Finally, a great super-hero movie! The monthly geek movie night here in blustery Paris was attended by a record crowd of 6: comein.com, total.com, m.poulet, papa.de.virgile, et kerhaourn plus myself (sorry but I couldn’t think of better pseudonyms for some of you!). I promise I won’t do any spoilers here for those who might go see this over the weekend. In terms of special effects, they were pretty spectacular – especially the fight scenes and the Iron-Man-gets-tossed-around-in-a-giant-turbine one. The dialog is also great. I think one thing that makes this film is that with 8 actors, Robert Downey, Jr’s humor is counter-balanced and stays light and even hilarious rather than a bit heavy and annoying like in the Iron Man flicks. The biggest surprise is the extraordinary Hulk performance by Ruffalo. Probably the best of all the Marvel Comics films over the last few years, The Avengers will keep us waiting on pins and needles until 2015 for The Avengers 2! Just one little nitpick though, let me know in the comments if the final personality changes for two of the heroes and one of the minor characters were not a little dopey. And perhaps, The Avengers is just a warm up for the new Batman flick this summer which is looking mighty good as well.
Oh yeah, Scarlett was predictably hot as the Black Widow – almost worth the price of admission alone :)