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am i tje only one that thor was perfect? He's almost exactly the way i imagined him as an 8 or 9 year old reading the comic.

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Am I tje only one that Thor was perfect?

Everyone was. That's a major reason why the movie works so well.
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There is no Avengers without Ironman and Downy carried that film.

The next Iron Man movie will mark the 5th time that Downey has played that character for Marvel. Whatever deal they agreed to with him is well deserved. And since it is based on a percentage, he has every incentive to help make the films as successful as possible.

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The next Iron Man movie will mark the 5th time that Downey has played that character for Marvel. Whatever deal they agreed to with him is well deserved. And since it is based on a percentage, he has every incentive to help make the films as successful as possible.

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Everyone was. That's a major reason why the movie works so well.

I agree. They all deserved to be paid well for these movies.

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I haven't read a single issue of any of the Marvel superhero comics, but am a big fan of many of them as movies. Not sure the relative order of coolness of these superheros in the Marvel Universe, but for me, Iron Man/Tony Stark is clearly the most interesting, funny and fascinating superhero. Not sure if avid Marvel fans agree if that is an accurate assessment, or if the RDJ portrayal of Stark is clearly tilting opinion in his favor.

Stark was a bit of a self-absorbed billionaire (he was also a recovering alcoholic.), but sans the zingy one-liners. He despised Thor; thought he was too arrogant.

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Finally saw the avengers yesterday, in imax 3d...got to say its better than either Dark Knight film. Nolan can make you think, but Whedon makes you feel. For a few momments there I was a nine year old boy again, with all the wide eyed wonder and awe comics could inspire at that age. Wouldn't have thought that possible

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Finally saw the avengers yesterday, in imax 3d...got to say its better than either Dark Knight film. Nolan can make you think, but Whedon makes you feel. For a few momments there I was a nine year old boy again, with all the wide eyed wonder and awe comics could inspire at that age. Wouldn't have thought that possible

I recently posted my thoughts about Nolan and Whedon in, I think, The Dark Knight Rises thread. I love everything either one does but would find it impossible to say which I think is "better." Nolan and Whedon are both great writers and directors but each is unique. I'm just glad we have both of them, will be there early on to see all of their new films, and will end up buying the BDs of most of them.
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The megabucks payoff that Downey will get from the deal he negotiated for The Avengers doesn't bother me at all. Despite his earlier problems, the guy has turned his live around and turned himself into a superstar. Whatever he is paid these days, he is worth it, it seems to me. As they say in Hollywood, Downey is "bankable."

Spot on. IRON MAN was going to sore or fail based upon Downey Jr. and it reached orbit. Hell, my wife, who knew little of him, fell completely in love with the guy after watching that film and now sees everything he does. My sister is completely hot for him and that has happened with woman all over the country.

Guys like him because he is flawed, funny and now that he keeps in shape, can act tough and be believable.

Not to mention his performance in TROPIC THUNDER was so insanely out there awesome that he is now legend.

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Spot on. IRON MAN was going to sore or fail based upon Downey Jr. and it reached orbit. Hell, my wife, who knew little of him, fell completely in love with the guy after watching that film and now sees everything he does. My sister is completely hot for him and that has happened with woman all over the country.

Guys like him because he is flawed, funny and now that he keeps in shape, can act tough and be believable.

Not to mention his performance in TROPIC THUNDER was so insanely out there awesome that he is now legend.

I watched the American Masters program about Johnny Carson the other night and was reminded of Downey. Carson was the embodiment of cool, charming, relaxed, and hugely likable. Downey brings just that vibe to all of his performances. No wonder Carson was fabulously wealthy and Downey is getting there, fast.
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Not to mention his performance in TROPIC THUNDER was so insanely out there awesome that he is now legend.

I loved his performance on tropic thunder.

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I loved his performance on tropic thunder.

