The Reel Deal reviews
Dollhouse, Firefly & Buffy the Vampire Slayer (director)
Alphas, X-Men: The Last Stand & The Incredible Hulk(writer)
Dollhouse, Firefly & Buffy the Vampire Slayer (writer)
Robert Downey Jr.
Tony Stark/Iron Man
Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Steve Rogers/Captain America
Agent Maria Hill
*Does Not Appear!!!!
Samuel L. Jackson
Professor Erik Selvig
Agent Phil Coulson
IMDB Entry for The Avengers - The S.H.I.E.L.D. agency brings together a team of superhumans to help save the Earth from annihilation by extraterrestrial invaders.
- “I can’t believe they pulled it off!”
- “I was a little worried with the names in the film and thought it was going to be ‘He’s Just Not into You’ with super powers.”
Standout Moments or Characters
- Noob: Mark Ruffalo as Banner was better than Eric Bana and Edward Norton combined.
- Noob: Scarlett Johansson was really fleshed out nicely and I was really pulling for her - pardon the pun.
- Noob: Renner seemed a bit out of place. It felt like they were making time for him.
- Noob: Hulk was the standout character in this movie.
- Glenn: Banner reveals he is always angry and transformers was on purpose.
- Glenn: Captain America was just … cool!
- Noob: Each character got their own special moments
- Glenn: Thor and Hulk tender moment.
- X: Too much Ultimates not enough 616 Avengers.
- X: Classic “Let’s fight first and then we’ll be friends” type feeling from the comics.
- X: S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents were bringing the heat. Coulson and Hill matter!
- X saw the film as a double bill in a drive in with the Avengers and John Carter
- Sound at the drive-in had a strange buzzing noise.
- Glenn had a good experience except for muted sound and the noisy families
- Shut the kids up!
- We here at Alt3red Egos love kids as they are the future of comic fans, BUT either teach them right or see the Matinee!
- Noob saw the movie from a throne - theater that even had wait service and upscale concessions. “Your Perrier Mr. Noob.”
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier
- Thor vs. Hulk, Cap vs Iron Man, Black Widow doing Black Widow stuff
- 30-minute long fight scene was well done and never felt too long.
- Bravo to the CGI group and it did not take it out.
- Hulk Vs. Loki (Puny God)
- Cap gives the classic “Hulk Smash” line.
- Joss Whedon putting in his actors from the Whedonverse in the movie
- Enver Gjokaj as younger cop
- Ashley Johnson as “Waitress”
- Alexis Denisof as “the other”
- Chris Hemsworth & Jeremy Renner both count have both been in Joss Whedon vehicles
- DC is missing the boat by not having a Justice League Movie
- There was a JLA movie in pre production but nothing happened.
- Noob felt that Flash, Martian Manhunter but Wonder Woman apparently doesn’t have any live action cred.
Where does this movie rank among other comic movies
- Glenn: 1 - Superman, 2 - The Avengers & 3 - Batman: the Dark Night
- Noob: 1a - The Avengers, 1b - Batman: the Dark Knight & 2 - Superman
- X: 1 - Tank Girl, 2 - Batman: the Dark Knight & 3 - The Avengers
- Originally Glenn thought the Red Skull was going to be behind all this and then after the reveal, popped his pants.
- and the introduction of the Cuban’s Thanosian Complex
- Perhaps Avengers 2 villian?
It is not the GodFather, but then again nothing else is.
Great movie and you can take the kids to it.
Marvel did itself and its fans a great service with this movie and have extended their run by about 4 more movies
Combined Rating = A+
Opening Weekend Box Office Figures
Box office numbers for Friday May 4th: $80 mill
Box office numbers for Friday Night: $19 mil
Overseas projected 400 million (2 weeks early)
IMDB Reported The Avengers at $207 Million for its opening weekend which is the highest grossing opening weekend in movie history!!!
Comcs To Read
Mighty Avengers (Volume 1)
Journey into Mystery
Plus the Avengers titles currently available
- New Avengers
- Secret Avengers