KingPagla wrote:I was just saying the same exact thing.
Though I mentioned Empire specifically.
That's really funny. I started by saying Star Wars to my husband and then corrected myself and said Empire specifically.
Joss Whedon and the cast and crew deserve a well respectful round of applause for this movie. They did, in one movie, what Didio and Johns has been trying to do for almost ten years. Take comics back to that beautiful silver age.
I haven't had that much fun at a movie in forever. Yeah there were a few issues I had as well with it, but the were so tiny compared to the grand scope of the film that I really don't care about them at the moment.
The plot was exactly what it was supposed to be: bring the worlds first known superheroes together to stop the worlds first alien invasion. Sounds like a comic book story to me! When the action wasn't in high gear I sat there and marveled at how well the actors enveloped their characters. I was blown away at how much I even enjoyed Chris Evan's performance as Cap in this movie much more than his own.
Ending was great. All three of them. Actually the final ending was probably my favorite.
Now just cause this is the Outhouse and heaven forbid someone gushes over something, I'll tell you the few things that chipped away at the real "fanboy" inside of me:
Hawkeye's character was the weakest for me since it wasn't the Hawkeye I grew up with. Thor's entrance was sudden and Loki's throwaway comment "Father must have used a lot of dark magic to get you here" was thrown away and should have been touched on a smidgen more. What I was most disappointed in was the first ending. This was a cleverly crafted take on the Avengers Golden and Silver Ages so having to hear the tired cliche' of: "They are a danger to us" crap was irritating. I would have rather seen them get the adoration they received in the first few decades of their book. (For the most part at least).
This movie ties with me as best superhero movie of all time. The reason for the tie is that I can't really compare The Avengers with Batman: The Dark Knight since they are two totally different sub-genre's.