The Avengers RANT

Saw the Avengers yesterday. When the movie started, I couldn't stop smiling. I was legitimately excited. Did it live up to my excitement? Oh my god, yes. The Avengers, aside from being one of the best super hero movies ever made, is one of the best action movies movies ever made.

This is the genius thing about the Avengers, it has 90% of exposition already done before the movie even starts! Meaning? This frees 90% of the movie up just to be FUN. But at the same time, rewards you for having seen the other Marvel studios films.

Watching the movie without having seen the solo movies, I'd imagine wouldn't be as gripping, but just as exciting. Every character in this movie has a moment, every character in the movie actually has a sub plot that carries them through the movie.

Remember how the X-men movies were chalk full of characters, but the only one that had much to do (aside from the melodrama of Iceman and Rougue), was Wolverine? There is non of that in the Avengers. Ironman despite having the dominant, outgoing personality, doesn't steal the show.
I don't want to spoil anything, but I have to say, this is how a team movie should be done. And Joss Whedon NEEDS to get more movies made. I love Whedon. I love Buffy, I love Firefly, his 'Astonishing X-men' run was amazing. 'Cabin in the Woods' is probably in my top ten favourite movies. He should not only be responsible for Avengers 2, he should be handed another marvel property.

This movies story is essentially an alien invasion story, but with Super Heroes. Which makes a world of difference, since alien invasion stories are so typical.
And there is all the cliches and conventions of a comic book in there too. With the heroes first meeting and having conflict, and the--... well if you don't read comics, these conventions would be spoilers. There was a moment in this movie where I knew exactly what was going to happen, but the people I was with were amazed. So I don't want to spoil anything.

I just want to say, Mark Rufflo's Hulk was as good, if not better then Ed Nortons. And I want to see him, play the Hulk in a film of his own. Its just... its just really good. The whole movie.
I didn't sit down to write a proper review obviously. I just wanted to get it out there, that this movie is amazing. I enjoyed it a lot. Hope that came across in these ramblings.




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