It’s a bona fide hit and how could it not have been? The Avengers raked in enough cash to have the second-highest opening day of all time just behind the final Harry Potter film and the highest opening weekend EVER ($200.3 million).
The hype was gigantic. Five officially stamped Marvel productions preceded what some, including myself, are calling a masterpiece in comic book filmmaking.It wasn’t a heady-begin-to-question-our-society’s-political-and-social-landscape film like The Dark Knight was, but it championed its way to greatness regardless of the differentiation.
The Avengers will no doubt continue to engulf millions of dollars — emptying wallets and thrilling audiences.
This is just the beginning. Marvel Studios has already announced a sequel to Thor and also a third Iron Man film to be released next year, along with a Captain America sequel coming to screens in 2014.
As a avid comic book fan, someone who makes weekly (yes, I said weekly) pilgrimages to my local comic book store to follow the adventures of some of these heroes as they continue on each month in a serialized fashion, I am still enamored with seeing these larger-than-life heroes and villians reach and conquer the big screen.
I loved The Avengers. I hope you go and see it and love it as much as I did or even more. And I hope you come out of that theater wanting to know more. Thankfully, the world is ready for you. There are nearly fifty years of stories about these characters either bound in pages or digitized for your reading pleasure.
I am proud to be a comic book fan and I am already psyched to see The Avengers again!
The Avengers obviously gets an A+.