OT: All things Marvel/MCU (Spoilers)

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    If they'd had time to properly flesh it out as being a product of a Tesseract experiment it'd work. That would be in line with Captain Marvel and other Infinity Stone stuffs.

    Racking my brain (and I'm sure I'm forgetting someone), the MCU seems to have tried hard to avoid naturally evolved superheroes/supervillains coming from humans. All of them are created via technology or space magic rather than evolution or natural processes. Which does make sense because if you're not gonna have the X-Men, it's probably best to entirely avoid that whole aspect.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    And for my money, "Dude has a tech suit/incomprehensible space magic" work way better as explanations than "Gamma radiation" and "radioactive spider bite." The former two are believable enough, or can be accepted as being beyond normal understanding. The latter two these days are just famous for causing cancer or horrible death; they may have been plausible enough in the early 60s when the realities of radiation were still pretty widely unknown.

    The movies do a good job of avoiding the Star Trek Trap of falling too deeply into justifying your own tech on that radiation front though, and the characters are so damned good that you don't want to bother asking the hard questions about why or how they exist. So it doesn't matter when they occasionally briefly mention their origins in passing and just as quickly dismiss them.
     
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    the banter between Sam and Bucky is outstanding in this weeks episode
     
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    Haven’t watched it yet but that’s what I was expecting based on what we’ve seen from the two of them in the films.
     
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    I think I watched like every interview where they were together from some of the movie junkets. They play off each other great in real life lol
     
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    Episode 2: I really don't like the plot, but I'll enjoy it for what it is.

    Edit: There's a new superhero series on Amazon called Invincible.
     
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    I watched both episodes of faws. So far so good. It’s like a buddy cop super hero movie.
    I just started watching WV. It’s ok so far. I haven’t seen the marvel movies in a bit though; and still haven’t see a few random ones so I hope I’m not missing out on anything tied to it. (Black panther and captain marvel being the two biggest movies that I haven’t seen)
     
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    Just watched ep. 2, definitely enjoyed the chemistry between the two leads. Looks like last week was back story and now they're getting right into the plot. Liking it so far.
     
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    Enjoyed the 2nd episode as well.

    Another awesome action set piece followed by more well executed character development and plot set-up.
     
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    I’m not done yet, but I feel like the names of the products in the fake commercials should be a big clue to what’s going on and for the life of me I don’t remember the product names so far. I’m pretty sure I know who the guy in the commercials is though but isn’t he dead?
     
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    I like the Falcon show so far, but holy shit is it dinge-y. Can barely see what’s happening
     
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    I watch it on my phone and have no issues
     
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    Finished it. I was surprised with how much I enjoyed it. I feel like I may be missing some things though since it’s been a while since I watched any of the movies.
    anyone have any info that I probably missed?
     
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    New episode of Falcon & Winter Soldier was fantastic. Best one yet by far!
     
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    Sh*t went down.

    Sharon Carter is a badass
     
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    in this trailer:

     
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    Yeah, really looking forward to that. Hiddleston is fantastic. And Owen Wilson? Gotta be great.
     
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    Falcon and Winter Soldier is so much better than Wandavision. WV was like watching a good TV show, F and WS is like watching a marvel movie in installments.
     
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    FAWS...best episode to date

    very very dark episode
     
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    I agree. Honesty...the internet ruined WV for me. It just became a speculation game that overshadowed the show. I love Wanda, and i was excited for her to finally be the focus...but in the end it just felt like a set up series.

    FWS on the other hand has been spectacular. I am on the edge of my seat the whole time. Its nice watching an intense show and getting to enjoy whats infront of you instead of worrying about whats coming next.
     
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    Well said Adam
     
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    I like Wandavision better so far because of the theories I got to craft with other fans, but Falcon and the Winter Soldier is really fun.

    They're doing a great job of making us hate John Walker while very much making him a sympathetic character...a guy with exceptional ability, good intention...but unfortunately has been thrust into this IMPOSSIBLE task of replacing Steve Rogers.

    Can't wait to see Walker (not a spoiler - I don't know what they'll do on the show) gives up the shield after this past episode and becomes a more likable character when he doesn't have to be Cap anymore.
     
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    Absolutely spectacular episode from start to finish. Wowzers!
     
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