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(Roger Ebert)   Roger Ebert on The Avengers: "The Westminster Dog Show of Superheroes"   (rogerebert.com) divider line 58
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2012-05-03 10:51:36 AM
www.dorktower.com
 
2012-05-03 10:57:27 AM
So all the superheroes are suffering from nasty medical conditions from generations of inbreeding?
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-05-03 11:18:07 AM
Who gets to inspect Scarlett Johansson's haunches?
 
2012-05-03 11:48:50 AM
I'm really debating whether to go see the midnight screening tonight. Don't know much about the Avengers but I liked the other movies and think this might be a movie to see with nothing but die hard fans in the audience. At least you know the audience will be quiet and no kids running around.

/ wish there was an IMAX 2-D showing. Looks like a great flick for that.
// SO glad The Dark Knight Rises will be 2-D IMAX.
 
2012-05-03 12:15:08 PM

alwaysjaded: I'm really debating whether to go see the midnight screening tonight. Don't know much about the Avengers but I liked the other movies and think this might be a movie to see with nothing but die hard fans in the audience. At least you know the audience will be quiet and no kids running around.

/ wish there was an IMAX 2-D showing. Looks like a great flick for that.
// SO glad The Dark Knight Rises will be 2-D IMAX.


It will be fun! From what I understand, you don't have to be an uber marvel fan to understand their movies.
 
2012-05-03 12:30:29 PM

Darth_Lukecash:

It will be fun! From what I understand, you don't have to be an uber marvel fan to understand their movies.


Oh, I have no doubts about that. Looks like a great spectacle and I enjoy Whedon's work. I've always liked The Hulk and I heard be brings the house down in this one. I'm just thinking it might be the sort of movie to see with a room full of die hard fans. I caught The Dark Knight on a midnight screening and it was just a different atmosphere. Everyone was happy and having a good time, then when the movie started everyone shut the fark up and watched. As opposed to the daytime when it's like Chuck E. Cheese before the movie starts and everyone is dueling to see who can be the most disruptive.

/ will most likely see it tonight
 
2012-05-03 12:42:08 PM
I could tell Ebert really struggled between his cinema taste and his geek taste on this one.
 
2012-05-03 12:45:22 PM

alwaysjaded: Darth_Lukecash:

It will be fun! From what I understand, you don't have to be an uber marvel fan to understand their movies.

Oh, I have no doubts about that. Looks like a great spectacle and I enjoy Whedon's work. I've always liked The Hulk and I heard be brings the house down in this one. I'm just thinking it might be the sort of movie to see with a room full of die hard fans. I caught The Dark Knight on a midnight screening and it was just a different atmosphere. Everyone was happy and having a good time, then when the movie started everyone shut the fark up and watched. As opposed to the daytime when it's like Chuck E. Cheese before the movie starts and everyone is dueling to see who can be the most disruptive.

/ will most likely see it tonight


Or do what I do. Reserve some seats at one of the tavern cinemas (Studio Movie Grill for me). No kids past 7, guaranteed good seats, great food, and most importantly, alcohol.

I'll agree with you that seeing a midnight screening does guarantee everyone will be watching it since they already have time invested. I saw TDK on an advance screening in IMAX and it was amazing. No one said a peep throughout (except gasping and clapping at the "magic trick"). My only problem is it's farking midnight and I have work in the morning.

/Going tomorrow!
 
2012-05-03 12:56:03 PM
I dunno, I'm still pretty upset about the lack of The Wasp.
 
2012-05-03 01:35:43 PM
Just printed my tix for tomorrow night.
 
2012-05-03 01:36:43 PM
Apparently Cap has the mange. (Evans is going bald young.)
 
2012-05-03 01:37:47 PM
The Avengers however do share the same time and space continuum, although in recent years, they've been treated in separate, single-superhero movies. One assumes the idle Avengers follow the exploits of the employed ones on the news.


Fora guy who's paid to watch movies, he doesn't seem to have been paying much attention to the actual storylines...
 
2012-05-03 01:58:22 PM

scottydoesntknow:

Or do what I do. Reserve some seats at one of the tavern cinemas (Studio Movie Grill for me). No kids past 7, guaranteed good seats, great food, and most importantly, alcohol.

I'll agree with you that seeing a midnight screening does guarantee everyone will be watching it since they already have time invested. I saw TDK on an advance screening in IMAX and it was amazing. No one said a peep throughout (except gasping and clapping at the "magic trick"). My only problem is it's farking midnight and I have work in the morning.

/Going tomorrow!


