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Film ► Marvel Cinematic Universe - RIP Chadwick Boseman



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Favorite MCU film?

  • Iron Man

    Votes: 2 2.7%
  • Iron Man 2

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • Thor

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • Captain America: The First Avenger

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Avengers

    Votes: 10 13.5%
  • Iron Man 3

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • Thor: The Dark World

    Votes: 2 2.7%
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Votes: 25 33.8%
  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Votes: 23 31.1%
  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Votes: 9 12.2%

  • Total voters
    74

AegisXIII

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And did you see? No stupid joke at the end of the trailer. The tension is intact...
 

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Absolutely loved Shang Chi. One of my new favorite Marvel movies for sure.
 

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I liked Shang Chi, but I thought the special effects were kinda off ngl
 

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Soo What If...? just ended this week and I figured I'd give a short statement on my thoughts. The show was fun, I think a lot of the episodes could have been longer seeing they didn't really have the time to explore everything they set out to do. While I enjoyed most of them, none really stood out to me too much. For me personally the Party Thor one was the weakest, but that's kind of natural seeing I don't enjoy the movies it was spoofing.

Other than that I loved how we got to see more of the characters and dynamics. We never got quite got to see the Black Widow and Hawkeye friendship play out as much as I'd like in the movies, so it was nice having the pair be the focus of an episode.
I also enjoyed it's take on Steven Strange and Peggy Carter. I'm happy to hear Peggy is going to be a recurring character moving forward.

If this does become a longer ongoing series, I hope we can revisit some of these worlds again. There's a few universes that could be interesting to see where they go from where they left of. Not a huge Zombie fan, but I'd still be interested to see if Peter, T'Challa and Scott ended up with a better chance of saving their world after Steven reduced the number of Zombies by throwing them at Ultron.

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Also regarding Shang-Chi, I really enjoyed the movie. I went to the cinema not knowing what to expect and was possessively surprised by how much I liked it. I think this is movie managed to balance the development between the Hero and the Villain pretty well.

It's a good "origin" movie. I feel it manages to stand on its own pretty well, while still including elements that make it obviously part of the MCU, which I feel is kind of important for the standalone movies.

The movie handled relationships really well, I like how Katy and Shang's relationship wasn't depicted as a budding romance. I like how complex the relationship between the siblings were. You can tell that they care for each other, but there's guilt and resentment mixed in and while they're on the same side it's clear that they're not on the same page. Xialing taking over the Ten Rings makes sense seeing she was already pretty comfortable in the criminal underworld when Shang reconnected with her.

I really liked how Shang and his sister fought together at the end, it's nice to have a brother/sister team up, even if they're not entirely on the same side.
One thing I do feel like this movie kind of glossed over is what it's like to be Chinese American and what it's culture is like, but that's perhaps something they can explore some more with Katy in a sequel.
 
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