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BS: The Avengers anyone?

26 Nov 12 - 12:56 PM (#3442500)
Subject: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Jack the Sailor

I recently rented it and think it deserves its own thread.

I believe it is the best superhero movie ever. Yes, even better than the Batman flick with Heath Leger.

My favorite part was the encounter between Loki and the Hulk! But there were many excellent scenes!

A spectacle with well written characters and great acting!


26 Nov 12 - 01:00 PM (#3442503)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Henry Krinkle

Damn. I thought this thread was about the 1960's British T.V. show.
Who cares about silly super heroes? 7 year olds?
=(:-( 0)


26 Nov 12 - 01:18 PM (#3442508)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Becca72

I saw The Avengers at the drive in the weekend it opened. It was wonderful! I loved every bit of it.


26 Nov 12 - 02:03 PM (#3442545)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: GUEST,Eliza

Oh! I used to fancy John Steed like mad, Swooooon!


26 Nov 12 - 02:08 PM (#3442548)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Henry Krinkle

Diana Rigg
=(:-( P)


26 Nov 12 - 02:34 PM (#3442567)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Gurney

Honor Blackman. ooooh.
She was on TV recently. Must be well into her 70s and still gorgeous.


26 Nov 12 - 02:53 PM (#3442576)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Wesley S

Jack - Agreed. Easily the best superhero movie out there. Except the last Batman movie comes close. Looking forward to Ironman 3 and The Avengers 2. Both in the works.


26 Nov 12 - 02:56 PM (#3442578)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Richard Bridge

Purdey. And Steed's Bentley.


26 Nov 12 - 03:06 PM (#3442587)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Jack the Sailor

They filmed much of Iron Man 3 here in Wilmington. Looking forward to it for that reason. "Revolution" TV series is filmed here too. You didn't think that cypress swamp was actually in Illinois did you?


26 Nov 12 - 04:01 PM (#3442606)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Dave MacKenzie

Didn't go to watch the Avengers film, as according to all the critics, it failed to capture the spirit of the original - a bit like Austin Powers without the (intentional) humour.


26 Nov 12 - 04:08 PM (#3442611)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Jack the Sailor

You mean this one Dave?

Not this one right?


26 Nov 12 - 04:19 PM (#3442616)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: olddude

boy did I have a thing for Diana Rigg
Oh yea what a babe


26 Nov 12 - 04:31 PM (#3442622)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Jack the Sailor

Yeah, but http://www.hipsterama.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/barbara-feldon2.jpg and Jeannie were cuter.

Love the bangs!

But The Black Widow from The Avengers (2012) is hardly chopped liver.


26 Nov 12 - 04:32 PM (#3442623)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Jack the Sailor

99


26 Nov 12 - 05:59 PM (#3442675)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Dave MacKenzie

Right on. I've got all the DVDs from the early episodes back from the days of Ian Hendry (the few surviving episodes) until the last series with Linda Thorson. My opinion of her acting abilities rose dramatically when I saw her playing a Cardassian in Star Trek The Next Generation, 6.20 'The Chase'. I never took to The New Avengers - even Patrick McNee seemed bored withit.


26 Nov 12 - 08:03 PM (#3442754)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: GUEST,Joe Offer, at work

I gotta say that Gwyneth Paltrow is certainly the best female sidekick since Diana Rigg. She follows the same tradition of having more common sense than the hero has.

-Joe-


26 Nov 12 - 08:38 PM (#3442774)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Wesley S

Jack - Maybe you DO get "Revolution" filmed locally. But down here in Georgia we've got the "Walking Dead". Top that. Our show's better than your show.....


27 Nov 12 - 02:38 PM (#3443203)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: MGM·Lion

Purdey waas Joanna Lumley. IIRC she gave the character's name to a hairdo.

~M~


27 Nov 12 - 03:04 PM (#3443213)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link

jack-duno about dave but neither for me.i,ll settle for the 1960,s avengers.fun english charm!


27 Nov 12 - 03:23 PM (#3443223)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Dave the Gnome

Funny about the hairdo considering the character was named after Purdey Shotguns - Both beautiful and dangerous! Wonder how many people asked for a Purdey to the head... :-)

Back to the thread - Yes, one of my favorites too. Very well put together indeed with plot, script, acting and cinematography top rate and in unison with each other. 10/10 from me.

Cheers

DtG


27 Nov 12 - 03:41 PM (#3443234)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Jack the Sailor

Wesley I lived in Columbus and traveled to towns between Newnan and Atlanta enough to recognize some of the scenery in Walking Dead. I enjoyed watching a few episodes on Netflix for that reason. But the magic power outage is more interesting to me than the rather cliche zombies on your show. But apparently not interesting enough to keep me from renting a movie rather than watch the "fall finale" last night.

YOU WANT ZOMBIES???????

Here are ZOMBIES!!!!


27 Nov 12 - 05:55 PM (#3443312)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Wesley S

Yeah I've seen the trailer for that one already. It doesn't look like it's going to follow the plot line of the book much. Should be good though.


27 Nov 12 - 06:02 PM (#3443315)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Jack the Sailor

I like the Zombies like ants scene. Didn't read the book. Is it any good? Zombies are so much better suited to visual media I think.


27 Nov 12 - 10:25 PM (#3443429)
Subject: RE: BS: The Avengers anyone?
From: Wesley S

I thought the book was one of the best of it's kind. Max Brooks - the author - is the son of Mel Brooks. The book is written more like an oral history. A reporter gathers stories from survivors around the world. So it's more like a collection of short stories than one hero saving the world. It sold a lot of copies so I see it often in used book stores.

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