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Really, who cares about another battle? We know how this is going to end.

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Jaime Muņiz

Jaime Muņiz

It starts with E- and ends with -ntertainment. It's the purpose of this film and it succeeds with it.

May 1 - 02:23 PM

Robin K.

Bruce Kenner

Nothing new with Village Voice aka Karina Longworth's history of typically hating these films.

She's hated Captain America so not surprised she hated The Avengers.

May 1 - 02:48 PM

Todd Garry

Todd Garry

Not the best argument. I loved all these Marvel movies but Captain. How could the movie get progressively worst once he becomes Captain America. Somehow they seemed to pull it off.

May 1 - 03:17 PM

Louis P.

Louis Pereira

Agreed!^^

May 1 - 04:30 PM

Theo K.

Theo Kanbe

Totally agree. I hated Captain America. The thing that bothered me the most, besides it being incredibly boring, was how historically inaccurate it was. Asians and blacks in the Captain's unit? Not bloody likely.

May 1 - 07:01 PM

Alec Pantaleoni

Alec Pantaleoni

Theo.K: Are you stupid? Historically inaccurate? It's a comic book film!! It's not meant to be historically accurate!!! Second, while Asians may not have been allowed in the U.S. Army, blacks certainly were! Read a fucking history book, you racist, ignorant prick!

May 1 - 07:27 PM

Thaddeus Venture

Thaddeus Venture

That's a shame, I actually really enjoyed Captain America. Oh well, to each his own.

May 1 - 08:00 PM

Thaddeus Venture

Thaddeus Venture

It's a shame you feel that way, I really enjoyed Captain America. Oh well, to each his own

May 1 - 08:15 PM

Jim Cassidy

Jim Cassidy

Theo, my Grandfather flew with a Japanese-American during WWII so the only inaccuracy is your comment.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Kuroki

May 1 - 08:19 PM

Thaddeus Venture

Thaddeus Venture

Theo K, probably better to stfu when you don't have a clue what you are talking about. The Howling Commandos (Captain Americas Squad), did have a black member named Gabriel Jones and they did roll with an asian named Jim Morita. Btw, historical inaccuracies mean little in the comic world, fyi.

May 1 - 08:27 PM

Thaddeus Venture

Thaddeus Venture

Theo K, probably better to stfu when you don't have a clue what you are talking about. The Howling Commandos (Captain Americas Squad), did have a black member named Gabriel Jones and they did roll with an asian named Jim Morita.

May 1 - 08:30 PM

Frank Poncherello

Frank Poncherello

Theo, Cap's Howlers were put together from the POWs in the camp and he was able to hand-pick them. Alec -- you over-reacted. I think Theo was just talking about the unlikelyhood of an INTEGRATED unit. And Alec, there were plenty of Nisei units in the US Army in WWII, especially in Italy, where Cap rescued the Howlers. Elsewhere in Europe, the most-decorated unit was the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, which liberated Dachau.

May 1 - 10:37 PM

Matt Lane

Matt Lane

i'm with you, i thought Ironman 2 and Captain America were super weak.

May 2 - 03:13 PM

Carson Daves

Carson Daves

Frank, I commend you on your WWII knowledge. Indeed, the 442nd Infantry was almost entirely made up of Japanese-Americans, who fought for their country while their relatives were imprisoned by the same nation. They also became the most decorated Battalion in U.S. history. "Go for broke!"

May 2 - 04:08 AM

Mitchell White

Mitchell White

Because Captain America sucked. There wasn't even a resolution to the film. It was one giant commercial for the Avengers. That's why this whole premise fails in terms of quality. They sacrafice great individual characters movies for some greater whole. The only one being very satisfying being the original Iron man. And that movie had little hints at what was to come, and could stand on its own as a story. Captain America was beyond dumb. At no point int he film does it calm down and think and reflect on the ideas int he movie. Hell, his best friend dies and we're left with little reflection on it, besides a forced scene with Rodgers drinking and not being able to get drunk. The Marvel Studio films blow dick.

