making the show. Did I tell you they seriously said the Trade Federation became a "neutral" party and their ships couldn't be seen anymore in the show? What's the point of that?
Oh, well let me feel you in! Passel Argente is the leader of the Corporate Alliance. Here's a comic panel of him from some pre-The Clone Wars material openly working with the Separatists. Next is Tikkes and he is leader of the Quarren Isolation Leauge from Mon Calamari (same planet where Ackbar is from). Here's him from the original Clone Wars cartoon shaking Dooku's hand. Next is Po Nudo and he is leader of the Hyper-Communications Cartel (the Separatists' propaganda machine). Here's an old trading card that said he was cleary on the side of the Separatists. See the evidence that they were not "neutral" whatsoever?
So as you can see, all these guys were clearly working for the Separatists this whole time and Lucas also agreed since he approved and signed off on these backstories of them working for Separatists. So for him to change his mind about all of this is quite frankly ridiculous and pointless.
I'm sorry to hear that. I know what's it's like to lose a show you love before it's fully complete.
Right? You saw all that stuff I linked, right? Does Lucas not even remember half the stuff he comes up with (or approves of)? It's annoying because there're literally 7 seasons and they couldn't even decadite an episode or two for fleshing most of the council out. Same with the Preiquel background Jedi (the ones that did didn't do much of anything). Like they made everything literally about nice guy Abi and his Padawan and that's it. There's also 4 episodes about a talking frog man, so no excuse not feature the Separatist Council or the other Jedi more imo.
Btw, don't ever try and bring this stuff elsewhere about the cartoon. I did something so on a Star Wars site years ago and even the admins themselves told me I wasn't allowed to criticize it or the makers of the cartoon (Prequel bashing along with its actors was totally fine, of course). Just a friendly word of warning!
Thanks. I feel like the cartoon was made for people that didn't like the Prequels tbh. How else would you explain Ani being a nice guy with a weird voice change?
Right? A trend I've been seeing lately is Prequels fans hating on the Sequels and their fans. The exact same thing the Original Trilogy fans did to the Prequels and its fanbase for years. As Sheev would say, "Ironic." Am I right?
Well, he did turn back from the dark side. But some books have it so killing Palpatine was the only reason he was forgiven, and of course that didn't stand in the sequel trilogy.
Btw did you know that some people actually side with the Empire and say that the only evil thing the Sith have ever done is Vader killing his own men to make a point, and not even qualifying killing younglings as murder because they were taught to strip their souls of feelings? (Of course I don't believe them any more than people who think Gaston wasn't evil, the film makes it pretty clear he is, and for this reason they changed "Time to die" to "Belle is mine" to remind us of his true motives) I'm sure I could name some other evil stuff the Empire has done (like killing Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru because they were just there, and Tarkin blowing up Alderaan), and the opening sequence of A New Hope makes clear which side is which. Plus Palpatine backstabbed Dooku and had him killed. Not that he didn't have it coming, but the Jedi wouldn't do that to each other.
Have you seen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? A lot of people have said why they think Grandpa Joe is a bigger jerk than he was meant to appear in that movie. (Though he does make a responsible choice by quitting smoking)
Right, but he did overthrow him at least in the end (even if Sheev came back in the Sequels).
Oh yes, I know what you're talking about. I don't agree with that either. There's also how Sheev plotted a war that killed millions on both sides so he could seize power for himself. And how he had his own pawns killed off when they were no longer of use to him (the Jedi, Dooku, Grievous, Separatist Council, etc.) Sheev (and the Sith) are horrible people and they literally follow something called the "Dark Side" afrer all. Doesn't get much more obviously evil than that.
I've seen the one with Johnny Depp. Are you talking about the old one?
I'm talking about the old one where he suggests that he and Charlie steal Fizzy Lifting Drinks, and when Wonka gets angry and says they won't get their lifetime supply of chocolate for that, Grandpa Joe yells at Wonka for something that was his own fault, and even seeks revenge by planning to give an Everlasting Gobstopper to Slugworth, despite having earlier said Slugworth was "the worst" (this, along with his knowledge of how a bullet comes out of a gun, not to mention apparently having lots of money for tobacco, leads many to believe that he's actually a spy for Slugworth). But Charlie returns the Gobstopper to Wonka instead, who then tells him he wins the grand prize (the factory itself) and that the man who appeared to be Slugworth asking the kids to give him a gobstopper was really Wonka's assistant to test their honesty.
Oh, wow! In that case, no I haven't seen the old on (it's on my list). But that sounds crazy!
Watching any Star Wars stuff on May the 4th? They're putting up the finale The Clone Wars episode on that day, so I guess I'll watch that. I just watched the one they put up this morning, and I still find a lot of this pretty hard to believe (like Ashoka bringing Maul back to Coruscant during Order 66).
It is a pretty old movie so they don't have as good special effects as the new one. The chocolate river just looks like brown water, and they couldn't do the squirrel scene so they had Veruca stand on a sort of scale that tells the difference between a good egg and a bad egg. And of course it deems her a bad egg and she falls down the garbage chute, and Mr. Salt dives into the chute after her. Their fate is left ambiguous, as Wonka says the furnace is lit every other day and we don't see them again.
