Friday, May 25, 2012

Freaky Friday: The Avengers

My husband saw The Avengers without me. Boo! Hiss! As punishment which I inflicted upon him for daring to see the movie without me an appeasement which he so generously offered, he will be giving the review for our Freaky Friday post. Here is his take...
"The Avengers gets the double E: entertaining and enjoyable. The characters meshed well together and shared the spotlight, which is unusual for movies with such star power. The focus was kept on the story and how the characters fit within it. But, one character stole the movie – The Hulk played by Mark Ruffalo. His portrayal was spot on when compared to the Hulk TV show. He also provides the comic relief through the movie.
On the opposite spectrum, Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr., annoyed me throughout the movie. A lot of witty sarcasm came across as forced and not so witty. The audience agreed as most of his one liners got no response.
"Do you have the big cassettes ready?" "The what?"
Another small tiff I had with the movie was the graphics. They are great at times yet some scenes look like they were shot in someone’s backyard on grandma's VHS recorder.
All in all the movie made me feel like a kid again. I was rooting for the good guys and booing the bad guys. It transported me into a New York city overrun by aliens (I was a bit pissed when one of the aliens came crashing through grand central but that is another story all together)."

Rating: B+

PS The Hubs insists that Chuck aka Devil Dog also gave a rating despite not seeing the film. Apparently, The Hubs related it to him afterward. Chuck gives the film a B- as he did not care for the lack of animals in the movie (not including the Hulk).
For reference, The Hubs has been told he looks like both Adam Levine and Stifler. *Shrugs*
PSS The Hubs wanted a catchy nickname for the blog to be henceforth known as...? But, since we couldn't agree I'm putting it to a reader vote. Check out next week's post where we give my husband his blogging tag name!

What did you think of The Avengers? Do you agree with The Hubs or Devil Dog? Have any names you'd like to see featured in the "Name My Husband" poll (please, keep it clean)?

10 comments :

  1. Um, no, Downey was excellent. He must have had a substandard audience that he was watching with. You'll have to check my own review for more info.

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  2. I've heard good things about The Avengers. Can't wait to see it. (Mark Ruffalo is a good actor!) I liked Iron Man. I think Robert Downey, Jr. is seriously talented, if a bit messed up. His humor delivery appeals to me. :)

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    1. Two votes for Downey. No surprise The Hubs is often wrong. LOL.

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  3. I would suggest Meatloaf, but I think that one's already taken. ;o) Also, we haven't yet heard the verdict on Hubby's meatloaf.

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    1. LOL. Hubby has not made his meatloaf, so know verdict. :(

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  4. I haven't seen it yet but I'm dying to! Great review by the way, makes me want to see it even more. You may have to get him to do this more often!

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    1. Oh his ego is already large enough. If I invite him again, he'll probably take over the blog!

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  5. Third vote for Iron Man here :) I thought Robert Downey Jr.'s character was the star of the movie. I loved him.
    Hmmm...I can think of a few names...lol
    Fun to have your hubs guest blogging!

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  6. I've heard great things about this movie too. I can't wait to see it! Thanks for the review Hubs! (;

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