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The Avengers Avenge with the Avenging

Forget for a moment that the Avengers is supposed to showcase Marvel’s genius in getting all their cinematic ducks in a row and combining some of their franchises into one movie… and the Avengers trailer looks a lot like the trailer for some Fantastic Four sequel. It’s generic, “urban shot”, “we have to fight”, “some huge danger is coming”, “urban areas are being blown up” and if it didn’t have the cachet that it does, it would be Generic Superhero Movie Trailer #96.

The only appealing thing about the trailer is also the only truly successful movie in the bunch, and that’s Downey’s Iron Man, which is why the trailer features him. But Iron Man 2 was already watered down by the Avengers connection, moving Iron Man into Avengers feels like an even more watered down movie.

I was never a fan of grouping superheroes together into the Justice League or the Avengers, it never made much sense or did anything more interesting than they were apart. The Avengers movie doesn’t look to change that. It looks less interesting than all the movies in which Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, etc appear.

Maybe it’s the cookie effect. When you’re young enough, you just want more cookies and you think a big pile of them will taste better. Then you realize it doesn’t work that way.

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  • Heavy Armor October 27, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Joss Whedon as writer and director?

    Didn’t the studios learn their lesson with Alien: Ressurection, Dollhouse, Firefly/Serenity, and his failed Wonder Woman project (where he could not even get it off the ground)?

    You give him the keys to a franchise and it will end up wrecked. But his worshipers will defend him to the end of time for being “misunderstood.”

  • O_Deus October 30, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Oh right, this is Joss Whedon. Almost forgot.

    That explains the dialogue.

  • Robert Whitaker Sirignano November 5, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I’m not a fan of JW, but understand people who like his work (they aren’t sophisticated). I heard the JW was going to do the AVENGERS movie and the words “it’ll tank” came to my mind.

    BUFFY was a fun goofy long running fluke. I don’t like it either. My daughter did, and I understand why. But it’s puff pastry and features scary things to be afraid of, except they’re not really scary and more like pimples and adolescent awkwardness, but with too much makeup.

  • kevin November 9, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I hope it turns out okay, can’t be hard with all those superheroes in only one movie. :))

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