The Avengers

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So I saw The Avengers. It's good. I didn't love it, but I liked it. I really like comic book movies. And there are so many super stars in this movie. There's the dad from 90210. And the little sister from Growing Pains. Cobie Smulders from How I Met Your Mother. I kept expecting Barney to walk through.

I think the movie could've been a little better though. Like Thor needs a hair cut. And Hulk needs some speech therapy. And maybe a puppy. He's very angry inside.
And how do Banner's pants fit Hulk? That makes no sense. What kind of Lycra does Bruce have in those Dockers?

I came back to school Monday, and I told my kids I saw the movie. My girls asked, “Was Captain America cute?”
“Um…no?”
“How can you not just stare at him?”
“Because he has weird hair.”

But my ninth grade girls are certain they'd like Chris Evans to Captain their Americas.

And why does everyone in super hero movies wear such tight clothes? Almost every person was just a centimeter away from Total Camel Toe. How can you fight crime when you can't even wear underwear? That's not right. Your Hanes should always be invited to the party. Can heroes really focus on world saving when they're having to take shallow breaths lest their guts bust a seam? And why do so many wear onesies? Who does that? And where do you buy those things? “I need a spandex onesie. Some stars. Some stripes. Some built-in pecs.”

You know who would make a good super hero?
Phil Dunphy.
He would wear underwear.

Did you see The Avengers? Like? Dislike?
Who do you think would make a good super hero?

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Em - May 7, 2012

I saw the Avengers and it was good, but I would hesitate to call it great. I got confused about the Hulk too, one minute he was uncontrollable and the next minute he knew exactly what was going on…since superheros wear spandex I think David Beckam might rock that kind of outfit…I’m not sure how he would do as a hero though

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Jenny B Jones - May 7, 2012

Em, I had the SAME comment afterward. How can the Hulk be out of control the first appearance, then know who’s good/who’s bad and work with the team after that? It made no sense and was out of character.

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Skye - May 8, 2012

I liked the Avengers, but I didn’t love it either. I think Thor looked like a hippie,but he has a nice smile so I’ll give him props for that. I was mad that (edited) died he was always my favorite, with his deadpan humor and all. I didn’t even know what his first name was! RIP, (edited) you will be missed. I don’t think it takes much of a man to wear spandex onesie. So I think Steve from Blue Clues would make a great hero. I mean he already has a theme song

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Rel Mollet - May 8, 2012

Well, I’ve yet to venture out to see The Avengers, although I’m definitely keen. Can’t keep a good (or bad) superhero down, I say! I think the No.2 Hemsworth brother is reliving his surfer dude days at Philip Island, Victoria, Australia with his long locks but he does his part filling out the suit, I guess.

So, JBJ you know I can’t go past Richard Armitage, I mean really he could just be Superhero Voice Man and we wouldn’t even have to see the suit ;-D That would be somewhat of a shame, though!!

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Deborah - May 8, 2012

So i’ll be the weird person here who absolutely LOVED the avengers. I went to the midnight showing on Thursday night and then saw it again saturday morning. Seriously I ADORED the movie. I died laughing throughout the whole movie. And I am in love with Hawkeye (ok maybe just Jeremy Renner but archery is awesome!) The Legalos quip nearly did me in. Maybe this is the fangirl/superGeek in me….but I’m probably going to see it again in theaters.

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Ruth - May 8, 2012

Oh my I LOVED The Avengers, thought it was great fun and very well done. Deborah – I may go see it again in theaters too. 🙂

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James L. Rubart - May 8, 2012

Deborah, Ruth, nice to know you two have a handle on the truth. The Avengers rocked. Best comic book movie since the first Iron Man.

There’s a hint at the end of the Edward Norton Hulk movie showing the big green guy is learning to control himself when in full Hulk-Smash mode. Whoops, I’ve just revealed my inner comic book geek, haven’t I?)

But I agree, the change did come quickly and could have been explained a bit.

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Deborah - May 8, 2012

ohhhh and did everyone stay for the scene at the VERY END of the credits? or was it just us fanboys/fangirls? It was HILARIOUS.

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Jenny B Jones - May 8, 2012

Don’t kick me out of the Nerd Club yet. I liked the movie a lot. I just didn’t love it, and I think it’s because of Iron Man I, which was pretty much perfect. Unexpectedly so.

I did stay til the very VERY end. That was funny.
I’m looking forward to the next installment.

Rel, Armitage would make an EXCELLENT super hero. I like this idea a lot…

Skye, I edited the spoiler, but that character loss made me sad too. : (

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Rissi - May 8, 2012

Oooh! I am so hoping to get to the theater to see this one. It looks like such fun. ;D

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jada-renee AKA cookie703 - May 8, 2012

i disliked it. but maybe im just prejudice against movies that dont have a lot of romance.

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bookwyrm15 - May 8, 2012

LOOOOOOOOOOOOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 I’m definitely one of the founding members of the Avengers Nerd Club. I was practically raised on Marvel comics. And Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man all tie for sexiest superhero award! 🙂 But Thor’s on top…the hammer is definitely a plus.

*SPOILER ALERT*

I love the scene with Hulk and Thor fighting, and Hulk tries to pick up the hammer, but he can’t, and he’s just like “what?” since the hammer’s so tiny compared to him.

Oh, and the scene where Loki is talking to Hulk and he’s like “I am a god, not fit to fight with the likes of you!” and Hulk just starts smashing him back and forth. Then Hulk is like, “puny god.”

See, there were God references. Like Black Widow says that Thor and Loki are gods, and Captain America is like, “There’s ONLY ONE GOD, ma’am, and I’m sure He doesn’t dress like that.”

*SPOILER END*

AVENGERS WAS THE BEST MOVIE OF 2012! Totally worth breaking all the records! 🙂

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Elisabeth - May 8, 2012

I absolutely loved it!!! All of my favorite superheroes in one movie. I’m starting to realize how much I enjoy superhero movies but not the classic ones like spiderman and batman…I’m more of an iron man/thor/captain america girl. (: I thought the Avengers was great and I can’t wait till the next one!

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Kat - May 8, 2012

I want to see the movie soooo badly. My sister is going to see it for her 17th birthday on the 18. I agree with Skye, but I would say Blue Clues instead of Steve. Who wouldn’t want that dog in a movie like this! 😉

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Allie Smith - May 8, 2012

I have not as yet seen the Avengers. My family likes to go the day before it’s about to exit the theatres,that way my dad can act like he bought out the room. I fell for that lie once…sad. ANYWAY, who would make a good super hero? TIM TEBOW!!!!! LoL He wouldn’t need any fake muscles haha

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Lauren - May 9, 2012

I haven’t seen it yet. I kinda want to, though.
But the Hulk pants thing…my family was JUST talking about that the other day. No joke!
I think the worst superhero outfit was the Wonder Woman outfit before they changed/updated it. She would have HAD to have been a superhero…because that outfit just wasn’t practical. Superhero outfits in general aren’t practical, I guess. *shrugs*
Loved the post!

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bookwyrm15 - May 9, 2012

When it comes to superheroes, you just gotta ignore the wardrobe and focus on the witty banter, comic moments, suspenseful moments, and the heroes’ individual fighting skill. All of which Avengers has in abundance. 🙂

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