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Subj: Re: What is the point of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 at 03:53:03 am EST (Viewed 177 times)
Reply Subj: Re: What is the point of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 at 03:58:14 pm EST (Viewed 5 times)

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    I liked Carter better than AoS, but yes, I agree that AoS is one of the dullest, most bland shows I've ever seen. Two entire seasons in and literally nothing exciting at all has happened.

    It takes some real skill to make the worlds premier secret service organisation so mind-numbingly boring.

For whatever reason the combination of super beings and espionage is boring. You can make a compelling show about one or the other but mixing them just leads to dullness.

Its really shouldnt be that difficult. I dont think its the mixing of the two ideas, its doing that *badly* that is the problem.

On the secret agent side of things, this is supposed to be SHIELD but all the tech weve got to show for that is a jet, a knock-out gun and some drones that you can buy in any toy shop. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's SHIELD would have a fantastic gadget ever couple of pages.

Then theres the costumes. I'm sorry, but a bunch of guys wearing suits or every day street wear just isnt interesting. I do a lot of cosplay stuff and see a lot of people dressing as Agents of SHIELD and I'm like 'No mate, thats just you wearing your dads suit. You look like youre on work experience'.

Then theres the characters. I dont know whether its the characters themselves or just poor acting, but none of them raise even the slightest interest for me. Firstly Coulson - the man who established himself as the 'nice but boring' one from the MCU movies isnt the man to lead a show. Then you have Fitz and Simmons - whose whole things is that their names combine to make another name. You have stereotypically British guy, who is about one inch away from being Dick Van Dyke, and stereotypical oriental kung-fu lady.

Regarding the super powered side of things, youve had Graviton and Absorbing Man, who should have been fairly impressive villains if done well. Its probably the limits of the special effects budget, but super powers are supposed to be highly visual and spectacular. Angar the Screamer is just a guy with killer hallitosis, and then there was the lady with the really bad nails.....The one thing they got right (eventually) was Mr Hyde, which was the combination of a decent actor with decent costume and make up effects.

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