There is a pretty long segment of people seeking Golden Tickets before Charlie finds his, and some of the people are pretty messed up. Bill, the candy store owner, gives free candy to rich kids and only expects the poor kids like Charlie to pay. Charlie's teacher, Mr. Turkentine, switches their schedule so they take tests on subjects they haven't even learned yet. Mr. Teavee plans to give Mike a real gun when he's 12. A psychiatrist tells his patient that to believe in one's dreams is a manifestation of insanity, but when the patient says he dreamed of an angel telling him where a golden ticket was, he asks him where it is. Mrs. Curtis's husband is kidnapped and they hold him for ransom. She thinks she's willing to pay any price - until she finds out that price is her case of Wonka Bars. And Mr. Gloop eats a microphone.
Also, Veruca is even more of a brat in the original than in the remake. Mike is probably the second worst here. Violet and Augustus aren't quite as bad, though Violet has a bit of an attitude and says of the Rainbow Drops "Spitting's a dirty habit" - while picking her nose. But she does yell at Veruca a few times.
May the 4th - Probably will. Not sure which yet. Either The Phantom Menace or Return of the Jedi, probably. And I doubt it's coincidence they're doing that.
That reminds me, in MLP, the ponies have these symbols on their hips/upper legs (a.k.a. flanks) that symbolize who they are or their special talents, called cutie marks, and for the first five seasons, three fillies called the Cutie Mark Crusaders are trying to get theirs. And they finally get them on the anniversary of the show, October 10th. The writers claimed it's coincidence but I don't believe it. (Other than the first episode that was the only episode to air on an October 10th)
Cool! I'll try and look for it after this virus is over. What do you think of the newer one with Johnny Depp?
Good chocies there! And I'm sure they're releasing it on Monday cause of Star Wars day, yes. Though, despite the mess of continuity issues, dumb things (that Jedi I liked going evil and having her age changed, Maul's survival etc.) Ani's weird voice change and personality transplant, and Ahsoka basically turning into Iron Man and Wolverine with being EVERYWHERE (sometimes at the expense of other characters), I still grew up watching it on Cartoon Network, so I have some affection for it and I'm a little sad to see it go all the same. You ever felt that way about any shows?
From what you told me, I doubt it's a coincidence either. Are you guys getting a new show at some point?
I thought it was pretty good. One of the remakes not inferior to the original.
Kinda, but at the same time they do have to end before they get stale like Spongebob, Pokemon, The Simpsons, etc.
If Hasbro opens their offices again after the virus is gone, there will be a G5. We're not sure whether it'll be anything like G4, revert back to G3's style, or go the opposite direction, but time will tell.
So do I. I even got the theatrical versions of the original trilogy on DVD when they became available, those are the ones I go by (where the sarlacc is just a mouth in the sand and no beak coming out, just tentacles).
I've heard the ones about it being designed by terrorists.
Oh very cool! We have the ones from 2004 (so some annoying changes, but not as bad as later versions). Have you seen this ridiculous edit Lucas made in Episode 6 later on? Like, just why? That's a powerful scene that didn't need that imo.
Right, and have you heard the one about 5G celltowers spreading it?
There's lots of misinformation about it. That's why the media's untrustworthy as to getting accurate information about it.
Ever see Inspector Gadget? That's one I forgot about for a while but I just got it on DVD today. My favorite parts are when Scolex's cat steals Sikes's food, and when the kitten drinks the chief's coffee. (Both cat-related moments, maybe my love for cats influenced this?)
Yep! Very powerful scene. All his life Ani has been serving someone (Watto, the Jedi, Sheev etc.) but at the end he finally does the right thing and dies a freeman. So Padme ended up being right about him, too. I also agree it's a great villan death, and going by just the first 6 movies in chronological order, the first and last movie ends with the villain falling down a reactor shaft and dying.
Yes, no idea why they think that, though. Like was that proven false hundereds of years ago?
Oh, I see. I'm sorry for your cat's loss. I can only assume mine as joined yours in their fate.
Cool. Sadly, we still got a problem here, but not as bad as before, thankfully.
Happy May the 4th! As you can see, I changed my avatar to my favorite Star Wars movie for this day!
And favorite villains: Darth Maul, Count Dooku (as he's played by Christopher Lee he couldn't possibly not be on my list), Rune Haako, General Veers, and Commander Jerjerrod (random as he only appears in three scenes, must be his British accent). And Palpatine of course.
They're here in the background here in the beginning. They show up during the final battle too. BTW, they were both supposed to have been included during the Order 66 scenes in Revenge of the Sith, but George being George cut the scenes for whatever reason (would have saved a lot of trouble had he kept them in, maybe).
Big fan of Jerjerrod too! Speaking of that, I'll do the Originals now.
Favorite heroes: Luke, Leia, Han, Lando, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, Yoda, Ackbar, R2-D2, and C-3PO.
Favorite villains: Sheev, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Grand Moff Tarkin, Admirtal Motti, General Tagge, Admiral Piett, Captain Needa, Commander Jerjerrod, and Greedo.
Random characters: again, need to work on making a table.
What about you?
It's so annoying. How does it make the Prequels better if it's so inconsistent with them most of the time?
Oh yeah, honorable mention to Tagge too. I even based an OC off him. I see I'm not the only one who notices more obscure villains. (Admiral Motti of course stood out more with Vader Force-choking him nearly to death for greasing him about the Force)
Hey, that's cool! I love obscure characters, also. It's funny you mention that part about the Force considering Rebels has so many Force users running around. Like why do think Vader is the last one then?
