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I like both posters. *shrugs* Anyway, I soooo can't wait for this movie. Already decided I'm gonna see it no less than twice and at least once in 3D (or RealD or whatever its called these days).

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Black Panther / Re: LEGO Black Panther Movie Announced!
« on: October 10, 2017, 06:03:48 am »
If there's one way to get me to watch a Lego movie...it's to make it about Black Panther.

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DC's answer, IMO, was always John Stewart. And to be frank I think DC knows this, but they'll sacrifice anything including $$$ to put Hal over. SMH.

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Black Panther / Re: You Tube critiques of Black Panther trailer
« on: June 15, 2017, 06:24:57 pm »
This is weird. He did another video to clarify his position- it's the boardroom/media owners' agenda that he has an issue with even if the product they are pushing is the BP movie. However this morning the video was banned by Youtube for hate speech. I did not hear anything that would necessitate a ban. He said his piece and I disagreed and agreed on some of his points and moved on.

The thing is, the last two vids he double downs on calling black nerds coons and even makes it a point to actively mock them in the comments section. I don't remember that particular clarification you mentioned in the video, but I do remember his vitriol for black nerds was still in effect. And its now only worse.

However, there is a bit of logic to the madness, IMO.  :o

For someone who calls himself Professor Black Truth, and then The Black Authority, whatever knowledge they may give is overshadowed by their self-important titles. The mere idea of Black Panther, at least shown in the trailer, challenges that. It was, IMO, masculinity on display here, and they're supposed to be the epitome of that. Well sight unseen since they hide their faces but nevertheless given their titles and how they talk to their subscribers. They're visibly threatened by this and I think they're too stupid to know this behavior is unraveling their facade or hustle.

And I'm saying "they're" to be nice since its possible they're two people. But if it is ONE person? How low does your self esteem have to be to create TWO alter egos like that?

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Black Panther / Re: You Tube critiques of Black Panther trailer
« on: June 15, 2017, 06:09:43 pm »
I could only stomach 3 minutes of TBA. Like PBT, when someone disagrees they start with the insults first. Asking the guy if he was gay, wtf was that? You "sound" "moist"? This is a grown man, allegedly. And one of the reasons I stopped listening to him years ago (besides him being a hypocrite) is that whenever someone challenges him the first thing he does is talk about their appearance. A man who never shows his face, makes his #1 go to deflection about someone's appearance. ???

I'm sorry but I think these two (or one if they're the same person) are dangerous to black people. They're no different than poverty pimps, they want an unchallenged echo chamber, and get upset at anything positive that might take black people attention away from them.

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My biggest worry is the same with Black Lightning: the main character will be a guest star in his own vehicle (movie for BP, show for BL). Fingers crossed I am wrong.
Black Lightning needs a cast around him.  Otherwise, it's just Black Lightning.  And nobody wants that.

I don't mean not have a cast at all. But I don't get the sense, for instance, Flash is more about Cisco and Caitlin than Flash himself. He's still the star while also juggling the storylines of other characters, without those storylines overshadowing his own. I hope the same can be done for BL.

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Latest Flicks / Re: Power Rangers
« on: May 21, 2017, 06:00:31 pm »
Yes, SPD, RPM and I believe Turbo.

Turbo counts, but unlike SPD and RPM TJ didn't start as the Red Ranger at the beginning of the season. Starting with episode 18 of that season they swapped out the Rangers save for the Blue Ranger with new people. TJ essentially replaced Tommy. Still ep 18 to 45 is a good run...only to be inexplicably downgraded to Blue Ranger when they went into space next season but, it still counts. :)

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Latest Flicks / Re: Thor: Ragnarok (First Trailer Released)
« on: May 21, 2017, 05:53:33 pm »
Love the trailer. Though its kinda bittersweet to me.

Sooo because Universal still has the distribution rights to Hulk, another Hulk movie isn't going to happen (MS and U can work together but apparently its difficult and such, U's right of refusal, theme park, bad blood blah blah). A lot of moving parts. So that means a Planet Hulk movie may never happen, let alone another Hulk movie period.

But a Planet Hulk in all but name can easily happen. And after my excitement calmed down I realized that's exactly what Thor: Ragnarok is.

Hulk = Thor
Caiera = Valkyrie
Red King = Grandmaster
Korg and Miek = Korg and Miek

I just don't know who Hulk himself is standing in as an analog for. I want to say Silver Surfer (Beta Ray Bill if you want to go by the cartoon movie), but it could be Hiroim, or an amalgam of the above and others I may be forgetting.

Now its not a perfect 1:1 but close enough and it takes place on Sakaar.

I'll be there opening night so this isn't a complaint, just bittersweet I'll never see a "true" Planet Hulk movie anytime soon.

It also makes me wonder...so out of Thor's catalogue of stories, NONE of them can work onscreen to generate a movie success, to the point they have to take another character's story and swap out his elements for Thor's???

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At this point,
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Elena
will now be the token death that sticks, everyone else, including Han, can come back. Han will probably pop up as a brainwashed villain in the next one.

