Loved it but I have one issue. Nick Fury says the world needs remarkable people to come together to fight battles. Tony Stark is one of these people because he has a suit of armor more advanced than any other piece of technology on the planet.
It was never about the suit. He's there because he's fucking Tony Stark. As the line goes.
"Take away your suit what are you."
"Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist."
Rhodey is none of those....though I guess you know the first one is kinda the important one.
Anyways, now that that's outta the way.
(Prepare for random stream of random thoughts)
I got to see this today (So the honeymoon is still on but I'm not gonna apologize for that), in ultraavx 3d and whatever else they want to add on to the end of it. Blew 18 bucks outta my bank account, got crammed at the end of a row (Assigned seating) in a roughly half empty theater (It was a noon showing. I moved). I had probably the most annoying audience ever, I'm fairly certain 1/3 of the movie was covered by people walking in front of me, in and out of the theater. But it was worth every fucking cent and hassle. Dear goods this was amazing.
First off, the introduction of Hawkeye was brilliant. We meet this character who we really only know from the trailer (Where he's doing awesome good guy hero stuff) and we instantly make him a lacky for the bad guy...so I'm already like...okay...wtf...and this is gonna be cool.
Side note. Was I the only one kinda thrown off by seeing Stellan Skarsgard and a dude who looks frighteningly like Daniel Craig in the same shot without one of them hanging by the neck from the ceiling on a chain? Anyways...
Opening action sequence was awesome. Robin in that suit, dear gods I can die a happy man. And she surprisingly really holds her own through the entire thing, I was impressed.
My feelings for Scarlett throughout can be summed up as: "Honey you fucking earned and deserve that shot." Every single fight scene she had I loved (Although this is true of practically every fight scene in the movie...so it's nothing horribly specific to her) and she actually kinda felt like a real person, which was awesome.
I am so fricking pumped for the Hawkeye movie. Amazing how we haven't had his setup movie yet, he spends the first 1/3 of the movie as effectively a bad guy, and he still works just as well as any of the others. Joss man, hats off dear sir.
Maybe it's just where I got put, but all the stuff in the other world was freaking me out with the 3D, my brain was warping the hell out. And not in that weird bad 3D way, it just felt like something completely out of this world. So cheers to whoever made that work.
Gwyneth Paltrow in shorts shorts...pretty much sums that one up. I love their relationship. I wanna see Iron Man 3 just for the 2 of them now.
Maybe I was just predestined to buy into it all, but I never really got the sense that the invuls (Thor and CA) weren't in danger. And I mean they can take a hell of a hit, and hit back just as hard. But the thing is, that wasn't the point. For all of them it's about saving earth. And it doesn't matter if they "can't die", if the world is torn down around them, and that's where they're vulnerability comes from. Which is EXACTLY where Joss needed to take the Avengers to make it work. And well, the results speak for themselves.
The one piece of fridge logic (Well...fridge logic I got immediatly after he said it, I forget if we have a word for that) was Hulks, "I'm always angry" thing. Maybe I just don't understand Hulk, but if thats how he's been managing to contain Hulk for a year and a half, (except when he falls through the floor?) shouldn't he ALWAYS be the rage hulk that emerged on board the ship? It might have worked stronger with more of a focused character thing, or maybe I just missed something. Someone please fill me in.
The council. Um what? (I havn't seen CA, so if it's explained there, my bad...but seriously, where the fuck did that come from?!)
And that end of the credits Schwarma thing is amazing. I was dying laughing through the entire thing. It just kept going and going and going. I kept waiting for something to happen and then black. It was amazing. An awkward pause Craig Ferguson would be proud of.
Also, I see Mike somehow managed to get his credit at the easily locatable end of his section. Nicely done sir.
Anyways, I think that's everything I wanted to say.
To close. We really really really ought to be giving Joss Whedon way too much money way more often.
EDIT: I was wrong.
I finally saw the Battleship trailer in front of this movie.... I need to see that. I don't even care. I need to see that movie.
Also in front of my screening was the trailer for Frankenweenie. Which I didn't even know was being made, but looks amazing.
And also also in front of my screening was the last TDKR trailer. AMAZING on the big screen with full surround. The quiet first half was one of the most amazing things I've seen in a theater, so intense.
Last edited by BigDamnArtist (2012-05-08 00:27:00)