Tweeting about Joss Whedon’s Avengers, or a Lazy Review of a Great Film

I had planned to write a long-form review of Joss Whedon’s Avengers like everyone else. But the truth is that the joy of the film for me was in the beauty of the writing, the sheer affection and love that Joss Whedon has for each and every character (even Maria Hill, played by Cobie Smulders in a performance dismissed by most critics), and the brilliant, detailed performances by a gifted cast (Joss conducts the actors like a symphony, in a way.)

But I had so much fun letting the film wash over me in pieces on Twitter last night, that I thought I’d preserve these largely disparate tweets in a post here. I may still write something after I see the film a few more times, but this post captures my experience with the first viewing of what I consider the best film I’ve seen since The Dark Knight.

Note – These are largely spoiler free, because I wasn’t so much interested in the plot or the particulars of the story, so much as the way it all comes together so beautifully and little character moments that I thought were a perfect marriage of acting and writing. That said, if you want to see the film pure, bookmark my shit and come back after seeing the film.

Tweets after the jump.

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