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Jackpaza0508

Thor 4’s trailer is finally out, wow. This movie looks great. It seems like this is the end for Hemsworth as Thor which I’m ok with. Marvel seems to be retiring the original avengers and introducing new ones (Kate Bishop, America Chavez, etc).
I love what Taika Waititi is doing to the Thor series, can’t wait to see more of Love & Thunder

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nessisonett

@Jackpaza0508 Considering it’s out in a couple of months, I have no clue why they put out a trailer which doesn’t actually give any indication what the movie’s about. No mention of Christian Bale or really any hint of the villains, just a random montage of scenes.

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Jackpaza0508

@nessisonett I have to admit, that's very odd. Even No Way Home's first trailer which released within a few months of the movie revealed a lot about the story and all of that important stuff.

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Jackpaza0508

We have a plot synopsis!

"The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late. Directed by Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok,” “Jojo Rabbit”) and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum, “Thor: Love and Thunder” opens in theaters July 8, 2022."

This really seems like this is the last we're seeing of Thor.

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WanderingBullet

@Jackpaza0508 I think this is just a teaser and not a trailer.

Yeah, visually it looks amazing. The movie uses The Volume and not green screens. The same technology that was used in The Mandalorian series.

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Jackpaza0508

I've watched doctor strange in the multiverse of madness. Overall,
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RR529

Finished up Moon Knight last night. Put more detailed thoughts in the TV Show thread, but overall it's the weakest Disney+ exclusive so far, IMO (and I'm counting the Star Wars stuff too when I say that).

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Th3solution

Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

I’ll have to agree with @nessisonett that the movie didn’t really do much to create any momentum for the post-Infinity saga MCU. It was a slight let-down after No Way Home.

But the film is not completely a waste and I’d probably place it in the 3rd quartile of MCU movies — not quite among the worst, but not quite average either.

The issues lie with some of the acting, and also the overall storyline. Acting-wise, some of the new characters come across poorly due to flat performances, and even some of the returning characters just don’t feel like they are selling their parts. Cumberbatch and Olsen are actually good, especially Olsen as she appears to have mercifully abandoned her bad Sakovian accent permanently.

As far as storyline, weaving together a multiverse concept is never easy, and this movie unfortunately doesn’t solve the challenge of balancing narrative threads to make the multi-dimensional story flow easily. It just feels a bit messy, and ultimately unsatisfying, from a narrative standpoint.

A highlight is the visual presentation, and specifically the artistic spectacle. The CG is hit-or-miss, but I really enjoyed a few of the big sequences with dimension travel and the traditional neon light filled battles of the sorcerers and magic wielders. The movie is worth it just to see these parts, imo. At one point I thought I was watching Fantasia 2022.

The mid credits scene teased some future directions, and I guess it has me curious, but not as fired up as I would have expected, given that Dr. Strange is one of my favorite Avengers.

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nessisonett

@Th3solution Yeah, it’s definitely a visual spectacle but I’m just not sure that’s enough for me anymore. I agree about the post-credits scenes, I’m already not a fan of Charlize Theron so I groaned when that popped up on screen. There’s just not that much to be excited for that they’re building towards. Thanos was teased as far back as 2012 but there doesn’t seem to be the same forwards momentum these days. I wish they’d just hurry up and confirm the Young Avengers, it’s really obvious from the projects going forward and the characters introduced that they’re heading towards a merged Young Avengers/Champions team. There still needs to be an overarching baddie though, Kang would be perfect but they’ve not teased him as much as they could have. I guess they’re trying to do it with Julia-Louis Dreyfus but I’m not convinced that a random rich woman poses that much of a threat.

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Th3solution

@nessisonett Yeah, I actually thought that Scarlet Witch functioned as a formidable antagonist, despite the way she becomes corrupted and obsessed with her non-existent children came off as a little hokey. But as a villain with scary powers and an axe to grind with Strange, I thought she was good in that role. However, the convenience of her switch back to ‘the good side’ means she’ll probably sink back into obscurity.

The current MCU hasn’t really found its ‘Iron Man’ moment. No one is as likable and scene-stealing as Robert Downy Jr yet, except maybe Tom Holland. But I agree, also the lack of a Thanos / Infinity Stone arching integration is just keeping these from having the excitement film-to-film for me.

I’m not familiar with the comics, so hopefully there’s good source material to draw from with the Young Avengers.

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nessisonett

Really really hope the CGI is improved before She-Hulk comes out. Dear Lord, it’s rough. It looks bad enough in shots but in motion it’s a strange overly smooth mess plastered on top of real scenes.

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@nessisonett Yikes. Could be some pre-viz work rushed out for the trailer. When's it due to be released?

Otherwise yeah, looks like the same studio responsible for Black Panther...?!

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Jackpaza0508

@nessisonett Glad I'm not the only one who thought her movements looked too smooth

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JohnnyShoulder

Watched Spider-Man No Way Home earlier. It was ok, but I've never been the biggest fan of this version of the web slinger and the whole teen angle.

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BearsEatBeets

@JohnnyShoulder I enjoyed the film but agree I've not been a fan of all aspects of the 'Tom' version. I thin it could be interesting for the next one with how it all finishes though.

Now that there isn't a whole bunch of people who know his identity and he no longer has access to Stark tech I feel it could be much closer to the character I'm used to from the era I read. I was never a fan of him talking to his suit like Iron-man though kind of understand where it helps with narrative. Although I did find the 'interrogation mode' in Homecoming very funny.

Maybe they will jump forward a few years for the next film seeing as Tom is actually older than he plays.

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Th3solution

Have they said anything about introducing Miles Morales into the MCU? I get all my Marvel properties mixed up. 😅

Miles has become so synonymous with Spider-Man lore through the video game and Into the Spider-Verse that I don’t know if there are plans for a live-action Miles to swing in and maybe save the day from Tom eroding away Spidey’s novelty.

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WanderingBullet

@Th3solution Who knows, maybe when Holland decides to stop playing Spider-Man we might get Miles Morales instead? His uncle Aaron Davis aka the Prowler was in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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JohnnyShoulder

@Th3solution I hope that doesn't happen, but sadly it is probably inevitable at this point, what with them rolling Venom into it.

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LtSarge

Finished watching the WandaVision series and I absolutely loved it. I think the concept of the show was quite unique and interesting. The more I watched, the more intrigued I became. It was really good.

I think this is also a perfect example of why I prefer TV shows over movies. If this had been a 2 hour movie with a lot of stuff cut out, I definitely wouldn't have liked it as much as I did. The fact that it was nine episodes where you had time to grow attached to the characters, it made you care more about them towards the end, which I wouldn't have done in a shorter span of time. This makes me more excited to watch other Marvel shows, it's just a much better format than movies for me.

I'm also watching Ms Marvel weekly and that's another really good show. Disney really knows how to draw you in to their service.

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