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Post by CaptHayfever » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:52 pm

The finale of WandaVision drops tomorrow.
The week after that, a making-of featurette, & 2 new "Legends" recaps for Sam Wilson & Bucky Barnes.
Another week later, The Falcon & the Winter Soldier begins.

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Re: MCU Megathread

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Post by CaptHayfever » Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:38 am

I stand corrected; the new Legends segments actually popped up today! F&WS still starts on the 19th, though.
But anyway, here's part 61.5, that's right, I said 61.5....
SPOILERS INBOUND EVEN THOUGH I TRIED TO PHRASE THINGS VAGUELY.


WandaVision:

#1 "Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience":
--I see what you did there, logo.
--O hai Dick van Dyke gag.
--"I'm incapable of exaggeration." That means he had to be accurate when he modeled exponential growth in the powered population back in 2016, which, once again, has to include TV characters since the movie characters alone only model linear growth.
--So, I grew up watching Nickelodeon, which means after 6pm I was watching Nick @ Nite, so I'm duly familiar with all the shows this is based on. I'm curious how folks who've never seen those shows are processing this, though.
--Brought to you by toast.
--Vis has finally learned how to improvise, but Paul Bettany, not a singer.
--As it turns out, saving your boss's life does tend to make him pretty fond of you.
--Looks like Kitty Forman knows how to improvise, too.
--Well, that's ominous.

#2 "Don't Touch That Dial":
--DOUGLAS!
--A married couple sharing a bed? SCANDALOUS!!!
--Well, dang.
--O hai literally the Bewitched opening art, over that one song from Sesame Street.
--Hints of Pleasantville.
--Cherita Chen is on this show.
--"For the children."
--My college radio station had bleed-through problems like that about a half mile from campus.
--Brought to you by former Hydra leader Baron von Strucker.
--"For the children."
--Real magic to convince people that other real magic is actually fake magic. Nice.
--I'm surprised Anya wasn't scared of that bunny.
--"For the children."
--Oh snap. For the children.
--The Pain?
--Oh, *she's* doing it.
--Alternating credits, just like Drake & Josh!

#3 "Now in Color":
--Brady credits + Partridge music.
--Dr. "Nielsen", ha.
--That's one powerful hedge trimmer.
--What's not classic American about "Billy", Wanda? Of course, I kinda share Wanda's preference for "Tommy."
--Vision's mathematical modeling can't account for Wanda's chaos magic.
--Sloppy edit there, Wanda.
--"Yes Dear", ha.
--Brought to you by Hydra brand blue mind-control soap.
--The lots-of-coats & bowl-of-fruit tricks never worked that well on the old sitcoms either.
--Pietro's memory puts quite the tragic hitch in this happy day.
--Truman Show containment + Twilight Zone twist.
--Left side bwoooooooooow! Right side bwooooooooooow! And to "Geraldine", frame shift left bwoooooooooooow!
--I can hear you asking, "The Monkees? But we already left the 60s!" But here's the thing, this is the 1986 remix.

#4 "We Interrupt This Program":
--That's something I never thought about before, all the people who came back to find their loved ones had died in the past 5 years that they didn't even know happened.
--It's been 3 weeks since Endgame, hence the "part 61.5".
--Maria helped establish SWORD? That means it had to exist parallel to SHIELD for several years. SWORD feels much less spy-ish than SHIELD, though, & more NASA-ish instead.
--Woo finally learned the card trick!
--"There is no Westview." "Then what's that sign right next to you?"
--This drone *already* looks like a toy.
--Nice touch having the force field look like a CRT screen.
--So Darcy changed majors! And that was her in episode 1!
--Never heard of "lidar" before.
--So everyone except Wanda & Vision was given fake names?
--Wait, where'd the broken glass scene go? And the beekeeper? And "Geraldine"?
--First time we've seen Wanda's powers work like normal.
--OH CRUD. Did she just reanimate his corpse!?
--"It's all Wanda." Yeah, Monica, I figured that out 2 episodes ago.

#5 "On a Very Special Episode":
--I flubbed a line pretty badly on stage once...in a show I *wrote*.
--From babies to adolescents in the blink of an eye, just like in The Sims.
--Ah, the Growing Ties theme sequence. Those are real pictures of baby Lizzie Olsen.
--X-ray images should not show pure light; they're just one part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
--Hayward is very Thunderbolt Ross in his reactions to Wanda.
--The image of Vision disassembled is really disturbing. Wait, if he didn't want his remains weaponized, then what is SWORD doing with them?
--Ugh, the Accords are still a thing?
--Early creepypasta emails were really esoteric.
--Now there's a Scarlet Witch.
--Brought to you by that time Wanda saved hundreds of people from a suicide bomber.
--TIL azaleas are toxic. But can Wanda learn the lesson that she's trying to teach her sons right now?
--Couples need to be able to have hard conversations without blasting each other with lasers.
--"I'm ignoring statistics entirely"!? OH SNAP.
--If you, like me, never watched Dark Phoenix, then the last time we saw THIS Quicksilver was in fact in the 80s like this episode is.

