I went to the Avengers Double Feature at AMC (Avengers and Avengers 2). If I’d driven to Orlando I could have done the crazy marathon of all the MCU movies in a row starting with Iron Man 1. Now, I already did the marathon for Avengers where they showed all 6 movies, and I was really hoping for a marathon involving just the Phase 2 movies (Avengers, Iron Man 3, Captain America 2, Thor 2, Guardians of the Galaxy and then Avengers 2). But AMC didn’t offer that so I settled for the Double Feature in Real 3D.
Still, I appreciate AMC’s efforts to let us geeks go nuts. So here’s my non-spoiler review and you can click the link to see my spoiler crazy review.
I liked the movie. It’s worth the ticket. It’s not the best of the MCU lot, but I got pretty much what I hoped for: a kind of messy plot with enough good elements that I enjoyed it anyway. Any time my brain caught up with the craziness on the screen something awesome would happen and I would just forgive the craziness.
Maybe it helped to have such an enthusiastic audience there with me. We had a really good vibe going and I’m going to have to watch the movie again because I know I missed a lot of dialogue when everyone was clapping and cheering. And we did it a lot.
For the sequel to 10 movies (and 3 TV series) that is the prequel for 6 more movies (and potentially 6 TV series), it is without a doubt worth the $12 or whatever you pay to go watch it. That is, if you like watching movies in the MCU already. I have no idea how this movie would stand alone to people who’ve missed most of the previous 10. I doubt it can be seen as a one off.
And now the spoiler filled review.