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Marvel Movie Minute Season Six • The Avengers • Minute 99

Just Keep It In the Sky!

Minute Ninety-Nine: From Fury Looking at Coulson’s Cards to Tony Blown Back by the Tesseract Barrier’s Energy

Lachlan Thiele from the Quiet on Set podcast joins us in this episode!

In the ninety-ninth minute of The Avengers

Fury responds to Maria Hill’s comment about where Coulson had his cards, letting us in on his big lie. Knowing what we know about the deleted scenes with her, this moment actually feels like a point where the character makes a shift, starting to see what he sees. It’s a great moment, and is weighed heavily by Fury’s comment about them needing a push, which feels very much on par with Coulson’s dying words. It still leaves us thinking gross thoughts about how Fury got the blood on the cards.

From there, however, we shift to the start of act three as Tony, Natasha, Steve, and Clint head out of the helicarrier to find the Tesseract and stop Loki. We’re still left with some helicarrier departure questions, like is it safe to actually fly under the helicarrier at this point? Yeah… we didn’t think so.

Tony heads to Stark Tower, though the shots seem to suggest he did a few zigzags to get there, perhaps to get a better reaction from Erik? May not have mattered, because Erik’s in crazy town, too excited about what the Tesseract is up to. He’s an interesting character, and we debate what he’d be doing with the Tesseract if Loki hadn’t taken over his mind. We think he’d likely be doing these experiments anyway.

But Tony blasts the Tesseract and is thrown back. Selvig’s also hit and knocked unconscious, but why didn’t that blast rip his clothes apart or anything? He was awfully close to ground zero. Regardless, we do get a glimpse of our waitress again! Tune in!

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