And I've heard people say Lucas (supposedly) had a lot of involvement with the show and that's why you have to accept it as canon. 1. A lot of my favorite Star Wars stuff wasn't even made by Lucas, so I'm not too concerned about that. 2. Even if he did have a lot to do with it, why should it matter when these are the same people that trashed the Prequels for years saying this? So take his word only when it suits you then? You know what I mean?
Yeah, like Ezra, where is he during the original trilogy?
Btw I found a new "triangle" even though it doesn't quite fit the style of the other ones on account of being "standalone single installments" but I've been thinking of the three of them together for quite some time now: The Final Fantasy Triangle, consisting of the three FF games I ever played, which are my top three favorites also with my three favorite villains (Sephiroth, the Emperor, and Kefka): Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy VI, and Final Fantasy VII. I said one would have to come together on its own and it seems this one did. (Despite being part of the same franchise and having similar elements, each FF game is set in its own separate universe and continuity)
Right, but they wouldn't have had to do that at all if they just kept Maul dead. Lucas himself said in The Phantom Menace DVD commentary said he had Maul die like that so he couldn't be brought back. I guess he changed his mind. More evidence the stuff he says is pretty much meaningless imo.
Yes, but George being George flip-flopped on this like he did on pretty much everything else. Not sure why Maul needed more screen time when they had so many other characters to work with, but I digress.
Hang in there, brother. This virus is tearing the world apart and we can't let it keep happening. Hopefully soon this awful thing will end and we can pick pack up to where we left off.
Well, how would you like to know after a long year of misgivings, screaming, complaining, ranting (and so on) that I have finally decided I don't want to stop liking the MCU anymore and am finally (and truly) ready this time to pick back up where I left off? Truth is, I have always believed in redemption (and I miss this franchise so much), so I'm willing to bet on a little faith I will see what I loved before back.
I still don't like it or agree with it, but I accept what happened last year and now just want to move foward.
Just wanted to let you know!
And with that said, I have already begun counting down until November when Black Widow comes out. Lol
Same here. Let's hope they can turn this around. I feel really bad for Italy, they got hit HARD by this crap.
Thanks! I again apologize for my unacceptable behavior over the last year. It was really immature and pathetic and I promise you I will do better. Now I'm looking foward to it being like the old days again where I came out of the theater just amazed and ready to go back several times.
Yes, Nat's movie's is still coming, they just pushed everything back. Check out this link to see all the new release dates. Only stuff that I know that doesn't have dates set yet are Guardians 3 and Ant-Man 3, but hopefully we'll get them soon!
Not sure. And I'm trying not to get too excited for them, coz even if they are still coming I don't want to go insane again waiting for them. (That might be why I keep thinking they're cancelled) At least Thanos is dead.
Ah, yes. Well, let's just hope they're good then! The only ones I'm cautiously optimistic about right now would be Thor 4 and Captain Marvel 2 (you know why for both) but I'm willing to have a little faith they'll both be great and Thor and Carol will be back to normal. Would you say that's a good way of looking at it?
Tbh, the third Mummy movie was doomed without her. She could never be replaced and they should have canceled it the moment they knew she wasn't coming back. Not to mention that movie pretty much ended Brendan's career.
I'll probably never see it then. Btw, I got a magazine about the Batman films, of the Tim Burton series it really didn't have anything bad to say about the first three, but of Batman & Robin, the only one of the four I disliked, it said "the absolute nadir of the superhero movie genre, a film so bad that its star, George Clooney, has spent over 20 years apologizing for it", and "a film that, over two decades later, still makes no sense", and "if (the plot) sounds bad, that's because it is."
8 years ago in 2012.
I'll probably not try Escaflowne, probably just resume DBZ Kai after the Ivanhoe miniseries.
Yeah, and that one was my favorite. As for Batman, I would still recommend the first three - Batman (with Michael Keaton as Batman and Jack Nicholson as the Joker), Batman Returns (Danny DeVito is the Penguin and Michelle Pfeiffer - Janet - is Catwoman), and Batman Forever (with Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face and Jim Carrey as the Riddler) - but Batman & Robin just lacked the fun of those three, despite Arnold Schwarzenegger being in it.
Btw here's the most hated boss in Xenoblade Chronicles. With commentary, I actually memorized everything he said during the battle up until Lorithia's repeated quote. (She works for Zanza, the main villain, and Prince Kallian is one of your main non-playable allies)
If you want to see the Zanza battle I can send it to you next.
I haven't seen it but I heard it was terrible. In Supernatural, there's a moment where an angel named Balthazar alters history by unsinking the Titanic (prompting a Final Destination parody where one of the Fates kills descendants of those who would have died), in order to get more souls to win the war against Raphael - but his excuse is that the movie was terrible and that the song by Celine Dion made him want to smite himself. (Also as a result of the film never existing, Celine Dion never became popular and is a lounge singer in Quebec)
But I don't know if that was just his unpopular opinion. Still though, even if the movie was better than he said it was, not a fan of films based entirely on true events. (Closest to that is fictionalized versions of historical moments like Spartacus)
Just looked into it, sounds like that was an unpopular opinion (of a fictional nonhuman character at that), the movie was popular and successful.
