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Joss Whedon’s Three-Hour THE AVENGERS: DIRECTOR’S CUT Coming To Cinemas In August??

I am – Hercules!!

Could the nation’s cinemas be getting a 35-minute-longer “director’s cut” of Joss Whedon’s “Marvel’s The Avengers” this August?

Such a cut is already rumored for a forthcoming Blu-ray release.

Both ComicBook.com and SuperHeroAuthority have a source who says Disney could make it happen ahead of the movie’s expected Blu-ray release this fall.

A three-hour version of the superhero epic might  find its way to the big screen in an effort to make “Avengers” the all-time domestic box office champ.

All-time top domestic grosses as of June 11 (in millions):
$760.5 Avatar
$658.6 Titanic
$573.7 The Avengers
$533.3 The Dark Knight
$474.5 The Phantom Menace

I find this a smashing idea. It would also likely help promote the Blu-ray.

Find all of SuperHero Authority’s story on the matter here.

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  • June 12, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST

    I will absolutely go to that. Great idea.

    by JediRob

  • June 12, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST

    I'm up for that!

    by baronweazle

  • June 12, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Sign me up!

    by BloodiedFox

    Sure it's a curiousity piece more than anything else, but I'd love to see what got cut. Hopefully it'd show up here in the UK too.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Not sure about this. But...

    by Wcwlkr

    I just hope it's not added to that first act. Absolutely loved this movie. But 3 Hours uh I'm not sure that's the greatest idea. But who am I kidding I'll be there.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Hell yeah

    by disfigurehead

  • June 12, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Might as well make the 5th time special.

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 12, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Yeah looks like I'll be seeing it for the 6th time

    by Wcwlkr

    I do pray this pushes it past that crapfest known as Fern Gull..I mean Dances With...I mean John Car...no that's right Avatar.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    I'd LOVE for this movie to take the #1 spot

    by Mr. Anderson

    but I just don't see it happening. $200 million is a lot of ground to make up.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    cos I've somehow not seen this yet

    by Mickster_Island

    I hear it's good though.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    make “Avengers” the all-time domestic box office champ?

    by KilliK

    lol,right,good luck with that. Avatar tried something similar and they only grossed several millions dollars.although to be true,its dvd release had already happened. It needs another 150m to break Avatar's record,but this will never happen in the near future.It can break Titanic's record though.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    For fuck's sake.

    by StarWarsRedux

    I'd gladly see an extended/director's cut of "Prometheus" again. But then, I'd also be willing to see the truncated current version again. For all it's flaws, "Prometheus" is a good movie. "The Avengers" isn't. <p> <p>No means no.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I'm down.

    by Rufus

    Let's do it.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I never see a Movie Repeated Times in the Theater

    by DangerDave

    (minus The Empire Strikes Back). But I would pay to see the Director's Cut.....AND buy the Blu-ray. Fuck Avatar...That shit needs to get bumped.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Hopefully this is the cut where Captain America gets his story fleshed out.

    by Christian Sylvain

    Which would be fine by me. Chris Evans' Cap blew me away yet again in The Avengers.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Sorry guys but Fern Gully will remain the king of the

    by KilliK

    box office records.And Jim will keep laughing.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    HULK......*GRRRRRRR*

    by DangerDave

    SMASH MORE!!!!!!!!!!! *SMILE*

  • June 12, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    With one hand they giveth and the other they taketh away

    by migmog

    How can 2 announcements be more stunning in contrast.:cancellation of Avengers EMH - utterly stupid and the announcement of a 3 hour avengers movie (about time they got around to this) This is a pivotal moment for the Marvel brand. another misstep here and the momentum will be lost. I hope the general poor reception to Ultimate Spider-man will avoid those kinds of mistakes in the future I hope that within the new cut we see a genuine attempt to bring the Guardians of the galaxy into the storyline or a first look at some other characters in cameo

  • June 12, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    I'm a little leery of this

    by Ribbons

    Whedon himself said that the theatrical cut WAS the director's cut, so this pretty much sounds like a shameless cash-grab to me. Want proof? Here's the interview: "[There won’t be a director’s cut on the DVD]. I… believe very strongly in putting the director’s cut into the theaters. I believe that the director’s cut is the best movie for the studio and the best version of the movie for the audience. I’ve never really been in a situation where I had to pull the beating heart out of something that I did. I think people get to see a lot of extraordinary extras because I did shoot a bunch of stuff that I love, but the movie is the movie I want it to be.” http://collider.com/joss-whedon-the-avengers-avengers-2-interview/151487/ The extra 30 minutes is basically just every scene they left on the cutting room floor.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Are these extra 35m going to have action sequences?

    by KilliK

    or they are mostly dialog and plot scenes?

  • June 12, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    3 hours! Prometheus you suck!

    by jellypop

    Yay!

  • Bated breath....

  • June 12, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    King Kirby Day

    by jmdaulton

    Jack Kirby's birthday's on August 28th (falls on a Tuesday this year). We should push August 28th as "King Kirby Day," aka "Everybody Go See Avengers Again" day. =)

  • June 12, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    HULK WANT!

    by Sparky The Wonder Dog

    I'd wear Depends to the flippin' theater for this!

  • June 12, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST

    oh,Titanic's domestic BO is 658m?

    by KilliK

    lol,forget it,Avengers is not going to break that record either. But i am really curious to see what these extra minutes are about.more closeups on Scarlett's sweet ass? hope so.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Yep - I'll shell out the dough again.

    by dr geek

    I probably would have seen it in the theater again anyway, but now I have an excuse, and can see it again on the big screen - for another 10 bucks - and not hate myself afterwards.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Ticket = Bought

    by Brian

    I liked the theatrical cut a lot. More story? More fun? Sign me up.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Can I see this instead and get my money back for Prometheus?

    by Snookeroo

    That piece of shit had more plot holes than a cemetery.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:20 p.m. CST

    DVD in September?? What's the fucking rush?

    by Stifler's Mom

    It floors me that Disney is greedy enough to rush AVENGERS into the home video market a mere four months after it opens. The movie is still raking it in- it made $11 million last weekend on it's SIXTH weekend. I can understand rushing a turkey like JOHN CARTER onto DVD in order to squeeze out a few more bucks and recoup some of the loss while people are still mildly curious. A genuine, crowd-pleasing blockbuster like AVENGERS seems like less of an event when it's up for sale and rent while it's STILL FUCKING PLAYING. And the studios wonder why admissions are decreasing. It's because a DVD is cheaper than a night at the movies, and the window is shorter than ever.

  • But whatever. Here's hoping the new footage amplifies the action sequences and not the sleep-inducing first hour.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:20 p.m. CST

    I'll say it

    by mongo126

    Once you got past how beautiful Avatar was it turned into a "save the environment" PSA with big blue people and an asshole Marine.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Kate Winslet's tits > Zoe Saldana's fake blue ass.

    by mongo126

  • June 12, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    @Turd nah,i dont think A2 will beat A1 record's.

    by KilliK

    in fact i am sure that it will gross a lot less than the original movie.Jim should have made Alita first and then release the next sequel after a decade.The anticipation alone would have been enough to help the sequel to break the BO records.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    This could be the start of a VERY BAD TREND.

    by StarQrtrs

    It's sort of like games with DLC that's available on day 1 of it's release. I'm all for a re-release if it's got a meaty chunk in it. I just don't want to see "Come see it again with 5 minutes of new footage!" I also miss the days of the old cinema re-releases. It would be great to see Star Trek 2 or Aliens Extended re-released on the big screen. Still it's the consumer's choice to go see it again so really I'm all for it. Speak with your dollars people!

  • June 12, 2012, 3:22 p.m. CST

    BTW Turd welcome back,mate.

    by KilliK

    Your absence from this forum,was severely noticed.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:22 p.m. CST

    sure, why not?

    by smudgewhat

    totally enjoyed the 'shorter' version, so pile it on.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    WOW, would you like some milk, with your milk ?

    by Keith Maniac

  • June 12, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Bring it.

    by tomdolan04

    On.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    = it turned into a "save the environment" PSA =

    by KilliK

    and this is bad,because?

  • June 12, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Who cares about beating Avatar just beat Titanic

    by shane peterson

    that movie is such a POS(except for the vfx of the sinking and ship). Go get em Joss!

  • June 12, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Sign me the hell up.

    by Samdroid

  • June 12, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Anyone who defends that shit avatar is fucked in the head.

    by jolliff89

    Seriously? Are you stupid? Avengers is original, creative, doesn't have shitty dialogue, doesn't have shitty acting, doesn't have a fucking repeated story that has been repeated 5000 fucking times. We need something to be box office champ is represents intelligence in film, a well thought out and creative story that encapsulates everything that is great cinema, not just something that's easy on the eyes like that fergully wannabe piece of shit. If you defend avatar and think that it should be box office champ still then you're fucking in the head and no one would have any respect for you or your shitty movie choice. So go watch ferngully the last rainforest you asshole.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST

    At this point

    by Chris

    i think I'll just wait for the Blu-Ray, not sure i want to sit in a theater again for the Avengers, as much as I absolutely loved the movie, the next time i see it, I want it to be on my tv

  • June 12, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    theypeedonyourfuckingrg

    by shane peterson

    Star Wars was re-released. And this was loooong before the Special Edition. So, re-releases have always counted.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    ahhh HEEEEELLLLLLLLLLL YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Professor_Bedlam

  • June 12, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    35 minutes of more plot holes and cheesy dialogue?...pass

    by alienindisguise

  • Enough with the photoshop bullshit, get someone to paint a cover!

  • You sir, are fucked in the head whole heartedly. Yeah, one movie makes a mockery of something truly tragic in our historical timeline with a shitty love story, and another just spits in the face of good story and covers it with shitty blue aliens. If that's the representation of general audiences then I'm glad I'm a nerd you dipshit asshole.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    I'd see it

    by zer0cool2k2

    Hell, If I can sit through all three Nolan-Bats, back to back, I can sit through 3 hours of Avengers. Then I'll pick up the Blu-Ray a few weeks later. Hell, give $5.00 off the DVD if you purchase tickets to the extended release (Is that even feasible) and get a few more bodies in the seats. And unless Cameron comes up with the gretest screenplay of all time, or Saldana dies filming it, the Avatar sequels won't match the box office of the first one.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST

    I would love it if Coulson is the Vision

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 12, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Hell

    by zer0cool2k2

    Gusee I should have started the third sentence of that last post with a "Hell" too...

