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So, who here watches the MCU?

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Just like the title says, Who here watches the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)?

If you do, please answer some of these questions.

 

Who is your favorite hero?

Who is your least favorite hero?

Who is your favorite villain?

Who is your least favorite villain?

Who is your favorite actor?

Who is your least favorite actor?

What is your favorite movie in the MCU?

What is your least favorite movie?

 

As for me, my favorite hero is Captain America (at least for the time being.) I just love seeing his sheer willpower to stand against any antagonist who would threated the world and/or universe.

My least favorite hero is probably Quicksilver, because I feel he didn't really get as much character development as I thought he should.

I have three favorite villains; Loki, Thanos and Erik Killmonger.

My least favorite villain is probably Malekith. I just thought he was boring as a villain.

My favorite actor is probably Robert Downey Jr.

My least favorite actor is probably Christopher Eccelston, who played Malekith.

My favorite movie is Avengers: Endgame.

My least favorite movie is Thor: The Dark World.

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Yeah, I watched them all and nit picked them all to hell and back.

Who is your favorite hero? Captain America c'mon the guy inspires everyone.

Who is your least favorite hero? Spider man annoying asf

Who is your favorite villain? Loki so much humor

Who is your least favorite villain? Killmonger the guy reeks of failure

Who is your favorite actor? RDJ

Who is your least favorite actor? Mark Ruffalo so wooden tries too hard to act.

What is your favorite movie in the MCU? Winter Soldier/Civil War

What is your least favorite movie? Spider man annoying and boring, should have given more air time to Michael Keaton.

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On 3/14/2020 at 2:34 PM, Haijinx said:

I thought the Netflix stuff was generally pretty good.

I know. I kinda wish they didn't remove it. Maybe/Hopefully, it'll be on Disney+?

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12 hours ago, CursedSorcerer said:

I know. I kinda wish they didn't remove it. Maybe/Hopefully, it'll be on Disney+?

Would be nice.  

 

Hopefully not kinder, gentler versions.

 

Punisher is probably done for sure.  Which is a shame since season 2 was pretty good.  

 

 

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On 3/12/2020 at 2:50 PM, CursedSorcerer said:

[See below...]

Who is your favorite hero? Probably Iron Man, with Winter Soldier coming a close second.

Who is your least favorite hero? Captain Marvel

Who is your favorite villain? I kind of liked Ultron, though the Grandmaster gave me a chuckle too.

Who is your least favorite villain? The Mandarin - such a waste

Who is your favorite actor? Robert Downey Jr & Benedict Cumberbatch

Who is your least favorite actor? Brie Larson

What is your favorite movie in the MCU? I really liked Infinity War, though Civil War & Winter Soldier were a close 2nd & 3rd.

What is your least favorite movie? Iron Man 3 or Thor 2.

 

My own addition:  I don't know why, but I also really like Iron Man 2 - I know it gets panned a lot, but it's sort of a guilty pleasure of mine.  Drunk Stark pissing his suit, Venko's "byurds", the "Hammeroids", Iron Man & War Machine fighting back to back, and seeing all those failed Iron Man knock-offs are just entertaining to me...

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I've watched all the films, although I caught up with the early ones retroactively after, hmm, somewhere around Guardians of the Galaxy, I think.  It's pretty much my only form of interaction with Marvel superheroes.  It was quite interesting to suddenly understand things about CoX, like why there are quite such stupid-looking horns in the character creator, and why Archery exists as a powerset in a modern world game.

 

Who is your favorite hero? - This is a very hard question to answer.  Most fun to watch, best at heroing, person I would most like to hang out with and chat?  I'm so paralyzed with indecision now that I'm just going to say Ant-Man and move on.

Who is your least favorite hero? - Bucky Barnes.  I don't have anything specific against him, he's just sort of...there.  It's like they never really figured out what to do with him beyond a MacGuffin.

Who is your favorite villain? - The Civil War dude.  Zemo. Also Loki, until he got a bit redeemed and much less fun.  He's great in Avengers, though (stupid horns notwithstanding).

Who is your least favorite villain? - The robot dude in Age of Ultron.  Not that James Spader doesn't do a bang-up job, but he was just sort of randomly evil and lacking in motive and logic. 

Who is your favorite actor? - RDJ.  He's never anything less than 100% giving it his all.  I love the quote from some thing with Chris Evans where he says, "Downey comes to these movies and gives a f*ck.  He gives a f*ck.  It makes you feel like, 'Should I be giving more of a f*ck?'"

Who is your least favorite actor? - I liked Chris Hemsworth at first, but as time goes on he's less Thor and more Chris-Hemsworth-with-a-hammer.  I still like him, I just find it grating.  I semi-agree with the point about Mark Ruffalo, but I think he's fine in some things and much less good in others.  Maybe it's down to the director?

