Exclusive: "The 'Avengers' Is Missing One Thing & That's The S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G."

Friday, May 4, 2012 2:55PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In light of the long-awaited Avengers flick premiering in theaters today, New York rapper N.O.R.E. hit up SOHH and dished out his very own urban superheros collective.

While N.O.R.E. is excited about the flick, he feels one main superhero did not make the final cut.

"The Avengers is missing one thing and that's the S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G.," N.O.R.E. told SOHH. "I'm talking about me. S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G. has a cape and is rocking Timberlands, you don't necessarily have to have to have a six-pack. All you need is a cape and Timberlands and you've got to defend the community. That's the qualities of S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G. [laughs] This is my crew right now. We're going with ['In Living Color's'] Homey D. Clown, S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G., Meteor Man and we're gonna roll with Blankman/Handi-Man. When you're parking your spaceship, you park in the front because you've got Handi-Man with you. Handi-Man is handicap and he's still busting caps." (SOHH)

Personal superhero crew to the side, N.O.R.E. did admit he is a big Avengers supporter.

"Let me tell you something, the Avengers, I can't wait to see it," N.O.R.E. added. "I love the Incredible Hulk, I love Iron Man, I love Captain America and whoever else is in there. I'm looking forward to going and seeing it but just remember I got the back-up crew, that's me, Homey D. Clown, Meteor Man and Blankman/Handi-Man." (SOHH)

Overall, the new blockbuster flick has received high praise from movie critics.

Yet The Avengers is better than any of the films that led up to it, and I for one had no problem embracing newcomers Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner (The Hulk) or Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. The story, which Whedon conceived with Zak Penn, establishes territorial tension among these larger-than-life figures, presents them with a way to work out their problems, and unites them against a common enemy. As for the performances, it would seem that Robert Downey set the bar high and inspired his colleagues to play at the same level. There's no weak link here. (IndieWire)

Marvel fans will be greeted by familiar actors including Robert Downey Jr., who has cemented himself as the face of Iron Man.

The star is Robert Downey Jr. His Iron Man is certainly a team player, but Mr. Downey comes to the party with two insuperable superpowers: a character of established sophistication--the industrialist/inventor Tony Stark, a sharp-tongued man of the world--and his own quicksilver presence that finds its finest expression in self-irony. (He was much better in the first "Iron Man," but he's quite good here.) "The Avengers," which takes place in murky darkness for the first half-hour or so, begins to lighten up figuratively, if not literally, only when Iron Man appears and we see, on the lips of the man inside the red robotic rig, a faint smile that says "this is going to be fun." The fun in seeing his teammates lies mostly in watching them in action, although they quarrel comically among themselves at the outset like superdivas: "We're not a team," Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner says, "we're a time bomb." (WSJ Online)

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