  • June 12, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    It's funny

    by lead_sharp

    I would normally be shouting 'cash grabbing bastards' or some such but if I'm being honest I'd go and see this again. For me it was just that good and to be honest I now GET why people go and see extended cuts. Grief, I'd go and see Bladerunner if they ever stuck it up on the big screen again and I own about three different versions of that.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Um, I guess by the time August rolls around I'll want to see this again.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    It sounds better than the dream I had of a Muppets meet the Avengers movie.

  • Avengers was a fun movie that I literally forgot about in a day. I've been meaning to see it again but it hasn't been a priority. 4 days after seeing Prometheus I'm still thinking about it all the time, but the Aintitcool trolls say it sucked so I'm confused. After reading all the venom on here I guess I hated Prometheus even though I actually thought it was fantastic. Avengers gets a free pass btw because there were no "plot holes" and the characters were all "believable"....Ummmmm, yeah, right. Fanboys are hilarious sometimes. Hate this, love THIS etc.

  • The new, non original, non-good Cameron preys on the weak minded like yourself who give in to unoriginal and repetitive. I'm sure he will have room in that mansion of his. Why don't you go wipe his ass for him with his gold toilet paper.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Sorry but there's NO FUCKING WAY they're going to milk another $200M

    by Jaster Mareel

    WB tried to squeeze out some more dough with an additional IMAX release of TDK and that amounted to shit. AVATAR extended didn't amount to much either. I think people are pretty wise to that crap.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST

    What a great idea!

    by Detached

    I tip my hat to whoever came up with this one. Oh, yeah, I'd be there. And IMHO it would be smart to do it in August, because A) it would give people enough time after the May release to be ready to see it again (not counting those who've seen it again since, and most first-timers saw it in the first few weeks), and B) big releases have tapered off by August, so there'd be a bit of a vaccuum to fill. I'd be there.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Add Fifteen more minutes of Thor and Hulk pounding on each other.

    by cookylamoo

  • June 12, 2012, 3:36 p.m. CST

    And yeah, Avatar wasn't that good. It was average at best.

    by Quake II

    I actually found nothing to LOVE in Avatar. It was a fun carnival ride in 3-D but that was it. Cameron has lost his mind thinking he has a new Star Wars on his hands. Did ANYONE buy t-shirts, get tattoos and spend thousands on Avatar action toys? I didn't think so. I would rather see a True Lies 2 from Cameron.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:36 p.m. CST

    First movie that could use a re-release?

    by isildur29

    I love this movie. First time I saw it I was blown away. Second time I noticed some weaknesses in the story. Third time I decided there must be at least 20 minutes of scenes to make the movie flow better and make more sense or at least an alternate edit of the helicarrier sequence. I'll pay to see this in the hopes it fills in some gaping holes.

  • ....which tends to cheapen those records. If you re-release a movie theatrically over and over again years later, with the benefit of inflated ticket prices and maybe a 3D premium thrown in, of course you're going to pad your numbers. So, as someone else pointed out, it would be funny as hell if Avengers topped Avatar on a re-release, and then Cameron just decided to re-release Avatar and took the top spot back from Avengers. What's good for the goose, etc.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Hell I'd go!

    by McSatan

    Avatar? Still haven't seen it and have no desire to. The trailers turned me off big time.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    God knows, we can't ever allow Iron Man to be shown with his mask on.

    by TheyPeedOnYourFuckingRug

    I guess it must be in Downey's contract that his face has to be visible on all the posters, DVD covers, and promotional hoo-hah. Must also be a clause in there about the head having to be a cheap Photoshop paste-on.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST

    hey turd, more to follow

    by jolliff89

    few things to think about you dumbass. why do you think cameron release his last few shitty movies in december? So he has nothing to compete with and people will get bored and dumbasses like you will go and see them over and over and over again until 800 days have gone by and then you see finally some good movies emerge in the spring and summer that actually have competition. Point 2. and this should be all i have to say on the matter. The goddamn element in avatar is called fucking unobtanium?? unobtanium?? yeah, you're right, that's great. great writing. I'm sure he was on the shitter, gave up on thinking of something because he sucks and wrote that on paper.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    To recap:

    by Fixxxer

    The angry people in the PROMETHEUS thread say putting the director's cut on Blu-ray is a blatant cash grab, and that no amount of extra footage could make that a good movie. People in this thread can't wait to see a director's cut of THE AVENGERS in theaters, even though it's *explicitly* being released to grab more cash.

  • Saw it twice in May, once just two days ago in June. The July screening will be tricksy, Spidey & Batman will have run it out of theatres by then, maybe it'll be at the 2nd run theatre by that point.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Also, turd, ...

    by jolliff89

    The meat on the bones with which you refer to in avatar? please explain where any meat comes from that isn't already ripped off of dances with wolves, the last samurai, or the FUCKING STORY OF POCOHONTAS!!!!

  • June 12, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST

    With Avatar 2, Cameron is

    by shane peterson

    going to need a much better story to make it even as successful as the first one. You can only drink from the same well so many times. But hell, what do I know? Bay did the same thing with the Transformers movies and the overseas box made a fortune.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST

    not to mention, let's compare acting.

    by jolliff89

    michelle rodriguez, shitty sam worthington, zoe saldana, vs.... robert downey jr., Chris hemsworth, mark ruffalo, and sam jackson, and tom hiddleston, and you want to talk to me about what makes a better movie?????

  • June 12, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Fuck all the haters I liked Avengers, Avatar AND Prometheus

    by shane peterson

    OMG!!!!!

  • June 12, 2012, 3:51 p.m. CST

    every film that I saw in the cinema growing up

    by emeraldboy

    i only saw that film once. so I guess I have seen possiibly 300 films. the only films that I saw more then once was crouching tiger hidden dragon that Farenhiet 9/11. saw them both in the cinema. twice.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Captain America.

    by tj donkey show

    I read somewhere that right after Cap breaks up the fight between Iron Man and Thor, he walks over picks up the hammer and hands it to Thor while chewing them out. Leaving Thor flabbergasted. If it's true, I hope they put that in.

  • It would only be the 4th time for me. I should probably make it the fifth or sixth.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    I'm going back!

    by Keith Small

  • June 12, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    oh and turd....

    by jolliff89

    believe me, avatar tried to sell dumb shit. Every movie tries to make money off selling shit, don't even try to use that as an excuse to cover up for the patheticness of dumb blue aliens. I'd love to see you tell that to James cameron, hey you didn't really try to sell items for that movie did ya? beucase that's just for dumb fan boys right?? right james cameron? .....Well, ya see turd, I haven't made a good movie since True lies came out and truthfully, they backed the brinks truck up to my house when they threw titanic and avatar in my lap so i figured why not get richer and richer and make the public dumber and dumber.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Only No. 1 if you count money and not butts in seats

    by DadTimesTwo

    I spent $14.50 on an IMAX 3D ticket. Does that make a movie more popular than one that cost significantly less to see but put more butts in the seat. Movies are becoming so ridiculously expensive, comparing modern movies to even films released ten years ago is pointless.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Still has a few spots before it catches Gone With the Wind

    by brad negrotto

    Like around 30.

  • June 12, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Almost 3 years later

    by Chris

    I'm tired of people complaining that Avatar stole the plot from so and so, we heard all these complaints when the movie first came out, and we get it. Books, movies, music, they all steal from each other, let the dances with wolves/pocohontas comparison die

  • June 12, 2012, 4 p.m. CST

    Nah, I'll wait for the Blu-Ray

    by rev_skarekroe

    Sometimes a guy's gotta piss, y'know?

  • June 12, 2012, 4 p.m. CST

    Cutting Spider-Man in then huh?

    by Axl Z

    Where's Blade 4!

  • June 12, 2012, 4 p.m. CST

    Why does anyone care about box office records?

    by seanny_d

    Seriously. There are no other industries that have their primary metric of success as the amount of money they make. Everything else is number of units sold. Granted, there's no MSRP for a movie ticket and it varies no matter where you go, but that's kind of the point. Avengers being #3 or #1 or #0 means nothing. The real #1 earner is Gone with the Wind. But we're still going to cling to these box office records based on 2012 dollars for some reason. <p>I'll definitely admit to paying attention to them, but the concerns for them and breaking records makes no sense in the long term.

  • June 12, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    turd...I'm talking about Cameron/Avatar, not Avengers.

    by Quake II

    The toys were there sitting on shelves untouched for months. Of course kids want to play Avengers and not Avatar but Cameron thinks he's created some amazing world worth 2 or more movies. I say he's wrong. Avengers was WAAAAY more entertaining than Avatar.

  • June 12, 2012, 4:04 p.m. CST

    True Lies sucks compared to things that aren't True Lies

    by palinode

  • Just kidding. I would probably see this again for a longer cut.

  • That defines James Cameron's last decade. The Avengers deserves the top slot more than Avatar but if you want my opinion, Pulp Fiction, 2001, Saving Private Ryan, Star Wars, Raiders, Taxi Driver, The Thing, Alien, Jurassic Park, Jaws and fifty other movies deserve the #1 spot more than Avatar.

  • June 12, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Legitimate even...bah...

    by u.k. star

  • June 12, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Do this NOW!!!

    by thegrayghost

    It'll be cool to see some new scenes for my 6th viewing!

  • June 12, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    PERFECT! I've been meaning to see it a 2nd time...

    by SlickyVonBoner

    but all my friends have seen it. So, I'll just wait until the rerelease to see it again. This movie NEEDS to beat Titanic at the B.O. Maybe the Hobbit has a chance cause it's being released in the winter, like Titanic and Avatar.

  • Needs to have Joss Whedon involved with the re-editing, and not just some hack producer chucking in deleted scenes here and there.

  • June 12, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    @Tazzman, What!?!? You don't hate stuff!?!

    by SlickyVonBoner

    You don't belong here at AICN. LOL!

  • June 12, 2012, 4:20 p.m. CST

    If you build it, they will come.

    by SergeantStedenko

    Glad I held off on seeing it a second time.

  • June 12, 2012, 4:21 p.m. CST

    I am totally down to see this

    by quadrupletree

    Disney can have my money a second time. I'd just like to know what the additional 30 min. contains. Hopefully just a lot longer third act full of action and Hulk smashing stuff!

  • June 12, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    I'll be there.

    by Rob Jenson

    As for Avatar, it was a pretty good movie -- utterly derivative, but good. However, it was a great MOVIE EXPERIENCE. Seeing it at the theater for the first time in 3-D was pretty overwhelming, and that's what made it a hit. That and Cameron's supernaturual ability to craft a story that has near-universal appeal.

