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Old 04-24-15, 12:04 PM
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So, did anyone confirm that there is definitely no post credit scene? Only the mid credit one?
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Re: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Whedon, 2015) The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by rocket1312 View Post
This might be my biggest criticism of the MCU right now. It's all about the next movie. These things are just cogs in a giant machine. Someday when it's all over maybe I'll be able to look back and see it as one really grand epic, but for now each individual entry has become sort of disposable to me. It's kind of like really high-budget tv.
I kind of get what you're saying but I don't really agree entirely to be honest. I think in keeping the universe moving the films all in some ways feel like they're just leading to the next thing in the overall story. I think when you view the films all together the overall storyarc is stronger because of the seeds planted in the earlier films. I would say most of the individual films are still strong on their own though.
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Re: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Whedon, 2015) The Reviews Thread

Speaking of Easter Eggs, I remember watching Tron on the big screen many years ago at The El Capitan Theater when Disney was running some classic films for a brief period of time, and due to the large screen and crisp image I noticed for the first time a really funny Easter egg (others in the theater also chuckled)...pac-man and the wocka-wocka sound shows up on a screen that one of the characters is viewing at some point in the film. I had seen Tron a few times on VHS, and had never noticed the Pac-Man character until my El Capitan viewing.

Also, I was a tiny bit crestfallen at some of the reviews of the film, but there are now enough reviews out there that have me genuinely looking forward to viewing the film (I may still wait a week or so to watch, but I did brave the crowd for opening weekend of the The Avengers, and came through none the worse for wear).
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
Thanks for the schooling, guys. Now, does this mean I'm officially NOT a nerd?
If you notice references to the comics in the movies, then you're a nerd. You just didn't know what the term "easter egg" meant.
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Originally Posted by Inhumans99 View Post
Speaking of Easter Eggs, I remember watching Tron on the big screen many years ago at The El Capitan Theater when Disney was running some classic films for a brief period of time, and due to the large screen and crisp image I noticed for the first time a really funny Easter egg (others in the theater also chuckled)...pac-man and the wocka-wocka sound shows up on a screen that one of the characters is viewing at some point in the film. I had seen Tron a few times on VHS, and had never noticed the Pac-Man character until my El Capitan viewing.

I just noticed this for the first time myself, while watching it in HD one of the movie channels the other day. I was surprised at how obvious it was and how I could have missed it previously.
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Re: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Whedon, 2015) The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by dex14 View Post
So, did anyone confirm that there is definitely no post credit scene? Only the mid credit one?
Mine did not but often early screenings (non-theatrical or foreign) don't have the post-credits scene.
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
How are there easter eggs in a theater screening? I thought easter eggs were those things you clicked on when watching a disc. How can you click on them in a theater?
Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Yeah, I'm with Ash and don't consider those easter eggs either, but the term seems to have stuck so I just accept it at this point.
They're considered easter eggs because they're references not everyone will get or notice.
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Originally Posted by Double_Oh_7 View Post
They're considered easter eggs because they're references not everyone will get or notice.
Not quite. They're not called easter eggs because some people will notice them and other people won't. They're called easter eggs because they're hidden... like real easter eggs. Adults hide real easter eggs in the yard and kids then try to find them. A movie easter egg therefore is something hidden within a movie that you try to find. The Stan Lee cameos in all the movies would be a kind of easter egg anyone would likely find regardless of whether or not they are comic readers.
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Not quite. They're not called easter eggs because some people will notice them and other people won't. They're called easter eggs because they're hidden... like real easter eggs. Adults hide real easter eggs in the yard and kids then try to find them. A movie easter egg therefore is something hidden within a movie that you try to find. The Stan Lee cameos in all the movies would be a kind of easter egg anyone would likely find regardless of whether or not they are comic readers.
How do you HIDE an Easter egg in a movie? I mean, the reference is out there in the open. It's just some people will notice it, some people won't.
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Originally Posted by Double_Oh_7 View Post
How do you HIDE an Easter egg in a movie? I mean, the reference is out there in the open. It's just some people will notice it, some people won't.
Well, they don't have to literally be hidden all that well. After all, not all easter eggs are extremely well hidden in real life either. Some eggs are just tossed on the ground.

