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Avengers: The Wait- Live Blog

Hello True Believers,

Come back here later starting at 10pm est for the adventures of Tigs and Peter sitting around a movie theater waiting for Avengers to start. Which sort of weirdos (present company included) will be there early? Who will Peter secretly hate for getting comic book facts wrong? Will Tigs fall in love?

Check it all out after the jump

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Like, Love, Hate- Captain America

Like- Howard Stark

This was a brave addition to the cast. It could have felt forced. There was plenty of time to make some obnoxious reference to Iron Man, but they just played it real. Howard Stark was there. There is no connection to Tony; this isn’t some lame way that Tony grew up wanting to be a hero. Howard was a part of the film and screw you if you don’t get that it’s Tony’s dad. This is the best connection device to date in all the films.

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Like, Love, Hate- Thor

Just to be clear I loved the casting and performance of Idris Elba. If you have a problem with it, you need to go fuck yourself. Moving on.

Like- The Balance

I thought this movie was going to be awful when seeing the trailers. The humor seemed flat, Asgard looked stiff, and Earth looked like scenes from Just Visiting. I wanted to punch Kat Dennings in the face. To my surprise the film really did a great job grounding Asgard in the opening 20 minutes. It set up the world Thor came from well enough to make some of the ‘man out of time’ jokes fun. The pet store scene still kills me.

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Like, Love, Hate- The Incredible Hulk

Like- The Fast Opening

This movie does us a great service in not charging us for another origin. Whether you saw Ang Lee’s Hulk (you shouldn’t have), whether you hated it (you should have), or whether you loved it (you shouldn’t have) we can all agree that we understand the story of Hulk in some form, and this movie respects that. Amazing Spider-man should learn a lesson from this. Since EVERYONE saw Spider-man, and even if you didn’t you know Spider-man.

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Like, Love, Hate- Iron Man 2

Like- Black Widow

When it was first released that Scarlett Johansson was playing Black Widow in this film I was nothing but worried that the incredibly complex and history rich character of Natasha Romanov would be reduced to cleavage. I was very happy to see that they gave her some great scenes. They showcased her spying as well as her fighting skills. Yes, there was cleavage. Yes, I enjoyed it.  What made me really appreciate her character was that it was still and Iron Man movie that Black Widow was a small part of. We didn’t have to spend forever getting to know her. I do hope there is more to her in Avenger’s.

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Avengers Countdown!

‘Avengers’ is out this week! We will all be there at midnight. We could not be more excited. This has been building for years. Nothing like this has ever been attempted. The closest we have ever come to this on the big screen is ‘Alien vs. Predator.’ Now let’s all get that comparison out of our heads.

This week we’ll be going through the films that have gotten us here. Let’s play Like, Love, Hate!

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