May 2 - 02:58 PM

Matt Leech

Matt Leech

you blow dick... wheres your marvel film? what film have you made asshole

May 2 - 03:57 PM

Shelley Gelschus

Shelley Gelschus

F*** you sir. Captain America is the best movie ever and obviously you weren't paying attention.

Aug 27 - 10:46 PM

Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith

"Iron Man breaks a moment of tension with a homophobic wisecrack."

Village Voice...nuff said

May 2 - 02:58 PM

Rick Desilets

Rick Desilets

Oh ffs, she's complaining about the "None of you kissed me, right?" joke? Wow.

May 28 - 09:47 AM

Eugene Camilleri

Eugene Camilleri

Everyone knows how romantic comedies and Footloose are going to end, but that didn't stop this bitch from giving them fresh reviews...

May 3 - 12:55 AM

Danny Quesnel

Danny Quesnel

agreed. movies are meant to entertain.

Jun 3 - 10:54 AM

J. Bogard

J. Bogard

You call the most boring movie I've seen in years entertainment? lol

Sep 13 - 01:29 PM

Anna Murzicz

Anna Murzicz

Very much with you on this

Sep 23 - 04:03 PM

Jacob Hiha

Jacob Hiha

Karina, you outta get out more often.. -_-

May 1 - 02:31 PM

Marcus P S.

Marcus P Smithers

I hope you're not asking her on a date.

May 1 - 04:16 PM

Ishan Pande

Ishan Pande

Hahahahaha nice Marcus

May 1 - 07:50 PM

Owen Kidd

Owen Kidd

Zing

May 11 - 10:17 PM

Jeff Bingham

Jeff Bingham

It's not about how it ends. It's about how it gets there.

May 1 - 02:37 PM

Mitch Carpenter

Mitch Carpenter

Life's a journey, not a destination.

So is the Avengers! ;)

May 1 - 03:04 PM

Dave Penner

Dave Penner

^^This.

May 1 - 04:20 PM

Patrick Young

Patrick Young

This isn't a journey, it's a time bomb.

May 1 - 06:53 PM

Patrick Young

Patrick Young

This isn't a journey, it's a time bomb.

May 1 - 06:54 PM

Conduit

Ross N

I heard you the first time.

May 2 - 01:50 AM

Brian Moreland

Brian Moreland

Exactly. Then again, Karina gave Bridesmaids, Get Him to the Greek, 500 Days of Summer, Gran Torino, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button rotten reviews but she gave Cop Out and He's Just Not That Into You fresh reviews. Please.

May 1 - 04:28 PM

billfaces

h h

I have not seen Cop Out or She's Just Not That Into You, but the rest you mentioned were dire. If anything, that speaks positively of her.

May 1 - 05:46 PM

EdP-Review

edgar perez

geez! I bet you have the ultimate edition bluray of Transformers 2 and 3

May 1 - 06:13 PM

Joseph Chaisson

Joseph Chaisson

Really? You must be Karina but to give some arguably classic modern films rotten reviews and to give mildly entertaining ones good reviews is idiotic.

Its her opinion but when its based on just not understanding anything about the movie its hard to take seriously. Like your comment.

May 2 - 06:41 AM

Michael Stellfox

Michael Stellfox

i died laughing at edangelus comment

May 2 - 08:35 AM

Jarrod Bridgeman

Jarrod Bridgeman

I thought 500 Days of Summer was a wonderful film.

May 2 - 11:17 AM

billfaces

h h

@edangelus: Yes, since Get Him to the Greek and Bridesmaids are the paradigm of tasteful cinema, I can only be a Transformers fan. You nailed it, man.

@Joseph C: Your assertion of those films as modern classics only makes me sympathize further with those who believe cinema is dead. Of course, I don't, but those films are disposable entertainment at best, not modern classics.

