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Dec. 19, 2012by: Alex Maidy

For those of you who don't know, I am the guy who didn't like THE AVENGERS. I make no qualms about it. It just didn't impress me very much. But, for as many of you who called out my intelligence, manhood, or film geek acumen, there were a good number of you who agreed with me.

From the team at CinemaSins, who brought us their video of all the issues with THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, we now have a look at everything wrong with THE AVENGERS. Some of you complained that the "mistakes" in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN video were not movie errors but just nitpicks and I agree. But, if something doesn't work, doesn't make sense, or is just plain dumb, I would include it in the list.

So, this list will contain some nitpicks that you may disagree with, but it also contains some points that I didn't think of when I wrote my UnPopular Opinion on the film. I may need to go back and add to my column!

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3:23PM on 12/21/2012
I personally don't like these "everything wrong in 3 minutes" videos. I didn't like The Amazing Spider-Man, but their video for that only pointed out stuff that didn't have a single thing to do with why that movie didn't work. Same here, nothing pointed out addresses any real issues with Avengers. Vast majority of the nitpicks are nitpicking the nature of comic books in general. I'm sure it's done like that on purpose as a joke, but it didn't make me laugh. 'Honest Trailers' & 'How it Should
I personally don't like these "everything wrong in 3 minutes" videos. I didn't like The Amazing Spider-Man, but their video for that only pointed out stuff that didn't have a single thing to do with why that movie didn't work. Same here, nothing pointed out addresses any real issues with Avengers. Vast majority of the nitpicks are nitpicking the nature of comic books in general. I'm sure it's done like that on purpose as a joke, but it didn't make me laugh. 'Honest Trailers' & 'How it Should Have Ended' does it better.

Oh, btw, "invisible" two-way radios actually exist (they are tiny and slip deep within the ear), and are used by military, police, and even Hollywood uses them to feed lines to actors.
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2:20PM on 12/21/2012
This is everything Honest Trailers fails at. I love these guys, funny video. Also, to the people getting, shall I say "butthurt" at the video, you need to take a step back. it's utterly obvious that a lot of it is just joking mixed with actual things that don't make sense. I liked the movie and thought the video was great. Lighten up, will ya?
This is everything Honest Trailers fails at. I love these guys, funny video. Also, to the people getting, shall I say "butthurt" at the video, you need to take a step back. it's utterly obvious that a lot of it is just joking mixed with actual things that don't make sense. I liked the movie and thought the video was great. Lighten up, will ya?
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12:47PM on 12/21/2012
I laughed a lot while watching this. You guys take popcorn film way to seriously.
I laughed a lot while watching this. You guys take popcorn film way to seriously.
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10:47AM on 12/21/2012
Nitpicking
Nitpicking
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9:51PM on 12/20/2012

Avengers is a gud popcorn flick but not a great film

There are cliches 1)Superheroes' pissing off eachother contest in First Act 2)in second act,Villain's plan of getting caught & then escaping,like in The Dark knight.we can get two big acton scenes by this. its used in Skyfall also 3)Third act or last 1/3 of movie reminded me of Transformers 3.
There are cliches 1)Superheroes' pissing off eachother contest in First Act 2)in second act,Villain's plan of getting caught & then escaping,like in The Dark knight.we can get two big acton scenes by this. its used in Skyfall also 3)Third act or last 1/3 of movie reminded me of Transformers 3.
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9:51PM on 12/20/2012

Avengers is a gud popcorn flick but not a great film

There are cliches 1)Superheroes' pissing off eachother contest in First Act 2)in second act,Villain's plan of getting caught & then escaping,like in The Dark knight.we can get two big acton scenes by this. its used in Skyfall also 3)Third act or last 1/3 of movie reminded me of Transformers 3.
There are cliches 1)Superheroes' pissing off eachother contest in First Act 2)in second act,Villain's plan of getting caught & then escaping,like in The Dark knight.we can get two big acton scenes by this. its used in Skyfall also 3)Third act or last 1/3 of movie reminded me of Transformers 3.
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9:44PM on 12/20/2012

Avengers is a gud popcorn flick but not a great film

There are cliches 1)Superheroes' pissing off eachother contest in First Act 2)in second act,Villain's plan of getting caught & then escaping,like in The Dark knight.we can get two big acton scenes by this. its used in Skyfall also 3)Third act or last 1/3 of movie reminded me of Transformers 3.
There are cliches 1)Superheroes' pissing off eachother contest in First Act 2)in second act,Villain's plan of getting caught & then escaping,like in The Dark knight.we can get two big acton scenes by this. its used in Skyfall also 3)Third act or last 1/3 of movie reminded me of Transformers 3.
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6:07PM on 12/20/2012
Can't tell what's a genuine criticism and what's a joke, maybe it's all a joke? If it's mostly genuine criticism then this guy is a fool.

