Honest Avengers Trailer Playfully Points Out Mistakes

By Sean O'Connell 2012-09-27 11:12:06discussion comments
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We can all agree that Joss Whedon’s The Avengers was amazing. Movies rarely go on to become the highest-grossing feature in a given year without doing somethings right. And now that it’s available on Blu-ray and DVD, fans will be able to go over every single frame of Whedon’s blockbuster … and pick it apart. Which brings us to the latest installment of “Honest Trailers,” from the team over at Screen Junkies. They were asked by their readers to put The Avengers under the microscope, and here’s what they came back with:



God, how are the team members talking to each other? I can’t unsee Hawkeye and Cap speaking to nothing, yet somehow still communicating with Tony Stark. That’s going to drive me crazy from here on out.

So, Avengers isn’t flawless. And yes, the stinging criticisms about Iron Man and Captain America’s popularity in the grand scheme of the Marvel universe are spot on (yet still brutal). But if there’s any director out there who can appreciate the joke, it’s Whedon. I understand how that’s probably coming off as more butt-kissing aimed at our so called “God of Nerds.” But when a director delivers Avengers and Cabin in the Woods in the same year, he’s going to get that kind of leeway.

Are there other blatant hiccups in Avengers that the “Honest Trailer” missed? Surely you’ve seen a few things now that you are able to watch the movie again and again in your own home. Share some of your favorites below. Or better yet, make your own “Honest Trailer.” Sarcastic humor is the Internet’s chief reason for existing, after all.
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