Is it time for us nerds to start anticipating THE AVENGERS, directed by Joss Whedon?

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it's the 'isense' 3d showing at the odeon up at point village.

diafiyhm (darraghmac), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 10:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

Agree with the boosters - fun+++, didn't flag, real laughs, ruffalo offers fine reading of the hulk and a well-balanced ensemble. Renner/Hawkeye the only meh-ish element for me.

woof, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 10:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

is this renner person, like, a famous person

thomp, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 10:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh yeah, that screen is a wee bit disappointing. The whole isense business (it's meant to be a 3D sound thing) seems like sort of a con

Number None, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 10:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

well i'm prepared for that, i mean it's the point tbf

diafiyhm (darraghmac), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 10:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

just as long as you're not going out of your way

Number None, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 10:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

nah it suits the group, so while we're headin that way etc.

Did i miss a standalone schlubby hulk movie btw?

diafiyhm (darraghmac), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 10:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

nah the last one was Edward Norton, who was too much of a dick to appear in this movie

Number None, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 10:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

ruffalo hulk was so, so great.

this was really fun, super satisfying, and i would go and see it again, but I don't feel like this review is exactly wrong: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/157875-whedons-avengers-reaches-apex-of-averageness-true-believers/

c sharp major, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

Everyone talks too much. The pace lumbers. The story clunks.

from whedon? what an utter shock

some dude, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

You notice all the little details that should have been invisible, such as the way Hawkeye never seems to run out of arrows

um actually he does

or how sparsely populated the streets of New York City are during an attack by an intergalactic army.

they run away! there are classic shots of people in new york streets running away from intergalactic attack!

Touché Gödel (ledge), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Whedon's really cornering the market on "don't get me wrong, there were tons of smart, fun, exciting moments, but..." reviews this year.

da croupier, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Everyone talks too much. The pace lumbers. The story clunks.

from whedon? what an utter shock

― some dude, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 9:33 AM (6 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this. whedon has lots of great ideas but he seems to have a hard time executing them effectively. i recently watched serenity and it wasn't terrible but felt like a lot of missed opportunities. i found myself enjoying the plotting but kind of re-directing the film in my head. the cheesy mise-en-scene had a lot to do with this--it looked cheaply lit and kind of underconceived. i wonder if that's just the low budget showing through (although, compare it to e.g. carpenter's assault on precinct 13 and you can see what a director can do with a few dollars and some crappy sets).

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 21:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

watched a boot of it yesterday cos i was stuck in the house. Enjoyed it.
Was struck with thinking that Hulk's inarticulacy in the common understanding probably had a lot to do with the actor playing him in the tv series being a deaf mute - Lou Ferigno. I know there was a point where the intelligence of Bruce Banner was present in the body of the Hulk, in the comic anyway, not sure how long that lasted.

& Captain America's wings just being drawn or whatever on the side of his mask. There have been live action things where they have been freestanding haven't there? Does seem a bit impractical.

What powers does the Black widow have? think I heard about her having similar healing properties to Wolverine/Bucky and her being young in the early Soviet Union but not sure what else. Is everything else training?

Stevolende, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ferrigno is mostly deaf but not mute.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

was gonna say

"in this super-sexy postracial age" (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

i was checking the imdb credits a while back and ferrigno does the voice of hulk in this!

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

also if we're gonna get into a grey/green/red hulk conversation regarding the intelligence levels of banner/hulk we're gonna need to start talking peter david and this conversation gonna get NERDY

"in this super-sexy postracial age" (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

also holy shit at that bit of trivia

"in this super-sexy postracial age" (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

the original black widow is just a batman-type, no powers. Dunno whether they went with a Russian Super Soldier thing for her in the movie version.

"in this super-sexy postracial age" (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

sorry head still full of cold, he growls quite a bit in the tv series but I don't think he says anything coherent does he? Which isn't the same as him being a deafmute of course.
But I wonder if a more articulate actor might have made something else of the part. Method acted his way through the rage etc.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

But she has that Nick Fury anti-aging serum thing, right?

xpost

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

you wanna hear Ferrigno talk watch Pumping Iron

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

King of Queens!

PSOD (Ste), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

ok so yeah this was entertaining. plot is completely threadbare - loki steals tesseract, nick fury assembles avengers to get it back, they get it back - just enough to hang 3-4 massive action setpieces on. but the interaction between the avengers really greases the proceedings and, as pointed out above, it's a very funny movie. not in that usual "throw em some one-liner chuckles" way - the crowd at my screening was roaring with laughter + delight. absolutely recommend seeing it w/ an audience.

this thing's gonna make 900 gajillion dollars.

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Thursday, 3 May 2012 16:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

well, also 'loki allows himself to be captured / loki gets released'

it seems like they ought to have another one in the pipeline already

thomp, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

sadly, they have to do more sequels to the individual characters' movies first

Number None, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

the crowd at my screening was roaring with laughter + delight. absolutely recommend seeing it w/ an audience.

I wonder how much of this is just sheer delight that their childhood dreams are realized i.e. Hawkeye and Cap America interacting.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

nah, it's really funny. I can't imagine most of the crowd at my screening had much familiarity with the characters beyond maybe seeing a few of the previous films

Number None, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

yup. my wife usually hates superhero movies but she was cracking up throughout. it's not nerd delight, it's general audience delight.

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ferrigno was also the voice of the Hulk in the Ed Norton joint.

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

I wonder how much of this is just sheer delight that their childhood dreams are realized i.e. Hawkeye and Cap America interacting.

It's this. It's basically a pr0n movie with all your favorite pr0n stars all getting their one-on-one scenes.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

bears repeating: fanboys are the worst

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

going friday

The world is your urinal. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's basically a pr0n movie with all your favorite pr0n stars all getting their one-on-one scenes.

― jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:25 (54 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

there are so many places that analogy breaks down

thomp, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

well, no. there's one.

thomp, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

jeremy renner looks so lame and miserable in this cast, hanging out with all the megafamous people with superpowers with his stupid little bow and arrow and mountain climbing outfit

Neil Young’s social media channels (some dude), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

well, no. there's one.

I know. Chris Evans' muscles aren't quite big enough. But work with it.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Th eidea of there being a second, US-only, after credits scene is baffling. I didn't stay for the first one (because the credits on this bad boy will be LotR length) but after reading what it was I wish I had.

Aunt Acid and the Gaviscons (aldo), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

watching the Chris Evans Captain America movie last night, I wondered whether Cap America was always such a bore in the comics. At least Evans didn't get much dialogue.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

i thought the s******* scene was on the europe release - i felt bad for not staying all through the second batch of credits after the t***** scene

thomp, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

otoh, the rest of the credits do seem to have been >15 minutes of the advertised running time, so not all that bad

thomp, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, Captain America is pretty boring. I mean look at him

Number None, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

the cap movie gets a lot worse once he gets all superpowered and stuff, it seemed like his head on top of some other dude was altogether a better performance -- this wasn't the only reason but

thomp, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

If Hulk is this movie's MVP, Capt.Am is its albatross.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

he does get one good line though

Number None, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Refresh my memory. I found it hard to hear what he was saying when he was on screen.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

"flying monkeys"

Number None, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hah, that one really DID slip by me.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:48 (1 year ago) Permalink


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