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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    Yeah, when you look at Penn's other movies, there's no hint of the kind of wit or complex storytelling that we see in Avengers. Clearly that had to be all Joss.
     
  2. Admiral James Kirk

    Admiral James Kirk Writer Admiral

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    Didn't Penn write X-Men: First Class? That flick was pretty well written. Did Vaughn and Jane Goldman do any work on that one? I can't remember.
     
  3. Silvercrest

    Silvercrest Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    True, but that explanation could be made pretty fast. Maybe streamline it by showing Iron Man earlier in the movie also trying to pick it up and failing.
     
  4. JacksonArcher

    JacksonArcher Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Nope. The writing credits include Ashley Miller, Zack Stenz, Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn.
     
  5. Admiral James Kirk

    Admiral James Kirk Writer Admiral

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    Was he ever involved with FC at all? I seem to remember reading something but... I could be mistaken. :)
     
  6. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell so far this is a dumb future Premium Member

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    Zak Penn co-write The Last Stand.
     
  7. Admiral James Kirk

    Admiral James Kirk Writer Admiral

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    I know that and about X2. But I could swear I read that he was involved in at least the early stages of First Class. I'd have to do some looking.

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    Here we go!

    Looks like he'd been in talks to do FC but it fell through. Well... they certainly traded up. Didn't they? :)
     
  8. Tyberius

    Tyberius Commander Red Shirt

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    Or maybe Mjolnir lands at Cap's feet and he just tosses it back to Thor, ala 390.
     
  9. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Don't look for Spider-man, Beast or Wolverine to join the Avengers lineup anytime during this incarnation of the team with these actors it seems.

    Disney has no plans to buy back any Marvel Characters
     
  10. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    I think that makes sense. Spiderman and X-Men stand well on their own. The others would feel out of place too.
     
  11. Skywalker

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    My idea is that during a fight, Thor gets knocked down and separated from Mjolnir. Then after the fight's over, we get a close-up of Mjolnir just as someone lifts it off of the ground. Thor gets to his feet, looking surprised, and then we cut to Cap walking over and handing Mjolnir back to Thor, then walking off without even really realizing what he'd just done. Sort of a "Cap is worthy of the hammer, but it belongs with Thor" moment.
     
  12. Derishton

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    They need to save that for when they do a three-hour Kree-Skrull War movie. Also, they really need to do a three-hour Kree-Skrull War movie.
     
  13. jep316

    jep316 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Another cool thing could been Thor using Caps Shield and remarking he should get one of his own.
     
  14. Admiral James Kirk

    Admiral James Kirk Writer Admiral

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    I couldn't imagine them getting Spider-Man and X-Men back for less than a billion dollars. Why bother when they own the Avengers? Right now, it looks like the Avengers franchise is a license to print money. If Fox and Sony are smart they might want to finagle a co-production with Disney on crossover flicks. Who wouldn't want to see Avengers vs. X-Men?
     
  15. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

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    I wouldn't. :p The only property I'd like to see Marvel get back is the Fantastic Four.
     
  16. Silvercrest

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    I like that idea better.:techman:
     
  17. Admiral James Kirk

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    I imaging they could get FF back quite cheaply. Those movies didn't exactly set the box office on fire the way the Spidey or X flicks did.
     
  18. davejames

    davejames Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm not necessarily interested in seeing Spidey or Wolverine become a part of the Avengers lineup; I just think it would be cool as hell to have them pop up in the same movie and assist the Avengers in some way. Or help out in the final giant battle.
     
  19. Methos

    Methos Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    yeah, i could see how that would go...

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  20. Ethros

    Ethros Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^ Seriously, why doesn't the Trek BBS have a like option?

    Great btw