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2012-09-07 12:03:43 AM  
They're all secrets to me, cause I haven't seen the movie yet.
 
2012-09-07 12:25:42 AM  
Weird secrets of The Avengers that you'd never have guessed, None of which is interesting

FTFY, subs.
 
2012-09-07 12:30:08 AM  
I thought they might have been talking about the comics.

You know, stuff like Ant-Man beating Wasp, or how Ms. Marvel was raped and decided to give birth to the baby, who then went back in time and was the one who impregnated her in the first place, or that they had a homeless guy called D-Man on the team, or maybe even how the Avengers once had to stop a horny Hulk who had decided it was time to mate, and came looking to nail the only other green chick in the Marvel universe... his cousin, She Hulk..

But, no, it's just boring movie stuff.
 
2012-09-07 12:53:17 AM  
OMG THE HULK'S A EUNUCH!!! O_O
 
2012-09-07 01:58:47 AM  

Captain Steroid: OMG THE HULK'S A EUNUCH!!! O_O


Just like every male horse in movies.
 
2012-09-07 02:00:55 AM  

Captain Steroid: OMG THE HULK'S A EUNUCH!!! O_O


Not according to Zarda.
 
2012-09-07 02:17:43 AM  
You know, that explains a lot about the Hulk.

i150.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-07 02:24:49 AM  
Emma Peel's husband wasn't dead.
 
2012-09-07 03:34:04 AM  

simplicimus: Emma Peel's husband wasn't dead.


www.trilobite.org
 
2012-09-07 03:40:45 AM  
In the comics, the Hulk can jump for miles - but the makers of The Avengers wanted to keep him realistic

I'm going to have to say that the dude who got the power to radically violate conservation of mass by being irradiated at random by a bomb may kind of be a "the ship has sailed" deal on realism. Pretty sure if people are OK with a dude conjuring matter from literally nowhere without even high-school physics pseudoscience handwave the jumping height thing is probably already taken care of under existing suspension of disbelief.
 
2012-09-07 04:01:17 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Weird secrets of The Avengers that you'd never have guessed, None of which is interesting

FTFY, subs.


Yeah, I agree . I liked the movie enough to read all of these. None were interesting. A lot more revolved around "We used CG" than I would have cared for. Did the Hulk really need 11 places in the list?
 
2012-09-07 04:11:00 AM  

Dr. Goldshnoz: Captain Steroid: OMG THE HULK'S A EUNUCH!!! O_O

Just like every male horse in movies.


Someone hasn't seen Crank: High Voltage.
 
2012-09-07 07:52:43 AM  
I think everyone is missing the real point of the article: Somewhere out there, there is a full digital rendering of Scarlett Johansson.

Oh, the possibilities...
 
2012-09-07 08:00:53 AM  

ranak: I think everyone is missing the real point of the article: Somewhere out there, there is a full digital rendering of Scarlett Johansson.

Oh, the possibilities...


Came to point that out.
FTA:
2. Every single Avenger had a digital copy.
Check out the Hulk video up top - they were able to substitute a CG version of Black Widow in some scenes where she's involved in a mostly CG action scene. Black Widow was the hardest to do, because a beautiful person is harder to model than an ugly person - her eyelashes had to be perfect, or it wouldn't look like the real Scarlett Johansson. Typically, you only get a limited amount of time to capture images of each actor, but in this movie, they got tons of high-quality scans of every actor, so they could create really high-quality digital versions. They captured every possible facial expression from these actors, using the Nova camera system.
 
2012-09-07 08:03:58 AM  
Weird Secrets of The Avengers That You'd Never Have Guessed

AKA

Some stuff we did to make the CGI Hulk.
 
2012-09-07 08:41:34 AM  

Jim_Callahan: In the comics, the Hulk can jump for miles - but the makers of The Avengers wanted to keep him realistic

I'm going to have to say that the dude who got the power to radically violate conservation of mass by being irradiated at random by a bomb may kind of be a "the ship has sailed" deal on realism. Pretty sure if people are OK with a dude conjuring matter from literally nowhere without even high-school physics pseudoscience handwave the jumping height thing is probably already taken care of under existing suspension of disbelief.


As a non-comic reading person - I disagree. The Hulk did his miles jump stuff in one of his movies and I thought it looked ridiculous and was silly. I didn't know that was a thing from the comics until this story.

The slightly more limited Hulk in this movie seemed less ridiculous and didn't evoke the 'now that's just silly' reaction from me or my non-geeky movie watching wife.

So, I think they're validated. And besides, the 'person growing out of no where' effect is so established as to be unquestioned by almost all movie watchers.
 
2012-09-07 08:48:20 AM  

Gig103: Benevolent Misanthrope: Weird secrets of The Avengers that you'd never have guessed, None of which is interesting

FTFY, subs.

Yeah, I agree . I liked the movie enough to read all of these. None were interesting. A lot more revolved around "We used CG" than I would have cared for. Did the Hulk really need 11 places in the list?


Interesting fact: The writer actually only put Hulk in 9 places on the list. The other 2 were added in post!
 
