Monday, May 21, 2012

The Avengers: Movie Review

We don't go to movies too often so when we do we want to make sure they're awesome.  (Let's be honest, I'd love to go to the movies far more often than we do, but I'll take what I can get!)  Saturday evening we had a few hours to kill and we were right across the street from a movie theater so we decided to check out what was playing.  I'd heard really great things about The Avengers so we decided to give it a shot.  To date, the movie continues to dominate the box office, not even giving new movie Battleship a chance at #1, probably because that movie is lame.... but I digress.

I'm not a superhero movie or comic book fan.  I enjoy the movies when they're done well (Ironman) but I'm not waiting in line to see the next one to come out... Spiderman.  Guys at the office have been talking about The Avengers for a few days so I thought it would be a good one to check out.

We went to the 3D showing of the movie, in my opinion the best way to see this movie.  I think you'll miss something if you see it as a regular movie and I think if you saw it in IMAX it would be too big and fast.  We even donated $1 to charity and we got our own Avengers 3D glasses.  We both chose Captain America.

Let's talk about the movie.  Wow, it was fantastic.  Each character had a great storyline and I loved how they all mixed together.  By far my favorite characters were Ironman and Hulk.  Hulk stole every single scene he was in as "the other guy".  I literally laughed out loud, uncontrollably at one of his scenes.  The script was also very clever.  Stephen and I caught at least 4 other movie references.  The best line in the entire movie, "Better clench up, Legolas!" was said by Tony Stark/Ironman.  I'm not sure if I was the only one in our theater who got that reference, but I couldn't stop laughing.  There were so many references that even Captain American at one time comments on understanding a reference.  Click here to Rotten Tomatoes for a list of the best quotes from the movie.  There were so many.

There aren't many movies that I want to rent or buy after watching in the theater, Harry Potter movies are really the only ones.  I will absolutely be watching this movie again.  No doubt about it.  This movie is worth the $15 dollars to see it in 3D, worth $30 to see it twice.

When you go see the movie, stay during the credits, you get a glimpse at what's to come for The Avengers.

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