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Comic Reviews and Spoilers / Re: X-BlackMen
« on: February 23, 2015, 07:02:20 pm »
Even now how many people know what Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam actually promoted? To me, Malcolm has been seen as a 'hate preacher'. And a lot of people don't go beyond that. So I could see people getting that news, and not actually listening to what he said, or even listening to what he said and being repelled by it, because what he said back then is still pretty radical today, and seeing Malcolm as bad or evil. Granted it's a comic book so they are going to exaggerate. I'm not saying that Lee made Magneto, if he did, exactly like Malcolm, put perhaps Malcolm's call for self-determination sparked something creatively in Lee, or better yet the perceived anger and violence and hate associated with Malcolm sparked that creative impulse.

That's kinda what I was getting at. The only way that works is if they whittled MLK and MX down to harmless can't we all get along docile harmless negro (Prof. X) vs big scary negro who wants to take ovah!!!!1!!!1!! (Magneto) based on nothing but propaganda and fear of, well, karma, basically. Definitely very little of what either said, if that was taken into consideration at all anyway. That would require research and understanding why both men believed the way they did in the first place, the plight of black people back then. If Prof. X and Magneto is what they came up with, they didn't understand that at all and didn't even try.

So they MIIIIGGGHT want to back off that and attribute that to Claremont alone. Heck they'd get more traction saying they lifted it from the Wizard of Oz. That fits better

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Comic Reviews and Spoilers / Re: X-BlackMen
« on: February 23, 2015, 06:00:26 pm »
Yeah I don't buy this either. The only way it could work as how they originally thought it up, and not as a retrofit (Claremont) was if they had very narrow and misunderstood views of what both MLK and Malcolm X stood for.

Magento was little more than Hitler with magnetic powers. He believed in attacking first, and subjugation. When did Malcolm X say anything of the sort? In fact he said the opposite. And how does Brotherhood of EVIL Mutants work if he was really a MX analogue? Unless the thought is that was a proxy for the Black Panther Party or the Nation of Islam.

People amening this narrative may want to look a bit closely at what they're actually saying, if they're trying to say NOW this was the idea at its inception. And to be honest with you, thanks to the dawn of the internet, folks could just Google MLX and MX and look at their quotes and see how it matches up pre-Claremont-revision Mags/Prof. X. That alone should blow holes in that theory.


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Latest Flicks / Re: Marvel's Black Panther Movie Confirmed
« on: December 07, 2014, 05:14:37 pm »
Interesting thread drift...

Anyway, I think Aldis Hodge would have been perfect, but alas. I'm sure Chadwick Boseman will do just fine, though. My question is will we see Wakanda at all, and if so, will it be like Kirby envisioned or will they make it seem like something out of a "For 5 cents a day..." commercial.

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Latest Flicks / Re: Suicide Squad Cast Confirmed
« on: December 07, 2014, 05:11:19 pm »
Call me cynical, but we'll never see a live-action John Stewart. DC seems content to give us Hal Jordan and nothing but, whether we like it or not.

And yeah Will as Deadshot is...weird, but I'll still see it.

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Latest Flicks / Re: Martin Lawrence Announces Plans for 'Bad Boys 3'
« on: August 14, 2014, 01:13:30 pm »
SLIGHTLY more likely than a Black Panther movie and Ghostbusters 3, but just like those two, I'll believe it when I'm buying a ticket to go see it.

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So basically Hickman pulled a Mayberry. Promised he was a fan of BP himself, promised he had great things in store...then in the end b!tched him out with the question of rising like  a phoenix being a huge question mark. "Wait, when are you going to do the things you said?" "Well...derp, my time is over, here's the new writer."

BOTH are laughing at the fans who bought this. At the time I thought ok, sounds good, but for all I know you're a Mayberry in Hickman's clothing. So lets wait and see. After all, talk is cheap.

And then we get this. SMH

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Black Panther / Re: New Avengers, New Black Panther, New Black Power???
« on: August 08, 2014, 06:28:52 am »
So T'Challa cries, gets disowned by the spirit of his own father, cries in IMPOTENT RAGE as Hitler flies away (cause's Namor is basically Hitler now) while T'Challa's own teammates hold him back from giving him the death he so richly deserves...

Yet when Doom held a gun to his wife's head after killing his uncle, T'Challa looked downright bored.

Don't remind me.  :-\

...I'm not even sure Marvel likes Black Panther at this point.

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Black Panther / Re: New Avengers #22
« on: August 07, 2014, 11:33:45 pm »
Here's a scan of what happened...




(But in all seriousness, I could drop the scans of the entire throwdown. If anyone wants.)

Just realized that given what T'challa used in his fight...that he was definitely holding back when he fought against "Batman". Guess he only uses the more serious weapons in his arsenal, when he fights genuine villains.


