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'The Avengers' affirms, 'There is only 1 God'
www.wnd.com ^ | 5/5/2012 | Drew Zahn

Posted on 05/06/2012 8:08:53 AM PDT by DannyTN

“The Avengers” is one of the few movies that actually exceeds its hype (did the marketers purposefully hide how good this film is to build word of mouth later?) and is not only one of the most entertaining films of 2012 thus far, but may be the most enjoyable summer blockbuster I’ve seen in years.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this movie.

Affirmed both the Stars and Stripes and one true God.

1 posted on 05/06/2012 8:09:02 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

Saw it yesterday with the family and friends. Thought it was great. Lots of action, lots of laughs.


2 posted on 05/06/2012 8:11:00 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: DannyTN

Glad. My teen son and his friends went to see it last night.


3 posted on 05/06/2012 8:14:32 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: DannyTN

Here’s the pertinent line from the article and the movie:

“There’s only one God, ma’am,” Captain America responds, “and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t dress like that.”


4 posted on 05/06/2012 8:19:56 AM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Hold R's to promises, don't watch O keep his.)
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To: DannyTN

Yea, Caps line was good.


5 posted on 05/06/2012 8:20:36 AM PDT by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: DannyTN

Awesome, I can’t wait to see it. I’ve been told it’s hilarious.


6 posted on 05/06/2012 8:25:33 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: DannyTN

The wife and I went to see this last night. I hate most movies, because they are just so stupid- nobody acts like real people. There was some of that in this one, but little enough that I was able to put it aside and enjoy the movie.
I highly recommend this one!
And imho, the Hulk has the best line in the movie- without saying a word!


7 posted on 05/06/2012 8:28:20 AM PDT by TexasBarak (He who pays the least- wins!)
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To: DannyTN

I saw it last night. It was showing in four of the 16 theaters in the complex. All four were sold out. Best movie of the 2012 so far.


8 posted on 05/06/2012 8:36:45 AM PDT by skimask
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To: TexasBarak

“I AM A GOD...!!!!”


9 posted on 05/06/2012 8:49:46 AM PDT by Black_Shark ( Who)
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To: TexasBarak

I think I know what you’re referring to! The Hulk was the best thing in the movie, and the entire thing was great.


10 posted on 05/06/2012 8:51:14 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: DannyTN

I loved most the part where The Hulk slams the bad guy L against the floor 3 or 4 times like a rag doll! What a way to treat a demi-god...

:-)


11 posted on 05/06/2012 9:01:45 AM PDT by muffaletaman (In My Not So Humble Opinion. I MIGHT be wrong - but I doubt it.)
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To: DannyTN

I loved most the part where The Hulk slams the bad guy L against the floor 3 or 4 times like a rag doll! What a way to treat a demi-god...

:-)


12 posted on 05/06/2012 9:01:45 AM PDT by muffaletaman (In My Not So Humble Opinion. I MIGHT be wrong - but I doubt it.)
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To: DannyTN

thank God whedon the director, took out the lib speech Cap was going to give.

like a guy from that generation would back owscum.


13 posted on 05/06/2012 9:07:46 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: DannyTN
anybody know what the Hulk says to Loki after he thrashes him??? i was laughing too hard to hear him...
14 posted on 05/06/2012 9:16:19 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DannyTN
Free Republic version of the title and first sentence:

'The Avenger's' affirm's, 'There is only 1 God'

“The Avenger's” i's one of the few movie's that actually exceed's it's hype (did the marketer's purposefully hide how good thi's film i's to build word of mouth later?)

15 posted on 05/06/2012 9:17:05 AM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: DannyTN

I have never seen lines at our brand new local multiplex since it opened here in Wasilla, Alaska until yesterday for the matinee of Avengers.

I decided to buy the first ticket for the 3D matinee instead as the 2D looked sold out, my son and I had the best seats though we had to wait an hour.

It was an unusually good movie, the Hulk did indeed steal the show, Black Widow was a little on the plump side but still hot hot hot.

And the special effects were awesome, its a Josh Whedon movie, same as Serenity.

But I will nitpick one idea, having an aircraft carrier floating in the sky was stupid stupid stupid, too vulnerable and everything should have been anchored to the deck, looked cruelly cool though but still a stupid idea.

Iron Man should have brought a reserve of his battle suits and Captain America needs Dragon Skin or some better body armor, he isn’t bulletproof.

Thor seemed unusually weaker or more human.

And Marvel should have had a prequel movie of Hulk, he stole the show but he isn’t like what we have seen in years past.

