So, there’s this small superhero flick opening in a few weeks – you may have read the odd post about it on this blog?
“The Avengers” (or “Avengers Assemble“, if you live in a small and confused island in Northern Europe) had a glitzy premiere in Los Angeles last night and has prompted very positive early reactions from the
jammy sods press types who were lucky enough to see it.
My personal highlight of the Tweet-fest, from noted contrarian and geek critic Devin Faraci of BadAssDigest –
“AVENGERS is good enough to make me forgive IRON MAN 2“.
Yoink! Not that “Iron Man 2” was that bad – that Monte Carlo fight scene kicks all kinds of booty – but it’s probably the biggest misstep in Marvel movies to date. Another movie in a young series which ends with an extended action sequence which plays like a rejected pitch for a Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots movie is not my idea of moving the franchise forward – I’m guessing that the team dynamic of the Avengers squad may have something to do with Faraci’s reaction.
Your actual, proper reviews are still embargoed but I don’t see that state of affairs continuing much longer if this early buzz is any indicator…