Without some serious and massive retconning, Namor IS a "genuine villain" now. Unless gleefully causing the death of black people is now a gray area?  :o

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Black Panther / Re: New Avengers, New Black Panther, New Black Power???
« on: August 07, 2014, 11:24:52 pm »
So T'Challa cries, gets disowned by the spirit of his own father, cries in IMPOTENT RAGE as Hitler flies away (cause's Namor is basically Hitler now) while T'Challa's own teammates hold him back from giving him the death he so richly deserves...

And folks REALLY THINK Marvel will make a Black Panther movie? You know what, the might. Maybe T'Challa will be played by Trey Songz so when he CRIES ON FILM its believable. SMH.

I will ever be grateful for Priest and Mr. Hudlin for how they wrote T'Challa. Cause now I see no one else will write him that way. Not as some uber Mary Su/Gary Stu but as a fully realized character who doesn't get b!tched out so often that that might as well be his super power.


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Black Panther / Re: New Avengers, New Black Panther, New Black Power???
« on: August 07, 2014, 02:21:47 pm »
You forgot the last page, where he put Namor on his knees!

But not dead, huh. And the Avengers will bend over themselves trying to redeem Namor while wagging their finger at T'Challa to not feel the way he does.

And people wonder why I say we'll never get a Black Panther movie. "Times have changed" seems the same to me.

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Black Panther / Re: New Avengers, New Black Panther, New Black Power???
« on: August 07, 2014, 02:18:24 pm »
Thank you Supreme, I appreciate that.

Now the moment you all have been waiting for...


What the natural F***! How does Namor's teammate NOT consider him a villain? Worse than Doom, worse than...okay I'm not familiar with Avengers villains, but gotDAMN. He can they chalk that up to a "disagreement" when he BRAGGED about being complicit in genocide? "They're going to kill each other" sit yo azz down Reed.

T'Challa would be justified in killing Namor with his own hands.

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Latest Flicks / Re: Who Will The Rock Play?
« on: July 24, 2014, 09:08:47 pm »
You see, I don't see Captain Marevel, or rather Shazam as someone with that kind of commanding presence.

Ah ok. For me I was thinking about it in regards of charm, since Cavill and Affleck will have the commanding presence covered. Plus believability (I think Gadot will pull off a convincing Wonder Woman). When I think of Captain Marvel, I think of the joy and wonder of children who think "If only I was bigger look what I would do!" and then suddenly that wish coming true. I think that direction would endear the general audience to Shazam if they go in that direction. Someone who keeps a light about them when everything around them is so dark. The Rock can do that quite well. I saw him as pretty much the hope of the team, not the commanding presence, as that would make him a bit redudent. He would need something else to set him apart from Superman since the general audience could think "same power set minus heat vision, what's the point".

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Actually, Channing Tatum to the Rock (as we saw in the last GI Joe movie) is very close to the kind of dynamic difference I see between Shazam and BA.  The Rock's character was the stronger, more mature role, but Tatum was the good guy commanding officer.

That dynamic would have worked. I guess its too late now, since Tatum seems enthused to play Gambit.

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(Now, throw out everything I said, if we are talking about Shazam on the JLA because then it will be 90 percent Shazam and only 10 percent Billy.  But I got the impression this would be a Shazam movie, not a JLA movie.  )

Unless I'm missing something, isn't that the point? DC is trying to catch up with The Avengers so they're essentially making Batman v Superman a prequal to a Justice League movie. So they're getting the characters in order for a Justice League movie to come right after. Otherwise if they come out with solo movies first (solo movies that could bomb (re: Green Lantern)) we won't see a Justice League movie till, what 2018, if we're lucky?

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Latest Flicks / Re: DIVERGENT
« on: July 24, 2014, 07:35:42 pm »
And its getting a sequel.  :-\

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Hard Choices / Re: GREATEST BLACK SITCOM OF ALL TIME?
« on: July 24, 2014, 07:29:50 pm »
A Different World?

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Latest Flicks / Re: Who Will The Rock Play?
« on: July 24, 2014, 07:22:11 pm »
I just don't know who has a strong enough presence and the right look to play BA against him.


What's interesting is no one (or at least not many) pondered the inverse when he was the favorite to play BA, as in "who has a strong enough presence and the right look to play Captain Marvel/Shazam! against him." Which kinda baffled me since that's kinda more important, especially since DC looks to do a bit of worldbuilding in their movies. The only person I can think of coming close to that is Channing Tatum, but he's already been hired as Gambit for the X-Men franchise.

In any case, someone who could conceivably kick The Rock's ass will do. Matching charm for charm would be a bonus but not necessary. But hey I'm not writing nor directing. However. Throw some pointy ears on Marko Zaror, put him on the same regimen the Rock will be on to bulk up even further (the man is already built so he doesn't have far to go), and voila.





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