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May 6, 2012

As per Zoso’ recommendation, you are urged to watch and enjoy (amongst other things there is a great knife joke, rED), and then go see The Avengers!

And Congrats on a September date, Zos and Steph! ❤

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21 Comments
  1. rEDChief55 permalink*
    May 6, 2012 5:32 am

    Yeah I first saw this a couple days ago and used the knife quote last night when playing with Johann haha. They stole my general idea though…

  2. May 6, 2012 3:38 pm

    YES!

    PS Avengers had a record breaking 200million $ opening. Well deserved if you ask me.

    SEE THE AVENGERS NOW

  3. May 6, 2012 11:06 pm

    I’m sweating profusely just watching that trailer. I love it.

  4. 3Suns permalink*
    May 6, 2012 11:19 pm

    I decided to check out the Avengers trailer, too.

    Suweet!

  5. Johann Nishiki permalink
    May 7, 2012 1:53 am

    The Dark Knight Rises Trailer #3

    • Blankman permalink*
      May 7, 2012 8:07 pm

      That’s my flick right there! Avengers ain’t got nuthin’ on The Dark Knight, baby!

    • May 9, 2012 4:09 pm

      This might be blasphemous, but The Avengers beat out Batman Begins and The Dark Knight as my favorite superhero movie… actually Steph and I were talking about it last night. It is one of our favorite movies ever LOL. We are even planning on making it our first 3D bluray purchase.

      ❤ I will be there opening night for the Dark Knight Rises though, it just has some pretty tough competition ;). Luckily they are such opposite films, they will totally compliment one another.

    • Blankman permalink
      May 10, 2012 1:06 pm

      Dude, you’re batshit crazy! Batman Begins & The Dark Knight were deep films. Although I haven’t see The Avengers yet, I’m already treating it as a popcorn movie compared to the drama seen in BB & TDK.

    • May 10, 2012 4:02 pm

      That’s the thing, Nolan’s Batman series are a completely different beast. The Avengers never tries to be “deep” in the sense that every serious moment is followed by a laugh. It is the best adaption of “comics” to screen that i have seen. (Not in the literal sense or visually like watchmen/sin city).

      I will be interested to hear your opinion of The Avengers. IMO, the movie is seriously one of the best movies I’ve seen in a few years. The movie is 2 and a half hours and you are on the edge of your seat the whole thing. The reason why i prefer it to the Nolan Batman’s is because i found the “comical/action packed” aspect of the movie more entertaining. That being said, that simply would not work with Batman (which is Dark, Moody and badass). I will be there at midnight for the new Batman movie, and it will likely be an incredible film, and an instant classic.

    • 3Suns permalink*
      May 7, 2012 10:16 pm

      I had forgotten about Dark Knight Rises. So, that is at least three must-see-in-the-theater movies. Prometheus, The Avengers, and Dark Knight Rises. I already told the boys they were gonna have to fund some of their own tickets. lol Gonna be a great summer!

    • Blankman permalink*
      May 7, 2012 10:52 pm

      True dat, Mike! Flicks with the three boys do not come cheap! More work in the rice paddies, boys (Uncle cracks the whip)! 😉

      BTW: 20th Century Fox will NOT compromise Ridley Scott’s vision for Prometheus. They just received a rated R-rating & they will not be pushing the ratings board to lower it to PG-13 which would lead to a considerable higher box office take. Let’s hope they put their money where their mouth is. We don’t need a watered down Alien prequel. Bring it! Woot!

    • 3Suns permalink*
      May 9, 2012 3:36 am

      Kenny, you probably knew this but RS was actually willing (and scripted accordingly) to make two versions of the flick (PG and R). It was very important to him that the audience get the film he envisioned, so he was planning on delivering an R version even if they released a PG version. So far everything is go. Can. Not. Wait.

    • Blankman permalink
      May 10, 2012 7:13 pm

      Yes, I was aware about the two versions. If 20th Century Fox would have went for the PG-13 edit, we wouldn’t have seen RS’s intended R-rating until the BR/DVD released. I’m ecstatic that the studio chose not to tarnish Scott’s intended film cut. 🙂

  6. RoBBins permalink*
    May 9, 2012 3:41 pm

    The Avengers is worth every penny. Saw it last night (stayed for both end credit scenes) and loved every minute of it. Also gotta say that the new Spiderman looks waaaayyyy too good to be true. Hopefully its not a disappointment. Dark Knight Rises is my most anticipated movie this year. I get goosebumps and chills every time I see the trailers. CANT. WAIT.

