Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ has, officially, had the biggest opening weekend of all time. Odds are, if you had any interest in seeing the movie, you probably did so already. So, tell us what you thought of it in our poll.
I’ve mentioned previously in this blog that I actually wasn’t all that excited for ‘The Avengers’, mainly because I don’t have much attachment to any of the superhero characters featured in the mash-up. Nonetheless, I got caught up in the hype, and wanted to support director Joss Whedon (who deserves to finally have a hit), so I dutifully trekked out to the theater to see the film during its opening weekend.
I’ve got to say, it won me over. This is easily the best of all the Marvel comic book movies I’ve seen, if not one of the best comic book movies of any sort. Yet it’s not perfect. In all the buzz about the movie, why is it that nobody has talked about how long it takes to warm up? Honestly, the first hour of the picture is kind of painful. It spends far too much time devoted to the least interesting characters, the plot set-up is really hokey, and most of the action scenes at the beginning are pretty lame.
Fortunately, once the team finally assembles, the movie really gets cooking and never lets up after that point. Whedon does a great job of juggling all the characters and making each of them feel relevant. He’s the first director who’s known what to do with the Hulk. Practically every one of the big green guy’s appearances was accompanied by audience cheers in my theater.
My vote in the poll would have to be that the movie is pretty good, but has some issues. What did you think of it?