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What’s your Whump age limit?

I had a realization today, whilst pondering why I don’t feel like I can get into the rebooted MacGyver despite the loads of whump I’m hearing it has. 

Bit of backstory… the original series is my whumpy roots… I watched it as a kid and Mac is one of the first characters I can distinctly remember enjoying seeing hurt. And there were plenty of episodes where he was. I still love the series despite it being horribly dated. So I thought I was hesitating to watch it because it’s something close to my heart that I’d hate to see ruined. But I realized the main reason (and there are several others that I won’t get into) is that Lucas Till just does NOT do it for me as a whumpee and I was trying to figure out why. Is it just because Richard Dean Anderson is my boo and no one could replace him? I don’t think so… there are plenty of other actors I could see in the role who would have me running towards the series with bells on (Mike Vogel from The Brave comes to mind).

It hit me today that it’s for the same reason I couldn’t really enjoy the Peter whump in Spiderman Homecoming. Even though logically I know that the actors are adults… they look like teenagers. Which, now that I’m in my thirties, to me equals KIDS. And I just can’t do it! I can’t have the happy tingles seeing kids get beat to shit. Is this how normal people feel when they watch all whumpy things? How awful…

So my question for the community is this… what’s your age limit for whump enjoyment (assuming that you have one)? And how does that correlate to your own age? I’d imagine someone closer to their teens probably wouldn’t have an issue seeing teens get whumped (I certainly didn’t back then, even though I always preferred older male characters) 

And I know I don’t enjoy seeing elderly characters roughed up either. Something about both ends of the spectrum just triggers this “PROTECT!” mentality vs. the usual “yes….yessssss… more!”. The difference is fascinating

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 superhero film directed by Jon Watts. It stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr. The film is about Peter Parker and his struggles to live life as both Spider-Man and an average high school student. Meanwhile, The Vulture plans to hijack classified Avengers weaponry in order to sell them for high prices to arms dealers.

Spider-Man was always one of my favorite superheroes. I read about him, watched his first Sam Raimi trilogy and played the incredibly fun PS2 Spider-Man games for hours on end. Even years after, I still love the web slinger even though I despise spiders. Anyway, we saw our first glimpse of Spider-Man in last year’s Civil War, and in this film he finally gets to shine as an official member of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). Homecoming is much better than both The Amazing Spider-Man films, but still does not come close to the levels of the first two original Spider-Man films. In short, Spider-Man: Homecoming is unlike any Spider-Man movie you’ve seen before, and luckily it’s surprisingly good villain and raw energy of it’s star heroes save it from falling completely flat.

Let’s begin with what the film got right.

To begin with, villain. No, this is not the end of the world. I am not on drugs or incredibly drunk, I am actually complimenting a Marvel villain for once. It’s been years since I’ve done so, and all of this is thanks to Michael Keaton. The Vulture is by far one of the more well written villains in recent superhero movies. He is actually given a good motive, some good backstory and one hell of a performance from Keaton, who just has a presence whenever he is on the screen. He made us, for once, care about the villain. The tense scenes he shares with Peter Parker and the twist his character takes elevate him as a result. We know where he is coming from and why he chose to be bad, and that’s all I can ever ask for from these kind of films. What a surprise. Well done Vulture, he was by far my favorite character in the film.

Also, Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. Andrew Garfield is a nice guy and a great actor, but I never really believed him as Spider-Man, with Tom Holland, I am almost safely on board the bandwagon. The depth and conflict he brings to the role is amazing, especially for a man his age. He portrayed Peter Parker as this immature kid, which he still is at this point, and gave us a more vulnerable side to view. His more emotional scenes were great, and he completely owned the characters of Spider-Man and Peter Parker. As always, Tony Stark is the coolest, suavest and most charming guy in the film. He plays more of a father figure in the film, but he nonetheless entertains. He steals almost every scene that he is in with the raw charisma he is famous for; Robert Downey Jr. was born to be Iron Man.

However, Spider-Man: Homecoming is, unfortunately, incredibly flawed.

Firstly, humor. Some of the humor hits, as most Marvel movies do, but some of the jokes in this film fall painfully flat. There are so many scenes where the audience was supposed to laugh, but were met simply with silence. There’s a henchmen on the villain side who doesn’t really do his job right because he’s such a doughnut, and not for one second did I think that his character was remotely funny or necessary. It’s as if he came from a different film. Also, most of Flash Thompson’s jokes fell pretty recycled and flat, as did a lot of the student characters jokes in the film.

