Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A plucky little independent film called The Avengers

Over at the AV Club, Sean O'Neal wrote a hilarious review of the new Avengers trailer. Excerpt:

Sneaking in under the radar next year is The Avengers, an ensemble piece featuring indie-film favorites Robert Downey Jr. (Two Girls And A Guy), Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right), Samuel L. Jackson (Coach Carter), Scarlett Johansson (Match Point), Chris Hemsworth (A Perfect Getaway), Jeremy Renner (The Town), and Chris Evans (Puncture) teaming with cult television director Joss Whedon (several episodes ofDollhouse) for an intimate story about the fragile bonds forged between headstrong individualists under difficult circumstances. Asking the question, “What happens when we are so conditioned to be alone that we can no longer recognize a kindred spirit?” the film revolves around people who are so used to being ostracized, they’ve managed to turn it into an asset. In their world, being told to "assemble" means more than just getting together in one place, such as a super-secret military headquarters. It means picking up the scattered pieces of themselves.

8 comments:

  1. Calling the Avengers an "independent film," is like calling apples an "independent fruit." Apples are a big summer blockbuster fruit backed by a major studio. The fact that people view them as scrappy mom and pop snacks is a tribute to the marketing efforts of the multi-million dollar conglomerates who build apples.

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  2. I have an apple computer and I agree they're a large company. Nobody thinks they're a "mom and pop," brand, and I don't think they position themselves that way.

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  3. Pruneface: I am talking about the fruit, not the computer company.

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  4. Flattop: Oh okay, sorry.

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  5. I think comparing apples to Avengers is like comparing oranges to Iron Man.

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  6. Seeking pears and maybe moreNovember 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Who wants to talk about "fruit?" Let's talk about "fruit." Who here likes "pears?" I am a SWM seeking SWM who wants to talk about "pears," and possibly also other "hand fruits," if the time is ripe. Ha ha. If anyone wants to discuss "pears," please IM me.

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  7. SPAMM: nobody wants to discuss pears with you.

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  8. Flattop: I think the AV Club article is being sarcastic. I think it is a form of humor.

    SPAMM: Maybe you should check out a "farmer's market."

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