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  1. But if you want to write a political rant, you'll go to a comic book movie forum on a pro wrestling site
  2. For whatever it's worth, here are the Rotten Tomatoes critics ratings of live-action superhero movies: Black Panther 2018 97 Dark Knight 2008 94 Avengers: Endgame 2019 94 Spider-Man 2 2004 94 Iron Man 2008 93 Superman 1978 93 Logan 2017 92 Avengers 2012 92 X-Men: DoFP 2014 92 Wonder Woman 2017 92 Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017 92 Thor: Ragnarok 2017 92 Shazam 2019 91 Spider-Man: Far From Home 2019 90 Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 90 Captain America: Civil War 2016 90 Doctor Strange 2016 90 Captain America: Winter Soldier 2014 89 Spider-Man 2002 89 Superman 2 1980 89 Ant-Man and the Wasp 2018 88 Dark Knight Rises 2012 87 X-Men 2 2003 87 Hellboy 2 2008 87 X-Men: First Class 2011 86 Batman Begins 2005 85 Avengers: Infinity War 2018 85 Chronicle 2012 85 Deadpool 2016 84 Sparks 2014 83 Deadpool 2 2018 83 Guardians of the Galaxy vol2 2017 82 The Crow 1994 82 X-Men 2000 82 Darkman 1990 82 Batman Returns 1992 81 Hellboy 2004 81 Ant-Man 2015 80 Captain America 2011 79 Iron Man 3 2013 78 Dredd 2012 78 Captain Marvel 2019 78 Split 2017 77 Thor 2011 77 Superman Returns 2006 76 Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 74 V for Vendetta 2006 73 Amazing Spider-Man 2012 73 Iron Man 2 2010 73 Batman 1989 71 Wolverine 2013 69 Unbreakable 2000 68 Incredible Hulk 2008 67 Thor: The Dark World 2013 65 Aquaman 2018 65 Watchmen 2009 65 Dick Tracy 1990 64 Swamp Thing 1982 64 Spider-Man 3 2007 63 Rocketeer 1991 62 Hulk 2003 62 Blade 2 2002 59 Brightburn 2019 57 X-Men 3 2006 57 Man of Steel 2013 55 Blade 1998 55 Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014 53 X-Men: Apocalypse 2016 48 Constantine 2005 46 Daredevil 2003 45 TMNT (1990) 1990 44 The Phantom 1996 43 Hancock 2008 41 Batman Forever 1995 41 Justice League 2017 40 X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009 38 Tank Girl 1995 38 Glass 2019 37 Fantastic Four 2 2007 37 TMNT: Out of the Shadows 2016 37 TMNT 2 1991 36 The Shadow 1994 35 Return of Swamp Thing 1989 33 Venom 2018 29 Punisher (2004) 2004 29 Batman v Superman 2016 28 Fantastic Four 2005 27 Punisher: War Zone 2008 27 TMNT 3 1993 27 Suicide Squad 2016 25 Blade 3 2004 26 Green Lantern 2011 26 Ghost Rider 2007 26 Superman 3 1983 26 Punisher (1989) 1989 24 Dark Phoenix 2019 23 TMNT (2014) 2014 22 Spawn 1997 19 Ghost Rider 2 2012 18 Judge Dredd 1995 18 League of Ex Gents 2003 17 Hellboy v2 2019 17 Howard the Duck 1986 15 The Spirit 2008 14 Crow 2 1996 12 Batman & Robin 1997 12 Jonah Hex 2010 12 Steel (Shaq) 1997 12 Elektra 2005 10 Fantastic Four (2015) 2015 9 Superman 4 1987 9 Catwoman 2004 9 Captain America (1990) 1990 9 Supergirl 1984 8 Max Steel 2016 0
  3. I voted for Threshold, but my first pick would have been Force of Nature. Many episodes of ST are terrible, but at least they're usually terrible for interesting reasons you can laugh about (like people becoming salamanders). But Force of Nature was just dreadfully dull. I even support the politics of the allegory they were making, but the episode was soooooo borrrrrring.
  4. FWIW, with a current RT score of 23, Dark Phoenix is not only lower than any other X-verse movie, but also lower than any superhero sequel movie other than: Ghost Rider 2 - 18 Crow 2 - 12 Batman & Robin - 12 Superman 4 - 9
  5. I wonder if there was ever an option to let D&D go do their thing and let GoT continue with a different showrunner? Maybe the contracts made that impossible - I have no idea how that stuff works - but if D&D already had the SW gig signed, sealed, and delivered, I'd think they'd be fine with letting someone else take over. Even after season 7, I'd think that if someone else took over and the ending didn't go well, the blame would be on the new person, not D&D. Seems pretty win-win for them. Whereas now they're known as the guys who finished things up hamfistedly.
  6. I actually kind of rolled my eyes at that shot. But not as much as I rolled my eyes at the hackneyed trope "What brings us all together? STORIES!" Sooooooo played out.
