I’m pretty optimistic about the Avengers movies. That’s mainly because my expectations are low. Those expectations are low not because I don’t like Joss Whedonâ€”I doâ€”nor because I think the film doesn’t have enough impressive actors in itâ€”it certainly doesâ€”but because even Kenneth Brannagh didn’t totally crush Thor.
Listen, I like Joss Whedon, and I enjoyed Serenity, but it wasn’t a great movie. It was a good movie. A good movie is enough. It is not a bad movie nor a mediocre movie, but a good movie.
Thor was a good movie. I wouldn’t call it a great movie, though I enjoyed it. It was a good movie, it did its job. Itâ€”like the Avengersâ€”had a pretty stellar cast. The character development, even for its main character, fell a little flat and the fight scenes didn’t have much energy. I’m not going to complain, though, because I got to see Thor on the big screen.
I expect the same from the Avengers. The photos that I’ve seen so far have been great. The trailerâ€”I am certainâ€”will be awesome. It will look spectacular. And, in the end, it will be good. I’m fairly certain of that. I don’t think, though, that it will great.