Big June from B’klyn here, it’s Two Days after the Weekend Premier of one of the most anticipated movies in the past two years. I’m walking up to a line halfway down the block outside of the movie theater in downtown Brooklyn on a Sunday Morning before the theater even opens. I mean it’s like 9:30 am but what do you expect? Like most people with any sense, showing up to the premier on Friday would have been sheer suicide and the seating would have sucked to boot. My Date says to me “we have time the theater doesn’t open til 10:05a, why do we have to get in line now?” me “well because all these people are here to see Avengers and it’s only gonna to get worse” she retorts “no all these people are not here to see Avengers” me “wanna bet” long story short I won $5 bucks and on top of that most of the people in line scarfed at the idea of coming to the theater to see anything else on the bill.
As we handed the clerk our Tickets he mentioned that we should stay til the end because there were some surprises after the credits (I’m guessing he meant Thanos), which just added a sense of mystery to the already exciting atmosphere. Getting in at 10am when the movie doesn’t start until 10:20am has it’s downsides. For instance eating the nachos before the screen is even showing pictures, but once the first scene was playing it all felt worth it. The Movie is wonderfully brilliant. Action scenes packed with dynamite fights, catch phrases, and memorable punch lines. If you’ve been following the Marvel comic series of movies or not you’ll love it, this is so far the biggest movie the year. Now we all have background on the stars (Sam Jackson, Robert Downey Jr, Jeremy Renner) but lets dip into the not so well-known cast members.
The Main supporting cast:
first lets talk Scarlett Johansson, as the only female of the Avengers you wold think it strange if nobody made any kind of snarky remark or some sort of boys club pass at her. That is until you see her beat five men unconscious in the first 30 mins of the movie. She’s sneaky, she’s sexy, she’s the white version of Pam Grier, I mean one bad Motha-shut yo mouth, seriously she’s got a butt like a black girl and I have a new found love for her.
Next there’s Cris Evans, who honestly I don’t like as Captain America, or maybe it’s just that I don’t like Captain America, technically the America that he stands for I would’ve had very little human rights so…yeah, but I loved him as Johnny Storm in the Fantastic 4 movie and hopefully fantastic 4 never meet the Avengers, otherwise he will be playing a lot of double rolls, I wonder if he would get paid two salaries?
Then there’s Chris Hemsworth. Three words “best Thor Ever” , I never heard of this dude before Thor I didn’t remember his face and still didn’t recognize him when I searched him on IMDB but he played the shyt out of Thor, and after watching Thor and knowing that he was going to be in this movie, yeah.. (pause). I just wish he had more scenes or at least a meatier part in the movie. He literally was supporting cast in this one, not even more like he did a few cameos (he did have a good fight scene though).
The Hulk was played by Mark Ruffalo, instead of Edward Norton and honestly, I liked it better this way. From what I heard Ed Norton, although he played a great Banner in The Incredible Hulk, was upset because his ideas for the movie during production were cut out during editing and that was supposedly part of his contract, so he decided not to promote the Incredible hulk and of course they wouldn’t bring him on for the avengers. Much to the good fortune of Mark Ruffalo. It really was no surprise, even in the comics over the years characters would change in appearance or even have different back stories if guest appearing in someone else’s comic. So the history of the Hulk has him looking different in different Books and even in his own books. Check out a book called The Hulk 100 project. which shows you 100 different covers of the Hulk comic book. you will see him transform over the years. As for Mark, I fell in love with his work as a supporting cast member when he worked on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind if you haven’t seen it watch it.
Last but not least, Tom Hiddleston came back from the Thor movie where he co-starred as the Elusive, sneaky, jealous ridden “Loki”. In this movie Tom’s part is a much more pronounced appearance as the villain and His (perceived) lunacy is on full blast. Loki is actually very sinister and is always working some sort of angle or backroom deal. As far as Tom, who is he? Honestly I never heard of him or anything that he played in before or after Thor except for of course Avengers. None the less he played Loki to a T and a wonderful Loki he was. I can’t wait til Avengers 2 where Thanos will most certainly show his face a bit more. If you’ve seen the movie give us your review, leave a comments below.
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