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Apart from the superhero vs superhero concept, I don't see it. BvS is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I can't think of one redeeming feature.
Oh it’s terrible for sure but the storyline is basically the same.
 
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Bucky basically or Iron Man’s parents, take your pick
Except [HASHTAG]#spoilers[/HASHTAG] below....











Iron Man and Captain America / Bucky didn’t stop fighting because they idiotically suddenly realised mid-fight both their mothers had the same name...

They kept fighting until Capt and Buck finally prevailed...
 
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Except [HASHTAG]#spoilers[/HASHTAG] below....











Iron Man and Captain America / Bucky didn’t stop fighting because they idiotically suddenly realised mid-fight both their mothers had the same name...

They kept fighting until Capt and Buck finally prevailed...
Because both sides of the Civil War argument had valid reason and both were right/wrong in their own way.

Batman vs Superman was different as they showed how manipulation by powerful entities turned people against someone as righteous as Superman. It was only when Batman saw a commonality between them that he realised he’d been played. They were both on the same side of the argument, hence why they stopped fighting.
 

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Not the biggest fan of the Marvel movies.

The only ones I've seen in the cinema are Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.

Have seen Iron Man 1 and 2, Captain America 1 and 3, Thor 1, and Avengers 1 and 2 on DVD and Blu-ray.

I also saw Guardians of the Galaxy. I thought it was overrated and never bothered with its sequel.

These films leave a weird impression on me.

I watch them and like them. They're not bad films per se but they're just totally forgettable. I remember liking Black Panther and the Winter Soldier a lot upon viewing them but I can barely remember what happened in them. I can't remember the first scene or last scene.

I also have no interest in watching them again - which is weird for a film I like. Maybe the Marvel business model is too good. As the narrative becomes increasingly intertwined between films it means the movies are obsolete and out of date months after they come out. The story has moved on.

I dunno.

I remember reading somewhere where someone likened them to a Happy Meal. You eat it, enjoy it, digest it, shit it out and then move on.

It's pretty apt.

Haven't bothered with Justice League or Aquaman. No way I'm going back to DC after the trash that was Suicide Squad. That film was a fucking abomination that shouldn't even exist.

Back on Marvel, last night Channel 7 showed the original Iron Man. The one that kicked it all off. It's a pretty good film. What's interesting about the initial slate of films they produced is that it clearly wasn't all worked out.

They were making it up as they went along. You can see it in that first film as well as that Edward Norton Hulk film that has been obliterated from existence. Everyone pretends it doesn't exist.

The best Hulk film was the first Avengers film.

There's no way you can watch that first Iron Man film and think that the logical end point is a giant purple, alien overlord Titan, a talking raccoon and a giant, walking tree.

Put another way - how much money are you making where you get to the point where a talking raccoon is a good idea?!?

These guys are fucking rolling in it!

Good luck to them.
 

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Because both sides of the Civil War argument had valid reason and both were right/wrong in their own way.

Batman vs Superman was different as they showed how manipulation by powerful entities turned people against someone as righteous as Superman. It was only when Batman saw a commonality between them that he realised he’d been played. They were both on the same side of the argument, hence why they stopped fighting.
The thing I hated most about that movie was how Batman was played like a fiddle. It went against everything we know about the character.
 
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Haven't bothered with Justice League or Aquaman.
Wonder Woman is overrated but was ok, basically a copy of Vaptain America the first one.

Justice League made no sense at all and was somehow worse than Superman v Batman.

Aquaman was stupid but so much fun, visually spectacular too. DC should start their whole universe again from that film.
 

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Because both sides of the Civil War argument had valid reason and both were right/wrong in their own way.

Batman vs Superman was different as they showed how manipulation by powerful entities turned people against someone as righteous as Superman. It was only when Batman saw a commonality between them that he realised he’d been played. They were both on the same side of the argument, hence why they stopped fighting.
Can't really agree with the premise of Civil War.

It was ridiculous.

