90: The Avengers

The Avengers – May 4, 2012
Starring: Everyone.
Written and directed by: Joss Whedon

The plot: “Nick Fury is director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency. The agency is a who’s who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster.” – IMDB

My thoughts: Much like everyone else on the Internet, I’m going to go ahead and say that The Avengers was awesome. It was equal parts action, comedy, and heart. I think that comes out to being a third of each, right? Right.

I feel like at this point (the movie having been out for about three weeks and extremely popular) I’m not sure what I can say that everyone hasn’t already said. I think they did an amazing job of making Cleveland (er…represent? I’m from the vicinity) look like New York City. I only wish I hadn’t been so dumb and had gotten up there to try to be a PA or to touch Tom Hiddleston/Robert Downey Jr./Chris Evans/Mark Ruffalo.

As a Joss Whedon fangirl, I of course noticed a lot of Whedon-esque quotes and characterizations (which I loved.) Even Scarlett Johansson was enjoyable. I generally don’t like her and she was sooo boooring in Iron Man 2. I think the fact that Joss headed it up helped to make her a stronger female character – she actually had a personality and wasn’t hypersexualized!

And dare I say it, I think they finally got The Hulk right. Sorry Eric Bana and Edward Norton – two actors whom I love a lot – but your Hulks were just…lacking.

I’m going to wrap it up. You guys know it was good SO AWESOME. You’ve seen it or you read the reviews already.

Stars: 5/5


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