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May 5th, 2012 #1
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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i really want to see it, i frikken love iron man!
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May 7th, 2012 #7
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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so thats 2 sequels of decreasing quality then.
May 7th, 2012 #10
actually is iron man 3 the sequel?
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May 7th, 2012 #12
I think Spill nails it with their reviews again. The video version has me cracking up
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.
May 7th, 2012 #14
I was bored.
Iron Man was good in it though.
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May 8th, 2012 #15
May 8th, 2012 #16
It is corny. Its just well made corny. Joss Whedon took what he had to work with and made a great movie with it. Its not Schindler's List. Comic book movies are inherently silly by their very nature, including Dark Knight. If you aren't down with that save your money 'cause its never going to be anything else.
May 8th, 2012 #17
I saw it about a week ago and I have to say I'm kinda itching to see it again.
Funnier than I expected and I was pleasantly surprised by the Hulk too, after that horrible business with the Ed Norton film.
Definitely one of the most enjoyable films I've seen this year.
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I meant the way he was dropped by Marvel wasn't the most pleasant, and I was expecting Hulk's portrayal to be awkward because of it, not sure why.
But god yeah, not sure what was going on with the Bana one, not as bad as I had read it was (by a marginal amount, mind you) but still....just...no...
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May 11th, 2012 #23
Fuck it i'll wait for Prometheus
May 11th, 2012 #24
I don't know if it's my favorite movie. But I'll say this; Avengers was the coolest movie I have ever seen.
When I was watching it I honestly felt like the people who would describe Star Wars for the first time back in the 70's and continue to talk about it for decades. I don't know if it will be like that, but you better believe I'll be talking about it forever! lol
May 13th, 2012 #25
I just got back from watching it and enjoyed it. Didn't feel like 2 1/2 hours. And yes I even watched all the way through the credits (and I meal ALL the credits)
I saw it on Imax 3D (because non 3d wasn't available) I have to say the 3D wasn't really worth it. The movie itself was. Plus I hate having to put on glasses over glasses...it's annoying.
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I've never been a fan of Comic book movies (I hate corny stuff and they're chalk-full of it!), I did however enjoy the couple of Batman movies Nolan directed. Those weren't too shabby. I'll wait until this one goes on DvD to see if it's something I'd enjoy.
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May 17th, 2012 #30
Ha that WAS a tonne of fun!
If I was 12 this would instantly have become my favourite movie ever.
PLus a cameo from an old favourite.
I was impressed how they got so many people on screen and didnt leave anyone out (except padme)
I might go see it again less drunk and with my glasses to I can understand what the hells going on.
Can we have a spoiler-warning thread to talk about the movie without giving anything away to people who aint seen it yet?