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Old 05-05-2012, 08:40 PM   #26
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He says "puny god".
Dangit. My bad.

To be fair, I couldn't really hear what he was saying over all the laughing.

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Old 05-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #27
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The humor was PERFECT. Just the right amount, flawlessly written and executed. I LOVED the manner in which Thor said "He's....adopted?" His tone and expression, loved it.

I can't help but wonder how much of Tony Stark's wisecracking is prewritten and how much is him coming up with it on the fly? Can you imagine him saying "Your move, Reindeer Games" to Loki, and Evans/Hiddleston not busting a gut if they weren't expecting it. Would LOVE to see stuff like that on the DVD.

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Old 05-05-2012, 08:45 PM   #28
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Oh and another reason why after we've seen it, Avengers may be compared less to TDKR. I don't really see much laughing going on during that movie.

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Old 05-05-2012, 08:51 PM   #29
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I loved most of the humor in the movie, but quite a bit of it fell flat with me.

Off the top of my head, Hulk punching Thor and Loki's reaction to his scepter not working on Stark both felt way too forced for my taste.

But, in terms of good humor: the $10 thing was brilliant, as was Tony's rant about Loki's narcissism. And of course the Hulk smash.

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Old 05-05-2012, 10:38 PM   #30
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I liked the comedy in the film as a Firefighter in tramuatic emergnecy situations..its very common be surrounded by a bunch of smart asses who joked around about everything until it becomes time to go to work. There were alot of funny scenes the Fury/Rogers bet..the Adpoted line...handful of Stark comments, the Banner sorry for being mean thing..when Loki tricked Thor into going into the Hulk Chamber i think he was like you fall for that every time, and the funniest thing from the movie was Hulk punching Thor completley random... I was honestly more suprised they had Captain America cursed a couple times ( coulda swore he see D($#% and B#$%#$$) didnt see that one coming

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Old 05-05-2012, 10:49 PM   #31
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It's a Joss Whedon film, so I expected a ton of brilliant wit and sly humor. He delivered. I only wish my full matinee had more Whedonites or people with a more ironic sense of humor, because I was laughing the whole movie (in a good way) while most of it was met with silence by the rest of the audience. All, but Tony's oneliners and Hulk's killer one at the end of the movie.

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I loved most of the humor in the movie, but quite a bit of it fell flat with me.

Off the top of my head, Hulk punching Thor.
You really are Brain Damaged.

The theatre EXPLODED during that scenne.

I won´t even mention the kids and teens.
There were grown men and women laughing so hard they had tears rolling.

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Old 05-06-2012, 02:25 PM   #33
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Stark shocking Banner always gets a laugh

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Old 05-06-2012, 04:08 PM   #34
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You really are Brain Damaged.

The theatre EXPLODED during that scenne.

I won´t even mention the kids and teens.
There were grown men and women laughing so hard they had tears rolling.
Yes, everyone at my theaters laughed too.
But that doesn't change the fact that I think it was way too cartoony and over the top of a moment.

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Old 05-06-2012, 05:32 PM   #35
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It's a Joss Whedon film, so I expected a ton of brilliant wit and sly humor. He delivered. I only wish my full matinee had more Whedonites or people with a more ironic sense of humor, because I was laughing the whole movie (in a good way) while most of it was met with silence by the rest of the audience. All, but Tony's oneliners and Hulk's killer one at the end of the movie.
Thankfully, my screening had people laughing.

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Also one thing I'm not sure if I liked or not was the adopted joke.

On one hand, it was hilarious.
On the other, it seemed out of character for Thor to say.

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Old 05-06-2012, 07:22 PM   #38
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Which was why it was so hilarious, IMO.

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It was hilarious cause it was a funny line and it was delivered well. But I just felt weird laughing at it because I couldn't shake the feeling that Thor wouldn't really say that.

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Old 05-06-2012, 07:28 PM   #40
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*After Hulk wakes up Tony*

"None of yall kissed me did you?"

