Guys. I realize people haven’t shut up about it for the past two years…but can we just talk about how ridiculously great The Avengers is? Like The Princess Bride (see my quote tribute to that here), it’s a film that I could watch over and over and over again. And that’s pretty amazing given how stupid I initially thought it was going to be. Oh yeah–I was a doubter. At the time, I was disappointed by Iron Man 2, further disappointed by Thor, and just okay with Captain America. I remember thinking, “Pulling all these guys together sounds like a train wreck.” But I had yet to understand the power of Joss Whedon, who is truly a force to be reckoned with. The summer of 2012, I went to see The Avengers three separate times. Needless to say, I became a believer. So for this post, let’s just take some time to revisit all of the awesome that is The Avengers.
#1: When Black Widow goes all Black Widow on some Russians (skip to 2:11 to see homegirl kick ass)
#2: Captain America’s workout routine…sigh…
#3: When Coulson’s level of Cap fanboy gets creepy
#4: When this happens and everybody’s all “WOAH”
#5: When Iron Man gives Loki a new nickname
#6: When Iron Man meets Thor
#7: “He’s adopted.”
#8: When Cap FINALLY GETS SOMETHING
#9: When Joss Whedon introduces us to this insult
#10: AGENT COULSON
#11: “Well, then, son…you’ve got a condition.”
#12: THIS ENTIRE INTERACTION
#13: Bruce Banner’s secret
#14: When the Hulk meets Loki
#15: ALL OF THIS
#16: When The Avengers introduce us to shawarma
#17: And have you guys seen the gag reel???
Also, just because…
These are just a few of the many, many reasons why I love The Avengers. Here’s hoping Age of Ultron is worthy of blogiversary praise, too. 🙂
…But seriously, are you guys as excited for AOU as I am? Is it next summer yet?! Think Coulson will get a cameo?!?! WILL AOU BE EQUALLY AWESOME?!?!?!
…I’m gonna go now.