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Friday
May042012

Samuel L. Jackson Questions Critic Who Gave Negative 'Avengers' Review

ABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) -- Marvel's The Avengers has been well-received by critics in general, but star Samuel L. Jackson is more focused on a negative review published by The New York Times.

The Times critic A.O. Scott wasn't overly impressed by the movie, writing, "[W]hile 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, who plays Nick Fury, the man who assembles The Avengers,  tweeted his fury over the review on Thursday. He wrote, "#Avengers fans, NY Times critic AO Scott needs a new job! Let's help him find one! One he can ACTUALLY do!"

Scott isn't too bothered by Jackson's reaction, telling E! News, "I don't think Mr. Jackson is actually trying to get me fired....Rallying 'fans' against skeptical critics is a time-honored tactic, and I don't take it personally."

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