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by Shannon
2021-04-06 12:01am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Zach Snyder's Justice League
Replies: 32
Views: 837

Re: Zach Snyder's Justice League

Also, could a Mod please look at the Spoiler tags in this thread? My second one regarding infantilising doesn't work and GuppyShark's one doesn't seem to work either.
by Shannon
2021-04-06 12:00am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Zach Snyder's Justice League
Replies: 32
Views: 837

Re: Zach Snyder's Justice League

Can you please post a link to that? I went looking on Amazon and couldn't find it at all.

I did see that the Ultimate Edition of BvS is available. I haven't seen it, but apparently it fills in plot holes and makes the movie more watchable. Has anyone seen it?
by Shannon
2021-04-05 05:49am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Zach Snyder's Justice League
Replies: 32
Views: 837

Re: Zach Snyder's Justice League

I've no interest at all in Zack Snyder's Justice League. The theatrical cut wasn't good but I will cut it a hell of a lot of slack for trying to be a positive adaption that fixed the flaws in Snyder's characterisation and adaption so the characters aren't grimdark asshole and mutually supportive an...
by Shannon
2021-04-05 02:27am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Zach Snyder's Justice League
Replies: 32
Views: 837

Re: Zach Snyder's Justice League

I don't think I want to watch the theatrical version ever again, except as a curiosity of how not to make a movie. Apart from the dodgy attempts at humour, some of the other offensive things about the Whedon cut are the way it both sanitises and infantilises the original story. Examples of sanitisin...
by Shannon
2021-04-04 11:06pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Zach Snyder's Justice League
Replies: 32
Views: 837

Zach Snyder's Justice League

I'm a little surprised to be the first one posting about this. It's available on Sky here in NZ. I won't post spoilers yet, and I'll hide them if I do. My wife, daughters and I watched it yesterday afternoon, with breaks. We weren't sure what to expect, although we'd heard favourable reviews. Our ve...
by Shannon
2018-05-16 05:32am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)
Replies: 173
Views: 50917

Re: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)

So who would be a suitable wielder? This was one of the quandaries of the original IG saga. All of the main characters are flawed in some way. It might be better to focus on those who have the most desirable qualities and the fewest flaws. Dr Strange has the requisite cool head and sense of responsi...
by Shannon
2018-05-07 06:15pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)
Replies: 173
Views: 50917

Re: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)

Did anyone else think that Hulk used up all his screentime in Ragnarok and so had almost nothing left for IW? :lol: I'd have thought after getting his ass kicked so quickly by Thanos he'd be more eager for a rematch, since the longer a fight goes on the angrier (and stronger) he becomes. Does he, t...
by Shannon
2018-04-29 06:53pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)
Replies: 173
Views: 50917

Re: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)

Vision is supposed to be the culmination of Ultron's quest to create a perfect host body for himself and it was absolutely imperative he doesn't succeed in transferring his consciousnes to it. Here he gets stabbed in the back alley by some no name dipshit and then Black Widow and Captain America ha...
by Shannon
2018-04-29 06:49pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)
Replies: 173
Views: 50917

Re: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)

I think it's not that so much as, well, they're tools to be *used*, not passive power buffs (save maybe the Power). The power stone appears to passively buff the wielder (as it did with Ronan) but can also be utilised more actively, both as Thanos did and as the Celestials did, as shown by the Coll...
by Shannon
2018-04-29 06:46pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)
Replies: 173
Views: 50917

Re: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)

The Black Order needed to get in immediately to get the stone before it was destroyed. They sent the wheel-tanks in as soon as they could be disembarked, but those could not be deployed as quick as opening the pens for the Outriders and letting them run out. Same reason the allies sent in paratroop...
by Shannon
2018-04-28 10:17pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)
Replies: 173
Views: 50917

Re: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)

The fighting on Earth in Wakanda is awful. This was poorly thought out as you have an interstellar army resorting to sending melee monsters to fight against Wakanda infantry with spears. Even Asgard had turrets and aerial fighters but somehow the absurdly advanced Wakanda that would fit in with Sta...
by Shannon
2018-04-28 06:27am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)
Replies: 173
Views: 50917

Re: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)

Really? I couldn't tell the difference (clearly), though I did think the Skull looked a little different.
by Shannon
2018-04-28 05:40am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)
Replies: 173
Views: 50917

Re: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)

It looked to me like the gauntlet and his left arm and shoulder were burnt after "the snap". NeoGoomba wrote: ↑Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:42 am Was it just me, or did the gauntlet look wrecked after the fingersnap? And yeah, Thanos, while very well written, is extremely stubborn/foolish. His plan...
by Shannon
2018-04-26 09:27pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)
Replies: 173
Views: 50917

