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Also watched Spider Man No Way Home and...it would be okay/great if it had ended before the alternate Spider Men were introduced. Everything was incredibly drab and occasionally painful to watch from that point on.
 
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That's the same day as the live action Pinocchio releases on Disney+

That's a weird play. They don't normally do that with movies do they? Either way, I'll be watching it again. I really enjoyed it. That gives it another couple of weeks in theatres, so it'll get to $750m globally. Not terrible, but hardly groundbreaking either.

It is the highest grossing of the 4 Thor movies when you take China out of the other totals, and about 16th for the MCU globally and about 14th domestically, so it's proper middle of the pack.
 
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Also watched Spider Man No Way Home and...it would be okay/great if it had ended before the alternate Spider Men were introduced. Everything was incredibly drab and occasionally painful to watch from that point on.
You'd rather they ended it at the point Aunt May dies, to stop it being so....drab?

I enjoyed seeing the three of them together, even if I think the screenplay was rough. Some of that dialogue was amateur hour. But having them all swinging and fighting together in the last act was really brilliant.

And Andrew's reaction when he caught MJ and she asked if he was ok? Beautiful. One of the best moments in the whole movie.
 
You'd rather they ended it at the point Aunt May dies, to stop it being so....drab?

I enjoyed seeing the three of them together, even if I think the screenplay was rough. Some of that dialogue was amateur hour. But having them all swinging and fighting together in the last act was really brilliant.

And Andrew's reaction when he caught MJ and she asked if he was ok? Beautiful. One of the best moments in the whole movie.
If it meant they retooled the rest into something with better pace (but if it was standalone perhaps its pace would be fine, the contrast with what came before definitely made it worse), and less cringe dialogue/static deliveries at the most inconvenient times? 100%
Otherwise yes to all the positive and negative things you point out. The "you are amazing" dialogue was also cute (but still odd timing and who knows what percentage of the viewers actually appreciated the nod). Andrew's scene for proving he's spider-man and Tobey entering like he just got out of bed were enough to get up and leave if I was watching at a cinema.
 
I mean, Spidey is all about cringe dialogue, it's part of his DNA. Having Tobey and Andrew back was such a great idea and worked for the most part. Tobey's Peter was always a bit of a dork so him appearing so casually was so in character for him.

That's the same day as the live action Pinocchio releases on Disney+

That's a weird play. They don't normally do that with movies do they? Either way, I'll be watching it again. I really enjoyed it. That gives it another couple of weeks in theatres, so it'll get to $750m globally. Not terrible, but hardly groundbreaking either.

It is the highest grossing of the 4 Thor movies when you take China out of the other totals, and about 16th for the MCU globally and about 14th domestically, so it's proper middle of the pack.
Disney really have no faith in this, do they? I don't get it though since it has a pretty stellar cast, the trailer looked solid and they have Glen Ballard on board for the music.
 
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Disney really have no faith in this, do they? I don't get it though since it has a pretty stellar cast, the trailer looked solid and they have Glen Ballard on board for the music.
Yeah this is a very weird way to treat a brand new live action remake. They've been reliably big business and this could have done well for them. Still might obviously, but not even having a full trailer 2 weeks before release is just odd and is really only sending the message that it's either going to be delayed or it's absolute crap.
 
Yeah this is a very weird way to treat a brand new live action remake. They've been reliably big business and this could have done well for them. Still might obviously, but not even having a full trailer 2 weeks before release is just odd and is really only sending the message that it's either going to be delayed or it's absolute crap.
My only reasoning is that they are saving it for some huge promo blitz for release week but they're cutting it fine.
 
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I mean they released Shang Chi and Jungle Cruise on Disney Day+ last year while premiering Home Sweet Home Again.

But I feel like they are really dropping it with Pinocchio too.
 
I need this poster for the bluray release

Ooooo same. This is great.

And any No Way Home slander feels like a personal attack against me ddddd. It's my favorite MCU film partly because the other two Peters show up. That was everything to me. Sure there may be plot holes and cringey dialogue (which as someone pointed out, is Spidey's bread and butter) but the amount of love and care for Spidey is character bleeds through the entire film. It feels like such a perfect understanding of Spidey as a character and for Tom's Peter to get the support he needed from two older versions of himself when he's in a very vulnerable place is just...amazing. and it wraps up the first part of Tom's story so perfectly, including a hard reset that makes it even more exciting to see where he'll go next. But if this was Tom's last Spider-Man movie, it would be a wonderful ending to the trilogy. I don't care about any of the problems with the film, because how the movie makes me feel throughout its runtime is what matters. And no other MCU film has made me feel everything that this one does. I love it so much.
 
I need this poster for the bluray release


Big bunch of actor's heads, tiny and virtually impossible see images of the visually interesting characters, no sense of tone, place or feel... a typical MCU poster if marginally less terrible than most of their other Spider-Man ones I guess.

Homecoming had some decent ones in amongst the shockers, but woof. I wish the MCU felt like it needed to honour the fact it's derived from a graphic print artform and not JUST a cash printing machine.
 

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