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« Reply #180 on: April 25, 2014, 11:19:14 AM »
I'm not into Chris Evans but I think he makes a decent Captain.

It's been awhile, but my main problem with it was the acting and the plot. A movie can't get by on action or budget alone in my opinion. And really, if the acting is bad then I'll probably hate it. The love interest was awful, Bucky was awful, and Hugo was awful in that role. His German accent was ludicrous.

And generally, I just don't care for comic book campy-ness.

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« Reply #181 on: April 25, 2014, 11:31:58 AM »
And generally, I just don't care for comic book campy-ness.

The confirmation bias is strong in this one.

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« Reply #182 on: April 25, 2014, 11:49:31 AM »
I don't think he was trying to pull off a german accent to begin with.
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« Reply #183 on: April 25, 2014, 12:19:53 PM »
I don't think he was trying to pull off a german accent to begin with.
Yes, he was. He even said that he didn't enjoy the role.

And while I don't generally like campy comic book movies, Captain America was particularly bad. I don't like Spiderman at all but at least the acting is better.

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« Reply #184 on: April 25, 2014, 12:33:38 PM »
First off, people, The Room is a masterpiece and you're all terrible for suggesting it's anywhere near "bad".

Secondly, I guess Captain America just comes down to opinion, since you don't like comic book campy and I thought the acting was fine, especially for campy.
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« Reply #185 on: April 25, 2014, 01:31:33 PM »
A movie can't get by on action or budget alone in my opinion.

This has been the problem with every Marvel film over the last 10+ years. Prove me wrong.

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« Reply #186 on: April 25, 2014, 01:46:01 PM »
A movie can't get by on action or budget alone in my opinion.

This has been the problem with every Marvel film over the last 10+ years. Prove me wrong.

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« Reply #187 on: April 25, 2014, 01:52:14 PM »
Millionaire invents power suit. Takes cockish smarm to new altitudes.

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« Reply #188 on: April 25, 2014, 01:52:50 PM »
What's wrong with some mindless entertainment?
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« Reply #189 on: April 25, 2014, 02:00:24 PM »
it not entertainment if it mindless.

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« Reply #190 on: April 25, 2014, 02:07:21 PM »
Of course it is.
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« Reply #191 on: April 25, 2014, 02:48:20 PM »
Millionaire invents power suit. Takes cockish smarm to new altitudes.

I don't see where the problem is.  You can make anything sound trite if you want to treat it like that.

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« Reply #192 on: April 25, 2014, 06:14:22 PM »
The only Marvel movies I liked were the Thor movies and the first Iron Man.

I'm just biased with Thor because I love mythology, I actually read the Thor comics, and I love Hemsworth/Hiddleston. And I liked Iron Man because the story had more substance and wasn't just plain mindless action.

But I would never own one of these movies.

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« Reply #193 on: April 25, 2014, 06:20:47 PM »
Millionaire invents power suit. Takes cockish smarm to new altitudes.

I don't see where the problem is.  You can make anything sound trite if you want to treat it like that.

Kind of. The point is nothing significant happens. He's a rich smarmy dick to begin with and he's a rich smarmy dick at the end. This reflects comic books accurately. Comic books are soap operas that can never end.

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Re: Just Watched
« Reply #194 on: April 25, 2014, 06:30:27 PM »
I'm also in the same boat as Rooster. I don't like the basic superhero archetype or story because most of them feel like silly soap operas with men in tights that oftentimes take themselves too seriously. However, I will like a superhero movie if it's entertaining to watch, either from the action scenes or sometimes comedic elements in the movie. While The First Avenger does have these things, it doesn't do any of them well. That's why it's a bad movie. The action scenes are superfluous and any comedy in the movie is utterly destroyed by the terrible delivery of all the actors in the film. Iron Man sucks too, for the same reasons.

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« Reply #195 on: April 25, 2014, 08:39:32 PM »
Mindless action is great.
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« Reply #196 on: April 25, 2014, 11:21:23 PM »
The First Avenger wasn't mindless. They took a good shot at replicating the 40s. Half of the movie looks like a picture taken during WWII. The acting is bad? What the shit. I realise interpretation of good acting is somewhat arguable, but that criticism sounds like grasping at straws. It sounds like you guys went in there not liking it and left the same, which is fine, but you don't need to justify it with silly claims.

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« Reply #197 on: April 25, 2014, 11:24:51 PM »
you don't need to justify it with silly claims.

We do when you ask us to justify our position.

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« Reply #198 on: April 25, 2014, 11:33:02 PM »
you don't need to justify it with silly claims.

We do when you ask us to justify our position.

They need not be silly.

Re: Just Watched
« Reply #199 on: April 26, 2014, 12:57:11 AM »
you don't need to justify it with silly claims.

We do when you ask us to justify our position.

I wanted to know how people could hate an average movie so much. Hate is a pretty strong emotion. Turns out the reason is "just becuz".