I don’t want to spoil it for anyone – REPEAT **NO SPOILERS** but I had to put the word out that this is a MUST SEE MOVIE!
Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Incredible Hulk, Hawkeye, and Black Widow… congratulations! You have not only assembled and saved earth, you have rightfully taken back the mantle of greatest comic book movie from The Dark Knight after a 4 year reign.
It’s not even a debate anymore that Marvel Studios is king. The DC Universe only has the success of the Batman films to boast. Marvel has a huge list of titles and blockbuster success.
- Iron Man
- Captain America
Marvel took comic adaptations to a whole new level with the release of The Avengers, plain and simple.
I’ve been excited about this movie for a while, but I didn’t expect to go witness utter perfection, which is exactly what it was. I thought it would be really hard to pull off a huge lead cast without having anyone get lost in the shuffle. I’m not sure how hard it actually was for the filmmakers, but they made it work and it seemed effortless.
Avengers was 2 hours and 20 minutes of pure awesomeness. No prior comic book knowledge is needed to enjoy this flick, but if you are familiar and love comics, none of the characters are done any injustice. (Except that Hawkeye doesn’t wear his purple get-up) If you saw any previews or pictures from the set, you knew that going in.
Since I do not intend spoiling anything, that is all I am going to give you at this moment. I want every waking soul who is able to go watch this movie to go do so now, then we’ll chat a bit.
- Avengers – Even though I mostly read DC Comics, I’m willing to admit greatness when I see it.
- The Dark Knight – No shame in sitting #2 here, truly great movie.
- Sin City – No epic heroes, but a host of awesome characters and layered story lines.
- Iron Man – 2008 was a great year (Dark Knight and Iron Man were released)
- Spider-Man – I saw this movie in the theaters 3 times. Will always be near and dear.
I have a feeling this list will be getting revised again in the very near future.. or maybe I’ll just have to make a top 10?
Especially with The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises due out this summer yet. Stay tuned!