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  • I read something last night that made a good point about GOTG2. It elevated the entire Marvel game from here on out.

    Do not read spoiler until after you've seen the movie.

    By killing Yondu, whom Peter has literally spent the last 2 movies leaning on and who had a really beefy redemption arc in GOTG2 - they killed off their first significant non-throw away Marvel character. Loki didn't really die in Thor. Selvig too should probably be dead many times over. Jane Foster has just been written out of existence because Natalie Portman is never coming back. Bucky ain't dead, obviously, Nick Fury aint dead, Coulson aint dead. etc. Quicksilver had no impact, we never had more than like 10 min of screentime before he bit it. Marvel doesn't kill important people, and when they do, they bring them right back. Yondu died right in front of us, then he was cremated right in front of us. He's as perma-dead as I think you can get. This affects all the rest of Marvel's films forever. Now in Infinity Guantlet, you know that it's entirely possible that Thanos is gon kill some people you're familiar with and it's possible they aren't going to come back.HIGH STAKES!

  • Do we have a trailer thread here somewhere? I would have just said that Jared Leto kinda reminds me of Ian in that new Blade Runner trailer.

  • Went to see Guardians of the Galaxy volume 2 with a friend last night. I enjoyed it, but liked the second half much more than the first.

  • I re-watched Clue for the first time in years (over a decade probably) and it holds up great!

  • Clue is a classic. I went to see it in the theaters and didn't rewatch it until home video was way more common. I didn't know for like 8 years that there were alternate endings! They only showed one ending per theater theatrically, there were like A/B/C endings and the one I saw was the one in which Miss Scarlett was the killer. So for years, I just thought that's how it ended!

    Obviously this is all pre- internet when information like this wasn't readily available to kids.

  • @TokyoSlim Wow that's cool! I can't Imagine a movie being able to pull something like that off anymore, the secret would be blown before the movie was even out.

  • @Gheremie_Johnson yeah it's much harder to pull off surprises like that now. Not even sure it was a secret though! They may have even advertised the fact that they were doing that at the time to get you to re-watch it, but I was a kid and such a thing never got filtered down to my level.

  • @TokyoSlim Good point about GOTG2! I really hope it does actually signify a change for the Marvel Universe.

    Rumors about them killing off Chris Evans Cap have been circulating a while, could see this as testing the waters and setting us up for a bigger death. If they really want to have Thanos feel as powerful as they should, they HAVE to kill off at least one major character in the universe during Infinity War.

  • @logic__error at least one. I'm morbidly betting on 3.

  • @TokyoSlim

    I would bet everyone with a contract expiring. At this point Marvel doesn't need to rely upon their big names, and actually would benefit from almost starting from scratch again. Once you get to 15+ movies it's gonna get hard for people to keep up. Thanos absolutely needs to kill a bunch of people. But you're riht, Yondu dying does up the ante.

  • @Gheremie_Johnson We're actually having a Clue "movie party" at my theater pretty soon and I'm deciding whether or not I wanna attend it or run it. Definitely one of the greats.

  • Last week, watched both Mad Max Fury Road And Brazil with Ian and Huber's commentary track.

  • @TokyoSlim That'll help you in the next round of the director draft :D

  • @Faaip I mean, I've seen both before. Theatrically even! I just specifically watched it with the EZA commentary

  • Also George Miller didn't make the list! Or we'd have watched The Never-ending Story 2 last week.

  • @TokyoSlim Oh nice! Yeah George Miller would have been a good pick

  • @Faaip it would have been weird watching Babe 2: Pig In The City back to back with Road Warrior.

  • @TokyoSlim Heh true, but both are great movies.. at least the first Babe is, I don't remember the second

  • I need to re-watch Fury Road, got a hand me down surrounded sound system (grandma wasn't letting my grandpa use it) and I think the only real thing I've blasted out of it is Doom

  • Finally saw Rogue One. Thought it was perfectly solid. Some great set-pieces were let down by an occasionally clunky script. I also thought they should've slowed down a bit to let the characters breathe a little more, rather than jump from location to location as quickly as they did. Overall a solid B.