What is your favorite movie in the MCU? - The one I've  watched the most times is probably Avengers.  I do like Winter Soldier, though.  And Civil War.  And Black Panther.  Also the Ant-Man movies.

What is your least favorite movie? - I think the one I enjoyed least in the cinema was probably Thor: Ragnarok.  And I didn't hate that, or feel like I'd wasted my money, I just enjoyed it least.

 

(Although honestly, my answer to almost all of the 'your favourite' questions is some variation on Venom.  But clearly that doesn't count.)


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I love the MCU.

 

I don't think most people truly appreciate just how good they have it these days as far as movies go.

 

I grew up in the late 1970's, and read comic books throughout the 1980's into the 1990's. This was a time when comic books were read for their stories and discussed with friends. Comics were not just bought, backed, and bagged as a potential future income source. I actually read hundreds of issues of Fantastic Four, The Avengers(East and West Coast), Uncanny X-Men, Excalibur, Spiderman, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, and many, many more. I used to read every monthly column that Stan Lee would write, and I don't give a damn what some "woke" millenials think about him and his friendship with Jack Kirby or whoever else they want to feign indignity in the name of. There were some great stories in those old comic books, and I loved the good ones. Like Emperor Doom, the Infinity Saga, Secret Wars, Annihilus and the Negative Zone, the Evolutionary War... there's still so much untapped potential beyond those few.

 

Maybe it's because I've been a nerd for my entire life, but I can't help but shed a few tears while watching these films. Mostly it's the music which stirs old emotions of nostalgia, remembering that I never thought I'd get a chance to see this stuff done up right in a movie. I felt the same way about Lord of the Rings 20 years ago. I knew they didn't get the story verbatim, things were changed and some characters were left out or ommited entirely, but what they got right was better than I could have imagined! Things in the MCU are not exactly the same as the comics, nor should they be. It's a different format, it's a different time, and I'd rather go into a movie not knowing exactly how things are going to turn out than have a damned checklist making marks in the right or wrong column throughout the show.

 

I loved all of the Netflix Marvel shows, and the Runaways, and Cloak and Dagger, and I even liked the Inhumans(for what it was)!

 

I am by no means young, but I'm not elderly either. I saw the original Star Wars in the theaters the summer before my 4th birthday, and it blew my little mind. The music, the spectacle, the action and adventure, that movie was a paradigm shift in entertainment. However, this is only said to give you some perspective as to where I'm coming from and just how many movies I've watched throughout my life. I've watched "the greats", Kurosawa, Hitchcock, Scorcese, Kubrick, etc. Keep in mind that music, movies, books... ranking and rating these things is entirely subjective.

 

My favorite hero is whoever happens to be on-screen at the moment, I don't have a least favorite.

Same thing for favorite villain, and actor/actress.

 

My favorite movie is the only movie of its kind.

Nothing like it has ever existed in cinematic history, with 22 tie-in movies leading up to it, and it's doubtful that there will ever be another movie like it.

 

In my opinion, Averngers: Endgame is The Greatest Movie of All Time.

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2 hours ago, Mopery said:

I love the MCU.

 

I don't think most people truly appreciate just how good they have it these days as far as movies go.

 

 

Snipped for brevity, but this, this right here, is like it's describing my life as well!

 

I remember going to see Star Wars when I was about 6 or 7 yrs old, I read comic books as a kid, fell in love with superheroes thanks to shows like Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends and DC's Super Friends, got heavily into comics as a teenager when I stumbled over the Hawk and Dove miniseries and not looked back since!

 

And yes, I remember the long years of awful adapations of our heroes, such as the Hulk/Thor TV movie spin off from the classic series (although I still loved it 😄 )

 

So, yeah, I LOVE the MCU! I'm not as big a Marvel aficionado as some people, but I know enough to understand basics so I loved seeing how it was adapted and I've loved every single one of them. And it is so heartbreaking to see so many people complain about tiny aspects of them because "it's not right, they changed it, WAAAA!"

 

I'm of a simple mindset where I just enjoy something. I don't try to nit pick a movie for fine details, plot holes, little errors etc, I just enjoy them if I enjoy them. The only time I don't enjoy them is when they get the basic fundamentals of a character wrong, the recent Superman/Justice League movies being a perfect example of that, but I don't complain endlessly about it either. I keep an open mind for every movie and I LOVED Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Shazam, they were all excellent 😄

 

Honestly, as superhero fans, this is the best we have ever had it. Numerous great movies, awesome TV shows that capture the spirit perfectly (Arrowverse and Crisis I adored 😄 ) fantastic animation like Spider-Verse and Young Justice., even novels based on our heroes and villains to read!

