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Regarding the idea that ANH Obi-Wan is comparable to Sidious, I've gotten some serious (and well argued) pushback for suggesting it. I'd be curious to see how you'd respond.

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@heiqn said:

Rankings I disagree

  • Won't talk about Loki, you know why πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  • Eternals is not that bad. Still delivered its action and elegant mythology. I'd definitely put it above Black Widow and Love and Thunder, who ruined characters origin stories and personalities, and they don't have better action and pacing.
  • Hawkeye again, definitely better than TFATWS and Ms Marvel, in my opinion.
  • I'd put Doctor Strange lower. Film definitely had visible flaws, and smells like wasted potential. Raimi's directing also felt a little bit cheesy.

1) I don't know, actually.

2) I don't think BW and Love and Thunder ruined any origin stories. Gorr's origin isn't 100% identical to his comic version, but I don't really think it's inferior. His origin scene is one of the best parts of the movie.

3) Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, and Falcon and Winter Soldier are all pretty good. I don't think any one of them is definitively better or worse than the others.

4) So many people hate on Multiverse of Madness, and I really can't understand why. What "visible flaws"? I also don't think his directing was cheesy. Even if I did, I'd just say that a blend of horror and camp is his style. That's the point. People love to parrot Scorcese's MCU criticisms. Well, Multiverse of Madness has the director's creative fingerprints all over it...and people still complained. Seems rather unreasonable to me. I think Multiverse of Madness lived up to its potential overall. Trippy, has alternate reality fan-service, has one of the MCU's best villains, and (again) has Sam Raimi's distinct style (IE: the very thing MCU haters claim to want more of).

I had debated putting Love and Thunder higher than Ms. Marvel. It definitely has a way better villain, but I think Ms. Marvel does an overall better job with its story. Thor: Love and Thunder's storytelling is rather messy, as many people online will happily tell you.

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@cheth: Iwan already has a Dark Elf role, Rakarth XD

I personally think Cate's a little too old to play Alarielle at this point, and I also don't think she's quite the right fit either way.

Rachel Zegler plays Maria in West Side Story and will be playing Snow White in Disney's LA remake of that movie. Given that Naestra is basically a Disney Princess in the wrong universe, I figured it would fit.

Zachary Quinto is also very lean, and has experience playing calm, rational, good guys in blue with pointy ears ;)

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@cergic: Yeah, I thought so. He’s good at playing dark and ruthless characters as well as misanthropic ones

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@mordhauextreme1: You don't think Charlize could play a Vampire queen? I mean, she did play an evil, magical queen in Snow White and the Huntsman, and most consider that the high point of that film.

And I'm glad you agree with me picking Tom Hiddleston for Sigvald. His was the first casting I thought of, actually.

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@daddyprometheus: I believe he argued that Vader is comparable to Sidious, not that they are perfect equals. Obviously, Sidious is better. But I think the point Reaperace is trying to make is that the difference is slight, not exponential.

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@reaperace: THANK YOU. God, I hate when people abuse the "Lucas says" crap to try and make OT characters out to be bottom-feeders. And in this case it isn't even Lucas saying it himself, just Pablo reporting what he believed Lucas was thinking. Even though Lucas was also involved in the writing of TFU I, where a weaker Vader than RotJ holds his own against an opponent who is clearly way better than Jedi Younglings.

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@eredin12: By "Dooku-Sized Gap" I mean that he's more than marginally superior, and that the difference is comparable to the difference between Dooku and Maul in skill (a gap that is often exaggerated by folks but is still present).