The AVENGERS: Joss Wheedon weaves Gods, Monsters, World Class Spies, a Supersoldier & a Genius Billionaire Playboy Philanthropist into THE Best Comic Book Movie
UPDATED: Joss thanks US for liking it. I’ll be seeing the film a few more times in coming weeks and may amend the review with further insights, facts and figures. My first viewing I wanted to come at it as a fan, and as a fan, I sat utterly mesmerized through the entire viewing and thoroughly LOVED every moment!!!
What more could we ask for? What do you want? Blood? No… Maybe Ant Man and the Wasp… but aside from that, The Avengers biggest fault was ending. Director Joss Whedon has done an amazing job of taking a volatile (at best) mix of characters and giving us a real silver screen experience that somehow remains true to the comics.
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After his work on Dr Horrible, Dollhouse, Firefly and Buffy, many knew Joss Whedon had a bigger role to play in entertainment. His familiar touch is readily apparent in certain quieter scenes between our heroes, and really goes a long way to both humanizing the superhuman and expressing a movie’s worth of backstory in a few snarky statements. Especially brilliant are the Black Widow’s introductory scene (where we see and FINALLY HEAR a bit more of the Natasha Romanoff we all know and fear) and Iron Man’s short but sweet date with Pepper Potts.
Since Black Widow and Hawkeye were the only characters who hadn’t starred in their own solo movie in recent years, they got a bit more history explained through a previous relationship. Natasha is starting to gel with her comics history, but Hawkeye we still don’t know much about. With six major Marvel characters to convey in a matter befitting the legacy and appealing to the general public, there is a short list of people in Hollywood who could have pulled this off as successfully. I hope Joss Wheedon like’s making Avengers Movies. Because I want at least 3 from him!
After he makes those, Joss NEEDS to make that Wonder Woman movie before he winds down a seasoned film director to do some arty sci-fi films for the Oscar gold. More SPOILERIFIC discussion on what The Avengers 2 and 3 might entail after the jump…
OK If you are reading this. I’m assuming you’ve seen the movie AND the denouements after the credits. So The Avengers 2 will include THANOS! The Mad Titan himself. And if The Avengers movie was about anything other than our heroes, villains and an alien hoarde… it was about – The Tesseract – a.k.a. The Cosmic Cube. So if Thanos is involved in Avengers 2, can The Infinity Gauntlet be far behind? Maybe. Perhaps. Before they go cosmic, they need to get their feet wet in space. So I’d guess some creative license manipulation by Thanos in the Kree/Skrull War for the sequel. Then… once they’ve saved the world and intergalactic civilization, they can step up to save reality as they know it from Thanos’ dance with Death in the 3rd film. Or is this akin to asking for an X-Men movie with a real Phoenix effect?
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