Wife and I went to go see Avengers last night. I was surprised that she wanted to go - comic book movies, and action movies in general, aren’t her thing - but she was enthusiastic. So we went.
Great movie. It was full of Whedon-isms, but most of them were great. There were lots of little touches added to it that didn’t so much add to the story, but told great character moments - my wife was in love with a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it scene with Captain America and Black Widow, where he throws his shield over her to protect her from a laser blast. In other movies it would have been the forefront of a scene; here, it was just Captain America being Captain America.
(Mine would have been Stark and Loki towards the end. “Are you going to plead to my humanity?” Nope. Gonna threaten you. Want a drink?“ "Are you stalling?” “Nope! Threatening!”)
It made me seriously go back and consider picking up the new Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Game that just came out from Margaret Weiss Productions; I got a chance to read through it at our local comic shop’s Grand Re-Opening Day and it looked killer. I was watching Avengers tonight picking out exactly how scenes would have played out in MHRPG; I’ll have to give the book another pass today, I think.
Also saw the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises; they’ll never give me the Catwoman movie I want (the stupid, “I’m totally a badass oh shit went too far”) but I think I can agree with Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle. And look at that style! Wife’s not too excited for that one though.