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Arrowhead Guys Film Analyst Tre LyDay Reviews Captain Marvel. And then the rest of us fight about our favorite comic book movie like a bunch of pre-pubescent nerds, which may not be far from the truth.

Since many of us have yet to see Captain Marvel, its not really fair to vote against Tre’s review with movies most of us have seen. So Tre wins this week by default. However, you still get to vote for the runner-up.

Always the Bridesmaid, never the Bride…

Tre 

For those of you that don’t intensley follow the MCU like I do, I must preface this whole thing by saying that next to Dr. Strange, Captain Marvel is the strongest Avenger.

I get it, Thor is a literal god and has lived for thousands of years, but guess what? Captain Marvel got her powers from an Infinity Stone!! Part of Marvel’s marketing strategy for Captain Marvel was saying that some are built (Iron man), some are made (Captain America) and some are born (Thor). Going to see Captain Marvel you will discover what makes a hero.

You will also discover what actually happens to Nick Fury’s eye (“nooo”), when a cat isn’t really a cat and Thanos is so screwed in a month.

I am going to try so hard not to spoil anything for anybody, but in the event that I do, consider yourself warned and skip ahead to the morons arguing about garbage movies a few paragraphs down.

SPOILER WARNING!!!

Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel is actually from earth believe it or not there’s just some events that happen before she ends fighting with Kree Warriors fighting a war against a species of shape shifters called Skrulls. This sounds like the kind of thing that happens after a night of heavy drinking.

A few cut scenes later and we arrive on Earth and the official team up between Nick Fury and Captain Marvel begins. Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson work well on screen together, and its a shame this is the first time we’ve ever seen them share the screen.

I will say they sure did CGI the hell out of Phil Coulson. Then again Clark Gregg is 56 years old and this movie takes place in 1995. Speaking of 1995 at a time where yes, believe it or not women were still fighting for equal military rights. Marvel did a good job of portraying it but not laying it on too thick. Just enough to where you got the point. “There’s a reason why it’s called a cockpit”. Effective but not too over the top.

Ben Mendelsohn who plays Talos a Skrull general does a fantastic job because he has to actually play two roles in this movie. His ability to differentiate the characters yet make them blend at the same time makes you forget that it’s the same person playing both roles.

The fight scenes are better in the beginning than they are during the climax of the movie. That’s simply because the later fights have a comedic touch to them that I personally don’t think work that well. I definitely don’t want to take away from Captain Marvel’s ass-kicking abilities I would just like them to be a little more serious, but that’s just me.

Unlike other movies, you don’t see the plot twist coming like a runaway train. They do give you enough clues along the way that as long as you’re paying attention you can put the puzzle pieces together.

Marvel did an excellent job Captain Marvel’s character development, and that’s pleasing given they only have one movie to develop her before her big showdown with Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.

As customary with Marvel movies there are post-credit scenes. There are two in fact with this movie. The first one has a direct tie in with Endgame. The second one had me scouring around the internet trying to put together a timeline for a particular Infinity Stone that was stolen from a certain Avenger in a recent Avengers movie. It also involves that cat that isn’t really a cat.

I went into this movie with a similar mindset as when I watched the first Iron Man. Don’t do that. Even though Captain Marvel (and Spider-Man) will spearhead Phase four of the MCU, this is still a Phase three movie and should be treated as such.

Captain Marvel is a great movie, and obviously if you plan on seeing Endgame you HAVE to see this movie beforehand otherwise you’re going to sound like an idiot with the amount of questions you’ll have. I give this move an A-. It would be higher if not for the fight scenes.

GO SEE THIS MOVIE.

Dan 

InHarmsWay19

This was the first movie in the MCU directed by the Russo brothers and I am here to tell you that it’s the best one. The first Avenger was not great, the movie was cheesy and predictable. But with the Winter Soldier, the story became more complex and dangerous for the first avenger. I will try and do this review without any spoilers for those of you that haven’t seen the MCU movies. But if you haven’t by now, what’s going on?

This movie takes place after the first Avengers movie with Steve Rodgers working for Nick Fury.  Shield is planning to unveil a new program that sets out to stop future threats before they happen but what they uncover changes the way they see the project and Fury is forced underground. Leaving Rodgers and Romanoff to try and stop the program from being activated. Along the way they are met by a sinister adversary that will stop at nothing to get the program started. Evans does a wonderful job in his role as Capitan America and this movie has a few surprises along the way. Seriously great movie and great performances from the cast. Go watch it!

