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2012-05-03 01:44:43 PM  
God, I so want to see it this Friday but I'm guessing they'll be lines around the block for it.

Will wait till it gets tolerable.
 
2012-05-03 01:51:37 PM  
I know some friends who are going tonight for the midnight showing, and others who are in a marvel movie marathon right now(Iron Man, IM2, Thor, Captain America, maybe Hulk) at the Alamo Drafthouse. I wish I could join but I know I wouldn't be able to stay up for it.

/Will wait 2 weeks for crowds to die down
 
182
2012-05-03 01:52:02 PM  
$10 a pop?

...i'll wait for the dvd.
 
2012-05-03 01:53:22 PM  
I have a 3 hour break in between two classes I'm teaching on Mondays so I was hoping to fit this in then since I don't foresee much spare time with a 3 week old baby at home. But of course the only workable showtimes are for the 3D showing and even that might not work. If I dismiss class a bit early, the almost 2.5 hour runtime plus what I imagine to be 20 or so minutes of trailers would still make it pretty tight.

Dammit.

/this post credit sequence thing is annoying
 
2012-05-03 01:55:30 PM  

Masterstuff: I know some friends who are going tonight for the midnight showing, and others who are in a marvel movie marathon right now(Iron Man, IM2, Thor, Captain America, maybe Hulk) at the Alamo Drafthouse. I wish I could join but I know I wouldn't be able to stay up for it.

/Will wait 2 weeks for crowds to die down


Yeah, I was gonna hit up the AD this weekend, but decided to wait a few days, maybe take a sick day next week to catch up on errands and catch it during the day.
 
2012-05-03 01:55:32 PM  
I already posted this on TF but what the hell. It took a long time to type.


The movie has all the Marvel movie cast in it, most especially Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) in it, and it was directed by Joss Whedon, who also gave the world Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and Firefly. Just based on that, there was more or less no way I wasn't going to like the movie.

But boy oh boy does it deliver. The enormous green surprise from the whole movie is Mark Ruffalo, who plays play Bruce Banner with a different mix of nebbishness (i.e. less so) and intensity than Edward Norton did. Ruffalo is also the first movie actor to actually perform as the Hulk, using some variation on technology created for Avatar. And the Hulk basically gets all the best moments in the movie. I mean that in the best possible way. If the Hulk is doing stuff, it is a crowning moment of awesomeness, whatever it is. This is a funnybook movie, and Whedon gets that. It's funny. Really funny, both in Whedon's trademark dialogue and in occasional moments of physical humor. It's also brightly colored and upbeat and positive in a way that defies Nolan's Batman films, but without losing focus on the need for genuine (comic book) drama and character-defining moments. This is a movie that kids can go see and they will love it.

Basically every character gets at least one big scene in the spotlight. I was really quite impressed with the way the second act worked, giving the characters the opportunity to engage with one another. If any character got short-shifted, it's probably Thor. On the other hand, the Avengers as a movie draws most heavily on characters and back-story from that film (and least from The Incredible Hulk, if anyone is wondering). The audience does get real justification for why some redheaded chick in a catsuit (Black Widow, who was introduced in Iron Man 2) and a guy with a bow and arrow (Hawkeye, seen but not named in Thor) are doing hanging around with those other guys, something that a lot of internet people were biatching about. I kind of want to say that The Avengers is the "Nick Fury" movie, or the "Captain America" movie, but it's really not. There's just an elegant split between the whole ensemble.

Plot? In the opening moments of the film, Loki steals the Tesseract (Cosmic Cube, for those in the know) that was last seen being retrieved from the ocean depths at the end of Captain America. Loki has enlisted the aid of a race of alien invaders in a plot to use the cube to allow them to come and conquer Earth, which he wants to do in the name of his ongoing rivalry with Thor. The first act then introduces the various characters, followed by 40 minutes of the characters coming together in various sorts of conflict (it's a Marvel trademark that its heroes fight when they meet each other: Here we get Iron Man and Thor, settled by Captain America; Black Widow and the Hulk, settled by Thor; Black Widow and Hawkeye, settled by a steel rail). The second act flows seamlessly into the last 50 minutes of the movie, which essentially a non-stop action sequence. I kind of want to describe individual moments that are the cinematic equivalent to comic book full-page single panels. I shouldn't. I can't. But they're there.

It should be noted that the version of the movie I saw has TWO stingers, one after the short, animated credits sequence and a second one at the very end of the movie. The second stinger was filmed by the cast as a last-minute addition the the movie and as I understand it, it wasn't included in copies of the movie that were released in Europe ahead of the US premier.

