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(LA Times)   "The Avengers" voted most overrated movie of 2012   ( latimes.com) divider line
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2013-01-03 05:34:18 PM  
3 votes:
Everyone is forgetting the second best part.


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Hulk made that movie
2013-01-03 01:17:10 PM  
3 votes:
The scene where Hulk thrashes Loki was one of the funniest I've ever seen
2013-01-03 07:31:18 PM  
2 votes:
Yes, I agree.  After seeing it, I went back to see it three more times just to express my outrage.  Then I bought it on Blu-Ray and expressed my outrage another dozen times.

/And counting
2013-01-03 05:04:32 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-01-03 04:58:33 PM  
2 votes:

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Errk: Award worthy....

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Not even the most attractive in the movie...

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That dude was pretty hot.
2013-01-03 04:48:18 PM  
2 votes:

labman: Shadowknight: Agreed 110%. I loved Avengers. Dark Knight Rises was not even a Batman movie. It was emo Bruce Wayne crying about not wanting to be Batman with plot holes big enough to drive a truck tumbler through.


Just a boy in a playsuit, crying for mommy and daddy. It'd be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. What the hell, I'll laugh anyway....bhooohahahahahahohohohaha
2013-01-03 01:52:43 PM  
2 votes:
I guess it depends on your definitions. For disparity between critical praise and my enjoyment of a film, I'd have to vote for Life of Pi. It felt like when I wasn't being hit over the head with CGI effects, I was being hit over the head with THIS IS THE MESSAGE. To call Life of Pi ham-handed is an insult to both ham and hands.
2013-01-03 01:33:31 PM  
2 votes:
I only saw about three theatrical releases.  One was "The Avengers" and it exceeded my expectations.  It was a farking group superhero movie.  It had a lot of ways it could have sucked.  It was great.

Fark this thread.
2013-01-04 01:14:05 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-01-04 12:06:50 PM  
1 vote:

8 inches: vrax: 8 inches: D'Jango.

I know it's cool and hip to say that movie was good, but it wasn't. If I wanted to see black people killing white people with impunity, I'd move to a big city.

Hmmm, that must be a different film. Because the Django I saw had a white and black team of state sanctioned bounty hunters going after criminals and sick fark slavers. I know. "innocent white folk" in your book. You were probably annoyed that some Jews killed poor ol' Hitler in "Inglorious Basterds", too.

If that's how you interpreted it, then yes, I'd agree, we definitely saw two different films.

Apparently you saw a film that featured a righteous superhero that traveled the countryside righting injustice.  I saw a racist murderer that got off on killing people of a certain ethnicity.  Frankly, if I'd wanted to see a movie like that, I'd have rented a documentary about Auschwitz.


You must have absolutely despised Chappelle's "Haters In Time" sketch then

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2013-01-04 11:00:14 AM  
1 vote:
I love it when people make statements telling people to watch Shakespeare for smart entertainment, when all the while, Shakespeare was the master of the Elizabethan era fart joke.
2013-01-04 02:55:58 AM  
1 vote:

Wayne 985: ArcadianRefugee: The All-Powerful Atheismo: sprawl15: proteus_b: are there any good movies any more?

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Nope, sorry. If people started liking that movie then everyone on this tab would start talking about how much it sucked and how many problems it had.

Uhm, because it wasn't good? Fun, sure -- who doesn't like a guy going nucking futs. But good? Meh.

I thought it was great. Very smart and stylish, though his autism-like behavior did sometimes get annoying.


My big thing is the characters -- if I don't like the characters, it's hard to like the movie. The guy was a douche. I mean, if the point of the movie were "watch all these jerks get what's coming to them", fine. "Watch this bad guy do bad things"? Fine. But when it's "this guy's supposed to be the hero; no, really" and he's a dick, you kind of hope to see him kill everyone, then fall into an active cement mixer filled with broken glass and Drano.

bonobo73: You have to understand that (excluding Blade) any live-action Marvel movie/TV show before 2000 sucked horribly.


See, now we know you're just trolling.

Not saying the others were good, but Blade? Really?
2013-01-04 01:25:23 AM  
1 vote:

8 inches: D'Jango.

I know it's cool and hip to say that movie was good, but it wasn't. If I wanted to see black people killing white people with impunity, I'd move to a big city.