  • Now if we had a chart of top films of all time according to attendance numbers (there probably is such a thing somewhere out there), that would really be a useful way to compare the popularity of not just individual movies, but the entire industry over time. Around 1990 there was a book called "Box Office Hits" (written by Gene Roddenberry's secretary and occasional fucktoy, Susan Sackett) that unintentionally illustrated just how useless the total-dollars measurement is. It purported to profile the biggest hits of each year from 1939 on, but since it was an apples-to-apples comparison of total dollars without accounting for inflation, and took re-releases into account, the book included films that were failures in their initial releases (such as Pinocchio and Fantasia), that only became profitable in reissues over many years afterward. Disney films dominated much of the book thanks to this skew. As a record of what audiences were really interested in year-by-year, and therefore an examination of the evolution of the culture over five decades, it was useless. The point is that an all-time-record chart of total grosses using 2012 dollars is so much meaningless dick-waving; I want to know what movies put the most butts in seats, and how many people are actually going to the movies compared to 10, 20, and 70 years ago (that number might be startling).

  • June 12, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Great Idea jmdaulton...

    by carlotta_valdes

    August 28th "King Kirby Day" ...let's do this!!!

  • June 12, 2012, 4:40 p.m. CST

    So the current blu-ray release is not the extended version?

    by holysin

    Is this extended version for an upcoming (not the current announced) blu-ray release or for the ANNOUNCED blu-ray preordered release you're linking to?

  • June 12, 2012, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Too long already...

    by locater16

    I mean, it was almost totally enjoyable. But honestly the end battle in "New York" could have lost ten minutes without losing anything.

  • June 12, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Fucking awesome

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    no complaints here. Eitherway I'm buying it on blu.

  • June 12, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    No way, the movie was overlong as it is

    by Avon

    I felt my asshole burning and the rot setting in during the screening. At least make it a bonus on the Blu Ray so I don't develop piles and shit.

  • June 12, 2012, 4:51 p.m. CST

    There can never be enough avengers.

    by Volllllume3

  • June 12, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    In this version Greedo shoots Coulson first

    by Crooooooow

  • June 12, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    So what was cut?

    by my liege

    It can't be 35 minutes of Captain America in a cafe talking that waitress. I'd probably start crying if there was a scene of Cap lifting Mjolnir.

  • June 12, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    If this is re-released in Australia...

    by AttackingClone

    I'm gonna have a movie day and see Avengers AND Dark Knight Rises!!!!! Oh no he di int!

  • June 12, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST

    That'll make it fifth time for me then

    by manonfire

  • June 12, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST

    They have to push it over $600 million

    by Rupee88

    and this should do it.

  • RDJ is a skilled martial artist and has been studying for many years. Man that could the worst blu ray cover art this year. It looks like they used Microsoft Paint instead of Photoshop. gfy

  • June 12, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST

    People liked 3D, not necessarily Avatar

    by Smartacus

    Seriously "turd" you can't look at Avengers and complain that its numbers are being inflated by nerds seeing it over and over again without acknowledging that Titanic's numbers are inflated by teenage girls going to see Kate and Leo fall in love over and over again. You can't ignore that Avatar's numbers are inflated by people going to experience maybe the first reasonable quality 3D over and over again. I've seen Avatar once. I downloaded that thing (illegally I might add, with a smile on my face and a song in my heart) and I found it "not bad for a movie that seemingly took all of its parts from other movies that came before it". It's not horrible by any means and I can definitely agree that people would have spent a bunch of money on that without the added lure of 3D glasses BUT HAVING SAID THAT...... there's no way that's a $760 million dollar gross movie without 3D. It's not that good.

  • June 12, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    seanny_d

    by Rupee88

    because most people are bad at math and don't understand the concepts of inflation or population growth..they just don't. And it's just a status symbol for the studios and filmmakers to have a $600 million movie rather than $593 million one. I doubt the re-release would bring in much more than $50 million in the USA and probably not even that. As far as International, remember it hasn't even been released in Japan yet. That should bring in another $100 million and bring it up to $1.5 billion. Again just goofy numbers but fun to look at...they don't mean nearly as much as others think they do though...as you point out.

  • June 12, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Why are you retards saying Box Office doesn't matter...

    by SlickyVonBoner

    It's kinda what every studio is going for.... ah, making money!! High box office means better chances for sequels and more money being dished out for sequels. Does it mean they are the best reviewed movies? No. Obviously movies like Avengers, Dark Knight, Avatar, etc are something special if they are grossing 500+ million compared to 99% of movies which are not.

  • June 12, 2012, 5:08 p.m. CST

    theypeedonyourfuckingrug

    by Rupee88

    again, you are forgetting about population growth. If there are 3x as many people on the planet now as when Gone With the Wind came out, then that is a MAJOR factor to consider. And it may be more than 3x..not sure. And saying that GWTW didn't have to compete with videogames is stupid. And don't forget that Star Wars is a strong #1 on the all-time list. Anyone who was around then knows how it was a HUGE earth-shattering cinema event. And again that was probably with the population being about 1/2 of what is is now.

  • June 12, 2012, 5:10 p.m. CST

    SW

    by Rupee88

    I mean Star Wars is a strong #2 on the all-time list behind GWTW. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm Avengers is #31..and again not factoring in population change, etc.

  • June 12, 2012, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Fuck it, I'm there

    by Logan_1973

    And I think this has an outside shot at toppling AVATAR with this move.

  • I was watching it on Netflix last night when all of a sudden holy moly, A ginger muppet walks in front of the screen and back again. Harry Knowles.

  • June 12, 2012, 5:14 p.m. CST

    And Avatar and Titanic are both very entertaining films

    by Rupee88

    Sure you may disagree but at least most people who went to see them actually ENJOYED them. What I don't understand is how Transformers brings in over $1 billion but no one seems to say they liked the film. I know there are a lot of dumb little kids out there, but not that many.

  • June 12, 2012, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, my ass is in the seat for that one.

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

  • June 12, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST

    ah, what the hell a 10th time won't hurt, HAHAHAHAHH!!!!!

    by NorthTronic

  • June 12, 2012, 5:18 p.m. CST

    slickyvonboner

    by Rupee88

    You are the retard with your retarded reading comprehension. No one is saying box office doesn't matter...they are saying that breaking these inflation fueled box office records doesn't matter nearly as much as most people say it does. It must be tough to go through life missing the obvious point so often...I pity you.

  • June 12, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST

    just reserved the blu ray today, please Joss, take my money

    by fingerlickingood

    Oh, not being sarcastic btw

  • June 12, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    SINK TITANIC! AGAIN! KNOCK THAT AVATAR CRAP OFF!

    by Dead_Kate_Moss

    SEE IT TWO MORE TIMES! EIGHT MORE TIMES!! TAKE SOME KIDS! JUST HANG AROUND OUTSIDE A SCHOOL AND TREAT THEM TO THE MOTHERFUCKING AVENGERS! TAKE SOME HOMELESS GUYS, BRING YOUR SENILE GRAND-MOTHER, BUY A TICKET FOR YOUR SPIRIT-GUIDE! DO IT FOR JACK FUCKING KIRBY, DO IT TO GET A GREAT MOVIE BACK AT THE NUMBER ONE SPOT, JUST DO IT!!!11111!!! (I'm in.)

  • June 12, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    I know it's ridiculous, but this is exactly what I was waiting for!

    by sweeneydave

    I am totally there, with son in tow.

  • June 12, 2012, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Thank you Mr. Whedon, Sir, may I have another!

    by Aiden Blackwell

  • June 12, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    are the extra 35 mins

    by clockworksrevenge

    More Tatum?

  • I mean c'mon, it seems sorta cheating otherwise, doesn't it? Shit there's a whole slew of movies that could easily climb further back up the all time list if the studio simply bothered wanting to run it back on the big screen. And I had this opinion even way back when Lucas was unleashing the Special Editions of the original trilogy back in 1997. Fuck man, practically half of Spielberg's pre-1994 catalog, you release them in the theater and they'll make solid bank enough to hop back up another couple notches toward #1. ONLY original box office run numbers should count for this type of thing.

  • edit function please!

  • June 12, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    I hope that

    by Yelsaeb

  • June 12, 2012, 5:52 p.m. CST

    I hope that's not the real Blu-ray box art.

    by Yelsaeb

    It looks like crap. What the heck is Cap doing?

  • June 12, 2012, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Oh, he's throwing his shield.

    by Yelsaeb

    Still looks like crap.

  • I saw it at the theater twice..maybe not a third for the little character moments thrown back in but if i hadn't seen it twice, this would certainly inspire me for #2. If they want to quickly work up some more CG action including some extra hulk and such, then I might be inspired. But that's not what was cut.

  • June 12, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    YES!

    by Negator76

    I was hoping they would release the extended cut... As much as I enjoyed 'Avengers', it was obvious that some important connective tissue was cut. Obviously there's a scene with Harry Dean Stanton that explains Banner's change of heart, and everyone knew that Cap's adjustment to contemporary life needed more fleshing out. I usually find this sort of 'director's cut' stuff pretty self-indulgent. But this is one case where I think the 30 minutes would turn this movie from a qualified rave to a classic.

  • Because it made absolutely no sense that they wouldn't bother defending the Earth if it wasnt' for their buddy Coulson getting killed. The dude must have given incredible BJs. I loved the movie but that part was really lame and a misstep for sure.

  • June 12, 2012, 6 p.m. CST

    It's not 'cheating'

    by Dead_Kate_Moss

    Let the studios re-release whatever they like, you think people are going to flock to see John Carter again? If people pay money to see the movie, it counts!

  • That's why the September home video release. They can extrapolate and see very clearly when it will be done showing at anything other than second run theaters. Why wait any longer than that to allow people to buy it?

  • June 12, 2012, 6:16 p.m. CST

    I won't see it again...

    by Jaka

    ...but, in general, I'm not a super hero fan. Less so for Marvel super heroes. However, I've liked all of their movies so far, and I definitely enjoyed Avengers. But for a few dollars more I'd rather own it on Blu-Ray than deal with the theater experience again.

  • The small investment in my home entertainment room, along with the introduction of HD content/Blu-ray, basically voided the idea of paying for a movie more than once. Avengers, despite being a fun movie, ain't changing my stance. And to be honest I forgot most of the movie by weeks end. Still, I'll be buying the blu-ray. Reality is that unless I see something in Imax, my HTs curved projection screen tends to look better than the theaters anyways.

