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Subbing Ultimate Marvel Film Guide: 1998-2004

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Hiya BB smiley - pumpkinsmiley - hero (I made that up for you, seeing as how it's that time of year...)

I have taken A87894481 to sub and I'll probably take the recommend-pending one as well, these are films I have actually seen smiley - biggrin

Don't forget to subscribe & I'll be back, faster than a speeding bullet, with any queries, etc.

smiley - ta

GB
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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - nur

>>mentally instable<< I think that should be "mentally unstable" - is that what you mean?

>>After strength-enhancing drugs leave him mentally unstable, he wears a powersuit that increases his strength and has a flying glider.<< - does that mean he stopped taking the strength-enhancing drugs and made the powersuit to wear instead? Did his mental capacity return to normal?

>>"Can Blade save the day after the nick of time?" - should that be "in the nick of time", or is the nick of time something else here?<<
- this was mentioned in the PR thread but you haven't addressed it.


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

>>Although the film had a very small budget, it remains a visceral, violent action film.<< - I am not sure of your point here, do you mean it was memorable, despite the small budget? I have seen very expensive films that were absolute rubbish, and cheaply-made films which were excellent and I would happily watch again. Budget really doesn't have anything to do with the finished product.


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Post 4

Bluebottle

You want to sub two of these entries? That's a task fit for any smiley - hero

smiley - huhmentally instable<<
Yep - that should be "mentally unstable"

smiley - huh>>After strength-enhancing drugs leave him mentally unstable, he wears a powersuit that increases his strength and has a flying glider.<< - does that mean he stopped taking the strength-enhancing drugs and made the powersuit to wear instead? Did his mental capacity return to normal?
smiley - eurekaHe does not return to normal, alas. If we reword it, does it become clearer?
'After experimental strength-enhancing drugs leave him permanently mentally unstable, he develops and wears a powersuit that increases his strength even further and has a flying glider.'

smiley - huh"Can Blade save the day after the nick of time?" - should that be "in the nick of time", or is the nick of time something else here?<<
smiley - eurekaThe film says that if Blade's blood is put in the giant machine, every human on smiley - earth will turn into a smiley - vampire. So throughout the film it is clear that the end point when the world ends is if Blade's blood is spilled. However, Blade's blood is spilled into the machine, which makes the weather a bit stormy for a bit. Blade eventually defeats the baddie, but long after his blood had been used in the satanic ritual which we'd been told all the way through the film would mark the end of the world.

With 'The Punisher', you're right that budget doesn't make a film good or bad. It could be reworded to say that the film has both a small budget and is very violent. On the whole I wouldn't say the film was good, just very violent.

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Ah - a plot that makes no sense - something similar happened in Buffy.

"Can Blade save the day after the nick of time?" - it really needs tweaking as it reads to someone (who has not seen the film - like me) like a typo.

"Can Blade save the world after his blood is spilled and defeat the baddie?"?


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Post 6

Bluebottle

Yep, 'plot that makes no sense' covers it, but you don't need a plot to make sense to enjoy a film that knows it isn't 'Citizen Kane'. We could keep it simple like you suggest, something like

'Can Blade save the human race and defeat his immortal enemy?'

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - ok

>>When doing medical research with ex-girlfriend Betty Ross, Bruce Banner is exposed to lethal gamma radiation.<<

>>Betty Ross, Banner's girlfriend and co-researcher (Jennifer Connelly)<<

So, is she his girlfriend, ex-girlfriend, or maybe "it's complicated"?


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Considered to have set the benchmark for blockbuster sequels, alongside The Dark Knight (2008), it is considered to be among the very best comic book sequels of all time.

