Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Jenny and I saw the Avengers this weekend. Wow, what a fucking fantastic superhero movie. I thought The Dark Knight was going to the high-water mark of the genre, but I liked the Avengers even more. Okay, Loki wasn't as batshit crazy-cool as Heath Ledger's Joker, but he's got a killer smile, and this movie was more about the heroes anyway. Joss Whedon, what a writer/director. He nailed it. The smart-ass dialogue, the visuals, the little moments inserted with tender loving care. It even managed to tug on the heartstrings without taking it too far. I don't often see movies twice in the theater, but I might make an exception with this one.