• The Avengers - Directed by Joss Whedon / Starring an ensemble cast
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[QUOTE=Zukriuchen;35784668]yeah lets just kill this guy right here for no reason[/QUOTE] [sp]Well he should have died, to prevent his death cheating they should have just got cap to pull the lever, it was extremely cliché that he couldn't do it in time.[/sp]
Slightly spoilers Funniest moment in the entire film [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxmBL6JcBwg[/url]
Um, why the hell does Loki attack the Earth anyway instead of getting the fuck away?
[QUOTE=alien_guy;35784317]I think iron man should have died when [sp]he was getting raped by the giant fan blades, but oh no him stating that he will die if cap doesn't pull the lever doesn't make a difference. And he seems unaffected by G-force or dissiness when he is spinning around at like 5000rpm[/sp][/QUOTE] Why are you complaining about G-forces in that scene when there were times he went from Mach 1 to full stop in a fraction of a second? Also if the film was realistic, [sp]Captain America would have been dead when they thawed him, Loki would have been shot dead within 5 seconds of him appearing, Thor would have been splattered all over the airplane, and Bruce Banner would be standing there red-faced threatening everyone of how dangerous he is when angry while everyone laughs and nothing happens.[/sp] Also was it just me or did Thor [sp]almost start laughing when Tony said "Does thine mother knoweth you wear her curtains?" (or something along those lines).[/sp]
Talking of realism, was I the only one who was slightly bothered about the fact that Captain America made some really high jumps from time to time? I mean, super soldier and shit, but it just looked fake.
[QUOTE=Chrille;35785456]Talking of realism, was I the only one who was slightly bothered about the fact that Captain America made some really high jumps from time to time? I mean, super soldier and shit, but it just looked fake.[/QUOTE] Just be glad he didnt burst into flames and start flying.
[QUOTE=AimlessGiant;35784178]can't wait for [sp]thanos[/sp] in the sequel aaaaah[/QUOTE] Im hoping they'll save [sp]Thanos[/sp] for an Avengers 3. [editline]1st May 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Killuah;35785266]Um, why the hell does Loki attack the Earth anyway instead of getting the fuck away?[/QUOTE] Because Loki is power hungry. He wants something to rule because he believes hes entitled to it.
[QUOTE=P1X3L N1NJA;35786688]Im hoping they'll save [sp]Thanos[/sp] for an Avengers 3. [editline]1st May 2012[/editline] Because Loki is power hungry. He wants something to rule because he believes hes entitled to it.[/QUOTE] i wanted galactus because fuck the fantastic 4
Haha, the Stan Lee cameo. [editline]1st May 2012[/editline] My favourite hero in the movie is Nick Fury though. Because his power is tactics. (Ok a giant flying fortress is kinda dumb)
[QUOTE=Killuah;35786972](Ok a giant flying fortress is kinda dumb)[/QUOTE] Oh shush, the giant flying fortress was awesome.
Ahahah sometimes I wonder if critics do this to see how many people they can piss off [IMG]http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6866/critcscscscsss.png[/IMG] that choice of review quote. lol.
I know how a lot of movies are going to end right from the beginning, that doesn't make them bad
Alright, so I just got back from an early screening (US). HOLY SHIT. Hulk smashing Loki around was probably the best scene. I don't remember who said it before, but Joss Whedon should just do everything from now on.
I guess they went for some shwarma after-all. Yeah, there's a bonus after-credits scene for US [code]http://i.imgur.com/vRNG7.jpg[/code] Also, fun [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9Nbo3ayZt8[/media]
[QUOTE=Rong;35793001]I guess they went for some shwarma after-all. Yeah, there's a bonus after-credits scene for US [code]http://i.imgur.com/vRNG7.jpg[/code] Also, fun [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9Nbo3ayZt8[/media][/QUOTE] Oh man we didn't get that scene in australia, what a shame.
[QUOTE=AimlessGiant;35786949]i wanted galactus because fuck the fantastic 4[/QUOTE] I want Ultron. Mainly because I want Ant man and Wasp. I also want the Maximoff twins but that would make the roster a bit large, also Fox probably owns the rights to Mutants if they own the rights to the Xmen movies.
Oh no no, those two are in the grey area. Both studios can use them if they want
So apparently this scene is included in the US version :v: [url]http://magycorbett.tumblr.com/post/22245755375/this-movie-was-absolutely-amazing-joss-did-an[/url] Remember what Stark said they should do later on?
How come it releases so late in the US?
[QUOTE=Carne;35795624]So apparently this scene is included in the US version :v: [url]http://magycorbett.tumblr.com/post/22245755375/this-movie-was-absolutely-amazing-joss-did-an[/url] Remember what Stark said they should do later on?[/QUOTE] So, why is it cut in other versions?
Just saw this for the second time, just as amazing.
Getting to see this for the first time in two days at an Imax. Since we are going on opening day, I hope that we can find good seats.
