As I gear up to be too high to care about the State of the Union this evening (I skipped to the last chapter and it said the United States is rightly fucked these days), I was looking for alternative entertainment which won’t make me want to crawl under my bed for the next few years. This film seems to tick most of those boxes and puts a weird little smile on my face. I might even have to read to book too.
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I'm not a fanboy so I have not been counting the days for this movie to come out. I have seen all the other movies ( Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America) and they have been a mixed bag of good & bad for me. My stoned interest were raised a little bit when it was announced that Joss Whedon would be writing and directing. I never got into Firefly, but was a closet Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan. This was counter-intuitive to my usual tastes so I had no idea what to expect when I sat down to watch The Avengers. The fact that I smoked a very potent joint on the way over to the Vista didn't help matters.
So. The Avengers is really good and a perfect kick off to this summer of really big, big films. David Edelstein of New York Magazine sums it up best writing "...as I watched, (I) thought, Wow, that must have cost a lot of money...money...money...waves of money." And I suppose all that cash was well spent because those waves of money have brought in an ocean of greenbacks. A billion bucks and counting. Let the summer spectacles begin! Next batter....Men In Black III.