|Super Caucasians! Well,except for that green guy....|
|Which, given the total mass of The Hulk, is plenty more scary.|
So, about this movie. It's a Joss Whedon flick so I'm instantly a fan. Whedon has proven that he can blend multiple characters and story lines together into a great movie before (See: SERENITY.) I was happy to know he was in charge of a movie we have been waiting YEARS to see. He did not let me down, bringing us an entertaining film full of special effects, story lines, character development, and the requisite death-of-a-beloved-character that is in Whedon's contract, the pound of flesh he requires as tribute for every good movie he makes.
|RIP, Doug. We'll miss you.|
That said, this movie is a superhero movie, so there is plenty of silliness to be had. The guys over at The Editing Room (watch out, they use swears!) have lampooned this movie so expertly that I don't have much to say on that count. Howerver, there are still some stuff that bugs me so let's chat about that.
First, meet Hawkeye.
|think of him as the "Larry the Cable Guy" of the Avengers team|
|Her clothing LITERALLY could not be tighter.|
|"Let me get this straight. You owe me a debt so you hit me on the head?"|
However, she has to be there because GIRL. For some reason, and I don't know why, The Hulk, (who begins to demonstrate some measure of self-control over the course of the story) gets angry at the Black Widow, "Hulks out", and begins chasing the smallest, weakest, poorly armed and superpower-free member of the team.
|Like you do.|
|Yeah, that makes sense. Look at her. TOTALLY needs killing...|
I can't help but wonder if this scene isn't just to "put her in her place." There is an undenyable symbolism in seeing the giant representation of male rage seek to utterly destroy an attractive unobtainable woman who IS NOT AN AGGRESSOR. Later, after Thor manages to distract The Hulk away from Black Widow, she spends the next ten minutes hiding behind a box while quietly freaking out. The only thing which breaks her out of her terror is Nick Fury telling everyone that Hawkeye is on board. That's right, the only reason she dares move again is for a man.
What is more interesting is that all mentions of this scene are ignored by most reviewers AND the Wikipedia page. When it is mentioned, it is considered merely an excuse for Thor to fight The Hulk. If that were true, the previous scene wouldn't have been so long and lavishly done in CGI. If the fight between Thor and Hulk were the point, that fight would have been longer.
|The fact that this is the only photo I can find of them fighting should tell you something.|
Also, it has this guy:
who, in that costume looks a lot like this guy:
whom you may remember as the baddie in Iron Man 2. Perhaps that is why Tony Stark hates him for much of the film.