Heh. . . you see what I did there, DIS, assembled.  Because Disney owns the avengers now, right?

Okay, fine, I thought it was mildly clever.

Anyways, finally, after weeks of being told I absolutely MUST see The Avengers, I made my way out to the theater this weekend.  My lovely wife was totally cool with it being part of our 5-year anniversary celebration.  And that’s a good thing because the movie was undeniably amazing.  I have found myself wanting to go see it again just to ensure I’m not mistaken.  Mark Ruffalo nailed The Hulk (well, the important thing is that he nailed Bruce Banner), which was my major fear in this.  I already knew to respect Downey as Iron Man, Sam Jackson is the only real choice for Nick Fury, and, honestly, you don’t need to do much to do justice to Captain America and Thor. But the ensemble was brilliant.  And the focus on the overwhelming testosterone flying around amid these over-powered being, well, it’s where that story needed to be.  In the end, you really could care less about these alien beings coming down from the sky, you really just want to see more of the battles between iron man and thor, or thor and hulk, or, you know, Hulk tossing Loki around before stating “PUNY GOD”.  That’s what this movie needed to be.

But at the same time, you have tons of character development going on, and still a fair amount of world building.  Sure, the movie’s somewhere around 3 hours long (I really have no clue), but it’s still an impressive feat, one that obviously benefited from Joss Whedon’s very capable hands.

It made me quite excited to get back to writing.  I’ve been holding off for a number of reasons, as previously stated, but that changes today.  I promise.

So, with that said, I’m going to get busy, so I can get some writing done today. . . whilst melting in the heat


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