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(Entertainment Weekly)   'Agents of SHIELD' doing 'Thor: The Dark World' crossover episode directed by 'Star Trek' actor Jonathan Frakes. Now will you watch? Does ABC have to get Han Solo in this show too?   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 46
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2013-11-02 03:18:30 PM
4 votes:

Zombie DJ: scamp-dun-emer: Well, I just had a public nerdgasm.

Right?
I'm so sick of the nerd hate about this show. If you  don't like it, fine. Don't farking watch it. But also, don't be part of that "dime a dozen" stereotype of nerds hating comic book things.
It's a TV SHOW SET IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!
WEEKLY!
It's not a knock off like Heroes.
"Oh, wagh! It's not good enough!"
Fark you.
I was watching spandex clad Captain America on his dumb motorcycle before most of you could even read, so if you say this is really bad, you don't know shait.

/I'm there for you Coulson


I couldn't agree more.

I remember, even as a kid, I couldn't understand why Cap's shield was plexiglass, etc. So, I don't get all the hate, except this is the Internet and everything MUST be hated.*

We're five shows in, and people are screaming about character development? Really, watch the first five episodes of Buffy, Doctor Who, or NCIS, or whatever show creams your jeans and all you'll find are broad brush strokes, and tiny, almost throwaway moments that -- in hindsight -- you see as great bits of character development.

I tend to believe the biggest part of this is symptom of our society's need for instant gratification. People want to stream the entire season on Netflix rather than watch one episode every week or so and let the story play out. If it isn't spelled out in bold letters and underlined they don't seem to get it.

Another group of critics seem to be of the "these writers couldn't write their way out of a wet paper bag" camp. While I haven't been pleased with every plot point, character line in the series, I'm not silly enough to suggest that I could do a better job -- which is what many posters seem to be implying. If you can, prove it. Write a fanfic that's better using characters that Marvel would allow you to use with effects that a TV show could reasonably be expected to afford that fits into the tight continuity that a weekly program has and do it on an extremely short deadline. I'll wait. **crickets**

These same people also tend to complain about the acting ability of the actors. Generally, they point to the acting of Brett Dalton as Agent Ward, saying he's too wooden. Well, given that his character is written -- intentionally it seems -- as wooden and stoic, who would you like to model his performance after? Robin Williams as Mork? (I would choose Tim Kang  who plays Agent Kimball Cho on "The Mentalist" -- He's great at it. To me, the performances are very similar. That's just my opinion, though.)

This group's attacks on the Chloe Bennet character bother me the most though (Not because she's my favorite character, she's not.) because they seem mostly rooted in her appearance.

The final group of posters are what I like to affectionately call "assholes". They don't really care one way or another about the show or topic at hand, they just like to shiat on everyone else's parade. Maybe mommy and daddy didn't love them enough (or maybe they loved them too much if you know what I mean), but either way they can't stand the idea of others enjoying themselves.

The only thing I wish for, would've liked more is for them to use some c-list, d-list characters. While I do believe Skye is going to be revealed as an established Marvel character, I don't see a reason why Jimmy Woo, Clay Quartermain, etc. couldn't have been used like Maria Hill was used in the Avengers movie. But that's a minor thing to me. Overall, I've enjoyed each episode more than the previous one. Is it a perfect series? No. But I enjoy it, my family enjoys it. And it has 100% more Coulson than any other show on TV.

*Critic, the second-oldest profession.
2013-11-02 10:20:45 AM
3 votes:
If they want to fix Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., here's a tip:

KILL OFF SKYE.

There, Marvel: 70% of the problem is handled. You're welcome.
2013-11-02 05:33:56 PM
2 votes:
The problem with Agents of Shield is eerily similar to the same problem Star Trek: Voyager had. (If you don't remember the show, good for you. If you do, I apologize for dredging up bad memories.) The pilot introduces what should be an interesting dynamic: The presumptive good guys, SHIELD/the Federation, are battling against ideological crusaders, the Rising Sun/the Angus McCree (or whatever their stupid name was, I'm too lazy to Google it), who think they're the good guys trying to fight corruption within the former group. Circumstances cause members of both groups to permanently join forces, and while there's initially some suspicion between the two sides, it's almost immediately handwaved away and everyone gets along just fine. So what was the point in setting up opposing teams in the first place?

