Monday, May 21, 2012

The Avengers

As part of Himself's birthday celebration, we went to see the latest release from Marvel, The Avengers. Hadn't planned on seeing the 3D version, but the regular show was being shown in the Director's Theater, which means usher gophers running to and fro fetching patrons drinks, popcorn, and other goodies from the concession stand.  I'd rather go out to dinner after the show than spend my money on over priced popcorn and drinks. Instead we paid a small ransom for the over priced 3D tickets ( $53.00 for 4 adult tickets).

Sibling rivalry rears its ugly head as Loki, Thor's brother, seeks to dominate the Earth with the help of aliens in exchange for the Tesseract, a highly powered energy source. S.H.I.E.L.D director, Nick Fury activates the Avenger Initiative to bring together Tony Stark (Iron Man), Dr. Bruce Banner (The Hulk), and Steve Rogers (Captain America) to stop Loki.

Thor makes his way to Earth to retrieve his brother, Loki, and return him to Asgaard for punishment.  Too much time was spent on male posturing trying to decide who would win a fight if one super hero was pitted against another, and Thor joins the team. Team members have a rough time in the beginning becoming a cohesive unit, but eventually they get the idea with a little nudge from Nick Fury.

I was shocked at the writers usage of an 18c. derogatory term applied to women. Most of the audience will miss it, but c'mon fellas, archaic or not, the word is still a four letter word and extremely offensive. Shame on you, Stan, for approving its use in the script.

As expected Marvel delivers lots of actions, explosions, and special effects. Some witty lines and trying to find Marvel wizard, Stan Lee, round out the entertainment.

Are you a Marvel fan?


  1. I haven't seen any of the Marvel Comic movies.

    I did watch The Hulk when it was on tv in the 70's or 80's. :D

  2. Nope, not a fan. (And to what do you refer, 18c? I'm apparently naive here.)

  3. Loki called the female S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Natasha, a quim.

    Even in the 18c. it was considered a vulgar term for the nether regions of female anatomy.

  4. I am a DC Fan because they give me a paycheck on a regular basis-- but if I had to pick the best superhero ever I'd go with Spider-Man, even though I didn't love the movie version because the actress playing MJ was a total quim.

    Excuse my language. ;)