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Paul Kimball
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Posted: 14 June 2018 at 9:07pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


And I have no doubt at all that Vision minus the Mind Stone will be, as JB once
put it, "a toaster."

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I hate that. Like the costume but lobotomizing a hero is never cool.
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Posted: 18 August 2018 at 6:22am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I’ve watched this about 5 times since it became available On Demand.  I’m pretty sure this is now my new...all time favorite film.

It's just “marvelous”!
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Posted: 18 August 2018 at 7:04am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I love the movie, got it on Blu-Ray for my birthday, and watched it with my wife last night. She isn't a huge comic book movie fan but likes the Captain America and Avengers movies. Unfortunately, she hated Infinity War. I tried to explain that it's technically a "Part One" but she was pretty disappointed. When I went to see it at the theater with a friend and his family, his wife had the same reaction. So as much as I think this movie was awesome, it's lost two wives.
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Posted: 18 August 2018 at 6:19pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Or rather, half of everyone watching on those two occasions, which you must admit is thematically correct for the film...

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It occurs to me that if Marvel wanted to blow people's minds, they would have shot three or four different endings to IW 1... each with a DIFFERENT group of Avengers disappearing. "How could they? They got rid of Captain America!" "No, no, you saw it wrong. Cap is fine, but Spider-Man and Dr. Strange went away." "Are you nuts? Thor was the one who disappeared!"

That woulda pumped up the old sales, and had nine billion tons of chatter on the 'net!
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Posted: 19 August 2018 at 6:15pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

That is actually a very interesting idea. Don't think it would be workable in terms of avoiding random, glaring continuity issues in the second part for a large portion of the audience though.
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Watched in On Demand last night. Generally, I thought it sucked.
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Posted: 27 August 2018 at 9:59am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

...wow...
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Posted: 02 September 2018 at 3:25pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Look at this:

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Posted: 02 September 2018 at 9:49pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Ronald Jospeh: LOL and exactly.
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Posted: 03 September 2018 at 5:39am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

An interesting theory on Galactus already being part of the MCU....

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Posted: 03 September 2018 at 12:45pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I do not like that theory
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I'm good with it. Hey, at least he's not a cloud... :-)

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I don’t out and out hate the theory.  It kinda explains where this vastly powerful character has been while Thanos has been running roughshod over the universe.  Think about the status of the powerhouse MCU characters when Thanos made his move.....

Odin - dead
Hela - dead
Surtur - dead
Ego - dead
The Ancient One - dead

Each of these beings could have opposed Thanos and possibly thwarted his plans.  A being as powerful as Galactus I suspect wouldn’t sit back and let Thanos gather enough power to destroy him.  Galactus being the source of ‘power’ for the Power Stone is a neat little trick to get him in the flow of things.
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Posted: 05 September 2018 at 1:49am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Watched this again on Blu-ray now. I was a bit harsh after seeing it the first time, so it felt right to have another go.
Very torn about this. Lots of great moments, but as a whole it feels a mess. Too much going on, and I had to spread it across two nights. I don't know, maybe I just prefer the "smaller" and more down-to Earth Marvel movies
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I'm good with it. Hey, at least he's not a cloud... :-)

I've heard this many times but I thought that cloud was the coming of Galactus and that his silhouette was in the cloud.  Like, underneath all of that smoke and clouds was his enormous ship? 
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Posted: 05 September 2018 at 5:32am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Nice theory regarding Galactus. This is already happening with one of the character in the Infinity War movie.
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Andy, there's a brief moment, a single frame or so, wherein fans claim they can see a silhouette that is vaguely shaped like Galactus from that FF movie, leading to speculation that he was a being traveling inside that rolling cloud.

However, lacking frame capture in the theater while the film was originally playing, for all narrative purposes, whenever Galactus was referred to in that film, all audiences saw was a cloud. 

It would have taken a third FF film in that franchise to "reveal" the true Galactus hiding inside that effect, if that was in fact the film makers' intent, and not simply the wishes of fans who desperately wanted more from their cinematic experience.

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I believe that they deliberately snuck the shape of Galactus’ helmet into the cloud for one shot as an Easter Egg-ish “homage” to the comic version.

Instead of, y’know, actually depicting the character properly.

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An interesting theory on Galactus already being part of the MCU....

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My elevator pitch for integrating the FF and Galactus into the MCU:

Galactus had already arrived on Earth to consume it years ago. The established hero team, the Fantastic Four, stopped him by using the Ultimate Nullifier, which erased him and them from reality. Something with the Infinity Gauntlet in AVENGERS 4 undoes this, the FF pop back into reality, reestablish themselves, and prepare for the inevitable return of Galactus.
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The quickest way to integrate the FF would be to have their ship "collide" with the reality stone which would give them their powers.
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<< there's a brief moment, a single frame or so, wherein fans claim they can see a silhouette that is vaguely shaped like Galactus from that FF movie, leading to speculation that he was a being traveling inside that rolling cloud.>>

Well I remember this quite vividly - seems like a fair claim:

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I hadn't seen that shadow before, but yes, apparently Tim Story says in the commentary for the film that they were saving the Galactus visual for the next movie. Which is A.) arrogant to assume there will be a next movie. Clearly there wasn't. and B.) a gigantic middle finger to audiences of this movie, telling them the good stuff was being saved for the audiences of the next one. Brilliant marketing move. Brilliant.

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You can also see a hint of Galactus' silhouette when the Surfer is speaking to him in the following scene.

This was not a bad call under the circumstances. There wasn't the budget to present a fully-featured Galactus-- and even if there were, it's unlikely that Fox would have had the creative to do the character any kind of justice. It's much better that they only hinted at his presence, rather than outright ruining it. 
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Doug, why wouldn't Fox have had the budget? That's not a rhetorical or smart-arse question (damn the lack of body language online, eh?!), but genuinely curious as to why a big studio couldn't have given us a proper Galactus.
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