Archive | May, 2012

‘The Avengers’: Cinema’s High-End Prostitute

5 May

“You’re going to lose. It’s in your nature.”

Halfway through The Avengers, Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is pointing a giant gun at the villainous Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Coulson, the only ordinary man in this film filled with spies, assassins, demi-gods, super heroes and aliens, is also the only one who knows how this film is going to end. He states it very clearly to the antagonist, seemingly offering Loki a cop out before this movie drags out to its intended two and a half hour run time. As any conventional super hero movie would have it, Loki ignores the agent and continues in his attempts to take over the world.

Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) stands alone in this film full of super heroes.

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