Character dramas thrive on conflict, and that's exactly what's missing from Agents of Shield. For all her supposed untrustworthiness, Skye threw in with the team almost immediately. Properly written, her character would be the Fox Mulder of the group, working within the system in order to achieve an obsessive personal goal (Fox seek sister, Skye seek parents, ABC no seek originality), but forever concerned that the organization she joined is rife with corruption and treachery. And Shield SHOULD be tainted with bad apples, as any such ultra-powerful, answerable-to-none-but-itself authoritarian force would inevitably become. Coulson, far from being so pure and benevolent all the damn time, needs some much darker edges, and his two hired killers need to show the psychological scars that result from the work they do. The techies need to be conflicted with each other in some fashion as well, or else why the hell have two of them? I'm not saying the group should be totally dysfunctional, but there ought to be more of the internal catfighting you'd see with any collection of extreme personalities cooped up together for weeks on end. Real grudges and hates, not just the occasional frowny face and stern word.

But whatever. It is what it is and it doesn't seem to be aspiring to become anything more. I can always watch Farscape reruns to see the kind of interaction this show should have had.
2013-11-02 02:52:20 PM
2 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: ZeroCorpse: chewielouie: eddievercetti: 1. Kill off Skye
2. Get rid of Roll Fizzlebeef
3. Have the nerds have a bigger purpose,
4. Add a C list or B list superhero
5. Get AIM involved
6. KILL OFF SKYE.

You there, yes you. STFU.

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Go buy a Playboy, dude.

I want actors who can, y'know, ACT with their words and facial features and gestures; Not their boobs.

Skye is a terrible character. Chloe Wang Bennet is a terrible actress. It doesn't matter how much sex appeal they try to wedge into the show, it's still agonizing listening to her speak.

Really?  I think she's done a good job in the role so far.  The biggest complaints all seem to boil down to 'she's too pretty to be a hacker living in a van, thus she can't act'.  She can't help how she looks, but I think she's acted well thus far.  Give her time to grow into the character and it will get even better.


She's ok, but the writers are doing a horrible job of things. My complaints about her aren't that she's too pretty to be a hacker living in a van although that stretches my suspension of disbelief a bit. My chief complaint is that they are making her way too central to every plotline so far. Yes, we get it, she's useful and she has a reason for doing for what does but don't make her magically save the day constantly. Develop her more, make her more than just a hot uber hacker.

And for farks sake develop captain cardboard. Give the guy a real personality and past, or at least make him a bit mysterious like Agent May.

/never would have figured a show based on Green Arrow would be so much better than one based on SHIELD.
2013-11-02 02:20:08 PM
2 votes:

ArcadianRefugee: eddievercetti: 6. KILL OFF SKYE.

You there, yes you. STFU.

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Wow boobs. There's this thing called character development...

Wait, you want her boobs bigger?


No.

I want the show to make me give a damn about her yet not make her loathsome.

BTW May and Simmons are hotter.
2013-11-02 01:12:59 PM
2 votes:

eddievercetti: 1. Kill off Skye
2. Get rid of Roll Fizzlebeef
3. Have the nerds have a bigger purpose,
4. Add a C list or B list superhero
5. Get AIM involved
6. KILL OFF SKYE.


You there, yes you. STFU.

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2013-11-02 01:08:19 PM
2 votes:
One thing we can all agree on.  Thor is pretty.

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2013-11-02 01:03:20 PM
2 votes:

deadsanta: The show is boring, the acting wooden, and overall it suffers from being constantly compared to the jaw dropping effects in the Marvel movies.


The bolded part is the biggest problem I think.  There are still a lot of people that apparently expect it to be The Avengers on TV, and that's just not possible from a budget standpoint.

I'll give you that the characters started out fairly shallow, but they've been adding some depth over the past few episodes, and things are going on the right track.  Some people have decided to hate it after seeing one or two episodes, and apparently nothing will change their minds, so whatever, but if you've been paying attention you can see that things are starting to fall into place.