  • why won this post...hmmm...ahh I had to put something in the box..new rule?

  • June 12, 2012, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Avatar was great, deserved spot.

    by iluvsyfy

    So what if it was a used film, packaged uniquely by Cameron, 90% of films are repackaged. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and yes even Avengers used repackaged formulas, and well, you see the results. Moviegoing masses loved these films, because it strikes a chord with them. Avatar haters represent a few percentage points of the overall public. RT has it at 93%, and not all the remaing 7% are true haters, some are luckwarm ones. Though I hope Avengers takes numero dos spot, as Titanic was trash with the exception of the sinking part.

  • June 12, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    I placed Avengers in my top 40.

    by iluvsyfy

    Though Avatar is in the top 25.

  • June 12, 2012, 6:36 p.m. CST

    hee hee semi that is.

    by dahveed1972

  • June 12, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST

    I'm in!

    by Tio Miguel

    No, seriously, I would totally watch a 3-hour version of this flick.

  • June 12, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST

    $600M

    by Tigger11

    Currently Avengers is set to pass $600M domestic before the end of June, so Disney is not doing this to pass $600M, it will be past $600M before The Amazing Spiderman hits the theatre.

  • June 12, 2012, 6:54 p.m. CST

    christ, that is one depressing top five list...

    by iamatroll

    The only film on that top five grossing films list worth a damn is the avengers, sandwiched between the masturbatory film works of King of the World and The Childhood Raper. Maybe this is why so many nations hate the USA, if these are the standards of culture that defines us, no? Ah screw it, who gives a shit, i'm gonna go toke up now, see ya!

  • June 12, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Aren't most extended versions not as good as the original

    by BoyNamedSue

  • June 12, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Aren't most extended versions not as good as the original version?

    by BoyNamedSue

    Granted, some add to the story and fill in plot holes (Tombstone), but I've seen other extended versions of great films with scenes that were absolutely pointless and the movie suffered as a result. I have no problem with an extended Blu-Ray edition (provided the original film is also there), but a theatrical re-release might decrease excitement over the Blu-Ray (at least a little). Trust the editors.

  • June 12, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST

    My cock was average. Until I watched the Avengers and it extended.

    by Aiden Blackwell

  • June 12, 2012, 7:07 p.m. CST

    I always thought they should have re-released Ang Lee's Hulk

    by chien_sale

    but heavily edited. like cut the father stuff. instead of the movie starting in Bruce's childhood, you start with the gamma accident stuff. cut the dog fight. and replace the mid-eastern music by something more classic Williams-like adventure action. there must be a CD rom of that stuff somewhere. maybe you could even replace the dialogue with Nick Nolte coming off as Gabriel Stern(leader). The ending should be when Nolte start becoming the electric being, cut to Sam Elliot ordering the nuclear strike right there. A green mushroom, movie over. then go to the "Banner is in Mexico" stuff

  • June 12, 2012, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Movies aren't sports you don't have to pick sides...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Guess what I love Avengers... Prometheus and I enjoyed Avatar... HAHAHA. I'm really confused why people who are getting a cent from a movie care about the box office. Dude just watch baseball or football or soccer or hockey and get that out of your system. It doesn't matter who is #1 or not... Just enjoy the movies! Also if more people went to the movies better movies would be making big cash... But instead people would rather sit around and never go out. So don't complain.

  • June 12, 2012, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Boynamedsue

    by Chris

    are you forgetting about the Lord of the Rings extended cuts? I don't know about everybody else, but I think they're great, especially Fellowship. Still need to pick those up on Blu Ray

  • June 12, 2012, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Ang Lee's Hulk

    by Chris

    I'm still not quite sure what happened there. I own it but I haven't been able to muster the urge to watch that in God knows how many years

  • June 12, 2012, 7:21 p.m. CST

    As long as it's worth while. Not just cut filler.

    by Charlie

    Adding stuff in generally just drags out and ruins things. I'm sure there's nothing amazing that was cut out. No action ect. Probably just witty dialogue. It'd only be worth while if there was a bunch of stuff that wasn't in for money and time reasons re done. Worthwhile though. Not crap like how Lucas made episode one worse by extending the podrace. Making it too long and boring. Also adding subpar CGI to the theatrical.

  • June 12, 2012, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Agree with Kryzbeqistan

    by KevinMuller

    The extended versions of LOTR are better. Even though they are longer, they seem to move faster

  • June 12, 2012, 7:24 p.m. CST

    I only care about box office for 1 reason...

    by AttackingClone

    and that's if it's for a movie I like with possibilities for a sequel. Obviously if it doesn't make money it won't get a sequel. Other than that, none of that money makes it into my pockets so why would I care. Doesn't matter how much or little money a movie makes, or whether anyone else likes it. My opinion doesn't change based on that.

  • June 12, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Oh my word. My desire for the Blu Ray just hit 11.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • June 12, 2012, 7:31 p.m. CST

    eh ..

    by Cruizer Dave

    If it had one problem, it was that it was a just a bit too long. Adding 35 minutes to it would only weaken a great movie.

  • June 12, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST

    The "Aliens" Director's Cut

    by Goldfingah

    Is a masterpiece. The extra scenes helped add quite a bit of tension, even though Fox reportedly had them cut for showing "a whole lot of nothing." A shame Cameron hasn't done anything nearly as good since that movie, with Terminator 2 coming the closest.

  • June 12, 2012, 7:38 p.m. CST

    YES!

    by yubnubrocks

    Please do so, just to knock AVATAR off the list. What a lousy movie, that no one talks about anymore.

  • and 100 mil more to beat Star Wars. You retards rooting based on ticket sales are way too funny. This would be like judging how good an athlete is by how much he makes versus his statistics.

  • June 12, 2012, 7:45 p.m. CST

    why?

    by pr0g2west

    The movie was fine. Came in 3rd at the box office of all fucking time. Who is to say that the extended version will be better? There is a reason they edit films...to cut the fat. Oh yeah I forgot, marvel needs more money. Whoever goes to see this should get punched in the face.

  • June 12, 2012, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Whedon has already debunked this.

    by dasaroo

    He's said specifically there is no "director's cut" of the movie: he does not believe in them- he believes the director's cut should be the theatrical version. He has said there are about 35 minutes of extended/deleted scenes which will be on the discs when they come out. He has said he cut "himself" out of the 3 hour version to arrive at the theatrical version- his various obsessions, "Whedonisms", and yes, more fleshing out of character, esp. Cap. The only way I see this happening is if the studio has somehow now demanded it of him. He has, however, already said it in interviews- THERE IS NO DIRECTOR'S CUT.

  • June 12, 2012, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Retards can't understand all time lists adjusted for inflation

    by FrodoFraggins

    Of course newer movies will be breaking the records. Let's see them all adjusted for inflation.

  • June 12, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST

    This would be nice

    by John

    It seemed that the film was missing some crucial bits and that it covered for this with some fast cuts that tried to keep the audience from noticing. So if there is material that otherwise filled in some of these blank spots I'd definitely be interested in giving this film another- and even longer- shot.

  • June 12, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    That said

    by dasaroo

    I would be first in line to see an extended version of Avengers.

  • That's how I roll. Yes, the Avengers is that good. I can't decide on a solid #5 cuz I'm wishy-washy. And Incredibles counts. It's basically Fantastic Four anyway.

  • June 12, 2012, 8 p.m. CST

    @ goldfingah re:Aliens cut

    by John

    The Aliens cut was also explained by one of the producers (I think, I forget who mentioned it) as having been done as a product of the times and the fact that films needed to be under a certain length so theater owners in the pre multiplex days could run a minimum number of screenings. Not that Fox couldn't have screwed it up if the film were made today, but they weren't the sole factor behind the theatrical cut.

  • June 12, 2012, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Return of the Joker original cut, duh.

    by Tall_Boy6t6

    I just love it cuz it's one of the best "final" batman stories, right up there with Dark Knight Returns. And Hamill's best run as the Joker ever.

  • June 12, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST

    But Superman 2 has Kneel Before Zod! so I can't decide.

    by Tall_Boy6t6

    It's a movie ranking, goddamnit, let me have my ties!

  • June 12, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Holy Crap!

    by nyj_et

    "The Phantom Menace" is #5?!

  • June 12, 2012, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Iron Man is probably in the top 10ish

    by Tall_Boy6t6

    It'd be higher if a chunk of the movie is really just "Tony dicks around with his Iron Man armor" but it's a testament to the fillmmakers and Downey's performance that Tony dicking around with his armor is more entertaining than expected. I actually like Iron Man more now than when I first saw it.

  • June 12, 2012, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Are they trying to kill the Blu-ray sales?

    by pikazerox

    Because I'm not going to buy a theatrical-only blu if there's an extended in theaters. Forget that.

  • June 12, 2012, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Bullshit, Avatar 2 will even bigger than the first one..

    by ganymede3010

    Avatar 2 will be a visual spectacle of epic proportions, it's going to put AV1 to shame. James Cameron has the international box office on lock, no one knows how to put asses in the seats better than him.

  • June 12, 2012, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Geeks and Freaks Unite!!

    by Larry Jay

    Let's put James Cameron behind Marvel Superhero's just as punishment for inflicting "Titanic" on the married men of this nation. Let's push it Avengers to the TOP of the charts and teach those worthless studio bastards who subjected us to "Catwoman" , Elektra, and Fantastic Four what a good comic book movie can really do if it's made with respect for us, the fans.

  • June 12, 2012, 8:11 p.m. CST

    obi...frodo...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...frodo, if that was an actual and not rhetorical question you can find such a list at Box Office Mojo. Obi, to be really fair (not that such a thing is possible) you'd compare tickets sold (or box office dollars adjusted for inflation) in only the initial release of the film. And it would be impossible to get a really fair comparison with most movies initially released before the mid-sixties because they played so frequently on bills that included a slew of other features. Throw in the fact that before the nineteen fifties the movie house also served as television news and cartoons for the kids, with no competition from television, and it gets even muddier. You know, even baseball defines its records as taking place in the 'modern era' because there was a time when the game itself was so different. And all of the above is why I don't care about records when it comes to the box office. Sure, if you want to see a sequel or you want someone involved to get a career boost you might want the movie to perform well, but the only standard that really matters is how the movie stands the test of time. So as far as The Avengers box office is concerned it's already succeeded. It will probably top what Titanic made in its initial release (not adjusted for inflation...as an example, Dark Knight, with an adjusted for inflation take of 588 million, is just number 28 on the all-time list). The Avengers will beat that, but it's unlikely to finish ahead of Mary Poppins.

