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(Deadline)   The Avengers has just crossed the $1 billion mark after earning $103 million this weekend and is, again, #1 at the box office. Dark Shadows was #2 with $28.8 million   (deadline.com ) divider line
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2012-05-13 11:57:48 AM  
puny box office records.
 
2012-05-13 12:11:32 PM  
Went and saw it this weekend in both Real3D and regular 2D in the biggest screen at the local multiplex. I have to say that unless it's a real IMAX theater, 3D is completely overrated and makes the movie experience worse. The 2D experience was much better.

All that aside, both showers (5pm and 7:30pm) were nearly sold-out and the audience was very reactive. It was a lot of fun and, I thought, quite well made.
 
2012-05-13 12:13:11 PM  
Enough! You are all of you beneath me, you dull super hero epics! I am James Cameron, and I will not be bullied by-

/Hulk smash
 
2012-05-13 12:18:12 PM  
This is all just making hungry for more shawarma.
 
2012-05-13 12:24:08 PM  
And I still have not figured out why so many goddamn people have watched this movie.

It's another mindless superhero flick. Sure, mindless entertainment is popular, but record breakingly so?
 
2012-05-13 12:27:20 PM  

cptjeff: And I still have not figured out why so many goddamn people have watched this movie.

It's another mindless superhero flick. Sure, mindless entertainment is popular, but record breakingly so?


We're just doing it to annoy you.
 
2012-05-13 12:29:18 PM  
Well, at some point in the future I'll probably watch this. At home.

Glad to hear it is a good flick.
 
2012-05-13 12:34:49 PM  
Saw it again this weekend - enjoyed it more the second time around, probably because I had lesser expectations for a coherent whole and just was able to enjoy the individual sequences more. Very good movie.
 
2012-05-13 12:40:10 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-13 12:50:08 PM  

cptjeff: And I still have not figured out why so many goddamn people have watched this movie.


suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com
 
2012-05-13 12:58:40 PM  

bigpeeler: [i.imgur.com image 620x417]


Can I buy 2 subscriptions to your newsletter?
 
2012-05-13 01:05:02 PM  

Mentat: Enough! You are all of you beneath me, you dull super hero epics! I am James Cameron, and I will not be bullied by-

/Hulk smash


WHAM! WHAM! Wham, wham, wham-wham-wham-wham.

"Puny director."
 
2012-05-13 01:29:52 PM  
Saw it for the 2nd time yesterday. Might be the first movie I've ever saw in the theater more than once.
 
2012-05-13 01:30:31 PM  

wjllope: Saw it for the 2nd time yesterday. Might be the first movie I've ever saw in the theater more than once.


english, do I speak it M***farker?
 
2012-05-13 01:33:11 PM  

KellyLockhart: Went and saw it this weekend in both Real3D and regular 2D in the biggest screen at the local multiplex. I have to say that unless it's a real IMAX theater, 3D is completely overrated and makes the movie experience worse. The 2D experience was much better.


Saw it twice in 3D - once on IMAX and once on a regular screen and I have to concur. 3D offers no real value on a regular screen unless you like eye strain.
 
2012-05-13 01:35:04 PM  

cptjeff: It's another mindless superhero flick. Sure, mindless entertainment is popular, but record breakingly so?


Its well done mindless entertainment. There is a difference.
 
2012-05-13 01:35:58 PM  
That's almost enough to make up for the money that Disney pissed away on John Carter.
 
2012-05-13 01:37:13 PM  

cptjeff: And I still have not figured out why so many goddamn people have watched this movie.

It's another mindless superhero flick. Sure, mindless entertainment is popular, but record breakingly so?


the good news is that I enjoyed it enough for both of us.
 
2012-05-13 01:40:14 PM  
I finally finished Captain America and Thor. Those movies did not exactly rev me up to see this one at all. Ugh. Still, Robert Downey Jr. is playing Iron Man in the Avengers, which means it will probably be at least pretty entertaining. My SO and I have decided that we'll wait for it to hit the three dollar movie theater and we'll go see it then.

/Landmark Cinema Crest!
 
2012-05-13 01:45:27 PM  

Smelly McUgly: I finally finished Captain America and Thor. Those movies did not exactly rev me up to see this one at all. Ugh.


I don't get the Thor hate, and that goes treble for Captain America. The former was a solid, if flawed, superhero flick, and the latter was pure nostalgia-lensed awesomeness.
 
2012-05-13 01:46:11 PM  

cptjeff: And I still have not figured out why so many goddamn people have watched this movie.

It's another mindless superhero flick. Sure, mindless entertainment is popular, but record breakingly so?


Well, don't stop feeling superior about it. I'm sure Wes Anderson will have some new piece of nonsense out for you any day now. Good troll by the way.
 
2012-05-13 01:46:22 PM  
That'll buy a lot of schwarma.
 
2012-05-13 01:46:27 PM  
$28.8 million isn't bad for a movie like Dark Shadows on an opening weekend. Doubt they were going for block buster money.
 
