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  2. the_debaser

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Would’ve gone for Doherty in the team of the season ahead of TAA.
  3. Jonny5

    The Smoking and BBQ thread

    Yeah I’d go for a Weber as well, maybe with the rotisserie thingy as well for extra fun. ThermoPen is the ultimate instant read thermometer but they’re expensive. I have a £10 hobby from Amazon and while far from “instant” it gets used regularly and does the job. I also have a £30 remote monitor thing which is orange (forget the name) for monitoring longer cooks.
  4. Cross posted from the other thread: Impressed that they stuck with the five years later angle. I always thought we would likely see some sort of time jump and then some time travel but always presumed we would end effectively at or before the initial snap in Infinity War. That we're still five years in the future and have just brought half the population back to life, well that creates some interesting consequences. I am not sure if the MCU will dwell on these consequences but it would be nice to see them addressed. How would you feel to be snapped out of existence, then with no passage of time return five years into your future to see you husband shacked up with a new partner and someone else living in your house. The MCU world also looks like a bit of a mess at this point. It is big balls to keep it in the future, albeit with everyone back and I do hope future films make interesting use of the new status quo. @loathsomeleopard actually raises some better points in his external write up linked to - this resolution of the snap storyline will cause some serious issues. Half of Peter's schoolfriends are now grown up. People flying on a place have been presumably snapped back to 15,000 feet and are not free falling to their deaths (their planes either crashed or landed five years ago) although perhaps we can assume that Banner accounted for this stuff with his snap. Even so governments have changed, infrastructure is closed or crumbling, family friends have either moved on or possibly died since. This is really quite a big step to make and it almost feels like Marvel should address it in some way if this version of the MCU will continue. Also impressed at the twist and turns we saw with characters returning or not returning. Our Gamora was not brought back but we got a Gamora from a different time (well, the first GOGT Gamora anyway). Loki also could now potentially be back in play but not the one we saw die in the first film. Vision, maybe slightly surprisingly is not back. I know there was speculation he may have survived the snap in any event. Did we see Shuri? We always thought the snap victims would be back but they creatively dealt with some of the pre-snap victims. Cameos, lots of great cameos from previous films - too many to list. The best being the craw from Winter Solider. Who did not come back? Portman looked like stock footage. No Hopkins either. Was really hoping for something for Agent Coulson, either in the final 'group' scene or in the past. Idris Elba too also not seen. Speaking of Coulson, this places Agents of Shield into a bit of a pickle. We thought they were holding back for the summer to avoid the snap issue. But they now either have to jump forward five years or being taking place in the snap world. I hppe it is the latter. Would be great to explore these five years in greater detail. Korg's back and survived the initial snap anyway. Great news and loved his scene. Valkerie also looks like a new permanent presence and a very welcome one. The massive ending battle was great but the actual setting was disappointing. Dark, smoky wasteland and not really very visually interesting at all. It's great because of the characters but the setting is nothing compared to New York or Wakanda in previous Avenger films. Handwaving them all back to Wakanda may have been better than in the rubble of Avengers headquarters. Someone mentioned that they seemed to create new gaultlet's for the stones easily. But their Gauntlet's still impact them physically a lot when used. I imagine the proper gauntlet might have helped them a lot. Time travel and timelines eh? Not sure you can really make much sense of what happened or what may have changed the timeline. They seem to say that nothing in the past will change the future. Does it create alternative timelines? Loki escaping is a big change although Cap does go and put everything back, does this reset any possible changes? Loved the big with all the female heroes. Marvel at one stage did have a female representative problem but it is getting there towards addressing it. Too on the nose? Not for me. Thor was great, was hoping we'd see short hair in shape Thor by the end. Surely he's back in the next GOTG film? Bannerhulk was alright, too much of Banner though? Did we get any really great Hulk smash moments? The endings of Stark and Cap were both amazing and perfect in their own ways. Pleased that in some ways they got happy endings, Stark got married and had a kid and Cap went back and lived out a life with Carter. All the snap victims got a moment to shine which was good but this was really about featuring the original Avengers and passing the baton and it worked well. So, Tony is dead, Cap is retired and we've lost Black Widow and Vision. The first two are probably retired from the franchise for the foreseeable future but the latter two? Quill was searching for 'his' Gamora when we last saw him. If he finds her, he finds Widow... No post credit scene but did it need one? Probably not. Very touching to see the original actors sign off their roles, some of which perhaps for good. Loads more thoughts in due course. It really is a big film to unpick. A really amazing experience and a great conclusion to this part of the MCU. If not for money, I'd have been really happy to see this be the final chapter of the MCU and to retire this version of the film franchise. Edit: Stolen from Den of Geek - there was one, well at least one character at the funeral who I did not recognise - the 20 year old slightly emo kid. Turns out it was the same actor who played the kid Tony befriends in Iron Man 3. Knowing that they got the actor back is a really nice touch and actually adds even more emotion to that scene.
  5. Mr. Gerbik

