Jump to content

john

Members
  • Content count

    5,037
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About john

  • Rank
    Kumbuka

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Unknown. Maintain vigilance.

Recent Profile Visitors

4,169 profile views
  1. john

    MCUniverse - Nick hath no Fury like an MRA troll

    Yeah but that doesn’t square with the whole end of their contracts thing. Unless having stopped it the characters just fade away from the new timeline Back to the Future style. I have only just realised that red is supposed to be Romanov’s natural hair colour, so it’s probably not a case of her colouring her hair for time travel related shenanigans but her hair going back to its natural colour. No way that’s a natural shade of red but whatever. Also why are there missing people posters in that scene with Lang? Missing? They turned to dust like all the other half of the population, morons.
  2. john

    MCUniverse - Nick hath no Fury like an MRA troll

    No, you can see it clearly in the very last shot. He’s even leaning on the long handle.
  3. john

    MCUniverse - Nick hath no Fury like an MRA troll

    Yeah, that sounds right. Cap shaved his beard and Nat dyed her hair so they can differentiate then I guess. Nebula, Stark, Hawkeye and Ant-Man were elsewhere. Don’t know about War Machine though, there would be two of him wouldn’t there?
  4. john

    MCUniverse - Nick hath no Fury like an MRA troll

    So they’re walking through the Avengers hanger wearing some kind of suits. Nebula’s there and Romanov seems to have taken the time to dye her hair red again. What’s up with all that? Is she less famous than Karen Gillan? Not sure about that, not much anyway if she is.
  5. john

    Football: Bernaburned

    Seems fine, the unnatural position stuff is only usually an offence. Heh, that is good. Cue the invention of a motion to show that an opponent is excessively VAR signalling.
  6. john

    Make Mine Captain Marvel! (SPOILERS)

    I don’t really see the Gadot comparison, they’re very similar physical types. Gadot is sexier I suppose but that’s nothing to do with camera work. I didn’t particularly notice anything off about the action scenes either they just weren’t very innovative. The Russos do do more interesting stuff, one of my favourite scenes of theirs is in Winter Soldier when Fury is shot and Cap races through the building bouncing off the walls to get to the roof. Im not sure they managed to capitalise on Larson’s acting chops though. There was too many aspects of the character to try and present in a short time, it ended up causing slightly jarring tonal shifts. Even that “Skrulls can’t do that” scene from the trailer was odd, no reason to destroy that poor jukebox.
  7. john

    Make Mine Captain Marvel! (SPOILERS)

    Well yeah but why are they sending signals many times faster than the speed of light when they can’t travel that fast? A lot of sci-fi stuff has that kind of ansible technology (not usually constructed from bits and bobs from Radio Shack as far as I know), it’s usually some kind of quantum entanglement type deal, maybe that’s what their jump points are based around too. Doesn’t really matter except that they did make a big deal about that FTL engine. But then she blew it up. And Mar Vell was dead so how did it get in the ship in the end? That poor Skrull family were stuck in orbit for 6 years not knowing wtf was up. Just constantly playing pinball probably with Elastica playing in the background.
  8. john

    Make Mine Captain Marvel! (SPOILERS)

    Danvers apparently makes a pager that can communicate instantaneously across up to two galaxies. Maybe that’s Space Stone power because it doesn’t make much sense otherwise. Although she also inexplicably talks instantaneously to Yonn Rogg across incredible distances using a Kree communicator/payphone/radio shack equipment. I’m confused as to whether the FTL drive was even finished. Wasn’t Danvers delivering it to the ship in orbit when it was destroyed? Why was Mar Vell hanging around on earth if she already built the thing necessary for her plan? Also, when is she planning on going to Hala? She said she was coming “to end it, “ so just do that and then settle the Skrull refugees in the known galaxy, no need for a FTL drive.
  9. john

    Make Mine Captain Marvel! (SPOILERS)

    I don’t think they do have FTL drives, they have jump points (Starforce had to travel to one to make the jump to earth) which suggests to me that they (or some other civilisation) had to travel over vast distances to initially set those up. In which case the Skrulls want the new drive so they can travel beyond the reach of the jump points and find a new home planet. The Kree presumably want it so they can spread their control even further. However, I’m not sure if that jives with the other galactic movies we’ve had. They always seem to just jump willy nilly, like punch in someplace punch out another. But maybe there’s just a lot of jump points in the known galaxy.
  10. john

