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7 May 2012

What are you still doing reading this? Go see the movie.

Like the rest of the country, I went to see Avengers over the weekend. It’s pretty rare I’ll go see something on the opening weekend — as a guy sliding into official Old Man territory, I usually prefer to wait until something’s on DVD to go see it. But Avengers? I was in as soon as I saw the trailer.

One thing I noticed about the movie that’s been missing from a lot of films lately — great dialogue. Dialogue is such an important part of character — it’s a show-don’t-tell way of fleshing out your characters that makes them instantly more relatable. The main characters all had their own distinct voices, which made their interactions so much fun to watch.

Also? Thanos.

So, yes. I did just do a quick blog entry to gush about how cool Avengers was. If you haven’t seen it, go. If you have seen it, what’d you think?

Also, this week: hugemongous contest announced for the Supercritical release. Stay tuned for that.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. christophergronlund permalink
    7 May 2012 1119

    Tony Stark in the hands of Joss Whedon’s dialogue fun, was a thing to behold. The subtle things Ruffalo said and did as Banner made me like The Hulk again. I could watch the battle between Thor and Iron Man (with Cap joining in) over and over. What really got me, though, was the way Black Widow and Hawkeye were played. I don’t think “Hawkeye” is said once in the film, but there’s a scene where he mentions a hawk, and then something about having his eye on things. The way the dialogue and actions of Black Widow gets people to give her information. The whole thing was handled so damn well!

    And hey, TWO things in the credits, including my favorite moment in film in years after the credits. Yeah, I had a blast checking the movie out!

  2. downhill39 permalink
    7 May 2012 1259

    One of my favorite features of any Joss Whedon production is the dialogue. Witty banter, sub-sub context, enough foreshadowing to leave tan lines, it’s all there. I swear, the man could transcribe the phone book & have me in stitches!

  3. passionatefoodie permalink
    8 May 2012 1113

    I loved it, and the dialogue was certainly a very compelling aspect of the movie. And was great to see Samuel Jackson engaged in some Nick Fury action. It certainly ranks up there with one of the best comic book movies ever, and all of the hype is dead on.

  4. Steve permalink
    11 May 2012 1234

    JW may have just rebooted the whole ‘comic 2 movie’ genre. He did for me at least. I had grown tired of most comic book movies recently but really wanted to see this because JW was involved and secondly I recall the vinegar and oil aspect of these super heroes from the 70s. He fully captured that.

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