Probably not the exact line, but something like that.

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Old 05-06-2012, 10:35 PM   #41
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Also one thing I'm not sure if I liked or not was the adopted joke.

On one hand, it was hilarious.
On the other, it seemed out of character for Thor to say.
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It was hilarious cause it was a funny line and it was delivered well. But I just felt weird laughing at it because I couldn't shake the feeling that Thor wouldn't really say that.
Why does it matter? Robert Downey's performance is filled with stuff Tony from the comics wouldn't say or do.

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Old 05-06-2012, 10:43 PM   #42
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It was hilarious cause it was a funny line and it was delivered well. But I just felt weird laughing at it because I couldn't shake the feeling that Thor wouldn't really say that.
I disagree, because it really feels organic the way the joke came out. It's like Thor didn't have a good retort to the list of crimes Lok committed, and instead of being kept silent he went another routine.

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Old 05-06-2012, 10:50 PM   #43
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I really liked the humor in it. Off the top of my head, I would say the $10 bet and the Tony Stark rant(ending with the guy playing Galaga) were some of my favorites. And of course, all the Hulk bits were funny too.

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Oh and another reason why after we've seen it, Avengers may be compared less to TDKR. I don't really see much laughing going on during that movie.
Not without the Joker. Like it or not, but Joker in TDK was a real piece of work. I ended up rooting for the guy.

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I thought the comedy was handled very well. Just the right amount of it to add to the fun without having it be too over the top, silly or abundant to deter from the serious tone.

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Old 05-06-2012, 11:11 PM   #46
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Cap's monkey line was funny.

When Thor said his brother was adopted.

When the cop asked Cap why he's taking orders from him, and then when Cap beats the crap out of everybody around him, he starts giving orders.

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Old 05-06-2012, 11:14 PM   #47
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I loved the "He's adopted!" scene. But people on another forum I read are having a fit over it because they think it was offensive to adopted children.

There almost too many funny moments to keep track of, but I loved the guy playing Galaga, and Coulson telling Cap about his trading cards, the Hulk smash, when Tony called Thor "Shakespeare in the Park", and when Cap got the flying monkeys reference.

I can't wait to see this again.

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The humor was great.

I've seen some people bash the movie, calling it a "comedy" and using that term in a derogatory way, but I think the jokes were used perfectly. First of all, a good comedy can be a fantastic film so **** that noise right there. Second, a movie does't have to be completely super serious all the time to be a great, even moving film. Third, comedy can be used to heighten drama.

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I think Coulson's death was shocking and hit the right emotional cords because the lead in was some really good jokes on his part.


I'm not going to say that the film was high art, or even the best thing Whedon has ever written/directed (both of those distinction go to the Buffy episode "The Body,") but the humor was blended with the drama perfectly and they held each other up.

If he goes into the next film the the aim to achieve a higher level of artistic worth (he said he'd make it quieter and more dramatic/character based and not attempt to top the action of the first film, so that might be the case), I'd still want the same amount of humor and the same humor/drama balance, because I think that would help that effort and not hinder it.

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Why does it matter? Robert Downey's performance is filled with stuff Tony from the comics wouldn't say or do.
But I'm not talking about the Thor established in comic lore, I'm talking about the Thor established in the Marvel movies. I genuinely feel like he wouldn't make a joke like that. Again, it was hilarious. Just felt a bit out of of character.

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The humor was great.

I've seen some people bash the movie, calling it a "comedy" and using that term in a derogatory way, but I think the jokes were used perfectly. First of all, a good comedy can be a fantastic film so **** that noise right there. Second, a movie does't have to be completely super serious all the time to be a great, even moving film. Third, comedy can be used to heighten drama.
I consider the BTTF trilogy as a scifi-comedy, and its one of my all time favorite movies. I thought the comedy really added to The Avengers, and I'm glad it worked out so well. You don't have to be super serious to make a good action comic book movie.

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