This is a weird movie, simultaneously part of a superhero franchise and a martial arts fantasy epic and a pretty solid story of a family dealing with loss. I was really entertained. I hope you all see it so we can talk about it.
It was good,I was a bit surprised at how one guy was dealt with. The post-credits were good, also nice callbacks to Iron man 3 and taken care of a dangling plot thread from it too. I recommend watching the short "All hail the king" it's not 100 needed to watch, but it gives a visual to a bit of explanation.This is a weird movie, simultaneously part of a superhero franchise and a martial arts fantasy epic and a pretty solid story of a family dealing with loss. I was really entertained. I hope you all see it so we can talk about it.
I haven't seen it yet, but I find myself wishing that they'd quit doing those big CG-Laden "Final Battle" scenes. I know that they are expected but who cares? They nearly always make the movie worse. Black Widow (for the most recent example) is almost entirely ruined by the "falling station" scene where physics goes right out the window and you start to question the extent of the character's abilities.
For an older example, I would argue that Wonder Woman was ruined by it's big final battle. At least the story was ruined, even if the movie somehow survived to still be likeable (unlike the second one, but its problems were all over the place). The story in WW was that modern War was a bureaucrat, not a giant in armour with an axe, and humanity was responsible, not the gods, and yet... once WW beat the giant god in armour, the war ended (Axis and Allies hugged each other, IIRC!) It was so obviously tagged on, to make it worse.
I hope my hatred of the trope doesn't ruin Shang Chi for me. Sounds like the rest will be good enough to make up for it.
Yeah. That still was a big CG-laden final battle, but he won by being smart and not in a badly-animated punch-up. I really liked that one.Doctor Strange is not a fantastic movie, but the best part about it is how he doesn't beat the villain in a CGI battle of "Who's Stronger!" He tricks the bad guy instead, which fits the character way better (and was pretty entertaining).
Well hopefully without giving too much away, part of the final battle does suffer from CGI vs CGI but it’s more of a speed bump than something that completely derails the ending.Yeah. That still was a big CG-laden final battle, but he won by being smart and not in a badly-animated punch-up. I really liked that one.
That's good. To a certain extent, I can tolerate that kind of thing, I just wish that they didn't think it was necessary. Black Widow would have been better without it, for example. (IMO)Well hopefully without giving too much away, part of the final battle does suffer from CGI vs CGI but it’s more of a speed bump than something that completely derails the ending.
One thing I think this movie did well was highlighting Wong as his own man, rather than just "Dr Strange's assistant". So the idea of Wong handling this kind of investigation himself makes plenty of sense, especially since realistically he knows more about mystical artifacts than Strange does at this point....for all of Strange's natural talents and quick study Wong still has many years of experience and exposure to mystical things than Strange does.And why doesn't Wong kick it up to Dr. Strange to look at?
Yeah, no one felt really bad about throwing a guy off a building either. I think I'd be horrified if I did that (and I absolutely would be if my friend did it.)I enjoyed the movie, but I was struck with an odd bit of humor when I realized that the Ten Rings mooks use exclusively non-lethal weapons (hook swords with tasers instead of sharp edges, electric bolas flinging crossbows), and our intrepid heroes are launching people off buildings and using actual bladed weapons against their opponents. What measure is a mook indeed.
And yes, I know, the minibosses use lethal weapons, but my mirth stands.