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  1. Yes, because the forum is so alive these days that they're really breaking up the sparkling conversation... Whatever, see you next year.
  2. My line of thinking is that up until IM2 they were actual films. Yes, 3 films is plural, hence "they". TFA & Thor had problems, but they showed promise. Then Avengers came out and it all went to Hell. I don't see what's peculiar about my line of distinction. Growing up with something doesn't mean you have to like it. And I wouldn't say I "grew up" with them. When I was a kid I watched 90s Spider-Man and X-Men, Disney's Recess, stuff like that. Toy Story (1 & 2), Treasure Planet, Atlantis, Tarzan, A Bug's Life and Monsters Inc are the Disney/Pixar videotapes I used to watch all the time. My Capeflicks were the Raimi and FoX-Men Trilogies. My comics were Ultimate Marvel, Civil War Era Marvel, Morrison X-Men, those things. On the evenings I watched House MD. By the time the MCU started, I was already past associating things with childhood memories. And even then, it doesn't really affect me, as I haven't cared about Spider-Man in about a decade, when I used to be a HUGE fan as a kid. I consider Half-Life, Counter Strike, GTA: SA, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, LOST and even BSG part of my childhood more than I do the MCU. That came out during my teen years, which I don't feel any real attachment to. If you want to make me nostalgic, remind me of MGS and DOTA, not the MCU. As for who they're made, they're not made for kids. They're made for "everyone", meaning consumers. I simply don't think high enough of them to call them films. They fail at having an identity, they fail at translating the comics, they fail at being blockbusters, they fail at everything, at least in my book. I'd sooner watch "Benny & Joon" than Captain Marvel.
  3. What's with the language ? And no, age is not really a factor. For example, I was really hyped for Ghost Rider back in 2007. Me and my pals spent a whole party one time playing the game over and over on the PS2. I've watched the film about 10 times or more. It doesn't mean that I consider it good. It's an "alright" 2000s Capeflick. It's not good, or even average, but it's got Nic Cage, a flaming skeleton riding a motorcycle and a nice "Satan" (who's not really on part with say, Viggo or DeNiro), so coupled with "nostalgia", it's just a run of the mill average capeflick. Emotional investment plays a role, but there are tons of Capeflicks I watched as a kid that I feel no attachment to. I've watched XMO:W I can't remember how many times now, and I absolutely love the videogame. I barely consider it a flick. On the flip side, I used to hate Constantine for not being a faithful adaptation, but I'm warming up to it. So all in all, no, I'm capable of critical thinking, and don't just like and dislike things based on some vague emotional attachment due to the age I watched them. TFA & Thor I watched because I was curious to see what they'd come up with. Moreover, they were films I watched with friends on a Saturday night out, not things I caught on the first screening. The same as many other films that I ended up not really liking. I watched Momoa's Conan like that, for God's sake... And you know what, I was not that dissapointed. They were of a more watered down quality but they still had a movie feel. Thor could've been more Mythological & Epic, but they were good enough starts. Not IM-Tier, which is a legitimately great film, but not too bad. It was Avengers that solidified the MCU as a long series of TV movies given theatrical releases. Avengers I watched because of the Hype and because I'm an Iron Man Fan. Thor: TDW, to this day, I've only seen a screener of. IM3 I watched because, like I said, I'm an Iron Fan, and I like Shane Black. Honestly, that felt like a proper film, so twists aside, I still don't hate it. I like the entire Iron Man Trilogy. If I judge them purely as an Iron Man Fan, they're awful representations of the character which ruined the comics. But as movies, they're good. GotG I watched because I used to be a fan of the 2008 DnA Vol and I like Sci-Fi. And sure, I like the film. It's one of the good ones I mentioned. It's not going to show up in my Top 20 anytime soon, but it's a solid and proper movie. TWS I watched because I used to like Brubaker's Cap run, and I like Espionage stuff. Plus, Robert Redford. I watched it about three times at the cinema because finals were approaching and I wanted to get out and relax. Then there was... Ant-Man ? I can't remember if I watched that on the Big Screen or not. I think I just downloaded it. AoU