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Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:18 am

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Re: The New Trailer for The Avengers.

Postby Shadowman » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:55 am

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That looks amazing. Is it too early to reserve a few dozen tickets? I don't think I could see this just once.

My mind is still blown by all of it. Have they ever done five movies with the intention of having them all end with one massive crossover movie before?
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Re: The New Trailer for The Avengers.

Postby Heavy B » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:11 am

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Oh man, was that a skrull ship? I thought loki was the badguy?
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Re: The New Trailer for The Avengers.

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:49 am

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Well, maybe there are more than one? I don't think the filmmakers tipped their hand on everything.
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Re: The New Trailer for The Avengers.

Postby Darth Bombshell » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:00 pm

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Dr. Heavy B wrote:Oh man, was that a skrull ship? I thought loki was the badguy?


I was thinking that myself. Methinks he's involved in bringing them to Earth.
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Re: The New Trailer for The Avengers.

Postby prowl123 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:01 am

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DAMMIT! IT COMES OUT THE DAY BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY!
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Re: The New Trailer for The Avengers.

Postby Shadowman » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:32 pm

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prowl123 wrote:DAMMIT! IT COMES OUT THE DAY BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY!


You say that like it's a bad thing. It's your birthday, you say "Hey, let's go see this movie" and they are obligated to take you. That the rules of Birthday.
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Re: The New Trailer for The Avengers.

Postby Darth Bombshell » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:28 pm

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prowl123 wrote:DAMMIT! IT COMES OUT THE DAY BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY!


That's nothing. It comes out the day of my birthday.

Talk about your birthday presents... :grin:
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Re: The New Trailer for The Avengers.

Postby UltraSteel » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:07 pm

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Hoping this movie is better than it's trailer! Looks pretty freaking sweet though!!!!
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Re: The New Trailer for The Avengers.

Postby Twitchythe3rd » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:15 pm

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Awesome as it does look, I can't help but feel the alien invasion premise is being overdone.
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Re: The Avengers Thread (spoilers are within)

Postby Burn » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:26 am

I've been hanging out for this for a long time, and despite it opening two days ago, I waited until today to go and see it.

IT WAS **** AWESOME!

You guys have to understand, through out the movie i've been wanting to talk to someone about it, as soon as it ended I wanted to find an internet cafe to splooge but instead waited to get home.

IT IS THAT **** AWESOME!

The whole story flowed together, it was perfectly written, all the characters came together perfectly (after they beat the hell out of each other). Everything was done right I felt.

Stand outs? None. Well none you could single out.

Robert Downey Jr. is still perfect as Tony Stark. Going into the movie I expected him to over shadow everyone, but that's not the case. His character is larger than life, but everything is balanced so he's not taking up all the screen time.

As for the rest, Chris Evans felt more comfortable as Captain America. Of the stand alone movies, that was my least favourite and I didn't feel he was suited for the role, but there was none of that with this movie.

Chris Hemsworth also stepped up in his role as Thor. We get to see more of the "thunder god" unleashing his abilities.

Mark Ruffalo was the wildcard as Bruce Banner. He's stepping into a role that others have tried, and he did a good job. While he may not have had the screen time of the others, he fitted in well. And when the monster was unleashed ... then destruction was to be had.

Captain America giving orders wrote:Hulk. Smash!


Scarlett Johansson was a surprise for me. She had a larger role than in previous movies and she really brought the character to life (though part of me is still wishing for a Russian accent). I left hoping for her to get her own "origins" movie.

Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury, meh ... nothing stand out here, he did his job.

Another surprise for me was Cobie Smulders (Robin from How I met your Mother) as Maria Hill. It wasn't a large role, but the potential is there for the character to grow.

Now the last character ... Agent Phil Coulson played by Clark Gregg. He's been there with all the movies and his special feature on the Thor DVD brought them all together. He's a character that's grown through the movies, he may not be super powered, but there's something about him that I liked. Which is why ...

I shed a tear when he died. Part of my screams out that there was no need for him to die, but in the greater scheme of things ... he did.

The movie is two and a half hours or so long. You don't notice it though. The pacing is perfect. There's plenty of one liners that give plenty of chuckles (even from Hulk!). Overall, everything has come together perfectly and even though all movies have flaws, these ones are drastically outweighed by the positives.

I suspect that even with Prometheus and Dark Knight Rises (both of which were previewed before Avengers) coming out later this year, The Avengers will be the movie of the year for me.

(And for those who like to spot him, Stan Lee's appearance is towards the end of the movie after the final battle)

Oh and like all Marvel movies, there is another scene mid-credits. Setting up for Avengers 2 with the big bad revealed to be Thanos.

Go and see it. I'll be very surprised if you don't enjoy it.
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Re: The Avengers Thread (spoilers are within)

Postby Just Negare » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:22 am

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That movie was spectacular! I went in there with the mind to try and find something wrong with it, because the hype couldn't be spot on.

Try as I might, I couldn't. The pacing was great. Because of the other movies they didn't waste time trying to explain anyone's backstory. I was also concerned that Ironman might take too much of a role for fear that Captain America might not be recieved well in non-American countries, but the character time was well balanced and their interactions were well done and believable.

I also thought Loki looked a bit cheesy in the trailers and art but on the big screen he was awesome!

The Hulk stole the show, I thought, and my concerns with edward Norton not reprising the role were quickly quashed.