I think for a moral dilemma like that to feasibly work in that universe it should've happened probably after the the first Avengers film.

The 'argument' felt contrived and amateurish.

The proof was in the final battle - which was pure fan wanking at its finest. Heroes on both sides don't really want to hurt each other - and they have a nice, conveniently abandoned airport to play around in!

No destruction porn or innocent civilians here! You hit each other, have a laugh, swap a joke or a one-liner, dust yourself off and go after the next one.

The film should have been called Captain America: Touch Football.

British Bulldogs. Bullrush. Big Bash. Whatever. It was a hit and giggle.

Nothing in that film happened that couldn't be solved by putting the kettle on and talking things out rationally.

Batman v Superman probably gets my vote for at least acknowledging the massive effect super-powered beings have on the normal population.

Like Civil War though, it's a shit film.
 
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The thing I hated most about that movie was how Batman was played like a fiddle. It went against everything we know about the character.
Batman witnesses first-hand the destruction that comes from uber-powered beings. He sees the reporting on the (falsified) testimony of Superman killing innocents. The Flash even comes back from the future? and issues a dire warning on Superman. That’s more than enough for Batman to consider Superman a supervillain.
 
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Can't really agree with the premise of Civil War.

It was ridiculous.

I think for a moral dilemma like that to feasibly work in that universe it should've happened probably after the the first Avengers film.

The 'argument' felt contrived and amateurish.

The proof was in the final battle - which was pure fan wanking at its finest. Heroes on both sides don't really want to hurt each other - and they have a nice, conveniently abandoned airport to play around in!

No destruction porn or innocent civilians here! You hit each other, have a laugh, swap a joke or a one-liner, dust yourself off and go after the next one.

The film should have been called Captain America: Touch Football.

British Bulldogs. Bullrush. Big Bash. Whatever. It was a hit and giggle.

Nothing in that film happened that couldn't be solved by putting the kettle on and talking things out rationally.

Batman v Superman probably gets my vote for at least acknowledging the massive effect super-powered beings have on the normal population.

Like Civil War though, it's a shit film.
A kettle couldn’t solve it. It was touch footy in that no one was trying to kill the other. But that’s because one side was trying to escape and the other detain them.

Both sides were ultimately proven right in their own way. Stark was right in that the Winter Soldier needed to be detained in order to find out the extent of his “crimes”. Cap was right in that it was potentially a witch hunt being undertaken by an “authority” that had ulterior motives.

Then the end fight happened because both sides again had their side vindicated - the Winter Soldier killed Stark’s parents, but it was discovered that the Winter Soldier was being controlled my malevolent forces at the time. But again, it wasn’t a kill fight - Cap was trying to escape and Iron Man detain him.
 
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Just saw the third and final installment of How to Train Your Dragon. I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t nearly as good as the first two but that is no bad thing, the first two were excellent.

It was still very good and I shed a tear as the finale happened. I liked where it went and I felt it wrapped up this amazing journey well, without quite nailing it for the rest of the movie. It had a few more plot holes than the other two in the series and couldn’t quite recapture the magic of the first one or the gut impact of the second but I feel satisfied, if a little empty now it’s done.

I’m going out on a limb and saying it is one of the best trilogies ever, really touching and moving journey that was an absolute surprise hit for me. If you’ve followed the journey through the first two, this is a must see to bring it home.
 

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Braveheart or Saving Private Ryan?

I can't split them.
I definitely prefer Saving Private Ryan, and you can probably thank it for the awesome Day of Defeat mod that came out for Half Life around that time, me and my friends played the shit out of that.
 
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Braveheart was based on a real person but is completely inaccurate. Saving Ryan’s Privates I believe is fictional but very accurate to real war.

Both win for different reasons.
 
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I think Saving Ryan's Privates is not the version they showed in the cinema.
You sure? I recall plenty of bangs, headshots, and people getting completely fucked up. Pretty sure I saw some war strategy too, like someone on the front line while a couple sneak around the back to have them surrounded.
 
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