Tuesday night was going to be a nice, relaxing evening at home. In the middle of a busy two weeks, I wasn’t particularly interested in doing anything I didn’t have to.
And then Liz got in touch with me and asked if I wanted to go see The Avengers. Um, let me think about tha— YES!
Now, I will say that, except for Star Wars, Buffy & Angel and the odd few issues of Superman or a random series, I’m not really a Comic Book geek. That’s not to say that I don’t appreciate comics… I just have enough other things to spend my time and money on that are ahead of ‘comics’ on the ‘list’. My brother is/was big into comics, but he was more a DC guy, so I was more familiar with, say, the Justice League than the Avengers.
I’m thinking The Avengers are way more awesome than the JL! No doubt Joss Whedon had a lot to do with that. The movie was non-stop awesome. It was good and hilarious and even sad in parts. The writing was great. The movie was about the group more than any one character. Unlike the upcoming Dark Knight, and possibly even Spiderman, this is definitely a movie for the whole family.
There are too many great scenes to list here, but I think my favourites are Iron Man calling Hawkeye ‘Legolas’, the Hulk’s random smack down, and the very last scene.
What did you think about the movie? What other movies are you looking forward to this summer?