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Old 2012-05-06, 9:14 PM   #276
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Is Thor the most powerful, physically, Asguardian? What is the range on their powers, comics people?

Also, regarding the Thor/Hulk fight. I loved the way they established Thor being the only person able to wield Mjolnir. Watching The Hulk struggle to pick something up that size is pretty great.
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Old 2012-05-06, 9:15 PM   #277
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Odin is, generally, considered more powerful than Thor, but otherwise Thor is their best warrior.
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Old 2012-05-06, 9:35 PM   #278
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Hey, Shakespeare in the Park - dost Mother know thou wearest her drapes?

You are all so petty... and tiny.

Let me know if Real Power wants a magazine or something...

Raise the mizzenmast, unfurl the topsail...That man's playing Galaga. He thinks we don't notice, but we do...

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I also liked how Coulson knew that his death was a necessary piece of the puzzle. "It never would've worked, sir, unless they all had something... *dies*

Also, "Oh. That's what it does."
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Old 2012-05-06, 9:55 PM   #279
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I really enjoyed the simple fact that they seemed to get tired during the last fight (specifically Cap and Widow, but all of them to some degree besides the Hulk.) That was actually the only good acting I remember Johansson doing. Whedon does make attempts to humanize his characters - that's probably why he jumps to killing one of them a bit too much - but he also did it in a subtler way there and it made me happy to see that. It was nice to see it acted out in small pauses, rather than it only going from "Captain America!" to "Battle Damage Captain America!"
Another subtle reinforcement was the cops in the early-middle of the fight saying "The national guard isn't going to be here for an hour!" flashing forward to the end when the National Guard is actually finally on scene, and our bright eyed & bushy tailed heroes are worn down and battered and shot up. A nice bit of temporal context for the battle.
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Old 2012-05-06, 10:16 PM   #280
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I thought "The Other" was Thanos.
I heard it's Red Skull.
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Old 2012-05-06, 10:17 PM   #281
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Actually, I disagree with this!

The scene introducing her has a great payoff that I'm surprised how many people I've talked with missed. We learn that she isn't just your average "action chick" (although she sort of is and yes there are certain issues I have with her character) but that she psychologically manipulates people by faking a sense of vulnerability to gain information from her targets.

This actually pays off when she confronts Loki and uses pretty much the same technique (appearing vulnerable, making the villain think he's in charge of the conversation) to gain information on his motivations and target.

It isn't as flashy as having a punch out with Thor or anything, but it is very well done in my opinion.
Ok, I can see that. I'm still not a huge fan of it, but I can see what you're saying.
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Old 2012-05-06, 11:06 PM   #282
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I guess every director can't be Michael Bay, though.
this is the funniest shit i've read here in MONTHS.

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Old 2012-05-06, 11:09 PM   #283
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this is the funniest shit i've read here in MONTHS.
To be fair, the 3D wasn't exactly brilliant.
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Old 2012-05-06, 11:14 PM   #284
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Old 2012-05-06, 11:20 PM   #285
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nah, i saw it in 2D. i hate the 3D gimmick bullshit.

i should have bolded it, was laughing at the michael bay line; he has to be trolling.

seriously, i'm still giggling. Somebody honestly believes that a man who added Uncle Tom-bots to a beloved franchise is a good director? fuck outta here

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Old 2012-05-06, 11:22 PM   #286
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Of course he is. He's playing Johnny Contrary because it's apparently fun for him to shit all over a thread for no reason.
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Old 2012-05-06, 11:25 PM   #287
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Anybody who dislikes the avengers is clearly delusional, it is objectively a great film.
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Old 2012-05-06, 11:27 PM   #288
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Old 2012-05-06, 11:40 PM   #289
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So, according to iFanboy, The Other in the scene with Thanos is supposed to be Annilihus
I'd be surprised, for two reasons:

1) I thought he'd be locked up with Fox, as they hold the rights to Fantastic Four and its characters.

