Ntikrst wrote:So lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring: No matter what dialogue Whedon is writing, it always comes out as Scooby Speak from his Buffy days.
Fair enough... though I didn't think anyone sounded like a teenage girl in high school. Maybe I missed it somewhere...
Ntikrst wrote:Pedestrian as in commonplace, unoriginal.
I still don't know what you mean... how is this action movie's pacing more commonplace or unoriginal than A) any other action movie and; B) more commonplace or unoriginal than MoS? and; C) Where is MoS superior?
Ntikrst wrote:Not this god who can't keep his thralls in check and not this army that cruises downtown New York until it's time for them to be attacked/defeated.
Again, how is this different than other action movies?
One of my FAVOURITE action flicks, Die Hard, pretty much has Hans Gruber unable to contain most of his guys as they don't do as he says or when he says it until the inevitable defeat by John McLean.
Ntikrst wrote:Watching our heroes bicker and get over their feet of clay in the great Marvel tradition.
So you don't like that the characters are like their comic inspiration?
Ntikrst wrote: External antagonism is always an after thought and once the internal group dynamic is resolved victory over the "bad guy" becomes a forgone conclusion.
Yes... as in every action movie including MoS.
Ntikrst wrote:I already did. If Dr. Selvig hadn't conveniently built a backdoor security override feature despite being subjugated by a god and told Black Widow about it right at the last minute, then the Avengers wouldn't have been able to close the portal or stop the invasion. The Avengers relied on a plot contrivance to achieve victory. If that's not a deal breaker in your eyes, all the power to you, MMDV.
Superman killing someone to attain a victory is just as much a contrivance in my eyes.