Like also in Supernatural they put in a part about Jared and Jensen (who play the two main characters, Sam and Dean) not even talking to each other when they're not on the set (when Sam and Dean are sent to our world by Balthazar and take the roles of their actors). In real life they are good friends.
Well, I'd put it in the Average section, I was just reminded of it watching the 1997 miniseries for the first time, which is longer and follows the book more closely. But the original movie has a pretty awesome fight scene near the end.
Well it was released on DVD or at least On Demand a few weeks after theaters because of the virus. Probably one of the last films ever because of it.
It's pretty good. It's about a guy played by Vin Diesel who is brought back from the dead with nano technology as an invincible super soldier. He regains memories as to who killed him and his wife, but all is not as it seems. I'd say it's probably the best film lately that isn't Marvel, Star Wars, or Jumanji. (Most of them lately have just been "meh" or not good at all IMO)
I see Sonic's out now too. I might not watch it though - Most live-action films based off games or animes end as if wanting to get a sequel, but they never do. For the Sonic movie, it seems they actually intended to follow through for once. And my favorite Sonic character, Tails the fox, would've been in it, as he comes to Earth in the postcredits scene. Sadly, it's unlikely that sequel will ever happen now because of the virus.
Oh that's right. And most movie theaters are opening backup in July with Mulan as one of the first new movies to be shown.
I so want to watch it. Isn't Killian in it?
I saw it and thought it was okay, but I haven't played any Sonic related stuff in about 15 years. And I'm sure the sequel will come. They're already phasing out restrictions in a lot of states here and soon enough, things will start getting back to normal.
What other movies are you looking foward to this year? Mine would be Mulan, Black Widow, and Halloween Kills (that is if it doesn't get pushed back).
Not as much as it was supposed to be. That Disney Dragon movie you were excited for as been pushed back to March of next year. And with my renewed sense of optimism for the MCU, I feel Black Widow will probably be amazing. Though, I am still not happy with Tony appearing in it and I hope that's just a rumor and he doesn't.
Yeah, I thought the reason they killed him was coz Robert Downey Jr. got tired of it or something. And I'm not going to even expect the dragon movie now if, even when things are settling down this and next month, they're still pushing it back to next March they're way behind.
Yeah, RDJ has wanted out since Iron Man 3, but they keep paying him more and more to come back. Blame Covid-19 for that. Doctor Strange 2 has almost been pushed back two years because of this nonsense (March 2022 now).
Just a post-apocalyptic world where you go around killing humanoid tree monsters and evil mushrooms. You can upgrade your stuff but if you exceed any enemy's current level they'll be scaled up to your level and the first boss is way too difficult due to exploding enemies that afflict a debuff and appear at random.
It's all right, I lost interest in Season 2 coz I didn't get the impression it would end with closure but it did so that'll change my outlook on it completely. Most of the villains reform (and a lot of those don't seem that bad to begin with, the only really sinister ones are Hordak, Shadow Weaver, and Horde Prime, and at least one of them reforms), you'd probably like it. It's on Netflix.
Fair enough. What did you think of him in the original trilogy? I thought his character development was amazing since he starts out as a loner and ends as a leader in the school. I can't say the same for Tony since he starts and ends as a whiny and immature child pretty much imo.
I know, that was funny! Could you also feel his pain when he was forced to stab Jean?
But didn't Tony already almost do that in the first Avengers movie with flying the missile through the wormhole? Regardless, I mean that's great, but I don't think it should give him an excuse to treat everyone like dirt.
Btw, is your MCU ranking still about the same? I'm about to put together a new one since I'm back into the fold, but Civil War and Infinity War are going near the bottom for me. Most movies with Tony and Steve in them are, actually. Funnily enough, even before my melt down last year, a lot of my favorite MCU movies didn't even have Tony and Steve in them. Haha!
Yeah, and a jerk to his so called "team", too. Imagine what the MCU would like had RDJ got to retire after Iron Man 3 like he wanted. I bet we would have gotten a proper Captain America 3, a Spider-Man that still has Uncle Ben has the main mentor in his life, and more characters like Nat would have gotten more time to shine. It would have been amazing imo.
Ah, a massive undertaking! One myself would be too tired and too busy to do these days, but I wish you the best of luck.
To me, the first 3 phases of the MCU was like a sports team. They had a great season with a lot of wins, but they lost the championship. However, Phase 4 means a new season is about to start, so that's why I'm looking foward to it. Does that make sense?
Yes, although like a sports team it's not active right now and might not be able to get it back together when it's safe to do so. A restaurant and a balsamic vinegar store closed permanently with no intention of reopening when the virus is gone.
Exactly. Some major changes needed to be made for a long time and this is the last straw. If there isn't a rebellion that changes things then hopefully something good will come of the election this year. If this virus had a 100% mortality rate, humanity would already be extinct.
I will always be interested to read your revised MCU list.
Are you talking about the election here in Ameirca? Not to get your hopes up, but this is Ameircan politics in a nutshell here.
Sure, I can do that now and if you got any changes to yours, let me know.