Adam 

01lowbird

This week has been stressful at work.  When dealing with stress a natural tendency of mine is to veg out with a good action movie. This weeks topic of best / favorite Marvel movie isn’t so hard for me to choose. When I think about qualifying best Marvel Movies they need to have action (duh), humor, a tinge of love interest, and has to be original. The latter qualifier for me is huge, no one wants to watch spin offs over and over again. 
So with that in mind, my list is actually pretty small to choose from. What I’ll be popping in the DVD Player tonight is what I personally think is the best Marvel Movie made. It’s the 2008 film, Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow and a few others. 

Iron Man was never a big hero in the comic books, sure he had his place in the stories but overall he was shadowed by many other superheros. After all, Iron Man is just a normal guy in a man made suit;  Nothing really super about him. However this film with director Jon Favreau leading the way and Robert Downey Jr killing his character help put Iron Man on the map for everyone to see.  Iron Man became that big, front of the line, hero. He was rich, charming, witty, funny, eccentric, a bit of a playboy, and of course he did the right thing when it was time. Tony Stark, Iron Man, was what every guy wanted to be and if you’re honest… still wants to be.

Iron Man nearly grossed nearly 600 million dollars at the box office in 2008. The price of bread back then was only a nickel so 600 million bucks is basically all the money in the world. The movie was so successful  that it had sequels of Iron Man 2 and 3 which also topped box offices across the Globe. Additionally, the latter two movies didn’t suck, which is quite common with sequels. And lastly, Iron man keeps getting caveats in lots of other Marvel movies to help draw people into the theatres. People can’t get enough of Iron Man. 

So if we have a “pole” below make sure and vote  #TeamIronMan 

Dave 

DaveFriedman

These movies are the sh*t feces. If you ain’t about some intergalactic bootie-whoopin’s interspersed with comedic brilliance and the slightest smidge of romantic introspect, then you can pull a David Carradine and go (insert expletive here) yourself to death — okay, that’s a bit rough … 

Childlike amazement combined with adolescent humor in Chris Pratt? Check. Vin Diesel having his lines properly limited to one word? Check. Bradley Cooper voicing a mutated-raccoon-turned-weapons-specialist with a Jersey-ish accent and a penchant for murder? Check. The hottest green chick to ever be a hot chick that’s also green? Discount Double Check.

Add in the coolest soundtrack ever for a movie in this franchise and you can see the obvious winner here. If you don’t agree with Guardians as AT LEAST a top 3 Marvel movie, Al Qaeda wins.

Also, gluten allergies aren’t a thing. Not sure if relevant here, just throwing it out there. Ya’ll, we’ve been eating bread for decades, you just poop weird, no big deal.

I’m also drinking.

Tyler 

sportingchiefs

Talking with the guys prior to this post, it turns out I’m in the minority that Thor Ragnarok is the best Marvel movie yet. While all of the movies in the MCU have been pretty good, I didn’t seem to enjoy any of them as much as I did this one. It was pretty evident from the beginning that there would be good action but a lot of good comedy as well. Having Thor suspended in chains and then facing away from Surtur (the fire demon guy) was a bold way to open the movie. Then immediately following you have Thor destroying EVERYBODY to the tune of Immigrant Song by Led Zepplin….

Thor Ragnarok was also the only Thor movie where I thought, “Thor might actually lose this fight” when Hela showed up. To see her take Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer) and completely destroy it just by squeezing it in her hand was impressive. So far, nobody else in the entire MCU had even been able to pick up Mjolnir or even move it. Anyway, there’s a lot of comedy and action that help make this movie one of the best in the MCU.

Tony 

ta2tony21

Deadpool is the greatest comic movie ever.  The end.

I mean, I feel that’s the way Wade Wilson would sell it.  And you’d buy it, because at this very moment, you’re reading these words in Deadpool’s voice.  Thats right AG, I just turned into mother fucking Ryan Reynolds. And unlike these other guys’ movies, I can say swear words because I’m a grown up. You know, “we’re all adults here”.

