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    The movie was made with such enthusiasm you can’t help but be caught up in it. Epic action scenes and insightful humor make it vastly entertaining. But I can’t help being a little less than satisfied. It does finally get the Hulk right! Mark Rufallo plays David Banner with an awkward reluctance, making him engaging and relatable. Robert Downey Jr. has a magic he brings to the role of Iron Man and his scenes with Hulk/Banner are some clever, subtle moments in what is for the most part a non-stop thrill ride. But even with all the sharp dialog and fine acting, the movie is missing a overarching theme that elevates other great superhero films.
    Nolan’s Batman is a study in vengeance and insanity, Spiderman (1&2) worked the “with great power comes great responsibility” idea and X-Men (2 & First Class especially) had themes of acceptance and empowerment; while the plight of the mutants can be considered an analogy/metaphor for racism, anti-semitism and homophobia.
    Avengers though? just big dumb fun - but highly recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GBtmSF View Post
    The movie was made with such enthusiasm you can’t help but be caught up in it. Epic action scenes and insightful humor make it vastly entertaining. But I can’t help being a little less than satisfied. It does finally get the Hulk right! Mark Rufallo plays David Banner with an awkward reluctance, making him engaging and relatable. Robert Downey Jr. has a magic he brings to the role of Iron Man and his scenes with Hulk/Banner are some clever, subtle moments in what is for the most part a non-stop thrill ride. But even with all the sharp dialog and fine acting, the movie is missing a overarching theme that elevates other great superhero films.
    Nolan’s Batman is a study in vengeance and insanity, Spiderman (1&2) worked the “with great power comes great responsibility” idea and X-Men (2 & First Class especially) had themes of acceptance and empowerment; while the plight of the mutants can be considered an analogy/metaphor for racism, anti-semitism and homophobia.
    Avengers though? just big dumb fun - but highly recommend.
    Exaclty. The main theme of Avengers is how some really different characters (and some of them can destroy cities) can overcome their frustration and fight together for the greater good. It's a little cliche but it was done right. That's how blockbusters should be made. Action, epic set-pieces, interaction between the main characters, character development, humor, strong female characters. Everyrhing was almost perfect. A great and fun movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GBtmSF View Post
    The movie was made with such enthusiasm you can’t help but be caught up in it. Epic action scenes and insightful humor make it vastly entertaining. But I can’t help being a little less than satisfied. It does finally get the Hulk right! Mark Rufallo plays David Banner with an awkward reluctance, making him engaging and relatable. Robert Downey Jr. has a magic he brings to the role of Iron Man and his scenes with Hulk/Banner are some clever, subtle moments in what is for the most part a non-stop thrill ride. But even with all the sharp dialog and fine acting, the movie is missing a overarching theme that elevates other great superhero films.
    Nolan’s Batman is a study in vengeance and insanity, Spiderman (1&2) worked the “with great power comes great responsibility” idea and X-Men (2 & First Class especially) had themes of acceptance and empowerment; while the plight of the mutants can be considered an analogy/metaphor for racism, anti-semitism and homophobia.
    Avengers though? just big dumb fun - but highly recommend.
    I honestly don't hold this against Avengers. It's a different beast that the individual Marvel films. It doesn't need an overarching theme to elevate it like other great superhero films. It is already 'about' something. It's about the team. It's about these clashing egos, different times/cultures, and ideals coming together, finding a reason to fight for something and make a difference. To throw more stuff in there would invite disaster. You include some other major theme, the movie becomes 'about' that, and forgets that it needs to work on bringing these characters together and give them equal focus.

    This was the only way to do the film. You know a whole lot of the story has to be about how they guys struggle to come together, but eventually band together. That's why you make the story *about* that. That's the crucial centerpoint. You don't need to overthink "what metaphorical analogy can all these disparate characters equally explore while establishing the team," just make it about forming the team and let things develop organically.

    With that done, you can focus on something else in the sequel. The ending scenes already seem to hint at a kind of 'civil war' esque tone of questioning whether the heroes are good, should be held responsible for the damage in the city, etc. Could be a lead in to what the second film might deal with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robotech Master View Post

    This was the only way to do the film. You know a whole lot of the story has to be about how they guys struggle to come together, but eventually band together. That's why you make the story *about* that. That's the crucial centerpoint. You don't need to overthink "what metaphorical analogy can all these disparate characters equally explore while establishing the team," just make it about forming the team and let things develop organically.
    Couldn't agree more. One thing I've always really liked about the Avengers as a book is that it was extremely character focused, and I felt like that translated really well onto the screen. The personality clashes and character flaws are the "theme" of the team, and personally, I find that very interesting and compelling.

