I was there opening day for Marvel Studios' "The Avengers" and it was a flawless execution of one of the most anticipated superhero movies of all time. Joss Whedon, the writer and director of the movie did an amazing job establishing and introducing each character and putting them into situations that were believable and interesting. The story moves and flows right along from the very beginning and you're never, ever bored. By the time the Avengers team is really formed and the action starts, you realize that this is something never really seen on film, at least to this level of perfection. Never before have we seen such incredible action sequences and fluid camera shots of one superhero going to another and then another and then another and then another. It's extremely exciting to see the visual feast of what a real world would look like with superheroes in it, fighting to save the world.
Previous superhero movies mostly featured one superhero fighting one villain or one villain and his army but this is really the first time we get to see a real superhero team fighting together and what that would really look like. Ok, there were the X-Men films which were great, but the level of production and special effects that went into this movie are leaps above. Maybe it was Joss Whedon's ability to draw out the personalities of each hero and get them into just the right scenes but "The Avengers" is a special, unique, never before seen kind of superhero movie. It could not possibly disappoint and by all indications, appears to be on track to be one of the biggest movie openings of all time, superhero film or not. It's a great film period. Make sure to stay after the initial credits for a "hidden" scene and then stay after the full credits for a second "hidden" scene.
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I'm David Carus. From overcoming one of the most dangerous cities in the country and graduating from one of the most prestigious colleges in America to leading an educational movement as a teacher and running for Congress at the age of 25, I decided the best hope our world has is through art.