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Marvel Studios celebrates the movies

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  1. [3]
    moocow1452
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    Per LiteraryBoner on r/Movies: Black Widow - July 9th 2021 Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - September 3rd 2021 The Eternals - November 5th, 2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home - December 17th,...

    Per LiteraryBoner on r/Movies:

    Black Widow - July 9th 2021

    Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - September 3rd 2021

    The Eternals - November 5th, 2021

    Spider-Man: No Way Home - December 17th, 2021

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - March 25th, 2022

    Thor: Love and Thunder - May 6th, 2022

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - July 8th, 2022

    The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) - November 11th, 2022

    Antman and the Wasp: Quantumania - February 12, 2023

    Guardians of the Galaxy 3 - May 5th, 2023

    This video also includes first images of The Eternals at [2:19] and a teaser to the Fantastic 4 logo at the end.

    5 votes
    1. Omnicrola
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      Lot of epic shots, but the IRL shot of the audience first reacting to the portals opening in Endgame made me shiver head to toe and tear up. I miss that feeling, I miss it a lot. Standing in a...

      Lot of epic shots, but the IRL shot of the audience first reacting to the portals opening in Endgame made me shiver head to toe and tear up. I miss that feeling, I miss it a lot. Standing in a crowd of people, and all of you enjoying the same thing together.

      5 votes
    2. Nivlak
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      You can tell they really don’t want F4 to fail, putting it at the end with seemingly no direct competition.

      You can tell they really don’t want F4 to fail, putting it at the end with seemingly no direct competition.

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    Staross
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    I have a hard time understanding why a grown up would want to watch one of these movie, but I'm willing to give it a try. What's the best one of say, the last decade ?

    I have a hard time understanding why a grown up would want to watch one of these movie, but I'm willing to give it a try. What's the best one of say, the last decade ?

    6 votes
    1. [5]
      mrbig
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      Well, grown ups like all kinds of silly stuff. I enjoyed most Marvel movies to this date. Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Infinity War, and Endgame are among my favorites. I love seeing...

      Well, grown ups like all kinds of silly stuff. I enjoyed most Marvel movies to this date. Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Infinity War, and Endgame are among my favorites.

      I love seeing the characters I love from the comic books looking awesome on the screen.

      They're just fun adventures, like Star Wars or Indiana Jones. Nothing wrong with that. I don't expect super hero movies to be The Godfather.

      8 votes
      1. [4]
        Staross
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        Thing is I love silly movies, for example I think this is a great superhero movie that makes me laugh. But these dialogues ? I find them rather eyebrow raising.

        Thing is I love silly movies, for example I think this is a great superhero movie that makes me laugh. But these dialogues ? I find them rather eyebrow raising.

        1 vote
        1. mrbig
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          I found that dialogue pretty funny, amusing at least. Shaolin Soccer is definitely a different kind of silly. Marvel movies are not full blown comedies. There's an effort towards the epic, and a...

          I found that dialogue pretty funny, amusing at least.

          Shaolin Soccer is definitely a different kind of silly. Marvel movies are not full blown comedies. There's an effort towards the epic, and a juxtaposition between gravitas and sillyness that I find enjoyable. That's how the Marvel humor works many times. It also requires some emotional investment in the characters to work.

          It's okay if you don't enjoy that, though.

          8 votes
        2. TheJorro
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          It doesn't help that that scene from Thor Ragnarok has been edited so the pacing is off, and it's completely divorced from the dramatic context around it. It's meant to be one of the few all-out...

          It doesn't help that that scene from Thor Ragnarok has been edited so the pacing is off, and it's completely divorced from the dramatic context around it. It's meant to be one of the few all-out silly moments in a generally comedic movie, but that video would probably only be funniest to people who have already seen the movie and remember everything around that scene, not to new viewers who don't know what's going on around it.

          Normally I wouldn't adhere to this kind of "But..." for most of the MCU movies but Thor Ragnarok is actually one of the tighter and more "auteur" movies of the bunch so it's a bit more important than usual.

          4 votes
        3. Eabryt
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          Shaolin Soccer is one of my favorite silly movies from growing up.

