Han continues watching the MCU (digi)

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User Info: HanOfTheNekos

HanOfTheNekos
3 weeks ago#1
Courtesy of digiplex, I have been watching the ENTIRE MCU, from the beginningish. Posting notes on here as I go. Just to be clear:

NO SPOILERS for anything that I haven't put a write-up for, so far. You can find the list of what I've watched so far at the end of this first post.

Last time, I said I was about to put my thoughts up for Hulk then got busy and the topic purged. I blame @GTM. But, continuing on...

The Incredible Hulk

It was not as terrible as people make it out to be. That said, it wasn't a good movie.

I think the general word is that it meandered. I didn't really care too much about what was going on. There was a little too much "show, don't tell", to where I was just waiting to actually be pulled in to the movie. It was pretty clear from the beginning - Ed Norton turned into Hulk. Hulk attacked his girlfriend. Hulk ran away. Ed Norton wants to not turn into Hulk. Ed Norton finds a way to stop turning into Hulk. Ed Norton banks on that not working as he plummets to death. He turns back into Hulk. Ed Norton then turns into Mark Ruffalo.

His girlfriend just left her new guy on a whim for Ed Norton. That sucked. She also should've died a few times, but didn't. I guess they wanted to avoid having a Peter Parker-esque origin story? Her dad was ruthlessly assholish towards Ed Norton, but changed his mind at the end because "oh s***, the not-Hulk is dangerous".

The action was ok. There was a lot of it, and it wasn't the most exciting thing. Kinda wish Hulk didn't say "Hulk smash", but I guess that's like having Iron Man not say "Avengers Assemble" or Spiderman not saying "go web" or Captain America not saying "Hail Hydra".

Abomination (that's his name, right?) was a solid villain. He was an action boy that wanted a good body and loved to fight. So much that the experimental treatments on him gave him a crazy high and he just wanted more. Went kinda crazy. That's pretty standard comic book fare. And what's his name, the Leader, some who-cares Hulk villain had a part to play too. Not that the Hulk would get another movie to use him in...

What I will say, is that Stan Lee's cameo was A+ in this movie. Old man that drinks the Hulk Blood and gets gamma poisoning. Excellent.

Ultimately, the best part of this movie was when RDJ showed up at the end as Stark. That... kinda makes me want to jump right into Iron Man 2. I think I'll do that before hitting up Agent Carter: S2.

Movies
Iron Man
Captain America: The First Avenger
The Incredible Hulk

TV Shows
Agent Carter: S1
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User Info: My Immortal

My Immortal
3 weeks ago#2
Tag

I think Hulk is the only MCU movie/show I've never seen.
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User Info: HanOfTheNekos

HanOfTheNekos
3 weeks ago#3
@Corrik I trust you have an archive of my first topic
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Mr Lasastryke
3 weeks ago#4
all topics get archived on GMUN's site.

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banananor
3 weeks ago#5
if you're doing okay so far, i think you'll enjoy the rest of the universe

out of the ones i've seen, hulk and iron man 2 were the weakest
You did indeed stab me in the back. However, you are only level one, whilst I am level 50. That means I should remain uninjured.

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StartTheMachine
3 weeks ago#6
Man phase 1 really is so meh, though I am a surprisingly big fan of Thor 1. The MCU films really pick up in phase 2 though, especially The Winter Soldier onward. So you have an enormous leap in quality to look forward to in the near future.
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User Info: Mr Lasastryke

Mr Lasastryke
3 weeks ago#7
yeah, phase 1 has avengers 1 but not much else worth getting excited about. (i know everyone loves iron man 1 and i'm in an extremely small minority, but i couldn't stand that movie.)
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User Info: HanOfTheNekos

HanOfTheNekos
3 weeks ago#8
Iron Man 2

Man, they're really pushing Hammer as the villain here. Hope it's not as obvious as it appears.

Whiplash's introduction is kinda lame. He's Russian. Yells. Wow.

I almost don't like that they have this subplot of Tony dying from Palladium poisoning. Makes it hard to care about other conflicts.

Rhodey sure looks different. And Natalie Rushmore has the same actress as Natalia Romanov. The name also looks pretty similar. Seems like a pretty dumb mistake.

Aaaaand there goes Hammer being the bad guy. Still waiting to care about Whiplash. He's eh. They're spending too much time on Tony's midlife crisis for me to care about other things though.

This whole Iron Man-War Machine fight is silly and seems processed to just sell movie tickets. And that line, "You wanna be a war machine?" Gag.

I'm gonna post now because I'm on mobile and want to switch to laptop.
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tcaz2
3 weeks ago#9
HanOfTheNekos posted...
This whole Iron Man-War Machine fight is silly and seems processed to just sell movie tickets.


Yeah that's basically Iron Man 2 in a nutshell
(edited 3 weeks ago)

User Info: Corrik

Corrik
3 weeks ago#10
HanOfTheNekos posted...
@Corrik I trust you have an archive of my first topic

Lol why would I have an archive.
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