May 6th, 2012

Jessica Jones

The Avengers

Saw it today at the urging of rozk, +1 for people who loved it - as usual it's obvious that the plot is in part driven by the need for things that look awesome in 3D (I didn't watch it in 3D since it gives me a headache) but it really was pretty good, had some fantastic lines with the usual Whedon flourishes, and gave most of the characters things to do that weren't just fighting - Bruce Banner got to be a scientist, as did Tony Stark, Captain America was a leader as well as a fighter, and Black Widow got to do some really cool intelligence stuff. Meanwhile Thor was a total dick (no change there), Clint Barton showed just how dangerous he could be, and Nick Fury was as devious as ever.

It could have done with a little more plot, I'm not convinced that what we got made complete success, but I don't regret seeing it now, rather than waiting for the DVD. I'm hoping, though, that the DVD will have some extra scenes etc., maybe more on some of the secondary characters.

I really didn't recognise Jenny Agutter on screen, but of course she's 60 now - she got to do some interesting things. Alexis Denisof apparently played The Other, and I have no idea who or what that is - can anyone clarify?

Icon is entirely the wrong group of Avengers, but it'll do.
Supergirl8

Five Dates Supergirl Didn’t Enjoy… And One She Did - 6 (DC / Batman / Supergirl)

Supergirl Returns #11 - previous stories in this series are
On Twisting the Hellmouth
On Archive of Our Own
Previous chapters are
On Twisting the Hellmouth
On Archive of Our Own

This is the last of six chapters. All characters belong to their respective creators, giant megacorporations of doom, etc. and there is no intent to infringe on copyright. DC Movieverse / DC Comics / Batman / Supergirl

Collapse )