Video Blog: Marvel's 'The Avengers' Initial Reactions with SlashFilm
by Alex Billington
May 2, 2012
After releasing in international theaters last weekend, Disney and Marvel Studios are finally opening Joss Whedon's The Avengers in theaters in the US this week. The movie actually screened about three weeks ago at its world premiere in Los Angeles, where a large number of movie bloggers/press first saw the movie inside the world famous Grauman's Chinese. Following the screening, immediately after, I met up with a few friends like Peter Sciretta and Germain Lussier, both of SlashFilm, to discuss our initial reactions and thoughts on the kick ass superhero movie we just saw. I'm prefacing this with the reminder that we recorded three weeks ago after our first screening of it, though I'm excited to see it a few more times as soon as I can.
For those that have seen The Avengers as well, you already know how awesome it is. You also know how much you need to see it multiple times to really take it in, which I need to do this weekend. It really delivers and, as we say many times in this video, it gets better and better as it goes on. Epic, to say the least. I was happy to talk about right after because we had such fresh, exciting thoughts on it and we weren't hampered down by too much criticism that has come up since. Joss Whedon delivers in huge ways, and impressed all of us quite a bit, which is a great feeling considering how big of a lead up this has been. Good job Marvel Studios, way to deliver an awesome Avengers movie. Get ready for it to finally land in the US this weekend!