If you are the one person in North America that did not see The Avengers this weekend, you are missing out. It was a nonstop thrill ride with a surprising amount of humor. The movie only slows down long enough for the viewer to catch their breath and then it picks right back up again.
Avengers shows us that despite what the Dark Knight trilogy may have thought it taught us, a comic book movie does not need to be dark and 100 percent serious to be truly Awesome. This movie showed us that we can have fun at the movies again.
I did not see it in 3d so cannot comment on that, but the rest of the effects in the movie were excellent. If you show up for a pre noon showing at AMC you can get tickets for any movie for $6, and that is what I did. The whole family enjoyed the movie for $24. Added bonus, my 7yo was wearing her Wonder Woman and Batman buttons that she had received on Free Comic Book Day and the lady behind the counter called her over and gave her a bag of Avengers buttons. The movie was so good and spotlighted the stars so well, that my girls didn’t even argue about who got which pin, they were happy with any of them.
It is fun for the whole family. To be honest, had my kids not made a big deal about this movie, I might not have seen this one in theaters. Well with all the buzz that is coming out this week, I may have. But, I went to see this movie because my kids, especially my 7yo wanted to see it. My wife just tagged along with no interest at all. We all loved it. My kids have not stopped talking about it since. They want more. They want to see the movie again.
Go see this movie. Be sure to stay for the stinger. It is so worth it.