The Avengers have arrived!


Unfortunately I did not get the chance to see Thor at the theater under its first run.  Good luck to me that on the day that Captain America was releasing to theaters nationwide, our local not for profit community cinema was showing Thor!  So last night my husband and I went down to the super low-priced, awesomely comfortable and reasonably concessioned theater and we enjoyed Thor.  Quite a pleasant surprise it was to us that this was such a masterful movie.  It was beautiful and it was everything that a movie about the God of Thunder should be.

Then today….today we went to see Captain America.  Let me start off by saying that we did spring for 3D to see this one.  It was the first of the comic book/super hero movies we had gone to see in 3D.  We have decided that for our money, we would prefer 2D.  Some of the 3D effects make it almost too much going on at once to catch everything that is going on up there on the screen.  I would love to see this movie again in 2D so that I can compare.  It just did not seem to add enough to justify the extra money.

All of that aside, this movie KICKED FUCKING ASS!  It was brilliant.  I am almost desperately hungry for the next Avengers movie.  I can’t wait to see what happens next.

My husband is one that likes to read up on things and he likes to know what is going on with the movie before he sees it.  He likes to read the gossip and speculation.  I prefer to be surprised.  I LOVE movies.  There is no way around it.  Some movies that others hate, I love.  I love the experience of being in another place and time for a while.

Very rarely is there a movie that I hate, but with that same measure, it is rare that there is a movie I adore.  I have a very soft spot for super hero and comic book movies.  Especially of the Stan Lee/Marvel variety. (I do admit that I am also a sucker for a good Batman movie.)

I do highly recommend that you all see this movie.  I will not give any spoilers in any of my blog posts but will offer my completely honest opinion.  See it!  You will be glad you did!

Until Next Time,

Lucky Star

P.S. Be sure that you always stay until AFTER the credits anytime you see a Marvel movie.  If you are a true fan you know what I am talking about 🙂

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2 responses to “The Avengers have arrived!

  • hotelnerd

    I agree with you that Thor was masterfully shot, the effects were well done and most of the aesthetic was very true to the comics. I always appreciate when they get that part right. That said, I wasn’t a huge fan of the movie, I would have been disappointed if my friend who works at the theater hadn’t gotten me in for free. The acting was good for the most part, I thought most of the scenes set on Earth were rough. That and I didn’t feel like we got to see enough of Thor being Thor on Earth. I got tired of him stumbling to be human very quickly. I also didn’t appreciate the use of Magic as just really advanced technology. I get why they did it, but I felt like it was an unnecessary departure. The audience is already watching a super hero movie, they’ve already suspended their disbelief. I think they mostly did it just to avoid aggravating some of the more religious members of their audience. Most of them probably wouldn’t have bothered to go see Thor in the first place though. Of course kids drag parents to a lot of movies and the parents go blindly just so they can get their kids to sit down in one place and be mostly quite for an hour or two.

    I’m very much looking forward to Captain America (it’s the one and only super hero movie my fiance has ever actually “I want to see that”), and your review really helps me. I’ve never bothered to see any movie in 3D usually I just don’t see the point, it just seems like a cheap gimmick that the movie industry is using to bilk a few more dollars out of my wallet. However, after see the trailers and thinking about Cap’s shield zipping around I was kind of like, “hmmmmm this might be worth seeing in 3D” Now I think I might just stick to traditional format though.

    Anyways, great post, I’ll come back to check for more!

    • wtfhappenedtomyreallife

      I took the Earth Thor as just his learning to be worthy of the powers Odin had taken from him. I am also a girl, so I am a sucker for the budding romance that was going on. It did kind of annoy me that Natalie Portman (who seems to be in just about everything these days) was the female lead. I don’t think that she was right for the part but that is just my opinion. There were parts that seemed rushed and less well thought out than others but in the end it was beautiful.

      Check back and let me know what you think of Captain America once you see it! I think that I will be taking the 13yr old to see it next weekend so that I can see it in 2D to compare. Also, don’t miss Stan’s cameo. It is very brief but he does have a line 🙂

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