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#1 Posted by The_Scourge (5341 posts) - - Show Bio

Around my circle and the circle of critics/reviewers I follow, I would say that it has been fairly rated. I don't think it is being overblown since I do not hear people saying that it one of the best movies ever but that it is in the upper echelon of MCU movies which I agree with.

I think a large majority of the hype behind it has to do with other aspects and maybe not for the film as a whole such as the production design, score and especially all the amazing supporting characters the film established. In this sense I think it very much lives up to the hype.

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This is why fan-voting should never be taken with even a grain of salt

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#3 Posted by The_Scourge (5341 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello, everyone! Been off Marvel comics for a bit and wanted to jump back in to good ongoing or recently concluded storylines. Through recommendations I just finished Loki: Sorcerer Supreme on the Doctor Strange book and am currently going through The Mighty Thor run. Which other stories would you all suggest? Thanks!

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#4 Posted by The_Scourge (5341 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello everyone! Was just curious with the news of a Venom movie coming from Sony, is classic Venom more of an Anti-Hero or a straight up Villain? I ask because various movie blogs and websites have been saying that Venom has always been more of an Anti-Hero, but my perception of the character while growing up was that he was a Villain.

Of course I'm talking about Venom before he became Agent Venom onwards. Thanks!

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#5 Posted by The_Scourge (5341 posts) - - Show Bio

@deadgod said:

@the_scourge: There are not any superhero or major character in Marvel & DC of Filipino descent right?

None that I know of. Personally don't mind that there aren't any though

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#6 Posted by The_Scourge (5341 posts) - - Show Bio

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Personally didn't think it was a good movie but loved most of the new characters (especially Cyclops) and thought Fassbender and McAvoy were brilliant as always

McAvoy was marginalized, though.

That's the fault of the writing and not the actor

Except the actor's opportunity to shine is dependant on the script. McAvoy did an excellent job portraying a version of the character that was coming into form as the Xavier in the OT (I loved the scenes of him early on in the film), but they shafted him in the second half of the film. If Xavier was in it more, I could've rated the movie an A.

Wait, what? That's exactly what I said. It isn't McAvoy's fault he didn't have much to do because of they way they wrote him but he performed all his scenes brilliantly as expected.

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#7 Posted by The_Scourge (5341 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_scourge said:

Personally didn't think it was a good movie but loved most of the new characters (especially Cyclops) and thought Fassbender and McAvoy were brilliant as always

McAvoy was marginalized, though.

That's the fault of the writing and not the actor

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#8 Edited by The_Scourge (5341 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally didn't think it was a good movie but loved most of the new characters (especially Cyclops) and thought Fassbender and McAvoy were brilliant as always

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#9 Posted by The_Scourge (5341 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't see the complaints too much online (I've heard about them because I was movie news shows everyday) so I'm lucky I don't have the same issue as you. I also love the casting of Tilda Swinton and think it will be one of the most brilliant we have ever seen. Here's my 2 cents though:

Complaints come around that they should have cast a person of Asian descent but would these people complaining be happy if they cast a Filipino or someone Arabic to play the role? (I'm Filipino and I would've liked this if it happened). These people generalize "Asian" to the people from East Asia and forget about how big Asia actually is. The way I see it, Marvel made a safe political decision (already explained earlier in the thread) and also made a decision on how to make a better film, casting talent. Tilda Swinton is one of the most talented workers we have in the industry today and signing her on to work on this movie to perform alongside Mikkelsen, Ejiofor and Cumberatch is going to be a delight to see on screen.

And to everyone who complains about them not casting minorities don't forget Baron Mordo is being played by a man with African descent and Ancient One is being played by a woman.

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#10 Edited by The_Scourge (5341 posts) - - Show Bio

I disagree that all villains were terrible. In my opinion some were bad (Ronan, Malekith), some were alright (Ultron, Abomination) and some were great (Loki, Alexander Pearce). The reason though why most of their villains aren't great is that the focus of Marvel is the development of their heroes. Marvel basically uses their villains as a way to propel their heroes and give the heroes the character development they want out of them.