Yea, it's Movie Tavern around me. They have the no kids after 7 rule but no reserved seats. Plus you can get one of these beers (you keep the glass, refills are $6 and you can bring it back for another movie).

i881.photobucket.com

I'll probably go tonight just to get out of the house. But I need to talk to the manager at Movie Tavern and tell him that he needs to change the farking lenses between 2-D and 3-D movies.Plus the sound needs a major adjustment.

/ I don't know who the people in the picture are. It's the only one I could find small enough for Fark.
 
2012-05-03 02:16:53 PM
I really want to read the review. I am going tomorrow one way or another.

Is it spoilerific?
 
2012-05-03 02:19:15 PM

egomann: Is it spoilerific?


Yea it is toward the end. Kinda pissed Ebert let that slip. He tries to hide it, but if you've seen Thor you know exactly what he's talking about.
 
2012-05-03 02:20:47 PM

egomann: Is it spoilerific?


I posted a sort of review one thread down.

The short version is that if you're at all OK with the idea of watching a movie about Super Heroes, the Avengers is spectacular.
 
2012-05-03 02:25:29 PM

alwaysjaded: At least you know the audience will be quiet and no kids running around.


Until the point where the movie strays ever so slightly from canon and a riot breaks out.

/haven't seen it
//don't know if it strays from canon
///might give it a chance when the crowds die down some
////nerd rage is dumbest rage
 
2012-05-03 02:29:03 PM

germ78: //don't know if it strays from canon


They took parts of the classic Avengers origin and mixed it up with the first six issues of The Ultimates, only with a Captain America who isn't a fascist butthead and a Hulk that doesn't eat Freddy Prinze, Jrs.
 
2012-05-03 02:33:47 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-03 02:46:08 PM
You know, it's sad to think that in some countries, these superheroes are eaten.
 
2012-05-03 02:51:38 PM

Lord Snoopy's G.P.E.H.: You know, it's sad to think that in some countries, these superheroes are eaten.


Like the aforementioned Wasp.

comics.dailydosenetwork.com
 
2012-05-03 02:54:15 PM

nakedcritic: Like the aforementioned Wasp.


Friends don't let friends read comics written by Jeph Loeb.
That one panel is exactly the point where I wrote off the entire Ultimate Comics line.
 
2012-05-03 02:56:09 PM

scottydoesntknow: egomann: Is it spoilerific?

Yea it is toward the end. Kinda pissed Ebert let that slip. He tries to hide it, but if you've seen Thor you know exactly what he's talking about.


What, about killing Loki's giant lizard monster? I didn't even read that as being Thor since there are a couple of the Avengers that can fly and didn't think Thor would ever turn against his brother. Thanks a lot.
 
2012-05-03 02:58:37 PM
Any other adult nerds want to hang for a beer at Sullivan's, a few of us are heading to the midnight showing in Wilmington.

Only Walt Flanagan and Jim Shooter know more about Avengers lore than I, so I am hyper-critical and have my own idea about how the film should go down and who should get cameos (I cant see not having Henry Pym or Janet Van Dyne at least mentioned).

But then I remember Im an adult, so I will just sit back, relax and enjoy the film and just be happy it got made at all.
 
2012-05-03 03:03:22 PM

likefunbutnot: nakedcritic: Like the aforementioned Wasp.

Friends don't let friends read comics written by Jeph Loeb.
That one panel is exactly the point where I wrote off the entire Ultimate Comics line.


Except that he's written some of the greatest comics of all time (Long Halloween, Hush, Spider-Man: Blue, Daredevil: Yellow)...but then it was like something CAUSED him to stop writing well...something horrible and personal...

/not an excuse
//saddest part for the brand: Ultimates is actually way better than it ever has been post-Ultimatum
 
2012-05-03 03:05:58 PM
Tusky Husky must've been thought up during the very last desperate drunken brainstorming session before they had to go to press on that one.
 
2012-05-03 03:06:38 PM

germ78:

Until the point where the movie strays ever so slightly from canon and a riot breaks out.

/haven't seen it
//don't know if it strays from canon
///might give it a chance when the crowds die down some
////nerd rage is dumbest rage


Eh, they usually wait till they can get back home on their keyboards and let the internet have the full might of their rage. I guaran-damn-tee you there is going to be a WHOLE bunch of people that watched every clip, read every article and rumor, looked at every photo, read all the leaked scripts and debated it endlessly on message boards that will be complaining that there was no surprises.
 
2012-05-03 03:07:19 PM

likefunbutnot: nakedcritic: Like the aforementioned Wasp.

Friends don't let friends read comics written by Jeph Loeb.
That one panel is exactly the point where I wrote off the entire Ultimate Comics line.


