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Old 25 Apr 2012, 08:06 PM   #358781 / #1
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Default The (Marvel) Avengers movie.

This is getting surprisingly, and consistently good reviews. The trailers look astounding (of course), but apparently the real draw seems to be the characters. This movie is directed by none other than Joss Whedon, and apparently, it's really got his touch when it comes to the character interaction.

I'll be going for (if not on) my birthday....3D IMAX all the way!
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Old 25 Apr 2012, 08:12 PM   #358783 / #2
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Looks to be a good movie. I will go see it.
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Old 25 Apr 2012, 08:32 PM   #358787 / #3
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I've only been waiting for this movie since the first Iron Man in 2008 Even though I'm totally a DC fan over Marvel, this is my most anticipated super-hero movie ever.

And it's one of only 4 movies I really want to see this year (The Hunger Games, The Hobbit and maybe Prometheus being the other 3).
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Old 25 Apr 2012, 09:50 PM   #358818 / #4
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I'm totally a DC fan over Marvel.
Heretic!!

Burn him!!

(Where's that pitchfork crowd smiley when I need it??)
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Old 25 Apr 2012, 11:11 PM   #358867 / #5
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Old 28 Apr 2012, 12:30 PM   #359584 / #6
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I'm waiting in the cinema now for the 2 pm showing.
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Old 28 Apr 2012, 10:16 PM   #359668 / #7
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gah! I'm pissed at you!
We have a friend in Ireland who's already seen it as well, and we have to wait almost a week!!!!
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Old 28 Apr 2012, 10:49 PM   #359678 / #8
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Saw it last night - thought it was really good. Won't give spoilers by commenting further - how, how did NZ get it before some of you?
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Old 29 Apr 2012, 03:09 AM   #359743 / #9
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gah! I'm pissed at you!
We have a friend in Ireland who's already seen it as well, and we have to wait almost a week!!!!
You know, I still see your avatar as two bones with flesh and blood dripping off of them ... even though I've since realized it's a pair of shoes.

Wonder if that says anything about my mind?
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Old 29 Apr 2012, 08:27 PM   #359895 / #10
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I'm hoping to see it tomorrow, I can't wait *issues a little geek squeak*
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I enjoyed every minute.

How come the US is the last place to get it? That seems like a reversal of the natural order of these things?
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Old 01 May 2012, 05:33 PM   #360496 / #12
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I may try to see this one though I'm not much of a movie person...
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Old 01 May 2012, 06:32 PM   #360520 / #13
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I enjoyed every minute.

How come the US is the last place to get it? That seems like a reversal of the natural order of these things?
Overseas sales are where US blockbuster films like this one make the big big bucks (often two and three times the grosses they make in the US, if not more). So, naturally, there's a huge black market these days for overseas counterfeits (i.e., guys that go into theatres in America with video cameras and record movies from the debut screenings to sell to overseas markets). By opening first overseas they significantly lessen that market, particularly since there's almost no market going the other way (but likely will be soon).

ETA: I have no real idea why, but this sounded good

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Old 05 May 2012, 09:32 PM   #362202 / #14
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Just today came across an article talking about this:

Hollywood makes America wait for the big movies

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America created instant gratification. Now we have to wait for our own movies?

"Journey 2: The Mysterious Island." "Battleship." Even "The Avengers"— starring good ol' American superheros. (Well, except Thor and Black Widow). All those blockbusters premiered in other countries days, or even weeks, ahead of their U.S. debut.

We may have ourselves to blame. Hollywood blockbuster budgets get bloated with special effects and A-list actors (with their A-list salaries), but domestic box office has been in a decline. Man cannot live by 3D alone, and we ungratefully angle for intangibles like plot and dialogue. Overseas cinephiles meanwhile, queue up for whatever rat-a-tat 3D adventures are thrown up on the screen. Movies, after all, habr long been America's leading cultural export, and why shouldn't studios reward the most appreciative customers with the first peek?
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Old 06 May 2012, 12:03 AM   #362247 / #15
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loved it.
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Old 07 May 2012, 12:21 AM   #362490 / #16
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Holy crap, that movie was more fun than should be allowed. My only complaint is the eardrum busting noise levels at the IMAX....even with ear plugs.

No more IMAX, I guess. The normal theaters (around here) are ok with earplugs.
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Old 11 May 2012, 04:59 AM   #363877 / #17
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Awesome movie! Packed full of great, memorable moments.
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Old 11 May 2012, 06:16 AM   #363886 / #18
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Yeah, that was a really good movie. Unfortunately I had a mouth full of coke when the, uh, sucker punch happened.
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Old 11 May 2012, 11:13 AM   #363948 / #19
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I quite liked the stand-alone movie for Iron Man, but I thought Captain America was weak, and Thor was middling. So I am not so sure I should go see this one.
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Old 11 May 2012, 12:45 PM   #363977 / #20
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Not Sean Connery's best work.
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Old 11 May 2012, 02:28 PM   #364017 / #21
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way better than Thor. Much closer to Iron Man 1. Or 2, since Scarlett is in it.
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Old 11 May 2012, 04:53 PM   #364073 / #22
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The Avengers crushed the competition on the international chart this week and held on so well that it became the biggest hit on the worldwide chart for 2012, overtaking The Hunger Games. Over the weekend it managed $151.5 million on 12,410 screens in 52 markets for totals of $475.8 million internationally and $683.2 million worldwide.


It just pushed Forrest Gump out of the top 50 on the All Time chart and is climbing the ranks quickly. By the end of business on Monday, it had topped $700 million worldwide and will be fighting for a spot in the top 40 before the weekend begins.


http://www.the-numbers.com/interacti...hp?newsID=7255


Looks like we should go see this.
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Old 11 May 2012, 07:59 PM   #364148 / #23
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way better than Thor. Much closer to Iron Man 1. Or 2, since Scarlett is in it.
One of the things that impressed me with the film was how involved and interesting they made the characters of Black Widow and Hawkeye, given that those two have no actual powers whatsoever. They could have easily been overshadowed but instead played crucial parts to the story.

Cap kinda got shorted a bit though, IMO.
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Old 11 May 2012, 09:52 PM   #364187 / #24
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yeah, well, he deserves it.

BW and Hawk are two of my favorites, because they are nothing but humans (can't say 'regular') and yes still risk their lives along side the *supers*.
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Old 16 May 2012, 12:16 AM   #365263 / #25
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I went to see it in 3D (only because someone else was paying). Normally I hate 3D movies because I have to wear the glasses over my normal glasses so it gets annoying, but I thought that for once it was actually worth it. Normally I never actually notice the 3D bits but I did this time and it was good.
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