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Old 05-05-2012, 05:57 PM   #101
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That's kinda disappointing to hear, but I guess it doesn't make or break a film. Personally I don't think it really affects the movie that much since only the fans are going to get the wink and nudge.
Somebody around here has a quote from Whedon in their sig that says something along the lines of "There are two things I hate in comic movies: being ignored and being pandered to." That's how I feel about easter eggs.

Odin's ravens, assuming that was intentional, is a great example. It's truly unobtrusive, and you can only appreciate it if you're a super-fan. Stuff like "I'll call my friend Mr. Pym, he knows a gamma scientist named Banner" clunky and in the way, in my opinion.

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Old 05-05-2012, 05:58 PM   #102
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Was the bald SHIELD agent with glasses that was doing monitor duty earlier in the movie, giving Fury reports, Bendis?
He was the same analyst from Thor and in the Marvel One Shot short

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Old 05-05-2012, 05:58 PM   #103
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Was the bald SHIELD agent with glasses that was doing monitor duty earlier in the movie, giving Fury reports, Bendis?

That's Jasper Sitwell. He's an actual comics character(supporting only).

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Old 05-05-2012, 06:02 PM   #104
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Somebody around here has a quote from Whedon in their sig that says something along the lines of "There are two things I hate in comic movies: being ignored and being pandered to." That's how I feel about easter eggs.

Odin's ravens, assuming that was intentional, is a great example. It's truly unobtrusive, and you can only appreciate it if you're a super-fan. Stuff like "I'll call my friend Mr. Pym, he knows a gamma scientist named Banner" clunky and in the way, in my opinion.
Totally agreed. I think the Ravens was my favourite little reference. It's literally blink and you'll miss it. But if you caught it, it's like "That's... brilliant".

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I saw the birds, knew they represented something, but I don't know what? Thor n00b.

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I saw the birds, knew they represented something, but I don't know what? Thor n00b.
They are basically Odin's eyes and ears in the other realms. Did you notice them perched on his throne in Thor?

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Old 05-05-2012, 06:06 PM   #107
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Don't feel bad about it, I had no idea they represented anything til somebody here mentioned it.

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They are basically Odin's eyes and ears in the other realms. Did you notice them perched on his throne in Thor?
Whoa, no, I didn't. That's even cooler.

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Old 05-05-2012, 06:06 PM   #108
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They are basically Odin's eyes and ears in the other realms. Did you notice them perched on his throne in Thor?
Sure didn't.

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They are hard to spot in the movie itself. But there was a still where you see them clearly up there.

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Old 05-05-2012, 06:09 PM   #110
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That's Jasper Sitwell. He's an actual comics character(supporting only).
OH wow, didn't know that.

That definitely explains why he received special treatment in Thor. Not surprised by that.

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Old 05-05-2012, 06:11 PM   #111
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The Chiutari general constantly makes references to 'Him' and after seeing the mid-credit sequence, its clear that the discussions between him and Loki take place at the base of Thanos's throne.

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The Chiutari general constantly makes references to 'Him' and after seeing the mid-credit sequence, its clear that the discussions between him and Loki take place at the base of Thanos's throne.
Yea, did anyone else notice that part where they are talking the camera ominously lingers on what appears to be some stairs, presumably leading up to his throne? Thought that was a nice little touch too.

Even though non comic fans don't know Thanos, I though the film did well to build his threat in an unobtrusive way. You can tell that "he" whoever he is, is a bad ass mudda without even seeing him.

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Old 05-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #113
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Yea, did anyone else notice that part where they are talking the camera ominously lingers on what appears to be some stairs? Thought that was a nice little touch too.
I didn't notice that, but while we're talking about that scene - I absolutely loved that shot of Loki with the moon and stars in the background.

That was probably the first point in the movie that I just couldn't believe that movie studios (or at least, a movie studio) had finally just taken exactly what was in the comics and translated it to screen.

To see Loki there, being played by a great actor, and to see that helmet from the comics, having a conversation in the outer reaches of space via the frickin cosmic cube....just amazing.

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Old 05-05-2012, 06:23 PM   #114
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I thought it was interesting that Selvig frequently referred to the Tesseract as a 'she.' Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't one of the Cubes evolve into a female lifeform? Maybe I am reading too much into it, but fluff is rare in MCU films.

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I didn't notice that, but while we're talking about that scene - I absolutely loved that shot of Loki with the moon and stars in the background.

That was probably the first point in the movie that I just couldn't believe that movie studios (or at least, a movie studio) had finally just taken exactly what was in the comics and translated it to screen.

