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04 May 2012 @ 10:23 pm
AVENGERS  

Shorthand version:

IT. WAS. FRAKKING. AWESOME.

Longer, more detailed squeeful reaction:

I shouldn't be this surprised at how much I thoroughly enjoyed and loved this film, considering it was done by Joss Whedon, but definitely believe the hype. It is totally worth it. Over two hours long, it doesn't even feel like it. The story moves along with fluidity, never missing a beat, and in my opinion it's all very solid with the storytelling, particularly with the characters. This is something that isn't seen much with superhero films that I've seen, a deep focus on the characters and their interactions, their chemistry, what makes them tick and work as a team. This is something I know that Joss Whedon does incredibly well. All his works include something similar to this, a group of individuals being in a perfectly beautiful dysfunctional family unit that, even with their differences and clashing with each other, they work together and get shit done and they are a team. Seeing that with these group of people was fascinating and enthralling and definitely entertaining. But it's not just seeing them clash with one another, it's seeing them form a bond. That emotional connection that binds them together to fight side by side with each other in the end, and that's what made this movie, in my opinion.

And that is why Joss Whedon was perfect for doing this movie. He understands the emotional points and the importance of these characters and their relationships with each other and gets to express them in this amazing scenes and sequences and having it fit perfectly with the characters.

Moreover, I like that they are all equals in the end. Nobody is singled out, nobody is given less screen time than others, which can easily be mishandled when having a huge ensemble cast like The Avengers. But no, everyone got equal amount of screen time, they all got their badass moments and scenes with each other. Never mind how I wouldn't trust another director to handle Black Widow's character with the way Joss did. She was part of the team, she was an equal, not just mere "eye-candy" or anything like that. Same with Maria Hill, she had gotten a lot of screen time and had importance to the film just as any other character.

This film, it was just so well-done, from the structure of the story and the dialogue and having there be a beginning, middle and end and just, ugh, everything. Plus the scenes after the credits, the first one was the biggest reveal for the possible "upcoming" film following this, which many of the people in my theater gave surprised yelps of joy. The guy sitting beside me literally did a "Woooo! \O/" -- and the scene after that was pure lulz. XD

What I really loved seeing in particular:

++ The special effects were off the hook, like whoa

++ Tony Stark versus Thor, and Captain America coming in to stop the fight

++ Captain America being all adorable with his, "I actually got that reference" It made me think of Castiel, in a way (same with the shield during that fight, where he used it to block Thor's hammer and suddenly the trees around them all fell down, kinda like when Dean emerged from his grave, lol idk why I'm making these connections)

++ Tony Stark versus Captain America

++ Tony Stark in general

++ Big family argument, definitely a Joss project, lol

++ Thor versus Loki, always will be appreciated because the brotherly chemistry between them is just amazing, the actors do an amazing job with bringing the emotions to the table

++ The Hulk beating the shit out of Loki, that got so many laughs, lol

++ Natasha being awesome, as she always is

(honestly, I could go on and on actually......)


Oh, and surprise guests include:

++ Enver Gjokaj being the policeman, which I already knew months in advanced but it still made me ecstatic seeing him nonetheless. VICTOR! \O/

++ Apparently, Alexis Denisof played "The Other", the dude Loki was talking to at the beginning of the movie, during the flashback and at the very end of the movie. This was me when I found out: O_O I WOULD NEVER HAVE GUESSED THOUGH, I NEED TO SEE IT AGAIN TO CONFIRM THIS BECAUSE HOLY SHIT WUT

Just, yes. I am still coming down from that high of seeing this movie, so I might have other rabblings later. But you get the idea. Loved it, Joss Whedon should write/direct all things, etc. please please for a Black Widow movie, please please
 
 
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Shonaillekalikahuntress on May 5th, 2012 05:26 am (UTC)
I am still so in love and amazed, fave action movie and favourite ensemble movie ever. Yep, I went there and seeing as I have had issues with some of Joss earlier works I really feel he has grown and perfected his writing.
Renée: Lost Girl. Kenzi. bb gurl.rogueslayer452 on May 7th, 2012 10:47 am (UTC)
I was nervous of how the outcome was going to be, it would be the "make it or break it" for Joss in the big-time industry, but everything turned out better than I had ever anticipated it. And it's the highest grossing movie in box office history for opening weekends. Just, wow. *__*

And it is rightly deserved, too. I am just enthralled with everything surrounding this right now. \O/
forwardish: Avengers - Black Widow promoforwardish on May 5th, 2012 07:07 am (UTC)
LOL STEVE WAS SO HAPPY HE GOT THE REFERENCE!!!
EVERYONE FIGHTING EACH OTHER WAS 70% of the movie and I really liked that actually.

I didn't know about Enver Gjokaj and I WAS ALL, HEY, VICTOR!

"HE'S ADOPTED" though was the funniest of things.

JOSS DID A JOSS JOB.
FREAKING HILARIOUS AND YET SO. MANY. FEELS!
Renée: Six. Satisfied.rogueslayer452 on May 5th, 2012 07:56 am (UTC)
SUCH A CUTE MOMENT OMG OH STEVE BLESS YOUR HEART

EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS MOVIE THO JUST YEAH

BRINGING THE FUNNY WITH THE ANGSTING AND FEELS AND OVERALL VERY SATISFYING.