I watched because of Iron Man and Ultron. Then there was CW which again, I watched because of Iron Man, and it's one of the most TV-Like MCU flicks, especially the horrendous airport scene. Doctor Strange I watched because I was a big Strangefan as a kid, and I was promised some true Metaphysical concepts and effects. Which I didn't really get, but it's a nice enough movie because it's shot as one. Not shaky cams, no overeliance on green screens for every single thing, proper cinematography and a tighter script, which would've been better if only that dimwit from Reddit & Memey wasn't brought in to add cringy jokes. Nevertheless, it was the movie that finally made me give up on the MCU as a whole, so take that as you will... And that was it. The rest I downloaded, and apart from IW & EG, which I watched again, only for Iron Man, the others I barely managed to sit through them on 2.5x speed. Hell, I think AM&TW, CM, SM:FFH & BP I merely skipped through. And even that was unbearable... As for what's in store, I don't plan on watching anything at the theatre. I never even finished the Netflix shows past Daredevil. I stopped caring about the MCU long ways back. Now all I'm interested in is DOOM, and maybe some X-Men, if the casting is good. I'm not a huge fan of the Muties these days, but I like the general concept well enough. My problem isn't that they're "lowbrow", and I'm such a stuck-up snob that I only watch Hungarian Arthouse. I like Blockbusters just fine. But the MCU isn't a collection of Blockbusters. It's a bunch of tv movies with a higher budget. From the acting to the scripts, the none-existent cinematography and personality, they're all just hollow clones devoid of any soul. Snyder's DC Movies, regardless of your views on them, had Soul and identity. That I can agree with, since it's basically what I'm saying. You wanna like the MCU ? Go ahead. It's got some legitimately okay movies here and there, like GotG. But don't ask me to rank the majority of them as proper movies. And you know what, I'll take the Bayformers over the MCU any day of the week. Now those are some real Blockbusters. The first 3 anyway. The last two became too corporate. But the first three are fun Blockbusters and you'll never get me to say otherwise.
  4. l just preach the truth. Somebody has to save the Plebs from their tastes... And it's not my fault that my Chadness is only rivaled by people like Don Draper and the Pope. Of course! I'm brilliant and great and never, ever wrong; just like Doctor Doom! Good to hear. You're hereby declared a Patrician. Well, I fail to see what it represented bar- Hm, I think it best to refrain, in this case, lest I utter words, unfit for these boards. Until IM2, they actually felt like real films. TFA & Thor weren't half bad, but the "style" had started cementing itself. By Avengers, they were merely "joints". I can dislike the ST of SW as much as I want, but they are actual movies. From the way they're shot, edited and presented. The MCU is merely a series of TV Mvies given a theatrical release. IW came kind of close to being a real movie, but nah. Doctor Strange and the GotG movies had pretty good cinematgraphy, so I consider them movies too. Not great or anything, but good enough for what they are. But the Avengers ones, Ragnarok and the others; nope.
  5. Those days are long gone. Now I just call everyone who doesn't agree with me "Cringe", and whoever agrees with me "Based". It's surprisingly efficient. Well, I did say "with some okay flicks here and there". And that's what it is; okay. It's an okay flick. It's basically a tv movie given a theatrical release. Sure, it's not the CW shows, but let's not pretend the MCU has actual films in it. If these flicks are more than "okay" then the rating scale gets all screwby. For example, "The Comformist" is a 7/10 movie to me. What grade do you think I'll give to "Civil War" or "Black Panther" ? Sure, I can give both a 6/10 if I judge them as flicks made for toddlers and people on their night out before they go out to have drinks, and of course to make the studios tons of cash. But if I judge them as proper movies, well, I can't give them that... Ghost and those good ol' shiny X-Mates brought me here. You best go on releasing those goshdarn Doctor Strange, Doctor Doom and Comic Book Iron Man mates now, or my Lordship shall leave once again... I don't really collect the line anymore (I stopped colelcting everything bar comics, and even those I'm just waiting for some indie series to finish, but I'm getting back into 1/6th with some POs) but I want to finish my TNBCM Collectin, and those Phoenix Saga figs look ace. So I'm here. For now...
