This news both pleases and disappoints me. A part of me wants to be excited about The Avengers, the other fearing it'll be a disaster. Clearly, it won't be, here are some early reactions to the film, via Twitter/Rope of Silicon.
- Alex Billington from FirstShowing.net called it, "Epic," adding, "Everyone fights everyone, but it does deliver. Marvel's movies get better every single one. Hulk! HULK!!" - Steven Weintraub from Collider.com said he "absolutely loved" the film and "was smiling from beginning to end." He adds," If you're a Marvel fan you're going to lose your shit in the theater." Nah, no exaggerating there. Weintraub continues the Hulk love adding, "Also, the two things that made The Avengers amazing: the Hulk and the humor. Joss Whedon gets a 10 out of 10 on both of those." - Jeremy Smith from AintItCoolNews called it "the best Marvel movie yet," while seeming to have a few problems with the first two acts. - Germain Lussier from Slashfilm was also highly positive posting, "I'd tweet about The Avengers but my body is still recovering from non-stop geeking out. So, so, so much fun (for the most part)." I guess that last part is in there to ensure his hyperbole has a limit. After all, a film can only be so, so, so much fun.
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I'm hesistant to watch it, but I know it'll be amazing. When something is hyped up to the point where it could potentially ruin the crap out of a film, it can make you a little weary. No big deal. A few weeks left.