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

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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

Jaundiced! "Affected by or exhibiting envy, prejudice, or hostility," motherfucker!

da croupier, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

pretty sure he meant jaded but jaundiced could work too

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

same thing, really. "jaundiced" is a good way to go, imo. i'm over "jaded".

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

well, or a similar thing, anyway...

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

absolutely recommend seeing it w/ an audience.

^^^^Seriously. Crowd ate this movie up.

This was about as good as these kinds of 'splodey skyscraper movies get. Very satisfying, other than the slightly clunky opening.

I cannot host as my wife hates Walker (latebloomer), Friday, 4 May 2012 07:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hulk was awesome, easily the scene-stealer of the movie.

I cannot host as my wife hates Walker (latebloomer), Friday, 4 May 2012 07:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fuck, even Scarjo was passable in this.

I cannot host as my wife hates Walker (latebloomer), Friday, 4 May 2012 07:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I enjoyed it, but AO Scott has a point re "hectic emptiness"

DavidM, Friday, 4 May 2012 08:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess, but I felt like Whedon's affection for the material allowed the so-called "hectic emptiness" to be positively buoyant at times.

I cannot host as my wife hates Walker (latebloomer), Friday, 4 May 2012 10:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I understand fatigue with this genre though.

I cannot host as my wife hates Walker (latebloomer), Friday, 4 May 2012 10:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

really thoroughly enjoyed this. a great comic book movie, that understands what makes a good comic book (or at least a classic marvel comic book)

Bad Company's Drummer's Daughter (stevie), Friday, 4 May 2012 10:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

enhh - it goes kind of boilerplate and dull whenever it has to do cosmic - i mean, it works around that inasmuch as it makes loki a figure of fun and a failure at supervillainy - but there never seems to be all that much at stake, even when the interdimensional aliens start invading new york

thomp, Friday, 4 May 2012 10:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

huh, they gave them the same name as the ultimate marvel skrulls. i thought at first they were going to be skrulls but then they didn't do anything particularly skrullish and they kept using this name i never caught.

thomp, Friday, 4 May 2012 10:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I figure they they just needed a generic alien name and didn't want to actually call them Skrulls in case they use them down the line somewhere

Number None, Friday, 4 May 2012 10:44 (2 years ago) Permalink


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