  6. The entire MCU Post-IM2 is a trainwreck with some okay flicks here and there. IM2 is better than the majority of later releases, and I'll take that to my grave. Whoever disagrees is a Pleb with bad, awful, terrible taste, and whoever agrees is a Patrician versed in the high arts. It's not even up for debate.
  7. Is it alright if it’s our own version of a villain? I’ve been working on a redesigned Doctor Doom for the past few months (I paint a bit whenever I get back home for a few days), so I figured I’d enter him. He’s still got the mask, the cloak, the armor and everything, he’s just based on some fanart I found on the net that modernized him a bit. Figured I’d enter him just for the hell of it if he’s ready before the deadline.
  8. Kostisfire

    wave 79

    I don’t understand why they didn’t just do the Bendis/Gatchaman/Mass Effect GotG and be done with it. Angela is pretty much the same, and Gamora is from that era. Why mix it with the new version? Why even make this horrendous Adam Warlock (talking about the costume here; the mate seems faithful enough), and poorly cobble together a Darkhawk? I haven’t bought mates in years, but I’d have bought that GotG version simply to put them next to “Godkiller” (not really its name, but you get the point) Iron Man, the Angela we have, then I’d buy Space Knight Venom, and bam, there’s the team (Carl Manvers appeared sometimes, but eh, whatever). They’d have been easier to make, and we’d complete a version of the team, instead of this mishmash that is now. We’re not getting the 2008 versions, fine, whatever. But why this hideous Warlock? If you’re gonna make a mash-up, at least go with the 2008 Warlock with an extra Magus head, who had a great design. Why redo Angela? If you want a woman from the current run, go with the AU Phylla-Vell. Why even do Darkhawk if you’re going to butcher him? Should’ve gone with Gladiator or hell, even Starfox or Nebula if they needed a character from the current run. Anyway, I saw pics over at IG, and it reminded of me asking for a GotG wave back in... 2014? 2015? So I figured I’d share. It’s not like I have a stake in anymore, but, like I said, I’d have bought a NOW! Era Version just for completion’s sake.
  9. Kostisfire

    wave 77

    I honestly just want another Iron Man Wave. It's been, what, 40 Waves, since the first, and last, comic based one? Infamous Iron Man (with a healed Victor Von Doom head and hair) / Controller (Modern) Ghost (Thunderbolts Look) / Black Widow II (Thunderbolts Look-with an extra Nat head and hair) Zeke Stane (Fraction's Run) / AIM Scientist (with Alt-Look extras) Iron Monger (Classic Armor; Disco Obadiah Underneath) / AIM Scientist (with Alt-Look extras) MODOK Superior as the BAF. - I even made a collage!
  10. They can't keep getting away with it!
  11. I watched it a couple of times. I checked other vids, with different pitches, too. All I can hear is...
  12. Several 1610 characters have popped up in the “616”, including some X-Men. As for Maker, he most definitely is in the Main U, but the “Maker” in Infamous Iron Man wasn’t exactly the Maker...
  13. Well, shit, that does sound pretty darn ugly. And here I thought I had it bad. I don't really have anything encouraging or original to say, but I will tell you this: After a while, you won't even think of the 'Mates. Hell, at some point you might even look back and go "thank fucking God I stopped wasting money on brittle plastic crack". I quit a few years back, and honestly, the only thing that changed is that I no longer obsess over being a completionist. I actually regret the thousands I dropped. But either way, bad as it is, I believe you'll make it, for what it's worth. I've had, and seen, my share of misfortunes as well, and things turn out good, more or less. And like HP said, if you set up a GoFund me page and whatnot, drop a link here. And when you get out of this tight spot, I'd urge you to not get back in the game. At least until you're financially stable enough for such things to be pocket change. It's a money-sucking habbit. To tell you the truth, in my case at least, it was much more addicting than booze. PS: This might sound cheesy and not helpful at all, but keep a cheerful/can do attitude. Positive outlook makes a difference, and I know from lots of experience.
  14. Marvel has been taken over by the Gentry. It's obvious at this point. Hypercrisis is real. Right now...
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