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The Avengers Initiative… Sounds Like A Plan To Me

In Film and Related, Just Because..., Roughly About Films on May 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm

My Dearly Beloved Wife and I got home a couple of hours ago from the theater, having seen The Avengers.  We were both extremely geeked out, watching the story, the effects, and the acting.

This movie was the first one we’d seen in a theater in quite some time (something on the order of ten years or so), and the new theater complex we went to, the Emagine Theaters, is quite a place.  This one also has a restaurant, bar, and bowling alley in the same building (it may not seem like a good fit to you, but it’s a big draw here, outside Detroit).  It’s clean, the screens are bright, the stadium-style seating is comfortable, and they don’t use the disinfectant/cleaning products that send the both of us into asthma.

This is a definite advantage.

Joss Whedon, whose prior credits include Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and the movie version Serenity, and who has said in interviews that he’s a major comics geek, collaborated on the script and directed, and the result is a comic book movie that doesn’t read like a dumbed-down version for mentally challenged people.  The dialogue is wonderful, such as this exchange between Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner):

Widow:  This reminds me of Istanbul.

Hawkeye:  Our memories of Istanbul are very different…

I will put it as simply as I possibly can.



  1. It was a fantastic movie, and I’m bummed we didn’t stay for the credits, as I heard today there were two things of note to see. On another note, I’m sure you knew this, but I was struck yesterday by the fact that E (Edna) in the Incredibles was fashioned after Edith Head! Did you know that? So funny once I noticed…

    • It doesn’t surprise me, once I saw photos of Edith Head…
      E also reminded My Beautiful Wife and I of a friend of ours, who is diminutive in stature, opinionated in her views on fashion, and much like the caricature of E, down to the bowl-like haircut and the oversize glasses. She had never seen The Incredibles until we showed it to her on DVD, since she didn’t go to the movies or own a TV set.
      She lives outside of Washington, D.C. now, and it’s been a few years since we heard from her.

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