First of all, let me make a few things clear.
1. This post does not contain any movie spoilers. I’m not about to ruin the experience for those who come across my blog and have yet to see the film. I threatened to hurt anyone who tried to tell me the details of the film before I got to see it, and now that I’ve experienced it myself, I have no plans of sharing anything about the movie unless the person I am talking to has seen it as well.
2. I may be a girl, but I do enjoy watching guy movies. I find them exciting.
3. While I enjoy guy movies, my comments about them are often of a girly-girl nature. The kind that make boys roll their eyes. The kind that sometimes make people think I’m a ditz. After all, I am a girly-girl, and this is proven by the fact that I call movies like The Avengers “Guy Movies”.
4. My opinions are my own and in no way reflect the opinions of the general female public.
5. This is not a movie review. I did my share of film reviews in college, and quite frankly I was never that good at it, which is why I rarely write about movies.
So my boys and I braved the opening weekend cinema chaos and caught the 1:45PM screening of The Avengers at Alabang Town Center on its first Sunday. I usually steer clear of cinemas on the first week of any blockbuster movie because I’m not a big fan of crowds. But since the boys and I were so drawn by the hype, especially after watching Thor and Captain America on video last week, we decided to give it a go.
All I can say is, I thank God for SureSeats.com, without whom watching a movie yesterday would not be made possible. I reserved our tickets online Saturday night, and even with the advanced booking, I still had to stand in line for about half an hour to pay for and claim the tickets. Imagine that. A friend of mine was actually planning to watch yesterday too, but wasn’t able to because all the screenings were sold out by noon. So there, thank goodness for SureSeats, and for my brother who pushed me to sign up for it!
We were thinking of watching in IMAX or 3D, but decided at the last minute to just catch a regular screening because we were trying to keep our expenses at a minimum. We often end up spending a ridiculous amount when we go on family movie dates, with our tickets, snacks and dinner or lunch afterwards. Snacks are usually standard – a bag of cheese popcorn for the little guy to share with his dad, a bag of the five-flavored popcorn from Tateers for me (which I also share with Mr C), and a large drink for each of us. Lately I’ve been having Serenitea with my movies, as I’ve found that it goes really well with popcorn.
Ok, so about the Avengers…
I just absolutely loved the movie. I have very limited knowledge about the comic books or cartoon series that came before the film, but that didn’t matter. Everything was so exciting and fast-paced, but with a concrete and detailed plot line. One thing I did notice was there was not a single ugly person in the film. Even the extras were good looking. Even the Hulk wasn’t an ugly Hulk. Seriously.
|Ok, so he’s not exactly Hulking in this photo
I actually think he looks like Baron Geisler here LOL
My favorite Avenger would have to be Iron Man. I just think he is too cool for words, and his sarcasm and wit is beyond entertaining. It’s also nice how Stark has this connection to Captain America. For those who haven’t seen Captain America, Tony Stark’s dad plays an important part in the film. Yes, this is kind of a spoiler, but not for The Avengers, so it’s forgivable.
|The Star-Spangled Man with a Plan|
Robert Downey Jr has been doing a wonderful job bringing Iron Man to life, although I may just be biased because I’ve always loved him and his movies, from Chances Are to Heart and Souls, Only You, Tropic Thunder, Sherlock Holmes, and both Iron Man films. You get the picture. I just never really did like Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, I find her too stiff and uptight. Or is the character really supposed to be that way? Anyway, on a side note, you guys should really check out her website, GOOP. I love it, it’s one of my guilty pleasure reads.
|Tony Stark / Iron Man|
I think that the greatest thing that The Avengers has done for me was to introduce me to the existence of Chris Hemsworth. I mean seriously, this guy is the stuff that dreams are made of. I mean, if Thor, who just happened to look like that, came down to Earth and told you he was gonna take you to live with him in Asgard, wouldn’t you let him pick you up and carry you over his shoulders? Of course, I like the character too, as I’ve recently discovered this fascination I have with mythology. I actually even sat through Percy Jackson late one night after a very long and tiring event, and I really enjoyed it. So yeah, Thor, I really enjoyed the movie too. I was completely engrossed by both him and his brother Loki, and I like how they seem so other-worldy compared to the rest of the characters. I guess they’re supposed to be other-worldly, since they aren’t from here, right?
|Thor, who just happens to have better hair than I do|
|Loki, who is not a bad-looking bad guy
Told you there aren’t any ugly people in this film
I’m a girl so I wasn’t excited much by Natasha Romanoff, and Hawkeye was, well, just there. I didn’t like the How I Met Your Mother girl, though. Not in the least. One thing I am happy about is that Natalie Portman only shows up once, and doesn’t say a single word.
So that’s my take on The Avengers. Definitely not substantial whatsoever as a film critique, and certainly deserving of a funny, confused stare from die-hard, male comic book fans (as in, “What is this girl saying???”). 100% girly-girl, and totally me. Am I glad I made an effort to catch the film in the middle of all the hype? Yes. 100%. Would I watch it again? For sure. But I’d probably wait for the crowd to die down this time.