24 April 2012
The Avengers: The Best Night of My Life
It's going to be very difficult for me to write anything coherent about The Avengers.
First of all, I saw it because I once again won tickets from Ain't It Cool News, this time through my great talents in Photoshop. But they weren't guaranteed seats so it was kind of like a nice refresher for Comic-Con -- Mike headed down while I had to finish something at work, then I joined him just in the nick of time. And it was also very much like Comic-Con in that you were in an enclosed space with a bunch of people with awkward social skills who share your common interests in all things geeky. So during the movie, there was shouting, woo-ing, high-fiving, jumping up and down, knee slapping, and all manner of nerdgasms.
At first, I was like, OK, this movie's alright, it's kind of taking a while to get going and then BAM. It. Got. Going. And it was awesome. I mean, funny, fun, and over-the-top geeky. And everyone was awesome in it! Like, you're watching one minute thinking, "Captain America is owning this movie," and then a minute later, "Thor is owning this movie," and then a minute later, "HOLY CRAP, THE HULK IS OWNING THIS MOVIE!!!!" You get the picture - just awesomeness on top of awesomeness. It's great to see the team fight -- with each other and side by side. It's great to have Captain America leading them at one point, as he should. And The Hulk is AWESOME in this movie - really love him more than any of the other movie versions.
And lord, I haven't even been able to process that Jeremy Renner was in the damn thing and awesome as Hawkeye. I mean, the whole damn movie... no words. Loved. It. Be ready to high-five and shout your way through it. Unless you're not a nerd.
Oh, and the 3-D didn't seem worth it. I mean, it was worth it for me because I got the free tickets and the 10-days-in-advance screening and the free 3-D glasses, but it's not worth it for common people.
I'll definitely be seeing this thing again.