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    For the longest time the issue with Batman in...

    For the longest time the issue with Batman in movies is that he couldn't move his neck without moving his own body, but that doesn't mean we have to assume that Batman in the two Burton movies moved...
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    Yeah, why would Spider-Man do that? Homecoming...

    Yeah, why would Spider-Man do that? Homecoming sure doesn't give any answers on that front. And no, the movie can't go "Read the comics, watch the Raimi movies" and so on. They called the movie...
  3. Whedon's decent enough as a writer of genre...

    Whedon's decent enough as a writer of genre fiction and he casts actors well, like Neil Patrick Harris on Dr. Horrible, and some of his dialogue and timing isn't bad. But there's more to directing...
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    1) Realistic is arguable but at least a valid...

    1) Realistic is arguable but at least a valid enough claim.
    2) "Makes perfect sense in-universe" however doesn't for all the arms-dealing, Ultron-making stuff mentioned before.
    3) "Isn't out of...
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    Nobody said it was to start with, my dude.

    Nobody said it was to start with, my dude.
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    The MCU has a fandom which has come to see being...

    The MCU has a fandom which has come to see being in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the MCU as a big deal, or being in a shared universe as some badge of honor. What was one a fun "wouldn't it be...
  7. Producing a movie isn't the same as playing...

    Producing a movie isn't the same as playing professional basketball. A coach and manager would be closer in terms of analogy. But even then it's not really the same thing because you don't have...
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    My issues with Stark making the costume is...

    My issues with Stark making the costume is complicated for a lot of reasons, many of which I've made no secret about here. Let's leave aside political and ideological baggage for a moment. Even on a...
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    So why add and complicate a simple origin by...

    So why add and complicate a simple origin by putting more hurdles between Peter Parker and becoming Spider-Man. Why over-think and over-do something that was already quite simply and easily done at...
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    It never would have if people behind the scenes...

    It never would have if people behind the scenes and others didn't make an issue out of it to start with. Nobody complained or made a fuss about Tobey's Peter making his own Spider-Suit in SM-1...
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    You can always tell when people have no idea...

    You can always tell when people have no idea about working people or people from a poor background in terms of their assumptions about what they can and cannot do.

    The concept of people in...
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    Another major issue. Kaitou, we must not...

    Another major issue.



    Kaitou, we must not encourage the peasantry by reminding them of how resourceful and talented they have been historically and in the present day.



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  13. 106774 No. Whedon is a major mediocrity. ...

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    No. Whedon is a major mediocrity.



    Not as a professional film director he didn't. He had success as a TV showrunner and writer. And even then for Buffy and Angel only. Everything he...
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    But you see Peter doesn't have the essential...

    But you see Peter doesn't have the essential thing. The noble bloodline of House Stark that imbues Tony with royal claim to individual genius ready to access after d--king away 40 years of his life. ...
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    Okay, by the same metric, Peter's Spider-Man...

    Okay, by the same metric, Peter's Spider-Man costume is a simple textile onesie, able to be cobbled together by a resourceful kid who knows where to look for what he needs and Peter has a lot more...
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    In the most essential senses, yeah they are. ...

    In the most essential senses, yeah they are.

    Vulture and Mysterio before they are anything else are just a bunch of weird costumes. Everything else is added on top of that.



    "Weapons on...
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    If you look at the original Ditko costume, the...

    If you look at the original Ditko costume, the only elaborate design would be the Spider-Logo on his chest. The one on the back is fairly crude (and feels a tad childish). Everything else is fairly...
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    Being against a corporation whose owner's actions...

    Being against a corporation whose owner's actions have led to you having your legal contract voided by Uncle Sam without compensation or having your "life's work" (to use Beck's phrase) rebranded...
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    The normal Spider-Man suit was never a...

    The normal Spider-Man suit was never a state-of-the-art thing it was always described in comics as overgrown pajamas or onesies and so on. It had no real gadgets or anything, and Peter was constantly...
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    Well that's part of the whole baggage of the...

    Well that's part of the whole baggage of the movie's dubious class politics. It bothers me that the producers spread this idea that Peter couldn't build the Spider-Man suit which he did in the...
  21. Ideally, yes. In practise, on the MCU, you might...

    Ideally, yes. In practise, on the MCU, you might get at most 3 or 4 out of the 8 parameters you listed.

    Thanks to pre-viz work happening before directoes arrive, the special effects and its...
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    There's almost like this caste system in the MCU....

    There's almost like this caste system in the MCU. Tony Stark can only be held accountable by those in his own superhero warrior caste or others in that world, but Peter Parker and his world is too...
  23. That's honestly a good question. SO much of what...

    That's honestly a good question. SO much of what a director does or is supposed to do, on the highest artistic level, is unknown to the general public that this kind of issue becomes hard for people...
  24. I said “generally very mediocre” movies. That...

    I said “generally very mediocre” movies. That doesn’t mean it’s all bad or all bland just that even his best movies are only slightly above average. What critics call journeyman directors. His best...
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    It's important to note that "Tony Stark has a...

    It's important to note that "Tony Stark has a heart" was a joke made by Pepper at his expense, and initially sarcastic, and what it symbolizes is accountability.

    The reason Tony Stark became a...
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