‘The Avengers’

Saw The Avengers last night with my boy and we both loved it. Good characters, good effects, relentless pacing, and a nice sense of continuity with the movies that came before it. In a word: it was fun. And: it was funny. Ruben Bolling tweeted:

You can spend $800,000 on a certain special effect, and the audience can yawn. Enhance it with a genuine laugh and the audience is vibrating.

Writer/director Joss Whedon wielded a deft touch and deserves acclaim. It really offers the best of what theatrical big-budget blockbusters can offer. Effects that demand a big screen, and laughs that are best shared with a packed house.

Monday, 7 May 2012