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2012-05-04 02:05:48 PM
New blockbuster records are set every couple years... who cares?
 
2012-05-04 02:05:56 PM

brigid_fitch: unlikely: Was it shot in 3d or was it a conversion job?

It was converted. Bought tickets to the 2D show for tonight. If it had been shot in 3D, I might have been convinced to shell out the extra bucks.


Conversion jobs are typically better quality than those actually shot in 3D. Learned this from my time at a certain four-letter electronics company (not that film shot in #d is bad, mind you).
 
2012-05-04 02:06:25 PM

NeoCortex42: I had my reservations about this film going into it. I've enjoyed all of the previous Marvel movies (some more than others), but most movies with an ensemble this large end up being a mess. Whedon managed to actually pull it off and give proper time to all the major characters.

Hulk v Loki got a great reaction from the theater I was in.


Yep, that was the BIG crowd pleaser. Loki got whipped around like a towel.
 
2012-05-04 02:08:00 PM

T.rex: I'd have preferred Nolan reboot it though next time around. He brings a real sense of dark realism and elitism that this film was lacking. Well,... off to take a ride in my hybrid.


I'm guessing you're joking.
 
2012-05-04 02:10:56 PM

BarleyGnome: Until they make a superhero movie that's rated R, I'm not all that interested.


www.watchmencomicmovie.com
What did they do w/ that R rating? Blue penis and one of the least erotic sex scenes ever recorded to film.
 
2012-05-04 02:11:45 PM

Lipspinach: timujin: Lipspinach: timujin: I'm curious... I bought my tickets for a Sunday matinee already (yay Arclight), do those count towards the gross yet or do they get counted after the actual show?

I can understand peoples interest in BO receipts but geez, man isn't that kind of taking it a wee bit far?

I'm not sure what you're asking. I'm just curious if those tickets count toward the $300M+. Is that what you mean by "taking interest a wee bit far"? I mean, it's idle curiosity, really, since there's a thread on it and all.

Ok here goes...I personally don't understand why BO grosses are so picked over & analyzed every week on Fark. I just don't get it. To each his own though, I mean, I always read the threads. I guess I just saw some strange fanaticism in wanting to know exactly which total your contribution went towards. Idle curiosity sounds reasonable :) please cut me some slack, Ive been sick/dizzy all
week. serious brain sludge. No offence meant


No offense taken, I was just trying to parse your question. I wasn't really curious about "my contribution," but more about how the grosses are tallied. Hollywood math is a whole category of weird.
 
2012-05-04 02:12:29 PM

Mugato: timujin: TyrantII: Mugato: TNel: DamnYankees:

So don't see it in 3D. I'm gonna see it in 2D tonight.

I am going to 2D also tonight, I just wish the 3D didn't give me headaches so much because the few parts of movies that I've seen in 3D is pretty cool.

3D is a bullshiat gimmick just like it was in the 50's and the 80's because they think it would get more asses in the theater instead of watching TV. It's not even 3D. It's about as 3D as a pop-up book or a Viewmaster, I don't care what James Cameron says.

Depends on the method of 3D. Avatar WAS stereoscopic 3D, which was basically like seeing the world through a window. But, studios also have been doing cheap 3D, which is no better than a viewmaster with 5-6 different "fields".

Which one is Avengers?

Viewmaster


It's all the same basic concept.


No, not remotely.
 
2012-05-04 02:14:58 PM
My choices are:
Cinemark XD-RealD 3D
RealD 3D
Digital Cinema

I like 3D, but I'm not sure what EXTREME DIGITAL CINEMA ("Cinemark XD") is.... The tickets are 3 dollars more than for RealD 3D.
Anyone have any experience w/ Cinemark XD - worth it?

cheers
 
2012-05-04 02:16:17 PM
This thread convinced me to buy two for the 11p 2D showing. So thanks for that.
 
2012-05-04 02:16:47 PM
I do so very much wish and hope that it outdoes the box record set by Avatar.

