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 on: March 21, 2017, 07:58:51 PM 
Started by Bullwinkle - Last post by JCC
I also finished Iron Fist. I liked it and put it generally on par with the other Marvel series.

I would rank them as:

Jessica Jones - (by far the best for me)
Luke Cage - (this was neck and neck with JJ for me until the stinking turd of a final episode.)
Daredevil/Iron Fist - I rank these pretty much on par with each other as I think these shows are very similar - in fact a bit too similar. When Iron Fist was at the docks I was wondering when he would bump into Daredevil as it felt like I was watching a rerun of Daredevil. Daredevil probably has greater highs (Hello Fisk!.. more intense, violent fighting) but also lower lows (I think the guy playing Daredevil is by far the worst lead actor on any of the series - mainly during the day as the lawyer where he looks like he's reading lines off a screen on his glasses.) Iron Fist's biggest flaw was that it felt too much like Daredevil except more kung fu with a less interesting hero. But still very similar. I may be in the minority but I enjoyed the character played by Faramir - he was probably the most interesting character on the show. If you like the fighting a lot on Daredevil I understand the feeling that Iron Fist on average seems like a pale imitation. Having said that, I thought IF had some really fun fights particularly in the last few episodes. Another character I enjoyed on IF was Ward - the guy playing him was terrific. A much more interesting character than Oggy and True Blood chick from DD - both of whom had subplots that I had no interest in.

Keep in mind, I am not a comic guy at all. Even when I was a kid I was a casual comic book kid, mainly only reading Spiderman. I was by no means a collector.

In any event, I have enjoyed all the Marvel series so far and am pretty excited to see the Defenders! I would say none of the Netflix series have ever been as bad or annoyed me as much as Iron Man 2 did! smile

 on: March 21, 2017, 06:56:52 PM 
Started by forgeforsaken - Last post by MonkeyFinger
<puts money on even Gratch liking it>

 on: March 21, 2017, 05:50:20 PM 
Started by CeeKay - Last post by Isgrimnur
Daily Deal: Headlander -70% $19.99 $5.99

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 on: March 21, 2017, 05:37:30 PM 
Started by forgeforsaken - Last post by coopasonic
I'll let you borrow it. You just have to come to Dallas to pick it up.

 on: March 21, 2017, 02:04:39 PM 
Started by forgeforsaken - Last post by Gratch
This game is literally one of the best if not THE best game I've ever experienced.

I'm now 30 or so hrs in and this is becoming my favorite game of the generation.

Sigh...fine, I'm in.  slywink  Will pick it up on my way home today.

If I don't like it, I'm blaming all of you.  slywink

 on: March 21, 2017, 02:01:38 PM 
Started by Bullwinkle - Last post by Bullwinkle
Jessica Jones started good for me, but lost momentum towards the end. Luke Cage really lost my interest when they moved from the Cottonmouth story arc and got to the Diamondback part of the story.

This is exactly how I feel.  As good as Alfre Woodard is, taking Mahershala Ali out of the mix was just too big a hit.  But I can't quite put my finger on where JJ started to slide.

That DD hallway fight is a hallmark of the series and is practically a master class on how to put together a fight scene.  To see them fumbled so terribly in just the few clips I've caught of Iron Fist is just a bummer.

 on: March 21, 2017, 01:15:02 PM 
Started by forgeforsaken - Last post by MonkeyFinger
Wish I had more play time for this awesome game. Still... almost at level 9 and overrode a Strider last night. Now I has a horsey!   icon_cool

 on: March 21, 2017, 01:00:11 PM 
Started by Bullwinkle - Last post by Soulchilde
Finished the series last night and in my opinion this was the weakest of the Marvel series.  Seriously, that last fight with the ultimate bad guy seem extremely bland and phony. Apparently, during part of the fight he forgot how to use kung fu.

Man, also that sudden change for Joy was fucking jarring

I really feel like Finn really wasn't the best fit for the part or maybe he has to grow into it

Looking forward to Defenders and Punisher later this year

Anyway, here are my ranking for the series

Luke Cage
Jessica Jones
Iron Fist

 on: March 21, 2017, 12:43:25 PM 
Started by Bullwinkle - Last post by TheEgoWhip

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 21, 2017, 04:18:27 AM

I watched this 35 Second Fight Clip, and I had a hard time making it all the way through.  There are 56 edits in that.  Ridiculous!  Plus the point of view shifts all over the place, making it nearly impossible to follow.

This article went on to show a fight scene heading into an elevator, and I couldn't make it through that one.

DD and DD2 had some very well done, long edit fight scenes in them.  They were exciting to watch and still get a rewatch from time to time. 

I think the best part of DD2 was the Frank Castle story line.  I am eagerly awaiting his solo shot.

Im 8 episodes into Iron Fist so far, and like many others I find it a slow buildup.  I don't think i will have a problem finishing the series, though.  Jessica Jones started good for me, but lost momentum towards the end. Luke Cage really lost my interest when they moved from the Cottonmouth story arc and got to the Diamondback part of the story.  I have high hopes that Iron Fist will finish strong.

On a non marvel topic, one of the best long edit fight scenes i have seen recently was in the Rocky spinoff movie, Creed.  They filmed an entire 3 minute round with no edits.  It was pretty impressive and quite immersive.  I hope this is a trend that gains momentum, as decades of fast edit, music video style cinimatography has worn down my attention span. 

 on: March 21, 2017, 09:13:32 AM 
Started by Bullwinkle - Last post by Victoria Raverna

Quote from: JCC on March 21, 2017, 01:11:51 AM

I have watched 11 eps. I like it fine. I think all of the marvel series are flawed but entertaining and this one is no different. It definitely starts a bit slow, but I don't get why people crap all over the fight scenes. They seem fine to me. I do think the second half has been better than the first. Looking forward to finishing it and really looking forward to the defenders.

I think maybe it is because most of us expect an Iron Fist that has super skill in martial arts but what we have here is an Iron Fist that is still in training and stupid. It is like this is an emo teenage Iron Fist. slywink

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