MARVEL's What If...? (spoilers possible)

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Re: MARVEL's What If...? (spoilers possible)

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Well the Thor episode is just too goofy for me. Plus the downer ending is out of nowhere unlike most of the others.
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I loved it, except for the out of nowhere ending.
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The Thor episode mostly worked, Loki being a full-size frost giant flew in the face of what Odin said back in the first Thor film of him being "small for a frost giant". They got most but not all of the actors to voice their characters, it was very noticeable that Danvers, Drax, and Frigga were not voiced by Larson, Bautista, and Russo respectively and took me out of the story.
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The Strange episode worked the best on that score I think, both having nearly all the original cast back afaik I know and centering on Benedict Cumberbatch who has done voice acting in films and on radio on top of being a decent actor to start with.
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Okay unless it's going to get very timey-wimey next episode, the evens of this universe seem at odds with Watcher being shocked to see at the end of Thor's episode.

I most enjoyed Hawkeye and Black Widow's plotline out of these episode, them being badass and kicking Ulton ass, BW with a Red Guardian shield, the Endgame reversal. All pretty neat.
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I think the part that disappointed me the most in episode 8 is that they didn't get Michael Shanks to do the Ultron voice.
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TimothyC wrote: 2021-09-30 03:10pm I think the part that disappointed me the most in episode 8 is that they didn't get Michael Shanks to do the Ultron voice.
I was like 'but michael shanks wasn't the original voice' but then i figured out the Stargate connection. lol.
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If you're like me and wondering about the Gamorra from the season finale, that episode was apparently postponed to Season 2 because of COVID.
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Considering we had only one episode with them they did a good job with the Guardians of the Multiverse. I really enjoyed Captain Carter talking down UltronWins!Black Widow and their subsequent synchonised ass-kickery.

Also Gamora's Stark is alive but immediately dismissed, I lolled. I mean given he starred and had masses of focus in the original films (and they don't have the original actor) I have no problem with them sidelining him in What If..? at all. (Same with Steve who hasn't been hit quite so hard.)
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Strange sounded off. I know the credits say he was Comberbatched but...did he have a cold or something? Party Thor was spot-on, the Watcher dropping off Widow in a reality where she was needed as opposed to the one where she belonged was a nice touch, and the teaser at the end was just plain mean.
'Next time I let Superman take charge, just hit me. Real hard.'
'You're a princess from a society of immortal warriors. I'm a rich kid with issues. Lots of issues.'
'No. No dating for the Batman. It might cut into your brooding time.'
'Tactically we have multiple objectives. So we need to split into teams.'-'Dibs on the Amazon!'
'Hey, we both have a Martian's phone number on our speed dial. I think I deserve the benefit of the doubt.'
'You know, for a guy with like 50 different kinds of vision, you sure are blind.'
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