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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-10 03:06:28 Reply

I will see the Avengers this weekend, my third time seeing it.


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-10 14:16:30 Reply

At 5/10/12 03:18 AM, Gambit wrote: I just like how Gambit is facing Wolverine in the poster... since Gambit is p much one of the only one who can efficiently kill Wolverine.

You think Gambit can kill Wolverine? Many people have tried and failed at killing Wolverine.


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-10 15:35:11 Reply

At 5/10/12 03:03 PM, Gambit wrote: Magneto killed him a couple times, and once Gambit could've killed him.

Also: http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/6/69484/1634387-knipsel_s uper.jpg

Killing Wolverine is only a temporary setback for him. He was ripped in half by the Hulk and thrown into a mountain. He has regenerated from a single drop of blood. Now, Wolverine ending up being a victor, now that's a different story.


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-10 16:47:17 Reply

It would depend on the rules of the fight. Are they sparring or going all out?


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-10 20:12:53 Reply

Too bad Will Smith wasn't in the movie. He'd end it all as soon as Loki came through the portal.

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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-10 22:46:31 Reply

At 5/10/12 08:12 PM, Darthdenim wrote: Too bad Will Smith wasn't in the movie. He'd end it all as soon as Loki came through the portal.

Loki: My name is Loki, bow before me!

*WIll Smith punches Loki*

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Why did I find this so funny?


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 00:31:52 Reply

I hate Will Smith. He is in too many films.


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 07:16:39 Reply

At 5/10/12 03:03 PM, Gambit wrote:
At 5/10/12 02:16 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote:
At 5/10/12 03:18 AM, Gambit wrote: I just like how Gambit is facing Wolverine in the poster... since Gambit is p much one of the only one who can efficiently kill Wolverine.
You think Gambit can kill Wolverine? Many people have tried and failed at killing Wolverine.
Magneto killed him a couple times, and once Gambit could've killed him.

Also: http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/6/69484/1634387-knipsel_s uper.jpg

There is a difference between beating him and killing him. If you're not a space god like Galactus at the very least, you won't be able to truly kill him.


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 12:11:21 Reply

At 5/8/12 02:09 PM, MoriChax wrote: And another part is not being able to stand Scarlett Johanssons fucked up fish face.

I don't like Scarlett Johansson that much, but she looks gorgeous in this movie, she owns the character of Black Widow (in Iron Man 2 she was just the hot girl who could kick ass).


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 13:17:39 Reply

How many people are going to see the Avengers again this weekend? Its the only good film out this weekend.


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 13:26:15 Reply

At 5/11/12 01:17 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: How many people are going to see the Avengers again this weekend? Its the only good film out this weekend.

I haven't actually seen it once yet. But I will be next week on my lonesome and frankly I couldn't be more excited about that.


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 14:16:37 Reply

At 5/11/12 01:17 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: How many people are going to see the Avengers again this weekend? Its the only good film out this weekend.

I'm going to see it again on Saturday.


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 15:35:40 Reply

At 5/11/12 01:17 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: How many people are going to see the Avengers again this weekend? Its the only good film out this weekend.

Haven't checked what else was out this weekend. But I do really wanna see it again.


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 16:55:26 Reply

At 5/11/12 01:17 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: How many people are going to see the Avengers again this weekend? Its the only good film out this weekend.

I'm going tomorrow with a few friends. It'll be my third viewing and their second.


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 16:57:25 Reply

Torrented a few hours ago. Finished watching.

Boring. Cliche. Nothing special.


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 17:57:30 Reply

Avengers all the way. It gets better the more you watch it.


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 18:18:12 Reply

At 5/11/12 04:57 PM, TurkeyBased wrote: Torrented a few hours ago. Finished watching.

Boring. Cliche. Nothing special.

finally somebody with some sense

this isn't even close to being the best film of the year either, it's already been blown out of the water by at least 2

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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 19:31:11 Reply

At 5/11/12 06:18 PM, JaY11 wrote: finally somebody with some sense

this isn't even close to being the best film of the year either, it's already been blown out of the water by at least 2

finally somebody who agrees with my opinion, so he's right.

this isn't even close to being the best film of the year, despite being critically and widely claimed, it's already been blown out of the water by at least 2 movies that I enjoyed that others did not


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 19:32:35 Reply

At 5/11/12 06:18 PM, JaY11 wrote: finally somebody with some sense

this isn't even close to being the best film of the year either, it's already been blown out of the water by at least 2

What are these two films you speak of? I don't think this will be the best film of the year, but I definitely think it's the best so far.


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 20:14:42 Reply

At 5/11/12 07:32 PM, Oolaph wrote:
At 5/11/12 06:18 PM, JaY11 wrote: finally somebody with some sense

this isn't even close to being the best film of the year either, it's already been blown out of the water by at least 2
What are these two films you speak of? I don't think this will be the best film of the year, but I definitely think it's the best so far.