Here we go:
1. Captain Marvel
2. Thor: Ragnarok
3. Ant-Man and the Wasp
4. Doctor Strange
5. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
6. Thor: The Dark World
7. Black Panther
9. Guardians of the Galaxy
11. Iron Man 3
12. Captain America: The Winter Solider
13. The Avengers
14. Avengers: Age of Ultron
15. Captain America: The First Avenger
16. Spider-Man: Far From Home
17. Spider-Man: Homecoming
18. Iron Man
19. Avengers: Infinity War
20. Captain America: Civil War
21. The Incredible Hulk
22. Iron Man 2
23. Avengers: Endgame
As you can see, it's changed quite a bit and I mostly prefer the solo films over the Avengers films. Civil War and Infinity War are two films I don't really feel like ever watching again given what happens to Tony and Steve at the end of Phase 3 (along with several other reasons which you already know about) and I feel Age of Ultron wraps both their stories up in a much better way that I like. Thor currently has my favorite trilogy and I'm hoping for good things with his fourth film (like getting him back in shape). And of course, I'm really looking foward to the sequel to my favorite film and am hoping she will be back to her original appearance and she will be awesome again.
You say "Civil War and Infinity War are two films I don't really feel like ever watching again". You mean "Civil War and Endgame", right?
Here's my list, and what I like and disliked about them:
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1. Guardians of the Galaxy
Not just my favorite MCU movie, my favorite movie in total. Lots of comedy, lots of special effects, I also kinda like it not being on Earth (except the prologue, which really felt out of place in a comedy movie). The main villain, Ronan, is spectacularly destroyed. And of course, after two years, The Other gets his final fate.
2. Doctor Strange
This gets the second spot for the surreal special effects. They were always big in MCU (well, ALMOST always, and I'll get to that below), but Doctor Strange is the king of that for MCU. Between the Mirror Dimension (especially that fight with Kaecilius, and that dimension itself is a cool concept), Strange's dimensional trip, and the Dark Dimension, and Dormammu himself (who I don't even feel disappointed that he survives). I think Kaecilius disintegrated and his particles fused with the Dark Dimension. Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. And there is some level of comedy. To a lesser scale than GotG, but it is there.
3. Avengers: Infinity War
Despite Thanos winning at the end, this movie was a fun ride. Almost all the heroes are present (cept Ant-Man and Barton, and Carol whose film was unreleased yet), there's quite a bit of comedy in there, kinda cool when it jumps around, barely gets boring, and after six years of waiting in the shadows, Thanos is now the up front villain and we get a big fight with him. Oh yeah, and Peter Dinklage is in it.
4. Avengers: Endgame
After 7 years I got the closure I've been waiting for when Thanos got his head chopped off by Thor (with the weapon forged by Peter Dinklage no less). We even get to see him die twice when, after the spectacular final battle (which included Valkyrie riding a pegasus and Cap wielding Thor's hammer), Iron Man destroys his alternate timeline counterpart. And the nostalgia trip to previous movies, including Guardians of the Galaxy, and I love how it starts playing the song near the end of Thor's scene. While letting you know whatever they change in the past won't alter their own timeline.
It was put lower than Infinity War for the kinda slow beginning, for what Scott said after trying out Banner's time machine (even Star-Lord in GotG just used that as a figure of speech), and killing off Black Widow, in turn excluding her from the final battle including that scene with all the female heroes. And the other The Other wasn't seen even though in that timeline he should have been there. (I guess he was just on Thanos's ship and Carol killed him)
5. Thor: Ragnarok
Lots of comedy and was pretty fun too. One of Stan Lee's more significant cameos when he cuts Thor's hair. Hela felt compelling (in stark contrast to her role in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) and some of her lines were entertaining. Korg was fun to have around too. Like GotG, not too grounded on Earth. Opens with a battle with a menacing fire demon played by Clancy Brown, then aside from Hela we get Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum), unexpected appearance by the Hulk (though trailers already revealed this), and Surtur destroys himself and Hela. And this film marks Loki's redemption. Oh yeah, and there's a dragon and some pegasi (though the pegasi are killed by Hela).
6. Thor: The Dark World
Way underrated film. While obviously it's all right for us to have different opinions (like on Endgame), it's cool to see we have it in the same position. There is a bit of comedy (mostly from Loki), the most of any that came before it. Malekith, while lacking personality beyond generic evil, felt compelling, and the final battle with him was pretty fun. First him and Thor falling through portals, then the battle inside the malevolent cloud of Aether, even though Thor owned him at that point and he was (possibly unintentionally) crushed by Selvig with his own ship, which, btw, looks like the Eye of Sauron.
7. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Again, lots of comedy and special effects. We get an extended scene of Yondu with his arrow, and his death was a sad but powerful moment. Sylvester Stallone is in the film, and Nebula reforms.
Somehow parts felt a bit slower than the first film which is why it's lower. Also it has more NSFW references than the first film.
8. Black Panther
The last in my "top" section. It had a unique atmosphere to it, as well as an interesting combination of African culture and futuristic technology. The other Wakandans were pretty fun to have around too. Killmonger felt a little too easy to sympathize with though.
9. Iron Man 3
At the time it came out it was my favorite, until Thor: The Dark World, and later Guardians of the Galaxy, overtook it. Compared to my Top 8 it's not much but Killian felt compelling, and as one who never read the comics I thought it was an interesting twist. Also the fact that for once the main villain of an Iron Man movie doesn't have a suit of his own, but is empowered instead.
Mainly this high due to comedy, and the whole quantum realm scene. Somehow Cross felt underwhelming though.
