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Gay Titan
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« on: June 09, 2021, 01:54:55 PM »

Just curious, since the pandemic restrictions are lessening, have you started going back to the cinemas? Are you now strictly home viewers?
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 03:23:52 PM »

Ive been going to the theater since Oct 3, 2020 when New Mutants came out.  Since then weve seen Tenet, the Croods New Age, Wonder Woman 1984, Monster Hunter, Godzilla vs Kong, and Tom & Jerry; all in the theater.  I know we could have watched all of them at home but we wanted the big screen experience.  Plus with the social distance rules it was really nice having all that extra space around us.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 02:37:40 PM »

I won't go into a theater unless I have no other option. And usually that means going to see Horror or Comic based movies (Okay, by "comic based" I mean Marvel movies  Grin)

One thing coming out of Covid that I AM thankful for is that I was able to see the dreadful, god-awful, piece of trash that was Wonder Woman 1984 for free*, all while my butt sat comfortably on my couch. Allowing me to pause and rewind when I missed a piece of the horrible dialog ... or when I had to pee, wanted a snack or even when I just needed a break from what I was seeing in that movie.

The question I will soon have to face is whether I will pay Disney the required $30 they are asking of me, for the ability to stay at home and watch the Black Widow movie in comfort and with access to all amenities that said home provides or will I go back to the theaters and pay the $5 (x2 if the wife goes) matinee rate (after the first week-end's opening) plus another $20 for popcorn and a drink for that "crowd experience" of laughing over dialog or other damn people based distractions?
I know which way I am leaning.
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Although in all fairness the theater we go to has always had a total of 1 to 3 people in the room for every movie the wife and I have seen there so crowd noise has never been an issue there, and that was before Covid hit.
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*My cable company provides HBOMax for free for those of us that had a subscription to HBO, but not really for 'free' as I do pay $5 a month for HBO so ....
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2021, 03:30:23 PM »

Last movie I saw in the theater was either The Gentleman or Underwater. About Jan or Feb 2020.

It never seems I have time to start a movie at home.

I mean, I could, but it always seems to get interrupted or I have something that needs to be done during it. I don't like watching new films that way. I want to put in my full attention, if possible.

However, I'm starting to get the itch to go to the theater again. (Especially since I have a bunch of gift cards/free passes just sitting here.)

I'm a big Shang Chi and Spider-Man guy, so I'd like to be in the theater for those.

I can wait for Black Widow and Venom 2 On Demand.

The Eternals and Suicide Squad 2 are basic cable waits.

And if I never see The Eternals, I think I'll be okay. They always felt like a watered down New Gods or a The Inhumans with a re-write.
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2021, 07:58:45 PM »

And if I never see The Eternals, I think I'll be okay. They always felt like a watered down New Gods or a The Inhumans with a re-write.

But ... but ...  Smiley

Nah, I get ya, it is an elder thing more than not. Or at least for me. But then again I was never a huge ultra uber fan to begin with. I will say however that Bunn is absolutely killing their current run
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2021, 04:38:38 PM »

I forgot to mention Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins.

That's probably a theater watch.


But ... but ...  Smiley

Nah, I get ya, it is an elder thing more than not. Or at least for me. But then again I was never a huge ultra uber fan to begin with. I will say however that Bunn is absolutely killing their current run


Haven't read the Bunn stuff, I may check that out one day. Also, give the older stuff another look.

I like the idea of the Deviants and the whole origin with the Celestials, but the Eternals themselves didn't do it for me.

When they showed up on different teams (ex. The Avengers and Heroes For Hire) they never fit and were uninteresting to me.
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2021, 09:08:29 PM »

I like the idea of the Deviants and the whole origin with the Celestials, but the Eternals themselves didn't do it for me.

When they showed up on different teams (ex. The Avengers and Heroes For Hire) they never fit and were uninteresting to me.

Understand and you're not alone. I still want to go back and read the Avengers run where Black Knight and Sersi were on the team (I think now that I can mentally accept other characters ... well, other than the heavy hitters ... being on the Avengers roster, I should at least try it, Druid and all  Grin), but I think with the Eternals you need that Cosmic feel or general interstellar plotting to really make them shine. I mean, these are the beings that the Gods were mistaken for after all  Grin

As for the past incarnations, the costume design certainly didn't help their cause, at all, either. Man, Kirby designed some lame stuff there towards the end.
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That said, I made an error in the previous posts ... Bunn isn't in charge of the new stuff, no, it is the great Kieron Gillen that has the reigns now. How great is Kieron Gillen? So great that I totally forgot and thought it was Cullen Bunn on this newest title, that's how great ... but let's no mention that
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But honestly, I think/feel/hope Gillen will take this team to the top. The potential (after a mere 4 issues) is certainly there so ... crossing my fingers.
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2021, 10:33:37 PM »

I went to theaters to see WW 84. Before that, there wasn't any movies to watch. Since then..haven't been anything I and the missus could get away to watch.

We WILL be going to Black Widow in 2 weeks here, though!
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2021, 07:19:16 PM »

My first theater outing will be Black Widow.  Got to get my Scarlett fix on the big screen.
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2021, 01:10:05 AM »

I haven't been to the theater since they shut down.  watched bunch of streaming movies but do kinda miss it. 

I am currently on vacation in Hawaii so movies are the last thing on my mind tho hopefully I watch BlackWidow on the flight home next week.
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2021, 07:57:18 PM »

The last movie I saw in an actual theater was Moana (don't judge). I saw both Black Widow and Luca from the comfort of my couch. Snack and beverages (soda and alcohol) are MUCH cheaper at home.
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