Not to mention his other great performances, even during his 'dark days', starting with Restoration along with the impeccable Sam Neil and a surprising Meg Ryan in a different role than her usual insignificant romcoms, or the older Less Than Zero (I think that's the first film I saw with him, he played a drug addict (!) in a powerful performance, or of course Chaplin, etc. He's an amazing actor, and apparently an equally amazing guy as well. Speaking of Restoration, when is it going to be relased on Blu-ray?!?!
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Downey is an excellent talent and, IMO, should absolutely reap whatever benefits his performances garner. However, I will not go quite so far as to say that he "carried" The Avengers. Every so often, there is production where all of the elements gel in such a way that results in unexplained phenomenon. There was such an absolute balance with the Avengers that I got sucked into each individual storyline/back story. And the production elements were excellent as well and the talents of the actors bring it all to fruition. And as far as Iron Man is concerned, let's face it, even if he weren't a genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthopist (LOL), it's the suit. Who couldn't relate when Rhody said "Next Time"? And "the suit" get's cooler each platform. Walking and having "the suit" removed? Are you kidding me?! The fact is, RDJ or not, the production equally is responsible for the success of Iron Man. So from my perspective, it's the perfect storm so to speak.
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Downey is an excellent talent and, IMO, should absolutely reap whatever benefits his performances garner. However, I will not go quite so far as to say that he "carried" The Avengers. Every so often, there is production where all of the elements gel in such a way that results in unexplained phenomenon..

+1. And I liked Loki even more in The Avengers than in Thor.
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RDJ to revive his career like the way he has I applaud him for that.

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+1. And I liked Loki even more in The Avengers than in Thor.

I hope we see more of Loki.

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I hope we see more of Loki.

THOR 2 is in the development pipe, so I think your hopes will be fullfilled, esp since
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THOR 2 is in the development pipe, so I think your hopes will be fullfilled, esp since......

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1981115/

he's back as well as Natalie for Thor 2! ...and Anthony Hopkins too? I guess flashbacks maybe?...
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RDJ to revive his career like the way he has I applaud him for that.

But don't you think that RDJ is on a career path similar to say Jack Nicholson or Al Pacino? He is now wanted as an actor for the force of his personality (and the audience's desire to see this personality) and he is getting pigeonholed in a type of character that is smarter than everyone else. No real stretching involved. Next phase will be the completely over the top "acting" as his ego will explode.

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Next phase will be the completely over the top "acting" as his ego will explode.

But we don't know that yet. What if he's smarter than that?
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If only one hero could stand up to him it would be Thor. Not due to power alone but the support of the Asguardians would needed. Maybe a subplot to rescuse Loki?
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But we don't know that yet. What if he's smarter than that?

Pacino, DeNiro, and Nicholson are all pretty smart guys and yet are doing this. Must be the money.

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he's back as well as Natalie for Thor 2! ...and Anthony Hopkins too? I guess flashbacks maybe?...

??Huh? Flashbacks? why? Odin/Hopkins isn't dead. He was the one responsible for getting Thor back to Earth in The Avengers (and I don't think that needs a spoiler tag).
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??Huh? Flashbacks? why? Odin/Hopkins isn't dead. He was the one responsible for getting Thor back to Earth in The Avengers (and I don't think that needs a spoiler tag).

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Pacino, DeNiro, and Nicholson are all pretty smart guys and yet are doing this. Must be the money.

More like the quality of roles available. Actors, especially female actors, as they age become faced with the lack of quality roles being offered and keeping their name and face out there. Becoming involved in a "mediocre" project becomes necessary in Hollywood so people (producers/directors) know you're still around. Even large names like Pacino. And back in, say the late 70's or early 80's even, series films were not as popular. So when an opportunity like Iron Man or Pirates of the Caribbean come along that have a virtual built in three-qual platform actors jump on it because they likely won't get the opportunity again.

Of course there is a trade off in this, I believe, because instead of an actor exercising his/her craft and demonstrating the ability to play a range of characters, they "lose it" so to speak, no differently than an athlete that stops playing. The industry has kind of caused this IMO.
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oops you're right you're right!

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Apologies if this has already been mentioned, but the only "primary" Avenger not scheduled for a solo sequel in the next two years is the Hulk (IM2, T2 and CA2 are all due out by Fall 2014).

As it turns out, the Hulk will instead get his own TV series, produced by Guillermo del Toro no less. The big green guy will smash the small screen for ABC in a year or so. I hope Lou Ferrigno gets the lead role.

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Apologies if this has already been mentioned, but the only "primary" Avenger not scheduled for a solo sequel in the next two years is the Hulk (IM2, T2 and CA2 are all due out by Fall 2014).

As it turns out, the Hulk will instead get his own TV series, produced by Guillermo del Toro no less. The big green guy will smash the small screen for ABC in a year or so. I hope Lou Ferrigno gets the lead role.

That sucks. I wanted another movie!
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