21 Jump Street and The Cabin in The Woods

coincidentally these movies both parody the extremely formulaic films that are in their genres, films like The Avengers for example

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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 20:38:02 Reply

At 5/11/12 08:14 PM, JaY11 wrote:
21 Jump Street and The Cabin in The Woods

coincidentally these movies both parody the extremely formulaic films that are in their genres, films like The Avengers for example

Making a parody is not a new thing. It's easy to say something exists and it's bad. For example see the last few years of family guy, or my joke back there about the last few years of family guy.
As for the formulas in The Avengers. I don't know what you wanted other than a tem of super heroes killing an afternoon doing their laundry. They're gonna fight a bad guy, they're super heroes. And of course they're going to clash. Show me one movie about an ensemble cast that all get along the whole time. There is still such a thing as doing these well, and The Avengers did all of that very well.


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 21:32:34 Reply

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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 21:46:33 Reply

At 5/11/12 08:38 PM, stafffighter wrote:
At 5/11/12 08:14 PM, JaY11 wrote:
21 Jump Street and The Cabin in The Woods

coincidentally these movies both parody the extremely formulaic films that are in their genres, films like The Avengers for example
Making a parody is not a new thing. It's easy to say something exists and it's bad. For example see the last few years of family guy, or my joke back there about the last few years of family guy.

These films were still highly original, they aren't at all to be compared with shitty parody films like Scary Movie for example, or Family Guy, in other words they didn't rely totally on blatantly poking fun at specific movies, they were more subtle and aimed at the genres as a whole.

The Avengers wasn't terrible, but it wasn't fantastic. It was somewhere between mediocre and good. Pointing out that all other super hero movies use the same formula doesn't make it not a flaw, it's probably why most super hero movies aren't completely spectacular.. Personally i'd say The Dark Knight was an exception, and that was because it did actually try something a bit new.

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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 21:53:12 Reply

At 5/11/12 09:46 PM, JaY11 wrote: These films were still highly original, they aren't at all to be compared with shitty parody films like Scary Movie for example, or Family Guy, in other words they didn't rely totally on blatantly poking fun at specific movies, they were more subtle and aimed at the genres as a whole.

"I liked these movies of the genre so don't compare it to other movies in the genre"


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 22:20:39 Reply

At 5/11/12 09:53 PM, RacistBassist wrote:
"I liked these movies of the genre so don't compare it to other movies in the genre"

"I only read the first half of posts"

I suppose it would be fair to compare Scary Movie to Jacob's Ladder then, as they both share horror genre elements, and if I don't think they should be compared then it's because I like one and not the other.

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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 22:24:11 Reply

At 5/11/12 09:46 PM, JaY11 wrote:
These films were still highly original, they aren't at all to be compared with shitty parody films like Scary Movie for example, or Family Guy, in other words they didn't rely totally on blatantly poking fun at specific movies, they were more subtle and aimed at the genres as a whole.

21 jump street is a parody, of 21 jump street. Before my time too, never saw it. People say it was good. But it's a comedy so it's allowed to be a comedy. I don't take that away from it.
And cabin in the woods, reality tv is bad, mmkay? Even Stone Cold Steve Austin has a movie about that.
I'm not saying that to shit on either film. My whole argument is that predictable story structure can still be done well.


The Avengers wasn't terrible, but it wasn't fantastic. It was somewhere between mediocre and good. Pointing out that all other super hero movies use the same formula doesn't make it not a flaw, it's probably why most super hero movies aren't completely spectacular.. Personally i'd say The Dark Knight was an exception, and that was because it did actually try something a bit new.

The hero faces heightened stakes and goes through a loss. The internal struggle is is personified on both large and small scale. Epiphany and redemption. It's Return of the Jedi.
Now ask me if it's Return of the Jedi while holding your attention and making you care about the characters.


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-11 22:47:56 Reply

At 5/11/12 10:24 PM, stafffighter wrote:
21 jump street is a parody, of 21 jump street. Before my time too, never saw it. People say it was good. But it's a comedy so it's allowed to be a comedy. I don't take that away from it.
And cabin in the woods, reality tv is bad, mmkay? Even Stone Cold Steve Austin has a movie about that.

Cabin in the woods is more of a parody of horror films in general, the 'reality TV show' side of it was just another theme the film had going on at the same time.

I'm not saying that to shit on either film. My whole argument is that predictable story structure can still be done well.

I don't think that a predictable story structure automatically makes a film bad, it's just that it works against a film like The Avengers, because it doesn't really have much else going for it.

The hero faces heightened stakes and goes through a loss. The internal struggle is is personified on both large and small scale. Epiphany and redemption. It's Return of the Jedi.
Now ask me if it's Return of the Jedi while holding your attention and making you care about the characters.

it might just be me being tired but i'm not sure what point you're trying to make here

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At 5/11/12 10:47 PM, JaY11 wrote:

The hero faces heightened stakes and goes through a loss. The internal struggle is is personified on both large and small scale. Epiphany and redemption. It's Return of the Jedi.
Now ask me if it's Return of the Jedi while holding your attention and making you care about the characters.
it might just be me being tired but i'm not sure what point you're trying to make here

The point I'm making is that Dark Knight Returns, a movie I love for its performances, setting, nuiance and everything, can be reduced story wise to the same bones as Return of the Jedi.


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-12 00:15:35 Reply

I think The Avengers will be number one at the box office again.


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Response to The Avengers 5/4/2012 2012-05-13 03:01:29 Reply

At 5/13/12 01:06 AM, Austerity wrote: $832.4 million total gross so far and counting

Keep going Avengers. Your worth all that money and more.


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