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10 Legitimate Criticisms Of The Avengers

Published November 19, 2013 by gossipzoo

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It seems like we bash The Dark Knight Trilogy a lot here at What Culture but for my money, as long as it’s well-written and interesting, it’s all good stuff. For instance, take yesterday’s loving critique by Alex Leadbeater on 10 Legitimate Criticisms Of The Dark Knight Rises. I really enjoyed it – it was entertaining, made good points, and made clear throughout that TDKR is a really good film. Yet still, an argument raged in the comments underneath, asking why we can’t cast the same critical eye on other superhero films, specifically The Avengers.

Well, this got me curious, and I decided that perhaps we should shine our critical (some might call it nit-picking) spotlight onto Joss Whedon’s epic. And you know what? There is some stuff there which we can pick up and ask questions about, so I’ve decided to write about them. You might call it pedantic, but hell, it certainly generated debate in the comments, so it’s probably worthy of it’s own article.

Don’t get me wrong, I love The Avengers – I come to praise it, not bury it. But even Joss Whedon’s finest can sometimes leave some threads and plot errors dangling. So without further ado, I’m going to point some out. Obviously, the SPOILER WARNING is in effect. Despite all this, it’s an excellent film and if you haven’t seen it you totally should. It’s the most fun you can have in two-and-a-half hours without having to change your trousers.

Now that’s out the way, let’s get down to it, shall we? I promise to avoid Batman whenever I can.

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10 Moments Of Sheer Badassery In Marvel Cinematic Universe

Published September 24, 2013 by gossipzoo


The Marvel Cinematic Universe is utterly fantastic. It’s an action-packed world that is home to awesome live action versions of some of the greatest and most iconic heroes in comic book history.

Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow have come together to form the Avengers – perhaps the greatest and most badass superhero team in all of comics.

Four of those characters have had at least one movie of their own, while Hawkeye and Black Widow have made cameos and appeared in the Avengers movie alongside the other four, giving them all plenty of time to have their awe-inspiring moments in the spotlight.

As a result, each character has displayed some serious examples of badassery (engaging in seemingly impossible activities and achieving success in a manner that renders all onlookers completely awestruck) and they are the moments that this article will celebrate. I’m talking about taking down dangerous opponents with ease, going up against impossibly large numbers of opponents and emerging unscathed, taking massive risks and succeeding or fighting gargantuan creatures without a hint of fear – it’s that level of badassery which gets these kick-ass characters a place on the list.

Here are ten moments of sheer, unadulterated badassery in the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

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