Heads up: he's gonna make the "this scene does not contain a lap dance" joke for his inevitable TDKR video.
Can't tell what's a genuine criticism and what's a joke, maybe it's all a joke? If it's mostly genuine criticism then this guy is a fool.

Heads up: he's gonna make the "this scene does not contain a lap dance" joke for his inevitable TDKR video.
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6:06PM on 12/20/2012
the one thing i noticed and is not in the video is that scene when loki and tony stark are talking ,loki throws him through a plate glass window head first and he's just fine not even a headache
the one thing i noticed and is not in the video is that scene when loki and tony stark are talking ,loki throws him through a plate glass window head first and he's just fine not even a headache
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1:31PM on 12/20/2012
eh. Most of it is just random thoughts of the person who made the video, not necessarily anything else. I agree with SouronsBANE. When they make the Dark Knight Rises, then people will enjoy it being made fun of.
eh. Most of it is just random thoughts of the person who made the video, not necessarily anything else. I agree with SouronsBANE. When they make the Dark Knight Rises, then people will enjoy it being made fun of.
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1:17PM on 12/20/2012

C'mon Guys...

Obviously most of these are done tongue in cheek. I mean, "Possibly racist movie kills two asians", "scene doesn't contain a lapdance" etc etc. There's no doubt that they're doing one for the Dark Knight Rises, and most people are gonna be agreeing wholeheartedly with everything that video says. People love hating on TDKR, but when it comes to Avengers, hell no you better not go there! It's just a joke. EVERY film has plotholes if you nick pick enough, and for whatever reason, people love doing
Obviously most of these are done tongue in cheek. I mean, "Possibly racist movie kills two asians", "scene doesn't contain a lapdance" etc etc. There's no doubt that they're doing one for the Dark Knight Rises, and most people are gonna be agreeing wholeheartedly with everything that video says. People love hating on TDKR, but when it comes to Avengers, hell no you better not go there! It's just a joke. EVERY film has plotholes if you nick pick enough, and for whatever reason, people love doing that with TDKR. But for some reason, Avengers is above ANY and ALL reproach whatsoever. I LOVED both movies, but c'mon guys, they both have their faults, they both have their strengths, the majority of critics and fans loved them so what's the harm in poking a little fun at them?
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6:16PM on 12/20/2012
It's not about agreeing or not. Nobody claims the guy is wrong about the nitpicks. He's obviously right that the Avengers uses movie cliche's. I know the entire climax is ridiculous. Six people defeat an entire army of advanced aliens, who can fly into any direction but somehow wind up in the line of fire of Black Widow who one shots them with a pistol, Hawkeye who one shots them with bow and arrow and Captain America who knocks them out with a shield. It's as silly as Ewoks using stones to
It's not about agreeing or not. Nobody claims the guy is wrong about the nitpicks. He's obviously right that the Avengers uses movie cliche's. I know the entire climax is ridiculous. Six people defeat an entire army of advanced aliens, who can fly into any direction but somehow wind up in the line of fire of Black Widow who one shots them with a pistol, Hawkeye who one shots them with bow and arrow and Captain America who knocks them out with a shield. It's as silly as Ewoks using stones to defeat Stormtroopers.
I can list so many things that are 'wrong' with the Avengers, but who cares why Galaga was installed on Shield computers in the first place. It was a joke. It was to lighten the mood. It's what makes Avengers a fun movie. TDKR gets all the hate because it was superserious and trying to be realistic. It wants to be so intelligent that it's hard to forgive the plotholes.
10:04PM on 12/20/2012
Saying that you can ignore and look past the Avenger's mistakes is such a big cop-out though. Don't make excuses for the mistakes the director/producers made when making the movie. A mistake is a mistake, regardless of what tone the movie was going for unless it's a Wiley Coyote cartoon where the laws of physics don't apply, which the Avengers was not. For all this talk about embracing its comic roots, Avengers is still basically grounded in reality.
Saying that you can ignore and look past the Avenger's mistakes is such a big cop-out though. Don't make excuses for the mistakes the director/producers made when making the movie. A mistake is a mistake, regardless of what tone the movie was going for unless it's a Wiley Coyote cartoon where the laws of physics don't apply, which the Avengers was not. For all this talk about embracing its comic roots, Avengers is still basically grounded in reality.
12:48PM on 11/02/2013
The Avengers is a mildly good film that offers nothing else. It's way too tongue and check, and frankly I expected better from this film.
The Avengers is a mildly good film that offers nothing else. It's way too tongue and check, and frankly I expected better from this film.
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12:02PM on 12/20/2012
Like violentbuddha says, most of those things are common TV tropes. The invisible earplugs are a legit nitpick, but Honest Trailers already said that. I'm surprised nobody mentions that Captain America doesn't know who Stephen Hawking is, yet does know how to tell what relays are in overload position in the engine control panel. Wut?
Like violentbuddha says, most of those things are common TV tropes. The invisible earplugs are a legit nitpick, but Honest Trailers already said that. I'm surprised nobody mentions that Captain America doesn't know who Stephen Hawking is, yet does know how to tell what relays are in overload position in the engine control panel. Wut?
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10:55AM on 12/20/2012

