i really can't wait for to finally see it !!!
I saw a post listing how much screen time each one of the avengers had. It would be interesting to see a face:bottom screen time ratio for the female characters. The newscast thing in the end was awful. And what was Loki's motives again? "Puny god" and "he's adopted"... The only good thing was that there were'nt all that many grown people in the audience.
Entertaining. Just like watching one of the episode of Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue when they team-up with Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy, well that episode is slightly better than this movie.
Saw it again, in 3D. This time I brought my 3 non/comic-lovin' girl friends along. By the end of the movie, they were crying, laughing, loved it! As far as I'm concerned, it's the Star Wars of our generation & I want to see it every Tuesday for the rest of my life.
A nice antithesis to the Nolan Batman films, and every bit as good (if not better). The dialogue doesn't pop the way it does with Whedon, but the visuals and setpieces are outstanding - especially the scenes with Hulk (the best incarnation of the character yet put on screen, both visually and in characterization). Whedon does a fantastic job of making the TEAM the star, balancing out screen time among characters.
A viewing of El Dorado reinforced my feelings that The Avengers has a Hawksian tone to it. A group of people becoming a team to unite against some threat, with lighthearted exchanges and internal fights along the way. Never self serious, but touching when the final stand comes along, which isn't so much about the story, but the notion of fighting together.
Lacking strong feminine depictions, Whedon's analysis of American patriotism is heightened through juxtapositions of Cpt America and Iron Man. Rogers is antiquated form of heroism -blind allegiance, rigid concepts of morality and military strategy in mind. More modern in concept, Stark is master of capitalist "market," scientific-minded and distrustful of government. Right-winged heroes conflict over leadership.