Saw Avengers last night here in London. All good loud dumb fun. The biggest laugh was when the Hulk throws around Loki, although it reminded me a bit of the old Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny violence. Everyone is indestructible and no matter how many buildings they get thrown into, it's just a matter of brushing off the rubble and making a few groaning sounds, and it's back into the fray. That super-gun that Coulson had merely knocked Loki over (one of hundreds of times he was knocked over) and he just gets up again. Whack-a-mole. Or WWF.
The end battle was a visual spectacle (similar FX to the end of Transformers 3), but all without any tension. Surely in Avengers 2, then can solve the 'too many characters' problem by adding a few more and then killing a few off to show that they are vulnerable. And did a single civilian get injured? If you're going to hurl exploding cars through the streets of NYC, you're going to crush kiddies and their cute pet kittens. More of the consequences/stakes please in the blu-ray (which doesn't have to be PG-13 rated) or Avengers 2.
Also, Loki says 'what is an ant to a boot' but this 'boot' seems very keen that the ants kneel in servitude. Gods make themselves petty if they care so much whether the ants are worshipping them enough. If a Hollywood star becomes A-list, they tend to resent the constant adulation and want to retreat and be normal. Loki comes across more as a needy C-list celeb.
What else? The forced bickering is become a lazy, cliched way to show character interaction. This got boring in the first season of 'House'. Everyone in movies seems to have Asperger's these days. The flying aircraft carrier was cool. You guys are right about Fury & the Plinkett test. Good call.
Last edited by avatar (2012-05-17 17:57:48)
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