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View Poll Results: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite?
Iron Man 70 62.50%
Iron Man 2 4 3.57%
Incredible Hulk 4 3.57%
Thor 17 15.18%
Captain America 17 15.18%
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Old 04-28-12, 04:47 PM   #1
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Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

I realize one of these was posted last summer, but I think some opinions might have changed since then as I am sure we have been re-watching our DVDs/BRs in prep for the movies like the good geeks we are at heart.

I seem to remember voting Iron Man last summer, but having dome seen Captain America a few more times , I think this is now my favorite with Iron Man being second. Both of these are the strongest IMO as they seem to be focused primarily on being their own movies as opposed to extended Avengers teasers. I'm not saying I disliked the others per se, they just come across as such to me.
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Old 04-28-12, 04:53 PM   #2
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

I'm the in the (very small) minority that enjoyed The Incredible Hulk the most.

I'd rank them as such:
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man
Captain America
Thor
Iron Man 2
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Old 04-28-12, 05:21 PM   #3
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

Iron Man (it's the most fun, and I can really watch it anytime it's on)
Thor
Captain America
Iron Man 2
Incredible Hulk
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Old 04-28-12, 05:26 PM   #4
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

I think Iron Man is the best because it actually stands on its own, while the others all shoehorn the Avengers stuff in.
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Old 04-28-12, 05:29 PM   #5
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

Captain America
Iron Man
Thor
Iron Man 2
Incredible Hulk
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Old 04-28-12, 05:29 PM   #6
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

Iron Man, but i've enjoyed them all. My ranking -

Iron Man
Captain America
Thor
Iron Man 2
The Incredible Hulk
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Old 04-28-12, 05:36 PM   #7
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

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Old 04-28-12, 05:56 PM   #8
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

Iron Man
Thor
Iron Man 2
The Incredible Hulk
Captain America: The First Avenger

I've thought they were all decent so far but I didn't care that much for Captain America. It felt like a throw away movie that was about hyping The Avengers more than anything to me. Iron Man is probably the funnest to watch for me and it's got the most replay value I think. Thor surprised me with how much I liked it though.
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Old 04-28-12, 05:59 PM   #9
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

In order:

Iron Man
Captain America
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Thor
Incredible Hulk
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Iron Man 2

All of them range from OK to Great, but I have no real need to ever watch Iron Man 2 again. It was a rushed, lazy sequel, but got more right than wrong. Hulk was good fun and what you'd want from a Hulk movie. No more, no less. I warmed up to Thor much more on video than in theaters. It's flawed, but when it worked it worked brilliantly. The Earth scenes and forced comedy were feeble, and the obligatory Avengers shoe-in was annoying, but everything on Asgard was perfection.

Captain America and Iron Man were pretty much top-of-the-line superhero movies.
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Old 04-28-12, 06:04 PM   #10
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

Iron Man
Incredible Hulk
Thor
Iron Man 2
Captain America
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Old 04-28-12, 06:12 PM   #11
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

Captain America
Iron Man
Thor
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2

in terms of quality:
Iron Man
Captain America
Thor
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2
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Old 04-28-12, 06:18 PM   #12
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

I have a soft spot for Thor, but Iron Man is my pick.

Iron Man
Thor
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Captain America
The Incredible Hulk
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Iron Man 2 (how did Justin Theroux get the gig writing this?)
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Old 04-28-12, 06:19 PM   #13
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

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Thor
Iron Man
Iron Man 2
Incredible Hulk
Captain America


It just looks right.
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Old 04-28-12, 06:19 PM   #14
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

Captain America sucked. I mean first half of the movie was alright but then it took a really dumb turn somewhere. So dumb I don't even remember what the rest was about besides there was some cube or something and a plane crashing.

Thor was okay but not great.
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Old 04-28-12, 06:24 PM   #15
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

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Thor
Hulk
IM2
Cap

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I've thought they were all decent so far but I didn't care that much for Captain America. It felt like a throw away movie that was about hyping The Avengers more than anything to me. Iron Man is probably the funnest to watch for me and it's got the most replay value I think. Thor surprised me with how much I liked it though.
I have the same feelings for Cap (The bonds tour/montage was the only thing I loved most about it)

Your list is just about the way I'd rank 'em too, but I'd switch IM2 with Hulk.
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Old 04-28-12, 07:02 PM   #16
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

Iron Man
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Old 04-28-12, 07:19 PM   #17
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

voted Thor ... was surprised by how much I enjoyed that one

in order

Thor
Iron Man
Iron Man 2

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Captain America
Incredible Hulk

CA and IH are a major distance from the top 3 in terms of quality
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Old 04-28-12, 07:28 PM   #18
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Glad to see I'm not the only one who hated Iron Man 2.
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Old 04-28-12, 07:30 PM   #19
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I don't hate IM2, I hate Project X, RE: Apocalypse, and Ultraviolet. It's not horrible. It's not great either. It's merely alright at the most.
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Old 04-28-12, 07:51 PM   #20
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I would put Iron Man and Captain America about even.

Iron Man 2 is somewhere in the middle. Thor is a little lower. And at the bottom I'd put Incredible Hulk.
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Old 04-28-12, 08:05 PM   #21
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From what I understand IM2 was a rush job from Marvel. I wish they woulda waited for a better story which is why I have high hopes for TDKR it wasn't rushed out to sell toys/video games/t-shirts.
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Old 04-28-12, 08:17 PM   #22
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

1. Iron Man
2. The Incredible Hulk


Captain America and Thor - Didn't really love either.
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Old 04-28-12, 08:36 PM   #23
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I would rank Iron Man, Captain America and Thor about equal. They're all very different but have a ton of qualities that stack up well. I think Iron Man 2 is a pretty darn good film. It's a bit more serious and delves into Stark's self-desctructive side a bit, which is very cool. And anything with Sam Rockwell in it can't be all bad.

I didn't care for Hulk. I just didn't feel it. It's also a bit of an orphan with Norton wimping out, though I think Ruffalo is finally better and certainly more enthusiastic.
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Old 04-28-12, 08:38 PM   #24
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1.Iron Man
2.Captain America/Thor (might give the edge to the former)
3.The Incredible Hulk
4.Iron Man 2
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Old 04-28-12, 09:19 PM   #25
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Re: Which Avengers Prequel is Your Favorite ?

Iron Man
Thor
Captain America
I. Hulk
IM 2

But they are all pretty close and depend on who has the part more than story. As far as casting, I'd rank them:
Thor
Iron Man
Hulk
Captain America
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