“Avengers Assemble!”

Now, I don’t want to alarm anyone, but The Avengers movie has made like a gazillion dollars this weekend. Yeah a gazillion (which I am pretty sure is a real number). Marvel and Disney are making so much money they are burning it, they are literally burning money. They are playing Monopoly with real money. The movie has a fistful of opening day records from the U.S. to the Phillipine Islands. Everyone loves it, the media loves, the critics actually like it, and it seems like every fifth person on facebook is jumping up and down about awesome it is or how they waiting in line to see the movie. Well, we would not be doing our job here at this site if we did not see the movie to see what the ruckus was about.

Overall I was very pleased with the movie. Joss Whedon did good, he did real good. He made a movie that appeals to the casual movie goer and the hardcore comic book fan (such as myself). A couple of things I liked in particular order (and without spoilers): Tony Stark’s wit, the Black Widow being 10x cooler than in Iron Man 2, Tom Hiddleston stealing scenes as Loki, the introduction of the SHIELD carrier, the little shout outs to the comic book fans (LMDs), and letting the Hulk…well smash. And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a few little things that bother me: stop calling it the Tesseract and the lets not really get into how Thor got back to Earth” approach in the movie.

As always please remember to sit around and wait about 3 minutes after the credits start rolling for the lead in for future movies. I know your reaction will be either A. Awesome he/she is going to be in the next movie or B. Going to google to try to figure out who you just saw and than going to wikipedia after you find the name because you still don’t know who said person is.

And if you still need a reason to go see the movie

Posted by Nickay

5 Responses to ““Avengers Assemble!””

  1. I’ll admit, as a non-comic book nerd, I did enjoy the movie too. Saw it on Friday for a work “morale” event. I haven’t even seen the single-hero movies either and still could follow what was going on.

    I enjoyed (without spoilers):

    1. Character design of the “bad guys” at the end
    2. Battle scenes
    3. Loki, and also how his costume “builds” by hologram then cools into place
    4. The dialogue overall was terrific.

  2. Loki was a total scene stealer, never a huge fan of his in the comics but Hiddleston even made the horned helmet cool

  3. kind of applies.

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