superheroes

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Absolutely Anything (2015) post

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1727770/
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To judge the Earth, aliens grant a single man the power of wishing, but he's an everyday guy and has no idea how to handle it.

A moderately good movie, with solid comedy throughout it. I only really care about it because of its subject matter and the way it handles it. Strangely, he grants himself wisdom early on but never clues into using it to give him proper understanding of it and how to use it. That's the major theme of the movie, and the source of its comedy.



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TODO - I'll add better notes when I get around to re-watching this.

X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458525/
http://web.archive.org/web/20090512234425/http://www.x-menorigins.com/us/

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  • Properly titled X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Pretty shitty writing.



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Captain America - Civil War (2016) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3498820/
http://www.marvel.com/captainamerica

Leftovers from a previous movie come back to haunt The Avengers, who tear themselves apart because they lack conflict resolution skills.

Another superzero movie. Only good if you're not just into this genre, but into this series. Other movies set in this universe must be watched to appreciate some of this one.

  • Properly titled Captain America: Civil War



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Batman v Superman - Dawn of Justice (2016) poster

Yet another bland superhero movie.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2975590/
http://www.batmanvsupermandawnofjustice.com/

A privileged white nerd-boy never got his patriarchy membership card, so he sets up the most powerful being on earth by using astonishingly advanced alien technology because astonishingly advanced alien technology isn't good enough and he has to take down competitive patriarchy because something about good and god and evil and stuff.

This movie makes no fucking sense on so many levels, I may as well give it that fuckmenazi description. Characters don't make sense. Motivations don't make sense. Lots of action that didn't need to happen, or happened in the wrong way.

A character that gets whipped up out of nowhere, who only the comic book nerds will vaguely recognize.. and not even understand. Does anyone think all the little comic book nerd boys always wanted to be a woman-superhero? Uh, no. So not popular. So having no explanation, she was dropped in as a deus ex machina. A hot awesome one, but terribly-written and disruptive.

Furthermore, the appearance of The Flash (who I had to look up), made no fucking sense whatsoever. It wasn't even a deus ex machina, it was entirely unnecessary and confusing fluff.

  • Properly titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Yes, it's properly titled Batman v Superman, because American theatre-goers know neither "versus" nor "vs.".



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