Jubilee wrote:Youre trying too hard to not like the movie.
The fact you noticed cap shoots poorly shows this.
Most reviews have been gushing. I'd say this is up there with the best action mindless movie in the last decade.
What part of "Cap shooting poorly being a reason to dislike the movie is a nitpick" did you miss. I specifically said that. I can't help that I noticed it, but I laughed at that rather than looking at some huge thing. I just thought it was funny, but definitely not a reason to dislike the movie.
The character interactions.
Thor and Loki's conversation was awesome. Just pitch perfect and demonstrating 2 actors who grasp and understand their characters.
The formation of the team. Very well done and done in a way that allows you to know a little about the characters and why they would be put together.
All the jokes. I felt many, if not all of them, worked.
The action scenes. Most were amazing, although some of the animation was spotty here and there (not a deal breaker by any means).
The Hulk in the last 30 minutes. Both the bad ass moments and the humor.
The helicarrier. Just sweet to see it realized so beautifully.
Hawkeye's quiver. I think this deserves special note because it was very very well done.
Set designs were very cool.
Costumes, for the most part, were awesome.
Stuff I didn't like:
Pacing. This seemed off throughout the film until the last 30 minutes. Again, I will assume that the 40 minutes that Whedon cut may have had something to do with it.
The overly simplistic plot. Yes, I understand why they went this route. Maybe it was a good move, but it was just really really really simple. I don't know that it couldn't have used just a little more in the way of intricacy. Seeing the tease at the end of the movie obviously hints at a bigger picture, but until that moment, there was little indication in the story itself.
The lack of the "no hope" moment. The Chitauri never seem to be that huge a threat. Yes, there's plenty of destruction to go around, but the Avengers never feel overmatched. Sorry, but when you have an alien invading force guided by a mad god, I expect to feel like the world is going to end. This never really comes across.
There a lot of other things (both positive and negative) but this is what I could think of off the top of my head. I think it's a movie that handles the details extremely well from a creator that obviouly loves the property. I think the broad strokes, however, were subpar.