[trailer] Avengers! My day is made

LarryC wrote:

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Thanks! Stupid iPad doesn't display the links right.

It was very very good.

And I became the Hulk's number one fan when he

Spoiler:

he smashed Loki.

Although Ruffalo won me over pretty quick as Dr Banner.

Random Moment of Awesome:

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Iron Man's Itano Circus missile spam

I bought a ticket for a Friday afternoon showing. It has been years since I cut work to go to a movie.

Just returned from it. Very entertaining. I think the biggest surprise comes from what might've been the biggest fear, the Hulk. I think people will be generally pleased with him. Go watch it, you won't regret it.

Oh, hey, there's a secret-extra-very-end-of-the-credits scene that was added at the last minute for US patrons.

So don't miss it.

El-Taco-the-Rogue wrote:

Oh, hey, there's a secret-extra-very-end-of-the-credits scene that was added at the last minute for US patrons.

So don't miss it.

That didn't show up at my screening here in Oslo Would you mind putting what it shows in a spoiler tag for us who can't/haven't seen it?

I didn't even think to sit through the credits.

Details of the during and post credits scenes here.

I found out this morning that our whole office is going to see this during work tomorrow.

I think Jeff liked it. A little.

MrDeVil909 wrote:

I didn't even think to sit through the credits.

Details of the during and post credits scenes here.

You should plan on doing that with all Marvel films. These scenes are kind of a tradition.

I'm going to tonight's midnight showing with my girls, and my son and his girlfriend this weekend.

Going to a midnight showing. So excited!

Going to a midnight showing by myself tonight. My wife thinks I'm nuts but I have to see this in a crowd of my fellow geeks with speakers that rattle my insides!

Wow. Now that was some hyperbole.

...Next week. I can't wait. SQUEEEE!!

Agemmon wrote:
El-Taco-the-Rogue wrote:

Oh, hey, there's a secret-extra-very-end-of-the-credits scene that was added at the last minute for US patrons.

So don't miss it.

That didn't show up at my screening here in Oslo Would you mind putting what it shows in a spoiler tag for us who can't/haven't seen it?

Spoiler:

There's a very brief shot of the characters sitting around a table having shawarma (the food Tony Stark talks about while his suit's shut down once they shut the portal.

OMG... that was AWESOME!!!!! I haven't had that much fun at the movies in a long long time and it was a great crowd dynamic too. I love that about midnight showings.

I want to go see it again, like tomorrow! I haven't been this jazzed up for a second viewing since The Dark Knight.

And now for spoilers...

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Hulk stole the movie. I figured he would have a bit part but Mark Ruffalo just nailed the character and whoever storyboarded his scenes did it perfectly. The audience burst out cheering over and over

Ok, I really need to come down from this Red Bull high somehow... I have to work in the morning!

Also:

Spoiler:

Harry Dean Stanton's cameo.
"Son, you got a condition"

I'm going to have to see this again while it's still in theaters.

hoorah for the Hulk! Best part of the movie.

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That was frelling awesome! Trying to get my arse moving this morning wasn't, but I knew the job was dangerous when I took it.

For the "avoiding spoilers" part, first I want to echo everyone's comments about The Hulk. He truly did steal the show in the best possible way as both Bruce and "the other guy" and that takes some doing. My hat's off to Ruffalo.

I've been impressed again by the actor playing Loki. That part is a stereotypical wart on the original materials, but this guy has really brought it to life without reducing him even more to a caricature. I was worried the character (not the actor) didn't have the chops to stand up to even the disassembled Avengers, but they addressed that, and in the process gave us better meat for our stew.

I have to give a huge shout-out to Joss and the writers. This series was always kind of a mess, even in the original comics. You start off with the king forever of anger problems, a canned smartass, two of the most pompous stuffed-shirts in comics, and two bewildered normal humans. The story is a giant penis-measurement contest straight out of a high school locker room with the occasional preachy paen to playing nicely with others. It could have been a horrible trainwreck on the scale of Fantastic Four, but somehow they put it together in a way that made those things awesome while still keeping all of the original mess.

In Spoilerville:

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I was gobsmacked they let Corson go. It was epic, and in character, but it stung. The audience at my showing was just as quiet as the guys on the screen after that. I don't know who that actor is or who wrote his part, but he really ran with it and made what should have been a suited cipher into something strange and wonderful by itself. I would have watched a "Corson" film.

I have always hated Black Widow. She's always been a concatenation of a lot of what is wrong with female characters in comics for me. But I have to give Johansen props (something's going to have to hold up her front!), and the scriptwriter as well. She came off as being worth her salt. We did have to have our obligatory fan service. The guy I was sitting next to me in the theater made a really awkward noise when they zoomed in tight on her ass when she's talking to Loki there, loud enough to make the whole theater start laughing. Outside of that things were fairly subdued for the character.

Spoiler:

Agent Coulson might be the single smartest thing Marvel did during the lead up to Avengers. He was an emotional touch point in every series (except Hulk). He was also the audience's bond to the superheroes. The "normal guy" that idolized these people, respected them, fought alongside them. His death was brilliant too. A normal man standing up to a demigod. Bravery, courage, sacrifice. Just... awesome.

I would LOVE to know the design process for these movies. Was all of this planned in advance around his character or did Whedon take advantage of that casual rapport to draw the audience in. It's fascinating to consider how well structured all of these individual pieces were to get to the assembled team.

This movie man, it freaking rocks. Not a moment is wasted, surprises resolve in a logical and interesting way, the jokes are earned, every character gets a solid story arc. Just wow. I'm going to have to see this again tomorrow, this time without some dude on his cell phone annoying the entire audience.

Looking back, I'd have to say that for me:

Iron Man / Avengers
Norton's Hulk
Thor
Iron Man 2
Captain America

Out of Marvel's comicbook movies.

Just a note regarding Agent Coulson:

Spoiler:

It is possible that he's not dead. That his trading cards were on his person, not 'in his locker', where they were supposed to be, combined with the fact that he's apparently still potentially involved with Iron Man 3, makes me think that it could have been a robot double or something dying in his place. It's also very possible that that's nonsense, but even the Wikipedia summary of the film is hesitant to report him as actually deceased.

El-Taco-the-Rogue wrote:

Just a note regarding Agent Coulson:

I just got back from the movie. Here's my take on that bit:

Spoiler:

He didn't necessarily die. Fury might have just said that the paramedics called it in order to motivate the heroes and make them fight harder. The way it was filmed it really could go either way, depending on what they decide to do as the franchise moves forward.

Overall I'd say the movie was awesome. My girlfriend loved it too, and she somehow missed seeing Thor so she was missing some critical back story.

I agree with Vargen.

Overall, it's so nice when an action movie doesn't treat the plot as just a lame excuse to string together a sequence of explosions. (Michael Bay, I'm looking at you. Also whoever is directing Battleship.)