Avengers Review Part 4
End Credits Scenes and Sequels -
1st Post Credits Scene - Thanos. He’s the one that gave Loki the scepter, and the alien army. Thanos. Marvel’s version of Darkseid. Thanos. Possessor of the Infinity Gauntlet. Thanos. Worshiper of death. Thanos. A worthy foe for the world’s greatest heroes. Yes, yes, and yes. Bring it.
Sequels - I hope that they feature Giant Man and The Wasp in the sequel, I can’t honestly see how they won’t, unless they don’t let Joss write and direct it. I also want to see Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch, and I’m all for Summer Glau as Wanda. Screw the haters who don’t like that. But, I read this great article today that suggested they may have set up both Wanda and The Vision with Agent Coulson’s death; read that here. If we could have all that, I think I would blow a geek gasket, because I have always loved The Vision. I doubt that they’ll fully have Ultron in the first sequel, but if they have The Pyms, I’m sure they’ll show him being built. He’ll probably be the villain in the third movie, which will still rock.
I must say, imperfections notwithstanding, I enjoyed the STANK out of this movie. It was just great. It silences the mouths of stupid people who try and justify clearly lazy writing, it forever shows that continuity completely counts, it demonstrates the beauty of a well done ensemble piece, and I hope that it sets a standard for excellence that other movies try and emulate. As I’ve said on Twitter, DC has completely dropped the ball on the long overdue JLA movie. They should’ve followed Marvel’s formula to a T, but oh well. We can always hope. Let me also say that I think that Avengers is the culmination of many years of superhero efforts and CGI being a part of our lives, starting back with the success of the Blade and X-Men franchises. It’s such a seamless blend of story, action, and special FX until I haven’t been this impressed with how absorbed into the world the movie was constructing since The Matrix.
I cannot wait to get Avengers on DVD, and I can’t wait to see the sequels. Two enthusiastic Scorch thumbs up for this movie!