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Item 47 (2012, Louis D’Esposito)

Item 47 is exceptionally lame. Though it is well-acted and Marvel did pay for a Cars song over the end credits….

47 is an “aside” Avengers sequel, but more to the events in it. SHIELD agent Maximiliano Hernández’s mission is to find a Bonnie and Clyde team using an alien gun. But they’re really nice people, played by Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Bradford. Director D’Esposito doesn’t get how to direct their scenes together so Caplan and Bradford are just stuck doing all the character work themselves.

Of course, if Eric Pearson’s script wasn’t so weak, 47 might be a lot better. He can’t write dialogue for the couple, but he can’t write it for the SHIELD agents either. The whole thing’s a setup for a weak punchline.

And 47‘s end credits are over two minutes long, which is way too long for a short. Cars song or not.

1/3Not Recommended

CREDITS

Directed by Louis D’Esposito; written by Eric Pearson; director of photography, Gabriel Beristain; edited by John Breinholt and Hughes Winborne; music by Christopher Lennertz; production designer, Shepherd Frankel; produced by Kevin Feige; released by Walt Disney Studios.

Starring Lizzy Caplan (Claire), Jesse Bradford (Benny), Maximiliano Hernández (Agent Jasper Sitwell) and Titus Welliver (Agent Blake).


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The Consultant (2011, Leythum)

So if you’ve been desperate to find out what happens after Robert Downey Jr.’s cameo in The Incredible Hulk, The Consultant would be the bridging short for you.

It’s an interesting concept—little Blu-ray specials to flesh out side stories—but it only runs two and a half minutes, including lifting the cameo in its entirety. No, Edward Norton doesn’t make an appearance.

The short ostensibly follows Clark Gregg’s character from the Marvel movies around (retroactively inserting him into Hulk… kind of) but he doesn’t do anything but drink coffee in a diner and talk. If Eric Pearson’s script were funny, it might have worked. If it were a sitcom take on Gregg’s bureaucratic adventures (with superheroes)….

But, it’s not. Instead, it’s awkward and underproduced.

Even worse, Maximiliano Hernández has a lot more personality (as Gregg’s sidekick) than Gregg does himself.

The concept’s interesting but this execution fails.

1/3Not Recommended

CREDITS

Directed by Leythum; written by Eric Pearson; director of photography, David Myrick; edited by David Brodie and Gabriel Britz; music by Paul Oakenfold and Howard Drossin; production designer, David Courtermarche; produced by Kevin Feige; released by Paramount Home Entertainment.

Starring Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) and Maximiliano Hernández (Agent Sitwell).


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