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Old 06-09-2012, 11:06 PM   #46
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Default Re: The Official Rate/Review Thread for Marvel's The Avengers! (TAG SPOILERS!!!) -

Originally Posted by Big and green View Post
Yes, but if the military can just handle the problem then why do we need "the avengers". The point of superhero's is to show that military force isn't always the answer. That's all I was getting at. "saving private Ryan" would have been a real short movie, if captain America was there. Or If Iron man just swooped in and rescued the pilots in "Blackhawk down". Just saying.
I agree with you, but just wanted to add the points about mobilization time. Whedon avoided one of the main complaints people had about the Transformers movies, namely that the military's involvement took away from the focus on the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. The audience needs to believe that the heroes are the only ones who can handle the threat. As you said, in a superhero film the heroes' actions have to be the focus.

Originally posted by Kevin Feige

It’s something that’s easy to take for granted, growing up in the United States as a white male, that my cinematic heroes look like me...It’s something that over the course of these ten years, having a certain amount of power over what type of movies are made and what type of actors we hire, I want everybody to have that feeling. We don’t take it for granted that people want to see themselves reflected in our heroes and our characters.
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