#6 "All-New Halloween Spooktacular!":
--Life is unfair.
--"You probably suppressed a lot of the trauma." Welp, there it is.
--FLOURISH!
--Does Hayward actually have the authority to eject Woo?
--Little on the nose with the connection there, Wanda.
--Peters is 100% playing his old role.
--I'd cry if I was a gif, too.
--Brought to you by survivor's guilt. And also Go-Gurt.
--Incredibles & Parent Trap were never in theaters at the same time.
--Now that's how you do a neighborhood watch.
--That explains why Monica's x-ray had too many photons.
--Quicksilver knows a lot that he shouldn't.
--As I suspected, Vision cannot actually leave, & the kids are manifesting their powers.
--Darcy!?

#7 "Breaking the Fourth Wall":
--There are no Wii games where the motions Billy & Tommy were making make sense. The Cube controller is actually an improvement. Changing the almond milk to basically anything else except almond milk is an improvement too.
--That theme song was super "Office" for a "Modern Family" sendup. (Hi, Stan's birthday!)
--Wait, is that Tony Hale? Welcome to Arrested Darcyvelopment.
--Good, Wanda caught on that she was talking to the wrong Pietro.
--Hahn has almost circled back around to Bad Moms mode.
--Called it about Hayward.
--Unlike a lot of folks, I didn't expect the engineer to be Reed Richards; in fact, I hoped it wouldn't be. But maybe Leo Fitz instead of literally-new-character? Guess I'll settle for the Tahiti dashboard bobber.
--Dang, unseen interviewer with the hard-hitting questions.
--Brought to you by a 2nd reality-stone-based ad? So much for that pattern.
--Why is all this stuff SWORD-branded? Monica & Woo had to commission it without Hayward's approval.
--Oop, there's superpowers.
--Oop, there's the twist. (That theme song was super "Archie's Weird Mysteries" for a "Munsters" sendup.)
--Oop, there's the mid-credit scene: Quicksilver is about to learn he's not faster than light.

#8 "Previously On":
--That's a twist on a witch trial, for sure.
--Ah, so "I eat yo magic" was about Agatha, not Wanda.
--Possession? So who did she possess?
--Wanda, you're only hearing what she wants you to hear.
--Are they really about to explain all of the ads? Really?
--So the Mind Stone did the first censor edit?
--Ok, so she *did* meet Hayward before, so what Monica said to her *would* make sense. Also, screw Hayward, the worst grief counselor on the planet.
--Hold up, she DIDN'T take him?
--Aww, they actually did buy the house! :(
--This whole thing was really well shot.
--Hey they finally said the thing.
--Mid-credit scene: Oh, no, we're gonna get the climax of Logan next episode!

#9 "The Series Finale":
--Solid Wizard of Oz reference.
--White Vision doesn't get changed by the Hex because there's supposed to be a Vision in there anyway.
--Misdirection. One of the first things they teach you at Online Close-Up Magic University.
--So that's the Darkhold? Good thing AoS established that it can change its appearance.
--Whoa, there really is a Ralph!
--Doing a bad thing doesn't make you a bad person. How you react when you realize you were wrong is what determines that.
--Not the gazebo!!!
--Logic bomb inbound. Somebody needs to go see Shuri.
--Ooh, we haven't seen her do that in years!
--Turnabout is fair play.
--What a brave little toaster.
--Mid-credit scene: And I shall strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger....
--You should actually read the cast credit card on this one. It won't shrink this time.
--Post-credit scene: This reminds me of the end of Incredible Hulk.

Executive summary: Outstanding allegory for grief & trauma processing, bolstered by fantastic performances, all wrapped in a clever plot & design package.


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Re: MCU Megathread

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Post by CaptHayfever » Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:25 pm

They surprised us last week with a couple other Legends clips about Zemo & Sharon (the latter of which was basically all of her past footage).
Anyway, The Falcon & the Winter Soldier premiered yesterday!

Also, Disney CEO Bob Chapek is recently on the record that Black Widow's release situation could change last minute. So get your shots, everybody! For now, the movie is still scheduled for May 7th.

Edit to add new news: The character Echo, who will appear in Hawkeye, is getting a spinoff series.

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Re: MCU Megathread

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Post by CaptHayfever » Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:28 am

In not-surprised-just-disappointed news, we have more release delays:

--Black Widow has been bumped back to July 9th, & it will be a hybrid premium release (still for $30, grr).
--Shang-Chi & the Legend of the 10 Rings has been bumped back to September 3rd.
--Five other Disney films have announced release delays as well, but none into November, & no other MCU installments; Eternals is still sittin' pretty on November 5th, & Sony will NEVER move No Way Home from December 17th.

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