As far as the characters go though, Coulson has been great since day one, I've liked Skye since she came onboard, Ward has taken more time, but 'Eye Spy' really helped his character, and the scientists are amusing, though I'd like to see more of them.  Ming-Na's character is really the only big trouble spot for me.  Something needs to be done there, because right now she just comes off as moody and biatchy, not very fun to watch.
2013-11-02 12:40:36 PM
2 votes:

rocky_howard: SpinStopper: Frakes knows his shiat. Don't judge him until you've seen how he does this episode ;)

Yeah, I'm soooo excited to see the director of Star Trek: Insurrection on a show that's already bad enough.

Sure, he directed First Contact too, but eh, Insurrection is just...wow.


Frakes directed a bunch of episodes for Leverage too, and was perfectly competent.

And my main complaint about  Agents of SHIELDso far is the lack of Marvel feel. I know Marvel IP is a minefield of permissions, but there are thousands of characters, places, and things to draw on. It's a SHIELD series, where's Clay Quartermain? Jasper Stillwell? Jimmy Woo? Countess Valentina? Any of those would be more interesting than the dull-as-dishwater characters we've been following so far. If this upcoming episode doesn't bring it, I'm off the bandwagon.

/yes, I know, who cares?
//stop don't liking what I like
2013-11-02 12:05:38 PM
2 votes:
1. Kill off Skye
2. Get rid of Roll Fizzlebeef
3. Have the nerds have a bigger purpose,
4. Add a C list or B list superhero
5. Get AIM involved
6. KILL OFF SKYE.
2013-11-02 11:34:28 AM
2 votes:

soporific: I really, really want Agents of SHIELD to succeed. I want it to be good, but the show frustrates me. My biggest gripe is with Fitz and SImmons. I don't know who they are


May and generically-handsome-dude are playing very one-dimensional characters as well. The fact that I can't even remember generically-handsome-dude's name despite watching 5 episodes of a show where he's a main character should tell you how well-developed he is. Skye isn't a great character but at least she's got recognizable personality traits other than "stoic".

Zombie DJ: It's a TV SHOW SET IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!
WEEKLY!
It's not a knock off like Heroes.
"Oh, wagh! It's not good enough!"
Fark you.


It's been pretty mediocre so far, dude; it's OK to admit that. Just being set in the marvel universe doesn't mean we should mindlessly support it.
2013-11-02 11:19:33 AM
2 votes:

scamp-dun-emer: Well, I just had a public nerdgasm.


Right?
I'm so sick of the nerd hate about this show. If you  don't like it, fine. Don't farking watch it. But also, don't be part of that "dime a dozen" stereotype of nerds hating comic book things.
It's a TV SHOW SET IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!
WEEKLY!
It's not a knock off like Heroes.
"Oh, wagh! It's not good enough!"
Fark you.
I was watching spandex clad Captain America on his dumb motorcycle before most of you could even read, so if you say this is really bad, you don't know shait.

/I'm there for you Coulson
2013-11-01 09:05:20 PM
2 votes:
Agents of shield is trying to tap into the success of comic books, but missing the point completely.

"Procedurals are popular. Marvel is popular. A Marvel procedural would be popular too!"

Not so fast, TV execs.Very spicy curry is popular. Sex is popular. But very spicy water based lube would not find a foothold in the market. Sometimes two good things don't combine well. If you want to tap into comic book success, you have to actually know why comics are successful. You can't just make the same old show TV with a comic book title.
2013-11-02 10:09:03 PM
1 votes:
Gunther: People criticize the character because she's supposed to be an anarchist hacker who lives in a van and who spent her childhood going from foster home to foster home, yet she looks and acts like a rich, popular and fashionable sorority sister.


Actually she speaks and acts like an intelligent cast-off who has no friends in the world.

/what the hell are sorority sisters like where you're from?!
2013-11-02 10:01:14 PM
1 votes:

Autolychus2: We're five shows in, and people are screaming about character development?


