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The Avengers

Posted by Quasar on Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Probably should have a thread in here, considering it had the biggest opening weekend ever.

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Posted: 4 years 51 weeks ago

yeah, just too bad no one ever ventures out into the other forums.

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Posted: 4 years 51 weeks ago

Maybe this movie is big enough to draw them out!

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Posted: 4 years 51 weeks ago

I doubt it. I've been posting in the Video game forums for months and nobody but Strider reads it :)

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Posted: 4 years 51 weeks ago

As an aside, I wish they could have put some little easter eggs in the movie.
During the main battle, I would have love to see a quick shot of the Human Torch streaking through the canyons of the city. Or when they did all the interviews with the civilians at the end, it would have been cool to show a Daily Bugle and have the byline say something like "Photos by Peter Parker"
Or at least throw a bone to the actual original Avengers they ignore and included something about Ant-man, maybe a line or something by Stark saying Banner could work with one of his top scientists named Pym.

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Posted: 4 years 51 weeks ago

Yeah, I could see them doing some name dropping sort of deal. They probably couldn't do either the Human Torch or Peter Parker just because other studios own the film rights to those characters.

So I was a little bit amused by the Chitauri, because I thought that was their oh so clever way of getting around having the Skrulls in the movie. But these guys didn't appear at all to be Skrulls. They were just some random-type generic aliens, from what I could tell. Also the Cosmic Cube aka the Tesseract, it's just a gate? I'm not familiar with the term Tesseract, so don't know if that's something from the comics or the ultimate comics or whatever. But the Cosmic Cube does a whole lot more than that. Also interesting in that the Cosmic Cube was used in the comics by both the Red Skull and Thanos, but who both used (or will use) it in quite a different capacity in the movies.

I loved all the tie-ins to previous movies, like Pepper Potts, Jane Foster's image on the screen and an update on her whereabouts, Thor and Loki's conversation about where they'd left off.

And just thinking a little about it, it seems that the HIMYM actress was the only major casting role for this film. All other roles had been cast in the other movies.

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Posted: 4 years 51 weeks ago

Yeah, I know why they couldn't have cameos. Still would have been nice as a "nod and a wink" type thing without bring it to the attention of the other studios and their lawyers :)

I thought that actress looked familiar! I don't watch HIMYM, but I thought that was her.

Well, technically, Mark Ruffalo was a new casting :)

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Posted: 4 years 51 weeks ago

You know, it will be interesting to watch the Director's commentary on the DVD to see what kind of cross-overs and connections Whedon wanted to add it. Was Portman going to be in the movie and couldn't? What other heroes or Marvel events could have been referenced but were nixed because of time/legal reasons/etc.

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Posted: 4 years 51 weeks ago

Heh. Forgot about Ruffalo.

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Posted: 4 years 50 weeks ago

I kinda wish Hawkeye had some kind of costume, at least giving a nod to what he wore in the comics. Hell, he didn't even use the name Hawkeye. IIRC, he was always referred to as Barton.

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Posted: 4 years 50 weeks ago

Did anyone catch what Hulk said to Loki after he beat the crap out of him? That scene got the biggest reaction of the movie, which absolutely drowned out the next ten to fifteen seconds of dialogue.

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Posted: 4 years 50 weeks ago

I believe he said something like "Puny god"

Another cameo I would have liked to see was maybe something like when the army is deploying, you hear someone refer to "Captain Castle" and/or see a soldier/marine with the skull on his uniform.

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Posted: 4 years 50 weeks ago

Thanks. Some guy behind said "R.I.P.", so we were worried he'd heard that line and was repeating it. Both Jack and I thought that didn't sound characteristic of Hulk. And since I knew Ferrigno had done the voice of the Hulk, I'd been waiting throughout the movie to hear him speak, and then I missed it! Oh well. I'll probably see it again before it leaves theaters anyway.

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Posted: 4 years 47 weeks ago

Quasar, I also missed that line due to the laughter, but I thougt he said, "Demi-God".  Loki had called himself a god and Hulk was correcting him.

Also, do either of you remember what happened to the Tesseract at the end?  They disabled it with Loki's scepter, but I don't remember seeing what happened to it after that.

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Posted: 4 years 47 weeks ago

Yeah, I don't remember what happened to it. The focus shifted to Iron Man and whether or not he'd survive, then the Hulk jumping in and saving him. I don't remember anything more about the cube itself.

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Posted: 4 years 47 weeks ago

I'm pretty sure he said "Puny God." Our surrounding audience was really loud at that point too, but I am very certain that that is what he said.

Thor carried the cube back to Asgard when he took Loki to face trial.

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Posted: 4 years 47 weeks ago

That sounds right. I was kind of thinking I couldn't remember what happened to Loki either, so I was probably zoning out during that scene lol.

I was a little worried about Cap's mask from the trailers, but I thought it looked fine in the movie. He looked really good... from the front! From the back, he was just all blue, and it looked weird! Not sure why they didn't continue the red and white stripes around to the back, but maybe it looked weirder! Also, in the comics Cappy had a star on his back as well, but I could see that looking a little out of place.

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Posted: 4 years 47 weeks ago

Thanks Jubbers, I had forgotten that scene too.  They used the cube to get back to Asgaard.

And you are probably right about it being "Puny God"...it was so loud with laughter and puny and demi sound similar to each other.  Puny makes more sense.

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Posted: 4 years 47 weeks ago

More support for "puny" - we watched the movie in English (believe it or not, the only 2D showing in town!), but someone has posted the Hulk vs. Loki scene in German (with Greek subtitles? why?) on YouTube and Hulk there says "mickriger Gott" which translates to "Puny God."