My son and I used to go to the movies at least once a week. Since he lost his job last October, we hadn't gone to the theater even once. Since we were in the area, we decided to go to the discount movie theater.
My son picked the Avengers. Joss Whedon was the director and we're fans of his shows. Silly me thought Avengers was a remake of the Emma Peel and John Steed show. The last remake wasn't very good, but I was sure Joss Whedon would put his brand of humor and drama into a good show.
Boy, was I disappointed when the show began. I tend not to like comic book movies. This was even worse. I've always found most fight scenes to be boring. A comic book movie that's about half battles is not something I'm going to enjoy. Worse yet, the movie didn't make sense when it wasn't all battles. Hulk's mindless beast is trying to kill the main characters in one scene until a few minutes later when he joins the others to fight the invaders, side by side with the people he was just trying to kill.
I sat there, amazed that I thought $1.50 was too much for the movie. Fortunately, my son liked the movie and got the $3 value for both of us. The movie dragged on for what seemed like 4 hours. There were a few moments that were smile worthy, but no substance. I don't think I've ever seen a movie with nothing to offer before.
I learned my lesson. Look at the reviews before going to the movies.
If you want a movie with lots of fighting and characters who are Super Heroes, you'll like this one. If you want substance, likable characters or a plot that makes sense, skip this one.