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May 22 2012

Science Bros - Tony and Bruce. Nice analysis of the relationship and friendship between Tony Stark and Bruce Banner in The Avengers.

May 21 2012

The Avengers defeated irony and cynicism. A great piece from BAD's Devin Faraci, who argues that the tremendous success of The Avengers can be attributed to the optimism and old-fashioned heroism on display.

May 18 2012

The science of The Avengers (part two). AICN's Copernicus continues their look at the movie. This time the focus is on the characters. More...
Film Crit Hulk's 12 reasons The Avengers is truly a Whedon work. A very long article, but fun. It's in all caps, but it's a helpful articulation of film/narrative criticism. More...

May 16 2012

Why the Avengers is the best TV show in movie theaters. The AV Club's Todd VanDerWerff examines what lessons from television Joss took with him into the film world.

May 15 2012

The science of The Avengers. AICN's Copernicus discusses scientific accuracies and inaccuracies in The Avengers.
The Women-Friendly Avengers. Great article praising Joss Whedon for his portrayal of women in The Avengers, for making a film that isn't offensive to women viewers, and how Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow is such a great character.

May 12 2012

The Avengers: why Hollywood is no longer afraid to tackle 9/11. Article from The Guardian discussing how Hollywood films have directly and indirectly addressed 9/11. No real spoilers for Avengers.

May 11 2012

(SPOILER) The most human moment in 'The Avengers.' An interesting essay about one of the most human moments in the movie. Joss didn't just make giant tentpole movie; he made a giant tentpole movie with his passions and interests intact. An interesting companion piece regarding the Black Widow can be found over at IndieWire.

May 08 2012

(SPOILER) Film Crit Hulk reviews Mark Ruffalo's Hulk. Includes an interesting look back on Hulks of Cinema Past and some insights into the most recent version. "Ruffalo's Banner/Hulk is one of the more dextrous and all-encompassing versions we've ever had and it's no accident that people have been loving the crap out of him in the film." More...
How much screen time did each hero get in The Avengers? Vulture does their best to find out. The findings may surprise you.

May 04 2012

The Physics of The Hulk's Jump. "If The Hulk were just like a normal human, but bigger, he would have the same value for a1 as a normal human. However, I think for The Hulk, he is a bit bulkier than a human. Let me just say that for The Hulk, his ratio is 1.25a1."

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