The Avengers BREAKS BOX OFFICE WEEKEND RECORDS!! That means it sped past and hulk-smashed all the wizards of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2′s, surpassing it by a whopping 30 million DOLLARS and made 200 MILLION DOLLARS! Oh gosh, maybe it’s because of the 9gag meme? The take-my-money meme and we promptly told Joss Whedon and bowed down to the master. George Lucas you’re officially the ex-Master now.
So yes, give them your money more because it’s definitely worth a watch. Or two. In short we gotta tell them to let Joss Whedon do AVENGERS 2! *no sarcasm at all! PROMISE!*
Man I’ve broken my blog every other day rule AGAIN. I’ve been wanting to blog on April 25 (because that’s when I watched The Avengers) and I immediately set out to do a….
And yes my friends, I did it! But before I post that, I gotta talk a bit of what I was planning to do. I actually have 5 drafted posts in line but I have not been able to finish writing them because…. of technical difficulties :/ It really sucks because it kills your mojo and I was ready to blog and review The Avengers but then vimeo didn’t want to upload it after hours of trying, and then I tried Youtube and that failed too and… as you’ve guessed it, I lost the spark. Until today. Because FINALLY US FANS WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH IT!! The Avengers I mean and they even got the SECOND After Credits. Don’t worry Asian and European friends because people will upload this clip on Youtube (and actually I’ve SEEN TI) and you’ll be able to see this HILARIOUS clip too. You can skip the rant in the next part and head over to the vlog if you want
Before I show you guys my hideous face (discouraging you guys to watch it LOL), I just want to apologize if I’ve been complaining a lot about the weather on twitter. It’s already HOT HOT HOT HOT SUMMER and I think Filipinos do not TIRE making comments about the weather. This is one of the countries where talking about the weather is a substantial topic. It’s that hot. I wouldn’t mind if it’s 45 degrees Celsius or 100+ degrees Fahrenheit in the desert where it’s a DRY kind of hot. We’re a tropical country and because of global warming or climate change, temperatures have risen and humidity is UNBEARABLE. Imagine getting out of the shower and immediately sweating. Imagine the country like a SAUNA where even if you’re inside your house, it’s SO DARN HOT. You don’t need sunlight to make it hot, the air is already hot. It’s like walking through an endless vapor and you just keep on sweating. Electricity here is expensive (we’ve got the HIGHEST RATES IN THE WORLD) so people don’t dare turn on their airconditioners for fear of dying from shock when they see their bill. I miss the COLD COLD COLD COLD COLD days I had in France. If I were to choose freezing winter or scorching summer, I’d take freezing winter ANYTIME! Because I could just pile on 100 layers and probably build a fireplace and I’m fine. With heat, unfortunately you can’t run around nude or become a mermaid or peel off your skin and even if you go nude, you’re sweating :/
So on to The Avengers movie review! The video looks cut because I was actually blabbing a lot of things before concentrating on the review but then the video would be 20 minutes and you’d all be bored to death. In case you don’t want to watch, skip the video and read the written review below.
So here goes… (you can still skip this… Please bear with me, I haven’t vlogged in 2 years and I’ve really gone… rusty… BORING I just couldn’t contain my excitement – THE AVENGERS IS THAT GOOD OF A MOVIE THAT I NEEDED TO VLOG AND SHARE THIS TO EVERYONE! SHARE THIS EXCITEMENT AND TRIUMPH IN THE SUPER HERO/COMIC BOOK MOVIE INDUSTRY! OH AND BTW THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THE VLOG (not in the written review)
If you got sick and tired of me droning, you can watch John Campea (been a fan of his old site for such a long time though I don’t normally always agree to his reviews, but this time, WE’RE SPOT ON!) talk about it on the AMC video!
This is the best superhero comic movie, OF ALL TIME. Yet. Okay maybe yet because there are tons of superhero movies waiting to be filmed but for now, this is the best one in the market. Joss Whedon, a credible and visionary director/comic book writer was just the right man for the job as he was able to enhance the script that Zak Penn previously wrote and move The Avengers towards the right direction. All the characters were given sufficient amount of screen time and every single storyline was able to mesh beautifully together. Want some HawkEye action? You got it. How about Black Widow? Yes we shall delve into her darkest and deepest secrets. Loki being a mad crazy vengeful villain? Tom Hiddleston DELIVERS IT AMAZINGLY (and I am a bit smitten, but really HE DID AN AWESOME JOB). And Nick Fury? He doesn’t just round up the gang, HE COMMANDS AND DIRECTS THEM just as a right Nick Fury would. Chris Evans blew away all my insecurities (I wasn’t really that comfortable with him as Captain America in the beginning) and he BECAME, no IS THE PERFECT Captain America. Robert Downey Jr is Tony Stark. And best of all guys, Joss Whedon is a comic book writer and he knows his stuff and he knows that unnecessary love stories must be wiped out. Of course there’s… subtle romance but he concentrated on what the movie should be all about, and that is the Avengers Assembling. It’s a concoction bubbling with all the right ingredients. Mark Ruffalo delivered an AMAZING job as Bruce Banner/The Hulk and this is definitely the best Hulk that we’ve seen. It has action, right from the first 5 minutes up to the climax at the end. It hits all the funny spots at the right times and has the audience roaring with laughter at every step of the way but this never deviates it from the heart of the story. I am amazed at the special effects, at the technology that Mark Ruffalo was not only performing as Bruce Banner but also The Hulk himself and I am so amazed that I NEED TO WATCH IT AGAIN the next day. And yes, I dare say that THIS IS BETTER THAN THE DARK KNIGHT. You might say that they are different movies because Chris Nolan deviated from the Comic Book route and gave more depth to his characters and of course Heath Ledger (WE LOVE YOU HEATH! R.I.P.) was amazing as the Joker and hands down the Oscar was his but The Dark Knight is all about a Superhero. Wearing A Costume. Who is called Batman. SO IT IS STILL A COMIC BOOK/SUPERHERO MOVIE and in that sense, The Avengers is superior to it. It may NOT BE THE GREATEST MOVIE of 2012, it might NOT GET ANY AWARDS (though really give the scriptwriting a chance!!) but it is HOW A SUPERHERO MOVIE SHOULD BE ABOUT.
I rest my case.
But you can argue of course, I love discussions and debates so comment away.
If you haven’t seen it yet, JUST WATCH IT ALREADY. DOESN’T MATTER WHEN, JUST WATCH IT.
Phew! That was tiring! HAHAHA hope you all have a great time folks and please head to the theatre if you still haven’t watched it. If you don’t care then… this post isn’t for you