The tinnitus isn’t letting up. Have been avoiding the computer, and only now realized it’s because I usually don’t have music going. So the ear-ringing is especially noticable when typing away at the keyboard.
But the noise was totally forgotten for two hours and twenty-two minutes. Saw a matinee of The Avengers and loved it. Will probably go again tomorrow with the Brother and the GSB.
Five movies set this one up–Iron Man, The Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America. All were entertaining, with Iron Man and Thor exceeding expectations. And now Joss Whedon tied them all together…and raced past expectation. This movie is an enormous blast. It’s nice that Mr. Whedon finally has a giant commercial success to go with his critical acclaim (Buffy, Firefly).
They give a short scene after the movie, like the previous ones, but don’t make you watch all the credits to see it. And if he’s going to be the next villain, they don’t get much more epic.
If you enjoyed the earlier movies, I don’t know how you can avoid loving The Avengers. It’s all the more stunning if you know the business end of making theatrical films. Herding all these cats into one place has to be a superpower in its own right.