May 07, 2012

Haiku Revieu: The Avengers


The Avengers (*****)

So many good guys
Giant worms attack New York
The Hulk was awesome (Colt's contribution)


DEFINITE SPOILERS AHEAD! So, as you can see from the rating above, I loved it. The movie definitely definitely lived up to the hype. The action, the humor, the plot. All awesome.

My favorite part of the movie is the way all of the characters work as a group. Tony's RDJ Tony—snarky, self-obsessed and brilliant. Thor is Thor—alien, prideful and protective. Cap is Cap—a man out of time, strong and courageous. And yet, they all fit into a team. They've each been in their own movies, and have their own backstory, so them working so well together is a pretty impressive feat by the writers, actors and directors of all the movies, not just this one.

I've previously posted about how great I think RDJ, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans are, and their acting in The Avengers is no exception. But to call out one actor—I think Mark Ruffalo did a fantastic job as Bruce Banner. Coming into a film in which he's taking on a role played pretty well by another man has to be hard. But I was really impressed at the way he held himself as Bruce—semi-hunched, always controlled, trying to be nondescript.

Bruce's alter-ego also kind of stole the show. Hulk is hilarious, particularly with Loki?

And Loki? Goodness Tom Hiddleston, you do almost too good of a job playing an evil megalomaniac with daddy issues.

Obviously I could go on for a while about all the things I love about this film.

There is one bone I have to pick, however. My least favorite thing about the movie? Agent Coulson's death. I mean, really Joss?! Why, when you have expressly said you're tired of being known as the guy who kills off characters, would you kill Phil? To be honest, part of me doesn't think he's dead. It might just be wishful thinking, but that whole conversation between Maria Hill and Nick Fury about the cards being from his locker make me think that there's a possibility that he could still be alive. (If you know different, do not spoil my dreams.)

Here are a couple of photos of how I celebrated the event:

My nails:


Colt and I at the midnight premiere:


Also, in case you're curious like I was after the very end scene, here's the Wiki for Shawarma. I totally want to try this now.

14 comments:

  1. Here's the honest truth: I became the parent I hate and let my husband take my 3 1/2-year-old son to see this movie. My husband had seen it the day before, approved it, and took him.

    Jacko loved it beyond words, agreeing with Colt's assertion that "The Hulk was awesome." Jacko added about a million Os to that, though—awesoooooooooooooome.

    So, my husband Caleb has seen it twice, my small child has seen it once, and I have seen it zero times. What the crap?

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    1. Holly! You must get yourself to a theater, stat! (But your sacrifice makes you a very, very good wife and mother, for sure.)

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  2. DAMN YOU JOSS!!!!

    ricky and i loved it, too. i may take elijah to see it when it hits the dollar theater. i think he might go nuts for it. the hulk/bruce was fantastic! it must be hard to step into an established role role like that and make it your own in a group environment.... on the other hand: jeremy renner, please take some archery lessons. as someone who was super into archery as a kid/youth it hurt my heart to see how poorly he handles a bow. with all the training that had to go on for the film i feel like this was seriously overlooked. also- i have had shawarma before, it is delicious. check out phoenicia bakery, they have 2 locations and make some hella fantastic food.

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    1. Haha, poor Hawkeye. ;) And I'll have to try that place!

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  3. Love!!!

    And I KNEW I've had shawarma before!!! http://allears.net/menu/men_tg.htm

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    1. Nice! Maybe we can get some the next time we have Miller Time. :)

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  4. I JUST got home from seeing and loved the Hulk/Loki scene. Swung around like a rag doll. Every time I see Phil I see him as the husband from The New Adventures of Old Christine, it's weird b/c he's an idiot on that show. I hated to see him die though, so maybe he isn't really dead. I'd go see it again.

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    1. I wasn't really into Clark Gregg for that reason, too. But he's just so darn good as Coulson! *tear* I definitely want to see it again, and soon. :)

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  5. I haven't seen it yet so I didn't read past the spoiler alert, but your little haiku leaves me hopeful! I can't wait!

    :)
    xx

    http://daydreamfrenzy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Rachel Emma! I do hope you get to see it soon. :)

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  6. I have seen it twice now and I am very tempted to see it again:)
    I also thought Mark Ruffalo did an amazing job as Hulk!
    And, I'm still loving your nails!

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    1. I can't wait to see it again! I'm so glad I'm not the only one attending multiple times. ;)

      And thank you! :D I wish they lasted longer than they did, haha!

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  7. We missed the sharwarma bit, gutted!! It is delicious though, we have doner kebabs over here and they are my favourite walking home drunk take away food lol.

    Argh!! I loved this film so much - I was sad about Phil, but from your spoiler before, not surprised, I like how it did bring them together though. I was wondering if perhaps he wasn't dead too whilst watching it though... so maybe! It was amazing to see the whole film after being so excited about seeing Fury from the first Iron Man though, I think they set it up so well and didn't disappoint.

    I'm still so conflicted about the Hulk, he scares the shit out of me - I nearly cried when he was chasing Scarlett and when he threw Loki around I gagged but I will agree that Mark Ruffalo was amazing - I just can't love him anymore now I've seen half Mark/half hulk face. I'm mourning our love, hahaha... I might have to watch brothers bloom again to get it back.

    My personal disappointment was actually not enough Hawkeye - I know we didn't have to really like him as he was the bad guy turned reliable support but I really like Jeremy Renner, he has huge potential I think - I can't wait to see how he is in the new Bourne film.

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    1. I think it's totally unfair that only the US got that scene. It's silly, and simple, but it added a lot to the movie (IMO).

      I'm glad you're on board with my Phil theory ... I really hope we're right. My heart's still aching. And the Hulk frightens me too, but I think during the fight I realized that unless outside forces are controlling Bruce, he really does have a good control over the change. And the movie showed that Hulk's not totally mindless, either, which is good.

      I look forward to the new Bourne film as well! Renner's certainly got skills. :)

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