          Shaolin Soccer is one of my favorite silly movies from growing up.

          1 vote
    2. [2]
      moocow1452
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      Guardians of the Galaxy is probably the best of the MCU with no prior experience, maybe Thor Ragnarok, but it requires you to know about who Thor and Loki are, why Asgard is in space, and who that...

      Guardians of the Galaxy is probably the best of the MCU with no prior experience, maybe Thor Ragnarok, but it requires you to know about who Thor and Loki are, why Asgard is in space, and who that wizard guy is on Earth.

      I'm going to go unconventional and say the best superhero movie in the past decade is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as a completely out of left field, relatively self contained movie, but otherwise knocks it out of the park with story, presentation, and world building. If you have seen a Spider-Man movie in the past 20 years or are the least bit familiar with the character, there is something for you here.

      8 votes
      1. bilbodwyer
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        Could not agree more. I'm not the hugest fan of the MCU movies. They're watchable and usually entertaining, but I didn't ever get hyped for the next installment. Into the Spider-Verse, however,...

        I'm going to go unconventional and say the best superhero movie in the past decade is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

        Could not agree more. I'm not the hugest fan of the MCU movies. They're watchable and usually entertaining, but I didn't ever get hyped for the next installment. Into the Spider-Verse, however, really ticked a load of boxes for me. Loads of bad-ass characters, a villain with a solid motivation, great animation and voice-acting, and hits the tone absolutely square on the head.

        1 vote
    3. somewaffles
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      Not a Marvel person really, but I don't think it's a children-only thing to enjoy a movie about superhero's. If you take the superhero part out, they are just fun, easy to digest movies I think....

      Not a Marvel person really, but I don't think it's a children-only thing to enjoy a movie about superhero's. If you take the superhero part out, they are just fun, easy to digest movies I think. Anyway, Thor: Ragnarok was a fun movie anyone could enjoy. AFAIK, you'll have miss a lot of character development since it's pretty far along in the universe. Personally not having seen any of the Thor or Hulk movies, but having some basic understanding of the characters, I thought it was 2 hours well spent!

      5 votes
    4. [4]
      shu
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      If you don't know any Marvel movies, I think it would be best if you start at the beginning with Iron Man. Why: The movies are all set in one universe, and while most of them are not directly...

      If you don't know any Marvel movies, I think it would be best if you start at the beginning with Iron Man.

      Why: The movies are all set in one universe, and while most of them are not directly connected to each other, they often share characters who all have their own stories and arcs over time, and there is a background story arc over basically all titles that builds up to 'Infinity War' and 'Endgame'. I believe without the necessary context the later movies could look pretty weird. The first Iron Man movie however is a good introduction into the Marvel cinematic universe.

      Hope you'll have fun. It's all a bit silly, but very entertaining.

      5 votes
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        Staross
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        I've seen Iron Man, and most of the "first wave" (there was already some before but there's been a big uptick I think) of these superhero movies, I thought it was already overdone 10 years ago but...

        I've seen Iron Man, and most of the "first wave" (there was already some before but there's been a big uptick I think) of these superhero movies, I thought it was already overdone 10 years ago but I was obviously wrong, looks like we're going in for 10 more.

        1 vote
        1. [2]
          vord
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          I gave up after Iron Man 2, but recently binged it all. Phase 2 gets a lot better. The early Capitan America and Thor films were the worst. But the context they provided helps later.

          I gave up after Iron Man 2, but recently binged it all.

          Phase 2 gets a lot better. The early Capitan America and Thor films were the worst. But the context they provided helps later.

          3 votes
          1. Omnicrola
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            It's an unfortunate necessity of character building. Really good stories often depend on the audience knowing the background and history of characters, or else their decisions have less emotional...

            It's an unfortunate necessity of character building. Really good stories often depend on the audience knowing the background and history of characters, or else their decisions have less emotional impact and carry less weight. In order for the decisions and actions to carry weight, first you have to load that weight up. And while it shouldn't be an excuse for making character-establishment stories boring, it should be understood that it's somewhat impossible to give the story as much weight as you can later, because you haven't loaded the weight yet.

            2 votes