So maybe The Avengers is the one where Whedon just makes the damn movie. It doesn’t need to comment on anything. Except … he yam what he yam. There’s always a twist. Watching Black Hawk Down made Whedon realize that after waiting all his life to make a superhero movie, he didn’t want to make one anymore. He wanted to make a war movie. “It can’t just be ‘fight until we reach the 1:50 mark and then go home,’” he says. “You gotta think they might fail.” And if you’re still wondering why Whedon would take on The Avengers, the idea of an against-all-odds battle with the highest possible stakes starts to sound like, well, a metaphor .
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