  7. May 9, 2012 4:24 pm

    MAY

    -The Avengers ❤

    JUNE

    -Prometheus ❤
    -Brave

    JULY

    -The Amazing Spider-Man
    -The Dark Knight Rises ❤

    AUG

    -Total Recall
    -Bourn Legacy-aug
    -The Expendables 2 ❤

    SEP

    -Taken 2

    DEC

    -The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ❤ ❤

    Not bad 2012.. not bad. Great supplement for the gaming drought. I plan on definitely seeing the movies with a <3, but everything on the list i could potentially see.

  8. May 10, 2012 12:51 pm

    I saw the Avengers. It is a highly entertaining movie, although I must go back to that “greatest hits” feel that it carried, as it almost felt like they wanted to jam pack all the little exchanges and scenes from all the other movies into one. The thing is that for the most part is not really The Avengers in full fledge action. IMO they waste to much in getting to the A-Kicking, and when they do is to a generic foe.

    Aside from a orgasmic nerd fest montage of all the heroes doing their thing and working together near the end, the best part was pretty much when they fought amongst themselves but that’s just 20min of movie if stitched together.

    I mean looking back at the comics, and how awesome villains there were, that they could draw upon to not only make a great team of superheroes, but a great team of super villains. Is just a shame that the greatest threat is a generic foe and Loki.

    and that’s pretty much why I can’t place it above any other superhero movie that I really liked. For example The Dark Knight had tons of characterization of the villains, almost to the point of eclipsing the hero.

    So it just doesn’t make sense that for the biggest Marvel movie they would just put Loki. I mean sure Hulk is the coolest cgi character ever created, and his bashing of stuff was always cool, even on the crappier two movies that preceded this one, but man I needed some villains.

    When people start putting this movie on top of the Dark Knight, with all the oscar worthy scenes that the joker had, I too want to become The Hulk and bash some shit endlessly. : P

    • Blankman permalink
      May 10, 2012 1:03 pm

      I think the best CGI-created character would have to be Gollum. Hands down. I’m planning on catching The Avengers this weekend with the fam. While I’ve heard nothing but positivity about the flick, I don’t want to get my hopes up in the stratosphere.

    • May 10, 2012 1:27 pm

      I had the ape in Rise of the Planets of the Apes, above Gollum. But on this one Hulk steals the show. Heck you can have Iron Man, Thor and Cap, prance around for half a movie and still not feel like an avengers movie until the green guy shows up. That’s how cool Hulk is on this one.

    • May 10, 2012 4:16 pm

      Definitely, in this movie Hulk is the king.

    • May 10, 2012 4:15 pm

      Ironically, i thought some of the best parts of the movies were the breaks between the larger “action” set pieces. lol. Also, The Avengers 2 was already confirmed (i wont spoil the secret endings), and I thought Loki was a great first villain. The reason being, he tied the other films into the main plot, and in reality was the beginning of a much larger antagonist.

      Thinking about it some more, comparing Batman to The Avengers (beyond which was more “enjoyable”) doesn’t make sense. They are completely different types of movies and only share the fact that they have a comic background and a main “hero”. I mean, i don’t think any serious emotional and deep character development would have worked well in the avengers. I also think Whedon knew this intentionally (i specifically think of one of the later scenes in the movie lol). The Avengers didn’t have time to dive deeper into each character’s background. For crying out loud, some of the characters have had multiple movies for that. This is especially true for Loki who is characterized in the Thor movie.

      I think the batman/avengers comparison would be similar to comparing “apocalypse now” to “tropic thunder” LOL.

      ::Puts on Avengers hat, glasses, wristband and tshirt::

  9. 3Suns permalink*
    May 10, 2012 6:11 pm

    LMAO @ Zoso’s final sentence.

    I agree with the comparison impracticality. Even the source material is incomparable as one deals with super powers and the other doesn’t. It is what makes both appealing for different reasons.

    All that matters is that we the fans and consumers win.

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