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LtSarge

Just finished watching Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Wow what a great movie! Just like the previous Doctor Strange movie, it had absolutely stunning visual effects. Because of the surrealistic motif they go with with these movies, there are so many cool scenes with very impressive visual effects. These scenes always make for such good spectacles. I can't imagine the amount of work that's been put into them.

I also liked the other Marvel characters that showed up. Obviously there's Wanda but also several others who I did not expect at all! I was absolutely blown away by Charles Xavier being in the movie. The X-Men theme that played during his entrance, the fact that he was in his floating "wheel-chair" that I believe is from the animated show and that Patrick Stewart reprised his role again, absolutely brilliant! I mean that guy is around 80 years old now, it's so cool seeing him play as Prof. Xavier again! This makes me want to continue my X-Men marathon, of which I only have like 3-4 movies left to watch. Moreover, the scene where Wanda said "What mouth?" as she literally removed Black Bolt's mouth and his sound waves ricocheted to the back of his head and killing him is definitely one of my favourite moments of the movie. That was absolutely brilliant! I also really liked that Hayley Atwell got to be in the movie and play as Captain Carter. That was so cool. Really hope we get to see more X-Men and Fantastic Four in the MCU in the future.

On a side note, I'm super glad that I finished watching WandaVision just a couple of weeks ago so that I was caught up with Wanda's story and could watch Multiverse of Madness without being spoiled. Such a perfect timing as I didn't even know she was in the movie until afterwards!

Anyway, Multiverse of Madness is definitely up there as one of my favourite MCU movies. Absolutely loved it!

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WanderingBullet

Daredevil will appear in She-Hulk.

First look at Namor. Not diggin' the look to be honest. Hopefully, the acting and character's good.

Two Avengers movies in the same year!
Also, looks like Kang will be the next big baddie?

Phase 4-6 is called the Multiverse Saga.

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LtSarge

Lots of exciting stuff coming from Marvel during the coming years! I'm personally very excited for the new Daredevil show with Charlie Cox as I absolutely loved the previous one with him. Hopefully they can revive more of the Netflix Marvel shows. Would love to see a return for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

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nessisonett

Worried about Daredevil being a Disney+ thing but glad it’s back. Wouldn’t put it past them to mess it up with cringe quips. It’s Devilin’ time.

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Th3solution

I watched Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness again, after seeing it in theaters. I think it was a touch better on the second viewing. Still not particularly sold on some of the direction of the franchise, but the storyline made a little more sense this time around.

Not sure where this leaves these characters now. Especially Scarlet Witch. She’s in a weird place now after the events of the movie. Also American Chavez.. what’s her future in all this? I’m not familiar with the comics enough to know, but the character wasn’t all that exciting to me. I think the performance and direction of the actress was a bit “meh” so I don’t really have any desire to see the character highlighted down the road. Props to Marvel/Disney for getting new and lesser known performers though. Miss Xochitl Gomez is apparently only 16 yrs old, so it makes sense that the role was a bit too big for her right now, but maybe she’ll grow into it over time and sell it better on screen.

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nessisonett

@Th3solution This version of America Chavez is a few years younger than she was when introduced in the comics. I’m assuming that she’ll grow over her next few appearances. I quite liked what they did with her character actually, for a young actress she nailed the Laurie Strode archetype. I could see it being similar to Terminator, Halloween etc, by having her be quite a bit more powerful the next time we see her and having learned from her experiences in MoM.

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Th3solution

@nessisonett Yeah, at the end when they show her training with all the sorcerer acolytes I could start to see maybe where she could fit in. Gomez has a good innocent beginner type of vibe she portrays, but clearly she has to come across as a really powerful hero going forward. Which ironically is just what Olsen has done with Wanda, and I really liked seeing her successfully flex her powers in this entry.

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ralphdibny

I finally got around to watching Ms Marvel the other day. Wicked show. Really funny, especially the dad in it!

Im sort of really looking forward to and also dreading She Hulk in a few weeks. It looks like an amazing programme, looks really funny and Tatiana Maslany looks like she is going to kill it on the main role. But that CGI still looks so bad. I really don't want this show to be bogged down by poor CGI, I want it to stand up with the greats of the MCU. I really wish they'd delay the show and give it some more time in the oven. Or at the very least, remaster it with better CGI down the line (unlikely) so if we ever do a full rewatch of the MCU, it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb

nessisonett

@ralphdibny It’s a hard one because the CGI really is awful but it’s hard to blame the VFX artists. The reports coming out about the conditions they’re working in are shocking. Marvel blacklisting anybody who dares to complain too, it’s criminal.

