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

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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 (2 years ago) Permalink

also holy shit at that bit of trivia

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

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

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

you wanna hear Ferrigno talk watch Pumping Iron

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

King of Queens!

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

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

Number None, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:05 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

bears repeating: fanboys are the worst

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

going friday

The world is your urinal. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:28 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

well, no. there's one.

thomp, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:30 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Number None, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:38 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

he does get one good line though

Number None, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:40 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

"flying monkeys"

Number None, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hah, that one really DID slip by me.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, the s******* scene is post-credits in the US only, although that does make sense then that there are credits after the one I didn't watch.

Aunt Acid and the Gaviscons (aldo), Thursday, 3 May 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

why would they do that? it seems like the world's worst thought out anti-piracy measure

thomp, Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't u********* what you are t******* a****

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Presumably I'm guessing they thought only people in America would know what s******* is. Don't laugh. People have thought stranger things.

Aunt Acid and the Gaviscons (aldo), Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

We're being secret about the post-credits stuff, like filmmakers want us to.

Aunt Acid and the Gaviscons (aldo), Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't hate the Captain America movie but the ending was so rushed the takeaway became "see you at The Avengers!" Ironic considering it'd have the most dramatic ending of any of the pre-Avenger movies if not for the "nevermind he's fine" that immediately follows his self-sacrifice

da croupier, Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Apparently they filmed the s******* scene after the movie had wrapped? It doesn't have any dialogue anyway

Number None, Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I dug captain america from a look & design standpoint, plus it is one of the darker marvel films - his best friend dies and "nevermind he's fine" is paired w/ the realization that his unrequited love is long dead. also idgaf about spoilers obv, these are superhero movies not les diaboliques.

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

and if you guys are actually starring out the word shawarma, you are a bunch of eff star star cunts

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

aw, you ruined it

Number None, Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't hate the Captain America movie but the ending was so rushed the takeaway became "see you at The Avengers!" Ironic considering it'd have the most dramatic ending of any of the pre-Avenger movies if not for the "nevermind he's fine" that immediately follows his self-sacrifice

― da croupier, Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:20 (42 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i liked that the self-sacrifice and the "he's fine" (which is ... kind of an odd way to read that?) were both scenes lifted directly from other movies

thomp, Thursday, 3 May 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought 'shawarma' was the same as a doner kebab but apparently it is what british kebab shops often call a shish kebab, even though it is not a shish kebab

thomp, Thursday, 3 May 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

skeletor i think

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 3 May 2012 22:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

AO Scott is jaundiced imo

da croupier, Thursday, 3 May 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

sick "jaundiced" burn a.o.s; ilx needs u now more than ever

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 3 May 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

get these muthafuckin critics off this muthafuckin etc

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 3 May 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

THE CROSSOVER YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 3 May 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink


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