In summary its a grand flic worthy of admission and a patriotic one, stay until the credits pass for a teaser.


16 posted on 05/06/2012 9:17:14 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: andyk

I may go see it after all. Recently I’ve been watching a lot the DC’s Justice League and JLU and maybe that has softened me a little.

Other than Atlas II, there was nothing on the movie radar for the year.


17 posted on 05/06/2012 9:37:01 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: wally_bert

I think the Alien prequel, “Prometheus” will be another blockbuster.

The belated US release of “Battleship” may turn out to be a turkey, it was sent overseas first because of bad reviews.

But The Dark Knight should be the biggest film for the year.


18 posted on 05/06/2012 9:52:37 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: DannyTN
200.3 MILLION dollars in its opening weekend (estimated)...blew the doors off previous record-holder 'Harry Potter' (last one) by $30 million.

Damn.

19 posted on 05/06/2012 9:58:10 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Eye of Unk
And Marvel should have had a prequel movie of Hulk, he stole the show but he isn’t like what we have seen in years past.

The Incredible Hulk

It was okay. Some of it was a bit over the top in the graphics.

The "Avengers" was great. My sons (10 and 7) loved it. They can't stop talking about it.

20 posted on 05/06/2012 10:08:13 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: DannyTN

If you can find it, watch the cartoon Ultimate Avengers. It came out a few years ago. It has a great Hulk vs. Everyone fight.

And it has Hank Pym and Wasp.


21 posted on 05/06/2012 10:13:54 AM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: raybbr

My son was saying the aliens were more like Locusts from Gears of War, kinda makes me go hmmmm, maybe we will see a big screen version in the future?


22 posted on 05/06/2012 10:19:25 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Chode

Puny god...


23 posted on 05/06/2012 10:26:24 AM PDT by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: Bogey78O
thx...
24 posted on 05/06/2012 10:28:36 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DannyTN

In the end there can only be one!


25 posted on 05/06/2012 10:52:27 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Eye of Unk
watching Battleship right now, just started...
26 posted on 05/06/2012 11:15:01 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Eye of Unk
But I will nitpick one idea, having an aircraft carrier floating in the sky was stupid stupid stupid, too vulnerable and everything should have been anchored to the deck, looked cruelly cool though but still a stupid idea.

This was one of the things I was referring to that I had to ignore- it's only in there because it's the traditional Shield headquarters in the comics.

27 posted on 05/06/2012 11:23:16 AM PDT by TexasBarak (He who pays the least- wins!)
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To: Eye of Unk

There were 2 Hulk movies, both sucked because they missed out on what makes Hulk a hero. Whedon fixed that with one line, when Harry Dean Stanton’s walk on character said he saw Hulk stear his fall away from people, even as a creature of rage Hulk is has Banner’s soul or self sacrifice.

SHIELD’s flying fortress is cannon. And something Nick Fury fans have been waiting to see since Jackson’s first walk-on in the roll. And yeah historically that thing is more trouble than it’s worth.

Cap’s armor definitely had some improvements, it was mentioned and they were visible. Bullet proof who knows.

My friend and I thought Thor seemed more god-like than his movie. He’s done some growing up. He understand consequences now, which made him more cautious but more of a leader too.

I hope now that Whedon fixed the cinema Hulk they give him another movie.

This was definitely better than the movie we expected.


28 posted on 05/06/2012 11:28:03 AM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: Chode

“Some god.”


29 posted on 05/06/2012 11:42:12 AM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: Ingtar
thx... kinda makes more sense
30 posted on 05/06/2012 11:48:29 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

“watching Battleship right now, just started...”

You must be outside the US?

Please send a review, I had high hopes for the movie because well it involves the Missouri saving the human race when high tech fails. Hollywood decided to postpone the US release and sent it overseas first to make money before it hit the US markets, they are still reeling from the John Carter debacle, of which I personally thought was decent.


31 posted on 05/06/2012 11:50:25 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: discostu

I never read the Avengers comics, the carrier should have had at the very least a 3-1 redundancy, 12 high lift fans with only needing 4 to remain aloft, and should have emergency backup rocket thrusters.

It was cool looking but the one from another movie from the 1930’s, the one with Angelina as the captain was more functional. Sky Captain I think it was.


32 posted on 05/06/2012 11:54:57 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Chode
i can see why it opened overseas... so far, it sucks
33 posted on 05/06/2012 11:57:10 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Eye of Unk
check your FReepmail
34 posted on 05/06/2012 12:07:39 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: wally_bert

Atlas II?


