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australopithecusAdministratorUser avatarPosts: 4232Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:27 pmLocation: Kernow Gender: Time Lord

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DeanBlog EditorUser avatarPosts: 593Joined: Sun May 22, 2011 1:49 pmLocation: United Kingdom Gender: Pinecone

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LOL,
Yes, I went to see it myself, and found it to be a refreshing take on some of the older characters (e.g. Hulk). Sorry for being a tad late to the party, but I have been somewhat busy recently. I was most surprised (delightfully) by the ongoing theme that the movie managed to maintain, which I have not seen the likes of for some time, admittedly. There was a distinct "clash of ideas / ideals", all combined into one whole, to some degree, i.e. egomaniacal Stark, and the eccentrically idealistic Capt. America. Not to mention the clash of old vs. new, with Thor and Loki thrown into the fray. And yes, the Anglo-Saxon like expletive surprised me as much as anyone else, and it sometimes left me wondering whether or not they're actually allowed to do that in a 12A rated film. Then of course, it occurred to me that that was probably the reason the film was a 12A, and otherwise might have been left as a PG. There was a very, very subtle, but nevertheless very powerful play with traditional superhero film conventions, with many different protagonists,sometimes appearing to be "competing", for screen-time. Yes, the Hulk was superbly portrayed, but overall I still felt that all of the characters , and the film as a whole , was very well written, and it's clear that the writer had a lot of prior knowledge of Marvel's stories (and the director too, I'm told).

I cannot deny though, the scene inside Stuttgart was more than a little bit absurd, and I couldn't help but laughing a bit (and cringing). "Dark Germanic God" . . . "one man stands up and is protected by America" . . . etc.Nevertheless, it seemed to fit within the humorous atmosphere of the film (in parts), and I still enjoyed it very much. I also watched this instalment of Kermode and Mayo's weekly Film Reviews. I was pleased to see that he echoed my views. He also seemed to echo my criticisms, i.e. he thinks,as I do,that the 3D sometimes came across as a tad superfluous. I, too, was reminded once or twice of Transformers 3; to my utter horror . . . but not to an extent that it ruined the film. On the whole, I feel that this film was brilliant, and they did a good job of creating a strong and realistic storyline.
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australopithecusAdministratorUser avatarPosts: 4232Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:27 pmLocation: Kernow Gender: Time Lord

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Upon repeated viewings I can safely say that Tom Hiddleston owns that film. It was an utter joy to watch him ham it up in the great tradition of English bad guys in American films. He needs to be in Thor 2.
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Your Funny UncleUser avatarPosts: 556Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 11:38 amLocation: UK Gender: Male

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I saw it in 2D. I did not feel that I was missing out.
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Dean wrote:Yes, the Hulk was superbly portrayed, but overall I still felt that all of the characters , and the film as a whole , was very well written, and it's clear that the writer had a lot of prior knowledge of Marvel's stories (and the director too, I'm told).

The "writer" and "director" were the same guy. Not only is he a nerd from childhood but he was also the writer of the first run of the Astonishing X-Men...

He also seemed to echo my criticisms, i.e. he thinks,as I do,that the 3D sometimes came across as a tad superfluous. I, too, was reminded once or twice of Transformers 3; to my utter horror . . . but not to an extent that it ruined the film. On the whole, I feel that this film was brilliant, and they did a good job of creating a strong and realistic storyline.

I found the fake 3D in The Avengers to be very distracting. I love 3D but, for a stereoscopic film to look right, it needs to be filmed in 3D. Just look at any animated film, which can be rendered in 3D, or Coraline, which was actually filmed in 3D, to see stereoscopic film making done right!
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