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2:02 PM
@M.A.R. Oooakay, I checked it out and... it was waste of time
To put it mildly
I guess you lowered expectations this time. It was like Shang only even dumber premise and fun was either lost on me or unintentional.
 
2:51 PM
I watched Everything Everywhere All at Once
It was a bit eccentric. A big bit.
But ultimately it was a pretty good movie
@Mithoron well, there was something down there, that admittedly required quite a bit of digging through weird spells and CGI, about the arrogance of trying to be the only hero in town. A couple of profound if repetitive things the movie was trying to say were nice, which is why I say it's better than most other "second movie in franchise" Marvel movies, with the exception of Winter Soldier and Ant-Man 2.
They got lost because the movie was trying so hard till the very end to make me sympathize with Wanda, and I couldn't anyway. Also, the generic non-white teenage girl didn't have anything going about herself either. She was just a plot device to show us Strange's heart is in the right place, something like that.
If I were to compare this movie to Shang Chi, well, Shang Chi had a couple of cool fight scenes. Shang Chi otherwise made no bloody sense. With this one at least you could mostly tell where Strange stood and there was a reason the good guys were fighting the bad guys (even though there was not much of a reason the bad guys were fighting the good guys).
Shang Chi was just, muddled. Confounded. Befuddling. The good guys and the bad guys peacefully coexisted sometimes and fought for very stupid reasons at other times.
The characters were assumed by other characters to be either invincible or scripted to die, like a game cutscene. The family bonds were very strong when it drove the plot, and very weak when it didn't. There was no sense of morality, justice, or vengeance, but a corrupted mix of all three
With Dr. Strange and Scarlet Witch, if you accept that 1) the Avengers are the most forgiving people in the world while Wanda has clearly demonstrated she's either a psychopath or can't be trusted with her powers or both, and that 2) she's thought through the whole being a mother plus murderous master of the universe thing, most of what they do do in the movie makes sense.
A couple of fight scenes in Shang Chi were really great though, can't deny that. I don't remember enjoying any fight scene in Dr. Strange 2 all that much
 
3:19 PM
@M.A.R. Well, I do not accept that she would idiotically slaughter a small army instead of asking nicely :>
Hello, she could just magick her into opening way to a place where the kids were orphans, end of the movie, or a beginning of a story that would make slight sense.
 
 
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6:04 PM
@Mithoron but DAAAAARKHOLD
Darkold? No idea
 

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