Last night, I went to see the movie “The Avengers”. Wow!
I may be slightly biased, as I was a fan of certain comic book series in the 80′s, among them being the “X-Men”, “New Mutants”, “Bat Man”, TMNT, “West Coast Avengers”, and yes, “The Avengers”. Captain America was always a favorite. So was Hawkeye. Actually, I had a lot of favorite characters. Moonknight and Ironman were pretty high up there. When it came to West Coast Avengers, it was definitely Hawkeye.
I also much admired such characters as Robinhood, Errol Flynn, and the Rocketeer, so that may explain my penchant for “classic” (and not all together super powerful or supernatural) heroes like Green Arrow, Hawkeye, and Capt America. OK, Thor was also a big time favorite, but again, this goes to the classics. Not so much with being a good upstanding normal guy, but with the other kind of classics. I do love me some Norse, Greek, Roman, an other ancient mythologies.
My thoughts on the movie? I loved it. Sure, it was a bit predictable at times, and occasionally, things felt a tiny bit scripted to get them all together, but the individual characters are awesome, and together they worked out very well. I think it was mostly Samuel L. M.F’ing Jackson’s script that made it feel a little patchwork glued together at times, but everyone else pulled it off. Not that Nick Fury’s part was bad, mind you. He’s a decent character and a great actor as well. But I could just feel it there.
And talk about beautiful digital work in the movie! No obvious animations, or CGI. Everything was smooth and flowy. It’s explained by the large number of digital companies used, and the vast quantity of the people from said companies, employed in the making of this film.
Overall, I highly recommend this most entertaining movie to any comic book, action film, or entertainment fan. Do you like fun? Watch this movie.