Monday, April 1, 2013

A is for The Avengers


The Avengers is currently #3 on my flickchart list.  It was the culmination of nearly 30 years of my geekiness coming to fruition.  I also got to see it with one of my closest friends, The Armchair Squid, who has become a recent comic book convert, at a midnight showing opening night.

It is sometimes interesting  to me that my love of comic books doesn't always translate to their movie counterparts.  Leading up to this movie, the only one I saw with these characters, in the theater, was Captain America: The First Avenger.  Nan and I saw X-Men on our honeymoon and did go to the two sequels.  Then I didn't go to X-Men Origins: Wolverine nor X-Men: First Class, but I'm pumped for The Wolverine.

And don't even get me started on the DC Comics movies!!!

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26 comments:

  1. My son is eighteen and absolutely love The Avengers movie. I did not see it, but of course grew up with the comic book versions of the stories. I found Marvel's strategy to be incredibly ambitious, launching these movies and then having the lot together in the first Avengers movie.

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    1. I've said that the movie was the culmination of my 30 years of comic book collecting...that being said, neither REALLY bear much resemblance to each other!

      And Dobson....are you doing the challenge?? I couldn't find a current blog for you....

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  2. Thank you for the mention, sir. I felt very honored to attend with you - not honored enough to stay awake through the whole thing, but certainly honored.

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    1. I paid you back by sleeping through "The Pirates: Band of Misfits"

      At least we'll always have "Jack Reacher"....

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    2. Pirates - that was a good nap movie, wasn't it?

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  3. I love the Avengers. Superhero team, comic books, and film.

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    1. My favorite team...until recently...nowadays I don't recognize them in the comics AT ALL!!!

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  4. Second A to Z post I read today featuring the Avengers. Of course, the movie is awesome, so it makes sense. :-D

    BTW, I'm your blog's minion, so I'll be back.

    My Writing Blog
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    1. My third year in the challenge and each year I've done a different theme...but "Avengers" has been my "A" every time!!

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  5. Before avengers I saw all the movies except the hulk

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    1. I did see them all on DVD....the second Hulk is actually considered the first in the Avengers family!!

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  6. The Avengers is one of my all-time favorite movies. I'm a Joss Whedon fan. I'm also an author, so to me, some of the best things about the movie are how well it's constructed, and how Joss gives the viewer insights into the characters' backstory, personality and motivations, not just the action parts.

    Glad to meet another fan!

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    1. I am a late Whedon convert...he did a run on "The Astonishing X-Men" comic book that I greatly enjoyed...found "Firefly" on DVD...."Serenity" grows higher on my list with each viewing...

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  7. I enjoyed The Avengers, but not to the same level as you. I imagine it's considerably south of #3 for me...

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    1. That's okay, Tony! I still like you!!

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  8. The Avengers movie, huh? I haven't seen it yet.....is it about those spies from the 60's? ;)
    Glad you're doing the Challenge too!

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  9. This is great - I have my kids to thank for turning me on to comics. How did I not know?

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    1. I try to bring comics into my classroom each year. This year I have four or five kids who were fans BEFORE they met me....EPIC!!

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  10. I do not know what this flickchart is... I will have to investigate.

    I am -not- looking forward to The Wolverine now that I have seen what the plot is. I think I may be kind of mad about it, especially since I haven't gotten over the stupid ending of the last Wolverine movie.

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    1. Ha!!

      Flickchart is my go to site these days...if you like movies, I can't imagine you'll be disappointed!

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  11. Great minds think alike! That was part of my pick for A today.

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    1. I'll have to go check your post out....

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  12. I am super excited for the new Wolverine movie, as well as the new Star Trek! Great post!

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    1. Oooohh...Star Trek Into Darkness looks all kinds of good!! I love me some Cumberbatch!

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