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Subj: Re: AVENGERS movie - Way more problems than that
Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 at 10:20:50 pm EDT (Viewed 361 times)
Reply Subj: AVENGERS movie - one (or two) problem
Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 at 06:49:50 am EDT (Viewed 38 times)
Overall I enjoyed the movie, but there are three main problems as I see it:
1. Hawkeye was a piece of wood, no development of the character at all. The other characters got at least one scene that show their depth. Hawkeye got zip and for that, I didn't care or feel anything for the character.
2. This movie picks up soon after Cap's defrosting and there's not one bit of 'man out of time' syndrome. I think Joss Whedon dropped the ball with Cap because after being revived, the out-of-time aspect of his character is what makes him interesting at this point. There was no indication of any inner struggle except for a seconds long montage in the beginning. For a great story about Cap's personal struggle with lost time, I suggest reading Mark Waid's Captain America: Man Out Of Time.
3. The movie lacked tension because there was no visual indication of what Loki was planning other that claiming to have an army. We have no clue what's coming until the portal pens and the alien race comes through for the climax. It was hard to care about what might happen to the world and our heroes when we're so in the dark about what's coming.