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Comic book stuff

Discussion in 'Other TV' started by Grandpa, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    Grandma and I like the comic book movies. Well, Marvel more than DC. We wearied of Batman a little bit, paid no attention to the Superman movies, laughed at Green Lantern when it to television where we were willing to watch it, but we've watched the Captain America, Thor, Ironman, and the Avengers with keen interest. (Spiderman's been a mixed bag.) When Chris Helmsworth was walking around in his suite on the second Thor, I'm pretty sure I heard Grandma vent a suppressed moan.

    That's not TV. Now let's get to TV.

    For us, DC has recovered with Arrow. We're wrapped up in it. It does take extra willing suspension of disbelief (apparently, Officer Lance is the only one in the entire frickin' city who doesn't know Arrow's identity) and disregarding some of the acting, but I'm there. You can have your Laurel and Sara - my crush is on Felicity. We enjoy Diggle (okay, they have some of the stupidest names) even as he moonlights as a mayor of NYC (cross-reference to Blue Bloods).

    And while Marvel's Agents of SHIELD has dropped viewers during the season, and I can understand why, there's twists in the last few episodes that have us watching intently. It even crossed channels by reference to the new Captain America movie, so damnit, now we gotta see that too.
  2. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    I like most of those movies where the characters are becoming. The transition is cool to me. After that I tend to lose interest even though I usually finish the flick. Sequels are not high on my list because they've already superheroed. Almost never remakes...although I dig Emma Stone, I haven't seen either of the new Spideys.

    I like the X-Men stuff, though. Wolverine is probably my favorite comic book character now. For most of my life it was Chris Reeve as Superman, but now he super isn't. :down:

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I like my comic book stylings from real comic books...the movies are enjoyable, but I'm way old school-uphill both ways in the snow...hell, they're even going to kill Archie off this year!!!!!!!...
  4. They can't kill off Archie!!! Can they? :(
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  5. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    I don't know how I could've overlooked the X-Men reference. We quite enjoyed 1 and 2, ignored No. 3, reasonably enjoyed the first Wolverine movie, thought the second one was better, and we liked First Class, even without Wolverine (except for a cameo).

    One thing we've really liked about Agents of SHIELD is bringing Agent Coulson back and showing him to be a capable guy. Grandma was so disappointed when (Avengers spoiler follows)
    he bit the big one in the Avengers movie.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...unfortunately they can, it's a done deal....who next?....Casper??????...wait, he's already dead....
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