shannonl5
2 years ago1,000+ Views

They do like to keep us on our toes.

The movies, comics, and tv series have all managed to surprise us many times. Out of the many decades that Marvel has been telling stories, what twist did you find the most memorable? Was it a character that came back to life? A visit from death? An out-of-left-field reveal? Let's talk about it!
[Blanket spoiler warning, be prepared!]
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@ViperZetsume it did really feel forced. Part of it has to be that they've barely had any screen time together. The last time they had a major scene, it was the scene that introduced the Hulk and that was years ago. And it totally dismissed a lot of the characterization Natasha has had since then. I know Whedon has said he did it so he could 'demonstrate that a man and a woman can be friends' (i.e. Nat and Hawkeye) but like... I think the farm did that???
2 years ago·Reply
@shannonl15 exactly! Whedon even said he pretty much ignored Winter Soldier. She had so much character development in TWS, it was almost insulting to see how he reduced her to nothing more than a damsel in distress.And Banner's characterization was atrocious and inconsistent! The whole reason she wanted to be with him is because he was this super powerful creature that didn't want to fight, but then he had that whole "I could choke the life out of you and not change a shade" and "Piss me off, see what happens!" moments. The screen time they had in Avengers was mostly her being completely and utterly terrified. I mean, if we had gotten to see the build up and the lullaby training it would have been different. But all we have is her cowering in fear of him and him still in love with Betty Ross. (sorry about the rant!)
2 years ago·Reply
@ViperZetsume YUP. It's so frustrating, because so much of Marvel's technique right now is tying everything together so you HAVE to see everything. Which can be annoying, but it's clearly working for them. But I guess Whedon is exempt because he just gets to do whatever he wants? Also never, ever apologize to me for ranting about AoU because it was not my favorite movie at all XD we should probably move the discussion over to the wank thread if we keep going though XD
2 years ago·Reply
@shannonl5 very true. and yeah, we probably should lol! But going back to the main post, the most memorable moment was the scene in TWS when the Lady counsel woman kicked ass and then was revealed to be Natasha. Like, as badass as it was, I kinda wish it had been her, but damn it was cool!
2 years ago·Reply
@ViperZetsume oh my goodness YES that was such a good one! That and Nick Fury being alive. Gosh there were like a million good twists in that movie
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