The very idea of Josh Whedon giving James Cameron a smirk while JIMMAY! just stands there with his little fists clenched as he's sputtering and fuming gives me all sorts of warmfuzzies.
 
2012-05-04 02:19:08 PM

NeoCortex42: Hulk v Loki got a great reaction from the theater I was in.


Without spoiling anything, here are the scenes that got the biggest applause in our theater:

* Galaga
* Hulk vs Loki
* Hulk punch (you know the one)
* Coulson watched Captain America sleep
* Chuck Norris in the "Expendables 2" trailer
 
2012-05-04 02:20:50 PM
Farking LOVED it.

IMAX, 3D at midnight.
My wife has read about 3 comic books her whole life and was enjoying it as much as I was.
I'm not a huge fan of Whedon, but the man can write for ensemble casts, that's for sure. No one person had control of the film.
 
2012-05-04 02:21:04 PM

CavalierEternal: NeoCortex42: Hulk v Loki got a great reaction from the theater I was in.

Without spoiling anything, here are the scenes that got the biggest applause in our theater:

* Galaga
* Hulk vs Loki
* Hulk punch (you know the one)
* Coulson watched Captain America sleep
* Chuck Norris in the "Expendables 2" trailer


Those were all great. Whedon did an excellent job of keeping humor in the movie without making it "silly", although "Hulk punch" was pretty close.

I was disappointed my showing didn't have trailers for Expendables 2 or Dark Knight Returns. Yet I still had to sit through another, even longer trailer for Battleship.
 
2012-05-04 02:21:44 PM
One of my concerns is that they will water down Thanos like they did in the Silver Surfer cartoon. They may be shy about having a dedicated nihilist and avoid giving full depiction of his love for death and his dream of ending all life.
 
2012-05-04 02:22:27 PM
Mugato: timujin: TyrantII: Mugato: TNel: DamnYankees:

So don't see it in 3D. I'm gonna see it in 2D tonight.

I am going to 2D also tonight, I just wish the 3D didn't give me headaches so much because the few parts of movies that I've seen in 3D is pretty cool.

3D is a bullshiat gimmick just like it was in the 50's and the 80's because they think it would get more asses in the theater instead of watching TV. It's not even 3D. It's about as 3D as a pop-up book or a Viewmaster, I don't care what James Cameron says.

Depends on the method of 3D. Avatar WAS stereoscopic 3D, which was basically like seeing the world through a window. But, studios also have been doing cheap 3D, which is no better than a viewmaster with 5-6 different "fields".

Which one is Avengers?

Viewmaster


It's all the same basic concept.


Not at all.

But it makes sense in some films, not in others. A popcorn action flick is the worst use of 3D.

But if we could somehow go back and film Trek TMP or 2001 in stereoscopic 3D, I'd love that.
 
2012-05-04 02:23:26 PM

Wayne 985: Question to people who've seen it: I still haven't watched Thor or Captain America. Should I see those first or can I go straight into this movie and enjoy it without being confused?


It's not overly vital, but it certainly will help. The Cosmic Cube is THE one item that links all 3 movies together.
 
2012-05-04 02:23:49 PM
I'm calling it: Avengers 2 will see Whedon and most of the cast return, with the addition of Ms. Marvel, whom will be played by a waifish nymph. Thus Whedon can finally get in his "skinny girl with amazing superpowers" character.
 
2012-05-04 02:25:03 PM

Trocadero: least erotic sex scenes ever recorded to film.


That was the point
 
2012-05-04 02:26:57 PM
Apparently this movie isn't being show in the real IMAX theaters around me because it's in a digital format only (and they only run the 80mm film stock).

THAT BLOWS.

Looks like the change has started, they didn't bother printing up IMAX reels for IMAX theaters. Wonder if theaters are getting 35mm version, or if they're also withholding the old stuff.


