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Marvel Movie Minute Season Six • The Avengers • Minute 114

Thor Always Takes a Lap

Minute One Hundred Fourteen: From Thor Taking Flight to A Lightning-Induced Explosion at the Portal

In the one-hundred-fourteenth minute of The Avengers

Thor’s off and away! Natasha’s looking tough! That’s right, Steve’s been busy giving orders and everyone’s following as he’s now proven himself to be team leader. Even Hulk listens to him! We do ponder the journey the character of Hulk takes through this franchise and acknowledge that this was a necessary bit of character development for him as they couldn’t just have a giant, green, uncontrollable monster rampaging every time he hulked out. But we do miss scary Hulk.

Hulk’s smashing does give us a chance to talk about the buildings in the area and exactly how many Chitauri he takes out (hint: it’s not many). We also get to marvel at his ability to take out Chitauri chariots midair. As for Thor? It seems he took a lap or something because yet again, he doesn’t seem to be coming from where he just left on his journey to the top of the Chrysler building. But it does put him in a place to do some cool lightning work. Too bad some of the shots look fake. And it’s actually the closeups that bother us, not the wider shots. 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.