If you really do want to hide an easter egg in a movie very well, then you can hide them in the background instead of the foreground so that it is less obvious. You could also show it very very briefly for a split second. Seeing the Infinity Gauntlet inside Odin's vault in the first Thor movie is a good example of that. I never noticed it myself until someone pointed it out to me because it goes by so quickly.

Another very well hidden easter egg example: Did you know that E.T. the extraterrestrial from Spielberg's 1982 movie is hidden in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace?

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Re: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Whedon, 2015) The Reviews Thread

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Another very well hidden easter egg example: Did you know that E.T. the extraterrestrial from Spielberg's 1982 movie is hidden in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace?
Huh? And where?
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Huh? And where?
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Re: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Whedon, 2015) The Reviews Thread

Also something like R2D2 floating around in ST. The image of the droids in Raiders.
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R2D2 is also on the exterior of the mothership in CETK.
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R2D2 is also on the exterior of the mothership in CETK.
Pics? I'll be damned.
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Saw this this morning at 10:00. Only about 15 of us in there but it was a wet morning and there was a 9:00 and a 9:30 showing. It was a 2-D screening. I will say that, to me, it seemed a very dark film. There is a lot of shadows and scenes were dark and that seemed to make daylight scenes dark as well.
I would give it 7/10. It is bloated. Something I thought Joss would've avoided but didn't. I had perhaps too much faith perhaps? It makes me wonder how much influence the upper management have on story and the pressure on the writers to add more?

James Spader as Ultron is superb. He done motion capture and you can tell its him. The head tilt he does etc. He gives so much humanity to him. It could be said that he becomes Ultron quickly but on the other hand its a sign to show how powerful he is.

The problem with the action is why I hate the Spiderman films as a whole. You cannot tell what the fuck is going on. It's so close up and flying everywhere that I just switched off. The action was better in the first Avengers film.
Hawkeye has a very central role this time around and was pleasantly surprised how he became a better character.
Everyone else is great, now comfortable in their roles. ScarJo keeps getting better and you learn a lot more about a few characters history.
The one thing that keeps annoying me is Thor. He is so good in these movies, great comedic timing and lines but in his own films he is wasted with crap storylines. I feel he is stronger in these then his own stuff.

And by the way, Olsen is hot as hell. I love her outfit.

No end credit scene. just the midway one.
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Re: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Whedon, 2015) The Reviews Thread

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oh yeah, forgot about that scene. thanks.
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Currently hanging out around 74% on rottentomatoes (64 fresh, 22 rotten), an additional 100 reviews should be up by the end of the week.
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Pics? I'll be damned.


The model of the ship clearly shows that it's R2D2.

EDIT: Here ya go, champ.
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It's slowly dropping the RT score. This is obviously a critic proof movie, but the first one had a 92% rating.
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It's slowly dropping the RT score. This is obviously a critic proof movie, but the first one had a 92% rating.
Par for Marvel movies though. There's always 1 shining example and the other entries are of varying quality (usually in the 70s). Case in point:

The Avengers: 92%
The Avegers AOU: 74%
Thor: 77%
Thor TDW: 66%
Captain America: 79%
Captain America TWS: 89%
Iron Man: 93%
Iron Man 2: 73%
Iron Man 3: 79%
The Incredible Hulk: 67%

Makes me a little worried for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (#1 has a 91%), if they make a second Hulk movie, it could potentially be quite good based on that theory.
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I can't believe Thor 2 was that high. I thought it was awful. I also hated Iron Man 3, so I'm equally surprised by such a high score.
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I thought Iron Man 3 was a massive improvement over #2.
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A little surprised and disappointed it's dropped that much, but for me even the "worst" Marvel movies have been entertaining to me so i'm still excited and hyped for it.
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Wouldn't it be hilarious if Ant-Man ends up being the better MCU movie this year (or at least more highly rated).

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