6/4/12

My Crush on The Avengers

Okay, where do I begin. First off, I love Joss Whedon (directed and wrote for the film). I gave in to, what I thought was a "corny" 90's show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (I will be forever indebted to you Jenna!) and have since dubbed it one of my favorite shows ever. I read Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men comic (one of the BEST comics I've read) and have delved into other movies and TV shows that he has worked on. The man is an absolute genius. So I was already very pumped to see the movie.

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As mentioned in a previous post, I was blown away by the entire movie. It was better than I even imagined. It was so amazing that it has made it on my list of favorite movies. Thats really saying something because frankly, Super Hero movies have truly struggled in the past. 

One sign that I really loved the movie is the fact that I actually LIKED Black Widow. I am renowned for disliking a majority of female characters, especially if they are "Super Heros" (except for Pepper Potts, I ADORE Pepper Potts). I am hard to be won over but I liked how they wrote her character. Even Scarlett Johansson, who is often known for her "assets", was tasteful and sneaky. I know that this is because of Joss Whedon. He is all about making women hardcore and not just curves and a pretty face. I applaud his writing and Johannson's portrayal of the character. I was totally shocked that I actually liked her. 


Lets also discuss Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk. I could go on for days. I have been disappointed with the past Hulk portrayals. And I have a sneaking suspicion that Joss found this film as an opportunity to redeem this character. And redeem he did! The Hulk was UNREAL (in a good way). I loved how long they waited to reveal "The Other Guy" and how nerve wracking it was when he came out. Ruffalo played a shy, quirky, scientist and I was thoroughly pleased they went that direction with the character. He was hardcore, I was flabbergasted. Seriously, he was one of the strongest parts of the movie (pun not intended:)) There were several times during the movie where I would lean over to Chad and say something like "he is so cool!" "No way!"or "that was crazy!"- much like a 12 year old boy.



Of course, I loved Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. killed it and his lines were quick witted and funny as always. He plays a perfect Tony Stark. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) was handsome as ever and a Demi God to the fullest.I really liked his interactions with Loki as well. Oh the drama of being brothers!

Hawkeye! How cool was he?! Just like a modern day Legolas. I am intrigued and want learn more about his character. And Captain America. Poor Captain America, so out of place but by the end he leads the Avengers to success and fits right in. So satisfying. I must also add, Loki was an excellent villain. Reminded me of a conniving snake.

Agent Coulson was an unsung hero. I loved his infatuation with Captain America and he really ties all the Avengers together. Samuel L. Jackson was a cool Nick Fury. He did a fine job, can't complain.

To repeat, I was blown away with the movie. Now, I am not educated with The Avengers comic books so don't bother correcting me as far as the characters or events. I am purely basing my knowledge from the movie.

I could go on and on and on and on.

You should really see it.

Happy Monday!

Hil

3 comments:

Haley said...

My essay on the Avengers ...

Historically, I loathe ScarJo. I think she's trashy. But somehow, miraculously, I totally bought into her as a SuperHero. And not just as the token sexy hero, but as a legit member of the team. That is hard to do.

Hawkeye was okay, but he seemed just kinda there.

Samuel L. Jackson is a horrible, horrible actor. I was hoping he'd die.

I think Thor is really cool (and dashingly handsome). I am looking forward to his sequel.

If I didn't marry Ty, I'd marry Captain America. I think his old-school goodness is delightful. He's a perfect contrast to Iron Man's sarcasm.

Stark is just cool. I think his role in this movie made up for what I considered to be a stupid Iron Man 2.

Pepper Potts is the only damsel-in-distress I can think of that is someone I want to be. Plus she rocks the pencil skirt.

And finally the Hulk. I LOVED HIM. Where is Mark Rufallo's movie? His character was my absolute, 100% favorite. I love a good reluctant hero.

Thanks for listening.

Jenna Christensen said...

I could not agree with you more. Especially about Scarlett Johansson. I have never liked her in anything and I even though I knew how well Joss writes female characters, I was still a little nervous. But I was nervous for nothing. Turns out it's not Scarlett Johansson I don't like, it's the writers who write her characters.

Also, you're welcome :)

Chad de Lisle said...

I completely agree with your assessment. Best superhero movie ever? I can only think of one other film that even competes (The Dark Knight) and it's CLOSE. I hope and pray that the sequel is given to Joss again. Fool can write, fool can direct, he opened me up like crazy.