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« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2012, 10:50:35 PM »

I LOVED it. Should be seeing it again soon, maybe next weekend.
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« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2012, 10:55:14 AM »

We all went to see it yesterday....LOVED IT! And as in all Marvel films,stay through the credits.
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« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2012, 01:25:22 PM »

I LOVED this movie. I am definitely picking up the blu-ray.
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« Reply #48 on: May 05, 2012, 01:33:06 PM »

I also just want to add how much I loved the relationship and character development between Banner/Hulk and Stark/Iron Man throughout the second half of the film. Purely awesome storytelling and continuity I can appreciate.
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« Reply #49 on: May 06, 2012, 08:22:26 AM »

I thought the first half of the movie was pretty good, but the second half was great.  I will try to see it again in the theater and will definitely buy the 3-D blu-ray when it gets released.

 
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« Reply #50 on: May 07, 2012, 07:45:30 AM »



Loved it!   TeddyR
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« Reply #51 on: May 07, 2012, 11:28:25 PM »

How do you do the spoilers thing?
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« Reply #52 on: May 08, 2012, 05:28:01 PM »

I'll be the stick in the mud here. From the chatter I was expecting something fantastic and game-changing in the superhero genre. I got something well-done but predicable, relying on action sequences. It might have helped if I'd seen any of the previous movies, but honestly the only character here that was interesting enough for me to want to spend 1.5 hours with was Iron Man (well, I guess I could look at Black Widow for 90 minutes). It all felt very slick, soulless and over-marketed to me. Honestly, I'm afraid I don't get it, but then again I'm not a fan of any superheroes besides Batman. 3/5 stars.
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« Reply #53 on: May 08, 2012, 11:19:04 PM »

I'll be the stick in the mud here. From the chatter I was expecting something fantastic and game-changing in the superhero genre. I got something well-done but predicable, relying on action sequences. It might have helped if I'd seen any of the previous movies, but honestly the only character here that was interesting enough for me to want to spend 1.5 hours with was Iron Man (well, I guess I could look at Black Widow for 90 minutes). It all felt very slick, soulless and over-marketed to me. Honestly, I'm afraid I don't get it, but then again I'm not a fan of any superheroes besides Batman. 3/5 stars.


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« Reply #54 on: May 08, 2012, 11:22:03 PM »

I'll be the stick in the mud here. From the chatter I was expecting something fantastic and game-changing in the superhero genre. I got something well-done but predicable, relying on action sequences. It might have helped if I'd seen any of the previous movies, but honestly the only character here that was interesting enough for me to want to spend 1.5 hours with was Iron Man (well, I guess I could look at Black Widow for 90 minutes). It all felt very slick, soulless and over-marketed to me. Honestly, I'm afraid I don't get it, but then again I'm not a fan of any superheroes besides Batman. 3/5 stars.
I can understand that to a degree, and can't really argue.  Black Widow should be getting a spinoff film soon.  Iron Man is probably the most thought out character of the bunch, but he's already had Iron Man 1&2.  Not sure if you saw them, but they're worth it.  Downey Jr. is great in the role.

Personally I'm looking forward to Dark Knight Rises, out later this summer.  Huge Batman fan myself.  Granted, Batman is one of two DC books I read...big Marvel fan here.
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« Reply #55 on: May 09, 2012, 12:32:47 AM »

I'll be the stick in the mud here. From the chatter I was expecting something fantastic and game-changing in the superhero genre. I got something well-done but predicable, relying on action sequences. It might have helped if I'd seen any of the previous movies, but honestly the only character here that was interesting enough for me to want to spend 1.5 hours with was Iron Man (well, I guess I could look at Black Widow for 90 minutes). It all felt very slick, soulless and over-marketed to me. Honestly, I'm afraid I don't get it, but then again I'm not a fan of any superheroes besides Batman. 3/5 stars.

It's just very enjoyable and generally very true to the comics.  So the fans and general public will love it.  I can understand your complaints.

That said, I quite enjoyed it.  Solid characterizations, very good acting, and good action sequences. 

Also, for those not in the know (major post-credit reveal spoiler)

***SPOILERS***



Thanos, the villain revealed during the credits, is in love with Death in the comics (who's personified by a female avatar in the Marvelverse).  I was fairly surprised to hear a line like that, as it doesn't have nearly the same meaning to non-comics fans. 



***END***



Also, there is a second scene for most markets at the VERY end of the credits.  So stick around for that.

Overall, an 8/10.  I'd say this is just barely the best of the Marvel films, edging out Iron Man (which I like, but not as much as many others do). 
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« Reply #56 on: May 09, 2012, 12:50:48 PM »

I was fairly surprised to hear a line like that, as it doesn't have nearly the same meaning to non-comics fans. 

Ah, but now all the non-Marvel fans will be asking the Marvel fans "Who the hell was that guy in the stinger?" and generating buzz for the next movie. Useful marketing ploy, actually.
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« Reply #57 on: May 11, 2012, 04:19:31 PM »

I loved it.  I'm not a huge comics fan, I'm on-and-off with them and tend to favor Dark Horse over either Marvel or DC, but I've been really enjoying the last few years' worth of Marvel movies, much more so than the DC films (I enjoyed Batman Begins, but I was sort of meh towards the Dark Knight.  Additionally, DC's animated features have been better than Marvel's animated features, but I digress). 

The Avengers gave me everything I could ask for from a superhero movie, and then some.  But the real highlight for me were the scenes emphasizing the heroics of the ordinary man.  When Loki's in Germany and commands the crowd to kneel, and the elderly man refuses.  When Agent Coulson knows he's severely outmatched, but places himself between Loki and the rest of SHIELD regardless.  Those scenes, more than anything with Cap, Iron Man, the Hulk, etc., made my heart pound. 
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« Reply #58 on: May 12, 2012, 11:53:51 AM »

Went to see it again yesterday....this time in 3D. Must admit that not only did it not add to my enjoyment of the film but at times it was actually annoying..Plus I realized that after the film I had a pretty good headache. I've come to the conclusion that I do not need 3D to see a movie.....call me old fashioned like Captain America. TeddyR
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« Reply #59 on: May 13, 2012, 01:19:33 AM »

Yeah, I don't do 3D movies either for the most part.  It was helpful in Avatar.  But I have seen the Avengers 3 times now, just regular 2D.  :)    I get a sense of visual strain watching them in 3D as well.  Same for my wife, so that makes it simple.

That scene between Loki and the Hulk... that never, never, ever gets old.     Thumbup  I'd say more but I don't remember how to hide a line as a spoiler.
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