Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer
Phil Coulson is on his way to Albuquerque, New Mexico, when he stops at a convenience store for some donuts...
There once was a man named Phil
His tummy was treating him ill
He went to buy food
Took out two dudes
Then paid, badass, at the till.
5 stars for Phil Coulson being a badass in his own short. Ah, Phil.
This thing actually was pretty funny. Kind of wish it could've ended with Coulson saying, "Sir, we got him", though.
- The Spork Guy
Yeah, Phil Coulson's a bad-ass. Whatchoo gonna do 'bout it?
Viewed on Blu-ray
Agent Coulson is a junk food junkie? Who knew?
If only DC produced sweet little snippets with equally irreverent titles on all their DVDs.
Visually it bears all the stylistic tropes of a commercials director moving into narrative filmmaking (nice lighting, slick camera tricks and one focus pull so concentrated it almost looks CG) and it is hamstrung by some amateurish acting, but it's a pleasant little package overall and there's something about the way Clark Gregg gazes at donuts that seems to make me smile.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Part #5 of my MCU chronological re-watch.
This is one of the earlier One Shots, and Marvel certainly weren't being very adventurous with them at this point. It clocks in with an extremely short running time and doesn't tell much in the way of a story.
On the bright side, it was our earliest opportunity to spend time with Agent Coulson away from the big movies. Phil Coulson is (was?) a great character at this point, he had a lot of mystery about him and consistently delivered great dialogue - almost deadpan, but with a sly cheekiness to it. This is better than most of what he has been given to do in the Agents of SHIELD television show.
lol Agent Coulson is so cool.
"It's mine, though it's really more of a lease."
This movie is below average but enjoyable, although very short this movie has a great action and some comedy dialogue. The casting choices are good and really it really helps to develop Clark Gregg's character.
I just love Phil Coulson!! He's supercute and in this shot HE IS AWESOME too!!
I don't know what just happened but Phil Coulson is LIFE.
The runtime says 4 minutes, it's really three minutes (technically two minutes, 45 seconds by my observation). Literally more than 25% of this was the end credits (one minutes, eighteen seconds). Does it really take that many people to create a three minute scene for seemingly no reason? It's not part of any of the movies, why are there so many people credited? Gaffer, assistant gaffer, key grip, best boy, etc. IT WAS THREE MINUTES LONG!
I feel like this is bothering me more than it should.
Oh, how was the short itself? It was fine.
Short, Simple and Sweet.
Total Run Time of 90 minutes or less. Have I seen them all? Yes, but that doesn't mean I'll vouch…