I know that it’s highly unusual for me to post a review of something I didn’t receive for free. However, I have encountered a few things here lately that I believe warrant a free review. One of those things is the movie, The Avengers. I am a bit of geek, but not a die-hard one. I had seen Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Thor. However, I had not viewed any of the other Marvel comic book movies nor had I read the actual comics. So, I wasn’t sure if I would like The Avengers. Nonetheless, I had heard great things about it and my boyfriend wanted to see it. So, we went and saw it this weekend.
I thought it was great. I really like Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, I think the character fits him perfectly. However, I already knew this before this movie. I also really like Chris Hemsworth as Thor (obviously). I am not a huge fan of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow simply because I’m not used to seeing her in this type of part. I see her as more of a rom-com chick-flick kind of girl. However, I think she played the part well enough. I was surprised and delighted to see Samuel L. Jackson in this movie, too. I think he’s a really good actor.
I will admit that I didn’t initially figure out that Mark Ruffalo was The Hulk. Haha! I didn’t get it until a joke was made about him turning into a big green monster. Needless to say, that joke was appreciated as the movie made more sense after that. I really liked him as The Hulk. It was believable and touching. I know that sounds weird but I love that he says he stays angry since I feel like I wake up angry most days. I thought Chris Evans was ok as Captain America. I guess I’m not really a fan of Captain America. He seems like a boy scout to me. Haha! I also didn’t know why he spent so much time in costume in the film. I felt like they were afraid that we wouldn’t remember who he was. Sadly, I didn’t even realize that Jeremy Renner was Hawk Eye until right near the end of the film.
Like I said, I hadn’t had much exposure to some of the characters prior to watching The Avengers. However, I was happy that every effort had been made to keep old fans happy while helping us newer ones out. I thought the movie was a little long (it’s over two hours), however I did need to go to the restroom for most of it. I just didn’t want to miss any of it by getting up. So, I guess that’s actually a high compliment since I would rather wait to go to the restroom than miss the movie (I was enjoying the plot and characters).
I think this was a fantastic movie and my boyfriend enjoyed it as well. We can definitely see a second The Avengers movie being a huge hit. Now, I am looking forward to another installment of Marvel comic movies (whenever and whatever they may be). So, have you seen The Avengers yet? Were you as pleased with the film as I was? What other movies are coming out this summer that you are looking forward to seeing?
Disclosure: Nothing was received for this post. My boyfriend paid full price for both of our tickets to the movie. I just wanted to share my thoughts on the movie with you.