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Darth Groovy 11-17-2011 10:25 PM

The Avengers Movie
 
Who else is getting excited?

Most of you have known me over the years, know that I love movies about comic book characters! I used to read comics back in grade school, junior high, and high school. I stopped back in the 90's when the price of comics just became a little too demanding of my pocket book. I did not stop liking comics, I just stopped collecting them. The quality of comic book movies have really improved vastly with CG fx, use of great actors and actresses, and even getting top notch directors to bring them from the inked pages to reality.

After just seeing Thor, and Captain America recently, I am pretty stoked now for the Avengers movie! At first I thought it might just be a cash cow to get as many heroes into a movie as possible, and my worst fear is that it morphs into another Batman And Robin, which I regard as one of the worst movies ever made of all time.

I always thought Thor was a dope, but I never knew anything about his back story. The movie did a fantastic job of realizing the Asguard realm into a realistic movie. Spoiler alert!
spoiler:
Thor played by Chris Helmsworth starts off as the annoying arrogant prick that I remembered him as, but then redeems himself, first as a human being, and then reclaiming the power of Thor as a reward for his redemption. I found that to be very entertaining and powerful!
Plus, the movie had a fantastic villain [Loki] and a terrific supporting cast!

Captain America was a fun movie too, but I have to admit it got boring in parts. Chris Evens does a fine job of playing the role of Steve Rodgers, and Hugo Weaving [The Red Skull] is always the perfect villain in any movie. My biggest problem with Captain America, is that he came off rather cartoonish and the tech of the Hydra was a bit far fetched. I realize this movie is supposed to take place in the MARVEL universe of the WWII era, but it all seemed a big cartoon with propellers on rockets, and personal submarines. We barely have that kind of tech now, and if you want to bring a super hero to reality, you have to stick to...reality. Also the romantic lead was a bit dull compared to say....oh I dunno...Natalie Freaking Portman....

Never the less, I am getting juiced for the Avengers movie, I plan to see it! I am even brushing up on many of the comics.

Discuss!

Note: I did not care for the Incredible Hulk as much as others did. I think it was a good start, and I LOVE Edward Norton, and Tim Roth, but I feel the film did not do either of the stars the credit they deserve. I have no problem with the way the Hulk looked in the movie, but I feel that ultimately the movie wound up being a monster movie. It may have well been Godzilla vs Mothra. I dunno. Also, Liv Tyler as a scientist? I had a problem with that too. But I will give the film props for giving lots of nods to the TV series I used to watch as a kid...which I loved a lot.

Arannor 11-18-2011 12:30 AM

I've never been a fan of Marvel but seeing the movies that are being made I'm starting to get interested.

I just saw Thor the other day and loved it! I think every one did a great job in the movie, especially Natalie Portman. I found her character to be very real and believable.

I have not seen Captain America yet but I'm planing to. I love Hugo Weaving, he is such a great actor, but I can't help to think of Agent Smith and the line "Good evening Mr. Anderson" every time I see him.

The Avengers does look interesting. I'm sure it will be a good movie and I will surely watch it.

Darth Groovy 11-30-2011 03:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Redeemed Jedi (Post 2795719)
I've never been a fan of Marvel but seeing the movies that are being made I'm starting to get interested.

I just saw Thor the other day and loved it! I think every one did a great job in the movie, especially Natalie Portman. I found her character to be very real and believable.

I have not seen Captain America yet but I'm planing to. I love Hugo Weaving, he is such a great actor, but I can't help to think of Agent Smith and the line "Good evening Mr. Anderson" every time I see him.

The Avengers does look interesting. I'm sure it will be a good movie and I will surely watch it.

The Thor movie really surprised me. It had an amazing cast! And while Thor was always my least favorite Marvel character, Chris Helmsworth made his character something special. Something I could understand. Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins really brought that film something special. Also the chemistry between Chris Helmsworth and Natalie Portman was refreshing for a comic book hero movie. The Avenger's is worth purchasing, but it is a bit duller compared to Thor. Don't get me wrong, Hugo Weaving is a fantastic Red Skull, but Hugo Weaving is just good at playing villains period. He is also great with accents. In Captain America, he is like almost scarier than Hitler himself! Both with and without the make up! His accent and uniform are to die for! Hale Hydra! :p

Jeff 12-01-2011 03:40 PM

I just hope it doesn't disappoint. But it's easily one of my most anticipated movies. Really liked both Thor and Captain America, and Iron Man is still my favorite Marvel movie.

Darth Groovy 12-06-2011 02:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeff (Post 2796836)
I just hope it doesn't disappoint. But it's easily one of my most anticipated movies. Really liked both Thor and Captain America, and Iron Man is still my favorite Marvel movie.


The funny thing is, is that Robert Downey Jr. will steal every scene, he is just that good, and he knows it. Joss Whedon will not contest that at any point. And you know this is true. :cool:

Seph 12-14-2011 05:39 PM

Ill see it mostly for Thor who's my favorite character in general and for Robert Downey Jr. The guy has become one of my favorite actors.

PR-0927 12-17-2011 04:19 AM

This was filmed partly in Cleveland, Ohio! Roughly 50 minutes North of me! Sadly, I did not see the set, although I know a few people who did.

- PR-0927


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