Apparently Avengers has already grabbed the #4 all-time top-grossing spot. I'd say the big gamble paid off.
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05-20-2012 04:56 PM
What big gamble?
05-20-2012 05:06 PM
The gamble of making Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America, with the intent of bringing them all together in The Avengers. Along with using them to introduce the characters who didn't rate their own movies.
10-17-2012 06:28 AM
Wally Pfister says this film is "appalling".
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10-17-2012 08:13 AM
He's got a bit of a point. It's not the most well-directed movie. A friend of mine called it "brilliant," but it's not. It's a rip-roaring fun time, which excels at everything it set out to do, but it's not a great example of cinema. Of course, it doesn't need to be.
10-17-2012 08:34 AM
Yeah, but, appalling?....I was never taken out of the film by any of the shots. He's a craftsman with a very specific preference for the type of camera work he likes to see, and that's all well and good. But I don't see it as an artistic failure. He wouldn't have shot it that way. That doesn't mean the way it's shot doesn't work. It certainly worked for the majority of moviegoers...If I'm being honest, Pfister has done great, amazing work, but sometimes he can be boring."If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it." - W.C. Fields
10-17-2012 09:01 AM
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Anyway, the only other film I have had that sort of reaction to was "Grand Prix"(1966)...
But other than those two... camera work is almost never a reason why I would call a film 'appalling'... for Hollywood productions.
No, I don't like 'shaky cam', no I don't like 'focus hunt'... and a number of other current camera techniques, but 'appalling'... no.
In the case of 'Avengers'(2012), I thought the film was pretty good in the entertainment sense. However, I think Robert Downy Jr. is getting a bit too inclined to play the same sort of character (Asperger's like genius...). This happened to Jack Nicholson, and a number of other 'top celebs', and I think it is unfortunate...
10-18-2012 06:04 PM
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that film would of been 50% worse without loki vs hulk fight, theres not much to remember from the movie but that scene was really the best thing in it.