sloopjohnc wrote:Jeemo wrote:saw the new Avengers movie last night with the boys, great fun if you like that sort of thing, which I do.
The movie reviewer in my paper said there was just too much there there. Too many plots and too many characters.
Indeed the new Avengers movie was overstuffed with battles, characters, and where the fuck did those wheelie things come from? That aside, it was one of the best movies I ever saw. Maybe it's my old man emotions but it was so good I had tears and a runny nose throughout almost the entire movie. All those old friend reunions killed me, as did the deaths, rebirths, jokes, humanity and magic. The politics were interesting, too with none too subtle shades of 9/11, the Holocaust, ISIS and Syria. And while Captain America is in the cast he doesn't brandish his famous shield implying to me that America is no longer the heroic nation it was. But the effort, artisanship, craft, overall cleverness and downright psychedelic effects made for a wonderful evening at the movies. And I mean at the theater. I couldn't imagine seeing this on my living room flatscreen.