JOSS, ILU.
lloyd, i'm ready to be heartbrokensapphirestar_ on May 5th, 2012 07:25 am (UTC)
ALL THOSE THINGS YOU SAID YES YES YES

"I actually got that reference" It made me think of Castiel

hee, me too! i got all gleeful and giggly about it. (partly due to the fact that i started thinking about an avengers/supernatural au/crossover and augh, what. thor and castiel would either be such frenemies, or such bffs. COMPARING WHO IS STRONGER OH GOD.)

but but but what ENVER GJOKAJ WHERE WHAT HOW DID I MISS HIM OH MY GOD. what policeman? the policeman who was all WHY SHOULD I LISTEN TO YOU, that policeman? 'cause oaslkfjls. idek how i could've missed him. maybe i was too caught up with watching all the others, lol. but hey, another reason to go see it again, i guess! :D

ALSO LOKI, MY DARLING.

but whedon totes needs to do a black widow & hawkeye movie, jfc. everyone else has their own movie, why not them? I NEED IT IN MY LIFE.
Renée: Kaylee. Giddy.rogueslayer452 on May 5th, 2012 07:46 am (UTC)
partly due to the fact that i started thinking about an avengers/supernatural au/crossover and augh, what. thor and castiel would either be such frenemies, or such bffs. COMPARING WHO IS STRONGER OH GOD

ME TOO, OH GOD. Like immediately after the film I kept thinking about how it would be to see not just Steve and Castiel interacting, but Thor and Castiel as well. Just put them all in the same room together, okay?

AND YES YES, ENVER WAS THE POLICEMAN STANDING NEXT TO THAT OTHER POLICEMAN WHO ASKED THAT QUESTION. lol, I can completely understand being too enthralled with the movie bb. I almost didn't catch it myself because I was all *___* at the screen so much. I kept trying to see if there were more cameos from Whedonverse peeps because, you never know. Hell, I didn't even know about Alexis' cameo until I saw his name in the credits and I was like OMGWUT?! lol

but whedon totes needs to do a black widow & hawkeye movie, jfc. everyone else has their own movie, why not them? I NEED IT IN MY LIFE.

SERIOUSLY. I MEAN I LOVED THIS ONE AND WE ALL KNOW THAT HE DOES GREAT KICKASS WOMEN AND BLACK WIDOW WAS AWESOMETASTIC IN THE FILM, AND THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN HER AND HAWKEYE NEEDS MORE EXPANSION PLUS WITH HER HISTORY AND JUST UGH. JOSS, GET ON THAT STAT. WE NEEDS THIS PLEASE.

(I know that Scarlett Johansson won't be in the next Iron Man movie, but she isn't against there being a Black Widow-centric film, hence why I am so adamant about Joss doing it because if there's one person who I can trust with doing a woman superhero movie, it's him, without a doubt)

AHHHH, JUST THIS MOVIE OMG I NEED TO SEE IT AGAIN :D :D :D :D

Edited at 2012-05-05 08:32 am (UTC)
Tinka: Misha Gleegwaevalarin on May 5th, 2012 10:26 am (UTC)
I haven't been that much in love with a movie in a long time. It was just perfect. Everyone - including Loki - got a proper characterization, a relationship to every other character. It was every single one of them driving the story, not the story dictating the character's actions, just like it should be.

All I can say is a big thank you to Joss for the amazing job he did with this.
Renée: Amy Pond. Hopeful.rogueslayer452 on May 5th, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
It was every single one of them driving the story, not the story dictating the character's actions, just like it should be.

Yes! You don't really see that very often in movies, esp not the level presented in The Avengers and that is why Joss should direct and write for all things. Because he gets that. The characters come first, and after that you don't need anything else because they drive the story.
no good either: [The Avengers] Steve/Tonyalanna_zero on May 5th, 2012 01:30 pm (UTC)
THIS MOVIE WAS SO FREAKING AMAZING.
I seriously did not expect it to be this good. I enjoyed every single minute of it, which doesn't happen all that often, which made it all even more awesome.
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 5th, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
Same here. Normally with superhero movies I am entertained, but sometimes it will feel like something is lacking or it goes on too long or something of that nature. Not with The Avengers. It was perfectly paced, an equal amount of hilarity and drama, kickass action sequences, and just overall amazing. :D
philstar22: Avengers: logophilstar22 on May 5th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
I do think Thor got less screen time only because he didn't show up for a while longer than the others and then didn't get more time to make up for that.

Other than that, I agree with everything you say here. I posted my review as well. I'm so ridiculously in love with this movie. I'm kind of broke, but I must see it at least once more and probably 2-4 times more. Because it was awesome.
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 7th, 2012 10:44 am (UTC)
Same here, I definitely need to see it a few more times while it's still in theaters. I mostly want to go where there's still a large crowd of people because having a crowded theater for this movie = awesomeness. Everyone laughed at the right moments, cheered at the right moments, it was amazing. :D
just a small town girl: [stock] purrrcarameltrap on May 7th, 2012 02:45 am (UTC)
The movie was so freaking so awesome. Like you said, everyone got equal moments to shine and no one was given less screen time. All throughout the movie, I was paying extra attention to Thor's accent for some reason that I can't explain. It gives me warm fuzzies to hear him and Loki talk.
Renée: Kahlan. Facepalm.rogueslayer452 on May 7th, 2012 10:42 am (UTC)
THOR'S ACCENT OH GOD

IDEK WHY BUT I'M RIGHT THERE WITH YOU

Also, the Loki and Thor scenes just give me feels on many levels. Oh, the brotherly angst.
I need more fandoms like CKR needs more sexylove_jackianto on May 9th, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
'IT. WAS. FRAKKING. AWESOME.'
It sure was :D I can't decide what I like best.