My faith in humanity has been slightly restored today as The Avengers have broken the opening weekend grossing record of 169 million previously held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. The Avengers, which grossed over 200 million dollars in a mere three days, has raised the bar in comic book movie-making to a whole new level.
An excellent script complimented by multidimensional characters and some pretty amazing fight scenes and special effects, take home the trophy for first outstanding film of the year. Next up is The Dark Knight Rises.
I don’t think any more hype or build-up could have been put into this movie. It has been in the making for years upon years with hints from numerous Marvel movies in scenes after the credits.
All my expectations were met and then far exceeded when two and a half hours in, I was left smiling with pure kiddish wonder. It’s hard to argue any faults here, even when the expectations are so high. No midnight premiere had made me so anxious in a very long time. A friend of mine who was unconvinced about the initial success changed his mind when at his work a 70-year-old man with a prosthetic limb told him it was one of the greatest movies he ever saw.
I can’t think of a film that had me so engrossed in the action throughout the entire length of the movie. This is pure, unadulterated entertainment at its finest. I strongly recommend everyone to see it TWICE before the end of the month.
But let’s not forget who the real heroes are, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. These two geniuses have brought worlds of fun and excitement to our young minds for the past 50 plus years. Without their contributions to the world of comic books we would be missing a tremendous amount of great heroes, action, characters, stories and fun.
I’m not one who usually recommends movies, especially not this strongly, but I seriously implore anyone reading this to watch The Avengers over and over again. My hat goes off to you Joss Whedon, congratulations on the records.
You deserve them.