Rename this

these arent things that are wrong with these movies so much as they are gripes by one man. saying Cap is a super gymnast is a flaw in the movie? a guy dying in mid sentence? sorry. Also:
1. the car chase wasnt boring
2. considering SHIELD is a mobile unit constantly dealing in dangerous tech and combat, having meetings by plasma screen instead of in person makes sense.
3.the helicarrier is not stupid and what dont you understand about cloaking a secret base?
4.yes, Cap, despite the fact he
these arent things that are wrong with these movies so much as they are gripes by one man. saying Cap is a super gymnast is a flaw in the movie? a guy dying in mid sentence? sorry. Also:
1. the car chase wasnt boring
2. considering SHIELD is a mobile unit constantly dealing in dangerous tech and combat, having meetings by plasma screen instead of in person makes sense.
3.the helicarrier is not stupid and what dont you understand about cloaking a secret base?
4.yes, Cap, despite the fact he is only a gymnast, can jump from a plane.
5. just because you dont see the radio in his ear, doesnt mean he doesnt have one. hello. spies
6.Thor didnt have trouble picking up his hammer. he hesitated.
7.Loki didnt wait for Stark to "put on a new suit". the suit followed Stark out into freefall.
8. "maybe have some die in an invasion"? how about everyone die in an invasion. id nuke Manhattan for that
9. a million megaton explosion in space might be enough to push a man in a suit backwards a few feet

8.
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10:20AM on 12/20/2012

Everything wrong with this guy. In one sentence.

Boring guy who nitpicks at movies because he finds some kind of satisfaction in hating everything.
Boring guy who nitpicks at movies because he finds some kind of satisfaction in hating everything.
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9:38AM on 12/20/2012

What wrong with Avengers? Nothing

I made it about 10 seconds through this anal retintive clip before i turned it off. This dude needs to find something better to do with his time then naval gaze at a popcorn movie. I dont mind if someone didnt dig it but i hate it when people try arguing logic with a good superhero flick, leave your brain at the door and enjoy the movie.
I made it about 10 seconds through this anal retintive clip before i turned it off. This dude needs to find something better to do with his time then naval gaze at a popcorn movie. I dont mind if someone didnt dig it but i hate it when people try arguing logic with a good superhero flick, leave your brain at the door and enjoy the movie.
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7:52AM on 12/20/2012

These are fun

I still love the movie, these are just neat and you have to take it lightheartedly. At least nobody used Bing in this movie so it has an upper hand on spiderboy.
I still love the movie, these are just neat and you have to take it lightheartedly. At least nobody used Bing in this movie so it has an upper hand on spiderboy.
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7:16AM on 12/20/2012

