BIG SPOILER for the Avengers movie below the cut, so be forewarned.
And frankly, if you haven’t already seen Avengers, that’s what you should be doing this very second instead of visiting our dopey site. I’d even say a second or third viewing is more important than this.
We told you. We goddamn told you.
I’m not saying that Joss Whedon is a one-trick pony. I’m just saying he loves this particular trick very, very much.
Fortunately, the only thing more predictable than this death was that the Avengers movie would be fan-fucking-tastic, and it was. There’s a school of thought that says, after so many successful setup movies, that this would be next to impossible to get wrong. Even a half-assed Avengers movie would drive comic fans and moviegoers wild. But this was not half-assed in the least. I’ve seen it twice, and I’m still amazed at how lean it is; so much going on in every scene, and so little fat. At 2 hours and 20 minutes, the movie still flew by, leaving me wanting an entire 4th act in lieu of the usual after-credit scene. (Of which there are two; one mid-way through, and another at the very end. Our boys are reacting to the first of these)
Quotable quotes from @JoshCritic:
“Avengers FCBD: How hilarious is it that they went back and colored the nude Spider-Woman to make it look like her costume’s still on? Where was this concern for the non-adult-male audience Marvel pretends to court back when the issue was first fucking published?”