I just rewatched Avengers Assemble, this time giving myself permission to back it up a few seconds whenever and as often as I wanted. I think I don't actually watch
the MCU that often. It has its good points, but it also has some very long fight sequences that could be avoided by certain grown men acting their ages, so, you know, fanfic.
Also, I am very much
looking forward to Hawkeye being a character in the next one. Thus far we know what he can do, but who he is is just... we get next to nothing. Which may well be why he and Coulson were so popular to write, damn near a blank page with some comics influences if we feel the need, but it is frustrating.
What he can do is spectacular
though. ( Read more... )
He's also smart, observant, puts things together about the science that are obvious once he's said them but seemed to be a surprise to Fury. 'Not from this side' is weird phrasing unless he assumes everyone else knows already, and indeed it does seem odd to need to clarify that doors open both ways. But then everyone else is thinking of it as a battery pack or a weapon in progress, so, he sees better from a distance.
Still, we get more actual characterisation
from a few seconds in Thor
, because wanting to stick an arrow in an enemy is pretty generic so 'I'm starting to root for this guy' is the most personal opinion we hear out of him.
I also watched for Coulson again, and the way he's established, contacting most everyone, it felt kind of like I could see the cogs the writers were putting in there, note the lever being installed, so we feel it when they pull it. That said, he's good at being an ordinary guy reacting to extraordinary things. When Pepper points out he seems upset it's hard to see what she means, but there are actual feelings going on, including around 'Barton's been compromised', much to the shipper's relief. But then there's a lot more
feeling in his every interaction with Steve, it's just that feeling is 'awkward goof'. And fanfic made this characterisation of him where he's impossible to read and has the best poker face and doesn't react to anything, but then in Agent's of SHIELD he's ... more to the Steve side of expressive. So I don't know.
I also don't know how anyone can watch this and be a Loki apologist/fan. I mean, liking him as a villain, yes, fine, but liking him the way that adds him to all their Avengers fic and loves him and hugs him and seems to think he's so misunderstood
... no, nope, no. ( Read more... )
I kept on pausing to stare at Stark Tower. I can't tell if they meant the construction around the top of the recogniseable remains of the Met Life building to be that being torn down, revealing the new shape inside, or if the Stark Tower sweeps out from the top of it. And I can't figure out the heights, not relative nor absolute, because I have no sense of scale for buildings like New York has. My town doesn't get past three stories, and that on the high street. Norwich has maaaaaaybe four tall buildings in it. Nothing in my experience to compare the things to. I've walked through bits of London, briefly, but if any of it was super tall I was too busy getting to the next train place to notice. So, pausing and trying to understand New York architecture, not terribly helpful to me.
Stark falls from his deck down 21 seconds, between going through the glass at 1:37:31 and 1:37:52 , when the visor flips down and he can hit the brakes. Maybe one more second to get in position. But probably 20, 21 seconds of falling.
That's pretty much the data I needed in order to write daring rescue attempts, catching team mates when they fall, that kind of thing. They've got 21 seconds if they can brake as hard as the Iron Man suit, and given how it supports every place, they probably can't.
But I also would like to know how high up he has to start for that to work out that way. There's probably math, I just don't... math. I can find simplified data about terminal velocity, but it takes time to get that fast and is more relevant from planes. Also apparently it varies greatly depending how you fall. So it wouldn't be simple math, anyway.
but just: Stark Tower. How tall is
that meant to be?
And did Tony just build it up until it's a local record?
So, things I noticed this time: trajectories and falling. Clint is good at both. And those were probably the longest 21 seconds of Tony's life up to that time, but not the longest of that day.
(Also, when it says 'mark' on how long before the boom, it actually meant it. yaay movie timing.)