2012-05-13 01:47:14 PM  

BroVinny: Smelly McUgly: I finally finished Captain America and Thor. Those movies did not exactly rev me up to see this one at all. Ugh.

I don't get the Thor hate, and that goes treble for Captain America. The former was a solid, if flawed, superhero flick, and the latter was pure nostalgia-lensed awesomeness.


Totally agree. I said this in last week's threads, but the ranking of the Marvel movies, IMO, is:

Iron Man
Captain America
The Avengers
Thor
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2
 
2012-05-13 01:48:21 PM  

2wolves: Mentat: Enough! You are all of you beneath me, you dull super hero epics! I am James Cameron, and I will not be bullied by-

/Hulk smash

WHAM! WHAM! Wham, wham, wham-wham-wham-wham.

"Puny director."


You forgot the pause to look at him before continuing the smashing. For whatever reason that part made that scene for me.

/seen it twice
//will see it at least one more time
 
2012-05-13 01:49:09 PM  

Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: cptjeff: And I still have not figured out why so many goddamn people have watched this movie.

It's another mindless superhero flick. Sure, mindless entertainment is popular, but record breakingly so?

Well, don't stop feeling superior about it. I'm sure Wes Anderson will have some new piece of nonsense out for you any day now. Good troll by the way.


I'm sure you say the same thing when people wonder why the hell anybody watches Two Broke Girls or Jersey Shore.
 
2012-05-13 01:51:54 PM  

cptjeff: It's another mindless superhero flick.


No it isn't.
 
2012-05-13 01:55:59 PM  
avengersnews.com
 
2012-05-13 01:56:07 PM  
Good movie but nowhere close to being the best superhero movie of all time. The plot sucked and the heroes were never in any danger.
 
2012-05-13 01:56:21 PM  

BroVinny: Smelly McUgly: I finally finished Captain America and Thor. Those movies did not exactly rev me up to see this one at all. Ugh.

I don't get the Thor hate, and that goes treble for Captain America. The former was a solid, if flawed, superhero flick, and the latter was pure nostalgia-lensed awesomeness.


Thor was uneven, definitely. I had some quibbles with it. I thought the acting was poor. I laughed out loud when Chris Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins were yelling at each other after the Jotunheim incident. I don't think that's what the purpose of that scene was. I also know from experience that Natalie Portman can be great in movies that are great, but she sort of mails it in for typical blockbusters like this and those Star Wars prequels. The guy playing Loki was the best thing about the movie by far, acting-wise.

I also didn't like the art direction. I was not a fan of how the rainbow bridges looked, nor Asgard for that matter. That was just a personal preference of mine. I do appreciate that they wanted to explain the existence of Asgard as scientifically as they could (which, in a world that houses Tony Stark, makes sense). However, the actual Asgard parts looked hideous.

I preferred the parts on Earth in general, as de-powered Thor is way more interesting than I'm a God with God Powers Thor, and there were a couple of good laughs and a decent fight scene when Thor tries to get his hammer back in this sequence.

As for Captain America, the movie was beautiful. The costuming was great. The sets were awesome in the scenes set in the '40s. There was just one problem - it was boring as shiat otherwise. I enjoy Captain America normally, but this movie was just tiresome. I also hated the hackeneyed love interest plot. It felt like it was a four hour movie.

Iron Man was easily the best of all those movies, and it's both my favorite superhero movie ever and what I think is the best superhero movie ever in general. I enjoyed Iron Man 2 far more than either Thor or Captain America as well. It was, like Thor, an uneven film, but I could watch Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, and Don Cheadle just eating lunch and shooting the shiat, and I'd enjoy it. Which reminds me, is War Machine in The Avengers at all?
 
2012-05-13 01:59:48 PM  

Smelly McUgly: Which reminds me, is War Machine in The Avengers at all?


At one point he was a Secret Avenger, which was sort of a black-ops version of the Avengers. I imagine he's been a part of other Avengers incarnations.
 
2012-05-13 02:01:53 PM  
Oh man, I forgot about The Incredible Hulk, which is odd because I actually really enjoyed that film.

I'd say that in terms of quality, the movies leading up to The Avengers are ordered like this:

Iron Man
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2
Thor
Captain America

Mentat: Smelly McUgly: Which reminds me, is War Machine in The Avengers at all?

At one point he was a Secret Avenger, which was sort of a black-ops version of the Avengers. I imagine he's been a part of other Avengers incarnations.


I'm an idiot who should have been clearer. I meant to ask if War Machine shows up in this movie. I'm sorry for the confusion.
 
2012-05-13 02:02:14 PM  
Smart, fun movie, but the heroes were too "invincible" to make it ever really suspenseful, and it's still not as clever as the Nolan Batman films.
 
2012-05-13 02:03:09 PM  
When will we start measuring movie sales on number of tickets sold?

/Yes, I've said this before.
//I'll almost definitely say it again.
 
