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    I'll just put it this way: If an actor came...

    I'll just put it this way:

    If an actor came long today and brought to life a comic book character as accurately and completely as Romero embodied the Joker of the time, fanboys would be bowing...
  2. Actually it looks quite a bit like Warlock's...

    Actually it looks quite a bit like Warlock's cocoon. Enough so that the first time I watched the movie, without knowing anything about that particular scene, I recognized it as at-least-possibly...
  3. In the Thor: The Dark World mid-credits stinger....

    In the Thor: The Dark World mid-credits stinger.

    Pay attention to what's in the background of several of the shots in the Collectors' Menagerie.

    (Or just, y'know, google it since it's been...
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    Avatar will never be the next Star Wars. It did...

    Avatar will never be the next Star Wars. It did great as a movie, but it would require a LOT more multimedia appeal and success to get anywhere near Star Wars. Toys, video games, books, comics,...
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    The movie was pretty excellent, but no sequel. ...

    The movie was pretty excellent, but no sequel. It's great as a one-off and deserves more success and recognition than it's getting, but not everything needs to be a franchise.
  6. Actually, Marvel's got a couple Green Lantern...

    Actually, Marvel's got a couple Green Lantern analogues:

    The Nova Corps has the organization, but not the powerset.

    Quasar has the powerset, but not the organization.

    Doctor Spectrum has the...
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    The thing is, "humanity" doesn't always mean "do...

    The thing is, "humanity" doesn't always mean "do the right or compassionate thing." Humanity can just as easily mean "I'm really freakin' messed up in the head." If Sandor wasn't "on her list"...
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    I think people might be misreading Arya's state...

    I think people might be misreading Arya's state of mind in leaving the Hound.

    I didn't take it as her being stone-cold. I took it as Arya not being able to bring herself to do it because "He's...
  9. The comic book Age of Ultron storyline had both...

    The comic book Age of Ultron storyline had both time and dimensional travel elements to it.

    We've already heard rumors of a 1940's scene (with Haley Atwell and Paul Bettany).

    This could be a...
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    Last week they killed Pip and Grenn, who are both...

    Last week they killed Pip and Grenn, who are both alive and kicking in the books. As well as Magnar Thenn (the Cannibal leader, who was a TOTALLY different character in the books, in fact the Thenns...
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    Actually, in the books Jojen Reed is alive the...

    Actually, in the books Jojen Reed is alive the last time we see him, but in rough shape...

    After that, there is some considerable (and gruesome) speculation as to his fate in the books, which may...
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    As I said.... (Bold portion above). To be...

    As I said.... (Bold portion above).

    To be clear, there's nothing at all wrong about liking Stannis as a character. He is in fact an interesting character despite being (in universe) "boring" and...
  13. I wouldn't be so quick to judge. Once again -...

    I wouldn't be so quick to judge. Once again - Jackson was making a movie adaptation for modern audiences, not writing the books. Aragorn and Company were also anything but "Wolverine Clones" in the...
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    Stannis isn't enthralled by magic. He chose to...

    Stannis isn't enthralled by magic. He chose to use the Red Priestess, and that makes him culpable in her actions in Westeros, which she routinely takes in his name, for his benefit. He was also...
  15. You do have a point here. All in all, I'd say...

    You do have a point here.

    All in all, I'd say the first FF wasn't "bad" so much as "mediocre." And ultimately I think about 80 percent of the flack it gets is because (of course) they totally...
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    The only reason I'm quite sure that Song of Ice...

    The only reason I'm quite sure that Song of Ice and Fire is not designed as a condemnation/deconstruction of feudal society is because about 90 percent of the characters we view the story through are...
  17. I think a lot of Jackson's changes were in...

    I think a lot of Jackson's changes were in service of making a better movie (note that I said better MOVIE not better STORY). As someone noted above...personality and character arc isn't really a...
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    Stannis is harsh, but he isn't by any stretch of...

    Stannis is harsh, but he isn't by any stretch of the imagination "just." Justice must be tempered with compassion, and applied fairly. Stannis grabs people to burn basically at random because the...
  19. Both Superman and the Mole Men and Batman were...

    Both Superman and the Mole Men and Batman were tie-ins to TV series. I'm fairly sure they were both broken up into multi-episode arcs and aired on television not long after they were released...
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    Poll: I'm not sure. I think TF4 breaks the top 3, but...

    I'm not sure. I think TF4 breaks the top 3, but there MAY be franchise fatigue that kicks in there. Excitement seems lower for this one than previous outings.

    The movie that's going to knock...
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    I think the audiences needed this episode after...

    I think the audiences needed this episode after the shock of the last episode. This is the catharsis. This is where Martin shows that genuine heroism and nobility DO have a place in his grim and...
  22. I love Balder as much as the next guy, but he...

    I love Balder as much as the next guy, but he will probably NEVER be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, because his existence would completely screw up the dynamic between Loki, Thor, and the Warriors...
  23. The persecution angle would be indirect: ...

    The persecution angle would be indirect: Basically the knowledge that there's a mutant out there that even more so than Magneto embodies everything people fear about mutants, and that if he's...
  24. I don't recall if it was this site or another,...

    I don't recall if it was this site or another, but I previously mentioned that the only way DDL could get "Method" for Dr. Strange is if after every day of filming he went home to his brownstone in...
  25. My friend and I were discussing this very thing...

    My friend and I were discussing this very thing while opining that the Proteus Saga would make a great movie. Basically in trying to adapt the story to the movie-verse, we figured Magneto would have...
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