Let me get my gushing out of the way and say that I loved this movie. It was the great all American action movie. With the right amount of witty clever dialogue, action sequences, robots, aliens, superheros and realism all wrapped up in a nice pretty CGI fueled package.
It has been awhile since a movie has pulled me in like this one did and that it is my favorite way to watch a movie.
I also have to take a moment to extol the greatness of Tony Stark. I liked the first Ironman Movie. I loved the second Ironman Movie. I am now ready to declare that Tony Stark as played by Robert Downey, Jr. is one of my top 5 favorite movie characters of all time.
He creates a suit that makes him into a super hero. Out of the suit, he describes himself as “Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.” Brilliant!
The movie was amazing, the people where oh so pretty, but the diaglogue. The dialogue made the movie.
First, let Tony Stark tell you who the Avengers are:
“Let’s do the head count here. Your brother, the demigod; the super soldier, living legend who kind of lives up to the legend; a man with breathtaking anger management issues; a couple of master assassins and you, big fellow, you’ve manage to piss off every single one of them.”
Some of the funniest lines he delivered was in putting down his fellow Avengers while reference other movies.
[to Thor] “No hard feelings Point Break, you’ve got a mean swing.”
(Thor does kind of looks like Patrick Swayze in the surfer bank robber movie)
[to Hawkeye] “Right. Better clench up, Legolas.”
(Referencing the gorgeous arrow slinging elf played by Orlando Bloom from the Lord of the Rings movies.)
Typically, I pin point single lines, but some much of what made this movie great is the interaction between the larger then life characters.
Like this conversation between Steve Rogers a.k.a Captain America (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark:
Steve Rogers: “Stark, we need a plan of attack!”
Tony Stark: “I have a plan. Attack!”
Or between Natasha Ramanoff a.k.a Black Widow (Scarlett Johansen) and Thor (Chris Heimsworth):
Thor: “He’s my brother.”
Natasha Ramanoff: “He killed 80 people in 2 days.”
Thor: “He’s adopted.”
And, how about this exchange between Steve Rogers and Clint Barton a.k.a Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner):
Steve Rogers: “You think you can hold them off?”
Clint Barton: “Captain, it would be my genuine pleasure.”
But, there was some really great one liners as well:
“You people are so petty, and tiny.” Thor
[to Loki] “Your gonna loose. It’s in your nature.” Agent Coulsen
“You were made to be ruled.” Loki
“Where not a team. Where a time-bomb.” Bruce Banner a.k.a The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)
“Love is for children. I owe him a debt.” Black Widow
[to Tony Stark] “Your not the man to make the sacrifice
play.” Captain America
We must recognize that this little band of heros was put together by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). “There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people, so when we need them, they could fight the battles that we never could.”
Not everyone was in favor of this idea, Nick Fury is going to stand up for what he believes in.
Delivered in true Samuel L. Jackson fashion, “I recognize the council has made a decision, but given that it’s a stupid ass decision, I’ve elected to ignore it.”
If you have seen it, tell me what you think? If you haven’t seen it, go see it, and tell me what you think? Who was your favorite Avenger? What are some of your favorite movie lines?
I would like to recognize Marvel.com for the photos and IMDb for helpings me remember some of these great quotes. I typically will type the quotes in my iPhone as I watch a movie, but I was way to end into this movie to take my eyes off the screen.