Me and My Nine Iron

May 14, 2012

The Avengers review

Filed under: Movie reviews — BJ @ 8:50 pm

I know I’m not a fan of superhero movies, but even I thought this was a must-watch. After having seen it though, the culmination of all the superheros joining together was the best idea of the whole movie, and its IMDb user rating suggests a high geek count in correlation with its box office numbers.

It’s currently one of the top 25 movies of all-time, and I’m more certain of this not being true than Inception being a top 10 movie of all-time.

(Aside: I recently read an old Matt Damon quote on how he thinks Oscars should be voted ten years after the movie’s release. The whole debate about Inception‘s ranking was tough when it came out because everyone was too close to all the buzz around it – for better or worse. I think the great classics truly hold up over time, and hopefully, Inception will be appreciated more by those that didn’t buy its ranking as the years go by.)

In fact, I can argue that this might not even be the best Marvel movie, as the only other franchise I watched, Iron Man, was equally entertaining. It ran a long 2:23, and aside from all the mindless action in the final battle, I thought things could’ve picked up a little quicker in the first hour in gathering the team together.

Nevertheless, props to Joss Whedon for making this better than an inane summer blockbuster. He’s really making a splash in features this year; The Cabin in the Woods was amazing, and I’m intrigued by In Your Eyes, which is supposed to come out this year as well. Already the 12th film to reach $1 billion worldwide after just two weeks in the U.S., the aim is on for third-highest grossing movie of all-time.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

IMDb rating: 8.7
What it should be: 7.2




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