    Make Mine Captain Marvel! (SPOILERS)

    I don’t have a problem with will power as a trope, and I guess it did play a part. But when she overcame the block it seemed like more of a chosen one type moment than anything else they did. Danvers is someone who fights for what she’s entitled to and doesn’t give up even when she fails. But in the end she just overcomes thanks to the extent of her intrinsic power. Maybe that’s not what they were going for but it seemed a bit off message to me. It would’ve worked better if they’d had the power up scene after she defied Yonn Rogg, then the one thing would’ve led to the other and her power up moment would’ve been triggered by a realisation, rather than by her just straining real hard. The whole origin scene is very reminiscent of Hal Jordan. They even made her a test pilot like he was. The only difference is she decides to destroy the source of power so it can’t be misused unlike Hal Jordan who cheerfully accepts unlimited power when it apparently chooses him. I was sad we didn’t get to see Danvers in dogfights or anything. I guess they needed her in the research project for the plot but it would’ve been cool if she had realised her dream about flying fighter jets. Even if it’s true they didn’t have women flying in the 90s in real life, they could’ve just stuck it in, it’s not like it’s the most realistic of cinematic universes.
  11. john

    Make Mine Captain Marvel! (SPOILERS)

    There does seem a bit of a contrast. It’s not just his goofiness, it’s his feels for alien refugees and his casualness with Coulson about where the Tesseract got to. Then by Avengers he’s attempting to exploit it for the benefit of humanity. It is like 15-20 years later. He could’ve seen some shit in that time.
  12. john

    Make Mine Captain Marvel! (SPOILERS)

    OK, that’s well put. I agree that thematically it’s about overcoming adversity and embracing full potential, I’m just not sure they showed that in the scenes where she was overcoming her block by mentally walking into some sort of force bolt from the Supreme Intelligence. Shouldn’t it be more about choosing to disregard restrictions rather than overpowering them with the strength of your mind? Like if she had just plucked off that neck gizmo at any point rather than burning it off when she broke her power free. Although yes, the flashbacks and the interactions with Yonn Rogg were better at showing that aspect.
  13. john

    Make Mine Captain Marvel! (SPOILERS)

    She’s getting there somehow sure, whether she is travelling many million times faster than light speed under her own steam is not clear at all. Frankly, if it’s going to take any longer than 20 minutes I’d expect her to get in the ship. She gives the impression she is going to the war zone, which is presumably in inhabited space with jump points already set up, so why would she want to fly there?
  14. john

    Make Mine Captain Marvel! (SPOILERS)

    Why do you think this? She is powered by the same thing that apparently powered a FTL engine (although I wonder if that wasn’t just a fake out by Mar Vell) but that doesn’t mean she was travelling faster than light. Can you even see a red and gold light trail from something travelling faster than light? I figured she was just flying fast alongside the ship.
  15. john

    Make Mine Captain Marvel! (SPOILERS)

    Yeah. A decent two hour distraction but nothing special, imo. I don’t think Marvel make bad films anymore but they have definitely made better. It was more interesting for what they tried to do than what they did. There was a lot of plot and thematic elements tied together that didn’t totally pay off, I thought. Brie Larson can convey a lot in just a look but she had too much stuff to convey here. Ultimately, I don’t like the idea that great will unlocks unlimited power, that’s more Green Lantern than Captain Marvel. I’m absolutely going to disagree about the source of her amnesia. Not that it isn’t a reasonable interpretation that it came from the Kree but the film doesn’t confirm or even allude to this. Carol thinks she remembers a Skrull shooting Mar Vell, that’s because she’s been conditioned to hate Skrulls. Conditioned by an imperial military machine is a better example of gaslighting than just having something inserted in her brain. I also thought the humour was poorly done, for the most part. Just the tone, how they handle the silly space nonsense was off somehow. Goose was good though, of course, but since Fleck and Biden lifted him straight from the comics I’m not gonna give them much credit there.
×