So where was I?  Oh yes, I was just about to tell you why Deadpool kicks all these Disney-fucks’ asses.  Its because Deadpool doesn’t play by the rules that limit other so called “super hero movies”, meaning he can actually kill people, violently, and leave nothing to the imagination…like Dave when he chews.  He can also make fun of super hero movie clichés because although the movies don’t explain this, he is aware that he is a comic book character.  This is why he talks to you, because he’s aware that he is there purely for your entertainment.  But beyond all that self-righteous Tony-typing bullshit (you’re still reading in Deadpool’s voice, right?) Deadpool is the best because it doesn’t matter if you know the good guy wins in the end; you only watched to see how many jokes he could make along the way.

Bye bye now.

Which of these idiots chose the best movie
10%
(4 votes)
Dan/Winter Soldier, because a robot arm makes "The Stranger" more risque
8%
(3 votes)
Adam/Ironman, because Tony makes the whole universe come together
23%
(9 votes)
Dave/Guardians, because I am also drunk
10%
(4 votes)
Tyler /Ragnarok, because it only took 3 Thor movies to make a good one
49%
(19 votes)
Tony/Deadpool, because I should have worn the brown pants
Total Votes: 39

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tecmo_sb35
tecmo_sb35

Chances of the Spawn reboot being good?

ArrowSpread
ArrowSpread

Winter Soldier is the best Marvel flick.. End of debate

probablyamistake
probablyamistake

Don’t get the obsession with Deadpool, not really that good. It’s Batman or GTFO!!! 🙂

Leaf
Leaf

Deadpool is an irreverent middle finger. That’s why.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake

So is trump. Don’t care much for him either.

Leaf
Leaf

Trump is a buffoon. He tries to be an irreverent middle finger but only accomplishes being a hateful asshat.

CHIEFSandSABRES

Everyone in American politics, both sides are asshats. Lots of hate from both “sides.”

workingmansdead

We can all agree on this, and this is probably where the political bullshit should stop. Enough.

CHIEFSandSABRES

Agreed.

upamtn

politics are off-limits but dancing girls are ok, yes? just making sure we’re clear on this …

Leaf
Leaf

You’re no fun

probablyamistake
probablyamistake

Disagree. We need to come out of our political tribes and start talking to each other or you can kiss this country goodbye.

KC_SunDevil
KC_SunDevil

Bashing the other tribe isn’t coming out.

But in principle I agree 100%

I’ll hop on a pulpit – the two party system we have is a masquerade for a single party. The power brokers simply buy both sides while the voters allow themselves to be distracted by the carnival

Leaf
Leaf

No one here was bashing the other side. Just calling trump a nincompoop. 😜

workingmansdead

I’m fine with that. But “ORANGE MAN BAD” or “HURR DURR LIBTARDS” are not productive and I’ll call them out every single time. And that’s what you were doing.

Leaf
Leaf

Understandable. I ware my disdain for all politicians on my sleeves. No side is free from my ridicule 😜

Leaf
Leaf

You win see me disagree there. I’m an equal opportunity hater

ta2tony21

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probablyamistake
probablyamistake

You’re welcome 😁

tsv0728
tsv0728

Captain Marvel was not good. I’ve watched them all. Not a superfan, but definitely a fan. Captain Marvel was not definitely not good. It wasn’t terrible, it was just boring. That’s sort of the price they pay when they have to introduce a new god level character out of nowhere, but it was still boring. I watched it with a 13yr old who loves the MCU, and Brie Larson is smokin hot. He still thought it was meh. The prosecution rests. Deadpool was far and away the best MCU movie in this latest iteration.

Leaf
Leaf

Deadpool isn’t MCU. He’s a marvel character, but his rights were owned by fox. The only reason that movie was remotely good is because Tim Miller and Ryan Reynolds refused to let fox have control and financed most of the film themselves.

ta2tony21

I mean, from the Comic book perspective it is. Just not studio owning rights.

Tyrone
Tyrone

I believe the C in MCU stands for cinematic. That’s the thing, is not in the same “cinematic universe” so the films are not related.

