Caught up on the last few pages. Whether Batman could lift the Hammer or not, he wouldn't even attempt it. He'll hear the creed for who is worthy of lifting it, and being his biggest critic, would believe that his way makes him unworthy of a God's weapon, and thus would say fuck it and go back to cracking ribs with his own two hammers....and I don't mean his penis.
As for Ren's drinking notion last night, mission accomplished woman, mission accomplished. Think I'm gonna spend my Sunday on the couch now....
Anyone here played Deus Ex: Human Revolution? My brother and I were thinking about getting it. He asked the guy at the game place what the gameplay was like, and the guy said it was a lot like Metal Gear Solid 4. Can anyone confirm or deny?
Finished Korra. I have to say guys, I'm like 10x more interested in Tenzin's generation than any of the teenagers. I don't DISLIKE Korra and the teens, they're fine, but every time they had a flashback or a reference to the past, I was like noooo stay hereeeee. I want to know more about Bumi and their sister and what about Sokka and Suki's kids and Zuko's kids. I have to say I kind of think that generation is more interesting than what is going on right now. I was also interested in seeing Toph and Aang as adults and their adventures making the city. I'm almost disappointed that's not the story we're getting.
Don't get me wrong I still liked it, I just sort of was surprised with how much more interested I was in the secondary storylines than in what was going on.
What I want to know is where Sokka's statue is. Aang, Toph, Zuko, even the cabbage merchant all have big statues in Republic City. Where's Sokka's?!
Also, you might want to look at the Dark Horse comic that bridges the gap between the original series and Korra. It's called The Promise, though only 2 of 3 parts are out so far.
But I'll agree that Tenzin and Lin are more interesting than Mako and Bolin. I'd like Korra a lot more if she didn't get bogged down in the teenage relationship angst stuff when the world needs saving. And Bumi and Kaya (their sister the waterbender), I also would like to see more about. I mean, Bumi got like 3 seconds of screen time and I already love him.
That being said, I like Asami and want to see more of how she deals with the stuff with her dad. And young Iroh I also liked and want to see more of.
I don't find the kids uninteresting, it's more that in comparison to the stories I find super interesting, their stuff drags. So when we were seeing Toph and Aang deal with the blood bender or any mention of Tenzin and Lin's past, I would go wait no let's stay on this I don't care about your stupid bending sports. I already love Bumi too, I laughed out loud at that ONE SHOT OF HIM.
I like Asami and Iroh too. I don't have any problem with the kids on the show. I sort of wish they weren't the main characters though, if that makes any sense. I want Tenzin's generation to be.
re: Thor's hammer. I have a question. Are there times when the hammer works for someone and other times when it doesn't? Like in the Thor movie. I read comics, but I'll admit Thor wasn't one of my favorites. Anyway the point is, could there be a situation where the hammer would work for Batman because of what's going on around him or his intentions at the time he touches it? But at other points it wouldn't let him?
Yes, many times for Thor. Also, Loki HAS picked it up, but usually can't.
Caught up on the last few pages. Whether Batman could lift the Hammer or not, he wouldn't even attempt it. He'll hear the creed for who is worthy of lifting it, and being his biggest critic, would believe that his way makes him unworthy of a God's weapon, and thus would say fuck it and go back to cracking ribs with his own two hammers.
Hmm...interesting thought. Very possible. I never thought of that.
Something else I thought of is that it may not even be "Odin's worthy," but worthy of possessing the power of, and being called Thor. Thor is the Norse god of thunder, so how should a Norse god (specifically of thunder) act? That could be something to consider. This interpretation could be the reason that pretty much only Thor uses the hammer and not just any old Avenger could walk up and take the power on a good day. I think Captain America is a very worthy person to whom to give power, but is he worthy of the power/title of Norse god? Maybe not.
If the hammer can sometimes work and sometimes not work, I think we can theorize that in a situation where Batman had to lift it and it decided he was worthy in that moment to wield it, he probably could.
Aang's whiny Luke Skywalker thing is why I'm not a fan of his. By the end of the trilogy Luke was more tolerable and calm and mature. Aang still is just too immature for me. He's grown up, yeah, but maybe I'm just tired of the whole "being chosen is a BURDEN" trope.
I guess you could say that the Avatar is full of teenage Aangst...
Page has the video ads for both the Avengers DVD/Bluray release and the super special "Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled" box set. If I didn't already own all the other movies, I would be all over this. While the name is a little pretentious, I kind of like the implication.
There's also information about the different versions of Avengers you'll be able to buy and what prices we can expect, as well as details about the special features. I've seen almost all of this info elsewhere, but I thought I'd link this because it's all together in one place and easy to see everything, and the box set trailer was new for me.
Also, apparently there's an alternate opening and an alternate ending both called "Maria Hill - Interrogation." I guess Cobie had a lot more screen time before the movie hit the editing bay. I'll be interested to see it.