Well let me be the first to put any fears to rest by saying… it is incredible!
Without giving any plot or details away (I know, what is wrong with me), I will just tell you that this movie will not only fulfill every geek boy or girl fantasy, it will surpass them. This is THE greatest superhero movie of all time!
The films power is not so much from the superheroes walking around but in the interpersonal moments with the characters; Cap vs. Iron Man, Black Widow and Bruce Banner, Fury vs. everyone. The dialogue is real and felt like it was lifted right out of the comic books. But its three characters that for me really steal the movie…
1. Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson) – Her first scene in the film is the perfect showcase for her as a character with great action and a pure comic book moment. I now want a Black Widow solo movie!!!
2. Mark Ruffalo and the Hulk – He’s vulnerable, smart and a real scene stealer. The best Bruce Banner so far.
3. Tom Hiddleston as Loki – In the Thor movie I thought he was a bit of a weenie, but in this movie… the best comic book movie villain EVER!!! He is intense, calculating and super cool.
My fears off too many folks on the screen at one time were put to rest very soon. Joss Whedon does a spectacular job giving everyone enough screen time to flex their muscles and no one is shorted. My only complaint is I just didn’t like Captain America’s costume!
Excellent effects (with only one part that made me cringe involving Captain America), great score and all the above make this my favorite superhero of all time. Can’t wait to see it on the big screen Friday and Saturday!
Matman Rating – 5 out of 5 boots stepping on ants