Fury Feud: Samuel L. Jackson blasts NY Times critic over Avengers review

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Dec 17, 2012

If you happen to dislike The Avengers, be careful about airing your grievances in public—or else Samuel L. Jackson, a.k.a. S.H.I.E.L.D. commander Nick Fury, might come a-knockin'.

After New York Times film critic A.O. Scott wrote a largely negative review of The Avengers, Jackson took to Twitter to express his disapproval of Scott's take on the film.

"Avengers fans, NY Times critic AO Scott needs a new job! Let's help him find one! One he can ACTUALLY do!," Jackson tweeted.

When the folks over at The Film Nest chimed in, saying: "Disappointed to hear @SamuelLJackson respond irrationally to negative review of #Avengers. People aren't entitled to their own opinion?," Jackson fired back again.

"That is My Opinion! @TheFilmNest & what's irrational about it? They aren't going to fire his jaundiced ass & You & I Know It!," Jackson wrote.

To his credit, Scott seems to see the weird humor in the situation, and tweeted an amused "Jaundiced?" in response.

So, what did Scott say to begin with that got Jackson so riled up? Check out an excerpt from the review:

While The Avengers is hardly worth raging about, its failures are significant and dispiriting. The light, amusing bits cannot overcome the grinding, hectic emptiness, the bloated cynicism that is less a shortcoming of this particular film than a feature of the genre.

What do you think? Is Jackson being a bit of a baby, or just showing support for his team of dysfunctional superheroes?

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)