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Re: The Avengers

Postby Cooter Brown » Sat May 12, 2012 4:24 am

I took my daughter to the 3pm showing of the 2D version yesterday and it was a near sellout. On a weekday. It'll break $1B by Monday.
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Re: The Avengers

Postby scottmitchell74 » Sat May 12, 2012 3:59 pm

My girlies and I went to see it. We were all impressed. If you like action, sci-fi, and the like, this movie is for you. Our theater was also wall-to-wall. Biggest crowd by far that I've seen a week after opening.
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Re: The Avengers

Postby odelltrclan » Sat May 12, 2012 6:55 pm

I went with no expectations. Liked the movies but am kind of tired of Iron Man, did not see Thor, did not care much for Captain America. However, that movie was very good! I would see it again and will probably buy the DVD. Loved the Hulk in this movie! Very well done.
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Re: The Avengers

Postby Marlow » Sun May 13, 2012 7:30 am

According to boxofficemojo.com, estimates for the weekend put it over the $1B mark by tonight with these numbers (all records for this short a release (10 days domestic, though longer overseas):

Domestic: $373,182,000
Foreign: $628,900,000

Worldwide: $1,002,082,000
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Re: The Avengers

Postby Marlow » Thu May 17, 2012 8:42 am

Speaking of IMDB, here's their poll on 'most anticipated' movies of the summer and my gratuitous comments :wink: ):

1. 7/20/2012 The Dark Knight Rises - gonna be awesomest!
2. 6/8/2012 Prometheus - Pre-quel (sorta) to Alien!
3. 7/3/2012 The Amazing Spider-Man - see #1
4. 6/1/2012 Snow White and the Huntsman - interesting take on a fairy tale
5. 5/18/2012 Battleship - Transformers Redux
6. 6/22/2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - silliest premise EVER!!!
7. 8/17/2012 The Expendables 2 - expendable
8. 8/3/2012 The Bourne Legacy - can Renner carry the Damon torch?
9. 6/29/2012 G.I. Joe: Retaliation - I'll never admit I went to see it.
10. 5/25/2012 Men In Black III - see #1

For us 'Easily Amused' folks its gonna be a great summer at the multiplex! :D
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Re: The Avengers

Postby scottmitchell74 » Thu May 17, 2012 2:44 pm

Count me in your éasily amused crowd, Marlow. This Summer is really shaping up for me. The Alien franchise is by far my favorite horror/sci-fi franchise and I can barely stand the wait for Prometheus to come out. I was 6 years old when I saw Alien on HBO, and wound up on the floor of my parent´s room that night, scared out of my mind and hooked on horror movies.
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Re: The Avengers

Postby gh » Thu May 17, 2012 5:03 pm

Marlow wrote:....
6. 6/22/2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - silliest premise EVER!!!
...



You've obviously never seen Billy The Kid vs. Dracula

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060168/

At the risk of giving away the ending, BIlly finally figures out he needs to load his trusty 127-shooter with silver bullets.
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Re: The Avengers

Postby Marlow » Thu May 17, 2012 6:26 pm

gh wrote:You've obviously never seen Billy The Kid vs. Dracula

Ok, ya got me there, although on second thought, maybe Plan 9 from Outer Space takes the cake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHRq80QNnJM
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Re: The Avengers

Postby gh » Thu May 17, 2012 9:19 pm

no, there's a big difference between worst movie ever and silliest premise. Plan 9 is just one of 10,000 alien-invasion movies: Billy/Drac as a premise is perhaps transcended only by the genesis of South Park, the infamous Jesus vs. Santa Claus.
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Re: The Avengers

Postby lapsus » Thu May 17, 2012 11:36 pm

I'm not even a big comic book fan, but comic book movies tend to have more depth than maybe 80% of all Hollywood movies.

Squeezing 40 or 50 years of history (90% of which crap, of course, but what isn't?) into a two-hour movie means you have plenty of raw material to work with. If the screenwriters aren't complete hacks, they can avoid the usual Hollywood banalities and just tell a great story.

Well, that's my theory why a great comic book movie can be a just-about-great movie period, and it is why I will go watch Avengers today. Based on the comments of Marlow and others, it seems like the pieces fit together on this one.
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Re: The Avengers

Postby Marlow » Fri May 18, 2012 8:03 am

gh wrote:no, there's a big difference between worst movie ever and silliest premise. Plan 9 is just one of 10,000 alien-invasion movies: Billy/Drac as a premise is perhaps transcended only by the genesis of South Park, the infamous Jesus vs. Santa Claus.

I'll stick with 'worst premise' on this one:

Aliens reanimate human corpses to rain destruction on Earthlings so we won't invent a weapon that can annihilate the entire universe . . . ?
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Re: The Avengers

Postby SQUACKEE » Fri May 18, 2012 8:53 am

Marlow wrote:Aliens reanimate human corpses to rain destruction on Earthlings so we won't invent a weapon that can annihilate the entire universe . . . ?