2012-05-13 02:03:22 PM  

Wayne 985: the heroes were too "invincible" to make it ever really suspenseful


This indeed. It reduced the action scenes to mere choreography, rather than really having any plot or characterization contained in them.
 
2012-05-13 02:05:27 PM  
How many more years of weekends like this before it generates a profit?
 
2012-05-13 02:07:39 PM  

chuggernaught: $28.8 million isn't bad for a movie like Dark Shadows on an opening weekend. Doubt they were going for block buster money.


Given the budget was $150m, they better be going for blockbuster money ....
 
2012-05-13 02:08:16 PM  

Smelly McUgly: As for Captain America, the movie was beautiful. The costuming was great. The sets were awesome in the scenes set in the '40s. There was just one problem - it was boring as shiat otherwise. I enjoy Captain America normally, but this movie was just tiresome. I also hated the hackeneyed love interest plot. It felt like it was a four hour movie.


Just finished watching it this morning. The thing that bothered me the most is the ending made no sense. I realize they needed a device to get him into the present - but he had full control the silly plane and could of just landed it anywhere (including just turning the damn thing around). He didn't need to crash it in the arctic. I felt thrown together at the last minute.

/and the bit after the credits was just an advertisement for the Avengers unlike the other movies
//still enjoyed it tho
 
2012-05-13 02:08:31 PM  

IrateShadow: How many more years of weekends like this before it generates a profit?


Never! BWWAHAHAHAHA!!!

/hollywood evil genius is best evil genius
 
2012-05-13 02:10:38 PM  

DamnYankees: Wayne 985: the heroes were too "invincible" to make it ever really suspenseful

This indeed. It reduced the action scenes to mere choreography, rather than really having any plot or characterization contained in them.


Guess you two saw a different movie than I did (twice now). I saw CA getting shot, Thor being injured by Loki, Iron Man down to his last few ergs of power, Hawkeye out of arrows and hurt, and BW worn out to exhaustion by all the hand to hand combat. Of the team, only Thor and Hulk looked capable of going a few more rounds with the invaders, and it was clear they too would be overwhelmed if something wasn't done soon.
 
2012-05-13 02:11:18 PM  
finally saw it yesterday. Felt like a 45 minutes TV episode instead of a 2.5 hour movie. There was literally only one scene I didn't like (Black Widow being all emo after the Hulk incident) because it didn't make sense with how she acted later in the film. I get what they were going for but it didn't make sense afterwards.

And whomever approved that haircut for Renner needs to be shot. Really, really bad haircut. :)

Otherwise I loved the film. Start to finish it was just a fun ride. Sure, you knew they were going to win. You knew they were never in any REAL danger, but it was the ride itself that was the fun.

And Hulk was just awesome. I lost it when he and Thor teamed up for the first time and the end result happened. I just couldn't stop laughing.

/"Puny god" needs to one a tshirt
 
2012-05-13 02:14:11 PM  
I certainly need to go back for a second viewing. Perhaps with my parents.. Dad is a Firefly fan, so perhaps I can convince him to go that way.
 
2012-05-13 02:15:01 PM  

Cybernetic: That's almost enough to make up for the money that Disney pissed away on John Carter.


Made enough worldwide to cover production costs.

/underrated movie
 
2012-05-13 02:16:05 PM  

Bendal: Of the team, only Thor and Hulk looked capable of going a few more rounds with the invaders, and it was clear they too would be overwhelmed if something wasn't done soon.


Oh bullshiat, the Hulk took out one of the huge alien snake ships with a single punch. The rest of the team could have left early for some Shawarma and let Banner catch up with them later. The trailers and the movie set this up as some epic confrontation to save the world and it was a farking let down.
 
2012-05-13 02:16:51 PM  
Always funny to watch as Fark starts to turn on things as they become more popular.

/and then biatch about hipsters
 
2012-05-13 02:18:59 PM  

SharkTrager: Always funny to watch as Fark starts to turn on things as they become more popular.

/and then biatch about hipsters


I won't turn on it. Easily my new favorite movie, and I was dying during the Shawarma scene. The cast and plot were enjoyable and the entire film was somehow fan service without turning off the rest of the audience.
 
2012-05-13 02:21:03 PM  

SharkTrager: Always funny to watch as Fark starts to turn on things as they become more popular.

/and then biatch about hipsters


It's amazing how quickly it happened this time. Usually it takes much longer for the haters to turn the tide.
 
2012-05-13 02:21:40 PM  
1B$? And yet, thanks to Hollywood accounting it will lose money and it will be the fault of piracy.
 
2012-05-13 02:23:33 PM  

Nadie_AZ: bigpeeler: [i.imgur.com image 620x417]

Can I buy 2 subscriptions to your newsletter?


Here:

reddit.com

reddit.com
 
2012-05-13 02:25:05 PM  
They tried to tout Dark Shadows as a fun-filled cinematic homage to a beloved '60s soap opera once. It...did not work.
 
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