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 Topic: Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron [message #106420] Sun, 26 April 2015 06:25
mittfh is currently offline  mittfh
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Registered: May 2011
Location: Kenilworth, UK

While those of you in North America have to wait until Friday, it's been out here (UK) since Thursday - maybe something to do with the UK government contributing some financing (according to the credits). So, what can I tell you about it without spoiling any major plot points?

There's an extended cold opening which takes you right into the heart of action, Nat's catsuit has had a Tron-esque upgrade, and we meet the twins. Post-credits, and the pace slows down while the two geeks geek out, before the Big Bad shows up. There's a quiet bit in the middle with a lot of introspection and self-doubt, before the big push to save the world (during which a certain helicarrier's brought out of retirement). Finally, just before the credits roll, we're shown the new recruits to the team - including a few we haven't seen at any other point during the film...

Oh, there's also the stirrings of a slightly oddball romance (mainly one-sided), but since neither of whom can procreate and both have issues, they're unlikely to settle down into "normal" family life.

So, overall, a well rounded film with a coherent plot and character development - pretty what you'd expect from the MCU.
 Topic: Undervaluing good television and movies.
Undervaluing good television and movies. [message #105920] Sun, 19 April 2015 15:55
Sarang is currently offline  Sarang
Messages: 37
Registered: June 2008
Location: Kansas

I was just thinking about the fact that having so many of these television shows and movies across the board for streaming starts to substantially devalue them and in general makes it less desirable for you to buy.
Don't get me wrong, I've bought stuff here and there, specifically Miyazaki Blu's but I don't know if I would be so apt if it was easily available on a streaming site.
I was at Best Buy the other day looking through Blu-ray's and to compound things most of the television show Blu-ray's were for free in terms of streaming. If they weren't they were definitely higher priced or just not available in store to buy like I wanted(Sanctuary).
I'm starting to wish some of these were a limited engagement offering a month or two before the new season started and then got pulled for a while.

I mean Hulu does something like this but that model is ridiculous in that they'll pull an entire half of the debut season at times(Gotham) so if someone hasn't caught the first few episodes why would they want to watch it halfway in. They also have commercials which is another of my grievances.

Irresistible mister. ;-P

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