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Old 04-30-12, 02:48 PM   #26
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Other than the horrifically stupid storyline, this movie was pretty good.

Although, the movie's tone is seriously off. Joss Whedon still hasn't figured that out yet.
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Old 04-30-12, 11:03 PM   #27
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This was, without exaggeration, my favorite movie of all time.

Every note is perfect, everyone gets to shine, it's funny, it's completely action packed and I simply did not want it to end.

The only downside was the press screening I attended was an IMAX 3d (but in a "regular" theater) and while the 3D was fine, it was distracting throughout. I need to see it in 2D for the best experience.

But hot damn...I don't really see ow anything else could live up to that. And the absolute best part is 95% of the best moments aren't in the trailer. Went in pretty pristine and could not get enough.
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Old 05-01-12, 12:12 AM   #28
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This was, without exaggeration, my favorite movie of all time.

Every note is perfect, everyone gets to shine, it's funny, it's completely action packed and I simply did not want it to end.

Well according to Arpeggi it didn't merit even a single star in the poll.
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Old 05-01-12, 12:37 AM   #29
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There will be people who don't like this movie or nitpick it to death. And that's fine. I feel bad for them, but I understand it's not for everyone.

But we actually got a big-screen, big-budget version of The Avengers and that alone merits a few stars. The fact that not only did they do it, but they did it balls-to-the-wall awesome...well that just makes it the best thing ever

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Although, the movie's tone is seriously off. Joss Whedon still hasn't figured that out yet.
I cannot understand this at all. The tone is outstanding - serious when it needs to be, light when it feels natural...felt exactly like a great comic book to me.
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There will be people who don't like this movie or nitpick it to death. And that's fine. I feel bad for them, but I understand it's not for everyone.

But we actually got a big-screen, big-budget version of The Avengers and that alone merits a few stars. The fact that not only did they do it, but they did it balls-to-the-wall awesome...well that just makes it the best thing ever
Can't wait to see this.
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Old 05-01-12, 05:57 AM   #31
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This was, without exaggeration, my favorite movie of all time.

Every note is perfect, everyone gets to shine, it's funny, it's completely action packed and I simply did not want it to end.
I was pretty sad when I saw it had 45 minutes left.
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Old 05-01-12, 07:23 AM   #32
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Well according to Arpeggi it didn't merit even a single star in the poll.
Sorry, anything Joss Whedon gets an automatic low score.
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Old 05-01-12, 07:37 AM   #33
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Sorry, anything Joss Whedon gets an automatic low score.
So why did you go see the film if you knew it was going to be Joss Whedon crap?
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Old 05-01-12, 08:01 AM   #34
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Saw the Canadian Premiere last night, with Mark Ruffalo and Cobie Smulders in attendance (she is even hotter in real life - damn you Taran Killam!)...before it started the audience was a bit restless as the movie started nearly 40 minutes late - but once it started, all was forgiven.

I'd say skip 3D if you get the option. I'm a big fan of 3D but found it more distracting than anything - although I did get a pair of Iron Man, Hulk and Thor 3D glasses at my screening - which are really cool.

I've been counting down the seconds to this movie and overall it definitely didn't disappoint. Whedon has to set up all the chess pieces before we get to the heart of it and even though I was never bored, I didn't feel like the movie was totally working until THOR arrived. However, once Thor shows up, the movie gets just about everything right and builds to an excellent finish - the final battle scene had me smiling from ear to ear.

Seeing everyone fighting alongside each other was everything I hoped it would be...and you've got to credit Whedon for finding a great way to integrate HULK into the movie, making him and Banner more interesting and more FUN than any of the recent incarnations.

I was really impressed that Scarlet had so much to do and killed it IMO. Black Widow (along with Hulk) was one of the best surprises the movie had up it's sleeve - her scene with Loki was great. I feel like Hawkeye and Cap sort of come up short compared to everyone else, but that was bound to happen. I'm sitting here smiling just thinking about this movie - great scenes like Iron Man Vs. Thor...so damn awesome.

The script has great dialogue, nice character beats and the finale is terrific - those things go a long way in me forgiving the problems in act 1 and even though I'm not 100% sure that the Chitauri/aliens were the best way to go, seeing the stinger at the end got me really hyped for more! 4.5/5
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So why did you go see the film if you knew it was going to be Joss Whedon crap?
I don't think he saw it.
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I don't think he saw it.
Ahhhh, I see...talk about immaturity...
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Sorry, anything Joss Whedon gets an automatic low score.
So just talk about it in the regular thread and don't leave a BS score in the reviews thread since you've obviously not seen the movie. Or just select the option that you're not interested. No need to act like you're 13 or something.
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Old 05-01-12, 02:16 PM   #38
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So just talk about it in the regular thread and don't leave a BS score in the reviews thread since you've obviously not seen the movie. Or just select the option that you're not interested. No need to act like you're 13 or something.
Maybe he's not acting.
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Maybe he's not acting.
That's a distinct possibility.
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That's a distinct possibility.
He's been on my block list for years.
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Old 05-01-12, 03:11 PM   #42
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Post from what I remember reading in the other obscenely long thread.
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It was done in post, but from what I've read Joss was pretty happy with the result. All I know I'll be seeing it in 3D at 12:01 Friday, hopefully in IMAX .
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Post, but it looked like "good" 3D to me. Of course, that's relative

There is some serious action and explosions, so I lost focus on a regular basis as things blew up all over the screen. It's taxing to try to keep up with it.
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I read this was shot in 1.85:1. That's sort of surprising. Most of the big blockbusters are usually 2.35/2.40:1 ratios. I know the Jurassic Parks, War of the Worlds, Spider-man 1, and Men in Black were all 1.85:1 as well. Doesn't seem to happen that often anymore.

But apparently the 1.85:1 ratio was requested by Disney.
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Three words: Holy. Fucking. Shit!

This was everything I could have possibly wanted out of an Avengers movie. I was so happy to see Whedon get the gig as both director and writer, because I think he's generally great (except for Dollhouse) and he did not drop the ball once.

Ruffalo was perfectly cast as Banner. The moment he shows up on screen I completely forgot about Bana and Norton. And Hulk had many of the best moments in the film. My inner child was beaming with joy the whole time.

This movie should shut up most of the Whedon haters, unless their hatred is so irrational that they can't enjoy a movie that is balls to the wall awesome from beginning to end.
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Old 05-02-12, 07:33 AM   #47
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Wait, maybe you guys should step back and think: this is BMB's Avengers! aren't you supposed to hate it?
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...i'm assuming BMB stands for Brian Michael Bendis? How are these his avengers?
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I just imagined a Marvel movie with Bendis-like dialogue and I shuddered at the horror of it.
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I liked what Bendis did w/ DD. LOVED what Brubaker did more afterwards.
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