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The least insufferable NC editorial to date!
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Nostalgia Critic - Is The Big Lebowski a Masterpiece?[/URL]

Uh... yes, of course it is. But the vid has some nice insight as to why. :-P
O hai, it's the

I had an Avengers movie marathon yesterday. Watched in this order: Captain America, Hulk (Not IH), Thor, Iron Man, Avengers. I watched in this order to replicate the order that the characters were introduced by Marvel comics in the 60s. I purposely excluded IM2 and IH. I just didn't think those two films were that good.

Surprisingly, the continuity held up very well. The only minor continuity errors I found were:
- In Avengers, Stark and the Widow acknowledged that they had previously met.
- In Thor, Coulson states that Stark doesn't keep him very well informed on new weapons, even though they haven't met in my chronology.
- In Avengers, Banner talks about trashing Harlem.
- In Hulk, the Hulk is way too large.

All of these were pretty minor continuity errors in my eyes.

What really stood out was how all of the individual movies, even Iron Man were played pretty straight. Robert Downey delivers a lot of quips in IM, but they are appropriate to Stark's character. Then by the time we get to Avengers, everyone thinks they are the class clown, with their little smarmy remarks, most of which aren't funny. The two truly humorous moments are both delivered by the Hulk, when he sucker punches Thor and then when he thrashes Loki. While sitting by myself, I actually laughed out loud at the Loki thrashing, even though this is the fourth time I have seen this film.

I'm not sure how the continuity would hold up if I continued on to IM3. I've only seen that film once and don't remember all of the continuity details too well. I think the sudden intro of the Iron patriot would be awkward without the lead up from IM2. Maybe I will rent it tonight.
Fanedit Wrote:I purposely excluded IM2 and IH. I just didn't think those two films were that good.

Wait. You preferred Ang Lee's Hulk to The Incredible Hulk? Really!?!
Frantic Canadian Wrote:Wait. You preferred Ang Lee's Hulk to The Incredible Hulk? Really!?!

Yup. They both weren't great, but I would rather see J. Connelly over L. Tyler anytime. Also, the cutoff for me was that Hulk was an origin story. Also, IH was just a CGI cartoon mess.
Fanedit Wrote:Yup. They both weren't great, but I would rather see J. Connelly over L. Tyler anytime. Also, the cutoff for me was that Hulk was an origin story. Also, IH was just a CGI cartoon mess.
i like your Connelly > Tyler reasoning the most.
+1 for ang lee Hulk (except for the last 10 minutes or so. then it went very, very silly), IH was boooooooooooring.
dangermouse Wrote:+1 for ang lee Hulk (except for the last 10 minutes or so. then it went very, very silly), IH was boooooooooooring.

Agreed. Seems like a lot of these superhero movies suffer at the end.

Watched IM3 with an eye toward continuity issues, based on my viewing order above. The only problems were a couple of mentions of War Machine after the Iron Patriot was so nicely introduced by the President.
Fanedit Wrote:Agreed. Seems like a lot of these superhero movies suffer at the end.

That's funny because Ang Lee's Hulk made me suffer during the entirety of the film. :lol:
^ funny :-)