You can only be around Flash for so long before adopting the same principle. He’s a master of the sneak attack.
If you are feeling generous, please feel free to:
It was an awesome, two hour Thanos introduction.
Seriously, it was a really well done film. There are so many aspects that I enjoyed. It was well-shot, it had good characters, and a strong plot. Those are the things you’ve heard in most of reviews you’ve read. Now I’m going to talk about the three things I enjoyed from a comic geek perspective.
First, FINALLY someone got the Hulk right. Don’t get me wrong, I love Ed Norton and I loved his take on the Hulk. However, This is the first time I’ve seen both Bruce Banner and the Hulk get treated right. What sold it for me was the introduction of Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner. Black Widow is almost in tears when she draws her gun after Banner scares her. This is a small thing, but it established that a world-class assassin is terrified to be in the same room as the monster. Everyone in the movie is scared of him losing control. That’s the way it should be.
Second, Captain America doesn’t get “things.” We as comic fans can forget that he missed a crucial 70 years of American history. He missed the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and much more. It’s easy to forget that he must feel really out of place. They did a good job of showing that he is struggling with his new role in a different world.
Lastly, every character has their own funny or awesome moment. I was worried that this was going to turn into “Iron Man 3.” It’s hard to pull off such a big-name cast group dynamic. That was before I found out Joss Whedon was going to direct the film. No one handles group dynamic like him. Each character stayed fairly true to their comic book counterpart and interacted as well as could be expected.
Overall, I think the movie was well executed. I’ve seen it twice and I’m sure I’ll see it at least one more time before it leaves theaters. I think it was worth the wait and I’m looking forward to the sequel. It will be a long wait, but I have Thanos’ smile to remind me what I’m waiting for.
I’m getting ready for my trip to Massachusetts. Boston Comic Con is this weekend. Be sure to find some time to come see us. It looks like it will be a fun, but busy five days.
Other things you should know for the weekend:
Get ready, people. This will be a weekend to remember.
Only Flash would follow his wife to a meeting and throw a water balloon at her.
This weekend didn’t go according to plan, so I am a little behind on my blogging. It’s hard to catch up if you get behind during the week. Losing an hour didn’t help. I hope it doesn’t affect my whole week, because I’m looking forward to St. Patty’s Day.
I also want to remind you about the store. You can go buy stuff to promote Five and Dime and keep yourself warm. It’s a win-win.
We had two things planned this year and a store is one of them. The other “Thing” will be launched next month. So get pumped now, and save yourself the effort of getting pumped later.
It’s Leap Day!
Not an important day, but it was a good way to throw in a Cthulhu joke. I haven’t been harboring a secret urge to tell a Cthulhu joke, but now that I’ve done it, it seems so right. It’s like a hole in my soul has been filled, as only Cthulhu can do. I am glad that I get to share this with all of you, on this, the day of Leap.
Reading currently – “A Farewell to Arms” // 2012 book count: 11