|If Thor (Chris Hemsworth) posed like this? I would be very okay with that. Very, very okay with that.|
So, got dragged along to The Avengers. It wasn't that I didn't want to see it, I just wasn't expecting to go see it this weekend and I really didn't think I was in a movie mood.
OMGosh, glad I went. Things I learned:
- I love Iron Man. Seriously. I was actually bored until Iron Man came on screen and then I was like a little kid: "Holy cow! It's Iron Man! He's awesome!" I don't know if others experience that with superhero movies, but apparently it's big for me.
- Hulk does indeed smash
- Thor is pretty cool and I may now rent Thor
- Chris Hemsworth is a fine looking man
- I think Samuel L. Jackson, by the end of his career, will have worn a black trench coat in more movies than any other actor in history
- I really hate it when superheros whine
- I love that Iron Man hates it that superheros whine. Makes me love Iron Man that much more.
- Totally cheered me up, especially seeing it with two action movie fans. If you want a movie to cheer you up, this is the movie.
Strong points of the movie:
- Great action scenes
- Great costumes (actually always love costumes)
- An awesome level of humor. Not campy or self-mocking, but keeps it nice and light.
- Great special effects and CGI. Truly stunning. I remember when I saw Jurassic Park at 12. It totally rocked my world but the CGI dinosaurs now seem to be the same quality as the Terror Dogs in Ghostbusters. The CGI in The Avengers is awesome and seamless.
- (Big spoiler): The scene where the Hulk grabs Loki and smashy-smashies? Oh my GOSH that was awesome.
- I don't know if Captain America sucks in the comics, but he kind of sucks in the movie. He's stupid, and I don't mean "lame," I mean "not bright, intellectually challenged."
- (Big spoiler): The ending seemed totally ripped off of Independence Day. Shoot a nuke into the mother ship and all the little aliens don't work anymore? I know they didn't install a virus and I don't know if the model of "Destroy mother ship and all the aliens go down" predates Independence Day, but it felt like a slight ripoff.
Overall, I'd give it an A. Not an A+ - a better solution to the alien problem would help give it an A+, as would slightly more original dialog - but an awesome movie and a must see, particularly on a rainy weekend.
So I'm glad I was kidnapped and taken to this movie. And Chris Hemsworth has a great butt.