To see Loki there, being played by a great actor, and to see that helmet from the comics, having a conversation in the outer reaches of space via the frickin cosmic cube....just amazing.
Yea, it was just perfect. Before i saw the movie i saw some people complain about the space scenes, saying they were cheesy. It got me worried.

But when i saw it i thought i was just so beautiful. Like you say, it's something that is just ripped straight from a comic.

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I thought it was interesting that Selvig frequently referred to the Tesseract as a 'she.' Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't one of the Cubes evolve into a female lifeform? Maybe I am reading too much into it, but fluff is rare in MCU films.
Yea one of them did. Can't recall if it was a female though. But it was hinted that the cube might be sentient, the way Loki was asking Selvig and Barton "What did it tell you"

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Old 05-05-2012, 06:45 PM   #116
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So no one else noticed the Ravens when Loki and Thor were arguing on the mountain? Odin keeping an eye on them?
Yeah....spider-neil did on the first page -

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when thor lands on that rock with loki (after thor nicks loki off the quinjet) there are two ravens. hugin and munin? odin's ravens?

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Ahhh cool. Knew i couldn't be the only one.

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What's this about the Life Model Decoy?
I knew I should know this when I heard it but still can't place it.

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I knew I should know this when I heard it but still can't place it.
Life Model Decoys are robots used by SHIELD that look just like different agents or people they need to divert attention from. If you watch the David Hasselhoff TV movie NICK FURY you will see them used as an important plot twist.

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Life Model Decoys are robots used by SHIELD that look just like different agents or people they need to divert attention from. If you watch the David Hasselhoff TV movie NICK FURY you will see them used as an important plot twist.
Which of course leaves the door open for Phil to still be alive!!


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I didn't notice that, but while we're talking about that scene - I absolutely loved that shot of Loki with the moon and stars in the background.

That was probably the first point in the movie that I just couldn't believe that movie studios (or at least, a movie studio) had finally just taken exactly what was in the comics and translated it to screen.

To see Loki there, being played by a great actor, and to see that helmet from the comics, having a conversation in the outer reaches of space via the frickin cosmic cube....just amazing.
It was a great scene, yeah, but in all fairness, Zack Snyder has been taking exactly what's in the comics and translating it directly word-for-word, frame-for-frame to the screen for years now.

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It kinda makes sense that the big daddy film wouldn't go heavy on the easter eggs like the others, but the stuff that made it were fun.
There's a *lot* of easter eggs.

Project Pegasus
Georgi Luchkov
Sen. Boynton
Shawna Lynde
Odin's ravens, Huginn and Muninn. (Probably Odin's way of watching over Thor.)
mentions of a "Phase II" project probably reference Kevin Feige's outline for "Phase II" of the MCU.
The "A" on the wrecked Stark Tower, signifying Avengers Mansion/Tower
Stark's Life Model Decoy joke
Coulson's 1940s trading cards
Jasper Sitwell in the background on the Helicarrier; from the Marvel one-shot short films as well as the comic books
Thanos, of course.



callbacks to the prequel films:

Banner "broke Harlem"
Banner's reference to trying to commit suicide, but having "The Other Guy" spit the bullet back out probably references a famous deleted scene from TIH

Flashbacks from CATFA

Coulson tells Thor that SHIELD is protecting Jane Foster at an observatory in Tromso, Norway. (Incidentally, that's a real-life base for HAARP activity, specifically the EISCAT relay. I'm willing to bet we'll see that site featured prominently in Thor 2.)

Coulson's big gun was made from scraps of the Destroyer armor.



Once I re-watch the film, I'm gonna be checking in particular for easter eggs during the Stuttgart chapter. Might be some stuff in the museum, but in particular, I'd like to check out Loki and Selvig's lab. I'd also like to find out the identity of the *other* SHIELD agent that Loki mind-skagged --- big tall blonde guy with dark glasses. I've got a theory that he's supposed to be Quartermain.


Also: some people have reported the "64" on the Helicarrier as an homage to Avengers' first year of publication.....sorry, but that was *1963.*

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It was a great scene, yeah, but in all fairness, Zack Snyder has been taking exactly what's in the comics and translating it directly word-for-word, frame-for-frame to the screen for years now.
Yeah but Whedon is talented.

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The Avengers is the first Marvel Studios movie without easter egg.
Erm, no.

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Can some one tell me who the older man is that gives Bruce Banner some clothes after he crashed through the roof of the old building? He got alot of cheers and I was lost as to who it was.

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