  • June 12, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    My ass = in the seat

    by ATARI

  • June 12, 2012, 8:22 p.m. CST

    And Mary Poppins is a better fuckin' movie, too

    by Jaka

    Don't fuck with Mary Poppins.

  • June 12, 2012, 8:22 p.m. CST

    By the way...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...that Mary Poppins figure does include multiple releases. Jaws, number seven on the all-time adjusted for inflation list, got there with just one official release. Outside of the Sound of Music that's the highest any movie reached without more than one official release. And official or not, I remember The Sound of Music playing in theaters when I was a kid.

  • The first Avatar got a TON of business from curiosity and word of mouth about how it looked in 3D/IMAX. That curiosity has worn thin or is just plain non-existent for a lot of people now. So if A2 doesn't really grab people with it's story, location or characters I seriously doubt it will break the record.

  • ...I was wrong about Avengers box office. I didn't believe for one second that it would pass TDK's $533 million. I told a couple people I would cop to it if I was wrong. So, hey! I was wrong! It's VERY clear from this talkback that it's because some of you crazy people are actually PAYING to see it multiple times. Do people not realize that there's this thing called blu-ray that you've already paid for with your four and five trips to the theater?

  • June 12, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST

    jaka...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...my guess would be that it breaks the opening weekend record but fades a lot more quickly than Avatar and doesn't make it to the top. But there were these two other times I thought I knew about how much a Cameron movie was going to make. Turned out I was off...you know, by a little.

  • June 12, 2012, 8:42 p.m. CST

    jaka

    by Queefer Sutherland

    I have respect for somebody who can admit they were wrong. Having never actually been wrong myself, I can't say I understand, but I recognize the gesture and appreciate it. I saw the movie three times with three different friends. It was nothing deep, it was just a really fun romp for me and gave me pretty much what I expected. Should they release a longer cut, I'll be there one more time. Yes, I've heard of Blu-ray :-), but I only have a 32 inch screen and crappy sound, so the theater is still a treat for me. I will most likely see Dark Knight Rises multiple times as well, with different friends. It fills a different need in me, and I'm looking forward to it.

  • June 12, 2012, 8:45 p.m. CST

    And oops...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...I was wrong. The Ten Commandments is number six, one spot ahead of Jaws on the adjusted for inflation list, with just one official release. So let it be written. So let it be done.

  • June 12, 2012, 8:49 p.m. CST

    @red ned lynch

    by Jaka

    Yeah, well, Titanic was... I don't know man... something else. That movie was in theaters for so long that I took two different women to see it on dates. One near opening, one towards the end of it's run. <p> And Avatar, shit, I remember long - and I mean LONG - talkbacks FILLED with people predicting it's total and complete failure! So a lot of people were wrong about that one. <p> The thing about both of those movies, and A2 (and/or A3) will be a huge test with this, is that they were HUGELY hyped and hit when people were ready for something else. Something different. Something big. Something that we could come together and discuss, be it love or hate for the movie in question. I'm not sure the Avatar sequels will have the same impact.

  • June 12, 2012, 8:55 p.m. CST

    @queefer sutherland

    by Jaka

    I hear you about the small-ish tv, and I get going to the theater with different groups of friends/family, too. But in general, the enjoyment I get from going to the theater vs the cost of gas, parking, a ticket and my general hatred of how rudely people act in public these days makes it very difficult for me to find a reason to go to the same movie twice. I used to do it more often, but I think Avatar may end up being the last (and I only did that because I wanted to taste that one in 2D on the theater sized screen). So for me, I'd rather wait and buy a blu-ray if its something I really loved in the theater. I do have a large-ish tv, though.

  • June 12, 2012, 9 p.m. CST

    I'd actually go see this movie again, for two reasons.

    by Darth_Kaos

    1. It's an awesome movie (best movie of 2012, so far), and to get 35mins more of awesome would be....awesome. 2. Any way I can help get those shitfest Cameron movies knock down a bit, is a good thing. Combine those two movies, and it still wouldn't beat The Avengers IMO.

  • June 12, 2012, 9 p.m. CST

    I figured it would do well but

    by Queefer Sutherland

    I never expected THIS. Still, after I saw it for the first time, I knew it was going to be bigger than I'd expected. It made people laugh and feel good, had some great action, and not many movies have done that recently. It'll be interesting to see how a depressed world responds to what looks like a very serious Batman movie. I have no problem with that; I want my Batman dark and moody. I hope most others do as well. I want it in the top ten. It would be great if both Avengers and DKR could both surpass Cameron's films.

  • June 12, 2012, 9:02 p.m. CST

    @starwarsredux and Quake ii

    by chris

    dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb... a piece of shit in a fancy bow is still a piece of shit... 'Hey look a dead alien,lets get out of here!' Hey look a giant snake monster, lets pet it!' Get the fuck outta here with that noise

  • June 12, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST

    red ned lynch : it still comes down to same point

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

    which is how many theater tickets sold (i.e. how many times did people see the movie). Yes in the Golden Era of movies they didn't have competition of TV and internet but they also had a much smaller movie viewing population (especially internationally) which makes it truly remarkable how many tickets Gone With The Wind sold. Even if they bundled it with other features those are still tickets sold which had that movie as part of the bundle. Gone With The Wind and Star Wars are two phenomenons in the movie business. They came at the right time and were exactly what a majority of people wanted to watch repeatedly. Heck, Star Wars opened on a Wed in only 32 theaters nationwide. They had no clue what was going to happen. Avengers is a really cool movie which I have seen twice but it isn't in the same league from a viewership perspective. I can't wait until we have the next Gone With The Wind or Star Wars phenomenon.

  • June 12, 2012, 9:07 p.m. CST

    I will be seeing this, especially if...

    by MidnightSkulker

    ...it's 35 more minutes of Hulk slamming Loki back and forth. That will never get old.

  • June 12, 2012, 9:09 p.m. CST

    obiwanna

    by Queefer Sutherland

    You think Avengers isn't in the same league as Star Wars?!?!?!? I'm typing with one hand right now because I need to other to help hold back the vomit.

  • ...and it was released in 1997. Nothing else in the adjusted top ten was released after 1983.

  • June 12, 2012, 9:13 p.m. CST

    jaka...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...for what it's worth (and it isn't much) I completely agree with your logic. And I didn't think Avatar was going to flop (I did think Titanic would make people forget Heaven's Gate) but I didn't think it would top Titanic (which I'd already been wrong about). So basically I was wrong about Avatar once and Titanic twice.

  • June 12, 2012, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Guess ill be seeing it for the 6th time

    by FirstMan

    Was thinking about going anyway. More encouraging to here that this was Whedon's original cut before the studio made him edit it down.

  • June 12, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST

    They're idiots if they don't do it...

    by AnarchyWorldsEnd

    If someone said "Hey you, come outside and collect your 30-60 million dollars please" any sane person would step outside :-)

  • June 12, 2012, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Titanic was in theaters for ten months.

    by Jaka

    This is from Wiki, which thankfully requires facts be checked and cross-referenced these days, so chances are good this is pretty solid into... <p> The film received steady attendance after opening in North America on Friday, December 19, 1997. By the end of that same weekend, theaters were beginning to sell out. The film earned $8,658,814 on its opening day and $28,638,131 over the opening weekend from 2,674 theaters, averaging to about $10,710 per venue, and ranking number one at the box office, ahead of the eighteenth James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies. By New Year's Day, Titanic had made over $120 million, had increased in popularity and theaters continued to sell out. Its biggest single day took place on Saturday, February 14 (Valentine's Day), 1998, making $13,048,711, more than six weeks after it debuted in North America. It stayed at number one for fifteen consecutive weeks in North America, which remains a record for any film. The film stayed in theaters in North America for almost ten months, before finally closing on Thursday, October 1, 1998 with a final domestic gross of $600,788,188. <p> I lived that shit and I remember it quite clearly - it was definitely a phenomenon unlike anything that's happened since. That was with lower ticket prices, no IMAX and no 3D, which is why it's still number five on the adjusted box office list.

  • June 12, 2012, 9:24 p.m. CST

    queefer : probably wasting my time responding to you but

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

    of course Avengers is NOT in the same league as Star Wars when it comes to movie ticket sales (which is what I pointed out). Some of us fanboys have seen Avengers more than one time sure but EVERYBODY in 1977 saw Star Wars more than once. We freaking BEGGED our parents to let us watch it more than once. They thought we were nuts for wanting to see a movie twice let alone a dozen or more times. But even from an artistic and cultural perspective, Star Wars KICKS Avengers ASS. Avengers looks like every other CGI laden comic book movie from the past 10 years. There was NOTHING like Star Wars when it hit the screens. Before that we had sci-fi movie like Silent Running and Logans Run.

  • June 12, 2012, 9:26 p.m. CST

    jaka : I agree with ya. Titanic was also a phenomenon

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

    Not my favorite movie until the ship starts to sink but Cameron nailed it to bring in the girls as well as the guys.

  • June 12, 2012, 9:30 p.m. CST

    obiwanna - I think you got it backwards...

    by Jaka

    I think queefer sutherland believes that The Avengers is actually BETTER than Star Wars. That's the way that statement read to me, anyway. Which is why I didn't respond. I mean, to each their own and all. But even with the stupid teddy bears there is very little that stacks up against the original trilogy, including The Avengers (which I liked quite a bit, so there's no need for any name calling or attacks on ones intelligence).

  • June 12, 2012, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Oh well 4th and 5th time coming up.

    by SID 8.0

  • June 12, 2012, 9:32 p.m. CST

    obiwanna - I really like the first half, too

    by Jaka

    Not so much for the story (particularly the love story) or acting, but for Cameron's attention to detail with the sets and art direction. I mean, shit, the guy had some pretty intimate knowledge of what the ship looked like and he recreated it on screen. I will always love that aspect of Titanic.

  • June 12, 2012, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Dear God...

    by vezner2007

    PLEASE LET AVENGERS TOP AVATAR AND TITANIC! We can't let two shitty films be the highest box office drawing movies. It's just wrong!

