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Ok, some of us have seen it already, so lets talk about it!

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Can someone tell me how much screentime Karen Gillan gets in this? Does her character survive at the end?

 

Also, please spoil the post-credits sequence if you've seen it. 

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Also, please spoil the post-credits sequence if you've seen it. 

Someone at iO9.com's "Observation Deck" subpage has pointed out that Marvel Comics just uploaded a ton of Howard the Duck comics to its digital app.

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All of my dreams have finally come true!

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Seeing this tomorrow - can not wait. 

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Seeing this tomorrow - can not wait. 


same here!

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Same here. Can wait though, because can't make time move faster. Every moment is precious, people. Cherish them.
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I can't wait...

 

TO WATCH THIS MOVIE INDIFFERENTLY, THEN SPEND THE NEXT TWO MONTHS BITCHING ABOUT HOW MARVEL IS KILLING CINEMA!!!

 

SEE YA ON THE WEEKEND, FELLAS!!

post #9 of 3577

One of the two after-credits scenes has leaked, if anyone's interested:

 

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=104801

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That was the one that was left out of the press screenings then. Don't expect anything earth-shattering for the other one.

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Spoilers post credit scene.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard!!!!

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Is Groot dancing count as one of the post-credit scenes?

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Eff me for stumbling into the Post Release thread...but Howard!

 

Later Post Release thread.

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Hahahahaha holy shit that is awesome. I cannot wait to see the reaction that gets from a live audience in the theater.
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For reals?
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I thought that was a joke.  Seriously?   LOVE IT!

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Edited by Barry Woodward - 7/30/14 at 4:30pm
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Lalalalalalala


That pic of Howard looks weird. Like someone told a kid what a duck looks like, that kid made a drawing, and then someone else made a cg sculpt of said drawing.

I need a better look.
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http://d31hzlhk6di2h5.cloudfront.net/20140731/ee/b1/7a/85/f82406213912278d976c2889_533x800.jpg


Edited by Barry Woodward - 7/31/14 at 8:40pm
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I'm going to have to break down and pick up a bunch of those old Howard titles on Marvel's digital comics app. He's one of the few old school Marvel characters that I've read about, rather than read directly. He made an appearance in John Byrne's She-Hulk run, which was basically a comedy book, but I don't know if any other writer has touched the character in decades.
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Howard's creator (Steve Gerber) did a limited Howard the Duck series for Marvel's Max line of comics a little over 10 years ago. It was okay.
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I have off tomorrow and I'm gonna see it.  Can't freaking wait! 

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I see this bad boy in less than three hours, great review Nick, makes me want to see it more.

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http://www.chud.com/community/content/type/61/id/187183/width/533/height/800/flags/LL


Edited by Barry Woodward - 7/31/14 at 8:35pm
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I'm about one more 60 second clip away from deciding if I really want to see it.

 

If the cryogenically frozen head of Hitler gave it a positive review, in his trademark style of all lowercase letters, I might be swayed further still.

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Edited by Bluelouboyle - 8/1/14 at 2:52am
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"We're like Kevin Bacon!"

So much fun. Bautista was hilarious. Pratt was everything and more. Rocket was brilliant. Loved it.

My one criticism, one I was sort of expecting, was the fairly standard third act. The film feels like it skips a beat and jumps into the aerial battle splosion fest and Ronan was about as interesting as Malekith. Not a problem at all because the film just carries you through, but the first act was by far the strongest. The whole prison section was just a joy. "You need my what?"
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Fuck it..

 

I'm sort of excited for this.

 

Sort of.

 

Stupid talking rat.

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Lots of laughs, a few entertaining action beats, to be sure. But mentioned in the same breath as GHOSTBUSTERS? Ha ha ha, fuck no.

And I think I prefer Cap 2 more. More thoughts later, as I'm still waiting for the stinger.

EDIT: Holy shit, BEST FUCKING STINGER OF ALL TIME.
Edited by Shaun H - 7/31/14 at 7:51pm
post #31 of 3577
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Originally Posted by Mike's Pants View Post

My one criticism, one I was sort of expecting, was the fairly standard third act. The film feels like it skips a beat and jumps into the aerial battle splosion fest and Ronan was about as interesting as Malekith. Not a problem at all because the film just carries you through, but the first act was by far the strongest. The whole prison section was just a joy. "You need my what?"

 

Exactly. I liked the movie but Marvel needs to give their villains better plans then "Let's get this mega weapon and kill a ton of people." 

 

Please god let Howard actually have a role in Guardians 2.

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My wife liked it. My wife.

 

I was not blown away by the action. It seemed... blurry. Unclear. But anything to do with the characters and the interaction between them was just absolute aces.

 

I actually thought the villains were fairly well realized, which is usually kind of a problem.

 

I didn't catch Nathan Filion though. Did I miss something?

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The 80's child in me is incredibly happy right now.

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Laugh a minute, definitely a Gunn film. Felt like it succumbed in a few places to some Coruscant-itis and got a little busy. Felt the Infinity stone exposition could have been a little more in depth for those less in the know.

Going in and expecting so much from Rocket and Groot I think they managed to meet expectations but Bautista clearly is the breakout of the other three.

7:30 show wasnt sold out and there was probably less people in line for the 10:15 after. I'm not sure this opening weekend is going to look good unless word of mouth kicks into very high gear.
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post
 

Can someone tell me how much screentime Karen Gillan gets in this? Does her character survive at the end?

 

Not much. And yes.

