Avengers: The Marvel Rye
Well, I succumbed to the hype that is the Avengers. Went on a weeknight since they were still making 50 or so million the previous weekend and I didn’t want to be crowded…(Don’t crowd me! @ :28 mark) That and to be honest with you, I wanted to see it, but I wasn’t in a mad dash either.
Took our talents to the AMC Century City 15 this week. The AMC 15 is a household favorite when it comes to movie watching because the theater is apart of the Westfield mall, and the Westfield mall offers a decent selection at the food court…including (drum roll) FUDDruckers. It’s funny, I remember having 1 theater in my hometown and if we wanted to change things up we’d go to the one in Corvallis, 15 miles away or so. Now, (I’m looking) from my location, there are seven theaters showing Avengers within a 5 mile radius, seven! I intended on counting the theaters within a 10 mile radius, but I got tired…Sorry.
Alright, down to the movie parts. I show up, got the popcorn and soda going, took our seats. Side Note: You know what I hate? When the theater is wide open and people sit directly in front of you or behind you. I guess I can’t really blame them, I am amazing at picking out seats, but really, you have to sit behind me and make sure that no part of your Slurpee will go to waste? Minor hiccup…but it is what it is.
The movie. I liked it. I was a little nervous with the 2 hours 23 minute run time, but it flew by. The formation of the Avengers was great, Marvel’s own, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. Black Widow was played by Scarlett Johansson, who at one point in my life was a top 3 contender. She slowly fell down the latter as she married Ryan Reynolds, and then dated Sean Penn (really? He’s like 100)…but she made a decent come back 20 minutes through the movie. Hot, right? Oh yeah.
I was also on edge when the final battle scene started. I was worried it was going to be a little, how do I say this, Transformer 2 and 3ish. You know, a million things happening at a time and everywhere you look something is falling on something. BUT Joss Whedon (who we just spoke about in our Cabin of the Woods Review) and his crew did an amazing job at depicting each character during the final “war” and not making it too overwhelming. There was humor, there was epic-ness…they had it all.
Overall, a solid comic book movie. When it’s all said and done for the Avengers, and that won’t be for a while, trust me, you’ll start seeing trailers left and right again once it drops in the numbers a bit to try and resurrect a second life. But, when it’s all said and done, Avengers will probably take its position at #3 of all time grossing movies. Right behind Avatar and Titanic. They might overturn the Titanic (a little inside, I know) but we’ll see what happens.
Not a shabby place to end up, and lucky for Disney/Marvel they have a solid flick on their hands. Remember a few years back when Disney bought Marvel for a sack of marbles, a Don Mattingly baseball card and kazoo? Who gets the pat on the back for that?
See this one! If you already haven’t…
Nic D. Movie Scale – 4.5/5