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post #1351 of 1397
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Originally Posted by rezzy View Post

I've seen a good number of TV shows use small in-ear devices, so no biggie for me...

Which, besides being too small to be seen by outsiders, seem to have unlimited range and unmatched clarity of transmission no matter the location. I suspect they buy them at the same place that sells those amazing computers that allow you to digitally enhance any tiny part of any photo to crystal clarity no matter the original resolution. tongue.gif
post #1352 of 1397
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Originally Posted by J_P_A View Post

If I can go along with an invisible flying aircraft carrier, I can go along with an in ear headset wink.gif
You don't get it. It's a plot hole therefore the movie sucks and should be picked apart.
post #1353 of 1397
Oh! Sorry.

Generally speaking, if there are explosions in the movie, I check the 'ol brain at the door and just watch the pretty pictures smile.gif

If there's a plot, or even pieces of one, it's a bonus for me!
post #1354 of 1397
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Originally Posted by thehun View Post

Yeah so was I. I was throwing things at my tv in my frustration. Does that count emotionally involved? smile.gif

+100
post #1355 of 1397
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Which, besides being too small to be seen by outsiders, seem to have unlimited range and unmatched clarity of transmission no matter the location. I suspect they buy them at the same place that sells those amazing computers that allow you to digitally enhance any tiny part of any photo to crystal clarity no matter the original resolution. tongue.gif

Oh come on folks! If Captain Picard and Commander Riker can communicate with with the orbiting Enterprise from a cave on some M class planet, surely The Avengers have the communication thing figured out tongue.gif

Captain America's communicator is in the star on his chest.

Natasha's is on those bullet things on her wrist.

Hawk's is in his bow

Thor's is on those round things on his chest

Fury's is in his eye patch and,

The Hulk don't give a ish!
post #1356 of 1397
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Which, besides being too small to be seen by outsiders, seem to have unlimited range and unmatched clarity of transmission no matter the location. I suspect they buy them at the same place that sells those amazing computers that allow you to digitally enhance any tiny part of any photo to crystal clarity no matter the original resolution. tongue.gif

That would be the special section of The Sharper Image that requires a top secret Pentagon/MI-6/CIA/FBI/S.H.I.E.L.D. coupon code. I'll PM you one...wink.gif
post #1357 of 1397
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

Oh come on folks! If Captain Picard and Commander Riker can communicate with with the orbiting Enterprise from a cave on some M class planet, surely The Avengers have the communication thing figured out tongue.gif
Captain America's communicator is in the star on his chest.
Natasha's is on those bullet things on her wrist.
Hawk's is in his bow
Thor's is on those round things on his chest
Fury's is in his eye patch and,
The Hulk don't give a ish!

I could imagine Cap, Natasha & Hawkeye having a small earpiece & that being "believable". Fury's on earpiece/speakerphone. Obviously Stark's is built in. And well...Thor is a god. And I concur on Hulk not giving a sh*t.

I let the whole thing go & give it a pass, based on all the other outlandish stuff happening in the movie.
post #1358 of 1397
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Originally Posted by jwebb1970 View Post

I could imagine Cap, Natasha & Hawkeye having a small earpiece & that being "believable". Fury's on earpiece/speakerphone. Obviously Stark's is built in. And well...Thor is a god. And I concur on Hulk not giving a sh*t.
I let the whole thing go & give it a pass, based on all the other outlandish stuff happening in the movie.

What do you mean "outlandish"? I don't get it. biggrin.gif
post #1359 of 1397
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Jack Bauer and CTU were the kings of the small ear comms.

Sydney Bristow swore by them as well.
post #1360 of 1397
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

Sydney Bristow swore by them as well.

You actually looked at her ear? wink.gif
post #1361 of 1397
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Originally Posted by MovieSwede View Post

You actually looked at her ear? wink.gif

Well, getting past the chin was difficult. Hey Jen - Why the long face? tongue.gif
post #1362 of 1397
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Well, getting past the chin was difficult. Hey Jen - Why the long face? tongue.gif


Yeah....that chin is SO distracting.........tongue.gif
post #1363 of 1397
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Originally Posted by jwebb1970 View Post

I could imagine Cap, Natasha & Hawkeye having a small earpiece & that being "believable". Fury's on earpiece/speakerphone. Obviously Stark's is built in. And well...Thor is a god. And I concur on Hulk not giving a sh*t.
I let the whole thing go & give it a pass, based on all the other outlandish stuff happening in the movie.
Could you believe a biologist grabbing a vagina snake on an alien world?
post #1364 of 1397
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

grabbing a vagina snake on an alien world?

