Usually I do a spiritual piece on Sunday, but just not in that mood. I may be this week with my father-in-law Walter Maheux’s graveside funeral on Thursday.
So I saw “The Avengers”, would have been fine waiting but Lanna really wanted to see it this weekend.
It was fun, it was a lot, loud, and frankly kind of long.
In the Marvel Avengers movies so far would put in 3rd out of 5.
My favorite is easily the breezy, fun Iron Man ***1/2; and least favorite a movie like The Avengers that had the disease of more (ie too many, plots, characters, etc.) Iron Man 2 **.
Second would be the suprisingly good popcorn movie Captain America ***. Honestly, it’s close between Thor and The Avengers, I really enjoyed the part of Thor on Earth, but not as much on Asgard. For the Avengers, there was fun in the battle scenes, but a lot of the middle felt very long. For now both get ***, but have The Avengers ahead of Thor.
So, it’s good. I am hoping “The Amazing Spider-Man” and the “Dark Knight Rises” are better. Have high expectations for both, especially Dark Knight Rises.
And Samuel L. Jackson, you are a cool dude, but don’t diss on A.O. Scott for not liking your movie.