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    The Avengers

    Just came back from seeing the Avengers in 3d. I have to say Joss Whedon hit it out of the park. What makes him so good as a writer and director is his dialogue and pacing. He understands timing so well, always getting the maximum from each scene. His dialog establishes the characters and makes you care about them and he respects the source material delivering to the fans what they want. The best super hero movie to date.


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    The movie was a lot of fun, like the first Iron Man but bigger.

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    Early box office has 80 million for opening day and 200 million for the weekend which means the movie will possibly break the opening weekend record in the USA

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    i really want to see it, i frikken love iron man!
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    Loved it! Best comic book movie yet. Dark Knight is better, but that's less of a comic booky movie to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liffey View Post
    Dark Knight is better, but that's less of a comic booky movie to me.
    Yeah, Batman is supposed to be more 'crime noir' than comic book/superhero. I think that's why Nolan has been successful, because he brought the Batman movies back to the appropriate genre.

    Avengers is like a different genre entirely, over-the-top superhero comic book fun. And it was entertaining in that respect, I think mostly because it didn't take itself too seriously. Being tongue-in-cheek and willing to poke fun at itself was why Thor was a more entertaining movie than Captain America for example. Though Iron Man was the best of the origin movies.

    I agree w/ Dpaint that Whedon was the right dude to helm this thing. He knows what notes to hit and when, and also how to handle multiple lead characters. I'm surprised he wasn't being offered Avengers type gigs after Serenity.

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    Official totals are in. 200.3 million for opening weekend, breaking all previous weekend records and also the first movie to break the 200 million mark for first weekend box office.

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    so thats 2 sequels of decreasing quality then.
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    actually is iron man 3 the sequel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
    so thats 2 sequels of decreasing quality then.
    If marvel has its way it will be multiple sequels of varying quality and characters and then a reboot to the franchise to pull a younger crowd in.

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    I think Spill nails it with their reviews again. The video version has me cracking up

    http://my.spill.com/video/the-avengers-video-review

    Yeah it broke box office records for biggest opening (too bad Kirby's estate isn't going to see a dime of it) but the second place movie only got 8 million.

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    I'm going to see it on Friday with family, lots of friends are saying it's good so I don't think I'll be disappointed.

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    I was bored.

    Iron Man was good in it though.
    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
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    I always thought the avengers were corny as hell. But when the word of mouth is 90% positive it's worth the money. I guess I'm gonna have to check it out.

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