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  1. One thing that DC is known for is their compelling story telling. I myself find the DC characters not that interesting, but it's their story that keeps me coming back for more. DC's Identity Crisis is the best example for me, in which they took an obscure character and turned them into the central piece of the plot. Then again, I guess Alan Moore was right that it is very difficult to transition comics into the big screen, which is why he distances himself from his works that were made into movies (League of Extraordinary Gentleman, V for Vendetta, Watchmen, etc). These movies by far has been the best stories told in comics, but nevertheless failed in their theatric debut. Who is to say that this won't happen to Black Adam as well? I find it strange that executives from DC don't listen to their fans much. The Snyderverse has become so divisive among fans, and yet the numbers have shown that despite the criticism on the Snyder-cut, a lot of people still watched it. And then they shut it completely down. I'm a fan of Henry Cavill, so I'm not happy that Dwayne Johnson dissed him during comic con. This is probably part of the reason why I don't pay much attention to this movie. I feel like the face is now turning into a heel (WWE reference in case anybody wonders). Like I previously said, if Dwayne Johnson cannot keep his "The Rock" persona out of the character, I most likely will hate this movie. Black Adam happens to be one of the characters I find interesting, so if he was played wrongfully, this will affect my entire opinion of the movie, even if Pierce Brosnan is in it.
  2. Queen Elizabeth II has died - BBC News I just heard the news about Queen Elizabeth II's passing and I am quite saddened about this development. Some may find it strange for me feeling this way despite not being British, but she has this indescribable charm and wit that is most endearing. My heartfelt thoughts to the Royal Family. She will be missed.
  3. Wait, so this hasn't been shown in theaters yet? All this while I thought it was already shown. I guess I wasn't paying a lot of attention. A lot of things seems to be happening over at DC and their mother company as a whole that casts doubts over their future.
  4. The second trailer is out. It seems here that the Kaijin are a minority fighting for their rights. It's gonna be released in Amazon's Prime Video this October and it's rated 18+. The rating alone makes me want to watch this even more, so we now really get to see the gritty details and harsh reality of the Kamen Rider franchise.
  5. Or another reason why the manga will be further delayed.....
  6. Well, I'm actually surprised that it took this long for the scanlations to be posted somewhere. Despite the advocacy's efforts to curtail unauthorized reproduction and support the author, there are just some things they cannot control. This just means that the longing the more avid fans haven been feeling all these years will be felt by the general public as well. Hmm... perhaps given the attention widespread scanlation does to a title, perhaps this will let the author know that there are a lot more fans out there than they expect, and hopefully push out new chapters. Well, here's hoping...
  7. Well, you guys sure do make a lot more sense. I mean, this was a time before #equalrights were in existence. Not to mention that it was not until early 1900's that women's suffrage was established. Humans did started out as a patriarchal society, so it's only logical that they had the same way of thinking then. They would often think that only men are strong and that women are trophies.
  8. Chauvinist much? At this point, unless an official explanation is given, all we can do is conjecture. Perhaps male logically exudes strength and it's a prerequisite? Aside from that, I have nothing.
  9. I'm pretty sure this is after Endgame. They've shown murals of T'chala that seems like paying tribute, which denotes his passing, much like how they did it for Tony Stark. There's also no point setting this before Endgame as this is the final movie of this phase and definite change is coming. I'm also not sure about this, but apparently Riri Williams is now Wakandan? Or perhaps something occurred that places her in Wakanda? Unless I'm mistaken.
  10. Now that's what I want to find out. I'd be strange to recast T'chala and I'm sure retiring the character was the wishes of the producers to honor Chadwick Boseman. I do remember in the comics Shuri taking up the mantle. Could they be also following the same trend? Then again, like I said, Marvel is a troll genius, and they may be doing the same thing. We'll see in a few months when they release a newer trailer. Seeing this movie would be the end of Phase 4, I expect a lot of things. The burden of expectation is indeed heavy in this movie.
  11. Is it just me or does this have a similar flavour to that of DC's Flashpoint, particularly the Atlantis vs Themyscira part. Or this is probably one of Marvel's tactics to troll us.
  12. I wonder how they will pull this off without Chadwick Boseman. Nice to see Namor there. But he doesn't seem to be as "ripped". Or maybe my standards are just too high.
  13. Wow! The Legendary Max Watanabe. I've always been a fan of his, especially his builds of Gundams which were always featured in Hobby Japan. It's always very nice to see the master at work, even though it's just a glimpse.
  14. Morbius isn't really a character I'm interested in, so my enthusiasm for this movie isn't really that high. I heard that this was re-released in theaters in the US and it still bombed. Maybe a last ditch effort to see if they can create their own pocket universe without Marvel? Or maybe they thought that the bad numbers were caused by the pandemic restrictions.
  15. I like Black Adam, particularly about the story of his adopted family in the storyline I can't recall, the setting before World War III. I believe this was under the 52 storyline? I might be mistaken as it's been a long time. Pierce Brosnan is a good choice for Doctor Fate, but I'm wondering how Nabu will come into play. I can see Dwayne Johnson being typecast (sort of) and I do hope that he plays Teth-Adam well and doesn't emit his "The Rock" persona as showcased on most of his films. So this ties to Shazam? I guess I better watch it then.
  16. Oh, my mistake then. I have to admit, I've not been an avid follower of comics recently and I've narrowed my reading list down to a few titles. Thor not included, and that's not going to change anytime soon. Although it's nice to spot easter eggs while watching the movies, it is a bit refreshing to find out about something you didn't know about. And if Desak drew a lot of flak from the fans, then I doubt that they'll even consider this in the MCU.
  17. Meh, Marvel and DC have been ripping off each other for decades. No surprise there. Just comes down to how well they present the character.
  18. Well, I guess you don't need me anymore.
  19. Haha, I love this trailer. That look on Thor's face when he met Jane again. Priceless. I'm actually anticipating this more than Doctor Strange MOM. Preview of Christian Bale and Russel Crowe is certainly a pleasant surprise.
  20. But then, that "garbage" is still subjective as a lot of people become more opinionated, how people react to what you say depends on how positive or negative they are to the subject. Noble intentions are not always reciprocated nobly, and often times being scorned because of different beliefs. And because of the spread of misinformation, a lot of people become unwitting accomplices in spreading fake news as they themselves believe those news to be true. And to be passionate about any subject matter, can cause an inherent emotional response to attack a speaker because of a defense mechanism. This is so evident in social media today that it's scary.
  21. Season 2 is out now, and to be honest, I'm disappointed. They cut out a lot of important parts that drive character development. I initially started the web novel for this and expected a lot of changes. I'm now reading the light novel (currently at volume 18) and the arcs diverge slightly at the later parts. The light novel also remove other small story arcs (like Naofumi going full superior mode to name a few). So now there are 3 versions of the story, Web Novel, Light Novel and the Anime. The manga seems to be following the light novel closely. But the Anime, I'm having second thoughts continuing watching it. At least the changes I've seen doesn't seem to be a major impact on the story path.
  22. A couple more days wait before this starts showing in cinemas. Can't wait to see how many can of worms this opens up.
  23. Yeah, saw that earlier today. So they're ditching Fat Thor and we do see Thor working out on screen. This will obviously tie-in with GotG3. Also saw Female Thor. You gotta love the dedication Natalie Portman did here, she got huge biceps. Then where did Mjolnir come from? Unless this is a variant were looking at. The multiverse literally opened up a can of worms.
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