come to think of it that's a pretty f*cked-up beast from a Freudian standpoint. wink.gif
post #1365 of 1397
Finally found time to watch my Avengers BD. As noted in earlier posts, I detest 3D because I find that 3D glasses are more distracting that 3D effects are compelling. Thus I watched my 2D copy of the BD. I was glad I did. The PQ and the sound were overwhelmingly wonderful and Joss Whedon's creative genius was apparent in every frame. I even noticed a few wonderful one liners this time around that I had missed in the theater. Tonight I am going to watch it again, this time with Whedon's commentary track engaged.
post #1366 of 1397
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Finally found time to watch my Avengers BD. As noted in earlier posts, I detest 3D because I find that 3D glasses are more distracting that 3D effects are compelling. Thus I watched my 2D copy of the BD. I was glad I did. The PQ and the sound were overwhelmingly wonderful and Joss Whedon's creative genius was apparent in every frame. I even noticed a few wonderful one liners this time around that I had missed in the theater. Tonight I am going to watch it again, this time with Whedon's commentary track engaged.

Along with the fact that this is just one of those fun movies that warrants multiple viewings, you'll also find new nuggets of detail with each viewing. And trust me, there is a lot of detail that Whedon put into this one. I've only had one full viewing as my second attempt was on a different tv and I later realized that after service I had to recalibrate my settings so I spent the whole time doing that and searching the disc for reference points. I hope to view some of the extras tomorrow night and have another full viewing with my kids this weekend!
post #1367 of 1397
I have to politely disagree with that. A really good, good, GOOD movie has legs. It will be on your mind for days, weeks after 1st viewing and you keep you thinking about it. Movies that had this effect just on top of my mind was Die Hard 1&2, Back to the future, Thelma & Louise, Leon, True Lies, MI 2, Training Day, True Romance, Pulp Fiction. I had to watch those films again and again.

I had fun with the Avengers 1st time but it's totally gone from my memories and forgotten now with no interest to see it again. Again, I hope the sequel Josh & Co will learn from his 1st big production and give me something with more meat to sink into.
post #1368 of 1397
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Originally Posted by zoey67 View Post

I have to politely disagree with that. A really good, good, GOOD movie has legs. It will be on your mind for days, weeks after 1st viewing and you keep you thinking about it. Movies that had this effect just on top of my mind was Die Hard 1&2, Back to the future, Thelma & Louise, Leon, True Lies, MI 2, Training Day, True Romance, Pulp Fiction. I had to watch those films again and again.
I had fun with the Avengers 1st time but it's totally gone from my memories and forgotten now with no interest to see it again. Again, I hope the sequel Josh & Co will learn from his 1st big production and give me something with more meat to sink into.

Thanks for reminding me of something I should think about more often. Not every movie lover is an ardently dedicated Whedon-head. Those of us who are should keep in mind that Whedon's schtick isn't as compelling for everyone else as it is for us. Nevertheless, YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR MIND!smile.gif

More seriously, the next night after I watched my The Avengers BD I went back and watched it again, that time with Whedon's commentary track. His comments were so charming and insightful, they made watching the movie with them just as much fun as it was with the original soundtrack.
Edited by gwsat - 10/8/12 at 7:42pm
post #1369 of 1397
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Originally Posted by zoey67 View Post

I have to politely disagree with that. A really good, good, GOOD movie has legs. It will be on your mind for days, weeks after 1st viewing and you keep you thinking about it. Movies that had this effect just on top of my mind was Die Hard 1&2, Back to the future, Thelma & Louise, Leon, True Lies, MI 2, Training Day, True Romance, Pulp Fiction. I had to watch those films again and again.
I had fun with the Avengers 1st time but it's totally gone from my memories and forgotten now with no interest to see it again. Again, I hope the sequel Josh & Co will learn from his 1st big production and give me something with more meat to sink into.

