Some Richard Armitage fans are loving Wolverine: The Long Night

Here are two fellow fans’ reactions: Stacks and Ranges and I’m Feeling This.

~ by Servetus on March 22, 2018.

8 Responses to “Some Richard Armitage fans are loving Wolverine: The Long Night”

  1. Thanks for the link!

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    • You’re welcome. I thought I should link in interest of equal time. That said, almost every fan I’ve read who really loves this was already interested in Wolverine. I’m tempted to conclude that you’re filling in things when you listen that are simply not at my disposal.

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      • That may be true. I like the dark, troubled characters like Wolverine and I really thought “Logan” was great.

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        • I’ve quit going to comic / superhero movies unless there’s some other reason to. The genre just does not appeal to me; I’m practically always disappointed and frustrated. Black Panther is an exception, but I can’t remember another one that I liked.

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          • I remember walking out of X-Men: The Last Stand disappointed, then read about what Ratner did to Ellen Page, and things made sense about that movie. (My theory: These pros did it but did not like their director. Something was off.)

            Marvel told ‘superhero’ stories but many writers brought something else to the genre. Logan felt like a Western, Captain American: Winter Soldier had a political thriller feel to it, even Robert Redford remarked on it. I have to admit I want more Armitage, soon, like Monday cannot come fast enough.

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            • I want more Armitage, too — but unfortunately I’m going to have to relisten to the previous three episodes as I’m having a hard time keeping the story in my mind. I don’t know why I should care about the victims, or be worried about the cult, from the writing as it is. And I have no allegiance one way or another to Wolverine except that I do keep thinking about my initial response to his “letter” in episode 2 and whether I really want to make that public, or just shut up about it.

              I realize that the real comic genre (the actual comics) are often frame stories for bigger ideas. I don’t enjoy comics that much, though, even when the ideas are in synch with my views. After I saw Black Panther I checked out the first volume of the comic by Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose memoir and political writing I really admire, but I just couldn’t get into it and I haven’t looked at any more of them. (Although I do tend to like graphic novels.)

              I had had enough “Captain America” after I saw “The First Avenger.” I didn’t hate it, accepting that it’s just the kind of film it is, but it was so “rah rah USA,” and I really can’t imagine making myself seeing any more of them. I was sad when Stanley Tucci died, but that’s kind of the extent of it and I didn’t think it was his best performance. I didn’t see any of the Thor movies in the theater, but one was on TV recently, I think maybe the first one, and I was bored about twenty minutes in. Someone told me that those are films are about the parody of the genre / camp, and that’s fine but I don’t know enough about the genre to appreciate that, I guess. I saw the last Spiderman because I took the nieces, but it wasn’t very interesting, and I saw Wonder Woman b/c my friends were saying it was feminist, which i somehow missed, and then someone said, well, feminist in comparison to how she was in the last film (which i didn’t see, either).

              In short i think I’m just somehow not in the target audience for these films, and I don’t want to spend my entertainment dollar on them. (I’m also bothered by how these blockbusters are basically all anyone wants to see anymore. Like right now, at my local multiplex you can see Star Wars, Tomb Raider, Black Panther and very little else, on a normal evening. I’m lucky that they show all the good films on cheap day, but it’s almost always only on cheap day, and that doesn’t bode well for the future of that kind of film in my market.)

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  2. Thanks for the shout out. 🙂

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