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

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this was as good as it could have been imo

underleg aeroboots i have smithed (darraghmac), Saturday, 5 May 2012 11:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't think that's true - a few scenes were straight garbage (worst offender being the Loki/Cap scene in Germany, which felt like a Team America outtake, plus the scenes that try to make Fury "dark" or whatever) and despite the ridiculous runtime there were still major plot holes (esp. the unexplained rift btwn Act 2 Hulk and Act 3 Hulk).

Big surprise that the two characters Whedon does the best job with are the lady asskicker and the rageful nerd.

Simon H., Saturday, 5 May 2012 12:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

Aside from Hulk, if audience reactions to characters' first appearances on screen are an indicator of their popularity, the audience I saw it with LOVES Thor. When he landed on top of that plane*, they went nuts.

what would the audience have done if after all that thunder, ominous stormheads, and threatening music there appeared....Storm?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 5 May 2012 12:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Was this shot in 3-D? Or retrofitted? I've noticed that the vast majority of movie reviews now ignore the 3-D entirely, so I can't tell if it's something I should avoid or not, given it's rarely done wel.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 5 May 2012 13:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

I mean, even Roger Ebert has stopped complaining about 3-D in his reviews and doesn't note it anymore. I can't tell if that means he saw it flat, saw it in 3-D and didn't mind, or saw it in 3-D, hated the 3-D, but has given up noting that the 3-D was too dark, bad, etc.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 5 May 2012 13:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's a conversion job. One of the better ones i think

Number None, Saturday, 5 May 2012 14:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

Which means 2-D is fine, I guess.

So how many shot in 3-D films have there really been lately? The vast majority seem to be conversions.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 5 May 2012 14:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Guess Prometheus is next big one

Number None, Saturday, 5 May 2012 14:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Amazing Spider-Man was shot in 3D. Had no idea Prometheus is 3D.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Saturday, 5 May 2012 14:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

3D in avengers was exceptional imo, surprised to hear it was a conversion

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

I've heard it's a very good conversion, but I think the quality of any 3D varies greatly from theatre to theatre.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

Why are all these films conversions? You'd think nu-3D has been around long enough that these projects would have been 3-D from the get-go. Unless conversions are significantly cheaper, in which case that makes perfect sense that they would cut corners.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hulk Loki utterly killed our crowd, Hulk Thor got almost as big a laugh

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm not sure. I wonder if it had to do with the tight schedule so they didn't have time to work out how to film everything on 3D cameras and it would be faster/cheaper to do it after filming.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

Just got back. It wasn't great but it was fun - the fact that I barely noticed that two-and-a-half hours had passed probably counts as some tremendous victory.

Man, Marvel is not fucking around. They've got the cross-platform process as streamlined as can be.

I serve at the pleasure of Dr. Dre and a team of Sorbonne scientists. (R Baez), Sunday, 6 May 2012 01:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

i know the navy is supporting battleship... do you think us military is supporting this film as well?

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 6 May 2012 02:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

Might see it again tonight. It's playing a local drive-in on a double feature bill with John Carter, which people here seemed to like and I didn't see.
r u maryland? this is the double header at the drive-in outside baltimore, really wanted to do it.

JIM THOMETHEUS (zachlyon), Sunday, 6 May 2012 02:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

Is there anything from the actual military in this film? xpost

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Sunday, 6 May 2012 02:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

i know the navy is supporting battleship... do you think us military is supporting this film as well?

I would support the military if they had The Hulk and Thor.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 6 May 2012 02:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

The entire movie's just a subliminal plea from Our Armed Forces for actual, real life, square mile-size helicarriers.

CAUSE THEY'D BE COOL.

I serve at the pleasure of Dr. Dre and a team of Sorbonne scientists. (R Baez), Sunday, 6 May 2012 02:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

anyway, thoughts:

1. OMG T***** AT THE END WAS ALEXIS DENISOF, IF ALEXIS DENISOF IS THE BIG BAD OF AVENGERS 2 I WILL BE SO HAPPY
2. joss whedon was freakishly perfect for this. he understood what a comic book adaptation like this would require in every way that joel schumaker didn't.
3. it had to have been so hard for him to not kill off anyone.
4. and yeah, this was as empty as it gets. like emptier than empty. completely meaningless. there was a minor diversion (NICK FURY HOW COULD U) and that disappeared after a second and then we were back to complete mindlessness. i don't think any movie has ever been this mindless. all the other ones that you could call mindless you could also make mad stretches for meaning because there's always room for interpretation. this movie is so filled to the brim that there's no room for interpretation.
5. haven't seen iron man 2 but i'm sure joss went out of his way to make black widow a Typical Joss Whedon Girl
6. what were the giant flying things in the climax? are they in comics anywhere? when i saw the trailer, i was hoping they went crazy with the norse and included Jörmungandr, but there's only one of him.

