I recently had the opportunity to see The Avengers before it hit theaters. I am not a so called comic book nerd. I love a good action movie and as a mom to two boys I have learned a lot about comic book heroes. I was really excited to check out this movie so I could talk to my boys more about something I usually no very little about.
That was one of the great things about this movie, you do not have to be a comic book guru to know who everyone is or what is going on. I did not feel lost once. It was a very easy to follow movie.
Another wonderful thing about this movie was the comedy! Yes you heard me, comedy in a action film. I laughed so much during this movie.I think Robert Downing Jr was just a hoot! He really made the movie so enjoyable. It became more than just a action packed movie.
The graphics were also amazing! The Hulk was done wonderfully and you could still tell it was Mark Ruffalo who was the Hulk and not just some computer. The facial features really made him himself.
Should you take your kids to this movie? This depends on your kid. I do not consider this movie to be too scary BUT I know that one particular scene might have my kids waking up at night upset. They could surprise me and it not phase them one bit, but I am not sure I want to take that chance. We will probably wait to let the kids see it, rent it on DVD and we can always cover their eyes during the scene I am talking about. I believe in movie ratings for a reason but again…YOU KNOW YOUR CHILD! I plan to take my husband to see it at the theater though!
So, make sure you head out this weekend and check out the new Summer Blockbuster movie, The Avengers! It will NOT disappoint you! The Avengers is in theaters starting TODAY!
Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers”—the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, directed by Joss Whedon, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012
**Disclosure: I attended a pre-screening of this movie. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.