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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.
48THRiLLS wrote:Saw it late last night. Pretty much exceeded all my expectations.
Ruffulo was fantastic and I would now welcome a 3rd Hulk movie.
RDJ was funny and great but I didn't expect anything less.
Scarlett Johansen really surprised me and I love how she was used.
Renner was fine as Hawkeye, I would have preferred a less angsty version but it worked for this movie.
My only complaint comes with Cap (who Evans played flawlessly) I feel that even though we got 2 attempts at it, we never get that Cap moment where he really shows that he belongs right there next to and leading the heavy hitting Thor, Iron-Man, and Hulk. It is a small complaint because there were bad ass moments all over the place.
All that being said, I gave the movie a 9 and it is easily my favorite comic book movie and right at the top of as one of the best times i have had at the theater.
Starlord wrote:That's really funny. I started by saying Star Wars to my husband and then corrected myself and said Empire specifically.
Loved the Wizard Of Oz bit.misac wrote:
In the Captain America movie I think we didn't really get a good reaction to Cap being out of time so I really liked the small bits throughout the movie. I thought he was really good too, I liked him in the Cap movie but here he felt more like Captain America to me.
That was my major gripe with the movie, I don't want to see super heroes are a menace.
More minor gripes are Hawkeye's lack of characterization and Cap's costume was really bad.
Zenguru wrote:I trust Lord Simian's word more than my friend.
Tee-Roy'd wrote:Movie just over $80 million yesterday and is set to make around $175 million for the 3 day total, so yeah I would say that is pretty damn successful!
Not having seen the movie didn't stop you from declaring it the greatest film ever made, did it?