All hell is gonna break lose when they make the change in 14/15. The second run theater in my town will probably go out of business, along with all the other privately owned and operated cinemas across the country. MPAA is getting greedy.
 
2012-05-04 02:35:51 PM

NeoCortex42: CavalierEternal: NeoCortex42: Hulk v Loki got a great reaction from the theater I was in.

Without spoiling anything, here are the scenes that got the biggest applause in our theater:

* Galaga
* Hulk vs Loki
* Hulk punch (you know the one)
* Coulson watched Captain America sleep
* Chuck Norris in the "Expendables 2" trailer

Those were all great. Whedon did an excellent job of keeping humor in the movie without making it "silly", although "Hulk punch" was pretty close.



Ooh, I totally forgot about Thor talking about how Loki was adopted. Our theater lost it.
 
2012-05-04 02:39:08 PM

Trocadero: BarleyGnome: Until they make a superhero movie that's rated R, I'm not all that interested.

[www.watchmencomicmovie.com image 300x350]
What did they do w/ that R rating? Blue penis and one of the least erotic sex scenes ever recorded to film.


Kick Ass and Super were both better R rated superhero movies. One of the Punishers was also rated R I think.
 
2012-05-04 02:40:15 PM

Trocadero: BarleyGnome: Until they make a superhero movie that's rated R, I'm not all that interested.

[www.watchmencomicmovie.com image 300x350]
What did they do w/ that R rating? Blue penis and one of the least erotic sex scenes ever recorded to film.


cdn.screenrant.com

For one, not hold back on the violence. I'm not interested in watching the Superfriends on Saturday morning. I want some evil bastards on a rampage getting messed up by the hero. I want a plot that goes a bit deeper than catching bank robbers or fighting off aliens, just because..
 
2012-05-04 02:42:27 PM
'AVENGERS' $18.7M MIDNIGHTS! No Record: $322.7 Million Worldwide And U.S. Counting; Is This Hollywood's Biggest Ever - Or Not?

WORDS! NUMBERS! CAPITAL LETTERS! Dollars Earned Film Movie Headline Resembles English: Understandable -- Or Not?

Anyway, parse your numbers however you want ("BIGGEST OPENING EVER for a digital-only release on an evening where it was raining in 27% of the premier cities and Carson Daly was a late-night show guest!") and enjoy your "records" until July 20, when they will be annihilated.
 
2012-05-04 02:54:40 PM
Avengers was shot in 3D, then downscaled to standard definition 2D, and then post-converted to 4D smell-o-vision.
 
2012-05-04 02:55:39 PM
Behold the power of PG.
 
2012-05-04 03:01:23 PM
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2012-05-04 03:04:37 PM

Uncle Pooky: Avengers was shot in 3D, then downscaled to standard definition 2D, and then post-converted to 4D smell-o-vision.


I remember hearing a few years ago that someone was trying to bring smell-o-vision back...
 
2012-05-04 03:06:22 PM
I was really, really hoping this movie wouldn't suck, and I guess I lucked in. Just go back from seeing it, and it was awesome. I'm sure it's theoretically possible to have done a better movie, but you'd have to have worked insanely hard on it.

Now all I have to do is figure out who I can talk into going and seeing it again!
 
2012-05-04 03:14:18 PM
 
2012-05-04 03:14:49 PM

cgraves67: scottydoesntknow: I will be helping them reach that number tonight. Soooo excited!

The wife and I are activating the rarely seen Avenger, The Babysitter so that we can go enjoy this movie.


If the kid really IS a baby, then local Farkers should buy both of you guys tickets. It's nice when parents do not take very young children to PG13 movies just because they don't want to pay for a baby sitter. Especially a 2 hour plus long movie, because it really is too much to expect a child under 4 to not get bored being told to sit still that long.

So where do you live?
 
2012-05-04 03:15:19 PM

CavalierEternal: NeoCortex42: CavalierEternal: NeoCortex42: Hulk v Loki got a great reaction from the theater I was in.

