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Nick Fury Battles NY Times Critic Over Negative 'The Avengers' Review


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According to the hollywood reporter, Samuel L. Jackson, who stars in the avengers as the tough, eye-patched S.H.I.E.L.D. commander, got a lil protective over his avengers and lashed out via twitter...and who was the target of his tweets? None other than New York Times film critic A.O. Scott, who gave the film a poor grade in his review.

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

So why the animosity toward scott? Well Scott, while giving credit to director Joss Whedonfor including some snappy dialogue, ultimately conclcuded that, quote, "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."

Jackson responded to Twitter user @TheFilmNest, who said, "Disappointed to hear @SamuelLJackson respond irrationally to negative review of #Avengers. People aren't entitled to their own opinion?" by saying, "That is My Opinion! @TheFilmNest & what's irrational about it? They aren't going to fire his jaundiced ass & You & I Know It!"

In response, Scott said simply, "Jaundiced?" and retweeted words of support from other critics.

Regardless of scotts poor review, all in all the film is doing amazing both in the box office and with the critics. So far the flick has a 93% on rotten tomatoes and has earned over 280 million in the foreign box office and has a tracking of 150 million for the us.

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