Sunday, April 15, 2012

My @Avengers Thoughts...

I was so so so so (did I say so enough?) fortunate to see an advanced screening of The Avengers this Saturday (YESTERDAY!)  It was a horrible, terrible awful movie.... Is the exact OPPOSITE of what I would say! Best. Movie. EVER! Is what I would say.

I pick favorites ;-)

I LOVED it. Not that you couldn't tell that already. But to put it in perspective I have been waiting for this movie since the FIRST Iron Man. So for years now. And my fear was that I hyped it up so much in my mind that The Avengers wouldn't live up to it. But it didn't just live up it surpassed my expectations!!!

Now about the day of the screening (This is my personal blog after all and I know you guys and dolls want to hear about my experience as well as the movie.) So I "woke up" at 2am. And by "woke up" I mean didn't sleep. By the time I got ready it was 3 am and time to drive to Trenton.

For those of you who don't know NJ Trenton is in the center of the state and the only train station "near me" that does straight to NYC. I live about an hour and a half from Trenton and Trenton is about an hour and a half from NYC. I left my house at 3am to take a 5am train.

Got to NYC at 6:30 and to the theater at 7.  By then the line had reached over 100 people. How do I know? At 8am they handed out "not a ticket"s with number on them. I was 117.

There were people who were turned away! When we finally got in it was 9:45ish and the movie didn't start until 10:20. But let me tell you it was all well worth it to see such an amazing film! It really is as great as I'm saying. Ok I'll stop (it's AWESOME!)

If you're still reading, what I also wanted to share with you is some of my random thoughts about the film. This is where the SPOILER ALERT should go. I will do my very very very best to keep this spoiler free however some people's idea of spoilers are different than others (what do you mean the Hulk is green?!)

So without further ado (cause I said a lot already!)

My Thoughts:
  1. You need to see the movies.- No seriously. If you have not seen Iron Man 1 AND 2, The Ed Norton version of the Hulk, Thor and Captain America you need to go see them NOW! I was wondering if you could understand the movie on it's own but you can't. Every movie has something about it that make the Avengers much clearer and I'm not just talking about the extra scenes at the end. 
  2. You will laugh.- This movie was hilarious! The whole audience roared with laughter during the screening.  No toilet humor. Very mature (in a good way) and intelligent humor. I like movies that respect my intelligence!
  3. Wonder if Joss Whedon consulted Jon Favreau. Not just Iron Man's director but it's like Joss Whedon had a powwow with the directors and asked them what's the coolest part of their movie! He had elements from all the films in the Avengers and stayed true to the characters and their specific worlds while creating a world for all of them. So awesome!
  4. NYC rocks!- It was so cool to see NYC as the main setting.
Ok That's a way shorter list than I was expecting but I realized all of the rest would be too opinionated and filled with spoilers!

I cannot wait to see the Avengers again! Might do a marathon of all the movies. What do you guys and dolls think? Do you want to see this movie? What are you most excited about? Trust me if you have been anticipating this like I have you WILL NOT be disappointed.

Both pics are from here:


  1. SO cool you were able to see this movie before it opens! I'd love to be able to do that! In honor of the film i've drawn some ear hats on my facebook page :) You do the coolest things, and I absolutely love hearing about it afterwards! :) Looking forward to some more great posts!

  2. Thank you so much for telling me to see the other movies first! I have only seen the first Iron Man and none of the rest. I will Netflix the others ASAP.

  3. Yes a marathon is in order. I will watch all of them in order before again before I allow myself to see Avengers. *squee* I can't wait!

  4. I cant wait to see this!!!!! this movie and batman are two of the movies i'm looking forward to this summer. Captain America---swoon!

  5. My local AMC theater its showing the 5 preceding movies in an all day marathon leading up to the midnight showing if The Avengers!!!! Got our tickets!! Can't wait!!

    Awesome you got to see it early!

  6. Can't wait to see this movie! looks good!


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