The Avengers – Disneycember

It’s one of the biggest blockbusters of all time! Does it hold up after all the hype? Doug takes a look at The Avengers.

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78 Comments on "The Avengers – Disneycember"

The Scarlet Ninja
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It goes without saying that The Avengers is the best comic book movie that has never been done before and will never be repeated. Seriously, I could just watch these characters forever! That being said, my only concern is that Marvel’s ego has been getting a bit too big in terms of giving us what they think we want and enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, Age of Ultron was good, but it felt as if it was still relying on the fact that all the characters are on screen together now and that’s what made the 1st film great, and… Read more »
Batnono
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Goes without saying ? The problem with “best comic book movie ever done” is the “movie” in the sentence. Because a movie is supposed to have a screenplay. That little thing that is WAY better in the Dark Knight, Batman Begins, hell, even Rises ! Tim Burton shot his movies in a way more beautiful way. Music was also freaking great. I would gladly admit this is maybe the more “comic book” of those movies. And yes its a pretty good action flick with a lot of fun. But some of us actually enjoy comic-books for another reason. For example,… Read more »
Verdika
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Are…are you kidding? I mean, really, I have to assume that you are kidding. I might give you Tim Burton, but you are trying to say that the movies where you almost cannot see what is happening in most of the fight scenes are shot better than some of the most beautiful fight scenes in ANY movie? You think that greys and browns are better than wet lit action scenes where everything just looks massive and magnificent? Don’t get me wrong, a dark movie with low lighting can be good, but none of the Nolan movies are shot particularly well… Read more »
The Scarlet Ninja
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Perhaps I should’ve rephrased that. I think the Avengers is the best comic book movie in terms of excitement. Plus, let’s be honest people, NONE of the comic book movies out there are considered “masterpieces”. Each one whether they are considered dark or light bring something to the table. And I think this movie brings the most! In terms of story, yeah there’s not much to this, just a bad guy wants to take over the world and the good guys come to stop him, but that wasn’t the initial reason we went to this movie. We didn’t go because… Read more »
Sypoth
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Obvious Marvel Fanboy is Obvious. Avengers is FAR from the best movie based on a Super Hero/Comic Book I can easily name two dozen others most of which came out BEFORE Avengers all of which are so much better than Avengers it’s not even funny. Superman, Superman 2, Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Dark Knight Rises, X-men, X-2, X-Men First Class, X-men Days of Future Past(which IMO is the BEST movie based on comic books and/or super/heroes), Spiderman, Spiderman 2, Captain America, Iron Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The secret of the… Read more »
Welshguy
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You call him a Marvel fanboy, and yet you listed Marvel films that are better than Avengers.

How does that work?

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

It’s just a person who criticizes for no good reason then to be a show off and a troll(so just ignore the trolls I learned that the way once).

Palar
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Turtles 2? Judge Dredd? … Yeah, you should have trimmed your Wikipedia “films based on comic books” copy/paste a bit if you wanted to be taken seriously.

JBONE31
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Not to mention he noted Kick Ass 2, Ghost Rider, and The Punisher. Unless he means the early 2000’s Punisher, those were all generally regarded as HORRIBLE movies, movies that past “So bad it’s good,” about 20 times before ending up with being bad again. With that list, I’m surprised he didn’t mention Superman 4 the Quest for Peace, Batman Forever, or Man-Thing.

Palar
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True – Ghost Rider I can chalk up as “Nicolas Cage being OTT is fun”, but the second Turtles… the third one isn’t really any better, but they at least had fun with the movie, and Casey Jones came back, so I don’t know why someone would pick No. 2 over it.

sonorwegianithurts
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i chocked when i read spawn. That movie was a horrible bastardisation of the comic smeared under horrible CGI and PG 13-ness. and there is a strong argument to be made towards Man of steel. i also like after mentioning so much crap, X-men 3 was just not good enough to make the list. i know it is bad, the screenlay is horrible. But atleast it was well directed enough to have some fun action scenes here and there and we got to see more mutants then ever before, and thats more than can be said with some of the… Read more »
Dethhollow
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Is this guy trolling? Because that’s honestly a pretty sorry list. In fact, I’m pretty sure most of the stuff he listed is almost universally considered ‘bad’ or, at best, ‘passable’ by critics and fans alike.

