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Thread: CAPTAIN MARVEL: The SPOILER Thread

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    I enjoyed the movie and all I have to say are these 3 things:

    If you are going to the movie to see the Captain Marvel of "Thanos" fame...then don't go see this movie. You will be disappointed. I am a DC fan more than a Marvel fan an absorbed the "Thanos" Captain Marvel stuff through my brother Wannabemego. I know he will be disappointed in the movie. I wasn't because I knew it wasn't going to be that movie but the movie that was made...a fun movie that fits in the grand scheme of Marvel's flowchart/Phasing.

    THIS is the Green Lantern Movie that DC failed to make with the Ryan Reynolds movie they put out...and that's all I am gonna say...you will see what I mean when you go see the movie.

    Last but not least FLURKIN!!!
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    And because of all their tears,
    Their eyes can't hope to see
    The beauty that surrounds them
    Isn't it a pity".

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    This is a good time, but not a great one. There's a certain something I can't put my finger on, that this film was lacking. I enjoyed it, but didn't find my heart thrilled with joy the way some of Marvel's more recent efforts have done. It does feel a bit dry in spots, and some of the action doesn't quite ignite. Maybe a few more watches and I'll love the characters more, but I found the non-linear backwards telling of the origin to be detrimental. It's the story of Vers finding out she is Carol Danvers, but I don't know... I guess it isn't easy to warm up to a character who doesn't know herself, and the filmmakers don't present in a way that you immediately are rooting for. It's more challenging, to be sure, but I'm not sure it's more enjoyable.


    It is definitely a film for lovers of cats, like myself. The post credits scene is screaming to become a meme or gif.

    I too thought it seemed like the Green Lantern Corps.

    The Stan Lee cameo is absolutely wonderful and so smart given the 1995 time period. Bravo!

    For me, Jackson is the reason to watch. It's far too easy given his proliferation of film roles and appearances to dismiss him and say, "Oh there's Samuel L. Jackson again doing his thing." Not so! This is a completely different Nick Fury than what we see in the present day set films. His ability to retain the character's core, but portray a young and optimistic Fury are a real credit to the actor, of course enhanced by the digital makeup. I was really impressed.

    Did I mention the 3D was jaw droopingly excellent? Marvel's conversions are just getting better and better. I've already preordered the REGION FREE 3D Blu Ray from the UK (Since Disney no longer sells 3D Blu Ray in the US). With shipping, it will arrive to my door for about $21, which is amazing.

    Here's where I ordered:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Werewolf View Post
    Good grief. My sister had a Motorhead T-shirt and I had Dio. I will now go back to avoiding this section.
    I wish I could find my Dio shirt. I also wish I could still fit into it. Probably in the box with my 28" acid washed jeans.

    I don't really watch movies looking for anachronisms, but now I'll probably be obsessed. I won't be too disappointed if the movie doesn't blow me away. I love the toys that it's spawned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palitoy View Post
    I also cry BS on the NIN thing, I knew plenty of female fans in '93 and I even married a woman who played "March of the Pigs" non stop. It was commonplace on my campus. Come on, we're better than this.
    Better than what? You want me to dismiss the hundreds of hours I spent around these bands, and not just in the audience. I'm talking about the mix of traits they made for Danvers. An ace test pilot who could be a model? OK. In the 1990's? Maybe. And she's listens to NIN cuz she's got 'tude? Uh, no.

    Let's make it anecdotal. My wife modeled til she got told she wasn't tall enough. During college, she wanted to join the Army, got talked out of that and into Air Steward school. Then she met me, who took her to see NIN on the Broken tour, and she wore her black leather jacket. I'd seen them several times by that point with my friend who knew them from their days at the Phantasy, pre-Hate Machine. All those similar traits to Danvers and at no point did she ever throw on my NIN shirt or pose as a fan.

    Were there female fans? Of course. One girl I always ran into wore a spiked dog collar and would stand on the edge of the pit. If you hit her, she maced you. Every show. She looked like Lori Petty, not Lori Singer. Another one, the super hot one who was a biker/bikini model, was a magnet for all the bands. I used to run into her at shoots and couldn't talk to her, because I knew she messed around with fugly slobs like Chuck Billy. Why? Because they all smoked weed at minimum.

    Does Danvers get drug tested? Because you better damn well believe some old-*** superior officer in the 90's, just coming out of the 80's drug war, would have ordered it. The NIN image of the 90's is not the Johnny Cash/Fincher soundtrack image of today.

    The male version of this is the forced kowbunga-ness to Aquaman. Kewl over authentic. Cast Ronda Rousey as Danvers or put Brie in a Pearl Jam shirt, and I'd buy either in a sec.

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    i surrender, you know more than me and my experiences and perspective aren't as valuable as yours. She should be wearing a Cardigans shirt, wrecked the whole darn movie.

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    Uh... you may have missed my post where she wears the shirt to blend in, when she comes to Earth, so she doesn't stand out and look alien. It's not like she's a hardcore fan.

    Why am I posting here?

    This thread got weird.

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    Okay, back to the movie. I agree. It was good, not great. The first half felt rushed leaving me fairly unfeeling toward the characters. Thereís just not enough development. the banter between Danvers and Fury was a bit forced for me. The second half picks up once the real story kicks in and the true villain emerges. I know very little about Captain Marvel so this worked for me. Iíd give it a soft thumbs up.

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    And my experience with NIN was that a tone of girls liked them. I was introduced to them by two girls who I went to college with. They were both pretty, popular girls. Though, as mentioned by others, itís a fairly irrelevant point as she only takes the shirt as a cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedji View Post

    This thread got weird.
    Got weird? Dude, where have you been? The thread started out with complaints that the teenage girl in the Bumblebee movie had a Motorhead t-shirt. Then came the girls can't really be fans of bands like Motorhead or NIN followed up by the there were no Hot Topics in the 80s and 90s stuff. It has been weird from the start.

    I mean, yeah, there were no Hot Topic stores when I was a kid. But wayyyyyy back in the 80s there was this store called "Spencer Gifts" (along with Disc Jockey and Musicland) where you could buy posters and T-shirts of your favorite Bands. BTW: that's where I got my Ozzy Ultimate Sin tee.
    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    My family and I liked the movie.
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