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Old May 11 2012, 06:24 PM   #816
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Re: AVENGERS: Grade, Reviews, Discuss, DVD & Sequel **SPOILERS**

I see there's a minor flap about Whedon's joke about being adopted. I thought it was tasteless but not offensive enough to ruin the movie because all superheroes as well as supervillians has peculiar family issues and singling this out is it like objecting to one kernel of corn on an ear.

Worst, I thought it was more objectionable that it was an out of character line, Joss Whedon speaking in his own voice, for a cheap laugh. I know the timing was good, but does anyone really think the character Thor as presented in his movie would have said such a thing? No, Thor as presented in this movie doesn't count because Thor was not characterized in this movie at all. (One of the many reasons I thought Whedon's script/direction was mediocre at best.)
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