Friday, May 04, 2012

Avengers Slam Dunk

I usually don't like to pre-hype a movie. It seems like high expectations have ruined many a "perfectly good" film. However, for the Avengers I let my usual determination to remain neutral drop away. Once I saw that Joss Whedon was the director and the writer, I let all hesitation go in total faith... In Joss I trust.

My son and I just got back from the Cinemark. We have been counting down the days for quite a while now.  We grabbed dinner beforehand at Wingers, then walked over to the show. Multiple times throughout the movie, Jacob leaned over and said "Dad, this is the greatest movie ever!"

And it was incredible. I knew from Serenity that Whedon was particularly suited for writing a story about the adventures of a team. One would think that with so many characters, the story couldn't help but feel scattered. Not at all.

I would have loved to have spent more time with the famous Whedon dialogue, but there was plenty of it amidst the eye candy. I think we can expect more in that department in Avengers 2... in a way, this was an origin story and there will be less need for backdrop next round.

When Iron Man first came out years ago, was anyone expecting this level of movie franchising and interconnectedness  to occur? I hope they have a master plan to bring it to a decided and worthy conclusion.

Ok DC... your turn!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Off to see this now...can't wait!

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