Re: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)

Some more notes on powers and abilities: Stormbreaker appears to be (and Brokk infers) more powerful than Mjolnir was. It has an axe head and a hammer head, and the power seems to reside in those because Brokk didn't have a handle ready and as far as I could tell, the handle Groot provided had no pa...
by Shannon
2018-04-25 09:25pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)
Replies: 173
Views: 50917

Re: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)

Yes, that was funny :D Some more thoughts on Thanos . . . Yes, his motivation of bringing 'balance' and his reasons for doing so made more sense (in his head anyway) and didn't require huge exposition or backstory. The CGI of Thanos was very well done, vastly better than what we saw with Steppenwolf...
by Shannon
2018-04-25 06:21am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)
Replies: 173
Views: 50917

Re: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)

Also (ghetto edit)

Hawkeye and Ant-Man have been benched for this movie - there is one line about them being away with their families.

Fury is trying to call Captain Marvel when he gets disintegrated.
by Shannon
2018-04-25 06:11am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)
Replies: 173
Views: 50917

Avengers: Infinity War (massive spoilers!)

Since it looks like I'm the first to see it . . . HUGE SPOILERS - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED AGAIN Well, everything has been leading up to this. It's basically an all-out assault to get the infinity stones by Thanos right from the start with everyone else trying to stop him. It probably wouldn't have the ...
by Shannon
2016-03-29 05:44am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Batman v Superman - Now with spoilers and plot discussion!
Replies: 501
Views: 62022

Re: Batman v Superman - Official Thread

What/who the hell was that thing?

I'm betting that given my earlier (spoilered) comments it has something to do with Spoiler
Darkseid, if not Darkseid himself, because those three cubes look a lot like the box that Dr Stone had. The title of the clip is 'Communion' after all.
by Shannon
2016-03-28 06:50pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Batman v Superman - Now with spoilers and plot discussion!
Replies: 501
Views: 62022

Re: Batman v Superman - Official Thread

I saw it last night and loved every second of it, even more than SW:TFA (which I had mixed feelings about the first time I saw it). However, getting beyond my initial reaction and considering it from other points of view, I can see why some people would be unhappy with it (I spent a lot of time writ...
by Shannon
2014-07-05 08:26pm
Forum: Hall of Memory
Topic: In Memoriam: Martin Kemmish / SirNitram
Replies: 137
Views: 117486

Re: In Memoriam: Martin Kemmish / SirNitram

Oh, hell. You go away for a bit and this happens. My deepest condolences, Lady Tevar. I think someone else already mentioned how lost they'd feel without their partner and having been married for 16 years I feel the same way. I can only imagine what you're going through. SirNitram was a guy with a v...
by Shannon
2014-06-04 06:45am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Excalibur's scabbard
Replies: 22
Views: 2375

Re: Excalibur's scabbard

I guess I should have asked before listing all magic I could think of. Shannon, how much or how little are you planning to invoke the Arthurian Mythos here? Cause if it's a one-off, guy finds magic scabbard goes on to have unrelated adventures, that's fine. But if he's going to become embroiled in ...
by Shannon
2014-06-04 06:21am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Excalibur's scabbard
Replies: 22
Views: 2375

Re: Excalibur's scabbard

Thanks, people. I meant to respond last night, but my internet connection had other ideas . . . So: Didn't Arthur in the legend also have a whole host of other magical weapons, armor and tools? I recall from QI that he had a magical spear at least, with its own name. I truly hadn't considered that. ...
by Shannon
2014-06-01 09:45pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Excalibur's scabbard
Replies: 22
Views: 2375

Re: Excalibur's scabbard

Thanks guys, all good points and things that I was concerned about. I've been practicing kendo for over 12 years and have been lucky enough to work with some sensei who also have skills in kenjutsu. Interestingly, there are strikes that directly target the brachial and femoral arteries of someone in...
by Shannon
2014-06-01 08:44am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Excalibur's scabbard
Replies: 22
Views: 2375

Excalibur's scabbard

OK, for anyone not familiar with the topic, Excalibur is most commonly considered to be the legendary sword of the equally legendary King Arthur Pendragon, given to him by the Lady of the Lake, as arranged by the wizard Merlin, Arthur's mentor. When Arthur receives the sword, it comes with an elabor...
by Shannon
2013-07-01 10:00pm
Forum: Hall of Memory
Topic: In Memoriam: Colin Witz / Yosemite Bear
Replies: 118
Views: 165487

Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

RIP Bear. My condolences to the family and everyone who knew him and counted as a friend.