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The film is good enough to keep all the Marvel Comics crazed audiences out there deliriously happy while keeping the rest of us earthbound types in moderate thralldom.
thralldom? snobby much?
May 3 - 09:57 PM
Yeah, seriously. Condescending much? So comics readers who read the occasional bit of fantastical fiction (and manage to tell the difference between the Marvel Universe and real life) are somehow less earthbound than people who believe that medical science is voodoo and diseases can be healed 'spiritually'? All based on a book written a century ago by a schizophrenic woman who heard voices in her head and another book written and rewritten over the course of 2000 years by hundreds of people with agendas? I'd rather keep my head in the clouds if that's your idea of earthbound, Christian Science Monitor.
May 3 - 11:48 PM
um, you're reading way too much religion into his review. He might write for the "Christian Science Monitor" but Rainer is a well-respected critic who has been in the business for a long time. There was nothing religious about that sentence. He was just saying non comic book fans may not be as blown away but they'll still enjoy it.
May 4 - 12:23 AM
I know there was nothing religious about his review or sentence. And I know he's a respected critic. I was taking issue with his patronizing attitude toward comic books fans. He is suggesting that comics readers are somehow not 'earthbound' people - implying that they are flighty and have their heads stuck in a fictional world. I was drawing a comparison to Christian Science to make the point that he is hardly one to throw any stones re: people living in a fantasy world. Glass houses and all that.
May 4 - 09:58 AM
There's only one God, and He doesn't dress like Thor ;)
May 4 - 12:35 AM
Yeah, that was kind of a dumb line. Thor is a god with a small "g". Get over it Marvel - you don't have to keep apologizing for using mythological characters. You don't see little disclaimers like that in Clash of the Titans and the like, and for good reason - we don't need them. Thor has to be god-like or he's an irrelevant character. If people are insecure about their religion that's their problem.
May 5 - 06:40 PM
He's Captain America. The line makes perfect sense for him. Seriously, guys, let's make this about the movie.
May 31 - 03:14 PM
The christian science monitor is a political paper. Its not some holy roller paper as some people might think it is
May 4 - 03:17 PM
I have a problem with this review; I'm not a Marvel Comic crazed audience member, yet I'm still deliriously happy. Oh yea, and how about not considering us people who are "earthbound type" to be in moderate thralldom, A-hole.
May 4 - 12:33 AM
He doesn't get excited by superhero team-ups. He's so cool and down to earth.
May 4 - 01:11 PM
what a poor review. You show your ignorance when you claim Nick Fury is "supposed" to be a good guy, and you show your stupidity when you say he is played as a bad guy. Either know the comics and comment on the faithfulness to them, or don't and comment on the movie without that context. You can't just make up what you think was supposed to have been in the comics and then say it failed because it wasn't what you half thought you knew about it.
The version of Nick Fury in this movie is BASED ON SAMUEL L. JACKSON. However he played it, it would have been correct, because he's playing himself. But even before that version of Fury, he was never a straight up good guy, he's always been the superspy with a backup backup plan and shady motives.
May 4 - 01:58 PM
Buddhist Science Monitor
May 4 - 11:24 PM
I must agree with the other commenters, the critic comes off as extremely judgemental/condescending. Just let go and enjoy it. Stop being pretentious.
May 6 - 09:05 AM