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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?
Wow. Go, Coulson! I don't know if he's been that badass in the entirety of Agents of SHIELD.
Better and a little more fun than the previous One-Shot
Who the hell is Leythum?
This one is cool and all, but seems to be missing a purpose.
Is this the one where Agent Coulson kicks ass?
He a BAMF. Even more than Fury and some of the Avengers.
Actually, I'm #teamphil. He never gets to be this cool in Agents of SHIELD.
Marvel One-Shot from the CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIRST AVENGER Blu-Ray. Agent Coulson beats the fucking shit out of some dudes who are trying to rob a mini-mart. I dunno, at least this one's got some drama & action unlike the first. I'd go so far as to call it amusing. Like the last short this feels like something a film student would throw on their demo. Actually that would be kind of cool if Marvel was outsourcing their short films to students.
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.
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