I enjoyed this a lot. Its a great big cartoon at this point, but still, a lot of fun. Loved the "zombie car" sequence.

How I'd rank them? I think each is progressively better than the last, but 4 had the best stand up and start clapping ending, IMO.

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My biggest worry is the same with Black Lightning: the main character will be a guest star in his own vehicle (movie for BP, show for BL). Fingers crossed I am wrong.

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Latest Flicks / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (Spoilers)
« on: May 21, 2017, 05:31:34 pm »
RE: Superman's death vs Yondu's:

Its not that we know Superman's death won't stick, its that it was suppose to be this major event that changed everyone's lived, and the story for the movie he died in and the previous one didn't lead up to it. He spent the majority of the previous movie conflicted, this one moreso, they kept him an enigma to the public instead of having him make a firm stand where he stood, and then he died. It *should* have generated a "meh" instead of the "wow I've got to rethink my whole life!" like it made Bruce do. All they had to do was have Superman state firmly, before or after the explosion or heck both, "I stand for hope even when it seems hopeless" and reject Ghost Pa Kent's philosophy of non-involvement and voila. A better director would have understood that...

On the other hand, this was a natural evolution of what we had already learned of Yondu. The rogue with a heart, he grew to like Peter and to Peter he was the closest thing to a father he had, abuse and all. It stood to reason the feeling was mutual, Yondu saw Peter as a son. We just didn't know it was to that degree, but they had already laid the groundwork for it so it made sense when it happened. In BvS, they did not re: people's reaction to Superman's death, Lois and Martha's reaction aside

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Latest Flicks / Re: Powers Boothe, Dead at 68
« on: May 21, 2017, 05:24:21 pm »
I've always liked the actor, but one thing I've always wanted to say: how cool is it that his first name was Powers?

RIP

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Hudlin TV / Re: Marvel's Agents of Shield
« on: September 24, 2016, 06:51:16 pm »
Nice introduction to Ghost Rider.  I never read any of the Robbie Reyes comics, so I'm new to this interpretation.  Still Zarathos?

If they stick to the comics,
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no. A serial killer who was a satanist named Eli Morrow was killed and his soul bound to the charger. Robbie was killed in the charger (his death indirectly involves Mr. Hyde so its possible we'll see him again) and Morrow's soul brought him back to life on the condition that he exacts vengeance on those who killed him. Robbie's only caveat is that they only kill the guilty.

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Latest Flicks / Re: X-Men Apocalpyse Trailer
« on: August 13, 2016, 01:02:45 pm »
About Apocalypse (the villain): What's that old saying? Don't believe the hype.

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Apocalypse is powerful, but we're shown right before the opening credits he's not THAT powerful or else he wouldn't need to keep body swapping. He's essentially another Siler, and even that is short circuited a bit cause Siler can take your powers on the fly after slicing up your brain. Nur has to put you on a machine and transfer his essence into the new body.

My guess is that in this continuity yes Nur was the first mutant but his original power was something akin to Forge. I think he's the one who built the machine (I think Singer is leaving aliens completely out of his X-verse), and any other mutants he found he used this process to transfer his essence to them, keeping each previous body's powers along the way.

He does this for two reasons: He sees someone with a power he REALLY likes (end of the movie), or his original body is old and about to die (beginning). But accumulating powers this way does give him the semblance of immortality. Meaning he's old. Meaning he knows all about manipulation and marketing. Hence the "I've been known as..." comment. Maybe but that doesn't mean he IS or several things would be WAY different.

Think of him as a prosperity preacher, only the god he preaches about is himself.

With all that said...I'm torn on the movie. I don't think its bad, but I'm kinda tired of Singer sneaking in a Magneto movie inside an X-movie. Which I suppose is better than him sneaking in a Wolverine movie inside an X-movie, but still. Give the man his own solo movie already. That's not to say I didn't enjoy the Magneto stuff, it practically stole the show in fact, but at the same time its getting old. Just give him a solo movie already.

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Latest Flicks / Re: TMNT 2: Out of the Shadows
« on: August 13, 2016, 12:43:57 pm »
I loved the first one but I'm iffy on seeing the sequel in the theaters. Even know its at the $2.40 theater and I'm like "Meh." Grew up with the cartoon and all that, but something seemed off about this even from the trailers. And from certain reviews I've read...

Say what you will about the first one (and a lot of people have lol) but Shredder wasn't a joke. I never liked the fact that Shredder wasn't taken seriously except in the later incarnations of the show (the 2000s version(s)). It bugged me even in the 80's cartoon. So seeing a Shredder that was tough to beat in the first movie, all problems aside, was great. Its my understanding they want back to the joke Shredder in the sequel.

I can take or leave Bebop and Rocksteady, to me they don't make or break the movie so that's not much of a draw to me. Krang seems ok, but oddly I wanted more of the first movie just with a better story and pacing. This one seems like "see we threw more elements of the cartoon in there please watch meeeeee!".

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