But I'm not here to discuss those films, I'm only pointing out that this argument of yours (which comes up time and time again) doesn't disqualify her opinion, or make her any worse or better a film critic. Or is Ingmar Bergman's opinion also irrelevant for having spoken vocally against the films of Welles, Godard and Antonioni?

May 2 - 12:03 PM

billfaces

h h

@edangelus: Yes, since Get Him to the Greek and Bridesmaids are the paradigm of tasteful cinema, I can only be a Transformers fan. You nailed it, man.

@Joseph C: Your assertion of those films as modern classics only makes me sympathize further with those who believe cinema is dead. Of course, I don't, but those films are disposable entertainment at best, not modern classics.

But I'm not here to discuss those films, I'm only pointing out that this argument of yours (which comes up time and time again) doesn't disqualify her opinion, or make her any worse or better a film critic. Or is Ingmar Bergman's opinion also irrelevant for having spoken vocally against the films of Welles, Godard and Antonioni?

For the record, I enjoyed Thor and Iron Man and I'm looking forward to this, but jeez, all you people seem to want to do is to disqualify one's opinion no matter what, regardless if the means of doing so makes bugger all sense. Give it a rest already.

May 2 - 02:49 PM

Matt Lane

Matt Lane

wow you have craptastic taste in film

May 2 - 03:12 PM

Alvin Theodore

Alvin Theodore

You are kidding right? Cop Out?

May 1 - 06:07 PM

ColeYote

Colin T. Coyote

I will admit I've never seen any of those, so I can't say if that criticism is valid, but... THERE IS *NO* EXCUSE FOR GIVING A MOVIE CALLED "SHIT YEAR" A POSITIVE REVIEW. Let alone the first Human Centipede and Trash Humpers.

May 1 - 07:13 PM

Wicked S.

Wicked Servant

Cop Out? Really? What a horrible film.

May 1 - 07:39 PM

Daniel Frohm

Daniel Frohm

I was originally going to disagree, but that is just disgusting. Why do these people ruin the Tomato Meter?

May 1 - 08:12 PM

Cole K.

Cole Kreider

Bridesmaids wasn't that funny.

May 1 - 09:47 PM

Mark Donahue

Mark Donahue

I agree. I actually thought it was pretty darn bed.

May 2 - 01:57 PM

Mark Donahue

Mark Donahue

I agree. I actually thought it was pretty bad. Not a single laugh all the way through.

May 2 - 01:58 PM

Christopher Huckabay

Christopher Huckabay

Well that pretty much says it all. Her opinion on cinema is valueless.

May 2 - 03:27 PM

Stan Stroup

Stan Stroup

She probably would prefer watching reruns of Law and Order on tv. YAWN!

May 1 - 02:42 PM

Marcus P S.

Marcus P Smithers

Or maybe the Golden Girls!

May 1 - 04:16 PM

Jeff Pacyna

Jeff Pacyna

Marcus leave the Golden Girls out of this! You wish your girlfriends was hot like Bea!

May 2 - 10:37 AM

Joseph Chaisson

Joseph Chaisson

No, she probably gets stuck on the disney junior channel. She can't get passed Mickey Mouse Clubhouse because the "plots are deep, characters are moving and you can learn how to count." - Karina Longworth

May 2 - 06:44 AM

Erik Jordanger

Erik Jordanger

Considering she gave Captain America and X-Men First Class rotten as well, my initial guess was she's not a Comic Boom Movie fan...

BUT, her review of Iron Man is fresh and hilarious!!

Ms. Longworth, not everything in the world has a deeper meaning that you need to search for. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and there are movies that are fun just for the sake of being fun.

However, this is a well written review.

May 1 - 02:46 PM

Steven Morrow

Steven Morrow

Coming from an Uber-Gay who breaks molds, meaning me, did any of us expect anything else but a low-talent piece of schlock from an unfamed HORRIBLE writer from the village voice? Yes, undercased. Try to defame, in a meager attempt to get more page hits, Sister Lez. You still can't write.

