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Marvel Movie Minute Season Six • The Avengers • Minute 118

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Minute One Hundred Eighteen: From A Game of Follow-the-Arrow to Our Second Odd Mirror Shot of the Film

In the one-hundred-eighteenth minute of The Avengers

It’s the second half of our fantastic single shot traveling from hero to hero, and we’re here for it. In this minute, we follow Hawkeye’s arrow to the Chitauri it hits to the leviathan it crashes into to Hulk and Thor on the back of the beast. It’s quite a ride! Unfortunately, this does lead to more devastating treatment of our dear sea cows of the skies – the leviathan. Hulk and Thor team up to take this poor beast down, and sadly, it crashes into Grand Central Terminal where it not only dies but its eyeball explodes. Who thought that was a good idea to depict? This film already had its fill of eyeball trauma with the ocular extraction instrument, but now this? It’s just awful.

It does lead to a great punch as Hulk pounds Thor. Before this, they seemed a bit antagonistic but this might just be the start of their love/hate relationship as they both learn they’re comfortable beating on each other. Erik, on the other hand, is by himself and comes to on the roof of Stark Tower. We try to deduce why he doesn’t go through the same pop art Warhol color trip that Clint went through and think we landed on something that works. We end the minute with a bit of Cap taking out a Chitauri and another funky mirror shot that may not be as cool as the filmmakers thought it was. Tune in!

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Film Sundries


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.