Seriously, that is the best way I know how to say how totally awesome this movie was. I’ve been waiting on pins and needles ever since Nick Fury walked into Tony Stark’s life (in a frequently missed post credit sequence) and I have to say that Joss Whedon, the cast, and crew do not disappoint.
I don’t want to give anything away, so I’m not going to reveal any plot points or drop spoiler bombs but I do want to say that if anyone had any doubts about so many Marvel characters in one movie possibly cramping the story’s style: don’t. The entire character list was all handled well, everyone got screen time, none of it wasted or gratuitous. Everyone, literally, had a part to play in a pitch perfect story. All in all, I felt that all the actors filled (or refilled) their roles nicely.
Speaking of which, I can’t say that I’m a huge fan of Mark Ruffalo but he was excellent as Bruce Banner/Hulk and brought exactly the right touch of nerdy pathos to a part that has been tough to cast. I couldn’t do my overly gushy girl nerd squee review without give Mr. Ruffalo a nod for far exceeding my expectations in the part.
Iron Man is still my fave. I will always lay it down for Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark/Iron Man. I think he had most of the best lines in the movie. Chris Evans has been surprisingly awesome as Captain America and really makes you love this guy with the huge (if constantly broken) heart who just wants to do the right thing. I would really like to see more of the Black Widow/Hawkeye partnership; the back story that we see for these two in The Avengers is intriguing and hints at a long and storied history.
I missed a few people but, like I said… NO SPOILERS! It is action packed, has an awesome story, a truly despicable villain, and pretty much rocked my socks off from start to finish! You’ll just have to see for yourself… If you haven’t already! As for me?
I plan on seeing it again.
And again! 🙂
Thankfully, it’s a warm, sunny start to our week here in Seattle and the outlook for the day seems good from where I’m sitting. I hope you have a decidedly un-Monday like Monday. Until next time!