35 posted on 05/06/2012 2:44:51 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 3 years. China makes everything taking U.S. ability to manufacture)
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To: rurgan

Atlas Shrugged Part 2.


36 posted on 05/06/2012 3:58:02 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Eye of Unk

If it has 3-1 redundancy then it can’t be attacked as easily and you don’t have a handy source of plot tension. In a comic book world where you’re going to be seeing something 4 or 5 times a year things like that need weak spots, huge gaping weak spots that get exploited every year. It’s nice to have a place the good guys can rest safely from the bad guys, but it’s more important that it need to be saved FROM the bad guys occasionally.


37 posted on 05/06/2012 4:15:37 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: PapaBear3625
I will say that some of that is because of Joss Whedon, the director and a writer who knows how to build witty dialog into a narrative like few others I've seen. God knows his politics and personal religious beliefs are all wrong, but he is brilliant when it comes to character development and dialog.

I also loved his "Cabin in the Woods" which isn't doing nearly as well as Avengers.

38 posted on 05/06/2012 5:07:52 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: TexasBarak

Oh, I don’t know...I thought “Puny god” was a pretty good line.


39 posted on 05/06/2012 5:29:52 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Eye of Unk

They did show stuff being anchored to the deck, which is why I didn’t understand how stuff could be sliding off later.


40 posted on 05/06/2012 5:32:19 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Chode

Puny god seems to be the most often understood thing. I saw someone say he said “demi god” which I like better, although maybe a big word for The Hulk.


41 posted on 05/06/2012 5:33:13 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: Mr. Blonde
they should of made it louder... they HAD to know people would be laughing their azz off!!! 8^)
42 posted on 05/06/2012 5:37:04 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Eye of Unk

From a revenue standpoint I think Dark Knight Rises will suffer from not being in 3D. Those extra few dollars on tickets that Avengers will make a big difference over several million people seeing it. I’m personally very happy about DKR not being in 3D. It was shot all in IMAX though, that does make me happy.


43 posted on 05/06/2012 5:37:38 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: TexasBarak
And imho, the Hulk has the best line in the movie- without saying a word!

Yes, we all did love the scene with him and Loki. And the scene afterward with him and Thor. Wham!

44 posted on 05/06/2012 6:10:30 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Mr. Blonde

My son and I think he said “puny god” and my wife, who was sitting right next to us, thinks he said “demi god”. Who knows??? It was a cool scene though.


45 posted on 05/06/2012 6:25:53 PM PDT by Have Ruck - Will Travel (Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I...)
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To: Have Ruck - Will Travel

Puny god.


46 posted on 05/06/2012 7:35:06 PM PDT by Jagermonster (TANSTAAFL)
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To: DannyTN

hoc and I went to see the Avengers tonight - I think every showing in two theaters in New Braunfels were sold out. It was great. There were some hokey lines and the space warriors were not well designed, but the movie as a whole was 5 stars.

I spent my allowance on comic books as a kid and then discovered science fiction. The movies rarely do either well, but this time they did.

I can’t help but wonder whether Hollywood understands how subversive movies like this are. When one man stands to tell the bad guy he won’t bow to a man and that there will always be evil men, when Captain America talks about self-sacrifice for the cause and for the team, and when the Captain talks about “one God,” the themes of too much entertainment are shown to be ugly, selfish and shallow.

(I’m thinking that an example of the opposite would be “The Iron Lady” that tells Maggie Thatcher’s life story as though she lived an entire life through moments of dementia.)


47 posted on 05/06/2012 10:40:01 PM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Hold Rs to promises, don't watch O keep his.)
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To: TexasBarak
And imho, the Hulk has the best line in the movie- without saying a word!

That was a great moment with Hulk... but I think the best dialogue is below. [Highlight it to see it so I don't spoil it for those who haven't yet...]

Bruce Banner: "I don't think we should be focusing on Loki. That guy's brain is a bag full of cats. You can smell crazy on him."
Thor: "I care how you speak. Loki is beyond reason, but he is of Asgard. And he is my brother."
Natasha Romanoff: "He killed eighty people in two days."
Thor: "He's adopted."

48 posted on 05/07/2012 12:22:42 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: longfellow

Cap was going to give a pro OWS speech?


49 posted on 05/07/2012 4:41:14 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: pgyanke

LOL

Yes, that was fantastic. Whedon can write ‘em!


50 posted on 05/07/2012 4:48:46 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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