2012-09-07 09:09:00 AM  
FTFA:

"Maybe you already got this from watching the movie, but they decided basically the Helicarrier has a ton of cameras on top, photographing the actual sky, and then projecting that image onto LED panels on the bottom. Marvel wanted the Helicarrier to feel like something that could actually exist"

James Bond already did that: dvice.com

/even the same explanation
 
2012-09-07 09:10:56 AM  
The only true avenger is patrick Mcnee, this cartoon crap sucks:(
 
2012-09-07 09:41:35 AM  

Slives: ranak: I think everyone is missing the real point of the article: Somewhere out there, there is a full digital rendering of Scarlett Johansson.

Oh, the possibilities...

Came to point that out.
FTA:
2. Every single Avenger had a digital copy.
Check out the Hulk video up top - they were able to substitute a CG version of Black Widow in some scenes where she's involved in a mostly CG action scene. Black Widow was the hardest to do, because a beautiful person is harder to model than an ugly person - her eyelashes had to be perfect, or it wouldn't look like the real Scarlett Johansson. Typically, you only get a limited amount of time to capture images of each actor, but in this movie, they got tons of high-quality scans of every actor, so they could create really high-quality digital versions. They captured every possible facial expression from these actors, using the Nova camera system.



Including her O face?

/:O
 
2012-09-07 09:49:01 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: I thought they might have been talking about the comics.

You know, stuff like Ant-Man beating Wasp, or how Ms. Marvel was raped and decided to give birth to the baby, who then went back in time and was the one who impregnated her in the first place, or that they had a homeless guy called D-Man on the team, or maybe even how the Avengers once had to stop a horny Hulk who had decided it was time to mate, and came looking to nail the only other green chick in the Marvel universe... his cousin, She Hulk..

But, no, it's just boring movie stuff.


Or how about Ant-Man and Wasp engaging in microphilia? (NSFW)
 
2012-09-07 10:02:57 AM  
Wait so they have ultra high res shots of all of Black Widow's body..... can we get a leak of some of those shots :)
 
2012-09-07 10:48:47 AM  
I thought they were kind of interesting.

I liked the decisions they made with the Hulk too. Part of the problem in the first two attempts was that he did look overly muscled and ridiculous. I did notice when I saw the movie that he had more of a strongman competitor physic than a body builder. Thick and powerful instead of showy muscles.
 
2012-09-07 10:53:07 AM  

Jim_Callahan: In the comics, the Hulk can jump for miles - but the makers of The Avengers wanted to keep him realistic

I'm going to have to say that the dude who got the power to radically violate conservation of mass by being irradiated at random by a bomb may kind of be a "the ship has sailed" deal on realism. Pretty sure if people are OK with a dude conjuring matter from literally nowhere without even high-school physics pseudoscience handwave the jumping height thing is probably already taken care of under existing suspension of disbelief.


Not at all. You'd be surprised, movie-goers are very willing to "suspend disbelief" on some things, and not on others. There's no exact science to it, but usually if it "looks weird" it's when it takes you out of the movie and should be changed.
 
2012-09-07 12:54:14 PM  

Jim_Callahan: In the comics, the Hulk can jump for miles - but the makers of The Avengers wanted to keep him realistic

I'm going to have to say that the dude who got the power to radically violate conservation of mass by being irradiated at random by a bomb may kind of be a "the ship has sailed" deal on realism. Pretty sure if people are OK with a dude conjuring matter from literally nowhere without even high-school physics pseudoscience handwave the jumping height thing is probably already taken care of under existing suspension of disbelief.


According to this little gem from Einstein: E=mc2, mass can be created from energy....

m=E/c2

So according to physics, Bruce Banner would have to have enough energy to power New York for a while to create the mass when in Hulk form.

hrmm....

/I was told there would be no math...
 
2012-09-07 01:12:55 PM  
List fails without any mention of John Steel or Emma Peel.
 
2012-09-07 02:00:07 PM  
Steed was banging Mrs. Peel
 
2012-09-07 02:18:54 PM  
And there's a law firm called Kirby & Lee, Attorneys at Law

Lemme guess, Kirby's the one who does all the work for salary, Lee's the one who goes golfing with the clients and gets all the money?
 
2012-09-07 03:58:38 PM  

ranak: I think everyone is missing the real point of the article: Somewhere out there, there is a full digital rendering of Scarlett Johansson.

Oh, the possibilities...


BINGO.

BINGO.

/yes, it needed to be repeated.
//my first thought when I got to that part of TFA.
 
2012-09-07 06:38:39 PM  

douchebag/hater: List fails without any mention of John Steel or Emma Peel.


Well, John Steed, but carry on,
 
2012-09-08 12:46:45 AM  
the hulk has no penis? no wonder he's always mad.
 
2012-09-08 01:14:44 AM  
TFA: "When we first heard about the thing where Hulk slams Loki up and down," says Smith, "it's like that's a bold thing to do. It's very cartoony. It's almost Hanna-Barbera."

"Almost"? He went Bam Bam on Loki's ass!
 
2012-09-08 11:51:30 AM  
"After a jumbo jet crashes into a building, they made sure that building had damage when we saw it later."

Oh boy, I'm glad we can write things like this in an article talking about scenes in NY without arousing September 11nthy feelings.
 
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