edit: and in actual fact, the poster who brought it up was joking, he said that the line was dated because 'no-one calls each other Jim nowadays', he agreed with me that the movie was not dated. The other poster who claimed it dated brought up no valid evidence, reffering to cosmetic details such as the type of cars, clothes etc...which is ridiculous, as, y'know, it is set in the 70s, lol.
It's funny you should say those other films did not have such a scene, because Harvey Kietel's turn as a pimp in Taxi Driver is the quinnessential 70s cliche too.
and as for what another poster was saying about Lex being a comedy act, yes, he was funny, but he was also deadly. He also surrounded himself with far less intelligent henchmen because there was far less chance of him being betrayed by them. You can have comedic deadly villans that can be taken seriously, the Joker was one too remember. Just look at how Kevin Spacey's Lex turned out when they did the same incarnation, but removed the comedic aspect, he was dull. It is a valid interpretation of Lex Luthor.
I don't see much about the film that is dated.
Anyway, not to take this too far offtopic, so back to the Avengers...
That bit about Hulk spitting out the bullet, I was the only person in the cinema who burst out laughing at that, haha. I'm not sure if that was a reference to the deleted scene from TIH. You see him pulling a gun out, from his pov, and then it cuts to the artic cliff shaking as he turns into the Hulk, don't recall a gunshot though, but the Hulk defo showed up to prevent the suicide.Originally Posted by smhoulihan
I only saw the deleted scene once on youtube.