Leaf
Leaf

Well MCU specifically refers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s only the movies created by marvel studios. So while deadpool is in the Marvel universe in the comics, at this time, and the creation of the first two movies, he’s not part of the MCU. It’s a technicality 😜

tecmo_sb35
tecmo_sb35

Same reason Deadpool hangs out with Colossus in the movie.
Deadpool is the only character where I liked the movie better than the comic.

Leaf
Leaf

Huh? Than you aren’t reading the right Deadpool comics. His not as vulgar as the Ryan Reynolds take, but he’s bat shit crazy makes him a riot.

tecmo_sb35
tecmo_sb35

The crazy on paper didn’t draw me in. I am less a Deadpool fan and more a Reynolds as Deadpool fan.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

Captain Marvel movie was legit.
1. Deadpool
2. Iron Man
3. Captain Marvel.
4. Winter Soldier
5. Deadpool 2

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

I would also like to give a shout out to the Blade Trilogy. They were all badass.

KC_SunDevil
KC_SunDevil

Ryan Reynolds gets the credit for making Blade III more than just a sequel

Mental_Megalopolis
Mental_Megalopolis

Blade III was terrible. Reynold’s comedy was off putting for the series. Reynolds was born to play Deadpool.

KCChef
KCChef

Pssshhh , Everybody Knows you just have to sit on your left hand ’til it gets numb to make a” Risque Stranger “

ta2tony21

Not if your left arm is a robot arm. Think of all that time you’d save.

KC_SunDevil
KC_SunDevil

Nah. Too cold if you’re a winter soldier

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

Only superhero shit I’ve ever liked is the Batman movies done by Christopher Nolan. Not into the whole fantasy thing. Deadpool was good too.

Leaf
Leaf

That’s kind of funny as marvel characters are notoriously more “human”, and deal with more relatable problems compared to DC.

tsv0728
tsv0728

The Dark Knight series was great. Best of the Batman’s for sure.

tecmo_sb35
tecmo_sb35

Nicholson > Ledger
Keaton > Bale
And the plot in the third one was all over the place.

CHIEFSandSABRES

I didn’t vote. I can say I have not ever watched any of these movies, and do not intend to. My 3 year old son likes some of the Lego Avengers stuff on Netflix, and walking past the screen I’ve glanced a few times. If I was lined up against a wall by some mob of dyed hair, opinion button wearing, fantasy folks and had to name some of these characters, I’d just start saying my last words.

ChiefUdall
ChiefUdall

Never been a Sci Fi or super hero movie kind of guy, to fake for my taste.

KC_SunDevil
KC_SunDevil

I like the genre because it embraces that it’s fake instead of trying to pretend it isn’t.
Saying a movie is “based on a true story” is like saying “Nathan Peterman is a starting quarterback”. Technically true but absolutely misleading.

ChiefUdall
ChiefUdall

I don’t really care if its based on a true story or not, more if it is realistic.

Leaf
Leaf

To each their own. I love fantasy (in all forms) more than any other genre dinky because it’s an escape from reality. Sometimes it’s just good to get away from all the bull shit.

tsv0728
tsv0728

I’m a fantasy/scifi reader. I wish they could do a better job turning great books into great movies/shows. Enders Game, Battlefield Earth, The Shannara series, all complete garbage on the screen. Has there ever been a truly great scifi/fantasy novel turned into a great movie?

Leaf
Leaf

While I agree that the majority of the genre is screwed up by Hollywood (they like to show off the pretty aspects while ignoring the stories that fans love), but it’s not all crap. The LotR movies (not the hobbit ones) were extremely well for done. For TV, GoT is one of the best shows period, not just among its genre. For sci fi, the Martian might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a very good adaption. On the small screen the Expanse is one of the best sci fi shows ever made.

tsv0728
tsv0728

Good call. I knew there had to be some. The LotR movies were very good. Not the books good, but that is asking too much. Besides I read them as a kid, so they hold a special place that experiencing a thing as an adult can’t match. GoT is actually pretty close to the books good, which is a hell of an accomplishment. I wish George would have gotten the final books written before HBO finished the series. I feel like it’ll probably ruin the reading experience. I never read the Martian or The Expanse. Both solid on the screen though.

Leaf
Leaf

It shouldn’t ruin it too much as it’s already deviated significantly from the books. I’m sure they had some notes from Martin so certain aspects I expect to happen in the books, such as John not being a bastard, but since Martin doesn’t even know how this story will end yet, it’s hard to think it will be totally spoiled.