Marvel Studios exists entirely to continue this franchise. Its movies, just like the comics, share a world that will continue into the indefinite future. I'm sure we're going to get a Hawkeye or Hawkeye/Black Widow movie. There's been talk of doing Ant-Man, Black Panther, Runaways or Doctor Strange. My friend was concerned that there would be a sequel. There will be a sequel. There will be more Thor, more Captain America, more Hulk and more Iron Man. More characters will be introduced and there will be two or three Marvel Studios movies per year until 2016 or so. But the Avengers was the concept that has been building since Iron Man, and it worked better than I ever could have imagined.

If you suddenly become interested in the comics, the thing to say is that it would be nearly impossible for a new reader to go to a shop and pick up current Marvel Comics titles with any chance of having a comprehensible experience. Don't do that. You will not know what the hell is going on. The Avengers movie is a complicated mish-mash of creator vision that does not easily translate from the comics. Furthermore, Marvel's publishing arm has a really weird policy on printing and re-printing collections of issues, which means that it can be very difficult to track down the best stories to recommend to new readers. However, if you really want to read something, the first two volumes of "The Ultimates" by Mark Millar are probably the closest to the movie universe, and the story there is self contained. Just don't read any of the other "Ultimates" comics because they are god-awful. I'd also suggest Ed Brubaker's Captain America, particularly the omnibus collection containin issues #1 - #25. Iron Man and the Hulk are both VERY hard to get a handle on, but the omnibus collection of Matt Fraction's Iron Man can currently be had on Amazon for $16 and is probably closest to the movie version of Tony Stark. J. Michael Straczinsky's run on Thor does not have an omnibus collection, but there is a shorter trade paperback containing at least one recent character arc. Finally, Loki is currently starring in a series of his own called Journey Into Mystery. It's not the same Loki (it's complicated), but the series is largely self-contained and it is massively entertaining. If you really, REALLY want to pick up individual comic issues, Marvel titles with a .1 (point one) numbering are either self-contained, more self-evident or the start of a new character arc.
 
2012-05-03 01:55:44 PM  
I can't wait to see it tomorrow.
 
2012-05-03 01:56:22 PM  

likefunbutnot: I already posted this on TF but what the hell. It took a long time to type.


The movie has all the Marvel movie cast in it, most especially Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) in it, and it was directed by Joss Whedon, who also gave the world Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and Firefly. Just based on that, there was more or less no way I wasn't going to like the movie.

But boy oh boy does it deliver. The enormous green surprise from the whole movie is Mark Ruffalo, who plays play Bruce Banner with a different mix of nebbishness (i.e. less so) and intensity than Edward Norton did. Ruffalo is also the first movie actor to actually perform as the Hulk, using some variation on technology created for Avatar. And the Hulk basically gets all the best moments in the movie. I mean that in the best possible way. If the Hulk is doing stuff, it is a crowning moment of awesomeness, whatever it is. This is a funnybook movie, and Whedon gets that. It's funny. Really funny, both in Whedon's trademark dialogue and in occasional moments of physical humor. It's also brightly colored and upbeat and positive in a way that defies Nolan's Batman films, but without losing focus on the need for genuine (comic book) drama and character-defining moments. This is a movie that kids can go see and they will love it.

Basically every character gets at least one big scene in the spotlight. I was really quite impressed with the way the second act worked, giving the characters the opportunity to engage with one another. If any character got short-shifted, it's probably Thor. On the other hand, the Avengers as a movie draws most heavily on characters and back-story from that film (and least from The Incredible Hulk, if anyone is wondering). The audience does get real justification for why some redheaded chick in a catsuit (Black Widow, who was introduced in Iron Man 2) and a guy with a bow and arrow (Hawkeye, seen but not named in Thor) a ...


TL: DR and probably spoilers.
 
2012-05-03 01:56:24 PM  
Not only will "The Avengers" have a post-credit sequence, but it will also have a post-post-credit sequence.

If this keeps up, they'll end up tacking on a whole other movie after the credits.
 
2012-05-03 01:56:57 PM  
Insert obligatory "Yo dawg, we herd..." image here
 
2012-05-03 01:57:49 PM  

texdent: TL: DR and probably spoilers.


Carefully spoiler free, if you've at least seen the trailers.
 
2012-05-03 02:01:20 PM  

likefunbutnot: I already posted this on TF but what the hell. It took a long time to type.


The movie has all the Marvel movie cast in it, most especially Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) in it, and it was directed by Joss Whedon, who also gave the world Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and Firefly. Just based on that, there was more or less no way I wasn't going to like the movie.

But boy oh boy does it deliver. *snip*


Okay then, i'll take a day off and watch it sometime next week. Crowds will be small enough midday.

/like describing a food dish and making me think "... yeah, I want that."
//I sound fat
///Taking a day off to watch Avengers->Fat and Nerdy.
 