Loeb wrote that? No wonder I hated the Ultimate Comics line.
 
2012-05-03 03:08:46 PM

torr5962: Any other adult nerds want to hang for a beer at Sullivan's, a few of us are heading to the midnight showing in Wilmington.

Only Walt Flanagan and Jim Shooter know more about Avengers lore than I, so I am hyper-critical and have my own idea about how the film should go down and who should get cameos (I cant see not having Henry Pym or Janet Van Dyne at least mentioned).

But then I remember Im an adult, so I will just sit back, relax and enjoy the film and just be happy it got made at all.


I'll be happy if Jan returns to the Avengers comic post-AvX
 
2012-05-03 03:12:36 PM

Rwa2play: Loeb wrote that? No wonder I hated the Ultimate Comics line.


Early on, all the Ultimate Comics titles had really great creative teams. Ellis's run on Ultimate Fantastic Four is what finally let me see the mainstream Marvel characters in the light that creators had forgotten to depict in 25 years of prior history. The Ultimate X-Men and Ultimate Spider-Man books were both huge improvments over the core universe versions as well. But Loeb wrote Ultimatum, and it was awful. Unforgivable. One of maybe three times I've thrown away a comic book.
 
2012-05-03 03:18:24 PM

SpoilerAlert: scottydoesntknow: egomann: Is it spoilerific?

Yea it is toward the end. Kinda pissed Ebert let that slip. He tries to hide it, but if you've seen Thor you know exactly what he's talking about.

What, about killing Loki's giant lizard monster? I didn't even read that as being Thor since there are a couple of the Avengers that can fly and didn't think Thor would ever turn against his brother. Thanks a lot.


POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT (even though I haven't seen the movie and it's all speculation)

Your name is very apt. I have NOT seen the movie either, I'm just going on past information. It's either Iron Man or Thor who could do it (they are the only ones who can actually fly), and it sounds like direct homage to Thor's move agains the giant ice monster at the beginning of his movie. I could be completely wrong (maybe Hulk throws Hawkeye through it), but I doubt it. Plus he's already turned against his brother by fighting him to begin with, and this isn't attacking his brother directly, it's attacking the giant mechanized snake-lizard he's on, which I had no idea about until reading Ebert's review.
 
2012-05-03 03:19:29 PM
likefunbutnot:

I like how the Ultimates started out. I liked that Thor would only help SHIELD and earth due to the respect he had for CAP. One of the following issues had Magneto bum rush the Ultimates and STOP THOR'S HAMMER. Mjolnir is power in another realm via magic, and should not be able to be stopped like it was a hammer from Home Depot. I ripped that farking comic into little pieces.

I know Mutants are the meal ticket for Marvel, but cmon.
 
2012-05-03 03:26:26 PM

Rwa2play: likefunbutnot: nakedcritic: Like the aforementioned Wasp.

Friends don't let friends read comics written by Jeph Loeb.
That one panel is exactly the point where I wrote off the entire Ultimate Comics line.

Loeb wrote that? No wonder I hated the Ultimate Comics line.


He wrote some great stuff at DC but his style really doesn't mesh with the Marvel world. He definitely needs to go back.
 
2012-05-03 03:50:27 PM

alwaysjaded: scottydoesntknow:

Or do what I do. Reserve some seats at one of the tavern cinemas (Studio Movie Grill for me). No kids past 7, guaranteed good seats, great food, and most importantly, alcohol.

I'll agree with you that seeing a midnight screening does guarantee everyone will be watching it since they already have time invested. I saw TDK on an advance screening in IMAX and it was amazing. No one said a peep throughout (except gasping and clapping at the "magic trick"). My only problem is it's farking midnight and I have work in the morning.

/Going tomorrow!

Yea, it's Movie Tavern around me. They have the no kids after 7 rule but no reserved seats. Plus you can get one of these beers (you keep the glass, refills are $6 and you can bring it back for another movie).

[i881.photobucket.com image 640x427]

I'll probably go tonight just to get out of the house. But I need to talk to the manager at Movie Tavern and tell him that he needs to change the farking lenses between 2-D and 3-D movies.Plus the sound needs a major adjustment.

/ I don't know who the people in the picture are. It's the only one I could find small enough for Fark.


That woman's quite attractive, please note how I'm going to masturbate to this picture tonight. Thank you.
 
2012-05-03 04:13:39 PM
I saw this movie this afternoon (although we have the crappy name "Avengers Assemble").

Well worth seeing, but I'd skip on 3D if I saw it again. The 3D didn't really add anything (does it ever?) and some scenes, especially at the beginning were a bit gloomy because of the glasses.
 