Sure, a good show can do a hell of a lot in 5 episodes. By the end of the first 5 episodes of Firefly, Breaking Bad, Homeland or even something goofy like Brooklyn Nine Nine (to single out a new show that only has 5 episodes aired), all the main characters are set up and we have a good understanding of their characters and driving motivations. I don't know dick about any character on AoS other than Skye, who's probably the least interesting.

Autolychus2: Another group of critics seem to be of the "these writers couldn't write their way out of a wet paper bag" camp. While I haven't been pleased with every plot point, character line in the series, I'm not silly enough to suggest that I could do a better job -- which is what many posters seem to be implying.


"If you couldn't do it better you shouldn't complain about it!", really? That's absurd. I'm not a professional baseball player but I can still complain when a pro gets struck out five games in a row.

Autolychus2: These same people also tend to complain about the acting ability of the actors. Generally, they point to the acting of Brett Dalton as Agent Ward, saying he's too wooden. Well, given that his character is written -- intentionally it seems -- as wooden and stoic, who would you like to model his performance after?


So you do think the writing is crap - either that or you think it's a good thing to have wooden characters.  Anyway, a good actor will have their charisma come through even in a thankless part. Look at Clark Gregg in the first Iron Man.

Autolychus2: This group's attacks on the Chloe Bennet character bother me the most though (Not because she's my favorite character, she's not.) because they seem mostly rooted in her appearance.


People criticize the character because she's supposed to be an anarchist hacker who lives in a van and who spent her childhood going from foster home to foster home, yet she looks and acts like a rich, popular and fashionable sorority sister.
2013-11-02 09:34:35 PM
1 votes:
I thought AoS was gonna suck but then I watched the pilot and got hooked.

It's silly and fun and not to be taken entirely seriously.
2013-11-02 08:53:01 PM
1 votes:
Fitz and Simmons starts explaining in sciencese.

"In English please!"

Every. Other. Episode.

I thought we were past that on genre TV. I understand trying to use layman's terms so Stupid McStupidson gets it, but I suggest stopping writing lines insulting people with brains.
2013-11-02 08:13:13 PM
1 votes:

eddievercetti: BTW May and Simmons are hotter.


Also silly.

Fact is, EVERYONE on the show is fairly attractive. That's why American TV annoys me; their primary interest when casting seems more to be to find attractive actors* than good actors.

* there are always exceptions, I know
2013-11-02 07:56:19 PM
1 votes:

eddievercetti: hammer85: Deathstroke has been around since season 1. Their most recent additions are brother blood, black canary, ras al ghul/league of shadows, and hints at professor ivo and amazo.

See SHIELD, there's your problem, you don't have recognizable characters!

Fark, add NEXTWAVE, Power Pack, Squirrel Girl, Union Jack yet you add Scorch who gets axed as soon as we met him.


Power Pack? NEXTWAVE? F*CK and YES.
2013-11-02 05:00:59 PM
1 votes:

Here Comes Everybody: rocky_howard: SpinStopper: Frakes knows his shiat. Don't judge him until you've seen how he does this episode ;)

Yeah, I'm soooo excited to see the director of Star Trek: Insurrection on a show that's already bad enough.

Sure, he directed First Contact too, but eh, Insurrection is just...wow.

Frakes directed a bunch of episodes for Leverage too, and was perfectly competent.

And my main complaint about  Agents of SHIELDso far is the lack of Marvel feel. I know Marvel IP is a minefield of permissions, but there are thousands of characters, places, and things to draw on. It's a SHIELD series, where's Clay Quartermain? Jasper Stillwell? Jimmy Woo? Countess Valentina? Any of those would be more interesting than the dull-as-dishwater characters we've been following so far. If this upcoming episode doesn't bring it, I'm off the bandwagon.

/yes, I know, who cares?
//stop don't liking what I like


I'd like to see them take a similar route to the one taken by GI Joe: Renegades.  They managed to introduce a dozen of the background characters throughout their one season.  Sometimes they would just pop up in the background (Wild Bill) or you realize part way through the episode that one of the characters is a future member of the Joe team (or would be if the show had continued).
2013-11-02 04:04:32 PM
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: hammer85: Dingleberry Dickwad: frepnog: Dingleberry Dickwad: Walt_Jizzney: Superman Returns was better than Thor.

