Tuesday, 22 May 2012
So.. yeah. I went to see the Avengers.
What can I say? It's exactly like all the Avengers comics ever. Well, the better ones at any rate. I'm trying very hard to ignore all the ones with the "strong female characters" (oh the T&A.. it's fracturing my fragile little spine!) or the cannibalism or the incest or other foolery that gets mistaken for dark and edgy.
If I could just make one request here on superhero comics in general it's would you please please please forget that you ever heard the words "dark" or "edgy". There, forgotten? Good. Now let's never ever use those words ever again when it comes to superhero comics.
The movie? It's not brilliant or deep or multilayered. It's superheores. It's fun and power poses and Hulk Smash and basically just the things that drew you to read those comics before those two words we've now forgotten were introduced to the canon. All that's missing is black hats and mustaches.
And the ending tickled my geek-bone silly.
And I definitely can't say anything more about that because it would spoil everything if you haven't seen the movie.
More of this sort of thing, please.