Swanpride
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Six previous films? Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America….I count only five.

Katiebird
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I think he counted the original Ang Lee Hulk then the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America.

Swanpride
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If he counted the original Hulk (which is clearly not part of the MCU) than he would reviewed it.

Shinigami
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The Avengers is what DC and WB would want they future Justice League movie to be but most likely won’t be. It’s that good that Age of Ultron felt like letdown compared to it. I already said that Mark Ruffalo is my favorite big screen live action Bruce Banner/Hulk and I stand by that. Only he could deliver that “Puny God”-line so well.

Ergotth
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yea, my buiggest concern is the overly dark take they are going with in their DC Movies, and if that will be too distracting in BvS, the only time they tried to make a decent superhero movie without making it too dark, at least in THIS century, was Green lantern, and it blew. I actualy found Superman Returns a better superman movie than Man of Steel. it FELT like a superman movie, we had everything, the colors, the pacing, the characters, the plot…Man of Steel was a bucket of CLICHÉS. At least the actors did it well to continue their… Read more »
Sypoth
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While I will agree that Age of Ultron was worse than the first, the first is far from a good movie. Justice League may or may not wow, it all depends on how DC does it, so far though it looks like Superman VS. Batman is going to be the Avengers Killer though. However unlike Marvel DC doesn’t have to rip-off anyone, their characters, for the most part, are all original. Marvel on the other hand, more than half their characters are knock-off from DC. Who cares about Hawkeye when Green Arrow was not only first but is better in… Read more »
Welshguy
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You’re lying about the Batman part.

He was only sent back in time and Dick Grayson took over as Batman and that only lasted for a couple of months.

Also Batman was *killed* again recently but he’s okay now, he just has amnesia.

EA Solinas
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Doesn’t have to rip off anyone? Have you seen what Doomsday looks like? He looks exactly like the Abomination. And actually, the whole Justice League movie is in fact a ripoff, since they had zero interest in doing it until the Avengers hit it big at the box office. Sorry, but BvS is not going to “kill” anything in Marvel, if nothing else because of abysmal casting, the humorless clunky writing, and the laziness. Not to mention “Batfleck.” I’ll take Hawkeye over Green Arrow and Tony Stark over Bruce Wayne (especially a Ben Affleck one) if the movie is actually… Read more »
Gray-Area
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There used to be a saying that the only characters who stay dead in comics are Uncle Ben, Jason Todd, and Bucky Barnes. That can’t be said anymore since two of the three have since returned to the land of the living.

DevilMayhem666
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Fail. MCU Abomination stole Doomsday’s look. Abomination in the comics looked nothing like that.

DevilMayhem666
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>And actually, the whole Justice League movie is in fact a ripoff, since they had zero interest in doing it until the Avengers hit it big at the box office.

Fail again.

http://io9.com/the-first-ever-look-at-george-millers-scrapped-justice-1708165083

Gray-Area
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Obvious DC fanboy is now showing his true colors. Iron Man is a rip-off of Batman because….they’re both rich?

DevilMayhem666
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Ironman had his own Alfred in the comics. People have been saying that Ironman was a Batman rip-off for decades.

sonorwegianithurts
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aquaman = Namor
bumblebee = wasp
swamp thing = man thing
batman = the shadow
and the list goes on.

they have both been ripping eachother off since the start.

