Joss Whedon Shares Thoughts On Negative Reviews THE AVENGERS Received
While he has already admitted the superhero spectacle is far from perfect, writer-director Joss Whedon has now weighed in on the negative review The Avengers received, which made headlines!
Despite all the success and critical acclaim Marvel's The Avengers superhero bonanza received, there were a few casual negative reviews thrown at this year's highest-grossing film so far. However, one review by a critic from the New York Times stood out when ‘Nick Fury’ actor Samuel L. Jackson made headlines suggesting the reviewer “needs a new job!” While writer-director Joss Whedon has acknowledged the film's flaws, recently speaking with the New York Post , the filmmaker respectfully addressed the incident.
“I went into a bubble when the film came out, but do know that Sam Jackson got pretty huffy,” Whedon says. “I don’t think a flame war is going to help anybody. People are allowed to not like the film, but I do get annoyed when somebody really hasn’t done their homework. A lot of reporting in the negative reviews . . . was more like they were reviewing the [superhero] genre than the movie itself.” Regarding the deal recently inked with Marvel, he says, “We’re just at the beginning stage. I don’t think we’ll be able to shoot it in 12 days [like Much Ado About Nothing].”
Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”--the super hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, & directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble on May 4, 2012. The film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. In addition to "Marvel's The Avengers," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Iron Man 3" on May 3, 2013!; & “Thor 2” on November 8, 2013.
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