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Marvel Movie Minute Season Six • The Avengers • Minute 127

Tony’s Fall

Minute One Hundred Twenty Seven: From Tony’s Final Push to Tony Falling in Space

In the one-hundred-twenty-seventh minute of The Avengers

Tony somehow manages to not hit Stark Tower, which now looks like AI Tower. It’s a bit ridiculous, but it’s a movie so it’s fine. Hulk watches in a dramatic shot, as does Nat. Where’s Clint? Still stuck in that apartment? Cap and Thor watch from the streets below. Tony flies the nuke through the one-sided space hole and everyone cheers, but the battle’s not over yet. Shouldn’t Fury be, you know, directing or something?

Meanwhile, we join Tony on the other side of the one-sided hole, but couldn’t he have just tossed the nuke through and not gone through himself? If his intention was to hit the Chitauri mothership – which he does – wouldn’t it have been better to see him aiming it once through? As it stands, it just looks like he keeps flying straight, until his suit powers down.

Wouldn’t his suit have been bette designed by this point after learning about near space flight in the first Iron Man movie? And even if it powered down, shouldn’t he just keep moving along with the missile because of the vacuum of space? At least the shoulder units pop off to help propel him backward but was that enough?

Regardless, Tony has a spiritual moment here as he seems to be dying. It’s a powerful moment and we’re fans of the moment, even if some of the logistics don’t make sense. 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.