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Thomas Woods
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Posted: 17 January 2019 at 9:55pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I just saw it.

It has some great moments, and I think with a few tweaks
it would be perfect.

There was just a bit too many comic book references
where the actors had to point it out to you, some should
have just been left for you to "get" on your own.

Overall I am satisfied with it as an end to a trilogy
and possibly leading to something more.

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Didn't "get" the first movie of the trilogy, skipped the second... so, unless I am willing to revisit the whole dang thang on blu-ray, I likely will be passing on this.

Am glad you enjoyed it though, Thomas.

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Posted: 18 January 2019 at 12:17am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

If its not too spoilerly, does Anya Taylor-Joys character have a significant role, or is she more a cameo?
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Thomas Woods
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If its not too spoilerly, does Anya Taylor-Joys
character have a significant role, or is she more a
cameo?

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Definitely more than a cameo ... she has some key scenes
to play.
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Posted: 18 January 2019 at 4:11am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Thanks Thomas!
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Posted: 20 January 2019 at 4:16pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

For what it's worth, the Rotten Tomatoes web site nets the movie reviews at under 50% positive.
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Posted: 22 January 2019 at 8:25pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

A nice closure, or the beginning of something bigger
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Posted: 24 January 2019 at 8:00am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I disagree with the bulk of the reviews.

First, it is not a superhero movie. That's a paradigm that MNS is working against, not into, despite how Mr. Glass himself frames it.

Second, the protagonists are not really David Dunn, Kevin Wendell Crumb or Elijah Price. You'll see what I mean if you see the movie.

Third, the whole point comes down to Mr. Glass' last words to his mom. This movie has more in common with TOMORROWLAND than it does THE AVENGERS, and I think that that's what throwing the critics. They have in mind that "superhero" means one specific thing; but that isn't what's going on here.

I'd give it a B+, and I've been reviewing books and movies for a long time. On this one, the critics didn't get it.
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After the entertaining opening (I liked the lo-fi fighting and it'd be interesting to see that approach in more capable superhero hands), it felt like GLASS hit the pause button until Samuel L. Jackson started talking.

My favorite part was at the end, when Sarah Paulson addressed a restaurant full of Illuminati whose ranks apparently included the bartender, wait staff and cooks. It's cool that secret new world order lizard people work their way up from service positions, just like the rest of us. 

Charlayne Woodard, who played Jackson's mother, is five years younger than he is. 
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Posted: 24 January 2019 at 8:04pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

So what was the deal with the twin towers windows flipping at the end
during the final twist? I was expecting it to explode and crash to the
ground, only to see a lone figure or two walking away from the rubble
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Posted: 24 January 2019 at 8:38pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I'd give it a B+
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B+ is about right. I think if some of the combat scenes
had just a bit more impact it would have been higher.
Like the last Mission Impossible restroom fight (not
kung fu, but more things breaking on impact).
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I think the moving solar panels were that amazing architecture that propelled multiple news stories and a grand opening expected to attract thousands of visitors. Honestly, the idea that anybody gave a shit about a skyscraper ribbon cutting, in Philadelphia, was harder on my suspension of disbelief than any of Horde's superpowers   
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Loved it. I agree with Andrew, this is not
a superhero movie. Its a movie about
people with superpowers. They use comic
book tropes to fill stereotypical roles,
but sadly, as Elijah said in UNBREAKABLE,
this part's not like a comicbook.
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