Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Media Consumption Log: Avengers Movie Suite

The climactic Obie, the Avengers, was awesome in every way a fanboy would dream. Characters who were flat and cipher-like in earlier movies (Tnor, Captain America) or frankly overdetermined by aspirations beyond their reach (the Hulk should smash, damn it) were brought into dynamic, lively, energetic interplay. This is Joss Whedom's gift, to be sure. The Iron Man movies were richest in their characterization. How much of that is the genius of casting an actor who feels palpably like character he plays. These DVDs will not be watched every month, probably one once a year, as a new movie in the franchise comes out, but they are core collection.

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