Without spoiling anything, here are the scenes that got the biggest applause in our theater:

* Galaga
* Hulk vs Loki
* Hulk punch (you know the one)
* Coulson watched Captain America sleep
* Chuck Norris in the "Expendables 2" trailer

Those were all great. Whedon did an excellent job of keeping humor in the movie without making it "silly", although "Hulk punch" was pretty close.


Ooh, I totally forgot about Thor talking about how Loki was adopted. Our theater lost it.


the Hulk/Loki fight. Pure awesomeness.
 
2012-05-04 03:20:00 PM
I, for one, welcome our new, Avenger overlords.

/2D for me.
//Movies in 3D = insta-puke.
///Went to see Thor in 3D.
////Sprayed the aisle I did.
 
2012-05-04 03:21:32 PM

CavalierEternal: NeoCortex42: Hulk v Loki got a great reaction from the theater I was in.

Without spoiling anything, here are the scenes that got the biggest applause in our theater:

* Galaga
* Hulk vs Loki
* Hulk punch (you know the one)
* Coulson watched Captain America sleep
* Chuck Norris in the "Expendables 2" trailer


Same here, except Chuck Norris got a massive collective groan. Also, they seemed to love:

*Loki gets reverse interrogated
*Hawkeye didn't even have to look
*Cap explains why you should take orders from him
*"He's adopted."

When
SPOILERIFICNESS
Coulson got Whedoned
SPOILERIFICNESS OVER
there was the collective sound of, "now we hate you, Loki."

Though it wasn't applause, Pepper Potts in the cutoffs got an amusingly huge reaction.
 
2012-05-04 03:21:33 PM
There was a point in the movie where Black Widow uses her Widow's Kiss bracers on an alien invader. But if I hadn't read about that ability on her Wiki entry, I wouldn't have known what she was doing.
 
2012-05-04 03:23:29 PM

Jizz Master Zero: Though it wasn't applause, Pepper Potts in the cutoffs got an amusingly huge reaction.


Potts and Stark were certainly bickering like a couple now. It's a small part, but I liked it.

(cutoffs and bare feet, yum)
 
2012-05-04 03:24:08 PM

Trocadero: one of the least erotic sex scenes ever recorded to film.


She left the boots on. That's all that matters.
 
2012-05-04 03:24:17 PM

verbaltoxin: I'm calling it: Avengers 2 will see Whedon and most of the cast return, with the addition of Ms. Marvel, whom will be played by a waifish nymph. Thus Whedon can finally get in his "skinny girl with amazing superpowers" character.


He can do that with the Wasp. Yvonne Strahovski should be Ms. M, no doubt about it.
 
2012-05-04 03:25:34 PM

Alphax: Jizz Master Zero: Though it wasn't applause, Pepper Potts in the cutoffs got an amusingly huge reaction.

Potts and Stark were certainly bickering like a couple now. It's a small part, but I liked it.

(cutoffs and bare feet, yum)


When I noticed the bare feet I had this weird thought that Whedon must have gotten some input from Tarantino at some point.
 
ecl
2012-05-04 03:29:48 PM
wantwantwant
 
2012-05-04 03:32:46 PM
 
2012-05-04 03:33:55 PM
Just bought my tickets for tomorrow's matinee. So freakin' stoked. It's my youngest boy's birthday next weekend and we were going to take him then. But I was so excited and I had to call him and ask him if we could go this weekend.

/dork dad
 
2012-05-04 03:35:06 PM

Jizz Master Zero: When
SPOILERIFICNESS
Coulson got Whedoned
SPOILERIFICNESS OVER
there was the collective sound of, "now we hate you, Loki."


"...So that's what it does..."
 
2012-05-04 03:35:08 PM

Mugato: It was excellent. It was a big "fark you" to all the assholes who use phrases like "popcorn movie" and "turn your brain in at the door" and "it's a movie about fighting robots, what did you expect?". I'm not saying it's The Godfather but it was well directed, well paced, likeable actors, some genuine character moments, a plot that wasn't convoluted and good dialog, ie everything that movies like Transformers is not.