2012-05-03 02:01:41 PM  
I hate those post-credit sequence. I still don't know what happened at the end of Pirates of the Caribbean 3, although to be fair I bolted out of that suckfest as soon as the first end credit appeared.
 
2012-05-03 02:04:18 PM  
I've read what they are, not worth sticking around for if you ask me.
 
2012-05-03 02:05:06 PM  

Wellon Dowd: I hate those post-credit sequence. I still don't know what happened at the end of Pirates of the Caribbean 3, although to be fair I bolted out of that suckfest as soon as the first end credit appeared.


After credits scene
 
2012-05-03 02:10:50 PM  

Wellon Dowd: I hate those post-credit sequence


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20-minute long credit rolls make this particularly annoying.
 
2012-05-03 02:13:38 PM  

9beers: I've read what they are, not worth sticking around for if you ask me.


They do their job, building up excitement for the next movie.

I wish to hell that Marvel Studios had the film rights to Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four. I have zero interest in the next Sony or Fox abortion in those series but I'd love to see Marvel's New York with both Stark Tower and the Baxter Building on-screen.
 
2012-05-03 02:27:28 PM  

likefunbutnot: tl;dr


Thanks, LFBN. I am already seeing it tomorrow night as soon as the box office opened (my stupid shanty town is too cheap to do a midnight release) but that was a lot of pumping up for this movie.
 
2012-05-03 02:30:55 PM  

browneye: If this keeps up, they'll end up tacking on a whole other movie after the credits.


Perhaps Hollywood should go back to the old way of listing all credits at the beginning of the movie?

/and since this movie is heavy on digital effects, I'm sure there will be 10+ minutes of credits like the LotR movies.
 
2012-05-03 02:37:02 PM  
www.comicbooked.com
 
2012-05-03 03:04:30 PM  
This is good news for Xzibit.
 
2012-05-03 03:11:43 PM  

182: $10 a pop?

...i'll wait for the dvd.


Yeah, $10 is a lot of money, that's like, one whole hour of work at minimum wage.
 
2012-05-03 03:59:21 PM  
I watched it earlier today, and loved every minute of it.

No spoilers, but I'd recommend against 3D viewing as it didn't add enough to take away from making some scenes seem really dark.
 
2012-05-03 04:27:12 PM  

TheManWho: No spoilers, but I'd recommend against 3D viewing as it didn't add enough to take away from making some scenes seem really dark.


I hope the computer-remastered 3-D trend finally dies its long-overdue death.

(at least my local favorite theater is showing it in 2D)
 
2012-05-03 05:10:54 PM  

PsyLord: This is good news for Xzibit.


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2012-05-03 05:53:25 PM  
My plan is to go see it on a WEEKDAY EVENING next week. Should be fairly empty then. (Small town theater. $7.5 non-matinee prices, but few screens that get only top movies)

I also heard that most of the movie is spent Assembling the Team (ala X-Men 1).
 
2012-05-03 06:20:52 PM  

Masterstuff: I know some friends who are going tonight for the midnight showing, and others who are in a marvel movie marathon right now(Iron Man, IM2, Thor, Captain America, maybe Hulk) at the Alamo Drafthouse. I wish I could join but I know I wouldn't be able to stay up for it.

/Will wait 2 weeks for crowds to die down


My wife and her son are planning on seeing it tonight. They are both gamers and night-people. I'll probably be waking up about when they get home.
 
2012-05-03 07:27:31 PM  
On a slightly related note - is anyone else massively disappointed by this new Soundgarden song their doing for the film? It start's out good - solid Kim Thayal guitar which is doubled on drums by Matt.

Then Chris Cornell comes in and totally deflates it.

Here it is if you haven't heard it and care to
 
2012-05-03 07:38:15 PM  

Lackofname: My plan is to go see it on a WEEKDAY EVENING next week. Should be fairly empty then.


No way, the theaters will be packed. The best time to go is during the day on a weekday, but if that doesn't work, the early show on a weekend is usually a good bet too.
 
2012-05-03 07:54:42 PM  

9beers: The best time to go is during the day on a weekday, but if that doesn't work, the early show on a weekend is usually a good bet too.


Not if there's a matinee. Best show for crowd control is the first show after any matinees. Avoids all the cheapskates, and too early for the "date" crowd.
 
2012-05-03 08:18:04 PM  

Lackofname: My plan is to go see it on a WEEKDAY EVENING next week. Should be fairly empty then. (Small town theater. $7.5 non-matinee prices, but few screens that get only top movies)

I also heard that most of the movie is spent Assembling the Team (ala X-Men 1).


No, only the first third or so. They actually all get together, give or take, fairly quickly. Then hijinks ensue....
 
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