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Couldn't see a thread but the comic con trailer was just released.

Looks unbelievably cool. I love how easy Colter makes it look for Luke to just plow through a buildimg full of people. It's the opposite of Matt panting and heaving after each encounter (which worked great in that show).

I keep reading about how great the script is. I hope it goes deep. There was that set photo of Luke surrounded by policeman with their guns pointed at him. Forgive the pun, but that image couldn't be anymore loaded right now and I wonder if BLM will be referenced in anyway. I remember nearly falling off my chair when Jessica tells Killgrave that he raped her. There was no squeamishness about it, it was bold and declarative. "Fuck you it was rape!" I hope this series can do something similar.

Edited becuase Jesus Christ I can't write a coherent sentence.
Edited by Mike's Pants - 7/22/16 at 1:43am
post #2 of 290

Mike, unless you link or post the trailer, I'm going to pretend you're a dirty fibber. You gonna start a thread about Avatar 3's trailer next, and try and convince us that you saw it at your local pub and that the trailer features a scene of a Na'Vi v Terminator v Alien war?

 

IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE GONNA DO NOW, MIKE?!?!?!

 

 

ETA: Found it. I forgive you, Mike.

 

 


Edited by MrSaxon - 7/22/16 at 10:42am
post #3 of 290

This is the first of the Netflix Marvel shows that I know I'm going to get the wife to watch.  Why?  Because she's in mad lust with Mike Colter (who was awesome on THE GOOD WIFE).  Show looks great.

post #4 of 290
Yeah, of the two trailers released this is undoubtedly the better one.

SHIMMY SHIMMY YAW SHIMMY YAM SHIMMY YAY
post #5 of 290

Goddamn that looks fucking cool. 

post #6 of 290
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ETA: Found it. I forgive you, Mike.

You are merciful. Yours will be a just rule.
post #7 of 290
No tiara, no sale.

I kid. This looks fucking badass.

Getting ahead of things, I can't wait for Luke and Danny to team up down the line. Never thought I'd see a live action PM&IF but here it comes.
post #8 of 290

Looks good!

post #9 of 290

Looks dope, and it already seems to have a better handle on the super-powered action than Jessica Jones did (that show got a lot right, fighting wasn't one of them). Hopefully they can sustain it for a whole season. 

post #10 of 290

...and yet another veteran of The Wire appears in a Marvel joint! Love it!

post #11 of 290
Looks like a blast. Cage seems to have got fighting tips from Non in SUPERMAN 2. I hope he gets drunk and smashes bar mirrors by flicking peanuts at them.
post #12 of 290

That looks like a complete blast.

post #13 of 290

Crime in my neighborhood? AWW HELL NAWW!!!!

post #14 of 290

Such a perfect song choice. I'm most excited for this out of the new marvel shows.

post #15 of 290

I like that they've got Remy Danton (seemingly?) playing the villain.

post #16 of 290

Any indication of what/who the villain is?

 

'Evil Businessman' seems a little too similar to Daredevil's Season 1 arc (also about a hometown hero in a downtrodden New York neighborhood)

post #17 of 290

That's their brand, yo!

post #18 of 290

New Trailer coming tomorrow.

 

post #19 of 290

Ohhh I like what I see

 

post #20 of 290
I love how unapologetically Black this show looks.

HAVING SAID THAT: I hope that Immortal Iron Fist is an extreme departure from the urban aesthetic Marvel/Netflix has going on.
post #21 of 290
Bracelets and tiara. Heh.

post #22 of 290

Looks pretty great, but am a little disappointed that there is no sign of Jessica Jones anywhere in the teasers.  Really liked that relationship.

post #23 of 290
I hope they keep permanent sneer Jessica Jones far away from this.
post #24 of 290

Looks great, but I'm curious what they're going to do to establish a credible threat over 10+ episodes. I mean there's bulletproof, and then there's "bullets seem to have literally zero effect on me" bulletproof, so it will be interesting to see what meta-human stuff they end up throwing at him.

 

Oh, and 100% not a real complaint, but I did laugh a little him rescuing the shop owners...by throwing thugs into every single breakable thing in the store.

post #25 of 290
Yeah, Luke's gone to the Robocop school of crimefighting.

We saw in "Jessica Jones" that he can be hurt, and that his nigh-invulnerabilty can then cause its own problems. I'm not worried about them coming up with some credible threats.

