Sat, May. 5th, 2012, 09:02 pm
ETA: Just saw the Sunday 12:15 IMAX 3D show with Anne, Leslie, and Mark.This
is the movie that will get me to buy a Blu-Ray player.
Puny god.This entry was originally posted at http://filkertom.dreamwidth.org/1515729.html. You may comment there or here, although LJ tends to have a livelier conversation at this time.
Sun, May. 6th, 2012 01:24 am (UTC)
The first teaser at the end of the movie was showing Thanatos, easily the most powerful villain in any superhero movie and a personal favorite. He's a cosmic level villain that nearly transcends the notion of evil. My concern is how well it's going to work in the next movie. The only other cosmic level antagonist was Galactus in the second FF movie and we all know how well THAT one went.
But totally awesome movie. Hulk really shined from his one line to that big grin when Cap said, "Hulk .... smash" to punching Thor casually after they downed one of those wyrm/troop transport things because there was nothing left to hit.
Sun, May. 6th, 2012 01:50 am (UTC)
Wait, there was a second teaser?
Sun, May. 6th, 2012 02:16 am (UTC)
More of an Easter egg than a teaser, but yes -- there's a short bit allll the way at the end of the credits.
Sun, May. 6th, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
I tried to wait until after the credits but nature called. It's OK I heard it wasn't too good. Everyone was eating shawrma or something. (Actually shawrma is pretty tasty when done right). The first one was the important one. I think I was the only one in the theater who knew who he was. I had 2 people ask me about it since I was the only one cheering.
Sun, May. 6th, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
It was a callback to Tony suggesting that everyone take the next day off after the main battle. He recommended the shawrma place because he had heard about it and wanted to try. It was a nice visual context of "What do superheros do right after they save the world." Very Joss.
Sun, May. 6th, 2012 06:38 am (UTC)
Because he'd flown past it a couple hundred times that afternoon (and it wasn't all blown up, heh).
Sun, May. 6th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
I figured Hulk's punch of Thor was the "receipt/payback" for the fight they had on The Helicarrier.
Overall, you can tell this was a Joss film. Almost as much snark/humor as action. Loved the film. Might go back and make this my first 3D film. Definitely see again.
Sun, May. 6th, 2012 07:08 am (UTC)
Yeh, it had a very "Oh yeh, I owed you this"
Mon, May. 7th, 2012 12:23 am (UTC)
And speaking of Cap's line, I love
that they made him the de facto battlefield commander. And the exchange with the cops, when one asked why they should take orders from him, was great. Why should you? Because he's Captain America
Mon, May. 7th, 2012 07:35 am (UTC)
Well, that's pretty close to canon. He is a super-soldier
, after all, and that includes a lot of training in battlefield strategy and tactics. And, yeah, that scene was utterly telegraphed, and who cares 'cause it was indeed great.
Mon, May. 14th, 2012 12:02 am (UTC)
I heard someone around me yelling "Skrull!"
And someone else came back with "Red Hulk!"
Mon, May. 14th, 2012 01:22 am (UTC)
Nice suggestions, but other sites confirmed it's Thanos. Remember how he was interested at the word "death".
I don't know about the Red Hulk and figured it was part of Banner's psyche brought to life. I'm not sure if Skrulls are more FF in any case, two alien invasion stories for two movies... Wedon wouldn't do that right?