Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by PatSharpsMullet » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:47 pm

Mafro wrote:I thought he would be talking about Cumberbatch but they've worked together before.

Still think Dr Strange is going to cameo in the last episode to lead into DS2 since Wanda is in that.

There's going to be a mid-credits or post-credits scene in the last episode so I would imagine it will happen in that.

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by Jenuall » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:52 pm

Another fun episode, was good to see Monica get her powers and nice to see the TV show theme making more of a return after it kind of got abandoned beyond the surface level in the last episode.

Hoping for more of a twist or shock for the ending though, "It Was Agatha All Along" was a great tune but that has been pretty obviously telegraphed all the way through.

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by Dowbocop » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:56 pm

Tomous wrote:
Hexx wrote:Debated it but also thought people would just turn off and miss



I would have, thanks :toot:

When we watched this tonight there were still five minutes left from the last episode because we'd given up after five weeks of sitting through a list of Eastern European voice actors with no payoff.

Still ended up FFW scanning through it before we started this week's just to make sure :shifty: :fp:

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by Dual » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:21 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Hoping for more of a twist or shock for the ending though, "It Was Agatha All Along" was a great tune but that has been pretty obviously telegraphed all the way through.


Has it?

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by Mafro » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:23 pm

Dual wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Hoping for more of a twist or shock for the ending though, "It Was Agatha All Along" was a great tune but that has been pretty obviously telegraphed all the way through.


Has it?

You don't think she was sus?

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by Jenuall » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:25 pm

Mafro wrote:
Dual wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Hoping for more of a twist or shock for the ending though, "It Was Agatha All Along" was a great tune but that has been pretty obviously telegraphed all the way through.


Has it?

You don't think she was sus?

Exactly she stood out from a very early point IMO.

She had way too much agency compared to other residents of Westview for a start. There were too many awkward moments, too many things that didn't make sense with her
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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by Tomous » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:36 pm

Benzin wrote:"And I killed Sparky too!" has trumped "she recast Pietro?" as best line in the show.


Also:

I actually did bite a kid once

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by Dual » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:40 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Mafro wrote:
Dual wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Hoping for more of a twist or shock for the ending though, "It Was Agatha All Along" was a great tune but that has been pretty obviously telegraphed all the way through.


Has it?

You don't think she was sus?

Exactly she stood out from a very early point IMO.

She had way too much agency compared to other residents of Westview for a start. There were too many awkward moments, too many things that didn't make sense with her
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Only as sus as the other people inside. I didn't think it was obvious.

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by McCoughlan » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:18 am

PatSharpsMullet wrote:He's said it's someone he's been wanting to work with all his life. It's someone he's never worked with before.


Oh. In that case yeah no, not who I thought it would be

Dual wrote:Only as sus as the other people inside. I didn't think it was obvious.


I watch the episodes alongside the YouTuber Beyond the Trailer (she does a livestream watch along) and goes a bit into comic book history so it was pretty well known from day one that
Agnes might be Agatha Harness. Her being the villain was a theory but not 100% concrete

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by OrangeRKN » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:59 pm

I do hope the series offers some explanation itself rather than just relying on comic book knowledge and/or explanation articles between episodes

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by BTB » Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:04 pm

Tomous wrote:
Hexx wrote:Debated it but also thought people would just turn off and miss



I would have, thanks :toot:

I would also have missed it, cheers Hexx!

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by Fade » Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:23 pm

I like this show, but good god so much of each episode is filler.

Yeah the sitcom bits are cute, but they're objectively meh when you compare them to the things they are taking inspiration from.

Too much of this show is wound up in the mystery rather than the immediate characters or story being interesting.

It's not impossible to do both with fake world scenarios, Black Mirror has done it numerous times.

Every time I see the Sword characters on screen I let out a sigh of relief because I know the story is actually going to progress :lol:

They were honestly far too concerned with paying homage to old sitcoms with this show rather than actually asking themselves if they needed to, or if it made the show better. The answer is no on both fronts.

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by Corazon de Leon » Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:39 pm

Strongly disagree with all of that, to be perfectly honest.

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by Lex-Man » Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:11 pm

I also really like the sitcom stuff also My Family isn't that great.

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by Fade » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:31 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Strongly disagree with all of that, to be perfectly honest.

Okay. I think you'll find this is a forum not a survey though :lol:

Would be nice to hear some thoughts as to why.
Lex-Man wrote:I also really like the sitcom stuff also My Family isn't that great.

But why? Because it triggers your nostalgia or because it's actually well written and funny?

Because personally the only time I laughed at the show was when Agnes said she killed Sparky because it caught me off guard

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by Qikz » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:38 pm

Wait how can everything be filler, what is non filler for you?

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by Zilnad » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:54 pm

Fade is such a killjoy.

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by Moggy » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:09 pm

The sitcom bits are the main part of the show. They are absolutely not filler. :lol:

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by Cuttooth » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:16 pm

Even if the sitcom segments are "filler" I don't really understand what the issue is. If you just want to get to the reveal or the parts of the show that actively and obviously progress the storyline then you surely may as well wait for someone to do a condensed summary video each week or at the end of the series?

I just don't understand how you want this particular story to be told.

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PostRe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread 2: The Dark World
by Corazon de Leon » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:25 pm

Fade wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Strongly disagree with all of that, to be perfectly honest.

Okay. I think you'll find this is a forum not a survey though :lol:


Eh?

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