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And the difference between this film and a Michael Bay film is what?

CardinalPiggles:
And the difference between this film and a Michael Bay film is what?

It's actually good, doesn't treat it's audience like 13 year old dumb-asses, has clever jokes and excellent character chemistry between the cast.

darkstone:

CardinalPiggles:
And the difference between this film and a Michael Bay film is what?

It's actually good,

Great start

doesn't treat it's audience like 13 year old dumb-asses,

That is the target audience, you were a 13 year old dumb ass once too

has clever jokes

Cool opinion broheim, but not everyone shares it

and excellent character chemistry between the cast.

Ok good example there.

Next please.

Excludos:

jdogtwodolla:
Anybody here know if the 3D is worth it?

Its ok. Nothing special. The movie wasn't filmed in 3d, but rather added later. So its nowhere near as good as say Avatar. But it still adds to the movie. (altough I got a little sick at the end of it because of the strain on the eyes)

The movie itself, 2d or 3d, is fucking amazing.

why don't I get eye strain?

A lot of people are going to see it multiple times, which I swear is what made winter release Avatar half of its billions of dollars.

We decided to make it special and go dressed up as star wars characters. The theater was cool enough to let me sit in there and watch it even in my clunky as all hell stormtrooper armour, was totally worth the discomfort.

I saw this movie yesterday and I'm glad this movie is doing very well.

Joss Wheadon has proved to everyone else who has doubted him that he can do a fantastic movie.I already knew this movie would do well because I enjoyed Dollhouse,Serenity,Firefly which were directed by him and I knew he had the chops to pull it off.

I recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys action movies,even if you are not into comic book heroes.

CardinalPiggles:

darkstone:

CardinalPiggles:
And the difference between this film and a Michael Bay film is what?

It's actually good,

Great start

doesn't treat it's audience like 13 year old dumb-asses,

That is the target audience, you were a 13 year old dumb ass once too

has clever jokes

Cool opinion broheim, but not everyone shares it

and excellent character chemistry between the cast.

Ok good example there.

Next please.

If it was a Micheal Bay film during the final showdown 75% of the shots would be the military shooting into the sky at the bad guys. Occasionally you'd see the Hulk leaping around in the background punching stuff or maybe Iron Man would fly by. This movie had one shot and I think only one shot of national guardsmen firing into the sky and it was only for like 5 seconds.

jdogtwodolla:
Anybody here know if the 3D is worth it?

I saw it in 3D but wouldn't do so again. The movie is amazing but the 3D wasn't that spectacular. Only reason I did that was because it was the only midnight release my local theater was having and a bunch of my friends wanted to go.

Andy of Comix Inc:
A lot of people are going to see it multiple times, which I swear is what made winter release Avatar half of its billions of dollars.

I already told a friend that hasn't seen it I would go again if he wanted to.

With the Avengers making crazy piles of money, expect Avengers part II and many more Superhero movies. Hollywood has zero imagination, and will ride this superhero craze right into the ground. Similiar to when Westerns made a come back in the 80ties.

Clankenbeard:

MorganL4:
Yeah, sorry but I think Billions is streaching it.

Well, yeah. Billions is probably stretching it a bit. But it is probably near a billion. If you look at the claimed production costs for each of the movies necessary to lead up to this shared Marvel universe.

$Mil Movie
$140 Captain America
$150 Thor
$140 Iron Man
$200 Iron Man 2
$150 Incredible Hulk
$220 Avengers
$1,000 TOTAL

Their $1 billion gamble paid off big time. Avengers was incredible. Now there's Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and Captain America 2 on the horizon. I have to say I'm loving the Marvel Movie Universe. Bring on Thanos for Avengers 2!

did you forget? after how ell they did with the hulk this movie WE NEED A NEW HULK MOVIE! haha yeah loved this movie. and i was so please becuse me and bunch of friends went to a drive in friday night and paid $8 to see both avengers and john carter. (actually kinda liked John Carter) but avengers blew us all out of the water. it as amazing.

Nah... I think it's just good strategy... not much good movies out, this is the ONLY EPIC movie out right now... it WILL DOMINATE, if it comes out the same time as the Hobbit, or Prometheus... it's not going to be this hot... it's still going to be hot... just not like this... it's the timing... BUT BOY WAS IT A GOOD FILM!~~~~~~

I CAN'T BELIEVE IN THE END OF THE MOVIE... "HE" SHOWED UP!!!!! WOW!!! THAT WOULD BE LIKE... DREAM COME TRUE!~~~ if they ARE MAKING AVENGER2 WITH *&^$#@* as the MAIN BAD GUY!!!!! WOW I WAS LIKE>> OMG NO WAY!~ MARVEL! SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY NOW!!!~

People flock to gobble up large helpings of shallow, unoriginal shit? Who'd have thunk it.