 

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... and Ronan was about as interesting as Malekith.
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Exactly. I liked the movie but Marvel needs to give their villains better plans then "Let's get this mega weapon and kill a ton of people." 

 

 

I had the same reaction.

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My showing was in about a 300 seat theater and here were maybe 40 seats left. There were also four 7-7:40ish showing so there you are. And the crowd was hot, though too young to really appreciate Howard.

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My 8 pm theater was packed. Kids, families, bros, the whole gamut of demographics (except old people, but they're not part of any demographic that matters (except for price is right commercials))


But that fucking stinger at the end, holy shit the crowd went insane at that, as I was expecting ant-man or avengers 2 or just something totally badass.

Also great twist on the "no animals were harmed" line during the credits
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Very much enjoyed this.  I need to see it again as there were several lines I missed over everyone's laughter. 

 

I loved that the Marvel movie audience has been trained to stay through the credits and rewarded with Howard the Duck.  A cameo, that if you get, is hilarious, if not, its confusing as hell.  It was hard to gauge the audience's reaction to it, but seemed to lean more on confusion/disappointment.  But the reaction from those that got it, was strong enough that I don't even know what he said.

 

Eager to see these guys interact with the Avengers.

 

Anyone see this in 3D?  Kinda want to, if only for the dogfights. My only quibble is that during the chase on the Celestial carcass/planet, there was a little too much going on and it wasn't as easy to follow.  Wondering if the 3D might make it easier to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

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The action was great, a real deal sci-fi movie, but man this movie could've totally benefited from a high frame rate, as the escape from Knowhere got so blurry at times.
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Deep Thoughts, by Shaun H(andy)

 

- The intro was surprisingly emotionally stirring, but they made the mistake by making the edit super quick after she died. It was jarring and I felt it right away.

- Best main title sequence I've seen in a long time.

- Not much of the action really stood out, outside of a few select moments. Yondu clearly got the best one of them all (the runner-up being Groot's tree-beating).

- Ronan is Malekith 2.0

- I was glad to see Brolin already being used, but less enthused to see he's fully CG :/

- I was surprised at how no one really stood out. When the first trailer hit you thought it might be Starlord. Then everyone started jumping on the (annoying) Rocket bandwagon. Then I started hearing Groot and Drax stole the show. Truth be told, everyone had their own couple of moments but I didn't really feel like anyone stood out or stole the show. I was actually underwhelmed with Brad's Rocket performance, considering all the build up. Zoe was kinda dull and Chris let me down in the "this is going to make him a superstar" realm.

- Why did he have pre-conceived outfits for the Guardians cadre?

- How did Ronan know they were "the Guardians of the Galaxy"?

- WE ARE GROOT (and Groot dancing was a hoot)

post #41 of 3577
Saw it again with the kiddo. Love it so much. I stand by my review 100%.

And yeah about the Devin link. Let's have here be free if him once and for all. Not much to ask.
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nvm
post #43 of 3577
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Originally Posted by Shaun H View Post
 

Deep Thoughts, by Shaun H(andy)

 

- The intro was surprisingly emotionally stirring, but they made the mistake by making the edit super quick after she died. It was jarring and I felt it right away.

- Best main title sequence I've seen in a long time.

- Not much of the action really stood out, outside of a few select moments. Yondu clearly got the best one of them all (the runner-up being Groot's tree-beating).

- Ronan is Malekith 2.0

- I was glad to see Brolin already being used, but less enthused to see he's fully CG :/

- I was surprised at how no one really stood out. When the first trailer hit you thought it might be Starlord. Then everyone started jumping on the (annoying) Rocket bandwagon. Then I started hearing Groot and Drax stole the show. Truth be told, everyone had their own couple of moments but I didn't really feel like anyone stood out or stole the show. I was actually underwhelmed with Brad's Rocket performance, considering all the build up. Zoe was kinda dull and Chris let me down in the "this is going to make him a superstar" realm.

- Why did he have pre-conceived outfits for the Guardians cadre?

- How did Ronan know they were "the Guardians of the Galaxy"?

- WE ARE GROOT (and Groot dancing was a hoot)

 

I thought Ronan was a step and a half above Malkeith. We knew why he wanted to kill things... it was simple but it was specific. And his design was better and we actually spent time with him.

 

And Ronan didn't know they were the Guardians of the Galaxy. He named them.

post #44 of 3577
Well shit I just realized who I responded to and I'm on Tapatalk so I can't edit the above post
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I saw this and just loved it to pieces. It was a laugh a minute, Rocket and Groot came out great, but like others said before Bautista killed it. The Collector was marginalized in such a way that made sense, especially since he would be a terrible villain. The post credit teaser killed in my theater, but I had to explain it to my young grad student friends (fuck me for typing that. I mean, I am goddamned 32 years old). There will be some great things to see on the bluray.

 

From a design aspect, the ships were all different and I dug em something fierce. I loved the starfish blockade. Alien tech looked alien and lots of fun. 

 

I agree with Shaun about the opening scene cut. It was a great scene to start, but the cut away was too quick.

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Can we talk about the amazing soundtrack?

 

Using The Runaways for the pump-up scene?!?! 

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I really hope they find a way to actually give the Infinity Gems (Stones) their real individual powers too. If you are going to have a Mcguffin, at least borrow from the creativity of the comics instead of all of them just being vaguely powerful. Maybe if Adam Warlock shows up for the sequel we can get some variety.

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The Guardians are absolutely going to get the Millenium Falcon moment in the third Avengers movie, right?

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Well that was plenty fun.
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Don't you remember fun? of course you do. You just saw it.

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