Hard to top a premise that bad, but I will try. A war film that starts with Switzerland launcing it's full compliment of nucular weapons towards Ben and Jerry's ice cream plant, after that all hell breaks loose. A sea of melted ice cream drowns the entire eastern seaboard, then it's payback time!

Ok, top it! :twisted:
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Re: The Avengers

Postby Daisy » Fri May 18, 2012 9:15 am

SQUACKEE wrote:Ok, top it! :twisted:

You mean top the eastern seaboard with sprinkles? Or would you go with chocolate fudge?
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Re: The Avengers

Postby SQUACKEE » Fri May 18, 2012 9:22 am

Daisy wrote:
SQUACKEE wrote:Ok, top it! :twisted:

You mean top the eastern seaboard with sprinkles? Or would you go with chocolate fudge?


Hot fudge! Good one Daisy
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Re: The Avengers

Postby lonewolf » Fri May 18, 2012 12:35 pm

Thats a lot of ice cream! How do they propose confining flooding to the east coast?
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Re: The Avengers

Postby SQUACKEE » Fri May 18, 2012 12:50 pm

lonewolf wrote:Thats a lot of ice cream! How do they propose confining flooding to the east coast?


I'm glad you asked! A deep trough will be dug around the Eastern Seaboard with a powerful laser that Switzerland has attached to a satelite while no one was looking. With all the ice cream gone their chocolate will sell like hot cakes.
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Re: The Avengers

Postby jeremyp » Mon May 21, 2012 8:52 am

Well I finally dragged my wife to this yesterday. I had to promise we'd go to "Darling Companion" in exchange. This genre is so repetitive and predictable. Invulnerables beat up on invulnerables. Nobody gets hurt, no-one gets, or can be, killed. The Hulk did get the best scenes, and Downey, as usual, got the best lines. The attention span and intellectual depth of the average movie goer has narrowed to a very narrow sliver. Maybe Obama and Romney need to wear silly uniforms and learn how to kick box. Then more people would vote.....maybe.
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Re: The Avengers

Postby Marlow » Mon May 21, 2012 8:58 am

jeremyp wrote:The attention span and intellectual depth of the average movie goer has narrowed to a very narrow sliver.

I resemble that remark! I have a theory that growing up on 3-minute cartoons in the 50s and 60s and then 3-minute music videos in the 80s and 90s has turned me (and much of my and following gens) into a cultural ADDict. I have trouble reading full books (yes, I know the irony therein) but I'll read magazines till the cow come home. I need my fixes in quick McNugget form. It's not my fault - it's Bugs Bunny's!!!
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Re: The Avengers

Postby jeremyp » Mon May 21, 2012 11:51 am

Marlow wrote:
jeremyp wrote:The attention span and intellectual depth of the average movie goer has narrowed to a very narrow sliver.

I resemble that remark! I have a theory that growing up on 3-minute cartoons in the 50s and 60s and then 3-minute music videos in the 80s and 90s has turned me (and much of my and following gens) into a cultural ADDict. I have trouble reading full books (yes, I know the irony therein) but I'll read magazines till the cow come home. I need my fixes in quick McNugget form. It's not my fault - it's Bugs Bunny's!!!


Ehhh, what's up Doc?
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Re: The Avengers

Postby Marlow » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:23 pm

Comic book movies are killing it.

Top 3 world-wide this year.

1. Avengers - $1,500,000,000+
2. Dark Knight Rises - $1,000,000,000+
3. Spider-Man - $700,000,000+
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Re: The Avengers

Postby Pego » Sun May 05, 2013 4:30 am

Marlow wrote:Speaking of IMDB, here's their poll on 'most anticipated' movies of the summer and my gratuitous comments :wink: ):

1. 7/20/2012 The Dark Knight Rises - gonna be awesomest!
2. 6/8/2012 Prometheus - Pre-quel (sorta) to Alien!
3. 7/3/2012 The Amazing Spider-Man - see #1
4. 6/1/2012 Snow White and the Huntsman - interesting take on a fairy tale
5. 5/18/2012 Battleship - Transformers Redux
6. 6/22/2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - silliest premise EVER!!!
7. 8/17/2012 The Expendables 2 - expendable
8. 8/3/2012 The Bourne Legacy - can Renner carry the Damon torch?
9. 6/29/2012 G.I. Joe: Retaliation - I'll never admit I went to see it.
10. 5/25/2012 Men In Black III - see #1

For us 'Easily Amused' folks its gonna be a great summer at the multiplex! :D


We attempted to watch it on HBO last night, lasted almost 1/2 hour :evil:.
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Re: The Avengers

Postby gh » Sun May 05, 2013 6:34 am

"it" = Avengers?
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Re: The Avengers

Postby Pego » Sun May 05, 2013 6:53 am

gh wrote:"it" = Avengers?


6. 6/22/2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

I bolded it, evidently, it was not clearly marked.
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Re: The Avengers

Postby Marlow » Sun May 05, 2013 6:56 am

Pego wrote:
gh wrote:"it" = Avengers?

6. 6/22/2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Of the 10 I listed, that's the one we didn't see (thank goodness).
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