JIM THOMETHEUS (zachlyon), Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

no explicit armed forces shit but a lot of yvan eht nioj

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh man had no idea that was Alexis Denisof

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

3. it had to have been so hard for him to not kill off anyone.

Recurring SHIELD agent/Cap Fan #1 Coulson died.

I serve at the pleasure of Dr. Dre and a team of Sorbonne scientists. (R Baez), Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

i thought denisof was the guy talking to thanos

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh really

that is extremely disappointing

JIM THOMETHEUS (zachlyon), Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

i actually just chuckled at coulson's death bc yeah, that's all they're gonna let him get away with

JIM THOMETHEUS (zachlyon), Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

i actually just chuckled at coulson's death bc yeah, that's all they're gonna let him get away with

waaaay too much $$$$$$ on the line otherwise

Simon H., Sunday, 6 May 2012 06:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

as long as we've entered full on spoilertown -> i loved that when dude died he was all like "it's cool, i'm a plot poiiiiinttttt<kak>"

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 6 May 2012 15:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

hah

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Sunday, 6 May 2012 16:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'd totally rather see a movie about Ruffalo Hulk than one about Downey, Jr. Iron Man

crüt, Sunday, 6 May 2012 16:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

The movie earned Ruffalo is six pic Hulk deal.

I serve at the pleasure of Dr. Dre and a team of Sorbonne scientists. (R Baez), Sunday, 6 May 2012 16:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

"is" = "a", obv.

I serve at the pleasure of Dr. Dre and a team of Sorbonne scientists. (R Baez), Sunday, 6 May 2012 16:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

ruffalo hulk was one of the films major discoveries
also that might be the best things i ever saw scarjo in.
"how is that a party"

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 6 May 2012 16:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

She's very good, yeah. Too bad they've pretty explicitly said she's not gonna get her own pic.

Simon H., Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

Agreed -- I can't remember the last time she did more with less dialogue.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

She's very good, yeah. Too bad they've pretty explicitly said she's not gonna get her own pic.

Where?

I serve at the pleasure of Dr. Dre and a team of Sorbonne scientists. (R Baez), Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't recall, I just remember reading an interview w/ her recently and it sounds like they're planning to keep her as a supporting figure in other heroes' pics.

Simon H., Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

"supporting figure" yuk yuk m i rit guys

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

I still want a Widow/Hawkeye espionage pic, Bond/Bourne style in the Marvel U, infiltrate AIM and steal back the Ultimate Nullifier or whatnot. Why won't they listen to me, I've been following this shit for 40 years.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

They could take on Scorpio. #WhyNot

I serve at the pleasure of Dr. Dre and a team of Sorbonne scientists. (R Baez), Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

steranko all over everybody's keyboard

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

waiting for first appearance of hulkloki.gif in the wild

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think they'd consider doing a Black Widow movie - or at least a Black Widow/Hawkeye movie. Demographically they'll realise that putting Black Widow front and centre is a good idea. Also it could be a relatively inexpensive film with a built-in audience. As long as its not anything like Elektra.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

who knows what kind of profit they could've turned with an agent coulson movie

JIM THOMETHEUS (zachlyon), Sunday, 6 May 2012 18:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

elsewhere on the internet ppl have been claiming that clark gregg's contracted for future thor/iron man movies and so agent coulson's going to turn out to not really be dead after all (i really hope this is just fan wishful thinking because that would be the worst cop-out, even though i liked the character)

a black widow/hawkeye movie would maybe help to make hawkeye less phenomenally boring.

c sharp major, Sunday, 6 May 2012 18:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

Clark Gregg is definitely signed up for Iron Man 3, I think it was announced before the Avengers release.

I must be old, I recognise nobody in ITV2 idents (aldo), Sunday, 6 May 2012 18:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hawkeye being brainwashed for most of the film didn't help his character at all tbf.

Heading towards a record-breaking $200 million domestic weekend btw.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Sunday, 6 May 2012 18:22 (1 year ago) Permalink


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