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Uncle Mike

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  1. Thor 2 isn't very good, in fairness. But then neither was Thor 1. And at least Iron Man 2 had Sam Rockwell and a terribly-served Mickey Rourke. Iron Man 3 has that short bit with SIR Ben Kingsley and then nothing.
  2. Confused himself with Tony Stark.
  3. We'll see, I guess. I don't imagine the writers know yet. Your theory certainly holds some sense
  4. It seems fairly covered on the web that this never happened, but I agree it feels like he did. Was it in a trailer clip or something? That there Mandela effect is weird.
  5. I just think it's better paced than last time, which felt really strung out, despite only being one episode longer. Or maybe too much of a retread, with Will being attacked and the rest of them running around. By the time it got to the urban punks gang, I was done last time around. This season, with its actually separate strands, with its amazing Steve/Robin/Dustin portions, and so on, feels a bit more zippy.
  6. The kids and Spidey are in quite different places by that point. I assume @sofasurfer's issue is that he recognised some of the coastline Spidey flies over as being Dorset as opposed to East Anglia.
  7. Just finished the series now. Really thought this was a great return to form, after a pretty lacklustre season 2. I was 100% on board for the whole thing, pretty much.
  8. I don't think we were supposed to know that it did work as specifically as it could by the end of this movie. We've not seen him use it anywhere else in the MCU. Just the arm hairs raising when Infinity War kicked off, right? I was taken aback by it also - it did feel sudden.
  9. I do agree with her to an extent. In making the (smart) decision not to give this Spider-Man an origin setup, they've (I think) left him morally unmoored as a character to an extent. His one driving force is essentially "don't let Tony down." While that does make sense for a lot of readings of Spider-Man, (who I've definitely read before being disappointed by surrogate father figures in the wake of Uncle Ben) the Spider-Man I read was also much more self-driven to need to do good. He's absolutely a hero for today - punching up at people abusing power - and the Spider-Man from the comics would not have been so in thrall to Tony (whose lack of care for actual people he's directly seen in Homecoming, in the Vulture.) There's a lot of stuff in the general sense and in this movie that I think they get bang on. But I did think myself that there's something not quite gelling, and it's in that area. But I totally agree with this. Even though I liked Garfield, I think the current version is by far the best we've had.
  10. I hope they don't go down the route of bigger peril (or at least, not immediately.) I think they need to give their remaining and/or new Avengers some time to settle in. We don't really know anything about most of the remaining people. Falcon and Bucky and just soldiers, with no lives or personality. I'm sure the Disney+ series aims to look at that, they don't have a lot going on. And the other expansionary stuff we already know are dead-ends - a Black Widow movie now she's dead (maybe they'll find a way to have another one from the programme alive and likable and bring the name back, maybe that would be awful), WandaVision prequel series, and what else? And they've killed pretty much everyone we actually knew and liked. Thor and the Guardians have a pretty decent setup that more or less writes itself at this point (go find Gamora, presumably.) Spidey has some good threads to build on. But who else? Captain Marvel has nothing going on as yet, no-one likes Hawkeye, etc. I think they need to give everyone (and the Earth) a little breather. One of the few weaknesses, it seems to me, with the state of the MCU today is that in building up to Infinity War/Endgame, the characters themselves have been a little too subsumed into their office work. If they start straight with Galactus or something, no-one gets anything to build on or have stakes in.
  11. I think @Jammy's take is how you're supposed to take it, for sure.
  12. Just got back, really enjoyed it. I had a few quibbles, I think (spoilers below) but overall I thought it was a banging success. But overall, I thought it was great. Funny, didn't overstay its welcome, had heart. MJ, Ned, Peter all were great, Happy and May were great, Beck was excellent.
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