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Friday, November 09, 2012

The Avengers

Up late watching The Avengers ....

a 2012 American superhero film ... based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name ... directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan SkarsgÄrd and Samuel L. Jackson. In The Avengers, Nick Fury, director of the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D., recruits Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and Thor to form a team that must stop Thor's adoptive brother Loki from subjugating Earth.

- Captain America (Evans) and Iron Man (Downey, Jr) meet

When I was a kid I avidly read all the Marvel comics - Thor, Spide-rman, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, etc., so it's been fun to watch the movies, and this one was no exception ... witty banter, nice special effects, evil aliens, self-sacrificing heroism ... it's all good :)

- Dr. Banner (Ruffalo), who becomes the Hulk when upset

- in the movie, liked the character of Captain America best

- but in the comics, I liked Thor better

After the movie credits are shown, we see the characters meeting for a meal of Shawarma. Notice Captain America isn't eating? Maybe he's a vegetarian :) ...

Roger Ebert gave the film 3 out of 4 stars in his review. Here's a trailer ...


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