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The Avengers film from 1998

 
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mousemeat
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:32 pm    Post subject: The Avengers film from 1998 Reply with quote

After 20 yrs, I finally got around to seeing the big screen version, that came out in the States in the late summer of 1998..wow, 20 yrs later...and I can see why it was trashed so bad by critics and fans...first of all, it was edited from 115 minutes..down to the 89 minute mark...Problem in watching it, it has a beginning and ending, but the whole middle of the film, was edited right out..

Now Warners has stated there will be no ORIGINAL release, or in blu-ray, and Warners has decided not to take the time to re edit it...Myself, as bad as it was I still would love to see the missing footages....and see if it does improve what was viewed as an failed film...grossing 48 million, on it's 60 million dollar budget....
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There’s a 6 page article on the film in the latest (May) issue of Empire


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mariocki wrote:
There’s a 6 page article on the film in the latest (May) issue of Empire



wow...what a train wreck it must have been for him..I understand the studio hi jacked the film from him..hence gutting the middle out of the film...making it one hot mess...I still hope that someone besides WARNERS, WOULD put it out on blu ray, with the missing footages. re edited etc...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No amount of re-editing and/or reassembling can change the simple fact that the movie was horrible. The leads were TOTALLY miscast, with ZERO chemistry between them. Unknowns should have been cast but then it wouldn't have been what every Hollywood movie has to be, a "blockbuster". Haven't we had enough of those? How about something that makes sense, is well cast, and has some sort of purpose for being besides how many millions it is calculated to make.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was on French TV yesterday. For the 5th time, I did not manage to reach the end....
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