If you haven’t seen The Avengers yet and you want a purely pristine viewing experience untainted by knowing what is coming except for maybe what you’ve seen in the trailers, then go read one of our other recent posts on the Avengers. If you aren’t bothered by snippets from the movie or you’ve already seen it, read and view on. There’s nothing really important here. Just one of the funniest things we’ve seen this movie season.
You know there’s going to be humor in a movie like The Avengers when it stars Robert Downey Jr. (perhaps recent cinema’s reigning smart-ass), Mark Ruffalo (understated and awkward in such an adorable, vulnerable way, huh?), Chris “Goldielocks” Hemsworth (just because no one can play Thor without some obligatory self-aggrandizing smugness), and Clark Gregg (who is physically incapable of NOT grinning). We expeted zero humor from Chris Evans (apparently, protecting America from its enemies is no laughing matter) but even he had zingers. Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow scares us when she cracks a smile because we know there’s a good chance a great deal of pain is coming immediately after. Surprisingly, there was little humor from Sam Jackson’s Nick Fury. Ah well, he was preoccupied with saving the world from annihilation or what not, so one has to forgive him.
Anyway, we appreciate the moments of levity, especially when they temporarily scale back the 500 mph visual and auditory onslaught. The incredible CGI and 3-D effects of The Avengers is mind-boggling but, phew! … a girl needs a break now and again. We’ll do a terrible review later, but suffice it to say, The Avengers is a blast of a movie all around. Three thumbs and a nub up!
So, here’s the funniest scene from the movie: Hulk absolutely trashing Loki! We picked it up off the Internet so the quality doesn’t hold to typical Comics A-Go-Go! standards, but, hey, we didn’t feel like getting kicked out of the theater, so let someone else take the risk.
Say, are you a comics movie afficionado but don’t know much about the actual comics? Want to get a brief synopsis on the origin of each character? Do you want it in tiny capsules hastily compiled as is typical of our lazy posts? You bet. We got you covered: The origins of the original Avengers.