    The Watchtower - A thread for all comics

    It's still going?! *Googles* Holy shit, he's only now doing the third volume. That's Immortal Technique and GRRM levels of taking your time. @cassidy I was only aware of the original run and I stand by my comments on that. The second volume should be a lot better, that's Grendel Prime era Wagner. Don't cancel just yet
  6. alex3d

    Days Gone - Sons of Anarchy x Last of Us

    This is indeed very surprising for such a first party game.
  7. It's not the shows editing, its people not paying attention, or understandably, forgetting things. They showed us the shadow baby as a dramatic reveal, then they explained its limitations. It wouldn't make sense in terms of drama or character to do this in a different order. For me, anyway.
  8. moosegrinder

    The Watchtower - A thread for all comics

    I think they were talking about the first run of it back in the 80's. I didn't realise it was still going
  9. So they don't have a title; Bond 25 : "Fucked if we know" "Never Say "Never Again" Again"
  10. Eighthours

    Star Trek Discovery

    Ohhhh, I didn't know that! Cheers!
  11. Quite happy that I can now say that I've achieved a Thor bod.
  12. Mr. Gerbik

    The Watchtower - A thread for all comics

    And? What did they think of Wagner's Mage?
  13. sandman

    Final Fantasy X/X-2, the HD remaster (now on PS4)

    Does the PS4 version let you cross save with the vita version?
  14. MattyP

    Days Gone - Sons of Anarchy x Last of Us

    Well I guess reviews are only opinions really.... I'll pick this up at some point but playing other things at the moment. Just hope this negativity doesn't discourage Sony from trying out other new ideas in future. Although TBH this is just a open world Zombie game so nothing highly original anyway. Too many AAA games with guns these days IMHO Wish Sony would make more things like The Last Guardian, Shadow Of The Colossus and Detroit : Become Human*.... *Although even this had some shooty bits in it.
  15. smac

    In honour of Star Wars (1983)

    Nah - this was back in 1985, so my ol' brain has completely forgotten how far I got. I think the guy who played for a day got about 40 million. That would have been on a factory setting where the shields regenerated - seems about right according to this from wikipedia:
  16. moosegrinder

    The Watchtower - A thread for all comics

    Bizarrely this came up on the recent Fatman Beyond I watched this morning. That and Grimjack, which I'd also never heard of. I put The Authority on my watch list as well as that's supposed to be pretty great. Not enough money in the world.
  17. Hello Goaty ♥

    Days Gone - Sons of Anarchy x Last of Us

    What about the non bloody ones
  18. ScouserInExile

    Mortal Kombat 11 | April 23rd 2019

    Sorry to self quote. I've now seen a good bit around this in reviews, on YouTube and Reddit and the like. It's clearly not just me finding this sucks all the fun out of the game. I've already fallen back on using the AI to win a fight I was finding frustrating for me. Which is not a good sign. I don't think it can be understated how bad some of these buffs / augments / assists are. It's not just that they make the game difficult, Shao Khan in MK9 was difficult, they make some fights just utterly unfair. Shao Khan in MK9 could be beaten with the right strategy, Shao Khan with the ability to continuously drain your health and you can't do anything about it, isnt. Unless it decides to let you win. Injustice 2 has buffs for the CPU, but they add difficulty without it feeling unbeatable. Some of the ones I've encountered in my short time playing have just been ridiculous. I think I'll be working my way through the story mode and then beating the Traditional Towers and leaving the Time Towers well alone until this all sorted.
  19. Jamie John

    Days Gone - Sons of Anarchy x Last of Us

    7/10 sounds about right then! I've got too many bloody games to play anyway.
  20. Fargo

    Days Gone - Sons of Anarchy x Last of Us

    Yeah I think I’m out too. Seems pretty average. I’ve loads of stuff to play at the moment anyway.
  21. Super Monaco GP on the Mega CD, I loved that. Or Road Rash.
  22. That was all bullshit anyway. Thanos told Gamora that her planet was much better off and yet Guardians of the Galaxy says that she's the only person left from her race.
  23. Pockets

    Xbox One X

    14 day trial codes if they’re of any use to anyone. I don’t have an Xbox.
  24. I'd have to rewatch The Dark World to be sure (and I'd rather not), but I don't think the Natalie Portman stuff was reused.
  25. Dude, no need for spoiler tags in this thread.
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