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Discussion in 'Marvel's The Avengers' started by Spider-Fan, Apr 14, 2012.
I think that rumor has already been debunked by people who have seen the movie.
Yeah there was no mention of Spider-Man in any way, shape or form
Well my opinion is the opening sequence with it was rushed.
Man you guys seriously have got to stop this crap already.
Figured I'd just paste my review in here as well .....
My mind was officially blown to smithereens this morning. I pretty much still need a whole day to allow all the awesomeness (which is boiled over in my head like suds in an over-filled washing machine) to settle. Guys, Whedon re-shaped how you do comic book movies. I got out of the film absolutely beaming. I think the guys at 93.3 KDKB got a kick out of me when they interviewed me about my reaction to the film. Wow ....just wow. I'm trying to figure out how to describe my experience so bare with me.
As one can expect from Whedon, he was on point with the dialogue. His natural sense for wit and timing really brings these characters to life in ways you haven't seen. After seeing Cabin in the Woods last weekend, I knew we were going to get a good amount of one-lines for laughter. I can't even recall how many there were .... in fact we're going to need a thread just to discuss all of our favorite ones once you all have seen the film. Stark brings the heat in that regard. He's probably landed 75% of them. LOL. Joss understands that the comedy is essential to get people loosened up, especially when you've got many outlandish elements. As far as the cinematography, I was concerned beforehand. Rest easy guys. So many beautiful shots. The pictures you've seen do not do this movie any justice. The transitions when they're fighting the alien horde were top notch.
In a film with multiple superheroes they had to figure out a way to stretch these guys thin like a 3 year old rubber band about to snap. Objective achieved guys. It was done in two-fold fashion. After you get thru the first act of being reintroduced to your players, the 2nd half is chalk full of tension tension tension. It's at this point everyone is pretty much sick and tired of each other (making Loki a happy man) .... guys are squabbling, Cap is baiting Stark ...... and then the real mayhem breaks loose.
The third act is every bit the "war" film Whedon wanted to make. The action just keeps coming .... it has to, because again the heroes need to be overwhelmed to raise the stakes. So you went from them being mentally exhausted with each other, to now being nearly physically exhausted in battle ..... having to reach for that last ounce of effort to overcome.
Ever hero in this film got a legitimate chance to shine. Whedon really knew how to pass the baton in that regard. Heck, I even liked Evans' Cap instead of just kind of having to put up with him in his solo film ..... that's all due to Joss. It's never more apparent than with a character like Black Widow who was so poorly/thinly written in IM2. When being pressed for who shined the most, I can honestly say that is a truly tricky question. They are going to have a tough time going back to the solo films after the treatment all these guys got. BTW, the Loki in this film is every bit the Loki we deserved to see ..... powerful, wretched, scheming, and down right bad mofo.
So many iconic moments ..... essentially there might be some complaints about the duration of certain inter-hero spats, but that's only because you never want it to end ..... hell, I never wanted the movie to end period. I can't wait for you guys to see the Thor-Hulk fight/interactions because Whedon put a nice little cherry on top when they're fighting the aliens. Speaking of the Hulk it took some time into the movie for me to get adjusted to Ruffalo, but I give him credit. He worked out just fine in an ensemble kind of way. The Hulk was beautiful. What else was there to expect really with technology having improved significantly since the last version. He's far more ape-ish in this one. Just wait till you see him meet the flying snake thing for the first time.
Man ..... seriously can't wait to see this again. I have a few complaints, but the rest of the movie is so good that it really doesn't matter. I thought the first act sort of shoe-horned in Loki/Thor a little bit. The meeting between Loki and the Chitauri general felt rushed. I was curious if they would show where he's been ..... they did, but it needed just a few more moments to develop. The first act also has some issues trying to find a good balance. The 3D was an issue for me as well, particularly in those space scenes.
I was blessed today. That's all I can say ...... well that and the end credits gave me my other wish. Anyone who's read my posts on this site know what/whom I've been asking for.