This is one of the best, if not the best movie I have seen.
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Re: The Avengers Thread (spoilers are within)

Postby Rodimus Prime » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:44 am

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I can't wait. Sounds like it will be fun. I did have my doubts because of Joss Whedon, but most of the Marvel movies turned out well so far, so I'm looking forward to this.
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Re: The Avengers Thread (spoilers are within)

Postby craggy » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:53 pm

Rodimus Prime? You had doubts...because of Joss Whedon? This makes no sense to me, but hey, whatever. I got in from seeing it a couple of hours ago and I'm ready to go back and watch it again.
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Whedon basically outdid Bay in every sense, and still delivered something with heart and a relatively decent plot.

That post/mid- credits scene revealing a future big-bad as well? ZOMG! :BOOM: :KREMZEEK:
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Re: The Avengers Thread (spoilers are within)

Postby Shadowman » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:03 pm

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craggy wrote:Rodimus Prime? You had doubts...because of Joss Whedon? This makes no sense to me, but hey, whatever.


The way I hear it, yeah, there are some people who don't like Joss Whedon. I never understood why, though.

And I'll be honest, after all these rave reviews in this thread alone, now I'm pumped for this movie for real. Still haven't seen Thor, though, but that's supposed to be the weakest out of the bunch, isn't it?
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Re: The Avengers Thread (spoilers are within)

Postby Darth Bombshell » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:23 pm

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Shadowman wrote:The way I hear it, yeah, there are some people who don't like Joss Whedon. I never understood why, though.


Buffy Season Six. To me, anyway. And especially now, considering this:

Burn wrote:Now the last character ... Agent Phil Coulson played by Clark Gregg. He's been there with all the movies and his special feature on the Thor DVD brought them all together. He's a character that's grown through the movies, he may not be super powered, but there's something about him that I liked. Which is why ...

I shed a tear when he died. Part of my screams out that there was no need for him to die


There probably wasn't. But then again, this IS a Joss Whedon production. And killing off characters for no good reason is what he's best known for. (RE: Tara, Fred, Giles in Season Eight...)

From Wikipedia: Director Joss Whedon is known for "killing off beloved characters", but Gregg stated that Whedon confirmed Coulson will survive the events of the film.

Somebody lied...big time.
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Re: The Avengers Thread (spoilers are within)

Postby Rodimus Prime » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:31 pm

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I like Whedon and the stuff he's done just fine. But how many of his "projects" have survived TV and other mediums? There's a reason for that. Let me make it clear, I am a fan of Marvel and even Whedon's work. So this will be a great movie, no doubt, even if there may be a few things off.

I heard the main reasons to see the film are Tony Stark and Hulk, who doesn't even show up until the last 3rd. Banner will be there, but doesn't turn. The others just put in the time, but these 2 steal the movie. Also, apparently Loki was awesome as well. Also, I heard that the villain for The Avengers 2 will be Thanos.
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Re: The Avengers Thread (spoilers are within)

Postby Burn » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:45 pm

craggy wrote:Whedon basically outdid Bay in every sense, and still delivered something with heart and a relatively decent plot.


Whedon outdid practically EVERY director. But really, was there a need for a Bay jab? He directed, he didn't write. Whedon is a writer and director so he already has that advantage over not just Bay, but a lot of directors.

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Re: The Avengers Thread (spoilers are within)

Postby SlyTF1 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:25 pm

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Re: The Avengers Thread (spoilers are within)

Postby Burn » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:28 pm

SlyTF1 wrote:Damnit, Australia! Y U get the movie a week early!? :BOOM:


I saw the first Transformers weeks before anyone else ... and I shared a cinema with Megan Fox and Rachel Taylor and Michael Bay introduced the movie for us.

But you probably didn't want to hear that.

If it's any consolation, for some reason the cinemas near me only had two showings a day so I don't think it was a full release.
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Re: The Avengers Thread (spoilers are within)

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:29 am

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Burn wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:Damnit, Australia! Y U get the movie a week early!? :BOOM:


I saw the first Transformers weeks before anyone else ... and I shared a cinema with Megan Fox and Rachel Taylor and Michael Bay introduced the movie for us.


You shared the same enclosed space with Rachael Taylor???

You lucky, lucky a-hole.
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Re: The Avengers Thread (spoilers are within)

Postby Burn » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:39 am

Isabel Lucas use to live about an hour and a half "up the road" ...
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Re: The Avengers Thread (spoilers are within)

Postby Shadowman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:16 am

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SlyTF1 wrote:Damnit, Australia! Y U get the movie a week early!? :BOOM:


I saw the first Transformers weeks before anyone else ... and I shared a cinema with Megan Fox and Rachel Taylor and Michael Bay introduced the movie for us.


You shared the same enclosed space with Rachael Taylor???

You lucky, lucky a-hole.


To be fair, he also had to share an enclosed space with Megan Fox, so it all kind of evens out.
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Re: The Avengers Thread (spoilers are within)

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:26 am

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Shadowman wrote:To be fair, he also had to share an enclosed space with Megan Fox, so it all kind of evens out.


I was trying not think about that part, and I successfully forgot about it until now. Thank you very much.

But Rachael Taylor trumps Megan Fox in every positive quality I look for in a woman. I think she could have played Carly very well.

And I liked Isabel Lucas's character, even if it was a rip-off of the T-X from Terminator 3. She's cute, but not as beautiful as Rachael Taylor. I wish she picked better roles than what she's done since the first film...
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Re: The Avengers Thread (spoilers are within)

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