  • But then they get so up in arms about Titanic and Avatar being tops at the box office. It's like, all bass ackwards and shit. <p> Also, there will be just as many people who talk shit about Avengers in a couple years if it's at the top. That's just the way the world works these days. Build it up to break it down.

  • June 12, 2012, 9:36 p.m. CST

    jaka : I actually thought I restrained myself

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

    A younger version of me would have just called queefer a fucking idiot for an opinion like that versus discussing what it was like in 1977 versus 2012. :) :) :) Avengers is a cool movie and I am glad it is doing so well. It deserves it.

  • June 12, 2012, 9:39 p.m. CST

    obi...jaka...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...yeah, jaka, if you're going to make a list of cultural landmarks Titanic has to be on it. Obi, I'm not sure you'll ever see one of those movies again. But the real key with those older movies (not Star Wars nearly as much) is that they were re-released every few years (especially the Disney movies) and people flocked to them again each time they came out. Television and even more definitively home video made that sort of thing obsolete. When a new technology comes out it draws a ragged little breath, but nothing like it used to be. Off topic, but the same thing has killed the midnight movie. You know, when I was a kid I saw Dawn of the Dead and Rocky Horror that way so many times. You know, Rocky Horror is number 72 on that all-time adjusted for inflation list, right behind Lawrence of Arabia, and it came from those. Of course, theaters rarely carded kids back then, either. Just an entirely different landscape. And that's why box office watching, fun as it may be, doesn't really matter. Gone with the Wind and Star Wars are important because of the deep and lasting impact they've had. Avengers, which I enjoyed tremendously, will not have that sort of legacy. And having that kind of impact and that sort of enduring appeal is only partially about quality, too, though I think quality is a bigger factor than box office. It's really sort of like pornography. You'll know the next one of those movies when you see it.

  • June 12, 2012, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Hello residual checks for life that pay for their kids college

    by Worlds Shortest movie reviews

    and their kids college and their friends kids and so on.

  • June 12, 2012, 9:48 p.m. CST

    red ned lynch : God I miss those midnight movies

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

    I still remember my older brother taking me to Dawn of the Dead midnight showing and the Rocky Horror audiences totally made that movie enjoyable. Now when I even mention midnight premieres my wife says it is too late and I need to be home with the family.

  • June 12, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Normally I would cry foul at such a move...

    by ethan

    But this is a good idea. Go ahead Disney and put out the extended version in theaters. I'll be there.

  • June 12, 2012, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Yep, midnight movies were/are great

    by Jaka

    I saw Rocky Horror multiple times on Friday at Midnight in three different cities. Tons of memories. <p> Saw all three LOTR movies at their first midnight showings and those were fun, but the last one that created a memory was The Dark Knight. The theater was packed to the point that it was oversold. There was a line of people standing along the back wall with the ushers and theater manager. The energy in the theater before the movie was insane, but once the movie started there wasn't a single distraction for the entire running time. EVERYONE was totally into the movie. I wish I could have more movie experiences like that these days. Unless more theaters institute an Alamo Drafthouse type policy on cell phones I don't see things getting better.

  • June 12, 2012, 10:16 p.m. CST

    obiwanna - sorry

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Yeah, I was channeling Mr. Hyde for a moment there. I apologize, though I DID like Avengers better than any Star Wars movie. I recognize that Star Wars was a game changer and I honor it for that. What I don't like is that it pretends to be something bigger and more important than it is, mostly due to a reliance on CGI to hold up some VERY weak writing. My God, the "love story" between Anakin and the Princess was ludicrous. Terrible acting and terrible dialogue. That's just one example of something that populated the Star Wars movies and turned me away after the first two. If you just isolated the first one, I suppose it is arguable which is better, but the subsequent films tainted the whole bunch to me. Avengers, on the other hand, has no pretense. I enjoyed it much more than any Star Wars film. To me, it's better. The sequels will probably not be as much fun. That tends to be the case. But I'm really not interested in fighting about it, and I'm sorry for approaching things that way. I guess I just don't want to bring out Mr. Hyde right now. My own version of the Hulk, I guess :-) Peace

  • June 12, 2012, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Third time's a charm — I'm in

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

  • Original trilogy, man. ORIGINAL TRILOGY. The prequels are their own thing, and very few people will argue that they're better than anything that contains even the smallest amount of greatness (such as The Avengers). I like the prequels, too. But that's just a general "like". I would easily put Avengers above that trilogy of movies. But above the original trilogy? No way. It doesn't even come close.

  • June 12, 2012, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Oh, and its cool that you apologized for Hulking out

    by Jaka

    Props. We all clearly love movies. No need to make it a dick measuring contest.

  • June 12, 2012, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Extra 35 mins reveals how Hulk stole the motorcycle

    by Fridge

  • June 12, 2012, 10:36 p.m. CST

    jaka

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Yeah, I kind of let the prequels pollute the originals for me. They were SO disappointing to me. I'll just leave it at that.

  • June 12, 2012, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Woohoo!

    by nerdator

    Missed it in IMAX the first time around! I'll go see this twice!

  • June 12, 2012, 11 p.m. CST

    Nerds Assemble! (again!)

    by Zardoz

    Sure, put me down for one more!

  • June 12, 2012, 11:02 p.m. CST

    WOW, looks like im going a 6th and 7th time

    by HASBEER_WILLCHEET

  • June 12, 2012, 11:12 p.m. CST

    I haven't seen The Avengers yet!!

    by Logan5150

  • Until now, I've been cursing Marvel and Paramount for delaying The Avengers release in Japan till August. But if it means that my first time seeing it in a theater will be the director's cut when I go home this summer, it may be worth the wait. It will also mean that I'll be able to see it in a premium theater (without the distraction of Japanese subtitles) long after it should have finished its run.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:28 a.m. CST

    If I'm Gonna Sit Through A Three Hour Batman Flick...

    by THX1968

    I sure as shit can sit through a three hour Avengers flick. Primarily because I already know that the Avengers rocked holy ass. Bring it!!! Just don't give me a three hour Spider-Man with Andrew Lazenby.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:29 a.m. CST

    More Hulk..

    by King Conan

    please and thank you.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Yes! Make it so..

    by Lord Elric

    Now that Joss Whedon has ascended to full fledged Hollywood Godhood ;) I'd pay to see that. MANY would.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:02 a.m. CST

    I will be there, kids in tow

    by deelzbub

  • One of the best cartoons that Marvel has ever done. Please RENEW, Marvel! http://www.change.org/petitions/marvel-entertainment-disney-joe-quesada-and-jeph-loeb-do-not-cancel-the-marvel-avengers-earth-s-mightiest-heroes-cartoon#

  • June 13, 2012, 1:06 a.m. CST

    More!

    by UltraTron

  • June 13, 2012, 1:14 a.m. CST

    don't be silly

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    the Avengers is better than Avatar and Titanic. And I didn't even think it was that great.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:25 a.m. CST

    I'm tellin.

    by UltraTron

  • New Antman Scene to be incorporated? Wouldn't that be fucking awesome?

  • June 13, 2012, 1:48 a.m. CST

    1 more hour of pure unadulterated schwarma

    by hogo

    Nuff said

  • June 13, 2012, 1:51 a.m. CST

    So both this and Prometheus announce that they'll make

    by CherryValance

    the fans double dip while the movies are still in theaters. Heck Prometheus isn't even a week old. People really should just not go to theaters and wait for the inevitable director's cut. These multi-millionaires are bleeding the faithful dry. Sad.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:10 a.m. CST

    I Hope So

    by korahn

    We could never find a babysitter for the kids so I never got a chance to see it in the theater. I mean, it's still there but only the 3d version, and no thank you.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Well played, nerds.

    by Captain Mal

    Today, you warm my heart. I absolutely expected to see a bunch of dickheads exploding with nerd rage-backlash: "The hubris! It wasn't THAT good! It will never live up to the theatrical! Fuck Whedon!" But I didn't see that, and now I'm both ashamed and encouraged. Well-done, nerd-dom. Perhaps my generation of geeks won't be the last, after all.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:45 a.m. CST

    @red Ned Lynch

    by Johnboy40

    Jaws is being re-released , at least in the UK, this week. I'm gonna see it Friday. New restored print to celebrate the Blu Ray release, apparently

  • June 13, 2012, 3:56 a.m. CST

    ande because i forgot to mention it

    by Johnboy40

    A Night to Remember is a better movie than Titanic. It had Kenneth Moore in it. Kenneth Moore improved movies just by going to see them. let alone being in them

  • June 13, 2012, 4:02 a.m. CST

    Hope so, then I can go see it again!

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    that and the blu-ray will keep me going until IM3 and Thor2 next year. Amazing times for Marvel fans!

  • June 13, 2012, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Anyone got a ballpark figure on how much the Japanese reease might gross?

    by Dead_Kate_Moss

    Also let this be a lesson to NEVER believe a director when they say there won't be a directors cut later. That's to get people into the cinema and not wait for the extended version. Then later when they want more money, hey presto the director has 'changed his mind.'

  • June 13, 2012, 4:42 a.m. CST

    TDKR?

    by Volllllume3

    Never heard of it. Is it that shitty Batman movie?

  • June 13, 2012, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Can we start an AICN-endorsed online petition?

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    I need more of Scarlett Johansson's ass in IMAX 3D.

  • June 13, 2012, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Did you mean these 35min?

    by Asua

    It's the unused Captain America segment which was cut from the final print. Hit the link if quality isn't your thing. www.strangeobsession.com

  • June 13, 2012, 5:33 a.m. CST

    andromedus

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    yea, that's a scary thought. I pray to Lord Kirby that will never happen.

  • June 13, 2012, 5:48 a.m. CST

    This wont delay the Blu-Ray release though right?

    by SUPERJIM

    That's all I care about. The cinema is too expensive/annoying/full of idiots and I want to see this again in decent quality.

  • June 13, 2012, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Japanese Gross prediction

    by Dead_Kate_Moss

    Found the grosses for the top five Japanese movies. [br/] 1. Spirited Away, 2001, $228.6 million[br/] 2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 2002, $142.8 million[br/] 3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 2001, $127.7 million[br/] 4. Titanic, 1997, $101.8 million[br/] 5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2002, $59.2 million[br/][br/] So it could easily add another $100 million to the international gross. Where else hasn't it opened yet?

  • that includes the 2nd season we were so cruelly denied.

