Samuel L. Jackson slams film critic
Fury by name, fury by nature... The Avengers' Nick Fury, Samuel L. Jackson, has taken aim at a critic who savaged the summer blockbuster in the New York Times.
The tough-talking Pulp Fiction star took offence at film buff A.O. Scott's review of his new film and decided to let him know it via Twitter.com.
Jackson wrote, "#Avengers fans, NY Times critic AO Scott needs a new job! Let's help him find one! One he can ACTUALLY do!"
Scott upset the movie star by telling filmgoers that The Avengers is "hardly worth raging about," adding, "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."
But it's unlikely Scott's verdict will keep fans away from the film when it opens in America on Friday - the action movie is expected to make as much as£94 million at the box office in the coming three days.
The film has already dominated the international box office, earning over £175 million in just a week.