Ben Mendelsohn is Talos the Tamer

Discussion in 'Captain Marvel' started by Silvermoth, Jan 6, 2018.

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Who do you think he's playing?

  1. Yon-Rogg

  2. Super Skrull

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  4. Dm'yr

  5. Emperor Dorrek

  6. Emperor Zark

  7. Nazum

  8. A human villain, like Henry Gyrich

  9. Someone else

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  1. jabrams817 Registered

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    Bumping this thread because of how unbelievably awesome Talos turned out to be in this movie. Absolute comic gold. Personal favorite: "Am I the only one who's confused here?" while searching through Carol's memories...
     
  2. harlequinade DayGirl

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    It is amazing how much Ben did under all that make up. Awesome character I hope we see him again
     
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  3. Deck Rickard Dovahkiin

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    Yeah, I hope he shows up in Endgame or at least in the Captain Marvel 2. After playing a multitude of generic bad guys (hitting rock bottom with the sheriff in Robin Hood), it's great to see Mendelsohn in a role where he really shines.
     
  4. harlequinade DayGirl

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    It's so hilarious how he get to show his amazing range when hidden under all that make up and his recent roles he was himself and had so little to do
     
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    This dude was so good! :D
     
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    Talos just chilling with everyone at the end in a baggy hooded sweatshirt is totally my jam.
     
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  7. Tony Stark Armored Avenger!

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    really one of the highlights of the film is Mendelsohn's performance.
     
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  8. KaijuDude1992 Registered

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    Yeah Mendelssohn really lived up to the hype. He was awesome.
     
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    Best character in the film followed by Fury!
     
  10. Silvermoth Avenger

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    Yeah his Aussie accent really worked well. I loved his wife
     
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  11. Guard82 Registered

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    Mendelsohn was great in this, and he got to exhibit a very wide range of emotions and nuances throughout the course of the film. The fact that he was able to convey such a vivid performance despite wearing so much heavy makeup is an impressive feat all by itself.
     
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  12. The Chris TDK Trilogy Forever!

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    Easily the best use of Ben in a big budget blockbuster to date. I feel like he hasn't been given too much to play with since they're mostly generic villains so to see your expectations get flipped here and to see that range of his just explode was great. The fact that he's worked with these directors before on a smaller film was probably a massive help too.
     
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  13. Shuri Smartest person in the MCU.

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    He was great.
    "Hey, that one's taken". Lol.
     
  14. DaddlerTheDalek Starship Captain

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    Mendelsohn's Talos was so much fun to watch!
     
  15. kvz5 HBIC

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    Mendelsohn’s Talos is SO good.

    I can watch hours of him just
    bantering and being so done with Carol, Fury, Maria, and Goose like in the aircraft scene.

    So what are the odds of
    seeing him again? It would be such a waste if we don’t have him in the sequels.

    And oh.. I love his science guy!
     
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    I thought Mendelsohn was very impressive as Talos, carrying himself with both wit and gravitas. And the character was cleverly written and had good lines:
    "Was it something I said?"
    "I don't really need these [the glasses] to see, but they do kind of complete the look, don't you think?"
     
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    Thought he was great in what was a nice twist on his usual villain roles, really hope we get to see him again at some point.
     
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    It would be great if this character showed up in a future Fantastic Four MCU film. Might be able to rescue that property.
     
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    Strongly agree with all the kudos for Mr. Mendelsohn. I thought the film was solid at best until
    he popped up in Nawlins. Talos joining Team Carol really elevated the flick in my estimation.
    He was terrific.
     
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    The scene of them all sitting around the dinner table having a normal conversation, Skrull and human, is something I never thought I’d see in a live action movie. Felt almost like a small independent picture in the way it was shot.
     
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    That and the scene in Maria's backyard when Talos tries to tell Carol the truth about the Skrulls being refugees and the emotional scene with Carol and Maria felt like an indie film too.
     
  22. kvz5 HBIC

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    I have so many favorite Talos moments. He’s such a treasure in this film.

    Yes. That is exactly the scene that instantly comes to mind when I mentioned as well that the film has “indie film” vibes. And if I’m being specific, a Jeff Nichols indie film is the vibe I got.
     
  23. B [insert witty comment]

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    Enjoyed his performance quite alot :up:
     
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