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

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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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh man had no idea that was Alexis Denisof

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:03 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought denisof was the guy talking to thanos

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh really

that is extremely disappointing

JIM THOMETHEUS (zachlyon), Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:07 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

hah

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Sunday, 6 May 2012 16:22 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

"supporting figure" yuk yuk m i rit guys

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:14 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

steranko all over everybody's keyboard

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

waiting for first appearance of hulkloki.gif in the wild

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:36 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Agent Coulson is a LMD.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 6 May 2012 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

or...The Vision

Number None, Sunday, 6 May 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^ was my 1st thought when he died. A cheap out on one hand, but LMDs have been around for 45+ years, so not really cheating after all.

xpost

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Sunday, 6 May 2012 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

yh and tony stark makes a ref to LMDs early in the film

BUT STILL

c sharp major, Sunday, 6 May 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

i feel like coulson is gonna be a digital projection and will become a pseudo jarvis type thing for the stark tower/avengers mansion
but goddamn what if they DO make him the vision how awesome would that be

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

1) This was great
2) How awesome that Whedon, after so many close call, gets the box office record?
3) Is this summer, between this, "Hunger Games" and "Batman," predicted to be one of if not the biggest of all time?
4) Cobie Smulders is pretty! No wonder she got so much screen time.
5) Whomever did the makeup for ScarJo and Captain America deserves an Oscar for making them look like flawless gods.
6) Hilarious that at least half the movie is just our heroes beating each other up.
7) Hulk gets all the best lines.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

8) Thank god we will not get a Sam Jackson Nick Fury pic.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

(Fingers crossed)

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

That would be pretty sick, or rad, or however you kids say it.

xp to forks

The laughing at Hulk-Loki was so hard that I couldn't tell if Hulk said "puny god" or "demigod" after the money shot. The character's intellect level is conveniently variable and at first I thought he said "demigod".

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hunger Games won't count as summer, but this will. Batman will be big, though maybe not as big as this. 2012 should stomp 2011 in overall box office at this rate though.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

This movie is unthinkable without RDJ.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

A screenplay question, and I'm not saying this script is deserving at all of an Oscar nom, but if it got one, would it be for original or adapted?

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Original, right? It features existing characters, but it is not adapting anything specific. But don't worry, it won't get nominated for that.

I kept thinking throughout that Iron Man totally holds it together as the most versatile problem solver. The others are all variations of smash/kick, but his character is the only one who is smart *and* strong.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think The Dark Knight was considered an adapted screenplay

Number None, Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was it?

By the way, the more they show of "Brave," the more I think it has the potential to be my fave Pixar after a couple of relatively meh outtings (imo). At the least, it looks gorgeous.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

just checked and it was nominated for best adapted screenplay by the WGA

Number None, Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Avengers would definitely be adapted. Established characters are enough I think.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was just thinking that Downey has kinda saved marvel. xmen was winding down and hulk was a bomb but iron man bridged the gap.
ten years ago, who woulda thought RDJ would save hollywood

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

when they first announced the avengers, i was like "they do realize that this entire billion dollar enterprise rests on the shoulders of robert downey jr" but hey so far so good

da croupier, Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

the avengers movie alone is gonna do a billion dollars in box office
funny that as a kid we all knew this would work and it only took 25 years for hollywood to catch up

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

If Prometheus and Dark Knight Rises are up to scratch this could be the best Hollywood summer in an age

Number None, Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink


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