Your name overestimates you by about 6 and a half inches, doesn't it?
2013-01-03 11:25:51 PM  
1 vote:
Avengers sucked... -BU, BU, BU, BU, BUT PROMETHEUS!!!!!

Hold on. You have to slow down. You're losing it. You have to take a breath. Listen to yourself. You're connecting a movie I had with a movie you might have had and some religious hogwash. You want to find the Avengers in the world, you will be able to find it everywhere. Avengers from a mere street corner to your front door. Avengers while you're riding on the elevator. When your mind becomes obsessed with the Avengers, you will filter everything else out and find the Avengers everywhere.

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2013-01-03 10:22:31 PM  
1 vote:

Mikey1969: Los Angeles Times also happens to be the most overrated news site of 2012, what a coincidence.


You just made that up, didn't you? Good for you, sport.
2013-01-03 10:09:47 PM  
1 vote:

Wholesale Ass: Zombie DJ: I enjoyed the crap out of it, so um.........

Fark you. No one cares about your opinion.

awwww, you're SO cute! That 'I'M A BIG BAD TOUGH GUY ON THE WEBZ' thing is so adorable. You must feel so protected with your fan base of 1,000 people who saw this movie 15 times in the theater.


LOL!! Look at all the butthurt you have because I could care less about someones opinion.
Geez, I hope you don't ever upload a video of yourself on Youtube. You might want to commit suicide after reading the comment section.
Better cowboy up if what I said hurt so bad. And ya, I still don't give a fark who you are and if you liked a farking movie.
It's just a farking movie.
I'm in radio. I get peoples opinions everyday. And everyone has one. Mine. Yours. Whoever posts under me.
If you're basing your existence on how many "followers" people have and if that should influence others, put a dollar in the deutsche jar while you're writing your screenplay at Starbucks.

I'll have you know tens of people hang on my every word. That's right, TENS OF PEOPLE!
I AM A GOD TO THEM!
But they don't care what I say and neither should I. Why?

It's a farking movie and it's my farking opinion the writers and voters are wrong.
2013-01-03 09:08:12 PM  
1 vote:

Shadowknight: ObeliskToucher: /Same tactic can be used to get past the dreadful Sermon chapter in "Moby Dick"

Don't get me started there.  I always read the abridged version of Moby Dick, and thought it was a great book.  Then one time a couple years back, I made it my mission to read the unabridged version.  Dear lord, Herman needed an editor.  There were so many parts that were completely unnecessary to the story.  Entire chapters that read like a how-to manual for whaling, discussing diameters for harpoons and various weaves for the ropes.


Try reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea sometime. You'll be on the edge of you seat as they list page after page of scientific names of the creatures they see.
2013-01-03 08:48:12 PM  
1 vote:
did they NOT see twilight? Which of course I can understand.
2013-01-03 07:46:05 PM  
1 vote:
The Hobbit was fantastic. No it didn't match up with my imagination, but I thought it was a great interpretation of the book.

If you didn't like it, feel free not to watch the other two, I guess?
2013-01-03 07:43:39 PM  
1 vote:

Shrugging Atlas: It was so...uninteresting...I don't even care if they do try to fix or resolve it with a sequel.


So when the sequel DOES come out, and you DON'T watch it, and it DOES explain everything, can we count on this being the reason why you suck at life so much?
2013-01-03 07:07:57 PM  
1 vote:

PanicMan: What's wrong with you people? Avengers was fantastic. To have that many major characters fit together in a story that well is an art. And be funny. And have good action. And oh by the way ACTUALLY HAVE A GOOD HULK! Man, and I thought I was a bitter asshole. You guys take the cake. And no I've never been a comic book fan.

Dark Knight Rises? That was merely not as great as it could have been. A good edit could fix that.

But Prometheus was so bad it hurt.


You know how when you touch a woman's boobies and the feel like a bag of sand?
2013-01-03 06:12:55 PM  
1 vote:

Plant Rights Activist: brigid_fitch:
/Seriously, I'm not kidding about the killing Jesus thing   http://geektyrant.com/news/2012/6/11/ridley-scott-reveals-the-enginee r s-true-intentions-is-it-con.html

well, to be fair: if there is one true god and Jesus really was his son I'd think that any aliens that knew about us killing him would be pretty damn pissed.


