Marvel: Titan Appreciation Thread

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  1. bigpig

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    Crazy how people say "Superman can't be done on film" and fucking Marvel did it ten times. Virtuous, principled, a bit arcane, nostalgic, virtually indestructible, someone to aspire to. That's Supes and that's Cap.
     
  2. Mister Me Too

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    Except Cap is vulnerable and Superman is indestructible, I think it can be done if the studio doesn’t micromanage it to death.
     
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    Damnit the Yondu funeral scene gets me everytime.
     
  4. skiedfrillet

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    I could watch Thor beat up on those rodents in Wakanda all day
     
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    Is he cool?

    hell yeah he’s cool

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  7. bigpig

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    Superman can be plenty vulnerable given the right opponent and/or conditions. His movies just need more creativity
     
  8. Professor Moriarty

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    Grant Morrison’s All Star Superman run is top tier.
     
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  9. BP

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    #pointbreak
     
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  10. bojim

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    sure, but the chase is after the bombing. Also, this is pre Black Panther. They introduced themselves, but what advantage would Zemo think he’s getting from a presumed poor farming country’s prince (at that time)?
     
  11. bigpig

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    Yes that's the right kind of big screen superman I want
     
  12. snowfx2

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    Even though society doesn't know how technologically advanced Wakanda is, it is known that's where the strongest metal on Earth is located. And the vibranium Ultron used that ended up killing many Sokovians was stolen from there. So he probably holds Wakanda a bit accountable for his family being dead.
     
  13. Arrec Bardwin

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    Funniest line in all the MCU imo
     
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  14. bojim

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    thats a good point. Hadn’t thought about it that way. It did feel like he might be targeting T’chaka.
    Wu migh5 be right that the line to Panther was more about being dutiful and relating to him.
    It just seems that the Russos don’t waste dialogue. Their movies are very tight. Things are interwoven and everything seems to really mean something. Maybe it causes me to look to closely into it.
     
  15. Wu

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    they’re outriders, not worthy of being called rodents

    a rodent is what saved half of all life in the universe by turning on the mobile quantum tunnel in Luis’ van
     
  16. Fusiontegra

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    New desktop pad

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  17. Arrec Bardwin

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  18. Fusiontegra

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    Um, tap on it?
     
  19. WhiskeyDelta

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    Phrasing
     
  20. IanBoyd

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    Zemo didn't care who he actually killed, the point was bombing the UN period to flush out Bucky, him killing T'Chaka was probably the worst case scenario for him since it got T'Challa involved in the entire thing.
     
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  21. Fusiontegra

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    Had forgotten how bad Ghost Rider was...
     
  22. Fusiontegra

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    Side note: Fat Amy is the girl that the guy is mugging after he changes into GR the first time
     
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  24. Xander Crews

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    Funny how much of the casting was just risk after risk. Especially the Big 3. Feige is a magician.

    RDJ (who literally couldn’t get insured), Chris Evans (who had just got done underwhelming as the Human Torch), and Hemsworth/Hiddleston as mentioned above.
     
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  25. Mister Me Too

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    Not Feige, but Guardian of the Galaxy:

    Chris Pratt as Starlord

    Dave Bautista as Drax
     
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  26. snowfx2

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    Gunn said Pratt was all the casting director. Glenn Howerton was going to be Gunn's Star-Lord choice, but said the casting director kept pushing him to do a reading with Pratt and rest is history.

    I still hope Feige can find a good role for Howerton.
     
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  27. IanBoyd

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    To be fair, Hemsworth was well on his way to being ruined until they realized they've been portraying Thor wrong for nearly his entire trilogy.
     
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  28. snowfx2

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    His character is plenty solid in Thor 1, outside of bleaching his eyebrows. Quite some good moments where you see Hemsworth's comedic acting gifts. Dark World was a whole bunch of meh.

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    And I feel Taika/Russos/Markus/McFeely took this from AoU and ran with it

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  29. One Knight

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    Was this a Feige thing or a Taika thing?
     
