Whedon respectfully annoyed by some negative Avengers reviews

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Dec 17, 2012

Though most fans agree that Joss Whedon's The Avengers is awesome (hey, it has a stellar 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), it did have a few critics. Now Whedon himself has chimed in with his thoughts on the dissenters.

The topic became a hot one when Nick Fury himself, Samuel L. Jackson, set Twitter ablaze by blasting a critic after he took some potshots at Marvel's master plan.

Not surprisingly, Whedon was respectful in his remarks—but he did say there's one aspect of the negative press that has always irked him.

He told the New York Post:

"I went into a bubble when the film came out, but do know that Sam Jackson got pretty huffy. I don't think a flame war is going to help anybody. People are allowed to not like the film, but I do get annoyed when somebody really hasn't done their homework. A lot of reporting in the negative reviews ... was more like they were reviewing the [superhero] genre than the movie itself."
It makes sense, and all you can ask is for someone to hate something on its own merits, not intangibles related to a genre.

What do you think? Did Avengers get a fair shake in the press?

(Via NY Post)