MCU

Mar. 14th, 2016 02:13 pm
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I was reading some reactions to the recent trailer for Captain America: Civil War, and I realized that my brain has, in the time since Age of Ultron, smoothed out quite a few of the parts that make the least sense (to me). I mean, it's not that I've completely forgotten Johannesburg, for example, it's just that I've just classified it under "fanservice" because in my mind, it's there because apparently Iron Man vs. Hulk is cool, instead of under serious plot that I have to grapple with.

And I've sort of reconciled with the fact that there is going to be a Civil War movie, which used to terrify me. I guess I've jettisoned all the stuff that Civil War was terrifying about. Like caring too much about Tony Stark, or actually Steve Rogers.

Which is in one sense good, in as much as having a fandom is good (I don't do much fandom stuff, but I do roleplay MCU characters). I'm still waiting for a new fandom to replace MCU, so it's nice that the old fandom has morphed (in my own mind, at least) into something that I'm generally okay with from some perspectives.

But on the other hand, it means that when talking with people, there can be some huge bumps when my assumptions and smoothing process hit hard against their assumptions. I don't think this is necessarily even a comics/movies disconnect any more, though that used to be my go to explanation. The movies have enough discrepancies now, enough fuel for varied assumptions, that it's become a field of potholes. Everyone hits a different one, and lives in a different MCU world.

I am so ready for a new fandom, this one is just too hard to connect with other people over.

Was I saying this a year ago?

Date: 2016-03-14 11:43 pm (UTC)
sharpest_asp: Nate Ford sitting on a bench, Sophie Devereaux resting against his lap (Default)
From: [personal profile] sharpest_asp
I disconnected with MCU quite some time ago. I still have not watched Thor 2 or Ultron, and will probably not watch Antman or Guardians.

I have pieces of canon I care about, but I honestly feel like they overreached themselves in their scope of wishing to tie it all back to itself.

Date: 2016-03-15 11:20 pm (UTC)
sharpest_asp: 3/4 view of long-straight haired Black Widow from over her shoulder (MCU: Black Widow)
From: [personal profile] sharpest_asp
While I appreciate the way Avengers knit the bits of the universe together, I actually like Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man within their individual movies. (I've held off on Thor 2 mostly for lack of time and focus, not because I don't want to.)

As someone who was certain that I would never A) like RDJ, or B) Iron Man, I was exceptionally surprised to realize the IM trilogy is actually my favorite. I'm invested in him and his supporting cast. Thor and Jane, their dynamic, as well as the supporting cast in those drew me in deeply. And I think Captain America's storyline might be the best plotted.

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