You wouldn't like me when I'm angry
Thursday, April 26, 2012
What's that? Why am I hanging out with Thor? Why, because I was at an advance screening of "The Avengers" last night.
It was a little bit of a pain, as they purposely over book the theater so you are not guaranteed to get in, but hey, for a free movie you are willing to jump through a few hoops.
This will be a spoiler free review, as Kendle told me I'm not allowed to give anything away till she has a chance to see it.
So, was it worth it? I'd have to say yes. I was slightly worried that that putting the heros from all those bad super hero movies would make for one big bad movie. Not so. Turns out, it was more like Iron man 3, mashed in with Thor 2, with a supporting cast of other heros. The boring heros got just the right amount of screen time and there was plenty of Iron Man action, Marvels most developed character.
Surprisingly, the Hulk, hero of 3 previous flops was GREAT comic relief. There were lots of moments in the movie that caused the audience to laugh out loud, but none more than the Hulk himself. I'd even go so far as to say that the Hulk is the "Ludacris" of super hero movies. He's the guy you want to guest on a few tracks of your album, but no one wants to hear a whole hour out of the guy.
And finally, the 3D. Not worth it. Yes it's an action film and there are lots of cool chase scenes and enemies zooming past and explosions coming out of the screen, but it's not worth it. It was not done cheaply. It was not done as an after thought, in fact it's done very well...it's just kinda played out at this point, and the extra price for the ticket would be better spent on some popcorn.
After the movie we went to the theaters bar. If you thought soda was over priced, you ain't seen nothing till you've seen a six dollar 312. The bright side of it all was that we got seated in this Ultra lounge. Big wrap around couches, low table at the perfect height for lunging, and it was all red and velvet. I think Colin said it best when he said it looked like something they would seat the Jersey Shore Cast at an appearance. It was fun.
Big thanks to Colin for scoring the tickets, and providing a great evening. You can check out his take on things on his blog post.