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And there came a day, unlike any other...

Discussion in 'Small Talk' started by Doctor Oak, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    So, next Friday is Avengers day (or the Friday after that for Americans, :p) at long, long last. I'll have to wait an extra 24 hours to go see it on Saturday instead, but after 5 years, what's another day?

    Anyone else planning on heading out over the next fortnight to watch comic book and cinema history? If not, why the hell not? If so, what's got you most excited?

    I've gotta admit that the fact that this is the ultimate comic book movie and it's being made by Joss fucking Whedon is enough to have me bouncing off the walls over it. It's especially enticing given that all the movies bar one so far have been fantastic (and even Hulk's was a far better effort than his last) and while that may give this movie even more to have to live up to (as if the pressure on it wasn't enough), I don't really see any room for failure here. If there's one person in the whole wide world that can do a huge ensemble super-natural/sci-fi epic and do it damned well, it's Joss Whedon.

    I think there's also a lot to be said for how much inspiration the movie will take from the brilliant first Ultimates run (though Loki's involvement makes it overall a bit of a hybrid of the two universes - which is appropriate enough, really). It's been confirmed now that the alien army is the Chitauri (the Ultimate version of the Skrulls), and while we probably won't be seeing the same internal drama that the first run of the Ultimates featured (especially since the Pyms won't be present), I'm sure we'll see a fairly similar story progression where the heroes spend a fair amount of time initially fighting eachother, before coming together towards the end to kick the Chitauri's ass back to space.
     
  2. Dwayna DragonFire

    Dwayna DragonFire 2014 Little Cup Champion

    Re-posting here, because reasons.

    I'd have to say that the paragraph about it being made by Joss Whedon is enough to sell the movie for me on its own. His Firefly series rocked my world and ever since I've been a fan of his. Joss Whedon is boss.

    Other than that, the reason I'm looking forward to seeing this movie - if not in the next fortnight, hopefully sometime soon after release - is simply because I think the clashing of these characters and their worlds together will be epic, especially judging by the previous movies. Seeing them all brought together to fight off whatever forces Loki and other villains have brought forth will be the most glorious battle to ever be seen. I would also like to see how the characters interact with each other in the beginning and see how they all manage to come together at the end and possibly get along.

    Plus that metal beast in the trailer is neat as fuck. Just saying.
     
  3. I've been looking forward to an Avengers movie for far too long, I would just love if within a movie or two we get Quicksilver and Scarlet witch as members and then the whole crazy "house of M" story coming through in film. I'll be seeing this film at midnight on the day of release, that's one great perk about my partner working for a cinema =D
     
  4. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    I have my doubts we'll get to see any mutant cross-pollination here, so House of M is definitely off the cards - though Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch may be manageable purely for the fact they've been ignored in the X-Men movies so far. I'd imagine the word 'mutant' would never get dropped though...

    Personally, I'd be happy just to see the Pyms showing up in Avengers 2. It's a shame they've been missed off this time - but it's kind of understandable given how many characters and actors are in this movie already.

    I suspect the most likely scenario for a second Avengers movie is that the majority of this movie's cast is replaced with new characters, such as Ant Man, Black Panther and Dr Strange (all in the running for movies over the next few years). It'd be nice, however, if we could cram everyone into it and pull off something awesome like Civil War - but it'd either involve a miracle in getting everyone signed back on, or some major recasting. It seems that Robert Downey Jr. at the very least has no intention of returning as Tony Stark after Iron Man 3.
     
  5. Super excited about this movie. This latest run of Marvel movies (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor) has been outstanding and I think they're going to mix well, especially with Mr. Snappy Dialogue Whedon writing.
     
  6. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

  7. Just got back from seeing Avengers.....

    Hells yeah. It was everything you could expect, and infinite amounts more. Although I'm still not a fan of Hawkeye in the film series, his small role in thor was funny, but in Avengers it just wasn't enough.

    This will not disappoint. I really want to post my favourite quote but I know Alex will lynch me.
     
  8. Prof. Cinders

    Prof. Cinders Mathemagician
    Staff Member Administrator

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  9. Oh, great. Now I won't be able to stop noticing that.

    Still super excited, though- I'm seeing it next Sunday~
     
  10. Dwayna DragonFire

    Dwayna DragonFire 2014 Little Cup Champion

    This movie was amazing. The humor bits added in were really good. As I mentioned before, Joss Whedon is boss, and this movie just proves it more.
     
  11. VERY, VERY GOOD. Highly recommended. Can't wait for Avengers 2, now. :D
     

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