That was fun

I still liked the movie as a whole, but agree on some of the points here. My favorite has to be "Hulk can now control his powers because the story demands it". That bothered me from the first viewing.
I still liked the movie as a whole, but agree on some of the points here. My favorite has to be "Hulk can now control his powers because the story demands it". That bothered me from the first viewing.
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9:16AM on 12/20/2012
It was shown that he could control it at the end of Incredible Hulk.
It was shown that he could control it at the end of Incredible Hulk.
11:03AM on 12/21/2012
Guess I missed that. Time to re-view :)
Guess I missed that. Time to re-view :)
6:29AM on 12/20/2012
Agreed, on almost all accounts. I wanted The Avengers to be phenomenal, sadly, it wasn't.
Fanboys need to take off their blinders.
Agreed, on almost all accounts. I wanted The Avengers to be phenomenal, sadly, it wasn't.
Fanboys need to take off their blinders.
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6:14AM on 12/20/2012
Alex, please! I love this Cool Videos column, but this Movie Sins series is quite uncool.
All the other videos you feature here, like to Honest Trailers (or like GioFace said, the How It Should Have Ended videos) are much better.
Alex, please! I love this Cool Videos column, but this Movie Sins series is quite uncool.
All the other videos you feature here, like to Honest Trailers (or like GioFace said, the How It Should Have Ended videos) are much better.
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4:33AM on 12/20/2012
The "Honest Trailers" and "How it Should have Ended" videos are much funnier and cleverer than these.
The "Honest Trailers" and "How it Should have Ended" videos are much funnier and cleverer than these.
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3:55AM on 12/20/2012
Gravity's pull can seep through the wormhole. Other than that, this list is flawless.
Gravity's pull can seep through the wormhole. Other than that, this list is flawless.
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11:33PM on 12/19/2012

My thumbs down is for philalva77 and what he said.

The maker of the video needs a life, huh?....His video has 218,305 views so far....I wonder how many views his posts on here get.

Also, he needs a gf???.....That makes no sense, because how is the maker of the video any different than philalva77, me and the other schmoes on here?...We're all obviously online a lot.
The maker of the video needs a life, huh?....His video has 218,305 views so far....I wonder how many views his posts on here get.

Also, he needs a gf???.....That makes no sense, because how is the maker of the video any different than philalva77, me and the other schmoes on here?...We're all obviously online a lot.
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11:04PM on 12/19/2012
Did you mke this video yourself or what? These are stupid as hell,some people need a life & a girlfriend.
Did you mke this video yourself or what? These are stupid as hell,some people need a life & a girlfriend.
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11:29PM on 12/19/2012
Dude, what you said about the maker needing a gf makes no sense, because how is the maker of the video any different than the schmoes on here?....Please answer that.

That also goes with what you said about him needing a life....His video has 218,305 views so far....How many views do your posts on here get?
Dude, what you said about the maker needing a gf makes no sense, because how is the maker of the video any different than the schmoes on here?....Please answer that.

That also goes with what you said about him needing a life....His video has 218,305 views so far....How many views do your posts on here get?
9:35PM on 12/19/2012
Didn't Joblo show this video a couple of months ago???
Didn't Joblo show this video a couple of months ago???
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8:49PM on 12/19/2012
Plenty of valid points (Earpieces, Banner can flip Hulk off and on) but the vast majority of this and the Amazing Spider-Man video were incredibly weak. I have no problem if someone doesn't like a movie and gives me valid points. But this video series is just like a AICN talkback that someone videotaped: A bunch of comments, with a great deal of them being utter nonsense.
Plenty of valid points (Earpieces, Banner can flip Hulk off and on) but the vast majority of this and the Amazing Spider-Man video were incredibly weak. I have no problem if someone doesn't like a movie and gives me valid points. But this video series is just like a AICN talkback that someone videotaped: A bunch of comments, with a great deal of them being utter nonsense.
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4:38PM on 12/19/2012
I hit refresh on an edit and gives me a double post?....I thought it was only after you make a comment and hit refresh that it does that.
I hit refresh on an edit and gives me a double post?....I thought it was only after you make a comment and hit refresh that it does that.
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4:38PM on 12/19/2012

I refuse to watch this.......

I love the film and I don't want some video making me think otherwise.
I love the film and I don't want some video making me think otherwise.
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4:06PM on 12/19/2012
I stopped at 1:42 when it became painfully obvious that whomever created the video actually didn't watch or understand the film or even the motives of the characters.
I stopped at 1:42 when it became painfully obvious that whomever created the video actually didn't watch or understand the film or even the motives of the characters.
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1:22PM on 12/20/2012
It's called sarcasm. The whole video is a joke. Obviously most of these are nitpicks, but that's exactly the point. It's just like the "how it should have ended" videos or any other parody you can find on youtube. I never understand why people get so defensive (not you specifically) or can't handle criticisms (no matter how legit they may be) on their favorite movies.
It's called sarcasm. The whole video is a joke. Obviously most of these are nitpicks, but that's exactly the point. It's just like the "how it should have ended" videos or any other parody you can find on youtube. I never understand why people get so defensive (not you specifically) or can't handle criticisms (no matter how legit they may be) on their favorite movies.
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