When I spoke of detail, I wasn't necessarily talking about scripting but rather visual detail. I make that point because this movie is FAR from the likes of The Godfather, a really good, good GOOD movie with legs as you call it. But it has no intention or attempt on being that kind of movie; therefore, it's an apples to cucumbers comparison. The Avengers is simply a fun ride in a superhero universe. Nothing more. But even at that, I saw this movie three times at the theater and have now watched it three times at home. The replay factor of this movie is quite high IMO. Of the movies you mentioned, I don't own a single one aside from Training Day. And that one I've only watched once, but that's not entirely fair because I don't regard that as a "watch over and over" movie despite its' quality. True Lies has a high replay value on TNT or Showtime because nothing better is on at the moment. I turn that on as opposed to something "deeper" while I'm folding laundry. The Die Hard's and Back to the futures are about the same IMO. Having said all of that, not all movies are for all people. That's why there are so many. There's something out there to appeal to us all. But again, my point about detail was regarding visual detail.
post #1370 of 1397
Don't be dissin' Garner; if Bennifer ever stupidly drops her, I'll be there to scoop her up!
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post #1371 of 1397
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Originally Posted by zoey67 View Post

I have to politely disagree with that. A really good, good, GOOD movie has legs. It will be on your mind for days, weeks after 1st viewing and you keep you thinking about it. Movies that had this effect just on top of my mind was Die Hard 1&2, Back to the future, Thelma & Louise, Leon, True Lies, MI 2, Training Day, True Romance, Pulp Fiction. I had to watch those films again and again.
I had fun with the Avengers 1st time but it's totally gone from my memories and forgotten now with no interest to see it again. Again, I hope the sequel Josh & Co will learn from his 1st big production and give me something with more meat to sink into.

I have to disagree Avengers is a movie I still think about seen it a number of times on blu ray already and will see again soon.
post #1372 of 1397
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Thanks for reminding me of something I should think about more often. Not every movie lover is an ardently dedicated Whedon-head. Those of us who are should keep in mind that Whedon's schtick isn't as compelling for everyone else as it is for us. Nevertheless, YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR MIND!smile.gif
More seriously, the next night after I watched my The Avengers BD I went back and watched it again, that time with Whedon's commentary track. His comments were so charming and insightful, they made watching the movie with them just as much fun as it was with the original soundtrack.

I have to admit ive never watched a movie with comments on.
post #1373 of 1397
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Originally Posted by rezzy View Post

Don't be dissin' Garner; if Bennifer ever stupidly drops her, I'll be there to scoop her up!
tongue.gif

If you point her to the floor chin-first, you might be able to scoop up all those dropped Cheetoes from last night's movie, too. wink.gif
post #1374 of 1397
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Originally Posted by rezzy View Post

Don't be dissin' Garner; if Bennifer ever stupidly drops her, I'll be there to scoop her up!
tongue.gif
Sorry, I'm first in line.biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

I have to admit ive never watched a movie with comments on.
Neither have I.

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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

If you point her to the floor chin-first, you might be able to scoop up all those dropped Cheetoes from last night's movie, too. wink.gif
I am not entirely sure what you mean, but I'll bet it's improper.wink.gif
post #1375 of 1397
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

I have to admit ive never watched a movie with comments on.

Your loss...

While alot of commentaries are pointless there are some real interesting ones.
post #1376 of 1397
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

I have to admit ive never watched a movie with comments on.

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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Neither have I.

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Originally Posted by MovieSwede View Post

Your loss...
While alot of commentaries are pointless there are some real interesting ones.

I think MovieSwede is exactly right. Commentaries are indeed a hit or miss affair but when they are good, as was the case with Whedon's Avengers commentary track, they are very informative and entertaining too.
post #1377 of 1397
I don't think I've listened to a commentary in 8 or more years. Filmmakers got so lazy with them. The days of truly well researched and thought out commentaries on laserdisc is long departed.
post #1378 of 1397
WHO has the time to listen to commentaries???eek.gif
post #1379 of 1397
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

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Originally Posted by rezzy View Post

Don't be dissin' Garner; if Bennifer ever stupidly drops her, I'll be there to scoop her up!
tongue.gif
Sorry, I'm first in line.biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

I have to admit ive never watched a movie with comments on.
Neither have I.

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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

If you point her to the floor chin-first, you might be able to scoop up all those dropped Cheetoes from last night's movie, too. wink.gif
I am not entirely sure what you mean, but I'll bet it's improper.wink.gif

I think he meant that she has a jaw shaped like a front loader or bulldozer smile.gif As long as she can open her mouth I'm happy.
post #1380 of 1397
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Originally Posted by ambesolman View Post

I think he meant that she has a jaw shaped like a front loader or bulldozer smile.gif As long as she can open her mouth I'm happy.

Ok, between you saying it or me thinking it, either way there is some impropriety going on here! biggrin.gif
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