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    It reminds me a lot of the Expendables. Lots of action stars (or comic stars) all together in a big loud mindlessly fun movie. Sadly, the wit that Joss Whedon is known for, the wit that RDJ is known to deliver to Oscar-nominated levels, just wasn't quite there. That actually hurts when you factor in the rewatchability value. Maybe I went in expecting too much from the hype. Left a little disappointed, but still glad I got to see it early. 3 out of 5 stars.

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    The movie was freaking awesome! But could someone explain to me how Thor returns to Earth with the rainbow bridge destroyed? I know Hiemdelle says there is always a way in "Thor" but I'm curious to know what that way is.

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    It was damn near perfect .
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelPaytonMZ View Post
    It reminds me a lot of the Expendables. Lots of action stars (or comic stars) all together in a big loud mindlessly fun movie. Sadly, the wit that Joss Whedon is known for, the wit that RDJ is known to deliver to Oscar-nominated levels, just wasn't quite there. That actually hurts when you factor in the rewatchability value. Maybe I went in expecting too much from the hype. Left a little disappointed, but still glad I got to see it early. 3 out of 5 stars.
    What? The Whedon wit was all over that movie . RDJ was a beast ! I really have to disagree with you on that . 5 out of 5 for me .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelPaytonMZ View Post
    Maybe I went in expecting too much from the hype.
    For the first half of the movie, I was thinking this. Sure, I was really enjoying it, watching the heroes kick each other's asses about, and struggling with containing Loki, but I was worried that it wouldn't quite meet my expectations (Which were rediculously high, as were everyone elses). But it wasnt until the Invasion, when the 'Avengers Assemble' spoilers:
    (and Bruce reveals "My secret? I'm always angry!")
    end of spoilers That I really got excited. It was entertaining, funny, and exciting as hell. The fights were all amazing, and Widow's character work was great.
    By the time the panoramic shot of the team in a defensive circle hit, I was beaming like a madman. It. Was. F-ing. Fantastic!
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    THANOS!
    end of spoilers (My friends had no idea who he was, but I was ecstatic at seeing him, even though I'd already seen the clip online)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelPaytonMZ View Post
    It reminds me a lot of the Expendables. Lots of action stars (or comic stars) all together in a big loud mindlessly fun movie. Sadly, the wit that Joss Whedon is known for, the wit that RDJ is known to deliver to Oscar-nominated levels, just wasn't quite there. That actually hurts when you factor in the rewatchability value. Maybe I went in expecting too much from the hype. Left a little disappointed, but still glad I got to see it early. 3 out of 5 stars.
    Whedon's wit wasn't there? What film did you watch? I as with a friend that was very, very skeptical about this film (generally doesn't enjoy comic book films), and said it was fantastic. She can't decide whether to give it a 9/10 or 10/10. As someone that has watched *everything* Joss Whedon except for pretty much Cabin in the Woods and Dollhouse, this film shined as one of Joss Whedon's greatest accomplishments. He pulled of something amazing, and had all of his wit in in. Avengers is one of my favorite comics (specifically New Avengers), to the point I shelled out the forty bucks for the big ass Avengers poster. I went in with huge expectations and was blown away. I expected my friend (who is also a film major) to give it a 6 or 7, but as I said, she can't decide on a 9 or 10. This isn't to say that your opinion doesn't matter and that you must agree with a 9 or 10 rating. However, to state that Whedon's wit and humor wasn't in the film is just plain wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelPaytonMZ View Post
    It reminds me a lot of the Expendables. Lots of action stars (or comic stars) all together in a big loud mindlessly fun movie. Sadly, the wit that Joss Whedon is known for, the wit that RDJ is known to deliver to Oscar-nominated levels, just wasn't quite there. That actually hurts when you factor in the rewatchability value. Maybe I went in expecting too much from the hype. Left a little disappointed, but still glad I got to see it early. 3 out of 5 stars.
    I'm agreed with you I felt a little disappointed with the film.

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    I thought is was pretty freakin' epic. I really enjoyed it. It had the Avengers bickering for more than half the movie, but along the way they all came together in an amazing battle that was just so satisfying to watch. There are elements of sci-fi, drama, adventure, and mystery every step of the way. It's made all the more satisfying with how well this movie fits together with the previous movies going all the way back to Iron Man. Yet you don't have to see those movies to enjoy Avengers. It just makes it a rather sizable bonus. In terms of comic movies, Avengers has really raised the bar. After seeing the final scene at the end of the movie I have high hopes that it'll be raised again in the future.
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    the Hulk was awesome and its Bruce Banner not David Banner, Ironman was awesome but did anyone expect RDJ not to be, there wasnt enough of Thor and way too much Black Widow, the effects were'nt great and then theres some cheesy lines, overall though its a fun summer film, definetly worth seeing

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