Mattl
Mattl

Just taking a quick break from work to chime in. Winter Soldier is the best. Haven’t seen Ragnarok or 2nd Ant Man yet.

VChiefsFan
VChiefsFan

I’m mildly surprised there’s no “Black Panther” vote……..

wustl_chiefs_fan

I would have picked Black Panther, but only because I haven’t seen any other MCU movies.

Leaf
Leaf

Black panther is overrated. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good film, but people talk about it like is the greatest thing since sliced bread. It’s not.

tsv0728
tsv0728

It’s a very solid movie that made a metric shit ton of money with essentially an all black leading cast. It deserves a lot of credit for that, as Hollywood had clearly assumed that wasn’t possible before Black Panther. That doesn’t make the movie better than it is of course, but it deserves the credit for “being the change you wish to see in the world” or what have you.

Leaf
Leaf

That’s fair. I was just commenting on the quality of the film.

Mental_Megalopolis
Mental_Megalopolis

Agree, Black Panther was a mediocre at best foray into the superhero genre. Socially significant yes.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake

Thought it was better than deadpool.

Leaf
Leaf

Story wise? Yes. Sheer entertainment? Not for me.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake

Yes, story wise.

DaveFriedman

I’m thinking “intergalactic ass-whoopin” had a more appealing sound to it before the Gestapo came in and changed it

ta2tony21

Its the setup…

“Thats right AG, I just turned into mother fucking Ryan Reynolds. And unlike these other guys’ movies, I can say swear words because I’m a grown up. “

InHarmsWay19

I like Drax and that’s it. Wasn’t impressed with the Guardians movies /ducks

ta2tony21

If the character you relate most to is Drax I miiiiiiiight know why you didn’t like the movie LOL!

Leaf
Leaf

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APtransplant25
APtransplant25

What if I thought Groot was the most relatable character in that movie? 😂 But the soundtrack for that first Guardians movie was awesome

workingmansdead

Deadpool was really funny tho

ta2tony21

I’ll take that vote.

workingmansdead

Anyone else over the whole “Superhero Movie” genre?

Leaf
Leaf

Anyone over the crime genre, or the war genre, or any other genre to ever exist. I’m not telling people what to like (to each their own), but it’s not like the super hero over saturation is unique among genres.

tsv0728
tsv0728

I mean, I’m certainly a bit tired of the sequel genre. I get that basically every tellable story has been told, but you can still tell it with new characters in new places and times. It’s one thing I like about Netflix. They don’t own any of the rights to franchises, so their movies have to be “new” stories. Even if they are mostly old stories being rewritten. I was discussing with a friend about whether Dumbo counts as a new story. The story itself is 100yrs old, but we haven’t seen it in quite a while, and it isn’t Dumbo 2 so I’m counting it as new lol.

Mental_Megalopolis
Mental_Megalopolis

You can actually find “movies” to watch on netflix?

Tyrone
Tyrone

I got sick of the Marvel movies a long time ago

Nasrani
Nasrani

Wonder Woman. Because Gal Gadot is hotter than any of the rest of them, bar none. The only logical argument that can be made is for Natalie Portman (first Thor movie), who is herself also Israeli, but in the end she doesn’t hold a candle to Ms. Gadot.

ta2tony21

That was a terrible movie, sorry. It took me 3 attempts to get through it without falling asleep.

Nasrani
Nasrani

I didn’t watch it for the content of the movie (since DC sucks), I watched it for Gal Gadot. Just like I don’t watch “To Rome With Love” to keep up with the weird Italian love dodecahedron that’s going on, but because – and only because – Penelope Cruz is in it.

ta2tony21

Yeah, I mean she’s gorgeous an all, but I guess I’m just not that superficial….

/manages to keep a straight face for about 3 seconds

Nasrani
Nasrani

Lol fair enough. Same here

fansince63
fansince63

You should watch “Keeping Up with the Joneses” if you like Gal Gadot.

tsv0728
tsv0728

I wouldn’t say it was terrible..but it did take me 2 tries to get through it, even with Gal being ridiculous hot.

ta2tony21

More like Friday Nights at the Fights if ya ask me…