Well? What can be said? This, 4 sure; l don’t think there was a movie EVER that l anticipated seeing more, bar none! ln a way, that was almost a strike against it, right out of the box! Could a movie, w/ so much promise, possibly livec up 2 the hype? ln a word. YES! A resounding yes! That said, unlike many of my youtube brethren, l neither thought it was the best movie, ever, nor did l think, it was the best super hero movie, ever! l did however think that the Avengers set a bar, that will be very difficult, 2 equal, much less, surpass.
As far as how l felt about it, specifically? Avengers definitely made my top five super hero based/inspired movies of all time, w/ the possibility of going top three of all time, when the bzz wear’s off. 1st, let me do the nit-picky thing, and talk about what l wasn’t crazy about, in this film. (1) Stay all, 2 the end of the movie, 2 see the Avengers eating take out. The entire audience that wa in attendance were practically like; WTF, we waited 4 that? Non comic book fans won’t get the joke, and this comic book fan, didn’t think it was funny, in the comics. (2) Even l’m starting 2 weary of Stan The Man, muggin” in every Marvel movie. We get it, Mr. Lee. U were one of the pillars that made Marvel, Marvel! (3) Maria Hill… 4going 4 the moment that Colby Smoulders was woefully miscast, even a perfectly cast Maria Hill, would basically have nothing 2 do but look grim, and…and well essentially, just look grim. (4) The man-crushing on Cap was okay, but l felt, it went on a bit long. (5) Maybe there’s some ppl, far more observant than myself, but l kept looking out 4 Easter Eggs; Pym being a Stark employee, or a Shield scientist, a mentioning of Wakanda, a dude training his pet “falcon”,but nada, nothing, zilch. Well despite all those nitpix, let me get in2 what l did like about the film, and that was just about……….EVERTHING ELSE!
Such as, Black Widow, seemingly being held captive, and tortured, while we the viewer knows that she’s “playin” these guys, we’re just waiting 2 see how she’s gonna handle things, and when it’s time: Handle things, she does, Big Time! Anybody seeing this film, shouldn’t duubt that a Black Widow movie would work. Seems like making one, would be minimal risk, major reward. One of my concerns about Widow was put 2 rest, early on, when “they” finally had her speaking Russian, and l was like; Yes! As a matter of fact, there was only one character that l liked more than Widow, and that was Hulk! l thought, at best, l was just gonna tolerate his CGI self being on screen, but as it turned out, Hulk was a G! When he sucker punched Thor, that may very well have been my favorite part in the whole movie. Mark Ruffalo’s Banner was pretty damn decent, a well Naturally Downey nailed Tony/lronman as everyone would exspect. Questionable costume choice aside, Chris Evans played Cap w/ the same conviction as he did, in his own movie (l do wish Sharon Carter had been a Shield agent, though) lronically l found that l could accept Hemsworth as Thor, here, which l could not do in the Thor movie, itself! Hawkeye was 4 the lack of a better phrase, the str8 man of the group. l don’t have a problem w/ Jeremy Renner’s portrayal per se, but like Fury, l believe this is more Ult Hawkeye, than 616 Hawkeye.
Also l was surprised at how big a part Loki ploayed in this movie. l was under the impression that Loki was going 2 be a more behind the scenes type character, pulling the strings of the primary Big Bad. As it turned out, Loki’s strings were being pulled, but l’ll go more into that, when l’ll be joined by a few guests, via skype, 2 be aired on youtube.
Catch y’all later