sake of not having to write the same intro a million
different ways throughout the rest of time, just know that
this column avoids the overly long and sometimes dull
process of full film reviews and instead opts to break
things down based on what I thought going in, what happened
while I was there and what I learned at the end of it all.
Hope that's OK.
Breakdown - The Avengers
After five pretty good setup movies, Marvel finally
assembles The Avengers. Expectations can only
be described as astronomically high.
If I had to give you a permanent answer right now, I'd be
willing to call The Avengers a great flick. I
can't say how well it's actually going to hold up
over repeat viewings (the first act is slow, and there are a
sizeable variety of plot holes that have the potential to
agitate), but I do know that it plays out like something
that was made by a bunch of people trying really hard to
make the right decisions. This results in a movie that
constantly feels inspired, like a labor of love, and when I
wasn't rooting for the characters on the screen, I was
pulling for Joss Whedon and his crew to roll out another
scene worth cheering out loud for. If you can't find
something/anything to champion in The Avengers, then
you should stop going to the theater.
PS - There's no reason to see this in 3D. It doesn't
look bad or anything, but you get nothing in exchange for
the extra cash you have to pay to get in.
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