Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Marvel Phase 3
So Marvel announced "Phase 3" of their film universe, whatever that means. It's just a bunch of sequels. Anyway, they announced a bunch of them so I figured I'd share my thoughts:
Captain America 3: Civil War
The picture says Serpent Society, but apparently that was all a ruse and it's actually subtitled Civil War. I wish they had stuck with Serpent Society because I felt the Civil War storyline was one of the worst moments in the history of comic books. Awful story, betrayal of the characters, etc. But, anyway, the first couple Cap movies were good so I imagine this one will be as well.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2:
Sure. Who wouldn't be excited for this one?
I'll be the one white person on the internet to say it: I don't care... not because it's about a black character, but because it's about a boring character. Not every Marvel character is worthy of a stand-alone film, and I've never much character for his solo comic stories. Chadwick Boseman is decent casting, but he doesn't really have the gravitas needed, in my opinion. Remember 15 years ago when Wesley Snipes was in talks to play the character? Now THAT would've had me excited.
Again, no interest. At first I got excited because I thought it was about Mar-Vell, the defected Kree warrior called Captain Marvel. But it's not. It's about this new character about whom I know nothing. I don't even know much about the original Captain Marvel. I'm sure it will be great and I'll see it, but at this point I have no interest.
The Avengers: Infinity War Parts I and II
I'm on board for this one. More Thanos? Basing two films on what is arguably the greatest epic in comic book history? My only fear is that they'll fuck it up, but judging from what we've seen so far, I remain hopeful. I'm very excited for these.
Again, I'm going to be the only person on the internet to admit two things: I don't care about Dr. Strange and I think Bennedict Cumberbatch is overrated. I like the character, and he's a fine actor, I just can't get excited about this movie. I'm sure I'll see it, but the casting of Cumberbatch just leads me to believe he's going to turn Dr. Strange into that same character he has played in every other movie he's been in. I mean, what is there to say about an actor who made Khan boring?
I swear to god I'm a comic fan -- Marvel in particular -- and I love these movies... but no interest in this one. Boring characters so it will either be a boring movie, or something incredibly unfaithful.
Yeah, ok. I loved the first one, tolerated the second one, but both were fun enough to have me interested in a third, at least as a rental.