Excuse me while I fangirl over the Avengers Assemble. I saw it, again, last night. My third time, I cry when I think how far away the DVD release date is. (Alright, I over reacted when I said “I cry”. I didn’t actually, nor am I likely to cry, but you get the message.)
I can’t get over how much I loved it. And how much I still laugh when I know the gags are coming. They are gags I won’t forget either because they have now entered my daily vocab. “This line in the post office is for stamps and letters, not for your children’s allowance money, you mewling quim!” “I’ll go all Hulk on your Loki ass if you annoy me much longer!”
I was trying to name my top five moments. I don’t think it’s possible. I’ll try split it up into different topics though.
Thor by far got the best entrance. I mean, Loki’s was good. (And you know how particle to a bit of Loki I am. *Can you say “fucking ride?”*) but Thor’s was brilliant. And probably the part most waited for.
Not that you think “when is Thor gonna get here” during the start of the movie. It’s more a thought beforehand. A loud ‘We Want Thor’ shout at the back of your head (in your ear because your best friend thinks Thor is the greatest.)
It was added goodness that Loki seemed to fear it, and I love those lines: Cap: Don’t tell me you’re afraid of a bit of lighten. Loki: I’m not overly fond of what comes next.
The look on Loki’s face – superb!
Come on? How can you possible decide? It was jam packed! When you think each Avenger has an awesome line – Thor: He’s adopted. – Tony Stark swaggers into the room and becomes THE MAN! There is too many to choose from but I think I’ll have to go with the lines he speaks to Thor when they first meet. Thor: You don’t know who you’re dealing with. Iron Man: Shakespeare in the park? Doth mother know you wearst her drapes?
Oh I LOL’ed. I seriously fucking LOL’ed my ass off!
In second comes Thor’s adopted line for sheer brilliance of delivery. I really want to give it number one spot, but with so much sark from Stark, Iron Man just has to claim top billing.
Third comes from my darling Loki. Thor: You listen to me, brother. [Iron man comes and knocks him flying. Loki stands on the mountain alone still staring at the spot Thor used to be] I’m listening.
Hard. To. Choose. I love them all. OK, I can give or take Black Widow and Hawkeye even though they are brilliant. (I now have extra respect for Scarlet Johansson. Her moves where unbelievable. That’s a proper role model for females. I loved how she played Loki, and her mad run for her life from the Hulk was ace!) But lets face it, it’s the “superheros” you come to see in these movies. It’s all well and good being super assassins, but I love me some super powers. I’ve always leaned more towards the unnatural rather than the highly skilled heroes.
I have never rooted for a villain as much since Magneto. I love Loki. I live Loki. I was most excited about this movie because of Loki. I just fucking adored him in Thor. His character arc was brilliant. That scene between him and Odin on the steps of the vault. Brilliant. And one of my favourites from the whole movie.
But I can’t say he was my favourite character. Not because he was lack in any area. He was amazing. The sly, devious smirk. The underhand tactics. All fit and proper for the God of Mischief. But he misses the top spot because the Hulk comes along at the end and just steals the movie out from under everyone noses.
Not only did I go from “Oh my god, I can’t believe Norton isn’t the Hulk in this movie. He was deadly in the last one,” to “Norton who?” but I came out with a want to marry Rufflo. His whole stance was perfect. A real recovering addict vibe about him that I loved. He was a fab mild mannered, genius Bruce. And from the moment of the “That’s my secret, I’m always angry,” line his character made a great movie awesome!
Being the ex-film student (granted, I only studied it for two years, it doesn’t really give me any credit) I would love to pick out a beautifully crafted scene of cinematography, or something with multi-layers of symbolism to it, but fuck it! This is me, I don’t watch films for multi-layers, I watch for sheer entertainment and a lot of laughs. And this movie had plenty, but none made me laugh quite as much as the rag-doll Loki scene.
Comical. Pure fucking comical genius. I’ve heard it said that people have laughed more at this movie than they did at actual comedies and I completely agree. Not only did the audience roar uproariously, but everyone was clapping and whooping too. It was a gas scene!
To sum up, Avengers Assemble: It won’t win Oscars, thanks be to God, because less face it, if it did, it wouldn’t be the hilarious, action-packed movie we all wanted and waited on tender-hooks to see.