I found "what if" to be pretty funny and refreshing
@AussiePatrick, agreed. Not your typical Marvel material but very welcome
@AussiePatrick, Same Loki and Wandavision. Wasn't crazy a out falcon and winter soilder
@AussiePatrick, I’m not a huge fan of how silly it gets, but other than episode 2 (What If T’Challa was Star Lord), the rest have been entertaining and fun.
Episode 2 was a dumpster fire.
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, I wish we could’ve seen the version of Falcon and the Winter Soldier that took place in the timeline without Covid. The outbreak really ruined that show, they ended up cutting a whole subplot because of it, including the part with Dr Strange.
Ironically though, Covid actually made Loki better, because the show was originally going to end with a big CGI epic fight with Miss Minutes, and Jonathan Majors as He Who Remains was only going to appear in the after credits scene. They changed it because of Covid filming restrictions, and that’s why the finale ended up being the way it was, with mostly just talking.
@I Are Lebo, were you disappointed with the zombie episode at all? As a basic zombie this it was ok to me, but it wasn't enough like the Marvel zombies comic for me.
@ThePandaPool , ehh, it was okay. For a, what, 22 minute long episode? It was entertaining and fun.
Not great. I’d give it a 6/10, quality wise.
Granted, I don’t think I’d give a 7/10 or higher to any of the episodes we’ve had so far.
To be fair, though, the Marvel Zombies comic was dumb as fück, especially after they ate Galactus and went on a multiversal rampage.
@I Are Lebo, that's fair. I think I would give a little higher score to the other ones by my taste, but that's just preference.
I honestly enjoyed the over the top ridiculousness of the comic though. It falls into my love for campy convoluted horror movies and such. Again, Totally just down to preference. It was definitely a shjtshow. Lol
@ThePandaPool , there’s a good place for goofy campy fun, and that’s clearly the direction they’re going with What If.
Though I suspect we are about to enter the point where the multiversal war begins and the various alternate timelines begin colliding.
I don’t think the Infinity Ultron/Vision from the end of last episode was from Party Thor’s timeline. I think it was an invasion from an alternate timeline where Ultron won and wiped out humanity.
@I Are Lebo, I ignored your comment till I had a chance to catch up. I saw it coming the same way you did, and really liked the ending of the last episode. All the way down to the fact that they didn't have Benedict cucumber patch in the opening credits to keep it as a surprise. I'm digging it so far.
People who are sick of the same super hero movie: 😒
@Runnin with scissors, well it's a good thing that all those are new! There's like 30 of them in the mcu so you can watch more than one!
@Mantis Tobaggan, I know you get the point I was making even if you disagree.
@Runnin with scissors, yeah man, I was just yanking your chain. Opinions are great and make things more interesting, and I do disagree but thats fine, you do you.
Admittedly a lot of them follow a similar formula, but I like the formula.
@Runnin with scissors, not really gonna try to convince you otherwise my man, but I'm more than willing to discuss it if you'd like.
@Mantis Tobaggan, we can discuss if youd like but really the biggest issues I have are the plot holes and sometimes terrible movies (black widow) being rated higher than piranha 3DD
So marvel fans are crying because marvel is becoming more & more woke garbage and DC is not too far behind?
@Jeffyg3, what about any of those is "woke garbage"
@Jeffyg3, your definition of woke is really bad if you think those projects count as it.
Ocean’s 8 was woke garbage.
Ghostbusters 2016 was woke garbage.
Terminator: Dark Fate was woke garbage.
Nothing about Shang-Chi was woke. The closest was the use of the OLD trope of a secret martial arts based society refusing to train women, and the movie portrayed them as the bad guys, in part for attitudes like that.
@I Are Lebo, Dark Fate pissed me off so much. I've never been mad at a movie that quickly before.
@Mantis Tobaggan, they clearly had zero respect for the originals
@I Are Lebo, oh no. I haven't seen Terminator Dark Fate yet. It's on my list though. Say it ain't so!
@Stealthnuker, serious or joke? I legit can’t tell
@I Are Lebo, I'm serious. I knew one came out a while back, and I wanted to watch it, but never got around to it. Love the originals. Might still watch it, but that's sad.
@Stealthnuker, ah. Yeah, it really wasn’t worth the time.
Basic rundown is it’s the same story told over again, but worse. They introduced what could have been an interesting idea, that the war between humans and machine is cyclical, and each time one party goes back in time to undo the other, they created a new timeline rather than just changing their own.
So in this timeline, the T-100 went back and successfully killed John Conner as a kid. They literally kill off the core character of the franchise in the opening credits. Arnold then just walks away after.
The movie switches focus to a pretty much direct stand-in for Kyle Reese and Sarah Connor from the first movie, only Kyle is now an androgynous, poorly-designed cyborg, and Sarah is a random Latina girl. Neither of them have any personality, personal goals, or charisma. They’re not funny or badass, and regularly pull of totally unbelievable stunts that would get any normal person killed, if they worked at all.
by yet another dull but visually busy Terminator, sent from the future to kill the Latina chick, while the androgynous cyborg tries to protect her. So pretty much beat for beat from pretty much every other Terminator movie. They mix up the names this time, but it’s obviously the same thing.
They’re joined by Linda Hamilton reprising the role of Sarah Connor, a grizzled, one dimensional caricature of who she was in T2. She tries way too hard to be funny, and is generally used as a foil for the movie to shït on the originals with.
There’s a sub plot that runs through the movie as well, where the T-100 that killed John basically discovers it’s humanity (yes, really). He gets older, gets married to possibly the dumbest person he could find (she literally never figured out he’s a robot), and has been secretly acting as an informant for the aging Sarah Connor, who has apparently spent the last three or four decades since her son’s death killing Terminators that showed up for…. reasons.
So while all of this is happening, the characters are running through the same old game of cat and mouse with the new terminators, who slaughtered the Latina chick’s father and brother in the opening act, only for her to apparently forget about them as she moves on awful quick, all the while pushing really hard the idea that Sarah sees herself in the Latina, both being ‘the mother of the future saviour’. So of course it should surprise no one to learn that in this new iteration, it isn’t the son of the damsel in distress that becomes the saviour, it’s the damsel herself. The Latina is the prophesied saviour of humanity, and it’s about as believable as being told that Lindsay Lohan will lead the revolution.
The entire movie is nostalgia bait in the worst ways, combined with a directorial team that clearly had no respect for what made the originals great. The new protagonists are both blank slates and charisma vacuums, while the returning characters are parodies of themselves.
Dark Fate is to the Terminator franchise what The Last Jedi was to Star Wars.
It’s really that bad.
Sorry for ranting.
Is this the picture of the one recently where the bro said he broke up with his girlfriend in a restaurant, she started crying, others thought it was a proposal and started applauding?
I did not know DC had such a glorious mustache!