Holland Oats wrote:
Not defensive, just debating. His point about little kids didn't make much sense. He said the little kids were teeming over it, despite him being sure they don't read the comics. And then followed it up with that he didn't know if they could cope with it. It's either one or the other. What does it matter if there's fanservice in the movie, but people don't read the comics if just two sentences prior he said he's sure it will do monster numbers and repeat viewings and everyone loved it?
I was only defensive of it in regards to your own views on it, because you're so wrong 90% of the time on movies, and because virtually every other review I've read has basically been glowing.
My review on the movie was glowing. I've said there's a lot to love about it, and I'm sure there's plenty you'll like. It doesn't mean it was a very good MOVIE. I'm comparing it to other movies out there, to the Full Metal Jackets, and Titanics, and so on, not just other comic book movies.
And the movie is both accessible and yet tough to get into. It's accessible because the plot is something a 4 year old can follow. But the players are a bit tough to access if you're not familiar with the previous films. We're not really given backstory on Loki and Thor and what happened. Whedon just jumps into it and their conversation is not something that people who did not watch the Thor movie will get. So it is a bit of a mixed bag.
I know Whedon cut out like 40 minutes of this film and I will have to assume that had something to do with the movie feeling more like a series of events rather than a cohesive whole.
And since you're such the expert, I'd really like to know how I'm so off on movies. An example or two would be nice.