I do wish, though, that this and the Fist series had been produced before "Jessica Jones"-- I would've liked to see Luke and Danny ' s partnership develop before the big Defenders team up, and Luke's show personality so far seems closer to his more mellow, post-Jessica self than the guy the Fist is warning about here:



It's a quibble because the show looks great, and I like Colter in the role. It's just that Danny ' s Zen calm always played pretty funny against a Luke who was constantly pissed off.
post #26 of 290

I really liked Colter in the role during Jessica Jones, but its actually Mahershala Ali as Cottonmouth who is making me most interested here. He looks like he's going to be an interesting presence (I love the shot in the first trailer of him just laughing in Cage's face), and Netflix have described Cottonmouth as "the other hero of the story" which suggests we're going to get something akin to the dual Daredevil / Kingpin stories from the first season of Daredevil

 

Saxon's Sexy Factoid Of The Day: Apparently every episode of this show's first season will be named after a Gang Starr track. 


Edited by MrSaxon - 8/9/16 at 12:39pm
post #27 of 290

I think this looks fucking great.

post #28 of 290
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It's a quibble because the show looks great, and I like Colter in the role. It's just that Danny ' s Zen calm always played pretty funny against a Luke who was constantly pissed off.

 

Who knows, maybe they'll flip the dynamic with a young, angry Danny and an older, wiser Luke Cage. 

post #29 of 290

Me likey.

 

I hope it keeps the audio from the trailer and not some generic muzak.

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post #31 of 290

Like Daredevil, I expect this show to be good... right up until The Hand shows up.

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post #33 of 290

Well, the reviews are (on the whole) pretty good. Looks like anyone who enjoyed the other Marvel / Netflix shows will have a good time with this one.

 

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411 Mania says Netflix has another winner with this new Marvel series:

“Luke Cage stands apart from the pack with its own unique identity. In fact, Luke Cage is, in many ways, just as different from the previous Netflix shows as Daredevil and Jessica Jones are from existing Marvel Studios efforts. It’s here where Luke Cage truly shines with a style and attitude that is all its own.” … “Luke Cage undoubtedly has the best soundtrack ever conceived for any Marvel project to date. Music is a major part of the show’s identity and really helps Luke Cage stand out in a satisfying way.” … “Luke Cage thus far is another winner for the Marvel Netflix line. The show bravely forges its own identity in presenting a show with a unique style and attitude that make it truly entertaining. However, the show still doesn’t forget its comic book roots.”

Comics Beat loved the show:

“Luke Cage is, without fail, exceptional on all fronts.” … “Much like Jessica Jones is a show with a very specific point of view (that of a woman), Luke Cage takes a look at black culture head-on. In between its more high-octane sequences, Coker and the writing staff tackle some truly heady stuff, including black identity, class conflict, inner-city crime, civic pride, and life after imprisonment.”… “this is the rare superhero piece that transcends its origin point and becomes something much grander and more profound. In a set of years where we’ve come to see that we really don’t live in a post-racial America, this is a series that needs to be seen. Coker’s perspective is invaluable and the clarity of his voice rings through at all points.” … “One of the best aspects of each of Marvel’s Netflix offerings is the richness of their villains, as both Fisk and Kilgrave proved to be menacing and mostly multi-faceted creations that blow away their big screen counterparts, save for Loki.”

Collider praises the cast and the exploration of Harlem:

 

“It’s an intimate portrait of street life, detailing not only the inner workings of the crime syndicates, but also the beleaguered police, sleazy politicians, and the young people in the community who see guns and drugs as an easy way to make money.” … “Luke Cage does an excellent job giving each of its cast members … distinct personalities and memorable moments that create immediate stakes.” … “[Colter] gives Cage a sense of reticence mixed with righteous defiance that hits all the right notes for a hero who uses his strength only as a last resort, and he does so in low tones and with a casual confidence. Though Cage isn’t always confident, he’s extremely principled with a magnetic charisma, making him a kind of Captain America to this ragtag group of vigilantes. Though he may struggle to define his heroism and what it means for himself and Harlem, there are no complications for viewers. He is the hero we’ve been waiting for.”

