Friday, June 22, 2012


The stars aligned for me to see the movie yesterday, almost seven weeks after it premiered, with one friend who had taken the day off for his daughter's pre-k graduation and another who had made time on a two-week swing into New York from Wisconsin.

In short, I thought the movie handled the tough task of showing how great individual characters would bounce off each other and eventually gel together. I'd seen Joss Whedon pull off nuanced team-building on BUFFY, ANGEL, and FIREFLY, yet I wondered how it would happen for Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Bruce Banner, Thor, Natasha Romanoff, and Clint Barton. Great characters are great because they seem like no other.

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