Victorian Squid wrote:
I didn't read your review yet, if you thought that was directed at you.
(But although you can't really apply old saws like "auteur theory" to a Hollywood mishmash film like Avengers, there are still all the same elements in any other film in an action movie, after all there are technical reasons as well as subjective ones as to why a movie like, say, "Die Hard" is a better film than "The Expendables".)
I didn't think you were talking about me, I was just trying to provide an explanation as to why the reviews are so fan-focused, it's the kind of movie where, as a fan, seeing these characters and concepts on screen takes precedence over everything else.
I would say that the action sequences in this movie are better than a lot of modern action films like Transformers or whatever, they are genuinely thrilling. If you liked the style used in the Iron Man movies or Thor, this is that x10. Even the smaller hand to hand fights like Black Widow's scenes are very well-choreographed. The CGI is also excellent from a technical standpoint, Hulk looks real.
It would be interesting to read a review from someone who has no affinity for the comics or the previous movies, they'd be less fanwanky, but would also probably miss the point of the movie.