Hulk smashed Josh's reservations.
REVIEW: THE AVENGERS (JOSH’S TAKE)
Nah, I kinda doubt it, simply because the non-online critics generally seem to quite like it as well. It's got genuinely good buzz, not just "Internet" buzz. The backlash won't set in until a year or so down the road when it becomes fashionable to talk about how overrated it was/hate on the film, as happens with just about every well-received blockbuster.
As far as the post-credits stinger/teaser, haven't they all ultimately been for the comic geeks? They pretty much all require above-the-norm knowledge of comic-book trivia to fully appreciate. Especially when dealing with a general public that has multiple members wondering why Batman or Green Lantern aren't in this movie....
Edited by Jmacq1 - 4/30/12 at 4:02am
On my deathbed I very well may look back on my life’s brightest moments and have to decide if the birth of my first child should be above or below watching Hulk go completely apeshit in The Avengers
Sums up the joy of this film, and Hulk's role in it, perfectly.
Great review, Josh! I was going to see it on Friday, but family and work are preventing me from seeing it until Sunday. I already got the ticket, and judging from your review, I think I'm going to love the heck out of this movie.
True. But also whereas Nick Fury showing up, even if you didn't know who Nick Fury was, or that they drew him in the Ultimate Avengers to look like Samuel L Jackson, you still had the feeling of - "Oo, there is some shit out there we don't know about!" Same with finding Thor's hammer. The teaser in AVENGERS is really just more of the same that we'd been seeing with that character (don't want to spoil anything here). So if you don't pick up on who he is now talking to, it doesn't add much more. Or maybe it does. Who knows. That's just how it struck me.
Funny you say that. I don't know that RDJ would want to do it, but I had been thinking that including Tony Start in a handful of scenes could help make a solo Hulk sequel actually work. Ruffalo and RDJ have such fabulous chemistry.
"On my deathbed I very well may look back on my life’s brightest moments and have to decide if the birth of my first child should be above or below watching Hulk go completely apeshit in The Avengers."
That was some damn fine writing!