It’s definitely interesting to look at with the context of current events.
@BashengaTheFirst out of curiosity, have you read Mark Waid’s Daredevil run? Specifically the Sons of the Serpent arc.
What with everything going on I remembered it, and given that you don’t shy away from discussing politics in comics I thought you might have an interesting take on it.
Personally, the good of it is:
The broad message is that racism is bad, that racists are bad. A low bar but 2020 has been a hell of a year.
It feels a little similar to the old radio show Superman fighting the KKK - a clear hero framing it for people that need things spelled out that badly.
Also personally, the bad is:
While it does address the topic of systemic racism within the legal system (a major plot point in fact), it does feel that the nature of the narrative diminishes it a little. It’s nice to have a bunch of punchable costumed thugs, but it skirts the reality of it to say that racism is only pervasive within the legal system because an eeeeevil organisation infiltrated the police etc.
Who has two thumbs and missed all the drama?
d_ this dude _b
I remember that among a group of friends we used to play a game where the goal was to find the weirdest stuff you could on deviant art. I found one dudes account dedicated to Bren 10 (original character! Do not steal!), but my crowning achievement was an account that that almost entirely fan art of various female characters, grinning and heavily pregnant.
To this day the images of pregnant Sadako from The Ring, and happily pregnant homeless woman haunt me.
Nothing like that YET.
The lobofiction guy. The writing style feels similar, this dude has a fixation with smell the same as the banned one. Maybe a coincidence, but if it is the same guy he’ll start popping up on other fandoms.
I hope I’m wrong about this, but a post was made on the SMT fandom recently that I swear sounds like a new account by that creep that went around spamming about his fetishes a while back. Just a word of warning if wendelboy starts popping up on other fandoms.
I’m curious as to how he arrived at that figure. Also, is the suit about straight up porn or just suggestively dressed women? Is he planning to go to a beach and sue the local government for maintaining such a hotbed of temptation?
Remember the time in X-Statix he designed and built a suit for the specific purpose of allowing a young mutant woman to bang?
It was always odd when he popped up in that comic - like he was wildly out of character but at the same time like, ok this tracks for good ol’ prof X.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is not without its issues, but one thing it got really right was that the closest it came to an origin was a conversation he had with Ned that the audience only catches the end of.
If the movie had come out phase one, phase two, it would have been one of the better origin story movies.
If anything it feels like a good argument against straight up origin movies at this point - just drop us in the middle of their deal and we’ll pick things up.
It feels more like a reaction to YouTube channels that were going hard on the anti Brie Larson message to get outrage clicks. Don’t see them as much now thankfully, but every so often I’ve seen them bubble up to the surface.
Man, I did NOT read all of this, but from skimming it I agree with the sentiment.
There’s nothing wrong with Brie Larson’s performance, but she wasn’t given an easy task and there were other issues with the movie that can’t be laid at her feet. (The fact that a certain subsection of her critics deliberately take her Wrinkle in Time quote out of context and apply it to Captain Marvel is pretty telling. Also, the manufactured rage over the dude asking her to smile - as a guy I’ve never had that directed at me but yes I’ve seen that sort of behaviour. Getting angry about it being portrayed as a-hole behaviour just makes me assume it’s behaviour they practice.)
My own take take on the movie is this:
They leaned too hard on the 90’s schtick. It might have been ok to have a 90’s hit organically playing in the background ONCE, but having so many songs playing as the movie soundtrack felt like a movie from the 90’s and not in a favourable way.
The change to Mar-Vell wasn’t 100% bad, but it seemed largely pointless and they didn’t do anything with it. It failed to explain in any way why The Supreme Intelligence looked like Mar-Vell to Carol, and both roles being sparsely shown just felt muddled.
Really could have done without Nick Fury losing his eye to Goose. If they had teased it repeatedly but it never happened, that would have been kind of funny. The actual moment was weirdly anti-climactic and I wasn’t sure he had lost his eye until later when he was checking out glass eyes.
Wtf why bother putting Ronan here. Yes he’s an important Kree character but teasing him as an antagonist later runs into the issue of him being dead present day. (Also the fact that he didn’t have the black makeup was jarring at first and for a moment I thought they were trying to make him look younger.)
As as far as Brie Larson herself, introducing a new character and trying to play her as someone who doesn’t know who she is is a tough ask. She did a good subtle acting job here, but the script let her down a little.
So that’s my criticism of the movie as someone who enjoyed it well enough. It was a little bit of a letdown, but anyone claiming that it’s flat out awful comes across as having an agenda to me.
Gee, it’s funny that when he wiped out half of all life it only showed Thanos and his army dying. It’s almost as though when he snapped his fingers he was only targeting Thanos and his army, but that’s just impossible.
Horizon: Zero Dawn. PS4 exclusive title which has the basic premise of “the distant future, humanity has been reduced to Stone Age culture BUT there are robots they hunt and scavenge from.”
It a great game and if you have a PS4 I think the version including the DLC is available for cheap now.
Wasn’t in the mood to watch the show following real life shootings, so also can’t judge it. Also to be honest I fell off the Marvel Netflix wagon after Iron Fist and have struggled to get back on.
Have I mentioned how much of a relief it’s been to have Catbass not posting here.
All the Horizon talk...it’s been a while since I played through it but I still remember how surprising the events at the end of the trial were. Since they showed Aloy as a child and through to that point that were setting up certain relationships with her peers, then in once scene COMPLETELY upended all of that.
@GenericB&SFan2402 I’m half surprised you didn’t already know about that Angel/Husk bit. I remember it was one of several controversial things the writer (whose name I can’t remember and can’t be bothered googling) rightfully caught sh*t for.
@Lagvaldemag the Aracely plot line is one I had been reminded of by your recent posts. Like I said, I was actually enjoying the run and was hoping they’d go more into her whole deal, then it ended up being a casualty of the series being cut short.
Stopped reading once plot points from the XCU came into play.