Monday, April 30, 2012

Avengers: the wait was worth it.

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i actually took this picture from the Ayala MRT station. a MONTH ago. that's how long i've been waiting for the Avengers.

so we finally got to watch The Avengers. we've had our eye on it for a while and we've been talking about seeing it but i keep saying i'll watch it alone just in case "something came up" on your end. because something just might.  right?

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i love the way they made the movie. it just took my breath away. they managed to make the story without losing the essence of all the other films (Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk) prior to it.  it's like if you saw Iron Man 3 now, it would feel like Tony Stark just saved the world coming from his work with the Avengers, or if Thor had a sequel, his adopted brother would be in their dimension's jail now.  it's so cool and amazing i want to see it again. Mark Ruffalo was great as Bruce Banner but the green guy really got away with most of the funny stuff. and my God, i'm not particularly crazy about Scarlett Johansonn (probably because she got married to and divorced Ryan Reynolds) but i really love, as in really love, the Black Widow.  she is the epitome of girl power.  she rocked.  the movie was directed by Joss Whedon, which made me smile.  he's the guy who gave us Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.  okay, he directed Supernatural too, but i didn't follow it.   i enjoyed the humor, the banter, the action, the spirit, their will to protect the earth.  no, i didn't cry. but i almost did. 

i finally see and appreciate Iron Man now.  Tony Stark reminds me of you.  i especially liked this scene and i know you did too:

Tony Stark: "No offense, but I don't play well with others."
Steve Rogers: "Big man, in a suit of armour... take that away, what are you?"
Tony Stark: "Uh...genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist."

yes, i know you find that amusing.   i find it more amusing that you finally came through and saw this movie with me.  i really had a great time.