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  1. SubscriberSuzianne
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    12 Mar '19 01:31
    Yes, I was part of the huge box office take for Captain Marvel on its opening weekend.

    It was actually a date. I haven't had time for a real date in a long time. Finally a chance to dress up. And for me, that means an actual dress.

    Finally, a new Marvel movie that I wasn't disappointed by. Normally, Marvel movies are just a good time. The last few, with the exception of Black Panther, just weren't all that. Maybe because they've been building them up for years, and so movies like Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War just seemed like so much "same old, same old". Disappointing. But Captain Marvel was something different. Finally a Marvel movie with a female lead, for one. I understand there is also a Black Widow movie finally in the works.

    At the beginning of every Marvel movie, there is a sequence that flashes images from the comic books, and the live-action heroes until it transforms into the Marvel Studios logo. In the Captain Marvel sequence, practically every Stan Lee cameo from the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe appears instead of the superheroes and it is an emotional sight. It finishes with a simple, "Thank You, Stan". The audience I was in burst into applause. Stan has his penultimate cameo in Captain Marvel. Rumor has it that his last cameo will be in Avengers: Endgame.
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    14 Mar '19 05:32
    @suzianne said
    Yes, I was part of the huge box office take for Captain Marvel on its opening weekend.

    It was actually a date. I haven't had time for a real date in a long time. Finally a chance to dress up. And for me, that means an actual dress.

    Finally, a new Marvel movie that I wasn't disappointed by. Normally, Marvel movies are just a good time. The last few, with the except ...[text shortened]... penultimate cameo in Captain Marvel. Rumor has it that his last cameo will be in Avengers: Endgame.
    Not my kind of movie, but I saw this one on Sunday just to get out of the house for awhile. The special effects were pretty good, and I must admit that tight little outfit Brie Larson wore was hot!
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    14 Mar '19 08:411 edit
    @mchill said
    Not my kind of movie, but I saw this one on Sunday just to get out of the house for awhile. The special effects were pretty good, and I must admit that tight little outfit Brie Larson wore was hot!
    As a woman seeing Captain Marvel, what I got out of it is something that maybe men just won't "grok".

    It was the message. The empowerment of women. This movie took place in 1995, before there were the Avengers. Before any superheroes. And here we saw, perhaps, the most powerful superhero of them all. But even this wasn't what I took home from the movie. The idea that women could stand on their own with men is not a new idea (I get that it is, for some men). What shone in this movie is that women could fail. Carol Danvers is shown failing in literally every era of her life. The new idea here is that this is okay, because failure is not the end of a dream, because you can, and will, get up again. It's about attitude. You only fail for good when you give up.
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    @Suzianne
    I think Captain America is still the start of the MCU timeline because it took place in WWII. I enjoyed the film and definitely thought it rivalled DC's Wonder Woman, actually in many ways I enjoyed it more as Marvel's characters are always more humorous; more human. Looking forward to seeing Danvers again in End Game next month.
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    @benjamin-barker said
    @Suzianne
    I think Captain America is still the start of the MCU timeline because it took place in WWII. I enjoyed the film and definitely thought it rivalled DC's Wonder Woman, actually in many ways I enjoyed it more as Marvel's characters are always more humorous; more human. Looking forward to seeing Danvers again in End Game next month.
    I find it encouraging that both Marvel's and DC's first women superhero movies were such a success.

    I can't wait now for Endgame. I was kinda "ho-hum" about it, but this is what was needed to breathe life into it.
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    Fandango just reported today via Twitter that the run time for The Avengers: Endgame is a whopping 3 hours and 2 minutes, making it the longest Marvel Studios film ever.
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    @suzianne said
    Fandango just reported today via Twitter that the run time for The Avengers: Endgame is a whopping 3 hours and 2 minutes, making it the longest Marvel Studios film ever.
    I am pretty sure I'd fall asleep!!! 😉

    -VR
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    02 May '19 12:55
    @suzianne said
    Yes, I was part of the huge box office take for Captain Marvel on its opening weekend.

    It was actually a date. I haven't had time for a real date in a long time. Finally a chance to dress up. And for me, that means an actual dress.

    Finally, a new Marvel movie that I wasn't disappointed by. Normally, Marvel movies are just a good time. The last few, with the except ...[text shortened]... penultimate cameo in Captain Marvel. Rumor has it that his last cameo will be in Avengers: Endgame.
    Happy for you that your finally got to wear a dress!!!! 😉


    -VR
  9. SubscriberSuzianne
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    @suzianne said
    Stan has his penultimate cameo in Captain Marvel. Rumor has it that his last cameo will be in Avengers: Endgame.
    You can't miss Stan Lee's last Marvel cameo in Endgame.

    Far enough in so that I forgot all about looking for it, but it still made me laugh out loud when it came.
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    Using movies to represent social justice issues is just a form of propaganda.
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