Marvel Media (Spoiler Thread)

hbi2k wrote:

I am not a lawyer, but even I could tell that She Hulk has about as much to do with the law as Harvey Birdman.

And that's fine. A plausible legal drama is not what the writers were interested in making.

Yeah, I never expected a show called She-Hulk to be an epitome of legal accuracy.

Yeah, it can’t be an Ally McBeal!

Not really news or anything, but F.D Signifier is an essayist I click on right away, and just put out a piece on Black Panther, and I think it's well worth a listen, much more so than most MCU videos:

SpacePProtean wrote:

Not really news or anything, but F.D Signifier is an essayist I click on right away, and just put out a piece on Black Panther, and I think it's well worth a listen, much more so than most MCU videos:

F. D. Signifier is great. I just don’t usually have that much time to commit.

Is there an elevator pitch to be given before I dedicate the length of a feature film to a YouTube video essay? I'm willing to believe I'm wrong about Black Panther, although I don't have much of a take on it to be wrong about.

What's the tl;dr version?

He covers enough about what the film meant to him and a lot of other people that I don't feel comfortable "elevator pitching" it, so, sorry.

My latest foray into YouTube content creation! If you have a spare 3 minutes, check it out if you're so inclined. Thanks!

SpacePProtean wrote:

Not really news or anything, but F.D Signifier is an essayist I click on right away, and just put out a piece on Black Panther, and I think it's well worth a listen, much more so than most MCU videos:

Its a good essay. Had to watch it twice because my brain shut down at him using the n-word so many times. It is one of those things that gets to me when I see a intelligent black person embrace a negative word labelled upon them by hateful POS. Yeah I get they are taking the word back. Back from where I don't know. Seems like they are just reinforcing self hate. I don't know of any other race of people that has so lovingly embraced the racist terms placed on them. If they are taking the word back how come they never use it to insult white people? Why are white people they love never there n-words? No is only other black people.

And my brain started to melt thinking about the irony given the subject. But like I said I watched it again and found it very good but there was nothing new or enlightening to me. All obvious stuff to me but probably would be missed by white people. In fact it was missed in every review I seen by the white reviews but I expected that. Kind of like a lot of dudes of all races missed what wonder woman meant to the ladies.

Thanks everyone for sharing the insightful video commentaries. I haven't finished watching Signifier but hoping to do so today. @ Cartoonin - I fully agree with your review. Wakanda Forever is an outstanding drama about loss and perseverance even if (IMHO) the action is mid-tier and the plot a bit bloated.

Thanks, @jdzappa, I appreciate that!

You and I are definitely on the same page with Wakanda Forever. I thoroughly enjoyed it, catharsis and all.

The beginning almost broke me. The end did.

You know, I didn’t even like it e night to debate it’s merits

I am happy others like it

Sometimes i wonder if you intentionally like to troll...

ranalin wrote:

Sometimes i wonder if you intentionally like to troll...

No I was just discussing my opinion but I think this is one of the movies that won’t work with. Which to be clear now perfectly fine there are millions of things to discuss. Hell musk gives us thousands alone!

everything you listed as extra or not needed was mentioned here before as what will potentially happen because what's happened in the comics. So even if you didn't know the comic history it was discussed here enough to not make it a surprise. Which is why i ask if you were trolling...

I haven't read the comics since the early 80s so that all passes me bye. It just feels like a bunch of unfinished half baked events that don't have much meaning. I am happy if comic fans love it but as a non-comic reader it just felt jumbled.

I finally got around to watching the new Thor. It was... fine. I didn't hate it, I didn't love it. I think they over did some of the schtick of him being funny, but then again it was funny seeing Thor roudhouse kick a tank. Definitely feel like they didn't stick the landing, but up until then it was a pretty fun ride.

So liked Wakanda Forever more than the first Black Panther movie which I thought was good but seemed like everyone thought it was amazing.

In any case two questions:

1. Why are Namors people sometimes blue and then sometimes flesh colored? Those two main Namor henchmen change color a few times. I was thinking FX budget or something but can't be.
2. Why are Namors people sometimes unkillable then clearly killable otherwise?

Did I miss some explanation in the movie or is there a comic explanation?

Not sure about the second question, but I'm pretty sure the answer to the first was whether they were underwater or not -- something to do with their transformation making them sensitive to being exposed to oxygen rich air.

Crawley wrote:

So liked Wakanda Forever more than the first Black Panther movie which I thought was good but seemed like everyone thought it was amazing.

In any case two questions:

1. Why are Namors people sometimes blue and then sometimes flesh colored? Those two main Namor henchmen change color a few times. I was thinking FX budget or something but can't be.
2. Why are Namors people sometimes unkillable then clearly killable otherwise?

Did I miss some explanation in the movie or is there a comic explanation?

Spoiler:

And I think the answer to #2 is that they wear some vibranium which is bullet proof. Namor seemed to be the only one whose skin was bullet proof.

Ok. I guess that makes ab it of sense with their coloring. But sometimes they were blue in the water too. I just went with it.

With question #2 there is the scenes

Spoiler:

...where Nakia first fights them on the bridge and takes out a bunch of underlings and puts a spear through one of the main henchmen who it barely phases. Then the other guys who she "killed" before get up and they all vanish into the ocean. She then tells the council how even killing blows didn't seem to affect them.

But later you have a scene where one of Namors people is looking after the princess and she gets shot and dies. I get she got shot by some sonic thing but that seems a lot less deadly than a spear through the chest.

Did none of Namor's people die in the Wakanda invasion? I thought I saw them dying there too.

Crawley wrote:

So liked Wakanda Forever more than the first Black Panther movie which I thought was good but seemed like everyone thought it was amazing.

In any case two questions:

1. Why are Namors people sometimes blue and then sometimes flesh colored? Those two main Namor henchmen change color a few times. I was thinking FX budget or something but can't be.
2. Why are Namors people sometimes unkillable then clearly killable otherwise?

Did I miss some explanation in the movie or is there a comic explanation?

I liked it more too. The Ross stuff could have been cut and I wouldn’t have missed it, but I liked the rest. Especially Namor.

My video on Kang the Conqueror, in anticipation of Ant Man and the the Wasp: Quantumania!

I was expecting a fun silly show with Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, but I didn’t expect so many lore/story progression drops

The Guardians Holiday Special was an absolute delight. Loved the new Old '97s songs.

YouTube algorithm served this up. Cannot stop laughing.