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    Default The Avengers -- spoiler discussion

    BoobyTrap and I went and saw it last night. I thought it was a lot of fun.

    The appearance of Thanos after the credits had been pretty much spoiled for me before I saw it, but I still got a tremendous geek boner over it. Holy ****, that was, literally, a dream come true for me.

    I'll go into more detail on my thoughts later.

    Feel free to post your own.
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    I for one was expecting an appearance of Thanos ever since the showed the Infinity Gauntlet inside Odin's treasure room during Thor.
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    It is seriously the ONLY reason I want to go see this movie.

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    I dont know much of the backstory on the Avengers so i cant really comment on how the movie handle those aspects, but i doo love super hero movies. That being said i'm with the majority in that i thought it was just a solid popcorn flick. The Hulk+Loki scene was great. Seeing Thanos definitely makes me want to see the next installment
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    Take out the laughs and this movie was boring. Boring boring boring boring so god awfully boring.

    The scenes with the Chitauri (wtf?) in "space" were like... Star Trek TV bad.
    The exposition was delivered sooooooo clunkily and just awkwardly AND made no sense.
    People said Mark Ruffalo almost stole the movie.... eh??? He did??? More boring.
    I like Jeremy Renner but Hawkeye was boring.
    Nick Fury was boring.

    Boring!!!!!

    Yes I laughed and yes I loved every scene with Iron Man and yes Joss Wheedon clearly knows how to balance many characters and blah blah blah blah BORING!

    I guess my biggest complaint is that it was too safe. And I don't blame them for that. They had to appeal to non-comic book fans as well as comic book fans so what you got was a by the numbers cliche superhero team up formula story.

    They even had the villain manipulate the heroes into fighting each other.

    Boring.

    Boring.

    GOD DAMN so boring.

    Unless you like 2 hours full of 'splosions and pointless hordes of non-specified drones getting murderized by the thousands over and over and over and over again.

    The only point of the movie where I was actually curious what might happen next was when Coulson got popped through the chest and I thought he might actually survive.

    God damn so boring.

    Even Thanos was boring.

    I'd like to think that this is just my taste in movies somehow becoming more "refined" but the reality is I still love the first Iron Man movie. The Avengers just wasn't as good.

    Unless you like too many 'splosions, a few good laughs and lots of tentpole "nerdgasm" moments.

    "OMG THOR, CAP & SHELL HEAD R FIGHTING ON THE BIG SCREEN I WAITED MY WHOLE LIFE TO SEE IT!!!!"

    Shut up.
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    Who is Thanos and why is everyone so pumped about seeing him? I saw the scene but since I'm not a comic book guy it didn't mean anything to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrown View Post
    Who is Thanos and why is everyone so pumped about seeing him? I saw the scene but since I'm not a comic book guy it didn't mean anything to me.
    20 years ago there was a miniseries where he murdered half the population of the Universe, became completely omnipotent, decimated the entire superhero community in a gory, brutal fight in space and then became the living embodiment of all reality.

    Then he subconsciously decided he didn't deserve it, lost it all in a silly oversight and someone stepped in and made it so that none of it ever happened.

    The End.


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    So I guess I wasn't 'so wrong' after all Doc. You make a good point about basically how a huge investment like this HAS to play it safe. Let's face it, despite Dark Knight(the exception), adult superhero films DO NOT appeal to the crossover(read female) audience...(see Watchmen/Kick-Ass). Yeah, this movie has all the edges sanded off although I am surprised at the Coulson development. Sacrificed to give it some weight, albeit wafer-thin. It is what it is, a Michael Bay movie with more marketable/merchandisable properties. And yeah, I find myself at the same crossroads that you hint at, that maybe good enough just ain't anymore. Funny that you throw boring out so much...it just does not look 'FUN'. Haven't seen it...may not, either way I cannot help feeling that it will not make much of a mark either way. All that money/time/hype and it is almost instantly forgettable. Make Mine Marvel...unless you have ANYTHING better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    So I guess I wasn't 'so wrong' after all Doc. You make a good point about basically how a huge investment like this HAS to play it safe. Let's face it, despite Dark Knight(the exception), adult superhero films DO NOT appeal to the crossover(read female) audience...(see Watchmen/Kick-Ass). Yeah, this movie has all the edges sanded off although I am surprised at the Coulson development. Sacrificed to give it some weight, albeit wafer-thin. It is what it is, a Michael Bay movie with more marketable/merchandisable properties. And yeah, I find myself at the same crossroads that you hint at, that maybe good enough just ain't anymore. Funny that you throw boring out so much...it just does not look 'FUN'. Haven't seen it...may not, either way I cannot help feeling that it will not make much of a mark either way. All that money/time/hype and it is almost instantly forgettable. Make Mine Marvel...unless you have ANYTHING better.
    I want to be fair... there were a lot of laughs. But for a movie that's 142 minutes long... not enough.

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