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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%
D- 0 0%
F 1 0.31%
Voters: 321. You may not vote on this poll

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Old July 1 2012, 03:30 AM   #1441
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The set will be marked down 40% or better on Black Friday or better during the Christmas Shopping season. I'd bank on it.


As an aside I notice that the poll has been stuck with 299 voters for awhile now. Surely a mysterious 300th BBSer has seen the film and perhaps commented in the thread but just not voted.
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Old July 1 2012, 07:23 AM   #1442
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it's on 300 now.

THIS. IS. AVENGERS!
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Old July 1 2012, 03:15 PM   #1443
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I found a great review of the movie!

Amanda's The Avengers illustrated review
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Old July 1 2012, 07:21 PM   #1444
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i lol'd
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Old July 3 2012, 07:13 PM   #1445
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I'm surprised at all the positivity surrounding this movie. It's got a near unanimous "A" vote here and a 94% at Rotten Tomatoes. So I have to ask... What did this movie deliver that universally panned movies like Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Green Lantern didn't? I enjoyed The Avengers, it was indeed a lot of fun, but to me, it's pretty much the same as any other superhero movie that's come out over the last decade. I don't see what sets this one apart. Hopefully someone can shed some light on what makes this movie work so well for so many people.

i know a lot of people answered this...but for me:

Transformers -- there was WAAAY too much detail. Forget HD & Blu Ray -- I couldn't make out the robot characters. And on top of that...i didn't really care about any of them, even Optimus Prime.


Green Lantern -- i actualy thought the 1st half was really good. But when they dumped the other Lanterns and made Hal the sole GL protecting & saving Earth (and subsequently, the universe)... that was lame. It felt like they ran out of money, and had to scale things way down. Even though it was a solo movie...having Hal part of a GL team would have worked FAR BETTER. They could make him "the Hero" by doing things that other GL's never thought of doing. Being human, he could have had some crazy ideas of how to use his ring (vs. a "standard procedure" GL's might use).



With Avengers, i cared about even the minor characters, and was sad that Coulson died. And this really felt like a team, with different strengths & personalities.

And on top of it -- there was just enough humor, making it feel like a comic book movie, without being tooo comic-booky.

And lastly...this fit right in with the previous movies (especially with the special scenes)...so this was anticipated, like the next episode of a favorite TV show i'm watching.


Now, it didn't have as deep a message as the others, but it still was a lot of fun for me.
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Old July 3 2012, 07:24 PM   #1446
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If you've been keeping up with all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe tidbits, then the Marvel One Shots need no introduction. If not, the One Shots are short films on the Blu-rays of the feature films that expand on small ideas from the film or bridge it between another. The two as of now are A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer and The Consultant. When the special features for The Avengers Blu-ray was announced, no one was surprised to see another Marvel One Shot on the list titled "Item 47."
Up until now details have been non-existent but thanks to EW, we now have the scoop on whats going to happen in this short film.
Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Bradford star as a down-on-their-luck couple who find one of the discarded alien guns from the finale to The Avengers — and proceed to make some incredibly bad decisions.
This is the longest, most elaborate of the Marvel shorts so far, and could be a first step toward using short-subject films to dive deeper into the Marvel universe and introduce beloved but less-familiar superheroes to the mainstream.

Item 47 refers to the gun itself, which S.H.I.E.L.D. would like very much to retrieve from the hapless young troublemakers. “The world is topsy-turvy now. There’s been an alien invasion, and things are crazy,” explains Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito, who directed the film himself. “So when this gun ­literally fell into their lap, this is a sign: We’re going to rob a few banks, we’re going to buy a boat, we’re going to the Caribbean, and all our problems will be solved.”

Two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents (Maximiliano Hernández, returning from Thor and The Avengers, and Lost’s Man in Black Titus Welliver, making his Marvel debut) are given the job of cleaning up the mess and stopping this modern Bonnie and Clyde (not coincidentally named Benny and Claire.)

EW also ads that Marvel is currently exploring how to continue this trend and are developing scripts for the current pipeline of films Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and Captain America 2


there's an attached pic on the SHH article of Lizzy with the gun.
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Old July 3 2012, 07:39 PM   #1447
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I love how the One-Shots are getting bigger and delving deeper into the universe. Great way of exploring things that wouldn't make the cut in the feature films.
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Old July 3 2012, 07:58 PM   #1448
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Lizzy--liked her since I saw her in True Blood season 2(?)

Another cool reason to pick up the BluRay.
I like how the intent is to show how the fallout affects "Joe Public" at their immediate level.

I like the assumption/expectation that these featurettes could be a nice way to showcase other Marvel characters even at some point down the road.
Perhaps a test vehicle themselves as launching pads.
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Old July 4 2012, 02:04 AM   #1449
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Dear Marvel,

These One-Shots sound great. Please stop screwing over the casual fans and make them available on the DVDs too!
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Old July 4 2012, 02:50 AM   #1450
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Duncan MacLeod wrote: View Post
I'm well aware of it. But the point is when you break it all down you're paying $25.50 each for the 6 films. Which is just about what you'd pay for them if you bought them seperately at your local Target or Wally World. Ergo there is no discount.

And it was Set Harth that was outraged. I was just suggesting a reason why.
I had absolutely no idea there was any kind of 10-disc set. I was talking about the bare-bones Red-ray.

( And I wouldn't call it outrage, more like disgust. I don't think I can justify outrage at merely being compelled to get off my ass and go to Target. )
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Old July 12 2012, 01:01 AM   #1451
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Old July 12 2012, 02:33 AM   #1452
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Pretty cool. I'm not buying it, but it's cool.
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Old July 12 2012, 05:33 AM   #1453
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I saw the Avengers Porno parody last week.

The scripted bits were very entertaining, Hawkeye was as ass, but unfortunately none of the actors or actresses could stay in character during the sex scenes, which I fast forwarded through mostly because although the costumes were spot on it just didn't make sense why any of the sex was happening... Well maybe Black Widow and Hawkeye, they have some history, but Ms Marvel saying that it was unecessary for the Scarlet Witch to use her mutant hex powers to make her gay becuase she was already into her...

Such a laugh.
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Old July 12 2012, 05:45 PM   #1454
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Just wondered if there are to be any Marvel movie panels at Comic con this weekend? Maybe giving some previews of the upcoming sequels, and any other news and tidbits?
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Old July 12 2012, 06:00 PM   #1455
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^ There will be an Iron Man 3 panel.
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