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  1. This is a really nice video about the past and future of the MCU, with a narration from Stan Lee.
  2. Yeah, I can see how that could be off-putting to some. Me, I had fun picking out references and seeing how they incorporated each decade's style into the episodes. Most of the shows they used for inspiration were familiar to me. Maybe not. I'm just hoping that "Loki" is not another letdown. If there's only one show out of all their planned releases that they don't mess up, I want it to be that one.
  3. I'm curious, did you watch the whole thing? WandaVision is a slowly unravelling mystery, with themes of grief and trauma. If you give up in the first few episodes, you never really get to see what the show is. Are you talking about Infinity War and Endgame specifically? There I kind of agree with you, though I think it ultimately worked. The first two Avengers movies though, without the Guardians, didn't really feel all that discordant to me. I remember when I first found out they were going to merge the heroes and "universes" of the MCU in Avengers 1, I was dismayed. I didn't see how they could mesh well at all, and I really wanted them to remain separate. I'm glad it worked out (imo, anyway). Agreed...
  4. It was indeed. Ditto, though I was surprised by how well I liked Norton's portrayal as well. As a standalone, I might even prefer him. But I'm glad they switched actors, because I think Ruffalo has really good chemistry with the rest of the Avengers, and I don't think it'd be the same with Norton. I agree with what you said a few posts up about casting in the MCU. The amount of hate that it gets makes me so sad, 'cause it really was good. I think the majority of criticism comes from people who were very disappointed by its treatment of the Mandarin; but I had no preconceptions or expectations of that character, so it didn't bother me. The other main criticism I see is that people don't like that Tony was shown to have PTSD after Avengers 1, because heroes shouldn't have those yucky emotions! But that was one of the things I actually really appreciated about it, and they handled it well. It wasn't overdone or underplayed. Saaaame. If I have to watch a movie that way then I just won't watch it. I hope you get some "you" time soon.
  5. He was restricted. There is a Hulk film that is officially part of the MCU (it has an end credits scene with Nick Fury and Tony Stark in it, if I recall correctly); but the actor is Edward Norton, not Mark Ruffalo. I never heard why they changed actors, but I do know that Universal owns the rights to solo Hulk films, and the adversarial relationship between Universal and Disney has prevented the Hulk from having his own movie franchise. As for my favorites, it's really hard to say! Each film and each franchise has its own unique tone. And the movies that I think are best executed, the movies with the characters I like best, and the movies I end up rewatching the most, aren't necessarily all the same. Doctor Strange has a special place in my heart, because 1) Benedict Cumberbatch, 2) it introduced a wider world of magic into the MCU, and most of all 3) it gets partial credit for rejuvenating my interest in superhero films. I was burnt out on them for years, and Doctor Strange came along with something new for me at just the right time. (The rest of the credit goes to Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Thor: Ragnarok.) Overall I think the films fall into about 4 tiers for me. The first tier goes to my top favorites, for any reason (could even be as simple as nostalgia). The second tier belongs to films I love almost as much as my top tier, and find myself rewatching on the regular. The third tier belongs to movies that I like and think are good, but don't rewatch as often. The fourth and final tier is my least favorites. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Thor: Ragnarok Doctor Strange 1 Spider-Man: Homecoming Iron Man 3 Avengers 1 Thor: The Dark World Avengers: Age of Ultron Iron Man 1 Thor 1 Captain America: The First Avenger Guardians of the Galaxy 1 Captain America: Civil War Captain America: The Winter Soldier Ant-Man and the Wasp Ant-Man 1 Avengers: Infinity War Avengers: Endgame Spider-Man: Far From Home Iron Man 2 Captain Marvel Black Panther The Incredible Hulk And like I said, my reasons vary widely. For example, I think the Ant-Man movies are fun and sweet and well-made, but I rarely watch them because his superpower doesn't interest me as much as others. Same issue with the Hulk, who is actually a very interesting character once you start getting into the details. I was surprised by how relatable I found him to be in the Hulk movie, which I put off watching until just before Endgame came out. But "enormous green rage-monster" just doesn't intrigue me. Steve Rogers is one of my favorite characters (of which I have many). His trilogy is great. But it's low on my list of rewatchability. The Winter Soldier, while very well done, was too "real-world" for me, in a way that felt ordinary. I just don't enjoy the story all that much. (Sidenote: Bucky is another fave of mine, and I was always hoping to see him in a larger role with more lines, which never materialized.) I get a similar feeling from The First Avenger, though not quite so heavily. Civil War (while being more of an Avengers movie than a Cap Am movie, honestly) was also well done, and there are parts I really love; but I was tired of watching the characters fight with