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Jackpaza0508

She-Hulk is a lot of fun so far! The first episode is one long exposition dump but I can excuse that because of the great writing. I love Bruce and Jen's chemistry. You can tell that they grew up together. They bicker and banter and all that stuff. Love it so far, can't wait for more!

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RogerRoger

Finally got around to watching Moon Knight.

Easily one of the best and most interesting pieces of the Phase Four jigsaw puzzle (although I'm obviously behind, so I can't speak to the quality of what I've yet to see). The first, fourth and fifth episodes were phenomenal, whilst the second and sixth were the usual level of solid, reliable MCU fare. The third, however, was dire beyond belief; no idea what happened there, because it was a total mid-point trainwreck. It sucked all the energy out of the room (and the cast's performances). I was so glad when the show shook off this weird, temporary funk and so, on balance, I'd call the whole endeavour a success, and a valiant attempt to do something fresh and meaningful. It probably helped that I had no idea who Moon Knight was a couple of days ago, so I had zero expectations going in.

It's a shame about the CGI, though. Most of it was "good enough" but there were some shots which looked rushed, and some of the creatures were lacking that extra 10% I've come to expect in recent years. I was aware of the recent and unfortunate stories surrounding the MCU's CGI problem, but hadn't heard them in connection to Moon Knight. I guess this was the start of the slippery slope (and previous examples of poor CGI, like Black Panther and Loki, were just bumps on the road).

Also, as amazing as the fifth episode was, I did have to laugh when we started walking through rooms full of childhood memories, a'la WandaVision. Please don't let that become a standard MCU trope for analysing past trauma (if only because it'll never be done better than here).

Best theme-driven orchestral score in recent MCU history, as well. It's the first soundtrack from the Disney+ shows that I've rushed to buy and download. Lovely stuff.

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nessisonett

Still haven’t finished Moon Knight or even started Ms Marvel (not over the stupid powers she has now) but I did watch the first 3 episodes of She Hulk and loved it. The humour is natural and there’s some genuinely cutting social commentary that I’m glad they’re tackling. It’s just a great show.

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LN78

@nessisonett "Cutting social commentary" in a Marvel Studios sitcom? Now that's funny.

LN78

nessisonett

@LN78 Considering how they’ve seemingly chickened out of the whole ‘Ms Marvel shape shifting into Captain Marvel because she doesn’t think someone who looks like her can be a superhero’ deal, I’m just surprised that they’ve tackled the incels online. I liked that they gave She Hulk a whole monologue about how she’s had to control her anger for as long as she’s been alive so this is nothing new to her. To actually say that women need to watch how they reject pushy men for fear of being literally murdered is quite a bit further than I’d expect Marvel shows to go so that’s great.

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BearsEatBeets

@nessisonett Went into She-Hulk with little expectation knowing nothing about the character aside the obvious and I have very much enjoyed it. I think it's all been done well so far including the 4th wall stuff which I'm always sceptical of. (I wish the internet would stop trying to Americanise my spelling).

@RogerRoger I really enjoyed how different Moonknight was too. I don't recall the specifics of what was in episode 3 was but thought it was good throughout. Oscar Isaac is excellent playing duel roles I thought.

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RogerRoger

@nessisonett @LN78 As much as it sounds like I might end up occasionally rolling my eyes at She-Hulk, I won't begrudge the writers for trying to ensure that they get their point across. It's not a message for me, nor any of the regulars around here (I'd hope) but clearly somebody, somewhere, feels that it needs to be said, so more power to 'em. From what Ness describes above, it seems like important stuff to present to an audience likely still dominated by teenage boys and young men.

@BearsEatBeets The third episode of Moon Knight was just a lot of subdued conversations, janky action and zero tension. It went nowhere and did nothing. Still very pretty, though (it had the neon-backed boat ride and the golden glass pyramids in, and ended with the fancy sky thing; hope that roundabout description helps, as I don't wanna risk spoiling anything for the others I've tagged in this reply).

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