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    June 13, 2017 10:02 am So as for WW absorbing the lightening and sending it back she actually does that in BvS when Doomsday sends an energy bolt towards Batman and she jumps in absorbs it and sends it back. We didn't get the idea that she knew she could do this but my idea is that as she starts to embrace her godhood (goddesshood??) she develops a natural understanding of her abilities
    May 12, 2017 8:06 am At times during this review it seemed as if you guys were more disappointed that Guardians didn't have things you imagined it should have in it rather than judging it for what it did have it. (so you didn't get to see the Nova corp, no one promised the Nova corp) Why should I get an exposition laden scene (there were already too much of them for my liking) to remind me of who these people are and and their relationships even if the movie was 3 years ago, that's on the audience to either go back and rewatch the first movie view one of the many recaps on YouTube (seriously there are a ton of them). I like that this movie and Ant Man had no discussion about Thanos, infinity gem blah blah. I wanted a space opera and I got a space opera, which unfortunately carries with it positives and negatives many of which you identified, and initially I felt like Ron when I walked out but after some reflection I appreciated it more. . And confession I am a huge fan of the first one because it was just a fun movie and sometimes I just wanted a fun movie., not a movie with endless nameless minions or villains whose motivations and actions are just dumb (cough Apocalypse) . Not a perfect movie but, not the best superhero/comicbook movie of the year but definetely worth a watch. P.S. on the watchers Uatu is owned by Fox although Marvel has a shared deal with the race "watchers" this means they could not just have Uatu and it could have affected how they could portrayed the watchers on film. Ego was also a negotiated property from Fox in exchange for Negasonic teenage warhead' s powers
    October 28, 2016 8:36 am Like you guys I loved the show even with its mild issues and yes it could have been done in 8 or 10 episodes. Some quick comments though. 1. Come on Ron, the Method Man scene was one of the highlights. Luke is a street level hero and Method represents us. Also you need to understand to New York Hip Culture (and in fact Hip Hop as a whole) Wu Tang as a movement as a super group is very important they have to be recognized in a show like this. 2. I loved the way the embraced the blackploitation origins of Luke Cage and subverted it. The fact is Luke Cage was created by 2 white guys who thought they were writing how black people talked and lived, which was fine for a time but we have moved so far from that now. But the show was able to honor those problematic themes by the music, the tiara, having Misty in the last episode with her classic afro 3. One of the strengths you identified were the actors but its really the characters. When you look at the characters they are different, which is not often something seen with shows featuring POC. They had different motivations, different speech patterns. As a POC I surely noticed it and loved it also as some one from the Caribbean, there is a line when they are looking for Misty in the club where the guy in talking about the waitress says "the West Indian looking chick" . Yes this would come up in normal conversation in a black neighborhood in NY. 4. Rosario Dawson is awesome. That is all 5. I felt that they couldn't have Luke Cage come from Harlem the way this series was structured as that would mean he would have known cottonmouth, most likely been in the gang and this show did not need for his origin to be tied to crime more than it was. 6 Trivia you should know, Dapper Dan who give Luke his suit is a real person who was the Hip Hop Tailor of Harlem I loved that he was in it and it was a high point for me given his role in NY Hip Hop culture. One of Method Man's aliases is Johnny Blaze inspired by the comic book character and yet another reason why his cameo makes sense and Ron is wrong :)