>>comic book sequels<< it's a film, do you mean "adaptation"?

and I have changed the second "considered" in that sentence to "thought".

smiley - tea

>>When Cannon Films faced bankruptcy their rights to Spider-Man were initially retained by 21st Century Film Corporation, but when their Captain America adaptation flopped in 1990 the rights were sold to Carolco and due to revert back to Marvel in 1996, but after Carolco went bankrupt in 1995 MGM acquired Carolco's films rights, which they felt included the right to make Spider-Man even though Columbia felt that their funding deal in the 1980s gave them the rights.<<

That is a humongous sentencesmiley - yikes

How about:

When Cannon Films faced bankruptcy, the rights to Spider-Man were initially retained by 21st Century Film Corporation. When their Captain America adaptation flopped in 1990, the rights were sold to Carolco. These rights were due to revert back to Marvel in 1996, but MGM had acquired Carolco's film rights after Carolco went bankrupt in 1995. MGM felt that this transaction included the right to make Spider-Man. Columbia felt otherwise.


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Post 9

Bluebottle

More good questions to keep me on my toes. smiley - footprints

smiley - huhis she his girlfriend, ex-girlfriend, or maybe "it's complicated"?
smiley - heroAs Betty Ross is an ex-girlfriend who becomes a semi-girlfriend by the end of the film, perhaps we could change those to:

>>When doing medical research with Betty Ross, Bruce Banner is exposed to lethal gamma radiation.<<
Betty Ross, Banner's sometime girlfriend (it's complicated) and co-researcher (Jennifer Connelly)

smiley - huh comic book sequels<< it's a film, do you mean "adaptation"?
smiley - heroIt is an adaptation, but a sequel also. Sequels are generally expected to only be half as good as the first film, however in this case the sequel is a better film than the first.

Well done in shortening the long Spider-Man rights sentence.smiley - applause I do wonder if we should change tweak 'Columbia felt otherwise' to 'Remembering their 1985 contract, Columbia felt otherwise' just to make it clear why Columbia disagreed?

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I've fixed all but:

comic book sequels<< it's a film, do you mean "adaptation"?
It is an adaptation, but a sequel also. Sequels are generally expected to only be half as good as the first film, however in this case the sequel is a better film than the first.

That's not what I meant.

You say it's a "comic book sequel". Isn't it a film (sequel), *not* a comic book (sequel)smiley - erm


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Post 11

Bluebottle

smiley - dohSorry, I know what you mean now. As the first half of the sentence already mentioned it is a sequel, how about 'it is thought to be among the very best films inspired by comics of all time.'

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - ta and fixedsmiley - biro

It's ready for approval now smiley - ok


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Post 13

Bluebottle

Looks good to mesmiley - ta Thanks for your hard work with that very long entry.

I spotted two minor tweaks:
telephathy should be telepathy

Also, in the 'Related Films' sections of both X-Men films, can you add the latest one?
Logan (2017)
smiley - runI'll update the other Marvel entries with the new film now.

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

How did I miss that on my spellcheck?smiley - yikes

All done now anywaysmiley - ok

Magic button pressedsmiley - magic


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h2g2 Guide Editors

Congratulations! Your Entry is on the Front Page today smiley - magicsmiley - hero


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h2g2 Guide Editors

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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Hi <BB<

I'm subbing The Ultimate Marvel Film Guide: 2015-2016. The new version is A87989350 - please subscribe!

One question for starters: "Their Marvel Cinematic Universe contained inter-connected characters, with each impacting on events on the next." - should the second 'on' be 'of', or something?


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Bluebottle

You could change that section to:

'The Marvel Cinematic Universe contained inter-connected characters, with each film's events impacting on the plot of the next. Marvel also conceived their films as having over-reaching story arcs and grouped their films into 'phases'. By the end of 2014 the Marvel Cinematic Universe consisted of the following films:'

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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

smiley - ok That was good timing - the Entry is ready for you to check now.


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Post 20

Bluebottle

There should be a '(' before Tilda here:
'The Ancient One, head Master of the Mystic Arts and Strange's mentor Tilda Swinton)'
but other than that, press the button!

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