Friday I went to the cinema here in Notodden to watch The Avengers. I haven’t seen any of the other Marvell superhero movies except for the 2003 version of Hulk (which stars different actors than the 2008 version that is integrated into The Avengers). As long-time readers know, I am a fan of much of Joss Whedon’s work – Buffy in particular. But the clever sense of humor and the against-the-grain heroes that keep Buffy from being just another wacko teenager-vampire crossover are missing here. We have a pretty much off-the-shelf superhero story, we have a bunch of characters that are not at all explored – and we have a few funny punch lines, special effects and a decent cast. This is good enough for some evening entertainment but it lacks a certain twist… no real human emotions, nothing unexpected in the story. But still, perhaps you’ll find the Hulk’s handling of his main enemy funny enough to chuckle the same way I did.
IMDb entry | trailer
Tags: Joss Whedon, superhero