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Andy Mokler
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Posted: September 26 2018 at 9:39am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

It's an interesting opportunity to recast/introduce actors and characters to an ongoing franchise.  I wonder if any of the older actors like Douglas and Pfeiffer will be recast younger so we can have the "real" Hank Pym/Ant-Man and JVD/Wasp?
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Posted: April 09 2019 at 2:59pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply


Watching it again, at home with my son, in anticipation of ENDGAME...

I have to go on record and just flat-out admit:  I don't like it.

To me, it feels overstuffed, awkwardly paced & edited, tonally uneven, and unwieldy (with a lot of forced humor), to the point that it reminds me of one of those notorious "Extended Editions" that Peter Jackson would always put out in the '00s.

It's ambitious enough, with (thankfully) some quieter moments sprinkled throughout, and it's far from the gloppy mess that JUSTICE LEAGUE ended-up being, but it's all just too much for this viewer.  Not one I can see revisiting too often, unless ENDGAME proves to be a masterpiece.

(BUT:  There's also no denying that "The Snap" is one of the most instantly-iconic cinematic moments of the '10s.)




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Posted: April 11 2019 at 12:37am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Totally, unequivocally disagree with you on every single point. I get that your opinion is that it's not for you, but I disagree on every level that it's "overstuffed, awkwardly paced & edited, tonally uneven, and unwieldy". I've seen it many times since it premiered and have come away from it awed by the sheer audacity of the story, the complexity of the characters and the balls (sorry) it took to pull it off. In the end, for me, it resulted in a compelling film that totally upset the apple cart where superhero films are concerned.

Reading your previous thoughts on INFINITY WAR I realize we're never going to agree.  Just wanted to highlight a different narrative.  
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Posted: April 11 2019 at 11:58am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Actually, I was pretty impressed with the way the Russos edited and paced INFINITY WAR.... seemed like I was watching a comic book come to life corny as that may sound.

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Posted: April 11 2019 at 12:38pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Exactly. Carlos, you hit the nail on the head. 
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Posted: April 11 2019 at 3:58pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply


(Trust me, I'm well aware that I'm in the minority for this one!)



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Posted: April 11 2019 at 5:33pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Please donít think that was a dig towards you, Shaun. It wasnít. 
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Posted: April 11 2019 at 7:48pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply


(Not at all, Brian... all I see above are civil, respectful disagreements.  Nothing wrong with that... and I'm certainly not begrudging anyone for liking INFINITY WAR, either.  I wish I could love it like the majority of Marvel movie fans... I just don't.  No harm, no foul!)



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