Just Back from “The Avengers”

I’ve just returned from seeing The Avengers. which my son reviewed here and on which he provided background here (both articles for Salt Lake City’s daily Deseret News).

I enjoyed it. 

Pure, clean, mindless entertainment, with lots of things getting smashed and blown up.

Perhaps the best scene — don’t read further if you haven’t already seen the film and don’t want anything spoiled — is this one:

Loki:  “Enough! All of you are beneath me. I am a god, you dull creature, and I shall not be bullied!” The Hulk, repeatedly smashing him into the floor:  “Puny god.” 

The other theologically significant exchange, which I also enjoyed:

Natasha Romanoff, referring to Loki and Thor:  “They’re basically gods.”
Steve Rogers:  “Ma‘am, there’s only one God, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t dress like that.”

If you haven’t seen it, and are still reading — your fault, not mine; you were warned — here’s a word of advice:  Stay until the end of the credits.

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