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Marvel Movie Minute Season Six • The Avengers • Minute 9

I’m a Little Stinker

Minute Nine: From Loading Dock to Tunnel Destruction

Joining us today, it’s filmmaker and TruStory FM regular Tommy Metz III, director of ‘30 Nights of Sex to Save Your Marriage’.

In the ninth minute of The Avengers

The blocking bothers us a bit here. It feels rushed and doesn’t set up characters well in the space. Maria Hill’s entrance to the loading dock from a side door is almost completely missed, and the SHIELD agent turned by Loki completely disappears until he’s suddenly driving an Acura. And is it weird that it’s not until this minute that we get someone finally addressing Maria Hill by name so we finally know who she is? What a strange way to set her up. As for Loki, why is he acting so weakened here? Is the sceptre and mind stone somehow affecting him? Once we get into the tunnel chase, why does he blow up his agent’s car?

We love the energy here, but the structure’s a bit of a struggle for us here. Tune in!

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Andy Nelson and Pete Wright reach the first team-up movie in the MCU: Marvel’s The Avengers, and they’re taking it apart one blue-beamed minute at a time.