I have never been good at sitting still for extended periods of time. Extended periods of time can be defined as any length of time exceeding 15 minutes. Despite this fact, I thought attending the Marvel movie marathon as a precursor to their latest release, Avengers, was a good idea. It was. I got such a kick out of watching grown people swapping 3D glasses like they were trading cards. [The theater provided glasses at random featuring either Thor, Iron Man, Hulk or Captain America.]
Seeing Iron Man again renewed my belief in Terrence Howard being the best Rhodes. Watching Hulk again reminded of the adorable nature of the not-so-jolly green giant. And of course watching them back-to-back allowed me to make connections I may have overlooked and or had simply forgotten.
The film broke records and made over $200 million in the U.S. opening weekend in the further proving comic book based characters and stories can be embraced by the general population – or did it? Perhaps what it really proves is the often underestimated number of a comic book geeks. Maybe it shows how important and entertaining these characters can be to everyone, not just our comic book nerds. Whatever it is, I was happy to take part.
As for the movie review, Avengers was brilliantly written, expertly acted, very well directed and not at all overproduced. Oh, and Hulk stole the show! It is a movie any film lover can enjoy. Here is a well written review by Marvel maven, Tiarra “Marron Marvel” Wantz. DC Comics should take note because had they done Green Lantern correctly, this could have been their direction as well. It isn’t too late though, I believe in you.