It’s rare that I see movies in the theater – preferring to veg out with a big ol bowl of popcorn and my oversized jammie pants and my comfy couch instead – but occassionally, there comes a movie that you HAVE to see in the theaters… (And no – I’m not talking about Titanic in 3D.)
Marvel’s The Avengers falls into that category. and I’m not kidding.
In case you don’t know the story -
“Marvel’s The Avengers”—the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.
and if your eyes glazed over reading that… bear with me.
The casting on this movie – for starters -could NOT be more perfect – I think they finally got it right by casting Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk (no offense to Edward Norton)… and OF COURSE Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man? Yes Please – might have stolen the show for me… I even loved Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Joss Whedon definitely knows his stuff and did NOT disappoint in this one either.
I had the priveledge of seeing this in 3D – as it should be… and I can’t imagine not enjoying it in the theater. Aside from the benefit from 3D cinematography, there is an energy that was palpable as the entire theater would gasp or burst into laughter or cheer and clap in near unison. Another reason why you should make this a date night excursion.
I really didn’t have any expectations when I walked in to the theater – well, except that I figured it would be decent seeing as how the line for the pre-screening literally wrapped around the building on a Wednesday evening… I was on the edge of my seat through the entire movie.
I’ve heard some say that there were slow parts – I musta missed those. I don’t have any complaints really… although a die-hard Marvel expert may have a different opinion.
A side note of “nerd Humor” you may appreciate – Robert Downey Jr.’s character -Tony Stark- can be seen wearing a Black Sabbath T-Shirt… as did a few of the other movie-goers… only wish I had thought it it myself… or that I had a Black Sabbath T-shirt to begin with. (for those who don’t know… Black Sabbath sang “Iron Man” – which was in the first Iron Man movie…)
Bottom line? If you don’t already have plans for this weekend, Grab your honey and go see this movie. NOW. Or – heck – I’m a fan of “dating yourself” so go alone. Grab your popcorn and beverage of choice and sit back and enjoy the show.
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