2) He seems a bit too heavy to play second-fiddle. He would have been a great pick for a Guardians of the Galaxy villain.
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Old 2012-05-06, 11:41 PM   #290
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I'm still tickled at how they figured out how to show RDJr's face without taking off his helmet. After three movies that still delights me.

That said, I don't understand why Thor didn't get his helm in this movie; it's not like it obscures his face.
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Old 2012-05-07, 12:05 AM   #291
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I was going to get all nit-picky here but the more I think about it... yeah. It's a great film, a block-buster done right. Easily the most entertaining flick I've seen in years. And the reactions from the other people in the cinema where I watched it, the reactions here, all confirm that this isn't just me feeling this way - the vast majority of the people who saw the movie loved it.

Quick question - for those who've seen it in a group. Did you immediately after leaving the cinema go for a coffee or something and talk excitedly about the film with whoever you went with? Man we were buzzing and talking over each other and just geeking the fuck out.
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Old 2012-05-07, 12:11 AM   #292
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I was going to get all nit-picky here but the more I think about it... yeah. It's a great film, a block-buster done right. Easily the most entertaining flick I've seen in years. And the reactions from the other people in the cinema where I watched it, the reactions here, all confirm that this isn't just me feeling this way - the vast majority of the people who saw the movie loved it.

Quick question - for those who've seen it in a group. Did you immediately after leaving the cinema go for a coffee or something and talk excitedly about the film with whoever you went with? Man we were buzzing and talking over each other and just geeking the fuck out.
We never made it that far. We were geeking out at the curb while waiting for another friend to go back inside and find his phone. Then we spent a few minutes watching this kid that we thought was wandering alone through the parking lot, but was actually with someone that was sitting behind a car.

It was weird.
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Old 2012-05-07, 12:17 AM   #293
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I was going to get all nit-picky here but the more I think about it... yeah. It's a great film, a block-buster done right. Easily the most entertaining flick I've seen in years. And the reactions from the other people in the cinema where I watched it, the reactions here, all confirm that this isn't just me feeling this way - the vast majority of the people who saw the movie loved it.

Quick question - for those who've seen it in a group. Did you immediately after leaving the cinema go for a coffee or something and talk excitedly about the film with whoever you went with? Man we were buzzing and talking over each other and just geeking the fuck out.
It was 3AM on a work night for me and I still had a half-hour drive to get home, so no. I carpooled with a friend, so the two of us just geeked out on the way home.
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Old 2012-05-07, 1:20 AM   #294
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That said, I don't understand why Thor didn't get his helm in this movie; it's not like it obscures his face.
Easy. His helm would obscure that wonderful hair of his. But then I'm pretty sure I'm the target audience for his hair and you're not.
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Old 2012-05-07, 2:18 AM   #295
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Old 2012-05-07, 2:21 AM   #296
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Are you talking about Jane Foster, Pepper Potts, or Black Widow?

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Old 2012-05-07, 2:27 AM   #297
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The bit with Coulson's death, I'd be kinda disappointed if it wasn't a ruse. The melodramatic speech, the bloody playing cards. It was so hammy and manipulative, exactly the kind of thing you'd expect Fury to do to get what he wanted out of the Avengers.
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Old 2012-05-07, 2:27 AM   #298
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It was 3AM on a work night for me and I still had a half-hour drive to get home, so no. I carpooled with a friend, so the two of us just geeked out on the way home.
haha, yeah i was much the same. We all split straight away so i came home and started this thread as a means to gush.

had to chuckle though; right after we walked out of the cinema my best mate Adam and i walked past the pub where a mutual friend, Ben, works. We stopped for a chat and Adam told him we'd just seen the avengers, Ben was bummed out that we'd all seen it and that he was stuck at work til midnight, so Adam went back into the cinema and bought two tickets for the midnight session.

he saw it twice in four hours. That's a fan right there.
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Old 2012-05-07, 3:50 AM   #299
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