Avengers vs Justice League: Part 1
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Tekyu, I have to agree with you on many points. The Avengers is a damn good movie. It’s the type of movie that I would actually leave my HDTV, surrond sound, comfy couch, remote control, and pajamas behind and venture into the world where people are to see it in a theatre…in 3D. A movie like this is why I love being a nerd.
As a comic book movie it’s at the top of its game.
As an action movie it’s at the top of its game.
As a summer blockbuster it’s at the top of its game.
As a way to see Scarlett Johansson in tight leather it’s at the top of its game.
My only problem is how this movie stands out by itself. This is essentially the sixth movie in a series. With that were are able to jump right in without much set up, but I feel that is what is going to keep this movie at “damn good” instead of “fucking terrific” like it should be. Now, I’ve only seen this movie once and hate that fact. I should have seen this at least once a weekend by now as it deserves as much money as I can give. I tried to literally do that by throwing money at the screen but it never took it. Oh well, my garlic fries were pretty good.
Anyway, what I remember from that one viewing was that we are shown all these characters but were never really introduced. We see that Loki is the bad guy and he kind of explains his motive to Thor later, but if I didn’t watch Thor or know of Thor (nerd) it would have gone straight over my head. And then there is the intro to Thor. He just shows up and fights the good guys for a while (that was AWESOME!!). They touch a little about Iron Man and Captain America and Hulk. But everything is summed up in two or three sentences and then we movie on with the plot. In fact I feel the only real character development was with Hawkeye and Black Widow since we know the least about them anyway. Everyone else, I have seen their individual movie so I know all about them. Those movies act as a two hour introduction to the characters that they barely made an effect in The Avengers.
That all being said it was an amazing film. Can I declare it the best comic book movie ever? Not yet. We still have two more comic book based movies out this summer, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises. Three if you count GI Joe: Retaliation, which after the White House scene, you almost have to.
Keep this in mind: The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises are the two biggest, most anticipated movies this summer. Iron Man and The Dark Knight both came out in 2008. Marvel gave us four movies in between Iron Man and The Avengers to get us excited for the last one. DC didn’t have to do anything but let Christopher Nolan go at his own pace and not rush anything (for a change) and it’s something everyone is going to see simply based on the last movie four years ago.
I have no doubt in my mind that The Dark Knight, The Avengers, and The Dark Knight Rises will be battling it out on lists of “Best Comic Book Movie” for years to come. Everyone will have their own opinions and augments. For me it boils down to this: Where The Avengers may be the best comic book movie ever made (no arguments from me there), The Dark Knight is one of best movies ever AND it has Batman in it. Fact. Period.