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Avengers, assemble- good dialogue! - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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Avengers, assemble- good dialogue!
We watched Avengers 2: Age of Ultron at home, after having seen it in theatre over the summer. I have still not seen the latest reboot of Fantastic Four, although I have been following the pissing contest between Disney and Fox over competing Marvel properties- FF and X-Men most notably falling into the latter camp.

Watching this most recent Avengers installment reminded me of what's really driving the wedge between the two manifestations of Marvel intellectual property:

When they cast good, experienced actors, and give them well-written dialogue, the franchise works. (See Avengers, pretty much everybody; see also Stewart, Jackman et al in X-Men.)

FF,
in all of its incarnations of the past two decades going back to Roger Corman's go at it, relied almost entirely on n00bs in the cast, and few if any lines in their screenplay dialogue came out of the process that weren't either stock material or direct comic quotes. Each FF plot had its share of evil, and blowing stuff up, and the good guys winning out in the end,- but without the payload of quality actors and value-added scripting, you're just putting comic cels up on a big screen.

Also, don't make Stan Lee angry by not offering him a cameo. You wouldn't like him when he's angry.
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