Author Topic: What If...?  (Read 5583 times)

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Re: What If...?
« Reply #90 on: September 29, 2021, 01:17:17 PM »
For some reason, I forgot what this series was called and started referring to it as "What's Up..?"

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Re: What If...?
« Reply #91 on: September 29, 2021, 06:08:50 PM »
Seems a bit unlikely that Ultron was able to murder everyone in the whole universe except the two superheroes that have no superpowers.

mothman

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Re: What If...?
« Reply #92 on: September 30, 2021, 07:34:15 AM »
I noticed in the Hawkeye thread that opinions were mixed regarding Jeremy Renner’s acting ability. I think he’s perfectly fine. But he’s not good at VO. His readings have been flat throughout with none of the character he brought to the live action films. Just what we see of him in the Hawkeye trailer has more character than he’s displayed in this whole series - and he’s been a near-constant presence throughout this season. Lake Bell manages to sound more like the Romanoff we’re used to.

But where it really falls short is in not having James Spader as Ultron. He absolutely made that role, with a nice mix of menace and humour. Definitely the biggest casting misstep of the whole show. Unavailable? Unwilling? It’s a shame.

Re: What If...?
« Reply #93 on: September 30, 2021, 09:21:39 AM »
But where it really falls short is in not having James Spader as Ultron. He absolutely made that role, with a nice mix of menace and humour. Definitely the biggest casting misstep of the whole show. Unavailable? Unwilling? It’s a shame.

As it's Spader, he probably couldn't be bothered.

Re: What If...?
« Reply #94 on: October 01, 2021, 10:09:25 AM »
They used Ross Marquand for Ultron/vision. He replaced Hugo Weaving as red skull in Infinity War and Endgame. I think he was going for something other than a Spader impression, maybe a mix of Spader/Bettany's voices? Didn't really work.

Re: What If...?
« Reply #95 on: October 01, 2021, 11:25:24 AM »
What if this wasn’t a load of stupid shit?

mothman

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Re: What If...?
« Reply #96 on: October 01, 2021, 04:20:00 PM »
They used Ross Marquand for Ultron/vision. He replaced Hugo Weaving as red skull in Infinity War and Endgame. I think he was going for something other than a Spader impression, maybe a mix of Spader/Bettany's voices? Didn't really work.

Yes, I wondered that too, but Vision only sounds like Jarvis because Jarvis was the basis for the Vision OS, or personality, or whatever (and it provided a nice way to expand Bettany’s part in the franchise). By that logic, UltroVision should have sounded like Spader alone.

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Re: What If...?
« Reply #97 on: October 01, 2021, 08:34:36 PM »
Why didn't Ultravison completely destroy Earth? Seemed like he blew up all other life-supporting planets.

mothman

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Re: What If...?
« Reply #98 on: October 01, 2021, 09:58:32 PM »
Because he’d already “cleansed” it (he thought) maybe? The hard way, as it were. The others, total destruction was the easy quick way once he had the stones?

Glebe

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Re: What If...?
« Reply #99 on: October 01, 2021, 11:35:54 PM »
Because he’d already “cleansed” it (he thought) maybe? The hard way, as it were. The others, total destruction was the easy quick way once he had the stones?

Come off it Mothy, what are you, Ultravision's PR man? This is a completely unacceptable answer!

mothman

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Re: What If...?
« Reply #100 on: October 02, 2021, 12:28:16 PM »
Is not! It’s a valid hypothesis, you know? He kills off (nearly all of) humanity, is wondering what to do next, in swans Thanos who gets killed and gives him ultimate power and the awareness that other worlds are out there that a) he can now reach, and b) can obliterate easily, so off he rushes. And by the time he’s done that, maybe he was thinking he’ll go back and actually destroy Earth, but then he learns of the multiverse and off he goes again.

You telling me you’ve never rushed out to do something and left a stove on, or something?

And as an aside, the Watcher really needs to learn not to monologue behind supreme beings who’ve wiped out everyone else in their universe…

Glebe

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Re: What If...?
« Reply #101 on: October 02, 2021, 06:01:55 PM »
Okay fair enough. But Ultravison mate, you've left the house without plugging everything out so to speak, go back to Earth and deal with owt in the next episode!

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Re: What If...?
« Reply #102 on: October 02, 2021, 06:50:54 PM »
He hasn't bumped into Galactus... who doesn't exist yet in in the MCU but surely will quite soon.

Great episode, great bit at the the end. Looking forward to the next episode.

Re: What If...?
« Reply #103 on: October 12, 2021, 12:00:44 AM »
I take it nobody watched the last episode then? I did, but don’t remember anything about it already.

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Re: What If...?
« Reply #104 on: October 12, 2021, 12:41:17 AM »
Which of these are worth watching? Can't be arsed with them all.

Re: What If...?
« Reply #105 on: October 12, 2021, 12:53:38 AM »
Which of these are worth watching? Can't be arsed with them all.

The Dr Strange one had the best visuals, but you aren’t missing much by not watching.

Re: What If...?
« Reply #106 on: October 12, 2021, 02:46:43 PM »
The Dr Strange one had the best visuals, but you aren’t missing much by not watching.

Seconded. If you aren't arsed enough to watch them all, I wouldn't bother with any.

Re: What If...?
« Reply #107 on: October 12, 2021, 03:29:33 PM »
I liked the ending. I saw complaints about it going serialized after seemingly being a disconnected anthology thing, but I don't see the problem - it's only the last two episodes that tie everything together and, if you ignore them, the preceding episodes still work by themselves.

The big fight in the penultimate episode made Infinity War and Endgame look rather piffling in comparison.

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