So many people went to see it in 3d.

If other cinemas were like mine then there was ONE showing (two at best over weekends) of the 2D version and multiple screenings of the 3D. I went purposly out of my way to check it in 2d and its a much better film without the murk of 3D. The colors are bright and vibrant and you can see quite a bit of detail in the dark scenes that is missing in 3d.

I love the movie but I did feel disney were railroading people into paying extra for a 3D screening that was unnessasary for this paticular movie.

Well, on the one hand we got Joss Wheadon, that gave us firefly, angel, buffy and works for inspiration, not money. (hes my favourite director, yeah im biased), and on the other hand we got avengers. Everyone who likes even one of them will go to see it, so its gongi to attract all the fans of other superhero movies put together. the result is a legal money printer.

what i like msot is that it broke records of both titanic and avatar, therefore removing thier name from the top 1 lists, and for that alone its worth praising.

CardinalPiggles:
And the difference between this film and a Michael Bay film is what?

target audience. MB target audience is military +13 year olds. Joss Wheadon target audience is people with a brain.

Jaeke:
Also, I'm not sure if they intended it or if its a phenomena of cinema but during most of the one on one conversations if you take your glasses off its pretty much perfectly 2D except the objective field (the background.

Funny that you mention it. I've noticed most 3D movies do this. I remember watching the latest Pirates of the Caribbean in 3D (DON'T JUDGE ME!) and taking my 3D glasses for a moment to rub my eyes. As I did, I noticed the image wasn't in 3D at all. In other words, it didn't take a difference if I had my glasses on or not (blurry image vs. perfect 2D image). Then another scene and back to 3D and so on and so forth.

Ever since, I've tried doing that at all 3D I've seen so far. I've noticed that animated movies (Pixar, Dreamworks, etc.) stay in 3D all the way through; for obvious reasons, I assume. but live-action movies don't; again, for obvious reasons (*couhgbudgetcough*).

This is why I don't care much about 3D anymore. :/

Good news for Disney I suppose but really, who wasn't expecting this?

TheBobmus:
That's good, I was concerned about its numbers following the UK opening, but I guess that it really is America bringing in the big dollars.

Cute avatar :3

Strazdas:
target audience. MB target audience is military +13 year olds. Joss Wheadon target audience is people with a brain.

Careful there, sounds like you're implying something rather nasty.

Evil Smurf:

Excludos:

jdogtwodolla:
Anybody here know if the 3D is worth it?

Its ok. Nothing special. The movie wasn't filmed in 3d, but rather added later. So its nowhere near as good as say Avatar. But it still adds to the movie. (altough I got a little sick at the end of it because of the strain on the eyes)

The movie itself, 2d or 3d, is fucking amazing.

why don't I get eye strain?

It really depends a lot on the person. Some get car sick, some don't. Some gets eye straints, some don't. Some even have eyes incapable of seeing the 3d in the first place.

dystopiaINC:

Clankenbeard:

MorganL4:
Yeah, sorry but I think Billions is streaching it.

Well, yeah. Billions is probably stretching it a bit. But it is probably near a billion. If you look at the claimed production costs for each of the movies necessary to lead up to this shared Marvel universe.

$Mil Movie
$140 Captain America
$150 Thor
$140 Iron Man
$200 Iron Man 2
$150 Incredible Hulk
$220 Avengers
$1,000 TOTAL

Their $1 billion gamble paid off big time. Avengers was incredible. Now there's Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and Captain America 2 on the horizon. I have to say I'm loving the Marvel Movie Universe. Bring on Thanos for Avengers 2!

did you forget? after how ell they did with the hulk this movie WE NEED A NEW HULK MOVIE! haha yeah loved this movie. and i was so please becuse me and bunch of friends went to a drive in friday night and paid $8 to see both avengers and john carter. (actually kinda liked John Carter) but avengers blew us all out of the water. it as amazing.

Mark Ruffalo's performance was absolutely amazing. If Marvel announce a Hulk movie with him reprising his role, I will seriously give them all of my money.

Atmos Duality:
I'm glad a blockbuster that isn't Michael Bay (or aspires to BE Michael Bay *groans*) made a mint, even if I'm still uneasy that the mint is going directly into the coffers of Disney.

EDIT: And yes, I saw the Avengers last Friday on opening night at my theater.
It is FUCKING AWESOME.
No, it isn't deep, it isn't Oscar-worthy, but it isn't "Stupid" or "Half-assed" either.

Exactly what I wanted, so excited to see I even watched Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Hulk, Thor and Captain America again.

Mark Ruffalo's performance was absolutely amazing. If Marvel announce a Hulk movie with him reprising his role, I will seriously give them all of my money.

