Ep. 16: The Avengers


With the recent release of the trailer for The Avengers: The Age of Ultron, Nate and Ryan decided to revisit Joss Whedon’s 2012 blockbuster The Avengers.  Considered by many to be the crown jewel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers broke box office records and was hailed by comic book geeks and noobs alike.

In keeping with the epic scope of Whedon’s vision, this episode covers a lot of ground, from the appeal of Joss Whedon, to the difference between superhero movies and historical epics.  Let us know what you think of The Avengers, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel vs. DC, The Dark Knight, and the difference between Christopher Nolan and Joss Whedon’s visions for the superhero genre.

Nate mentions two articles in the episode. They’re worth a read if you’ve got some time-

Why I’m Dreading The New Slate of Superhero Movies by Todd VanDerWerff

Things Crashing Into Other Things, or My Superhero Movie Problem by Matt Zoller Seitz

Weigh In: The Avengers


We’re getting ready to watch and discuss 2012’s The Avengers, written and directed by Joss Whedon.  The Avengers: The Age of Ultron trailer is already setting records, so we thought this would be a good time to awaken an old evil, or at least talk about a movie that Ryan really liked and Nate thought was ok.

Let us know what you think about this particular superhero movie, as well as your thoughts on superhero movies in general.  Do you like them?  Do you prefer Marvel’s lighter style, or DC’s dark and gritty take?  Are you an Iron Man or a Cap?