AVENGERS: Grade, Reviews, Discuss, DVD & Sequel **SPOILERS**

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Captain Craig, Apr 20, 2012.

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How do you grade The Avengers?

Poll closed Nov 26, 2012.
  1. A+

    46.4%
  2. A

    31.8%
  3. A-

    9.3%
  4. B+

    5.3%
  5. B

    3.4%
  6. B-

    1.6%
  7. C+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. C

    1.2%
  9. C-

    0.3%
  10. D+

    0.3%
  11. D

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. D-

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. F

    0.3%
  1. davejames

    davejames Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I wouldn't even think that would be an issue with Iron Man. Short of another alien invasion, Tony's ego would prevent him from asking for anybody else's help anyway.

    To me the only issue future movies have to deal with is why Fury and SHIELD (who seem to be aware of everything that's going on) don't intervene and force Thor, Cap, etc to help out during one of those huge, city-wide battles that happen in nearly every superhero movie.

    Thousands of lives are being endangered by some rampaging monster or supervillain, and Fury is just gonna let Iron Man or Cap handle it on their own? Really??
     
  2. DWF

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    Well we saw how useful SHIELD was in the Thor movie and the Black Widow did help out in the second Iron Man movie, but in the end the heroes were left to solve the problems themselves.
     
  3. Samurai8472

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    Second post credits scene revealed


    SPOILER

    After the battle, the Avengers team are sitting quietly with no dialogue eating shwarma.

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  4. Ayelbourne

    Ayelbourne Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    That's soo Joss Whedon. :guffaw:
     
  5. DarkHorizon

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    Slightly miffed that this is being added to the print almost a week after it's been released elsewhere. Hopefully it'll be on there when I go and see it again this weekend.
     
  6. Captain Craig

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    So that spoiler photo that I didn't look at is an additional second end credits scene not on the current international print of the film? Yes I posted the link but didn't actually read the article myself.

    I wonder if that is anything to do with that scene they shot mid-April after the official L.A. premiere.
    Does this help ensure repeat business internationally? Some here have seen it twice already. Others about the net I see have as well. Does this piss them off or just an excuse they didn't really need to view it a third time?
     
  7. Captain Craig

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    Updates on the International Numbers for The Avengers and they are crazy good still!!! The current tally stands at $260.5m thus far after 8 full days in International release!! Could this hit $300m internationally before it opens officially on Friday in North America?!!

    Also in the piece is an uptick from Fandango
    My original thought as that by releasing international first they would basically "trick" that large population who would turn to piracy by making it available there first thus forcing them to pay up vs download.
    Now I'm thinking it could be two fold. The industry loves domestic holiday weekend openers. It's why Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas are coveted slots.
    The first weekend in May has been the de-facto start of summer domestically for some time now but internationally there are a few holidays just before. We saw the Australian one timed with Avengers and this piece mentions it was timed in Thailand & Singapore as well to open on national holidays.
     
  8. Ethros

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    Just to add another point, which isn't really even a spoiler really, but I'll use the code just in case anyone who hasn't seen it hopes it will happen...
    War Machine isn't in it.

    Indeed he's not even mentioned at all. You could say why doesn't Shield get him involved? Or at least ask him to help, when NY is under attack by hordes of alien monsters you're gonna want all the firepower you can.

    Obvs I guess the real reason is they didn't want another "iron-man" in the movie, so as to not steal Iron Man, or indeed RDJ's thunder onscreen, when there was another character who was just as strong as him, if not more, and all all the same powers too.
     
  9. superdeluxe

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    Armond White has returned!!



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    If you really feel the need to give this guy hits:

    http://cityarts.info/2012/05/02/pavlov’s-franchise/
     
  10. superdeluxe

    superdeluxe Captain Captain

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    This was pretty good:

    :wtf:
     
  11. Wereghost

    Wereghost Part-time poltergeist Rear Admiral

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    Looks like there's a gap in the market for a competent reviewer/journalist where Armond White works.
     
  12. Admiral James Kirk

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    Never before, have I been tempted to choke a man to death with my cock, but... That guy... That fuckin' guy... :devil:
     
  13. Ethros

    Ethros Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Who's Josh Wheedon?
     
  14. TheBrew

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    Ah, the Troll Emeritus returns. :lol:
     
  15. davejames

    davejames Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Ghost Rider 2 was "daring"? I had no idea. Guess I'll have to check it out now.
     
  16. Aldo

    Aldo Admiral Admiral

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    Plus he says that Black Widow had a small cameo in Captain America. :o
     
  17. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

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    Who the hell is that guy anyways? He definitely takes himself waaaaaaaaaayyyyyy to seriously.
     
  18. Aldo

    Aldo Admiral Admiral

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    I rewatched Iron Man, and was surprised that it was better than I remembered. I mean I always enjoyed it, and I love RDJ in it, but I don't remember being too impressed with it initially.

    I know others have already confirmed it, but I have always believed Iron Man/Downey is going to be one of the high points of this film.
     
  19. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    Ebert:
     
  20. Aldo

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    I was about to say something about you taking that line out of context since he gave it 3 starts. But after I read the review I started to wonder why he gave it 3 stars.

    He spends two thirds of the review seemingly talking about how run of the mill the whole thing is. Only in the last paragraph does he award it some praise.