mephy and I just walked in the door from a movie date. We finally saw The Avengers!
I really only have one thing to say: I want more!
THAT was a fun way to spend a few hours!
I love comic books. I love comic book movies. I usually love DC comic book movies more than I love Marvel’s contribution to the art (X-Men anyone?), but that all started to take a turn when Iron Man came out. I even have to admit loving Captain America (not, at all, my favourite character – too Superman for me).
The Avengers was outstanding. Here’s why:
- Robert Downey Jr. and Jeremy Renner. ’Nuff said. (The acting folks. Yes, they’re easy on the peepers, but those two gentlemen haven’t failed to impress me for a long time now.)
- Pepper Potts, Black Widow and Agent Hill. The (main) women in this movie were rock solid. There was no damsel-in-distress syndrome suffered here. These gals could hold their own and brought ovaries of steel to the table.
- Joss Whedon. Need I say more? That man is a rockstar. He’s got the Midas touch.
- Comic book action. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a good action flick. If it has fantastic elements, all the better.
I actually had only one problem with the film. One.
*Arr matey! Thar be spoilers ahead.*
The god in the machine that rendered ET a little less mobile after Mr. Stark partied like it was 1945. It was just the element they needed to get back to that pesky Loki loose end. But! Of all deus ex machina I’ve encountered, it was not poorly written. I’ll forgive it. (Frankly, I like Loki better than the random alien people anyway. On that note, did The Other not completely remind you of Skeletor in Masters of the Universe? Maybe it was that whole army-through-a-portal-to-Earth thing that did it.)
All in all? Great film! Highly recommended to you by me. (I’m writing a review at 2221h for Heaven’s sake! This is well past my bedtime.)
(Yes, that did make mephy’s night.)