[QUOTE=Rong;35793001][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9Nbo3ayZt8[/media][/QUOTE] oh wow, tom hiddleston has the sexiest voice ever no homo
Armond White has returned!! [QUOTE] The Delusion of Marvel’s The Avengers Previous Marvel Comics superhero movies such as Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America and Thor were like roughly cut puzzle pieces that looked odd and unfinished by themselves–pretend-movies derived from already established brands. Most of them, particularly Jon Favreau’s dung-colored Iron Man, were poorly directed. Now, fitted together in Marvel’s The Avengers, the superhero tales still don’t quite cohere: instead, each superhero’s traits and powers have been simultaneously inflated yet streamlined (Scarlett Johannson’s Black Widow, barely a cameo in last year’s Captain America, is almost a character here) with the sole intent to overwhelm, not merely entertain. That’s why a corporate brand is part of the title. A live-action version of the comic book series about “Earth’s Greatest Super Heroes,” Marvel’s The Avengers is promoted as the ultimate Comic-Con–the franchise of franchises, the movie for which contemporary audiences have been trained to anticipate and genuflect. This whopping sales campaign manipulates immature, undeveloped adolescent taste into the mistaken notion of cultural fulfillment. The Avengers is neither good nor important, yet the more it consummates Marvel Comics’ current strategy to secure the adolescent comic book/graphic novel/video game market, it illustrates Hollywood’s shameless insufficiencies. To discuss The Avengers as a story–or even a thrill ride–is delusional. Best to tally some of the actors’ deceits (which parallels the media’s complicit self-deception) as they trivialize the emotional satisfaction that is supposed to come from modernizing myth and legend. The Captain America role traps Chris Evans, who was a great tease as the Human Torch, in an uninteresting anachronism–now a truly faded idea of American Exceptionalism. Same holds for the Halloween freakazoids Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Bruce Banner/The Hulk (a CGI’d Mark Ruffalo). Jeremy Renner’s archer Hawkeye seems to be auditioning for Katniss’ evil twin brother in The Hunger Games. As villainous Loki, Tom Hiddleston, who was so moving in Spielberg’s War Horse and Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea, comes closest to giving a performance. He suggests the intense young aspirant Peter O’Toole, though without the glorious voice–and no story details to frame his petulance, just a pretext for the superheroes to fight his plan for world domination. The film’s only probable hero is zillionaire gadgeteer Tony Stark who Robert Downey has finally learned to make his own–using hipster witticisms that lend this basically unhip movie some erratic self-satire. Only a capitalist icon with Stark’s endless resources makes sense to an audience of semi-illiterate consumers catered to by the leisure industries and discouraged from interest in characterization, theme or ideas. That’s why Sam Jackson’s Nick Fury can simply watch action from the sidelines, occasionally firing off a gun shot or epithet, pretending to be a leader in his ghetto eye patch. (Insert convenient Obama analogy here.) Director Josh Wheedon brings TV squalor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) to his big screen debut. Wheedon doesn’t have Zack Snyder’s personal style (the elan that at least made Watchmen and Sucker Punch thoroughly idiosyncratic and fitfully compelling). Wheedon directs impersonally, which is to say he manages the proceedings as one runs a fast food joint. This analogy ought to appall the very fast-food patrons who flock to The Avengers yet cannot accept that an artistic enterprise should be more than ground patties of optional substance. Like Wheedon, they can’t tell the difference between art and conviction-less product. This proves the brainwashing that has happened to pop audiences in the generations since comic books and TV stole their imaginations from cinema and literature. Much of this tragedy has to do with the impact of television (Wheedon’s background) which has destroyed popular understanding of narrative complexity. Each superhero should represent overcoming some social or personal difficulty (like Eric Bana in Ang Lee’s underrated The Hulk); now they’re just gimmicks. Wheedon simply makes the action go on and on. He has no sense of dramatic build or rising to a peak. He overloads the spectator with one climax after another (imitating Michael Bay angles, particularly the same skyscraper-devouring turbine F/X from the last Transformers flick). Unlike the lyrical teen fantasy Chronicle or Neveldine-Taylor’s daring Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance which addressed life, death, morality, Marvel’s The Avengers has little to say other than “Buy me!” Millions of mentally hijacked moviegoers will respond like Pavlov‘s dog, barking “Wow!” [/QUOTE] If you really feel the need to give this guy hits: [url]http://cityarts.info/2012/05/02/pavlov%E2%80%99s-franchise/[/url] [editline]2nd May 2012[/editline] [quote]Wheedon doesn’t have Zack Snyder’s personal style (the elan that at least made Watchmen and Sucker Punch thoroughly idiosyncratic and fitfully compelling).[/quote] ^^^^^ hah
Who the fuck is that guy and why is he such a huge asshole
He has kind of a point as far as movies generally go, but everybody knew what a superhero movie was going to be going in, too.
[quote]Unlike the lyrical teen fantasy Chronicle or Neveldine-Taylor’s daring Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance which addressed life, death, morality, Marvel’s The Avengers has little to say other than “Buy me!” Millions of mentally hijacked moviegoers will respond like Pavlov‘s dog, barking “Wow!”[/quote] lmao at the reference to Pavlov's dogs. It makes no sense in this context.
[QUOTE=Zukriuchen;35797168]Who the fuck is that guy and why is he such a huge asshole[/QUOTE] Some schmuck notorious for loving the really awful movies (called norbit one of the years best) and hating the really great movies (see above). It's funny how he's able to justify his reviews. Those that don't think he's legally retarded think he just says the most absurd things to get the website he reviews for tons of hits. He gets too much attention, really. [editline]2nd May 2012[/editline] Basically just take the opposite of whatever score he gives. If he posts a really negative scathing review, you know you've got a winner.
When I saw this last week a guy came into the cinema dressed in a full Captain America costume. He got a big round of applause, was awesome. Come to think of it there was a great atmosphere in there, loads of people with Marvel related shirts obviously excited to see the movie. Was dead silence in there for the entire movie.
hulk is the best hero
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