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View Poll Results: How do you grade The Avengers?
A+ 149 46.42%
A 102 31.78%
A- 30 9.35%
B+ 17 5.30%
B 11 3.43%
B- 5 1.56%
C+ 0 0%
C 4 1.25%
C- 1 0.31%
D+ 1 0.31%
D 0 0%
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Old May 7 2012, 06:14 PM   #586
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That actually sounds pretty awesome-- if only for the visual of 3 Hulks on screen at the same time.

Unfortunately I doubt we would get anything half as cool as that.
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Old May 7 2012, 06:15 PM   #587
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I assume we'll just get The Leader in Hulk 2.
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Old May 7 2012, 06:25 PM   #588
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Saw it this weekend, enjoyed it immensely. It was a very funny movie, and I particularly liked the character interplay. The final battle in NYC was cool though it dragged a little at times. loved Hulk punching Thor and throwing Loki around like a rag doll.

I do think people are overrating it just a tad, I think a year from now on DVD, it's not going to feel quite as substantial. I think it's telling that people have to qualify their praise by referring to it as a "comic book movie". That's always been the problem, the sort of lightweight expectations and delivery of Marvel movies. IM2, Thor, and Captain America are all fun entertaining movies, that I kind of forgot about 5 minutes after they were over. Avengers bucks the trend somewhat by actually feeling a little weighty, but the story is kinda bleh. It's so funny and has that newness of seeing several heroes onscreen together than it's still electrifying.

Solid flick.
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Old May 7 2012, 06:27 PM   #589
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The Hulk movie is still the only one of the series I haven't seen, but Ruffalo did an amazing job in this movie. I'm not a big fan of Norton and that's largely why I avoided that film, anyone care to let me know if it's really worth watching compared to the others?
Only that it's light-years better than Eric Bana's Banner/Hulk. Everybody's right that the depiction of Hulk in Avengers is the best of the lot.
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Old May 7 2012, 06:29 PM   #590
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Well, the thing's set all kinds of records. It'll be nice if this gives Whedon some pull in the business in general, but with this kind of genre movie/franchise that's hard to predict.
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Old May 7 2012, 06:41 PM   #591
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I do think people are overrating it just a tad, I think a year from now on DVD, it's not going to feel quite as substantial. I think it's telling that people have to qualify their praise by referring to it as a "comic book movie". That's always been the problem, the sort of lightweight expectations and delivery of Marvel movies. IM2, Thor, and Captain America are all fun entertaining movies, that I kind of forgot about 5 minutes after they were over. Avengers bucks the trend somewhat by actually feeling a little weighty, but the story is kinda bleh. It's so funny and has that newness of seeing several heroes onscreen together than it's still electrifying.

Solid flick.
No it's not the most substantial story, but it is really well constructed with tons of great moments and action, and there's no long origin story to sit through unlike the other movies. So I expect it will be plenty rewatchable.

Personally I don't think I'll EVER get tired of watching those Iron Man/Thor or Hulk/Thor battles.
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Old May 7 2012, 07:44 PM   #592
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The Thor/Hulk Rumble on top of the snake thing capped off by the Hulk punch to Thor was one of the best 1 minute scenes I've seen in quite some time.
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Old May 7 2012, 07:53 PM   #593
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This figure seems to be about nailed down.

North American 3-day OW release of $207.1 million. Records shattered.
The superhero tentpole, scoring the top opening of all time in North America, outpaces Sunday's projected $200.3 million bow; worldwide, the film has earned $654.5 million, the top gross of 2012.

The news keeps getting better for Marvel Studios and Disney.
..... Avengers is now positioned to reach $1 billion in global grosses in a much-needed win for Disney, which posted a $200 million loss after John Carter cratered at the box office this year. It's also a validation of Marvel's strategy to build a franchise by turning out single titles -- Iron Man, its sequel, Thor and Captain America -- and then bring the characters together. Avengers also could reboot the Hulk film franchise.
Among other records, Avengers is the first film to cross $200 million in only three days of play at the domestic box office. It also scored the biggest Saturday gross of all time, earning $69.7 million.
Scan The Avengers page at BoxOfficeMojo.com and look at all the 1st established with more to records likely to be set.
Single Saturday gross
Single Sunday gross
Opening Weekend
Fastest to $100m
Fastest to $150m
Fastest to $200m

I'd wager Avengers 2 will add Single Friday and Midnights to it's list of 1sts
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Old May 7 2012, 08:02 PM   #594
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Seen it three times now. All of the other movies that I've ever seen in the theater that many times have all had the words "Star" and "Wars" in the title.

Edgar Wright has released what I am sure was a very stratigically timed teaser image for Ant-Man.
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Old May 7 2012, 08:06 PM   #595
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I have the feeling Scott Lang will be joining S.H.I.E.L.D. for Avengers 2, should Wright get this movie out anytime soon.
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Old May 7 2012, 08:21 PM   #596
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I know it's faithful to the comics, but that helmet/headdress of Loki's looked kinda dumb.
Weren't you complaining about people changing Superman's outfit? I would have thought you would have liked comicbook faithfulness at all costs.
Spider-man's costume was conceptually faithful yet certainly wasn't strictly what was seen in the comics. He also had organic web spinners rather than mechanical ones. I didn't have a problem with either because they got all the other important stuff right.

Loki's helmet just looked odd. Maybe when I see it again I won't think so. Maybe.
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Old May 7 2012, 08:30 PM   #597
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It's the horns, they looked ridiculous in Thor, moreso in this one for some reason. Mainly being metal I keep expecting him to tip forward all the time.
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Old May 7 2012, 09:01 PM   #598
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Off topic, but given the comparisons between Peter David and Joss Whedon in this thread, i thought that this might be interesting...

Peter David to adapt Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men run in novel form.
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Old May 7 2012, 09:04 PM   #599
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A novel of a comic is the weirdest thing in the world
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Old May 7 2012, 09:30 PM   #600
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You know I gotta say, as generic and unmemorable as the rest of the score is, the actual Avenger's Theme is pretty damn great.

I just wish the rest of the score was as good.
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