Marvel Films Thread


#801

In the 90s they distributed a film directed by Victor Salva who was a convicted child molester


#802

They had a paedo making films (Victor Salva), have an ex-con as their most bankable star (Downey) and have had a wife beater in their employ (Depp). This smacks of knee-jerk pandering to a bad faith attack.


#803

fucking hell - I remember there being a stink about the film Powder at the time of it’s release - had no idea he was still working in hollywood after that, That is fucked up


#804

Yeah. Pretty messed up.


#805

All of these are profit oriented descions. I’m not Disney and I’m not endorsing anything they do, but they’ve weighed up this, as with everything else, based on money.


#806

And Rose McGowan did a film directed by him a few years ago!


#807

Just finished Luke Cage season 2 - imo Misty remains the best thing about it by a mile


#808

Infinity War deleted scene:

Adds nothing and you can see why it was deleted (also un-CGIed Mantis, weird), but it does have a totally Arrested Development cutaway gag @ about 38s.


#809

Don’t think it’s done with just yet…


#810

They should hold out on filming the next one until Gunn is reinstated. That would properly shit Disney up.


#811

Pom Klementieff’s signature is an absolute winner


#812

Ant-Man & the Wasp is out and it’s… absolutely fine?

It’s very light. There’s no real villain to speak of, but I think of all Marvel franchises this is the one can sustain a structure like that. The heist movie vibe isn’t there this time round, but they do find a pretty organic way to work in a fan-favourite element of the first one. But I think mostly it’s about the performances and the presentation. The use of scale and environments in regard to the size-changing is so imaginative and fun, and just about the entire cast turn in great performances. Paul Rudd is Paul Rudd. Evangeline Lily is a badass. Michael Pena is great. Randall Park doesn’t get enough screentime but has great chemistry with Rudd. I keep thinking about lines or moments and smiling, which I think is a mark of a good comedy.

If nothing else, as with most second-tier Marvel films, it’s still better than most comedies that have been released this summer and most CGI-heavy films. So.

And, yes, There are mid- and post- credits scenes that tie into Infinity War. Got an audible gasp from the audience at my screening.


#813

Yeah, I agree with all of this. Also the villain is another in a recent trend of good Marvel villains (Killmonger, Thanos-ish) who you can sort of appreciate as being more nuanced instead of just being an evil bastard.

Couple of thoughts:

Fishburne’s Goliath was a bit of a nothing chaacter in the end, huh?
The mid-credits scene left two kids near me in tears. I should’ve seen it coming a mile off but I suppose it’s to the films credit that it drew me in to such an extent that I forgot about Infinity War’s ending. There were a fair few gasps in my screening too.

Gonna go again this afternoon I think.


#814

#815

honestly think the sex scene from that film has scarred me for life


#816

Ant-Man and the Wasp - so are those ‘quantum healing particles’ going to be part of how they reverse the ending of Infinity War?


#817

Think they mentioned specifically mentioned some time travel stuff which will come in to play.

Ant-Man is my favourite Marvel film so mildly let down by this. It’s still a good film but the first hour or so drags a bit. The final 40 minutes or so are just wonderful however so it balances out to a strong 7. I’d have liked to have seen the inventiveness of the finale peppered more throughout the film.

Have seen a lot of people saying they enjoyed Ghost as a semi-villain. Can’t get on board with that, to me she felt like she’d been ripped from an average episode of Doctor Who. I think they could have explored the idea that Hank Pym is actually a bit of a wanker in more detail.

Luis is the best character in the MCU.


#818

It feels a bit weird that Ghost says Hank Pym screwed over her father, Pym says later that Ghost’s father was a fraud and it never comes up again - we could at least have found out who was telling the truth there!


#819

If he could have his own spin off trilogy without any superheroes then that would be lovely.


#820

What did the wasp eat in the quantum place all that time