  7. Latest notion bumping around the tubes: after the failure of the White Walkers, the Children of the Forest created the Three-Eyed Raven as a second attempt to retake the realms of men. And this time it worked. Now Bran/3ER is ruler for life (which could be centuries, based on the previous 3ER). And he's off to warg up Drogon.
  8. Yeah, they conveniently did a time skip over the period where the Unsullied and Dothraki reacted. I wonder exactly what Jon did after leaving the throne room. Did he immediately go and confess? With no body and no murder weapon? He could've said that Dany melted down the throne and flew off (she's randomly flown away before, so it's not implausible).
  9. This is a great article about what kind of show GoT was and what kind it became when it outran the books - a sociological story vs. a psychological story: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-real-reason-fans-hate-the-last-season-of-game-of-thrones/ The appeal of a show that routinely kills major characters signals a different kind of storytelling, where a single charismatic and/or powerful individual, along with his or her internal dynamics, doesn’t carry the whole narrative and explanatory burden. Given the dearth of such narratives in fiction and in TV, this approach clearly resonated with a large fan base that latched on to the show. In sociological storytelling, the characters have personal stories and agency, of course, but those are also greatly shaped by institutions and events around them. The incentives for characters’ behavior come noticeably from these external forces, too, and even strongly influence their inner life.
  10. At one point during the destruction of King's Landing, I had a flashback to the execution of Ned Stark. In re-watching, I get it. There was a moment right after Dany went ham and Grey Worm followed when the camera was on Jon and he was clearly like "WTF, I was honorable and whatnot, yet everything went to hell?" At that moment, the sound of everything around Jon went mute and all you could hear was his breathing. Looking back at Ned's execution, the exact same thing happened. It's like that's the moment when each Stark man realized that being true to his word led to a complete clusterfuck.
  11. I guess it's because the last time they fought, one of the dragons was killed (and they didn't play up the idea that it was because he was injured - in fact, the way it was shot made it look like it could have just as easily been Drogon's fate) and then Dany fled in fear, allowing her entire fleet to be ripped to shreds. So Dany thought they were a fearsome threat then... she didn't. And they didn't explain why her mindset changed. So yeah, people will ask questions.
  12. Yikes, the radically different treatment of the scorpion threat this week makes it even more clear that they totally screwed up Rhaegal's death. They just needed to make it clear that he was targeted so easily because he was beat down from the battle at Winterfell. Dany still could have freaked out at the loss of her next-to-last 'child' and fled (as she did after Viserion was killed), leaving the Grey Worm fleet to get sliced and diced by Euron. Then it would make more sense that Dany/Drogon can wipe the floor with the Iron Fleet etc as long as Drogon is healthy and they get the drop on the scorpion-wielders rather than vice versa.
  13. I was thinking the easiest time to do it would be right after Tony did his snap. Everybody's focused on Tony. If, let's say, T'Challa stepped up to tend to the gauntlet while others tended to Tony, nobody would think much about it. So if it turned out that was a future T'Challa coming back to borrow the gauntlet to fight future Galactus or whatever, easy peasy.
  14. Going back in time did change things in their universe. It let them get the Infinity Stones, allowing them to bring back half of all life in the galaxy. That's a pretty significant change! I get that it didn't let them make the original snap never happen, but it allowed them to do exactly what they wanted to do - bring back all the snapped people. I agree about not being able to go back and prevent Galactus from arriving to the planet after he eats the Earth, but if Galactus shows up and is about to eat the Earth, they could go back in time and snoop around his ship to find some sort of weakness, then return to the present to bring him down. Heck, even after he eats the Earth, they could go back and grab the Infinity Gauntlet again to snap the Earth back into existence. The only downside would be that it would probably kill the person who snapped the Earth back, but relatively speaking, that'd be a small price to pay. Maybe this will crystallize the issue: the time machine gives you access to the Infinity Gauntlet, and the Infinity Gauntlet gives you access to do literally anything. That's a loophole they'll need to close.
  15. Except it totally did work? It did everything they were hoping it would. They went back in time and fixed the Thanos problem, then Cap went back in time to (seemingly) fix the timeline problems. It worked. They got what they wanted. To put it another way - do any of the Avengers think that using the time machine wasn't a good idea in retrospect? Of course not - it was a great idea. So far, we haven't seen any negative consequences. Is it possible they've screwed over some other parallel timeline? Maybe! But they don't seem too worried about that possibility at the end of the movie. Why wouldn't they use the time machine to fix the next catastrophe when it worked so well this time? I mean, I think it will turn out that there are more problems than they're currently aware of - the Loki thing being a big one - but as of right now, there's no reason for them not to use the time machine again. And that's an issue that will have to be addressed, since you don't want the "why don't they just use the time machine?" question hanging over everything.
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