That's some quality trolling right there.

It was a superior film.

If it was better at all I can almost understand someone saying the cinematography to be better, but the story, acting and entertainment value? No, just no. I'll give you that Natalie Portman just phoned things in, but Superman Returns was shiat. Piss poor casting, ridiculously stupid storyline (Luthor and real estate again? Really?), and some bad acting all around.

The only thing that worried me about Thor 2 is that NP is in it. Easily the worst part about the original which put it at the worst of phase 1 for me

I liked Portman in it.  If anything I thought Kat Dennings' character was shoehorned in.


See I liked Dennings' character more than Portman's.
2013-11-02 03:52:44 PM
1 votes:

frepnog: Dingleberry Dickwad: Walt_Jizzney: Superman Returns was better than Thor.

That's some quality trolling right there.

It was a superior film.


If it was better at all I can almost understand someone saying the cinematography to be better, but the story, acting and entertainment value? No, just no. I'll give you that Natalie Portman just phoned things in, but Superman Returns was shiat. Piss poor casting, ridiculously stupid storyline (Luthor and real estate again? Really?), and some bad acting all around.
2013-11-02 03:30:25 PM
1 votes:
I want actors who can, y'know, ACT with their words and facial features and gestures; Not their boobs.

Skye is a terrible character. Chloe Wang Bennet is a terrible actress. It doesn't matter how much sex appeal they try to wedge into the show, it's still agonizing listening to her speak.


She reminds me of Eliza Dushku, in delivery of her lines and even in her appearance to a degree.

My complaints about Skye is just that she isn't a believable character and her entire backstory conflicts with everything she is.

It's that she dresses like a supermodel when she says she's poor and not materialistic.


No one said she was poor, just that she was living in her van on purpose. And, other than the pink dress, which might or might not have been hers, she dresses in everyday clothes.

It's that shield is apparently a secret organization ...

S.H.I.E.L.D. is not, nor has it ever been a secret organization any more that the C.I. A. is a secret organization. It, like the C.I.A. and N.S.A. is an organization with secrets, a espionage organization.
2013-11-02 03:28:17 PM
1 votes:

Walt_Jizzney: Superman Returns was better than Thor.


That's some quality trolling right there.
2013-11-02 03:08:11 PM
1 votes:
2013-11-02 03:04:47 PM
1 votes:
And don't even get me started on how they introduce coulsons being alive as top secret level 7 clearance yet not a single shield member has yet to be surprised at his survival
2013-11-02 02:29:39 PM
1 votes:
Tom Hiddleston? Oh yes.

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Let's be honest here it was his acting that sold Thor.

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"Guys? I'm not giving them back."

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Shakespeare? Leather? Oh yes.

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This man brought a reporter on the red carpet soup because it's cold.

/seriously
2013-11-02 02:22:56 PM
1 votes:

hammer85: Deathstroke has been around since season 1. Their most recent additions are brother blood, black canary, ras al ghul/league of shadows, and hints at professor ivo and amazo.


See SHIELD, there's your problem, you don't have recognizable characters!

Fark, add NEXTWAVE, Power Pack, Squirrel Girl, Union Jack yet you add Scorch who gets axed as soon as we met him.
2013-11-02 02:21:17 PM
1 votes:
Okay so how the hell did we get into this thread this far and NOT have pictures?!

Starting with the obvious, the man himself, Clark Gregg.

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Always keep in mind: Agent Coulson almost had Hawkeye kill Thor, with no need for higher authorization.

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Friends and allies now.

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Stopping here but honestly, I could keep going for quite a while.

/I tumblr roleplay and crossplay as Agent Coulson
2013-11-02 02:19:12 PM
1 votes:

eddievercetti: chewielouie: eddievercetti: 1. Kill off Skye
2. Get rid of Roll Fizzlebeef
3. Have the nerds have a bigger purpose,
4. Add a C list or B list superhero
5. Get AIM involved
6. KILL OFF SKYE.

You there, yes you. STFU.