May 1 - 02:49 PM

Fred Brooks

Fred Brooks

Why am i not suprised. This site sucks when it's comes to Comic book films, they just don't seem to like them. It's one thing when you don't like a film, you are intitled to your opinion afterall. But when you seem to hate the genre in whole, than you sound like you're just being an "ass" to me. Haha, just my opinion.

May 1 - 02:57 PM

JeetKuneDo

JeetKuneDo JeetKuneDo

You have to not know the heroes will survive in order for it to be a good movie?

I assume this critic couldn't enjoy Titanic either.

And lord help us if all movies ever feel they need to "explore deeper meanings" of everything. What a boring time we'll have at the movies then. No more comedies for sure.

May 1 - 03:05 PM

James Tracey

James Tracey

Yes, because all comedies don't explore deeper meanings like friendships (Superbad) relationships (500 Days of Summer) or coming of age in the modern youth culture (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World).

I know not every movie has to be about something, but to insinuate that movies are more boring because they actually try to make a statement about the human condition, or our society, is incredibly narrow minded.

May 1 - 04:15 PM

JeetKuneDo

JeetKuneDo JeetKuneDo

You misunderstood. The boring part would be that every movie would try to be exactly alike because there would only be "one correct way to make a great movie". Sometimes Back to the Future, Die Hard, and Caddyshack is just as good or better than introspective/deep/thought-provoking.

I'm personally will be glad if The Avengers elevates the comic book genre instead of trying to transcend it. (i.e. distance from it)

May 1 - 08:41 PM

ColeYote

Colin T. Coyote

Or any movie based on a book or real events, for that matter.

May 1 - 07:05 PM

IrreducibleKoan

Sean Pak

There are so many things wrong with that one line. We also knew how Star Wars was going to end. And Jaws. And Lord of the Rings. And Die Hard. When we're talking about blockbusters, there is a certain amount of predictability that must be accepted.

May 1 - 03:07 PM

Tom Martin

Tom Martin

disagree, Dark Knight Rises? no clue how that will end.

May 1 - 06:22 PM

Amir Patel

Amir Patel

There is only 2 outcomes. He will still be alive and will be batman and will continue to watch over gotham whether they like him or not....or...
Bane will break the bat and well that will be the end of batman in the franchise. (definitely not gonna be this route).

BTW This reviewer has seemed to have wasted her time. knowing full well she does not loke CBM's she still goes and watches the Avengers, to me, the biggest most anticipated CBM in history. the mystery of life I tell ya. BTW i have seen the movie twice and is absolutely fantastic in all sense of the word. cant wait fro TDKR.

May 1 - 06:51 PM

Theo K.

Theo Kanbe

Actually, TDKR is the last in this franchise, so Batman is probably going to die. Just saying.

May 1 - 07:04 PM

Michael Stellfox

Michael Stellfox

if batman dies in a movie called the "dark knight rises" ill suck your dick

May 1 - 10:59 PM

Bong Abueg

Bong Abueg

^^^ This comment just made my day! Freaking hilarious!

May 2 - 12:11 AM

Matt Lane

Matt Lane

Christian Bale could totally die at the end of Dark Knight Rises, and be replaced by someone else, like JGL

May 2 - 03:16 PM

Tyler Kirk

Tyler Kirk

If you don't get back in the kitchen, we ALL know how this will end.

May 1 - 03:10 PM

SuperScuba

Steve Whaley

Can we STOP with the sexest remarks? Joss Whedon would be truly ashamed...

May 1 - 03:31 PM

Tyler Kirk

Tyler Kirk

hi

May 1 - 03:36 PM

Herson Cruz

Herson Cruz

Why watch movies when, 99% of the time, you know how it is going to end?

May 1 - 03:48 PM

Luke Siebertz

Luke Siebertz

gtfo of here

May 1 - 03:11 PM

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabidu

Larry David

Village Voice earns money from child prostitution.

May 1 - 03:15 PM

Kyle Taylor

Kyle Taylor

That's amazing.