It's all ridiculous. These 'advanced' engineers send one guy down in ancient times and if they don't follow his lead and be nice then they're going to wipe out the entire population? They were surprised when these not so advanced humans turn out to still be savages? Then when they meet humans again, they are more advanced, but do they give them a chance to prove themselves? No, they are still head-rippinly mad.
2013-01-03 06:00:32 PM  
1 vote:
Avengers sucked. Period.

/Not trolling for all the confused fanboys who are blinded by the nostalgia of reading marvel comics when they were younger.
2013-01-03 05:52:09 PM  
1 vote:

Snark Shark II: It says in that article that the engineers sent down one of their own to try to teach humans how to get along with one another and that humans killed him. This goes right along with all of the Ancient Aliens stuff in the film, with all the cave paintings and everything.


I really hate when explanations for major plot points of a movie aren't in the movie. I'm looking at you Star Trek (2009). I made a bunch of assumptions up about everyone in Prometheus so their actions made sense in my mind. Like, I assumed that all cobras were dead in the future, and that's why that biologist was trying to pet the alien snake that looked like he was about strike.
2013-01-03 05:50:08 PM  
1 vote:

I read fark for the pics: Batman was laughably terrible. The voice of Bane completely killed the mood of the movie for me. Could not stay awake.


I really liked the voice until I realized that it was Sean Connery.
2013-01-03 05:37:49 PM  
1 vote:

moothemagiccow: Kaeishiwaza: Prometheus was a huge let down. Just a mess. Nothing really made sense and there were parts which were just outlandishly absurd.

if they ran the other way you still wouldn't have liked it


If they ran perpendicular instead of parallel, I may have liked it.
2013-01-03 05:18:19 PM  
1 vote:

moothemagiccow: jonny_q: Yeah Avengers is NOWHERE NEAR "most overrated" of 2012.

Clearly you liked the movie.

Some people didn't like it. A lot of people went to see it. It got a lot of good reviews and broke a lot of records. It wasn't actually very good.


Which is fine with me, not everybody's going to like it. It being "overrated" is another matter.
2013-01-03 05:14:10 PM  
1 vote:

Clutch2013: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The scene where Hulk thrashes Loki was one of the funniest I've ever seen

God yes. That was so awesome.

Loki: I am a god, you dull creature. And I will not--
Hulk: FARK THAT NOISE. *SMASHSMASHSMASH*


"Hmph, puny God"
2013-01-03 05:01:47 PM  
1 vote:
Lots of mewling quims in this thread.

/got nuttin'
//except the boring observation that the biggest box office success of the year will invariably be regarded as the most over-rated
2013-01-03 04:54:04 PM  
1 vote:

Errk: Award worthy....

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Not even the most attractive in the movie...

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2013-01-03 04:47:59 PM  
1 vote:

ObeliskToucher: /Same tactic can be used to get past the dreadful Sermon chapter in "Moby Dick"


Don't get me started there.  I always read the abridged version of Moby Dick, and thought it was a great book.  Then one time a couple years back, I made it my mission to read the unabridged version.  Dear lord, Herman needed an editor.  There were so many parts that were completely unnecessary to the story.  Entire chapters that read like a how-to manual for whaling, discussing diameters for harpoons and various weaves for the ropes.
2013-01-03 04:39:11 PM  
1 vote:

JohnnyC: I actually enjoyed the Avengers... My favorite part (***Spoiler Alert - so stop reading now if you don't want to know***) was when the Hulk grabbed Loki mid sentence and whooped his ass. I laughed heartily at that. :)


Totally agree.

I likened that to the Indiana Jones moment when he pulled out the gun and casually shot the schimatar wielding badass.
2013-01-03 04:34:59 PM  
1 vote:
I actually enjoyed the Avengers... My favorite part (***Spoiler Alert - so stop reading now if you don't want to know***) was when the Hulk grabbed Loki mid sentence and whooped his ass. I laughed heartily at that. :)
2013-01-03 03:22:28 PM  
1 vote:

Sybarite: I guess it depends on your definitions. For disparity between critical praise and my enjoyment of a film, I'd have to vote for Life of Pi. It felt like when I wasn't being hit over the head with CGI effects, I was being hit over the head with THIS IS THE MESSAGE. To call Life of Pi ham-handed is an insult to both ham and hands.