 

Plus, I still love Doctor Who as well, there's another toxic fanbase if you want petty and pathetic "fans" 😄

 

We're in a golden age, people, enjoy it! 😄

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I've seen all the films - I think, I'm pretty sure I'm not missing any - and I just kind of let the solo ones wash over me. Seeing Iron Man was really cool and I loved it, but by now the formula is pretty apparent and it's hard to really get excited about any of it beyond "hey, this is something I can zonk out to for 90 minutes". Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a genuinely good film, though, and I enjoyed the Spider-Man ones. The big event ones like Civil War and Infinity War are loud, stupid and left me feeling like I had vaguely wasted my time, but hey, that's every event comic Marvel puts out, so in a way they're perfect adaptations!

The Netflix stuff I didn't watch all of but generally what I did see was good. I watched Daredevil S1 and 2 and those were good, caught Punisher S1 and that was good. Luke Cage S1 was decent enough though got weaker as it went on. Skipped Jessica Jones because I was never a fan of the Alias comic, Iron Fist S1 was awful and I never watched further - I'm a huge IF fan and that show was absolutely heinous. Killed any interest I had in watching Defenders, also. Haven't checked out Cloak & Dagger because those characters have never not been lame as hell.
I saw that there's going to be a Moon Knight show and I'm a really big fan of that character so I'll end up watching that at some point, though I'm sure not paying for Disney+. Out of the movies I guess I'm most interested in how the Shang-Chi one turns out.

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I was a prime candidate for Star Wars, I was 13 in 1977 when it came out and actually couldn't get it out of my head for days after I saw it. I grew up in Rural Ohio did not have Cable TV and mostly read a lot. Not just Comics ( which I did ), but a lot of SciFi and Science fact. Had a photo lab in the basement. My brothers and I shot several " Stop Motion " 8mm Films ( our family had 1 girl and 5 boys ) and would dream up ways to create practical special effects. Always had a soft spot for the comics though.

 

Favorite Hero; Tie: Iron Man / Captain America ( kinda 2 sides of the Hero Coin, You always knew there would be an Oil / Water point )

Least Favorite: Hulk ( They just waited too late to give him a voice, when they did, it was cool, but in the comics he ALWAYS talked, just very basically )

Favorite Villain: Loki ( Just can't picture him being any more entertaining, although, very unlike the comic version. Tom Hiddleston is Amazing )

Least Favorite: Mandarin ( Sir Ben K did an excellent Job with the role he was given, but it was a waste of one of Iron Man's most Iconic Adversaries to use him that way )

Favorite Movie: Avengers Endgame ( Was the first time ever that so many movies were tied together, and a well pulled off Finale to ten years of movies )

Least Favorite: Tie: Hulk / The Incredible Hulk ( Can't believe I'm the only one to go here, the first one was Marvel Reworking while on Acid, Recast, Reboot, Recast, Reboot )


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8 hours ago, Marine X said:

Least Favorite: Tie: Hulk / The Incredible Hulk ( Can't believe I'm the only one to go here, the first one was Marvel Reworking while on Acid, Recast, Reboot, Recast, Reboot )

Yeah I agree at least with the first one, it was just gawdawful. I'm ambivilent towards the second.

 

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On 3/24/2020 at 3:39 AM, Coin said:

got heavily into comics as a teenager when I stumbled over the Hawk and Dove miniseries and not looked back since!


Back in my day (14 when Star Wars came out, since that seems to the touchstone in this thread) comics were freaking everywhere.  You could stumble on them...  Now comics are for collectors and uber nerds and are only found at specialty shops.

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17 hours ago, Doc_Scorpion said:


Back in my day (14 when Star Wars came out, since that seems to the touchstone in this thread) comics were freaking everywhere.  You could stumble on them...  Now comics are for collectors and uber nerds and are only found at specialty shops.

It was different for me as I live in the UK and they just weren't that prevalent here outside of specialist comic books. Over here we mostly had UK comic books like the Beano, Dandy, Whzzer and Chips etc, with older fans getting the like of 2000 AD, hardly anywhere sold any "proper" US comics liek DC or Marvel. I only found some when my Nanna was in hospital and I went to visit her and went to the little gift shop outside the hospital which had about 6 or 7 DC comics in there, one of which was Hawk and Dove mini series issue 2, one was Starman issue 1 and also a Teen Titans annual. I bought those threee, read them, loved them, hunted down a comic book store in my home city centre and never looked back 🙂

Anything before that was just single stories that appeared in various UK publications, usually reprints of DC and Marvel stuff. I remember a couple of the storylines when I got them in the original format, but there was very little actual constant release of any US lines

 

So, yeah, when I look around the world today, with numerous TV shows, movies, animation and full access to comic books online, it's a bloody golden age for me 🙂

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