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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #435 on: May 13, 2015, 10:33 PM »
Saw it today. It was okay. Entertaining but nowdays everything's so CGI overload, that it becomes a bit numbing after awhile.
 I think having the final conflict/crisis around a fictional country didn't give as much stakes, even if the whole world was also at risk.
Baron Strucker becomes another underused bit player...he could've been on Agents of SHIELD, not like Thomas Kretchsmann hasn't done tv before (THE RIVER).

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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #436 on: May 14, 2015, 08:11 AM »
It was odd how Strucker was killed unceremoniously off-screen.  Makes me wonder if that was another of the cut storylines.
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #437 on: May 16, 2015, 11:44 AM »
I was finally able to go out and see it last night.  Definitely going to need to see it again before I rank it in terms of the other MCU movies.  I think my main 'problem' was that I saw it with my wife who is not a big fan of continuous fighting scenes, so she had pretty much checked out by the time they made it to South Africa...

*Spoilers* in my commentary.

I definitely enjoyed it and continue to laugh at the unexpected humor (e.g., Hawkeye talking about Quicksilver).  But some of the opening fight scenes were too over the top/CGI for my liking (thinking when Cap throws the motorcycle).  I know that we are talking about a Superhero movie though so I take that stuff in stride.

I thought that Spader was the perfect voice for Ultron.  But not having been a die-hard Avengers comic book fanboy, the introduction of the Ultron project by Stark/Banner and then the realization of it in the movie was a bit too fast for my understanding/liking.  It was as if the entire backstory of it had already been introduced in another movie that I had missed and I wasn't in on the information...

I'm going to miss having J.A.R.V.I.S. as the voice/operating system inside the Iron Man suits.  Not sure how I feel about F.R.I.D.A.Y. yet and will have to see how things go in Cap 3 before I finalize that opinion.

So overall, another solid, entertaining and enjoyable Marvel production that I'm sure will rank high on my list once I've had a chance to dissect it over and over again.
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #438 on: May 25, 2015, 08:49 AM »
Joss Whedon keeps on talking about Avengers - Age of Ultron, alternate endings, plot points as well as disagreements with the studio.

Personally I'm a little disappointed that Whedon wasn't able to get the grey Hulk into the fight sequence with the Hulkbuster.
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #439 on: May 25, 2015, 02:57 PM »
I kind of wish they had brought you-know-who back at the end as filmed.  He was shaping up to be cooler than I expected.  The extra Hulk scene would have been cool as well.
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #440 on: June 17, 2015, 02:09 PM »
so FINALLY went and saw avengers 2.
i don't know why but was very unimpressed.
i've LOVED all the other anvengers related movies so far, but still on the fence bout IM3. and this just did nothing for me. i've tried to stay away from reviews/ forums regarding the movie cuz i didn't want to ruin it so i'm not sure if i'm in minority here. but i feel like i should've just gone and seen jurasic world instead.  :'(
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