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Old 02-02-2018, 01:33 PM
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Oh! I didn't realize he had been in the hospital. Glad to hear he's doing better now.
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Yeah, it was worrying. Though not terribly surprising at his age.
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No link yet but there is a new trailer for IW during the super bowl it had more clips .. I'm so.excited
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It was linked in the IW thread.

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Marvel 10 year Anniversary photo shoot !
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Nice that they were able to get the majority of the main cast members together.
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Nice that they were able to get the majority of the main cast members together.
i know the only thing i like/dislike we got a photo with everyone but i cant see anyone
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:38 AM
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Yes they is cool they got most of the cast together.
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:05 AM
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Did you hear how way back in 1998 Sony was offered a deal including all of the Marvel characters Disney is using in films now and they turned it down because "Nobody gives a s about any of the other Marvel characters. Go back and do deal for only Spider-Man." Idiots! Must be kicking themselves now. Nobody gives a s? Lots of people gave a s for multiple decades.

On the flip side, Marvel Studios decided which Marvel character to do a film of first by, get this, assembling a focus group of kids to decide which character they'd most like to play with a toy of (turned out to be Iron Man).

Why is it so hard for people to see that superheroes can appeal to adults too? This goes to the heart of why critics refuse to take superhero movies seriously.

Sure, I can see the problem with the superhero comic book material. People dressed up in tights, gaudy costumes, men with oversized muscles, women with oversized boobs who are often portrayed in ridiculously skimpy outfits, villains who go "Hahaha, your puny attempt to defeat me has failed!", silly codenames, illogical stories, characters who keep coming back from the dead, etc. And let's not forget the old idea that comics have pictures because comic book readers are too dumb to read a book with only words (an idea showing total lack of understanding of how artwork is an essential part of what is valued by comic book readers, an essential part of the art form, not a mere reading aid).

But here's the thing, if you get into the right mindset for it, it can work and open up an area of boundless creativity and imagination. Even the old primitive comics from the '60s and '70s have often a genuineness of spirit that is commonly lacking in more respected areas of fiction. Amid all their cliches and primitive writing, they ring true, as many "literary fiction" novels fail to. They represent a genuine, unaffected spirit of creativity that is offered without the sort of posing that plagues more "respectable" fields.

And there is an energetic relatability to their larger than life characters. Larger than life characters are all too commonly undervalued in fields of fiction, but that's what so many characters in medieval and ancient literature were, in legend and mythology, stories that stood the test of time and shaped culture. Larger than life characters mean something special to human beings and have a place of honour in the human tradition. Superhero comics are great at offering larger than life characters. This, more than anything else, is I think what makes the genre appeal to so many people.
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Old 02-22-2018, 03:03 AM
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Yes I wish you could see the cast better too.

Yes I wish more people understood too why adults like superhero movies too. Yes I also love the larger than life characters too.

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