May 1 - 04:36 PM

Erwin Nostrand

Erwin Nostrand

go get your hair cut instead of writing movie reviews

May 1 - 03:20 PM

Gustavo

Gustavo Filgueiras

Why do you live your life if you know how it will end?

May 1 - 03:22 PM

Kyle Wheeler

Kyle Wheeler

lololol

fair point

May 1 - 03:29 PM

Steven Sloan

Steven Sloan

Truth!

May 1 - 03:31 PM

Jashorn Lee

Jashorn Lee

Exactly.

May 1 - 04:33 PM

Tom Martin

Tom Martin

Oh come on! no one knows how or when they'll die, except for the suicidal. funny comment though.

May 1 - 06:32 PM

Alex Walker

Alex Walker

The point not being the how or when, but that they'll die at all; an inevitability.

You want sad endings watch an independent film, or something by Clint Eastwood.

May 1 - 07:37 PM

PSC

Phillips Choe

More like Village Idiot.

May 1 - 03:40 PM

Bryant Diaz

Bryant Diaz

Tss...Tss... yeah or like the village lame brain or sumpthin! Tss

May 2 - 07:10 AM

Kevin Torres

Kevin Torres

Seriously? "We know how this is going to end." That's part of your review???

95% of all sports movies, action movies, and war movies ALWAYS end with the "good" side winning. That's like saying, "Why watch the last Harry Potter movie? We all know Harry is going to beat Voldemort." Or Lord of the Rings. Or Star Wars. All of those movies portray yet "another battle." Who could possibly care about that?

Terrible comment.

May 1 - 03:44 PM

Ganesh Kumar

Ganesh Kumar

ha ha ha ha Karina Longworth is mad.

May 1 - 10:06 PM

Luvagoo

Tallulah Robinson

-nods- I'm not joking, it's one of the most stupid things I've ever read.

May 2 - 01:54 AM

David W.

David Weiss

I think she picked the wrong quote to represent her review. Most of her criticism in this review has nothing to do with battle fatigue or knowing how it will end, but with her feeling that the character development and emotion got short-changed by the plot and effects.

In other words, a legitimate criticism, even if we end up disagreeing.

May 1 - 03:56 PM

RikerDonegal

Michael Leddy

Good point. The quote does give the wrong impression of the review. The criticism are actually pretty well thought-out. I don't agree, but I see what the writer means.

May 1 - 04:22 PM

Robert Tarantino

Paul Green

What she should have done is expand on her comment; like so: "I would have liked to seen the movie explore the romantic tension between Black Fly and Iron Hawk. For the most part he characters just come across as two dimensional. And the costumes...Don't even get me started girlfriend."

May 1 - 07:46 PM

Donavon Bray

Donavon Bray

@Robert Tarantino: Black Fly and Iron Hawk? Did we watch the same movie?

May 19 - 11:36 PM

Tony Thornhill

Tony Thornhill

Well at least you didn't mention Michael Bay or Transformers in your review like another bone headed reviewer who gave the movie a "rotten", but still you people talking all this "explore deeper meaning" and so forth sounds like you think you're so....."above it all" or superior or something, like comic films are beneath you.

They're not trying to win the Academy Award for christ. sake, get over yourself, eat some popcorn, have a coke, and leave "deeper meaning" for your Fall movie review season.

May 1 - 03:56 PM

David W.

David Weiss

Except half the other negative reviews have been criticized for not taking the film seriously ENOUGH. Either the film is a brainless action flick (and therefore is easily dismissed) or it's a richer, more character-driven film (and therefore opens itself up to other types of criticism).

But we can't have it both ways.

May 1 - 04:04 PM

Rafael Vazquez

Rafael Vazquez

Yea, I know right? What's the point of making movies? If we all know that in the end, Good and love always win...

May 1 - 04:09 PM

Dustin Gonzalez

Dustin Gonzalez

...... where do RT people, find tgese critics.....

May 1 - 04:09 PM

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