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
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:
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.