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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 5 2012, 09:16 AM   #361
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I was too wrapped up in the film to pay attention, but did we end up with any Whedon-isms (for lack of a better word) in the film?

I remember Nick Fury referring to the Helicarrier as a "boat" at one point, and that reminded me of Firefly, even if it wasn't intentional. But what I really want to know is if a character ever says "I get that."
I think there is a 'Wash' moment in the film.
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Old May 5 2012, 11:00 AM   #362
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Someone, please spoiler me:

Who, if anyone, does the rallying cry?
You know, It's possible I could have missed it, but I don't believe anyone does.
Nope, no-one says it. Although in England the title card reads "Marvel Avengers Assemble".
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Old May 5 2012, 03:09 PM   #363
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Anyone else feel that this movie ended up being a way better Iron Man sequel than Iron Man 2?
The 30 second tag in THE INCREDIBLE HULK was a better IRON MAN sequel than IRON MAN 2.
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Old May 5 2012, 03:50 PM   #364
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Avengers 80.5 million Friday on its way to a likely 185 milliOn ow record
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Old May 5 2012, 04:11 PM   #365
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I'm not saying she wasn't a compelling character, but her physical weakness and moments of vulnerability in comparison to the big guys highlighted how much of a boys club it is. It isn't that there isn't a role for her, it just seems that there should be a woman on the team who doesn't need protecting when the real shit hits the fan.
I think the only ones who didn't need protecting were Thor and Hulk. Cap had his shield, Iron Man had Hulk, Hawkeye had everybody...
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Old May 5 2012, 04:23 PM   #366
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I love it! I don't think most in the audience knew who the guy in the end credit scene was.

I (and my friends) would probably be amongst them.

We just got back from seeing it and I think most of the audience enjoyed it. Most of them laughed at the
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Old May 5 2012, 04:27 PM   #367
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I love it! I don't think most in the audience knew who the guy in the end credit scene was.

I (and my friends) would probably be amongst them.
I didn't know who the guy was either until I looked it up on the internet, but I take it everyone else in the theater did know seeing as the crown cheered when he showed up.
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Old May 5 2012, 04:57 PM   #368
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And another thing, I was discussing with my friends after the movie about how I would have liked having a Jane Foster cameo, as I felt the explanation for her absence was a tad silly. But they pointed out that a Jane cameo would probably feel incredibly forced. Despite the fact that Pepper didn't feel forced into the story at all.
I thought they made the right choice there. Fitting in all the love interests would have felt forced and contrived, but Pepper made sense because Iron Man was the movie that started it all, and she was the one audiences probably had the biggest attachment to.
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Old May 5 2012, 05:09 PM   #369
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I disagree. Jane and Thor's emotional bond was an important part of his characterization-it's what humanized him-and I really felt like there was something missing from Thor's storyline because Jane wasn't there.
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Old May 5 2012, 05:22 PM   #370
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Yeah it did humanize him (and I won't deny that Thor got a bit shortchanged in this movie), but I don't think the movie could really afford to delve into everybody's personal life here, or go off on too many tangents that didn't affect the central Loki storyline.

Because once you have Jane, then you'll HAVE to deal with Betty and Peggy as well.

I'm sure fanboys would love an epic 4 hour movie that explored every character equally, but I think Joss was right to keep things as tight and focused as possible.
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Old May 5 2012, 05:37 PM   #371
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I dunno. I don't think Betty and Peggy were as important to Cap and Hulk character-wise as Jane was to Thor. Besides, as Loki's brother, Thor's storyline shouldn't have been as marginalized as it was.
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Old May 5 2012, 05:53 PM   #372
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I do recall Jane Foater not only being mentioned but her picture showing up on a monitor.
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Old May 5 2012, 05:57 PM   #373
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Honestly I only have a casual knowledge of Marvel comics. I would not of known who that was if I had not read the spoiler before seeing the Film. I already knew the name and the basic appearance before that.

But he comes off as generic evil alien to most general audiences. It was for the comic fans. Which is perfectly fine. It's just that moment could have been a clear full body shot and having him do something more dramatic to get everyone excited.
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Did anyone stay for the second end credit scene where they are all eating together at the place Stark mentioned?
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Old May 5 2012, 06:01 PM   #375
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I do recall Jane Foater not only being mentioned but her picture showing up on a monitor.

Nobody said otherwise. However it wasn't a particularly satisfying way of dealing with the character's absence from the movie.
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