11. The Avengers
It got slow at times, but there were entertaining moments between the Avengers, such as their arguments and Cap telling Hulk "Smash". Of course it also introduced The Other and Thanos, two new, mysterious villains that were an interesting change from the three Dark Lords I'd been obsessing over for 10 years before that (Palpatine, Sauron, and Voldemort), beginning their side of my Mystery Six.
Again, I love the ones with a more fantasy element to it, and with the whole Asgard thing. King Laufey felt menacing but of course Loki was the true villain. Also entertaining when Thor calls Coulson "Son of Coul" thinking it to be part of the Norse naming scheme.
13. Iron Man 2
This one gets lots of hate too and it was kinda slow with the whole "Iron Man is dying" thing. But exchanges between Vanko and Hammer were pretty entertaining ("It's not a helmet! It's a head!"), and though Vanko didn't talk much he felt compelling in his own way. Also first appearance of Don Cheadle as Rhodey. (Side note: I always suspected ulterior motives behind Stern wanting Tony to hand over his suit, turns out I was right, he was with Hydra)
14. Spiderman: Far From Home
I only saw this one once, but it was all right. Mysterio sure felt compelling, more sinister than the Vulture and he gets killed off (I think his illusions looked pretty cool too), and William, after 21 films, unexpectedly returns with a brief flashback to Obi's line we love so much. Didn't like the ending but there's ways to headcanon a resolution.
15. Captain Marvel
Some entertaining references to old stufff back then, like Blockbuster and how long stuff takes to load. Carol was pretty cool, we see earlier Ronan and Korath, and of course the cat was always fun to have around, and really adorable even though she can swallow people whole (she is on the heroes' side). I love Fury's reaction to the Kree saying the cat's threat level is high and his threat level is low to none. The twist as to who the real villains were wasn't all that surprising because we know the Kree were previously at war with Xander.
The thing I loved most about it though, beyond Carol, the cat, or any Fury moments, was their tribute to Stan Lee. They owed some acknowledgement to him after he didn't get to see Endgame completed (despite having already filmed his scene for it), and I'd say their tribute exceeded my expectations.
16. Ant-Man and the Wasp
Had its share of entertaining momets, like Luis, Dave, and Kurt getting Burch and his gang to confess to their crimes. Other than that was about average to me. Didn't like how Hank and Hope, who were in the middle of trying to save a hero from eternal imprisonment, were charged with violating the Accords due to their tech being used behind their back, but we'll chalk that one up to Ross and I'm pretty sure you can agree with me on that seeing how his redemption is one you can't accept.
17. Iron Man
Yes, it's the one that started it all. But I don't dislike it, it's just lower than most of them. It got kinda slow at times, and the scene of the Air Force attacking Iron Man when all he did was save a village from terrorists was unnecessary, and I didn't like their Rhodey as much as Don Cheadle. But was still all right, and one of my favorite MCU moments was Obi's line "Tony Stark was able to build this in a cave! With a box of scraps!"
18. Spiderman: Homecoming
Somehow didn't feel like it has as much for me. Again the villain was too easy to sympathize with (especially considering Tony screwed him over and made him a villain in the first place), even if he died I might not have felt much satisfaction. But it did have some comedy to it.
19. Avengers: Age of Ultron
Ultron felt compelling as a villain, and Strucker got his final fate (though he barely got to shine) almost as an alternate The Other, but the final battle felt like it went on for too long. Quicksilver wasn't nearly as fun as his X-Men counterpart. Again, I don't dislike it. I might even promote it once I see them again.
20. Captain America: The First Avenger
Again, don't dislike it. Might not be a huge fan of the "older" time frame there, even though it did make use of Tesseract special effects. But then, the villains had those. Was always cool to see Cap in action and dominating the villains, though Red Skull didn't actually die at the end.
21. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Even though this time the main villain (Robert Redford) did die at the end, this movie got a pretty low spot on my list due to lack of comedy and special effects, two of the three things I loved most about MCU.
22. The Incredible Hulk
Previously my least favorite coz I felt it didn't have as much for me. Not as much fun moments, and while the final antagonist Abomination was menacing, he didn't die at the end. I promoted it for a few moments I did find entertaining, like Sampson's revelation that the Hulk cared more about Betty than Ross did, and the moment where Ross thinks Blonsky died but instead he fully recovered. And also a location I think is the same spot in The Land Before Time VII (both are even in "The Smoking Mountians").
23. Captain America: Civil War
Too dark and gloomy, even though Spiderman provided some much-needed comedy. I hated them vilifying the Avengers by revealing they inadvertently killed innocents during the fight with Ultron. The final battle also felt miserable as instead of being between hero and villain, it was two heroes trying to kill each other, Iron Man disregarding the fact that Bucky was being brainwashed when he killed his parents and the same could have happened to him. Technically Zemo won even though he was imprisoned, and even if he died he still would have won. Until Endgame where the Accords were lifted and the Avengers got back together.
As for anything involving Ross... I'm sure I don't need to describe it to you, as you probably share my sentiments exactly.
While Endgame is certainly something I never want to watch again, Infinity War is also in the same boat for me now these days. They are basically two part movies, and since I was so let down by part 2, part 1 I feel is pretty damaged now and I find it almost just as disappointing and bad. I know that may sound harsh, but I've never been one to hold back my true feelings on stuff. I hope that answers your question.
