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  1. cambridgeguy

    Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

    Man, they're really going all in on making Mysterio look like a swell guy It makes me wonder how many people are unfamiliar with him from the comics and aren't going to bother to do a quick wikipedia search before they go see the movie
  2. cambridgeguy

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Avengers, etc.

    Watching that honest trailer makes me feel bad for the MCU movie that breaks the streak and ends up being both a financial and critical failure. There have certainly been crappy ones but I think only the Incredible Hulk qualifies on both counts (I thought Thor 2 and Iron Man 2 were pretty mediocre but they both did well at the box office) and that was very early.
  3. cambridgeguy

    The NBA

    That was because he chose to join a team that was already at its peak with its own homegrown superstar instead of dragging one there himself - if he had taken a paycut to ensure OKC could add stars around him he'd have been the toast of the NBA. And never depends on what happens next. Remember when Lebron would never be forgiven for going to Miami? While I'm sure there are some who hate him for it the vast majority of NBA fans, even in Cleveland, are fine with him now.
  4. cambridgeguy

    The NBA

    I think a lot depends on how Lebron does. I know he has superhuman endurance and basically goes into cryostasis after every game but he's going to be 35 years old and has played 56000(!) minutes between the regular season and playoffs. Oh well, say what you will about the Lakers but they're not boring. On the plus side for them they no longer have to deal with Lavar Ball.
  5. cambridgeguy

    S05.E07: Filleted to Rest

    That's why Liv critiquing the remoulade was weird. How could she pick up the subtle flavors? That should have tasted like a bland paste to her.
  6. cambridgeguy

    Spoiler Discussion Thread: The Sequel

    Yeah, I'd expect all of the former regulars to show up at least one more time if scheduling permits, even if they're playing alternate versions of themselves. And this really is a post-script season so who really cares if the ratings are good or not. Everyone's still going to get paid and it's ultimately about getting Oliver set for the big crossover. And I still think something will happen to alter the future we've seen. If it doesn't then even if Mia, William, etc. usher in a new utopia it still means Oliver, Felicity, etc. failed miserably and needed their kids to clean up the mess.
  7. cambridgeguy

    X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

    They actually posted the X-Women clip My god, that's worse than I thought. It had absolutely nothing to do with the conversation - Xavier being an egotistical glory hound who carelessly risks other people's lives has nothing to do with having a sexist team name!
  8. cambridgeguy

    X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

    Deadpool did a much better job of naming his "forward thinking, gender neutral" team.
  9. cambridgeguy

    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    The same way the other characters did. In the original timeline Loki didn't escape with the Space Stone. Tony Stark didn't have an inexplicable heart attack as he was arguing about jurisdiction. According to the rules the Avengers created an alternate timeline the moment they time traveled. If they did their jobs carefully those timelines are virtually identical to the one we've seen but that doesn't mean they're not different. This whole idea of Steve always being Peggy's husband in the timeline we've seen throughout the movies is the one that is directly contrary to the movie's rules unless you think Bruce, Tony, etc. were wrong about how time travel works.
  10. cambridgeguy

    X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

    The initial set of reviews seems underwhelming, which isn't exactly surprising. The Dark Phoenix saga really is too much to cram into one film, especially when we haven't really gotten to know Jean, Scott, etc. It would be like jumping into Infinity War and Endgame with just the Iron Man and Captain America movies coming before it. In some ways this has always been the problem with the X-Men movie franchise - they focus almost exclusively on a small number of people (Wolverine, Xavier, Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence Mystique), which really hurts when a film hinges on one of the other characters. On the plus side, no matter how this ends at least it won't spend all of its time focusing on how much Logan is suffering. That automatically makes it better than the Last Stand.
  11. cambridgeguy

    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    They (the writers) were in a no win situation here once they decided to let 5 years pass. Travel back in time and undo everything? Well screw you writers, way to create a story where there are absolutely no real stakes since you can just go back and take a do over. Also, who the hell are the Avengers to unilaterally decide that the people born and relationships formed post-snap are less valuable than the pre-snap ones? For every Hawkeye who lost everything there's a Tony Stark who ended up with a pretty happy life, all things considered. Of course, the problem with the route they took is a sudden reappearance of the dusted. That's fine if an entire family was wiped out, but imagine the awkwardness if you've found a new spouse and your old one suddenly reappears, Heck, even if you're still single one person has gone through five traumatic years. I imagine Hawkeye will have quite the conversation with his wife about what he did in that time.
  12. cambridgeguy

    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    ???? This only applies if the whole "if you kill your grandfather you cease to exist" paradox applies. That's not what the movie's rules say. There's now a timeline where Thanos and his forces vanished after 2014, which means that's a universe where no snap happened. The prime universe was never in danger of ceasing to exist because killing 2014 Thanos would create a paradox - the danger was the alternate 2014 Thanos wiping out all life with a snap.
  13. cambridgeguy

    Joker (2019)

    Says who? The Killing Joke Joker was a failed comedian who ended up taking a dip in the chemicals when he was a patsy dressed up as the Red Hood. Jack Nicholson's Joker was just a high ranking gangster who also turned out to be the guy who killed the Waynes. It's unlikely Heath Ledger's Joker took a chemical bath since he was wearing makeup. The Joker has no definitive origin - it's up to the writers to make it good or bad.
  14. cambridgeguy

    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    Exactly - whatever the writers/fans think happened, the movie laid down some very firm rules about time travel that can't be ignored just for the sake of a preferred ending. Maybe in this alternate timeline Steve was a slacker who stayed home and watched daytime TV while Peggy actually helped found SHIELD - that means he's a selfish jerk who allowed many people to suffer. Or maybe he changed the world with his knowledge - you could argue he's an egomaniac with a god complex to change people's destinies like that. We won't know the canon truth but that's practically irrelevant since anyone can think of whatever outcome they want.
  15. cambridgeguy

    S08.00: The Last Watch

    Given how popular tattoos are these days I can see why virtually everyone wears costumes with long sleeves. That's easier than using makeup or digital trickery to remove a 21st century mark. The same probably applies to characters who aren't the type to get a tattoo.