Things about the Avengers movie which it occurs to me I wished to say, but missed in my previous post.
After Iron Man I and II shod and shot Pepper's feet with almost fetishistic attention, Pepper had (I think) three scenes, and was barefoot in two of them and I don't think we could see her feet in the third. This cannot be an accident, but I can think of two or three reasons why:
1. RDJ wanted to get out of his go-go boots. He is not that into pony-play.
2. Joss is making some kind of feminist/"feminist" point?
3. Product Placement deal fell through.
On which subject I also wish to expand! Iron Man I and II were, let us admit, like a marketing department's jerk-off fantasy. You have a character who is, canonically, a man of wealth and taste: of course companies would wish to associate themselves with that brand. And they did. I don't think there was a given quarter hour in either movie where where a corporate logo did not appear. Well, probably in the cave in the desert. Marketing departments don't like the terrorist brand.
But I can't recall so much as a Starbucks logo The Avengers, which can't be an accident. I mean, maybe it happened? But I don't recall which brand of laptops they use on the Helicarrier, and usually that is the sort of thing they are careful to show you. So, is there an interview somewhere where Joss sounds off about product placements?
ETA: Via stephendann, there is a list of products placed, so apparently there were a lot more than I noticed.
Alternately, if Joss is making some kind of feminist/"feminist" point, I wish he hadn't used the MPAA's limited vocabulary to have Loki call Natasha a cunt. I don't think it's out of character for Loki, really, it's just not something that I want to have in my films.
Also, man, how did they get Loki's hair to do that? Was it a wig, or eight million extensions? Either way, I really like how bird-like it makes him look.
The one character, actually, whose treatment I felt slightly disappointed by was Maria Hill. I know she's been something of a cipher in the comics as well, and I realize in a film with a cast this big, you can't develop every character, but she was mostly there so Nick Fury would have someone to deliver his monologues to. If there had been a quarter second where we could have seen that she had a sense of humour, it would have been nice.
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- His hair is full of secrets!