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Wow boobs. There's this thing called character development...

hammer85: eddievercetti: hammer85: I'm going to go enjoy my heroes fighting the league of shadows Wednesday instead.

Arrow? Really, that's the alternative?

You mean the show that's infinitely better than shield in every way, then yes, it's a pretty good alternative.

I know they brought Deathstroke and Bronze Tiger to the party so maybe they got something. More than the 5 second Gravitron cameo.


Deathstroke has been around since season 1. Their most recent additions are brother blood, black canary, ras al ghul/league of shadows, and hints at professor ivo and amazo.

Oh and we know flash shows up soon.
2013-11-02 02:09:28 PM
1 votes:

chewielouie: eddievercetti: 1. Kill off Skye
2. Get rid of Roll Fizzlebeef
3. Have the nerds have a bigger purpose,
4. Add a C list or B list superhero
5. Get AIM involved
6. KILL OFF SKYE.

You there, yes you. STFU.

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Go buy a Playboy, dude.

I want actors who can, y'know, ACT with their words and facial features and gestures; Not their boobs.

Skye is a terrible character. Chloe Wang Bennet is a terrible actress. It doesn't matter how much sex appeal they try to wedge into the show, it's still agonizing listening to her speak.
2013-11-02 01:54:37 PM
1 votes:

chewielouie: eddievercetti: 1. Kill off Skye
2. Get rid of Roll Fizzlebeef
3. Have the nerds have a bigger purpose,
4. Add a C list or B list superhero
5. Get AIM involved
6. KILL OFF SKYE.

You there, yes you. STFU.

[i232.photobucket.com image 160x90]


If that's the only reason you watch the show, may I introduce you to this thing called "the internet" and this other thing called "porn" you can find there for free.
2013-11-02 12:35:35 PM
1 votes:
Oh goody, another thread about this piece of garbage show.

I'm going to go enjoy my heroes fighting the league of shadows Wednesday instead.
2013-11-02 12:04:50 PM
1 votes:
I like the show.

Comic nerds are way too picky to deserve TV airtime, I guess.
2013-11-02 10:56:35 AM
1 votes:
I had my doubts about the first Thor movie, but it was a lot better than I expected. And I liked it even better after rewatching it recently. It holds up, and my wife and I are very excited to see the sequel.

I really, really want Agents of SHIELD to succeed. I want it to be good, but the show frustrates me. My biggest gripe is with Fitz and SImmons. I don't know who they are because they have no conflict with each other. I know a lot more about the two scientists in Pacific Rim because all those two guys did was bicker. Their conflict defined their characters, their worldview, and their relationship. We need a lot more of that on Agents
2013-11-02 10:34:06 AM
1 votes:
If Marvel wants to spike the Agents of Shield ratings, the hour long crossover should basically just be 40 minutes of Natalie Portman self-pleasuring herself with Thor's hammer.  Boom.  Best rated show in television history.
2013-11-02 10:29:24 AM
1 votes:

ZeroCorpse: If they want to fix Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., here's a tip:

KILL OFF SKYE.

There, Marvel: 70% of the problem is handled. You're welcome.


I agree with this. And try to give the science nerds a good story. Their characters annoy me. Too wholesome and giggly for agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013-11-02 10:11:19 AM
1 votes:

Gunther: ThatBillmanGuy: This. He gets his powers taken away, then get banished to Earth. So how does he earn his powers back? By making Natalie Portman breakfast? Taking a metal hand to the face?

Yeah, I mean; it's not like Odin tells him he'll get his powers back when he becomes worthy of them (eg, by dying in a fight to protect innocent people) or anything.

It's not a great movie, but if you missed that I'm wondering whether you were paying enough attention for your opinion of it to be worth anything.


Wow, way to make it personal. Pleeeease teach me to watch movies since you're so much better at it than everyone else.

Do I care if you value my opinion? Not entirely. This is a forum for people to discuss things and sometimes those opinions may differ from yours, right?