DoveCG
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I agree with sonorwegianithurts. Not to mention, DC has a huge cast because it had a habit of buying out a lot of its old competition, some of which were rip-offs of its own characters! In general, Marvel and DC look at one another for inspiration and no matter how directly they borrow, it’s because people want to buy what they sell. If you’re mad about rip-offs, you have to go to one of the smaller publishers, and even there you’d be hard pressed to say none of the OLDEST characters in comic book history were an inspiration. So get… Read more »
Wilson-Hunte
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My favorite Avengers character has got to be Quicksilver. I mean, who wouldn’t want super speed? 😉

Franq999
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Favorite character: Tony, he rocks that Sabbath t-shirt.

ChaosReacon
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Tony Stark/Iron Man without a doubt. I always can’t wait to see what Robert Downey Jr. Brings to the franchise

Goomy
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Favorite AVenger is Iron man :3 He’s acted perfectly and is the best of the bunch <3

Amylou14
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My My favorite Avengers character has to be Thor! his character is done so well and who wouldn’t want to able to fly and summon massive thunder storms!

Megazero64
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My Favorite was QuickSilver, he had a cool attitude and would have have been a cool avenger…. If he hadn’t died that is.

x0ray
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My favorite Avengers character is good old Captain America.

EA Solinas
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Cap is the hardest kind of good guy to write: the truly virtuous, pure-hearted one that is not stupid or naive.

fireinmysockets
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My favorite character from the Avengers? I think I’d have to say it was Phil Coulson. There’s just something so charming and yet so kickass about him and everybody knows it. Just think about all the stuff he’s put into nowadays to see what i’m talking about. Agents of Shield, the Ultimate Spider-man cartoon (he’s probably the most enjoyable thing about that mediocre mess), he even got his own comic a while back.

ayakhaleesi
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He was also in Deadpool, because if there’s anyone to counteract Coulson’s dry tone and seriousness, it’s Deadpool.

Jje261
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My favorite charter has to be Thor! From the movie to the comic books, he’s always been the best!

LuchadorBenDejo
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Before Avengers 2 came out, Captain America was my favorite cinematic Avenger. He is the epitome of what being a hero is: a person that does their best to do what is right no matter what. However, Vision came along and has the best intro out of any Marvel movie character. I’m a sucker for existential philosophy, and the moment that he has with Ultron is just breathtaking.

In terms of the comics, though? Squirrel Girl. I mean, she beat Doctor Doom and Thanos. With Squirrels. And that’s canon.

Tyler Scholz
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My favorite has always been Captain America. I really like how Chris Evans portrays the character.

Jediwarlord
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My favorite avenger has to be black panther because he gives the team racial diversity. Just kidding, its because he’s a bad ass.

Joshassassin123
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My favorite avenger would have to be quicksilver… Oh wait

Gameboo
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My favorite avenger is Iron Man. Definitely the funniest

InfinitySorcerer625
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My Favorite Marvel Character is Nick Fury because..well he’s played by Samuel L. Mother-Fucking Jackson! Who could argue with that! XD

ayakhaleesi
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*spoiler-ish alert*
Nick Fury’s grave has Ezekiel 25:17 on it. Because fuck yes.

DarkraiNewmoon
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My favourite Avenger is Thor.

RedDwarf
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My favorite will always be Captain America. He’s brave and smart, but also not too rough, polite, kind, and honestly cares about the people he is around. Great character!

Ikrani
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The Avengers: the only movie that ever made Chester A. Bum break character.

Now THAT is an accomplishment.

TheAnt1
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My favorite Avengers from this film but taking into account all the development they got later on in from bottom to top

6. Hawkeye
5. Thor
4. Black Widow
3. Hulk
1.5. Iron Man
1. Captain America

And if Nick Fury counts, he’s in-between Hawkeye and Thor

(note: none of them are bad characters, it’s just my opinion)

Also this film was awesome, Age of Ultron was good too, but there was too much baiting for the next films and the second time round doesn’t feel nearly as special as the first one.

prime-10@hotmail.co.uk
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Avengers in my opinion is hands down the best Marvel Movie, the 2nd best superhero movie after The Dark Knight (though it cuts a little close) and one of my favourite movies period. That stuff Doug said about the story being kinda lazy might be a little true though I would hate to call something I absolutely love lazy but he also said you don’t really care and to be honest I guess I don’t either. Loki’s plan might be kinda generic, I mean it’s simply to bring in an alien army and start attacking the city and not something… Read more »
Conor Madden
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my favorite avengers character is captain america!!!

