Movie Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson: 03/08/19

crippledalbino

The God of 42nd Street
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I, for one, think it looks good, and am looking forward to watching it. At this point, I have faith that they'll put out a good product and that I'll geek out over this one as much as I geek out over the others, which is too much.
 

LiddyRules

The 9/11 Moon Landings Were An Outside Job
There are obvious similarities, but they are superficial. Did Green Lantern fail because it was about pilots? Did it fail because it was about a space police force? No. It failed because the villain was a giant cloud thing. The script was trying to do too much at once, a common problem with WB’s films, including Aquaman, which somehow managed to be decent in spite of this. The conflict wasn’t with the movie’s villain as much as it was with Sinestro. By trying to do both, they did neither very well. Green Lantern’s wiki page sums it up best: “in a mid credits scene, Sinestro takes the yellow ring and places it on his finger for some reason.”

Marvel has struggled with their villains somewhat, but they always seem to do right with the hero’s journey. That story here seems very straight forward. Couple of alien races are in a fight, and Earth is caught in the crossfire. A soldier on one side learns she has some Earth heritage and struggles to reconcile her faulty memories of that against her loyalty and training to her team.

In Green Lantern, what was Hal Jordan’s journey? He is a cocky prick, finds a ring, meets his team of space police, is a cocky prick, meets a cocky prick in Sinestro who is mean to him. Hal quits and goes home, but decides to be a hero because a hot chick is in danger. Then a cloud monster appears and Hal goes back to the space cops to help, but they don’t because reasons, (the wiki says they are fine just letting cloud eat Earth, which makes no sense) and Hal manages to save the day anyway. He is saved by Sinestro, who then puts on the yellow ring “for some reason.”

Without a real character arc for Hal, the movie has to live on what they did with cloud monster and I guess setting up Sinestro for the sequel.
What about Saarsgaard?
 

LiddyRules

The 9/11 Moon Landings Were An Outside Job
I, for one, think it looks good, and am looking forward to watching it. At this point, I have faith that they'll put out a good product and that I'll geek out over this one as much as I geek out over the others, which is too much.
If you like it, it's political correctness. If you dislike it, you're sexist. If you're middle of the road, you're whichever the person you're talking to fears most.
 

LiddyRules

The 9/11 Moon Landings Were An Outside Job
I just rolled him into cloud thing.
When we HitWed it, there was a moment where they're in the middle of a fight and it immediately cuts to them doing their own thing at completely different places.
 

Pigdango

Silence, you mortal Fuck!
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When we HitWed it, there was a moment where they're in the middle of a fight and it immediately cuts to them doing their own thing at completely different places.
Was that a flashback? For a movie I’ve watched twice, I don’t remember much about it.
 

LiddyRules

The 9/11 Moon Landings Were An Outside Job
Was that a flashback? For a movie I’ve watched twice, I don’t remember much about it.
No. They were fighting, then they were both rolling on the ground in pain, then they were in completely different locations doing something completely different.
 

crippledalbino

The God of 42nd Street
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If you like it, it's political correctness. If you dislike it, you're sexist. If you're middle of the road, you're whichever the person you're talking to fears most.
Can't just watch a pretty girl shoot lasers out of her hands anymore. Sigh.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
She's pretty....pretty wooden, amirite?
 

DR. Jimcy M.E.

I bring love and cheer.
Pretty woolen? Like a sweater? Stop speaking nonsense.


"Hold on now, he may be onto something. "Wooden".. wood.. paper...money....Jews...he's saying the Jews contaiminated the nerd subculture by bringing in the mainstream point of view and creating a non-sexualized Ms. Marvel who has no emotions. BRILLIANT!" :D
 
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