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Marvel Movie Minute Season Six • The Avengers • Minute 82

The Grenade Block

Minute Eighty Two: From Barton’s Mercenaries Approaching Engine Three to Engine One in Shut-Down

Mike Gravagno from The Superhero Show Show and Movie of the Year joins us in this episode!

In the eighty-second minute of The Avengers

Barton’s and Loki’s mercenaries finally make it to engine three where they prepare to sabotage it further with a grenade, but Steve sees them and does a wild move to block the grenade, then parkour his way to the merc to take him down. It’s a pretty cool bit, and we’re here for it. Plus, Steve and grenades… they have a history. We talk a bit about Steve’s crazy move to kick the gun out of the second merc’s hands UP to the catwalk by the red lever. It’s as if he knew he’d need it… Hrm… We also get to talk about Steve’s penchant for tossing people off of planes. Perhaps he prefers that to shooting them? He certainly never hits the guys with his shots. It’s like two Stormtroopers here.

We go from here to the bridge where Fury takes down the fifth mercenary trying to get in. What’s up with the ever-multiplying mercenaries? Did Barton have some planted on the ship? Regardless, why is Fury so confused about the fact that they just keep coming?

He’s interrupted in his thinkining, though, because Barton finally pops up – in a vent – and starts shooting arrows. Why doesn’t he take Fury out? It does give us a chance to talk about his data arrow though. Yeah, that’s a thing. The arrow shuts down engine one, along with the computers on the bridge – well, select computers, at least – and everyone starts listing. Even Agent Sitwell! Tune in!

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