Sunday, May 6, 2012


       On an earlier post I said, Prometheus trumped, The Avengers as my most anticipated of 2012. I am a comic book head, but a great majority of the comic book film adaptations have been a bit shy of hitting the mark; changing origins, weak and campy dialog and so on. As much as I wanted to see The Avengers I was afraid it would be another piss on my childhood. Through several dark alley meetings and after being blindfolded and being placed in the back of a van I was taken to an undisclosed location and was given a coveted advance copy of, The Avengers, several days before its release, or did I just go to the corner and see the local bootlegger; I forget. And even though I was awakened several nights this week by the glowing bootleg on my desk, I resisted temptation because I had to see it in all its theatrical glory.
      I had my midnight show tickets two weeks in advance. And 8:30, May 3, 2012 I began my pre-midnight show drink ritual with the team from comic book shop. By 11:40 PM I was in my top row seat, slightly buzzed and anxiously awaking the start of the movie. I had slight bubbles in my stomach that rival those that I get before seeing one of my favorite prize fighters touch gloves with an opponent just after the 1st round bell. And no it wasn’t the alcohol. –sidebar: contracts for Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. for another outstanding performance in the ring over Miguel Cotto– Now where was I,  oh yeah, after the first 10 minutes into the movie it was clear that, The Avengers would score a 1st round knockout. The Avengers was worth the wait, worth the price of admission and worth having to endure a full day’s work off two hours sleep. I will be seeing it again. 
So I’m saying thank you, Josh Whedon for a job well done (minus the whole Wasp and Giant man thing, but you can’t have everything).

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