As for beating records, records are beaten every year because of rising prices, 3D and IMAX. I think this will be the biggest of this year though. The Dark Knight might wind up being a better movie but its audience isn't as wide and it's not in 3D.


I generally agree, but honestly, some of the one liners had me cringing and thinking "did they really just say that?" Don't get me wrong, I loved Firefly, I think I could generally be called a Whedon fan, but I think the Whedonisms got away from him a bit at times. Still a solid movie, but given I'm not a really a fan of Marvel, or comics generally, not something I would have gone to see at midnight under normal circumstances.
 
2012-05-04 03:35:47 PM

willfullyobscure: "Director Joss Whedon brings TV squalor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) to this, his second big screen superhero outing. Whedon doesn't have Zack Snyder's personal style, the élan that at least made Watchmen and Sucker Punch thoroughly idiosyncratic and fitfully compelling. Whedon directs impersonally, which is to say he manages the proceedings as one runs a fast-food joint.

This analogy ought to appall the very fast-food patrons who flock to The Avengers, yet cannot accept that an artistic enterprise should be more than ground patties of optional substance. Like Whedon, they can't tell the difference between art and conviction-less product[...] Marvel's The Avengers has little to say other than "Buy me!" Millions of mentally hijacked moviegoers will respond like Pavlov's dog, barking "Wow!""


He didn't actually see it, did he?
 
2012-05-04 03:37:28 PM

timujin: Uncle Pooky: Avengers was shot in 3D, then downscaled to standard definition 2D, and then post-converted to 4D smell-o-vision.

I remember hearing a few years ago that someone was trying to bring smell-o-vision back...


They decided it wasn't a good idea when they realized people at a Michael Bay movie would think the theater was on fire and stampede to the exits.
 
2012-05-04 03:38:12 PM

willfullyobscure: "Director Joss Whedon brings TV squalor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) to this, his second big screen superhero outing. Whedon doesn't have Zack Snyder's personal style, the élan that at least made Watchmen and Sucker Punch thoroughly idiosyncratic and fitfully compelling. Whedon directs impersonally, which is to say he manages the proceedings as one runs a fast-food joint.

This analogy ought to appall the very fast-food patrons who flock to The Avengers, yet cannot accept that an artistic enterprise should be more than ground patties of optional substance. Like Whedon, they can't tell the difference between art and conviction-less product[...] Marvel's The Avengers has little to say other than "Buy me!" Millions of mentally hijacked moviegoers will respond like Pavlov's dog, barking "Wow!""


Wow, they elitist much?
 
2012-05-04 03:40:13 PM
As stated in previous threads, Avengers has pretty much just guaranteed a new Hulk movie.

/don't monologue the Hulk
 
2012-05-04 03:41:53 PM
At some point, the inflated prices for 3D and Imax seats are going to make "number of tickets sold" a better metric than "box-office gross"--at least in terms of judging a movie's ability to pull in an audience. I don't even know if anyone tracks ticket sales that way. But it would be an interesting statistic.

I'm sure that the box-office gross is still the only number that the studio cares about.
 
2012-05-04 03:57:42 PM

wjllope: My choices are:
Cinemark XD-RealD 3D
RealD 3D
Digital Cinema

I like 3D, but I'm not sure what EXTREME DIGITAL CINEMA ("Cinemark XD") is.... The tickets are 3 dollars more than for RealD 3D.
Anyone have any experience w/ Cinemark XD - worth it?

cheers


So, no one has any experience with the cinemark digital format..... I'll know what I think about it at 3:55pm tomorrow afternoon. cheers


cheers
 
2012-05-04 03:58:10 PM
At the Century 18 last night, they had midnight showings of the Avengers in all 18 theaters. They were all sold out.
 
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