Saturday, June 30, 2012

Marveling at The Avengers

{See what I did with the title there?  Huh?  Huh?  *coughs*  Bad pun, sorry.}

One thing about me is that I go through periods of, well, obsession.

Sometimes it's Doctor Who, or Merlin, or reading or writing.

But right now?

It's superhero movies.  The ones by Marvel, specifically.  In the past twenty days, I have watched The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Captain America, Spiderman, and Thor.  In that order.

I'm not a movie person.  I see movies in theaters, but generally at home I'm not a big fan of them.  But the Marvel superhero films?  I've loved them.  I've loved finding the connections in them as I go along.  Though Spiderman wasn't really connected to any of them, so it isn't going to be included in this post.

Every time Agent Couslon or Nick Fury comes on screen, or the Black Widow, or Hawkeye, I immediately jump up and down.  I start seeing more and more connections in them, the more I watch.  And I really, really like it.  I'm loving watching the movies with my family, curling up in the basement to watch them, finding the connections, enjoying the films.

For the most part, I don't connect with movies.  I mean, there are some I enjoy, many of which are Disney or Pixar, and of course, some live action ones, but I don't seek them out.  If it's 8:00 at night and I want something to watch, I'm much more likely to go onto On Demand to look for a show to watch, rather than a movie.  Part of that, I think, is the connections.  With shows, I can see connections to past episodes, and theorize about what will happen in the next one.  But with many movies, you can't do that.  They're stand alone films.

But The Avengers movies?  It's different.  They're all connected, and in each film there are references to things that have happened, or characters who I recognize from other movies that pop up.  I like to see the way it all ties together, a bit like a TV show.

Now, I want to go back to the theater, and see The Avengers again.  I had never seen any of the other Marvel superhero films when I saw The Avengers, and I didn't know the characters.  I enjoyed the film immensely at that point, but now that I've seen all the Marvel superhero films to date, I'd like to go back and see The Avengers again, to tie it all together.

Have any of you guys seen The Avengers?  Did you like it?  Have you seen any of the Marvel superhero movies?  If so, have you noticed any of the connections?  Which was your favorite?  I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter.

The Dandy Lioness


  1. I am currently obsessed with The Avengers so I second this emotion massively! I'm a bit in love with Loki at the moment...but Spiderman's my ultimate favourite superhero. I love Agent Coulson too! xxx

  2. I think everyone is a bit in love with Loki at the moment... Hehe... I love Agent Coulson, though every time he comes on screen I want to cry, because of The Avengers.

    I think my ultimate favorite so far, both movie and Avenger, is Captain America. I thought the movie itself was really well done, and I just think that he's my favorite. I don't know why, actually... He just is.

  3. I've never seen any of the Marvel movies. I'm not a big fan of superheroes, but with all the buzz about them I'm beginning to think I should watch them just to find out what it's all about.

  4. @Eagle: I'd never really seen any of the superhero movies before I went and saw The Avengers. I saw Thor in theaters last summer, but I didn't know about The Avengers at that point. Since I saw The Avengers, I've fallen in love with everyone. :) In fact, I'm just about to leave to see The Avengers AGAIN. Haha. :P