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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
    So it turns out that this was the best movie of the Summer after all.
    Only in terms of box office numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    I was only amused by Iron Man, and mildly entertained by Thor. I'm a Whedon fan, should I take this second chance opportunity to see the Avengers in the theatre?
    In my opinion:

    It does come out on video in about 3 weeks.
    If you own an optimal home theater setup, you're better off waiting for the 3D blu-ray set.

    Nevertheless, it is a great big screen experience.
    I can't imagine having seen this movie as a child. I'd have lost my mind.

    And the rest of those Marvel movies? They absolutely pale in comparison.
    The Avengers raises the bar as high as it can go and not just for comic movies, either.

    Most of the charming Whedon trademarks are sprinkled throughout the movie.
    It is undeniably his work, but still somehow distinctively Marvel.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Only in terms of box office numbers.
    For the major tentpole-blockbuster, I thought it was.
    What was your favorite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
    For the major tentpole-blockbuster, I thought it was.
    What was your favorite?
    I have to wait for some additional internet releases to make an informed decision, but at least 'The Dark Knight Rises' is already better.

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    No, it isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
    No, it isn't.
    True. But, if we are being honest, neither is 'The Avengers'. The films are just what they are. Assessments of quality are merely the subjective wrappings we put on them in order to express ourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    True. But, if we are being honest, neither is 'The Avengers'. The films are just what they are. Assessments of quality are merely the subjective wrappings we put on them in order to express ourselves.
    True. And I am aware of this. However, The Avengers was a better made movie regarding the genre.
    The action sequences were well-staged geographically and captured to perfection.
    And the secondary and tertiary characters were given just enough quirk to be human.

    Nolan couldn't shoot an engaging set piece to save his life.
    And TDKR was filled with so many superfluous characters I cheered when they died off.

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    Picked the blu-ray set up this afternoon. Target made a mistake.
    They had both the standard blu-ray and fully packed set priced at 19.99. The fully packed set was originally $35.

    And I managed to grab the last one, too. Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
    Picked the blu-ray set up this afternoon. Target made a mistake.
    They had both the standard blu-ray and fully packed set priced at 19.99. The fully packed set was originally $35.

    And I managed to grab the last one, too. Awesome.
    Pretty funny. But good for you!
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    Bought it on blu-ray, and it's still the best movie of the year, but Wreck-It Ralph still has the potential to dethrone it.

    Speaking of Joss Whedon, I also bought The Cabin in the Woods on blu-ray. Saw it in the theater and I loved it, I don't see why it won't be any different on blu-ray, except maybe I won't hear screaming kids in the room.

    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
    Nolan couldn't shoot an engaging set piece to save his life.
    And TDKR was filled with so many superfluous characters I cheered when they died off.
    My big problem with TDKR was how anticlimactic the final battle was, but the closing sequence soon after was done brilliantly, and actually improved the overall film's quality by several notches.

    Now it's time to make Batman Beyond movies, with Michael Keaton showing up in the "and" credits as elderly Bruce Wayne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü View Post
    Bought it on blu-ray, and it's still the best movie of the year, but Wreck-It Ralph still has the potential to dethrone it.
    ...And in my opinion, it is even better on blu-ray. Wreck-It-Ralph does look intriguing, though.

    Speaking of Joss Whedon, I also bought The Cabin in the Woods on blu-ray. Saw it in the theater and I loved it, I don't see why it won't be any different on blu-ray, except maybe I won't hear screaming kids in the room.
    I've heard a lot of good things about this movie, and it is a breakout year for Whedon. He deserves it.
    RedBox is there for a reason. Assuming it is available, I'll rent it tomorrow.

    My big problem with TDKR was how anticlimactic the final battle was, but the closing sequence soon after was done brilliantly, and actually improved the overall film's quality by several notches.
    I will agree with this. Even though the entire film was predictable and uninspired, the ending was well-earned catharsis.
    In a way, it was rewarding to see the poster child of brooding find meaning and happiness beyond kicking baddies in the face.

    Now it's time to make Batman Beyond movies, with Michael Keaton showing up in the "and" credits as elderly Bruce Wayne.
    Man...that's asking for too much. Warner Bros. isn't that audacious. Bats and Supes are nothing but cash cows to them.
    And they're going to reboot the character in the upcoming Justice League project (which I still believe is a mistake).

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