My 10-year old son and I drove Into town this evening to see the Avengers movie.
We left a little early as I feared overcrowding.
Anyway we arrived and I shot the breeze a little with the owner, he knows my wife's family pretty well so he always makes time to welcome us personally and b1tch about low attendance. It was raining cats and dogs so not a lot of people were in.
He gave Quentin the original Avengers movie poster which is HUGE. Needless to say he was elated, although I have no idea where we'll be able to hang it in his room...it must be close to 6 foot high.
Anyway we went into the theater with 7 minutes to spare... And the entire room was empty.
It wasn't the biggest theater, still about 350 seats and we were the only ones here. Belgians don't like superheroes it seems. As we had the entire screening room to ourselves we ran around and played the fool for a while...
I wanted Quentin to stand on the seats and do an Avengers pose but he wasn't up for it, so I just shot this one...
I'm standing about half way up the stairs, behind me are an equal number of empty chairs.
Anyway, the movie was fantastic.... the first 30 minutes I enjoyed but couldn't understand all the fuss... 'Best Super-hero movie ever ? Really ?"
But once it got started...it really got started..And the last 40 minutes are maybe the best action footage I have ever seen...maybe even better than Star Wars....it's really that good.
You can tell the movie was made with a lot of love for the medium and the comic book legacy..if you are a fan you will enjoy it on a lot of levels.
Yes there are hidden treasures (Tony Stark wearing a Black Sabbath T-shirt ...etc) but I enjoyed the "Galaga" gag the most...Yes 80's arcade lovers....there is a Galaga joke in the movie
The movie has some really funny moments as well....the Hulk rocks
Oh and the girl playing Maria Hill was smoking hot...