Earlier this morning I was woken up with news from a friend of the site that Avengers had broken all the previous records and had the largest opening weekend of all time. Take that, Harry Potter. Of course if you want more than just the word of some nerds there are official news stories saying the same thing.
So what does this all mean? It means that finally we’re all vindicated for loving these comics so much, for believing you can stay true to the source material and still get a good flick everyone will want to see, oh and that this is the most rad time to be a nerd ever. Enjoy the moment guys, we’ve earned it. Also, seriously, if you haven’t seen it yet get going before someone can spoil it! Run! For the good of the city!
Anyone want to start making plans for a midnight Avengers 2 viewing and party? I know I do.
So, this movie comes out today, you might have heard of it, its The Avengers. If you’re like me (by the way I’m sorry) then sometimes you’re sitting there reading a comic book and thinking to yourself: “Man I wish I could enjoy this without having to go through all the trouble of reading.” Okay, maybe no one has thought that, maybe I made it up. The point here is somehow someone has in fact done this very thing. The Avengers is a comic book brought to life, panels jumping off the screen and turning into fully imagined real life manifestations. I suppose though, what you all really want to know is if it was good or not. Let’s find out.
Captain America: The First Avenger opened this weekend, and once again Marvel Studios has added weight to the phrase “if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself”. It’s amazing to see how far comic book movies have come in a few short years, from the time period where nobody thought you could just put a superhero up on the screen in a recognizable costume with a plot true to the source material.