Post by Devo DrakeFox on Oct 11, 2011 21:37:28 GMT
They're bound to release another trailer closer to release that will probably be better than that one. Not that I disliked that one, though they could've made it clearer on who they were fighting. (Yes, I have heard that
Booked for Saturday afternoon. I'd have gone for the first showing but I said I'd see it with people who have those stupid job things soooo...... =/ Had to book 3D to get IMAX =/ I'd rather watch it in IMAX 2D but the Metrocentre Odeon are [censored]s.
There's a lot in this film where if the entire audience isn't laughing out loud quite a bit, you're definitely in the wrong cinema. Classic Whedon writing, really.
It is also hard to overstate just how much the Hulk manages to steal the show whenever he's around - which I think is good news for anyone hoping for another Hulk movie to exist, but probably also bad news that another Hulk movie will exist and the character will likely never be as good as he is here. I grew to Ruffalo's performance as Banner really quickly, though. He's a bit less fitting of the character than Norton was, physically, but he handles the role pretty well.
My main criticism is the use of the Chitauri in the film. Ultimately, they end up existing as nothing but cannon fodder for the Avengers to mangle, which really diminishes the strength of the use of the Chitauri specifically, verses the mainstream Skrulls. In the Ultimates, they're the primary antagonist with fingers in many, many pies - their real goal being to control the human race with as little bloodshed as possible (not for moral reasons, just 'cos it makes more logical sense). That's really all lost here, but oh well.
PS: Don't bother waiting for the end of the credits, that scene in the middle of them is all you get. If you're in the dark as to what that scene means after watching the film, come back and select my spoilered text:
Thought the whole film was a ton of fun, though I'm not sure if I'd rate it above the first Iron Man or Captain America.
See, I really liked Iron Man, but thought Captain America was the worst of the independent Marvel movies, so I still have no idea what to expect from the Avengers. Still, only another 5 days til I find out.
Saw it tonight. Easily the best Marvel movie, had a huge grin on my face the whole way through. Laughed out loud many times, had a consistent feeling of butterflies throughout, in that "this is awesome" way. The post-credits bit made me go "YES" and clap. Ten out of ten.
So I was just checking IMDB, because I could swear I saw Tom "Andrew from Buffy" Lenk in one scene. Apparently he wasn't (although Enver "Victor from Dollhouse" Gjokaj was), but Alexis "Wesley from Buffy/Angel" Denisof is credited as being in it as a character called The Other. Who the heck was that, then? I didn't spot him. Was he the guy with all the teeth and the weird chin-armour Loki had a chat with? Can anyone fill me in?