each other all the time. They were fighting in Avengers 1 and Age of Ultron, and still in Infinity War and the beginning of Endgame. And by the end of Endgame, they had all split up (or died) anyway. There was only the briefest time, between the end of Avengers 1 and the beginning of Ultron, where they were actually getting along, having fun, and acting like friends. I longed for more moments like that, so when Civil War rolled around and the entire premise was Avengers facing off over a disagreement, I was fatigued. Everyone hates on The Dark World, and allegedly it's one of the worst films, if not the very worst. But in spite of its hammy and senseless villain, I thought it was humorous and had some great character development. If I absolutely had to choose, I'd probably say the Thor trilogy is my favorite. It's not necessarily as intricate as Cap Am's, but I love the fantasy feel of them and just enjoy having them on. And as I've said elsewhere before, Thor and Loki's sibling feud is one of my favorite relationship dynamics in the MCU. If not for those elements, and Iron Man 2 being so forgettable, I might give my "favorite" spot to the Iron Man trilogy. Tony Stark is another of my favorite characters and I really love Iron Man 3 (also proclaimed one of the worst MCU films). P.S. I know only a little of Hawkeye in the comics, but he still manages to be one of my favorite characters in the films, despite a smaller role and character development that seems to happen mostly off-screen, lol. I hope his Disney+ series will be good. P.P.S. I really think you would like Ant-Man as well as Guardians. You should give them a shot.
  6. Don't take my word for it, you may love it! Some people do. *Shrug* You could always read reviews on IMDB. I haven't been through them myself but they might give you a better idea.
  7. So, “Falcon and the Winter Soldier”... Before its release, I was lamenting the fact that it was only going to be 6 episodes long. By episode 5, I was relieved I would only have to suffer through one more. If not for my compulsion to know how everything connects in future movies, I would have quit after episode 2. It had maybe three good moments. Baron Zemo was the best thing about it, and even his potential was wasted; story and character development were an escalator to nowhere. Oy, what a mess. I was really looking forward to this and it was just so, so disappointing. I wouldn’t even know where to start with a review, there was so much wrong with it. The only thing from the MCU thus far that I will probably never rewatch.
  8. I consider them traits and feelings. Many personality traits are not feelings at all.
  9. See, I wouldn’t categorize intuition as emotion either. In fact that was on my original list of “non-emotional feelings” along with a handful of other examples I deleted because I didn’t want to be overwhelming, lol. Emotions can arise in reaction to intuition (e.g. I “feel” something is wrong but I don’t know what, and then I am afraid - fear is the emotion), but I wouldn’t call the “sixth sense” itself an emotion. If I said “I have a feeling it’s going to be a busy day,” I wouldn’t say I’m experiencing an emotion. If I felt dread as a result, that would be an emotion. Sherlock’s “deductive reasoning” (since we are on the “Sherlock” forum, after all) is riddled with intuition, and I wouldn’t call that emotion. Even lumped into some kind of subgroup of emotion like you suggested, I just don’t think that’s the right word. Some feelings have emotional and non-emotional meanings, depending. For instance, you could say “I’m exhausted,” and mean either that you are physically exhausted from bodily exertion, mentally exhausted from mental exertion, or emotionally exhausted for any number of reasons. (Sometimes you can be all of them.) Emotional exhaustion is also experienced physically, because emotion and physicality are tied together. But physical feelings can be experienced independently from emotion. In other words, all feelings are physical, but not all feelings are emotional. My point being (I think?) that there is a massive gray area and a great deal of variation in what we call “feeling”, and not everything can be (or has to be) neatly categorized. Now and then I have a bone to pick with the way the dictionary defines the human experience, and I guess this is one of those times. I don’t have the energy to put into making my case though, lol. Maybe later...
  10. ‘Sense’ or ‘feeling’, I’d consider either acceptable since, as you say, there’s no word to account for the nuance. ‘Sense’ is just my preference.
  11. No, I would want to be who I was naturally designed to be. To elaborate, I don’t think we as humans would be better off without emotions, because we were built to have them. Likewise, hypothetically speaking, I don’t think Harry’s people would be better off with emotions, because they were built to function without them. Think of it like an ecosystem. When you introduce a non-native species into a healthy, functioning ecosystem, or eliminate a native species from one, you run the risk of collapsing that system. Most systems can adapt, but some will die; and even adaption is not necessarily an improvement on original design. I would call it a sense rather than an emotion. Like duty, conscience, or empathy, to use Carol’s example.
  12. Which is exactly what I hated about literature class despite my love of literature and crushed any passion I once had for teaching the subject.
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