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  • Mark S.

    My kid: “Are we going to see the Avengers this weekend?”

    Me: “Probably.”

    My kid: “You do realize whose going to be taking care of you when you’re old, right?”

    • Veronica

      Smart young man. Hats off to him!

  • Seamus

    If it doesn’t involve John Steed and Mrs. Peel, it’s not The Avengers.

    • SDG

      Seamus: Mr. Steed & Mrs. Peel did get to the name first–by a couple of years. But they ran with it for eight years, whereas the other guys have been calling themselves that for decades. You know what they say about 9/10ths of the law.

  • I can’t say that there’s ever been a movie that I’ve awaited with this much anticipation! Congrats to Joss Whedon…I wasn’t sure it could be pulled off successfully, but he’s made not only a good movie, but a great movie, by almost all accounts.

  • But then, he did give The Phantom Menace a whopping B- rating.

    • He probably gave it an “A” for the parts without Jar Jar, and an “F” for the parts with him. Then he averaged them out based on Jar Jar’s screen time. Sounds reasonable to me.

    • Mark Shea

      Even Michael Jordan misses layups sometimes.

    • SDG

      “But then, he did give The Phantom Menace a whopping B- rating.”
      Surely that’s not my biggest fail. I must have a more outrageous howler than that.

  • Mark S. (not for Shea)

    I’d give TPM a B- rating. Qui-Gonn carried the movie, and the Darth Maul vs. Obi-Wan fight is the single best duel in film history. The movie has its faults, no doubt, but it isn’t a bad movie at all.

  • Kirt Higdon

    I’ve made it a point for years now to avoid movies based on comic book characters and just seeing trailers of the Avengers has bored me for the first 4 months of this year. I went to see Thor when that came out because of my interest in Norse mythology, but that was a terrible mistake – one of the worst movies I saw that year. I’ll be going to The Hunger Games again. Six time and counting – I just can’t get enough.

    • Mark S (not for Shea)

      Six times? Wow. I liked TGH a lot, but I have no problem waiting for the DVD for my next viewing.

      Really though: Going to see a movie like Thor and expecting it to have anything at all serious to do with Norse mythology would be like going to see Star Wars because you expected it to be serious about astrophysics. Thor was by no means a great movie, but you have to keep your expectations in line. If you’re going to McDonald’s, don’t expect a gourmet meal.

  • Steve P

    Every bit as awesome as SDG says. And then some. Great chemistry among the characters– and the humor was, for me, an unexpected bonus. I don’t think I have *ever* gone to see a movie twice in the theater, but this one I just might.

  • Mark S (not for Shea)

    Saw it. Loved it. Would gladly go again, finances permitting.