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Marvel Movie Minute Season Six • The Avengers • Minute 83

It’s in the Name

Minute Eighty Three: From The Helicarrier Tipping to Thor Bellowing

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

In the eighty-third minute of The Avengers

We’re really listing now, but what’s important is that only the bridge lists. The rest of the ship doesn’t. Actually, we realize that even on the bridge, only some people list. One person who doesn’t is Agent Sitwell. He remains in his seat working on his computer. (Wait, didn’t it shut down?) Some may say that Agent Sitwell sits well… Yeah…

We find Natasha still in shock and likely injured after getting backhanded by Hulk. We debate the nature of her character in this beat in relation to the writer/director’s handling of female characters, and think this is likely okay, but maybe that’s just because Scarlett Johansson is performing so well here. It’s a tough bit, but what’s great about it is that she’s triggered back into the fight because of her connection to Barton. Her pursuit of him, or really of snapping him out of whatever spell he’s under, plays well.

We spend a bit of time with Iron Man making the terrible decision to get into the fan and spin it manually, and we see Steve slip and fall off the helicarrier, luckily grabbing onto a loose cable. And the minute ends with Thor seeing his brother stepping out of his cell. Lots to talk about in this one! 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.