  • June 13, 2012, 8:36 a.m. CST

    I'd go see it again.

    by kbarber29

  • June 13, 2012, 8:47 a.m. CST

    What's good about The Avengers is the funny asides.

    by ufoclub1977

    both in dialogue and in shots/scenes. But alas, the plot is tepid. And the world fictional logic is weak. (things like an archer on a corner being in any way significant during a citywide alien invasion. And the visual grandeur is no different then a transformers movie. I'll give the Thor movie a nod to some more original looking visual drama.

  • They will be in 5D with Stank-0-Vision, Dolby 10.2XXX, with strange contraptions that come out of the seats and tickle your anus while performing oral during key scenes and tickets will be $90 per. But hey, it's still a $600 mil weekend, right?

  • Sorry, but after Marvel shitcanned EMH I'm not going back to theraters to see this twice. Yeah, let's cancel a very good animated series so that we can reboot it but base it moreso on the Movie's characters. CHA-CHING$$$!! Greedy fucks.

  • 1.Titantic=Glorified Chick Flick. 2.Avatar=Dances with Smurfs but in High Res 3D. Not impressed compared to his much earlier efforts. (Aliens & T2 in particular.)

  • At this point, I highly doubt that. So far, from what I have seen from the trailers, I'm having doubts that TDKR will do Avengers' numbers. But time will surely tell.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Different CUT = DIFFERENT MOVIE

    by Proman1984

  • June 13, 2012, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Yeah haildahypnotoad!...You teLL em!!

    by carlotta_valdes

    "What is Dead MaY NeVeR DiE!!...BONK!!"

  • June 13, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Box Office

    by Craig

    Why the general public cares about box office is beyond me. Non of these records matter anymore with re-releases, 3-D and Imax up charges and the overall increase in ticket prices. Nowadays you will run into people who have never seen Avatar. How many people did you know in '82/'83 who hadn't seen E.T.?

  • June 13, 2012, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Sure they're going to do it.

    by SED

    Disney lost so much money on John Carter that they really don't have much choice.

  • HMMMM.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Titanic is hardly a "glorified chick flick"

    by DoctorWho?

    Cameron may be weak at writing and directing romance elements of the story, but to sum up the whole film based on that is weak assessment.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    uh, whatever.

    by Stalkeye

  • June 13, 2012, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Damm you Joss...!

    by Will

    for keeping 35 min of avengers from us! Ah well, bring it on, I'll see it again just to take out Titanic's earnings spot.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Sooooo...they saved the Spidey cameo for this eh?

    by ripper t. jones

  • June 13, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Meh

    by Phil Black

    Avengers was already way too long and yet they did not see fit to explain why the Hulk was an uncontrollable, raging monster the first time he appears then a pet attack dog the next.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Pissed Off and Bitter prefers HDDVD over Blu Ray, here's why....

    by Han Cholo

    Oh wait! <p> This would be a great time for Disney to implement new business practices to entice people to buy the Blu Ray at a lower price in order to curtail rampant piracy. <p> Let's start the MSRP at $10 for the full Blu Ray/DVD combo pack. Disney will make a killing in the long run and people won't feel as though they're supporting a greedy corporation that has complete control of the media and all US citizen's eventual enslavement. No joke.

  • I guess your group-home has internet access and a caretaker to help type in your forum messages when he's not molesting you.

  • ...neither is Titanic really...on an all-encompassing artistic level anyway. Both very beautiful movies with good/decent stories but deserving of such riches? Biggest box office ever? Hardly. Big cash? Of course. The passion is evident in both and the creativity, effort, and talent is unquestionable. Though it's silly to equate box office take with quality - I still cringe a little to think that the greatest rewards did not go to the better films. And I think a LOT of films are categorically better than Avatar and Titanic. This seems to be happening more and more...is it just me? Things getting far more credit and accolades than is really deserved? Subjectivity drives this of course...no accounting for so many factors, not the least of which is the "twilight" factor where hordes of particular fans will see something no matter what (teenage girls freaking out over "Leo" drove a lot of that Titanic business back during release apparently, movie geeks seeing crappy action movies driving more Transformer movies, etc, etc). But I wonder sometimes if we're lauding the decent at the expense of the fantastic. But then, what is "decent" and what is "fantastic"?

  • June 13, 2012, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Little cockservative avatar haters out again sigh

    by sagamanus

    "Avatar = dances with smurfs" Wow never, ever heard that one before did you come up with that one yourself. What no pocohantas or ferngully in your following comment? Avatar hater = 35+ year olds so fat that they converted their chair to toilets so they wouldnt have to get up. Murderservative nazi conservacocksuckers who pretend to be apolitical but have all the furnishings of a rightwing f-tard, that cant say what he really means. Spare me the nonsense of unoriginality in avatar. The film is no less original than anything else out there especially the geek monument star wars which mined everything in the god damn universe. No one that likes the avengers has any right to talk about unoriginality. All superhero films are one hundred percent the same, no exceptions. And guys that watch men in tights and get boners from it have no right to call them mature fare. Sorry if you wanted the indigenous population on pandora exterminated, because you just love your own race that much more. Had James Cameron made them evil blue vampires you'd be offering your ass to him to f - forever! And that lack of so-called originality wouldn't have meant a thing. So go to bed and live for one more day without suicide because all you got in your life is the hope that smthg will oust avatar from its perch.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Suspense!

    by sagamanus

    Havent seen prometheus yet but... Suspense= the avengers fighting an alien race with one or two of them having the potential of death and possibly losing the battle. And we all know this happened right? Nothing original in avengers. Absolutely nothing, but liked it anyway. Avatar = brilliant. Sorry, go to bed and live for another day without committing suicide because its all you got in your life.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    I GET TO SKIP IT AGAIN! YEAH!!!

    by Mike Soiseth

    I'll record it when it comes to HBO. Whole thing sounds hopelessly adolescent and retarded.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    ubermanagain

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    That comment sounded hopelessly adolescent and retarded.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:21 p.m. CST

    I'd wager Whedon is against this

    by Kytas

    Particularly since he said the original release WAS the director's cut.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Didntpull spot on. Equal parts sad and obvious.

    by dahveed1972

  • June 13, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    And no hill bookends please.

    by dahveed1972

  • June 13, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Nothing like avatar ever been seen before sorry toilet chairs!

    by sagamanus

    Avengers = been there done that, standard aliens attack earth. Heroes come together to battle them. Same motions same pre-arranged grid it dances on. The aliens are super lame combustible garbage meant to be tossed around and destroyed in great number. Hell now that I look at it there really weren't that many and the noise fooled me into thinking otherwise. Oh and wasn't there a portal in transformers? Can't really remember which one they all look the same. The fact they throw around only two examples (pocohantas and ferngully) as to show how unoriginal avatar is supposed to be, while the alien attack defended against by (the american)military is innumerable in number(In the guise of superheros[avengers]here) in hollywood. And which would otherwise be called tiring and UNORIGINAL in any other case, if it wasnt for the message avatar was giving out. IF THEY WERE BLUE VAMPIRES YOU WOULD BE SUCKING CAMERONS COCK! FOREVER. He is not making another aliens you stupid shits he's moved on - so should you. avatar = incredible best sci fi we've seen in a long time - super original - comes together from the accretion of a lifetime of viewing the future through books, films and other things just like THE ORIGINAL STAR WARS FILM. So go to bed angry avatar is number one and men with boners in tights isnt!

  • FYI You Dumb fuck, I'm from being a Conservative and anyone who has read my previous post especially within one of Herc's many political themed TBs would know this. Now that being said, The dances with Smurfs is the appropiate albiet catchy meme when describing Cameron's "great" Opus. Shit was as many have mentioned, too ham fisted and in my opinion, uninspired. Meaning: lacking originality. With the noted exception of the 3D visuals. Your overly defensive/ post only demonstrate how laughable you really are as if you had anything (personally) to do with the film. ppl can shit all over the Avengers as much within their free will. I could care less. I liked the Avengers but didn't care for avatar or Titantic. It's called having an opinion and that's all that matters. Sorry, but Avatar was not Jimbo's return to form. Sure it was a BO hit, but so was the Transformers Films. Lighten up "Junior".

  • June 13, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    LOL

    by sagamanus

    Sure you're not you ridiculous cockservative shit. "lighten up" Lol I'm the one telling ppl to find smthg in their life besides trying to displace a film with a superhero film you illiterate fat pig level reader. Oh and shut up about the unoriginal nonsense. No film out there isnt conjured from writers minds without having seen a lifetime of other works. So go to bed son mommy is waiting.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST

    LOL THE SEQUAL

    by sagamanus

    BO doesn't matter to superhero nerds until avatar is beat then it's the be all to end all. PS I liked avengers(I unlike some weirdo's can like multiple type films).But nothing, absolutely nothing was original about it. Like andromedus said, only a paradigm shift for superhero films.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    The Avengers is for fags.

    by jackbauerpowerhour

    Seriously, bunch of 25-40 year old men who for some reason haven't off'ed themselves yet sitting in their parents basement jerking off to action figures? Nuff said.

  • June 13, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST

    jackbauerpowerhour

    by freekydeeky

    Ha, you're wrong. I'm 47.

  • June 13, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    sagamanus, shut defuck up you whinning lil' bitch.

    by Stalkeye

    You sound like a big crybaby just by reading your first post. Now go back to doing what you do best and that's sucking Cameron's Dick.

  • June 13, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Lens flares, etc... Oh sorry, wrong thread.

    by Gary Makin

  • June 13, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Hasn't it made enough money already?

    by Gary Makin

  • June 13, 2012, 5:22 p.m. CST

    @stalkeye

    by sagamanus

    Lol. Internet toughguy got his dick done broke. I can tell youre a fat shit with a reading problem, since you just essentially implied you went back to read my first post. You really are an embaressment. Go back to sleeping with your dead mother and father who you buried under your own house.

  • June 13, 2012, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Neither Avatar or Avengers have original plots.

    by Gary Makin

  • June 13, 2012, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Coulson and Hulk

    by Mark

    I would like to see how Dr. Banner got the motorcycle, and what really happens to Agent Coulson. I'd go back for a 5th time just because it was a fun movie. Mark

  • June 13, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    People are dumb...

    by FirstMan

    For ripping on the plot of the Avengers. What do you expect, it's an origin movie? Each main character already has had their own origin movie, but this is the origin movie for the team. So you have to spend a ton of time showing how the team is brought together, show the initial turbulence, establish each members identity within the team, and finally spend time showing how they come together and do it convincingly. Not much time for twists and turns and unexpected plot points. That will come in the sequel.

