Posted by Rande Iaboni on September 30, 2011 at 3:08 am
Headshots for the leading characters in the upcoming ‘Avengers’ film were released today courtesy of Entertainment Weekly and it reminded me of just how many characters this movie has. Not to mention the headshots are pretty bland, with Mark Ruffalo’s coming off incredibly cheesy. To take a look at the pictures head here: http://www.movieweb.com/news/the-avengers-character-headshot-photos-from-ew
I’m sure most people out there are aware of Marvel’s ‘The Avenger’s coming to theaters May 4th of next year, but am I the only one who is not looking forward to it? While the concept seems pretty spectacular, I just think it’s a little too much for one film. Does anyone remember ‘Spider-man 3’? Yeah that was a highly anticipated superhero flick that ended up a complete mess thanks to way too many characters (most of them villains) and those subsequent characters being under-developed.
Sorry to be a downer but I think ‘The Avengers’ is biting off more than it can chew with way too many superheroes and just not enough time to showcase them all. Granted almost all of these characters (with the exception of Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye) have been prominent in other Marvel flicks in the past so the character development is already there, but I still don’t see any way each character will have a good chance to shine in a mere 2-3 hour film while at the same time having a strong plotline.
‘The Avengers’ boasts a cast of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, and Samuel L. Jackson. Does this remind anyone else of those horrible ‘Valentine’s Day,’ ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ films with more celebrities than an actual story?
As much as I want to love ‘The Avengers’ I’m afraid to get my hopes up after similar disasters with the aforementioned ‘Spider-man 3,’ ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ and even as far back as ‘Mortal Kombat: Annihilation’ which also suffered from way too many characters (and a pretty terrible plot on top of that). Hopefully I am just over thinking this and the film will turn out to be spectacular, I’d love to be proven wrong on this one.
What are you most looking forward to Banters, ‘The Avengers’ or ‘The Dark Knight Rises’?