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Narm / Marvel Cinematic Universe

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The Incredible Hulk

  • One unfortunately edited scene suffered from this. There's a touching and heartfelt scene of Bruce and Betty trying to sleep in separate beds across the hall, each clearly thinking about the other. And then there's a shot of a topless, tattooed Tim Roth angrily opening a door. This was a different scene happening elsewhere, but...
  • There's also the whole "flash drive of love" subplot, in which Bruce and Betty treat the flash drive as if it were an engagement ring or something.

Iron Man 2

  • When Vanko's father dies, the scene is genuinely tragic until he does that weird shouting thing...


  • Someone here is channeling some Hannibal Lecter condescension for a line. "BUT YER NOT!"
  • (starting in dead monotone) "... you've opened these peaceful realms and innocent lives to the horror and desolation of WAAAAAAAR!!!"
  • Somehow, Loki manages to out-Narm both his father and brother (no easy feat), with such memorable moments as "TELLLLLLLLL MEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!"
  • Thor has his moments too. "YOU ARE AN OLD MAN AND A FOOL!"
  • When Odin comes to Jotunheim:
    Odin: [whispers] Silence!
  • And if you needed more evidence that Odin is a fountain of Narm in this movie:
    Loki: Father—
    • Chalk that one up to Hopkins himself, he improvised it on the spot; watch Loki's reaction - Tom Hiddleston had no idea it was coming.
  • The Odinsleep. Mythological precedent or not, the idea that Odin's self-induced coma is named after him is pretty funny. Will he need to fetch his Odinslippers and take a nice, long Odinpee once he awakens? Rifftrax ran with this one.
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  • Natalie Portman's incredibly underwhelmed, "Oh. My. God." when Thor is able to summon Mjolnir and conjure a gigantic lightningstorm.

The Avengers (2012)

  • This brief exchange:
    Loki: Kneel.
    Captain America: Not today!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

  • During the fight with Batroc, Cap dramatically removing his mask looks somewhat comedic thanks to the helmet hair.
  • After an entire movie of proving HYDRA has evolved from Those Wacky Nazis into a realistically terrifying sleeper cell inside S.H.I.E.L.D., The Stinger reveals Thomas Kretschmann hamming it up as Baron von Strucker. His passing resemblance to Colonel Klink makes the dissonance greater.


Avengers: Age of Ultron

  • Wanda tearing a random gadget out of Ultron's chest that looks just like a heart. With the revelation that this machine has such a vital component stored in the place that an enemy is most likely to attack, it just looks way too melodramatic.


  • Hope's implicit outrage at Cross for using a lamb for animal experimentation instead of lab mice. Because risking the life of one species of animal for science is perfectly fine, but another species is eeeeeevil. And the close-up of the lamb's silly facial expression is just hilarious.

Captain America: Civil War

  • The shot of Team Cap doing a Tom Cruise-styled run together earned its share of laughs for being unintentionally silly looking. The fact that it ended up being the thumbnail of the first official trailer hurt matters.
  • The shot of everyone running at each other in the trailer is pretty awesome, but a few points definitely aren't. Scarlet Witch uses her powers to blast herself upwards, but they're gone in the next shot and she looks like she's awkwardly flailing through the air and regretting her decision. Meanwhile, The Vision is just drifting along in a casual airborne pose like he's a balloon on a string. Some people also found the fact that the small number of people fighting (the area looks practically empty) makes it more silly-looking than awesome.
  • For some, Tony's "You just started a war!" comes across as a lame way of alluding to the movie's title. Thankfully, it's only in the trailer and not the actual film.
  • Bucky shambles up the stairs after incapacitating several heroes in a rather comical fashion similar to a gorilla.
  • Black Widow going against Team Iron Man and helping Steve and Bucky escaping to the Quinjet by shocking Black Panther is less impressive when the film shows the process is essentially her shocking him as he stumbles for a few seconds before shrugging it off, takes a few steps forward, she shocks him, he stumbles then shrugs it off, lather, rinse, repeat.
  • The subtitles in the beginning are rather... unfortunately placed. Specifically, smack dab on Bucky's crotch. Even funnier if it's in Spanish, as at one point it's covered with the word "Homo".
  • The scene in the hospital in which an upset Tony questions Vision about the Rhodey misfire is meant to be moving and desolating, but it gets a bit ruined when a close-up on Vision's back accidentally highlights his cape's stamped curtain-like pattern.

Doctor Strange (2016)

  • Stephen's car accident starts off properly visceral and terrifying... but some moviegoers found that it went on for so long and that the car seems to fall from such an absurd height that it crossed over from scary to unintentionally hilarious in a Black Comedy sort of way.

Black Panther (2018)

  • At one point in the final battle, T'Challa and Killmonger are separated by a train speeding past between them and take advantage of the lull to argue their respective philosophies. The speeches themselves are fine, but in order to give both sides enough time, the train just keeps going... and going... and going... and going...

Avengers: Infinity War

  • The "This Summer, an Entire Universe, Once and for All" tagline from the Super Bowl TV spot comes across as a Word Salad as opposed to something to hype up the tenth anniversary of the MCU.
  • While Zoe Saldana does a good job overall, she has two dramatic scenes where she makes Gamora look too Wangsty. The scene where Gamora thinks she killed Thanos and grieves maybe too hard over the act, and the scene where Gamora predictably throws the meal Thanos offers her and starts ranting about how much she hates him.
  • Thanos using the Reality Stone to unravel Mantis into a living fleshy ribbon is suitably disturbing, but it clashes with Mantis going "BOING!" and springing into the air like a jack-in-the-box.

Avengers: Endgame

  • The mood of the trailer is incredibly somber, but the music is over the top action movie fare, not even with the familiar Avengers theme. The dissonance is unintentionally hilarious.
  • With the trailer again, the phrase "Whatever it takes" is not the most inspiring thing, but it's decent enough for the scenario. However, saying it about a dozen times feels a lot more like a Running Gag, or a video game character who only has one phrase.
  • A deleted scene showed that when Tony died, every other character solemnly dropped to one knee. This instead comes off as a bit overwrought considering not only would this scene have been set right before said character's funeral, but Natasha also had a noble sacrifice and didn't get anywhere near this level of on-screen recognition. No wonder the scene was cut.


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