I agree with this.  While it was a beautiful flim and the best and most convincing use of CGI I've seen it was a simplistic spiritual unification parable stretched over too much time.  I would still reccomend it for the visuals alone.
2013-01-03 03:14:41 PM  
1 vote:

LeroyBourne: Just wait until Avengers parts 2 and 3, or The Hulk's own movie, and I hear that will be made into a trilogy too.  And Thor parts 2 and 3...oh and Captain America parts 2 and 3 too....let's not forget Iron man too.


Are you forgetting the Ed Norton Hulk movie? He's pretty good as Banner (mostly because he has the "talking like a dork" thing down) - I wonder if he could have survived The Avengers.

That said, are they making a Hulk 2(/3) with Ruffalo where they finally explain that Banner can Hulk out both at will and not at will? Because they just sort of implied it, and it took me coming up with that explanation on my own to explain the movie. The gap between the end of Ed Norton ("When I lose control...I kinda like it") and the beginning of Ruffalo ("Hi! I work as an underpaid physician in Calcutta to cut down on my stress levels!") could have done with some filling in.

// and I like The Avengers
// my gf - who has seen like 10 movies total in her life - liked it as well, even knowing next to nothing about the Big 4 going in (I had to explain to her who Thor is)
2013-01-03 02:50:51 PM  
1 vote:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The scene where Hulk thrashes Loki was one of the funniest I've ever seen


Loved when Iron Man was going to take the archer to the top of the skyscraper and he said "Clinch up, Legolas".

Just watched it last night, loved it.
2013-01-03 02:26:13 PM  
1 vote:

Wayne 985: LeroyBourne: Just wait until Avengers parts 2 and 3, or The Hulk's own movie, and I hear that will be made into a trilogy too.  And Thor parts 2 and 3...oh and Captain America parts 2 and 3 too....let's not forget Iron man too.

I'm looking forward to the Hulk and Captain America sequels. Iron Man 3 looks so-so (not a huge fan of that character). The first Thor was godawful, and I'm sick of Loki, so I'll be skipping those unless they get rave reviews.


While Captain America and The Avengers are probably the pinnacle of Marvel Studios work, I'd say Thor, while not excellent, is definitely in the third or fourth in line, amusingly enough fighting with The Incredible Hulk.
2013-01-03 02:20:18 PM  
1 vote:

Apos: I disagree. The Avengers not only lived up to the hype, it exceeded it. The Dark Knight Rises OTOH wasn't nearly as stellar as the critics claimed and should therefore be #1.

I agree with Bernie's designation, though.


Agreed 110%.  I loved Avengers.  Dark Knight Rises was not even a Batman movie.  It was emo Bruce Wayne crying about not wanting to be Batman with plot holes big enough to drive a truck through.
2013-01-03 01:49:37 PM  
1 vote:
I liked Avengers -- it had no aspirations other than "Big, Dumb, Fun Popcorn Movie" and "Launch a Metric Asston of Sequels."

Yet, in a movie packed with Gods from other realms, Cosmic MacGuffins of power, a flying aircraft carrier and Robin Scherbatzky as a government agent -- the only thing that *really* kicked me out of the movie was the "We have to get Hawkeye and Black Widow on the ground for the insane, city-destroying firefight between our unstoppable superbeings and the laser-firing alien monsters! He's got a bow! She's got a pistol! We'll be lost without them!" At least they made Hawkeye the observation platform.

It would be like a Justice League movie where an asteroid is going to obliterate the earth and they say "Superman! Oh, Superman! Don't forget to take Wendy and Marvin along!"
2013-01-03 01:40:16 PM  
1 vote:
I was waiting for a good avengers movie since I was 5.  It was great.
2013-01-03 01:15:41 PM  
1 vote:
Fark that, "The Avengers" was the most fun I had in theaters all year.

"Prometheus" was the biggest letdown.

"Dredd" was the biggest surprise for me this year. I went in with very low expectations, but was thorougly impressed. And Karl Urban as Dredd was just fantastic. Too bad it did terribly in the theaters, they really could've done something with that franchise.
 
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