Apparently he's got a six movie deal with them.
http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Mark-Ruffalo-Reveals-His-Contract-Length-With-Marvel-30711.html

IT BROKE AVATAR'S RECORD?!?!?! HALLELUJAH!!!!!!
Better to have a competent silly movie, than a silly competent movie up there.

I've seen it twice already. I like to think that by seeing it, and buying the DVD when it comes out, that I am voting with my money, and those votes go towards getting Joss Whedon to direct more films.

CardinalPiggles:

darkstone:

CardinalPiggles:
And the difference between this film and a Michael Bay film is what?

It's actually good,

Great start

doesn't treat it's audience like 13 year old dumb-asses,

That is the target audience, you were a 13 year old dumb ass once too

has clever jokes

Cool opinion broheim, but not everyone shares it

and excellent character chemistry between the cast.

Ok good example there.

Next please.

You asked for an opinion and you got it. Quit whining.

OT: I still need to see all of the lead-up movies, but I'm excited.

CardinalPiggles:
And the difference between this film and a Michael Bay film is what?

From a technical aspect, The Avengers has:

-Little to no shaky cam
-Limited extreme-close-up. You can actually see what's going on during the action scenes.
-Color correction is done competently. Takes the coloration and design of each character who is supposed to be on screen into consideration, rather than just doing the entire fucking movie in one mode. There's no instances of "orange-face Shia LeBeouf".
-Limited use of slo-mo. I counted maybe three instances in the entire movie. It's an action movie staple to be sure, but excessive usage of it is Bay's style.
-Most of the cuts for dialog actually last long enough to let the audience get in sync with the mood and pacing of the scene. The scene between Black Widow and Loki best represents this.
(if you haven't seen a Michael Bay film before, most of his cuts are incredibly short, distracting and never let the scene build)

As for the writing and characters, you'd have to hold your own opinion. I like them.
But I will say that The Avengers is a marked improvement simply because it isn't overrun with useless, retarded comic relief characters and racist caricatures.

Have to say, it truly is a Thorsome film.

super excited to see the new Marvel films coming out late this year/next year, Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Captain America 2, Black Panther. Even the Amazing Spider Man looks awesome.

Btw does anyone know if Spider-Man had some sort of cameo in this film? Even if it's just Peter Parker?

Atmos Duality:

CardinalPiggles:
And the difference between this film and a Michael Bay film is what?

Cool, thanks. I'm glad I got an answer that wasn't 'EXPLOSIONS, HURRRR'. But I still wonder how many people notice theses little differences enough to appreciate them, and how many are just following suit.

CardinalPiggles:

Cool, thanks. I'm glad I got an answer that wasn't 'EXPLOSIONS, HURRRR'. But I still wonder how many people notice theses little differences enough to appreciate them, and how many are just following suit.

Whether they notice overtly, I cannot say.

I tend to pay attention to those details a bit more closely now, since some of my worst action-movie experiences are related to things like excessive shaky cam (Bourne series), excessive-close ups (Transformers 2), and of course, useless, irritating comic relief characters (all manner of films; I call it "Chris Tucker Syndrome", even though he isn't the progenitor, he's just the one who clued me into this trend).

I loved the movie, lived up to the hype and I would see it again if prompted.

My friend who was shitting his pants about this movie saw it 3 times already and is going a 4th tonight. He is recently turning his attention over to Dark Knight Rises and after that, the Hobbit, good lord we will never get him to shut up this year.

CardinalPiggles:

Atmos Duality:

CardinalPiggles:
And the difference between this film and a Michael Bay film is what?

Cool, thanks. I'm glad I got an answer that wasn't 'EXPLOSIONS, HURRRR'. But I still wonder how many people notice theses little differences enough to appreciate them, and how many are just following suit.

Cinematography makes a huge difference. I can never figure out what's happening in a Bourne film because of the excessive shaking and lightning fast cuts. I can't watch a Bay movie because the special effects are incredibly excessive and the action is extremely erratic.

The Avengers has wonderfully choreographed fights that actually let the audience see the action. It uses many more wide, tracking shots that keep the action on the screen long enough for the audience to process the whole scene and know exactly what is going on. It's never ambiguous who's fighting who or where the characters are in their environment.

Of course, all of this is just on the technical merits of the film. Transformers felt like it was actively insulting my IQ with its horrible "comic relief" characters. Avengers is definitely a Joss Whedon film complete with witty one-liners, but it worked. It IS a comic book movie after all. But there was definitely working chemistry between characters, and the Hulk finally got a moment in the spotlight that he deserved. This is by far the best portrayal the Hulk has ever had, and his rapport with Tony Stark is just top notch. I actually want to say that Avengers is laugh-out-loud funnier than most comedies strive to be, but it works.

Grey Day for Elcia:
People flock to gobble up large helpings of shallow, unoriginal shit? Who'd have thunk it.

Please, sir, I insist that you leave your mode of transport at the door.

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