Friday, June 1, 2012
Best Movie Ever?
Oh, hello friends. So by now you've heard that Joss Whedon's The Avengers has broken box office records and made more money than God. You've also heard that a sequel is probably in the works as we speak. I'm here to tell you it deserves all of it. It is an awesome movie, more than likely one of the best ones I've seen in a while. As the MC's said, let's break it down....
BTW, Spoilers! Hey, if you haven't seen this flick, what's wrong with you?
A few highlights:
Agent Coulson: The Joss Whedon casualty. I know I wasn't the only one who said "hey, vintage WWII trading cards, they cost a fortune!" Oh, and check out his "Destroyer" gun. If you saw Thor, you know that Thor battled his father's Destroyer-android type thing, it was immensely powerful and fired this beam of pure energy that destroyed everything in its path. Now look at the gun--it has the same armor detailing and power signature as the Destroyer. SHIELD must have reverse-engineered the gun to combat enemies like Loki after Thor left for Asgard.
Bruce Banner/The Hulk: Break-out star of the flick. Ed Norton did a great job in the other Hulk movie, but Mark Ruffallo brings a whole new level of intensity to the role. It appears Banner has more control over "the other guy" than he ever has before, and it results in some amazing sequences. The Hulk looks incredible, it has Ruffallo's face on it, something never done to the Hulk in any of his incarnations. The Hulk is also responsible for two of the funniest moments in The Avengers.
Steve Rogers/Captain America: Absolutely badass!! You finally see a real super-soldier in action when he fights Loki in Germany. Truly a man out of his time, as the only pop culture reference he gets has to do with the Wizard of Oz. I know that when the blu-ray comes out, it'll have some scenes with an old Peggy and scenes from Cap's apartment in modern NYC.
Tony Stark/Iron Man: What a great character! Robert Downey Jr once again putting his own mark on a movie--he's in an ensemble movie, but still has the ego and character of somebody in Iron Man III for instance! Also, the relationship with Pepper Potts (a great-looking Gwyneth Paltrow in shorts!) begun in Iron Man II continues in the Avengers.
Thor: You can feel the tension with his brother Loki. But I'm not sure he qualifies as a Demigod. I believe a Demigod is the human child of a god. Hmmm, I will have to find that out.
Loki: Crazy to a whole new level, I even read an article on the Internets that said Loki won the whole battle, that everything happened as he forsaw it! The perfect villain to take on all the Avengers.
Maria Hill: In the summer of 2012, your Aunt Robin joined the Avengers. She helped saved the world. In Joss Whedon fashion, she was a strong female character that wouldn't go into the background.
Hawkeye/Black Widow: Two unexpectedly great characters. Scarlett Johanssen was better in this flick than her debut in Iron Man II. I also couldn't take my eyes off of her in every scene she's in, but she also has great character development and was even able to trick the God of Mischief. I even like the SHIELD-issue car she was driving at the end. Hawkeye is incredible, his bow and arrow action at the end was great, but he was even compelling under Loki's control.
Nick Fury: Samuel L. Jackson was incredible as usual, even getting a few action scenes, although they kinda forgot about him a bit toward the end....
All in all, the Avengers is being added to my top movies list of all time.
Oh, and check out this idea to market the Complete Avengers Blu-Ray Collection!!!