  • June 13, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Great idea.

    by mastermold

    As long as Whedon is cool with the idea and is involved with editing the new cut, I'm totally fine with seeing a beefed-up new version. This was the movie of the summer for me (sorry TDKR) and I would pay to see it again and get the blu-ray.

  • Oh, and for the record dumb shit, I didnt go back to read your post. The first post I'm referring to is the one that got my attention as you have quoted my sentiment of comparing Avatar to Dances with Smurfs. Your fucking whining,trolling and name calling all because some of us are not fans of your precious Avaturd. You fell for that pretentious borefest of a Movie, that's your problem not mine. Too bad your Daddy didn't have the common sense to pull out and jizz on your Momma's stomach, otherwise we wouldn't have to endure your Bitching and Moaning.

  • June 13, 2012, 7:32 p.m. CST

    You could kick my ass? Lol

    by sagamanus

    My "bitching and moaning". Lol. I almost never post you fat right wing cockservative nazi. I'm replying to ppl who (like you) live in fantasy superhero worlds and cosplay thor with their mother(dead in your case). More ridiculous nonsense who cherry picks ppl arguments then replies to them. Words you dont know the meaning of are whining which is all you do. Trolling which is all you do. And bitching which is what a fat superhero nerd like you does. There was a guy on this forum called charger26 that threatened my life once defending his precious superhero's. He might have been banned I'm not sure. Charger is that you? The only person you could knock out or kill is your mother or father. Hence they are buried in your basement . A testement to sm who crosses you and your love of comics.

  • June 13, 2012, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Avatar 2

    by Blanket-Man

    I'm not sure it's going to approach Avatar's success, which had a few unique things going for it: 1) Cameron's first major release since Titanic - this time, Avatar is a known quantity without all the mystery. More importantly: 2) Avatar hit just as 3D was becoming popular again. People I know who saw it multiple times did so to be immersed in the 3D world that Cameron created. 3D is nearly back to being the Emperor's New Clothes now, so I don't expect anywhere near that level of excitement for the sequel. Much like The Matrix, Avatar was successful because of flashy special effects and a really cool concept. Most successful sequels come about because we care about The Characters, and want to see where they go. Does anyone really care about Sam Worthington's or Zoe Zaldana's characters???

  • June 13, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    by sagamanus

    "my sentiment of comparing Avatar to Dances with Smurfs. " Your sentiment is the opinion of a blob of rejects that all quote each other, and whose only opinion of everything is that of a recording set to play for eternity. Go suck reagan's cock you little nazi conservacocksucker from a cut out of a poster pasted over a glory hole.

  • June 13, 2012, 8:44 p.m. CST

    I love avatar haters - they drown themselves in their own logic

    by sagamanus

    When I went to see titanic in the theatre almost half the audience was male. Apparantly women drive movies but not avengers? You can reasonably surmise that for whatever the avengers did make, a lot of that is female , and removing them from the pot would drag avengers quite closer to the bottom. You would think with all the absurd logic of these superhero loving avatar haters, that on any day can be found to say they want ppl to go out and support those films so they finally get that epic film. You would think that with avatar's sucess they would likewise say go out and see it, we'll get more big sci films in the end, where the field has found to be wanting for a long time. But no, and after a few posts and some probing you can almost always pry the hatred of hippy's, the environment, anti war messages they cant digest(not to mention misogny regarding titanic). Where what we get for the first time (as I said before) a reverse alien attack where the human race is the aggressor, in a landscape of pure militarism. So go to bed and go to hell avatar haters. I don't care that your interest lies in how long one of your heroes can hold an erection in spandex.

  • Both those guys bulked up fast for their roles as Thor and Capt. I found some info on what they did on the net. Hemsworth used kettlebells allot. I have been lifting weights since Aug of last year 5-6 days a week, and I'm still no where near these guys size muscle wise- I curl 60 pounds though :) I want to know what they did. I really do and I think it would be cool to include it as a feature. Who knows it might push a few out of shape geeks and kids into a more active healthy lifestyle.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:55 p.m. CST

    I am all for 3 hour films...

    by conspiracy

    When it costs the better part of a $50 bill for two people to see a damned movie...you want maximum Bang for the Buck. I don't have A.D.D., if it is good...I'll happily sit for an old fashioned 3-4 hour Epic... Bring Back the Intermission Bitches!

  • June 13, 2012, 10:58 p.m. CST

    "This is one Internet tough guy who can actually kick your ass"

    by Ribbons

    Not really paying that much attention to this scuffle, but that one comment made me laugh. So that means you're... right? Because if the two of you were in the same room you would walk over and beat him up before he could use any more of his evil, tricksy words? Congratulations, "tough guy," but let me give you a piece of advice: nobody cares.

  • June 14, 2012, 12:09 a.m. CST

    thejudger

    by Rick Webb

    Excellent idea! Maybe a "Scarlett Does Lunging" featurette, as well.

  • June 14, 2012, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Snore. Why bother?

    by Nick Michalak

    I saw the movie once, and that's about all it was worth. It's the least impressive and enjoyable Marvel Studios film to date. I don't like that everyone thinks it's the best film ever when it has a terribly stock villainous force and a weak, thin ass plot with no emotional strength. I really, REALLY think we shouldn't judge success by box office but by ticket sales. However, money is all that matters with Hollywood, and so, that's how it is judged. There have been soooooooo many better comic book films that The Avengers simply seemed like the filmmakers stopped at "good enough" instead of striving for greatness. So much wasted potential. There were good action scenes, nice humor, and good cast chemistry, but I just didn't feel like Whedon or Marvel really tried to make a solid, well rounded script.

  • June 14, 2012, 1:53 a.m. CST

    ribbons - Well said.

    by Jaka

    And that shit is so, like, ten years ago. Saying "I'll kick your ass" on the internet has no meaning. ZERO. MEANING. If you're so pissed off about something on an AICN talkback that you need to threaten physical violence it's definitely time to turn off the computer and go outside. Shit ain't that serious.

  • June 14, 2012, 1:59 a.m. CST

    sagamanus

    by Stalkeye

    Not familiar with this "Charger26" but I can see how annoying you are hence his death threats. Oh, and as for Kicking your ass, I'm more than confident that I can if we got into it. Remember, it's not what I say, but what I know. Try and figure that one out, you pedestrian minded douche. Ha! I'm far from bitching and whining on the contraire, it's you who are calling ppl "fat right wing cockservative Nazis" when defending Avatar. Sounds like you are just as fucked up as this Charger guy. OOOhhh, I better watch my back b/c you might threaten to kill me cause I'm not feeling Avatar. BTW, your Mommy, Basement and Fat Nerd Nazi material, demonstrate idiotic you really are.rehashing the same shit over and over eh? (Not Fat or live in a Basement. But thanks for trying.) You simple, simple Man.

  • June 14, 2012, 2:18 a.m. CST

    RE: "So go to bed and go to hell avatar haters."

    by Stalkeye

    LMMFAO Touched a nerve didn't we? Quote; " But no, and after a few posts and some probing you can almost always pry the hatred of hippy's, the environment, anti war messages they cant digest(not to mention misogny regarding titanic). Where what we get for the first time (as I said before) a reverse alien attack where the human race is the aggressor, in a landscape of pure militarism." Yes, I got Jimbo's allegory, but wasn't too impressed as the film's overall execution was sorely lacking. Deal with it, Crybaby.

  • "Touched a nerve didnt we?" Oh that one's good where you pretend there are imaginary ppl who got your back, but instead trip into a speed lane and get tackled by a car. As for being the typical avatar hater, yeah you really are. Peruse the right wing comment sections of any conservative magazine and yell into a mirror "yeah thats me mommy". Dude dont hulk out on everyone with comic rage. I wont touch your number one green lantern. And no I wont suck your cock no matter how many times you e-mail me too. I'd be swapping with your mom even if I did and she doesnt make room for anybody. As for kicking my ass. You really are a crazy internet person with anti avatar comicbookanutjobphobia, and you should really get that treated. PS it really is impossible to be civil with right wingers who cherry pick arguments then proceed to battle against things that have been already addressed but they refuse to hear

  • June 14, 2012, 5:18 a.m. CST

    andromedus

    by Stalkeye

    Boring? No, that would be Avatar.

  • May I recommend ECT, Or better yet, a Lobotomy? The "We" refers to Avatar detractors and I don't need anyone to get my back as you put it. I'm capable of going it alone against lame ass Fanbois such as yourself. But I see a few other dweebs who have sided with you. Congrats, although I could give two shits about their opinions of me as they seem rather, unimportant and not really worth responding to. In your case, I couldn't help taking potshots at nutjob trolls such as yourself.

  • June 14, 2012, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Ribbons, Jaka, et al

    by Stalkeye

    It's funny how easily things can get misconstrued. Let's see, I get called an "Internet Tough Guy" (y'know, that Meme for someone who talks smack behind the Keyboard.) and by responding back just to shut him up, all of the sudden I'm "threatening" this lil Punk. Of course I'm not gonna beat someone up for trolling. Besides, he's not worth the effort. I 'm a very content person. ergo, this guy is so beneath me. I prefer a civil discussion like any other sane person on these TBs which are at times few and far between.But there's always gotta be one real idiot that stands out and the award goes to this Sagamanus. Hey, I'm not the one calling ppl names because they didn't think highly of The Avengers.Who gives a shit whether they liked it or not? I could care less. But have someone trash Avatar, then all of the sudden they're viewed as Conservatives? What fucking lack of rationale is that? LOL It's like Pot calling Kettle but in a more extreme case.

  • June 14, 2012, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Avatar wasn't good

    by nyjman8028

    I agree with Stalkeye. Plain and simple. Well said.

  • June 14, 2012, 9:23 a.m. CST

    stalkeye

    by James

    you should put on a Capn America outfit and go beat up internet trolls

  • June 14, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    or better yet

    by James

    just scream *HULK SMASH!* and destroy your computer and punch yourself in the nuts

  • June 14, 2012, 10:11 a.m. CST

    cute, aremisslake . You actually made that one up by yourself?

    by Stalkeye

  • to discourage breeding

  • I even like unobtanium as ham-fisted as it is. That said, I don't think that Avatar is a great movie and that is largely do to a simplistic and derivative script. In many ways, Avatar is a lot like Prometheus, except I don't remember anything in Avatar making me facepalm all that much.

  • June 14, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Jaka could always learn to take his own advice

    by SuperTrekkie

    Star Trek canon is: A. Shit B. Not that serious

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