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Thursday 10 May 2012

Serenity Avenged!

The best movie of the year has arrived! Will anything else be good enough to knock this one off its big, shiny pedestal this year? Really, I just can’t see it.
Biased, you say? Maybe a little. . .but I challenge you to go see it right now and then not think the same!
"The Avengers" is fantastic, so worthy of Joss Whedon’s talents that in my opinion, yes it does indeed Avenge Serenity!
"The Avengers" is so way beyond the ‘normal’ superhero production it’s unreal. The cast is awesome, the acting is great, the story is tremendous and everything keeps moving at an incredible rate.
I’m not going to go into any kind of story description here – you don’t need to know the story – but if you’re dithering, if you’re caught between ‘shall I or shan’t I’, then go. Just go. If you don’t- and then rent it on the little screen in a few months – you will wholeheartedly regret it!
The great parts here are the clash of personalities. The superhero crew don’t gel at first and end up fighting against each other – ego vs ego – soldier vs the rebellious Iron Man. Hulk vs Thor! Oh, yeah, believe it!
We’re treated to some patented Whedonesque moments, some sparkly dialogue, some laugh-out-loud scenes (check when Loki meets Hulk near the end.), which all ends up making us care about what happens to everyone. And the end result is- character building, character caring, and pure old-fashioned excitement. The theatre experience was incredible, with the audience responding to the feel-good factor and really getting involved. Avengsome atmosphere! For me, that’s what it’s all about and why you spend your hard-earned.
So, the best two and a half hours you will spend in the cinema this year (and maybe until Avengers 2?) Only you can decide- but was it ever really in any doubt?
Go see The Avengers by Joss Whedon. You won’t regret it.


  1. I am a huge fan of Joss Whedon and I knew he would do great simply because of his work with Firefly and Serenity. To this day Serenity is my number 1 movie of all time...well maybe number 2. Yes, I did see The Avengers and loved it so much that I had to go see it again. This movie was all it was hyped up to be and so much more. It's so great to meet other people who feel the same way. =)

    Daniel L Carter

  2. I'm totally with you there, Daniel. I just can't wait to see what he comes up with next. Serenity/Firefly were absolutely the best! The Avengers was everything we all hoped for and very re-watchable. :-)
    Nice to meet a fellow Whedonite.
    Dave Leadbeater

  3. Although you penned this 6 months ago, it's an evergreen sparkling piece of advice, that man.. cheers . well done . :):)

  4. Thank you, Seumas. The movie remains today as good as it was back then. Thoughts, however, have now turned to the forthcoming S.H.I.E.L.D TV series and Avengers 2...hmmm...

  5. Whedon fan, you are not alone!!! Whenever I see a lousy tv show renewed, I still can't stop the battle cry, "...and Firefly didn't even get a full season!!" Whedon influenced my writing because I saw how to make a good story and characters live. Nice to see your work. Just starting on my author's journey, second novel doing well, but it's a vampire romance, instead of sci fi like the first one, and well...yeah, they tend to do well. Thanks for the advice, arms in, ready for the stomach rolling ups and downs, Teresa.

  6. I keep hoping they're bringing it back, but I just can't see it happening now. If only it had been given a real chance. . .who knows it might still be running. A second movie would be nice though. Good luck with the books!