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Avengers- Worth assembling?
Topic Started: May 6 2012, 07:18 PM (219 Views)
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Shockingly, yes, I actually liked this one.
I was expecting a cluster fuck with heroes fighting for screen time more than fighting the bad guys!
It was over the top super hero action with all the characters getting to strut their stuff against equally over the top forces of evil.
After all the build up, I was impressed that they managed to bring it together into a film that lived up to the ludicrous amount of hype (about 5 or 6 movies to lead up to this one!)
This one gets my Hark seal of approval.
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A couple of faults I will raise....
The camera's focus on Black Widows rear end got a bit embarrassing...as did he failure to have a Russian accent.

Also it was very CGI heavy, which is always a negative. But with such super powered goings on, I don't think that was avoidable.
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Doesn't she primarily use firearms, and wear a skin-tight suit? I know that part of the "superhero" thing is that the vast majority of them wear bodysuits or leotards that leave little to the imagination, but if you're going to be carrying around a Glock as your primary means of stomping evil, I would suggest wearing a webbing belt capable of carrying a few extra magazines, or at least clothing with pockets. More magazines would be especially important since she's armed with a sub-compact pistol, and the magazine capacity of Glock sub-compacts is usually 10-12 rounds.

She's the only woman who works with an Aryan in a figure skating costume, a Norse god, and a drunk in bright red power armor, and she herself wears a tight black bodysuit, and openly packs heat. Obviously subtlety is not an issue, so I don't see why she can't just carry a full-frame pistol with a longer (more accurate) barrel, and a magazine capacity twice that of her little rinky-dink pocket-pistol.
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Well if you thought her super powers (small weedy pistol and ass) are not that impressive, how do you think Hawkeye feels?
His power is having a bow!
That's a super power that can out done by a fucking musket!
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Scarlett Johansson does have a nice ass though...

He better be something impossibly good with that bow of his, otherwise he's at a distinct disadvantage against anyone with a rifle. The only bows capable of getting an arrow to the same distances as firearms are usually close to the height of a man.
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I am not disputing the ladies rear end credentials.
I just think some of the scenes were filmed in such a way as to make it rather too much of the focus.

There is a bit where she goes to speak to the baddie in prison and her butt seems to be the main focus of proceedings as far as the director is concerned.
It is a bit off putting when they are doing an otherwise serious scene!
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Yeah, that doesn't really work.
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This movie was amazing and I will fight anyone who disagrees with me to the death.
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That's pretty harsh. I loved Stalker, but I don't think I'd fight someone to the death over that film.
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by "fight to the death" I mean, "tell them they are wrong on the internet then forget about it"
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Yeah... that image isn't as impressive...
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I saw the movie with a friend who wasn't at all a comic book geek. He liked it. The movie itself did it's job for people non familiar with the Canon.

This is a movie I am definitely going to buy when it comes out. If only the the Hulk's awesome scenes in the third act.

Though the whole damn movie never bored me. And that is saying something.
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I have such a low attention span I got bored reading what Frostwolf just said, and even I was kept entertained.
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May 7 2012, 08:34 PM
I have such a low attention span I got bored reading what Frostwolf just said, and even I was kept entertained.

heh heh yeah.....Hey wait a minute!
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I will probably watch. Eventually.
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I would recommend soon. Damn good movie in my opinion
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I've never really understood the appeal of superheroes.
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What about supervillains?
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I don't understand them either; they only exist to act as a foil for superheroes. Supervillains all have to have some superpower, a superhuman ability, or genius intelligence in order to be on the same level as the superhero, otherwise we're left with the story of a man who can shoot laserbeams from his forehead taking out low-level drug pushers and the occasional mugger.

Even some of the most evil, shady, and politically powerful organizations that feature in other genres of fiction are easier to accept, even if they're just being evil for the sake of evil, trying to topple whole governments, or attempting to kick off a nuclear war, at least they aren't a bunch of arseholes with superpowers who go by silly pseudonyms and wear themed costumes (which incidentally describes both superheroes and villains).
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For some reason while reading that I pictured Stephen Hawking in a purple and black villain suit. Code name: Wicked Wheeler
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That's the idea, retarded name and costume, but he'd also have to be more than 6' tall and about as muscular as a professional bodybuilder.
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The idea in which superheroes was conceived was a very strange time. And no one wishes to change the formula. They alter it (X-men isn't always the grand superhero thing, just most of the time) but don't change it. Might be something like the Ten Commandments for comics.

Probably why I read Manga more, it's more different than what you would (or wouldn't) think
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Renard, there once was a villain who was a brain in a jar.

And he had a huge ape sidekick.

Or something.

But... holy smokes! Metaphor for evolutionists Batman!

Maybe not really, but... eh.

Point being, Stephen Hawking could be a supervillain/hero...
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As you can see, he does posses the ability of flight.
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It's a great summer blockbuster, one that makes you see how poor are.

Which is a massive achievement considering how flimsy the plot is.
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The brain villain was called "The Brain."

His side kick, the talking Gorilla, was French.

Eventually the Brain got a robot body and him and the gorilla confessed their gay love for each other before dying as their evil lair crumbled around them.

No....I am serious, that actually happened in the comics.
Go look it up if you don't believe me...or if you want to see a robot and a gorilla making out.
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Yeah, it's true.

to quote movie Bob

COMICS ARE WEIRD!!!

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I still don't understand the whole costume thing, it just strikes me as impractical and silly, especially when they have a themed costume. It's really hard to be subtle and get the drop on someone when you're dressed in skin-tight spandex and PVC, but how many superheroes/villains even consider subtlety?
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Well comics were originally for kids. And a lot of the time these were characters that would bring a lot of presence. Also the whole secret identity thing, but that can be solved with any kind of mask. Though wearing the same mask as the robber won't give you points.

Also, people like to screw around with their imaginations.
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