The bit in Independence Day where they make clear that modern computer tech was reverse-engineered from the crashed alien spacecraft, so the PowerBook was essentially running the same hardware and OS as the alien computer network, with a few small changes. This makes hacking the mothership no more of a stretch than a… » 11/26/14 3:32pm 28 minutes ago

I have to call bullshit on the intention always being to replace the human actor with a special effect. There is no reason to put the actor in costume if that is the case, and the blocking of the scene is intentionally problematic for 70s era special effects. They had to do a lot of dubious digital work on the scene… » 11/26/14 2:09pm Today 2:09pm

I wouldn't go that far. I enjoyed CA: The First Avenger nearly as much as I did the first Iron Man. It was a really solid origin story with a great cast that laid the groundwork for not just The Avengers, but also The Winter Soldier, Agents of SHIELD, and Agent Carter. » 11/24/14 5:17pm Monday 5:17pm