  30. bigpig

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    Taika definitely was brought in because of his background to try and shake up the stagnant franchise
     
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    I honestly think it might have been a perfect storm type situation. Hemsworth showed hints of his comedic side in AoU, and then he was pretty much widely regarded as the funniest character in the Ghostbusters movie.

    Bring in a genius comedic director like Taika to run with it, and you have the brilliance that is Ragnarok.
     
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  32. IanBoyd

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    Pretty much, when he was cast as Thor, nobody knew much of anything about Hemsworth, let alone the fact that he was funny, the direction of Thor 1 was setting up to portray him with a Shakespearean character arc for his trilogy.
     
  33. Lenin

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    ehhhh Pratt was already a star
     
  34. zeberdee

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    nah this was his big movie break.
     
  35. Lenin

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    but he already had his best role of his career as Andy Dwyer
     
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  36. Celemo

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    acknowledged but GotG was his global coming out party. Dude got into movie star shape and everything
     
  37. SugarShaun

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    Being the lovable idiot on Parks and Rec, while great, does not make him a star.

    I love the show but I don’t think coming off that any of them would be considered stars
     
  38. fsuNizz

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    Pratt had the comedic muscle already, but he was flabby Andy Dwyer. And he went from TV to Movie star with the quickness. Hit the gym and boom!

    Hemsworth was sleeping on his manager's couch here in the US, then got Star Trek. Only the opening but it was enough for folks to know he's a good looking stud, Australian and can act somewhat(all they needed was 'somewhat'). His manager at the time was also a beast and helped get Thor.

    Evans was doing a number of projects, mostly Indies which he still does, and I honestly can't think of another actor who could have pulled off Cap like he did.
     
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  39. Mister Me Too

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    :pray: Howerton as Mr. Fantastic over Krasinski.
     
  40. MG2

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    Ruined is a bad word choice considering the other work he was getting outside of the Thor character. I would say his talents were being wasted in the three movie stretch of A1 - Thor2 - AoU.

    Thor1 is good and he's really good in it. Even in the three movies where his character was boring, he and Hiddleston were never the issue. If anything, Hiddleston was almost too good in Dark World because it made no one want to watch the actual villain.
     
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  41. bigpig

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    He's a bit too goofy to pull it off, I think. But who knows, the MCU has taken a lot of actors I didn't think were right and made them perfect for their role.


    Mr. Fantastic (and the whole property) is a really tough nut to crack. It's very fine line between cheesy and serious
     
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  42. Mister Me Too

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    I think he’s capable of doing it, James Gunn is in charge of overseeing all the Marvel space movies and I can see him sticking with a more lighthearted tone even for F4.
     
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  43. DirtBall

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    Taika was the one who came up with the Thor and Darryl shorts wasn’t he? That’s when he started to shine.
     
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  44. MG2

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    And on the subject of Avengers characters needing to be saved, let's not pretend Cap didn't need the same thing from the Russo bros. in Winter Soldier. Cap1 was good, but that character was bad in Avengers and Whedon didn't do much better in AoU even after Winter Solder. The Russo bros. made him a great character.
     
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  45. Lenin

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    Peggy will always be the real Captain America
     
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  46. WhiskeyDelta

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    "Language!"
     
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  47. PeterGriffin

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    I bet they could do well with Howerton. Similarly excited to see how they turn goofy Kumail Nanjiani into a (maybe serious?) Marvel character.
     
  48. bojim

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    Agree completely.

    Cap in that movie knocks it down a notch for me. The costume (big red gloves) and fight with Loki are cringeworthy.
     
  49. fsuNizz

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    yea.. not going to lie, I didn't care for CA1 when it came out. After a rewatch I enjoyed it, maybe 2... but I truly appreciated Evans after WS. That writing was fantastic and overall a well done movie. Russo Bros took MCU to another level
     
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  50. bigpig

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    Winter Soldier is still the best film in the MCU.
     
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