I saw Avengers again. I have to say, the audience this time was kind of listless. They didn't seem to enjoy it nearly as much as the audience I saw it with last week. Also, no one stayed for the little bit at the end. Seriously, the theater was empty. It was actually a little creepy. I suppose this means that all the die hard fans who know about, or at least expect, a post-credits scene have already seen the movie. The people seeing it now are seeing it because...any of the myriad other reasons we see movies, I guess.
Anyway, I'm glad I saw it the second time. There were lines and small things I missed during the first viewing that I was able to catch this time. The funny was still funny. The action scenes were still engrossing. I liked the Black Widow character more the second time around. I read on the internet that people wanted more shirtless Thor scenes. I didn't even notice there was no shirtless scene until I read that. The movie was so entertaining that I didn't spend it thinking "Thor/Captain America/Hawkeye should take his shirt off." That's some awesome story telling. I can't say the same thing about the Thor movie.
|Gratuitous shirtless Chris Hemsworth pictures. You're welcome.|
The most unexpected side effect of this movie, I think, is its retroactive transformative powers on the movies that came before it. I liked their characters in the Avengers so much, I'm willing to give the Thor and Captain America movies a second chance.