In addition, romance. Spider-Man is famous for having iconic leading ladies such as Mary Jane or Gwen Stacy, but this time we are treated to Liz Allen. The film tries to portray her as Peter’s perfect crush, and suggests they may one day actually end up together, but not for a single second did I care. There was no chemistry between the two whatsoever, and their relationship was so forced and awkward. I could not care less where they would end up at the end. Zendaya plays Michelle, Peter’s potential lover as well, but her character is so unlikable that I do not want them to be with each other either. She is the typical annoying Social Justice Warrior pessimist you see online and that is by far the least appealing female lead character I can possibly think of. The mere thought of Peter and Michelle potentially together in the future does not excite me in the slightest.

To conclude, despite a shockingly good villain in The Vulture and some charismatic performances from Iron Man and Spider-Man, the film is weighed down by it’s flat humor and surprising lack of romantic chemistry. It will be enjoyable for the general audiences and most Marvel fans, but it’s flaws prevent it from being as good as it should have been. Nonetheless, I hope the series goes in new and better routes in the future with the universe and characters of Spider-Man that still needs much, much more exploring. I can still trust Marvel to do it justice, but this is one of their more weaker films in a while. Spider-Man: Homecoming receives an 7.1/10.

vball-baes-bball-babes  asked:

Which superheroes do you think each of the Karasuno starters best represent? Include (if it's not too much) Tsukki and Noya since they rotate in and out frequently. Marvel, DC, or both is fine. Thanks and good luck with your blog!

Aah thank you so much! This request was a bit tricky for me with some characters (might be obvious which ones lol), but was a ton of fun to do! I hope you enjoy it!

Hinata

Hinata is definitely Spiderman (and not just because he’s called so in the show.) Both are known to be small fries in their respective series, are under estimated, but always prove themselves to be more than what you expect. Plus, Hinata’s comment about being “from the concrete,” is aligned with Spider-man’s constant wise cracking.

Kageyama

In terms of personality and abilities, Kageyama is very similar to Scarlet Witch. Both tend to be hotheaded/easy to snap, socially awkward, yet well regarded within their talents (I mean, Scarlet Witch redesigned the universe when she got upset. She has the power.) Even so, both become slightly more open as time goes on, becoming viable parts to their team.

Tsukishima

Iron man. Sassy, taunting, and slightly indifferent to their responsibilities at first, both Iron man and Tsukishima can be hard to be around for some people, yet they’re both invaluable and both experience a moment that completely changes their outlook on their responsibilities.

Yamaguchi

Considering his transition from being (an absolute cutey patooey) a character portrayed as weak and invaluable, to having a complete badass moment of pride, to being completely invaluable to the team, I can’t help but think of Yamaguchi’s development as being similar to Captain America. Both are just so earnest and hardworking, and just wanted to be useful towards a cause they both believed in.

Tanaka

Boisterous, silly, hotheaded, and wanting to be with the ladies, Tanaka just screams Human Torch to me. Both are here to kick ass at what they do, are protective of those they care for, and can focus and get serious when the time calls for it.

Noya

I can’t help but see Noya as the Flash. Both are fast, wanting to be with ladies, larger than life dedication to saving the day, and outgoing personality that connects him with others. They take life at their own pace, which is a hundred miles faster than any other, while also taking the time to slow down just a little to give others a push forward when they’re stuck.

Daichi:  

This might be cheating, but I gotta bring back Captain America. Both Daichi and Captain America are friendly and caring. They’re always pulling as much of their weight as they can for the sake of their teams, while also trying to keep the peace to stay united. Because of that, you better be ready for a stern talking to (or a shield to the face) if you do something you aren’t supposed to.

Suga: Due to Suga’s role in the story, I can’t help but choose a guilty pleasure of mine. Doctor Strange goes from an accomplished surgeon, to being lowered by an accident, to being the hardly known and often overlooked protector of the universe. I just can’t help but see them and their ‘backseat’ but important roles as being too similar for me to pass up. (That being said, Suga was luckily never a huge asshole like Dr.S was.)

Asahi

Strong, intimidating, yet as cute as a teddybear, Asahi can be no one else but Thor. They both are just kind sweetie pies who just happen to look like they might be gigantic jerks. Plus, Thor being the mightiest of Asgard definitely mirrors the importance of Asahi being the team Ace.

anonymous asked:

Can you, or have you, posted the x-men fleet ultra 1994 set? Also do you know of a Spider-Man set from that same time, I think also fleet ultra? I don't remember the set name but one block of cards was carnage rampaging across the US

Hey there! Here are the links for you.

Fleer Ultra X-Men ‘94

Fleer Ultra Spider-Man ‘95

Carnage in the USA

Links to all the series I’ve posted are in their respective checklists, which are linked on the main page of the blog:

Marvel Checklist

DC Comics Checklist

Other Comics Checklist