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« on: May 02, 2012, 01:35:31 pm »
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Anyone else excited to see it? Or if you're a non-American and you've already seen it, what did you think? (Just please refrain from posting any major spoilers in here until after the opening weekend in the US.)
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 01:54:06 pm »
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I watch very few movies but that one sounds good.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 02:42:38 pm »
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It was very good.

I especially liked Chris Evans' ass.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 02:50:29 pm »
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While certainly not one of the best movies ever made (IMDb ranking), it succeeds in being the special effects/witty dialogue-laden action comedy it aims to be.

Probably my second favorite installment in the "Marvel universe" series so far (favorite is still Iron Man). Joss Whedon apparently tried to emulate the style and tone of the first Iron Man too.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 07:56:24 pm »
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Why replace John Steed and Emma Peel?
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012, 07:59:36 pm »
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holy mothering god i want to see this

Action+an actual plot+Samuel L. Jackson+Scarlett Johannson('s ass)=ME GUSTA
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 08:33:28 pm »
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Why replace John Steed and Emma Peel?

Well, both versions of The Avengers did come out about the same time. Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2012, 01:31:49 am »
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While the plot wasn't terribly interesting, I did manage to get sucked in to it and ended up enjoying it much more than I'd anticipated. It was a lot of fun, even though it seemed pretty shallow. Keep in mind I have not followed -any- of the other Marvell movies so that likely explains why I thought that. Still visually impressive and a fun ride.
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2012, 05:39:55 am »
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Apparently, American audiences are getting an extra scene at the very end of the credits. I guess that's our treat for having to wait so damn long for this. Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 03:41:08 am »
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Wow, got back from the midnight showing a little while ago. I feel like my face was blown off. I've never seen a movie with so much action in it. Great action at that.
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 10:33:35 pm »
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Just saw it and it was pretty good.
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2012, 10:48:45 pm »
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Scarlett Johannsen's ass :3
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2012, 10:26:52 pm »
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Scarlett Johannsen's ass :3

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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2012, 10:33:27 pm »
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I've only seen the first Ironman and none of the other "prequels," can I still see this? Or will I be missing a lot of things?
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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2012, 10:34:41 pm »
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I've only seen the first Ironman and none of the other "prequels," can I still see this? Or will I be missing a lot of things?

I only seen the first Iron Man too and I also saw Captain America and I pretty much understood it. It doesn't really incorporate much of the prequels.
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« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2012, 11:19:17 pm »
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I've only seen the first Ironman and none of the other "prequels," can I still see this? Or will I be missing a lot of things?

You can definitely still see it. Although at least watching Thor would definitely be a plus.
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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2012, 04:04:48 pm »
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This just destroyed the opening weekend record domestically and it's doing wonderfully overseas as well.

http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3439&p=.htm
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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2012, 06:39:33 pm »
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Deary me, look at the IMDb Avengers board right now....

"The Holocaust could not have happened"

"How come when Whites are 'overrepresented' in a business"

"The Jews started the war in Iraq"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848228/board/threads/
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« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2012, 06:48:46 pm »
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Deary me, look at the IMDb Avengers board right now....

"The Holocaust could not have happened"

"How come when Whites are 'overrepresented' in a business"

"The Jews started the war in Iraq"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848228/board/threads/

I looked at some of the responses to the first one and they're pretty funny.

"And this has what to do with The Avengers?"

"Wasn't Magneto in the Holocaust?"
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« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2012, 11:20:18 pm »
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I have just seen it, and it was pretty good!

I would like to know do you think this will win Oscars next year? And will it beat Avatar in the box office?
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« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2012, 11:21:49 pm »
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Deary me, look at the IMDb Avengers board right now....

"The Holocaust could not have happened"

"How come when Whites are 'overrepresented' in a business"

"The Jews started the war in Iraq"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848228/board/threads/

I looked at some of the responses to the first one and they're pretty funny.

"And this has what to do with The Avengers?"

"Wasn't Magneto in the Holocaust?"

I also saw...

"Hottest Guy In The Avengers"

I assume 60%-75% of the people that saw Avengers were female, to my surprise.
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« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2012, 12:29:38 am »
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I have just seen it, and it was pretty good!

I would like to know do you think this will win Oscars next year? And will it beat Avatar in the box office?

1) Probably not. Although it might have a shot at some of the technical/special effects ones.

2) No way. Avatar's legs were just incredible.  
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« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2012, 06:35:29 pm »
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I have just seen it, and it was pretty good!

I would like to know do you think this will win Oscars next year? And will it beat Avatar in the box office?

1) Probably not. Although it might have a shot at some of the technical/special effects ones.  

I disagree, the movie is very critically acclaimed (93% on RT). It's on the same range as recent winners like The King's Speech and Hurt Locker, even higher than The Dark Knight. I know it doesn't mean much but, usually movies that high get nominated for Best Picture.

Even if it doesn't it might even got not only the technical/sound effects stuff, it might get some acting nods as well.
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« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2012, 07:31:16 pm »
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I have just seen it, and it was pretty good!

I would like to know do you think this will win Oscars next year? And will it beat Avatar in the box office?

1) Probably not. Although it might have a shot at some of the technical/special effects ones.  

I disagree, the movie is very critically acclaimed (93% on RT). It's on the same range as recent winners like The King's Speech and Hurt Locker, even higher than The Dark Knight. I know it doesn't mean much but, usually movies that high get nominated for Best Picture.

Even if it doesn't it might even got not only the technical/sound effects stuff, it might get some acting nods as well.

It's not higher than The Dark Knight in any way, for the record.

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RT: All Critics 94% (8.4 average rating)/ Top Critics 91% (8 average rating)
Metacritic: 82

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RT: All critics 93% (8 average rating)/ Top Critics 86% (7.8 average rating)
Metacritic: 69

While virtually all of the acting in The Avengers was good, there were no major standouts, at least not in the way that Ledger stood out in TDK. I'd be beyond shocked if it got any acting nominations.
                         

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« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2012, 09:06:32 pm »
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I have just seen it, and it was pretty good!

I would like to know do you think this will win Oscars next year? And will it beat Avatar in the box office?

1) Probably not. Although it might have a shot at some of the technical/special effects ones.  

I disagree, the movie is very critically acclaimed (93% on RT). It's on the same range as recent winners like The King's Speech and Hurt Locker, even higher than The Dark Knight. I know it doesn't mean much but, usually movies that high get nominated for Best Picture.

Even if it doesn't it might even got not only the technical/sound effects stuff, it might get some acting nods as well.

It's not higher than The Dark Knight in any way, for the record.

The Dark Knight
RT: All Critics 94% (8.4 average rating)/ Top Critics 91% (8 average rating)
Metacritic: 82

The Avengers
RT: All critics 93% (8 average rating)/ Top Critics 86% (7.8 average rating)
Metacritic: 69

While virtually all of the acting in The Avengers was good, there were no major standouts, at least not in the way that Ledger stood out in TDK. I'd be beyond shocked if it got any acting nominations.
                         



Well maybe I was wrong, but I was close.

As for the acting noms, you know Mark Ruffalo is getting a lot of critical acclaim for his acting for the Hulk in the movie, he might get one supporting actor award.
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