The Avengers, or as I'd like to call it 'How to go from a 36 year old to a 12 year old in 2.5 hours', is this generation's Star Wars. Or Back to the future. Or Indiana Jones. It doesn't matter, pick one, it's iconic.
This will not be a rational review. It never could have been as I am a silly comic book geek. Whether good or bad, it would simply be impossible for me to approach this film…
When Marvel announced they were going to set up their own film studio, not only making individual superhero movies but also set them in the same universe and using the solo outings as a way to build interest in a mega-collaboration with four of the biggest heroes in comic books, it seemed like an ambitious folly that was doomed to fail. When most of the solo films turned out to be merely decent the ambition seemed to be misplaced, even…
Rise up with me, my friends!
I have been called an idiot for liking this.
I have been called a moron for liking this.
Apparently, liking this means you're a Whedon fanboy.
Apparently, you and I are not allowed to like this film at all.
Apparently, you and I don't give a fuck and this was my fifth viewing.
It's still brilliantly paced.
To kind of steal a line from The Rock... FINALLY! THE RON HAS SEEN THE AVENGERS!
This film was like when you get super excited as a kid to do something or go somewhere and it pays off. You have a blast, you drive your parents nuts talking about it, and you bounce off the walls with excitement until you eventually pass out from exhaustion!
My Letterboxd friends know I generally prefer the darker comic book films so I was…
Up until now, I never truly understood all the fuss about Joss Whedon. I never related to Buffy, never got into Firefly or Dollhouse, and while I enjoyed Serenity I didn't worship it like some. But at long last, Whedon has delivered a piece of work that blew me away, one I truly believe will swiftly enter the pantheon of classic action-adventure movies. The Avengers is not only far and away the best of Marvel's (mostly impressive) movie staple, it's…
Diary entry, 30th April 2012
I might go to see the Avengers tomorrow. Not that a cynical 30 year old man, like myself, will enjoy it.
Diary entry, 1st May 2012
OMG Avengers is so totally awesome!!!!!
There's this one bit with an aircraft carrier and then there's this bit in the woods and there's American man and the Thor man with a hammer and there's an Iron Man and a lady and a man with arrows and...
HULK SMASH! HULK SMASH!
I even went for ice cream after.
Best day ever!
I rarely feel the need to review a film twice (original review is here).
But this is just ridiculous. It's the third time I have seen it now. After two visits to the cinema I was eager to see how it would hold up on the small screen at home.
I don't know what to say really.....
I don't care what critics, Whedon haters, vinegar pissing chagrins, far-too-serious-I-can't-enjoy-this-because-it's-stupid-people have to say about this film or me giving this the highest…
The unparalleled critical acclaim this film has been receiving is but a great big joke. This is glorified mediocrity, only serving as a mere source of entertainment to a very limited extent. A vapid, stale, cliché-ridden script featuring poorly developed archetypal characters and frequent dabs of painfully forced, self-aware humor as well as an obligatory profusion of pompous special effects DOES NOT make for a good movie. I find it sickening that so many people are convinced otherwise.
Firstly, a small victory against against noisy, inconsiderate cinema goers. Party of four sat next to us, the fat guy next to me, took his top off. Yes, took his fucking shirt off. Then they started talking, passing popcorn to each other, made seven toilet trips between them....SEVEN !!! We weren't even an hour in. Slurp, chomp, rustle, talk, up, down.... I lent over, said something i probably shouldn't, fat guy stood up, announced he was going to be sick,…
When I first heard Joss Whedon was the man chosen for the job, my immediate thought was "...why?" I like Whedon as much as any other sane person, but with three cancelled TV shows and an underperforming movie to his name, he seemed an odd choice to helm the point of convergence of four multi-million dollar franchises. Having seen the finished product in the company of a massive turnout, I finally got it. This movie is a guaranteed profit; you…
The first time I saw this and reviewed this, I claimed something along the lines of it was the best film this new decade had to offer so far. I'd like to confirm that I don't actually think that. Those were the words of a fanboy who was a little too excited to see his favorite comics literally leap onto the big screen. Now that I've calmed down and I've seen this in the comfort of my own home, I…