Big Red Flix 15: The Avengers Part 1 (Spoiler Free!)

An unprecedented cinematic event happened, and it was worthy of a special episode of Big Red Flix. Dave, Jitterbug and Yoshifett hit the box offices over the weekend to see The Avengers; join them for a spoiler free discussion of the experience. Check back on BRB later this week for the spoiler-filled part 2!

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  1. DeanBiddler

    I saw it 5/6 at 230PM in 3D and thought it was B+ but ultimately forgettable. Good graphics, images looked unfocused in 3D, and ultimately forgettable. Plenty of funny moments, but brought huge laughs from my mouth-breathing audience (i.e. Hulk punch Thor). My thoughts come from a person who was open minded and saw Iron Man 1 only ( thought it was trite and uninteresting). Really bummed it was not Skrulls, but Thanos at the end makes me hope for a movie that involves the Cosmic Marvel universe (Ego, Tribunal, for real Galactus, Infinity gauntlet, segue to Secret Wars. . .)

  2. Tomohare

    The only character the was not terrible was the Hulk, not Bruce Banner, which “doesn’t speak” and is on screen only for a few moments. [Spoiler](I didn’t quite undersant why he changed from “Kill everybody” to “kill only the badguys”)[/Spoiler]
    This movie didn’t work for me. No other characters are good, even though I was loking for the Captain America (I find “his” movie far better than this one) and I was disapointed.
    This film made me wanna get up and leave the theater too many times, just to mention a few: when the black widow is tied up, when thor first appears (why he couldn’t just come invisible like his brother in the other movie?), when the geek and the nerd have The discussion, when Loki talks with the evil dude, when hulk trys to be funny.
    I was shock when, after I’ve seen the movie, I read that this poor movie received 93% at Rotten Tomatoes when The Fellowship of the Ring only received 92%…

    I left the cinema with the feeling of “why did I go to see this movie?”. But the 3D was good, good depth and it was sharp (from where I was sitting). Btw, there were no end credits scene in the copy that I watched.

  3. zombieboy

    it was a fun movie to watch

  4. zero_requiem

    I thoroughly enjoyed the movie personally. I thought the writing was spot on and there were so many just amazing geek moments throughout. Although I’m pretty sure I’m supposed to be commenting on the podcast itself, and not just about the movie. Great podcast guys. I look forward to hearing the actual spoiler-filled section in the coming week. I might actually have to go see the movie again before the podcast comes out so I’m good and ready.

  5. FireMuncher

    Spoiler free? I had to stop for fear that Jitterbug would ruin the whole movie. Its ok, I’ll listen after I watch it this weekend.

  6. zero_requiem

    FireMuncher said
    Spoiler free? I had to stop for fear that Jitterbug would ruin the whole movie. Its ok, I’ll listen after I watch it this weekend.

    There were a few spoilers, but having seen it, nothing earth-shattering was spilled in my opinion. But to there credit, it’s really hard not to want to talk details. Just do yourself a favor and go see it asap!

  7. Providence

    Made up for the utterly shitty second half of Captain America. TERRIBLE TERRIBLE movie, the newer Hulk was good-ish, Thor was bearable, Iron man was enjoyable.

    This was so much better than all of them combined. Not the best movie, but street’s ahead of all their origin stories

  8. I don’t think we spoiled anything that couldn’t be gleaned from a single viewing of the trailer. The only thing we talked about that could be considered a spoiler was that “something” happens halfway through the movie that is galvanizing and is supposed to be an emotional turning point – but it’s a movie, and that’s pretty much what happens in movies. Is it a spoiler to say they fight the bad guy at the end?

    Just kidding around. If we spoiled anything for anyone, I’m truly, deeply, awfully sorry.

  9. Who could not have guessed someone would get Whedon-ed in this movie?

  10. DeanBiddler

    For me it was 60 Calorie Wheadoned.

    P.S. I love your Psygnosis logo. Destruction Derby 2!

  11. Wow! As much as I liked/loved the film, the main thing I took away from the podcast was that your cinema ticket prices are still waaaaaaay lower than ours! And you still complain about them!?! Dave, you said you were unhappy to pay $6.50 to see Avengers? That is about £4 at current conversion rate. To pay for the girlfriend and I to watch it in 3D cost me £24!!! Even just taking my ticket into account that is still treble the price!

    How much less would you go to the cinema if it cost $19.40 every time? hmmm

     

    And before you mention popcorn and drinks etc ours are still massively overpriced as well!

  12. WarMachine

    With crazy tuesdays at Movie house (my regular cinema) and orange wednesdays (about 35p for a second cinema ticket on wednesdays for orange customers) When I want to to see a film in the cinema it only costs a few quid. I mostly wait for DVD releases for movies though as there is not a lot I really want to see in the cinema.

  13. Lynx_Lapdance

    Tim said
    Wow! As much as I liked/loved the film, the main thing I took away from the podcast was that your cinema ticket prices are still waaaaaaay lower than ours! And you still complain about them!?! Dave, you said you were unhappy to pay $6.50 to see Avengers? That is about £4 at current conversion rate. To pay for the girlfriend and I to watch it in 3D cost me £24!!! Even just taking my ticket into account that is still treble the price!

    How much less would you go to the cinema if it cost $19.40 every time? hmmm

     

    And before you mention popcorn and drinks etc ours are still massively overpriced as well!

    It’s £10 a ticket in Scotland too. We have one Odeon for all of west fife, which is large, and the nearest cinema to that is in Edinburgh. All I know is that London Cinema’s are massively cheaper and the same goes for Edinburgh.

    Bloody Yanks :/

  14. gfreeman

    I was gonna rage sooo bad when Dave and Jitterbug where all “there’s been no black Nick fury” I was screaming ULTIMATE UNIVERSE!!!! at my laptop xD and it makes sense for Samuel Jackson too play Nick as this whole “thing” has been based off the ultimate universe.
    ps. i hate this film

  15. Yep, you’re right. I never got into the Ultimate Universe stuff, so my familiarity with that character goes back to the old, old, old comics – because I’m old.

  16. gfreeman said
    I was gonna rage sooo bad when Dave and Jitterbug where all “there’s been no black Nick fury” I was screaming ULTIMATE UNIVERSE!!!! at my laptop xD and it makes sense for Samuel Jackson too play Nick as this whole “thing” has been based off the ultimate universe.
    ps. i hate this film

     

    /shudders

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