The Nerd Repository says the series doesn’t have a crazy original plot but agrees it’s a very unique vision:

Marvel’s Luke Cage doesn’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to revenge stories or even superhero ones – in fact, much to my surprise the series just seems to revisit those tropes beat-by-beat. … But what the series lacks in overall original plot, it by far makes up for with a fantastic injection of great music, tremendous performances from the impressive cast, and colorful characters set in a very unique and very adult corner of the MCU.” … “Marvel’s Luke Cage is overflowing with terrific personality and culture, while also providing enough of the “holy shit” moments we’ve all come to love from Marvel’s Netflix. While much of the plot structure is a revenge story cliché, Cheo Hodari Coker’s vision for the series still plays out as a wonderful mash-up homage to the original “blaxploitation” Luke Cage comics in a modern, moving setting with a solid message for today.”

Den Of Geek seems to like the show but admits it falls into some of the same problems of the other Marvel Nertflix shows:

“Luke Cage lacks the eye-popping martial arts choreography of Daredevil or the heart-pounding psychological terror of Jessica Jones. … But like its predecessors, Luke Cage boasts an excellent cast, tremendous atmosphere, and a willingness to go places that other Marvel Studios productions can’t. And it brings a few fun twists to the party, too.” … “The show hits the usual Marvel Netflix problems, though. There are some archetypes that get leaned on a little too heavily and characters have a tendency to monologue, sometimes aggressively.” … “the quality and commitment to characterization and story on display in Luke Cage still feels miles ahead of some of their other [Netflix television] efforts.”

JoBlo was a little less positive on the new series:

“The results are a very promising mix of action and drama that avoids the pitfalls of being classified solely as an urban series. Luke Cage fits right in with it’s predecessors but also maintains a very unique and distinct sound thanks to a great selection of music.” … “Luke Cage plays very much like a throwback to 1970s blaxploitation films but with a more nuanced and modern approach.” … “But, Luke Cage does have some minor kinks to work out. While the series does have more of a slow burn approach compared to the big screen Marvel franchises, it does feel very unevenly paced.”

 

post #34 of 290
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Well, the reviews are (on the whole) pretty good. Looks like anyone who enjoyed the other Marvel / Netflix shows will have a good time with this one.

 

 

Utterly unsurprising, but still fairly encouraging.

post #35 of 290

Final trailer:

 

 

Get your streaming act together this weekend, people. I'm laying in supplies of cheddar popcorn, peanut M&Ms, and Diet Dr Pepper.

post #36 of 290

Alfre Woodard went properly evil after Tony Stark dropped a building on her son.

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Alfre Woodard went properly evil after Tony Stark dropped a building on her son.

 

Good catch, Marvel taking a page out of the Law & Order playbook.

post #38 of 290

Also, obviously this may be presumptive but based on that trailer this already looks to have done the TV super-power thing WAY better than Jessica Jones did. I get wanting each show to have its own vibe, but I hope they're taking notes. 

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I'm laying in supplies of cheddar popcorn, peanut M&Ms, and Diet Dr Pepper.

 

Nooooooooooo. Don't be THAT, guy. You've already got the popcorn and the M&Ms, so you may as well put all of your chips on the table.

 

Diet Dr Pepper tastes awful, anyway. Treat your tastebuds to the real thing! 

post #40 of 290
Personally, I'm looking forward to Friday like it's Christmas.

Sweet, sweet Christmas.
post #41 of 290

As an addendum, I'm hoping you young punks will point out all the cameos I'll be sure to be unaware of. I had to Google the guy Luke changes jackets with (but I did see the Stan Lee poster.. Old White Guy Radar I'm assuming). 

post #42 of 290

I will finally get to watch a Netflix Marvel show as soon as it premieres. However, I won't be able to contribute to the conversation because it's going to take me two weeks, and you bastards will have it done by Monday morning.

post #43 of 290
It's been September 30th here for 12 hours already - what's the fuckin' hold-up?!
post #44 of 290

10 after here in EDT, not pleased.

post #45 of 290

I'll watch this, since there's no way it could be as bad as Jessica Jones. The main actor here is at least likable and capable of holding my attention.

post #46 of 290
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I'll watch this, since there's no way it could be as bad as Jessica Jones. The main actor here is at least likable and capable of holding my attention.
post #47 of 290
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Originally Posted by Kyle Reese View Post
 

I'll watch this, since there's no way it could be as bad as Jessica Jones. The main actor here is at least likable and capable of holding my attention.

post #48 of 290
Two eps in and digging the hell out of it. There will be plenty to discuss later but for now - God DAYUM, the body on Misty Knight!
post #49 of 290

I'm enjoying this a lot more than Jessica Jones.

 

And I liked Jessica Jones a whole lot.

post #50 of 290
Can't wait to start!
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