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Marvel Movie Minute Season Six • The Avengers • Minute 104

All Blue Beams Lead to Stark Tower

Minute One Hundred Four: From The Blue Beam to Thor Confronting His Brother

Film Critic Ewan Graf from the Quiet on Set podcast joins us in this episode!

In the one-hundred-fourth minute of The Avengers

Tony fights on, but only in a wide shot. This minute focuses on the people of New York as the Chitauri fly down (rather quickly) and begin raining down on them with blasts from their chariots and forearm guns. It’s quite a mess. But this is also where we get to really meet our waitress Beth! That’s right, we land in Pershing Square Cafe where we see her and some customers fleeing the shots, eventually taking shelter in the Cafe. That means we get to do the IMDb game for Ashley Johnson, and Pete realizes he’s seen her a bunch on Critical Role. We have a great locked-off shot from within a car as it flips over, but we also have a lot of shots that feel like sets, full of artifice. Or perhaps just full of Cleveland-ites as that’s where it was filmed.

We have a small deleted scene between Loki and The Other that doesn’t work at all, and that brings us to the point where Thor makes it to New York to confront his brother. But how did he know where to go? 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.