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Marvel Movie Minute Season Six • The Avengers • Minute 80

TA080: Awkward Choke Hold

Minute Eighty: From Thor Trying a Choke Hold on Hulk to The Young SHIELD Pilot Dropping into Position

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 Eightieth minute of The Avengers

We start this minute with some awkward shots of Thor and Hulk fighting. Is that because of the shot construction trying to make room for the CG Hulk? We’re not sure, but it certainly stands out.

From there, we go to the bridge, just in time for a grenade to land, throwing Agent Hill back. Fury takes out two of Barton’s mercenaries, which sets us off on our tracking of the various operatives to see if there truly are just seven. We also debate if Nick is truly the best super spy as well as the best helicarrier pilot, or if he’s actually quite mediocre at both, but happens to know how to do both so comes in handy.

We get a bit of Coulson as he sets out to retrieve something from a secured locker, we get Thor and Hulk landing in the Wishbone lab, and we get Hill giving orders to one of the nearby Lightnings – real planes! – to take on Hulk. It’s a full minute! 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.