I have yet to see the new movie, The Avengers, which kicked off the 2012 summer movie season today, but a reader tipped me off to a comment that she found particularly offensive while reading a movie review in The Examiner
The Avengers is about demigod - Thor, (played by Chris Hemsworth), super soldier - Captain America, (played by Chris Evans), playboy billionaire - Iron Man, (played by Robert Downey Jr), a scientist - The Hulk, (played by Mark Ruffalo), and two super assassins - Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (played by Jeremy Renner) who team up to save the planet from Loki (played by Tom Hiddleston).
It seems that the character Thor explains his brother Loki's violent killing spree with the flip comment, "He's adopted." The reviewer, Kelly Jane Torrance, uses this in the review as an example of a "great line" that allows other characters than just Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man a "chance to shine."
What do you think? Is this a "great line" or is it offensive to adoptees?
My response to the majority of the responses can be found in a new blog post - Hero Movie Brings Out Bullies.
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