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Old 07-08-2013, 09:48 AM   #444
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Default Re: The Avengers 2! The Official News and Speculation Thread - Part 3

Originally Posted by KRYPTON INC. View Post
^Other than giving us all something to argue about... Why does this "science vs. magic" argument really come down to? The "science" in these films is no more grounded or real than the "magic".
It's just a definition. Some people want the MCU to be completely grounded in "sci-fi" science with hard rules, and "anything goes" magic is hard for them to grasp. "True" magic gives writers the ultimate deus ex: they can make literally *anything* happen, and when fanboys demand an explanation, the fallback response is, "Hey, it's magic."

But in the comic-book Marvel universe (as well as most others, DC included), magic and sci-fi coexist with nary a fan batting an eyelash about it. Gods, sorcerers, demons and undead exist in the same universe as aliens and starships and time travelers.

There's no reason at all to expect the MCU to be any different in that regard than the comic-book counterpart. Dr. Strange's spells and summonings aren't going to be explained away as advanced technology or quantum's magic, pure and simple.


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