28 April 2012 @ 08:01 pm
Avengers!  

Picoreview: Go see it go see it go see it RIGHT NOW WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR GO ALREADY

Less of a picoreview: Look, I went in as Extremely Skeptical You Must Convince Me That Joss Is Not About To Make “Widow The Avengers Slayer” Lass.

I do not believe I remembered past the opening sequence that I was supposed to be being skeptical or convinced. It’s a 2.5 hour movie that feels like a 90 minute movie. The pacing is awesome. The dialogue is great and not, thank god, Buffyesque. The action is terrific, and there are a *lot* of laugh-out-loud moments. Ted, who saw it before me, said he thought it was better than any of the lead-up films, all of which we liked a lot. And he’s right. It is.

I don’t like Mark Ruffalo (he gives me the creeps. i don’t know why, he just does). I badly wished they’d cast anybody else as Bruce Banner, if they had to recast him, and what I *really* wanted to see whas Ed Norton in everybody’s faces. But fair play to Ruffalo: I can’t imagine Norton successfully playing the character the way he was written in Avengers Assemble, and Ruffalo was more appealing in the role than in anything I’ve ever seen him in. So my hat is off to him, and I hope he’ll be back in the next movie.

Also, I had to see it in 3D because the 2D showing was sold out. The only reason on earth to see it in 3D is for one truly amazing shot of Chris Evans’s unbelieveably well-formed derriere. (Sadly, Scarlett Johansson’s equally nice bottom was not nearly so well served in 3D by her black leather catsuit, because it just didn’t catch the light right. And yes, ladies and gentlemen, I *carefully looked* to make as unbiased an opinion on this as I could, all for your benefit.) Other than Chris Evans’s hiney, I genuinely don’t think there’s any reason to see it in 3D.

(Seriously, jeebus god, that man. There’s another shot of him from a back angle where he’s in a white t-shirt, and just…my *god*. His *body*. Just the *shape* of him is aesthetically stunning. I don’t even *like* blondes, and my *God*.)

(x-posted from the essential kit)

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The One and Onlytechnocowboy on April 28th, 2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
Picoreview: Go see it go see it go see it RIGHT NOW WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR GO ALREADY

I CAN'T it doesn't OPEN HERE for FOUR MORE DAYS.

But I will! :D

How was Jeremy Renner?
kitmizkit on April 29th, 2012 07:48 am (UTC)
Beautiful. He was beautiful. There wasn't enough of him. (There wasn't too little of him either, it's just: there wasn't enough of him.)
helsinkibabyhelsinkibaby on April 28th, 2012 08:57 pm (UTC)
Saw it last night (Savoy One FTW!) and all you said about Chris Evans' backside, I said about Jeremy Renner's arms! I would have licked the screen if I could!
kitmizkit on April 29th, 2012 07:48 am (UTC)
Jeremey Renner was beautiful.
helsinkibabyhelsinkibaby on April 29th, 2012 09:30 am (UTC)
I may have gone online yesterday morning and ordered The Unusuals on DVD; now I just have to work out an excuse to get husband and daughter out of the house so I can watch it!
Mary Annepers1stence on April 29th, 2012 12:25 am (UTC)
so clearly, from now on when you say "My God" clearly you're referring to Thor :)
kitmizkit on April 29th, 2012 07:43 am (UTC)
I'm down with that. :)

Damn. Now I need an icon that says that. "_This_ is the god I'm referring to." Or something. :)
Bryant: Thorbryant on April 29th, 2012 03:58 pm (UTC)
For your pleasure; steal at will.
kitmizkit on April 29th, 2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
*laughs out loud* You. Are. AWESOME.
Kira Lucienkira_snugz on April 29th, 2012 04:26 am (UTC)
i wanted edward norton as the hulk too.

i havn't seen ruffalo in anything where i liked him.

also, glad and sad to see that i'm not missing much in 3d. the glasses make me sick, so i'm stuck in 2d. chris evans butt would be worth it if it didn't involve the high chance of me hurling. but yes, he is so very very well shaped. i'm so glad hes doing more superhero roles, because tight costumes YES PLEASE!!!

we're going next weekend after it opens here. CAN NOT WAIT, but have to.

i was worried that since it was a joss project, black widow would be the last one standing or something. glad to hear that he didn't turn her into a slayer or river or a doll. did you notice any shots of her without shoes? thats his other thing that he loves.
kitmizkit on April 29th, 2012 07:44 am (UTC)
Um. Yes, there's a scene of her without shoes, although it makes sense in context. I didn't realize that was a Joss Thing.

I'm absolutely certain you're not missing anything if you don't see it in 3D. It was probalby the least obnoxious 3D I've seen, but that only emphasizes how unnecessary it was.
TuftEars: Wynxtuftears on April 29th, 2012 04:30 am (UTC)
Now I just need someone in the area to see it with. ^_^ The friend I usually head to movies with has moved, alas!
GM Ceosannaceosanna on April 30th, 2012 12:54 pm (UTC)
Some friends and I were lamenting this weekend that it wasn't open in the states yet.

I. Can't. Wait.
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on May 2nd, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
So, ah, how's his nose? *ducks*