9.5 out of 10 ..... I can't say 10 because no movie is ever flawless in my opinion, but this one got close enough for it's genre.
Great review Rock! Great review!
Another big review here! Thanks for the individual character details..have been looking for something like that. Don't think any forum regulars have given a bad or even average/slightly above average review yet. Everyone's been blown away so far (that I've seen).
Did the paramount logo show at the start or disney?
Paramount logo at the beginning
"Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures" text at the very end, after the credits
I am seeing this in ac ouple of days!!!!
Going to post my video review here tomorrow night!
I find it easier to express my feelings on camera rather than through text.
Sweet. Please No spoilers. Or at least put spoilers to the end of the video and tell us when the spoiler section begins. Thanks t:
Long time lurker, I finally created an account because I have something to contribute. I was lucky enough to get in to the fan screening on Saturday in Philadelphia and wanted to share my reaction.
The movie was brilliant, a thrill ride from beginning to end. I usually try to stay impartial when I watch movies with a lot of hype like this one so I can give it an honest review. But with the avengers, I couldn't help but be pulled in by the exhilarating pace and action, it was so good. It has a ton of wit and heart that made it a joy to watch. Acting was well done by the whole cast, not a weak link, a few standouts too. It might be the best comic book movie I've ever seen, although I really liked TDK and that previously held the title for me. I need to see it again to confirm that, really.
I have every intention of going back multiple times. I can also tell that this is a film that will reward the viewer with repeat viewings just because of how dense it is, no moment is wasted, and cultural and comic book references abound.
Also, I took along with me a close friend who is in film school at NYU, and who is a much bigger movie buff than I am, and more qualified to evaluate a movie on a more technical level. He hadn't heard much of the avengers, but he saw and liked iron man. Anyway, he was really impressed with the film and praised the story and dialogue. He also complimented the more technical aspects, including the framing and cinematography. The best part is he had never heard of the MCU concept before and was floored by the idea. Before, he had no intention of seeing Thor or Captain America, but now is really interested in seeing them both along with the other MCU titles.
Basically, the avengers was good enough to impress my cynical film friend, and convert him to a fan of the MCU idea lol. We also both agreed that the 3D was good, not revolutionary, but hardly a detractor.
A 9.5/10 for me, rounded up to 10 for voting purposes. Anyway, that's my $0.02.
Welcome to the Hype megalixir, I'm glad you and your friend thoroughly enjoyed The Avengers.
Good review dude, glad you joined the Hype to post it.
Good sign also that your non-fan, movie buff friend liked it.
Thanks. We talked about the film for several hours afterwards and found a lot to digest. Like I said it's definitely worth multiple viewings.
Found This Review:
That's great! It's nice to see more people being 'converted'.
any word on the stan lee cameo?
Welcome to SHH Megalixir. Glad you and your friend enjoyed THE AVENGERS!
Especially your friend, who was not a fan.
Just goes to show how many people there are out there who are not aware of the MCU.
This looks like something that MARVEL and DISNEY now need to start pushing in their marketing of THE AVENGERS. The innovativeness and newness of the concept is sure to bring in new viewers.
It's at the end of the movie .... and it's not the one we saw set pictures of where he's sitting behind Cap on the patio of a cafe.
Thanks, I feel welcomed.
Yeah there are still three weeks to go and the review embargo is going to lift very soon, so I think positive WOM will have a chance to do its thing.
10 out of 10, easy!
Somewhat tied with TDK for best CBM ever, but I give a slight edge for Avengers because I will watch this movie a gazillion times, it's just pure comic book pr0n awesomeness. I still think TDK was an overall more polished film, but the entertainment value in Avengers is well beyond TDK.
IM was my favorite MCU movie, until Avengers came out New order of pref - Avengers (by long shot), IM (by a good stretch over the following), Thor, TFA, TIH, then IM2, if that gives you an idea of my taste.
yes welcome and thanks for review. can April be over and it be May now?!
How do you guys get to see the movie so early? Are you in the press or was there some free screening thing for the fans?