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    What If...? (Marvel)




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    Breezy and fun enough (always a good time to see Peggy take central stage), and I liked that they take advantage of animation's freedom for its action scenes, but I hope future episodes are less film arc remakes with a few element/character switches.
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    Watching this episode, makes me wish these ideas were incorporated in the live action films. Esp. the bit where Peggy uses the shield to take out planes and then dive off the back onto Steve Rogers Iron Man thingy.
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    I am amused that the first episode was literally a cliff notes remake version of the original movie. And yes the planes fight scene part was really cool.
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    Not sure if it's the nature of his new arc or just hearing Boseman back as T'Challa again, but that was rough, oof. Especially the dedication text at the end. Very fun alternated scenario this time though, and the emotional stuff really work for me.
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    Through 2, quite enjoy the animation style! And yes, Boseman was making me choke up a bit.

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    That second episode was incredible from start to finish.
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    T'Challa is the best Star Lord. That episode rules so much. Also I really like the animation.
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    That was a pretty jarring end to [
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    Hmm I'm not sure I liked the latest episode. It was alright, I guess.
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    Have you guys seen this? An absolutely, positively, reputable source revealed to me on condition of anonymity a list of What If ideas that didn't quite make the cut.

    While some of them are, to be sure, intriguing, in the final analysis, I can see why they didn't quite get the greenlight because, well, see for yourself.

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    Hey bac0n. Here is that list of rejected What If episodes I told you about. And remember: I am an absolutely, positively, reputable source.

    - yours, "Kalvin Beige"

    What If....
    1) ...Steve Urkel got the Super Soldier Serum?
    2) ...Peter Parker got bitten by a radioactive dung beetle?
    3) ...Thanos smoked pot?
    4) ...Scarlet Witch is not a witch, she's your wife, but after what you just said, she's not even sure she wants to be that any more?
    5) ...Jar Jar Binks got the infinity stones? (Star Wars crossover)
    7) ...Star Lord's mixed tape was Munich's Greatest Polka hits?
    8) ...we replace Thor's hammer with Folgier's Crystals? Lets see if he notices!
    9) ...I punch you right in the dick?
    10) ...free will is a myth, we're all part of some madman's fever dream, and any instant he could wake up and in a flash, just like that, it will be like we never existed?
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    Scarlet Witch is not a witch, she's your wife, but after what you just said, she's not even sure she wants to be that any more?
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    My god. The cast of character that team up in this weeks WHAT IF is incredible.
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    Hearing Chadwick say "In my culture, death is not the end. They are still with us, as long as we do not forget them" was such a gut punch.
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    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
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    at Michael B. Jordan getting to say “What? I like anime” in MCU.
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    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    Quote Quoting Peng (view post)
    Hearing Chadwick say "In my culture, death is not the end. They are still with us, as long as we do not forget them" was such a gut punch.
    ...and another Chadwick gut punch this week. I am glad I am not binge watching these. That would be too hard to take in one sitting.
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    The episodes have gotten stronger with each successive one. I loved the "who's killing Avengers" episode, and the Dr. Strange one is far and away the best one so far that I've watched in all aspects--animation, visual style, emotional resonance, etc. Looking forward to the last few.
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    Okay the zombie episode was a manic whirlwind. Some very funny humor and sight gags mixed with unexpected poignancy and flesh-rippy ickiness.
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    The Killmonger episode is another good one. I think they can probably be fairly accused of killing off big names for the sake of easy drama, but it's kind of part of the nature of the show's premise. Most of these episodes are just too quick. They positively sail through most development to hit a string of narrative beats. I wish each episode were an hour long.
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    Not actually fourth wall-breaking, but The Watcher is so aligned with the audience's perspective that Ultron's acknowledgement of him feels like it, and that moment feels so jarringly thrilling. Plus, best use of animation's fluidity so far; series-altering serializing with past episodes; and real, hefty stakes both small (Natasha and Clint) and big (Ultron's unstoppable domination that culminates in a Multiverse-leaping fight). Just good stuff all around. Can't wait to see how this lead into the finale.
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    The Thor/Captain Marvel episode felt almost totally pointless. But the Ultron follow-up was a fun, bonkers good time.
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    Quote Quoting Wryan (view post)
    The Thor/Captain Marvel episode felt almost totally pointless. But the Ultron follow-up was a fun, bonkers good time.
    It sure was.

    And I can see this tying into the Phase 4/5 mythology pretty well.
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    Not sure if overall What If...? is my favorite MCU series, but this is definitely my fav finale of them. It ties to past episodes and ups the scale without losing much of the charm that some of the best earlier stand-alone episodes have. Plus, the story strands of Peggy and Natasha turn out pretty affecting (and the latter's convo with The Watcher such a meta comment about telling and watching these MCU stories over the past decade).
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    Quote Quoting Peng (view post)
    Not sure if overall What If...? is my favorite MCU series, but this is definitely my fav finale of them. It ties to past episodes and ups the scale without losing much of the charm that some of the best earlier stand-alone episodes have. Plus, the story strands of Peggy and Natasha turn out pretty affecting (and the latter's convo with The Watcher such a meta comment about telling and watching these MCU stories over the past decade).
    Agreed. Also, if Doctor Strange can truly posses that kind of power, it makes me really excited to see what the next two films have in store for him.

    There's rumors the Illuminati is being developed.
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