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    I am starting since it will be out in a month. I am glad to see the addition of The Hulk in a controlled state. I have been waiting for them to get him more controlled. Since over the course of his comics he has been able to control himself more and more.

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    Its already opened here in the Philippines, but we havn't had a chance to see it. Its dominating all the screens. The top movie house in town has 8 theaters and 7 of them are showing the Avengers some digital, some 3d some regular at variable pricing. hope to take the kids soon.
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    I have a ticket to a midnight showing this Friday morning. The movie that I am really looking forward to this year is The Hobbit, but as it does not come out until December, I'm ok "slumming it" with The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and maybe The Amazing Spiderman. (Oh, and I saw The Hunger Games for the third time on Sunday evening; this time in IMAX.)
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    Re: The Avengers (2012)

    I have to say that my favorite seen in the movie was when the older German man stood up to Loki. There was just something about that scene that stands out to me.
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    So far all my fb friends that have seen it love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Burton View Post
    I have to say that my favorite seen in the movie was when the older German man stood up to Loki. There was just something about that scene that stands out to me.
    It conveyed holocaust survivor to me.

    The movie was well done. My whole family enjoyed it.
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    It conveyed holocaust survivor to me.

    The movie was well done. My whole family enjoyed it.
    I agree that that that is what was supposed to be conveyed, especially given Captain America saying something along the lines of "Last time I was in Germany and saw a man stand over people, we didn't agree." immediately after saving that gentleman. I thought the movie was very well done and converged all of the previous movies well. It made for a good date night
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    My son and I were able to convince my wife to see it with us, and even she enjoyed it.
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    Re: The Avengers (2012)

    How important is it to have seen all of the various "prequels"??

    For that matter... what ARE all of the various "prequels"??
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    Re: The Avengers (2012)

    Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, and The Incredible Hulk. They all tie together, and into The Avengers, but they are not really sequels and prequels. Each movie (or put better, each movie series, as there are already two Iron Mans, with a third one green lit, along with Thor 2 and Captain America 2 also green lit) can stand alone, including The Avengers. I think that everything in The Avengers gels better having seen the rest, but I think that it can be viewed independently, too.
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    Re: The Avengers (2012)

    Haven't seen it. Can figure out when I'll have the time.

    But I do like things that break records. It's fun to look at all the stats. While The Avengers was not the highest grossing single day release, it did obliterate the record for weekend gross (first movie ever over $175m - and also $200m).

    Through four days its even blowing away The Dark Knight which set (supposedly) unbeatable records for the first week of release.

    This success combined with nearly 52 foreign countries already showing the film, it's topped $600m worldwide in about ten days. Unreal.
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    I would suggest staying till the end of the credits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Burton View Post
    I would suggest staying till the end of the credits.
    The very end. Not just the end of the actor credits.

    It amazes me how many people still stand up and start leaving the theater as soon as the credits begin. You'd think people would have learned by now that these Marvel movies always have more.
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    So when the gospel is diminished to a question of whether or not a person will “get into heaven,” that reduces the good news to a ticket, a way to get past the bouncer and into the club. The good news is better than that.
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    Re: The Avengers (2012)

    This film shined on so many different levels. I think it was brilliant.

    As to prequels, you need to at least see Thor and one of the Ironman films.
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    Re: The Avengers (2012)

    I actually watched this movie in IMAX3d and enjoyed it alot. It has much humor too. I loved the part with the bad guy dialoguing with the Hulk and what happened.

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    Yeah, Charlotte asked one of her friends what was said. Because our crowd was to busy laughing.
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    Re: The Avengers (2012)

    The 2008 Incredible Hulk? Edward Norton & Liv Tyler?

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    The 2008 Incredible Hulk? Edward Norton & Liv Tyler?
    That would be the Hulk with the Tony Stark connection.
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    That would be the Hulk with the Tony Stark connection.
    I'm sorry... your response doesn't mean anything to me.

    Maybe my question didn't mean anything to you...

    I'm wondering which of the Hulk movies I should see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Twitchell View Post
    I'm sorry... your response doesn't mean anything to me.

    Maybe my question didn't mean anything to you...

    I'm wondering which of the Hulk movies I should see.
    the Ed Norton Hulk. avoid the Eric Bana Hulk like the plague
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    Yeah, the Ed Norton movie is The Incredible Hulk, which is the one that takes place in the Marvel Cinema Universe. The other one is The Hulk, which Marvel views as being a one shot movie in an alternate reality. Oh, and Tony Stark is Iron Man. He has a cameo at the end of the Norton movie. All five of the pre-Avengers movies have characters that cross over or make cameo appearances in the others, thus helping to tie them all together.
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    Saw the Avengers last week with the Kids (teeners) . We all loved it. we saw it in 4d (you know the chairs that rumble and shake in addition to the glasses). Loved it. My viewings of Capt America and Thor really helped with this movie. Special effects are AWESOME ..the last 1/2 hour i was glued to my shaking seat. Very cool. The story line too was well done.

    We paid about $6.50 per seat. What is the price in US theaters these days for the equivalent?
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    I really liked the sound track too and went home and looked up Live to Rise: Nice sound. I had never heard of the group before but now I have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Moseley View Post
    Saw the Avengers last week with the Kids (teeners) . We all loved it. we saw it in 4d (you know the chairs that rumble and shake in addition to the glasses). Loved it. My viewings of Capt America and Thor really helped with this movie. Special effects are AWESOME ..the last 1/2 hour i was glued to my shaking seat. Very cool. The story line too was well done.

    We paid about $6.50 per seat. What is the price in US theaters these days for the equivalent?

    I'm not sure I know of a theatre that has shaking seats - but a 3D movie in the States is probably about twice that price these days.
    ...just my $.02.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Moseley View Post
    Saw the Avengers last week with the Kids (teeners) . We all loved it. we saw it in 4d (you know the chairs that rumble and shake in addition to the glasses). Loved it. My viewings of Capt America and Thor really helped with this movie. Special effects are AWESOME ..the last 1/2 hour i was glued to my shaking seat. Very cool. The story line too was well done.

    We paid about $6.50 per seat. What is the price in US theaters these days for the equivalent?
    The "local" theater (I live in a town of about 700 people, so there is no local theater, but the nearby town of 5000 has one) charges $9.50 for 3D, which is the cheapest 3D charge in Montana. (It is also supposedly the only Montana theater that has Dolby 3D, which comes with much better glasses than most 3D movies.) Most Montana theaters charge $11.50 or more for 3D. Our local theater's regular movie fee is $7.00, which is also on the low end for the region. I do not know of any 4D theaters in the area. I few weeks ago I was out in Nampa for some regional NYI council meetings (and a conference), and on a free night I went to The Hunger Games at the IMAX theater in Boise, which charged $15.00 (I think).
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    I would not like to see a movie like Alien in 4d, imagine getting slimed.
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    I agree that that that is what was supposed to be conveyed, especially given Captain America saying something along the lines of "Last time I was in Germany and saw a man stand over people, we didn't agree." immediately after saving that gentleman. I thought the movie was very well done and converged all of the previous movies well. It made for a good date night
    My favorite Captain America line was "There's only one God ma'am, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that".

    Thor is my favorite characters in the Avengers, but that was my favorite one-liner of the film.
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    Steve, I'm in total agreement! That scene is a remedy to group-think wherever it happens.
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