Captain Craig wrote:
Who do you think directed the action? Who gave the characters their voice?
Whedon was the largest part of what made the film work and this thread is the first time I've seen anyone give opinion to the contrary.
Whedon's direction was terrible
. The Avengers
succeeded in spite of him, not because of him. That film had the most perfunctory, dull and, quite frankly, boring
action I've seen in a summer blockbuster in quite some time, with everything framed in a method that actually nullifies any sensation of physicality whatsoever. It's basically the textbook definition of "not visceral in the slightest." Whedon's a halfway-decent writer, but he's just terrible as a director. His action scenes in The Avengers
exist solely to have dudes make comic book poses: It's action as empty, meaningless time-filling material, essentially Whedon playing with action figures.
Honestly, it's identical to how the film presents wiretapping, torture, terrorism, genocide, so on and so forth. It's "political." Wiretapping is shrugged off as no big deal. Torture is reduced to just a word.
So, yeah, I'd be very happy if a different director were to tackle the next installment.
We saw different films.
Whedon did do some modifications to the Captain America script, so he had a part in that.
Whedon is responsible for the voices in this film. The praise for Natasha's role, how Banner and Stark interacted, how Steve felt more emotional, less stoic...everything relating to people's descriptions of the characters is on him.
Replacing him is asking for a copy, why have a copy when the original can be had.