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Music, TV, Movies / Re: Let the Captain Marvel trailers commence!
« Last post by JasonPratt on Yesterday at 02:33:59 PM »
If you're meandering around the net and see various videos badmouthing the film's sales performance...?

Well, some things could be badmouthed, but sales performance failures area myth. That's just wishful thinking by some people wishing the film would fail.

General Discussion / Re: Groghead in trouble...
« Last post by Ubercat on Yesterday at 09:00:12 AM »
Woohoo! I'm happy that things are looking up.    :)
General Discussion / Re: Groghead in trouble...
« Last post by Sauron on Yesterday at 08:33:56 AM »
Hello everyone, some news from France, the french state is condemned to find me a decent home before next May or it must pay each months 200 euros fees to the court. I got also a little repaiements but considering what I went trough 500 euros is not much but its only the first step since it was about the home I rejected as not proper last Oktober (not appropriated for my health condition, stairs to climb and too isolated from everything and not even ready before january of the then next year because of renovation works...) Now since the rejection hasted my expulsion but was justified, the expulsion itself will now be figth and I hope, there, the state will got the real bitter pill! Again thanks to you all for your support and when something new happen I will keep you informed. Since then Grog on! ;)
Motive is still unknown. Terrorist or emotional motive are both possible.

Not mutually exclusive either, of course.
I'll amend the title but 8 people getting shot at the same time is a still lot.
Music, TV, Movies / Wellington Paranormal
« Last post by besilarius on March 18, 2019, 06:07:05 PM »
Remember the two cops in "What we do in the shadows"?
Current Events / Re: Mass shooting on Dutch tram, 3 possible dead, many injured.
« Last post by Yskonyn on March 18, 2019, 03:39:55 PM »
The topic title is misleading. It was no mass shooting (unless I am unfamiliar with the term due to language).

Two men have been put into custody.
One is the shooter the other is unknown but aparently was also involved.

Three people are confirmed dead.

5 people are wounded, of which three critically.

Motive is still unknown. Terrorist or emotional motive are both possible.
Music, TV, Movies / Re: Let the Captain Marvel trailers commence!
« Last post by JasonPratt on March 18, 2019, 03:33:46 PM »
The other thing about the cat I actually like, because it's a cute piece of canon they managed to keep for the story! (Sort of.)

I'm a cat guy anyway, so not gonna lie, the cat (per se) was by far my favorite thing about the film, but I'm biased.  :bd:

Talos was probably my second favorite thing. Which is a little weird because they borrowed his name and literally nothing else (other than being a Skrull) from a one-shot Skrull character, also written pretty well, created by Peter David for his epic canon-redefining run on the Incredible Hulk, appearing just after the wedding of Rick Jones (an old sidekick of the original Captain Marvel, as well as the Hulk and even Captain America) and Las Vegas showgirl Marlo.

To be honest, I had forgotten exactly where I had heard of Talos the Skrull before, and had to look it up. The wedding was rather more important storywise, but PD did a good job writing a Skrull warrior who couldn't shapeshift but who had nevertheless earned a great reputation in the Skrull Empire as a crazy-ass warrior despite his handicap. After being captured and broken by the Kree, he wanted to earn a noble death for the Empire by challenging the Hulk himself -- back during his days as the Unified Hulk, no less, when he was at arguably his most fully dangerous fighting capability! Coincidentally the Unified Hulk, aka Professor Hulk, aka Doc Green, will apparently featured heavily in the Endgame film. (The Hulk refused to be goaded into a murderous rage and tried to talk him down despite Talos' insults, so that Banner could try to restart his marriage with his ex-wife Betty Ross.)

He's had a very modest career as a more-or-less heroic Skrull on occasion since then, crossing paths with Gamora, Ronan the Accuser, and the Nova Corps (sort of), to give some MCU references. He didn't have anything to do with the Secret Invasion, though he was popular enough among his fellow Skrulls (despite his disability) that they always hoped he would join the fight. (The Skrulll Queen refused to deploy him.) He also fought Howard the Duck in a (very lame) attempt to enslave the Earth, which seems to be the last time he has appeared in comics. All I knew him from was the suicide-by-Hulk attempt (the other things I found out when trying to remember who he was.)
Music, TV, Movies / Re: Let the Captain Marvel trailers commence!
« Last post by Staggerwing on March 18, 2019, 02:53:15 PM »
I just saw it this afternoon. I had taken time off for a doctor's appointment that got cancelled so I thought, 'why not? I don't feel like working anyway.'

The movie wasn't bad, entertaining enough if a little long in the middle. It would have been better if it had been made a few years ago and not suffered comparisons to the more recent MCU movies such as the last two Avengers flicks as well as Thor:Ragnarok, Black Panther, and the two GOTG films. Someone online made the argument that CM should actually be the first movie in the MCU's recommended watching list, not just for the timeline (90's) but also for the progression of movies in their complexity and content.

AFA the cat- likable enough though it's big 'reveal' (not the eye, you know what I mean...) seemed more appropriate to Galaxy Quest or an episode of the Orville than an MCU flick.

All in all, still worth watching without a doubt, though seeing it at home on a big TV with a beer or two might have been better. I should have saved the cinema experience for A:Endgame. 
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