Conor Madden
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SwizzlyBubbles
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Again, if I had to pick favorites for Marvel, I still have to go with Tony Stark/Iron Man. As an Avenger, he seemed absolutely perfect for the team. A wisecracking, no-holds barred, fearless businessman who saves the world in his own personally-made futuristic flying suit? How can they NOT pick him for the job? Plus, his interactions (ESPECIALLY as being the wisecracker) with the rest of the team were, bar-none, some of the funniest lines that I heard throughout the entire movie, and, yet, he can still be very serious and methodical when he needs to be!

Jesse McNeil
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I love the avengers to put to scale my family exluding me loves the sorceress baby the grows up to an emotional world envoment collapsing wreck known as frozen so much that they watched it 13 times in one week the 6 times in a week later crazy. But I could watch avengers that many times.

Jesse McNeil
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This eastern time difference is weird all my post are 2 hours off.

t1337dude
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I feel like Doug is a bit disconnected from the general audience. Comic book movies seem to be more of a niche thing – most people I know think they’re pretty boring and overloaded with CGI. And I agree – you’ve seen one of these movies and it feels like you’ve seem them all. Great for kids I’m sure (and I know Doug likes kid stuff) but I don’t think they’re as popular with people 20 and up. I’d hate to sit through this, that’s for sure.

Welshguy
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“Great for kids I’m sure (and I know Doug likes kid stuff) but I don’t think they’re as popular with people 20 and up.”

You’re joking right? I saw this film back when I was 22 years old.

Not to mention the Avengers pretty much broke the box office and not just in America.

HMorris73
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If they were only popular with kids and a niche audience they wouldn’t be such huge successes.

EA Solinas
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It’s cute when people desperately try to pretend that comic book movies aren’t as massively popular as they are. It screams, “I was totally cool and popular in high school! I wasn’t a nerd! I’m cool!”

Sypoth
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The Avengers an OK movie and while it did turn some heads it mostly just ticked the Scrotums of Marvel Fan Boys, and to be honest it’s only watchable 3,e 5 times after that the whole thing stats to show as nowhere near what the hype was for it. You quickly find out that no two characters play well off of each other, there’s plenty of plot holes and stupid mistakes made throughout the whole, How it Should Have Ended actually pointed out a couple of them. Disney knew that the mas rushed that it wasn’t properly developed and none… Read more »
Welshguy
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“The Avengers an OK movie and while it did turn some heads it mostly just ticked the Scrotums of Marvel Fan Boys.”

And yet another person who undermines the movie just because they didn’t like it.

Opinions are fine, false facts are not.

Gray-Area
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“only watchable 3,e 5 times (sic)”
There are very, very few movies that are worth watching more than five times.

Jon McKenzie
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And watch DC come along and screw it up for everyone because they’ve forgotten they aren’t Marvel.

EA Solinas
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The sad thing is, the DC TV shows are pretty Marvelesque these days, balancing the dark stuff with the flashy (pun intended) and slightly silly, the personal with the superheroic. But they’re not interested in the TV stuff, because they want something dark and pompous and self-important.

Jon McKenzie
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DCTV is so screwed. On The Flash, everyone is blabbing out loud in front of the customers at CC Jitters about Barry being the Flash, and after they reduced Vandal Savage to a pile of dirt, no one thought to sweep it up and lock it away allowing what’s his name from DOCTOR WHO to scoop him up for future reconstitution. And SUPERGIRL is a weird amalgamation of UGLY BETTY and BETTY & VERONICA, with Kara as Betty Cooper who works at a magazine and almost everyone picks on her or just ignores her, and has to contend with Lucy… Read more »
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