Anyway, I agree that it's not a great film, but it's not bad either. I'm just saying his time on Earth seemed rather.... pointless for the most part. Yeah, dying to save a bunch of innocent people proves he's not the warmongering asshole Odin thought he was. But as far as character development reaching that point, it just seemed forced and tacked on, to me. But that's my worthless opinion. Next time I'll read the cliff notes version of what we're allowed to have an opinion on according to Gunther.
2013-11-02 09:39:25 AM
1 votes:

ThatBillmanGuy: This. He gets his powers taken away, then get banished to Earth. So how does he earn his powers back? By making Natalie Portman breakfast? Taking a metal hand to the face?


Yeah, I mean; it's not like Odin tells him he'll get his powers back when he becomes worthy of them (eg, by dying in a fight to protect innocent people) or anything.

It's not a great movie, but if you missed that I'm wondering whether you were paying enough attention for your opinion of it to be worth anything.
2013-11-02 08:53:49 AM
1 votes:

HawgWild: People are excited to see the next Thor movie? The only movie worse than the last Thor movie


Thor was rather entertaining, until it became obvious that they ran out of budget and had the climactic battle in an abandoned "western" set that made it look like a MST3K production.

/meow-meow
2013-11-02 04:39:39 AM
1 votes:
Frakes knows his shiat. Don't judge him until you've seen how he does this episode ;)
2013-11-02 04:14:02 AM
1 votes:

the801: i only recognize half of those references, and i didn't want to watch even before i saw the picture in TFA:

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it looks like one of those saturday morning tv shows they show at 10am for the 10 year olds , as opposed to 8am cartoons for the 6 year olds. 2x more production skillz than power rangers, 10x less cool than the tribe, with more than a little wish-i-was-kevin-sorbo.


Are you from 1994? Or just a jerk?
2013-11-02 03:26:38 AM
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HawgWild:
/I know, I know
//"stop liking what I don't like"


Well, if you already know that it's poor form to come into a thread about a topic you dislike and shiat all over it, why do you do it?
2013-11-01 11:47:54 PM
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Mentat: TuteTibiImperes: cheezitmojo: So if I watch the episode of Agents of Shield before I watch Thor 2, will there be spoilers of the movie?

So far they haven't spoiled anything from the movies in AoS other than Coulson is still around in some form or other regardless of his apparent demise in The Avengers.  They've taken things that were plot points in some of the movies like Asgard technology and Extremis, but they haven't spoiled anything in terms of how those things were used in the movies.

As far as this episode goes, it looks like it will possibly spoil things from Thor: TDW, so, see Thor 2 before you see this one.  I'm actually really excited about the second Thor movie, the first one was a huge surprise to me for how good it was, and the early reviews from the overseas premiers have been extremely positive.

Thor was my favorite of the Phase 1 movies.  I am pleased that we'll get more Sif in Thor 2.  I admire her fighting technique.


Thor's buddies were fun, I hope they have a bigger role in this one.  This is going to be one of those movies I'm actually going to brave the theater for in the opening week.  Normally I like to wait for a while until the crowds die down, but I'm excited enough about this one to risk a packed house.
2013-11-01 11:40:05 PM
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The show is fun.  It's one of the few network shows I care about watching.
2013-11-01 09:19:33 PM
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TuteTibiImperes: doglover: Agents of shield is trying to tap into the success of comic books, but missing the point completely.

"Procedurals are popular. Marvel is popular. A Marvel procedural would be popular too!"

Not so fast, TV execs.Very spicy curry is popular. Sex is popular. But very spicy water based lube would not find a foothold in the market. Sometimes two good things don't combine well. If you want to tap into comic book success, you have to actually know why comics are successful. You can't just make the same old show TV with a comic book title.

I keep hearing it being called a procedural, and while it may borrow certain elements, that isn't really the feel of the show.  They need to do a better job of creating the season spanning arcs, but so far it's been much more fluid than something like CSI or NCIS.


A better name might work.

If you dress your cast in suits and call them "Agents" guess what image crops into everyone's head? Then you have a pilot where said people in suits spent a lot of time in offices and wind up taking down someone dangerous without any injuries with clever but typical agent teamwork?

If it's gotten better, I'll go back and check it out. But really the time is nigh for a Deadpool movie. Marvel should really make that happen nowish.
 
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