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. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    I think he's dead, but I could see him coming back. If they want to bring him back, the next Avengers movie makes the most sense. And, it'll depend on if they want to go that route. The "death" was left ambiguous, which allows for bringing him back (especially given the deceptive nature of Fury), but I don't think the intent when they wrote the scene was to have him alive.

    I'd have no problem if he comes back. It would make for a kickass moment.
     
  2. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Not in the slightest.

    I like him. That's the beginning and the end. Check, please. :cool:
     
  3. Chemahkuu

    Chemahkuu Admiral Admiral

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    I didn't realise there was any argument over it until today.
     
  4. Avalon

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    Yep. The other things I found interesting were Tony's mention of LMDs earlier in the movie, so that puts the idea out there for people unfamiliar with the comic books; and Tony's angry speech about how stupid it was for Coulson to go up against Loki on his own. On the one hand, it's Tony just trying to deal with the loss and it's part of the whole self-sacrifice theme the movie attached to Tony. But on the other hand...while Coulson wouldn't hesitate for a second to do what needs to be done no matter the cost, he's also very much not stupid. So, if he had a better choice -- like, say, sending his LMD out with a BFG to slow down Loki -- wouldn't he take it?
     
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  5. nx1701g

    nx1701g Admiral Admiral

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    I wouldn't be surprised to see him return. I remember the entire theatre gasped at his death, so bringing him back in the next film would probably have the same effect.

    Plus, I remember reading somewhere, that Whedon theorized that Coulson may have superpowers of his own.
     
  6. trekkiebaggio

    trekkiebaggio Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'd prefer it if he stayed dead. Not every character has to come back to life.
     
  7. stj

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    In soap operas, melodrama and scifi, nobody is dead til you see the body. Whether they stay dead depends on how TPTB respond to popular demand. And that's the end of that story.

    The real fooforaw is about whether Couldson truly dying is more dramatically significant than Coulson living. The answer of course is that neither really matters very much. Which is precisely why the fooforaw is puzzling.

    No service rendered, no check.
     
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  8. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Not every character...but Coulson should.
     
  9. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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  10. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Nah, I think the medics just patched him up.
     
  11. trekkiebaggio

    trekkiebaggio Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I don't really get all the fuss over him. He was pretty cool, had a few good moments in the Iron Man films and Thor and a lot of good stuff in Avengers but it's not a massive deal if he doesn't come back.

    If it serves a purpose in the story then fair enough, and the Vision theory would be a good way to do it. But if he comes back and just has the same role again it'd be a bit pointless really.
     
  12. Captain Craig

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    I'm in the camp that the mention of an LMD, while being an easter egg to comic fans, isn't purely out there as a coincidence. It's one of those threads that if they chose to pull on it could bring Coulson back.

    Not to unlike Spock..."Remember", look what they did with just that!
     
  13. Kosh Naranek

    Kosh Naranek Captain Captain

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    Then they put Spock in a sunglass case. RIP

    The character was goody lovable but the Avengers already has a lot of ground to cover in terms of characters.

    I would not be ticked if he came back, but....I don't share the love either.

    I need to watch all the other films. That may change my tude, but the dude died doing his job. Bravo!
     
  14. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    Yeeeeeeahhhh.... But Lex Luthor is someone that pretty much had to come back to establish the "status quo" of Smallville's Superman universe, is an iconic character, and he didn't really come back the character was revived with a clone.
     
  15. Captain Craig

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    Wow, you either blew over the point or haven't been paying attention.
    After the "sunglass case" he was all alive and better in the next film. :rolleyes:

    Maybe it will, explains perhaps why you don't get the love for Coulson.
     
  16. Admiral2

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    Saw it a third time. Still love it, but three's my limit before the DVD.

    Speaking of, I got to thinking that the MCU is just like those special comic events where you gotta buy all the issues from the mini-series and all the related issues from regular series. I feel like Avengers is the mini and I gotta make sure I bought all the others (I only own the 2 Iron Mans). That's my only gripe concerning the film.

    Those of you who don't get the Coulson love, that's fine. He'll get enough from those of us who do get it to compensate, whether he comes back or not.
     
  17. Alidar Jarok

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    Yeah, that's what I picture. It'll be a good shock to the audience.

    If he stays dead, it won't matter much either. I just think they should decide if it'll work well for a story (the most important thing, don't just do something because the character was popular).
     
  18. Locutus of Bored

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    I think Coulson's popularity stems at least partially from the fact that in these films with larger-than-life heroes and villains, he manages to stay grounded and be relatable to the audience. He's an every-man who holds his own amongst giants by being competent, likeable, and earnest. The audience sees themselves in him, and thus feels the impact of his "death" more intensely.
     
  19. Kelthaz

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    Poor, poor Wash ...
     
  20. Disruptor

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    Saw this today. Worst movie I've seen at the theater this year. And the best I've seen this year. Also, the only movie I've seen at the theater this year.

    As I didn't seen Iron Man 2, Thor or Captain America, some plot points were lost on me. So I was constantly asking the person next to me "who the hell is that guy?" They got tired of this and changed seats. What a snob.

    Nick Fury looks different than he did in XXX and XXX2.

    So how come Scarlett is in this movie but not Snake-Eyes? Is her appearing in this the reason she isn't in GI JOE Retaliation.

    Tony Stark dating Gwyneth Paltrow? He could do better!

    I understand how Banner turns into the Hulk but how did Banner turn from Edward Norton in Brad Renfro?


    Why is Green Arrow not wearing green? I hate it when they cannot get the simple things right.

    Did Stark think Loki would fall for the drugged drink offer?

    Alien Chiriqua or something...were they alive or robots or both? And their army seemed quite small, sure they had space dragons...but what's the point of space dragon...do they have to eat?

    Harry Dean Stanton's character was God, right? COME ON! It was obvious.

    Darkseid is gonna be in the next movie. Sweeet...maybe they can get Superman onboard the team.

    Stark is a jet setting playboy and has never eaten shawarma? Really? I found that harder to accept than anything, even metal space dragons.

    (Any serious replies to this post will be considered a victory by Loki.)