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Marvel Movie Minute Season Six • The Avengers • Minute 55

She Just Really Doesn’t Like Tony

Minute Fifty Five: From Keeping the Love Alive to 120 Million Kelvin

Eric Deutsch, co-host from Flash Gordon Minute and Escape From New York Minute, joins us in this episode!

In the fifty-fifth minute of The Avengers

Tony and Coulson arrive on the helicarrier bridge talking about the cellist, which leads us into a lengthy chat about “Agents of SHIELD” and the challenges of connecting TV properties at the time to the movies. We also talk about the writer’s penchant for seemingly throwaway conversations like this at the starts or ends of scenes that sometimes end up carrying import down the road.

Tony dives into problem-solving here, and we get a sense that he’s one of the smart scientists in the room. He’s also cheeky and arrogant, which leads to a debate about RDJ’s acting skills when he’s playing pirate at the captain’s post (or is it the directing? The writing?). Regardless of that particular line, we all love the Galaga bit and talk a bit about the game as well as the actor playing Galaga Guy, even though we don’t get to meet him yet.

Why isn’t Fury here? Why does Coulson leave? Why is Maria Hill so irritated? Is it Tony? Or is this a hang-on from the deleted scenes featuring her angry with Fury for involving the Avengers at all? It’s interesting to see how the scene plays without those deleted scenes. Plus, we get Tony and Bruce and Natasha and Steve and Thor – 5/6 of our team – in one place! And how great is it seeing our nerdy scientists starting to get really nerdy scientific with each other? Tune in!

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Film Sundries


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.