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#1 Posted by micah (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait to pick this up.

#2 Posted by micah (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes. Make it just like G.I Joe Resolute.

#3 Posted by micah (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

@darthmummy said:

@micah said:

@amazingwebhead said:

I'm still rooting for Batman & Superman. Which may or may not have something to do with how I'm apparently the only person on Earth who didn't think Winter Soldier was the single greatest movie of all time. I mean, it had its moments, but I still had a lot of problems with it.

Problems such as?

Webhead, you are not alone.

Micah, every film has its problems. For example, Winter Soldier suffered from creative timidity. It pulled its punches, trying to tell an anti-government tale without being anti-government. Cap did not get a chance to stand up to his friends in SHIELD and display his integrity; the Nazis followed him from the forties, allowing him to punch his problems away without worrying about the corruption of the "good" SHIELD, which had been spying on civilians on a massive scale for a good long while.

That wasn't what I meant. My problems were:

  • The brain-numbingly obvious anti-government social commentary on "liberty vs security", the kind of thing I've come to be sick of seeing in superhero movies (I watch these things for villains like Dr. Doom and the Joker)
  • The film changed Cap from the likable guy he was in the last few movies to a boringly-invincible and annoyingly self-righteous Mary Sue that we're supposed to side with for taking down S.H.I.E.L.D. and putting all their files online (jeez, why don't they just hand Ultron the world now? I can just see Dr. Doom upgrading his castle and Mandarin finding and killing undercover guys in his group)
  • Between Cap being too unbeatable for me to get invested in the action and Black Widow killing people left and right, I'm more pissed than usual that everyone's constantly ripping on Superman

Well despite some high end showings he wasn't completely unbeatable. Most of the guys he fought were hired guns (especially in the beginning) Batroc held his own against him, The Winter Soldier could have killed him in both of their major encounters, and the Hydra guys that ambushed him in the elevator almost took him down.

#4 Posted by micah (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

@micah said:

@amazingwebhead said:

I'm still rooting for Batman & Superman. Which may or may not have something to do with how I'm apparently the only person on Earth who didn't think Winter Soldier was the single greatest movie of all time. I mean, it had its moments, but I still had a lot of problems with it.

Problems such as?

Webhead, you are not alone.

Micah, every film has its problems. For example, Winter Soldier suffered from creative timidity. It pulled its punches, trying to tell an anti-government tale without being anti-government. Cap did not get a chance to stand up to his friends in SHIELD and display his integrity; the Nazis followed him from the forties, allowing him to punch his problems away without worrying about the corruption of the "good" SHIELD, which had been spying on civilians on a massive scale for a good long while.

I see your point. But to me those are more problems because of the story lines the movie is taking influence from. I think taking the movie for what its worth and for what we got, it was the the best Marvel movie to date. On the subject of standing up against his former friends, even though Crossbones was Hydra the scenes with him hunting Cap were some of the best to me. You got to see several times how shocked and betrayed Cap felt with his own former colleagues hunting him down and coming into conflict with him. But I do see your point.

#5 Posted by micah (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still rooting for Batman & Superman. Which may or may not have something to do with how I'm apparently the only person on Earth who didn't think Winter Soldier was the single greatest movie of all time. I mean, it had its moments, but I still had a lot of problems with it.

Problems such as?

#6 Posted by micah (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

Finally some combat :)

#7 Posted by micah (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrtummytumms said:

@i_dont_like_comics: so how should superman have dealt with Zod?

Phantom zone? Deal with him before the problem escalated? Ask Jor-El what he could have done since he has dealt with Zod before?

Jor-El probably would have said kill him too, since the last time he fought Zod he died. I don't get why people keep saying he should have found another way to deal with him. You work with what the movie gives you, and their was no other way for him to deal with Zod. The Phantom Zone projector was destroyed, Kryptonite doesn't exist in this universe yet and Zod was gonna burn the earth. Plus you saw how killing him affected Superman, he screamed out in agony. This is something that will haunt Supes forever.

#8 Edited by micah (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

All I'm gonna say, is that in regards to the BvS vs Captain America date battle. Marvel had the date first. But I think the whole chicken game is stupid, it just starts useless fanboy wars.

#9 Posted by micah (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

She looks good. Season 2 of Agents of Shield is looking better and better.

#10 Posted by micah (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

I wanna see what his Super-Speed will look like on the small screen.