That's cool we rank some of the movies high and low. I haven't gotten the Far From Home DVD yet, so when I do and watch it again, I may rank it higher. And yep, totally agreed about Civil War. I wanted a proper Captain America 3 and instead I got another movie that was an ego booster for Tony and more money for RDJ. I heard even Chris Evans didn't like this movie very much and he didn't like the direction they were taking Cap in after this (I now know why). He also said Nat would have been the best and most logical choice for Steve to get together with (which I agree with and even went back and edited my story to imply he gets together with her after it). That's why I have so much respect for him even if I disliked where they took his character (we both seem to share these feelings lol).
And I could send you my own thoughts on every movie, but as you know, that would go own for pages and I would start getting upset again about everything if I did that. I hope you understand.
No, I've tried for over a year to reconcile and come up with alternate explanations, but I haven't been able to make it work. So if I want to continue to enjoy the MCU and look foward to Phase 4, I have no choice but to begrudgingly accept them as canon and move foward hoping things will be better. Doesn't mean I have to like, agree, or watch them again, but I accept them as canon. Does that make sense?
Yes, you'll find Chris Evans (unlike RDJ who only cares about the $$$$) isn't afraid to speak out about stuff he doesn't agree with. Great man imo. Too bad Feige and the Russos didn't listen imo.
Perhaps. Good idea. I'll do that soon. I must apologize. It's something I'm probably never going to get over (this hasn't been the first time a franchise I loved made me mad nor will it be the last), but I'm getting used to it. That's what I've learned. You don't get over it, you get used to it.
Legend of Korra season 4, that book that followed the Knights of the Old Republic games, The Search graphic novels based off Avatar: The Last Airbender, a lot The Clone Wars, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Empeor, Endgame, with several more (and more that will surely come) that all stay with me to this day.
You may never get over it, but you get used to it.I'm sure you know what I mean.
Yes. I will acknowledge Season 7 and the second half of Season 6 as canon but I won't rewatch them. Same with some of the MLP episodes, though there are others that are just so bad I want to ignore them. And Logan, I hated that film coz it was too dark and gloomy (even compared with Civil War) and not a good end for the X-Men and mutantkind in general after all the effort that went into averting a different dark ending.
That's a fantastic way of looking at it. Too bad many fanbases get all upset and whiny when you don't like their favorite media, am I right? I was sad too about Logan dying as well, but did you know unlike RDJ, Hugh Jackman is actually a humble guy and cared about more than just making money when playing Wolverine?
And hey, at least we can agree we both want Thor and Carol to go back to normal when their next films come out, right?
Yeah, a lot of fanbases should learn to chill out. Even the MLP fandom, which, for the first three years, consisted of some of the most accepting people you can find, but when Twilight became an alicorn (was originally a unicorn until she got wings) they raged and developed the dark sides present in many other fandoms. But Equestria Daily seems like a good place for the decent members of the fandom to hang out.
Oh yes. We'll also get the answer if Tobey is gonna be in Doctor Strange 2 in 2022, also. I feel like with Sam Raimi onboard, it would be a huge missed opportunity if Dr. Strange and Scarlet Witch don't get to travel to the reality where Tobey's Spider-Man is at. Woudln't that be cool if they did that?
Thanks! I can respect RDJ for helping to launch the MCU, but I think after a while he cared about the money than anything than actually doing a good job. Why else would he becoming back for Black Widow in all honesty?
It would be amazing! Remember this scene? Dr. Strange has already been name-dropped in the Tobeyverse! Raimi could tie that in and say Stephen has been here before and that's how Jameson knows who he is.
2022 could be (imo) one of the best years for the MCU if they play their cards right. And see? Me being postive about the MCU again like the old days before my melt down last year!
Yep, cause RDJ needs that money even though it's Nat's movie and not his. Regardless, yes, it's coming out in November and I think it will amazing. I'm also thrilled the real Evie is playing her mom. I sure hope she, her husband, and Nat's sister don't turn out evil, though....
Yes. And speaking of Emperor Palpatine above, she kinda reminds me of him. She shoots lightning, turns somone to the dark side, and starts out with a regular appearance but then is turned old and wrinkly.
He is, as the Wizard of Oz. It's pretty good, a prequel to the original film that shows the origins of the Wizard of Oz and the Wicked Witch of the West.
This kinda raises a question on my "list of main villains to be killed in release date order": Would the Wicked Witch of the East count as a MVD before the Wicked Witch of the West (on account of the house falling on her near the beginning of The Wizard of Oz, the second film that's known today after Snow White), or would she only count on release date of Oz: The Great and Powerful, since she wasn't main villain (or even seen alive) until that film?
Right now the first on the list is the Evil Queen, and last on the list is Horde Prime from She-Ra, the only major villain to not reform, and the ultimate antagonist of the series.
Yep! It would have been amazing. Far From Home's Mysterio was all right imo, but I think Raimi's version would have been so much better. It would be! Along with Tobey and Mary Jane. Just imagine that seeing them both again after so many years....
If they are able to go through with Doctor Strange 2 I hope it lives up to my expectations. And it would be kinda cool to cross into the Spiderman trilogy universe. I mean, multiverses aren't entirely new to Spiderman. There's Into the Spiderverse, and the end of the animated series.
