the avengers revisisted (SPOILERS)

I saw The Avengers again this weekend with Damielle. Gonzalo, Stephanie and Gonzalo’s parents were somewheres in the theatre, we met up with them later. I didn’t notice anything in particular the second time around, easter eggs and the like. Still enjoyable though. With this being the second week of its release and it now making a billion dollars (Dr. Evil), I thought I’d go more in depth than my previous post seeing as how most everyone’s seen it by now.

One thing that’s always bugged me about Marvel movies is that everything takes place in New York. So with Loki wanting to invade and conquer, he starts with New York. Director Fury needs a team of remarkable individuals to help combat this global threat? The Avengers Initiative?? That didn’t work out so well in the beginning of the movie, but he doesn’t give up on them. Wait a minute! The Baxter Building where the Fantastic Four reside is in New York, why not call up Reed Richards? Or how about Westchester county New York? Where the Xavier Mansion is located? Call up the X-Men to help?
I get it, for the movie we needed to just have The Avengers, but the fact that there were others in the area was always at the back of my mind. Even the Punisher could’ve peeked out of the sewers and shot an RPG at some aliens. Let’s not forget Spider-man (more on that later).

Harry Dean Stanton shows up when the Hulk crashes to Earth, and Bruce Banner wake up in the impact zone. For those younger viewers, check out Stanton’s credits.

When Thor and Loki have their chat on a mountain top, you see two crows fly by, Thor’s father Odin has two crows that would bring him back information, very nice touch.

The aliens at the climax of the movie are called Chitauri, their one talking member who goes unnamed has a chin that’s familiar to Marvel readers. They’re the villain in the second volume of the Ultimates. But the chin is that of a Skrull. Think about it.

The New York Stark Tower has the letters blasted off of it, until only the “A” remains. Coincidence that the “A” looks like the Avengers “A”? I think not, Stark Tower is the headquarters of the Avengers. So at the end when Tony and Pepper are rebuilding, it could be set up for the sequel in which the Avengers have an actual base of operations and not the SHIELD Helicarrier.

At the end of the movie Iron Man falls from the “gate” to the other place after having put a nuke in it. While falling Spider-man should’ve swung in and saved him. Here’s how it would’ve played out.

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Avengers attack and defend, but by no means… assemble.

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After some fighting Thor and Cap look up to see Iron Man falling from the gate closure, “hey, he’s not flying…”
And then swings in our friendly neighborhood Spider-man
Spider-man then shoots a web-hammock to cradle Iron Man’s descent.
Tony Stark wakes up just in time to hear Spidey say;

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I hope that the phrase, “Avengers Assemble” will be spoken in the sequel.
I was waiting for Cap to say it, or even Fury could’ve said it.
Keeping with all the humor that was in the film, I think Spider-man doing this bit would’ve been amazing.

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One comment

  1. That’s so ironic…When we watched it last night, Seth and I were commenting on how everything always happens in New York, and we bother were like, “Where’s Spiderman? He should come help!” hehe…

    Anyway, I loved it! I would definitely watch it again, especially since when we watched it the first time, there were just too many people in the theater and I happened to have sat next to a 4 year old girl who kept saying “I’m scaaaaared!” and whose shoes kept lighting up whenever she moved…Gahhhhhh!!

    Oh, and also…I heart Captain America. In case you didn’t hear me the first time… 😉

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