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Marvel Movie Minute Season Six • The Avengers • Minute 78

TA078: Hulk Head Through Bulk Head

Minute Seventy Eight: From The Hallway Chase to Steve Warning Tony About That Thing Getting Up To Speed

Jason Dittmer, Professor of Political Geography at University College London and author of ‘Captain America and the Nationalist Superhero’, joins us in this episode!

In the seventy-eighth minute of The Avengers

The hallway run as Hulk chases Black Widow is a fantastic shot and something that’s perfect for the trailer. What about the logic of designing a ship like this? Does the space make sense? We also run into some issues talking about the writer/director’s decision to have Hulk backhand Natasha, then shortly after prepare to do it again. It feels a bit… gross.

But Thor arrives to save the day. Why not with Mjølnir? Oh yeah – we need to save that moment for a cool entry later. But can Thor really move this fast otherwise? He and Hulk end up in the lower docking area where we’ll see them fight for a few minutes. Why did it take Thor so long to join the fray though? And at what point did he learn that Bruce turns into this green monster? Does it matter that that’s never set up? Regardless, Hulk smashes him a bit more.

We end the minute back with Tony and Steve as Tony talks super conductors and kick-starting the engine, things that don’t make much sense. But it’s fun, right? Tune in!

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Film Sundries

Assemble.

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.