2012-05-03 04:22:28 PM

Empty Matchbook: likefunbutnot: nakedcritic: Like the aforementioned Wasp.

Friends don't let friends read comics written by Jeph Loeb.
That one panel is exactly the point where I wrote off the entire Ultimate Comics line.

Except that he's written some of the greatest comics of all time (Long Halloween, Hush, Spider-Man: Blue, Daredevil: Yellow)...but then it was like something CAUSED him to stop writing well...something horrible and personal...

/not an excuse
//saddest part for the brand: Ultimates is actually way better than it ever has been post-Ultimatum


Loeb teenage son died of cancer. It's why Superman/batman became very late. DC did print his kids first and last comic. His writing hasn't been the same.
 
2012-05-03 04:55:28 PM

Sybarite: I dunno, I'm still pretty upset about the lack of The Wasp.


So you're pissed that Nick Fury is black?
 
2012-05-03 05:05:58 PM
 
2012-05-03 05:16:13 PM

Sybarite: I dunno, I'm still pretty upset about the lack of The Wasp.


pppffft sharp knees, however

oraine.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-05-03 05:43:29 PM

Mugato: Sybarite: I dunno, I'm still pretty upset about the lack of The Wasp.

So you're pissed that Nick Fury is black?


Kind of ruined the movie for me.
 
2012-05-03 07:03:05 PM
Saw this last week. It was really good. Lots of laughs and all out action. Since it's going by prior movies, there's no need for "character development", except perhaps a little on Hawkeye. This was more on how a separate group of heroes were able to find cohesiveness and become a team.

Very funny and very fun movie. Going to see it again with my nephew this weekend.
 
2012-05-03 07:51:43 PM

likefunbutnot: Friends don't let friends read comics written by Jeph Loeb.


Truer words were never spoken. Marvel let that smacktard completely DESTROY the Ultimates.
 
2012-05-03 09:56:08 PM
I have a feeling the movie is really going to suck for some reason. Maybe it is the non-domestic release prior to domestic or maybe it is something else. But I got a bad feeling about this.

varifrank.com
 
2012-05-03 10:19:06 PM

tzzhc4: I have a feeling the movie is really going to suck for some reason. Maybe it is the non-domestic release prior to domestic or maybe it is something else. But I got a bad feeling about this.


It doesn't. It's great, and the Hulk steals the show.
 
2012-05-03 10:42:12 PM

Rwa2play: likefunbutnot: nakedcritic: Like the aforementioned Wasp.

Friends don't let friends read comics written by Jeph Loeb.
That one panel is exactly the point where I wrote off the entire Ultimate Comics line.

Loeb wrote that? No wonder I hated the Ultimate Comics line.


Ultimate Spidey was actually pretty good. Right up until they killed Ultimate Peter Paker. That kinda killed the line for me.
 
2012-05-03 10:57:28 PM

hasty ambush: Sybarite: I dunno, I'm still pretty upset about the lack of The Wasp.

pppffft sharp knees, however

[oraine.files.wordpress.com image 235x400]


Any of the following need to be in Avengers 2: Scarlet Witch, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, the Wasp, Ant-Man.

C'mon Marvel, your gonna get my money for "The Avengers." I might see the movie 3x, so I'm not asking for too much.
 
2012-05-03 10:58:43 PM

hasty ambush: Sybarite: I dunno, I'm still pretty upset about the lack of The Wasp.

pppffft sharp knees, however

[oraine.files.wordpress.com image 235x400]


Okay, who did that rendition of the Scarlet Witch 'cause that looks awesome.
 
2012-05-03 11:08:50 PM

Rwa2play: Ms. Marvel


Ms. Marvel is a pretty awesome character who has an awesome iconic costume and is overall a lot more interesting than her rough DC equivalent, Wonder Woman.
Unfortunately, with her back-story being wrapped up with the Kree and with Captain Marvel, it'd be a bit rough to get her on screen in anything like a reasonable amount of screen time.

And yes, Hulk completely steals the movie.
 
2012-05-04 01:23:34 AM

nakedcritic: Lord Snoopy's G.P.E.H.: You know, it's sad to think that in some countries, these superheroes are eaten.

Like the aforementioned Wasp.

[comics.dailydosenetwork.com image 299x469]


Ewwww.
 
2012-05-04 02:08:20 AM

Alphax: nakedcritic: Lord Snoopy's G.P.E.H.: You know, it's sad to think that in some countries, these superheroes are eaten.

Like the aforementioned Wasp.

[comics.dailydosenetwork.com image 299x469]

Ewwww.


That was my reaction when I found out they put this guy in charge of their television department.

\Loeb, not Blob
 
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