It woud be amazing! And you're correct. I bet we would see Tobey, Mary Jane and Bruce Campbell again if they do that, but probably no Harry Osborn since he died figthing Venom.
Speaking of that, what did you think of Harry's redemption? I thought it very powerful and sad and I always get a little emotional after watching the Raimi Spidey Trilogy knowing it ends with his death. That's why we need to revisit it so it doesn't end on a sad note anymore.
Lloyd Kaufman, the creator of the film The Toxic Avenger, when he reviews Toxic Crusaders, an NES game based on the kids show based on the film (which is ironic given how family-unfriendly the film is). Lloyd reviews the game with the Nerd.
Since like 2008-2009 or so, I can't remember. It's amazing how such awful games and game systems could exist. LJN is particularly notorious for taking popular movie titles (like Terminator, Rocky, Rambo, Die Hard, Home Alone, Back to the Future, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the 13th) and making them into bad NES games.
Yea, all that's good, I suppose. I like the redemptions, emotional moments, character interactions and other stuff like that I guess. If we could see a return to form to that kind of stuff in Phase 4 instead of lionizing Tony/RDJ that would be most great imo. Lol
A combination of all 4 of those, I'd day. The Raimi Spidey Trilogy and the original X-Men Trilogy I think pretty highly of because (for the most part) they didn't hype up characters that didn't do anything (Carol) or wasted their villains (main timeline Thanos) like the MCU does a lot imo. I'm still looking foward to future films, but I my feelings have been altered on them quite a bit for now. I'm hoping I will get back to normal with them when Phase 4 starts with Black Widow.
What about you? What Marvel media you like besides the MCU?
Pretty much the new X-Men trilogy and Deadpool. First Spiderman film has some nostalgia, I found the third most fun. I seen both the Fantastic Four movies with Chris Evans as Johnny Storm and they're all right. And of course the end of the Spiderman animated series with the Secret Wars and the alternate realities.
Favorite DC stuff is the Tim Burton Batman films (except Batman & Robin), The Flash, and Teen Titans.
I love the Raimi Spidey Trilogy so much because it teaches good lessons and Peter does grow into a better person over the course of them. For me, the MCU hasn't really done this, and if they do, it's disregarded sooner or later. Cap moving on from the past? Thor becoming king of his people? So much for those arcs. And the obsessive focus that contiunes with Tony is getting old. Lol sorry, still have some bitterness I can't quite rid of about the MCU. And F4 is okay for me too.
Don't know if you've seen it or not,but The Avengers: Earth's Mighest Heroes cartoon is something I prefer over a lot of the MCU. It handles Tony and Steve so much imo. Check out some clips if you can.
Eh, Teen Titans, Nolan Batman Trilogy, and some of the other animated shows.
It depends, I guess. A few years ago I got a Shakey Graves album (he played E Dog in Spy Kids 3D). Some of my other favorite songs are Faint by Linkin Park and Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. (And before you ask, no, I haven't seen the movie) And a lot of the pony songs too.
I'd say Sonic has my favorite soundtrack out of anything. Honorable mention to MLP: FiM and Phantom of the Paradise, also Mario, Zelda, Xenoblade Chronicles, and Final Fantasy VII, particularly Sephiroth's theme. That and his spectacular death scene instantly inspired me to try FFVII out, as well as making him my favorite villain, overtaking The Other.
Btw, I can't remember but you said you seen The Road to El Dorado, right?
Ever notice when they jump into the barrels, Tulio is falling faster than Miguel? That should be impossible because regardless of size or weight, the laws of gravity say everything falls at the same speed, except in cases of stuff like feathers or paper where the air slows it down.
Also have you ever played Oregon Trail? Back when we had really old computers they made us play it in like Grade 3 or something. I kept dying so I named my characters after villains, with my main being Jafar. A guy named Brutalmoose did a playthrough of the more modern version of it and it's quite entertaining. It's just under 12 minutes long, if you're interested.
The "Inside Arnold" one and the space one. A long time ago, I don't know if I still have them. (I did have to get Rogue Spear again) I remember having an interest in all the planets back when I was watching the space episode. I might even get the box set someday, it's sure to have nostalgic value. (Plus some tail play, like I remember Wanda biting Liz's tail in the water episode)
There's a joke that the reason Pluto isn't a planet anymore is because Sephiroth destroyed it (several times) during the fight with him in Final Fantasy VII. Strange coincidence that Sailor Pluto dies in Sailor Moon, before they decided that Pluto wasn't a planet anymore. (In Sailor Moon she gets blown up inside a helicopter, but in Sailor Moon Crystal, after sacrificing herself to save all reality from total destruction, she is revived. Her real name is Setsuna which sounds like "Sunset" scrambled.)
Aside from Bill Nye the Science Guy, which my class watched the Earth's Crust one in junior high school. My favorite part of that was when Richie wasn't eating his crust, then there was an earthquake, and his mother says "Richie, you should've eaten your crust!"
Btw, I know how it could work out bringing Spiderman trilogy into the multiverse in Doctor Strange 2. We could say Strange was there sometime before Infinity War. Yes, the characters will be older now. But remember 5 years have gone by since Infinity War and the main events of Endgame. Plus we can account for a year or two between Doctor Strange and Infinity War, and probably at least one more year after Endgame.